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Dell 3100cn -- it makes a loud "groaning" noise when it prints

It strated after i tried to use the MPF tray. So far it prints ok on the regular tray, but on the MPF tray the printing was smeared and there was print on both sides of the paper

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    same groaning or grinding noise when printing from the MPF... can't figure out what caused it after replacing my black toner cartridge...

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SOURCE: Envelope printing

Got a 3100CN and had the same problem but found that a) Changing paper size from the web doesn't work but b) Go to the printer control panel on the printer and use the menu to set the paper size for the MPF tray for FREE. Now your application under windows will overide the whatever the printer thinks and will print. Envelope via Word all work without problem. Suggestion . Configure two printers one B&W using tray one and one colour using MPF and you can now quickly select whether to use colour or b&w. Regards John N - N2UYI/G7LTQ

Posted on Jun 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Dell 3010cn Not Picking from MPF

When you go to print are you selecting the MPF as the location to print? I have the 3110cn and you must manual select that you want it to print to the MPF.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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SOURCE: My dell 3100cn makes a horrible grinding noise and

sound problem with the gear set, if your plastec gear where worn out and jam, it can occured error you need to trace what gear is that and need replacement.

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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SOURCE: dell 5100cn won't recognize mpf tray

Go to the printer web page by entering the IP address of the printer in an Internet Browser.
click Printer Settings menu entry
If the Substitute Tray value is not MPF Feed, click on the Printer Settings tab
Set the Substitute Tray value to MPF Feed
Click the button Apply New Settings, it will request the admin id & password for the printer.

In trying to resolve this issue, initially I set the Tray Settings to Panel Specified from Driver Specified at the printer's panel. Since the issue was resolved with this set, I just left it that way.


Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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SOURCE: it says load mpf plain

Check to see if the settings are pointing to the MPF paper feed, if it is then you can either change the settings to point in the direction of tray one or tray 2. If its not, then you have to open the front and single feed the paper..

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Whenever a print job is

You sent a paper size different of the requested by the printer. Just load the requested size or delete the spool.
Some PDF downloaded from internet has A4 or 8,5x11", maybe is requesting one of this sizes.

If you can not delete this message, delete the spool using the printer manual in the control panel of the printer.

Posted on Dec 11, 2010

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Hi, I have a Dell printer, and it says "MPF Load Error" every time I try to print something. How do I fix this?


Verify the Paper Type Matches the Type Set in the PrinterĀ“s Operator Panel

To verify the paper type matches the type set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.

  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Type appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or Multipurpose Feeder) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper type, as shown in Table 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  6. Press the MENU button.

Print from the Multipurpose Feeder (MPF)

To print from the Multipurpose Feeder (MPF), perform the following steps:
  1. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and click Notepad.

  2. Type the word test.

  3. Click File and then click Print.

  4. In the Print window, verify that the Dell 3000cn / Dell 3010cn / Dell 3100cn printer is selected in the Select Printer dialog box.

  5. Click the Preferences button.

  6. In the Printing Preferences window, click the Paper Tray tab.

  7. Click the Paper Source drop-down and select MPF.

  8. Click OK.

  9. Click Print.

Aug 19, 2011 | Dell 3010cn Laser Printer

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Will not print to tray one even though there is paper in the tray and it does print to mpf tray


You must specify the "default" tray. The mfp tray is usually same as tray one. The next lower tray would then be tray two. You can go thru the menu on the printer to paper handling, and/or set this to tray 2 in the print driver on your computer.

Apr 30, 2010 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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My dell 3100cn makes a horrible grinding noise and eventually stops and says paper jam on tray 1 even though I am using the MPF


sound problem with the gear set, if your plastec gear where worn out and jam, it can occured error you need to trace what gear is that and need replacement.

Apr 09, 2010 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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A dell 3010 which prints fine from webpages etc. but refuses to print from out look and says load plain mpf 024-969 when there is paper in the machine which it was previously happy to print on.... very...


Outlook's printer options are set to load paper from the Manual Paper Feed (mpf) instead of the regular paper tray.

In outlook, select file->print and look for the printer properties button on that dialog box.
Select the paper tray you want to use (or simply uncheck "MPF" or "Manual Paper Feed") and hit OK.


Jun 14, 2009 | Dell 3010cn Laser Printer

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Loud Abnormal Sounds with each print job


It may be a paper feed issue. If using a duplexer, try removing the duplexing unit and try printing again. It's often attached to the back of a printer.

May 21, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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I have a delll laser printer 3100cn and I want to print labels and I insert them and it will not print


You need to specify from your computer that you want to print to the MPF tray.

Jan 04, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Dell 3100 CN printer...message on printer reads load tray


Cycle Power on the Printer
  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Turn the printer on.
  4. Determine if the issue still occurs.
Verify There is Paper in the Tray

Verify the Paper Size
Look at the chart below to verify that the paper size meets the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series specifications.
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Verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series printer´s operator panel.

To verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.
  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Size appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or MPF) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper size, as shown in Figure 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  6. Press the MENU button.
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*1 Denotes country-specific factory default values.
*2 Available for the optional 250-sheet cassette only.

Figure 1 - Paper Size Chart





Verify the Paper Type Matches the Type Set in the Printer´s Operator Panel

To verify the paper type matches the type set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.

  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Type appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or Multipurpose Feeder) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper type, as shown in Table 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  6. Press the MENU button.
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Table 1: Paper Type Chart

All media types that are not Plain 1 should be printed from the MPF only.


Verify the printing preferences on the Dell™ 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series printer.
To verify the printing preferences is set to print from the correct tray with the correct paper size, perform the following steps:
  1. Click the Start button, go to Settings, and click Printers and Faxes.
    The Printers and Faxes window appears.
  2. Right-click Dell Laser Printer 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series and click Printing Preferences.
    The Printing Preferences window appears.
  3. Verify the Paper Size drop-down is set to the correct paper size loaded in the specific tray to be printed from..
  4. Click the Paper Tray tab.
  5. Click the Paper Source drop-down menu and select the specific tray to be printed from.
    This sets the size and tray defaults.

Verify the Paper Size From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
To verify the paper size from the printing application matches the designated printer tray, perform the following steps:
  1. Open the application being used to print the document. (Example: Microsoft Word)
  2. Click File and click Print.
  3. Verify the paper size.

Verify the Paper Source From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
  1. Open the application being used to print the document.
  2. Click File and click Print.
  3. Verify the paper source.

Do not replace any printer hardware as this is not a printer hardware issue.

Nov 12, 2008 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Dell printer 3100 cn laser


I had the dreaded 024-969 and was just able to print a test page.

I removed paper and reached inside the MPF. There's a spring-loaded lever facing upward, toward the back of the tray that the paper rests on and depresses. I toggled this up and down a dozen times.

I vacuumed out the entire tray area and then blew air into the same area by reversing the shop vac hose connection to the output hole.

Printer now prints.

Jun 11, 2008 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Dell 3100cn Printer will not print


I had to actually change the settings in Microsoft Word to resolve this problem.

If you go to page setup > paper source > there should be lists for "first page" and "other pages".

You can set this to "as per printer settings" and hopefully it should work.

childofsai

Jan 08, 2008 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Envelope printing


Got a 3100CN and had the same problem but found that a) Changing paper size from the web doesn't work but b) Go to the printer control panel on the printer and use the menu to set the paper size for the MPF tray for FREE. Now your application under windows will overide the whatever the printer thinks and will print. Envelope via Word all work without problem. Suggestion . Configure two printers one B&W using tray one and one colour using MPF and you can now quickly select whether to use colour or b&w. Regards John N - N2UYI/G7LTQ

May 01, 2007 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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