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MFC 5100C I am the owner of a used MFC 5100C. I know it needs the inks. It also needs the feeding paper tray. I this tray necessary to test the copier? Before I go spend money on a CD for the driver, a paper tray and inks; I need to know if it's worth it? Need your advise!

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I would try to test it without the tray first, what could it hurt?
Here is where you can download the drive:
http://www.brother-usa.com/downloads/default.aspx?ProductID=MFC5100C&ProductGroupID=5

Hope that helps...
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Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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