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Dell 3000cn laser printer

Problem load MPF letter

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  • french661 Jul 15, 2008

    the printer says load mpf plain 1 letter etc.
    i loaded the paper and nothing is happening!! i turned it off, tried to get to the menu but NO BUTTONS are working! I just started this job and do not want to look stupid asking how to use this printer, but i have never used one like it before and am at a loss. HELP!!


  • MegGC Dec 03, 2008

    Getting same error message - load MPF letter



    I have checked all the settings as well as restarted the printer and the computer several times.

  • barryc114 May 11, 2010

    Yes, I have never found out how to use the second tray.. also. Could you call Dell and report back please?

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This is usually related to the way the tray or trays are configured on the printer or the way the program from which your printing from is configured. If you are using ms office, as an example, if the instructions to the printer from the software (ms office) say to print this document to the Multi Purpose Feeder tray (MPF) using plain paper and there is no plain paper in the MPF, you will get this error. Conversersly, if the printer's MPF is configured to print only legal size paper, and the software you are using is sending a print job to the printer telling it to use letter in the MPF, you will get this error. Basically, the printer settings and the settings from the software must match in order for this error to not occur. The settings for the printer can be changed usinig the operators panel of the printer. Directions for this should be available in the users manual or from support.dell.com. The setings for the software shold be in the print properties/preferences of the software being used.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: My Dell Color Laser Printer 5110 cn won't print.

it's asking for paper in the manual Paper Feeder (MPF). Somewhere in your settings you have it printing to the MPF. Check the settings in the printer prefrences, the printer itself and the software you're using.
Cheers.

Posted on Mar 01, 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 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.

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.

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The dell 3000cn printer on my desk keeps saying LOAD MPF A4 PLAIN 1. I have added paper into the tray, and checked that the settings from my laptop match up with the paper settings on the...


  1. Open Printers by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking Printers.

  2. Right-click the printer you want to use, and then click Set as Default Printer. A check mark is displayed on the printer icon to mark it as your default printer.

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To add a shortcut to Printers on your Start menu, right-click the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, click Properties, and then, on the Start Menu tab, click Customize. Select the Printers check box, and then click OK.

Nov 10, 2010 | Dell 3000cn Laser Printer

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How do i load paper in the MPF


The front of you printer should open so you can access the MPF (Manual Paper Feed) tray. The MPF is usually tray No. 1 on most laser printers.

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Dell 3110cn - Load MPF 024-969 letter plain error msg


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My Dell Color Laser Printer 5110 cn won't print. It keeps saying ''Load MPF Letter'' then ''Load MPF Plain'' then ''Load MPF 020-969


it's asking for paper in the manual Paper Feeder (MPF). Somewhere in your settings you have it printing to the MPF. Check the settings in the printer prefrences, the printer itself and the software you're using.
Cheers.

Sep 23, 2009 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

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Ok,

I've went around and around with the same problem (bug) and finally found a solution. Here is the deal. You have to exactly match the settings for the MPF tray in the aplication softwares to the MPF tray settings set from front panel on the printer.

I found this problem when trying to print on gloss paper. The MPF tray had to be set for "Coated 1 Side 2" in both the application and on the front of the printer.

Lets say I'm printing a Word Document. Go to file, print, select the Dell printer, then select properties, select paper tray, set paper source to MPF, set MPF settings to ""Coated 1 Side 2". Click OK.

Now do the printer setup. From the front panel on the printer.
Press Menu, press the down button to Tray Settings
Press center button to select.
Display now asks for paper type. Press center button.
Displays MPF. Press center button.
Push down button until you see Coat1 Side2
Push center button to select.
Press Menu to exit.

I only print on gloss so I have to set the MPF tray to Coated 1 Side 2. I was told this slows the feed and that is needed for coated papers. Now you could probably use another setting as long you set both the MPF tray in both the application and the control panel to match exactly.

Aug 19, 2008 | Dell 3000cn Color Laser Printer

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Try the settings in the printer.

Push Menu button till you see menu
then the down arrow around the enter button till you seetray settings - hit enter
go the paper size - hit right arrow
hit down arrow to the MPF then hit right arrow
then down arrow to change to "letter" size

Good Luck

Aug 15, 2008 | Dell 3000cn Color Laser Printer

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if the printer is setup for A4 paper , it maybe that your p/c prog is trying to print using letter size.
microsoft tends to default to US sizes wjich are letter.
if using word check page setup for paper size

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