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Ear splitting noise

My 5100cn when printing envelops sounds like metal to metal brakes on a car. It was supposed to have been refurbished but by who I dont know. Can someone help me and my pets with this problem so I can keep working at home?

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  • bear6567 Sep 11, 2007

    It also does it printing letters but not as loud.Toner was installed by whoever refurbished it.

  • bear6567 Sep 11, 2007

    The envelops are being fed thru thew MPF.

  • bear6567 Nov 02, 2007

    Both drum and fuser have been replaced and my loud noise is still there. Im so sorry I did not get another 3100cn.

  • bear6567 Nov 08, 2007

    Now this junk is printing red on almost all prints.

  • bear6567 Nov 08, 2007

    Dell no help,guess I should have called the Chinese for help.Never again Dell.



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Do you have an envelope feeder optional assembly? Is the printer doing the noise only when you print envelopes? Did you changed the toner cartridge recently?

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