Any ideas would be appreciated, Thanks I have the same trouble with mine, but the mine have already less than 3 months and just a few hundred copies, no warranty return possibility, i am dissasembly it right now, helped by service manual. Since I am in Canada it is on the Canadian section of the Samsung web site. What is supposed to be printed can be seen if you try really hard. I have no idea why. Please is there among you somebody who can advise me? I had to put the old Imaging Unit back in for it to work right.
Manual feed works great as does label printing as long as you specify the paper type when printing. There is a hidden maitenance menu in the machine!!! There is a chip in each toner that cuts off after a certian number of pages are printed. The original problem was caused by using coated paper and also printing large images at high quality. It also took a little work with a paper towel to clear some stuck toner near the place where the sensor checks to see if the unit is full. The reason for this is that the printer checks whether the container is full or not by means of a light barrier. Email me, I have a list that I can share with you and show you the difference.
It has about 20k page count, and I live in houston, if pickup is possible. I am now reaching almost 50K on the Transfer Belt Unit at 48,500 on the count and I know I will have to replce it soon. Bruce, Email me your address, I can send you what I have, but I know something is screwed up with the rollers and they are damaged, but the rest of the stuff should be ok. This includes the set of standard capacity toner cartridges. In my case, I vacuumed out what I could, and then washed it several times with warm water until the water came out clear. Other Thoughts: I have had some horrible experience with them but I am still hesitant to complain too much because of how cheap they are. Can you plug the printer into a different outlet, ideally directly into the wall, bypassing any power strips, etc, and ttry to print? By removing and reinserting the connectors, you 'wipe' the contacts and hopefully restore good electrical contact.
After seeing the scans you posted, I am still leaning towards it being a power supply problem, it seems to randomly cause the printer to dump colors unto the page. We replace the chips with new ones, or reset in certain models. It started out just being the top 3 inches of the page and now the whole page is light. There is a hidden maitenance menu in the machine!!! Do you know the prices, and if so, what would be your asking price? After the toner cartridge, I would have blamed the transfer belt, but you changed that as well. Whether the failure results from a build-up of dirt or oil - or something involving demagnetization - I don't know. All the methods of resetting toner chips on clp-510 have been tried, however at this point in time no luck.
Not sure what we can do but something has got to be done. Please email me directly as I may not have access to this forum. One had a working transfer belt; one has a Xerox 6100 belt, requiring a reset; and one was bought used from eBay. Before you tackle that project, you might want to clean out the waste toner container. Samsung appears to have gone overboard on sensors, and some seem to be highly sensitive. Finally, another thought just came to me.
Yippee - finally it works for me :- Mike, Earlier in the thread someone left instructions to reset the counters as follows. Hopefully hubby can do this without damaging it but we do have a spare handy just in case, which we just bought used from someone on ebay. It has about 20k page count, and I live in houston, if pickup is possible. Are there any know parts I can replace to fix this problem? As I fed the belt and exposed fresh surface, it always had powder on it. In any event, believe me, this printer was not overtaxed!!! I've been able to print through the router up until recently. Let me know if you are interested in this 500 belt.
I may need to try the toner rest because I have bought re manufactured and new samsung toner carts and it still does this no mater what. However, we have made lots of brochures and fancy letters. The only red chunks that i know of would be from the fuser. It worked so well on one container that I cleaned the other one! However, the price is ridiculous. On the back of eahc toner is a green drum. At the moment the printer is being readied for the dumster.
We have a Samsung clp-510 printer that is due for a drum replacment and fuser replacment, it was printing like a dream and as it has reached its manufacturer set number of copies no matter if it needs a replacment or not you have to replace the units. Is this not less than the cost of replacing the cartridges? Nobody else does that, so our voice is being heard! I've checked on Samsung web for firmware but I couldn't find the download. It certainly isn't a photo printer, but it isn't sold that way either. Thanks Sorry for the double post - I received an error on screen when I submitted the previous reply, so didn't know if it went through. I would rather buy a part or two to replace.
Although I do duplex, I do not do it on this machine because it is slow as the paper has to come out and go back in the printer to print the other side. Hence the need for a new roller. There are other posted suggestions on how. If I need a new network card, anyone have any idea where I could get one? I'm wondering if there might be a blockage somewhere on the outgoing toner side. Do it gently, so the toner doesn't get in the air.