Question about Samsung CLX-3160 All-In-One Laser Printer
I put in a new waste toner kit but the printing is too light. I can barely read the print. Does the machine clean itself. What must I do to get sharper printing.?
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On the machine there is a sensor that looks trough the waste tank even though you have wiped it clean the likely thing is that the sensor cannot see through the plastic waste tank.
I suggest vacuum the waste tank out until all the toner has gone then install it. If you cannot get rid of all the toner then wash the tank out and leave to dry then install it.
Hope this helps you
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
If you have installed the toner cartridge correctly then it is a hardware problem called the Fuser and is the most common problem with printers...the fuser is a part of the printer which actually melts the toner onto the paper. The fuser has to get up to a high enough temperature to be able to melt the toner, if it is malfunctioning then it cannot give you a dark print. You may search google for Fuser information: Recommendation is change out fuser to repair problem. Pls rate this solution.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
Not just the print cartridge but make sure that the "Print Head" is also working fine. ink clogging has not taken place on print head.... Print head is a hardware, on which cartridge is attached.
Hope this has helped you.. Thanks..
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
SOURCE: Receipt is not printing dark
hello, have you cleaned the thermal head with isopropyl alcohol, and a soft cloth, according to user manual, this should be done, being gentle with it.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
How are you cleaning the tank? Just dumping the contents into a trashcan may not work. The printer uses a light sensor to detect whether the tank is full. When the light does not shine through the clear window of the tank, the printer thinks that the tank is full. Sometimes cleaning the window with a cotton swab will make it work, but it can be difficult since the location of the window with respect to the opening of the tank is not a straight shot.
Another way to clean it would be dump the waste toner into ther trashcan. Tap the tank a few time to get as much of the toner out. Then add some soap and water into the tank and seal the tank opening with the green lid. Then shake the soapy water in the tank for a about a minute. Then dump the soapy toner/water out. Rinse again with just water and and allow it to dry. You don't have to get the tank completely clean, just enough to stop the waste tank error message.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 22, 2010
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