Question about Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer

2 Answers

Samsung CLP-550 - magenta bands

I have a CLP-500 that has been through the first set of toner cartridges and worked fine with the next set too. Now the image transfer belt and the imaging drum have both reaced end of life, so I have replaced them. However I had dark streaks on the background of all prints. So I replaced the black toner and all was fine - all dirty background disappeared. However, if I print a photographic image (for the sake of testing) it gets a band of magenta (ish) colour right down the middle. This is of varying width down the page. I have replaced all the colour cartridges one by one and now have a full new set, but to no effect. So, essentially the printer has: new black, cyan, yellow and magenta toner New imnage transfer belt New imaging drum but although I now have clean prints, the colour band down the middle is unacceptable. Any ideas? Many thanks NickBR

Posted by on

  • alimurray Mar 20, 2008

    Hi, I have a very similar problem. I get perfect B/W prints, but as soon as I print, I get big fat bands from top to bottom - in my case magenta *and* yellow, after refilling. I suspected the toner cartridges - but I'm not sure now.
    What I tried to do: Open the cartridges, clean them (specially the blade), but it did not work.



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I have the same problem. Any solution?

Posted on Dec 02, 2009


I had the same problem. Its the Imaging Unit. I replaced mine the other day with a new one only to find black marks streaked down the prints.
If you ask for a replacement it should come out fine again.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My samsung 315 clp has status LED red light on.

It is a color laser has 4 toner cartridge(1)black(2)magenta(3)cyan(4)yellow all cartridge is missing or toner finished.Please purchase full set toner.All toner cartridge has a image sensor.When toner is run out then it is out of work.

Dec 14, 2009 | Samsung CLP 315 Laser Printer

2 Answers

Samsung CLP 500

reseat the toner..could be the chip/fuse on the right side under the cover.

Mar 04, 2009 | Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer

2 Answers

Wrong clp 510 toner

samsung clp 500 toner cartridge can not use samsung clp 510
bcase clp 500 is without chip and clp 510 chip base cartridge so never u can user.

Dec 27, 2008 | Samsung CLP-510 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Toner ink

The printer needs to think it has all 4 toners present, and NOT at the end of their life.

There are two methods of achieving your goal of using this as a mon printer only.

1 - a zero cost option which works on a CLP-510, and may work on CLP-500.

Hold the MENU button down whe you switch the printer on. The printer will then start up in 'UNCHECKED CONSUMABLE' mode. You will have to remember to do this each time you turn the printer on.

2 Just replace the reset fuse modules on the Yelllow, Magenta and Cyan cartridges. Much cheaper than replacing the cartridge.

In both these cases, of course there's no more toner in them. but provided you ONLY print mono this shouldn't be a problem, and there's probably an option in the printer driver to set it for mono anyway (but the printer still needs to 'think' it has usable colurs cartridges in it).

Aug 29, 2008 | Samsung CLP-550 Laser Printer

1 Answer

CLP-500 vertical streaks & a horizontal line with blotches appearing randomly

I've refilled the toner cartridges a few times now and never had a problem with vertical streaks until recently. I refilled both the cyan and magenta and when I ran the test page I had dark vertical streaks on both sides. I fiddled around cleaning things, running cleaning paper through, changing reset resistors but to no avail so eventually decided to buy a replacement refurbished cyan cartridge since the streaks looked mainly blue and bingo... well almost now I just have very light magenta streaks. The issue is obvious when I compared the old and new cartridge, the replacement toner is a much duller cyan and is of the wrong consistency since once it's been in the printer everything gets covered in it which is why I think it causes the banding to occur. I'm just trying to work out now whether to try refilling the magenta again (v. messy) or just go for another refurbished cartridge (£34).

Jun 12, 2008 | Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Samsung CLP-510 Toner Bleed

The following can cause bands (vertical on a normal page)

Faulty Toner cartridge
Faulty Drum Unit
Faulty Transfer Belt
Contaminated Fuser
Damaged or dirty LSU glass

Jan 09, 2008 | Samsung CLP-510 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Toner and Imaging Unit issues

If this IS a CLP-510, first make an information confirmation print.
Press MENU, then press ENTER, and ENTER again.

Look at the counter for the imaging unit, is it a low count confirming that you have indeed replaced it ?
If not you will need to reset the counter.

Check the counters for the toner cartridges, and check the capacity of the cartridge. On a CLP-510 the image counter for the toner is held on the chip on the cartridge (which also identifies the capacity of the cartridge).

There have been some faulty (oiginal Samsung chips), and of course re-manufactured cartridge chips could fail (many re-manufacturers don' test their cartridges before dispatch, they don't have the facility to do so without starting the count on the chip (or 'bowing' the reset fuse on a CLP-500 cartridge). VERY few re-manufacturers can test these cartridges without starting the count.

Sometimes the 'replace xxxxx toner' messages are caused by toner on the three contacts on the side of the cartridge, or their mating contacts inside the printer. Rarely, this can be caused by a faulty circuit board.

Dec 20, 2007 | Samsung CLP-510 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Samsung clp-510n printer

1 Could be toner on the contacts (inside the printer) that mate with the contacts on the cartrdige.

2 Are you sure they are 510 toners and not 500 ones ?? 510 toners have a chip that identifies the cartridge (Colour, Capacity) and maintains a count of the pages printed.
500 toners have a reset fuse that resets the toner counter in the printer, and a resitor that identifies the capacity

3 Are they new cartridges, remanufactured, or 'home refiled'.
if either of the later two, were the chips replaced ? - if not the cartridge still thinks it has printed its full life of pages.

Nov 28, 2007 | Samsung CLP-510 Laser Printer

2 Answers

Samsung ClP-500 install cyann toner

Please take your unit to an Authorized Service Center ASAP. Do not tur on the unit again. That burned fuse means that the temperature sensors inside the printer (thermistors) are not working correctly and the unit is overheating.

Oct 23, 2007 | Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer

3 Answers

Printer not recognizing toner

Too much people confuse CLP-500 cartridges with CLP-510. Although they look the same and even fit inside the printer, the internal chip is not the same.

Oct 25, 2006 | Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer Logo

624 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 2 Expert

171 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2239 Answers

Steve Allison
Steve Allison

Level 3 Expert

5569 Answers

Are you a Samsung Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides