Samsung CLP-300 - Cover Open error message, but covers are closed
We're getting an error message - "Cover Open" when all covers are closed, and it won't print. Prior to this failure we'd been having "Paper Jam" error messages which were resolved easily by pulling out and reinserting the paper feeder tray.
Does anyone know where the sensors are for the covers, in the hope of bypassing them?
It's just 10 days over it's 1 year warranty period, and we'd hate to throw it out, as we've just bought new toner.
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This is a sensor problem, the sensor is insite the printer and it needs to be disassamblied to change, you can try to press the front cover from left site and try then from right site and try, if it still work like this it needs adjustment only, if not the sensor need to be renewet by samsung!
Dev. Home error
can be fixed by stretching out a solenoid spring on the power cord
side of the printer. The solenoid acts as a clutch to stop the spinning
at the right spot.
The problem is that the spring gets weak
over time / the cogs round out
over time and the solenoid finger is overcome by the spinning cogs, and
resulting in selecting the wrong developer.
Open up the right side (power cord side) of the printer (take off
cover, then take off side cover). Then, find a solenoid (little metal
square) that touches the white plastic vertical spur gear. Take the
spring off the solenoid. Now, put the spring back on - only this time
you will attach one anchor point to the middle of the spring as to
pre-stretch the spring for more tension.
More pictures of the solenoid on Facebook:
a Samsung tecahnician justed fixed it for me. The feeder (at the back cover) just in wrong position, turn it to the opposite way and he recommended that next time if the paper jam no need to open the back cover just turn the printer off and then turn it on, the paper will feed out. But it case you have done as he recommend and it still jam, open it would be possible. (the Feeder I'm not sure what it's call, it were 3 piece of black plastic)
when you open the back cover you will seee a metal ber with 4 grey roller on it. There are 2 black plastic bit spanning the rollers (2 each one spnas 2 rollers). these need to be pushed upwards so that the click up (the back of the plastic bits will push past the bar behind as the bar they are on flexes). once you have done this the cover will close. It only took me 2 days to figure it out....
the CLP 300 only have LED on the front panel of the printer. the color LED tells you what is happening with your ink cartridges. if all three or four LED flashing red. means paper jam of some other problem.
There is no software that you can monitor the status of the pirnter. even wit the network enable printer. (that is the Samsung's short coming).
sorry! that is all I can offer you. the good, the bad, and the ugly.