Question about Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer
The waste toner tank full/not install keeps displaying. We have emptied the toner tank and replaced it but even so it won't print. Samsung 500 the online continue light is red
The sensor for the waste toner tank is dirty or defective. The toner sensor is on the right as you look at the panel just below the liquid crystal display. There is a bump in the clear plastic just below the circular right vent port, that's where the used toner pours in. When you clean out the toner cartridge there is some residue left that makes the sensor think it's still full. Take a piece of paper towel and a small screwdriver (I'm told a bent coat hanger will work, too) and clean the inside of the sensor window inside the used toner cartridge (w/ access through the toner port). It looks like a little raised groove on the right. Just wipe it until it's clear on the inside. The sensor can now see through the window and you should be okay. Otherwise, the sensor may need to be replaced by an authorized Samsung technician. Let me know how it works out!
Posted on Jun 16, 2007
I was able to get my printer working again using Chris Yost's suggestions. BTW, I was re-using the existing waste toner tank. I did not replace it, I simply emptied it, then cleaned the inside of the little protrusion with a soft cloth held with needle-nose pliers.
Posted on Oct 16, 2012
The sensor itself weren´t dirty, but plastics in waste toner tank was bit dusty and sensor couldn´t read through it. So I modded waste toner tank a bit with a knife (took the part away which the sensor uses when reading if it is full or not). And works again beautifullu.
All I have to do know is to take care of waste toner tank manually i.e. checking it every now and then and when it becomes full I throw it away.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
There is a plastic tab that sticks out and opens a small cover over that sensor. If that tab is missing (broken) then the cover will not open. It will stay covered and the printer control will assume that the dump tank is full.
Posted on Aug 09, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 30, 2010 | Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer
Apr 14, 2008 | Samsung CLP-550 Laser Printer
Nov 27, 2009 | Samsung CLX 3160fn All-In-One Printer
Jul 17, 2009 | Samsung CLX 3160fn All-In-One Printer
Feb 23, 2009 | Samsung CLP-500 Laser Printer
Dec 18, 2008 | Samsung CLP-500N Laser Printer
Oct 24, 2007 | Samsung CLP-510 Laser Printer
Jan 03, 2007 | Samsung CLP-550N Laser Printer
2,056 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: