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Transfer belt error

Loud noise then "tranfer belt error" on the screen. How do I fix this? Manual instructions said to turn off for 10 seconds & then turn back on; & if there is sitll a problem, to call repair. Can I fix this myself?

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Re: Transfer belt error

I called Samsung because my printer did the same thing. Try a hard reset, if that doesn't work you have to replace the transfer belt. hit Menu then # then 193 Black have to do this all in about 3 seconds. It will come up and say Select Country (USA) hit OK and then it is suppose to reset it. If it doesn't work the transfer belt has to be replaced. If you are under warranty they will send you this for FREE.....

I am out of warranty and have to pay $150 to get one.

Good Luck

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Re: Transfer belt error

Enter tech mode by pressing menu>idcopy>left>right>menu>back>menu ,then in data setup clear all memory and clear count

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Re: Transfer belt error

You may have foriegn object stuck in unit. Check to see if paper torn off got lodge in unit. Should be able to open up and look in.

Posted on Aug 13, 2007

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Re: Transfer belt error

You need to install a new JC96-03611C.
Expensive and quite hard to do by your self.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

Re: Transfer belt error

Just bought a refurbished unit and had the same problem"paper jam" "transfer belt error" what I did was take out the imaging unit the big one and the smaller one in the back and just gave them a minor dust cleaning of the toner ink that accumalates on the Imaging unit (there was no paper found to have been jammed) I also took out the toners and put them back in ,just in case they were not in properly.I put everything back turned on the printer and it's running great.

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