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Samsung CLP510 I have a CLP510 color laser printer. I am getting images of the previous page on my printouts. I have replaced the transfer belt and the imaging unit and am still getting images. What would my next step be to solve this problem?

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  • RHanson Feb 20, 2009

    colour output good for graphics..but not for pictures. noting colour is good, but there are dots on the copy...recent new transfer belt/ drum unit installed.



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Look at the fuser also!

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View the following two webpages that address your problem. I know you've spent enought money trying to repair the unit, with a little work you can figure out what is causing it. (like, overfull toner waste bin, dirty corona wire, failed drum wiper, etc.) ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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You can clean things inside very carefully with a cloth, but I always use compressed air. The CLP-300 is very compact and cheap and is not really made to be repaired. Replace the parts, or throw it away.

I understand that at this time July 18, 2008, you can purchase this unit for as low as $99 US after mail-in rebate. Check your local or online (newegg) retailer.

Questions? Ask. Good Luck.

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