Question about Samsung CLX-2160N All-In-One Printer
Everyone will tell you that it's the Imaging Unit - happy to say that's not true. If it was the imaging unit the colors would not come out right either. I bet if you print a test page that all the colors come out fine across the page. It's only the black.
Also - if you replace the black toner cartridge, or reinstall your printer and drivers like some people will tell you - still no results.
The problem is in the black toner cartridge PATH inside the printer. Something has jammed it up a bit. Try taking out the black cartridge and blowing firmly into the small hole at the bottom of the spout that looks to have a sponge inside. Use a straw and make sure your air blown is dry. Then lightly tap the cartridge a few times. Then use the straw and once again blow very firmly inside the receiving path (inside the printer) for the spout on the cartridge. Make sure you are blowing into the spout path at the bottom - not the gear drive path in the middle - as that will not do any good.
Replace the cartridge, warm up and print another black and white page. You should see that the faded out section is gone or diminished in size. If it is not gone, simply repeat the above steps until it is gone. You will see that the faded out strip gets smaller and smaller each time until it's gone. I had to repeat five times, but eventually got it corrected. Now prints like brand new so don't get discouraged.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
Loki's is the right answer
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Sounds like a faulty Image Unit.(this is the large unit that the toners plug into.) It may be caused initially by a faulty toner cartridge, but if the issue persists after a new toner has been tried the only cause can be the Image Unit.
I'm making an assumption that all the other colour prints fine and this just relates to black?
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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There could be two problems
A minor error occurs and the machine is waiting an error to be cleared. Check the display message, and solve the problem referring to Understanding display messages, see page 11.3.The toner cartridge is low. Order a new toner cartridge; see Ordering supplies on page 12.1. You can temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the toner. See page 10.4.
For referring this page numbers, please download the manual from this link.
The error message, which you have told me, not in the error message list. I think there is an internal failure for the printer. It is always recommend servicing your printer with authorized service centers. If the error message is not in the error list, owner cannot repair but, technician can repair the printer. I hope this information is useful for you. Thank you.
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