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CLP-510 SPL-C Error message

An error message prints instead of the document asked for. The error message is "SPL-C Error-False" with Position, System, Line and Version information. Version info never changes "SPL-C 1.28 09-15-2004". Test page prints beautifully, tried uninstalling and reinstalling, tried calling Samsung but no advice.

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  • alloneword Jan 04, 2008

    I am have the same error, but I am printing over a network, not over USB.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    I have tried a new cable and it still doesn't seem to work. could it possible be a ram issue? I only have 256

  • vettesiv Dec 11, 2008

    As another user reported, I just recently started getting this error (perhaps due to XP SP3?), but only from one computer on the network. The computer to which the printer is attached (via USB) prints the exact same files perfectly.

  • Dora Edge
    Dora Edge May 15, 2009

    I am trying to print from an imac pro computer on a shared network printer connected to an XP computer.
    I downloaded the Mac printer drivers from the net into the Pro machine. When I print I receive an error "SPL-C ERROR - FALSE" Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I was trying to print and this error came up instead of document printing. "E" blinking "3" blinking "0"



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SPL stands for "Samsung Printer Language". You are using an USB cable that is either too long (above 6 ft.) or too thin (cheap cables).

The reason why the test page prints is because it is a very simple and small page (thinking on kbyte terms). But larger streams of data do not arrive correctly due to attenuation and the error page prints instead.

If it is absolutely necessary to connect beyong 6 ft, you need either a good quality USB cable (try the Belkin brand found at OfficeMax), or connect using a parallel cable.

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I am using about 20ft of USB cable with no problems here, but I use the active USB cables that have the built-in amplifiers in the to boost the USB signal over long distances.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009


Wrong!!! I am using the Parallel bi-directional cable and get the same error. So it is not a serial issue. Don't know what it is but appears that it is detected at the printer end.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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Flopez is spot on. The CLP-510 printer is not a bad unit and has it problems like all other printers. One of the most insidious problems is USB cable length which is why they are supplied with a pathetically short (1M) USB cable. I got mine to work with a superior quality (woven sheath) 3M (9ft) cable but 4M was too long.
Thanks Flopez - well done!

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

Do not buy Samsung CLP510, the rubber rollers melted. after free replacement, the new set of rubber rollers melted again.

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