I recently purchased a Samsung ml-2510 and it has worked fine until i attempted to print and it made a very loud grinding noise. I checked for paper jams there was none after the loud grinding, the printer would stop the green light was still on meaning no paper jam or any other problem. I took the toner out to all the removable pieces to see if anything was jammed or debris I could see. As a last chance, I shook the unit and heard something loose. When I plugged it back in put everything back in it worked fine. I have tryed to take the casing off but am not sure exactly how to get to the debris. I would like to know where all the screws are to remove the outer casing to remove the debris so this doesn't happen again. Thanks.
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I got the same problem. It seems they did not develop specific drivers for win98se. However, I found that you can print using the drivers for the old Samsung ML-2510. Win98se drivers for that printer can still be downloaded from Samsung website. I've been using the 2510 drivers with the 1640 printer for a couple of months, and worked fine so far. It seems very little change in electronics from the 2510 to the 1640 model.
You need also Virtual Printer Port for USB from microsoft.
I have experienced the same problem . . . a little earlier this evening. I took all the inner components out, took apart the toner cartridge, I thought that the gearing was very hard to turn on it and on the inside of printer, paper feeding etc... and that is wear the loud noise is coming from. Out of desparation, I shook it to hear if anything internally was loose and there was and still is, I would not say its the best solution or by any means a permanent but you may be able to dislodge the debris from the gearing and be able to print. After it was dislodged from my printers gearing it has worked again. Though I believe it's temporary. I am looking for a guide or how-to on opening the printer casing to physically remove the debris. If you know of a guide let me know and I am sure it would help you too.