Question about Samsung CLP-600N Laser Printer
The SMPS Fan Error is caused by slow or no rotation of the SMPS Fan. The firmware solution from Samsung disables monitoring so if the fan stops the printer will keep working. Thankfully, it's not physically hard to fix this issue though and can be done by removing 9 screws and using a little oil.
I've actually posted a step by step guide to fix this here.
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
This may all be true when you all had the issue - I called this evening and Samsung promptly sent me new firmware to solve this - install was straight forward upload of .img file via web interface update firmware screen. Seems to have fixed issue (Fan is still noisy but no error messages)
Firmware version = 2.23 02-01-2007
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
How do I fix SMPS Fan error
Posted on May 05, 2009
My client has the 650N. The SMPS fan error was recurring, despite the fan apparently running at speed. I called Samsung and asked if a firmware 'update' existed for this model, after seeing in the forums that there was one for the 600.
After approx an hour on the phone w/ various people, the answer was no.
Meanwhile, my client emailed the Samsung tech at his address listed in the forums...he emailed back with a firmware update file. Go figure. As an IT consultant, I can guarantee I will no longer purchase or recommend Samsung to clients. Anyway, please see here for the 650N firmware file.
I don't know this for certain, but I would guess all it does is ignore the fan. Absolutely do not try this on any other model, it could potentially brick your printer. Of course if you have a different model that you don't care about ruining, give it a shot...I would be interested to know the results. It probably just won't load.
Other notes: use IE instead of Firefox to update the firmware (the update is done via the web interface)...I had some problems w/ FF.
The update takes a surprisingly long time to complete...probably 15 minutes. Your printer will state 'programming' or something to that effect...don't touch it until it says 'reset printer'. Turn off for 30 sec or so, then back on via power switch. Go back to web interface and check...it should now say version 1.38, although I don't believe the date changed. This one stayed at 2006. Good luck, and buy a different brand next time.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
Even if your printer is out of warrenty, Samsung will send you the firmware upgrade. They will e-mail a zipped file with instructions on how to apply.
Call 1-800-726-7864 and ask for Technical Support. The guy that helped me was Atif Qureshi [email@example.com].
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
I sent the e-mail to Samsung two days ago asking for the firmware patch or the number to reach a live person at their Tech Support. So far no acknowledgment or any messages from them. I guess I will throw the thing away and get HP or Brother color laser.
Shame on Samsung to ignore their customers. I will remember this when looking for new hard drive and monitor next time.
Oh, wait ... I plan to get the new TV this Christmas... Sorry Samsung, you are out of luck...
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
Tie rope to printer and use to anchor sea-worthy vessel.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
Just hold the menu button until the printer starts to adjust registration. Then, it worked for me.
Posted on May 01, 2008
The SMPS error message occures when you remove the fan at the back of the printer ....
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
I found restarting the print server resolved the issue for me.
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
Throw it away.
I replaced the offending fan. It did not good. The error comes on immediately after the printer has been off over night. If "turn it off" is all Samsung can come up with after all this time, then SamSung really doesn't care.
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
Its a known problem needs to be turned off for at least an hour to cool down
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
OK, now just as I posted my problem, I tried something different. After getting the SMPS Fan Error message, I opened and closed both the manual paper feed tray and the main right-side door (where toner cartridges are inserted). Then, I turned off the printer and turned it back on after 10 seconds. Then when I sent a print job, it worked. I don't know if this is a long term fix (doubt it), but it at least worked this time.
Good luck. If anyone comes up with something more scientific, please post!
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
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