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Smps fan error - Samsung CLP-600N Laser Printer

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  • pmav Dec 08, 2007

    most times when i print, i receive an "smps fan error" message on the display. it is very annoying. i found one place telling me to power off the printer for 10 seconds and then power on again. if the problem persists, you must have the printer looked at by a techniician. i have had this printer for 3 months, and it has been doing it from day one.

    help me fix this issue

  • Maggy Onoferychuk Jan 01, 2008

    I have had the same problem since the printer was 7 months old. I'll be taking it in for repairs. I have been turning the printer off and on again as the printer's troubleshooting advice says to do.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    same

  • jsitz Feb 05, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem. Have had this printer for about 6 months, and it's been great until now. I have tried turning it off and then back on after 10 seconds, like the troubleshooting guide suggests. But the problem persists. I suppose I will have to to take it in somewhere. Hoping someone will post a solution soon.

  • Maggy Onoferychuk Feb 25, 2008

    Just want to comment on the solution posted today of leaving the printer off for a long period of time. I wish that were the answer; mine has done this from being first turned on after being off for 24 hours. It has also done it when warmed up. I have found it unpredictable.



    This is my second Samsung printer that has come up with a strange error. The first, a C510, kept saying to change the waste toner container. The message would not go away no matter what we did - yes, of course including putting in a new waste toner container even though the one that had been in the printer was nowhere near full. We looked for answers on line but found nothing that worked.



    I am now using a Brother printer...

  • PH2DCI May 08, 2008

    I have the same SMPS error on a Samsung CLP600n. Having spoken with Samsung techs, they told me it was a firmware error and sent me a file fix to apply to the printer via e-mail. Since then I have had no problems.



    Hope this helps Pete

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    ok and the solution is?

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    We have the same problem. Need to put off the printer , wait some time and put him on en restart again. Can we fix this problem our-selves?

  • vschuster Aug 28, 2008

    SMPS Fan Error

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    I have the exact same issue. The 'turn it off for 10 seconds' solution that is recommended by the Samsung troubleshooter worked a few times, but now the problem will not go away and I get a little red wrench icon on the control panel.I am going to try the lubing solution this evening, since my machine is about two years old and definitely out of warranty...

  • somnium86 Dec 04, 2008

    My client has the 650n w/ the same problem. I've contacted Samsung about it (calling their tech support is worse than having your gums scraped with a butterknife) but there is no firmware "fix" for this printer.

  • rkkuck Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem with the 600N. No wonder the thing was almost free at Staples. I'm still on the original low valume print cartridges. Has anybody tried infusing another fan type into the thing?

  • kdcx Mar 16, 2009

    I had the same problem, now a second time. Taking the printer a part and oiling the fan works.

  • darkridedp May 11, 2010

    I don't suppose any of you guys who got the software from Samsung could post it here?

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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.


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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

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    Called Samsung

    They sent Firmware 2.23 02-01-2007

    Uploaded via web interface

    Problem solved

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How do I fix SMPS Fan error

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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.

http://siliconmethod.net/firmware/CLP650_V138_EXP.img

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.

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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 [aqureshi@sea.samsung.com].

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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

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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!

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