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Samsung ML 1430 - won't print; paper light flashes

When I send a file to the printer, the data light flashes for a moment, then the yellow paper light blinks. Samsung tech support ran me through a number of diagnostics, then concluded it was a hardware problem. It will cost more than the printer is worth to have it looked at and/or repaired at a repair shop. Anyone have an idea what the problem might be and how to fix it?

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Re: Samsung ML 1430 - won't print; paper light flashes

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Samsung ML-1430 Won't Feed Paper My printer had stopped feeding paper reliably a while ago. This had reduced me to manually pushing each sheet of paper into the machine until the roller caught it. Which, in turn, often resulted in many explicatives directed towards said printer.

All in all I like the Samsung ML-1430, which has been discontinued. It was pretty inexpensive, the toner cartridges aren't too bad considering I really have gotten thousands of pages (at Staples, which has a wicked good customer loyalty program, IMHO).

However, after only two years, there is this feed problem. I found the answer in an Amazon posting (thank you brs for posting this). Here is the solution from there:

  1. You need to rotate the rubber band on the feeder roll to a fresh surface. Start by turning off the printer, disconnecting it from power & data feed.
  2. Remove the two screws from the back panel and press the small tabs to pull the back panel off.
  3. Open the front of the machine and remove the two screws that hold the top panel in place. Take note of how the sheet feeder sits in this assembly. The sheet feeder is not screwed in, but rather held in by the other pieces.
  4. Remove the toner cartridge and set aside.
  5. There are four screws that go through the metal plate now visible at the top. Leave the wires connected and remove these screws. Take note that there is a grounding cable that needs to be reconnected.
  6. You need to remove that top assembly, so take note of how the roller fits into the black tie rod that actually turns the roller. I found that lifting the unit up and sliding it to the right (as viewed from the back) disconnected the roller from the tie rod.
  7. Remove one screw from the roller pickup assembly and disassemble the roller.
  8. Note that one side of the rubber band is shinier than the other. This is the problem. Carefully work the rubber band off, rotate it 180 degrees and slide it back on to the roller.
  9. Reassemble and test
This repair took less than 20 minutes and I expect that it will last another two years of rather heavy usage.

BTW, brs on Amazon also provided a repair part number: JC72-00109A. However, searching on Samsung for this part yielded nothing. I suspect this is due to the machine being discontinued.

Have fun!
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