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My Samsung CLX-3160 all in one printer is making a loud clicking sound every time it prints. I htink the print process has slowed down and become unreliable ays this has developed. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: Samsung CLX-3160FN prints and copies fine but can't scan

This may be obvious, but there's a "scanner lock" on this machine. It ships locked, and you need to unlock it when you receive it. Look up under where the paper comes out when you print, and on the left there's a little green switch. Make sure it's pulled towards you (you can see it also through the glass on the scanner bed).

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Samsung clx-3160 won't print

On the printer. Check under menu > Network> TCP/IP> If it comes up Static then hit the ok button to check the static address it gives you (should be 192.168.1.xxx). Make sure you don't change anything (use the back button to exit). Just copy it down. If it comes up DHCP then it is set up to obtain an address automatically. On your PC in Windows XP, Go to printers/faxes, right click the Samsung CLX3160FN and click on Properties. Click on the Ports tab. Check to see that there is a check mark next to standard TCP/IP it should say Samsung CLX-3160FN next to it (or not) (the name is only used to identify the port from others) and higlight it. Click on Configure Port. IF YOUR PRINTER WAS SET TO STATIC then the TCP/IP address here should match the address you copied from the printer. If your printer is set to DHCP but can't communicate with the PC you may want to set your printer to Static and set the TCP/IP address manually. you have to use 192.168.1 the last three digits should be higher than 100 and lower than 200. I have mine set to 192.168.1.104 and it is working fine. You just have to make sure that the numbers on the printer and the numbers under your port setup in Windows are the same. IMPORTANT: THIS ADDRESS HAS TO REMAIN UNIQUE TO YOUR CLX-3160FN AND MUST NOT BE DUPLICATED IN ANY OTHER DEVICE ON THE NETWORK OR IT WILL CONFLICT. IF THAT HAPPENS RAISE THE LAST THREE DIGITS OF THE ADDRESS TO STAY AWAY FROM ADDRESSES USED BY OTHER DEVICES. I have an HP laserjet and a print server with an Epson Photosmart on it also and I had address conflicts. I set them all on static with a unique address for each and now they don't collide and work fine. If you have to, you can set up a new port for your printer under windows. Same as above just click on add new port and follow the instructions. Again make sure that you use the same port number you have the printer set up under Static. I hope this helps.

Also check on these:
1) try using a different port on your router (sometimes ports go bad) If it is, get a new router.
2) try using a new ethernet cable, make sure it is Cat 6. For some reason these high end MF like that better.
3) Check the lights on the back of the printer next to the ethernet connection. You should have a yellow light and a green light. The green light should be blinking when it is communicating on the network. The yellow light should stay solid to show a connection.
4) Make sure your ethernet card on the PC is activated. Control Panel> Network Connections - depending on your machine there should be a local area connection that shows a couple of monitors with a tee connector and a cable with a lock going from one to the other. If it is dissabled it would have a red X accross the cable. If it does, right click on it and click on enable.

Good Luck

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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SOURCE: MESSAGE REPLACE/ INSTALL TONER WASTE TANK EVEN THOGHT I HAVE REPLACE IT ON A SAMSUNG CLX-3160 FN


When this happened, I took the tank out and shook it out into a garbage can (do this outside and be very careful not to breathe the dust). I then took a shop vac and held the hose at the opening while blowing compressed air into the tank. Wiggle the air nozzle around and you'll get out 99% of the toner. Pay extra attention to the sensor optics (plastic bulges on the sides of the tank).These need to be clean since the printer knows when the tank is full because the toner blocks light shining from one side of the tank to the other

Reinstall the tank and be sure it is fully inserted. If they printer is still on, turn it OFF. Close the front door of the machine and turn it back on.

Continue printing.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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This can be fixed by stretching out a solenoid spring on the power cord side of the printer. The solenoid acts as a clutch to stop the spinning developer actuator at the right spot.

Below steps are for the CLP-300 which has the same Imager/Developer. It's just a bit more involved taking off the top in the CLX-3160.

Open up the right side (power cord side) of the printer (take off top cover, then take off side cover). Then, find a solenoid (little metal square) that touches the white plastic vertical spur gear. Take the spring off the solenoid. Now, put the spring back on - only this time you will attach one anchor point to the middle of the spring as to pre-stretch the spring for more tension.

The problem is that the spring gets weak over time / the cogs round out over time and the solenoid finger is overcome by the spinning cogs, and resulting in selecting the wrong developer.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Paper keeps jamming on Samsung CLX-3160 FN. How do

Paper jams are typically caused by the rubber rollers inability to put paper through the machine. Try cleaning the roller with damp rag to see if that improves performance. If the roller is badly worn, it will need to be replaced.

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