Question about OKI C5100 Laser Printer
The Vista 64 driver isn't all that compatible, but the C5150N driver
works flawlessly. (The Vista driver will sometimes clear the screen
almost like you've locked the console with a message about how the
driver is trying to communicate with you. It works,
kind of, but it's a PITA.)
Download and install the C5100 Windows x64 (or x86) driver from Okidata. Then, when you are installing the printer (or doing a driver update from the driver manager), you have to override windows by selecting the "browse my computer for driver software" option, then, "let me pick from a list of devices on my computer," and finally, "have disk..." Browse to the folder you installed the driver to, and when prompted to select the right printer, choose the C5150 driver.
Alternatively, if the printer is already installed, you can right click on it and select 'Printer Properties" (Be careful -- there is also a 'properties' and they are not the same thing.) Switch to the advanced tab at the top, and press 'New Driver..." and click "have disk...".
There's no difference between the C5150 and C5100 driver that I can tell, except that the C5100 driver is fully compatible with Windows 7 x64. It flawlessly works with my C5100.
Be warned if you disconnect the printer and attach it to a different USB port, Windows will reinstall what it thinks is the correct (and wrong) C5100 driver -- you will have to change it again.
I'm sure someone with the right knowledge could modify the .inf file for us, but it's not that hard to override windows.
Posted on Sep 08, 2012
Do a google for it from the manufactures website ...
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The 171 Fatal error:
Upper Thermistor, State:Open
When an open circuit has been detected in the heat roller thermistor (low temperature)
Check the heater connector and the thermistor connector to make sure they are seated properly. If OK you probably need to replace the fuser.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
Go here and choose your OS then download and install the drivers.
After that you should be good to go.
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Posted on Mar 04, 2011
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