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Samsung CLP-300 printer is not recognized on any computer. Turns on fine, green light, prints test page offline, but when plugged in USB to either a mac or PC, never recognized. Reinstalled software, changed USB cables twice, changed ports -- never recognized. Could it be due to third party ink cartridge chips? Anything else??? alec@xyz.net

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  • alec734 Feb 09, 2010

    Not sure what you mean by USB connector pins in back of printer. It is a standard USB printer (B?) connector -- no pins anywhere I can see...sits about 18" from the wall.

    Re: pcb board, I'm not a soldering person. If I have to take everything apart to fix the pcb, it's not worth it. I've had the printer about a year (can't find the receipt) and a used one is about $100. There should be no reason the pcb is broken, and I won't go with Samsung again. This problem is too obtuse to find without better testing procedures before having to tear it apart.

    Totally frustrated.

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If you have the green light and test prints OK, check the condition of the USB connector in the back of the printer. The pins inside get damaged by being too close to the wall or something like that, broken connections to the logic pcb, You can solder a new connector on if that's the problem, otherwise you may need a new circuit board.

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