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Beeping from Power Module

I have a Samsung CLP300. I unfortunately bought the thing off ebay, as new, or some I'm told. Its was printing fine to start with but after I left it on over night when I came back to it I could hear a intermittent beeping / chirping.

Tried reinstalling drivers etc however at this stage I new it was a hardware problem anyway.

I noticed that whn I opened the case however it the LED panel turned on, the computer recognised it and the beeping stopped. But closing the cover dropped the power once more and the beeping stopped, with the computer once again not recognising it.

So I approached Samsung in the US and in the UK (am based in the UK) but without solution. Normally faults are reported on the LED panel covering things like jams, toner, cover open etc.

So in vain I started to disassemble, with the aid of a service manual. I found where the sound was coming from, it was the Power Module positioned front left of the main board making the sound, from what looks like some sort of capacitor?

I have found someone that can supply a new power module and it seems easy enough to replace but wanted to check if anyone else had come across the problem first before I put money into a problem which may not yield a solution. After all I only paid so much for it.

Be really grateful of some guidance.

Many Thanks
Mike

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  • mikesumbler Apr 06, 2008

    sorry couple of typo's in here: -

    - beeping 'started' after closing case

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