* I have a C5150n at my work that use to work just fine through a P2P network. It was plugged into Computer 1 and I was always able to print from Computer 2. Now computer 1 doesn't exists, so I plugged this printer straight into my computer and it doesn't work!
* From my Printers and Faxes folder, I deleted the old drive that had
Computer 1 because I thought this would cause a problem since Computer 1 doesn't exist any more. After this I
installed the printer's drive to start fresh. But it ain't working.
* I did the whole troubleshooting steps from windows. The cables work fine, the computer is online, it has ink and the driver has been installed twice! (I wanted to make sure I was doing it right)
* The printer is showing in my Printers and Faxes folder, and the only thing I can think is that I'm not selecting the right USB port...? I mean, that the physical port where it is plugged doesn't match to the port clicked on at the printer's properties...
* When I was following the troubleshooting steps, I found out that the
printer wouldn't print even if I go to Command Prompt and type the
"copy con lpt1" or the "ECHO HELLO 'ctrl + l' dir> lpt1" But again,
I don't even know if that's the port where I actually have the computer
* I also tried plugging the cable to a different USB port, but same thing.
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To replace the transfer belt, you have to take out the image drums and put them in black plastic bags (if you take more than 5 minutes to replace the belt). Remember their order. Then locate the blue locks on each side of the belt unit and rotate them about 45 degrees to unlock them. Lift out the belt unit using the handle at the front. Unpack the new belt and hold it with the handle to the front of the printer. Catch the gear at the back with the drive gear on the belt unit. Lock the blue locks and then reinstall the image drums.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (If the problem is the motor belt, that's a different issue.)
Are you sure the media you are using is certified for Laser Printers? Ink jet papers will not tolerate the heat generated by a laser printer. You can also check the paper type settings as most printers will print cooler and slower/faster depending on how you have the media type settings set.
I had the same problem. I came across the 160 error after I moved drums around. My issue started with error code 161. which appears to be the Magenta drum. Moving it to other color locations gave me errors 160, 162, 163. 160, I assume, is the cyan cartridge, then 161 is the magenta, 162 is the yellow, and 163 is the black. In my case, the magenta was very dirty. I pulled it out, used an eraser from a #2 pencil to clean the contacts. Used the shopvac to clean toner power out of printer. Turned it back on and it worked.
This happened to me. It was caused by a bad "oki compatable" color cartridge. One time it ruined my drum. It was always the yellow color. Decide which cartridge is printing streaky. Remove it, bang it on the inside of a large plastic garbage can. Clean it. Reinstall it . If it still prints streaky throw it befor you ruin the drum. Replace it.
Sounds like it is recognising it but not properly installing it. Do you have any old printer settings on pc, if so delete to avoid conflict. Is there a chance that that your printer needs a higher OS many people forget to check this. Is it responding in any way at all and any error messgaes?