20 Most Recent Samsung CLP-315W Laser Color Printer Questions & Answers

Hi Harish and others,

I didn't see all of the thread but:
I have a clx3175fw which for now 3 months only have printed with smears, lines, and ghost-images from preceeding pages.
shortly before trashing the printer because just getting a quote on fixing the printer in shipping whould be close to usd 150. Actual fixing price would probably be higher. If it hadn't been for the fact that I have a stash of toner and the usual consumables for the next 5 years of private use I would have trashed the printer!
BUT: a guy called Michael Ionita (Austrian I think) posted this fix which I finally found via google. And it just worked like a charm. I think it took me less than 8 minutes to fix the printer. And now I know the drill I'd be able to do it en 3 minutes next time. My only comment to his instructions is as follows: where he states "Use a small white paper and try to stick it into the top - like shown": make sure you follow the angle of the glossy plastic from the back of the printer and upwards - AND: "trying" is not enough, you have to push it firmly to squeeze it up to where the toner residuance should be removed. No violance needed - just try harder until you see the paper is picking up toner - and you should be home free.
Br, Jens K from Copenhagen.

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Feb 09, 2021

This is the Direct Samsung Main Website Link...

Just click on this Link and Select ur Operating system and Download the drivers from the Website... This should fix the Problem........

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Sep 18, 2019

Well, I own a 315, but if I didn't, I'd look in the Samsung website for drivers and software. http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/CLP-315/XAA


Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019

Try to look for a small piece of paper that is moving inside the printer

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Apr 26, 2015

It's almost definitely a bad exit sensor (known design flaw by Samsung). Go to YouTube and watch this video: 5fJHykzkfww

You can get the part on eBay for about $10 and it's a fairly simple 15 minute fix.

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Apr 26, 2015


most likly hood is your exit sensor is faulty. The printer work in this way. if it does not print out all the document. it will print again. that is why you kept getting this same issue after a jam open and close door it will print again.

replace the exit sensor it will help.

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Apr 26, 2015

Dear Pl. setup samsung EASY PRINTER MANAGER or SMART PANEL, command a test print it will indicate the right problem with the printer.
Mostly the exit sensor lever may not returned to it home position after getting the print out, so after one page printing it indicate error.
Also check the paper setting in the printer driver and actual paper used Match it.


Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015

Most likely you should check the 'door open switch', probably its broken.

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015

if it is only one color that cartridge is probly bad. if it were all the colors then it would be somethinfg else. i would try a new black cartridge

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Nov 25, 2014

Replace the imaging drum.

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Nov 25, 2014

Sounds like an imaging unit problem. You need to replace your drum unit.
Mike Computer Shop

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Nov 24, 2014

This is usually caused by the left over toner not being properly cleaned from the transfer belt.
Open the printer front cover and close it. Wait for the printer to cycle. It usually make a little noise then stops. Then open the cover and close it again. Then print.
If the first page of the print out is clean. but the next page you print has a shadow of the first page, then you have a a problem with the cleaning mechanism.

Unfortunately the cleaner is part of the image transfer belt assembly which runs about $150 to $200. Unfortunately not terribly cost effective as compared to the original cost of many of these printers.

Good Luck.

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014

I finally got my CLP325W waking up correctly from sleep, but I made a few changes at once and don't know for certain which one (or combination) worked. Here are my changes:
1. disabled the USB port. (I had originally set up the printer via this port).
2. disabled IPv6 support.
3. disabled the dynamic DNS registration.
4. enabled telnet (though I doubt this had any effect).

My setup uses a static ip address that is outside the range of the dynamic addresses my router assigns and I use a mac filter on my router without any problems.

Samsung CLP-315W... | Answered on Feb 18, 2014

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