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Transfer belt error

Loud noise then "tranfer belt error" on the screen. How do I fix this? Manual instructions said to turn off for 10 seconds & then turn back on; & if there is sitll a problem, to call repair. Can I fix this myself?

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007


  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    Brand-new Samsung CLX-2160. At first time start-up, first a lot of noise followed by a "Transfer belt error". Stays persistent.

    What is it?

    Thanks a lot

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    After initial paper jam the printer says transfer belt error. Turned printer off - no difference - still says the same. Have already checked for any paper which may be stuck - please help

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    Exact same problem! No luck so far.

  • sheri209 Sep 12, 2008

    less than a month old, one paper jam and now this error. Any other suggestions. I have tried everything here.

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    Purchased my CLX back in May or June... Just opened the box less than 30 days ago. Had previous copy problem 15 days ago, now my LCD reads "Transfer Belt Error" (and of course the red light...) What the?

    I'm going to try to do what May 17 suggestion comment is. Thanks.



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I called Samsung because my printer did the same thing. Try a hard reset, if that doesn't work you have to replace the transfer belt. hit Menu then # then 193 Black have to do this all in about 3 seconds. It will come up and say Select Country (USA) hit OK and then it is suppose to reset it. If it doesn't work the transfer belt has to be replaced. If you are under warranty they will send you this for FREE.....

I am out of warranty and have to pay $150 to get one.

Good Luck

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Enter tech mode by pressing menu>idcopy>left>right>menu>back>menu ,then in data setup clear all memory and clear count

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You may have foriegn object stuck in unit. Check to see if paper torn off got lodge in unit. Should be able to open up and look in.

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You need to install a new JC96-03611C.
Expensive and quite hard to do by your self.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010


Just bought a refurbished unit and had the same problem"paper jam" "transfer belt error" what I did was take out the imaging unit the big one and the smaller one in the back and just gave them a minor dust cleaning of the toner ink that accumalates on the Imaging unit (there was no paper found to have been jammed) I also took out the toners and put them back in ,just in case they were not in properly.I put everything back turned on the printer and it's running great.

Posted on May 17, 2008

  • Alireza Azd Sep 21, 2011

    I bought a stock one first I heard that loud noise and after that transfer belt error, when I opened it and took out the drum unit i saw that drum was fixed vise versa, it's gears was on the left I opened it and turned it over and placed it back again ( it's gear must be on the right where all the gears are) and it works good


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