Samsung CLP-315 poor print quality and now Red Light

Discussion in 'Printer Repair' started by sleepwalker, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. sleepwalker


    Nov 26, 2015
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    Hello all, been searching for an answer on this one so perhaps someone here can help. I have a Samsung CLP-315W that I hacked several years ago. I've had no problem printing and refilling the toner as needed. Recently however the prints have smears and dark areas on them. I have a second CLP-315W for parts and, not being shy of opening up the printer, I took it apart to clean the insides and look for the source of the poor print quality. I cleaned the print drum and emptied the waste toner and put the whole thing back together. The printer was still working but it didn't solve the dark smudges, so I replaced the fuser unit with the one from the other printer. After this the printer would go through its startup process but end with a solid red light. Thinking that perhaps the fuser wasn't compatable for whatever reason, I put the original one back into the printer but the red light remains.

    My question is, does this require the EDC to "reset" the printer so that it will once again print, and where do I find this for the CLP-315? And, assuming I can get the printer to work again, how do I then fix the dark smudges on the prints?

    Thank you all for your help!

    p.s. I'm having problems insering a pic of the poor print quality but you can view what I was trying to upload here.
    sleepwalker, Nov 26, 2015
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