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Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Georgeta (1/30/08 12:04 PM) reply + / -
Hi,
I have a Samsung CLX-3160FN,I got the message "Replace transfer belt",I replaced it , but I still have the message. Is there somebody how knows what can I do? Thank you, Georgeta


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Rickydoo (4/27/08 11:11 AM) reply + / -
I've got a customer with the same problem, and found similar complaints all over the web. It seems it may not be the transfer belt, but the OPC drum it works with. I'm going over today to see if I can open it up and find a solution, but it may simply be a design flaw that Samsung refuses to recognise, or can't resolve.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by jledbetter (6/17/08 2:05 PM) reply + / -
I have this same problem at one of my locations. I have been searching for a counter reset, but it doesnt look like the 3160 has this? Is there a maintenance mode for this unit?

James



Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by gnomsoft (6/21/08 3:22 AM) reply + / -
HI,

transfer belt (and other consumables)whil reset falow this procedure:

1. go in diagnose mode:
menu - # - 1934 - menu
2. in tech mode -consumables counter - transfer belt -reset
3. after 20 sec. power off and power on
When transfer belt count 60.000 image need to reset.
good lock!





Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (6/27/08 1:19 AM) reply+1 + / -
Thanks for your reply, how do I "get into diagnose mode" do you mean SAFE MODE?
Where is the menu listing?
Where is the consumables counter also thanks.


Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (7/3/08 1:42 PM) reply + / -
This person was great help. While the directions didn't coincide directly with what was needed, I was able to fool around enough to get things to work.

Trick I used was:

(a) MENU # 1934 MENU
(b) Tech Mode (not User Mode)
(c) DataSetup
(d) Clear All Memory

This wiped out the counter on the Transfer Belt which I couldn't find a way to do otherwise. There may be another setting that lets you be more precise about JUST wiping out the transfer belt count....I couldn't do CLEAR COUNTS without a password (which I don't have).

Clear All Memory means all your setting are wiped out...so that sucks...but small price to pay to finally get this machine to work again. This also reset all the counters EXCEPT the imaging unit counter.

Hope this helps everyone else who was as frustrated as I was with this machine. I hate the fact that it automatically just shuts down when it hits a certain count on a replacement part. I've spent a lot of $$ replacing parts that I think could have operated for a long time to come. From now on, I'll just reset the counter!!

Good Luck


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by jledbetter (7/18/08 10:47 AM) reply + / -
I was able to go to CLEAR COUNTS and use 1934 as the password. Then I was give a list of the items to clear counts, and transfer belt was one of them.

Thanks everyone who has contributed to this thread!

James



Re: Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (7/23/08 11:55 AM) reply + / -
can someone tell me exactly how to get to tech mode?

I don't have the book this thing came with - my IT person lost it!


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (8/6/08 8:15 AM) reply + / -
I am having trouble locating a replacement transfer belt. Can someone tell me where to get it?


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by jledbetter (8/6/08 12:35 PM) reply + / -
I got mine here


info@facsimile.com
http://www.facsimile.com/
Phone: (888) 774-2171
Fax: (800) 268-9193




Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Mufaddal (8/6/08 6:16 PM) reply + / -
Hello. If you have replaced the transfer belt.
Can you please help me.

Problem
By mistake I have removed the encoder belt from right hand side of My hp deskjet 670 c printer. How do I fix it now. I am not able to find the place where I must hook it.

Thanking YOu,
Mufaddal H Bootwala.


Re: Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (10/10/08 4:54 AM) reply + / -
Thanks a million. It has also just worked for me as well.




Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by firmf8th (11/9/08 6:54 PM) reply + / -
how do i get into diagnose mode, or use the menu list?


Re: error sensor home deve Samsung CLX-3160 by bosanto (4/24/09 8:17 AM) reply + / -
my printer says: "error sensor home deve" ando stop print, what can I do? tks


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Confused! (5/18/09 7:00 AM) reply + / -
I need help from someone that can explain this really simply for me.
I haev just replaced the transfer belt like it said, but the warning keeps appearing!
How do i get this to go away, i couldnt find dianose menu, and also i didnt know which i had to be in (fax, copy or scan)

Please help!!


Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (5/18/09 11:52 AM) reply + / -
just replaced transfer belt on my clx 3160
need to hit menu push the # symbol type in 1934 then menu again this will prompt a tec mode - hit the arrows to tec menu (not user) hit ok button -datasetup- move arrows to clear all memory -hit ok choose country ( USA ) hit ok again - will earse and print out configuation report - this will clear the transfer belt error

hopy this helps


Re: Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (5/18/09 12:01 PM) reply + / -
I completed all this under the copy button (not the fax or scan)


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by lafalot (6/3/09 3:34 PM) reply + / -
I followed the procedure outlined above, but the screen is still flashing the same error message.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by bosanto (6/4/09 12:41 AM) reply + / -
also me I has the same problem... I followed the procedure outlined above, but the screen is still flashing the same error message... I'm desperate....


Re: Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (6/18/09 8:11 AM) reply + / -
Thanks for the tip-it seems to have worked. Samsung seems to have put the part on some kind of "timer" in order to get you to buy replacement parts???? Kepe the tips coming on anything that might be useful to me. Be glad to help you with something hardware or software-related if I can, as well.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by bosanto (6/18/09 11:22 PM) reply + / -
do you have a software to delete this message: "error sensor home deve".
I have updated the bios, resetted the memory, replaced the drum and group fuse.

thank you


Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (6/19/09 5:28 AM) reply + / -
This might be the reason:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1462632-deve_home_sensor_error

"the transfer belt is worn or covered in toner or has a label stuck on it or the sensor is dirty."




Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by bosanto (6/19/09 8:45 AM) reply + / -
I've cleaned the sensors of the transfer belt and the error continue to be there.
I've detached the sensor and the printer say “error of the transfer belt”.
At the beginning when I swiched on the printer I succed to print, but after that the error appear.
At the beginning it printed one copy, I take to pieces the group fuse and it makes another one copy, cause of this I've changed the group fuse.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by elainekassin (6/20/09 3:43 AM) reply + / -
Have you tried cleaning the contacts with a q-tip and alcohol? There may also be a quick-drying solution that you can use to clean the rest of it. This is the first laser printer I have owned but I am using a common-sense approach here.


Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (6/29/09 6:36 AM) reply + / -
I don't get a "consumables counter" selection when I go into tech mode. I think there is a step missing here. Please reply asap with better instructions. I was able to clear this problem before but now I can't seem to remember how.


Re: Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (8/5/09 1:25 PM) reply + / -
To CLEAR COUNTS the password is 1934.

I have tried this trick for the transfer belt before and it has worked great, but for some reason it will not clear out and keeps telling me to replace transfer unit soon....not sure why....


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by aron 1 (1/20/10 8:18 AM) reply + / -
Hi,
I have a Samsung CLX-3160FN,I got the message "Replace transfer belt",I replaced it , but I still have the message. and use the printer to photocopy papers, and how to go to diagnose mode


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by dmzcompute (1/20/10 4:41 PM) reply + / -
Did you bother to read the posts above yours. At least 5 people tell you have to go into tech mode and reset the count.


Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (1/20/10 11:14 PM) reply + / -
i have already read the posts but i didn't know how to go into tech mode


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by dmzcompute (1/21/10 4:58 AM) reply + / -
I will repeat what other have posted above.

Just replaced transfer belt on my clx 3160
need to hit menu push the # symbol type in 1934 then menu again this will prompt a tec mode - hit the arrows to tec menu (not user) hit ok button -datasetup- move arrows to clear all memory -hit ok choose country ( USA ) hit ok again - will earse and print out configuation report - this will clear the transfer belt error

hopy this helps


In other words hit menu #1934 menu.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by NoTechMode (2/6/10 10:00 PM) reply + / -
I am trying to get into the "Tech Mode" on my CLX-3160FN without success. Many of the previous posters mentioned to hit:

Menu

#

1934

Menu

When I press Menu, "Menu 1. Copy Feature" appears on the display. I then proceed to pressing "#" sign. The machine beeps at me. If I continue and press "1" of the "1934", it goes right into "Copy Feature" submenu. The machine would not go into "Tech Mode" selection.

The manufacturing date of my printer was Feb., 2007. Is it possible that the "Tech mode" feature was disabled on my printer? Or, do I need to update my firmware? The current Main firmware version is "OS V1.01.00.52 11-15-2006".

I would greatly appreciate any help!!

Thanks!!


Re: Also toner exhausted Samsung SCX-4828 fn by MILPOP (3/4/10 8:43 AM) reply + / -
I used the same procedure to reset the counter of my printer, that doesn't print and displayes "toner exhausted", even if toner cartridge is full.

Menu up
#1934
Menù up

then I searched for "reset counter" in the tech mode and pressed ok

i gave ok on "reset counter" and the machine starts to reset.

But it doesn't print anyway, and still displayes "toner exhausted".

Whyyyyy?




Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (3/4/10 9:38 AM) reply + / -
In order to enter SERVICE (TECH) MODE you should hit
"MENU # 1 9 3 4 MENU" in sequence and the time gap between each keystroke should not exceed half second.





Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by MILPOP (3/4/10 11:44 PM) reply + / -
Yes, it's extactly what I do.
But the procedure seems not to work. I come to the end and the printer seems to reset the counter, but still does not print. The display shows the same written: toner exhausted. But it's not true!! the cartridge is full.



Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (3/5/10 12:52 AM) reply + / -
This is what the SCX-4828FN user manual says:

Clearing the Toner Empty message:
When the Toner Empty message appears you can configure not to see this message again not to disturb you.
1.Press Menu until System Setup appears on the bottom line of the display and press OK.
2.Press the Scroll buttons until Maintenance appears and press OK.
3.Press the Scroll buttons until CLR Empty Msg. appears and press OK.
4.Select On and press OK.
5.Now the Toner Empty message does not appear but the Replace Toner message will remain for reminding you that the new cartridge needs to be installed for quality.


Please Note:
* Once you have selected On, this setting will be permanently written to the memory of the toner cartridge, and this menu will be disappeared from the Maintenance menu.
* You can keep printing but the quality cannot be guaranteed, and the product support is no longer provided.




Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by milware (3/5/10 1:16 AM) reply + / -
Ok, thank you for your answer. However the main problem is that the printer doesn't print, and the cause indicated is always the same (the toner exhausted).


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (3/5/10 1:39 AM) reply + / -
The above steps will eliminate the Toner Exhaust message so you can continue your print job. The Replace Toner message will not affect anything.




Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (3/5/10 2:01 AM) reply + / -
I know. The message isn't a problem for me. Until three days ago I printed all my documents althoug that message was displayed. But now it's not possible.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Machine (3/8/10 12:31 PM) reply + / -
Hey everyone,

First let me say I'm not a beginner at computer and printers but this one does have me confused. I got an error saying replace imaging unit, I ordered one and replaced it, worked fine, then an error came up Transfer Belt Error, ok so i ordered one and replaced it, well I have the same issue, Transfer Belt Error, so i went and cleared all memory and counts in the tech menu and used the password. But it still errors, Transfer Belt Error, I cleaned out the inside made use no labels were there and all conacts were ok, when it cuts on and warms up the light is green it sounds ok then right when it goes to be ready it errors and i hear a very quiet clicking sound deep in the back you have to listen close to hear. Can anyone help me on this and give me any ideas?


Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (4/22/10 9:59 AM) reply + / -
Thanks, This solution worked great.

First you need to hit menu then the # then the 1394 then ok
This gets you in tech mode.






Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 -Clickin by SparksLasVegas (4/24/10 12:13 AM) reply + / -
This Samsung printer is very interesting, and frustrating. I replaced the Image unit. I replaced the transfer belt. I reset the counter. I now have this clicking sound. It sounds as though the gears are not engauging correctly. Does anybody have a solution? The sound is from the right rear area of the printer (If you are in front of the printer)


Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 -Clickin by SparksLasVegas (4/24/10 12:16 AM) reply + / -
This Samsung printer is very interesting, and frustrating. I replaced the Image unit. I replaced the transfer belt. I reset the counter. I now have this clicking sound. It sounds as though the gears are not engauging correctly. Does anybody have a solution? The sound is from the right rear area of the printer (If you are in front of the printer)


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by RHBELtd (4/27/10 7:51 AM) reply + / -
Hi, I have the same issue with replacing the transfer belt, but on a 2160N.

Can anyone let me know how to reset the counter on this model please?

It doesn't have a number keypad, so the above instructions don't work on this one.

Thanks


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Anonymous (4/28/10 11:25 PM) reply + / -
Thank you for the information and instructions:

"hit menu push the # symbol type in 1934 then menu again this will prompt a tec mode - hit the arrows to tec menu (not user) hit ok button -datasetup- move arrows to clear all memory -hit ok choose country ( USA ) hit ok again - will earse and print out configuation report - this will clear the transfer belt error"

The procedure cleared the error "Replace Tray 1 Pick-Roller" on my CLX-3160FN printer. I can print without replacing the "Pick-Roller"



Clicking after Replacing Samsung transfer belt by sparkslasvegas (5/2/10 10:59 PM) reply + / -
Any ideas on the clicking noise right rear side after the transfer belt was changed. Sounds like gears possibly.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by jaspd (5/18/10 4:06 AM) reply + / -
Hi,
I have reset the counters as described above, but I can't find the Imaging Unit Counter?

I need to reset it so I can print, how do I reset it?
J


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Douggieboy (6/1/10 9:42 PM) reply + / -
Hi--

I've had the same problem with this printer~~ disassembly revealed no mechanical problems, so I tried the solutions posted on this page. All the steps work OK, until the end. The transfer belt error reappears, or when I select OK on the USA option at the last step, it says "Not available." Several cycles, and the transfer belt error persists.

This printer has fewer than 2,000 total pages printed since new.
If using another language or country code other than USA, English might help-- I speak French and German, so it would be easy for me to change this parameter.

Initially there was that same gear grinding sound others have reported, but that has resolved since I put the machine back together. The transfer belt problem has not.

Removal of this unit is fairly easy, but getting it to seat properly back into the printer is a real chore.

Samsung should be offering free repair/replacement for this issue, and probably issue a recall, as it seems to occur often.

Thanks---


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Douggieboy (6/1/10 10:04 PM) reply + / -
I just used #1934 to clear the counts, which apparently was accepted. It allowed every command to process [though I had to scroll through and do them one at a time], then rebooted with the transfer belt error message once again.

With this "image transfer belt" module in my hand, I slowly advance it manually by turning the gear tat the far right corner, and the belt did move. I didn't do this alot, for fear or running it out, but as I wound it, a line of dust appeared at about each equal length along the belt. I only did this 3 or 4 times before stopping, as I didn't want to make it any worse.

The replacement transfer belt kit costs nearly as much as the machine itself. This is one product you should always pay that extra bit of money for an extended warranty...


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Douggieboy (6/2/10 2:07 PM) reply + / -
I didn't indicate my last two posts with the question mark--- can anybody provide a solution to this problem? I've tried everything so far and the transfer belt error keeps coming back.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by lca2k (6/17/10 12:11 AM) reply + / -
"hit menu push the # symbol type in 1934 then menu again this will prompt a tec mode - hit the arrows to tec menu (not user) hit ok button -datasetup- move arrows to clear all memory -hit ok choose country ( USA ) hit ok again - will earse and print out configuation report - this will clear the transfer belt error"

Menu
#
1934
Menu
-> "datasetup"
clear all memory or (and) clear counts
???? -> 1934
OK

It work for me
Thanks !!!

Pour moi ça a fonctionné impec'
Merci !!!


Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Douggieboy (6/18/10 1:06 AM) reply + / -
I tried this and it doesn't work. The transfer belt error is permanent.

Pour moi, ca ne fonctionne pas du tout.



Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Douggieboy (6/18/10 1:34 AM) reply + / -
I tried this and it doesn't work. The transfer belt error is permanent.

Pour moi, ca ne fonctionne pas du tout.



Samsung CLX-3160 by fgingsmr (7/30/10 12:48 PM) reply + / -
How can I remove the scanner window in order to clean both sides ?


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by No_samsung (9/4/10 6:56 AM) reply + / -
Few days ago I've described how to solve problem with transfer belt error but moderator has removed is. Does moderator work for Samsung?


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by No_samsung (9/5/10 2:24 AM) reply + / -
Regarding "transfer belt error": I replaced photosensitive diode with 70kOhm resistor and printer works. The "only" consequence is that I need to check manually waste toner container and after few months I need also to reset transfer belt counter (pass: 1934).


Re: Re: Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Duffy J. (11/24/10 8:56 AM) reply + / -
I did this and it worked perfectly. Yesterday I began receiving a strange 'internal error' code on the display that could not be verified, but which instructed to turn off/on. This worked for a few minutes, then went back to the error code. I vacuumed the machine out, emptied the waste toner and cleaned and re-installed all cartridges. It worked fine the rest of the day. This morning it was displaying the same code, but then displayed 'replace transfer belt'. I followed the above procedure to fix it. Fortunately for me there's nothing in the memory, such as pre-programmed fax numbers or email addresses.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by No_samsung_anymore (12/17/10 11:56 PM) reply + / -
I don't have any problems from months when I use resistor. I've never have internal errors also.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by fixitfast (3/8/11 4:54 AM) reply + / -
The problem is caused by the timing solenoid for the dev units.
If you take the right cover off the machine in the middle top is a solenoid (held in with 2 screws)and the small peice of sponge on it the is used to keep it quite has decayed back to glue and is keeping the solenoid in the closed position. clean it off with acetone or similar cleaner.

The problem can also be caused by faulty electrolytic capacitors on the secondary side of the power supply.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by Mikey_ (3/8/11 11:59 AM) reply + / -
Thanks first for all the shared knowledge.
I bought my printer while staying in the US. Now I'm back in Europe and ran out of toner.
Replacing the toner gave me an "invalid" message for all colors.
I found this forum, tried the different options (thanks again for that) and did a complete reset.
Toner was still invalid.
I set the "country code" to Germany instead of US, and the toner was ok. But therefore, the imaging unit was invalid (oooh, country codes on each and every part of the printer). Going back to US made the imaging unit valid again, making all the toner cartridges invalid again.

Any chance that there is a non-region country setting similar to DVD-players (where you can have a player playing DVDs from different countries)?


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by jbarker (3/25/11 1:25 PM) reply + / -
I am trying to reset the count on my Samsung CLX3160 fn printer
but can't seem to get into tech mode? Any help?


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by philly5706 (3/25/11 8:24 PM) reply + / -
Why do you want to reset the count?


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by deanstaf (3/27/11 8:18 PM) reply + / -
I had the same issue and becasue there is no keypad on the CLX2160, it was impossible to fix. Finally I tried a factory Reset... and it worked.
Press Menu->ID Copy->Left->Right->Menu->Black Start consecutively, then change the country. It worked.


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by R0ger (7/1/11 3:48 PM) reply + / -
What is the part number for the transfer belt for the Samsung CLX-3160FN? I see all kinds of threads saying they replaced it, but can't find a P/N..??


Re: Replacing transfer belt Samsung CLX-3160 by D4N (9/11/12 8:42 AM) reply + / -
I had 'replace transfer belt'. I did this now it says 'Door Open/Check Transfer Belt'. I have reset the counters and the memory but it still says the same. What is worth noting is that 'Transfer Belt' isn't listed in the counter reset menu.

Anyway still have the same problem.

Thanks


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