Recently bought a Samsung CLX-3175FN all-in-one color laserjet printer. It's tiny for a laser printer and has very low per-page toner costs. Sweet! Well, almost.
More often than not, printing simply doesn't work from Windows XP. Print jobs stay in the spooler queue forever with an "error" status, the printer says "printing" but never does. Sometimes, after a lengthy timeout, the printer issues an error protocol.
The utilities delivered with the printer are able to print reports and test pages, but Notepad, Word and Excel usually fail to print.
I've upgraded to the latest drivers from the manufacturer's site, dated 15 December 09. The printer is connected via USB cable.
My guess would be that the drivers insert erroneous data in some/most print output, which the printer then chokes on. Any hints on what I can do to resolve these errors?
Printing works for small text-only documents without a lot of colors and background graphics. Large, colorful documents bomb.
Problem solved, works fine via Ethernet. Maybe these printers have a cheap USB interface.