Remanufacturing the Samsung CLP-600
- By Javier Gonzalez
- Dec 01, 2006
Released in September 2005, the CLP-600 was Samsung’s first single-pass color laser printer. The CLP-600 series targeted medium and small offices, printing both black-and-white and color documents at 20 ppm.
The photos on this page show the Samsung CLP-600 printer, as well as front, contact-side and gear-side views of the cartridge.
Separating the cartridge sections
1) Remove the tension spring that is attached to the contact end plate and drum axle. See Figure 1.
2) Remove the pins. Insert a small metric screw into the cartridge pin. Turn clockwise until the screw has a tight hold on the pin, then pull the pin out. See Figure 2. Figure 3 shows the pin removed.
3) Use the same procedure for the opposite pin. See Figures 4 and 5.
4) Separate the halves. See Figure 6.
Disassembling the toner cartridge
5) Remove the contact end plate by removing the two screws that hold it in place. See Figures 7 and 8.
6) Remove the two screws that hold the gear-side end plate in place. This will allow access to the gears inside. Remove the first screw from the area shown in Figure 9.
7) Remove the second screw from the area shown in Figure 10.
8) Remove the gears. See Figures 11 and 12.
Gear-side support plate removal
9) Locate the gear-side support plate and remove the screws that hold it in place. See Figure 13.
10) Using a flathead screwdriver, pry the loosened plate away from the cartridge to remove it completely. See Figures 14 and 15.
Contact-side support plate removal
11) Remove the contact-side support plate in the same manner as in the previous steps. See Figures 16 and 17.
12) Remove the developer roller. See Figure 18.
13) Locate the fill plug on the gear side of the cartridge. Using a pair of pliers, carefully pull it out. See Figure 19. Clean cartridge and components thoroughly using compressed air. Refill new toner. Reassemble hopper, and set aside.
Disassembling the drum unit
14) Figure 20 shows the drum unit. Unlock the OPC drum by locating the “C”clip that holds the OPC drum in place on one side. Use a small flathead screwdriver or straight hook tool to draw the “C” clip out. See Figures 21 and 22.
15) Pull out the drum axle through the opposite side. See Figure 23.
16) Follow through until the axle is completely removed. See Figure 24.
17) Remove the OPC drum. See Figure 25.
18) Remove the PCR. See Figure 26.
Removing the wiper blade
19) Remove the two screws from both ends of the wiper blade. See Figure 27.
20) Using a pair of pliers, grip and remove the wiper blade. See Figure 28.
21) Clean thoroughly and reassemble the drum unit. See Figure 29.
22) Just prior to joining the drum unit and toner hopper, you must replace the OEM chip located at the rear of the drum unit. Using a small flathead screwdriver, pry the chip upward. See Figure 30.
23) Remove the OEM chip and replace it with a new aftermarket chip. See Figure 31. Join the cartridge halves and test the cartridge.
Javier Gonzalez is a senior technical support associate for Uninet Imaging Inc.’s U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles. Contact him at 310-280-9620 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article originally appeared in the December 2006 issue of Recharger.
Javier Gonzalez is the R&D Manager for UniNet Imaging Inc.'s U.S. headquarters in the Los Angeles area, and has been with the company for more than eight years. Prior to his promotion to R&D Manager, Gonzalez was a senior technical support associate and R&D technician. He is a contributing writer of cartridge remanufacturing and technical articles and regularly teaches at technical seminars, road shows, and industry events worldwide.