The newer models use a RFID type device so the fuse trick is out.My C3200n is on the fritz...probably a bad port breaking the connection....and I want to replace the printer, but to what?
I liked saving money by buying 3rd party toner. The website I would buy from listed my model number and the C5000 series numbers. The C5000 series models aren't even on the current okidata.com website, so are they obsolete? If I got a current model would I be able to replace the toner myself?
I like resetting the toner drums and they worked just fine even though I did it. Can I still do that with current models?
I'd like comments about any options to replace my c3200n.
Having said that ... if I read you right your issue is the data communication with the PC? If so, that printer has both USB and a NIC, this means typically if one of those interfaces go bad the other can still be used, so your printer should still be usable. My OKI 5150, which is very very close to the 3200 and the 5200 blew the NIC, but I just switched it to USB and works fine.
Also, I assume you substituted a known good cable to troubleshoot?
Just to double check on the interfaces I found this on OKI'S site for the 3200 ...
"Share the advantages.
comes network-ready out of the box. Your
workgroup can share the printer’s speed
and efficiencies via an internal OkiLAN
10/100 Base-T print server. Or an individual
user can enjoy the performance of a C3200nthrough high-speed USB v2.0 connectivity."