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JensErik67 Level 1 Level 1

search for a working driver for my samsung clx 3185fw printer after installing mountain lion the printer does not work

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9

    Two questions:


    1. What version of OS X did you just upgrade from?
    2. Did the printer work OK on the last version of OS X installed on the computer?
  • JensErik67 Level 1 Level 1

    I had lion on my Mac with all Updates and the printer works fine

    after update to mountain lion it dosent work not with the driver from samsung and the apple upgrade center has no drivers for this printer

  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9

    OK, System Preferences - Print & Scan - Highlight the printer on the left - Right Click it and choose Reset Printing System.... then try to print again.

  • JensErik67 Level 1 Level 1

    The problem is that the printer is not aviable in the preferences and when i will add him the mac statrt the apple update and says no software for this device.


    after update to mountain lion the printer disapear from the prferences and its not possible to install the drivers not from the produkt cd not these from the samsung website


    the mac will connect to apple update and do not found any software i think i have 2 possibilitys put the printer aout of the window or wait for new drivers

  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9

    Ok if the device is no longer supported you may need to look for other drivers. Apple does not write printer drivers they cooperate with printer manufacturers to keep them up to date by advising them what is needed. If Samsung did not provide a updated driver then you will have to look for other alternatives. One may be the Gutenberg foundation. Google it and search for a driver for your printer. Before you do check the obvious such as cables and resetting the printer.

  • repmeer Level 1 Level 1

    Is this problem solved after apple released several new printerdrivers yesterday?

  • Christoph Schart Level 1 Level 1


    no there is still no software for this device found. :/

  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7

    my samsung printer worked ok after I went to mtn lion from lion

    but I did notice a new samsung driver update in software updates yesterday

    so I would suggest using software update or looking at samsungs site as

    it seems they are working on updating drivers

  • Luca Pierino Level 1 Level 1

    @Rudegar : we're talking about the 3185fw model. Your printer corrispond to this model ?



    @Christoph Schart


    no there is still no software for this device found. :/


    Same problem here ... But after the latest update, now i can reuse the fax functionalities.



    ciao Luca

  • Latiron Level 1 Level 1

    Can't install the software for the Samsung CLX-3180 Series because it is not currently available from the Software Update server.


    This is the message I get when I try and install the printer that my MacBookPro Retina with ML sees in the list. This tells me that its an APPLE issue, not a samsung issue.  Why does Apple's software update server need to do anything with this driver?

  • repmeer Level 1 Level 1

    You can also download the samsung drivers from this location

  • Latiron Level 1 Level 1

    Tried that link in the last post.  Still does not list the Samsung CLX-3185 or the 3180 Series. I am trying to manually add the printer via network and IP tab.  Is this not the best way to do it?  It sees the CLX-3180 Series in teh drop down list of drivers, but says it is located on Apples servers.  Doesnt work. Any other ideas?

  • custom mini Level 2 Level 2

    Good luck is all can say,


    I have the Samsung CLX-3185W (WiFi Model) and have contacted Samsung three times now about my Mac not printing via WiFi (can fax and scan fine !) and got the same auto reply each time !!!!!


    I know I'm using a PPC iBook with 10.5.8 but the point is still the same very little support from Samsung.........


    Custom mini.

  • Christoph Schart Level 1 Level 1

    I'm using the same printer from Samsung (CLX 3185W), however with mountain lion.


    The new update does include the CLX-3180 series (

    but doesn't work so far :/

    Any ideas?


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