your office partner
INSTRUCTION HANDBOOK
Basic
Colour printer
CLP 3416
please read the instruction handbook
carefully before using this machine. keep it
close to the machine for easy reference.
UTAX Product Management 2004
Contents
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Installation
Unpacking the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Installing the Toner Container and Waste Toner Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Making the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
2
Machine Parts
Components at the Front of the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Components at the Left of the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Internal Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Components at the Rear of the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
3
Printing Operation
Loading Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Printing from Application Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
4
Maintenance
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Toner Container Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Replacing the Waste Toner Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
5
Troubleshooting
General Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Clearing Paper Jams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
6
Specifications
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Contents
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Legal and Safety Information
CAUTION: NO LIABILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED
BY IMPROPER INSTALLATION.
Notice on Software
SOFTWARE USED WITH THIS PRINTER MUST SUPPORT THE
PRINTER'S EMULATION MODE. The printer is factory-set to emulate the
PCL. The emulation mode can be changed by following the procedures
described in The Using the Operator Panel in the Advanced Operation
Guide.
Notice
The information in this guide is subject to change without notification.
Additional pages may be inserted in future editions. The user is asked to
excuse any technical inaccuracies or typographical errors in the present
edition.
No responsibility is assumed if accidents occur while the user is following
the instructions in this guide. No responsibility is assumed for defects in the
printer's firmware (contents of its read-only memory).
This guide, any copyrightable subject matter sold or provided with or in
connection with the sale of the page printer, are protected by copyright. All
rights are reserved. Copying or other reproduction of all or part of this
guide, any copyrightable subject matter without the prior written consent of
Kyocera Mita Corporation is prohibited. Any copies made of all or part of
this guide, any copyrightable subject must contain the same copyright
notice as the material from which the copying is done.
Regarding Tradenames
PRESCRIBE is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. KPDL is
trademark of Kyocera Corporation.
Hewlett-Packard, PCL, and PJL are registered trademarks of HewlettPackard Company. Centronics is a trade name of Centronics Data
Computer Inc. PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems
Incorporated. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation. PowerPC and Microdrive are trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation. CompactFlash is a
trademark of SanDisk Corporation. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered
mark. All other brand and product names are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective companies.
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This product uses PeerlessPrintXL to provide the HP LaserJet compatible
PCL 6 language emulation. PeerlessPrintXL is a trademark of The
Peerless Group, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, U.S.A.
This product was developed using the Tornado™ Real Time Operating
System and Tools from Wind River Systems.
This product contains UFST™ and MicroType® from Agfa
Monotype Corporation.
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License Agreements
IBM Program License Agreement
THE DEVICE YOU HAVE PURCHASED CONTAINS ONE OR MORE
SOFTWARE PROGRAMS (“PROGRAMS”) WHICH BELONG TO
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (“IBM”). THIS
DOCUMENT DEFINES THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH
THE SOFTWARE IS BEING LICENSED TO YOU BY IBM. IF YOU DO
NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE,
THEN WITHIN 14 DAYS AFTER YOUR ACQUISITION OF THE DEVICE
YOU MAY RETURN THE DEVICE FOR A FULL REFUND. IF YOU DO
NOT SO RETURN THE DEVICE WITHIN THE 14 DAYS, THEN YOU
WILL BE ASSUMED TO HAVE AGREED TO THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS.
The Programs are licensed not sold. IBM, or the applicable IBM country
organization, grants you a license for the Programs only in the country
where you acquired the Programs. You obtain no rights other than those
granted you under this license.
The term “Programs” means the original and all whole or partial copies of
it, including modified copies or portions merged into other programs. IBM
retains title to the Programs. IBM owns, or has licensed from the owner,
copyrights in the Programs.
1. License
Under this license, you may use the Programs only with the device on
which they are installed and transfer possession of the Programs and the
device to another party.
If you transfer the Programs, you must transfer a copy of this license and
any other documentation to the other party. Your license is then
terminated. The other party agrees to these terms and conditions by its first
use of the Program.
You may not:
1
use, copy, modify, merge, or transfer copies of the Program except
as provided in this license;
2
reverse assemble or reverse compile the Program; or
3
sublicense, rent, lease, or assign the Program.
2. Limited Warranty
The Programs are provided “AS IS.”
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES COVERING THE PROGRAMS
(OR CONDITIONS), EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the
above exclusion may not apply to you.
3. Limitation of Remedies
IBM's entire liability under this license is the following;
For any claim (including fundamental breach), in any form, related in any
way to this license, IBM's liability will be for actual damages only and will
be limited to the greater of:
1
the equivalent of U.S. $25,000 in your local currency; or
2
IBM's then generally available license fee for the Program
This limitation will not apply to claims for bodily injury or damages to real
or tangible personal property for which IBM is legally liable.
IBM will not be liable for any lost profits, lost savings, or any incidental
damages or other economic consequential damages, even if IBM, or its
authorized supplier, has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
IBM will not be liable for any damages claimed by you based on any third
party claim. This limitation of remedies also applies to any developer of
Programs supplied to IBM. IBM's and the developer's limitations of
remedies are not cumulative. Such developer is an intended beneficiary of
this Section. Some jurisdictions do not allow these limitations or
exclusions, so they may not apply to you.
4. General
You may terminate your license at any time. IBM may terminate your
license if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this license. In
either event, you must destroy all your copies of the Program. You are
responsible for payment of any taxes, including personal property taxes,
resulting from this license. Neither party may bring an action, regardless of
form, more than two years after the cause of action arose. If you acquired
the Program in the United States, this license is governed by the laws of
the State of New York. If you acquired the Program in Canada, this license
is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. Otherwise, this license
is governed by the laws of the country in which you acquired the Program.
Typeface Trademark Acknowledgement
All resident fonts in this printer are licensed from Agfa Corporation.
Helvetica, Palatino and Times are registered trademarks of Linotype-Hell
AG. ITC Avant Garde Gothic, ITC Bookman, ITC ZapfChancery and ITC
Zapf Dingbats are registered trademarks of International Typeface
Corporation.
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Agfa Monotype License Agreement
1
“Software” shall mean the digitally encoded, machine readable,
scalable outline data as encoded in a special format as well as the
UFST Software.
2
You agree to accept a non-exclusive license to use the Software to
reproduce and display weights, styles and versions of letters,
numerals, characters and symbols (“Typefaces”) solely for your own
customary business or personal purposes at the address stated on
the registration card you return to Agfa Japan. Under the terms of
this License Agreement, you have the right to use the Fonts on up to
three printers. If you need to have access to the fonts on more than
three printers, you need to acquire a multi-user license agreement
which can be obtained from Agfa Japan. Agfa Japan retains all
rights, title and interest to the Software and Typefaces and no rights
are granted to you other than a License to use the Software on the
terms expressly set forth in this Agreement.
3
To protect proprietary rights of Agfa Japan, you agree to maintain the
Software and other proprietary information concerning the Typefaces
in strict confidence and to establish reasonable procedures
regulating access to and use of the Software and Typefaces.
4
You agree not to duplicate or copy the Software or Typefaces, except
that you may make one backup copy. You agree that any such copy
shall contain the same proprietary notices as those appearing on the
original.
5
This License shall continue until the last use of the Software and
Typefaces, unless sooner terminated. This License may be
terminated by Agfa Japan if you fail to comply with the terms of this
License and such failure is not remedied within thirty (30) days after
notice from Agfa Japan. When this License expires or is terminated,
you shall either return to Agfa Japan or destroy all copies of the
Software and Typefaces and documentation as requested.
6
You agree that you will not modify, alter, disassemble, decrypt,
reverse engineer or decompile the Software.
7
Agfa Japan warrants that for ninety (90) days after delivery, the
Software will perform in accordance with Agfa Japan-published
specifications, and the diskette will be free from defects in material
and workmanship. Agfa Japan does not warrant that the Software is
free from all bugs, errors and omissions.
8
THE PARTIES AGREE THAT ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE EXCLUDED.
9
Your exclusive remedy and the sole liability of Agfa Japan in
connection with the Software and Typefaces is repair or replacement
of defective parts, upon their return to Agfa Japan.
10 IN NO EVENT WILL AGFA JAPAN BE LIABLE FOR LOST
PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY
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ABUSE OR MISAPPLICATION OF THE SOFTWARE AND
TYPEFACES.
11 New York, U.S.A. law governs this Agreement.
12 You shall not sublicense, sell, lease, or otherwise transfer the
Software and/or Typefaces without the prior written consent of Agfa
Japan.
13 Use, duplication or disclosure by the Government is subject to
restrictions as set forth in the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
Software clause at FAR 252-227-7013, subdivision (b)(3)(ii) or
subparagraph (c)(1)(ii), as appropriate. Further use, duplication or
disclosure is subject to restrictions applicable to restricted rights
software as set forth in FAR 52.227-19 (c)(2).
14 YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS
AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND IT, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY
ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE
BOUND BY ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATION NOT
CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT. NO CHANGE IN THIS
AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE UNLESS WRITTEN AND SIGNED
BY PROPERLY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH
PARTY. BY OPENING THIS DISKETTE PACKAGE, YOU AGREE
TO ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS
AGREEMENT.
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Compliance and Conformity
Interface connectors
IMPORTANT: Be sure to power off the printer before connecting or
disconnecting an interface cable. For protection against static electricity
discharge to the printer's internal electronics through the interface
connector(s), cover any interface connector that is not in use with the
protective cap supplied.
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NOTE: Use shielded interface cables.
Cautionary Labels
The printer bears any of the following labels.
For Europe, Asia, and other countries
(except U.S.A and Canada)
Ozone concentration
The printers generate ozone gas (O3) which may concentrate in the place
of installation and cause an unpleasant smell. To minimize the
concentration of ozone gas to less than 0.1 ppm, we recommend you not
to install the printer in a confined area where ventilation is blocked.
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CE Marking Directive
According to Council Directive 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC
UTAX GmbH
Ohechaussee 235
22848 Norderstedt, Germany
Declares that the product
Product name: Color Page Printer
Model number: CLP 3416 (as tested with enhancement optional units;
Duplex unit DU-300/DU-301, Paper Feeder PF-60)
Conforms to the following product specifications:
EN 55 022: 1998 Class B
EN 61 000-3-2: 2000
EN 61 000-3-3: 1995
EN 55 024: 1998
EN 60 950: 2000
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The manufacturer and its merchandising companies retain the following
technical documentation in anticipation of the inspection that may be
conducted by the authorities concerned.
User’s instruction that conforms to the applicable specifications.
Technical drawings.
Descriptions of procedures that guarantee conformity.
Other technical information.
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ISO 7779
Maschinenlärminformationsverordnung 3. GSGV, 18.01.1991: Der
höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß ISO
7779.
Disclaimer
UTAX GmbH will not be liable to customers or any other person or entity
for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly
by equipment sold or furnished by us, including but not limited to, any
interruption of service, loss of business or anticipatory profits, or
consequential damages resulting from the use or operation of the
equipment or software.
Energy Star®
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, we have determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy
efficiency.
The basic objective of the ENERGY STAR Program is to reduce environmental
pollution by encouraging the manufacture and sale of equipment that uses
energy more efficiently.
This printer is equipped with a sleep timer function that conforms with the
standards of the ENERGY STAR Program. This function makes it possible to
reduce the amount of electrical power consumed by the printer. For
maximum power savings, turn off the printer’s power supply when not
using the printer for extended periods of time.
For details on the sleep timer function and printer power consumption,
refer to this manual.
Initial settings of the sleep timer function and power saved using the sleep
timer function:
CLP 3416
Initial Auto Sleep Setting
Power consumption in
Auto Sleep
15 minutes (60 minutes)
16W (45W) [for Europe, Asia, and other
countries]
( ): ENERGY STAR program guideline
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Group for Energy Efficient Appliances (GEEA)
The goal of GEEA is efficient use of energy. This
product has a high-efficiency profile and meets the
criteria for receiving the GEEA-Label.
CLP 3416
Initial Auto Sleep Setting
15 minutes (30 minutes)
Power Consumption
- Power off
- Auto Sleep
0W (1W)
16W (30W)
( ): GEEA criteria
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Installation Precautions
Environment
CAUTION: Avoid placing the printer on or in locations which are unstable
or not level. Such locations may cause the printer to fall. This type of
situation presents a danger of personal injury or damage to the printer.
Avoid locations with humidity or dust and dirt. If dust or dirt becomes
attached to the power plug, clean the plug to avoid the danger of fire or
electrical shock.
Avoid locations near radiators, heaters, or other heat sources, or locations
near flammable items, to avoid the danger of fire.
To keep the printer cool and facilitate changing of parts and maintenance,
allow access space as shown below. Leave adequate space, especially
around the side cover, to allow air to be properly ventilated from the printer.
Top: 75 cm
(29-1/2 inches)
Left: 40 cm
(15-3/4 inches)
Right: 25 cm
(10 inches)
Rear: 25 cm
(10 inches)
([40 cm (15-3/4 inches)
when the optional face-up
output tray is installed]
Front: 60 cm
(23-5/8 inches)
Other Precautions
•
Adverse environmental conditions may affect the safe operation and
performance of the printer. Install in an air-conditioned room
(recommended room temperature: around 23 °C, humidity: around
60% RH) and avoid the following locations when selecting a site for
the printer.
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Avoid locations near a window or with exposure to direct sunlight.
Avoid locations with vibrations.
Avoid locations with drastic temperature fluctuations.
Avoid locations with direct exposure to hot or cold air.
Avoid poorly ventilated locations.
If the flooring is of a soft material, it may be damaged by the casters
when this product is moved after installation.
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Power Supply/Grounding the Printer
WARNING: Do not use a power supply with a voltage other than that
specified. Avoid multiple connections in the same outlet. These types of
situations present a danger of fire or electrical shock.
Plug the power cord securely into the outlet. If metallic objects come in
contact with the prongs on the plug, it may cause a fire or electric shock.
Always connect the printer to an outlet with a ground connection to avoid
the danger of fire or electrical shock in case of an electric short. If an earth
connection is not possible, contact your service representative.
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Other Precautions
Connect the power plug to the closest outlet possible to the printer.
Handling of Plastic Bags
WARNING: Keep the plastic bags that are used with the printer away
from children. The plastic may cling to their nose and mouth causing
suffocation.
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Precautions for Use
Cautions when Using the Printer
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Do not place metallic objects or containers with water (flower vases,
flower pots, cups, etc.) on or near the printer. This type of situation
presents a danger of fire or electrical shock should they fall inside.
•
Do not remove any of the covers from the printer as there is a danger
of electrical shock from high voltage parts inside the printer.
•
Do not damage, break or attempt to repair the power cord. Do not
place heavy objects on the cord, pull it, bend it unnecessarily or cause
any other type of damage.These types of situations present a danger
of fire or electrical shock.
•
Never attempt to repair or disassemble the printer or its parts as there
is a danger of fire, electrical shock or damage to the laser. If the laser
beam escapes, there is a danger of it causing blindness.
•
If the printer becomes excessively hot, smoke appears from the
printer, there is an odd smell, or any other abnormal situation occurs,
there is a danger of fire or electrical shock. Turn the power switch OFF
({) immediately, remove the power plug from the outlet and contact
your service representative.
•
If anything harmful (paper clips, water, other fluids, etc.) falls into the
printer, turn the power switch OFF ({) immediately. Next, remove the
power plug from the outlet to avoid the danger of fire or electrical
shock. Then contact your service representative.
•
Do not remove or connect the power plug with wet hands, as there is
a danger of electrical shock.
•
Always contact your service representative for maintenance or repair
of internal parts.
•
Do not pull the power cord when removing it from the outlet. If the
power cord is pulled, the wires may become broken and there is a
danger of fire or electrical shock. (Always grasp the power plug when
removing the power cord from the outlet.)
•
Always remove the power plug from the outlet when moving the
printer. If the power cord is damaged, there is a danger of fire or
electrical shock.
•
If the printer will not be used for a short period of time (overnight, etc.),
turn the power switch OFF ({). If it will not be used for an extended
period of time (vacations, etc.), remove the power plug from the outlet
for safety purposes during the time the printer is not in use.
•
For safety purposes. Always remove the power plug from the outlet
when performing cleaning operations.
•
If dust accumulates within the printer, there is a danger of fire or other
trouble. It is therefore recommended that you consult with your service
representative in regard to cleaning of internal parts. This is
particularly effective if accomplished prior to seasons of high humidity.
Consult with your service representative in regard to the cost of
cleaning the internal parts of the printer.
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Other Precautions
•
Do not place heavy objects on the printer or cause other damage to
the printer.
•
Do not open the top/left/rear cover, turn off the main switch, or pull out
the power plug during printing.
•
During printing, some ozone is released, but the amount does not
cause any ill effect to one's health. If, however, the printer is used over
a long period of time in a poorly ventilated room or when printing an
extremely large number of copies, the smell may become unpleasant.
To maintain the appropriate environment for print work, it is suggested
that the room be properly ventilated.
•
Do not touch electrical parts, such as connectors or printed circuit
boards. They could be damaged by static electricity.
•
Do not attempt to perform any operations not explained in this
handbook.
•
If the printer will not be used for an extended period of time, remove
the paper from the cassette, return it to its original package and reseal
it.
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
Cautions for Toner Handling
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Do not incinerate toner and toner containers. Dangerous sparks may
cause burn.
•
Never open the toner container.
•
Do not inhale the toner.
•
If you get toner on your hands, Do not rub your eyes or touch your
mouth. Wash the toner from your hands.
•
For the disposal of old toner container, consult your service technician.
Or dispose of the toner or toner containers in accordance with Federal,
State and Local rules and regulations.
•
Retain the empty toner container for use as a toner collector.
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For More Information...
Item
Description
Installation Guide (paper manual)
Describes the printer setup procedure.
Basic Operation Guide (this manual)
Guides you through topics concerning the operations and
maintenance of the printer.
The following documents are stored in the CD-ROM as PDF documents.
Advanced Operation Guide
Guides you through topics concerning loading paper, using the
operator panel as well as describing the options available and the
specifications for the physical interface.
KX Printer Drivers Operation Guide
Describes how to install and set the printer driver.
Technical Reference for PRESCRIBE
Commands
PRESCRIBE is the native language of the Kyocera printers. This
Technical Reference contains the information about how the
printing is performed using the PRESCRIBE commands as well as
the font and emulation description. Also included is a list of
permanent parameters and their explanation needed when
customizing your printer.
Command Reference for PRESCRIBE
Commands
Gives a detailed explanation of the PRESCRIBE command syntax
and parameters with the aid of print examples.
About the Operation Guide
This Operation Guide has the following chapters:
Chapter 1 - Installation
This chapter describes how to install the printer.
Chapter 2 - Machine Parts
This chapter explains the names of parts.
Chapter 3 - Printing Operation
This chapter explains how to print from your workstation.
Chapter 4 - Maintenance
This chapter explains how to replace the toner container and how to care
for your printer.
Chapter 5 - Troubleshooting
This chapter explains how to handle printer problems that may occur, such
as paper jams.
Chapter 6 - Specifications
This chapter lists the printer’s specifications.
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Conventions
This manual uses the following conventions.
Convention
Description
Example
Italic Typeface
Used to emphasise a key word,
phrase or message. In addition,
references to other publications
are displayed in italic typeface.
A Completed message displays and the
Copy Basic screen returns.
Notes
Used to provide additional or
useful information about a
function or feature. Can also
contain references to other
publications.
NOTE: For information about storing the
pin, refer to step 10.
Important
Use to provide important
information.
Caution
Cautions are statements that
suggest mechanical damage as
a result of an action.
CAUTION: Do not pull the cassette out
Used to alert users to the
possibility of personal injury.
WARNING: High voltage is present
in the charger section.
Warning
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IMPORTANT: Ensure paper is not
folded, curled, or damaged.
when holding the front of the machine.
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1 Installation
This chapter contains explanations on the following topics:
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Unpacking the printer ................................................... 1-2
Installing the Toner Container and Waste Toner Box ... 1-4
Making the connections................................................ 1-7
1-1
Installation
Unpacking the printer
1
Unpack the printer and all its included components.
Be sure to hold the right and left
sides of the printer when carrying
it, as shown in the illustration.
European/Pacific
countries
2
U.S.A./Canada
Remove the packing cover and all packing tapes.
Packing cover
Packing tape
1-2
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3
Check the parts and components.
1
Printer
2
Documents and software
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Installation Guide
Basic Operation Guide (this guide)
CD-ROMs
3
Magenta toner container
4
Cyan toner container
5
Yellow toner container
6
Black toner container
7
Waste toner boxes (one is a spare)
8
Power cord
Install the toner container and waste toner box (see Installing the Toner
Container and Waste Toner Box on page 1-4).
1-3
Installation
Installing the Toner Container and Waste Toner Box
1
Close the paper transfer unit tightly.
2
Open the top cover and remove the
packing item.
In this example, it is assumed that you
are installing the black toner container.
Packing item
3
Make sure that the side of the toner
container with the markings (caution notes,
etc.) are facing downward, and shake the
new toner container 5 or 6 times as shown
in the figure in order to distribute the toner
evenly inside the container.
Do not forcefully push in on the center of
the toner container or touch the toner
supply opening with your hands or fingers
during this procedure.
4
Toner supply
opening
Set the new toner container in
the printer with the markings
facing upward as shown in the
figure below.
NOTE: Be sure to set the
toner container in the correct
location for that color.
Magenta (M)
Cyan (C)
Yellow (Y)
Black (K)
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5
Install the toner container by pushing down
on the container until it clicks firmly into
place.
6
Apply light pressure to the toner
container and push the blue lock
lever on the toner container back
towards the locked symbol as far
as it will go.
Lock lever
To install the other color toner
containers, use the same
procedure as above.
7
Close the top cover.
8
Open the left cover.
9
Open the cap of the waste toner box.
Cap
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Installation
1-6
10
Install the waste toner box into the printer
as shown in the figure by setting the bottom
of the box into the receptacle, and then
pushing down on the box until it snaps
firmly into place.
11
Make sure that the waste toner box is
correctly inserted and close the left cover.
12
Connect up the printer (see Making the connections on page 1-7).
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Installation
Making the connections
1
2
Connect the printer to your
computer. (The connecting
cable is sold separately.)
USB Interface
Parallel Interface
Network Interface
(Ethernet)
Connect the provided power
cord to a power outlet.
Power Cord
Connector
3
Turn on ( | ) the printer’s power
switch (located on the left side of the
printer).
4
Set the color registration.
NOTE: Set the color registration according to the procedures described
in the Advanced Operation Guide, Using the Operator Panel section
under Other Modes.
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2 Machine Parts
This section provides explanations and illustrations for you to
determine the parts and their functions. Try to be familiar with
the names and functions of these parts for correct use and
optimal performance.
This chapter contains explanations on the following topics:
•
•
•
•
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Components at the Front of the Printer ........................ 2-2
Components at the Left of the Printer .......................... 2-3
Internal Components .................................................... 2-4
Components at the Rear of the Printer......................... 2-5
2-1
Machine Parts
Components at the Front of the Printer
1
2
3
4
1
Operator Panel
Used to specify printer functions and display the printer operating
status.
2
Top Cover
When open, this cover gives you access to the internal
component for replacing toner containers.
3
MP (Multi-Purpose) Tray
The MP tray holds up to 100 sheets of paper (80 g/m²).
Transparencies, envelopes, etc. must be fed using this tray.
4
Paper Cassette
The cassette holds up to 500 sheets of paper from A5 to Legal
sizes (80 g/m²).
2-2
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Machine Parts
Components at the Left of the Printer
3
1
5
2
4
1
Top Tray
This tray receives printouts face down.
2
Power Switch
This switch turns printer power on and off.
3
Left Cover
This cover needs to be opened when replacing the waste toner
box or cleaning the main charger units.
4
Waste Toner Box
This plastic box collects waste toner for later disposal. The box
has a cap which is used to seal the box opening when being
disposed of.
5
Main Charger Units on the Drum Units
The main charger units are electrical components included in
each toner container and are used to transfer toner onto the drum
unit. Whenever you replace a toner container, be sure to clean
the corresponding main charger unit.
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Machine Parts
Internal Components
1
2
3
4
5
1
Magenta Toner Container
This container holds magenta (M) toner. You must replace the
container when the toner runs out.
2
Cyan Toner Container
This container holds cyan (C) toner. You must replace the
container when the toner runs out.
3
Yellow Toner Container
This container holds yellow (Y) toner. You must replace the
container when the toner runs out.
4
Black Toner Container
This container holds black (K) toner. You must replace the
container when the toner runs out.
5
Paper Transfer Unit
The paper transfer unit feeds paper from the cassette for printing.
2-4
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Machine Parts
Components at the Rear of the Printer
1
3
4
5
2
6
7
8
1
Vents
Air is purged through these vents to cool down the inside.
2
Memory Card Slot
This slot receives a memory card. A memory card can hold fonts,
macros, forms, etc., that can be downloaded in the printer’s
memory. For details, see the Options section of the Advanced
Operation Guide.
3
Power Cord Connector
This connector accepts the power cord supplied with the printer.
4
USB Interface Connector
This connector is a USB interface that conforms to the Hi-Speed
USB. Use a USB cable between this connector and the USB port
on a computer.
5
Network indicators
These indicators light according to the communication status with
the network.
Right: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX indicator
Lights when you are connected to the network at 10 Mbps or 100
Mbps.
Left: Status indicator
Flashes during data communication.
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Machine Parts
6
Option Interface Slot (Network/Serial)
This slot can be used to hold the optional network interface card,
a hard disk or the serial interface board kit. For details, see the
Options section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
7
Parallel Interface Connector
This connector is for a standard Centronics parallel interface
cable from the computer. Connect this connector to the
computer’s parallel port.
8
Network Interface Connector
Connects to the network via a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX network
cable.
2-6
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3 Printing Operation
This chapter contains explanations on the following topics:
•
•
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Loading Printer Driver .................................................. 3-2
Printing from Application Software ............................... 3-3
3-1
Printing Operation
Loading Printer Driver
Ensure the printer is plugged in and connected to the PC before installing
the printer driver from the CD-ROM.
1
Switch on the PC and activate Windows.
NOTE: If the Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box
displays, select Cancel.
2
Insert the CD-ROM supplied with the printer into the optical drive of the PC.
3
The installation program launches.
NOTE: If the installation program fails to launch, use Windows Explorer
to access the CD-ROM and select Setup.exe.
4
3-2
Perform the procedures displayed on the installation program to install the
KX DRIVER.
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Printing Operation
Printing from Application Software
The steps required to print a document created with an application are
explained below. You can select the printing Paper Size and Output
Destination.
1
Load the paper required into the paper cassette.
2
From the application File menu, select Print. The Print dialog box displays.
3
Click the drop down list of printer names. All the printers installed in
Windows are listed. Click the name of the machine.
4
Use Number of copies to enter the number of prints required. Up to 999
copies can be entered.
For Microsoft Word, we recommend that you click Options and specify
Use printer settings for the Default tray.
3
4
5
To start printing, click OK.
NOTE: For information on how to use the printer driver software, refer to
the KX Printer Driver Operation Guide.
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Printing Operation
3-4
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4 Maintenance
This chapter contains explanations on the following topics:
•
•
•
•
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General Information...................................................... 4-2
Toner Container Replacement...................................... 4-3
Cleaning the Printer...................................................... 4-8
Replacing the Waste Toner Box ................................. 4-15
4-1
Maintenance
General Information
This chapter describes basic maintenance tasks you can perform on the
printer. You can replace the following component according to the printer’s
display:
•
Toner Kits
•
Waste Toner Box
Also, the following parts need periodic cleaning:
4-2
•
Paper Transfer Unit
•
Main Charger Units
•
Advanced Beam Array Lenses
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Maintenance
Toner Container Replacement
Frequency of toner container replacement
The life of the toner containers depends on the amount of toner required to
accomplish your printing jobs. When 5% coverage (a typical business
document) of individual toner colors is assumed for A4 or letter size paper:
•
The black toner container lasts an average of 8,000 monochrome
pages.
•
The cyan, magenta, and yellow toner containers last an average of
8,000 color images.
You can print a status page to check how much toner remains in the toner
container. For details, see Using the Operator Panel in the Advanced
Operation Guide. The Toner Gauge section on the status page shows a
progress bar for each color, which roughly represents how much toner is
left in the toner container.
Starter Toner Containers
The toner containers packed with the new printer are starter toner
containers. The black starter toner container lasts an average of 4,000
monochrome pages. The cyan, magenta, and yellow starter toner
containers last an average of 4,000 color images for each.
Toner Kits
It is strongly recommended that you use the new toner kit supplied from the
manufacturer to prevent printer troubles and ensure a long printer life.
The toner kits are supplied in 4 different colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and
black.
A new toner kit for each color contains the following items:
•
Toner Container
•
Cleaning cloth
•
Grid cleaner for main charger cleaning
•
Plastic waste bags for old toner container and old waste toner box
•
Waste toner box
•
Installation Guide
NOTE: Do not remove the toner container from the carton until you are
ready to install it in the printer.
Understanding Messages Requesting Toner Container Replacement
The printer displays messages for individual colors at two stages of toner
usage. This message is automatically alternated with the other printer
message (such as Ready):
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Maintenance
•
When the printer becomes low on toner, for example in the cyan
container, the printer displays the message Toner low C, M, Y, K as
the first caution. Note the replacement is not always necessary at this
stage.
•
If you ignore the above message and continue printing, the printer
displays the message Replace toner — just before the toner is
used up. The toner container must be replaced immediately. Clean the
separate charger wires, etc. After the cleaning is finished, however, the
message does not automatically change to Ready. To restart printing,
you must press [GO] and make the printer ready.
In either case, replace the toner container, see Toner Container
Replacement on page 4-3.
Replacing the Toner Container
NOTE: During toner container replacement, temporarily put storage
media and computer supplies (such as floppy disks) away from around
the toner container. This is to avoid damaging media by the magnetism of
toner.
This section explains how to replace the toner containers. When replacing
the toner container of any color, always replace the waste toner box at the
same time. If this box is full, the printer may be damaged or contaminated
by the waste toner that may spill over the box.
NOTE: You do not have to turn printer power off before starting the
replacement. Any data that may be under printing process in the printer
will be deleted if you turn printer power off.
To replace the toner container, first make sure of the color of the toner
container requiring replacement. In this example, it is assumed that you
are replacing the black toner container.
1
Open the top cover.
Magenta (M)
Top Cover
Cyan (C)
Yellow (Y)
Black (K)
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Maintenance
2
Pull the blue lock lever on the toner container forward towards the
unlocked symbol.
Lock Lever
3
Carefully remove the old toner container from the printer.
4
Put the old toner container in the plastic bag (contained in the toner kit) and
discard it later according to the local code or regulations for waste disposal.
Plastic Bag
5
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Take the new toner container out of the toner kit.
4-5
Maintenance
4-6
6
Shake the new toner container 5 or 6 times as shown in the figure in order
to distribute the toner evenly inside the container.
7
Set the new toner container in the printer as shown in the figure below.
8
Push down on the top of the toner container to install it firmly in place.
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9
Pull the blue lock lever on the toner container back towards the locked
symbol as far as it will go.
Lock Lever
10
Use the same procedure to replace the other color toner containers.
11
Close the top cover.
Proceed to the next section.
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Maintenance
Cleaning the Printer
The following parts must be cleaned each time the toner container and
waste toner box are replaced:
•
Main charger wire
•
Main charger grid
•
Advanced beam array lens
•
Registration roller
In addition to this, it is recommended that the main charger wire and
registration roller are cleaned periodically at least once a month.
If lines, etc., appear on printed copies, the printouts appear dirty, or faint or
blurred printouts are produced, clean the advanced beam array lenses.
Cleaning the Main Charger Unit
The main charger units need to be cleaned periodically as they get
contaminated after long usage. Each main charger unit comprises two
main parts — the wire and the grid — which should be cleaned separately
as explained below.
There are 4 main charger units, one for each toner container. When
performing the cleaning procedure, be sure to clean the main charger unit
that corresponds to color of the toner container that was replaced. The
following example explains the procedure to clean the main charger unit for
the black toner container.
Main Charger Units
M
4-8
C
Y
K
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Maintenance
1
Open the left cover.
Left Cover
2
First clean the main charger wire. Grasp the green wire cleaner knob.
Gently pull the wire cleaner knob out and push it back in. Repeat this 2 to
3 times. After cleaning, make sure you restore the wire cleaner knob to its
home position.
Wire Cleaner Knob
NOTE: If the wire cleaner knob is not restored to its home position, a
band will print along the length of the page.
3
Next, clean the main charger grid. Take the grid cleaner out of the toner kit.
Take the grid cleaner out of the protective bag and remove the cap.
Cap
Grid Cleaner
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Maintenance
NOTE: The pad of the grid cleaner contains water. Clean the grid quickly so that
the pad may not dry off.
4
Lift up slightly on the main charger unit and pull it out a short distance as
shown in the figure below.
Main Charger
Unit
5
Attach the grid cleaner to the printer with the pad facing up.
Grid Cleaner
4-10
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Maintenance
6
Gently pull the main charger handle out and push it back in. Repeat this 2
to 3 times. These movements clean the grid. After cleaning, make sure you
restore the main charger unit to its home position.
Main Charger Unit
NOTE: If the main charger unit is not restored to its home position, the
corresponding color will be printed over the whole page.
7
Remove the grid cleaner from the printer and discard it. The grid cleaner
cannot be reused.
Use the same procedure to clean the main charger units for the other toner
containers.
Proceed to the next section and clean the advanced beam array lenses.
Cleaning the Advanced Beam Array Lenses
If lines, etc., appear on printed copies, the printouts appear dirty, or faint or
blurred printouts are produced, clean the advanced beam array lenses.
There is 1 lens on the main charger unit of each toner container. The
following example explains the procedure to clean the lens on the main
charger unit of the black toner container.
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Maintenance
1
Grasp the tab of the green lens cleaner knob. Gently pull the lens cleaner
knob out and push it back in. Repeat this 2 times.
Lens Cleaner Knob
2
Push the lens cleaner knob back in completely. After cleaning, make sure
you restore the lens cleaner knob to its home position.
NOTE: If the lens cleaner knob is not restored to its home position, the
corresponding color will be printed over the whole page.
Use the same procedure to clean the lenses on the main charger unit of
the other toner containers.
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Maintenance
3
Once you are finished cleaning all 4 lenses, close the left cover.
Cleaning the Paper Transfer Unit
Print problems such as soiling of the reverse side of printed pages may
occur if the paper transfer unit becomes dirty. To clean the paper transfer
unit, you must use the cleaning cloth included in the toner kit.
1
While pulling the green paper transfer unit release lever, pull out the paper
transfer unit.
Paper Transfer Unit
Release Lever (Green)
Paper Transfer Unit
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Maintenance
2
Wipe away the paper dust on the registration roller and the paper ramp
using the wiper cloth included in the toner kit.
Paper Ramp
Transfer Roller
(Black)
Registration Roller (Metal)
NOTE: Be careful not to touch the black transfer roller during cleaning as
this may adversely affect print quality.
3
4-14
Push the paper transfer unit back in completely.
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Maintenance
Replacing the Waste Toner Box
Replace the waste toner box when the Check waste toner box
message is displayed. A new waste toner box is included with the toner kit.
The printer will not operate without replacing the waste toner box.
1
Open the left cover.
Left Cover
2
While holding the waste toner box, press the lock lever and then gently
remove the waste toner box.
Lock Lever
NOTE: Remove the waste toner box as gently as possible so as not to
scatter the toner inside. Do not let the opening of the waste toner box face
downward.
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Maintenance
3
Close the cap to the old waste toner box after removing the box from the
printer.
Cap
Old Waste Toner Box
4
To prevent toner from spilling, put the old waste toner box in the plastic bag
(contained in the toner kit) and discard it later according to the local code
or regulations for waste disposal.
Plastic Bag
5
Open the cap of the new waste toner box.
Cap
New Waste Toner Box
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Maintenance
6
Insert the new waste toner box as shown in the figure below. When the box
is set correctly, it will snap into place.
New Waste Toner
Box
7
Make sure that the waste toner box is correctly inserted and close the left
cover.
After replacing the toner containers and the waste toner box, clean the
main charger units and the paper transfer unit. For instructions, see
Cleaning the Printer on page 4-8.
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5 Troubleshooting
This chapter contains explanations on the following topics:
•
•
•
•
General Guidelines....................................................... 5-2
Print Quality Problems.................................................. 5-3
Error Messages ............................................................ 5-7
Clearing Paper Jams.................................................. 5-14
If a problem cannot be corrected, contact your service
technician.
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Troubleshooting
General Guidelines
The table below provides basic solutions for problems you may encounter
with the printer. We suggest you consult this table to troubleshoot the
problems before calling for service.
Symptom
Check Items
Corrective Action
Print quality is not good.
See Print Quality Problems on page 5-3.
Paper is jammed.
See Clearing Paper Jams on page 5-14
Nothing lights on the operator
panel even when power is turned
on and the fan makes no noise.
Check that the power cord is
properly plugged into the power
outlet.
Turn off the printer’s power, plug in
the power cord securely, and try
turning on the printer’s power
again.
Check that the power switch is
in the On (|) position.
Set the power switch to the On
position.
Check the printer cable or the
interface cable.
Connect both ends of the printer
cable securely. Try replacing the
printer cable or the interface cable.
Check program files and
application software.
Try printing another file or using
another print command. If the
problem occurs only with a specific
file or application, check the printer
driver settings for that application.
The printer prints a status page,
but does not print jobs from the
computer.
Tips
Printer problems may be solved easily by following the tips below. When
you have encountered a problem that following the above guidelines will
not solve, try the following:
5-2
•
Turn the printer power off and wait for several seconds. Then, turn on
the printer.
•
Reboot the computer which sends the print jobs to the printer.
•
Obtain and use the latest version of the printer driver. The latest
versions of printer drivers and utilities can be downloaded from
the internet.
•
Make sure that the procedures for printing are correctly followed in the
application software. Consult the documentation supplied with the
application software.
•
If the printer prints garbage characters or stalls when the computer is
turned on, particularly when the printer is connected to the computer
under Windows 98 via the parallel port, rename device driver file
drvwppqt.vxd. This file may be located in Windows\System\Iosubsys
or Arcada\System folder. For technical details, visit Microsoft web site
for the device driver.
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Troubleshooting
Print Quality Problems
The tables and diagrams in the following sections define print quality
problems and the corrective action you can conduct to solve the problems.
Some solutions may require cleaning or replacing parts of the printer.
If the suggested corrective action will not solve the problem, call for
service.
Printed Results
Completely blank printout
Corrective Action
Check the toner containers.
Open the printer top cover and check that the toner containers are
correctly installed in the printer. For more information on installing
the toner containers, see Toner Container Replacement on page
4-3.
Check that the application software is correctly operated.
Full single-color printout
Check the charger unit.
Open the left cover and check that the charger unit is correctly
installed.
Dropouts, horizontal streaks, stray
dots
Clean the main charger units.
Open the left cover. Slowly pull the green wire cleaner knob to
each of the main charger units in and out a few times. For full
details, see Cleaning the Main Charger Unit on page 4-8.
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Troubleshooting
Printed Results
Corrective Action
Black or white vertical streaks
Direction
of Paper
Feed
Check the operator panel for toner.
If the Toner low (C/M/Y/K) message is displayed with color
description, install a new toner kit for the color. To replace the
toner container, see Toner Container Replacement on page 4-3.
Clean the main charger units.
Open the left cover. Slowly pull the green wire cleaner knob to
each of the main charger units in and out a few times. For full
details, see Cleaning the Main Charger Unit on page 4-8.
Clean the advanced beam array lenses.
Open the left cover. Slowly pull the green lens cleaner knob in and
out 2 times. For full details, see Cleaning the Advanced Beam
Array Lenses on page 4-11.
Refresh drum.
Perform the following procedures on the operator panel and try
cleaning the drum surface using the printer's built-in cleaning
system.
Faint or blurred printing
1
Press [MENU].
2
Press U or V repeatedly until >Others appears.
3
Press Z. Press U or V repeatedly until >Service appears.
4
Press Z. Press U or V repeatedly until >>Drum appears.
5
Press [ENTER] twice.
6
The message display shows Please wait. After approx. 3
minutes, the display returns to Ready.
Clean the main charger units.
Open the left cover. Slowly pull the green wire cleaner knob to
each of the main charger units in and out a few times. For full
details, see Cleaning the Main Charger Unit on page 4-8.
Clean the advanced beam array lenses.
Open the left cover. Slowly pull the green lens cleaner knob in and
out 2 times. For full details, see Cleaning the Advanced Beam
Array Lenses on page 4-11.
Make sure the paper type setting is correct the paper being used.
See the Using the Operator Panel section in the Advanced
Operation Guide.
Conduct color calibration either by switching the printer off then on
or using the printer operator panel. For full details, see the Using
the Operator Panel section in the Advanced Operation Guide.
Try adjusting the color control settings using the printer driver.
Check the operator panel. If the Toner low (C/M/Y/K)
message is displayed with color description, install a new toner kit
for the color. To replace toner, see Toner Container
Replacement on page 4-3.
5-4
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Troubleshooting
Printed Results
Corrective Action
Refresh drum.
Perform the following procedures on the operator panel and try
cleaning the drum surface using the printer's built-in cleaning
system.
Grey background
1
Press [MENU].
2
Press U or V repeatedly until >Others appears.
3
Press Z. Press U or V repeatedly until >Service appears.
4
Press Z. Press U or V repeatedly until >>Drum appears.
5
Press [ENTER] twice.
6
The message display shows Please wait. After approx. 3
minutes, the display returns to Ready.
Clean the main charger units.
Open the left cover. Slowly pull the green wire cleaner knob to
each of the main charger units in and out a few times. For full
details, see Cleaning the Main Charger Unit on page 4-8.
Check the charger units installation.
Open the left cover and check that the charger units are correctly
installed and seated as far as it will go. see Cleaning the Printer on
page 4-8.
Conduct color calibration either by switching the printer off then on
or using the printer operator panel. For full details, see the Using
the Operator Panel section in the Advanced Operation Guide.
Dirt on the top edge or back of the
paper
Check the paper chute and the ramp.
Pull out the paper transfer unit and check for toner on the paper
ramp. Clean the paper ramp using a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. For
details, see Cleaning the Paper Transfer Unit on page 4-13.
Paper Ramp
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Troubleshooting
Printed Results
Corrective Action
Clean the main charger units.
Open the left cover. Slowly pull the green wire cleaner knob to
each of the main charger units in and out a few times. For full
details, see Cleaning the Main Charger Unit on page 4-8.
Clean the parts in the paper paths—such as the paper cassette,
etc.
Check the transfer roller.
If the transfer roller is dirty with toner, try printing several pages.
Printing incomplete or out of
position
Check that the application software is correctly operated.
Skewed-color printout
Conduct color registration using the printer operator panel. For full
details, see the Using the Operator Panel section in the Advanced
Operation Guide.
5-6
See Tips on page 5-2.
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Troubleshooting
Error Messages
The following table lists errors and maintenance messages that you can be
dealt with by yourself. If Call service appears, turn off the printer,
disconnect the power cord, and contact your service technician.
Some errors cause the alarm to sound. To stop the alarm, press
[CANCEL].
Message
Add paper MPTray
Corrective Action
The paper has run out in the paper source displayed. Supply paper according to
the paper source displayed (paper cassettes, MP tray, optional paper feeders, or
optional envelope feeder).
This message is displayed alternately with messages indicating the printer status,
such as, Ready, Please wait, Processing, Waiting, and Form Feed Time
Out.
Call service
F###:
F### represents a controller error (#=0, 1, 2, ...). Call for service. The printer does
not operate when this message is displayed.
Call service
####:0123456
#### represents a mechanical error (#=0, 1, 2, ...). Call for service. The printer
does not operate when this message is displayed. The total number of pages
printed is also indicated, e.g. 0123456.
Cassette #
not loaded
The corresponding paper cassette is not installed. Install the cassette. The
cassette number can be 1 (topmost) to 4 (bottom).
Check waste
toner box
This message warns following two cases. Install the new waste toner box.
The waste toner box is not installed.
The waste toner box is full.
Clean printer
Press GO
Close duplexer
rear unit
Close duplexer
top cover
Close paper
transfer unit
Close
left cover
Please clean the inside of the printer. See Cleaning the Printer on page 4-8.
This message will be displayed when replacing the toner container after the
message Replace toner C, M, Y, K is displayed. After cleaning the inside of
the printer, press [GO] and the printer will be ready for printing.
The rear unit of the optional duplexer is open. Close the duplexer rear unit.
The top cover of the optional duplexer is open. Close the duplexer top cover.
The paper transfer unit is open. Close the paper transfer unit.
The left cover of the printer is open. Close the left cover.
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Troubleshooting
Message
Close
rear cover
Close
top cover
Corrective Action
The rear cover of the printer is open. Close the printer rear cover.
The top cover of the printer is open. Close the printer top cover.
Duplex disabled
Press GO
You attempted to print with a paper size and paper type that cannot be used for
duplex printing. Press [GO] to print onto one-side of the paper only.
e-MPS not stored
Press GO
The e-MPS job cannot be stored because RAM disk is disabled, RAM disk size is
insufficient, hard disk is not installed, or hard disk is full. Press [GO] to print error
report.
File not found
Press GO
You have attempted to print a job that is not contained in the specified virtual
mailbox, or the specified virtual mailbox is not found.
If Auto Error Clear is set to On, printing will be automatically resumed after a preset
period of time. For details on Auto Error Clear, refer to Using the Operator Panel,
section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
Format error
Hard disk
The hard disk installed in the printer is not formatted, and therefore cannot be read
or written. To format the hard disk, follow the procedure in the Installation Guide of
the hard disk.
Format error
Memory card
The memory card inserted in the printer is not formatted, and therefore cannot be
read or written. To format a memory card, follow the procedure in Using the
Operator Panel, section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
Hard disk err ##
Press GO
A hard disk error has occurred. Look at the error code given in place of ## and
refer to Storage Error Codes on page 5-12. To ignore the hard disk error, press
[GO].
I/F occupied
ID error
Insert the same
memory card
Install MK
5-8
This message is displayed when you attempt to use the printer’s operator panel to
change the environmental settings on the interface from which data are presently
being received.
The user ID entered for a private job, or a stored job is not correct. Check the user
ID that you specified on the printer driver.
You have inserted the wrong memory card when the Insert again message
was displayed. Remove the wrong memory card from the printer’s memory card
slot and insert the correct memory card. The printer again reads it from the
beginning of the data.
Replace Maintenance Kit which is displayed on the message display. Replacement
of the maintenance kit is necessary at every 200,000 images of printing and
requires professional servicing. Contact your service technician.
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Troubleshooting
Message
KPDL error ##
Press GO
Load Cassette #
(A4)/(PLAIN) †
Load EF
(A5)/(PLAIN)†
Load MP Tray
(A4)/(PLAIN)†
Memory card err
Insert again
Memory overflow
Press GO
Corrective Action
Current print processing cannot continue because of occurrence of KPDL error
which is categorized by ##. To print out an error report, display > Print KPDL
err(s) from the menu system, and select On. Press [GO] to resume printing. You
can abandon printing by pressing [CANCEL].
If Auto Error Clear is set to On, printing will be automatically resumed after a preset
period of time. For details on Auto Error Clear, refer to Using the Operator Panel,
section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
The paper cassette matching the paper size and paper type of the print job is
empty. Load paper into the paper cassette as displayed in place of #. Press [GO] to
resume printing.
If you want to print from a different paper source, press U or V to display Use
alternative and you can change the source for paper feeding. After selecting a
paper source and pressing [MENU], Paper Handling > appears. By pressing
the U, the paper type settings menu appears. After setting the correct paper type,
press [ENTER] and printing starts. For details, see Using the Operator Panel,
section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
There is no paper cassette installed in the printer that matches the paper size and
paper type of the print job. Set paper in the envelope feeder. Press [GO] to resume
printing. (Note that feeding the paper having a paper size which does not match the
current paper size from the envelope feeder can cause paper jam.)
If you want to print from a different paper source, press U or V to display Use
alternative and you can change the source for paper feeding. After selecting a
paper source and pressing [MENU], Paper Handling > appears. By pressing
the U, the paper type settings menu appears. After setting the correct paper type,
press [ENTER] and printing starts. For details, see Using the Operator Panel,
section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
There is no paper cassette installed in the printer that matches the paper size and
paper type of the print job. Set paper in the MP tray. Press [GO] to resume printing.
(Note that feeding the paper having a paper size which does not match the current
paper size from the MP tray can cause paper jam.)
If you want to print from a different paper source, press U or V to display Use
alternative and you can change the source for paper feeding. After selecting a
paper source and pressing [MENU], Paper Handling > appears. By pressing
the U, the paper type settings menu appears. After setting the correct paper type,
press [ENTER] and printing starts. For details, see Using the Operator Panel,
section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
The memory card is accidentally removed from the printer’s memory card slot
during reading. If you continue reading the memory card, insert the same memory
card into the slot again. The printer again reads it from the beginning of the data.
Also see Insert the same memory card.
The total amount of data received by the printer exceeds the printer’s internal
memory. Try adding more memory. Press [GO] to resume printing. You can
abandon printing by pressing [CANCEL].
If Auto Error Clear is set to On, printing will be automatically resumed after a preset
period of time. For details on Auto Error Clear, refer to Using the Operator Panel,
section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
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Troubleshooting
Message
Corrective Action
MemoryCard err##
Press GO
A memory card error has occurred. Look at the error code given in place of ## and
refer to Storage Error Codes on page 5-12. To ignore the memory card error, press
[GO]
Missing
duplex drawer
The duplex drawer is either not installed or incorrectly inserted. Insert the duplex
drawer securely.
No multi copies
Press GO
Multi copies cannot be printed because RAM disk is disabled or the hard disk is not
installed. Press [GO] to print error report.
Paper jam
###############
A paper jam has occurred. The location of the paper jam is indicated in place of the
#’s. For details, see Clearing Paper Jams on page 5-14.
Paper path error
Print overrun††
Press GO
RAM disk error##
Press GO
Replace toner
C,M,Y,K
Replace toner
Clean printer
There is no paper cassette in the feeder, or the cassette is not inserted properly.
After reinserting the paper cassette, you should be able to print. When two or more
optional feeders are installed and the lowest one is selected, the same message
will appear if any of the upper paper feeder and the printer cassette is improperly
installed.
The print job transferred to the printer was too complex to print on a page. Press
[GO] to resume printing. (A page break may be automatically inserted in some
places.).
You can abandon printing by pressing [CANCEL].
If Auto Error Clear is set to On, printing will be automatically resumed after a preset
period of time. For details on Auto Error Clear, refer to Using the Operator Panel,
section of the Advanced Operation Guide
A RAM disk error has occurred. Look at the error code given in place of ## and
refer to Storage Error Codes on page 5-12. To ignore the RAM disk error, press
[GO].
Two message items are displayed alternately. Toner has run out in the toner
container(s). Replace the toner container using a new toner kit for the particular
color. The printer does not operate when this message is displayed.
For example, if Replace toner C,K is displayed, replace the cyan and the black
toner containers.
Set paper
Press GO
The MP tray is out of paper. Load paper and press [GO]. (Note that feeding the
paper having a paper size which does not match the current paper size from the
MP tray can cause paper jam.)
Toner low
C,M,Y,K
Replace the toner container using a new toner kit. Color of the toner container that
needs to be replaced is represented by C (Cyan), M (Magenta), Y (Yellow), and K
(Black).
Top tray
paper full
The top tray has become full (approx. 250 pages). You must remove all printed
pages from the top tray. When the printer detects that the top tray is empty again,
the printer will continues printing into the top tray.
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Troubleshooting
Message
Corrective Action
Virtual mailbox
full
The storage area in the hard disk for the virtual mailboxes is full. Print out
accumulated jobs in the virtual mailboxes.
Warning
low memory
The printer’s internal memory is running low due to too many numbers of fonts and
macros downloaded. Try deleting unnecessary fonts and macros.
† Messages separated by ‘( )/( )’ are displayed alternately.
†† After this error has happened, page protect mode will be automatically turned on. To maintain
optimum use of memory during printing, we recommend you manually turn off page protect mode.
See the Using the Operator Panel, section of the Advanced Operation Guide.
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Troubleshooting
Storage Error Codes
Hard Disk Errors
Code
Meaning
01
Hard disk format error. If this error recurs even if the power has been
turned off and then on, reformat the hard disk.
02
The disk system is not installed. Recheck the requirements for using the
system and the devices.
04
There is no available hard disk space. Delete unnecessary files, etc., in
order to free up space.
05
The specified file does not exist in the hard disk.
06
There is no memory available to the hard disk system. Increase the
available memory.
10
Formatting is not possible because host data is being spooled on the
hard disk. Wait until the hard disk is ready, and then format.
85
VMB: Alias error. The alias setting was lost, or the virtual tray
corresponding to the alias does not exist. Set the alias again.
97
The number of permanent code jobs that can be stored reached the limit
value, and no more can be saved. Either delete some unnecessary
jobs, etc., or increase the limit.
98
An unreadable page was found in a job (The job is damaged.).
99
A print job for the specified ID does not exist in the hard disk.
Memory Card Errors
Code
5-12
Meaning
01
The printer does not support the memory card inserted. The memory
card must meet the requirements described in the Options, section of
the Advanced Operation Guide.
02
The memory card is not installed.
04
The memory card is full and cannot hold further data. Purge
unnecessary files or use a new memory card.
05
Specified file is not on the memory card.
06
Insufficient printer memory to support the memory card system. Expand
printer memory.
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Troubleshooting
RAM Disk Errors
Code
Meaning
01
Format error. Try turning the power off and on again.
02
RAM disk mode is Off. Turn RAM disk mode On from the operator
panel.
04
No disk space. Purge unnecessary files.
05
Specified file is not on disk.
06
Insufficient printer memory to support the RAM disk system. Expand
printer memory.
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Troubleshooting
Clearing Paper Jams
If the paper jammed in the paper transport system, or no paper sheets
were fed at all, the Paper jam message appears and the location of the
paper jam (the component where the paper jam has occurred) is also
indicated. The printer automatically goes off-line when this message is
displayed. Remove jammed paper. After removing jammed paper, the
printer will re-start printing.
Possible Paper Jam Locations
The figure below explains the printer’s paper paths including the options.
The locations where paper jams might occur are also shown here, with
each location explained in the table below. Paper jams can occur in more
than one component on the paper paths.
Face-up Tray
PT-300
Duplex Unit
DU-300/DU-301
Paper Feeder
PF-60
Paper jam message
Paper jam
location
Description
Reference page
Paper jam
Printer
A
Paper is jammed at paper cassette 1
or inside the printer.
page 5-16
Paper jam
Cassette 2 (to 4)
B
Paper is jammed at the optional
paper feeder’s cassette.
page 5-19
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Troubleshooting
Paper jam message
Paper jam
MP Tray
Paper jam
location
Description
Reference page
C
Paper is jammed at the MP tray or
optional envelope feeder (if
installed).
page 5-18
page 5-19
D
Paper is jammed inside the rear
cover of the optional duplexer or at
the duplexer drawer.
page 5-19
Paper jam
EF
Paper jam
Duplexer
General considerations for clearing jams
Bear in mind the following considerations when attempting jam removal:
CAUTION: When pulling the paper, pull it gently so as not to tear it. Torn
pieces of paper are difficult to remove and may be easily overlooked,
deterring the jam recovery.
•
If paper jams occur frequently, try using a different type of paper,
replace the paper with paper from another ream, flip the paper stack
over, or rotate the paper stack 180 degrees. Selection of paper is fully
discussed in the Handling Paper section in the Advanced Operation
Guide. The printer may have problems if paper jams recur after the
paper was replaced.
•
Whether or not the jammed pages are reproduced normally after
printing is resumed depends on the location of the paper jam.
Utilizing Online Help Messages
Online help messages are available in the printer’s message display to
provide simple instructions for clearing jams. Press ( ? ) when the paper
jam message has appeared. Then a help message will appear to facilitate
jam clearing in the location.
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Troubleshooting
[Paper jam Printer]
Paper is jammed at the paper cassette or inside the printer. Remove the
jammed paper using the procedure given below.
1
Pull out the paper cassette and remove the jammed paper.
2
While pulling the green paper transfer unit release lever, pull out the paper
transfer unit.
Paper Transfer Unit
Release Lever (Green)
Paper Transfer Unit
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Troubleshooting
3
If paper is jammed as shown in A, remove the paper by pulling the center
up. If paper is jammed as shown in B, remove the paper by pulling the
edge.
A
B
Registration Roller
Registration Roller
Paper Transfer Unit
Release Lever (Green)
Paper Transfer Unit
4
Open the rear cover and then the fuser cover, and remove the jammed
paper.
NOTE: If the optional face-up tray is installed on the printer, remove that
tray first before attempting to remove the jammed paper.
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Troubleshooting
Fuser
Cover
Rear Cover
CAUTION: The fuser unit inside the printer is hot. Do not touch it with your
hands as it may result in burn injury. Remove jammed paper carefully.
5
Push the paper transfer unit back in and close the fuser cover and rear
cover.
[Paper jam MP Tray]
Paper is jammed at the MP tray. Remove the jammed paper using the
procedure given below.
5-18
1
Remove the paper jammed at the MP tray.
2
Open and close the paper transfer unit (the paper jam error will be reset).
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Troubleshooting
[Paper jam Cassette 2 (to 4)]
Paper is jammed at optional paper cassette 2 (to 4). Refer to the Operation
Guide for the optional paper cassette and remove the jammed paper.
[Paper jam EF]
Paper is jammed at the optional envelope feeder. Remove the jammed
paper using the same procedure as for a jam at the MP Tray. Then, open
and close the paper transfer unit. For details, refer to the User’s Manual for
the envelope feeder.
[Paper jam Duplexer]
Paper is jammed inside the rear cover of the optional duplexer or at the
duplexer drawer. Refer to the Operation Guide for the duplexer and
remove the jammed paper.
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6 Specifications
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Item
Printing Method
Printing Speeds
- Cassette
- MP Tray
Paper Sizes
- Cassette
- MP Tray
Paper Types
- Cassette
- MP Tray
Description
Electrophotographic four color (CMYK) printing using Advanced Beam
Array
A4: 16ppm
B5, A5, Letter: 17ppm
Legal: 14ppm
A4: 15ppm
B5, A5, Letter: 16ppm
Legal: 13ppm
A4, B5, A5, Folio, 8 1/2 x 14"(Legal), 8 1/2 x 11"(Letter), Oficio II,
Executive, ISO B5, Envelope C5, 16K, and Custom
A4, B5, A5, Folio, 8 1/2 x 14"(Legal), 8 1/2 x 11"(Letter), Oficio II,
Statement, Executive, A6, B6, ISO B5, Env. Monarch, Envelope #10,
Envelope #9, Envelope #6, Envelope DL, Envelope C5, 16K, Hagaki,
Oufuku-Hagaki, Youkei 2, Youkei 4, and Custom
Plain, preprinted, bond, recycled, rough, letterhead, color, prepunched,
high quality, and custom
Plain, transparency, preprinted, labels, bond, recycled, vellum, rough,
letterhead, color, prepunched, envelope, cardstock, coated, thick, high
quality, and custom
Paper Feed Source Capacity
- Cassette
500 sheets (80g/m2)
- MP Tray
100 sheets (80g/m2)
Output Tray Capacity
- Top Tray
250 sheets (80g/m2)
- Face-up Tray (Option)
250 sheets (80g/m2) [100 sheets (80g/m2) when the optional duplex unit
is installed.]
Warm-up Time (23°C, 60%RH)
- Power on
80 seconds or less
- Sleep
80 seconds or less
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Specifications
Item
Description
First Print Out (A4, 23°C, 60%RH)
- Ready
16 seconds or less
- Sleep
96 seconds or less
Resolution
600 dpi
Monthly Duty
- Average
4,000 pages
- Maximum
85,000 pages
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Microsoft Windows NT4.0
Apple Macintosh OS 9
Apple Macintosh OS X
Controller
PowerPC750CXr 400MHz
Memory
- Standard
128MB
- Maximum
1024MB (512MB x 2)
Interface
- Standard
- Option
USB: Hi-Speed USB
Parallel: IEEE1284
Network: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
KUIO-LV slot
IB-11: Serial
IB-20: 10BASE2/10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
IB-21E: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
IB-22: IEEE802.11b (Wireless)
Operation Environment
- Temperature
10 - 32.5 °C (50 - 90.5 °F)
- Relative Humidity
20 - 80 %
- Altitude
2,000m (6547 feet) maximum
- Illumination
1,500 lux maximum
Dimensions
385 x 345 x 470mm
15.2 x 13.6 x 18.5"
Weight (without toner container)
Approx. 22kg (48.6lbs)
Operating noise (in accordance
with ISO7779 [Bystander Position,
sound pressure level at the front])
During printing: LpA = 53dB (A)
During standby: LpA = 36dB (A)
During sleep mode: immeasurably low
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