Where to Find Information
Setup Guide (this manual)
Provides you with information on assembling the printer’s parts,
installing options, and connecting the printer to the computer.
Administrator’s Guide (online guide)
Provides network administrators with information on both the
printer driver and network settings.
Reference Guide
Provides you with detailed information on the printer’s functions,
optional products, maintenance, troubleshooting, and technical
specifications.
Quick Reference
Provides you with a list of LCD panel messages and information
on replacing the imaging cartridge and clearing jammed paper.
Place it in the small box provided with the printer for safekeeping
and easy access.
Online Help
Provides you with detailed information and instructions on the
printer software that controls your printer. Online help is
automatically installed when you install the printer’s software.
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Setup Guide
Printer Parts
face-down tray
control panel
power switch
MP tray (Multi-Purpose tray)
lower cassette
cover B
ethernet interface
connector
serial interface
connector
optional interface
slot cover
lock
lever
parallel interface
connector
cover A
AC inlet
cover C1
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Duplex Unit
connector
5-Bin Multi-Purpose
Unit connector
10-Bin Multi-Purpose
Unit connector
Contents
Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
1
Safety Instructions
Laser Printer Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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Assembling the Printer
Attaching the Quick Reference Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Attaching the Side Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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Installing Options
500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Large Capacity Paper Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Hard Disk Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Adobe PostScript 3 ROM Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Interface Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
5-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Plugging in the Printer
Attaching the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Loading paper into the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading paper into the lower cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a status sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Printer to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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System Requirements
6
For DOS Programs
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After This...
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What to do Next . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Using the Online Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
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Safety Information
ENERGY STAR Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ozone Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United Kingdom Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
Laser Printer Precautions
This printer uses laser technology. The following list of
precautions applies whenever you open the printer cover. Even
if you are familiar with other types of printers, be sure to follow
these precautions carefully to ensure safe, efficient operation:
❏ Do not touch the areas specified on the caution labels inside
cover A and cover B. If the printer has been in use, the fuser
can be very hot.
CAUTION
Hot Surface Avoid Contact
CAUTION
Hot Surface Avoid Contact
Safety Instructions
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❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in this guide.
❏ Never force the printer’s components into place. Although the
printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can damage
it.
❏ Be sure not to scratch the surface of the drum. When you
remove the imaging cartridge from the printer, always set the
unit on a clean, smooth surface. Also, avoid touching the
drum, since oil from your skin can permanently damage its
surface and may affect print quality.
❏ Do not turn the cartridge upside down or stand it on its ends.
❏ Protect the light-sensitive drum from exposure to light. Avoid
exposing the imaging cartridge to room light any longer than
necessary. Do not open the drum’s protective cover.
Overexposing the drum may cause abnormally dark or light
areas to appear on the printed page and reduce the service life
of the drum.
protective cover
❏ When handling the cartridge, always set it on a clean, smooth
surface.
❏ Do not attempt to modify or take the cartridge apart. It cannot
be refilled.
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Safety Instructions
❏ Do not touch the toner and avoid all contact with your eyes.
❏ Wait for at least one hour before using an imaging cartridge
after moving it from a cool to a warm environment to prevent
damage from condensation.
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Warning:
Do not dispose of used imaging cartridges in fire, as they can
explode and cause injury. Dispose of them according to local
regulations.
❏ To get the best print quality, do not store the imaging
cartridge in an area subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air,
or corrosive gases (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject
to extreme or rapid changes in temperature or humidity.
❏ Be sure to keep consumable components out of the reach of
children.
Hinweis:
❏ Die Geräteanschlußleitung muß den einshlägigen Normen
genügen. Es muß eine dreiadrige Leitung verwendet werden. Die
Anshlußleitung darf nicht leichter als H05VV-F order H05VVH2F sein.
❏ Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung-3. GSGV, 18. 01. 1991:
Der arbeitsplatzbezogene schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder
weniger gemäß ISO 7779.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before operating your printer:
❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Unplug the printer from the wall outlet before cleaning.
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❏ Use a damp cloth for cleaning and do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners.
❏ Do not use this printer near water.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
❏ Slots and openings in the cabinet and at the back and bottom
of the printer are provided for ventilation. Do not block or
cover them and do not put the printer on beds, sofas, rugs, or
other soft surfaces that may block ventilation. Do not place
the printer in an enclosure unless proper ventilation is
provided.
❏ Use the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are
not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or
local power company.
❏ If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to have your outlet repaired or replaced.
❏ Do not put your printer where the cord might be stepped on.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Only use an outlet that meets the power requirements for this
printer.
❏ Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts which
could result in fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not attempt
to service this product yourself. Opening or removing covers
that are marked Do Not Remove exposes you to dangerous
voltage. Refer all servicing in those compartments to a
qualified service representative.
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Safety Instructions
❏ Unplug the printer from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
a qualified service representative under the following
conditions:
A. If liquid has been spilled into the printer.
B.
If the printer has been exposed to rain or water.
C.
If the printer does not operate normally when the
operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions
since improper adjustment of other controls may result
in damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal
operation.
D. If the printer has been dropped or the cabinet has been
damaged.
E.
If the printer exhibits a distinct change in performance
and a message indicating a need for service appears on
the LCD panel.
F.
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your
printer.
Safety Instructions
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Assembling the Printer
Attaching the Quick Reference Box
Use the quick reference box for storing the Quick Reference if this
guide is included with your printer. Insert the knob on the bottom
of the quick reference box into the slot on the left side of the
printer. Then attach the quick reference box by inserting the knobs
into the slots on each side.
If you installed the optional 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit, attach the
quick reference box to the back of the printer as shown below.
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Assembling the Printer
Attaching the Side Cover
Attach the printer’s side cover unless the optional Large Capacity
Paper Unit is installed.
Follow these steps to attach the printer’s side cover:
Note:
If the optional 500-sheet Lower Cassette Unit is installed, attach the side
cover to the lowermost 500-sheet Lower Cassette Unit.
1. Remove the side cover from the box and confirm the direction
in which it is to be attached.
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2. Attach the side cover to the bottom of the printer by first
fitting the side cover into the slot to the rear of the printer,
then fitting the other end into the slot to the front.
Installing the Imaging Cartridge
Follow these steps to install the imaging cartridge:
1. While holding the imaging cartridge horizontally, gently rock
it back and forth a few times to distribute the toner evenly.
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Assembling the Printer
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Caution:
❏ Do not turn the imaging cartridge upside down.
❏ Do not open the drum's protective cover and avoid exposing
the imaging cartridge to room light any longer than
necessary. Overexposing the cartridge may cause
abnormally dark or light areas to appear on the printed page
and reduce the service life of the cartridge.
protective cover
2. To release the spring-loaded carrying handles on the sides of
the new cartridge, hold down each handle with your hand
and remove the tape that is affixed to the handle. Release the
handle by removing your hand from it gently and the handle
will automatically spring out.
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Warning:
When you remove the tape, the handle may spring out
quickly enough to hurt your fingers. To avoid this, hold the
handle firmly in position while peeling off the tape.
3. Open cover A gently by pulling the latch.
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Assembling the Printer
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Warning:
Do not touch the hot areas indicated by caution labels inside
cover A.
CAUTION
Hot Surface Avoid Contact
4. Holding the left and right handles of the imaging cartridge,
insert it into the printer until it is firmly seated.
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5. Close cover A by pushing it up and into the printer.
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Caution:
Never transport the printer with the imaging cartridge installed.
Assembling the Printer
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Installing Options
This chapter provides you with the installation procedures of
options that are available for this printer.
500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit
It is best to install the optional 500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit
(C81319✽) when first setting up the printer. You can install up to
two optional 500-Sheet Lower Cassette Units, or one optional 500Sheet Lower Cassette Unit plus the optional Large Capacity Paper
Unit.
Please note that you will need the assistance of at least two other
people to lift up the printer when installing this option.
Follow these steps to install the optional 500-Sheet Lower Cassette
Unit:
1. Open the shipping carton.
2. Remove the inserts and all other protective materials inside
the box. Make sure the contents of the package match the
items on the included documentation. Remove the packaging
materials and any other items from the 500-Sheet Lower
Cassette Unit and store them for future use.
3. Lift the unit out of the box and place it near the printer.
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If you plan to install more than one 500-Sheet Lower Cassette
Unit, stack the cassettes with the front of each cassette facing
the same direction.
If you plan to install the optional Large Capacity Paper Unit
at the same time, refer to the instructions under “Large
Capacity Paper Unit” on page 18 to complete the installation
of both units.
4. Remove the side cover from the bottom of the printer.
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Installing Options
5. With the assistance of two or more people, grasp the printer
at the positions indicated below and lift it carefully.
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Caution:
The printer weighs about 30 kg (66.1 lb); always lift it with
two or more people.
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6. Align each of the printer’s corners with those of the unit, then
lower the printer until it rests securely on the unit.
7. Make sure all corners of the printer fit firmly onto the unit.
8. Pull out the paper cassette and fasten the unit using the
fittings and screws provided.
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Installing Options
9. On the back of the printer, fasten the unit using the fittings
and screws provided.
10. Pull the paper cassette out and remove the protective
materials.
11. Attach the side cover to the bottom of the cassette unit as
shown below.
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12. Peel the appropriate cover and cassette numbering labels
from the label sheet included with the 500-Sheet Lower
Cassette Unit and attach them to the unit.
Large Capacity Paper Unit
It is best to install the optional Large Capacity Paper Unit
(C81322✽) when first setting up the printer. Please note that you
will need the assistance of at least two other people to lift up the
printer when installing this option.
Follow these steps to install the optional Large Capacity Paper
Unit:
1. Open the shipping carton.
2. Remove the inserts and all other protective materials inside
the box. Make sure the contents of the package match the
items on the included documentation. Remove the packaging
materials and any other items from the unit and store them
for future use.
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Installing Options
3. With the assistance of two or more people, lift the Large
Capacity Paper Unit out of the box and place it near the
printer.
Note:
The unit has four handles that you can use to lift it with. Pull the
handles out from the locations shown below when you need to use
them.
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4. You will find three casters at the bottom of the Large Capacity
Paper Unit. Lock the casters by pushing their levers down.
5. If you are also installing an optional 500-Sheet Lower Cassette
Unit, stack it on top of the Large Capacity Paper Unit. For
instructions on how to prepare the 500-Sheet Lower Cassette
Unit for installation, see “500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit” on
page 13.
Note:
All subsequent illustrations show both an optional 500-Sheet Lower
Cassette Unit and an optional Large Capacity Paper Unit.
6. Remove the side cover from the bottom of the printer.
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Installing Options
7. With the assistance of two or more people, grasp the printer
at the positions indicated below and lift it carefully.
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Caution:
The printer weighs about 30 kg (66.1 lb); always lift it with
two or more people.
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8. Align each of the printer’s corners with those of the unit, then
lower the printer until it rests securely on the unit.
9. Make sure all corners of the printer fit firmly onto the unit.
Then pull out the paper cassette and fasten the unit using the
fittings and screws provided.
Note:
Also fasten the 500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit with the fittings and
screws provided if you are installing both options at the same time.
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Installing Options
10. On the back of the printer, fasten the unit using the fittings
and screws provided.
Note:
Also fasten the 500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit with the fittings and
screws provided if you are installing both options at the same time.
11. Pull the paper cassette out of the unit and remove the
protective materials.
12. Peel the appropriate cover and cassette numbering labels
from the label sheet included with the Large Capacity Paper
Unit and attach them to the unit.
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13. Pull out the paper cassette and attach the printer supports and
printer support covers to the front of the printer, then attach
the printer supports to the back of the printer.
14. Attach the included L-shaped printer support to the side of
the unit as shown below.
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Installing Options
Duplex Unit
Installing the optional Duplex Unit (C81318✽) allows you to
automatically print on both sides of the paper.
Follow these steps to install the optional Duplex Unit:
1. Open the shipping carton.
2. Remove the inserts and all other protective materials inside
the box. Make sure the contents of the package match the
items on the included documentation. Remove the packaging
materials and any other items from the unit and store them
for future use.
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Caution:
When removing the Duplex Unit from the box, do not grasp
the area indicated by the warning label shown below.
Otherwise, you may damage the unit.
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3. Remove the cover and the Duplex Unit connector cover on
the side of the printer as shown below.
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Installing Options
4. Insert the paper transfer unit as shown below.
5. Fasten the paper transfer unit with the included screws.
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6. Connect the cable on the right side of the paper transfer unit
to the connector on the printer.
7. Remove the covers shown below.
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Installing Options
8. Hold the Duplex Unit at an angle and insert the two tabs at
the base of the unit into the slots (marked with arrows) on the
printer. Push to attach the upper portion of the unit onto the
printer.
9. Fasten the screws as shown below. (The screws are already
inside the Duplex Unit.)
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10. Remove the protective cover from the cable attached to the
Duplex Unit, then plug the ends of the cable into the
appropriate connectors at the side of the printer.
11. Replace the connector cover and fasten the screw.
12. After you install the Duplex Unit, slide the tether tension lever
to the position shown below.
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Installing Options
Note:
Be sure you close the cover of the Duplex Unit before you adjust the
tether.
Hard Disk Drive
Installing the optional Hard Disk Drive (C82377✽) allows you to
print complex and large print jobs at high speed.
Follow these steps to install the optional Hard Disk Drive:
Note:
The installation procedure below assumes that you have not yet installed
an optional 5-Bin or 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit onto the printer. If
either or both of the units are installed, you have to first remove them.
For instructions, see the Reference Guide.
1. Make sure the printer is not turned on, and unplug the power
cord if it is plugged into an electrical outlet.
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Warning:
To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to install a Hard
Disk Drive unless the printer is turned off.
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2. Open the top cover of the face-down tray.
3. Loosen the two retaining screws and remove the plate.
Note:
To avoid losing the retaining screws, do not remove them completely
from the plate.
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Warning:
Avoid touching electrical components that are exposed after
you remove the plate. They may be very hot if the printer has
been in use.
Installing Options
4. Identify the Hard Disk Drive socket. Its relative location is as
shown below.
Hard Disk Drive
socket
5. Unpack the Hard Disk Drive.
6. Hold the Hard Disk Drive such that its electrical connector is
on the same side as the socket on the circuit board.
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7. Lower and attach the drive into the circuit board, making sure
the connector is securely fastened into the socket.
8. Fasten the two screws provided in the positions illustrated
below.
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Installing Options
9. Return the plate to its original position. Place the two outside
tabs of the plate under the edge of the opening with the inside
tabs on top of the edge.
10. Push the plate down into place. Then fasten the two retaining
screws that you loosened earlier.
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11. Gently replace the top cover until it clicks shut.
Memory Module
The printer comes with 16 MB of memory. By installing an
optional Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM), you can increase
printer memory up to a maximum of 256 MB. You may want to
add memory if you are having difficulty printing complex,
graphics-intensive pages using one of the optional multibin units
with the duplex feature, or if you regularly use numerous
downloaded fonts.
You can purchase DIMMs from various vendors. Be sure the
DIMM you purchase meets the following requirements:
❏ Synchronous Dynamic RAM Dual In-line Memory Module
(SDRAM DIMM)
❏ 64 bit, 168-pin type, with SPD
❏ Capacity of 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256 MB
❏ Access speed of 66.66 MHz or higher (15 ns or less)
❏ Less than 40 mm in height
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Follow these steps to install an optional memory module:
Note:
The installation procedure below assumes that you have not yet installed
an optional 5-Bin or 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit onto the printer. If
either or both of the units are installed, you have to first remove them.
For instructions, see the Reference Guide.
1. Make sure the printer is not turned on, and unplug the power
cord if it is plugged into an electrical outlet.
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Warning:
To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to install a memory
module unless the printer is turned off.
2. Open the top cover of the face-down tray.
3. Loosen the two retaining screws and remove the plate.
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Note:
To avoid losing the retaining screws, do not remove them completely
from the plate.
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Warning:
Avoid touching electrical components that are exposed after
you remove the plate. They may be very hot if the printer has
been in use.
Installing Options
4. Identify the DIMM slot. Its relative location is as shown
below.
DIMM slot
5. Pull the clips on each side of the DIMM slot outward.
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6. Hold the memory module above the DIMM slot in the
following orientation, then insert it into the slot. Do not apply
too much force.
7. Push one end of the DIMM into the slot until the clip comes
up.
8. With your other hand, push down the other end of the DIMM
into the slot until the clip comes up to retain the memory
module securely.
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9. Return the plate to its original position. Place the two outside
tabs of the plate under the edge of the opening with the inside
tabs on top of the edge.
10. Push the plate down into place. Then fasten the two retaining
screws that you loosened earlier.
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11. Gently replace the top cover until it clicks shut.
Adobe PostScript 3 ROM Module
The Adobe® PostScript® 3™ Kit (C83241✽) ROM module
generates crisp PostScript output.
Follow these steps to install the optional Adobe PostScript 3 ROM
module:
Note:
The installation procedure below assumes that you have not yet installed
an optional 5-Bin or 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit onto the printer. If
either or both of the units are installed, you have to first remove them.
For instructions, see the Reference Guide.
1. Make sure the printer is not turned on, and unplug the power
cord if it is plugged into an electrical outlet.
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Warning:
To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to install a ROM
module unless the printer is turned off.
Installing Options
2. Open the top cover of the face-down tray.
3. Loosen the two retaining screws and remove the plate.
Note:
To avoid losing the retaining screws, do not remove them completely
from the plate.
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Warning:
Avoid touching electrical components that are exposed after
you remove the plate. They may be very hot if the printer has
been in use.
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4. Identify the slots for ROM modules. Their relative locations
are as shown below.
slot A
slot B
slot C
5. Hold the ROM module in the following orientation, then
insert the ROM module into slot A.
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6. Push the ROM module into the slot evenly until the button
comes up.
7. Return the plate to its original position. Place the two outside
tabs of the plate under the edge of the opening with the inside
tabs on top of the edge.
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8. Push the plate down into place. Then fasten the two retaining
screws that you loosened earlier.
9. Gently replace the top cover until it clicks shut.
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Interface Card
A variety of optional interface cards are available to provide
additional links between your printer and computers or
networks. See the Reference Guide or a complete list of available
optional interface cards.
Follow these steps to install an optional interface card:
1. Face the back of the printer.
2. Remove the two screws that secure the interface slot cover
and remove the cover.
3. With the component side of the optional interface card facing
up, slide the interface card into the grooves of the interface
slot as shown below. Push the card firmly to lock it into place.
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4. Secure the interface card by fastening the two retaining
screws.
5-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit
The optional 5-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit (C81320✽) can be used as
a mailbox, a sorter, a multiple sorter, or a large capacity stacker.
The output capacity is 500 printed sheets of plain paper.
Follow these steps to install the optional 5-Bin Multi-Purpose
Unit:
1. Open the shipping carton.
2. Remove the inserts and all other protective materials inside
the box. Make sure the contents of the package match the
items on the included documentation. Remove the packaging
materials and any other items from the unit and store them
for future use.
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3. Remove the printer covers, as shown below.
4. Place the unit on top of the printer. Be careful not to drop the
unit.
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5. Fasten the screw on the front of the unit.
6. Fasten the screw on the back of the unit, then attach the cable
to the connector on the back of the printer.
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7. Attach the covers as shown below.
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8. Insert the tray shown below into Bin 1. (The tray has the
number 1 printed on the top right corner). Please note that
this tray differs in shape from the trays for the other bins.
top
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9. Insert the trays shown below into Bins 2 to 4, starting from the
bottom. (These trays are numbered from 2 to 4). Please note
that these trays differ in shape from the trays for Bins 1 and 5.
top
bottom
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10. Insert the tray shown below into Bin 5. (The tray has the
number 5 printed on the top right corner). Please note that the
this tray differs in shape from the trays for the other bins.
top
bottom
11. Open the back cover of the unit and remove all protective
materials.
10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit
The optional 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit (C81321✽) can be used as
a mailbox, a sorter, a multiple sorter, or a large capacity stacker.
The output capacity is 2,000 printed sheets of plain paper.
Follow these steps to install the optional 10-Bin Multi-Purpose
Unit:
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1. Open the shipping carton.
2. Unpack the unit from the top and remove the contents.
Note:
The 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit itself is heavy, so you will need the
assistance of at least one person to lift the inner box containing the
unit out of the carton, and to remove the unit from the inner box.
3. Attach the two metal plates to the left side of the printer with
the included fittings and screws, as shown below.
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4. Attach the lower support clamp to the bottom of the printer
as shown. Press up on the clamp until it clicks into place.
5. Open the cover on the back side of the 10-Bin Multi-Purpose
Unit and remove the protective materials inside.
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6. Insert one end of the lower support bar into the lower support
clamp on the printer and the other end into the lower support
clamp on the 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit.
Then roll the 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit toward the printer
until the magnets on the unit make contact with the metal
plates.
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7. Tighten the screw at the bottom of the unit to secure the lower
support bar.
8. Remove the stickers from the holes on the face-down tray,
then attach the lower paper guide as shown below.
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9. Open the upper paper guide cover, then insert the front of the
upper paper guide into the opening on the lower paper guide
and lower the guide onto the hooks on the 10-Bin MultiPurpose Unit. Tighten the screws on both sides of the paper
guide, then close the upper paper guide cover.
10. Attach the cables from the 10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit to the
printer and the paper guide as shown below.
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11. Insert the output trays into the unit, starting from the bottom.
All the trays are of the same shape.
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12. If you need to adjust the height of the unit, remove the cover
on the front wheel first, then turn the front screws to the left.
Turn the top screw to adjust the height of the unit, then turn
the front screws to the right to secure the top screw. Replace
the front wheel cover.
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Plugging in the Printer
Attaching the Power Cord
Follow these steps to plug the printer into an electrical outlet:
1. Make sure the power switch on the front of the printer is
turned off.
2. Insert the power cord into the AC inlet at the back of the
printer, then plug the other end into a properly grounded
outlet.
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Caution:
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged
into.
❏ Only use an outlet that meets the power requirements of
this printer.
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Loading Paper
This section provides you with instructions for loading paper into
the MP tray and the standard lower cassette.
Note:
The printer also supports an optional 500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit,
which uses the same loading method as the standard lower cassette.
Loading paper into the MP tray
The MP tray can accommodate various types and sizes of paper
and envelopes. It handles 250 sheets of plain paper, allowing you
to load a total of 750 sheets when used in combination with the
lower cassette.
You can load the following paper sizes. The loading orientation
differs depending on the paper size, as explained below:
Loading Orientation
Paper Size
Vertical
A4, A5, Executive, Letter, B5, G-Letter, HLT
Horizontal
A3, Ledger, Legal, B4, F4, G-Legal, Monarch,
Commercial 10, DL, C5, C6, International B5
Note:
When you load Executive, G-Letter, HLT, Ledger, B4, G-Legal, and
other custom paper sizes, select the paper size in the printer driver, then
set the paper size for the MP tray using the SelecType Tray Menu. For
instructions, see “SelecType Settings” in the Reference Guide.
Follow these steps to load paper into the MP tray:
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1. Pull out the paper cassette and remove the protective
materials inside.
2. Push down the inner tray until it clicks onto the bottom of the
cassette.
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3. While pressing the vertical and horizontal paper guides, pull
them up and slide them outward to accommodate the paper
you are loading.
4. Fan a stack of paper and tap it on a flat surface to even the
edges, then insert the paper into the cassette with the printable
side facing up.
printable side up
Note:
❏ Be sure not to load paper higher than the maximum paper mark.
❏ If your printouts are curled or do not stack properly when using
plain paper, try turning the stack over and reloading it.
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5. Adjust the vertical and horizontal paper guides to match the
size of your paper.
Note:
Make sure to adjust the paper guides to the paper size you load;
otherwise, the printer will not print properly.
6. Push the paper cassette in.
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7. Peel the appropriate paper size label from the label sheet
included with your printer and attach it to the outside of the
MP tray.
Loading paper into the lower cassette
The lower cassette can accommodate a variety of paper sizes. It
handles 500 sheets of plain paper, allowing you to load a total of
750 sheets when used in combination with the MP tray.
You can load the following paper sizes. The loading orientation
differs depending on the paper size, as explained below:
Loading Orientation
Paper Size
Vertical
A4, Letter, Government Letter
Horizontal
A3, Ledger, Legal, B4
Follow these steps to load paper into the lower cassette, or into an
optional 500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit:
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1. Pull the paper cassette all the way out, and remove the
protective materials inside.
2. Push down the inner tray until it clicks onto the bottom of the
cassette.
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3. While pressing the vertical paper guide, pull it up and slide
it outward to accommodate the paper you are loading.
4. Insert the horizontal paper guide into the slot for the paper
size you want to load.
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5. Fan a stack of paper and tap it on a flat surface to even the
edges. Insert the paper with the printable side facing up,
aligning the corners of the paper with the metal retaining clips
inside the cassette.
printable side up
Note:
❏ Be sure not to load paper higher than the maximum paper mark.
❏ If your printouts are curled or do not stack properly when using
plain paper, try turning the stack over and reloading it.
❏ Make sure to adjust the paper guides to match the paper size
you load; otherwise, the printer will not print properly.
6. Set the paper size with the paper-size dial.
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7. Push the paper cassette in.
8. Peel the appropriate paper size label from the label sheet
included with your printer and attach it to the outside of the
cassette.
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Selecting the paper size
By default, the printer driver is set for A4 size paper. If you load
paper of a different size, change the Paper Size setting on the
printer driver’s Basic Settings tab. For more information on using
the printer driver, see the driver’s online help.
You can also change this setting from the printer’s control panel
by using OneTouch mode 1. For details, see “Using the OneTouch
Modes” in the Reference Guide.
Testing the Printer
To test if the printer is properly set up, print a status sheet. You
can print a status sheet directly by using the SelecType menus on
the printer’s control panel. The status sheet contains information
on the current printer settings and all installed options. Printing
a status sheet is an effective way of testing the printer because it
eliminates the possibility of connection problems with the
computer.
Printing a status sheet
Follow these steps to print a status sheet from the control panel:
1. Make sure the imaging cartridge is installed.
2. Make sure that paper is loaded into the printer.
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3. Turn on the printer. Several messages will appear on the LCD
panel as the printer performs internal tests. After about 10
seconds, the Ready message will appear.
4. Make sure the On Line light is on. This indicates that the
printer is ready to accept and print data. If it isn’t on, press
the On Line button.
5. Press Enter two times. The printer will print the status sheet,
showing the current printer settings.
Enter button
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Connecting the Printer to a Computer
Although this printer is intended to be used on a network, you
can use the parallel interface to connect the printer directly to a
computer.
Note:
Your printer also has room for an optional interface. See Chapter 4,
“Using Options,” in your Reference Guide for more information.
Follow these steps to connect the printer to your computer
through the parallel interface:
1. Make sure both the printer and the computer are turned off.
2. Connect the parallel cable to the parallel interface connector
on the printer.
Note:
Use only a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable.
parallel interface
connector
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3. Secure the connector by pushing the two wire clips together
until they lock into place on both sides of the connector. If
your cable has a ground wire, connect it to the printer’s
ground connector as shown below.
4. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer, and
fasten it as required. If the cable has a ground wire at the
computer end, attach it to the ground connector at the back of
the computer.
5. Turn on the printer, then turn on your computer.
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System Requirements
To use your printer with a PC, you need Microsoft® Windows®
98/95/3.1, Windows 2000, or Windows NT® 4.0/3.51.
To install and use the printer software (printer driver and utilities)
included on the CD-ROM or floppy disk packed with your
printer, your system should meet the following requirements:
Component
Minimum system
Recommended system
CPU
i486/25 MHz for
Windows 95/3.1, or NT
4.0/3.51
Pentium or higher
processor for Windows
98/95, or NT 4.0
i486/66 MHz for
Windows 98
Higher than Pentium 133
MHz for Windows 2000
Pentium 133 MHz for
Windows 2000
16 MB RAM for
Windows 98/95/3.1, or
NT 4.0/3.51
32 MB RAM or more for
Windows 98/95/3.1, or
NT 3.51
32 MB RAM for
Windows 2000
64 MB RAM or more for
Windows 2000, or NT 4.0
10 MB free hard disk
space for Windows 98/
95/3.1
50 MB or more free disk
space for Windows
98/95/3.1, or NT 3.51
20 MB free hard disk
space for Windows
2000, or NT 4.0/3.51
100 MB or more free disk
space for Windows 2000,
or NT 4.0
Display
800 x 600 pixel monitor
Greater than 800 x 600
pixel monitor, with High
Color (16 bit) or True
Color (32 bit) setting
Web browser
Microsoft Internet
Explorer 4.0
Later than Internet
Explorer 4.0
RAM
Hard disk
space
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For DOS Programs
Since DOS application programs differ in their driver selection
procedures, there is no standard way to select the printer driver.
See your software manual for information on how to select the
printer.
When asked to select a printer, pick the first printer available in
the list below.
EPL-N2750
EPL-N2700
EPL-N4000
EPL-5500/5500+
EPL-N1200
EPL-5600
EPL-3000
EPL-5200/5200+
HP LaserJet 4L
HP LaserJet 4
If you choose a printer other than the EPL-N2750, you may not be
able to use some printer features.
For DOS Programs
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After This...
What to do Next
After completing the hardware setup and the driver installation,
see the Reference Guide for detailed information about your
printer’s functions, maintenance, troubleshooting, technical
specifications and optional products.
Using the Online Guide
The online guide contains detailed instructions on how to use the
printer, and provides you with information on installing and
using optional products. You can view this guide directly from
the CD-ROM, or install it into your computer and view it from
your hard disk.
Note:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, or Netscape Navigator 4.0 or
later, must be installed in your computer to read the online guide.
See “System Requirements” on page 76 for information on the
system requirements necessary for installing and using the online
guide.
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Safety Information
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has
determined that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment Program is
a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and
scanners, in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power
generation.
Ozone Safety
Ozone emission
Ozone gas is generated by laser printers as a by-product of the
printing process. Ozone is produced only when the printer is
printing.
Ozone exposure limit
The recommended exposure limit for ozone is 0.02 parts per
million (ppm) expressed as an average time-weighted
concentration over an eight-hour period.
The EPL-N2750 laser printer generates less than 0.01 ppm for
eight hours of continuous printing in a closed room of
approximately 1000 cubic feet (8’ × 10’ × 12’).
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Minimize exposure risk
To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone:
❏ Do not use more than one laser printer in a confined area.
❏ Do not use your printer in conditions of extremely low
humidity.
❏ Do not use your printer in a room with poor ventilation.
❏ Avoid long, continuous printing in any of the conditions
mentioned above.
Printer location
The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and
generated heat are:
❏ Not blown directly into the user’s face.
❏ Vented directly out of the building whenever possible.
Laser Safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does
not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within
protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot
escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
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For European users
United Kingdom
The EPL-N2750 is a page printer which utilizes a semiconductor
laser.
There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided the
printer is operated according to the instructions in the guides
provided.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within
protective housings, the laser beam cannot escape from the
machine during any phase of user operation.
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Warning:
The use of controls, or the performance of procedures and
adjustments other than those specified in this guide may result
in hazardous radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser
diode is 5 mW and the wavelength is 775 to 795 nm.
CDRH regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for
laser products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for
products marketed in the United States. The label shown below
indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be
attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
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Laser safety labels
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Warning:
The use of controls, or the performance of procedures and
adjustments other than those specified in this guide may result
in hazardous radiation exposure.
Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 825
specifications. The label shown below is attached in countries
where required.
Internal laser radiation
Max. Radiation Power
5 mW
Wave Length
775 to 795 nm
This is a Class IIIb Laser Diode Assembly that has an invisible
laser beam. The printer head unit is NOT A FIELD SERVICE
ITEM. Therefore, the printer head unit should not be opened
under any circumstances.
For United Kingdom Users
Use of options
Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages or
problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by Epson (UK) Limited.
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Safety information
Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to rating plate
for voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to
the supply voltage.
Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are coloured
in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow—Earth
Blue—Neutral
Brown—Live
If you need to fit a plug:
As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may not match any
coloured markings used to identify the terminals in a plug, please proceed
as follows:
❏ The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter E or the Earth
symbol (G).
❏ The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter N.
❏ The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter L.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
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Index
Numerics
L
10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit, 54
500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit, 13
5-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit, 48
A
Large Capacity Paper Unit, 18
Loading paper, 63
lower cassette, 67
MP tray, 63
Lower cassette, 67
Assembling the printer, 6
M
C
Memory module, 36
MP tray, 63
Connecting
power cord, 62
printer to computer, 74
D
DOS programs, 77
Duplex Unit, 25
H
Hard Disk Drive, 31
I
Imaging cartridge, 8
Installing
10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit, 54
500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit, 13
5-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit, 48
Adobe PostScript 3 ROM module,
42
Duplex Unit, 25
Hard Disk Drive, 31
imaging cartridge, 8
interface cards, 47
Large Capacity Paper Unit, 18
memory module, 36
Interface cards, 47
O
Online guide, using, 78
Options
10-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit, 54
500-Sheet Lower Cassette Unit, 13
5-Bin Multi-Purpose Unit, 48
Adobe PostScript 3 ROM module,
42
Duplex Unit, 25
Hard Disk Drive, 31
installing, 13
interface cards, 47
Large Capacity Paper Unit, 18
memory module, 36
P
Paper size, selecting, 72
Paper sizes, supported
lower cassette, 67
MP tray, 63
PostScript 3 ROM module, Adobe, 42
Power cord, attaching, 62
Q
Quick reference box, attaching, 6
Index
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S
Safety
CDRH regulations, 81
ENERGY STAR Compliance, 79
internal laser radiation, 82
labels, 82
laser, 80
laser printer precautions, 1
ozone, 79
read before using, 3
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes, 5
Side cover, attaching, 7
Status sheet, printing, 72
System requirements, 76
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