AL-1670
CODE: 00ZAL1670/A1E
DIGITAL COPIER
MODEL
AL-1640
AL-1650
AL-1670
CONTENTS
[ 1 ] INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 1
[ 2 ] DIFFERENT POINTS FROM THE AL-1600 SERIES . . . . 1 - 1
[ 3 ] SPECIFICATIONS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 1
[ 4 ] LIMITATIONS OF ELECTRICAL SORT <AL-1670 ONLY> . . 4 - 1
[ 5 ] 2 IN 1/4 IN 1 COPY REDUCTION RATIO <AL-1670 ONLY> . . 4 - 1
[ 6 ] SIMULATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - 1
[ 7 ] TROUBLE CODE LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 1
[ 8 ] INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 1
[ 9 ] SETTING AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 1
[10] CONFIGURATION REPORT AND TEST PAGE . . . . . . 9 - 2
[11] DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11 - 1
[12] FLASH ROM VERSION UP PROCEDURE . . . . . . . .
12 - 1
Parts marked with “ ” are important for maintaining the safety of the set. Be sure to replace these parts with specified
ones for maintaining the safety and performance of the set.
SHARP CORPORATION
This document has been published to be used
for after sales service only.
The contents are subject to change without notice.
AL-1670
Warning!
This product is a class A product.
If it is operated in households, offices or similar surroundings, it can produce
radio interferences at other appliances, so that the user has to take adequate
countermeasures.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
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INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS DEFEATED.
CAUTION AVOID
UNNG EKSPONERING FOR STR LEN.
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CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
Disconnect the AC cord before servicing the unit.
AL-1670
[1] INTRODCUTION
This machine is an upgrade model of the digital copier, AL-1610.
Therefore this Service Manual describes only the different points from the AL-1600/1610 and the AL-1620/1621 and some supplementary items. For
the items which are not described in this Service Manual, refer to the Service Manual and the Parts Guide of the AL/1600/1610 and the AL-1620/1621.
[2] DIFFERENT POINTS FROM THE AL-1600 SERIES
For details of specifications, refer to the basic specifications later.
AL-1600
AL-1610
AL-1620
AL-1621
AL-1640
AL-1650
AL-1670
Copy speed
16sheets/min
16sheets/min
16sheets/min
16sheets/min
16sheets/min
16sheets/min
16sheets/min
Paper feed tray
1step + MB
1step + MB
1step + MB
2step + MB
1step + MB
2step + MB
2step + MB
Duplex print
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Shifter (Offset
paper exit)
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Standard
provision
Page memory
None
Standard
provision
(10MB)
Standard
provision
(10MB)
Standard
provision
(10MB)
Standard
provision
(10MB)
Standard
provision
(10MB)
Standard
provision (ESort PWB)
Scan one
Print multi
No
Standard
provision ∗1
Standard
provision ∗1
Standard
provision ∗1
Standard
provision ∗1
Standard
provision ∗1
Standard
provision
Original
detection
(Platen)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Electric Sort
No
No
No
No
No
No
Standard
provision
SPF
No
No
Standard
provision
Standard
provision
No
Standard
provision
Standard
provision
APS
No
No
Available ∗2
Available ∗2
Available ∗3
Available ∗2
Available ∗2
AMS
No
No
Available ∗2
Available ∗2
Available ∗3
Available ∗2
Available ∗2
Independent
Zooming
No
No
Available
Available
Available
Available
Available
1 set 2 copy
No
No
Available
Available
Available
Available
Available
Black-white
reversion
No
No
Available
Available
Available
Available
Available
Auto tray
switching
No
No
No
Available
No
Available
Available
LCD Display
No
No
No
No
Standard
provision
Standard
provision
Standard
provision
Printer
Function
(PCL6)
No
No
No
No
Standard
provision
Standard
provision
Standard
provision
Printer
function (PS2)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
∗1
∗2
∗3
∗4
Paper exit style: Group only, sort not available.
APS/AMS: The document size input is required when reading the OC, only when reading the SPF.
APS/AMS: The document size input is required.
AL-1620/1640: APS default OFF
1 – 1
AL-1670
[3] SPECIFICATIONS
1. Copy mode
A. Type
E. Paper feed
Type
Desk-top
Copy size (Max.
∼ Min.)
Cassette: 11" × 17" ∼ 8.5" × 5.5"
B. Copy speed
16 sheets/min
Scan One Print Multi
(2) Continuous copy speed (Sheets/min)
Normal
Enlargement
(200%)
Reduction
(50%)
11" × 17"
9
9
9
8.5" × 14"
10
10
10
8.5" × 13"
10
10
10
8.5" × 11"
16
16
14
8.5" × 11R"
12
12
12
8.5" × 5.5"
16
16
16
AL-1650/1670
2 cassette + Multi bypass
tray
Paper feed
capacity
(50 ∼ 80 g/m2
equivalent)
AL-1640
250 × 1 (cassette) + 100
(Multi bypass tray)
AL-1650/1670
250 × 2 (cassette) + 100
(Multi bypass tray)
Remaining
quantity detection
Cassette
Empty detection available
Manual tray
Empty detection available
(1) Paper tray section
11" × 17", 8.5" × 14", 8.5" × 11", 8.5" ×
11"R, 8.5" × 5.5"
Paper feed size
C. First copy time
First copy time
1 cassette + Multi bypass
tray
Available
Condition: Copy speed in the normal copy from all the paper feed
ports including the manual paper feed port.
Paper size
AL-1640
Paper feed
system
(1) Basic speed
7.2 sec (11" × 8.5", 1st cassette, with OC)
D. Document
Side front
Front
Paper feed
capacity
250 sheets (56 ∼ 80 g/m2 15 ∼ 21 lbs
equivalent)
Detection
Paper empty detection available, size
detection (by key input)
Weight
56 ∼ 80 g/m2 15 ∼ 21 lbs
Special paper
Recycled paper
∗ For 8.5" × 5.5", tray 1 only.
Max. document size
11" × 17"
Document reference
position
Left side center
Paper feed size
11" × 17" ∼ 8.5" × 5.5"
Detection (Platen)
None
Paper feed capacity
100 sheets
Detection size (SPF)
11" × 17", 8.5" × 14", 8.5" × 11",
8.5" × 11"R, 8.5" × 5.5"
Detection
Size detection not available, paper empty
detection available
Weight
56 ∼ 128 g/m2 15 ∼ 34 lbs
(2) Manual paper feed section
(1) SPF
Standard/Option
Standard provision for AL-1650/1670
Not available for AL-1640
Document load
capacity
30 sheets (56 ∼ 90 g/m2 15 ∼ 23.9 lbs
equivalent)
Document size
(Max. ∼ Min.)
11" × 17" ∼ 8.5" × 5.5"
Document
replacement speed
16 sheets/min (11" × 8.5" normal copy)
Document set/Paper
feed direction
Face up, Center reference, Paper feed
from the top
Document weight
56 ∼ 90 g/m2, 15 ∼ 23.9 lbs
Document size
detection
On the document feed tray
Document mixture
Not Available
Special paper
Recycled paper, OHP film, labels
Paper feed
Single except for recycled paper
(3) Optional paper feed unit
1-step paper feed unit
2-step paper feed unit
Not available
Not available
Standard/Option
F. Multi copy
Max. number of multi copy
99 sheets
G. Warmup time
Warmup time
Approx. 35 sec (Condition: Standard condition)
Pre-heat
Available
H. Copy magnification ratio
Fixed magnification ratio
50, 64, 77, 95, 100, 121,
129, 141, 200%
Zooming
50 ∼ 200%
I. Print density
3 – 1
Density mode
Auto/Manual/Photo
No. of manual adjustment
5 steps (Manual/Photo)
Toner save mode
Set by the user program
AR-1670
J. Void width
O. Other specifications
Photoconductor type
OPC (Organic Photo Conductor)
Void area
Lead edge 1 ∼ 4 mm, rear edge 4 mm or less,
both side 4 mm or less
When using SPF: 6 mm or less
Photoconductor drum dia.
30 mm
Max. 5/32" (4 mm) (leading and trailing edges)
Max. 5/32" (4 mm) (along other edges in total)
Copy lamp
Xenon lamp
Image loss
Developing system
Dry 2-component magnetic brush
development
K. Auto duplex
Standard/Option
Not installable
L. Paper exit/finishing
Paper exit section
capacity
Face down 250 sheets
Job separator
Not available
Full detection
Not available
Finishing
Electronic sort board: Standard
provision for AL-1670
Not available for AL-1640/1650
Offset function
Available for AL-1670
Not available for AL-1640/1650
Staple function
Saw teeth charging
Transfer system
(+) DC corotoron
Separation system
(–) DC corotoron
Fusing system
Heat roller
Cleaning system
Contact blade
P. Package form
Body
Body/Accessories
Q. External view
External dimensions
(W × D × H)
Not available
M. Additional functions
AL-1640/
1650
Charging system
Occupying area (W × D)
AL-1670
Weight
APS
AMS
Duplex
AL-1640
590 × 526 × 566 mm
AL-1650/
1670
590 × 526 × 654 mm
590 × 526 mm (When the manual
tray is installed.)
AL-1640
Approx. 37 kg
AL-1650/
1670
Approx. 42 kg
R. Power source
Document count
Sorter
AC120 V ± 15%
Voltage
By E-Sort
Frequency
Independent zooming
1 set 2 copy
60 Hz
S. Power consumption
Binding margin
Max. power consumption
Edge erase
About 1.5 KWh
∗ Energy Star standard (The second level conformity)
Black-white reversion
2 in 1, 4 in 1
Pre-heat
About 60 Wh
Rotation copy
Auto power shut off
About 4.8 Wh
Memory copy
Pre-heat function
Condition set by
the user program
Auto power shut off
Condition set by
the user program
Auto tray switching
Not available for
AL-1640
Message display
Printer condition
only
T. Noise
Noise
U. Digital performance
Resolution
Gradation
User program
Total counter
: Available
: Not available
N. Machine composition
(1) Supply parts
Part name
Toner/developer cartridge
Drum cartridge
BA standard
AL-160-TD-B
AL-160-DR
3 – 2
Reading
400 dpi
Writing
600 dpi
Reading
256 gradations
Writing
Binary
AL-1670
B. Printer driver specifications
2. Printer mode
(1) System
A. Basic specifications
OS
Item
Print speed
Resolution
Contents
16 PPM
IBM PC/AT
600 dpi, 300 dpi (1,200 dpi equivalent by
smoothing)
Toner save
Available
Duplex print
Available (Only in the model with duplex
function)
Paper feed tray
Multi bypass tray
Tray 1, Tray 2
Paper size
Paper size
Multi bypass tray
Tray 1 ∼ 2∗
Available
Microsoft Windows NT4.0
Available
Name on PC screen
Page description
language (standard)
PCL6 emulation
PCL5e emulation
Dot emulation
None
Page protection
function
Not Available
Interface
IEEE1284 port
Interface cable
Use IEEE1284 conforming parallel cable.
(shielded and grounded)
SHARP AL-1600
Series PCL5e
PCL5e for Windows NT4.0
PCL6 for Windows 95/98
SHARP AL-1600
Series PCL6
PCL6 (PCL XL) for Windows NT4.0
(3) Set content
Item
11" × 17", 8.5" × 14",
8.5" × 11", 8.5" ×
11"R, 8.5" × 5.5" ∗2,
8.5" × 13"
Available (only AL-1670)
Nibble mode
Within 3.0 m
Auto
Conforming (only with Windows 95/98)
PCL6
Copies
1 to 999
Orientation
Portrait, Landscape
PCL5e
Document Style
1-Sided
Paper Source
Auto, Tray 1, Tray 2, Bypass Tray
Paper Size
A3 (297 × 420 mm), B4 (257 × 364
mm), A4 (210 × 297 mm), A5 (148
× 210 mm), B5 (182 × 257 mm),
Ledger (11" × 17"), Letter (8.5" ×
11"), Legal (8.5" × 14"), Executive
(7.25" × 10.5"), Folio (8.3" × 13"),
Invoice (5.5" × 8.5"), Foolscap
(8.5" × 13"), DL, C5, COM10,
Custom Paper
Compatibility mode
N-Up Printing
1-Up, 2-Up, 4-Up
Border
On, Off
Fit to Page
On, Off
Toner Save Mode
On, Off
Smoothing
On, Off
Resolution Settings
600 dpi, 300 dpi
Graphics Mode
HP-GL/2 (Vector), Raster
Microsoft Windows 98 Available
Half Tone
Photo Images, Line Art, Scanned
Images
Microsoft Windows
NT4.0
Font Source
Resident Fonts, Download Fonts
True Type Mode
Download as True Type,
Download as bitmap font, Print as
graphics
Input Tray
One Tray, Two Trays
Installed RAM
8MB
Microsoft Windows 3.1 Available
Microsoft Windows 95 Available
Printer driver
Available
Microsoft Windows 98
(2) Kinds of printer drivers
A3, B4, A4R, B5R,
A5R, 11" × 17", 8.5"
× 14", 8.5" × 11"R,
8.5" × 5.5"R, 8.5" ×
13", 8.3" × 13", 7.25"
× 10.5"R, DL, C5,
COM10
Shifter
Plug and play
Microsoft Windows 95
Printer driver name
Face down system
Emulation select
Available
PCL5e for Windows 3.1/95/98
Paper exit
Max. length
PCL
Microsoft Windows 3.1
Available
Built-in fonts
Outline 45 fonts (PCL6 compatible)
Screen font
Outline 31 fonts (PCL6 compatible) for
Windows
Memory
Standard
Conforming PC
IBM PC-AT compatible
Unit
∗: Only AL-1650/1670
∗2: Tray 1 only
Set
Width
content of
custom
paper
Length
3–3
0.01", 0.1 mm
1000 to 2969
(In the case of 0.1 mm)
394 to 1169 (In the case of 0.01")
1480 to 4318
(In the case of 0.1 mm)
583 to 1700 (In the case of 0.01")
AL-1670
Item
PCL6
PCL5e
Status
Depends on the paper size.
MAX Short –5.84" ∼ 5.84"
Long –8.5" ∼ 8.5"
Position
Size
6 ∼ 900
Angle
±90˚
Interface
Menu
Test Printing
Menu
Refer to the following Font List.
Edit Density
0 ∼ 255
Transparent Text
Yes, No
I/O Time Out
Configuration Page
Configuration page is
printed.
PCL Font Page
PCL6 Font page is
printed.
b. LED display
Extinguished
Indicates that the printer is off-line
and data cannot be transferred or
printed. Make settings from the
operation panel in this mode. Note,
however, that you cannot make
settings if the “Data Remaining”
message is displayed.
Lit
Indicates that the printer is on-line
and data can be transferred and
printed.
Extinguished
Indicates that there is no data
being received or processed.
Lit
Indicates that the printer is
receiving or processing print data.
Blinking
Indicates that there is print data
remaining in memory that has not
yet been printed.
On First Page Only Yes, No
As Outline Only
Yes, No (Only when Transparent
Text is OFF.)
ON LINE light
(4) Dispaly
a. LCD message
Status
LCD display
Online Online
Data Loss
Error
Content
AUTO
Auto select to
emulation
PCL
PCL
HEX
HEX
Content
If data reception is
not completed within
the set time, it is
judged as a time out
error.
User
setting
TOP SECRET
CONFIDENTIAL
DRAFT
ORIGINAL
COPY
Set
content of Text
water
mark
Edit Fonts
LCD display
DATA light
Press ENTER
Memory Full Press ENTER
Tray 1 <Paper Size>
c. Operation keys
When the paper feed
Tray 2 <Paper Size>
tray is selected to
Bypass <Paper Size> other than AUTO.
Out of paper
Error
Tray <Paper Size>
Clear Paper
Path
User Main Menu
setting
MENU key
Used to show setting menus on the display in
sequence.∗
ITEM key
Used to show the setting items of the selected
menu in sequence.∗
When the paper feed
tray is selected to
AUTO.
Toner empty
Drum replacement
Cover open
Service call error
Check Panel
LINE key
Changes between the on-line and off-line modes.
When the printer is on-line, it can receive data
from the computer with which it is connected.
When the printer is off-line, you can use
operation panel keys to make print settings.
Note, however, that you cannot make settings if
the "Data Remaining" message is displayed.
Paper jam
Paper exit tray full
Copies
Printing of the set
quantity is made.
Resolution
Printing at the set
resolution is made.
Smoothing
Smoothing function
setting.
Toner Save
Toner save mode
setting
Paper Source
Tray select
Paper Size
Paper size select
Orientation
Setting of print
direction
Emulation
Emulation setting
Left arrow key
Used to change the value of any item.∗
Right arrow key
ENTER key
Used to enter a new value.
∗ Invalid when the printer is on-line.
(5) PC environment
Computer IBM PC/AT or compatible computer equipped with a
Type
bi-directional parallel interface and CD-ROM drive
Operating Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows
System
NT4.0
3–4
CPU
Windows 95/3.1 : 486SX or better
Windows 98 : 486DX/66MHz or better (Pentium or
better is recommended.)
Windows NT4.0 : 486/25MHz or better
RAM
Windows 95/3.1 : 8MB or more (12MB or more is
recommended.)
Windows 98 : 16MB or more (32MB or more is
recommended.)
Windows NT4.0 : 16MB or more
AL-1670
(6) Paper handling specifications
a. Paper feed direction
1) Paper size and image transport direction
b. Paper feed port
Paper Size
Side set to the paper feed port
A3
Short side
B4
Short side
A4
Long side
A4R
Short side
B5
Long side
B5R
Short side
A5
Long side
A5R
Short side
Ledger
Short side
Legal
Short side
Letter
Long side
LetterR
Short side
Invoice
Long side
InvoiceR
Short side
Foolscap
Short side
Folio
Short side
Executive
Short side
COM-10
Short side
C5
Short side
DL
Short side
Side set to the
= Long side
paper feed port
Transport direction
Tray kind
Bypass Tray
Tray 1
Tray 2
Capacity
100 sheets
250 sheets
250 sheets
A3
B4
A4
A4R
B5
B5R
A5
A5R
Ledger
Legal
Letter
LetterR
Invoice
InvoiceR
Foolscap
Folio
Executive
COM-10
C5
DL
Custom
∗ The number of trays supported depends on each model.
∗ When printing with the multi bypass tray, the printer board cannot
recognize the set paper direction, and therefore it regards that the
short side of paper would be set (vertical transport direction) to
make data.
Side set to the
= Short side
paper feed port
Transport direction
C. Tray selection
Paper handling is controlled on the copier side. The printer board
sends the Video I/F command to the digital copier according to the
computer direction of the tray.
ABC...
ABC...
(7) Print reference
This machine employs the center reference system.
Since the digital copier is not equipped with the paper size detection,
format is made not by the actual paper size but by the paper size
specified by the computer, and center distribution is made.
For paper feed of the multi bypass tray, the short side must be set
to the paper fed port regardless of paper size for making print
data.
Origin
ABCDEFGHIJKLMN
12345
abc
Actual paper size
Paper feed direction
Size specified by the host computer
Center reference line
3–5
AL-1670
(8) Print Area
H
H
Physical
Page
E
E
E
Printable
Area
D
Logical
Page
E
E
F
D
F
D
E
D
B
HP/GL
Picture
Frame
F
E
B
C
G
H
A
F
E
C
G
Physical
Page
Logical
Page
Printable
Area
HP/GL
Picture
Frame
H
A
PAPER
SIZE
Paper
size
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
A3
9920 7014 9684
118
100
300
9720
0
B4
8597 6070 8361
118
100
300
8397
0
A3
7014 9920 6730
142
100
300
6814
0
A4
7014 4960 6778
118
100
300
6814
0
B4
6070 8597 5786
142
100
300
5870
0
B5
6070 4298 5830
118
100
300
5870
0
A4
4960 7014 4676
142
100
300
4760
0
A5
4960 3508 4720
118
100
300
4760
0
B5
4298 6070 5770
142
100
300
4098
0
Ledger
8400 5100 8160
120
100
300
8200
0
A5
3508 4960 3224
142
100
300
3308
0
Legal
8400 5100 8160
120
100
300
8200
0
Ledger
6600 10200 6300
150
100
300
6400
0
Letter
6600 5100 6360
120
100
300
6400
0
Invoice
5100 3300 2860
120
100
300
4900
0
Foolscap 7800 5100 7560
120
100
300
7600
0
Legal
5100 8400 4800
150
100
300
4900
0
Letter
5100 6600 4800
150
100
300
4900
0
Invoice
3300 5100 3000
150
100
300
3100
0
7800 4980 7560
120
100
300
7600
0
Foolscap 5100 7800 4800
150
100
300
4900
0
Executive 6300 4350 6060
120
100
300
6100
0
150
100
300
4780
0
COM-10
5700 2474 3460
120
100
300
5500
0
Folio
4980 7800 4680
Folio
Executive 4350 6300 4050
150
100
300
4150
0
C5
5408 3826 5172
118
100
300
5208
0
COM-10
2474 5700 2174
150
100
300
2274
0
DL
5196 2598 4960
118
100
300
4996
0
C5
3826 5408 3542
142
100
300
3626
0
DL
2598 5196 2314
142
100
300
2398
0
(Unit: Dots/600DPI)
∗ Top Margin
The set value is received from the digital copier and data are made
according to the set value.
∗ Left margin
Since the paper size sensor is not set, the digital copier does not
know the size and direction of paper inserted. Therefore, the left
margin is set according to the paper size indicated by the print data
sent from the computer, and printing is made. If the computer does
not specify the paper size or in the case of custom size, the left
margin is set according to the default paper size.
(Unit: Dots/600DPI)
3–6
AL-1670
(9) Font
a. For PCL
TrueDoc Format 45 fonts
1 bitmap font
Font No.
Font Name
0
Fixed Pitch 810 Courier Roman SWC
1
DutchTM 801 SWC
2
Dutch 801 Bold SWC
3
Dutch 801 Italic SWC
4
Dutch 801 Bold Italic SWC
5
Zapf Humanist 601 SWC
6
Zapf Humanist 601 Bold SWC
7
Zapf Humanist 601 Italic SWC
8
Zapf Humanist 601 Bold Italic SWC
9
Ribbon 131 SWC
10
Clarendon 701 Clarendon Condensed SWC
11
SwissTM 742 SWC
12
Swiss 742 Bold SWC
13
Swiss 742 Italic SWC
14
Swiss 742 Bold Italic SWC
15
Swiss 742 Condensed SWC
16
Swiss 742 Condensed Bold SWC
17
Swiss 742 Condensed Italic SWC
18
Swiss 742 Condensed Bold Italic SWC
19
Incised 901 SWC
20
Incised 901 Bold SWC
21
Incised 901 Italic SWC
22
Aldine 430 Original Garamond SWC
23
Aldine 430 Original Garamond Bold SWC
24
Aldine 430 Original Garamond Italic SWC
25
Aldine 430 Original Garamond Bold Italic SWC
26
Audrey Two SWC
27
Flareserif 821 SWC
28
Flareserif 821 Extra Bold SWC
29
Swiss 721 SWM
30
Swiss 721 Bold SWM
31
Swiss 721 Oblique SWM
32
Swiss 721 Bold Oblique SWM
33
Dutch 801 SWM
34
Dutch 801 Bold SWM
35
Dutch 801 Italic SWM
36
Dutch 801 Bold Italic SWM
37
Symbol SWA
38
Wingbats SWM
39
Fixed Pitch 810 Courier Bold SWC
40
Fixed Pitch 810 Courier Italic SWC
41
Fixed Pitch 810 Courier Bold Italic SWC
42
Fixed Pitch 850 Letter Gothic 12 pitch/text SWC
43
Fixed Pitch 850 Letter Gothic Bold 12 pitch/text SWC
44
Fixed Pitch 850 Letter Gothic Italic 12 pitch/text SWC
45
Line Printer
3–7
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[4] LIMITATIONS OF ELECTRICAL SORT <AL-1670 only>
Function
Limitations,
No. of documents
to be read
When no page memory (SIMM) is additionally installed (16 MB), about 60 sheets
of standard documents can be read. (The number of documents to be read
varies depending on image patterns.) When two or more documents are read
and the image memory is full, the image data lamp lights up to stop the
operation.
<When the operation is stopped
with the memory full>
To copy the read data: Start key
To delete the read data: Clear
All key
No. of discharged
paper
In sort/group copy, if the number of discharged copy exceeds the following level,
the machine stops copying: 250 sheets (This function default is off)
Remove the discharged paper
and press the START key to
resume copying.
When the reduction ratio of images exceeds 50%, the reduction ratio of 50% is
active, resulting in broken images. For each reduction ratio, refer to the table
below.
2 in 1/4 in 1 copy
Even though rotation copy is canceled (by the user program), rotation copy may
be made according to necessity.
Unable to combine with the binding margin copy function.
Unable to combine with the edge erase copy function.
Unable to combine with 2 in 1/4 in 1 copy.
Binding margin copy
Unable to change the binding position and the binding margin.
Edge erase copy
Unable to combine with 2 in 1/4 in 1 copy.
[5] 2 IN 1/4 IN 1 COPY REDUCTION RATIO <AL-1670 only>
When 2 in 1/4 in 1 copy is selected, each image is reduced in the following reduction ratio.
1. 2 in 1 copy
11 × 17
8.5 × 14
Document size
8.5 × 11
8.5 × 11R
8.5 × 5.5
11 × 17
61% (11 × 17 →
8.5 × 11)
With rotation
74% (8.5 × 14 →
8.5 × 11)
With rotation
97% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 11)
Without rotation
97% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 11)
With rotation
126% (8.5 × 5.5 →
8.5 × 11)
Without rotation
8.5 × 14
50% (11 × 17 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
58% (8.5 × 14 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
61% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
61% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
97% (8.5 × 5.5 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
Paper size
8.5 × 11
50% (11 × 17 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
58% (8.5 × 14 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
61% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
61% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
97% (8.5 × 5.5 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
8.5 × 11R
50% (11 × 17 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
58% (8.5 × 14 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
61% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
61% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
97% (8.5 × 5.5 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
50% (8.5 × 11 →
4.25 × 5.5)
With rotation
50% (8.5 × 11 →
4.25 × 5.5)
Without rotation
61% (8.5 × 5.5 →
4.25 × 5.5)
With rotation
11 × 17
50% (11 × 17 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
58% (8.5 × 14 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
61% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
61% (8.5 × 11 →
8.5 × 5.5)
Without rotation
97% (8.5 × 5.5 →
8.5 × 5.5)
With rotation
8.5 × 14
Paper size
8.5 × 11
8.5 × 11R
8.5 × 5.5
50% Blinking
Without rotation
50% Blinking
With rotation
50% Blinking
Without rotation
50% Blinking
With rotation
50% Blinking
With rotation
50% Blinking
Without rotation
50% Blinking
With rotation
50% (8.5 × 11 →
4.25 × 5.5)
Without rotation
50% (8.5 × 11 →
4.25 × 5.5)
With rotation
61% (8.5 × 5.5 →
4.25 × 5.5)
Without rotation
50% (8.5 × 11 →
4.25 × 5.5)
With rotation
50% (8.5 × 11 →
4.25 × 5.5)
Without rotation
61% (8.5 × 5.5 →
4.25 × 5.5)
With rotation
8.5 × 5.5
50% Blinking
Without rotation
50% Blinking
Without rotation
2. 4 in 1 copy
11 × 17
8.5 × 14
Document size
8.5 × 11
8.5 × 11R
8.5 × 5.5
50% (8.5 × 14 →
7 × 4.25)
Without rotation
50% (8.5 × 11 →
4.25 × 5.5)
With rotation
50% (8.5 × 11 →
4.25 × 5.5)
Without rotation
61% (8.5 × 5.5 →
4.25 × 5.5)
With rotation
4 – 1
50% Blinking
Without rotation
50% Blinking
With rotation
50% (8.5 × 5.5 →
4.25 × 2.75)
Without rotation
AL-1670
[6] SIMULATION
Main
code
22
1. Entering the simulation mode
2. Cancelling the simulation mode
When the all clear key is pressed, the simulation mode is cancelled.
When the interruption key is pressed, the process is interrupted and the
screen returns to the sub code entering display.
3. List of simulations
2
3
5
6
7
9
10
14
16
20
21
22
Sub
code
1
2
1
2
3
4
8
9
10
11
2
3
4
11
1
2
3
1
10
1
4
6
8
1
2
4
5
1
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
12
14
15
16
17
Contents
Mirror unit operation check
Optical system sensor operation check
SPF aging
SPF sensor operation check
SPF motor forward rotation operation check
SPF motor reverse rotation operation check
SPF paper feed solenoid operation check
RSPF reverse solenoid operation check
RSPF paper exit gate solenoid operation
check
SPF PS release solenoid operation check
Shifter job separator sensor operation check
Shifter operation check
Job separator operation check
Shifter home position check
Operation panel display check
Heater lamp lighting check, cooling fan motor
operation check
Copy lamp lighting check
Paper feed solenoid operation check
Main cassette semi-circular roller drive
Aging with warmup time display
Warmup saving
Intermittent aging
Warmup time display
Duplex motor forward rotation operation check
Duplex motor reverse rotation operation check
Duplex motor rotation speed adjustment
Duplex motor switchback time adjustment
Toner motor operation check
Trouble (except for U2) cancel
U2 trouble cancel
Maintenance counter clear
Maintenance cycle setting
Mini maintenance cycle setting (Japan only)
Maintenance counter display
Maintenance preset value display
JAM memory display
Total JAM counter display
Total counter display
Developing counter display
Developing preset counter value display
(Japan only)
SPF counter display
Paper feed counter display
Drum counter display
Copier ROM version display
Trouble memory display
Duplex print counter display
Copy counter display
Contents
Printer counter display
Electronic sort counter display
FAX print counter display
Scanner counter display
24
JAM memory, JAM counter clear
Trouble memory clear
SPF counter clear
Duplex counter clear
Paper feed counter clear
Drum counter clear
Copy counter clear
Printer counter clear
Electronic sort counter clear
FAX print counter clear
Scanner counter clear
25
Main motor operation check
Polygon motor operation check
26
Option switch display
Auditor setting
Counter mode setting
Destination setting
Model name setting
Language setting
CE mark conformity control setting
Fan rotation duty change state setup
Cancel of stop at dram life over
Transfer timing adjustment
Black-white reversion function setup
Sort/Group copy temporary stop function setup
30
Machine sensor operation check
41
OC document sensor adjustment
Document sensor light reception level display
42
Developing counter clear
43
Fusing temperature setting
46
Copy density level adjustment
FAX density level adjustment
48
Main scanning (front/rear) direction
magnification ratio adjustment (Copy/FAX/OCSPF common)
2
OC mode sub scanning direction
magnification ratio adjustment in copying
5
SPF mode sub scanning direction
magnification ratio adjustment in copying
6
OC mode sub scanning direction
magnification ratio adjustment in FAX
7
SPF mode sub scanning direction
magnification ratio adjustment in FAX
50
1
Copy image lead edge position adjustment
10
Paper off center adjustment
13
OC mode document off center adjustment
16
SPF mode document off center adjustment
18
Duplex memory reverse position adjustment
19
RSPF rear edge void adjustment
51
2
Resist amount adjustment
63
1
Shading data check
64
1
Self printing mode
67
14
Printer Flash ROM Data Download
∗A: Not used in the AL-1600/1610/1620/1621 and
AL-1640/1650/1670.
B: Can be used only in the AL-1620/1621 and AL-1650/1670.
C: Can be used only in the AL-1640/1650/1670.
D: Can be used only in the AL-1670.
Perform the following procedure to enter the simulation mode.
Clear key → Exposure mode select key → Clear key → Exposure
mode select key → Main code → Start key → Sub code → Start key
Main
code
1
Sub
code
18
19
20
21
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
1
10
1
3
5
6
10
22
30
32
38
42
50
51
1
2
3
1
1
1
2
1
∗
B
B
B
B
B
A
A
B
D
D
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
6 – 1
∗
C
D
A
B
A
C
D
A
A
B
D
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
B
A
B
C
AL-1670
4. Contents of simulations
Main
code
Sub
code
3
11
Contents
Shifter Home Position
Check
<Used only in the
AL-1670>
50
18
Duplex memory reverse
position adjustment
<Not used>
19
Duplex rear edge void
adjustment
<Used only in the
AL-1620/1621 and
AL-1650/1670>
Details of operation
Initial
value
Set range
58
1 ∼ 99
50
1 ∼ 99
Used to drive the shifter motor
Key operation
Feed: Exposure up key
Return: Exposure down key
Moved to Home Position: Magnification ratio display key
After completion of warmup, shading is performed and currently set
value is displayed
Key operation
Memory reverse position adjustment value:
Copy quantity keys
After completion of warmup, shading is performed and currently set
value is displayed.
Key operation
Adjustment mode select:
Exposure mode select key
Set value: Copy quantity
keys
6 – 2
Display
Auto: SPF/R-SPF rear edge void
Manual: R-SPF off center <Not used>
Photo: R-SPF lead edge void
<Not used>
AL-1670
[7] TROUBLE CODE LIST
This chapter is commonly used with the AL-1600 Series.
1. Trouble code list
Trouble
code
E1
E7
F5
F6
Trouble content
00
ERDH board communication trouble
D
10
ERDH board trouble
D
11
ERDH ASIC error
D
12
ERDH CODEC error
13
ERDH flash ROM error
14
ERDH RAM error
15
16
17
Trouble content
L4
01
10
Job separator motor abnormality
L6
10
Polygon motor lock
D
L8
01
Zero cross pulse (FW) trouble
D
U2
04
EEPROM serial communication error
D
11
Counter check sum error
ERDH page memory error
D
12
ERDH SIMM error
D
Adjustment value check sum error
(EEPROM)
Rotation RAM error
D
U3
29
Mirror base home position error
U9
00
Operation control PWB communication
trouble
ERDH board communication trouble
(Protocol)
D
81
ERDH board communication trouble
(Parity)
D
80
Operation control PWB communication
trouble (Protocol)
82
ERDH board communication trouble
(Overrun)
D
81
Operation control PWB communication
trouble (Parity)
84
ERDH board communication trouble
(Framing)
D
82
Operation control PWB communication
trouble (Overrun)
88
ERDH board communication trouble
(Time-out)
D
84
Operation control PWB communication
trouble (Framing)
03
LSU trouble
88
04
CCD white level trouble
Operation control PWB communication
trouble (Time-out)
05
CCD black level trouble
02
Copy lamp error
00
FAX board communication trouble
A
FAX board trouble
A
80
FAX board communication trouble
(Protocol)
A
81
FAX board communication trouble (Parity)
A
82
FAX board communication trouble
(Overrun)
A
84
FAX board communication trouble
(Framing)
A
88
FAX board communication trouble
(Time-out)
A
00
Printer PWB communication trouble
C
10
Printer PWB trouble
C
80
Printer PWB communication trouble
(Protocol)
C
81
Printer PWB communication trouble
(Parity)
C
82
Printer PWB communication trouble
(Overrun)
C
84
Printer PWB communication trouble
(Framing)
C
88
Printer PWB communication trouble
(Time-out)
C
H2
00
Thermistor open detection
H3
00
Heat roller abnormally high temperature
H4
00
Heat roller abnormally low temperature
L1
00
Mirror base feed trouble
L3
00
Mirror base return trouble
U95
Operation control PWB connection error
U99
Operation control PWB connection error
Remark:
A: Not used
B: Only AL-1620/1621 and AL1650/1670
C: Only AL-1640/1650/1670
D: Only AL-1670
7 – 1
Remark
Main motor lock
80
10
F9
Trouble
code
Remark
A
AL-1670
•
Either the “Update Device Driver Wizard” window or the “New
Hardware Found” window may appear automatically.
Note: If neither the “Update Device Driver Wizard” window nor
the “New Hardware Found” window appear, refer to “Installing Windows 95/98 without Using the Plug & Play
Function”.
• If the “Update Device Driver Wizard” window appears, click the
[Next] button and proceed to step 2).
[8] INSTALLING THE PRINTER
DRIVER
To use this printer with your computer, you must install the printer
driver.
Install the printer driver using the supplied SHARP Software CDROM. This kit is supplied with the following printer drivers:
• PCL6 for Windows 95/98
•
•
•
PCL6 for Windows NT 4.0
PCL5e for Windows 95/98
PCL5e for Windows NT 4.0
Note: • It is recommended that you install the PCL6 printer
driver. If you have a problem printing from older
software using the PCL6 driver, remove it and install the
PCL5e driver.
• The printer driver data in the CD-ROM can be copied to
floppy disks.
1. Double-click “My Computer”, “AL-1600” and
“Makedisk”.
2. Double-click “Makedisk.exe”.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Before installation, make sure that:
• You read the README.TXT file which is contained on the
SHARP Software CD-ROM. This file contains the information
and restrictions for using the printer.
•
•
•
•
•
•
The printer is connected properly with the computer or network.
The printer is loaded with paper.
The printer is turned on and on-line (the ON LINE light is lit).
You quit all application software that is running on your computer.
Your computer meets the following hardware and software requirements:
2)
3)
Computer Type
IBM PC/AT or compatible computer
equipped with a bi-directional parallel
interface and CD-ROM drive
Operating System Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0
CPU
Windows 95:
486SX or better
Windows 98:
486DX/66MHz or better
(Pentium or better is
recommended.)
Windows NT 4.0: 486/25MHz or better
RAM
Windows 95:
8MB or more (12MB or
more is recommended.)
Windows 98:
16MB or more (32MB or
more is recommended.)
Windows NT 4.0: 16MB or more
4)
5)
This procedure uses the following drive name in examples:
Drive R: CD-ROM drive (holds the CD-ROM containing the
printer drivers)
Change the drive name as required according to your environment.
1. Installing onto Windows 95
This printer is compatible with plug & play. If your computer is incompatible with plug & play, refer to “Installing onto Windows 95/98
without Using the Plug & Play Function”.
1) Turn the computer on and start Windows 95.
Note: Depending on which version of Windows you are using,
the display examples in this step may differ from those on
your system.
8–1
If the “New Hardware Found” window appears, perform the
following steps:
<1> Choose “Driver from disk provided by hardware manufacturer” and click the [OK] button.
<2> When the “Install From Disk” window appears, insert the
SHARP Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, type
R:\English\WinXX and click the [OK] button.
Note: In this step the PCL6 printer driver is installed automatically. If you want to install the PCL5e printer driver, refer to
"Installing onto Windows 95/98 without Using the Plug &
Play Function".
<3> Proceed to step 5).
Search for the printer driver by clicking [Other Locations...] button.
Insert the SHARP Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, type
R:\WinXX and click the [OK] button.
After Windows finds the printer driver, click the [Finish] button to
continue the installation.
Note: In this step the PCL6 printer driver is installed automatically. If you want to install the PCL5e printer driver, refer to
“Installing onto Windows 95/98 without Using the Plug &
Play Function”.
Set the printer name.
<1> If you want to change the printer name, enter a new name in
the space provided.
<2> If the program displays, “Do you want your Windows-based
programs to use this printer as the default printer?”, check
“Yes”.
<3> Click the [Next] button.
AL-1670
6) Print a test page by clicking the [Finish] button.
Note: If you check “No” and click the [Finish] button, the printer
does not print a test page after the installation.
• The printer driver installation begins.
3) Click the [Have Disk...] button.
4) Insert the SHARP Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, type
R:\WinXX, and click the [OK] button.
•
If the “Insert Disk” window appears, perform the following
steps:
<1> Click the [OK] button.
<2> When the “Copying Files” window appears, type R:\WinXX
and click the [OK] button.
7) When the test page is printed properly, click the [Yes] button.
•
5) Choose the appropriate printer driver from those listed below and
click the [Next] button.
• PCL6 Printer Driver: SHARP AL-1600 Series PCL6
• PCL5e Printer Driver: SHARP AL-1600 Series PCL5e
Note: It is recommended that you install the PCL6 printer driver.
If you have a problem printing from older software using
the PCL6 driver,remove it and install the PCL5e driver.
The printer is ready for printing.
2. Installing onto Windows 98
This printer is compatible with plug & play. If your computer is incompatible with plug & play, refer to “Installing onto Windows 95/98
without Using the Plug & Play Function”.
1) Turn the computer on and start Windows 98.
•
The “Add New Hardware Wizard” window appears automatically, click the [Next] button.
Note: If the “Add New Hardware Wizard” window does not appear in this step, refer to “Installing onto Windows 95/98
without Using the Plug& Play Function”.
6) After Windows finds the printer driver, click the [Next] button to
continue the installation.
7) Set the printer name.
<1> If you want to change the printer name, enter a new name in
the space provided.
<2> If the program displays, "Do you want your Windows-based
programs to use this printer as the default printer?", check
"Yes".
<3> Click the [Next] button.
8) Print a test page by clicking the [Finish] button.
Note: If you check “No” and click the [Finish] button, the printer
does not print a test page after the installation.
• The printer driver installation begins.
2) Display a list of all the printer drivers by checking “Display a list of
all the drivers in a specific location, ...” and clicking the [Next]
button.
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9) When the test page is printed properly, click the [Yes] button.
• The printer is ready for printing.
3. Installing onto Windows 95/98 without Using the
Plug & Play Function
Computers using Windows 95 or Windows 98 that are compatible
with plug & play can install the printer driver automatically. However,
if your computer is incompatible with plug & play, follow the procedure in this section.
The following steps use Windows 98 in display examples.
1) Turn the computer on and start Windows 95/98.
2) Click the Start menu, point to “Settings”, and choose “Printers”.
3) When the “Printers” window appears, double-click the “Add
Printer” icon.
4) Click the [Next] button.
5) If the screen for choosing the connection method appears, choose
"Local printer" or "Network printer" and click the [Next] button.
9) Choose the port and click the [Next] button.
Note: This screen appears only when the computer is connected
to a network.
• If you choose “Network printer” you must specify a network
path or queue name.
Contact your network administrator for details.
The following steps use the example of a local printer.
10) Set the printer name.
<1> If you want to change the printer name, enter a new name in
the space provided.
<2> If the program displays, “Do you want your Windows-based
programs to use this printer as the default printer?”, check
“Yes”.
<3> Click the [Next] button.
6) Click the [Have Disk...] button.
11) Print a test page by clicking the [Finish] button.
Note: If you check “No” and click the [Finish] button, the printer
does not print a test page after the installation.
•
The printer driver installation begins.
7) Insert the SHARP Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, type
R:\WinXX, and click the [OK] button.
8) Choose the appropriate printer driver from those listed below and
click the [Next] button.
• PCL6 Printer Driver: SHARP AL-1600 Series PCL6
• PCL5e Printer Driver: SHARP AL-1600 Series PCL5e
Note: It is recommended that you install the PCL6 printer driver.
If you have a problem printing from older software using
the PCL6 driver,remove it and install the PCL5e driver.
12) When the test page is printed properly, click the [Yes] button.
• The printer is ready for printing.
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4. Installing onto Windows NT 4.0
1) Turn the computer on and start Windows NT.
2) Click the Start menu, point to “Settings”, and choose “Printers”.
3) When the “Printers” window appears, double-click the “Add
Printer” icon.
4) Choose “My Computer” or “Network printer server” and click the
[Next] button.
• The following steps use “My Computer” as an example.
For more information about using this printer as a network
printer, refer to the Windows NT 4.0 networking documentation.
9) Set the printer name.
<1> If you want to change the printer name, enter a new name in
the space provided.
<2> If the program displays, “Do you want your Windows-based
programs to use this printer as the default printer?”, check
“Yes”.
<3> Click the [Next] button.
5) Check the checkbox for the port you are using and click the [Next]
button.
10) Make the appropriate settings for your environment.
•
•
When using print sharing, choose “Shared” and enter a share
name. If necessary for your environment, select Windows 95
from the list of operating systems.
If you are not using shared printing, choose “Not shared”.
6) Click the [Have Disk...] button.
After making the settings on this screen, click the [Next] button.
11) Print a test page by clicking the [Finish] button.
Note: If you check “No” and click the [Finish] button, the printer
does not print a test page after the installation.
• The printer driver installation begins.
7) Insert the SHARP Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, type
R:\WinNT and click the [OK] button.
12) When the test page is printed properly, click the [Yes] button.
• The printer is ready for printing.
5. Changing Printer Configuration Settings
8) Choose the appropriate printer driver from those listed below and
click the [Next] button.
• PCL6 Printer Driver:SHARP AL-1600 Series PCL6
• PCL5e Printer Driver:SHARP AL-1600 Series PCL5e
Note: It is recommended that you install the PCL6 printer driver.
If you have a problem printing from older software using
the PCL6 driver,remove it and install the PCL5e driver.
After installing the printer driver use the procedure in this section to
change the printer configuration settings. Also refer to the print driver
help for more information.
1. Click the Start menu, point to “Settings”, and choose “Printers”.
2. Right-click the appropriate printer and choose “Properties”
fromthe menu.
3. Click the Configuration tab and change the printer settings.
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2) Press the MENU key repeatedly until the required menu appears.
[9] SETTING AND ADJUSTMENTS
1. Configuration setting
DATA
ON LINE
MENU
ITEM
ENT
MENU
Main Menu
ONLINE
Copies
1*
3) Press the ITEM key repeatedly until the required item appears.
Resolution
600 *
Smoothing
MENU
On *
DATA
Toner Save
ON LINE
MENU
ITEM
ENT
Off *
ITEM
Paper Source
Auto *
Paper Size
Test Printing Menu
A4 *
Configuration Page
4) Press the Left or Right arrow key to change the setting.
• The current value is marked with an asterisk (∗).
Orientation
Portrait *
PCL Font List
Emulation
MENU
PCL *
DATA
Interface Menu
LINE
MENU
ITEM
ENTER
I/O Time Out
60 second *
5) After choosing the required value, press the ENTER key.
(Basic Menu Setting Procedure)
•
Note: The menus and items displayed may be different depending
on the optional functions installed.
1) When the printer is not in use, press the ON LINE key to put the
printer off-line.
The new value is registered.
DATA
NE
DATA
ON LINE
MENU
ITEM
ENTER
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MENU
ITEM
ENTER
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A. Main Menu
Possible
Settings
Item
Description
Copies
1 ∼ 999
Sets how many copies to print.
Resolution
600dpi ∗
300dpi
Sets the printing resolution.
Smoothing
Toner Save
[10] CONFIGURATION REPORT
AND TEST PAGE
On ∗
Off
Sets whether smoothing is done or not.
This function improves the appearance
of printed documents by smoothing the
angles and curves of images. This
allows printing at a higher apparent
resolution. For example, if the printer is
set to 600dpi, resolution equivalent to
1200dpi can be achieved.
When printing image data, you may
need to select "Off" to achieve best
results.
On
Off ∗
Sets whether toner save mode is in
effect or not. This function prints slightly
fainter to save toner. This item is
different from the copier “toner save
mode”.
To test print the configuration page and font list, use the following
procedure:
1) Press the ON LINE key to switch the printer to the offline mode.
DATA
ON LINE
Paper Size
A3
B4
A4∗
B5
A5
Ledger
Legal
Letter∗
Executive
Folio
Invoice
Foolscap
COM-10
DL
C5
Orientation
Sets the page orientation for printing.
Specify “Portrait” to print the paper with
Portrait ∗
its long side (longer edge) vertical.
Landscape
Specify “Landscape” to print the paper
with its long side (longer edge) horizontal.
Emulation
PCL ∗
HEX
DATA
ON LINE
I/O Time Out
Sets the size of the paper where data
will be printed. If this size is different
from the paper size present in the tray,
the size set on the operation panel takes
precedence.
∗ Depending on where the printer was
purchased, the default value is either A4
or Letter.
ITEM
ENT
DATA
ON LINE
Description
1 second
:
60 second ∗
:
999 second
Sets I/O time-out. If
no data is received
within the preset
time, print
processing is ended.
NE
Description
Configuration Page
Prints the configuration page.
PCL Font List
Prints the PCL6 font list.
ITEM
DATA
Specifies the printer language used.
Setting Choice
MENU
4) Press the ENTER key.
The test page prints.
D. Test Menu
Item
MENU
3) Press the ITEM key to display the required item.
C. Interface Menu
Item
ENTER
ITEM
2) Press the MENU key to display the Test Menu.
Sets the tray used for paper feeding.
Setting to “Auto” automatically selects
Auto ∗
the paper tray loaded with the paper of
Tray 1
the size specified in the “Paper Size”
Tray 2∗
item.
Bypass Tray
∗ The available settings reflect the
installed trays.
Paper
Source
MENU
9–2
MENU
ITEM
ENTER
ENT
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c. Network board
Value:
Example:
Not Installed.
Default:
Not Installed.
Description: Ubducates the network board installation status.
1. Samples
Printer Configuration Page
(Firmware version)
a. PCL6
Value:
#.##
Example:
1.00
Default:
Depends on the printer firmware version.
HARDWARE STATUS
Machine Information
Language:
English
Hardware Specs
Base Memory:
Total Memory:
Network Board:
8MB
8MB
Not Installed
Version Information
PCL:
1.xx
Available Paper Size
Appearance on Configuration Page
Input Paper Trays
-SizePaper Inserted
Letter (8.5x11)
Letter (8.5x11R)
Bypass Tray:
Tray 1:
Tray 2:
KEY MENU STATUS
Letter (8 1/2 × 11)
Letter/Long Edge Feed
Letter (8 1/2 × 11R)
Letter/Short Edge Feed
Legal (8 1/2 × 14)
Legal/Short Edge Feed
Ledger (11 × 17)
Ledger/Short Edge Feed
Executive (7 1/4 × 10 1/2)
Main Menu
Copies:
Resolution:
Smoothing:
Toner Save:
Paper Source:
Paper Size:
Orientation:
Emulation:
1
600dpi
On
Off
Auto
Letter (8.5x11)
Portrait
PCL
Interface Menu
I/O Time Out
60 sec.
Description
Executive/Short Edge Feed
Invoice (5 1/2 × 8 1/2)
Invoice/Long Edge Feed
Foolscap (8 1/2 × 13)
Foolscap/Short Edge Feed
A4
A4/Long Edge Feed
A4R
A4/Short Edge Feed
B5
B5/Long Edge Feed
B5R
B5/Short Edge Feed
B4
B4/Short Edge Feed
A3
A3/Short Edge Feed
A5
A5/Long Edge Feed
A6
A6/Short Edge Feed
(Unknown)
Other size (EXTRA)
PCL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Cmpany. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
2. Items and contents
(No Paper)
A. Hardware status
(No Tray)
(Machine information)
a. Language
Value:
(English/French/German/Italian/Dutch/Spanish/Swedish)
Example:
English
Default:
Depends on the Destination setting
Description: Depends on the LCD display, the configuration page,
and the font list language.
(Tray Open)
No paper available on this tray.
There is a problem with this
tray.
This tray is opened (except
Bypass-Tray) or Tray is lifting
up.
a. Manual paper feed tray
Value:
(Suitable paper size)
Example:
Letter (8 1/2 × 11")
Default:
Depends on the size of paper set on the manual paper
feed tray.
Description: Indicates the size of paper set on the manual paper feed
tray. Depends on the paper size detected on the manual
paper feed tray. “Unclear” means that the paper size is
not detected. If there is no paper, no print is made here.
(Hardware specifications)
a. Base memory
Value:
8MB
Example:
8MB
Default:
8MB
Description: Indicates the printer PWB base memory capacity.
b. Total memory
Value:
8MB
Example:
8MB
Default:
8MB
Description: Indicates the printer PWB total memory capacity, which
is the total of the base memory and the option memory.
b. Tray 1, tray 2
Value:
(Suitable paper size)
Example:
Letter (8 1/2 × 11")
Default:
Depends on the paper tray configuration.
Description: Indicates the paper size configuration of tray 1, tray 2
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[11] Disassembly and assembly
A
Printer Board
B
E-sort PWB (only AL-1670)
A. Printer board
B. E-sort PWB <Only AL-1670>
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
M3x6
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7) Communication port/communication speed setting
● Select “Comport” in the option menu, and select the most
suitable item with consideration of PC environment, work time,
etc.
[12] FLASH ROM VERSION UP
PROCEDURE
1. MCU/E-SORT
A. Tool
● Machine
● PC
Operates on Windows 95/98.
● Level converter (UKOG-0002QSZZ) (with serial cable)
● Level converter (UKOG-0003QSZZ) (without serial cable)
● (Serial cable)
B. Procedures
1) Connect the PC and the level converter, and start Windows.
2) Turn off the power of the machine.
3) Remove the cap at the rear of the machine.
4) Connect the serial connector.
8) Select “Download the Program Data” in the SPECIAL folder, and
transfer data.
5) Turn on the power of the machine.
● The machine enters the download mode. (All LED lamps are
turned off. The machine accepts no key operations.)
6) Execute “mainte-Vxxx.exe” on the PC.
∗ Use “mainte_vxxx.exe” ver.1.04 or later.
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9) Select the data for MCU to be transferred.
2. Printer Board
A. Cases where flash memory rewriting is required
In the following cases, the program in the printer control PWB flash
memory must be rewritten.
1) When a bug or other error is found
2) Data stored in the flash memory is destroyed or deleted.
3) When the flash memory is replaced.
B. Necessary tools
1) Computer (PC) <Operates on MS-DOS.>
2) Parallel cable
3) Program data file (xxx.BIN)
C. Procedure
1) Print the configuration list to check the firmware version.
Use the operation panel of the copier to perform the following procedure.
ONLINE <off line> → MENU <Test Printing Menu> → ITEM <Configuration Page> → ENTER <The test page prints>
2) Connect the PC and the copier with the parallel cable.
3) Turn on the power
4) Execute SIM 67-14.
“Erase Flash Data?” is displayed on the LCD.
5) Press the ENTER key on the copier’s operation panel.
“Now Erasing” is displayed on the LCD.
6) After deletion of data, “Please Send Data” is displayed on the LCD
and the machine enters the ready state for data input.
7) Download the program file.
(Note) Never turn off the power during download.
Set the PC to DOS mode → Check that the display shows
READY. → Then type COPY /B xxx.BIN LPT1:
and press the enter key.
( : space)
10) Select the data for the electronic sort board to be transferred.
∗ For the models other than the AL-1670, go to procedure 11).
8) The machine enters the data reception mode.
While “Writing” is displayed on the LCD, data are written into the
flash ROM.
9) When data reception and data writing into the flash ROM are completed, the SUM check is automatically performed.
(Note) In case of an error, “Sum check Error” is displayed.
Turn off the power once, and repeat the procedures from 3).
10) If there is no problem on the result of the SUM check, “Complete”
is displayed on the LCD.
11) Turn off/on the power to print the configuration page with the
above procedures, and check the firmware version.
12) Perform printing on the PC side and check that printing is performed normally.
11) After transfer of data, turn off the machine and disconnect the connector.
Reference: If the power is turned off during the procedure or in case
of a communication error, resume the procedure from 2).
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COPYRIGHT © 1999 BY SHARP CORPORATION
All rights reserved.
Printed in Japan.
No part of this publication may be reproduced,
stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted,
in any form or by any means,
electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise,
without prior written permission of the publisher.
Trademark acknowledgments
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and other countries.
IBM and PC/AT are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
PCL is a trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
SHARP CORPORATION
Digital Document Systems Group
Quality & Reliability Control Center
Yamatokoriyama, Nara 639-1186, Japan
1999 June Printed in Japan N