Brother HL-1070 Printer User Manual

Please read this manual thoroughly before using the printer.
Brother Laser Printer
User’s Guide
Keep this manual in a convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times.
Shipment of the Printer
If for any reason you must ship your printer, carefully package the
printer to avoid any damage during transit. It is recommended that you
save and use the original packaging. The printer should also be
adequately insured with your carrier.
Warning
When shipping the printer, the DRUM UNIT assembly including the
TONER CARTRIDGE must be removed from the printer and placed in
the plastic bag. Failure to remove and place it in the plastic bag
during shipping will cause severe damage to the printer and will
VOID THE WARRANTY.
1 Remove the drum unit.
3 Re-pack the printer.
See “REPACKING THE PRINTER”
in Chapter 5.
2 Place it in the plastic bag and seal the
bag completely.
Laser Printer HL-1070 Series User’s Guide
(For USA & CANADA Only)
For technical and operational assistance, please call:
In USA
In CANADA
1-800-276-7746
714-859-9700 Ext. 329
1-800-853-6660
514-685-6464
(outside California)
(within California)
(within Montreal)
If you have comments or suggestions, please write us at:
In USA
In CANADA
Printer Customer Support
Brother International Corporation
15 Musick
Irvine, CA 92718
Brother International Corporation (Canada), Ltd.
- Marketing Dept.
1, rue Hôtel de Ville
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6
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get instant answers to common technical questions and product information for all
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voice prompts to receive faxed instructions on how to use the system and your index
of Fax-Back subjects.
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For the name of an authorized dealer or service center, call 1-800-284-4357.
SERVICE CENTERS (Canada only)
For service center addresses in Canada, call 1-800-853-6660
INTERNET ADDRESS
For technical questions and downloading drivers: http://www.brother.com
USER’S GUIDE
Trademarks
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Apple, the Apple Logo, AppleTalk, and Macintosh are trademarks,
registered in the United States and other countries, and TrueType is a
trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
Epson is a registered trademark and FX-80 and FX-850 are trademarks of
Seiko Epson Corporation.
Hewlett Packard is a registered trademark and HP LaserJet 6L, 6P, 5L,
5P, 4, 4L and 4P are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.
IBM, IBM PC, and Proprinter are registered trademarks of International
Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation
in the U.S. and other countries.
All other brand and product names mentioned in this User’s Guide are
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
ENERGY STAR
is a U. S. registered mark.
Compilation and Publication Notice
Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been
compiled and published, covering the latest product’s descriptions and
specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are
subject to change without notice.
Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the
specifications and materials contained herein and shall not be responsible
for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on the
materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other
errors relating to the publication.
This product is designed for use in a Professional Environment.
©1998 Brother Industries Ltd.
Definitions of Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
The following conventions are used in this User’s Guide:
Warning
Indicates warnings that must be observed to prevent possible
personal injury.
!
Caution
Indicates cautions that must be observed to use the printer properly or
prevent damage to the printer.
✒ Note
Indicates notes and useful tips to remember when using the printer.
To Use the Printer Safely
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the
printer are extremely hot. When you open the top cover of the
printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following
illustration.
High Temperature
Inside the Printer
Warning
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning
the printer, make sure to turn off the power switch and unplug the
power cord from the power outlet.
Turning off the Switch and Unplugging the Printer
USER’S GUIDE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................... 1–1
ABOUT THE GUIDEBOOKS .......................................................................................... 1–1
Finding Out How to Use the Printer .............................................................................. 1–1
ABOUT YOUR PRINTER................................................................................................ 1–2
Printer Overview............................................................................................................ 1–2
System Requirements in the Brother Printing Solution for Windows ........................... 1–3
Features.......................................................................................................................... 1–3
OPERATING AND STORAGE ENVIRONMENT.......................................................... 1–6
Power Supply................................................................................................................. 1–6
Environment .................................................................................................................. 1–6
CHAPTER 2 PAPER HANDLING................................................................................ 2–1
PAPER SPECIFICATIONS .............................................................................................. 2–1
MULTI-PURPOSE SHEET FEEDERS ............................................................................ 2–4
Loading Paper into the Feeder ....................................................................................... 2–5
Two Side Printing (Manual Duplexing) ........................................................................ 2-8
MANUAL FEED SLOT.................................................................................................. 2-9
OUTPUT TRAY AND PAPER SUPPORT WIRE ......................................................... 2–11
CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL ................................................................................. 3–1
LAMPS AND SWITCH .................................................................................................... 3–1
Ready (Paper) Lamp ...................................................................................................... 3–1
Data (Toner) Lamp ........................................................................................................ 3–2
Drum Lamp.................................................................................................................... 3– 2
Feeder Lamp .................................................................................................................. 3– 2
Alarm Lamp................................................................................................................... 3– 3
Switch ......................................................................................................................... ... 3–3
Other Control Features .................................................................................................. 3–4
Sleep Mode ................................................................................................................ 3–4
Test Print Mode ......................................................................................................... 3–4
Control Features Set by the Brother Driver ................................................................... 3–5
Page Protection .......................................................................................................... 3–5
APT (Advanced Photoscale Technology).................................................................. 3–6
CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS.................................................................................................. 4–1
SERIAL INTERFACE BOARD RS100M.......................................................................... 4–1
Selecting the RS-422A (Apple) or RS-232C (IBM) Serial Interface ............................ 4–1
Setting the Serial Interface Parameters .......................................................................... 4–2
Connecting the Serial Interface Cable ........................................................................... 4–4
ADDITIONAL MEMORY................................................................................................ 4–6
Installing the SIMM....................................................................................................... 4–7
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 5 MAINTENANCE ..................................................................................... 5–1
REPLACING THE TONER CARTRIDGE ...................................................................... 5–1
REPLACING THE DRUM UNIT..................................................................................... 5–6
ADJUSTING THE PRINT DENSITY ............................................................................ 5–10
CLEANING THE PRINTER........................................................................................... 5–11
Cleaning the Printer Exterior ....................................................................................... 5–11
Cleaning the Printer Interior and Drum Unit ............................................................... 5–12
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers.................................................................................. 5–15
RE-PACKING THE PRINTER....................................................................................... 5–16
CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING........................................................................... 6–1
ALARM INDICATIONS AT A GLANCE ....................................................................... 6–1
Operator Calls................................................................................................................ 6–1
Service Calls .................................................................................................................. 6–4
PAPER JAMS.................................................................................................................... 6–5
Q & A ................................................................................................................................ 6–9
Setting Up the Printer Hardware.................................................................................... 6–9
Setting Up the Printer for Windows ............................................................................ 6–10
Setting Up the Printer for DOS.................................................................................... 6–11
Setting Up the Printer for Apple Macintosh Computers.............................................. 6–12
When Using the Optional RS-100M Serial Interface .............................................. 6–12
Paper Handling ............................................................................................................ 6–13
Printing ........................................................................................................................ 6–14
Print Quality ................................................................................................................ 6–15
APPENDIX A ................................................................................................................. A–1
PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................... A–1
Printing ......................................................................................................................... A–1
Functions ...................................................................................................................... A–2
Electrical and Mechanical............................................................................................. A–3
PARALLEL INTERFACE SPECIFICATIONS............................................................... A–4
UNIVERSAL SERIAL (USB) INTERFACE.................................................................... A-6
RESIDENT FONTS ......................................................................................................... A–7
75 Scalabele and 12 Bitmapped Fonts.......................................................................... A–7
SYMBOL SETS/CHARACTER SETS ............................................................................ A–9
OCR Symbol Sets ......................................................................................................... A–9
HP LaserJet 6P Mode ................................................................................................... A–9
EPSON Mode ............................................................................................................... A–9
IBM Mode .................................................................................................................... A–9
INDEX ......................................................................................................................Index–1
USER’S GUIDE
REGULATIONS
Federal Communications Commission(FCC) Declaration of
Conformity (For USA Only)
Responsible Party : Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911, USA
TEL : (908) 704-1700
declares, that the products
Product Name
: Brother Laser Printer HL-1070
Model Number : HL-1060
Product Options : ALL
complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Important
A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance
with the limits for a Class B digital device.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries,
Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
REGULATIONS
Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada Only)
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur la matériel brouilleur du Canada.
International Energy Star Compliance Statement
The purpose of the International Energy Star Program is to promote the
development and popularization of energy-efficient office equipments, which
includes computers, monitors, printers, facsimile receivers and copy machines
world-wide.
As an International Energy Star partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has decided that
this product meets the guideline of the program.
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Radio Interference (220-240 V Model Only)
This printer complies with EN55022(CISPR Publication 22)/Class B.
Before this product is used, ensure that you use a double-shielded cable with twistedpair conductors and that it is marked “IEEE 1284 compliant”. The cable must not
exceed 1.8 meters in length.
Laser Safety (For 110–120 V Model Only)
This printer is certified as a Class I 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 inside the printer is completely confined within protective housings
and external covers, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user
operation.
FDA Regulations (For 110-120 V Model Only)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented regulations for laser products
manufactured on and after August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed
in the United States. One of the following labels on the back of the printer indicates
compliance with the FDA regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the
United States.
MANUFACTURED:
BROTHER INDUSTRIES (USA) INC.
2950 Brother Blvd., Bartlett, TN 38133, U.S.A.
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR Subchapter J
MANUFACTURED:
BROTHER INDUSTRIES LTD.
15-1 Naeshiro-cho Mizuho-ku Nagoya, 467-8561 Japan
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR Subchapter J
Caution
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this
manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
REGULATIONS
Declaration of Conformity (For Europe)
We, Brother International Europe Ltd.,
Brother House 1 Tame Street, Guide Bridge, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5JE, UK.
declare that this product is in conformity with the following normative documents.
Safety:
EMC:
EN 60950,
EN 55022 Class B,
EN 60825
EN 50082-1
following the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC (as amended by 91/263/EEC and 92/31/EEC).
Issued by:
Brother International Europe Ltd.
European Technical Services Division
IEC 825 Specification (For 220–240 V Model Only)
This printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 825 specifications. The label shown
below is attached in countries where required.
CLASS 1LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL Å LASER DE CLASSE 1
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
This printer has a Class 3B Laser Diode which emits invisible laser radiation in the Scanner
Unit. The Scanner Unit should not be opened under any circumstances.
Caution
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this
manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
The following caution label is attached near the scanner unit.
CAUTION
ADVARSEL
VARNING
VARO!
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCK DEFEATED.
AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM. CLASS 3B LASER PRODUCT.
ADVARSEL
ATTENTION
VORSICHT
USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING.UNNGÅ DIREKTE KONTAKT MED LASERENHETEN
NÅR TOPPDEKSELET ER ÅPENT. KLASSE 3B LASERPRODUKT.
ATENCIÓN
RADIACIÓN LASER INVISIBLE CUANDO SE ABRE
LA TAPA Y EL INTERRUPTOR INTERNO ESTÁ
ATASCADO. EVITE LA EXPOSICIÓN DIRECTA
DE LOS OJOS. PRODUCTO LASER CLASE 3B.
USYNLIG LASER STRÅLING NÅR KABINETLÅGET STÅR ÅBENT.
UNGDÅ DIREKTE UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING. KLASSE 3B LASER.
OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH SPÄRRAR
ÄR URKOPPLADE. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG. KLASS 3B LASER APPARAT.
AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN. LUOKAN
3B LASERLAITE.
RADIATIONS LASER INVISIBLES QUANDOUVERT ET VERROUILLAGE ENLEVE.
EVITER EXPOSITIONS DIRECTES AU FAISCEAU. PRODUIT LASER CLASSE 3B.
UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN ABDECKUNG
GEÖFFENT UND SICHERHEITSVERRIEGELUNG
ÜBERBRÜCKT. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
SICHERHEITSKLASSE 3B.
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For Finland and Sweden
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
Varoitus! Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin tässä käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla saattaa
altistaa käyttäjän turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Varning – Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i denna Bruksanvisning specificerats, kan
användaren utsättas för osynlig laserstrålning, som överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
IMPORTANT - For Your Safety
To ensure safe operation the three-pin electrical plug supplied must be inserted only into a
standard three-pin power point which is properly grounded through normal household wiring.
Extension cords used with the equipment must be three-pin plug type and correctly wired to
provide proper grounding. Incorrectly wired extension cords may cause personal injury and
equipment damage.
The fact that the equipment operates satisfactorily does not imply that the power is grounded
and that the installation is completely safe. For your safety, if in any doubt about the effective
grounding of the power, consult a qualified electrician.
Disconnect device
This printer must be installed near a power outlet, which is easily accessible. In case of
emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the power outlet in order to shut off
power completely.
Geräuschemission / Acoustic Noise Emission (For Germany Only)
Lpa < 70 dB (A) DIN 45635-19-01-KL2
REGULATIONS
IMPORTANT - Wiring Information (For U.K. only)
If the power cord supplied with this printer is not suitable for your electrical outlet, remove
the plug from the mains cord and fit an appropriate three pin plug. If the replacement plug is
intended to take a fuse then fit the same fuse as the original.
If a moulded plug is severed from the power cord then it should be destroyed because a plug
with cut wires is dangerous if plugged into a live socket outlet. Do not leave it where a child
might find it.
In the event of replacing the plug fuse, fit a fuse approved by ASTA to BS1362 with the same
rating as the original fuse.
Always replace the fuse cover. Never use a plug with the cover omitted.
WARNING - THIS PRINTER MUST BE PROPERLY EARTHED.
The wires in the mains cord are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow:
Blue:
Brown:
Ground
Neutral
Live
The colours of the wiring in the power lead of this printer may not correspond with the
markings which identify the terminals in your plug. If you need to fit a different plug,
proceed as follows.
Remove a length of the cord outer sheath, taking care not to damage the coloured insulation
of the wires inside.
Cut each of the three wires to the appropriate length. If the construction of the plug permits,
leave the green and yellow wire longer than the others so that, in the event that the cord is
pulled out of the plug, the green and yellow wire will be the last to disconnect.
Remove a short section of the coloured insulation to expose the wires.
The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter “E” or by the earth symbol or coloured green or green and
yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter “N” or coloured black or blue.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter “L” or coloured red or brown.
The outer sheath of the cord must be secured inside the plug. The coloured wires should not
hang out of the plug.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THE GUIDEBOOKS
Finding Out How to Use the Printer
You have two guidebooks for this printer. Read each guidebook in the
following order:
1. Read the Quick Setup Guide to set up your printer and to ensure
proper connection with your computer. It also contains information
for installing the printer driver, fonts and Remote Printer Console
Program.
2. Read the User’s Guide to get information about the following.
Features and operating environment requirements of your printer –
Chapter 1
Paper Handling – Chapter 2
Control Panel – Chapter 3
Options – Chapter 4
Maintenance – Chapter 5
Troubleshooting – Chapter 6
Specifications – Appendices
Index
1–1
USER’S GUIDE
ABOUT YOUR PRINTER
Printer Overview
Paper Support
Paper Support
Multi-Purpose
Sheet Feeder 2
Multi-Purpose
Sheet Feeder 1
Paper Stopper
Paper Guide
Top Cover
Manual Feed Slot
Extension
Support Wire
Control Panel
Output Tray
Fig. 1-1 Front View
Optional Interface Port
( Serial Interface
Board RS100M)
DIP switch
ON
12 3 4 5 6 78
Universal
Interface Port
Slide switch
Parallel Interface Port
Power Switch
Power Cord
Fig. 1-2 Rear View
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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
System Requirements in the Brother Printing Solution for
Windows
Check the following system requirements to setup and operate the printer
in the Brother Printing Solution for Windows environment:
IBM PC or compatible with 80486 SX or higher microprocessor
Parallel interface (or printer port)
4 MB or more of memory (8 MB recommended)
10 MB of space available on your hard disk for the printer driver and all
fonts
Microsoft Windows 95/98 , Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 3.1/3.11
Features
This printer has the following features:
❏ Up to 1200 (H) x 600 (V) dpi Resolution and 10 ppm Printing
Speed
True 600 dots per inch (dpi) with microfine toner and ten pages per
minute (ppm) printing speed (A4 or Letter paper). This printer also
supports 1200 (H) x 600(V) dots per inch (dpi) resolution for
Windows DIB (Device Independent Bitmap) graphics. (It is
recommended to add memory when printing in 1200 x 600 dpi mode.)
❏ Versatile Paper Handling
The printer has two multi-purpose sheet feeders and a straight paper
path mechanism.
From the front Feeder 1 you can load A4, letter, legal, B5, A5, A6 and
executive sizes of paper, and various types of paper including
envelopes, postcards, organizer paper, and your custom paper size.
From the rear Feeder 2 you can load A4, letter, legal, B5, and
executive sizes of paper. The front Feeder 1 also allows manual paper
loading, so you can also use labels and transparencies.
❏ Enhanced Printing Performance and User-Friendly Operation for
Windows
The dedicated printer driver and TrueType-compatible fonts for
Microsoft Windows 95/98 and Windows 3.1 are available on the
floppy disk supplied with your printer. You can easily install them
into your Windows system using our installer program. The driver
supports our unique compression mode to enhance printing speed in
Windows applications and allows you to choose various printer
settings including toner saving mode, custom paper size, sleep mode,
gray scale adjustment, resolution and so forth. You can easily set
these print options through the Printer Setup Menu within the
Windows Control Panel.
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❏ Remote Printer Console Program for DOS
The utility program, Remote Printer Console (RPC), is available on a
floppy disk supplied with your printer. When you operate your
computer in the DOS (Disk Operating System) environment, this
program allows you to easily change the default settings of the printer
such as fonts, page setup, emulations and so on.
This program also provides a status monitor program, which is a
Terminate-and-Stay Resident (TSR) program. It can monitor the
printer status while running in the background and report the current
status or errors on your computer screen.
❏ Popular Printer Emulation Support
This printer supports four popular printer emulation modes, HP
LaserJet 6P, Brother BR-Script Level 2, Epson FX-850 and IBM
Proprinter XL. When you use DOS application software or Windows
version 3.0 or earlier, you can use any of these emulations to operate
the printer. The printer also supports auto-emulation switching
between HP, BR-Script 2 and Epson or HP, Brother BR-Script 2 and
IBM. If you want to select the printer emulation, you can do it using
the Remote Printer Console Program.
❏ Two Interfaces
This printer has a high speed bi-directional parallel interface, and a
Universal Serial Bus (USB).
If your application software supports the bi-directional parallel
interface, you can monitor the printer status. It is fully compatible
with the industry-standard bi-directional parallel interface.
The Universal Serial Bus is an interface which allows the printer to be
connected to multiple peripheral devices.
The printer status monitor program can show the current status of
your printer. When printing, the animated dialog box appears on your
computer screen to show the current printing process. If an error
occurs, a dialog box will appear to let you know what to correct. For
example: when your printer is out of paper, the dialog box will display
“Paper Empty” and instructions for the proper corrective action.
❏ High Resolution Control & Advanced Photoscale Technology
High resolution control (HRC) technology provides clear and crisp
printouts. Use this function to get smooth text print quality. Advanced
Photoscale Technology enables the printer to print graphics in 256
grayscale levels, producing nearly photographic quality. Use this
function when you want to print photographic images.
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❏ Enhanced Memory Management
The printer provides its own data compression technology in the
printer hardware and the supplied printer driver software, which can
automatically compress graphic data and font data efficiently into the
printer’s memory. You can avoid memory errors and print most full
page 600 dpi graphic and text data, including larger fonts, with the
printer’s standard memory.
❏ Environment-Friendly
Economy Printing Mode
This feature will cut your printing cost by saving toner. It is useful
when you want to obtain draft copies for proof-reading. You can
select from two economy modes — 25% toner saving and 50% toner
saving — through the Windows printer driver supplied with your
printer.
Sleep Mode (Power Save Mode)
When the printer is not used for a certain amount of time, sleep mode
automatically reduces power consumption. The printer consumes less
than 13 W when in sleep mode.
Low Running Cost
Since the toner cartridge is separate from the drum unit, you need to
replace only the toner cartridge after approximately 2,400 pages,
which is cost effective and ecologically friendly.
The actual number of pages printed with each toner cartridge may
vary depending on your average type of print job.
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OPERATING AND STORAGE ENVIRONMENT
Please take note of the following before using the printer.
Power Supply
Use the printer within the specified power range.
AC power: ±10% of the rated power voltage in your country
Frequency: 50 Hz (220 V– 240 V) or 50/60 Hz (110–120 V)
The power cord, including extensions, should not exceed 5 meters (16.5
feet).
Do not share the same power circuit with other high-power appliances,
particularly an air conditioner, copier, shredder and so on. If it is
unavoidable that you must use the printer with these appliances, it is
recommended that you use an isolation transformer or a high-frequency
noise filter.
Use a voltage regulator if the power source is not stable.
Environment
The printer should be installed near a power outlet, which is easily
accessible.
Use the printer only within the following ranges of temperature and
humidity.
Ambient temperature: 10°C to 32.5°C (50°F to 90.5°F)
Ambient humidity:
20% to 80% (without condensation)
The printer should be used in a well ventilated room.
Place the printer on a flat, horizontal surface.
Keep the printer clean. Do not place the printer in a dusty place.
Do not place the printer where the ventilation hole on the right hand side
of the printer is blocked.
Do not place the printer where it is exposed to direct sunlight. Use a blind
or a heavy curtain to protect the printer from direct sunlight when the
printer is unavoidably set up near a window.
Do not place the printer near devices that contain magnets or generate
magnetic fields.
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Do not subject the printer to strong physical shocks or vibrations.
Do not expose the printer to open flames or salty or corrosive gases.
Do not place objects on top of the printer.
Do not place the printer near an air conditioner.
Keep the printer horizontal when carrying.
Do not cover the slots in the top cover.
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CHAPTER 2 PAPER HANDLING
CHAPTER 2
PAPER HANDLING
PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
The multi-purpose sheet feeders can handle paper that has the following
specifications.
❏ Sheet Feeder 1 (Front) / Manual slot
Paper Type
Cut sheet
Envelopes
Post Card
Organizer
Labels and
Transparencies
Paper Size
A4, Letter, Legal, B5, A5, A6, Executive, Custom size
(70-216 x 127-356 mm, 2.75-8.5 x 5-14 inches)
DL, C5, COM-10, Monarch, 9” x 12”, C4
70-216 x 127-356 mm, 2.75-8.5 x 5-11 inches
®
Day-Timer J, K, L, M
70-216 x 127-356 mm, 2.75-8.5 x 5-11 inches
70-216 x 127-356 mm, 2.75-8.5 x 5-14 inches
❏ Sheet Feeder 2 (Rear)
Paper Type
Cut sheet
Paper Size
A4, Letter, Legal, B5, Executive
Basis Weight
Cut Sheet
2
60 to 157 g/m
(16 to 42 lb.)
Caliper
0.03 to 0.08 in.
(0.08 to 0.2 mm)
Moisture Content
4% to 6% by weight
Envelope
2
75 to 90 g/m
(20 to 24 lb.)
single thickness
0.0033 to 0.0058 in.
(0.084 to 0.14 mm)
single thickness
4% to 6% by weight
Paper Capacity in Feeder
Multi-purpose
Sheet Feeder: Up to 22 mm (0.87 inch) in height (up to the mark)
Approx. 200 sheets of 80 g/m2 (20 lb.) or 30 sheets of
2
157 g/m (42 lb.) A4/Letter paper, or 10 envelopes
Output Tray: Approx. 100 sheets of 80 g/m2 (20 lb.) A4/Letter paper
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Recommended paper
Cut sheet:
Xerox 4200 (in USA) / Xerox 80 Premier Paper
(in Europe) or equivalent
Label:
Avery laser label or equivalent
Transparency: 3M PP2500 / Avery 5282 (in USA) / STABILO 7250
(in Europe) or equivalent
Remarks
It is recommended that you test paper, especially special sizes and types
of paper, on this printer before purchasing large quantities.
Avoid feeding labels with carrier sheets exposed (sheets with labels
previously removed), or your printer will be damaged.
Avoid using coated paper, such as vinyl coated paper.
Avoid using preprinted or highly textured paper.
Use a recommended type of paper, especially plain paper and
transparencies, for optimum printing. For more information on paper
specifications, consult your nearest authorized sales representative or the
place of purchase of your printer.
We recommend you use label or transparencies which are designed for
use in laser printers.
We recommend you use long-grained paper for the best print quality.
If the paper has problems feeding from the multi-purpose sheet feeder,
use the manual feed slot and try again.
You can use recycled paper in this printer.
Before using paper with holes such as organizer sheets, you must fan the
stack well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
Before using any paper, make sure that it is not curled. If it is, you should
straighten the paper as much as possible. Feeding curled paper can cause
paper jams and misfeeds.
Fig. 2-1 Fan the Paper and
Straighten the Paper
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The following types of envelopes are not recommended for use.
Damaged, curled, wrinkled, or irregularly shaped envelopes
Extremely shiny or highly textured envelopes
Envelopes with clasps
Envelopes with self-adhesive closures
Envelopes of baggy construction
Envelopes not sharply creased
Embossed envelopes
Envelopes already printed by a laser printer
Envelopes pre-printed on the inside
Envelopes that cannot be arranged uniformly when placed in a pile
Fig. 2-2 Envelopes
Printable Area
The figure below shows the physically printable area.
(Except 9”x12” envelope)
Unprintable area
Approximately 4 mm(0.16 inch) for any sizes of paper
Fig. 2-3 Printable Area
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MULTI-PURPOSE SHEET FEEDERS
The printer has two multi-purpose sheet feeders that can feed plain paper,
envelopes, transparencies and organizer paper.
To use the multi-purpose sheet feeders, follow these steps:
1. Make sure that you have selected the proper paper source, paper size
and orientation.
✒ Note
You may select the proper paper source, paper size, and orientation in
your application software.
If your application software does not support your custom paper size,
select the next paper size up that is closest but larger than the custom
size. Then adjust the print area by changing the right and left margins
in your application software.
2. Make sure that the multi-purpose sheet feeder contains the selected
size of paper in the selected orientation. If necessary, change the paper
in the feeder.
3. Send your file or document to the printer.
When the printer receives data, it begins the print process by loading
paper from the multi-purpose sheet feeder. If the printer is in sleep
mode when it receives data, it will wake up and start the printing
process automatically.
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Loading Paper into the Feeder
To load paper into the feeder, follow these steps.
✒ Note
This section describes loading paper into the front multi-purpose sheet
feeder 1. Load paper into the rear sheet feeder 2 in the same way as
described here. Remember, however, that paper sizes vary for Feeder 1
and Feeder 2. For paper sizes, see “PAPER SPECIFICATIONS” in
Chapter 2.
1. Open the multi-purpose sheet feeder by gently pulling the tabs
forward towards you. ( ➀ )
2. Move the paper guides horizontally to the widest position. ( ➁ )
PULL
HERE TO
INSERT PAPER
Fig.2-4 Opening the Feeder and Moving the Paper Guides
3. Load paper into the multi-purpose sheet feeder with the printing
surface face down.
Fig. 2-5 Loading Paper or Envelopes in the Feeder
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✒ Note
If you load envelopes in Feeder 1, make sure they are inserted in the
direction shown on the previous page.
!
Caution
If you print transparencies, load them sheet by sheet. Failure to
do so may cause a double feed error.
The feeder can hold up to 200 sheets of plain paper (80 g/m2, 20 lb.).
If you load too many sheets, paper jams could occur.
Make sure that the paper is stacked below the ▼ mark.
If there is still some paper in the feeder, you must first remove it, put
it together with the new paper and then insert the stack in the feeder.
4. Move the paper guide to the appropriate paper width ( ➀ ) and close
the multi-purpose sheet feeder. ( ➁ )
!
Caution
Failure to set the paper guides to the paper size may cause paper skew or
jams.
Fig. 2-6 Moving the Paper Guides
and Closing the Feeder
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✒ Note
If the multi-purpose sheet feeder runs out of paper when you try to
print, the Alarm and Paper lamps blink to alert you. You have to
load paper in the feeder and push the panel switch to cancel the alarm
and continue printing. If paper jams in the printer, the Alarm and
Paper lamps also blink. If the error is a paper jam, clear it referring to
“PAPER JAMS” in Chapter 6.
When the rear sheet feeder 2 runs out of paper and there is paper
loaded in the front sheet feeder 1, be sure to remove paper from
Feeder 1 temporarily ( ➀ ) and load paper in Feeder 2. ( ➁ )
Fig. 2-7 Loading Paper in Feeder 2
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Two Side Printing (Manual Duplexing)
The supplied printer driver for Windows 95/98 or Windows 3.1 allows
for manual duplex printing from both Feeder 1 and Feeder 2. For more
information about settings, see the help text in the printer driver.
The printer prints all the even numbered pages on one side of the paper
first, and then prints all the odd pages on the reverse side of the paper.
When you have finished printing the even numbered sides of the paper,
the driver instructs you to re-insert the paper by a pop-up message on
your computer screen. Follow the instructions on how to reinsert the
paper.
✒ Note
Before re-inserting the sheets, you have to straighten them, or you will
get paper handling errors.
The use of very thin or very thick paper is not recommended.
If you encounter a double feeding error, we recommend that you hold
all sheets of paper except the front sheet while the paper is feeding.
Fig. 2-8 Notes for Manual Duplexing
✒ Note
When you use the Manual Duplex function, it is possible that paper jams
may occur or print quality might not be satisfactory.
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MANUAL FEED SLOT
The front multi-purpose sheet feeder 1 also has a manual feed slot. You
can manually load paper sheet by sheet from this slot. You do not need
to remove paper from the multi-purpose sheet feeder when using the
manual feed slot.
❏ When you load one sheet of paper manually:
You do not need to choose manual feed in the Setup dialog box of
your printer driver. While holding the selected size of paper in the
proper orientation (Portrait or Landscape), place the side of the paper
you wish to print on face down into the manual feed slot. Align the
paper at the center of the manual feed slot, and be sure to insert it all
the way. ( ➀ ) Move the paper guide of the manual feed slot to the
paper width you are using. ( ➁ )
Fig. 2-9 Moving the Paper Guide
❏ When you load more than one sheet of paper manually:
Open the Setup dialog box of the supplied Windows printer driver and
choose Manual Feed in the Paper Source section. Follow the above
instructions to load the first page. The printer automatically starts
printing. After the first page is printed, the dialog box appears and
prompts you to load the next page. Load a sheet and choose OK to
resume printing. Repeat these steps until you have finished printing all
the pages.
!
Caution
If bi-directional communications are not operational between the printer
and the computer, such as when the printer is shared on a network, the
dialog box will not appear to load the next page. Manual paper feeding is
not recommended when your printer is attached to a network.
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✒ Note
Insert paper firmly into the manual feed slot.
Be sure to load sheet by sheet when using the manual feed slot.
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OUTPUT TRAY AND PAPER SUPPORT WIRE
The printer ejects paper with the printed surface face down into the output
tray at the front of the printer.
When the output tray is closed, the ejected paper comes out sheet by sheet
through the slit at the front. When you open the tray, sheets can be
stacked on the tray.
Follow these steps to open the output tray:
1. Pull the top of the tray down ( ➀ ).
2. Extend the extension support wire ( ➁ ) and set the paper stopper
( ➂ ).
Fig. 2-10 Opening the Output Tray and
Extending the Extension Support Wire
You can stack up to 100 sheets in the output tray.
!
Caution
Use the paper stopper only when printing A4 or Letter size paper.
Failure to set the paper stopper may cause ouput stack sheets to scatter.
When you use transparencies, remove each sheet immediately after
printing. Stacking sheets may cause the transparency to curl or jams
Continuous printing with the output tray closed may cause
condensation inside the output tray.
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CHAPTER 3
CONTROL PANEL
LAMPS AND SWITCH
This section refers to the following lamps and switch on the printer
control panel.
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1
Dru
2
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Alar
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Papeady
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Tonata
er
Fig. 3-1 Lamps and Switch on Control Panel
✒ Note
When the power switch is off or the printer is in sleep mode, all lamps
including the Ready lamp are off.
Ready (Paper) Lamp
The Ready lamp indicates the current status of the printer.
Lamp
Off
❍
Blinking
❍↔●
Blinking
❍↔●
On
Printer status
The power switch is off or the printer is in sleep
mode. If the printer is in sleep mode, it will wake
up automatically when it receives data or you
press the control panel switch.
The printer is warming up.
(Blinking at 1 second intervals)
The printer is cooling down and pauses printing
until the printers internal temperature is lowered.
(Blinking at 2 seconds intervals)
The printer is ready to print.
●
This lamp also works as the Paper lamp with the Alarm lamp. They blink
simultaneously to indicate a paper error. See “Operator Calls” in Chapter 6.
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Data (Toner) Lamp
The Data lamp indicates the current status of the print data process.
Lamp
Off
Printer status
The printer has no print data.
❍
Blinking
❍↔●
On
●
The printer is receiving data from the computer or
the printer is processing data in memory.
Print data remains in the printer memory. If the
Data lamp is on for a long period of time and
nothing has printed, you need to press the switch
to print the remaining data.
This lamp also works as the Toner lamp with the Alarm lamp. They
blink simultaneously to indicate a toner error. See “REPLACING THE
TONER CARTRIDGE” in Chapter 5 and “Operator Calls” in Chapter 6.
Drum Lamp
The Drum lamp indicates the drum unit is nearly at the end of its life.
Lamp
Off
Printer status
The drum unit can be used.
❍
On
●
The drum unit is nearly at the end of its life.
Installing a new drum unit turns off this lamp. See
“REPLACING THE DRUM UNIT” in Chapter 5.
Feeder Lamp
The Feeder lamp indicates that the rear sheet feeder 2 is selected through
your software. When the front sheet feeder 1 is selected, the lamp is
turned off.
Lamp
Off
❍
On
●
Printer status
Feeder 1 is selected.
Feeder 2 is selected.
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Alarm Lamp
The Alarm lamp blinks to indicate a printer error status such as “Cover
Open” and “Memory Full.” If any other error occurs, the printer indicates
the error by blinking the Alarm lamp with another lamp or by printing an
error report.
✒ Note
The Ready, Data and Drum lamps are used to indicate printer errors
with the Alarm lamp. See “ALARM INDICATIONS AT A GLANCE” in
Chapter 6 and take corrective action for the error.
Switch
This switch will be used as the following purpose depending on the
situation.
Cancel Printing
If you press the switch during printing, the printer immediately stops
printing and ejects the paper.
Wake-up
If the printer is in sleep mode, pressing the switch wakes it up into the
ready state.
Form Feed
If the Data lamp is on, press the switch. The printer prints any data
remaining in the printer memory: this operation is called “Form Feed.”
Error Recover
If an error occurs, the printer will recover from some errors
automatically. If the error does not clear automatically, press the switch to
clear the error and continue printer operation.
Select Feeder
If the Ready lamp is on, press the switch. You can select Feeder 1 or
Feeder 2.
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Other Control Features
The printer has the following useful features:
Sleep Mode
When the printer does not receive data for a certain period of time (timeout), it enters sleep mode. Sleep mode acts as though the printer was
turned off. The default time-out is 5 minutes. While the printer is in sleep
mode, all the lamps are off and it is as if it was turned off, but the printer
can still receive data from the computer. Receiving a print file or
document automatically wakes up the printer to start printing. Pressing
the switch also wakes up the printer.
✒ Note
When the printer goes into sleep mode, the fan will not stop until the
printer engine has cooled down.
Sleep mode allows the print engine to cool, so the temperature of your
room and how long the printer has been in sleep mode affects the
warm-up time. This warm-up time can take up to 30 seconds. The
Ready lamp blinks to indicate that the printer is warming up.
You can change the time out for the sleep mode with the supplied
printer driver or Remote Printer Console program. Refer to the Help
section in the printer driver or RPC program for more information
about the sleep mode setting.
Test Print Mode
The printer has the following test print mode. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure that the top cover is closed.
2. Hold down the switch and turn on the power switch. Keep the switch
depressed until the Drum lamp comes on.
The Drum lamp lights to indicate that the printer is in the test print
mode.
3. Press the switch again to execute the test print or hold down the
switch to select another option and release the switch to execute the
selected option.
The test print mode varies depending upon the printer model as
follows:
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Lamp Lit
Drum
Choice
Test sample page
Alarm
Print Config & Print
Fonts I
Ready
Factory Reset
Data
Hex Dump Print
Function
The printer prints a test sample page.
The printer returns to the ready status after
printing.
The printer prints the current configuration of
the printer and a list of the internal fonts.
The printer returns to the ready status after
printing.
The printer is restored to the factory setting and
permanent fonts and macros are cleared.
The printer returns to the ready status after
printing.
The printer can print data as hexadecimal values,
so that you can check data errors and problems.
To exit from this mode, you have to turn off the
printer.
Control Features Set by the Brother Driver
Page Protection
If the printed images are too complex to print, the printer may print a
partial image on the page. If this occurs, the printer has lost some print
data and will indicate a “print overrun” error by printing an error report.
The page protection feature allows the printer to create the image to be
printed in memory before physically moving the paper through the
printer. Therefore, setting page protection to ON may eliminate the
“PRINT OVERRUN” error.
The “AUTO” setting does not require additional memory and
automatically uses page protection only when it is necessary.
Occasionally, when AUTO page protection is on, processing complex
print data may be slightly delayed.
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✒ Note
To set the Page Protection to A4, Letter or Legal paper sizes, the
following total capacity of memory is required.
300 dpi
600 dpi
Letter/A4
2 Mbytes
6 Mbytes
Legal
3 Mbytes
6 Mbytes
If your printer does not have enough memory for page protection, your
document may be printed at 300 dpi.
You can set this function in the following ways.
The supplied printer driver for Windows 95/98/3.1
The supplied RPC program for DOS
For details of the settings, see the relevant help screen.
APT (Advanced Photoscale Technology)
APT allows your printer to produce fine gray scales to improve the
appearance of documents containing photographic images.
Using this feature, the image is printed in 256 shades of gray at near
photographic quality.
This setting can be made by using the supplied Windows driver. Also, a
demo file which can be opened within Windows Write is included on the
supplied disk. Try printing it with the APT feature.
For details of the settings, see the relevant help screen of the RPC or
Windows driver.
✒ Note
APT is a simpler feature than 1200 x 600 dpi for Windows DIB graphics.
APT does not required so much memory as the 1200 x 600 dpi resolution
setting.
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CHAPTER 4
OPTIONS
SERIAL INTERFACE BOARD RS100M
To connect the printer to a DOS computer with a serial interface or to an
Apple Macintosh computer, you need to install the optional serial
interface board. When you have installed the serial interface board, you
can share the printer between two computers (two IBM compatible PCs
or one IBM compatible PC and one Apple Macintosh) using the parallel
and serial interfaces at the same time. Automatic interface selection is a
standard feature.
✒ Note
The serial interface board for this printer is optional, but in some
countries the serial interface board may have been installed by either
the factory or dealer.
The serial interface for Apple Macintosh (RS-422A) will only print at
300 dpi.
The serial interface board is installed onto the main controller board
inside the printer. For the details about installation, see the instruction
guide which was provided with the serial interface board.
Selecting the RS-422A (Apple) or RS-232C (IBM) Serial Interface
✒ Note
This section is only for printer models which have had the serial interface
installed.
!
Caution
Be sure to select the serial interface type to match your computer as
follows:
For Apple Macintosh computers: you should not have to change any
settings because the Apple (RS-422A) setting is factory selected
(default).
For IBM compatible PCs you should move the switch to the IBM
(RS-232C) setting.
If you are using an Apple Macintosh on the RS-422A port and an
IBM compatible PC on the parallel port, it is not necessary to make
any changes to the switch setting.
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If necessary, select the interface type as follows:
1. Make sure that the printer is in the off-line state.
2. Select the RS-422A(Apple) or RS-232C(IBM) interface by changing
the serial interface slide switch to the right for IBM(RS-232C) or to
the left side for Apple(RS-422A).
Fig. 4-1 Selecting the RS-422A (Apple)
or RS-232C (IBM) Serial Interface
Setting the Serial Interface Parameters
✒ Note
This section is only for printer models which have had the serial interface
installed.
!
Caution
Be sure to set the parameters to match your computer as follows:
Never change the RS-422A parameters for Apple Macintosh
computers. Because the RS-422A parameters have been correctly set
at the factory for Apple Macintosh computers, you do not need to
change the settings. You may skip this section. If you change
parameters for the RS-232C serial interface and you switch back to
RS-422A for Apple Macintosh computers, be sure to restore the
parameters to the factory settings.
Set the RS-232C parameters to match your computer. You can set
serial settings in several different places, within your DOS
application, within the Windows Printer Icon (for Windows
application software only), or within your AUTOEXEC.BAT file
using MODE commands. For information on serial interface
parameters, see the user’s guide of your computer or software.
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If necessary, set the serial interface parameters as follows:
1. Make sure that the printer is in the off-line state.
2. Set the serial interface parameters by moving up (on) or down (off)
the selectors of the dual in-line package (DIP) switch.
ON
12 3 4 5 6 78
Fig. 4-2 Setting the Serial Interface Parameters
Table 1: Serial Interface Parameter Settings
Selector
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Parameters
Baud Rate
Baud Rate
Data Length
Stop Bit
Parity
Parity
Protocol
Robust Xon
On (up)
— See Table 2.
— See Table 2.
7 bits
2 bits
— See Table 3.
— See Table 3.
Xon/Xoff + DTR
On
Off (down)
—
—
8 bits
1 bit
—
—
DTR only
Off
For RS-422A
57600
9600
1200
19200
For RS-232C
9600
4800
1200
19200
Table 2: Baud Rate Settings
Selector 1
Off
On
Off
On
Selector 2
Off
Off
On
On
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Table 3: Parity Settings
Selector 5
On
On
Off
Selector 6
On
Off
—
Parity
Odd
Even
None
✒ Note
The factory settings are indicated in bold.
If the robust Xon setting is turned on with selector 8, the printer sends
Xon signals at one second intervals to the connected computer until it
receives data. It is effective only if selector 7 is set to the On position
for the Xon/Xoff plus DTR setting.
Connecting the Serial Interface Cable
✒ Note
This section is only for printer models which have had the serial interface
installed.
You need a serial interface cable with an 8-pin, DIN-type connector to
connect your printer and computer.
✒ Note
Consult your dealer for a serial interface cable.
If you are a Macintosh user, you can easily find the necessary cable at
a local computer store. Look for Apple serial cables labeled as
“Macintosh to ImageWriter II or “Macintosh to Personal
LaserWriter 300” or the “Apple System Peripheral 8 Cable”. Do not
purchase a serial cable labeled as “Straight-through” or
“LocalTalk.”
If you are a PC user, you need to purchase a special serial cable from
your dealer. If you have a 9-pin connector on your computer, look for
a cable labeled “IBM AT to ImageWriter II” cable. If you have a 25pin connector, look for a cable labeled “DB25 to ImageWriter II.”
These cables most likely would be found in the Apple Macintosh
section at your computer dealer. For more information about the
interface specification, consult your dealer.
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You can connect a parallel and a serial interface cable at the same time.
The auto interface selection function allows you to share the printer with
two computers. To do this, connect the parallel interface cable and then
connect the serial interface cable as follows:
1. Make sure that the power switch is turned off.
!
Caution
Be sure to turn off the power switch before connecting or disconnecting
the interface cables, or the printer may be damaged.
2. Insert and secure the parallel interface connector into the parallel
interface port of your printer.
3. Insert and secure the serial interface connector into the serial interface
port of your printer.
4. Turn on the power switch.
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ADDITIONAL MEMORY
This printer has 4.0 MByte of standard memory and has one slot for
optional additional memory. The memory can be expanded up to 36
MBytes by installing a commercially available single in-line memory
module (SIMM).
Additional memory is useful and may be necessary if you are using the
BR-Script 2 emulation, or the Page Protection function, full page graphics
with APT or 1200 x 600 dpi resolution set to on. (For details about Page
Protection, see Chapter 3 “Other Features”.)
Minimum Memory Recommendation (including resident memory)
■ HP LaserJet 6P, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL
Page Protect = AUTO or Off
300 dpi
600 dpi
Letter/A4
2 MB
2 MB
Legal
2 MB
2 MB
Page Protect = Letter, A4, or Legal
300 dpi
600 dpi
Letter/A4
2 MB
6 MB
Legal
3 MB
6 MB
✒ Note
This printer can also support DIB graphics with a resolution of 1200 x
600 dpi under Windows 95/98/3.1 with the supplied printer driver. We
recommend to expand the printer memory to avoid any memory full errors
that may occur at this high resolution.
■ BR-Script 2
300 dpi
600 dpi
Letter/A4
2 MBytes
6 MBytes
Legal
3 MBytes
6 MBytes
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The following type of SIMMs can be installed:
• 1 MByte HITACHI HB56D25632B-6A, -7A
• 2 MByte HITACHI HB56D51232B-6A, -7A
• 4 MByte HITACHI HB56A132BV-7A, 7AL, -7B, -7BL
• 8 MByte HITACHI HB56A232BT-7A, -7AL, -7B, -7BL
• 16 MByte TOSHIBA THM324000BSG-70
• 32 MByte TOSHIBA THM328020BSG-70
This printer can accept the following types of SIMMs;
Speed
Pin Type
Height
Output
60 nsec - 80 nsec
72 pin
25.4 mm (1") or less
32 bit or 36 bit
✒ Note
The printer has only one slot for a SIMM upgrade.If you want to increase
your printer memory again after you have installed a SIMM module into
the slot, you will need to remove the previously installed SIMM first. For
example if you have previously increased your memory from the standard
4 MB to 8 MB by adding a 4 MB SIMM and you wish to increase your
total memory to 12 MB, you need to remove the installed 4 MB SIMM
and install the new 8 MB SIMM into the printer.
Installing the SIMM
When you install the SIMM, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord from the AC
outlet. Then, disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
Fig. 4-3 Unplug the power cord and
disconnect the interface cable
✒ Note
Be sure to unplug the power cord to the printer before installing or
removing the SIMM and the main controller board.
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2. Unscrew the four screws securing the rear plate of the main controller
board and pull out the main controller board.
Fig. 4-4 Remove the main controller board
3. Unpack the SIMM and hold it on its edge.
✒ Note
Do not touch the memory chips and the surface of the main controller
board. If static electricity collects, it damages the memory.
4. Install the desired size of SIMM into the slot and push gently until it
clicks into place.
Fig. 4-5 Install the SIMM
5. Install the main controller board into the printer by sliding it into the
guide rails.
6. Secure the main controller board with the four screws.
7. Reconnect the interface cable from your computer and plug the power
cord into the AC outlet.
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CHAPTER 5
MAINTENANCE
REPLACING THE TONER CARTRIDGE
The printer can print approximately 2,400 pages with one toner cartridge.
When the toner cartridge is running low, the Alarm and Data (Toner)
lamps blink once every 5 seconds to indicate toner low.
✒ Note
Actual page count will vary depending on your average document
type. (i.e.: standard letter, detailed graphics, etc.)
It is recommended that you always keep a new toner cartridge ready
for use for when you get the toner low warning.
Discard the used toner cartridge according to local regulations. If you
are not sure of them, consult your local dealer. Be sure to seal the
toner cartridge tightly so that toner powder does not spill out of the
cartridge. Do not discard used toner cartridges with domestic rubbish.
It is recommended that you clean the printer when you replace the
toner cartridge. See “CLEANING THE PRINTER” in this chapter.
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Fig. 5-1 Toner Low and Empty Indication
!
Caution
You may print approximately 100 pages after the first toner low
indication. Both Alarm and Data (Toner) lamps will blink continuously
to indicate that the toner is empty. Once this indication appears, your
printer cannot resume printing until you have installed a new toner
cartridge.
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!
Caution
Keep the drum unit level after removing the toner cartridge, to avoid
possible toner spill or scatter.
Follow these steps to replace the toner cartridge:
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Open the top cover. Remove the drum unit by holding each side of the
drum and gently lifting the drum towards you (up and out).
✒ Note
Make sure that the top cover is correctly latched open, indicated by a
click
Fig. 5-2 Removing the Drum Unit
✒ Note
It is recommended to put the drum unit on a piece of disposable paper or
cloth in case of accidental toner spill or scatter.
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Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the
printer are extremely hot. When you open the top cover of the
printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following
illustration.
High Temperature
Fig. 5-3 Inside the Printer
3. Gently turn the lever on the toner cartridge forward until it stops.
✒ Note
The toner cartridge cannot be removed unless the shutter is completely
closed by turning the lever fully to the front.
Fig. 5-4 Turning the Lever to Close the Shutter
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4. Remove the old toner cartridge from the drum unit by pulling it out
gently.
Fig. 5-5 Removing the Old Toner Cartridge
!
Caution
Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or
clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water immediately.
5. Unpack the new toner cartridge, gently shake it five or six times and
then remove the protective part.
!
Caution
Only unpack the toner cartridge immediately before installing it into
the printer. If toner cartridges are left unpacked for a long period of
time, the toner life is shortened.
Never turn the black ring of the toner cartridge.
You can only use a Brother genuine toner cartridge which is
specially formulated to ensure top print quality. Using another
brand of toner cartridge could void your printer’s warranty.
Fig. 5-6 Shaking the Toner Cartridge
and Remove the Protective Part
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6. Install the new toner cartridge into the right hand side of the drum
unit. Make sure that the toner cartridge guide bar is exactly aligned
with the guide slot in the drum unit to ensure that the toner cartridge
and the drum unit fit together correctly.
Fig. 5-7 Installing the Toner Cartridge
into the Drum Unit
7. Gently turn the lever on the toner cartridge backward until it stops.
Fig. 5-8 Turning the Lever to Open the Shutter
8. Re-install the drum unit into the printer and close the top cover. Then,
turn on the power switch.
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REPLACING THE DRUM UNIT
The printer uses a drum unit to create the print images on paper. If the
Drum lamp is on, it indicates the drum unit is nearly at the end of its life.
We recommend you prepare a new drum unit to replace the current one.
Even if the Drum lamp is on, you may be able to continue to print
without replacing the drum unit for a while. If there is a noticeable
deterioration in the output print quality even before the Drum lamp
lights, then the drum unit should be replaced.
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der
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Fig. 5-9 Drum Unit Nearly at the End of its Life
!
Caution
When removing the drum unit, handle it carefully as it may contain
toner.
You should clean the printer when you replace the drum unit. See
“CLEANING THE PRINTER” in this chapter.
✒ Note
The drum unit is a consumable, and it is necessary to replace it
periodically.
There are many factors that determine the actual drum life, such as
temperature, humidity, type of paper and toner that you use, the number
of pages per print job, etc.. The drum life is estimated at approximately
20,000 pages at 20 pages per job and 8,000 pages at 1 page per job. The
actual number of pages that your drum will print may be significantly less
than these estimates. Because we have no control over the many factors
that determine the actual drum life, we cannot guarantee a minimum
number of pages that will be printed by your drum.
For best performance, use only genuine Brother toner, and the product
should only be used in a clean, dust-free environment with adequate
ventilation.
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Follow these steps to replace the drum unit:
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Open the top cover and remove the old drum unit.
Fig. 5-10 Removing the Drum Unit
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the
printer are extremely hot. When you open the top cover of the
printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following
illustration.
High Temperature
Fig. 5-11 Inside the Printer
3. Remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit and keep it in a safe
place. For more information, see “REPLACING THE TONER
CARTRIDGE” in this chapter.
✒ Note
Discard the used drum unit according to local regulations. If you are
not sure of them, consult your local dealer/retailer. Be sure to seal the
drum unit tightly so that toner powder does not spill out of the unit.
Do not discard used drum units with domestic rubbish.
It is recommended to put the drum unit on a piece of disposable paper
or cloth in case of accidental toner spill or scatter.
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Fig. 5-12 Removing the Toner Cartridge
4. Unpack the drum unit and gently shake it five or six times
horizontally.
Fig. 5-13 Shaking the Drum Unit
!
Caution
Do not remove the starter sheet.
Starter Sheet
Fig. 5-14 Do Not Remove the Starter Sheet
Only unpack a drum unit immediately before installing it into the
printer. If an unpacked drum unit is subjected to excessive direct
sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged.
Handle the toner cartridge and the drum unit carefully as it contains
toner. If toner scatters and your hands or clothes get dirty, wipe or
wash it off with cold water immediately.
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5. Install the toner cartridge into the new drum unit. For more
information, see “REPLACING THE TONER CARTRIDGE” in this
chapter.
6. Install the new drum unit into the printer.
Fig. 5-15 Installing the Drum Unit
7. Close the top cover.
8. Turn on the power switch. The printer automatically ejects the starter
sheet. Ejecting this sheet resets the drum life alarm.
!
Caution
Do not open the top cover until the printer ejects the starter sheet
completely. It may cause the starter sheet to jam.
Starter Sheet
Fig. 5-16 Ejecting the Starter Sheet
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ADJUSTING THE PRINT DENSITY
The print density dial is located inside the printer. You can use it to adjust
the amount of toner applied to the paper.
When the toner cartridge and drum unit are replaced, or if the operating
temperature and humidity are high or low, print conditions may change
causing darker or lighter printouts.
Use a screwdriver to turn the print density dial gently clockwise for
darker printouts and counterclockwise for lighter printouts. The dial has
been factory set to the middle position.
Lighter
Darker
Fig. 5-17 Adjusting the Print Density Dial
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the
printer are extremely hot. When you open the top cover of the
printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following
illustration.
High Temperature
Fig. 5-18 Inside the Printer
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CLEANING THE PRINTER
Clean the printer exterior and interior periodically. If printed pages get
stained with toner, clean the printer interior and drum unit.
Cleaning the Printer Exterior
Clean the printer exterior as follows:
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord.
Warning
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning
the printer, make sure to turn off the power switch and unplug the
power cord from the power outlet
Fig. 5-19 Turning off the Switch and Unplugging
2. Remove the paper in the multi-purpose sheet feeders.
3. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
!
Caution
Use water or neutral detergents for cleaning. Cleaning with volatile
liquids such as thinners or benzene will damage the surface of the printer.
4. Wipe dirt and dust away from the printer exterior and feeders with a
cloth.
5. Load paper into the multi-purpose sheet feeders, and plug in the
power cord.
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Cleaning the Printer Interior and Drum Unit
Clean the printer interior and the drum unit as follows:
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord.
Warning
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning
the printer, make sure to turn off the power switch and unplug the
power cord from the outlet.
Fig. 5-20 Turning off the Switch and Unplugging
2. Open the top cover of the printer.
3. Take the drum unit out of the printer and put it aside on a piece of
disposable paper.
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the
printer are extremely hot. When you open the top cover of the
printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following
illustration.
High Temperature
Fig. 5-21 Inside the Printer
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4. Gently wipe the scanner window with a soft dry cloth.
Scanner Window
Fig. 5-22 Cleaning the Scanner Window
!
Caution
Do not touch the scanner window with your finger.
Do not wipe the scanner window with cleaning alcohol (isopropyl).
5. Turn the drum unit upside down carefully.
!
Caution
Handle the drum unit carefully as it contains toner. If toner scatters and
your hands or cloths get dirty, wipe or wash it off with cold water
immediately.
✒ Note
It is recommended to put the drum unit on a piece of disposable paper or
cloth in case of accidental toner spill or scatter.
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6. Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding
the tab to the right and left several times.
Home Position (▲)
Fig. 5-23 Cleaning the Primary Corona Wire
7. Return the tab to the home position (▲ mark position) before
reinstalling drum unit.
!
Caution
Be sure to position the tab at the home position, or printed pages may
have vertical stripes.
8. Install the drum unit into the printer.
See the section “REPLACING THE DRUM UNIT” in Chapter 5.
9. Close the top cover.
10. Plug in the power cord and turn on the power switch.
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Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
Clean the paper feed rollers inside the multi-purpose sheet feeders with a
clean cloth as shown below:.
1. Cleaning the Feeder 1 paper feed rollers.
Fig. 5-24 Cleaning the Feeder 1 Paper Feed Rollers
2. Cleaning the Feeder 2 paper feed rollers.
Fig. 5-25 Cleaning the Feeder 2 Paper Feed Rollers
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RE-PACKING THE PRINTER
!
Caution
Whenever you transport the printer, use the packing materials which are
provided with your printer. Also, follow the steps below to re-pack the
printer, or the printer may be damaged which will void the printer’s
warranty.
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the printer from the AC outlet.
2. Open the top cover.
3. Remove the drum unit assembly, referring to the previous section.
✒ Note
Remove the drum unit assembly with the toner cartridge included.
Fig. 5-26 Removing the Drum Unit Assembly
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4. Place the drum unit assembly in the plastic bag and seal the bag
completely.
Fig. 5-27 Placing the Drum Unit in the Plastic Bag
5. Close the top cover, the extension wire, and the output tray.
6. Wrap the printer in the plastic bag and place it in the original carton
box with the original Styrofoam packing material.
7. Place any documents (manual and any documentation describing the
reason for repacking printer), and drum unit assembly in the carton
box as shown below.
8. Close the carton box and tape it.
Manuals
Printer
Drum Unit Including
Toner Cartridge
Carton
Fig. 5-28 Repacking the Printer
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CHAPTER 6
TROUBLESHOOTING
ALARM INDICATIONS AT A GLANCE
Operator Calls
If a recoverable error occurs, the printer indicates an ‘operator call’ by
blinking the Alarm lamp and any of the following lamps.
Find the error and take the proper action to correct it. The printer
automatically recovers from most errors, but you may need to reset the
printer with the panel switch as described below.
Blinking Lamp
Paper ❍↔●
Alarm❍↔●
Error
Paper jam
Paper empty
Toner ❍↔●
Alarm❍↔●
(every 5 seconds)
Toner ❍↔●
Alarm❍↔●
(Fast blinking)
Misfeed
Toner low
Toner Empty
Action
Clear the paper jam referring to the next section
“PAPER JAMS” and press the panel switch if
the printer does not automatically resume printing.
Load paper in the printer referring to Chapter 2
and press the panel switch.
Reinstall the paper and press the panel switch.
Indicates that the printer has approximately 100
pages of printing left before the toner cartridge is
empty. Prepare a new toner cartridge.
Replace the toner cartridge with a new one
referring to Chapter 5.
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For errors shown below, the printer indicates an operator call by blinking
the Alarm lamp. If you use the printer with the supplied Windows driver,
the status monitor will appear to indicate the error on your computer
screen. The printer also prints some error messages on paper.
Error
Cover Open
Print Overrun
Action
Close the top cover of the printer.
Press the panel switch to print the data remaining in the
printer.
If you are using the supplied Windows driver, try again after
changing the following settings. The best combination of the
settings below will vary depending on your document.
Graphics Mode
TrueType Mode
Use Printer True Type Fonts
Page Protection
If this does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your
document or reduce the print resolution.
Expand the printer memory by installing a SIMM and set
page protection to ON by using the supplied Windows driver
or RPC program.
Press the panel switch to print the data remaining in the
Memory Full
printer.
If you are using the supplied Windows driver, try again after
changing the following settings. The best combination of the
settings below will vary depending on your document.
Graphics Mode
TrueType Mode
Use Printer True Type Fonts
Page Protection
Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially
available SIMM.
Reduce the print resolution or reduce the complexity of your
document.
Press the panel switch to resume printing.
Parallel Interface Line
Check
that the connection between your computer and printer
Error
is secure and correct, and check the interface cable.
Serial Interface Framing Press the panel switch to resume printing.
Error
Check the communication parameters such as baud rate and
stop bit on both your computer and printer.
Serial Interface Parity
Error
Press the panel switch to resume printing.
Check the communication parameters such as bit length and
parity on both your computer and printer.
Serial Interface Overrun Press the panel switch to resume printing.
Error
The interface hardware may be damaged. Consult your dealer.
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Error
Serial Interface Input
Buffer Overflow
Action
Press the panel switch to resume printing.
Check the communication parameters such as the handshake
protocols on both your computer and printer.
If the error occurs again, the interface hardware may be
damaged. Consult your dealer.
✒ Note
If the printer does not operate as you expect it to, it is recommended that
you turn off the power switch, wait a few seconds and then turn it on
again. If you still have problems, consult your dealer or our authorized
service representative.
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Service Calls
If an unrecoverable error occurs, the printer indicates the need for a
service call by lighting all the lamps and then the following combination
of lamps alternately:
Service Call
Laser BD
malfunction
❍
❍
●
❍
❍
Scanner
malfunction
❍
●
●
❍
❍
ROM error
Feeder
Drum
Alarm
Ready
Data
Fuser malfunction
❍
●
❍
❍
❍
Service Call
D-RAM error
Service A
Service B
CPU Runtime
error
❍
●
●
●
●
Feeder
Drum
Alarm
Ready
Data
Service Call
Feeder
Drum
Alarm
Ready
Data
❍
●
❍
●
❍
❍
❍
●
●
❍
❍
●
●
●
❍
❍
❍
❍
●
❍
NV-RAM
error
❍
●
❍
●
●
● ON
❍ OFF
If you see any of these service call indications, turn off the power switch,
wait a few seconds and then turn it on and try to print again.
If you cannot clear the error and see the same service call indication after
turning on the printer, consult your dealer or our authorized service
representative. Report the error status and situation referring to the above
table.
✒ Note
Ensure that the top cover is properly closed and the main controller board
is correctly installed.
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PAPER JAMS
Before you can clear a paper jam error, you need to find the location of
the paper jam. Locate the position referring to the following figure.
Paper
Front Multi-Purpose Sheet
Feeder 1 can be removed to
clear paper jams
Paper
Top Cover
Rear Multi-Purpose
Sheet Feeder 2
Drum Unit
Fig. 6-1 Locating Paper Jam Position
After locating the position, clear the jammed paper referring to the
following descriptions. If the jammed paper is removed completely and
the top cover is closed, the printer may resume printing automatically. If
the printer does not resume printing, press the control panel switch.
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the
printer are extremely hot. When you open the top cover of the
printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following
diagram.
High Temperature
Fig. 6-2 Inside the Printer
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❏ Paper Jam in the Multi-Purpose Sheet Feeder
If a paper jam has occurred inside the multi-purpose sheet feeder 1 or
2, pull the jammed paper upwards out of the feeder. Also, remove
Feeder 1 and open the top cover to check that a torn piece of paper
does not remain inside the printer: refer to the following sections.
Feeder 1
Feeder 2
Fig. 6-3 Paper Jam in the Feeders
If the paper cannot be pulled up, see the next sections “Paper Jam
under Feeder 1” and “Paper Jam near the Drum Unit.”
❏ Paper Jam under Feeder 1
If a paper jam has occurred under the front multi-purpose sheet feeder
1, remove the feeder. ( ➀ ) Then, pull the jammed paper upwards and
out of the printer. ( ➁ ) Re-install the feeder.
Fig. 6-4 Paper Jam under Feeder 1
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❏ Paper Jam near the Drum Unit
If a paper jam has occurred near the drum unit, open the top cover and
remove the drum unit. ( ➀ ) Then, pull the jammed paper upwards
slowly and out of the printer. ( ➁ ) Install the drum unit and close the
top cover.
Fig. 6-5 Paper Jam near the Drum Unit
❏ Paper Jam in the Fuser Unit or at the Paper Output Tray
If a paper jam has occurred in the fuser unit or at the paper output
tray, open the top cover and remove the drum unit. ( ➀ ) Then, pull
the jammed paper slowly out of the fuser. ( ➁ ) Install the drum unit
and close the top cover.
Fig. 6-6 Paper Jam Inside the Printer
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!
Caution
Do not pull jammed paper from the output tray. Be sure to open the
top cover to remove the jam, or the fuser may get dirty with toner powder
and may result in toner scatter on the next printed page or pages.
Fig. 6-7 Do Not Pull the Jammed Paper from the Output Tray
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Q&A
This section contains questions and answers for using your printer. If you
have encountered a problem, find the question relating to your problem
and take the steps recommended to correct the problem.
Setting Up the Printer Hardware
Question
The printer does not work. All
lamps are off.
The printer does not print.
Recommendation
The printer may be in sleep mode. Press the panel
switch to wake up the printer. Check to see if the
printer is plugged into a live power source and the
power switch is on.
Check the following:
The printer is turned on.
All of the protective parts have been removed.
The toner cartridge and drum unit are installed
properly.
The interface cable is securely connected between
the printer and computer.
Check to see if the Alarm lamp is blinking. If the
lamp is blinking, refer to the Operator Call section
of this manual.
Check to see if the Ready lamp is blinking. If the
lamp is blinking fast, the printer might be cooling
down to lower the printers internal temperature.
Open the top cover of the printer to lower the
temperature.
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Setting Up the Printer for Windows
Question
I cannot print from my
application software.
Sometimes I get a Print
Overrun error when printing
certain documents from
Windows.
Sometimes I get the Memory
Full message. How can I
correct this?
Recommendation
Make sure the supplied Windows printer driver is
installed and selected with your application
software.
If you use the serial interface, make sure that the
serial slide switch of the serial interface is in the
correct position and the interface settings are
correctly set up with the DIP switches.
Change the following settings in the driver and try
again.
Page Protection
Graphics Mode
TrueType Mode
Use Printer TrueType Fonts
Reduce the print resolution or reduce the
complexity of your document and try again.
Expand the printer memory by installing SIMM
and turn page protection A4, Letter or Legal to
ON through the supplied Windows driver or RPC.
Change the following settings in the driver and try
again.
Page Protection
Graphics Mode
TrueType Mode
Use Printer TrueType Fonts
Another solution is to purchase more memory.
Reduce the print resolution or reduce the
complexity of your document and try again.
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Setting Up the Printer for DOS
Question
I cannot print from my
application software.
The printer prints, but it prints
incorrect information.
Sometimes it prints a couple of
characters and then ejects the
page, etc.
The printer does not print when
I press the Print Screen Key.
(Data lamp On)
The printer prints the first part
of my document but does not
print the last page.
(Data lamp On)
How can I change the User
settings or default settings of
the printer?
Recommendation
Check if the DOS application software interface
settings match that of your printer: for example, if
you are using a parallel printer cable, you would
most likely set your DOS software printer port to
LPT1.
Check to see if the printer has any printer alarms
active.
If the serial interface is used, make sure that the
RS-232C serial interface is selected with the slide
switch. Make sure that the interface settings are
correctly set up with the proper DIP switches.
Make sure the serial parameters of baud rates,
parity and stop bits match between your
application software and the printer.
This is an indication that your application printer
emulation setting and the printer’s emulation do not
match. Check in your application software which
printer you have selected to make sure the printer is
set up correctly. Remember this printer emulates three
widely used printer selections: HP LaserJet 6P,
Brother BR-Script Level 2, Epson FX-850, and IBM
Proprinter XL. Try setting the printer into HP
emulation and then select the HP LaserJet 6P printer
in your application software.
Press the panel switch. The data has been sent to the
printer but the printer did not receive the Page Eject
command: print screens do not send this command.
This was a common problem with database software
and spreadsheet software when not correctly set up.
The data has been sent to the printer but the printer
did not receive the Page Eject command. Press the
panel switch to eject the page. Then check with your
software supplier on how to add a Page Eject (or
Form Feed) command to the end of your print job.
Use the remote printer console (RPC) program.
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Setting Up the Printer for Apple Macintosh Computers
When Using the Optional RS-100M Serial Interface
Question
I cannot print from my
application software.
Recommendation
Make sure that the supplied Macintosh printer
driver is installed in the System Folder and it is
selected with Chooser.
Check the PORT selection within the Chooser: it
should match the port to which you physically
attached the printer cable.
The serial slide switch of the optional interface
board should be in the Apple (RS-422A) position.
Check the printer cable type: you cannot use a
LocalTalk or straight-through cable. Refer to
Chapter 4 for details on printer cable type.
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Paper Handling
Question
The printer does not load
paper.
The printer does not load paper
from the manual feed slot.
How can I load envelopes?
What paper can I use?
How can I clear paper jams?
Recommendation
Check to see if the “Paper Empty” message
appears on your computer screen or the Alarm
and Paper lamps are blinking on the printer
control panel. If so, the multi-purpose sheet feeder
may be out of paper or not properly installed. If it
is empty, load a new stack of paper into the
feeder.
If there is paper in the multi-purpose sheet feeder,
make sure it is straight. If the paper is curled, you
should straighten it before printing. Sometimes it
is helpful to remove the paper, turn the stack over
and put it back into the paper tray.
Reduce the amount of paper in the multi-purpose
sheet feeder, then try again.
Clean the paper feed rollers. See “Cleaning the
Paper Feed Rollers” in Chapter 5.
Re-insert the paper firmly, one sheet at a time.
You can load envelopes from either the multi-purpose
sheet feeder 1 or the manual feed slot. Your
application software must be set up correctly to print
on the envelope size you are using. This is usually
done in the page setup or document setup menu of
your software. Refer to your application manual.
You can use plain paper, envelopes, transparencies,
labels, and organizer paper. For information on
loading paper, see “Paper Handling” in Chapter 2.
See “PAPER JAMS” in this chapter.
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Printing
Question
The printer prints unexpectedly
or it prints garbage.
The printer cannot print full
pages of a document. An error
message “Print Overrun”
occurs.
The printer prints the first
couple of pages correctly, then
some pages have text missing.
The printer cannot print full
pages of a document. A
"Memory Full" error message
occurs.
My headers or footers appear
when I view my document on
screen but do not show up
when I print them.
Recommendation
Turn on and off the printer or reset the printer.
Make sure your application software is correctly
set up to use this printer by checking the printer
settings in your application software.
Check the printer emulation settings. If you can
use the supplied RPC program, use it to change
the settings as required. Also, you can print the
current setting list from the RPC program or
Printer Control Panel.
Make sure that the correct interface type and
settings are set up to match your computer. Be
sure to use the RS-422A serial interface for
Macintosh computers and the RS-232C serial
interface for PCs. Refer to “SERIAL
INTERFACE BOARD RS100M” in Chapter 4.
The printer received a very complex print job and
could not process part of the page. This may be
solved by the following ways.
If you are using Windows 3.1/95/98 with the
supplied printer driver, change the following
settings in the driver and try again.
Graphics Mode
TrueType Mode
Use Printer TrueType Font
Set the page protection mode to "AUTO" or your
document size.
Reduce the print resolution or reduce the
complexity of your document and try again.
This is a problem usually relating to serial interface
settings. Your computer is not recognizing the
printer’s input buffer full signal. Causes could be
incorrect serial cable (incorrectly wired or too long)
or incorrect setting of your computer serial interface.
Some applications download several types and sizes
of fonts. This can use up your printer memory very
quickly. Set the Page Protection to AUTO, reduce the
number of font sizes within your application, reduce
the resolution, or purchase additional SIMM for the
printer.
Most laser printers have a restricted area that cannot
be printed on. Usually the first two lines and last two
lines of text cannot print (leaving 62 printable lines).
Adjust the top and bottom margins in your document
to allow for this.
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Print Quality
!
Caution
You may clear a print quality problem by replacing the drum unit with a
new one if the Drum lamp is on. The drum unit is at the end of its life.
Question
Printouts are too dark or light.
Printed pages contain white
stripes.
Recommendation
Turn the print density dial counterclockwise for
lighter images and clockwise for darker images. It has
been factory set to the middle position. See
“ADJUSTING THE PRINT DENSITY” in Chapter 5.
You may clear the problem by wiping the scanner
windows with a soft cloth. (See “Cleaning the printer
interior and Drum unit.” in Chapter 5.)
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new one.
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Fig. 6-8 White Stripes or Faint
Images
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Clean the printer interior and the primary corona
wire of the toner cartridge. See “Cleaning the
Printer Interior and Drum Unit” in Chapter 5.
Make sure that the tab of the corona wire is at the
home position.
If you still have the same problem and the Drum
lamp is on after cleaning, replace the drum unit with a
new one.
Fig. 6-9 Dark Stripes or Toner
Stains
Printed pages have white spots
in black text and graphics area.
Make sure that you use paper that meets the
specifications. Rough surface or thick media can
cause the problem.
If you still have the same problem and the Drum
lamp is on, replace the drum unit with a new one.
Fig. 6-10 White Spots
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USER’S GUIDE
Question
Toner scatters and stains the
printed page.
Fig. 6-11 Scattering Toner
The whole page is printed in
black.
Recommendation
If toner scatters over the whole printing surface,
adjust the print density dial inside the printer
counter clockwise. See “ADJUSTING THE
PRINT DENSITY” in Chapter 5.
Clean the printer interior. See “Cleaning the
Printer Interior and Drum Unit” in Chapter 5.
Make sure that you use paper that meets
specifications.
If you still have the same problem and the Drum
lamp is on, replace the drum unit with a new one.
Wipe the electric terminals referring to “Cleaning the
Printer Interior and Drum Unit” in Chapter 5. Never
use heat-sensitive paper as it will cause this problem.
If you still have the same problem and the Drum
lamp is on after cleaning, replace the drum unit with a
new one.
Fig. 6-12 Black Page
Nothing is printed on the page.
Make sure that the toner cartridge is not empty.
Wipe the electric terminals referring to “Cleaning
the Printer Interior and Drum Unit” in Chapter 5.
Make sure that a torn piece of paper does not
remain on the scanner window.
Fig. 6-13 White Page
Printed pages are marked at
regular intervals.
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Fig. 6-14 Example of Regular
Marking
The problem may disappear by itself. Try printing
multiple pages to clear this problem especially if the
printer has not been used for a long time.
If the surface of the drum has been scratched, replace
the drum unit with a new one.
If the problem does not disappear, it may be that the
drum has been marked or damaged due to excessive
exposure to light. In this case, replace the drum unit
with a new one.
If you still have the same problem after replacing the
drum unit, consult your dealer or our authorized
service representative.
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CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING
Question
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center or either edge.
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over me. Here come Pat-top ,he come. One thing I can tell you is you go to be free. Come together right
Here come Pat-top ,he A come. One thing I can tell you is you go to be free. Come in the sky right now,
over me. Here come Pat-top ,he come. One thing I can tell you is you go to be free. Come together right
now, over me. Here come Flat-top ,he come. One thing I can tell you is you go to be free. Come tin the sky
now, over me. Here come Flat-top ,he come. One thing I can tell you is you go to be free. Come tin the sky
now, over me. Here come Flat-top ,he come. One thing I can tell you is you go to be free. Come tin the sky
right now, over me. Here come Pat-top ,he come. Lucy in the sky with Amesist. One thing I can tell you is
right now, over me. Here come Pat-top ,he come. Lucy in the sky with Amesist. One thing I can tell you is
right now, over me. Here come Pat-top ,he come. Lucy in the sky with Amesist. One thing I can tell you is
Fig. 6-15 Blurred Page
Ghost images show up on
printed pages.
Fig. 6-16 Ghost Images
Recommendation
Certain environmental conditions such as humidity,
high temperatures, etc. may cause this situation to
occur.
Make sure that the printer is placed on a flat,
horizontal surface.
Remove the drum unit with the toner cartridge
installed. Try shaking them from side to side.
You may clear the problem by wiping the scanner
windows with a soft cloth. (See “Cleaning the
Printer Interior and Drum Unit.”)
If the same problem occurs after cleaning and
Drum lamp is still on, replace the drum unit with
a new one.
Turn the print density dial counterclockwise for
lighter images. See “ADJUSTING THE PRINT
DENSITY” in Chapter 5.
Make sure that you use paper that meets the
specifications. Rough surface or thick media can
cause the problem.
If you still have the same problem, consult your dealer
or our authorized service representative.
✒ Note
The drum unit is a consumable, and it is necessary to replace it
periodically.
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APPENDIX A
PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
Printing
Print Method
Electrophotography by semiconductor laser beam scanning
Laser
Wavelength: 780 nm
Output: 5 mW max
Resolution
1200 (H) x 600 (V) dots/inch
(for Windows DIB graphics)
600 x 600 dots/inch
(for Windows and DOS)
300 x 300 dots/inch
(under Apple Macintosh using the optional RS-100M)
Print Quality
Normal printing mode
Economy printing mode (up to 25% and 50% toner saving)
Print Speed
Up to 10 pages/minute (when loading A4 or letter-size paper
from a multi-purpose sheet feeder)
NOTE: Maximum print speed is obtained by printing several
copies of the same page. Print speed may vary depending on
interface type, emulation, processing power of the computer,
memory allocated to the print job, paper size and graphic
quality.
Warm-Up
Max. 30 seconds at 23°C (73.4°F)
(The warm up time depends on the ambient temperature and
humidity.)
First Print
15 seconds (when loading A4 or letter-size paper from the
multi-purpose sheet feeder 1)
Print Media
Toner cartridge:
Life Expectancy: 2,400 pages/new toner cartridge
(when printing A4- or letter-size paper at 5% print coverage)
NOTE: Toner life expectancy will vary depending on the type
of average print job printed.
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Drum Unit:
Life Expectancy: 20,000 pages at 20 pages per job
8,000 pages at 1 page per job
NOTE: There are many factors that determine the actual drum
life, such as temperature, humidity, type of paper and toner that
you use, the number of pages per print job, etc..
Functions
Emulation
Brother Printing Solution for Windows
Automatic emulation selection among HP LaserJet 6P, BRScript Level 2, EPSON FX-850 or IBM Proprinter XL
Printer Driver
Windows 3.1/3.11, Windows 95/98, and Windows NT 4.0
driver, supporting Brother Printing Solution for Windows,
Brother Native Compression mode and bi-directional capability
Optional Macintosh driver available for System 6.0.7 or higher
TrueType Fonts on disks
TrueType-compatible soft-fonts for Windows on the supplied
disk
Interface
Bi-directional parallel
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
RS-422A/RS-232C serial interface RS-100M is optionally
available.
Memory
4.0 MB
Expandable up to 36 MB with one SIMM
Diagnostics
Self-diagnostic program
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APPENDIX
Electrical and Mechanical
Power Source
U.S.A. and Canada:
Europe and Australia:
AC 110 to 120 V, 50 / 60 Hz
AC 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption
Printing:
Stand-by:
Sleep:
280 W or less
60 W or less
13 W or less
Noise
Printing:
Stand-by:
49 dB A or less
38 dB A or less
Temperature
Operating:
Storage:
10 to 32.5°C (50 to 90.5°F)
0 to 40°C (38 to 104°F)
Humidity
Operating:
Storage:
20 to 80% (without condensation)
10 to 85% (without condensation)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
402 x 439 x 274 mm (15.8 x 17.3 x 10.8 inches)
(when the output tray is closed.)
Weight
Approx. 9.6 kg (21.2 lb.) including the drum unit and toner
cartridge
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PARALLEL INTERFACE SPECIFICATIONS
✒ Note
To ensure the highest quality performance, it is recommended that you
use an IEEE 1284 compliant parallel cable between the printer and your
computer. Only IEEE 1284 cables support all of the advanced printing
capabilities, such as bi-directional communication. These cables will be
clearly marked with “IEEE-1284”.
Interface Connector
Printer Side: Amphenol FCN-685J036-L/X or equivalent
A shielded cable should be used.
Pin Assignment
Pin No.
Signal
Direction Pin No.
Signal
Direction
1
DATA STROBE
Input
19
0V (S.G.)
–
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
DATA 8
ACKNLG
Input
Input
Input
Input
Input
Input
Input
Input
Output
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
11
12
13
BUSY
PE
SLCT
Output
Output
Output
29
30
31
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
INPUT PRIME
–
–
Input
14
AUTO FEED
Input
32
FAULT
Output
15
16
17
18
N.C.
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
+5V
–
–
–
–
33
34
35
36
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
–
–
–
Input
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APPENDIX
✒ Note
To use bi-directional communication, an interface cable which has the pin
connections above must be used.
Pin
1
18
2
19
3
Pin
1
19
2
20
3
21
4
22
5
23
6
24
7
25
8
26
9
27
10
28
11
29
12
17
13
15
14
30
31
33
32
34
36
35
18
16
4
20
5
6
21
7
8
22
9
10
24
11
23
12
13
14
25
16
15
17
Shield
Shield
Fig. A-1 Parallel Interface Cable
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface
Interface Connector
2
1
3
4
Pin Assignment
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Signal
Vcc (+5V)
- Data
+ Data
Ground
A–6
Serial Data Serial Data +
APPENDIX
RESIDENT FONTS
75 Scalable and 12 Bitmapped Fonts
This printer has the following scalable fonts and bitmapped fonts. The
fonts that can be used vary according to the current emulation mode.
■ HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL Modes
Scalable Fonts:
Intellifont Compatible Fonts:
• Alaska, Extrabold
• Antique Oakland, Oblique, Bold
• Brougham, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Cleveland Condensed
• Connecticut
• Guatemala Antique, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Letter Gothic, Oblique, Bold
• Maryland
• Oklahoma, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• PC Brussels Light, LightItalic, Demi, DemiItalic
• PC Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Utah, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Utah Condensed, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
Microsoft Windows 3.1/95/98 TrueType
Compatible Fonts:
• BR Symbol
• Helsinki, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• W Dingbats
Type 1 Font Compatible Fonts:
• Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique
• Calgary MediumItalic
• Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Portugal Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
Brother Original Fonts:
• Bermuda Script
• Germany
• San Diego
• US Roman
Bitmapped Fonts (Portrait and Landscape):
• LetterGothic16.66 Medium, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• OCR-A
• OCR-B
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■ BR-Script 2 Mode
Scalable Fonts:
• Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique
• Alaska, Extrabold
• Antique Oakland, Oblique, Bold
• Bermuda Script
• BR Dingbats
• BR Symbol
• Brougham, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Brussels Light, LightItalic, Demi, DemiItalic
• Calgary MediumItalic
• Cleveland Condensed
• Connecticut
• Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Germany
• Guatemala Antique, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Helsinki, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Helsinki Narrow, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Letter Gothic, Oblique, Bold
• Maryland
• Oklahoma, Oblique, Bold, Bold Oblique
• Portugal Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• San Diego
• Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• US Roman
• Utah, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Utah Condensed, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
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APPENDIX
SYMBOL SETS/ CHARACTER SETS
OCR Symbol Sets
When the OCR-A or OCR-B font is selected, the corresponding symbol set is always
used.
OCR-A
OCR-B
Legal (1U)
Ventura Math (6M)
Ventura Intl (13J)
Ventura US (14J)
PS Math (5M)
PS Text (10J)
Math-8 (8M)
Pi Font (15U)
MS Publishing (6J)
Windows 3.0 (9U)
Desktop (7J)
MC Text (12J)
Symbol (19M)
Windings (579L)
ISO2 IRV
ISO4 UK
ISO6 ASCII
ISO10 Swedish
ISO11 Swedish
ISO14 JIS ASCII
ISO15 Italian
ISO16 Portuguese
ISO17 Spanish
ISO21 German
ISO25 French
ISO57 Chinese
ISO60 Norwegian1
ISO61 Norwegian2
ISO69 French
ISO84 Portuguese
ISO85 Spanish
HP German
HP Spanish
PC-8 Turkish
German
UK ASCII I
French I
Danish I
Italy
Spanish
Swedish
Japanese
Norwegian
Danish II
UK ASCII II
French II
Dutch
South African
PC-852
PC-860
PC-863
PC-865
PC-8 Turkish
HP LaserJet 6P Mode
Roman 8 (8U)
ISO Latin1 (0N)
ISO Latin2 (2N)
ISO Latin5 (5N)
ISO Latin6 (6N)
PC-8 (10U)
PC-8 D/N (11U)
PC-850 (12U)
PC-852 (17U)
PC-775 (26U)
PC-1004 (9J)
PC-8 Turkish (9T)
Windows Latin1 (19U)
Windows Latin2 (9E)
Windows Latin5 (5T)
Windows Baltic (19L)
EPSON Mode
US ASCII
PC-8
PC-8 D/N
PC-850
PC-852
PC-860
PC-863
PC-865
IBM Mode
PC-8
PC-8 D/N
PC-850
✒ Note
If you want to know what characters are in each symbol/character set,
print CHARASET.PRN file from the “Print form” option in the Direct
Access Menu of the Remote Printer Console Program.
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❏ HP LaserJet 6P
The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding character
set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with which characters are to
be replaced in the Roman 8 character set. For other characters, see the Roman
8character set.
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❏ HP LaserJet 6P, EPSON FX-850, IBM Proprinter XL
PC-850
❏ EPSON FX-850
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The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding character
set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with which characters are to
be replaced in the US ASCII character set. For other characters, see the US ASCII
character set.
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INDEX
INDEX
A
F
Alarm lamp ................................3–3, 6–1
APT.................................................... 3-6
auto-emulation switching...................1–4
Feeder 2 lamp ....................................3–2
B
baud rate ............................................4–3
bitmapped font..................................A–7
C
character set .....................................A–9
control panel ..............................1–2, 3–1
cover open .........................................6–2
cut sheet .............................................2–1
D
data compression technology.............1–5
Data lamp...........................................3–2
data length .........................................4–3
DIP switch .................................1–2, 4–3
DOS .................................................6–11
dpi ......................................................1–3
Drum lamp.........................................3–2
drum unit ...........................................5–6
life.................................................A–2
DTR ...................................................4–3
duplex printing...................................2–8
E
economy mode...................................1–5
emulation ..................................1–4, A–2
envelope.............................................2–1
error
message..........................................6–2
recoverable.....................................6–1
unrecoverable.................................6–4
extension support wire.......................1–2
H
hex dump print................................... 3–5
I
interface ............................................ A–2
error ...............................................6–2
J
jammed paper ....................................6–5
L
label ...................................................2–1
M
Macintosh ........................................6–12
manual feed slot.........................1–2, 2–9
memory............................................. A–2
full .................................................6–2
SIMM ............................................4–7
misfeed ..............................................6–1
multi-purpose sheet feeder ........1–2, 2–5
capacity..........................................2–1
O
operator call................................6–1,6–2
organizer............................................2–1
output tray................................1–2, 2–11
capacity..........................................2–1
P
page protection ...................................3-5
paper
capacity..........................................2–1
empty .............................................6–1
jam .........................................6–1, 6–5
recommended ................................2–2
size.................................................2–1
type ................................................2–1
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paper feed roller...............................5–15
paper guide ........................................1–2
Paper lamp ................................. 3–1, 6-1
paper stopper .....................................1–2
paper support .....................................1–2
parallel interface
pin assignment ..............................A–4
port.................................................1–2
parity..................................................4–4
post card.............................................2–1
power cord .........................................1–2
power switch......................................1–2
ppm ....................................................1–3
primary corona wire.........................5–14
print
density..........................................5–10
method ..........................................A–1
overrun...........................................6–2
quality ...........................................A–1
speed .............................................A–1
Print Config .......................................3–5
Print Fonts I .......................................3–5
printable area .....................................2–3
printer driver .....................................A–2
printer status monitor.........................1–4
protocol..............................................4–3
R
Ready lamp ........................................3–1
Remote Printer Console.....................1–4
resolution ..................................1–3, A–1
robust .................................................4–3
RPC....................................................1–4
RS-232C ............................................4–2
RS-422A ............................................4–2
S
scalable font......................................A–7
scanner window ...............................5–13
serial interface....................................4–1
cable...............................................4–4
parameter .......................................4–3
RS-422A/RS-232C port.................1–2
service call .........................................6–4
SIMM ................................................4–7
sleep mode .................................1–5, 3–4
slide switch ................................ 1–2, 4-2
starter sheet ........................................5–9
stop bit ...............................................4–3
Index-2
switch.................................................3–3
symbol set......................................... A–9
T
test print mode ...................................3–4
test sample page.................................3–5
time-out .............................................3–4
toner
empty .............................................6–1
low .................................................6–1
toner cartridge....................................5–1
life................................................. A–1
Toner lamp ................................3–2, 6–1
top cover ............................................1–2
transparency.......................................2–1
U
universal serial bus pin assignment ...A-6
W
warm-up............................................ A–1
Windows..........................................6–10
X
Xon/Xoff ...........................................4–3