Epson EPL-N2050 Printer User Manual

Where to Find Information
Unpacking Guide
Provides you with information and instructions on how to
unpack and place the printer. Before using the printer, you need
to remove all protective materials as described in the instructions
contained in this guide.
Setup Guide (this manual)
Provides you with information on assembling the printer’s parts
and installing printer options.
Reference Guide
Provides you with detailed information on the printer’s functions,
maintenance, troubleshooting, and technical specifications.
Administrator’s Guide
Provides network administrators with information on both the
printer driver and network settings.
Quick Reference
Provides you with information on replacing consumables,
clearing jammed paper, understanding the control panel, and a
panel message index. Attach the included quick reference box to
the front of your printer as a convenient place to keep this guide.
Online Help
Provides you with detailed information and instructions on the
printer software that controls your printer (Online Help will be
automatically installed when you install the printer’s software).
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Copyright © 1999 by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Nagano, Japan.
Setup Guide
Declaration of Conformity
According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer:
Address:
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
3-5, Owa 3-chome, Suwa-shi,
Nagano-ken 392-8502 Japan
Representative:
Address:
EPSON EUROPE B.V.
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183
AT Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Declares that the Product:
Product Name:
Model:
Laser Printer
XJB-1
Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
Directive 73/23/EEC:
EN 60950
November 1999
H. Horiuchi
President of EPSON EUROPE B.V.
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Contents
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Safety Instructions
Laser Printer Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2
Assembling the Printer
Installing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3
Installing the Options
Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hard Disk Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
ROM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Large Capacity Paper Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Multibin Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Shifter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Envelope Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Testing and Connecting the Printer
Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Testing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Loading paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Printing a status sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Connecting to the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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After This...
What to do next. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Online Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System requirements for the Online Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Microsoft ® Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Information
Laser Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CDRH Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ozone Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENERGY STAR Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United Kingdom Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
Laser Printer Precautions
This printer uses laser technology. The following list of
precautions applies whenever you open the printer cover.
Even if you are familiar with other types of printers, be sure
to follow these precautions carefully to ensure safe, efficient
operation.
❏ Do not touch the areas specified on the caution label inside
the rear cover. If the printer has been in use, these areas can
be very hot.
CAUTION
Hot Surface Avoid Contact
Safety Instructions
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❏ Do not touch the areas specified on the long yellow caution
labels inside the printer. This label is located inside the front
cover, visible after the Imaging Cartridge has been removed.
If the printer has been in use, these areas may be very hot.
❏ Do not touch the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in this guide.
❏ Never force the printer’s components into place. Although the
printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can damage
it.
❏ Be sure not to scratch the surface of the drum. When you
remove the Imaging Cartridge from the printer, always set the
unit on a clean, smooth surface. Also, avoid touching the
drum, since oils from your skin can permanently damage its
surface and may affect print quality.
❏ Do not turn the cartridge upside down or stand it on its ends.
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Safety Instructions
❏ Avoid exposing the Imaging Cartridge to light, and never
open the drum’s protective cover as this may damage the light
sensitive drum. Overexposure of the drum may cause very
dark or light areas to appear on printed documents and
reduce its functional life.
❏ When handling the cartridge, always set it on a clean, smooth
surface.
❏ Do not attempt to modify or take apart the cartridge. It cannot
be refilled.
❏ Do not touch the toner and avoid all contact with your eyes.
❏ Allow the Imaging Cartridge to reach room temperature
before installation.
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Warning:
Do not dispose of used Imaging Cartridges in fire, as they can
explode and cause injury. Dispose of them according to local
regulations.
Safety Instructions
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To get the best print quality, do not store the Imaging Cartridge
in an area subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air, or corrosive
gasses (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject to high
temperatures, humidity, or abrupt changes in temperature or
humidity. Also, be sure to keep the consumable components out
of the reach of children.
Hinweis:
Die Geräteanschlußleitung muß den einshlägigen Normen genügen.
Es muß eine dreiadrige Leitung verwendet werden.
Die Anshlußleitung darf nicht leichter als H05VV-F order H05VVH2F sein.
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung-3. GSGV, 18. 01. 1991: Der
arbeitsplatzbezogene schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger
gemäß ISO 7779.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before operating your printer.
❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Unplug the printer from the electrical outlet before cleaning.
❏ Use a damp cloth for cleaning and do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners.
❏ Do not use this printer near water.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
❏ Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover them. Do not
put the printer on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface or
in an enclosure unless proper ventilation is provided.
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Safety Instructions
❏ Connect your printer to a power source as specified on its
attached label. If you are unsure the specifications of the
electrical outlet consult your dealer or the local power
company.
❏ If you are unable to insert the plug into the electrical outlet,
contact an electrician to have your outlet repaired or replaced.
❏ Do not put your printer where the cord might be stepped on.
❏ Avoid using electrical outlets that other appliances are
plugged into.
❏ Only use an electrical outlet that meets the power
requirements for this printer.
❏ Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots as they
may touch high voltage points or short out parts which could
result in fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not attempt
to service this product yourself. Opening or removing covers
that are marked “Do Not Remove” exposes you to high
voltage. Refer all servicing in those compartments to service
personnel.
❏ Unplug the printer from the electrical outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
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A. If liquid has been spilled into it.
B. If it has been exposed to rain or water.
C. If it does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that
are covered by the operating instructions since improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to normal operation.
D. If it has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
E. If it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating
a need for service.
F. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation
of your printer.
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Safety Instructions
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Assembling the Printer
Installing the Imaging Cartridge
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Caution:
❏ Do not turn the Imaging Cartridge upside down after the
protective tape has been removed as this causes the toner to
spill.
❏ Avoid exposing the Imaging Cartridge to light, and never
open the drum's protective cover as this may damage the
light sensitive drum. Overexposure of the drum may cause
very dark or light areas to appear on printed documents and
reduce its functional life.
❏ We recommend the use of genuine EPSON Imaging
Cartridges. Products not manufactured by EPSON may
cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranties.
Assembling the Printer
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1. While holding the Imaging Cartridge horizontally, gently
shake it a few times to distribute the toner evenly.
2. Push the button on the front cover of your printer and open
it as shown below.
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Assembling the Printer
3. Remove the two orange pieces of protective material from
both sides of the inside of the printer, as shown below.
4. Pull out the protective strip that is located on the right side of
the cartridge.
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5. Note the arrows on the left and right sides inside the printer.
Slide the Imaging Cartridge, in the direction of the arrows, at
a slight downward angle into the printer. Push the cartridge
into the printer until it is firmly seated in its proper position.
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Caution:
To avoid spilling toner, do not tilt the Imaging Cartridge.
6. Close the front cover of the printer by pushing it upward until
it clicks into place.
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Caution:
Never transport the printer while the Imaging Cartridge is
installed.
Assembling the Printer
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Installing the Options
You can install the memory module, ROM module, Hard Disk
Drive, Interface Card, Duplex Unit, Multibin Unit, Shifter, and
Envelope Feeder to the printer. See the installation instructions
for the option you want to install.
Follow the instructions that correspond to the option you need to
install.
Memory Module
By installing a memory module, you can increase printer memory
to 256 MB. You may want to add memory if you are having
difficulty printing complex, graphics-intensive pages, using the
Duplex Unit, or if you regularly use numerous downloaded fonts.
You can purchase memory modules from various vendors. Be
sure the memory module you purchase meets the following
requirements.
DRAM type
Synchronous Dynamic RAM Double In-line
Memory Module (SD RAM DIMM)
Memory size
16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, or 256 MB
Type
168-pin type, 64 bit, with SPD
Access speed
66.66 MHz or higher (15 ns or less)
Height
Less than 40 mm
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Note:
If you installed an optional memory module, Installed Memory shows
the total size including both default 16 MB and the optional module’s
size. However, if you installed one 256 MB-DIMM, the status sheet
shows just 256 MB because the maximum memory size for this printer
is 256 MB.
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Warning:
Avoid touching electrical components that are exposed after you
have removed the printer's casing. They may be very hot if the
printer has been in use.
1. Make sure the printer is off.
2. Face the left side of the printer.
3. Loosen the two retaining screws on the back of the printer and
remove the left side casing of the printer.
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Installing the Options
Note:
The two retaining screws are attached to the printer casing to
prevent them from falling off.
4. Slots for memory modules are shown below.
CN12
5. Pull the clips on each side of the CN12 outward.
6. Hold the memory module beside CN12 with the orientation
indicated below.
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7. On the right side, push the bottom corner of the memory
module until the clip comes up. Do not apply too much force.
8. Insert the other corner of the memory module until the other
clip comes up.
9. Replace the casing of the printer and tighten the two retaining
screws.
10. Turn the printer on when you finish installing the option.
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Installing the Options
Hard Disk Drive
Follow the instructions below to install the Hard Disk Drive
(C82377✽).
1. Follow steps 1 through 3 in “Memory Module” on page 11.
2. Align the two pins with the two holes, and the connector with
the socket, then press the Hard Disk Drive against the socket
and connector until they are firmly connected.
3. Tighten the two screws with a screwdriver.
4. Replace the leftside casing of the printer and tighten the two
retaining screws.
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5. Turn the printer on when you finish installing the option.
ROM Module
Follow the instructions below to install the Adobe PostScript 3
ROM module (C83237✽).
1. Follow steps 1 through 3 in “Memory Module” on page 11.
2. A slot for a ROM module is shown below.
3. Hold the ROM module oriented as shown, then push the
ROM module into the slot evenly until the button comes up.
4. Replace the leftside casing of the printer and tighten the two
retaining screws.
5. Turn the printer on when you finish installing the option.
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Installing the Options
Interface
Follow the instructions below to install an optional interface card.
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Caution:
Before you install the interface card, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
1. Face the rear of the printer with the power off.
2. Remove the two screws that secure the interface slot cover
and remove the cover.
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3. With the component side of the optional interface card facing
in the correct direction, slide the interface card into the
grooves of the interface slot as shown below. Push the card
firmly to lock it into place.
4. Secure the interface card with the two retaining screws.
5. Turn the printer on when you finish installing the option.
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Installing the Options
Large Capacity Paper Unit
Follow these instructions to install the optional Large Capacity
Paper Unit.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. The optional Large Capacity Paper Unit is available as a single
or double paper cassette.
4. Carefully remove one cassette from its carton and place it on
the floor or a flat stable surface.
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Note:
❏ Three screws, in a plastic bag, are taped to the top of each
cassette. Be sure to remove and keep these to connect the two
cassettes and to attach the optional Large Capacity Paper Unit
to the printer.
❏ Remove the packaging materials from the unit and store them
for future use.
5. When you install two cassettes, remove the top cassette from
its carton, and carefully lower it onto the bottom cassette. Be
sure that the pins and electronic connector are properly
aligned.
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Installing the Options
6. Make sure all corners of the top cassette fit securely onto the
bottom cassette. Remove the top paper cassette from the
Large Capacity Paper Unit. Insert and tighten the three screws
as shown below.
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Caution:
❏ The printer weighs about 26 kg (57.4 lb); always lift it
with two or more people.
❏ Grasp the printer at the locations indicated below.
7. Lift the printer and carefully place it on the Large Capacity
Paper Unit. Be sure that the pins and electronic connector are
properly aligned.
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8. Remove the paper cassette from the printer. Insert and tighten
the three screws in the locations shown below.
9. Pull the paper cassettes out of the Large Capacity Paper Unit.
10. Make sure the printer is turned off.
11. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
12. Turn on the printer.
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Installing the Options
Duplex Unit
This unit allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper
automatically.
To install the unit, follow the instructions below.
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Caution:
Open the inner tray of the Duplex Unit and remove the protective
insert; otherwise, the printer will not function properly.
1. Make sure the printer is off.
2. Open the rear cover of the printer.
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3. While holding the Duplex Unit in both hands, align the edges
on the unit with the guide rails in the printer.
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Caution:
Do not touch the areas specified on the caution labels inside
the rear cover. If the printer has been in use, these areas can
be very hot.
4. Slowly tilt it and slide it into the printer until it clicks as shown
in the illustration below. Do not force the unit into the printer,
as it is designed to join smoothly.
5. Close the rear cover of the printer.
6. Turn the printer on when you finish installing the option.
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Installing the Options
To confirm that the Duplex Unit is installed correctly, print a
status sheet. If the unit is not listed on the status sheet, try
installing it again.
Note:
Keep the packaging materials in case you remove the Duplex Unit in the
future.
Multibin Unit
To install the Multibin Unit, follow the instructions below.
Note:
The Multibin Unit cannot be installed at the same time as the optional
Shifter. If the Shifter is installed, please remove it before proceeding. For
more information see “Shifter” in the Reference Guide.
Removing the Top Cover
Note:
If you have just removed the Shifter, the top cover is already off. In this
case, proceed directly to “Installing” below.
1. Make sure the printer is off.
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2. Squeeze together the two adjacent knobs on the printer’s rear
cover, so that the rear cover comes free. Gently lower the rear
cover all the way down.
3. Make sure the Multibin Unit is turned off. Reach into the top
rear of the printer and press in on the two plastic tabs locking
the top cover in place, while at the same time holding onto the
cover so it doesn’t fall. Lift the top cover off carefully and store
it in a safe place.
4. Close the rear cover.
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Installing the Options
Installing
1. Stand facing the back of the printer. (If necessary, slide the
printer around so that you can access the back.)
2. Before lifting the Multibin Unit, make sure that you
understand how it fits onto the printer.
3. Carefully lift the Multibin Unit, holding it so that the drawers
are facing the same direction as the front of the printer. Lift
the unit over the printer, tilt the front end slightly downward,
and fit the metal hook into the hook slot.
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4. Note the location of the interface plug on the Multibin Unit
and its counterpart on the printer. Lower the rear of the unit
into place and make sure the plug is inserted properly into
the receptacle on the printer. Slide the unit slightly as
necessary so that the plastic tabs snap into the slot along the
rear of the printer.
5. Connect one end of the Power Extension Cable to the lower
power outlet on the back of the Multibin Unit. Connect the
other end of the cable to the power inlet on the printer.
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Installing the Options
6. Connect the printer’s original power cord to the upper power
inlet on the Multibin Unit.
7. Turn the printer on when you finish installing the option.
Shifter
Installing
To install the Shifter, follow the instructions below.
Note:
The Shifter cannot be used in combination with the optional Multibin
Unit. If the Multibin Unit is installed, please remove it before
proceeding. (See “Multibin Unit” in the Reference Guide.)
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 in “Removing the Top Cover” on
page 25.
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2. Lift the Shifter over the printer, tilting the front end slightly
downward, and fit the metal hook into the hook slot.
3. Note the location of the interface plug on the Shifter and its
counterpart on the printer. Lower the rear of the unit into
place and make sure the plug is inserted properly into the
receptacle on the printer. Slide the unit slightly as necessary
so that the plastic tabs snap into the slot along the rear of the
printer.
4. Turn the printer on when you finish installing the option.
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Installing the Options
Envelope Feeder
To install the Envelope Feeder, you must first open the MP tray,
and then follow the instructions below.
1. Make sure the printer is off.
2. Open the MP Tray.
3. Remove the small cap from the inner left side of the MP tray
as shown below.
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Note:
Take care not to lose the small cap, as you will want to replace it
when you have finished.
4. Hold the Envelope Feeder horizontally with both hands.
5. Note the location of the interface plug on the Envelope Feeder
and its counterpart on the printer. Be sure that the plug is
inserted properly into the receptacle on the printer.
6. Push it straight into position directly above the MP tray.
7. Turn the printer on when you finish installing the option.
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Installing the Options
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Testing and Connecting the Printer
Plugging in the Printer
1. Make sure the power switch on the front of the printer is
turned off, as shown below.
2. Insert the power cord into the AC inlet at the back of the
printer. Then plug the other end into a properly grounded
electrical outlet.
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Caution:
❏ Avoid using electrical outlets that other appliances are
plugged into.
❏ Only use electrical outlets that meet the power requirements
for this printer.
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Testing the Printer
To test whether the printer is set up correctly, print a status sheet.
The status sheet contains information about the printer and the
installed options, including the current settings. To print a status
sheet, follow the steps below.
Loading paper
1. Open the MP tray if it is closed against the body of the printer.
Pull out the extension tray if necessary.
2. Fan a stack of paper and tap it on a flat surface to even its
edges. With the printable side down, load the stack by
inserting it all the way into the tray. Adjust the guides to
match the size of your paper.
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Testing and Connecting the Printer
Printing a status sheet
1. Turn the power switch at the front of the printer on. The lights
and the display messages are changed in the following order:
All lights come on once and then turn off. The display shows
ROM CHECK.
The display shows RAM CHECK XXXMB, including the
actual memory size of standard and optional memory
modules displayed in place of XXX.
The display shows SelfTest, and then shows Warming Up. The
On Line light comes on.
After about 65 seconds, the display shows Ready.
2. Press the Enter button. The display shows Status Sheet.
3. Press the Enter button again. The message on the display
starts flashing and the printer starts printing the status sheet.
4. Check the following points in the printed status sheet:
❏ The printer can print the status sheet clearly.
❏ The information on the options installed to the printer is
printed correctly. If you can find the installed option’s
name under Hardware Configurations, it means that the
printer can recognize the installed option properly.
Note:
If you installed an optional memory module, Installed Memory
shows the total size including both default 16 MB and the optional
module’s size. However, if you installed one 256 MB-DIMM, the
status sheet shows 256 MB because the maximum memory size for
this printer is 256 MB.
If the installed option’s name is not listed on the status sheet, make
sure the options are connected securely to the printer.
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If the printer cannot print the status sheet or you find any problem
with the printing of the status sheet, contact your dealer.
Connecting to the Computer
Though this printer is intended to be used on a network, you can
use the serial interface or parallel interface to connect the printer
directly to a computer.
Note:
Your printer also has room for an optional interface connector. For more
information, see “Interface” on page 17.
To connect the parallel interface, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure both the printer and the computer are off.
2. Connect the parallel cable to the serial interface or parallel
interface connector.
Note:
Use only a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable.
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3. Secure the connector by pushing the two wire clips together
until they lock in place on both sides of the connector.
4. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer, and
fasten it as required.
5. Turn on the printer, then turn on your computer.
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What to do next
After completing the hardware setup, check the following items.
❏ Have your network administrator refer to the Administrator’s
Guide to make network settings. Also see the Administrator’s
Guide for instructions on installing printer software.
❏ Attach the included small box to the left side of the printer.
Keep the Quick Reference in this box for help in understanding
printer messages, the control panel, clearing paper jams, and
replacing the Imaging Cartridge.
❏ See the Reference Guide for detailed information about your
printer functions, maintenance, troubleshooting, technical
specifications and printer options.
Using the Online Guide
To learn more about your printer, see the Printer Software CDROM. It contains detailed instructions on how to use the printer,
and information on installing and using optional products. You
can view this guide directly from the CD, or install it in your
computer and view it from your hard disk.
Note:
A Web browser must be installed in your computer to read the online
guide.
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System requirements for the Online Guide
For Windows
System
Windows 95, 98, or Windows NT 4.0
CPU
i486/25 MHz (for Windows 95 / NT 4.0)
i486/66 MHz (for Windows 98)
(Pentium or higher recommended)
Memory
16 MB (32 MB or more recommended)
Hard disk space
4 MB to install the Reference Guide
45 MB to install Microsoft Internet Explorer
CD-ROM drive
Double-speed (Quad-speed or faster
recommended)
Display
640 x 480 pixel or 800 x 600 pixel resolution, with High
Color (16 bit) or True Color (32 bit) setting
Browser
Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
recommended)
For Macintosh
System
System 7.5.1 (System 7.6 or later recommended)
Memory
16 MB (32 MB or more recommended)
Hard disk space
4 MB to install the User’s Guide
15 MB to install Microsoft Internet Explorer
CD-ROM drive
Double-speed (Quad-speed or faster
recommended)
Display
Color monitor with 640 x 480 pixel resolution or
greater (Thousands of colors recommended)
Browser
Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
recommended)
After This...
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Installing Microsoft ® Internet Explorer
A Web browser is required to use the online guide. If you do not
have a Web browser, install Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 from
the Printer Software CD.
For Windows
Note for Windows 98 users:
Windows 98 comes with Internet Explorer 5.0 already installed; please
skip this section.
Note for Windows NT 4.0 users:
Before installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, you need to install the
Windows NT Service Pack 3. For installation instructions, see the
README file located in the Printer Software CD at
Msie\W9x_nt40\Nt4sp3\Readme.txt. Read also License.txt in
the same directory.
1. Insert the Printer Software CD in your CD-ROM drive. If a
dialog box appears with options to view or install the guide,
click Quit.
2. Double-click the My Computer icon, then double-click the
CD-ROM icon. For Windows 3.1, click the CD-ROM drive in
File Manager.
3. Double-click the Msie folder.
4. For Windows 95, NT 4.0: Double-click W9x_nt40 then doubleclick le50. For Windows 3.1: double-click Win31.
5. Double-click ie5setup.exe and follow the on-screen
instructions.
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For Macintosh
1. Insert the Printer Software CD in your CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the Internet Explorer folder.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Internet Explorer.
After This...
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Safety Information
Laser Safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does
not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within
protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot
escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
The EPL-N2050 is a page printer which utilizes a semiconductor
laser.
There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided that the
printer is operated according to the instructions in the guides
provided.
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Warning:
Use of controls or adjustments, or performance of procedures
other than those specified in this guide, may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser
diode is 5 mW with a wavelength of 765 to 800 nm.
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Safety Information
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for
laser products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for
products marketed in the United States. The label shown below
indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be
attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
Laser Safety Labels
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Warning:
Use of controls, adjustments, or performance of procedures other
than those specified in this guide may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 825
specifications. The label shown below is attached in countries
where required.
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Ozone Safety
Ozone emission
Ozone gas is generated by laser printers as a by-product of the
printing process. Ozone is produced only when the printer is
printing.
Ozone exposure limit
The recommended exposure limit for ozone is 0.02 parts per
million (ppm) expressed as an average time-weighted
concentration over an eight (8) hour period.
The EPL-N2050 laser printer generates less than 0.002 ppm for 2
hours of continuous printing in a closed room of approximately
29.8 m³.
Minimize exposure risk
To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone:
❏ Do not use more than one laser printer in a confined area (see
Ozone exposure limit above)
❏ Do not use your printer in conditions of extremely low
humidity
❏ Do not use your printer in a room with poor ventilation
❏ Avoid long, continuous printing in any of the conditions
mentioned above
Printer location
The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and
generated heat are:
❏ Not blown directly into the user’s face
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❏ Vented directly out of the building whenever possible
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has
determined that this product meets the
ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy
efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment Program is
a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and
scanners, in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power
generation.
For United Kingdom Users
Use of options
Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages or
problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as original EPSON products
or EPSON approved products by Epson (UK) Limited.
Safety information
Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to the rating plate
for voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to
the supply voltage.
Important: The wires in the main lead fitted to this appliance are colored
in accordance with the following code:
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Green and yellow—Earth
Blue—Neutral
Brown—Live
If you need to fit a plug:
As the colors of the mains lead of this appliance may not match
any colored markings used to identify the terminals in a plug,
please proceed as follows:
❏ The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter E or the Earth
symbol (G).
❏ The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter N.
❏ The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter L.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
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Index
A
Assembling the printer, 7
Laser safety, 42
Laser safety labels, 43
Loading paper, 34
C
M
CDRH regulations, 43
Connecting to the computer, 36
Memory module, 11
Microsoft Internet Explorer, 40
Multibin Unit, 25
D
Duplex Unit, 23
E
Energy star, 45
Envelope Feeder, 31
H
Hard Disk Drive, 15
I
Imaging Cartridge, 7
Installing, 11
Duplex Unit, 23
Envelope Feeder, 31
Hard Disk Drive, 15
Interface Card, 17
Large Capacity Paper Unit, 7
Memory module, 11
Microsoft Internet Explorer, 40
ROM module, 16
Interface card, 17
L
Large Capacity Paper Unit
installing, 7
Laser printer precautions, 1
O
Online guide, 38
Options, 11
Duplex Unit, 23
Envelope Feeder, 31
Hard Disk Drive, 15
Interface Card, 17
Memory module, 11
ROM module, 16
Ozone safety, 44
P
Parallel cable, 36
Parallel interface, 36
Plugging in the printer, 33
Power switch, 33
Printing
status sheet, 35
R
ROM module, 16
S
Safety information, 42
Safety instructions, 1, 4
Shifter, 29
Status sheet, 35
Index
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System Requirements, 39
T
Testing the printer, 34
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