Minolta PageWorks PageWorks Pro L User`s guide

Minolta PageWorks PageWorks Pro L User`s guide
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Color
PageWorks™/Pro L
User’s Guide
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As an E NERGY STAR Partner, we have determined
that this machine meets the E NERGY STAR Guidelines
for energy efficiency.
What is an E NERGY S TAR Printer ?
ENERGY STAR Printers have a feature that allows them to automatically “go to sleep” after a
period of inactivity. This auto-feature can reduce a machine’s annual electricity cost by 60 percent.
Foreword
This manual explains the functions and operation of the printer. It also
gives some troubleshooting tips as well as general precautions to be
observed when operating this printer.
To ensure the best performance and effective use of your printer, please
read this manual carefully from cover to cover. After you have read
through the manual, keep it near your printer for future reference. It
should help in solving any operational questions you may have.
Trademark acknowledgments
Color PageWorks is a trademark of Minolta in the U.S. and Canada.
Minolta is a registered trademark of MINOLTA CO., LTD.
Adobe, the Acrobat, AdobePS, and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated or its subsidiaries and may be registered in certain
juridictions.
Agfa and Agfa Intelifont, Agfa Font Manager are registered trademarks of
Agfa Corporation.
TrueType are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
IBM, PC/ AT and PS/ 2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft, MS-DOS, Excel, Windows 3.1, Windows NT, Windows 95
and Windows 98 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Novell, NetWare, and NDS are registered trademarks of Novell Inc.
All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective companies or organizations.
Please follow the instructions given in this manual when handling your printer and do not touch any part of the machine
which the manual does not cover. NEVER attempt to disassemble or remodel the printer.
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Foreword
Safety Information
– The printer should be plugged into an electrical outlet that is easily
accessible.
– After installing the network card, be sure to replace the cover and
secure it with the screws provided.
– When moving the printer, two people are required to lift it carefully as
explained in Chapter 1 of the instructions.
LASER SAFETY
This is a page printer which operates by means of a laser. There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided the printer is operated according to the instructions in this manual. Since radiation emitted by the laser
is completely confined within protective housing, the laser beam cannot
escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
INTERNAL LASER RADIATION (For All Users)
Maximum Radiation Power: 1.0 × 10-3 (W) Wavelength: 770- 810 (nm)
This is a class IIIb Laser Diode Assy. that has an invisible laser beam. The
printer head unit is NOT A FIELD SERVICE ITEM. Therefore, the
printer head unit should not be opened under any circumstances.
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Foreword
LASER SAFETY
For Users in the United States
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 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1990.
This means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radiation.
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.
WARNING
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
For All Other Users
WARNING
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is
1.0 × 10-3 W and the wavelength is 770- 810 nm.
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Foreword
USER INSTRUCTIONS
For Users in the United States
FCC PART 15- RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES WARNING
The following applies to the Color PageWorks L.
FCC: Declaration of Conformity
Product Type
Product Name
Laser Beam Printer
Color PageWorks L
Options
250 Sheet Third Cassette Unit
Network Interface Card (4179-371: Ethernet)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following 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.
Minolta Corporation
101 Williams Drive, Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
Telephone number: 201-825-4000
WARNING
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 radiates 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 one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the
receiver.
l Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
l Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
l Any changes or modifications not expressly to operate this
l
l
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equipment.
NOTE
• This device must be used with shielded interface cables. The use of
non-shielded cables is likely to result in Interference with radio communications and is prohibited under FCC rules. Parallel interface cable
must be used accessories.
• The design and production of this unit conforms to FCC regulations,
and any changes or modifications must be registered with the FCC and
are subject to FCC control. Any changes made by the purchaser or
user without first contacting the manufacturer will be subject to penalty under FCC regulations.
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Foreword
USER INSTRUCTIONS
For Users in Canada
INTERFERENCE-CAUSING EQUIPMENT STANDARD
(ICES-003 ISSUE 3) WARNING
The following applies to the Color PageWorks L.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB003 du Canada.
For All Users
WARNING
This device must be used with shield interface cables. The use of nonshielded cable is likely to result in interference with radio communications and is prohibited under the EMC regulations of your country. Especially parallel interface cables must be used accessories.
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OZONE RELEASE
For All Users
During printer operation, a small quantity of ozone is released. This
amount is not large enough to harm anyone adversely. However, be sure
the room where the printer is being used has adequate ventilation, especially if you are printing a high volume of materials, or if the printer is
being used continuously over a long period.
WARNING LABEL
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Foreword
Features
1.
High quality printing
• Clear text and excellent graphics supported by 3 different resolution settings: 600 × 600 dpi, 1,200 × 600 dpi and 2,400 × 600 dpi.
• Excellent graphics (131 lpi, 128 gray levels)
• Super Fine Micro Toning (Fine-MT) developing system
• 8µm small particle toner
• Color matching technology
– Windows 95/ Windows 98 ICM
– Printer embedded color matching
2.
Printer Description Language (PDL)
• Windows
• Adobe PostScript Level 2 equivalent (Z Script)
3.
High speed printing
• Full color 3ppm, B/W 12ppm
• High performance RISC processor
– Hitachi HD6437034F20/20 MHZ
• High speed data transfer
– IEEE 1284 IEEE1284-C, ECP/EPP compliant interface
– Network option (Ethernet)
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4.
Versatile paper handling
• Transparency, labels, thick paper, envelopes
5.
Compact size
• Width 505mm/ 20"
• Depth 530mm/ 20-3/4"
• Height 403mm/ 15-3/4"
6.
Network ready with option
• Ethernet
Server: Windows NT, NetWare 3.X/ 4.X (Bindery & NDS)
Client: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 3.1,
Windows NT Workstation 4.0
7.
Easy maintenance and operation
• Easy maintenance with cartridge type supplies
• GUI driver
8.
Environmentally friendly
• Ozone free
• Power save mode (Energy Star compliant)
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Foreword
Symbols and Terms
This manual uses the following symbols and terms:
ATTENTION
This symbol indicates that a specified course of action is required to
avoid causing damage or injury. Please be sure to follow the
instructions in this manual exactly, whenever you see this symbol.
This symbol is found at the following locations: “Changing the Oiling
Roller”, “Changing the Fusing Unit and Image Transfer Roller Unit”,
“Cleaning the Printer” and “Clearing a Paper Misfeed”.
Note
This indicator is used to identify sections that require special
attention.
Action Prohibited
This symbol is used over illustrations throughout this manual to
indicate that a specified course of action must not be taken. Do not
follow examples that are superimposed with this symbol.
example:
LED Display
The lit, blinking and unlit LED patterns of the Control Panel display
the following messages.
On
x
Off
Blinking
Contents
CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Introduction
Precautions for Use ............................................ 1-1
Operating Environment.................................... 1-1
Using the Printer .............................................. 1-2
Care of Printer Supplies ................................... 1-4
Moving the Printer ............................................ 1-5
Chapter 2: Using the Printer
The Printer, Parts and Supplies ......................... 2-1
Printer .............................................................. 2-1
Supplies and Units ........................................... 2-5
Control Panel ................................................... 2-9
Indicator Lights .............................................. 2-10
Action Key...................................................... 2-10
Operation and Warning Labels ...................... 2-15
Turning the Printer ON and OFF ...................... 2-17
Paper .................................................................. 2-19
Type ............................................................... 2-19
Size ................................................................ 2-19
Capacity......................................................... 2-20
Printable Area ................................................ 2-21
Paper Supplies .............................................. 2-21
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Loading Paper ................................................... 2-23
Loading Plain Paper/ Recycled Paper ........... 2-23
Loading Transparencies and Labels.............. 2-31
Loading Special Paper (Letterhead/
Envelopes/ Postcards/ Thick Paper).............. 2-39
Printing ............................................................... 2-43
Canceling a Print Job Directly at the Printer .. 2-45
Chapter 3: Printer Driver and Status Display
Using the Printer Driver Under Windows 95/
Windows 98 ......................................................... 3-2
Displaying the Printer Driver Window .............. 3-3
Exiting the Printer Driver .................................. 3-3
Using the 32-bit SuperDriver Setup Dialog ...... 3-4
Common Buttons ............................................. 3-5
Choosing Menu Settings.................................. 3-5
Driver Settings..................................................... 3-7
Paper ............................................................... 3-7
Page Layout................................................... 3-11
Image ............................................................. 3-17
Device Option ................................................ 3-21
About ............................................................. 3-22
Processing ..................................................... 3-23
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Using the Printer Driver Under
Windows NT 4.0 ................................................. 3-24
Displaying the Printer Driver Window ............ 3-25
Exiting the Printer Driver ................................ 3-25
Common Buttons ........................................... 3-26
Choosing Menu Settings................................ 3-26
Driver Settings................................................... 3-27
Paper ............................................................. 3-27
Page Layout................................................... 3-31
Image ............................................................. 3-37
Device Option ................................................ 3-41
About ............................................................. 3-42
Using the Printer Status Display ..................... 3-43
Opening the Printer Status Display................ 3-43
Using the Printer Status Display .................... 3-44
Controlling Pop Up Messages ....................... 3-45
Switching Between the Expanded and
Reduced Views .............................................. 3-46
On-line Help ................................................... 3-46
Displaying Printer Information... ..................... 3-47
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Chapter 4: Maintaining Your Printer
Changing Cartridges........................................... 4-1
Changing the Toner Cartridge ......................... 4-1
Changing the Drum Cartridge, Waste Bottle
and Oiling Roller ............................................ 4-11
Changing the Fusing Unit and Image Transfer
Roller Unit ...................................................... 4-23
Changing the Image Transfer Belt Unit ......... 4-31
Cleaning the Printer .......................................... 4-39
Cleaning the Outside ..................................... 4-39
Cleaning the Inside ........................................ 4-40
Chapter 5: Troubleshooting
How to Troubleshoot .......................................... 5-1
Diagnosing Your Printer ................................... 5-1
Customer Support ............................................ 5-2
Problems During Data Transmission
and the Print Cycle.............................................. 5-3
Troubleshooting prior to the Transmission
of Data ............................................................. 5-3
Troubleshooting the Print Cycle....................... 5-3
Messages ........................................................ 5-5
Clearing a Paper Misfeed ................................. 5-21
Improving Print Quality .................................... 5-30
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Chapter 6: Specifications
Specifications of Printer ..................................... 6-1
Specifications of 250-sheet Third Cassette
Unit ....................................................................... 6-7
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Quick Reference
Appendix C: Index
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MEMO
Chapter
Introduction
1
Introduction
Chapter 1
Precautions for Use
Introduction
Chapter 1
Precautions for Use
Operating Environment
The operating environmental requirements of the printer are as
follows.
Humidity (%)
X
• Temperature: 10°C (50°F) to
35°C (86°F) with a fluctuation
of 10°C (18°F) per hour.
• Humidity: 15% to 85% RH
with a fluctuation of 20% per
hour.
* The environmental zone marked
“X” on the left represents a
critical environment in which
the printer can be left to stand.
However, the manufacturer does
not ensure optimal paper
Temperature (°C) passage performance and image
production in this zone. Be sure
to operate the printer within the
operating environment
identified within the bold line.
1-1
Precautions for Use
• NEVER open any printer door, or turn OFF the printer during
operation.
• NEVER bring any magnetized object or flammable gas or liquid
near the printer.
• NEVER pull on the power cord and ALWAYS hold the plug
when unplugging it. A damaged cord could result in a fire or
cause an electrical shock.
• NEVER attempt to unplug the power cord with a wet hand, as it
could cause an electrical shock.
• ALWAYS unplug the power cord whenever attempting to move
the printer. Moving the printer with the power cord plugged in
can damage the cord, resulting in a fire or causing an electrical
shock.
• ALWAYS unplug the power cord when the printer is not to be
used for an extended period of time.
• NEVER remove any panel or cover unless the procedure is
described in the user’s manual. The printer contains a high-voltage component which can cause an electrical shock.
• NEVER alter the engineering or mechanics of the printer, as a
fire or electrical shock could result.
• NEVER place a heavy object on the power cord nor pull or bend
it, as a fire or electrical shock could result.
• NEVER rest the printer upon the power cord or communications
cables of other electrical equipment and do not allow such cords
or cables to become lodged into the printer’s own mechanisms;
equipment damage or fire could result.
• NEVER drop paper clips, staples, or other small pieces of metal
through the vents or other openings of the printer, as a fire or
electrical shock could result.
1-2
Introduction
To ensure the optimum performance of the printer, follow the
precautions listed below.
Chapter 1
Using the Printer
Introduction
Chapter 1
Precautions for Use
• NEVER place a vase or vessel containing water or other fluids
on or near the printer as this can cause a fire or electrical shock.
Should fluid or any foreign object get inside the printer, immediately turn it OFF, unplug the power cord, and call your technical
representative. A fire or electrical shock could result if the printer
is allowed to run without taking necessary action.
• NEVER leave the printer running should it become unusually
hot, emit smoke, an unusual smell or noise. Should any of these
occur, immediately turn OFF the printer, unplug it, and call your
technical representative. A fire or electrical shock could result if
the printer is allowed to run without taking necessary action.
Note
= Locate the printer in a Well Ventilated Room =
A negligible amount of ozone is generated during normal operation of
this printer. An unpleasant odor may, however, be created in poorly ventilated rooms during extensive printer operations. For a comfortable,
healthy, and safe operating environment, it is recommended that the
room be well ventilated.
Remarque
= Placer l’imprimante dans une pièce largement ventilée =
Une quantité d’ozone négligable est dégagée pendant le fonctionnement
de l’imprimante quand celle-ci est utilisée normalement. Cependant, une
odeur d ésagréable pent être ressentie dans les pièces dont l’aération est
insuffisante et lorsqu’une utilisation prolongée de l’imprimante est
effectuée. Pour avoir la certitude de travailler dans des conditions de
confort, santé et sécurit é, il est préférable de bien aérer la pièce où se
trouve l’imprimante.
1-3
Precautions for Use
Chapter 1
Care of Printer Supplies
Use the following precautions when handling the printer supplies
(toner cartridge, drum cartridge, and paper).
• Avoid storing the supplies in any of the following places:
Introduction
3 A place subject to direct sunlight (the drum cartridge should not
be exposed to fluorescent light, either).
3 A hot place or near an open flame
3 A humid place
3 A dusty place
• Surplus paper, which has been removed from its protective packaging but not yet loaded into the printer tray, should be sealed in
a plastic bag and stored in a cool, dark place.
• Use only the toner cartridge and toner specifically designed for
use with this printer.
• Keep supplies out of the reach of children.
• If your hands should come into direct contact with the toner,
wash them with soap and water immediately.
Note
• When removing the drum cartridge from the printer, immediately
wrap it in a thick cloth to protect it from light.
1-4
Precautions for Use
Observe the following precautions when moving the printer.
• Since the printer weighs
approximately 35kg (77-1/4
lbs.), two people are required to
lift it carefully.
Introduction
Chapter 1
Moving the Printer
• If you need to transport the
printer over a long distance,
consult your technical
representative.
Grips
Note: Moving the printer with a third cassette unit
(option)
• The third cassette unit is attached to the printer through the coupling
pins only. Moving the printer with the third cassette unit attached is
not advised, as there is a strong possibility that the two pieces may separate and become damaged.
Be certain to move the printer
and the third cassette unit
separately.
1-5
Chapter
Using the Printer
Using the Printer
2
Chapter 2
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
Printer
2. Power switch
Chapter 2
1. Output tray
3. Front cover
Using the Printer
4. Control panel
5. Front cover lock
release lever
6. T ray 1:
multipurpose tray
7. Tray 2: 250 sheet
second cassette
10. Grips
9. 250 sheet third
cassette unit
(optional)
1.
8. Tray 3: 250 sheet
third cassette
(optional)
Output tray
The printed paper is output, face down onto this tray. The tray
can hold up to 250 sheets of paper. + p. 2-43
2.
Power switch
Use to turn the printer ON and OFF. +
2-1
p. 2-17
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
3.
Front cover
Open the cover by pulling the lever up and swinging the door
down to replenish supplies such as the toner cartridge, or to
clear a paper misfeed.
Control panel
Chapter 2
4.
• The LED’s shows the current status of the printer.
For more details, see “Control Panel” + p. 2-9
5.
Front cover lock release lever
6.
Using the Printer
Pull down to unlock the front cover.
Tray 1: multipurpose tray
• Swing open toward you to load paper.
• Holds up to 150 sheets of paper. +
7.
Tray 2: 250 sheet second cassette
Holds up to 250 sheets of paper. +
8.
p. 2-19
Tray 3: 250 sheet third cassette (optional)
Holds up to 250 sheets of paper. +
9.
p. 2-19
p. 2-19
250 sheet third cassette unit (optional)
Houses a third cassette, increasing paper capacity to 650 sheets
when installed under the printer.
10. Grips
• Two grips are provided on each side of the printer (four in all).
Use to carry the printer during installation or relocation.
• The printer requires two people to be lifted safety. +
p. 1-5
2-2
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
11. Network card panel
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
12. Rear cover lock
release lever
13. Rear cover
15. Interface connector
14. Power cord socket
2-3
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
11. Network card panel
Use to mount the optional network card.
12. Rear cover lock release lever
13. Rear cover
Swing open to change the oiling roller assembly or clear a paper
misfeed.
Chapter 2
Pull down to swing open the rear cover.
Using the Printer
14. Power cord socket
Connect the power cord of the printer to this socket.
15. Interface connector
Provides connection between the printer and host computer.
2-4
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
Supplies and Units
2. Toner cartridge
Chapter 2
1. Waste bottle
Using the Printer
3. Image transfer belt unit
4. Drum cartridge
5. Image transfer roller unit
2-5
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
1.
Waste bottle
• Collects and contains unused toner.
• Dispose of the old container in a plastic bag or according to local
regulations.
2.
Toner cartridge
• There are four different color toner cartridges:
Black, Yellow, Magenta (Red) and Cyan (Blue).
• Replace these cartridges with new ones when necessary.
Dispose of old cartridges in a plastic bag or according to local
regulations. + p. 4-1
3.
Image transfer belt unit
• Transfers the image created by the drum cartridge onto paper.
Handle with care. + p. 4-31
• Dispose of the old unit in a plastic bag or according to local regulations.
4.
Drum cartridge
• Processes the image. Handle with care.
• Replace this cartridge with a new one when necessary. +
11
p. 4-
• Dispose of the old cartridge in a plastic bag or according to local
regulations.
5.
Image transfer roller unit
• Transfers the image created by the drum cartridge onto paper.
Handle with care. + p. 4-23
• Dispose of the old unit in a plastic bag or according to local regulations.
2-6
Chapter 2
p. 4-11
Using the Printer
• Replace this bottle with a new one when it is full. +
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
6. Oiling roller
2-7
7. Fusing unit
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
6.
Oiling roller
• Oils and cleans the fusing rollers.
• Dispose of the old roller in a plastic bag or according to local regulations.
Fusing unit
• Permanently fixes the image onto paper. +
p. 4-23
• Dispose of the old unit in a plastic bag or according to local regulations.
2-8
Using the Printer
7.
Chapter 2
• Replace the oiling roller with a new one when necessary.
+ p. 4-11
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
Control Panel
The control panel has four indicator lights and one button.
Chapter 2
Error (amber)
Toner empty (amber)
Paper empty (amber)
Using the Printer
Ready (green)
Action key
Error LED
ON:
A Fatal Error has occurred
BLINKING: A recoverable error has occurred
OFF:
Normal
Toner Empty LED
ON:
One or more of the toner cartridges is empty
BLINKING: One or more of the toner cartridges is almost
empty
OFF:
Normal
Paper Empty LED
ON:
The selected paper tray is empty
BLINKING: The selected paper tray is almost empty
OFF:
Normal
2-9
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
Indicator Lights
The four indicator lights turn on, off, or blink in combination to let
you know the current status of the printer. You can find out details of
the printer’s status by checking the information that appears on your
computer screen.
On
Off
Blinking
Action Key
• The LED display will change as you push the Action key.
• The appearance of this icon throughout this manual
indicates when you need to press the Action key.
Examples of the messages that can be displayed by the LED are
presented on the following page. For details, see "Chapter 5
Troubleshooting" ( +p. 5-5 )
2-10
Using the Printer
Action Key
Press this key if an error should occur in order to have the
current condition of the printer displayed through the LED.
Chapter 2
Ready LED
ON:
The printer can receive print jobs
BLINKING: The printer is warming up
OFF:
The printer is off line
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
When the Ready LED is on
LED Display
Description
Response Required
Power on, initializing.
Wait a few
moments.
Warming Up
Printer is warming
up.
Wait a few moments
for the printer to
warm up.
Ready
Printer is ready and
able to print.
Send a print job.
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
Initializing
2-11
Description
Response Required
Printer has entered a
power conservation
mode.
Printing is possible.
The printer will go
into the Ready mode
as soon as it receives
the next print job.
Send a print job.
It takes some time
before the printer
can print while in
the power conservation mode. Please
wait a few moments.
Paper Low
Tray 2 or Tray 3 is
almost out of paper.
Press the Action key
and check to see
which tray is almost
out of paper.
For details, see
"Chapter 5 Troubleshooting". +p. 5-7
Paper Empty/No Tray
Paper Empty:
The paper supply of
one of the trays is
empty.
Press the Action key
and check to see
which tray is out of
paper. For details,
see "Chapter 5 Troubleshooting". +p. 58
No Tray:
Tray 2 or Tray 3 is
not in place.
Press the Action key
and check to see
which tray is not in
place. For details, see
"Chapter 5 Troubleshooting". +p. 5-9
Power Save
Slowly
blinking
2-12
Using the Printer
LED Display
Chapter 2
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
When the Ready LED is on
Description
Response Required
Wait Action
Press the Action key
in the event of a
paper size error, a
size mismatch or
when operating in
the manual mode.
Press the Action
key.
Printing will begin.
Toner Low
The supply of toner
inside of the toner
cartridge is low but
printing is still possible.
Press the Action key
and check to see
which color of the
toner cartridges is
almost empty.
For details, see
"Chapter 5 Troubleshooting". +p. 5-10
Drum Cartridge
Almost Used
It is almost time to
replace the drum
cartridge.
Ready a drum cartridge replacement.
Since the drum cartridge is on the same
replacement cycle as
the waste bottle and
oiling roller, prepare to replace these
items as well.
+p. 4-11
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
LED Display
2-13
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
When the Error LED is on
Response Required
Paper Size Error
The wrong size of
paper has been
detected in Tray 1.
Supply the specified
size of paper to the
selected paper
source. Printing will
resume using the
paper size currently
loaded in the printer
by pressing the
Action key.
+p. 2-23
Size Mismatch
The wrong size of
paper has been
detected in Tray 2 or
Tray 3.
Replace Toner/
Put Toner Cartridge
Replace Toner:
One of the toner cartridges is empty.
Press the Action key
to determine which
toner cartridge is
empty. For details,
see"Chapter 5 Troubleshooting".
+p. 5-14
Put Toner Cartridge:
One or more of the
toner cartridges is
missing.
Load the toner cartridge(s). +p. 4-1
2-14
Chapter 2
Description
Using the Printer
LED Display
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
Operation and Warning Labels
1. Installing the toner cartridge
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
2. Changing the waste bottle, drum
cartridge and oiling roller
3. Clearing paper misfeeds
4. Loading paper
5. WARNING!
HIGH TEMPERATURE
2-15
The Printer, Parts and Supplies
1.
Installing the toner cartridge
• Describes how to replace the toner cartridge. For details, refer
to “Changing the Toner Cartridge” on page 4-1.
• Describes how to replace the waste bottle, drum cartridge and
oiling roller. For details, refer to page 4-11.
• The waste bottle, drum cartridge and oiling roller are preset to
be replaced simultaneously. Replace these three units at the same
time.
3.
Clearing paper misfeeds
• Describes how to clear the paper path after a misfeed.
• For details, refer to “Clearing a Paper Misfeed” on page 5-21.
4.
Loading paper
• Describes how to replenish the paper feed tray.
• For details, refer to “Loading Paper” on page 2-23.
5.
WARNING! HIGH TEMPERATURE
• Alerts you to the high temperature surrounding the area where
the label is applied on the fusing unit.
Do not touch this area when you change the oiling roller or clear
a misfeed.
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Changing the waste bottle, drum cartridge and oiling roller
Using the Printer
2.
Turning the Printer ON and OFF
Turning the Printer ON and OFF
Turning the printer ON
Chapter 2
Press the power switch to the I
(ON) position.
Turning the printer OFF
Using the Printer
Press the power switch to the O
(OFF) position.
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Turning the Printer ON and OFF
When the printer is On
Initializing
Warming Up
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
The printer is ready to print approximately 90 seconds after the power
switch is turned ON.
Ready
Note
• If no print commands are sent from the host computer to the printer
within 15 min., the printer automatically enters the Power save mode.
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Paper
Paper
Precaution
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
• This printer is designed to print on only the following types of paper.
Type
Special paper
Paper
feeding
port
Plain paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
Tray 1
m
Recycled
paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
m
Transparency Labels Letterhead
sheet
Envelopes
J-Post (Postcard)
size:
100 × 148 mm
4" × 5-3/4"
Thick paper*
weighing:
90 to 157 g/m 2
24 to 41-1/4 lbs.
m
m
m
m
m
m
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Tray 2
m
m
m
None
Tray 3
m
m
m
None
* Does not support Legal L size thick paper.
L: Lengthwise
Size
Standard size
Paper
feeding
port
A4
JIS B5
A5
210×297 mm 182×257 mm 148×210 mm
8-1/4"×11-3/4" 7-1/4"×10" 5-3/4"×8-1/4"
Legal *
8-1/2"×14"
216×356mm
Letter
Executive
Invoice
8-1/2"×11" 7-1/4"×10-1/2" 5-1/2"×8-1/2"
216×279mm 184 ×267mm 140×216mm
Tray 1
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
Tray 2
m
None
None
m
m
None
None
Tray 3
m
None
None
m
m
None
None
* Does not support Legal L size thick paper.
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L: Lengthwise
Paper
Capacity
Unit: sheets
Paper
feeding
port
Plain paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
Tray 1
150
150
50
50
50
20
50
50
Tray 2
250
250
50
None
None
None
None
None
Tray 3
250
250
50
None
None
None
None
Transparency Labels Letterhead
sheet
* Does not support Legal L size thick paper.
Envelopes
J-Post (Postcard)
size:
100 × 148 mm
4" × 5-3/4"
Thick paper*
weighing:
90 to 157 g/m 2
24 to 41-1/4 lbs.
None
L: Lengthwise
Using the Printer
Recycled
paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
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Special Paper
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Paper
Printable Area
• Color printing can be done on paper up to 293mm (11-1/2") in
length, with the exception of four, 4mm (0.16") margins.
4mm*
(0.16")
4mm*
(0.16")
4mm
(0.16")
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
• Monochrome (black and white) printing can be done on paper up
to 352mm (13-3/4") in length, with the exception of four, 4mm
(0.16") margins.
For color
printing
293mm
(11-1/2")
Printable
area
4mm
(0.16")
For monochrome
printing
352mm
(13-3/4")
*When the resolution setting of the printer driver is set to
2400dpi, the margins of the document increase to 6mm (0.24").
Paper Supplies
Use the following precautions when handling the paper.
• Avoid storing paper in any of the following places:
A place subject to direct sunlight.
A hot place or near an open flame.
A humid place.
A dusty place.
• Store paper, which has been removed from its wrapper but not
loaded into the printer tray, in a sealed plastic bag in a cool, dark
place.
• Keep paper supplies out of the reach of children.
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Paper
Note
• Do not use legal size thick paper (the printer does not support legal size
thick paper).
3 Paper that is too thin or too thick.
3 Paper folded, curled or torn.
3 Paper having binding holes or perforations.
3 Paper with surfaces that are too smooth or too rough or with varying
surfaces.
3 Paper having special coatings on their surfaces such as carbon paper,
heat-sensitive paper and pressure-sensitive paper.
3 Sheets of various sizes.
3 Paper not cut on right angles.
3 Paper bound by glue, staples or clips.
3 Paper affixed with labels which are easily removed.
3 Post cards that are warped or bent.
• Envelopes should meet the following requirements:
3 Sharp folds and edges.
3 General mailing envelopes without seals on the glued portion.
3 Those having flaps the full width of the envelope (unacceptable if the
flap is glued).
3 Wrinkle-free, no fasteners.
• Generally, envelopes perform well, but some types may wrinkle. We
strongly recommend testing any type of envelope before buying it in
large amounts.
• The Following transparencies are recommended:
3 For color printing, Minolta CF-200 (D) or 3M CG3710
3 For monochrome printing, Minolta M-100 (D) or 3M PP2500
To purchase Minolta transparencies, please contact your local Minolta
dealer, or call 1 (888) 2-MINOLTA (within the U.S.A. only).
• For more information, refer to “Loading Paper”.
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Using the Printer
3 Paper already used in a thermal transfer printer or ink jet printer.
Chapter 2
• Do not use the following types of paper to avoid reduced print quality, a
misfeed or a print failure:
Loading Paper: Loading Plain Paper/Recycled Paper
Loading Paper
Loading Plain Paper/ Recycled Paper
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
Caution
• Do not use the following types of paper as it may cause reduced print
quality, a misfeed or a failure.
3 Paper already used in a thermal transfer printer or ink jet printer.
3 Paper that is too thin (under 60 g/m2, 16 lbs.) or too thick (over
157 g/m2, 41-1/4 lbs.).
3 Paper folded, curled or torn.
3 Paper having holes or perforations.
3 Paper of varying surfaces that are too smooth or too rough.
3 Paper with special coated surfaces such as carbon paper, heatsensitive and pressure-sensitive paper.
3 Sheets of paper of varying sizes.
3 Paper not cut on right angles.
3 Paper bound by glue, staples or clips.
Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)
1.
Tray 1
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Swing open Tray 1
(multipurpose tray).
Loading Paper: Loading Plain Paper/Recycled Paper
Face up
2.
Adjust the paper guides to fit
the size of the paper.
Chapter 2
Load the paper stack on the
tray, print side facing up.
3.
When loading a long stack of
paper, open the paper
support.
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Paper support
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Using the Printer
Paper guides
Loading Paper: Loading Plain Paper/Recycled Paper
Note
OK
Chapter 2
NG
• The paper should be loaded
no higher than the maximum
according to the level
indicator .
Paper guides
Using the Printer
• When paper remains in the
tray, do not stack more paper
on top.
• Loading with force may cause
a paper misfeed.
• To replenish the paper supply,
take out the remaining paper
from the tray and add it to the
new supply. Fan the paper and
load it.
• It is recommended that the
paper supply be replenished
only when the tray is empty.
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Loading Paper: Loading Plain Paper/Recycled Paper
Tray 2: second cassette / Tray 3: third cassette (optional)
Slide out Tray 2 (second
cassette) or Tray 3
(third cassette).
2.
Press down on the paper
lifting plate until it locks.
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
1.
Paper
lifting
plate
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Tray 2 / Tray 3
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Loading Paper: Loading Plain Paper/Recycled Paper
Trailing
edge
guide
3.
1
Chapter 2
2
Install the trailing edge guide
to fit the size of the paper to
be loaded.
A4
Letter
Using the Printer
Note
• When loading legal size
paper, the trailing edge guide
is not used. Return it to the
guide space in the cassette.
Guide space
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Loading Paper: Loading Plain Paper/Recycled Paper
Paper
separator
4.
Load the paper stack into the
cassette, print side down,
under the paper separator
and flush with the front side
of the cassette.
Chapter 2
Face down
Using the Printer
Note
OK
NG
• The paper should be loaded no higher than the maximum on the level indicator.
• Do not load additional paper on top of the remaining paper in the paper
tray.
• Loading the paper with force may cause a paper misfeed.
• To replenish the paper supply, take out the remaining paper from the
tray and add it to the new supply. Fan the paper and load.
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• It is recommended that the paper supply be replenished only when the
tray is empty.
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Loading Paper: Loading Plain Paper/Recycled Paper
5.
Pressing the guide lock lever,
adjust the paper guides to fit
the size of the paper.
6.
Set the paper size indicator
to the size of the paper used.
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
Guide lock
lever
Paper guides
Paper size
indicator
Note
• If the paper size indicator is not reset to the corresponding size, the
document may not print correctly. When you have changed the paper
size, always reset the paper size indicator .
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Loading Paper: Loading Plain Paper/Recycled Paper
Slide in the cassette.
Note
• Make sure that Tray 2 is completely loaded into the printer whenever
you print from Tray 3. Printing from Tray 3 is not possible if Tray 2 is
not completely loaded into the printer.
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Using the Printer
Chapter 2
7.
Loading Paper: Loading Transparencies and Labels
Loading Transparencies and Labels
Precaution
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
• Labels must be loaded onto Tray 1 (multipurpose tray) only. Do not
load them onto Tray 2 (second tray) / Tray 3 (third cassette).
• Wearing gloves is recommended when handling transparencies to protect them from becoming soiled with fingerprints and smears.
Dirty transparencies may result in an unsatisfactory printed image.
• Do not use the following types of paper as they may cause reduced print
quality, a misfeed or a failure.
3 Labels which are easily or partially peeled
3 Labels which are leaking adhesives
It is highly recommended to test any label’s compatibility with the
printer before purchasing it in large quantities.
• Multiple transparencies or labels can be printed continuously but the
feeding capability may be affected by the materials used and the operating environment. It may be necessary to load them individually.
• The following transparency types are recommended:
3 For color printing, Minolta CF-200 (D) or 3M CG3710
3 For monochrome printing, Minolta M-100 (D) or 3M PP2500
To purchase Minolta transparencies, please contact your local Minolta
dealer, or call 1 (888) 2-MINOLTA (within the U.S.A. only).
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Loading Paper: Loading Transparencies and Labels
Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)
Swing open Tray 1
(multipurpose tray).
2.
Adjust the paper guides to fit
the size of the transparency or
label sheets to be loaded.
When loading a stack of long
paper, open the paper
support.
Load the stack of
transparencies or labels on the
tray, print side up.
Paper
guides
Face up
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Paper support
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Using the Printer
Chapter 2
1.
Loading Paper: Loading Transparencies and Labels
Note
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
Face-side
up
White
tape
Turn
over
Turn the
face-side down
• Load the recommended transparencies (Minolta CF-200 (D), 3M
CG3710, Minolta CF-100 (D) or 3M PP2500) into the tray so that their
front sides are face-side down .
• Do not load more than 50 sheets on the tray.
• Do not load additional labels or transparencies on top of those remaining in the tray.
• Loading with force may cause a misfeed.
• To replenish the transparency or label sheets, take out those that remain
in the tray and add them to the new supply. Fan the transparencies or
labels and load them.
• It is recommended that the cassette be replenished only when it is
empty.
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Loading Paper: Loading Transparencies and Labels
Using the Printer
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Loading Paper: Loading Transparencies and Labels
Tray 2: second cassette / Tray 3: third cassette (optional)
Slide out Tray 2 (second
cassette) or Tray 3 (third
cassette).
2.
Press down on the paper
lifting plate until it locks.
3.
Install the trailing edge guide
to fit the size of the
transparencies to be loaded.
Chapter 2
1.
Using the Printer
Tray 2/Tray 3
Paper
lifting
plate
Trailing
edge
guide
1
2
A4
Letter
Note
Guide space
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• When loading Legal-size
transparencies, the trailing
edge guide is not used.
Return it to the guide space in
the cassette.
Loading Paper: Loading Transparencies and Labels
Load the transparency stack
into the cassette, print side
down, under the paper
separator, and flush with the
front side of the cassette.
Chapter 2
4.
Face down
Note
Face-side up
• Load the recommended
transparencies (Minolta CF
200-(D), 3MCG3710,
Minolta CF-100 (D) or 3M
PP2500) into the cassette so
that their front sides are
facing up.
The face of the
transparency should
be facing up
OK
• The transparencies should be
loaded no higher than the
maximum level indicator.
NG
• Do not load additional transparencies on top of those remaining in the tray.
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• Loading the transparencies with force may cause a misfeed.
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Using the Printer
Paper
separator
Loading Paper: Loading Transparencies and Labels
Note
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
• To replenish the transparencies, take out those that
remain in the tray and add
them to the new supply.
Straighten the edges on a
level surface.
• It is recommended that the
cassette be replenished only
when it is empty.
5.
Guide lock lever
Paper guides
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While pressing the paper
guide lock lever, adjust the
paper guides to the size of
the transparencies.
Loading Paper: Loading Transparencies and Labels
6.
Set the paper size indicator
to fit the size of the
transparencies to be used.
Note
• If the paper size indicator is not reset to the corresponding size, the
document may not print correctly. When you have changed the paper
size, always reset the paper size indicator .
7.
Slide in the cassette.
Note
• Make sure that Tray 2 is completely loaded into the printer whenever
you print from Tray 3. Printing from Tray 3 is not possible if Tray 2 is
not completely loaded into the printer.
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Using the Printer
Chapter 2
Paper size
indicator
Loading Paper: Loading Special Paper
Loading Special Paper (Letterhead/ Envelopes/ Postcards/ Thick Paper)
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
Precaution
• Do not use legal L size thick paper (the printer does not support legal
size thick paper).
• Do not use the following types of paper to avoid reduced print quality, a
misfeed or a print failure.
3 Paper already used in a thermal transfer printer or ink jet printer.
3 Paper that is too thin or too thick.
3 Paper folded, curled or torn.
3 Paper having binding holes or perforations.
3 Paper with surfaces that are too smooth or too rough or with varying
surfaces.
3 Paper having special coatings on their surfaces such as carbon paper,
heat-sensitive paper and pressure-sensitive paper.
3 Sheets of various sizes.
3 Paper not cut on right angles.
3 Paper bound by glue, staples or clips.
3 Paper affixed with labels which are easy to peel.
3 Post cards that are warped or bent.
• Envelopes should meet the following requirements:
3 Sharp folds and edges.
3 General mailing envelopes without seals on the glued portion.
3 Those having flaps the full width of the envelope (unacceptable if the
flap is glued).
3 Wrinkle-free, no fasteners.
• Generally, envelopes perform well, but some types may wrinkle. We
strongly recommend testing any type of envelope before buying it in
large amounts.
• Multiple documents can be printed continuously on specialty paper but
the feeding capability may be affected by the materials used and the
operating environment. It may be necessary to load them individually.
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Loading Paper: Loading Special Paper
Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)
Swing open Tray 1
(multipurpose tray).
2.
Adjust the paper guides to fit
the size of the paper.
To load a stack of long paper,
open the paper support.
Load the paper stack on the
tray, print side facing up.
Paper guides
Face up
Paper support
Face up
3.
When printing envelopes, fold
their flaps securely and load
them on the tray with their
flap side down.
When printing letterhead, load
it on the tray with the header
at the take-up end.
Note
To Be Continued
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• Generally, envelopes take to printing well but some types may wrinkle.
We strongly recommend testing any type of envelope with the printer
before buying it in large quantities.
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Using the Printer
Chapter 2
1.
Loading Paper: Loading Special Paper
When printing paper, load it
on the tray after smoothing
any folds or wrinkles.
Note
• Do not load more than 50
sheets on the tray at one time.
• Do not load additional sheets
of paper on top of those
remaining in the tray.
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
4.
• If you load them forcibly, it
may cause a misfeed.
• To replenish the tray, take out the remaining paper and add it to the new
supply. Fan the paper and load it into the cassette.
• It is recommended that the cassette be replenished only when it is
empty.
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Loading Paper: Loading Special Paper
Using the Printer
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Printing
Paper can be fed to the printer from either Tray 1 (multi- purpose
tray), Tray 2 (second cassette) or Tray 3 (third cassette). This will
allow you to use the paper port that best suits your application.
1.
Turn the printer on.
See “Turning the Printer ON
and OFF” + p. 2-17
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
Printing
Make sure that the “Ready”
LED pattern is displayed.
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Printing
Load the paper.
Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)
+ pp. 2-23, 2-32, 2-40
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Chapter 2
2.
Tray 2 (second cassette) /
Tray 3 (third cassette)
+ pp. 2-26, 2-35
To print long paper, open the
paper support in the output
tray.
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3.
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Printing
Using the Printer
Chapter 2
Face down 4.
Input the print command from
the host computer.
The printed paper feeds out
onto the output tray with the
image face down.
Note
• The output tray can hold up to 250 sheets of paper.
Be careful not to exceed this limit when making multiple prints.
Canceling a Print Job Directly at the Printer
All print jobs can be cancelled directly at the printer by pressing the
Action key continuously for 10 seconds.
When the job has been
cancelled, the "initializing"
LED display will no longer
show and you may stop
pressing the Action key.
Initializing
10 seconds
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Chapter
Printer Driver and
Status Display
Printer Driver and Status Display
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Chapter 3
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Chapter 3
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Using the Printer Driver Under Windows 95/Windows 98
Using the Printer Driver Under Windows 95/
Windows 98
Memory:
In order to achieve the best results for your printed documents, your
computer should be equipped with at least 32MB of RAM. Additional
RAM beyond the recommended 32MB will allow your printer to provide
you with the high standards of performance for which it was designed.
If your computer’s current memory capacity is less than 32MB, the
installation of additional memory is highly recommended.
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Printer Driver and Status Display
Note
Chapter 3
The printer driver allows you to control various printer parameters
from your computer. The following section provides a brief
description of the printer settings that you can make. For detailed
information regarding the items contained in the tabs, please refer to
the printer driver’s online help.
Using the Printer Driver Under Windows 95/Windows 98
Displaying the Printer Driver Window
Click the Start button, Settings , and then Printers to display the
Printers dialog box.
2.
Click Minolta Color PageWorks/Pro L to highlight it, and then
select Properties from the File menu.
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Chapter 3
1.
Exiting the Printer Driver
After you are finished using the printer driver, you can exit it either by
clicking the OK or Cancel button, or by clicking the window close
button in the upper-right corner of the window.
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Using the Printer Driver Under Windows 95/Windows 98
Using the 32-bit SuperDriver Setup Dialog
The 6 tabs of the driver are contained in the 32-bit SuperDriver Setup
tab. Click on one of the tabs and enter settings for the items contained
in the tab.
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Chapter 3
The following sections show the contents of each of the 6 tabs and
provides brief explanations for each available setting. Refer to the
driver’s online help for full details on each setting.
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Using the Printer Driver Under Windows 95/Windows 98
Common Buttons
The driver consists of 6 tabs: Paper, Page Layout, Image, Device
Option, About and Processing. The following buttons appear at the
bottom of each tab.
OK
Click to exit the dialog, saving any changes made.
Chapter 3
Cancel
Click to exit the dialog without saving any changes made.
Apply
Printer Driver and Status Display
Click to save any changed settings without closing the dialog.
Help
Click to view online help.
Choosing Menu Settings
The following standard Windows procedures can be used when
making settings in the printer driver’s menu pages.
• Clicking an option button or name
• Clicking a check box
• Dragging the scroll box on a scroll bar
• Clicking a drop-down list box and then clicking on an item to
select it
• Holding down the [Alt] key and typing the underlined character
that represents a setting
See the documentation that comes with Windows 95 and Windows 98
for details on these and other operations.
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Chapter 3
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Driver Settings: Windows 95/Windows 98
Driver Settings
This section describes all of the settings you can make with this
printer driver.
Paper
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Chapter 3
The Paper tab is the opening dialog of the printer driver. It contains
functions that effect the format and output of your printed documents.
Paper Size
The various sizes of paper that are supported by your printer are
displayed in the drop-down list. Select the appropriate size or add a
custom size.
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Driver Settings: Windows 95/Windows 98
(8-1/2 × 11 inches)
• Legal
(8-1/2 × 14 inches)
• Invoice
(5-1/2 × 8-1/2 inches)
• Executive
(7-1/4 × 10-1/2 inches)
• A4
(210 × 297 mm)
• A5
(148 × 210 mm)
• JIS B5
(182 × 257 mm)
• J-Post
(100 × 148 mm)
Envelope
• Envelope Com-10
(4-1/8 × 9-1/2 inches)
• Envelope DL
(110 × 220 mm)
• Envelope C5
(162 × 229 mm)
• Envelope Monarch (3-7/8 × 7-1/2 inches)
Copies
This item specifies the number of copies to be printed. You can
specify any value from 1 to 999.
Orientation
This setting allows you to determine how your document is positioned
on the printed page.
Portrait
Portrait documents are printed lengthwise (vertically),
relative to the page.
A
Landscape
A
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Landscape documents are printed widthwise
(horizontally), relative to the page.
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• Letter
Chapter 3
Paper
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Chapter 3
Driver Settings: Windows 95/Windows 98
Paper Source
The Paper Source item specifies the tray from which paper is fed
from the printer. To change this setting, just select the desired paper
source from the drop-down list. If the desired tray is an option and
does not appear as a paper source, make sure that it has been added in
the Device Option tab.
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Driver Settings: Windows 95/Windows 98
• Auto* 1
• Tray1 (Envelope)
• Tray1
• Tray2 (Transparent)
• Tray2
• Tray3 (Transparent)
• Tray3 (option)
• Manual (Transparent)
•
Manual*2
• Tray1 (Transparent)
• Manual (Thick paper)
• Manual (Envelope)
• The printer automatically selects the size of paper that is specified in the Paper Size setting from either Tray2 or Tray3.
• When Auto is selected and either Tray2 or Tray3 runs out of
paper, the printer will automatically go to the next tray if it contains the same size and type of paper.
Note
• Tray1 does not support the Auto mode, nor is it selected during auto tray
switching.
*2: Manual
The manual feed mode allows you to review each output document by
feeding individual sheets, one at a time, into the printer.
When manual is selected, the “wait action” message will be
displayed. Printing will take place when a piece of paper is set onto
Tray1 and the Action key is pressed.
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
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*1: Auto
Chapter 3
• Tray1 (Thick paper)
Driver Settings: Windows 95/Windows 98
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Chapter 3
Page Layout
N-up
The N-up settings allow you to print multiple documents on a single
page. Click on the drop-down list to view the possible selections.
Off:
This default setting specifies one document per sheet of paper.
2 up: This setting will print two documents onto one sheet of paper.
4 up: This setting will print four documents onto one sheet of paper.
6 up: This setting will print six documents onto one sheet of paper.
9 up: This setting will print nine documents onto one sheet of paper.
16 up: This setting will print 16 documents onto one sheet of paper.
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You can place a border between N-up documents by checking the
Border line box. Click on the Detail of N-up... button to open a
dialog that will allow you to specify the order in which N-up
documents are placed on the page. There are four patterns to choose
from: horizontal ascending, horizontal descending, vertical ascending
and vertical descending.
Note
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• The Scaling feature of the printer driver cannot be used when printing
N-up documents.
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Driver Settings: Windows 95/Windows 98
Driver Settings: Windows 95/Windows 98
Watermark
Watermarks are placed on a document to quickly alert the reader to
the nature of its content. For example: CONFIDENTIAL, DRAFT,
URGENT, etc.
Through the driver, you can specify several guidelines that effect the
style, content and placement of watermarks.
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The Watermark drop-down list catalogs the menu of watermarks that
have been entered into the printer’s memory. You can add and delete
watermarks from this list through the Watermark pop-up dialog.
Watermarks can be specified to appear on the first page only of a
multi-page document by clicking the First Page only box. Otherwise,
a watermark that is specified to appear will be placed on every page of
the multi-page document.
When the In Background box is checked, watermarks will appear as
shadow-text behind the actual content of the document. When the In
Background box is not checked, watermarks are superimposed over
the actual content of the document.
Watermark (pop-up dialog)
To open the dialog, click the Edit Watermark button.
The dialog contains the watermark drop-down list that appeared in the
Page Layout tab. Through the Watermark pop-up dialog, you can
add and remove watermarks from the list.
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To Add a Watermark
Click the Add button to open the Watermark Edit dialog. The
following functions and settings are controlled in the dialog.
Watermark Name
The name that you wish to use to identify the watermark in the
Watermark list with is entered here.
String
Color
Adjust the hues for red, green and blue for the watermark
through these settings.
Style
These settings can be used to specify the style of the
watermark’s font.
Font
The typeface and point size of the watermark are specified here.
Angle
Rotate the angle of the watermark’s placement through the value
specified in this box.
Position
Adjust the vertical and horizontal values to position the
watermark on the document.
To Remove a Watermark from the List
Select the watermark that you wish to remove from the list, click the
Delete button and click OK.
To Edit a Watermark
To edit a watermark that appears on the list, click the Edit Watermark
button. The Watermark Edit dialog will appear.
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Refer to the Add Watermark section for details regarding the
contents of the Watermark Edit dialog.
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The contents of the watermark that you wish to create are
entered here.
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Scaling
Note
• The Scaling feature of the printer driver cannot be used when printing
N-up documents.
You can adjust the area of a document through the Scaling feature.
The maximum percentage of enlargement is 200. The maximum
percentage of reduction is 50.
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
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Image
The Image tab provides the controls for specifying the format of data
transfer from the host computer as well as the print resolution.
Color
Enable this setting when generating documents that contain color
images or text. Legal paper or larger sizes are not supported when this
setting is enabled.
Colors to Patterns
This setting is optimal for printing documents that will be sent via
facsimile. The Color setting is unavailable when this setting is
enabled.
Enhance Contrast
This setting enhances the definition between dark and light.
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Color Adjustment
This setting empowers the printer to adjust hues to maintain the
integrity of a document’s onscreen image.
Black Gloss Level
These settings control the texture of printed black images.
The Low setting produces a flat finish.
optimal for most applications.
The High setting produces a glossy finish that is appropriate for high
quality, high-resolution document printing.
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Medium , the default setting, produces a standard finish that should be
The resolution setting determines the dots per inch (dpi) used when a
document is printed. Document printing quality will increase as the
value of dpi increases. Please note however, that printing time may
also increase when high-resolution settings are selected. Resolution
settings include:
• 600 dpi
• 1200 dpi
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• 2400 dpi
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Resolution
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Detail
Click this button to open the Graphics pop-up dialog.
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Adjustment
The sliders can be used to control the definition, tones and
lighting of an image in terms of Contrast , Brightness,
Saturation and Sharpness. Usually, the median values toward
the center of the bars will provide the best display. To fine tune
these settings, click and hold on the sliders in order to make left
and right adjustments.
Value changes are reflected in the view window as you make
them.
The factory defaults for these settings are 50 for Contrast , 50
for Brightness, 0 for Saturation and 20 for Sharpness .
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
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Graphics (pop-up dialog)
Driver Settings: Windows 95/Windows 98
Device Option
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The auxiliary accessories that are available for installation are
managed from this tab.
To add an available option from the Installable Options list to the
Installed Options list, select the option and click the Add button.
The Installed Options list catalogs the optional accessories that have
been added to your printer.
To remove an option from the Installed Options list, select the option
and click the Remove button.
Removed options can be reinstalled using the previous procedure.
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About
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This tab displays version and copyright information about this printer
driver.
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Processing
When Show Status is checked, a pop-up dialog will appear that
displays the printing status of jobs as they are output by the printer.
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Using the Printer Driver Under Windows NT 4.0
Using the Printer Driver Under Windows NT 4.0
The features of the printer driver allow you to control a wide variety
of printer parameters from your computer. The following sections
provide an overview of the five tabs of the printer driver. For detailed
information regarding the items contained in the tabs, please refer to
the printer driver’s online help.
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Memory:
In order to achieve the best results for your printed documents, your
computer should be equipped with at least 64MB of RAM. Additional
RAM beyond the recommended 64MB will allow your printer to provide
you with the high standards of performance for which it was designed.
If your computer’s current memory capacity is less than 64MB, the
installation of additional memory is highly recommended.
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Note
Using the Printer Driver Under Windows NT 4.0
Displaying the Printer Driver Window
Click the Start button, Settings , and then Printers to display the
Printers dialog box.
2.
Select the Minolta Color PageWorks/Pro L driver icon by
clicking on it with the mouse pointer. Next, open the file menu
and click on the Document Defaults… item.
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1.
Exitin g the Printer Driver
You can exit the printer application by clicking the OK or Cancel
button at the bottom of any of the application’s five main screens or
by clicking the window close button ( X) in the upper-right corner of
the window.
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Common Buttons
The following buttons appear at the bottom of each tab.
OK
Click to exit the Properties dialog, saving any changes made.
Cancel
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Click to exit the Properties dialog without saving any changes made.
Help
Click to view online help.
The following standard Windows procedures can be used when
making settings in the printer driver’s menu pages.
• Clicking an option button or name
• Clicking a check box
• Dragging the scroll box on a scroll bar
• Clicking a drop-down list box and then clicking on an item to
select it
For details, refer to your user’s documentation for operating Windows
NT.
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Choosing Menu Settings
Driver Settings: Windows NT 4.0
Driver Settings
This section describes all of the settings you can make with this
printer driver.
Paper
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The Paper tab is the opening dialog of the printer driver. It contains
functions that effect the format and output of your printed documents.
Paper Size
The various sizes of paper that are supported by your printer are
displayed in the drop-down list. Select the appropriate size or add a
custom size.
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(8-1/2 × 11 inches)
• Legal
(8-1/2 × 14 inches)
• Invoice
(5-1/2 × 8-1/2 inches)
• Executive
(7-1/4 × 10-1/2 inches)
• A4
(210 × 297 mm)
• A5
(148 × 210 mm)
• JIS B5
(182 × 257 mm)
• J-Post
(100 × 148 mm)
Envelope
• Envelope Com-10
(4-1/8 × 9-1/2 inches)
• Envelope DL
(110 × 220 mm)
• Envelope C5
(162 × 229 mm)
• Envelope Monarch (3-7/8 × 7-1/2 inches)
Copies
This item specifies the number of copies to be printed. You can
specify any value from 1 to 999.
Orientation
This setting allows you to determine how your document is positioned
on the printed page.
Portrait
Portrait documents are printed lengthwise (vertically),
relative to the page.
A
Landscape
A
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Landscape documents are printed widthwise
(horizontally), relative to the page.
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• Letter
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Paper
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Paper Source
The Paper Source item specifies the tray from which paper is fed
from the printer. To change this setting, just select the desired paper
source from the drop-down list. If the desired tray is an option and
does not appear as a paper source, make sure that it has been added in
the Device Option tab.
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• Auto* 1
• Tray1 (Envelope)
• Tray1
• Tray2 (Transparent)
• Tray2
• Tray3 (Transparent)
• Tray3 (option)
• Manual (Transparent)
•
Manual*2
• Tray1 (Transparent)
• Manual (Thick paper)
• Manual (Envelope)
• The printer automatically selects the size of paper that is specified in the Paper Size setting from either Tray2 or Tray3.
• When Auto is selected and either Tray2 or Tray3 runs out of
paper, the printer will automatically go to the next tray if it contains the same size and type of paper.
Note
• Tray1 does not support the Auto mode, nor is it selected during auto tray
switching.
*2: Manual
The manual feed mode allows you to review each output document by
feeding individual sheets, one at a time, into the printer.
When manual is selected, the “wait action” message will be
displayed. Printing will take place when a piece of paper is set onto
Tray1 and the Action key is pressed.
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
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• Tray1 (Thick paper)
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Page Layout
N-up
The N-up settings allow you to print multiple documents on a single
page. Click on the drop-down list to view the possible selections.
Off:
This default setting specifies one document per sheet of paper.
2 up: This setting will print two documents onto one sheet of paper.
4 up: This setting will print four documents onto one sheet of paper.
6 up: This setting will print six documents onto one sheet of paper.
9 up: This setting will print nine documents onto one sheet of paper.
16 up: This setting will print 16 documents onto one sheet of paper.
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You can place a border between N-up documents by checking the
Border line box. Click on the Detail of N-up... button to open a
dialog that will allow you to specify the order in which N-up
documents are placed on the page. There are four patterns to choose
from: horizontal ascending, horizontal descending, vertical ascending
and vertical descending.
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• The Scaling feature of the printer driver cannot be used when printing
N-up documents.
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Driver Settings: Windows NT 4.0
Driver Settings: Windows NT 4.0
Watermark
Watermarks are placed on a document to quickly alert the reader to
the nature of its content. For example: CONFIDENTIAL, DRAFT,
URGENT, etc.
Through the driver, you can specify several guidelines that effect the
style, content and placement of watermarks.
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The Watermark drop-down list catalogs the menu of watermarks that
have been entered into the printer’s memory. You can add and delete
watermarks from this list through the Watermark pop-up dialog.
Watermarks can be specified to appear on the first page only of a
multi-page document by clicking the First Page only box. Otherwise,
a watermark that is specified to appear will be placed on every page of
the multi-page document.
When the In Background box is checked, watermarks will appear as
shadow-text behind the actual content of the document. When the In
Background box is not checked, watermarks are superimposed over
the actual content of the document.
Watermark (pop-up dialog)
To open the dialog, click the Edit Watermark button.
The dialog contains the watermark drop-down list that appeared in the
Page Layout tab. Through the Watermark pop-up dialog, you can
add and remove watermarks from the list.
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To Add a Watermark
Click the Add button to open the Watermark Edit dialog. The
following functions and settings are controlled in the dialog.
Watermark Name
The name that you wish to use to identify the watermark in the
Watermark list with is entered here.
String
Color
Adjust the hues for red, green and blue for the watermark
through these settings.
Style
These settings can be used to specify the style of the
watermark’s font.
Font
The typeface and point size of the watermark are specified here.
Angle
Rotate the angle of the watermark’s placement through the value
specified in this box.
Position
Adjust the vertical and horizontal values to position the
watermark on the document.
To Remove a Watermark from the List
Select the watermark that you wish to remove from the list, click the
Delete button and click OK.
To Edit a Watermark
Refer to the Add Watermark section for details regarding the
contents of the Watermark Edit dialog.
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To edit a watermark that appears on the list, click the Edit Watermark
button. The Watermark Edit dialog will appear.
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The contents of the watermark that you wish to create are
entered here.
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Scaling
Note
• The Scaling feature of the printer driver cannot be used when printing
N-up documents.
You can adjust the area of a document through the Scaling feature.
The maximum percentage of enlargement is 200. The maximum
percentage of reduction is 50.
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
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Image
The Image tab provides the controls for specifying the format of data
transfer from the host computer as well as the print resolution.
Color
Enable this setting when generating documents that contain color
images or text. Legal paper or larger sizes are not supported when this
setting is enabled.
Colors to Patterns
This setting is optimal for printing documents that will be sent via
facsimile. The Color setting is unavailable when this setting is
enabled.
Enhance Contrast
This setting enhances the definition between dark and light.
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Color Adjustment
This setting empowers the printer to adjust hues to maintain the
integrity of a document’s onscreen image.
Black Gloss Level
These settings control the texture of printed black images.
The Low setting produces a flat finish.
optimal for most applications.
The High setting produces a glossy finish that is appropriate for high
quality, high-resolution document printing.
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Medium , the default setting, produces a standard finish that should be
The resolution setting determines the dots per inch (dpi) used when a
document is printed. Document printing quality will increase as the
value of dpi increases. Please note however, that printing time may
also increase when high-resolution settings are selected. Resolution
settings include:
• 600 dpi
• 1200 dpi
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• 2400 dpi
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Resolution
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Detail
Click this button to open the Graphics pop-up dialog.
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Adjustment
The sliders can be used to control the definition, tones and
lighting of an image in terms of Contrast , Brightness,
Saturation and Sharpness. Usually, the median values toward
the center of the bars will provide the best display. To fine tune
these settings, click and hold on the sliders in order to make left
and right adjustments.
Value changes are reflected in the view window as you make
them.
The factory defaults for these settings are 50 for Contrast , 50
for Brightness, 0 for Saturation and 20 for Sharpness .
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
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Graphics (pop-up dialog)
Driver Settings: Windows NT 4.0
Device Option
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The auxiliary accessories that are available for installation are
managed from this tab.
To add an available option from the Installable Options list to the
Installed Options list, select the option and click the Add button.
The Installed Options list catalogs the optional accessories that have
been added to your printer.
To remove an option from the Installed Options list, select the option
and click the Remove button.
Removed options can be reinstalled using the previous procedure.
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About
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Chapter 3
This tab displays version and copyright information about this printer
driver.
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Using the Printer Status Display
Using the Printer Status Display
The Printer Status Display provides you with a variety of useful
information about the current status of your printer. It is installed
automatically when you install the printer driver.
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Note
• The Status Display allows you to monitor the operating status of the
printer only when the printer is locally (directly) connected to the host
computer via a parallel interface cable.
• Registration of the Status Display in the StartUp directory of Windows
95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 is highly recommended. For a
detailed explanation for registering the Status Display, see page 103 of
the Set-up Guide.
Opening the Printer Status Display
Use the procedure below to open the Printer Status Display.
To open the Printer Status Display
Click Start, point to Programs , point to Minolta Printer Utilities,
and then click Minolta Color PageWorks L Status .
• The operation described above opens the screen shown on page
3-44.
To close the Printer Status Display
On the Printer Status Display File menu, click Exit.
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Printer Status
This area displays text messages that describe the current operational
status of the printer.
How to recover
This area provides you with explanations of what you need to do in
order to correct problems and recover from error conditions.
Warning Status
This area displays text messages that warn you of such conditions as
low toner.
Printer Status figure
This area shows a graphic representation of the printer and indicates
where there is a problem.
Printing Status
These items indicate the status of an ongoing print job. Job Name
shows the name of the job, while Page Number shows the number of
the page that is currently printing.
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Using the Printer Status Display
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Controlling Pop Up Messages
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On the Display menu, click Select Popup Messages .
• The Activate Popup list shows error conditions that cause popup
error messages to appear.
• The Inactivate Popup list shows error conditions that do not
cause popup error messages to appear.
• To move an error condition from the Inactivate Popup list to the
Activate Popup list, click on the error condition to highlight it
and then click Add.
• To move an error condition from the Activate Popup list to the
Inactivate Popup list, click on the error condition to highlight it
and then click Delete.
• After you are finished, click OK to register your settings or Cancel to close the dialog without entering any changes.
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Using the Printer Status Display
Switching Between the Expanded and Reduced Views
On the Display menu, click Reduce to reduce the size of the display,
or Expand to expand it.
• Note that the Expand command is dimmed while the expanded
view is on the display, while Reduce is dimmed while the
reduced view is on the display.
On-line Help
Use the Help menu to display online help about the Status Display.
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• The expanded view is shown on page 3-44. The reduced view is
shown below.
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Displaying Printer Information...
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On the Display menu, click Printer Information... .
Total Counter
This counter keeps track of the total number of pages that have been
output by the printer.
Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Counters
These counters allow you to keep track of the documents that have
been output by the printer according to toner color. All monochrome
documents are monitored by the Black Toner Counter.
Tray 3
“Tray 3: Installed” will be displayed here to indicate when a third
cassette unit has been installed onto the printer.
Printer Memory
The amount of RAM that is installed in the printer is displayed here.
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Maintaining Your Printer
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
4
Changing Cartridges
Changing Cartridges
Changing the Toner Cartridge
• There are four color toner cartridges: Black, Yellow, Magenta
(Red) and Cyan (Blue). When any of the color toner cartridges
run out, replace them with new ones.
Toner Low
Blinking
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Blinking
• When any color toner cartridge begins to
run short of toner, “TONER LOW” is displayed. Remove the corresponding cartridge,
shake it several times, and reload it into the
printer (this will evenly distribute the toner
remaining in the cartridge). Prepare a new
cartridge as a replacement.
On
Replace Toner
On
On
• When any color toner cartridge runs out of
toner, “REPLACE TONER” is displayed and
the printing functions of the printer will cease
to operate. You can still print by pressing the
Action key for each copy however, the image
density will become lighter and lighter. It is
recommended that you change the toner cartridge as soon as possible.
When using the Action key, the “REPLACE
TONER” indicator will not be displayed.
Change the toner cartridge as soon as possible.
Change the appropriate cartridge by using the
following procedure:
• Dispose of the old cartridge in a plastic bag
according to your local regulations, or return
it to your sales representative.
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Changing Cartridges
Check the control panel to
see that the "Toner Empty"
LED message is displayed.
2.
Press the Action key.
The LED display will change to
indicate which of the toner
cartridges require replacement.
Yellow
Magenta
Blinking
On
On
Cyan
Blinking
Blinking
Blinking
On
On
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Black
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Changing the Toner Cartridge
Changing Cartridges
Use the LED display to
determine which toner
cartridge is empty.
Example: magenta toner empty
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3.
Grasp and pull down on the
front cover lock release
lever to swing open the front
cover.
4.
Turn the toner cartridge
rack dial clockwise to turn
the toner cartridge rack (the
dial will not rotate counterclockwise).
Front cover
lock release
lever
Front cover
Removal/inserting
position indicator
Toner cartridge rack
Toner cartridge
rack dial
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The toner cartridges are
attached to the rack in the
order of Black, Yellow,
Magenta (Red) and Cyan
(Blue). Turn the rack to the
particular cartridge to be
changed.
Changing Cartridges
You will feel the dial tighten
while turning it.
This is the position for
removing the cartridge.
Toner cartridge
rack
Black
toner
cartridge
BLK
YEL
Yellow
toner
cartridge
Cyan (Blue)
toner
cartridge
CYN
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Toner cartridge
rack dial
MAG
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Magenta (Red)
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<Printer side view>
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5.
To confirm the rack is
positioned for removing the
cartridge, use the position
confirmation window beside
the dial. The removal
position indicator will alert
the user to the proper removal
position.
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Removal position
indicator: ALL GREEN
OK
NG
Note
• Before installing or removing the toner cartridge, always make sure
that the rack is in the proper position.
Never install or remove the toner cartridge if the rack is not properly
positioned.
6.
Handle
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Hold the handle of the used
toner cartridge and pull it
toward you.
Raise the left side of the toner
cartridge first, then the right.
8.
Remove the new toner
cartridge from its carton and
holding the cartridge as
shown, shake it well.
Note
Roller
• Never touch the roller in the
toner cartridge. Print quality
will be reduced.
Roller protective
shutter
9.
Make sure that the label on
the toner cartridge rack is
the same color as the toner
cartridge.
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Toner color
label
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Toner
cartridge
7.
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Changing Cartridges
10. When installing the cartridge,
hold the rack dial with your
hand to prevent the rack from
rotating.
Rack dial
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11. Holding the new cartridge as
shown, insert the green pin
on the right side of the
cartridge into the green
installation guide of the rack.
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Green pin
Green installation
guide
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NG(UNLOCKED)
Toner cartridge lock plate
Toner cartridge
13. Firmly insert the cartridge
into the rack until it clicks into
place.
Make sure that the toner
cartridge is installed properly
and is held in position by the
toner cartridge lock plate
(refer to the illustration).
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OK(LOCKED)
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Green installation
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Green pin
12. Insert the green pin on the
left side of the cartridge into
the green installation guide
of the rack.
Changing Cartridges
14. Once the toner cartridge has
been installed, secure the
drum unit into place by
applying pressure at its top
where the “Press” label is
affixed. The drum unit will
lock into place when it has
been correctly inserted into
the printer.
Drum unit
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Note
• Before shutting the printer’s exterior cover, make sure that the drum
unit is securely installed by applying pressure at its top where the
“Press” label is affixed.
Front
cover
OK(LOCKED)
NG(UNLOCKED)
Front cover
lock release lever
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15. Gently close the front cover.
Do not slam the front cover
to avoid causing damage to
the printer.
16. Make sure that the front
cover is completely closed.
You will hear the sound of the
printer operating.
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17. Wait until the sound of the
printer operation has stopped,
indicating that the printer is
ready.
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Check the control panel to
see that the “Ready” LED
message is displayed.
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Changing Cartridges
Changing the Drum Cartridge, Waste
Bottle and Oiling Roller
• The drum cartridge can provide up to 20,000 images of A4/letter-size prints. One image is equal to one cycle of the drum cartridge. The drum cartridge operates once (one image) to
provide one monochrome print. In comparison, the drum cartridge operates four times (four images) to provide one color
print.
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• When 20,000 images is calculated as color prints, around 5,000
sheets can be printed. (This value will vary according to the
color-to-monochrome print ratio, image conditions, etc.)
• Change the drum cartridge together with the waste bottle and
oiling roller (these parts are preset to be replaced at the same
time).
• When it is time or almost time to change the drum cartridge,
waste bottle or oiling roller, a control panel display will
appear.
- Press the Action key.
- The control panel display will change. The following message
displayed will indicate which unit requires replacement.
Replace Waste Bottle
4-11
- The LED message that is displayed in
the diagram indicates that the waste
bottle is filled to capacity with excess
toner. As the waste bottle, drum
cartridge and oiling roller are designed
for the same cycle of service, replace all
three units using the instructions
provided on the following page.
- The LED message that is displayed in
the diagram indicates that the drum
cartridge is nearing the end of its
service life. Prepare a new drum
cartridge, waste bottle and oiling
roller at this time.
Replace Drum Cartridge
- The LED message that is displayed in
the diagram indicates that the drum
cartridge requires replacement. As the
drum cartridge, waste bottle and
oiling roller are designed for the same
cycle of service, replace all three units
using the instructions provided on the
following page.
Note
• LED message displays other than those described above may appear
after the Action key is pressed. If this should happen, turn to page 2-9
(Indicator Lights) or to chapter 5 (Troubleshooting) on page 5-5 and follow the instructions provided.
• Dispose of the old drum cartridge, waste bottle and oiling
roller in plastic bags according to your local regulations, or
return them to your sales representative.
4-12
Maintaining Your Printer
Drum Cartridge Almost
Used
Chapter 4
Changing Cartridges
Changing Cartridges
Changing the Drum Cartridge
Front cover
1.
Grasp and pull down the front
cover lock release lever and
swing open the front cover.
2.
Holding onto the grip, pull out
the drum cartridge.
Front cover
lock release
lever
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
Grip
Drum
cartridge
Drum cartridge
4-13
Changing Cartridges
3.
Take the new drum cartridge
out of its carton.
Note
• Do not touch the drum
protective shutter of the
drum cartridge . Also, never
touch the internal PC drum.
This will reduce print quality.
Drum
protective
shutter
4.
Green
handle
Drum cartridge
Front slot
HOLD THE GREEN
HANDLE of the drum
cartridge when installing it
into the printer.
Install the drum cartridge
into the printer by aligning its
pins with the slots inside the
printer frame.
Guiding
pin
Front slot
Front
slot
Note
• DO NOT GRASP or handle
the drum protective shutter
during installation. This may
damage the transfer belt
unit.
Green handle
To Be Continued
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Drum
protective
shutter
4-14
Maintaining Your Printer
PC drum
Chapter 4
• If the drum cartridge will
not be immediately installed
in the printer, be sure to cover
it with a cloth to shield it from
light.
Changing Cartridges
Note
Drum
protective
shutter
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
5.
• When the drum cartridge is
correctly installed into the
printer, the drum protective
shutter will automatically
open. Be careful not to disturb
or apply pressure to the
shutter.
Finally, insert the drum unit
as far as it will go into the
printer by applying pressure at
its top where the “Press”
label is affixed. The drum
unit will lock into place when
it has been correctly inserted
into the printer.
Drum unit
Note
• DO NOT PRESS on the
drum protective shutter
during installation.
This may damage the drum
cartridge .
Drum protective
shutter
4-15
Changing Cartridges
6.
Remove the old waste bottle
from the printer.
7.
Remove the cap from the old
toner waste bottle and place it
into the mouth of the old
bottle to prevent spills.
8.
Make sure that the shutter of
the image transfer belt unit
is closed.
Cap
Image transfer
belt unit
Shutter
NG (Open)
To Be Continued
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OK (Close)
4-16
Maintaining Your Printer
Waste bottle
Chapter 4
Changing the Waste Bottle
Changing Cartridges
Waste bottle
Slot
Green label
Chapter 4
Waste bottle
9.
Slide the waste bottle into the
slot located behind the image
transfer belt unit on the left
side of the printer.
Install the waste bottle
behind the image transfer
belt (drawn in the diagram
with dash marks) inside of the
printer.
Maintaining Your Printer
Image transfer
belt unit
Waste
bottle
4-17
10. Press down on the waste
bottle until it clicks into
place.
Changing Cartridges
Hook
Image transfer 11. Make sure that the hook of the
belt unit
waste bottle is engaged
securely by the pins of the
image transfer belt unit.
Waste
bottle
NG(UNLOCKED)
Front cover
lock release lever
13. Make sure that the front
cover is completely closed.
You will hear the sound of the
printer operating.
To Be Continued
4-18
Maintaining Your Printer
OK(LOCKED)
12. Gently close the front cover.
Do not slam the front cover
to avoid causing damage to
the printer.
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Front
cover
Chapter 4
Pin
Changing Cartridges
Changing the Oiling Roller
14. Swing open the rear cover.
Rear cover
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
Button of the fusing unit
lock release lever
15. Push and hold the button of
the fusing unit lock release
lever and pull out the fusing
unit.
ATTENTION
WARNING! HIGH TEMPERATURE
label
• The fusing unit is hot. Be
careful not to touch the area
surrounding the WARNING!
HIGH TEMPERATURE
label.
• Before changing the oiling
roller, wait until the surface
temperature of the fusing unit
cools to a safe level.
4-19
Changing Cartridges
16. Loosen both of the oiling
roller’s installation screws.
Oiling
roller
Install the new oiling roller
by inserting the tabs on its
front end under the edge of
the fusing unit.
Bed of oiling
roller
1
Fusing unit
To Be Continued
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2
4-20
Maintaining Your Printer
18. Remove the new oiling roller
from its carton.
Fusing unit
Chapter 4
17. Holding onto the grip, take
out the oiling roller.
Changing Cartridges
Note
• Do not touch the oiling roller
as its surface is covered with
silicone oil.
19. Tighten both of the oiling
roller’s installation screws.
Chapter 4
Screws
Maintaining Your Printer
Green tab
Gently press down on the
green tab while tightening
the screws of the oiling roller.
Tighten the screws so that the
spring action of the cover is
completely closed.
20. Holding the lock release
lever, insert the fusing unit
until it clicks into place.
4-21
Changing Cartridges
22. Close the rear cover until it
clicks, locking into place.
OK
(LOCKED)
NG
(UNLOCKED)
23. Make sure that the rear cover
lock release lever is pushed
up as shown.
4-22
Chapter 4
NG (UNLOCKED)
21. Make sure that the button of
the fusing unit lock release
lever is pushed up as shown.
Maintaining Your Printer
OK (LOCKED)
Changing Cartridges
Changing the Fusing Unit and Image Transfer Roller
Unit
• The image transfer roller unit and fusing unit can provide up
to 100,000 A4/ letter-size prints (this value will vary with the
color to monochrome print ratio, image conditions, etc).
• Change the fusing unit and image transfer roller unit at the
same time.
• Dispose of the old fusing unit and image transfer roller unit in
plastic bags, according to your local regulations or return them to
your sales representative.
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
Changing the Image Transfer Roller Unit
1.
Grasp and pull down the front
cover lock release lever and
swing open the front cover.
2.
Lift the image transfer roller
unit to the position shown.
Front cover
lock release
lever
Front cover
Image
transfer
roller unit
4-23
Changing Cartridges
3.
Pull out the image transfer
roller unit.
Note
Image
transfer
roller
5.
Insert both bearings of the
image transfer roller unit
into the shafts as shown.
6.
Install the image transfer
roller unit.
To Be Continued
4-24
Chapter 4
Remove the new image
transfer roller unit from its
carton.
Maintaining Your Printer
4.
t
Bearings
• Do not touch the surface of
the image transfer roller as
this may lead to reduced print
quality.
Changing Cartridges
7.
Once the image transfer
roller unit has been installed,
secure the drum unit into
place by applying pressure at
its top where the “Press”
label is affixed. The drum
unit will lock into place when
it has been correctly inserted
into the printer.
Drum unit
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
Note
• Before shutting the printer’s exterior cover, make sure that the drum
unit is securely installed by applying pressure at its top where the
“Press” label is affixed.
Front
cover
OK(LOCKED)
NG(UNLOCKED)
Front cover
lock release lever
4-25
8.
Gently close the front cover.
Do not slam the front cover
to avoid causing damage to
the printer.
9.
Make sure that the front
cover is completely closed.
You will hear the sound of the
printer operating.
Changing Cartridges
Changing the Fusing Unit
10. Open the rear cover.
Rear cover
11. Push and hold the button of
the fusing unit lock release
lever and slide out the fusing
unit.
ATTENTION
• The fusing unit is hot. Be
careful not to touch the area
surrounding the WARNING!
HIGH TEMPERATURE
label.
• Before changing the fusing
unit, wait until its surface
cools to a safe level.
To Be Continued
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WARNING! HIGH TEMPERATURE
label
4-26
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
Button of the fusing unit
lock release lever
Changing Cartridges
12. Remove both screws of the
fusing unit.
Fusing unit
Screws
13. Slide out the fusing unit in
the direction shown.
Chapter 4
Remove the fusing unit from
its mount.
Maintaining Your Printer
14. Remove the new fusing unit
from its carton.
15. Insert the guide of the fusing
unit mount into the
installation hole of the new
fusing unit as shown.
Hole
Guide
4-27
Changing Cartridges
Installation hole
Dowel
16. Install the fusing unit by
inserting the dowel of the
mount into the fusing unit’s
installation hole.
17. Secure the fusing unit with
the installation screws .
Installation hole
19. Holding the lock release
lever, insert the fusing unit
until it clicks into place.
NG (UNLOCKED)
20. Make sure that the button of
the fusing unit lock
release lever is pushed up as
shown.
To Be Continued
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OK (LOCKED)
4-28
Maintaining Your Printer
18. Turn the misfeed clearing
dial of the fusing unit counterclockwise and make sure
that the white gear shown
rotates smoothly.
Chapter 4
Dowel
Changing Cartridges
21. Close the rear cover.
The rear cover will click
when it is closed completely.
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
OK
(LOCKED)
4-29
NG
(UNLOCKED)
22. Make sure that the button of
the rear cover lock release
lever is pushed up as shown.
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
Changing Cartridges
MEMO
4-30
Changing Cartridges
Changing the Image Transfer Belt Unit
• The image transfer belt unit provides A4/letter-size prints of up
to about 150,000 images. One image is equal to one cycle of the
transfer belt. The image transfer belt unit operates once (one
image) per monochrome print.
In comparison, the image transfer belt unit operates four times
(four images) per color print.
• Dispose of the old image transfer belt unit in a plastic bag,
according to your local regulations or return it to your sales representative.
1.
Front cover
lock release
lever
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
• When 150,000 images are calculated in terms of color prints,
about 37,500 sheets can be printed. (This value will vary according to the color-to-monochrome print ratio, image conditions,
etc.)
Front cover
Grip
Drum
cartridge
4-31
Grasp and pull down the front
cover lock release lever and
swing open the front cover.
Changing Cartridges
2.
Holding the grip, pull out the
drum cartridge.
Drum cartridge
• Do not touch the drum
cartridge’s protective
shutter . Also, never touch the
internal PC drum; to do so
will reduce print quality.
• If the drum cartridge will
not be immediately installed
in the printer, be sure to cover
it with a cloth to shield it from
light.
Waste bottle
3.
Remove the waste bottle
from the printer.
To Be Continued
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PC drum
4-32
Maintaining Your Printer
Drum
protective
shutter
Chapter 4
Note
Changing Cartridges
Left side
grip
Right side
grip
4.
Holding the grips, pull out the
image transfer belt unit.
Image transfer belt unit
Chapter 4
5.
Take the new image transfer
belt unit out of its carton.
Caution
• When removing the image transfer belt unit from the box, NEVER
DROP or SUBJECT THE UNIT TO SHOCKS.
Maintaining Your Printer
Note
Left side
grip
Right side grip
• When installing the image
transfer belt unit, be sure to
hold onto the grips. NEVER
handle the shutter, to avoid
damaging the image transfer
belt.
Image transfer belt shutter
4-33
Changing Cartridges
6.
Lock
Unlock
The belt fixing brackets
come locked like a key into
both sides of the image
transfer belt unit.
-1 Turn the belt fixing
bracket on the left side of
the image transfer belt
unit to the position shown
to unlock the bracket.
Belt fixing brackets
Unlock and pull out the belt
fixing bracket from the right
side of the image transfer
belt unit following the same
procedure as used for the left
side.
Front slot
7.
Maintaining Your Printer
Rear slot
Chapter 4
-2 Pull out the belt fixing
bracket.
Install the image transfer belt
unit in the printer, aligning its
pins with the slots inside the
printer’s frame.
Rear slot
To Be Continued
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Front slot
4-34
Changing Cartridges
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
OK
8.
Check that the connector from
the image transfer belt unit
is securely connected to the
printer’s connector.
9.
Make sure that the shutter of
the image transfer belt unit
is closed.
NG
Image transfer
belt unit
Shutter
OK (Close)
4-35
NG (Open)
Changing Cartridges
Slot
Green label
Waste bottle
10. Slide the waste bottle into the
slot located behind the image
transfer belt unit on the left
side of the printer.
Install the waste bottle
behind the image transfer
belt (drawn in the diagram
with dash marks) inside of the
printer.
Chapter 4
Waste bottle
Maintaining Your Printer
Image
transfer belt unit
To Be Continued
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11. Press down on the waste
bottle until it clicks into
Waste bottle
place.
4-36
Changing Cartridges
Hook
Image transfer 12. Make sure that the hook of the
belt unit
waste bottle is engaged
securely by the pins of the
image transfer belt unit.
Waste
bottle
Pin
13. HOLD THE GREEN
HANDLE of the drum
cartridge when installing it
into the printer.
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
Green handle
Drum cartridge
Note
Drum
protective
shutter
• DO NOT HANDLE the
drum protective shutter
during installation to avoid
damaging the transfer belt
unit.
Green handle
Front slot
Guiding
pin
Front slot
Front slot
4-37
14. Align the drum cartridge’s
pins with the slots inside the
printer for easy installation.
Changing Cartridges
15. APPLY PRESSURE ONLY
TO THE GREEN SQUARES
on the top face of the drum
cartridge until it locks into
place.
Drum
unit
Front
cover
OK(LOCKED)
NG(UNLOCKED)
Front cover
lock release lever
16. Gently close the front cover.
Do not slam the front cover
to avoid causing damage to
the printer.
17. Make sure that the front
cover is completely closed.
You will hear the sound of the
printer operating.
4-38
Maintaining Your Printer
Drum
protective
shutter
• DO NOT PRESS ON the
drum cartridge’s shutter
during installation. Doing so
may damage the drum
cartridge .
Chapter 4
Note
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the Printer
Dust, dirt, and paper debris on the outer surfaces and inside the printer
can interfere with printer performance. Clean the printer regularly.
Note
• Before cleaning, be sure to turn OFF the power switch and unplug the
power cord from the outlet.
• Use a soft cloth for cleaning. Do not use abrasives or corrosive detergents.
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
ATTENTION
The fusing unit inside the rear cover can become very hot during
operation. To avoid burning yourself, avoid touching the area or the
fusing unit.
Cleaning the Outside
1.
4-39
Using a soft cloth and a mild
dishwashing detergent, wipe
the outside of the printer.
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the Inside
1.
Front cover
lock release
lever
Grasp and pull down the front
cover lock release lever to
swing open the front cover.
Front cover
Lift the misfeed clearing
lever.
Misfeed
clearing lever
To Be Continued
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2.
Maintaining Your Printer
• Whenever the printer is open,
drape the front cover with a
cloth so that the drum
cartridge is not exposed to
light.
Chapter 4
Note
4-40
Cleaning the Printer
3.
Using a soft cloth, wipe dirt
and paper debris off the roller
as shown.
Roller
Note
Chapter 4
Image transfer roller
• Do not touch the surface of
the image transfer roller as
it may cause reduced print
quality.
Maintaining Your Printer
Roller
4.
4-41
Return the misfeed clearing
lever to the “down” position.
Cleaning the Printer
5.
Drum
unit
Before closing the front
cover, secure the drum unit
into place by applying
pressure at its top where the
“Press” label is affixed. The
drum unit will lock into
place when it has been
correctly inserted into the
printer.
Front cover
OK(LOCKED)
NG(UNLOCKED)
Front cover
lock release lever
6.
Gently close the front cover.
Do not slam the front cover
to avoid causing damage to
the printer.
7.
Make sure that the front
cover is completely closed.
You will hear the sound of the
printer operating.
4-42
Maintaining Your Printer
• Before shutting the printer’s exterior cover, make sure that the drum
unit is securely installed by applying pressure at its top where the
“Press” label is affixed.
Chapter 4
Note
Maintaining Your Printer
Chapter 4
MEMO
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
5
Troubleshooting
Chapter
How to Troubleshoot
How to Troubleshoot
Use this section as a reference for solving routine problems before
calling your technical representative. Many of these troubleshooting
tips provide quick and easy remedies to some common situations. If
the problems persist however, please contact your authorized
technical representative or customer support.
Diagnosing Your Printer
Different steps of action should be taken for different trouble
symptoms. First, find out which one of the following categories your
printer’s symptom fits into, then go to the corresponding action pages.
Troubleshooting prior to the Transmission of Data
Typical symptoms include:
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
• The printer does not turn ON.
See p. 5-3.
Troubleshooting the Print Cycle
The printer fails to print data that has been received from the host
computer.
Typical symptoms include:
• The printer does not accept the data.
• An error occurs, disabling the printer.
• A paper problem such as a misfeed occurs, disabling the printer.
See p. 5-4.
5-1
How to Troubleshoot
Improving Print Quality
Typical symptoms include:
• Poor print quality.
• Print results are not consistent with settings.
• The printer requires excessive time in order to complete the print
cycle.
See p. 5-30.
Customer Support
Customer support for all Minolta PageWorks printer products is
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-4593250 (from within North America). Minolta also maintains a Web site
which provides printer driver downloads, Frequently Asked
Questions and handles all e-mail requests for technical assistance at:
http://www.minoltaprinters.com.
Chapter 5
Please be prepared to provide the following information when
contacting Minolta Customer Support:
• Model name
• Serial number
Troubleshooting
• A detailed description of the problem
• Any message displayed on the control panel
For questions or problems with installation, please be prepared to
provide the following additional information:
• Brand name and model number of the computer
• Type of processor
• Type of operating system
• Amount of installed RAM
5-2
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
Problems During Data Transmission and the
Print Cycle
Troubleshooting prior to the Transmission of Data
Symptom
The printer power is
not turned ON.
Cause
The power cord is
unplugged or loose.
The power outlet may
be faulty.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
The indicator lights is
blank and the printer
makes no sound but
the printer can be
turned ON.
The voltage of the
printer does not match
the power outlet voltage.
Action
Plug the power cord
into the printer and
outlet.
Plug another electrical
appliance into the outlet to test if it works
properly.
Check the power outlet for correct voltage.
Troubleshooting the Print Cycle (1/2)
Symptom
The indicator lights up
and the print cycle
does not start.
A print job cannot be
cancelled from the
host computer.
5-3
Cause
The printer has
detected an error. The
details of the error are
shown on the indicator lights.
A communication
error has occurred
between the printer
and the host computer.
Action
See the “Messages”
section to determine
the necessary remedy. +p. 5-5
Press the Action key
continuously for 10
seconds. The printer
will start initializing
and printing will be
cancelled. +p. 2-45
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
Cause
Possible causes
include:
• Paper does not meet
specifications
required.
• Transparencies have
not been fanned
thoroughly before
loading.
• Paper is not loaded
properly in the tray.
• The optional third
cassette unit is not
installed properly.
• The fusing unit
requires replacement.
Double feed.
Multiple sheets are
output together.
The error message
shown below appears
on the screen of your
computer and your
document will not
print.
Power to the printer
has been turned off.
The interface cable
(parallel) connection
is not secure.
Action
Once you have identified the cause of the
problem, use the corresponding reference
pages listed below and
follow the instructions
provided.
• For the types of
paper that can be
used, see “Paper”
+p. 2-19
• Reload the transparencies/paper.
+p. 2-31
• To clear a paper
misfeed, see “Clearing a Paper Misfeed” +p. 5-21
• Reinstall the third
cassette unit.
+“Set-up Guide”
• Change the fusing
unit. + p. 4-23
Fan the paper stack
thoroughly and reload
it.
Turn on the printer
and send the print job
again.
Secure the interface
cable connection and
send the print job
again.
“Error at SuperMetaFile record type 0x20,
offset 0x168e”
5-4
Troubleshooting
Symptom
A paper misfeed.
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting the Print Cycle (2/2)
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
Messages
Indicator lights
Error (amber)
On
Toner empty (amber)
Paper empty (amber)
Ready (green)
Off
Action key
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Blinking
On or blinking
Ready LED
See the explanation for Ready on
the LED chart. +p. 5-6
On or blinking
Error LED
See the explanation for Error on
the LED chart. +p. 5-12
Note
• The LED display will change as you push the Action key.
• The appearance of this icon throughout this manual indicates when you need to press the Action key.
5-5
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Ready LED is on (1/6)
LED Display
Description
Response Required
Power on, initializing.
Wait a few
moments.
Warming Up
Printer is warming
up.
Wait a few moments
for the printer to
warm up.
Ready
Printer is ready and
able to print.
Send a print job.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Initializing
5-6
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Ready LED is on (2/6)
LED Display
Description
Response Required
Printer has entered a
power conservation
mode.
Printing is possible.
The printer will go
into the Ready mode
as soon as it receives
the next print job.
Send a print job.
It takes some time
before the printer
can print while in
the power conservation mode. Please
wait a few moments.
Tray 2 Paper Low
Tray 2 is almost out
of paper.
Prepare to refill the
paper supply.
Tray 3 Paper Low
Tray 3 is almost out
of paper.
Prepare to refill the
paper supply.
Power Save
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Slowly
blinking
5-7
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Ready LED is on (3/6)
LED Display
Description
Response Required
Tray 1 is out of
paper.
Add paper.
+pp. 2-23, 2-32,
2-40
Tray 2 Paper Empty
Tray 2 is out of
paper.
Add paper.
+pp. 2-26, 2-35
Tray 3 Paper Empty
Tray 3 is out of
paper.
Add paper.
+pp. 2-26, 2-35
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Tray 1 Paper Empty
5-8
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Ready LED is on (4/6)
LED Display
Description
Response Required
Tray 2 is not in
place.
Load Tray 2.
No Tray 3
Tray 3 is not in
place.
Load Tray 3.
Wait Action
Press the Action key
in the event of a
paper size error, a
size mismatch or
when operating in
the manual mode.
Press the Action
key.
Printing will begin.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
No Tray 2
5-9
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Ready LED is on (5/6)
LED Display
Black Toner Low
Description
The supply of toner
inside of the toner
cartridge is low but
printing is still possible.
Response Required
Ready a new toner
cartridge for
replacement.
+p. 4-1
Chapter 5
Yellow Toner Low
Troubleshooting
Magenta Toner Low
Cyan Toner Low
5-10
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Ready LED is on (6/6)
LED Display
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Drum Cartridge
Almost Used
5-11
Description
It is almost time to
replace the drum
cartridge.
Response Required
Ready a drum cartridge replacement.
Since the drum cartridge is on the same
replacement cycle as
the waste bottle and
oiling roller, prepare to replace these
items as well.
+p. 4-11
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (1/9)
LED Display
Description
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
paper intake area.
Paper Misfeed 2
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
paper intake and fusing unit area.
Paper Misfeed 3
A paper misfeed
occurred between
the fusing unit and
paper exit area.
Remove the misfed
sheet of paper. For
details, see "Clearing a Paper Misfeed"
+p. 5-21
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Paper Misfeed 1
Response Required
5-12
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (2/9)
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
LED Display
Description
Response Required
Video Under Run
The buffer cannot
handle the volume
of data being sent.
Turn the power to
the printer off then
on again. Cancel the
print job through the
printer driver and
resend it.
Warning Cover Open
The front or rear
cover is open.
Close the front or
rear cover.
+pp. 2-1, 2-3
Paper Size Error
The wrong size of
paper has been
detected in Tray 1.
Size Mismatch
The wrong size of
paper has been
detected in Tray 2 or
Tray 3.
Supply the specified
size of paper to the
selected paper
source. Printing will
resume using the
paper size currently
loaded in the printer
by pressing the
Action key.
+p. 2-23
5-13
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (3/9)
Replace Toner:
The toner cartridge
is empty.
Replace Yellow Toner/
Put Yellow Toner
Cartridge
Replace Magenta Toner/
Put Magenta Toner
Cartridge
Response Required
You can continue to
print, one print at a
time, by pressing the
Action key. However, the image density will gradually
become lighter. It is
recommended that
you change the toner
cartridge as soon as
possible. +p. 4-1
Replace the old
toner cartridge with
a new one. +p. 4-1
Put Toner Cartridge:
One or more of the
toner cartridges is
missing.
Load the toner cartridge(s). +p. 4-1
Chapter 5
Replace Black Toner/
Put Black Toner
Cartridge
Description
Troubleshooting
LED Display
Replace Cyan Toner/
Put Cyan Toner Cartridge
5-14
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (4/9)
LED Display
Need Oiling Roller
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Replace Waste Bottle/
Put Waste Bottle
Replace Drum Cartridge/
Put Drum Cartridge
5-15
Description
Response Required
The oiling roller or
fusing unit is not
installed.
Load the oiling
roller. +p. 4-11
The waste bottle is
full.
The drum cartridge,
waste bottle and oiling roller are on the
same replacement
cycle. Replace all
three units together.
+p. 4-11
The waste bottle has
not been installed.
Install the waste bottle. +p. 4-11
The drum cartridge
requires replacement.
The drum cartridge,
waste bottle and oiling roller are on the
same replacement
cycle. Replace all
three units together.
+p. 4-11
The drum cartridge
has not been
installed.
Load the drum cartridge +p. 4-11
Load the fusing unit.
+p. 4-23
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (5/9)
LED Display
Fatal Error:
Transfer Roller
Description
Requires servicing.
Response Required
Turn the power to
the printer off and
then on again. If the
same LED message
continues to be displayed, contact customer support or
your dealer.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Fatal Error:
SRAM, Drum, ROM,
Engine I/F, CPU
5-16
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (6/9)
LED Display
I/O Error (Network)
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
I/O Error (Parallel)
5-17
Description
Response Required
A network port error
occurred.
Switch power off
and on. The printer
will return ready.
Run the print cycle
again. +p. 2-17
Turn the power to
the printer off and
then on again. If the
same LED message
continues to be displayed, contact customer support or
your dealer.
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (7/9)
LED Display
Fatal Error:
Laser Unit
Description
Requires servising.
Response Required
Turn the power to
the printer off and
then on again. If the
same LED message
continues to be displayed, contact customer support or
your dealer.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Fatal Error:
Fan Motor
Fatal Error:
Main Motor
5-18
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (8/9)
LED Display
Fatal Error:
Toner Rack
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Fatal Error:
Fuser
Fatal Error:
Transfer Belt
5-19
Description
Requires servising.
Response Required
Turn the power to
the printer off and
then on again. If the
same LED message
continues to be displayed, contact customer support or
your dealer.
Problems During Data Transmission and the Print Cycle
When the Error LED is on (9/9)
Requires servising.
Response Required
Turn the power to
the printer off and
then on again. If the
same LED message
continues to be displayed, contact customer support or
your dealer.
Chapter 5
Fatal Error:
Toner Motor
Description
Troubleshooting
LED Display
5-20
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
When a paper misfeed occurs in the printer, remove the paper
according to the following procedure.
ATTENTION
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
• The fusing unit inside the rear cover can become very hot during
operation. Do not touch the area to avoid injury.
1.
Pull the paper from the paper
exit port out toward you.
2.
Swing open the rear cover.
3.
Pull down the paper from the
paper-exit port.
Rear cover
5-21
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Button of the fusing unit
lock release lever
4.
Push and hold the fusing unit
lock release lever button and
slide out the fusing unit.
ATTENTION
• The fusing unit is hot. Be
careful not to touch the area
surrounding the WARNING!
HIGH TEMPERATURE label.
5.
While turning the misfeed
clearing dial of the fusing
unit counterclockwise, pull
out the paper from the fusing
unit.
To Be Continued
t
Misfeed
clearing dial
5-22
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
WARNING! HIGH TEMPERATURE
label
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
6.
Pull out the paper from the
fusing unit.
7.
Lift the misfeed clearing
guide of the fusing unit and
pull out the paper.
8.
Hold the lock release lever
button and push in the fusing
unit until it locks back into
position.
9.
Make sure that the button of
the lock release lever is
pushed up as shown.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Misfeed
clearing guide
OK (LOCKED)
NG (UNLOCKED)
5-23
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
10. Close the rear cover, locking
it into place.
Front cover
lock release
lever
11. Make sure that the button of
the lock release lever is
pushed up as shown.
12. Grasp and pull down the front
cover lock release lever and
swing open the front cover.
Front cover
Note
To Be Continued
t
• Whenever the printer is open, drape
the front cover with a cloth to protect
the drum cartridge from light.
5-24
Chapter 5
NG (UNLOCKED)
Troubleshooting
OK (LOCKED)
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
13. Lift the misfeed clearing
lever.
Misfeed
clearing lever
Note
• Do not touch the surface of the image
transfer roller. It may lead to
reduced print quality.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
14. Pull out the paper from the
rear rollers.
Image transfer roller
15. Push down on the misfeed
clearing lever.
5-25
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
16. Lift the misfeed clearing
guide.
Misfeed clearing guide
To Be Continued
t
18. Close the misfeed clearing
guide.
5-26
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
17. Pull out the paper from the
rollers toward the top.
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
19. After clearing the misfeed,
secure the drum unit into
place by applying pressure at
its top where the “Press”
label is affixed. The drum
unit will lock into place when
it has been correctly inserted
into the printer.
Drum unit
Note
• Before shutting the printer’s exterior cover, make sure that the drum
unit is securely installed by applying pressure at its top where the
“Press” label is affixed.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Front
cover
OK(LOCKED)
NG(UNLOCKED)
Front cover
lock release lever
5-27
20. Gently close the front cover.
Do not slam the front cover
to avoid causing damage to
the printer.
21. Make sure that the front
cover is completely closed.
You will hear the sound of the
printer operating.
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
22. Pull out the paper misfed in
Tray 1.
24. Pull out the paper from the
paper path toward you.
To Be Continued
t
25. Replace the second cassette.
5-28
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
23. Slide out the second cassette.
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
26. Slide out the third cassette
(option).
Chapter 5
27. Pull out the paper from the
paper path toward you.
Troubleshooting
28. Replace the third cassette.
5-29
Improving Print Quality
Improving Print Quality
Action
The brightness setting
on the host computer
is not set properly.
Adjust the brightness setting on the host computer to
the desired level.
The paper loaded in
the tray is damp.
Replace the old paper with
fresh, dry paper. +p. 2-23
The toner cartridge is
running out of toner.
Remove the toner cartridge
and shake it to better distribute the toner. +p. 4-1
Replace the old toner cartridge with a new one.
+p. 4-1
The toner cartridge
may be defective.
Remove and check the cartridge for damage.
Install a new cartridge if
necessary. +p. 4-1
The image transfer
roller unit requires
replacement.
Change the image transfer
roller unit. +p. 4-23
Chapter 5
Image is too
light
Cause
Troubleshooting
Symptom
5-30
Improving Print Quality
Symptom
Image is too
dark
Cause
Action
The brightness setting
on the host computer
is not set properly.
Adjust the brightness setting on the host computer to
the desired level.
The toner cartridge
may be defective.
Change the cartridges and/
or the transfer belt unit.
• See Toner Cartridge
+p. 4-1
• See Drum Cartridge
+p. 4-11
• See Image Transfer Belt
Unit +p. 4-31
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
The image transfer
belt unit may be
defective.
The toner
smudges
The image transfer
roller unit requires
replacement.
Change the image transfer
roller unit. +p. 4-23
The toner cartridge
may be defective.
Change the cartridges and/
or the transfer belt unit.
• See Toner Cartridge
+p. 4-1
• See Drum Cartridge
+p. 4-11
• See Image Transfer Belt
Unit. +p. 4-31
Chapter 5
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
Troubleshooting
The image transfer
belt unit may be
defective.
5-31
The image transfer
roller unit requires
replacement.
Change the image transfer
roller unit. +p. 4-23
The oiling roller
requires replacement.
Change the oiling roller.
+p. 4-19
Partial void
image
Cause
Action
The paper being used
does not meet size
specifications.
See “Paper” for information
regarding paper specifications.
+p. 2-19
The paper loaded in
the tray is damp.
Replace the old paper with
fresh dry paper.
+p. 2-23
The toner cartridge
may be defective.
Change the cartridges and/
or the transfer belt unit.
• See Toner Cartridge
+p. 4-1
• See Drum Cartridge
+p. 4-11
• See Image Transfer Belt
Unit +p. 4-31
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
The image transfer
belt unit may be
defective.
Inconsistent
image density
The image transfer
roller unit requires
replacement.
Change the image transfer
roller unit. +p. 4-23
Toner is not distributed evenly inside the
cartridge.
Remove the toner cartridge
and shake it several times.
+p. 4-1
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
Change the drum cartridge.
+p. 4-11
The image transfer
roller unit requires
replacement.
Change the image transfer
roller unit. +p. 4-23
5-32
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Chapter 5
Improving Print Quality
Improving Print Quality
Symptom
White lines
Cause
The toner cartridge
may be defective.
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
The image transfer
belt unit may be
defective.
Black (or color)
stripes
Change the image transfer
roller unit.+p. 4-23
The printer’s internal
paper path is dirty.
Run several prints to flush
out the debris.
The toner cartridge
may be defective.
Change the cartridges and/
or the transfer belt unit.
• See Toner Cartridge
+p. 4-1
• See Drum Cartridge
+p. 4-11
• See Image Transfer Belt
Unit +p. 4-31
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
The image transfer
belt unit may be
defective.
5-33
Change the cartridges and/
or the transfer belt unit.
• See Toner Cartridge
+p. 4-1
• See Drum Cartridge
+p. 4-11
• See Image Transfer Belt
Unit +p. 4-31
The image transfer
roller unit requires
replacement.
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
Soiled back side
Action
The image transfer
roller unit requires
replacement.
Change the image transfer
roller unit.+p. 4-23
The oiling roller
requires replacement.
Change the oiling roller.
+p. 4-19
The printer’s internal
paper path is dirty.
Run several prints to flush
out the debris.
The oiling roller
requires replacement.
Change the oiling roller.
+p. 4-19
Improving Print Quality
The toner cartridge
may be defective.
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
Black pages
The toner cartridge
may be defective.
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
Blank pages
The drum cartridge
may be defective.
The image transfer
roller unit may be
defective.
The image transfer
belt unit may be
defective.
Action
Change the cartridges.
• See Toner Cartridge
+p. 4-1
• See Drum Cartridge
+p. 4-11
Change the cartridges.
• See Toner Cartridge
+p. 4-1
• See Drum Cartridge
+p. 4-11
Change the cartridges and/
or the transfer belt unit.
• See Drum Cartridge
+p. 4-11
• See Image Transfer
Roller Unit +p. 4-23
• See Image Transfer Belt
Unit +p. 4-31
The Image is
coarse.
Too much data. The
printer cannot fully
process the image
with the present memory capacity.
Install the optional expansion memory.
Graphics are
omitted (printout
is text only).
The printer is receiving EPS graphic data.
Print the document using
the Minolta Color PageWorks/Pro L [PSCRIPT]
driver.
5-34
Chapter 5
Blurred background
Cause
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Improving Print Quality
Symptom
Cause
Action
Paper wrinkles
during printing.
Possible causes
include:
• Paper is not the
proper size.
• Paper is not loaded
properly in the tray.
• The fusing unit
requires replacement.
Check these conditions
closely and take necessary
action.
• Regarding paper size, see
“Paper” +p. 2-19
• See “Loading Paper”.
+p. 2-23
• See “Changing the Fusing
Unit”. +p. 4-26
The print image
is not fixed and
easily smears.
The paper loaded in
the tray is damp.
Replace the old paper with
fresh dry paper. +p. 2-23
The paper being used
is not compatible with
the printer.
See “Paper” for compatible
types of paper.+p. 2-19
The fusing unit
requires replacement.
Change the fusing unit.
+p. 4-23
Incorrect image
registration
(lines are broken or characters
are out of position).
The print parameters
and paper settings of
the application software are different
from the settings on
the control panel.
Make sure that the settings
for the application software
correspond with the control
panel settings, especially
the media options.
The printer takes
too long to output prints.
The printer was in
Power Save mode
when the print command was issued.
Wait a few moments.
The printer setting
was for color transparency (transparency
sheet) or thick paper
printing.
Wait a few moments.
The amount of memory installed is not
sufficient to process
the print data.
Install the optional expansion memory, which will
allow the print cycle to run
faster.
5-35
Change the Print Media setting in the printer driver.
Chapter 6
Specifications
Specifications
Chapter
6
Specifications of Printer
Specifications of Printer
Type:
Desktop full color laser beam printer
Printing system:
Electrostatic dry powdered imaging
system
Exposure system:
Laser diode and polygon mirror scanning
Print density:
600 dpi × 600 dpi
1,200 dpi × 600 dpi
2,400 dpi × 600 dpi
dpi = dot/inch
Paper feeding system:
2-way system
(TRAY 1: multipurpose tray,
TRAY 2: 250-sheet second cassette)
Paper size:
Standard size:
Specifications
Chapter 6
A4, A5, JIS B5, Letter 8-1/2" ×11", Legal 8-1/2" × 14",
Executive 7-1/4" × 10-1/2"
Invoice 8-1/2" × 5-1/2"
*All paper sizes are lengthwise only.
Paper
feeding
port
Tray 1
Tray 2
Tray 3 *2
A4
m
m
m
JIS
B5
A5
Legal*1
Letter
m
m
None
None
None
None
m
m
m
m
m
m
*1
Does not support legal size thick paper.
*2
Optional 250-sheet third cassette unit
6-1
Executive
Invoice
m
m
None
None
None
None
Specifications of Printer
Paper types:
Plain paper 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.),
Recycled paper 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.),
Thick paper 90 to 157 g/m2 (24-1/4 to 41-3/4 lbs.),
Transparencies sheet, Labels, Letterhead, Envelopes,
J-Post (postcard 100 × 148 mm, 4" × 5-3/4")
Paper
feeding
port
Tray 1
Tray 2
Tray 3*4
Plainpaper
m
m
m
Special paper
Recycled
paper
Transparency sheet
m
m
m
m
m
m
Labels
Letterhead
Envelopes
J-Post
(Postcard)
Thick
paper * 3
m
m
m
m
m
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
J-Post
(Postcard)
Thick
*3
Does not support legal size thick paper.
*4
Optional 250-sheet third cassette unit
Paper capacity:
Plainpaper
Special paper
Recycled
paper
Transparency sheet
Labels
Letterhead
Envelopes
paper * 5
Tray 1
150
150
50
50
50
20
50
50
Tray 2
250
250
50
None
None
None
None
None
Tray 3*6
250
250
50
None
None
None
None
None
* 5 Does not support legal size thick paper.
Specifications
* 6 Optional 250-sheet third cassette unit
Chapter 6
Paper
feeding
port
6-2
Specifications of Printer
Paper exit system:
Face down exit system (Plain Paper 250
print maximum)
System speed:
77 mm/ seconds
First printing time:
paper size
A4/ Letter
Legal
Monochrome (plain paper)
32 seconds or less
38 seconds or less
Monochrome (thick paper)
58 seconds or less
None
Full color (plain paper)
Full color (transparency sheet)
42 seconds or less
72 seconds or less
None
None
A4/ Letter
Legal
Monochrome (plain paper)
12.0 s/m or more
6.0 s/m or more
Monochrome (thick paper)
1.3 s/m or more
None
Full color (plain paper)
Full color (transparency sheet)
3.0 s/m or more
0.97 s/m or more
None
None
print type
Multi printing time:
paper size
print type
Specifications
Chapter 6
Unit: sheets/minute
Warm-up time:
Within 90 seconds (when power is supplied at 23°C / 73.4° F)
Developing system:
Fine Micro Toning system
PC drum:
OPC (Organic Photoconductor)
PC charging system:
Rotation brush charging system
Image transfer
system:
Belt image transfer system, and roller
image transfer system
PC drum cleaning
system:
Cleaning blade system
Paper separating
System:
Curvature separating system and charge
neutralizing pin
6-3
Specifications of Printer
CPU:
Memory:
Interpreters:
Interface:
Fonts:
Image data
compression:
Host Computer OS:
Features:
Hitachi HD6437034F20/20 MHz
• ROM 64 KB
• DRAM 16.512 MB
• SRAM 64 KB (for mode settings and
counters, PM-2mj buffer)
• GDI
• Parallel (type C connector)
-IEEE 1284 (for Windows 95,
Windows 98 and Windows NT Workstation 4.0) ECP/EPP, compatible
mode
• Network (option)
-Ethernet 10/100BaseT
-TCP/IP, SPX/IPX
-Windows 95 and Windows 98 Peer to
Peer support
PC internal font
PM-2mj (Pixel Magic) JBIG compression
Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Power saving mode for Energy Star
application
6-4
Chapter 6
Power supply:
Power consumption:
Heat belt fusing system
39 dB (A) or less (idle state)/
55 dB (A) or less (during operation)
AC 120V 50/60Hz 7.5A
During operation 800W or less/ during
idle state (average), 45W or less (when
the heater lamp is OFF)
Specifications
Fusing system:
Acoustic noise:
Supply replacement:
• Drum cartridge :
Monochrome prints : after 20,000 sheets
(when the black-to-white ratio is 5% on multi prints)
Full color prints : after 5,000 sheets
(when the color-to-white ratio is 20% on multi prints)
• Black toner cartridge : after 4,500 sheets
(when the black-to-white ratio is 5% on multi prints)
• Color toner cartridge (Yellow/ Magenta/ Cyan) : after 3,500
sheets (when the color-to-white ratio is 20% on multi prints)
• Waste bottle :
Monochrome prints to 20,000 sheets
(when the black-to-white ratio is 5% on multi prints)
Full color prints to 5,000 sheets
(when the color-to-white ratio is 20% on multi prints)
• Oiling roller :
Monochrome prints to 20,000 sheets
(when the black-to-white ratio is 5% on multi prints)
Full color prints to 5,000 sheets
(when the color-to-white ratio is 20% on multi prints)
• Image transfer belt unit : after 150,000 images
• Image transfer roller unit : after 100,000 prints
• Fusing unit : after 100,000 prints
Specifications
Chapter 6
Specifications of Printer
6-5
Specifications of Printer
Dimensions:
403mm
(15-3/4")
Width 505 mm (20"), Depth 530 mm (203/4"), Height 403 mm (15-3/4")
530mm (20-3/4")
Weight:
505mm (20")
Approximately 35 kg (77-1/4 lbs.)
including the drum cartridge and toner
cartridge
* The environmental zone marked by “X”
on the left represents a critical
X
environment in which the printer can be
left to stand. However, the manufacturer
does not ensure optimal paper passage
performance and image production in
this zone. Be sure to operate the printer
within the operating environment
identified within the bold line.
Temperature (°C)
Options:
• 250-sheet third cassette unit
• Network card
6-6
Specifications
Humidity (%)
Chapter 6
Operating environment:
Temperature:
10°C (50°F) to 35°C (86°F) with a
fluctuation of 10°C (18°F) per hour.
Humidity:
15% to 85% RH with a fluctuation of 20%
per hour.
Specifications of 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit
Specifications of 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit
Paper feeding system: 1-way system
Plain paper, recycled paper 60-90 g/m 2
(16 to 24 lbs.), transparency sheet
Paper size:
A4, letter 8-1/2" × 11",
legal 8-1/2" × 14"
*All paper sizes are lengthwise only
Paper capacity:
Plain and recycled paper/250 sheets,
transparency sheet/50 sheets
Power supply:
Supplied from the printer
Dimensions:
Width 505 mm (20"), Depth 479 mm
(18-3/4"), Height 78 mm (3")
Weight:
Specifications
Chapter 6
479mm (18-3/4")
6-7
505mm (20")
78mm (3" )
Paper types:
Approx. 6.2 kg (13-3/4 lbs.) including the
Cassette
Appendix
Glossary
A
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
Glossary
The following definitions apply specifically to Minolta Color
PageWorks/Pro L Printers.
Black gloss level
The gloss levels for the color black between shiny and flat.
Photographs often look best printed with a shiny black. Text is
usually best printed with a flat, non-reflective black. The black
gloss level can be adjusted in the Image Content dialog.
Brightness
The brightness or darkness of an image. Decreasing brightness
darkens the overall image. Increasing brightness lightens the
overall image.
CMY
Cyan, magenta, and yellow. These color toners are used to create
the subtractive system array of printed colors.
Default
A setting automatically used when you or your application
software do not make a selection.
Drum
The part of the printer mechanism where the image is formed.
Fusing unit
The internal part of a page printer that bonds the toner to the paper.
It consists of heat and pressure rollers that the paper passes through
after toner has been applied.
Image Color Matching
The Windows standard color control features used to produce the
highest quality color output for photographs.
Image Transfer unit
The part inside of a page printer that transfers the image from the
photoconductive drum to the paper.
A-1
Interface
The means by which information is transferred from one part of a
system to another. Refers to the format and procedure for
transmitting data as well as the hardware used to enable the
transmission.
Glossary
Interface connector
The part used to connect a kind of cable for data transfer from
another system.
Appendix A
Glossary
Local printer
A printer that is directly connected to your computer, as opposed to
a remote or network printer.
Media
Materials upon which data is printed, such as envelopes, plain
paper, thick paper, and transparency film.
Network interface card
A part that is installed in the computer in order for the computer to
be connected to a network environment.
Orientation
The direction of print on a page. Printing such that the shorter
edges of the paper are at the top and bottom is called portrait
orientation. Printing such that the longer edges of the paper are at
the top and bottom is called landscape orientation.
Power Save
This is a setting which is used to conserve energy by enabling the
printer to operate in a “power save mode” during a specified
period.
Printable area
The area of the page in which the printer is able to print. Page
printers have a nonprint margin typically about 0.2 inch (5 mm)
wide on each edge of the paper. The printable area is the space
within these margins.
A-2
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
Printer driver
A set of instructions in application software that translates
formatting choices into printer commands. When installing the
application, the user identifies the type of printer being used so that
the application knows which printer driver to use.
Print job
A document that a application has processed and sent either
directly to the printer or to the print queue.
RAM
Random Access Memory. The portion of the printer’s memory
used as a buffer and for storing user-defined characters. All data
stored in RAM is lost when the printer is turned off.
Resolution
Refers to printing clarity. Resolution depends on the number of
dots per inch. High resolution (more dots) is finer and more precise
than low resolution, which is coarser with rougher edges.
ROM
Read Only Memory. A portion of memory that can only be read
and cannot be used for data storage. ROM retains its contents when
you turn off the printer.
Saturation
The level of color vividness.
Spooling
Sending a document to the print queue rather than directly to the
printer. Windows 95 and Windows 98 stores the print queue on the
hard disk and then sends the print jobs to the printer in the order
received. Spooling frees the application you are using for other
tasks.
A-3
Appendix
Quick Reference
Quick Reference
B
Appendix B
The LED Display
Quick Reference
Appendix B
The LED Display
The LED display of the control panel is an important tool for
identifying the operating status of your printer. Use the LED display
in combination with the Troubleshooting chapter of this manual to
maintain the high level of performance that your printer was
engineered to provide.
Indicator lights
On
Off
Blinking
Action key
• The LED display will change as you push the Action key.
• The appearance of this icon throughout this manual
indicates when you need to press the Action key.
B-1
The LED Display
When the Ready LED is on (1/2)
Warming Up +p. 5-6
Ready +p. 5-6
Power Save +p. 5-7
Tray 2 Paper Low
Tray 3 Paper Low
+p. 5-7
+p. 5-7
Tray 1 Paper Empty
Tray 2 Paper Empty
Tray 3 Paper Empty
+pp. 2-23, 2-32,
2-40, 5-8
+pp. 2-26, 2-35, 5-8
+pp. 2-26, 2-35, 5-8
Quick Reference
Appendix B
Initializing +p. 5-6
Slowly
blinking
B-2
The LED Display
When the Ready LED is on (2/2)
No Tray 3 +p. 5-9
Wait Action +p. 5-9
Black Toner Low
Yellow Toner Low
Magenta Toner Low
+pp. 4-1, 5-10
+pp. 4-1, 5-10
+pp. 4-1, 5-10
Cyan Toner Low
Drum Cartridge Almost
Used +pp. 4-11, 5-11
Quick Reference
Appendix B
No Tray 2 +p. 5-9
+pp. 4-1, 5-10
B-3
The LED Display
When the Error LED is on (1/2)
Paper Misfeed 2
Paper Misfeed 3
+pp. 5-12, 5-21
+pp. 5-12, 5-21
+pp. 5-12, 5-21
Video Under Run
Warning Cover Open
Paper Size Error
+p. 5-13
+pp. 2-1, 2-3, 5-13
+pp. 2-23, 5-13
Quick Reference
Appendix B
Paper Misfeed 1
Size Mismatch
+pp. 2-23, 5-13
B-4
The LED Display
When the Error LED is on (2/2)
Replace Yellow Toner/
Put Yellow Toner Cartridge +pp. 4-1, 5-14
Quick Reference
Appendix B
Replace Black Toner/
Put Black Toner Cartridge +pp. 4-1, 5-14
Replace Magenta
Toner/
Put Magenta Toner
Cartridge +pp. 4-1, 5-
14
Replace Cyan Toner/
Put Cyan Toner Cartridge +pp. 4-1, 5-14
Need Oiling Roller
Replace Drum Cartridge/Put Drum Cartridge +pp. 4-11, 5-
I/O Error (Network)
I/O Error (Parallel)
+pp. 2-17, 5-17
+pp. 2-17, 5-17
15
B-5
+pp. 4-11, 4-23, 515
Replace Waste Bottle/
Put Waste Bottle
+pp. 4-11, 5-15
The LED Display
When the Error LED is on (Fatal Error) (1/1)
Transfer Roller
+p. 5-16
SRAM, Drum, ROM,
Engine I/F, CPU
Laser Unit +p. 5-18
Fan Motor +p. 5-18
Main Motor +p. 5-18
Toner Rack +p. 5-19
Fuser +p. 5-19
Transfer Belt +p. 5-
Toner Motor +p. 5-
19
20
B-6
Quick Reference
Appendix B
+p. 5-16
Quick Reference
Appendix B
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Appendix
Index
Index
C
Appendix C
Index
About (Windows 95/Windows 98)
3-22
About (Windows NT 4.0) 3-42
Action key 2-10, B-1
B
Black toner cartridge 2-6, 4-1
Blue (cyan) toner cartridge
2-6, 4-1
C
Canceling a print job directly at the
printer 2-45
Care of printer supplies 1-4
Changing cartridges 4-1
Changing the drum cartridge,
waste bottle and oiling roller
2-6, 2-8, 4-11
Changing the fusing unit and image
transfer roller unit 2-6, 2-8, 4-23
Changing the image transfer
belt unit 2-6, 4-31
Changing the toner cartridge
2-6, 4-1
Choosing Menu Settings
(Windows 95/Windows 98) 3-5
Choosing Menu Settings
(Windows NT 4.0) 3-26
Cleaning the printer 4-39
Clearing a paper misfeed 5-21
Common Buttons
(Windows 95/Windows 98) 3-5
Common Buttons
(Windows NT 4.0) 3-26
Contents xi
Control panel 2-1, 2-9
Controlling Pop Up Messages 3-45
Customer support 5-2
Cyan (Blue) toner cartridge 2-6, 4-1
Index
Appendix C
A
D
C-1
Device Option
(Windows 95/Windows 98) 3-21
Device Option
(Windows NT 4.0) 3-41
Displaying Printer Information 3-47
Displaying the Printer Driver Window (Windows 95/Windows 98) 33
Displaying the Printer Driver Window (Windows NT 4.0) 3-25
Driver Settings
(Windows 95/Windows 98) 3-7
Driver Settings
(Windows NT 4.0) 3-27
Drum cartridge 2-5, 4-11
E
Energy Star Information inside of
front cover
Error LED 2-9
Exiting the Printer Driver
(Windows 95/Windows 98) 3-3
Exiting the Printer Driver
(Windows NT 4.0) 3-25
F
Features viii
Front cover 2-1
Front cover lock release lever 2-1
Fusing unit 2-7, 4-23
G
Glossary A-1
Grips 1-5, 2-1
H
How to troubleshoot 5-1
I
Image (Windows 95/Windows 98)
3-17
Image (Windows NT 4.0) 3-37
Image transfer belt unit 2-5, 4-31
Image transfer roller unit 2-5, 4-23
Improving print quality 5-30
Indicator lights 2-10, 5-5, B-1
Interface connector 2-3
Introduction i
J
Jam (Paper misfeed) 5-21
L
Loading paper 2-23
Loading plain paper/ recycled paper
(Tray 1) 2-23
Loading plain paper/ recycled paper
(Tray 2/ Tray 3) 2-26
Loading special paper
(letterhead/ envelopes/ postcard/
thick paper: Tray 1) 2-39
Loading transparencies/ labels
(Tray 1) 2-31
M
Magenta (red) toner cartridge
2-6, 4-1
Messages 5-5
Misfeed (Paper jam) 5-12, 5-21
Moving the printer 1-5
Multi purpose tray (Tray 1)
2-1, 2-23, 2-32, 2-40
N
Network card panel 2-3
O
Oiling roller 2-7, 4-11
On-line Help 3-46
Opening the Printer Status Display
3-43
Operating environment 1-1
Operation and warning labels 2-15
Output tray 2-1
P
Page Layout
(Windows 95/Windows 98) 3-11
Page Layout (Windows NT 4.0) 3-31
Paper 2-19
Paper (Windows 95/Windows 98) 37
Paper (Windows NT 4.0) 3-27
Paper empty LED 2-9
Paper misfeed (Paper jam)
5-12, 5-21
Paper supplies 2-21
Power cord socket 2-3
Power switch 2-1
Precautions for use 1-1
Printable area 2-21
Printing 2-43
Problems during data transmission
and the print cycle 5-3
Processing
(Windows 95/Windows 98) 3-23
R
Ready LED 2-10
Rear cover 2-3
Rear cover lock release lever 2-3
Red (magenta) toner cartridge
2-6, 4-1
S
Safety information ii
Specifications of printer 6-1
Specifications of 250 sheet
third cassette unit 6-7
Switching Between the Expanded and
Reduced Views 3-46
T
Toner cartridge 2-5, 4-1
The LED Display B-1
The printer, parts and supplies 2-1
Tonner empty LED 2-9
Tray 1 (multi purpose tray)
2-1, 2-23, 2-32, 2-40
Tray 2 (250-sheet second cassette)
2-1, 2-26, 2-35
Tray 3 (250-sheet third cassette)
2-1, 2-26, 2-35
Troubleshooting prior to the transmission of data 5-3
Troubleshooting the print cycle 5-3
Turning the printer ON and OFF
2-17
Two hundred fifty (250) sheet
second cassette (tray 2)
2-1, 2-26, 2-35
Two hundred fifty (250) sheet third
cassette (tray 3) 2-1, 2-26, 2-35
Two hundred fifty (250) sheet third
cassette unit 2-1
U
Using the 32-bit SuperDriver
Setup Dialog
(Windows 95/Windows 98) 3-4
Using the printer 1-2
Using the Printer Driver Under
Windows 95/Windows 98 3-2
Using the Printer Driver Under
Windows NT 4.0 3-24
Using the Printer Status Display
3-43, 3-44
W
Waste bottle 2-5, 4-11
When the Error LED is on
2-14, 5-12, B-4
When the Ready LED is on
2-11, 5-6, B-2
Y
Yellow toner cartridge 2-6, 4-1
C-2
Index
Loading transparencies/ labels
(Tray 2/ Tray 3) 2-35
Appendix C
Index
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