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Brother Laser Printer
HL-1270N
Network built in model
User’s Guide
Please read this manual thoroughly before using the printer. You can print or view this
manual from the CD-ROM at any time, please keep the CD-ROM in a convenient place for
quick and easy reference at all times.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
What is included in the carton? ............................... 1-1
Carton Components ................................................................... 1-1
About your printer ................................................... 1-2
Features of your printer ........................................... 1-3
What are the available printer options? ................... 1-8
Choosing a location ................................................. 1-9
Power Supply............................................................................. 1-9
Environment .............................................................................. 1-9
System Requirements for the Brother Printing Solution
for Windows ®........................................................................ 1-10
What kind of paper can I use? ............................... 1-11
How to load paper in the Paper Cassette ............... 1-16
How to use the Manual Feed Slot.......................... 1-19
How to print on both sides of the paper
(Manual Duplexing) ............................................. 1-24
What do the LED indications mean?..................... 1-27
Ready (Paper) LED indications............................................... 1-28
Data (Toner) LED indications................................................. 1-29
Drum LED indications ............................................................ 1-31
Alarm LED indications............................................................ 1-31
Control Panel Button Operations ............................................ 1-32
More Features .......................................................................... 1-33
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CHAPTER 2 OPTIONS
Optional Accessories and Supplies..........................2-1
The Lower Tray unit ............................................... 2-2
How to add extra Memory....................................... 2-3
How to install additional SIMM memory ................................. 2-4
CHAPTER 3 MAINTENANCE
How to replace the Toner Cartridge.........................3-3
How to replace the Drum Unit ................................ 3-9
How to clean the printer ........................................ 3-14
Cleaning the printer exterior ................................................... 3-14
Cleaning the printer interior and Drum Unit........................... 3-16
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CHAPTER 4 TROUBLESHOOTING
Identifying your problem..........................................4-1
Control Panel Indications ........................................ 4-2
Operator calls and how to clear them........................................ 4-2
Service call indications.............................................................. 4-4
Error Messages in the Status Monitor ..................... 4-6
Error Message Printouts .......................................... 4-8
Paper Handling........................................................ 4-9
PAPER JAMS and how to clear them ................... 4-10
Other .................................................................. 4-15
For DOS users.......................................................................... 4-15
For Apple Macintosh Computers user .................................... 4-16
For iMac and Power Macintosh G3 with USB ....................... 4-16
Improving the print quality.................................... 4-17
How to print correctly ........................................... 4-23
For DOS users.......................................................................... 4-24
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APPENDIX
Printer Technical Specifications............................. A-1
Printing ..................................................................................... A-1
Functions .................................................................................. A-3
Electrical and Mechanical ........................................................ A-4
Parallel Interface Specifications ............................. A-5
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Interface .................... A-7
Network Interface................................................... A-8
Emulation Modes ................................................... A-9
Resident Font ....................................................... A-10
Bitmapped Fonts..................................................................... A-10
Scalable Fonts......................................................................... A-11
75 Scalable and 12 Bitmapped Fonts ..................................... A-11
Symbol Sets / Character Sets................................ A-13
OCR Symbol Sets................................................................... A-13
HP LaserJet 6P Mode ............................................................. A-13
EPSON Mode ......................................................................... A-14
IBM Mode .............................................................................. A-14
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Definitions of Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
The following conventions are used in this User’s Guide:
Warning
Indicates warnings that must be observed to prevent possible personal injury.
!
Caution
Indicates cautions that must be observed to use the printer properly or prevent
damage to the printer.
✒ Note
Indicates notes and useful tips to remember when using the printer.
To Use the Printer Safely
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are
extremely HOT. When you open the front cover or rear cover of the
printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following illustration.
High Temperature
High Temperature
Front view
Rear view
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the
printer, make sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the
power cord from the power outlet.
Turning off the Power Switch and Unplug the Printer
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Shipment of the Printer
If for any reason you must ship your Printer, carefully package the Printer to avoid any
damage during transit. It is recommended that you save and use the original packaging. The
Printer should also be adequately insured with the carrier.
!
Caution
When shipping the Printer, the DRUM UNIT assembly including the TONER
CARTRIDGE must be removed from the Printer and placed in the plastic bag.
Failure to remove the unit and place it in the plastic bag during shipping
will cause severe damage to the Printer and will VOID THE
WARRANTY.
1 Remove the Drum unit assembly.
2 Place it in the plastic bag and seal
the bag completely.
3 Remove the AC cord from the
printer. Re-pack the printer.
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(For USA & CANADA Only)
For technical and operational assistance, please call:
In USA
1-800-276-7746
(outside California)
949-859-9700 Ext. 329 (within California)
In CANADA
1-800-853-6660
514-685-6464
(within Montreal)
If you have comments or suggestions, please write us at:
In USA
Printer Customer Support
Brother International Corporation
15 Musick
Irvine, CA 92718
In CANADA
Brother International Corporation (Canada), Ltd.
- Marketing Dept.
1, rue Hôtel de Ville
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6
BBS
For downloading drivers from our Bulletin Board Service, call:
In USA
1-888-298-3616
In CANADA
1-514-685-2040
Please log on to our BBS with your first name, last name and a four digit number for your
password. Our BBS supports modem speeds up to 14,400, 8 bits no parity, 1 stop bit.
Fax-Back System
Brother Customer Service has installed an easy to use Fax-Back System so you can get
instant answers to common technical questions and product information for all Brother
products. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the system to send
the information to any fax machine, not just the one you are calling from.
Please call 1-800-521-2846 (U.S.A) or 1-800-681-9838 (Canada) and follow the voice prompts
to receive faxed instructions on how to use the system and your index of Fax-Back subjects.
DEALERS/SERVICE CENTERS (USA only)
For the name of an authorized dealer or service center, call 1-800-284-4357.
SERVICE CENTERS (Canada only)
For service center addresses in Canada, call 1-800-853-6660
INTERNET ADDRESS
For technical questions and downloading drivers: http://www.brother.com
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CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
CHAPTER 1
ABOUT THIS PRINTER
What is included in the carton?
Carton Components
When you unpack the printer, check to see that you have all of the following items:
Drum unit assembly
(with toner cartridge included)
AC power cord
Printer
Documents
CD-ROM
Floppy disk
Fig. 1-1 Components in the Printer Carton
Components may differ from one country to another.
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About your printer
Face down output tray
Tray extension flap
Manual feed slot
Control panel
Paper cassette
Front cover
Manual feed paper guides
Fig. 1-2 Front View
Rear cover
Modular jack for lower tray unit
10/100BASE TX
LFA
TEST
Power switch
AC power inlet
Test button
Parallel Interface connector
LED
USB (Universal Serial Interface Bus)
connector
10/100Base TX port
Fig. 1-3 Network Board
Fig. 1-4 Rear View
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CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
Features of your printer
❏ High Resolution and Fast Printing Speed
True 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) and 1200 x 600 dpi for graphics with microfine toner
and up to 12 pages per minute (ppm) print speed (A4 or Letter paper).
❏ Front Operation
Basic operation of the printer can be done from the front of you..
❏ Versatile Paper Handling
This printer loads paper automatically from the paper cassette. The paper cassette can hold
A4, letter, B5, Executive, A5 and A6 size paper. The manual feed slot allows you to load
paper one sheet at a time, so you can use a variety of types and sizes of paper. For
additional information, see “What kind of paper can I use?” in Chapter 1.
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❏ Enhanced Printing Performance and User-Friendly Operation for
Windows®
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®
The dedicated printer drivers for Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows 3.1x and
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Windows NT 4.0 are available on the CD-ROM supplied with your printer. You can
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easily install them into your Windows system using our installer program. The driver
®
supports our unique compression mode to enhance the printing speed in Windows
applications and allows you to choose various printer settings including toner save mode,
custom paper size, sleep mode, gray scale adjustment, resolution and many layout
functions. You can easily set these print options through the Printer Setup Menu.
❏ Quick Print Setup
In a small selection window on your screen, you can easily make changes to settings that
you need to change frequently.
❏ Popular Printer Emulation Support
This printer supports four popular printer emulation modes, HP LaserJet 6P (PCL6),
®
PostScript Level 2 language emulation (Brother BR-Script Level 2), Epson FX-850 and
®
IBM Proprinter XL. When you use DOS application software or Windows version 3.0 or
earlier, you can use any of these emulations to operate the printer. The printer also
supports auto-emulation switching between HP, Brother BR-Script 2 and Epson or HP,
Brother BR-Script 2 and IBM. To select the printer emulation, use the Remote Printer
Console Program.
❏ Printer Status Monitor
The printer driver can monitor the status of your printer using bi-directional
communications via parallel, USB and Ethernet Network.
The printer status monitor program can show the current status of your printer. If an error
occurs, the status monitor will let you know what to correct. For example, when your
printer is out of paper, the status monitor will display “No Paper” and instructions for
loading paper.
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CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
❏ USB Interface (For Windows® 98, iMac and Power Macintosh G3
Using USB)
This printer can be connected using the USB (Universal Serial Bus) Interface to a PC or
Mac that has a USB interface. Drivers that allow you to use the USB port are provided on
the CD-ROM supplied with the printer.
❏ High Resolution Control & Advanced Photoscale Technology
High resolution control (HRC) technology provides clear and crisp printouts. Use this
function to get smooth text print quality.
Advanced Photoscale Technology (APT) enables the printer to print graphics in 256
grayscales, producing nearly photographic quality. Use this function when you want to
print photographic images.
❏ Enhanced Memory Management
The printer provides its own data compression technology in the printer hardware and the
supplied printer driver software, which automatically compresses graphic and font data
efficiently into the printer’s memory. With the printer’s standard memory, you can avoid
memory errors and print most full page 600 dpi graphic and text data, including larger
fonts.
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❏ Network Ready
The Brother printer has built in multi protocol network capability as standard. This allows
multiple host computers to share the printer on a 10/100Mbit Ethernet network. Any user can
print their job as if the printer was directly connected to their computer. Users on Windows
95/98, Windows NT, Unix, Novell, Apple Macintosh, LAN server and OS/2 Warp server
computer can simultaneously access this printer.
For further information, please refer to the ‘Network manual’ supplied with the printer.
Type/Speed
Protocols
Management
Firmware update
Other Features
10/100Base TX Ethernet
Auto speed detection
TCP/IP
DHCP, BOOTP, RARP, NetBIOS over IP
LPR/LPD, Port9100, Custom Port, POP3/SMTP
SMB Print
TELNET, SNMP, HTTP, TFTP
Novell IPX.SPX (Bindery/NDS)
AppleTalk
Web Based Management
BRAdmin32 Windows based management utility
TELNET and Netware Command Console
SNMP/MIB II
HP JetAdmin/ Web JetAdmin Compatible
2MB FLASH ROM. Use BRAdmin32 when
upgrading print server software or BOOTP, TFTP
PUT/GET or IPX for NETWARE
Windows 95/98 Peer to Peer printing software included as standard.
Brother Card Monitor software included for easy macro/font management.
Brother Internet Print (Printing via Email)
Network Print Configuration button
Password protection for Management Access
Factory reset
Features for providing multiple service creation with
custom setup and rest strings.
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CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
❏ Remote Printer Console Program for DOS
The Remote Printer Console (RPC) utility program is available on the CD-ROM supplied
with your printer. When you operate your computer in a DOS (Disk Operating System)
environment, this RPC program allows you to easily change the default settings of the
printer such as fonts, page setup, and emulations.
This RPC program also provides a status monitor program, which is a Terminate-and-Stay
Resident (TSR) program. It can monitor the printer status while running in the background
and report the current status or errors on your computer screen.
❏ Environment-Friendly
Economy Printing Mode
This feature will cut your printing cost by saving toner. For example, you can print draft
copies for proof-reading. You can select from two economy modes—25% toner save and
®
50% toner save—through the Windows printer driver supplied with your printer.
Sleep Mode (Power Save Mode)
When the printer is not used for a certain period of time, sleep mode automatically reduces
power consumption. This printer consumes less than 6 Watts when in sleep mode.
Low Running Cost
Since the toner cartridge is separate from the drum unit, you must replace only the toner
cartridge after approximately 3,000 pages, which is both cost effective and ecologically
friendly. (An optional high capacity toner cartridge that will print up to 6,000 pages is
also available for this printer.)
The actual number of pages printed with a toner cartridge may vary depending on your
average type of print job. The figures quoted are based on 5% coverage per page.
You can print up to 20,000 pages with the drum unit, however there are many factors that
determine the actual drum life.
❏ Bar Code Print
This printer can print the following 11 types of bar codes:
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Code 39
Interleaved 2 of 5
EAN-8
EAN-13
UPC-A
EAN-128
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•
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UPC-E
Codabar
US-PostNet
ISBN
Code 128
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What are the available printer options?
Lower Tray Unit (LT-400)
A lower tray unit expands the paper source capacity. You can load extra paper and switch
between the upper and lower paper cassette automatically. See “The Lower Tray Unit” in
Chapter 2.
❏ SIMM (Memory)
The printer has 4.0 Mbytes of standard memory and one slot for optional additional
memory. The memory can be expanded up to 36 Mbytes by installing a commercially
available single in-line memory modules (SIMM). We recommended that you add
memory if you want to print graphics at higher resolutions. . See “How to add extra
Memory” in Chapter 2.
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CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
Choosing a location
Please take note of the following before using the printer.
Power Supply
•
Use the printer within the specified power range.
AC power:
±10% of the rated power voltage in your country
Frequency:
50 Hz (220 V– 240 V) or 50/60 Hz (110–120 V)
Check the rating plate on the back of the printer for your model’s specification.
• The power cord, including extensions, should not exceed 5 meters (16.5 feet).
• Do not share the same power circuit with other high-power appliances, particularly an air
conditioner, copier, shredder and so on. If it is unavoidable that you must use the printer
with these appliances, it is recommended that you use an isolation transformer or a highfrequency noise filter.
• Use a voltage regulator if the power source is not stable.
Environment
• The printer should be installed near a power outlet, that is easily accessible.
• Use the printer only within the following ranges of temperature and humidity.
Ambient temperature:
10_C to 32.5_C (50_F to 90.5_F)
Ambient humidity:
20% to 80% (without condensation)
• The printer should be used in a well ventilated room.
• Place the printer on a flat, horizontal surface.
• Keep the printer clean. Do not place the printer' in a dusty place.
• Do not place the printer where the ventilation hole of the printer’s fan is obstructed. Allow
approximately 100 mm (4 inches) of space between the printer’s fan and the wall.
• Do not place the printer where it is exposed to direct sunlight. If the printer is must be set
up near a window, cover the window with a blind or heavy curtain to protect the printer
from direct sunlight.
• Do not place the printer near devices that contain magnets or generate magnetic fields.
• Do not subject the printer to strong physical shocks or vibrations.
• Do not expose the printer to open flames or salty or corrosive gasses.
• Do not place objects on top of the printer.
• Do not place the printer near an air conditioner.
• Keep the printer horizontal when you move it.
• Do not cover the slots in the top cover.
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System Requirements for the Brother Printing Solution for
Windows®
The following tables list the system requirements needed to setup and the printer using the
®
Brother Printing Solution for Windows :
• IBM PC or compatible with 80486 SX or higher microprocessor
• 10 MB of space available on your hard disk for the printer driver and all fonts
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®
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• Microsoft Windows 3.1/3.11, Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0
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CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
What kind of paper can I use?
Media Type
Paper Cassette (standard)
Manual
feed sFeed Slot
Paper type
Cut Sheet
Transparency
Cut sheet
Envelope
Organizer
Transparencies
Labels
Other Sizes
Optional Lower Paper
Cassette
Cut Sheet
Paper size
letter, A4, ISO B5, Executive, A5,
A6,
legal (US and Canada Only) and
A4 and letter
letter, A4, B5 (JIS/ISO), Executive,
A5, A6, legal
COM 10, Monarch, C5, DL and
ISO B5
®
Day-Timer J, K, L
A4, Letter
A4, Letter
70-216 x 116-356 mm,
2.75-8.5 x 4.57 -14 inches
letter, A4, ISO B5, Executive, A5
and legal (US and Canada Only)
Paper Specifications
Paper Cassette
Basis Weight
Caliper
Moisture Content
Cut Sheet
2
64 to 105 g/m
(17 to 28 lb.)
0.08 to 0.13 mm
(0.003 to 0.005 inches)
4% to 6% by weight
Manual Feed Slot
Basis Weight
Basis Weight
Caliper
Moisture Content
Cut Sheet
2
64 to 158 g/m
(17 to 43 lb.)
2
64 to 158 g/m
0.08 to 0.2 mm
(0.003 to 0.008 inches)
4% to 6% by weight
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Envelope
2
75 to 90 g/m single thickness
(20 to 24 lb.)
2
75 to 90 g/m single thickness
0.084 to 0.14 mm
(0.003 to 0.005 inches)
single thickness
4% to 6% by weight
Note
• We recommend that you use only labels or transparencies that are designed for laser
printer use.
• To avoid damage to the printer, the printing speed may change for the paper size you are
using.
Paper Capacity
Upper Paper Cassette
A4/Letter paper:
Approx. 250 sheets of 80 g/m
Transparency
10 sheets
2
Up to 27 mm (1.06 inches)
in height (up to the mark)
Output tray (printed pages are face down)
A4/Letter paper:
Approx. 150 sheets of 80 g/m
2
Rear Output tray (printed pages are face up)
Thicker paper:
Single sheet of thicker paper
Recommended Paper
Cut Sheet:
Xerox 4200 (in USA) /
Xerox 80 Premier Paper (in Europe) or
equivalent
Label:
Avery laser label or equivalent
Transparency:
3M CG3300 or equivalent
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CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
Remarks
We recommend that you test paper on this printer before purchasing large quantities,
especially paper of a special type, size or thickness.
Avoid using coated paper, for example, vinyl coated paper.
Avoid using preprinted or highly textured paper.
For optimum print quality, use only the recommended type of paper, especially when using
plain paper or transparencies. For more information on paper specifications, consult your
nearest Brother authorized sales representative or place of purchase.
If the paper has difficulty feeding from the paper cassette, use the manual feed slot and try
again.
To avoid damage to the printer drum unit, do not use acid paper. Use neutral paper.
For optimum print quality, make sure you have selected the appropriate media type in the
printer driver.
Using the printer for special print jobs (for example, printing name cards) for long periods of
time, may degrade the print quality or shorten the life of the drum unit.
Cut Sheet
For best print quality we recommend you use long-grained. Using short-grained paper may
cause a paper jam.
If you are using short-grained paper, it may be the cause of paper jams.
Labels / Transparencies
Do not feed labels with the carrier sheet exposed because it will damage your printer.
We recommend you use only labels or transparencies that are designed for use in laser
printers.
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Special Paper
To avoid paper jams and misfeeds when using paper with punched holes (for example,
organizer sheets), fan the paper well.
Do not use organizer sheets that are stuck together. The glue that is used may cause damage
to the printer.
Before using any paper, make sure that it is not curled. If it is curled, straighten the paper as
much as possible. Feeding curled paper can cause paper jams and misfeeds.
Fig. 1-5 Fan the Paper and
Straighten the Paper
Do not load different types of paper in the paper cassette at the same time, this may cause
paper jams or misfeeds.
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CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
Envelopes
The following types of envelopes are not recommended.
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Damaged, curled, wrinkled, or irregularly shaped envelopes
Extremely shiny or highly textured envelopes
Envelopes with clasps
Envelopes with self-adhesive closures
Envelopes of baggy construction
Envelopes not sharply creased
Embossed envelopes
Envelopes already printed by a laser printer
Envelopes pre-printed on the inside
Envelopes that cannot be arranged uniformly when placed in a pile
Fig. 1-6 Envelopes
Printable Area
The figure below shows the physically printable area.
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
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Unprintable area
Fig. 1-7 Printable Area
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4.2mm
(0.17 in.)
How to load paper in the Paper Cassette
1.
Pull the paper cassette completely out of the printer.
Fig. 1-8 Pull out the paper cassette
2.
Slide the width and length paper guides to fit the size of paper you want to load. Make sure
the tip of the paper guides fit into the slots correctly.
Fig. 1-9 Adjust the paper guides
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3.
Load paper into the paper cassette. Make sure that the paper is flat in the cassette in all four
corners.
Fig. 1-10 Load the paper
Note
2
Do not load more than 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m ) in the cassette, or paper jams may occur.
Paper can be loaded up to the maximum paper height guide.
Fig. 1-11 Maximum Paper Height Guide
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4.
Slide the paper cassette into the printer until it locks into place.
Note
• Unfold the output tray extension to prevent the paper from sliding off the front output
tray.
Fig. 1-12 Unfold the output tray extension
• If you choose not to use the output tray extension, we recommend that you remove printed
pages immediately they exit the printer.
!
Caution
Remove each sheet immediately especially when you use special paper such as transparencies.
Fig. 1-13 Remove each sheet
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How to use the Manual Feed Slot
Note
• Use both hands to insert the paper into the manual feed slot.
• When you insert paper into the manual feed slot, the printer turns on the manual feed
mode.
• We recommended you use the paper cassette when you are using paper that is between A4
2
2
and A6 in size and between 64 g/m and 105 g/m .
You can also view the technique of manually loading one sheet of paper at a time in the
instructional video on the supplied CD-ROM.
1.
Select Manual feed mode in the printer driver.
<Windows® 95 / 98 and Windows 3.1x>
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<WindowsNT® 4.0>
Fig. 1-14 Select manual feed mode
2.
Send the print data to the printer.
Note
A “NO PAPER” message is shown in the Status Monitor until you insert a sheet of paper into
the manual feed slot.
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3.
Use both hands to slide the manual feed slot paper guides to the paper width to be used.
Fig. 1-15 Set the width of the manual feed slot paper guides
4.
Using both hands, insert the paper into the manual feed slot until the front edge of the paper
touches the paper feed roller. Hold the paper in this position until the printer feeds in the
paper a short distance, then let go of the paper.
Fig. 1-16 Insert the paper
5.
After the printer ejects the printed page, repeat Step 4 for each sheet of paper you want to
print.
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To print on thicker paper and card stock
When you rear cover is lifted up, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed
slot to the rear of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print
on thicker paper or card stock.
☛ 1.
Select manual feed mode in the printer driver.
☛ 2.
Lift up the rear cover at the rear of the printer.
Fig. 1-17 Lift up the rear cover
☛ 3.
Send the print data as usual.
✒ Note
A “NO PAPER” message is shown in the Status Monitor until you insert a sheet of paper into
the manual feed slot.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
Use both to slide the manual feed slot paper guides to the paper width be used.
Using both hands, insert the paper into the manual feed slot until the front edge of the paper
touches the paper feed roller. Hold the paper in this position until the printer feeds in the
paper a short distance, then let go of the paper.
After the printer ejects the printed page, repeat Step 5 for each sheet of paper you want to
print.
Close the rear cover of the printer.
!
Caution
• Remove each sheet immediately after it exits printer. Stacking the sheets may cause them
to curl or jam.
Fig. 1-18 Remove each sheet immediately
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How to print on both sides of the paper (Manual
Duplexing)
®
®
®
The supplied printer drivers for Windows 95/98, Windows 3.1x and Windows NT 4.0 all
enable manual duplex printing. For more information about how to make the settings, see the
Help text in the printer driver.
Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper
1 It may cause wrinkling if the paper is too thin.
2 If paper is curled, straighten it and then place it in the paper cassette.
3 The paper type should be regular paper. Do not use bond paper.
4 When placing paper in the paper cassette, empty the cassette first, then insert the printed
paper only, printed side face up. (Do not add printed paper on top of unprinted paper.)
5 If the paper is not feeding correctly, it is possible that the paper is curled. Remove the
paper and straighten it.
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To print on both sides of the paper from the paper cassette
1.
Select the required manual duplex printing mode from the driver.
2.
The printer automatically will print all the even numbered pages on one side of the paper first.
3.
Remove the printed even numbered pages from the output tray and re-insert them into the
paper cassette, loading the paper with the side to be printed (blank side) face down, and the
top edge toward you. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
Fig. 1-19 Paper orientation for the paper cassette
4.
The printer now automatically will print all the odd pages on the reverse side of the paper.
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To print on both sides of the paper from the manual feed slot
!
Caution
• Before re-inserting the sheets, straighten them, or you may get paper feed errors.
• The use of very thin or very thick paper is not recommended.
• When you use the Manual Duplex function, it is possible that paper jams may occur or
print quality may not be satisfactory. If a paper jam occurs, please see to “PAPER JAMS
and how to clear them” in Chapter 4.
1.
2.
3.
Select the required manual duplex printing mode and manual feed mode from the driver.
Using both hands, insert the paper into the manual feed slot with the side to be
printed first facing up.
Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
Repeat this process until you have printed all the even numbered pages.
Remove the printed even numbered pages from the output tray and re-insert them in order into
the manual feed slot, loading the paper with the side to be printed (blank side) face up, and the
top of the printed side towards the printer. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
Fig. 1-20 Paper operation for the manual feed slot
4.
Repeat Step 3 until you have printed all the odd numbered pages on the reverse side of the
paper.
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What do the LED indications mean?
This section refers to the LED and button on the printer control panel.
The LED indications shown in the table below are used in the illustrations in this chapter.
❍
LED is Off
LED is Blinking
LED is On
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Fig. 1-21 LEDs and Button on the Control Panel
✒ Note
When the power switch is off or the printer is in sleep mode, all LEDs including the Ready
LED will be off.
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Ready (Paper) LED indications
The Ready LED indicates the current status of the printer.
LED
Off
❍
Blinking
On
Printer status
The power switch is off or the printer is in sleep mode. If the printer
is in sleep mode, it will wake up automatically when it receives data
or when you press the control panel button.
(Blinking at 1 second intervals)
The printer is warming up.
(Blinking at 2 seconds intervals)
The printer is cooling down and stops printing until the internal
temperature of the printer is lower.
The printer is ready to print.
The Ready LED also works as the Paper LED when the Alarm LED is also lit. They will
blink simultaneously to indicate a paper error
LED
Error
Paper jam
Action
Clear the paper jam referring to
Chapter. See Chapter 4 “PAPER
JAMS and How to clear them” and
press the panel button if the printer
does not automatically resume
printing.
No paper
Load paper in the printer. See “How to
load paper into the Paper cassette” in
Chapter 1. Then press the panel button.
Misfeed
Reinstall the paper and press the panel
button.
No paper
Load paper in the printer referring to
“How to load paper into the Paper
cassette” in Chapter 1 and press the
panel button.
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
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Data (Toner) LED indications
The Data LED indicates the current status of the print data process.
LED
Off
❍
Blinking
On
Printer status
The printer has no print data.
The printer is receiving data from the computer or the printer is
processing data in memory.
Print data remains in the printer memory. If the Data LED is on for a
long period of time and nothing has printed, press the button to print
the remaining data.
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This LED also works as the Toner LED when the Alarm LED is also lit. They will blink
simultaneously to indicate a toner error. See “How to replace the Toner cartridge” in Chapter
3.
LED
Error
Toner low
Action
Indicates that the toner cartridge is
nearly empty. Purchase a new toner
cartridge and have it ready for when
Toner empty is indicated.
Toner empty
Replace the toner cartridge with a new
one. See “How to replace the Toner
Cartridge” in Chapter 3.
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Blinking every 5 seconds
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
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Drum LED indications
The Drum LED indicates the drum unit is nearly at the end of its life.
LED
Printer status
The drum unit can be used.
❍
●
The drum unit is near the end of its life. Purchase a new drum unit to
replace the current one. See “How to replace the drum unit” in
Chapter 3.
Alarm LED indications
The Alarm LED blinks (with no other LEDs) to indicate a printer error status such as
“COVER OPEN” or “MEMORY FULL.” If any other error occurs, the printer indicates the
error by blinking the Alarm LED with another LED or by printing an error report. For
additional information, see “Control Panel Indications” in Chapter 4.
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Control Panel Button Operations
The control panel button is used for the following purposes depending on the situation.
Cancel Printing
If you press the button during printing, the printer immediately stops printing and ejects the
paper.
Wake-Up
If the printer is in sleep mode, pressing the button wakes it up into the Ready mode. It will
take up to 45 seconds for the printer to go into the Ready mode.
Form Feed
If the Data LED is on, press the button. The printer prints any data that is remaining in the
printer memory: this operation is called “Form Feed.”
Error Recovery
If an error occurs, the printer will recover from some errors automatically. If the error does
not clear automatically, then press the button to clear the error and continue print.
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More Features
The printer has the following useful features:
Sleep Mode
When the printer does not receive data for a certain period of time (timeout), it enters sleep
mode. Sleep mode acts as though the printer was turned off. The default timeout is 5
minutes, it is automatically adjusted to the most suitable time-out setting depending on the
frequency of your printer use (Intelligent Sleep Mode). While the printer is in sleep mode, all
the LEDs are off and it is as if the printer was turned off, however the printer can still receive
data from the computer. The printer automatically wakes up when it receives at print file or
document. Pressing the button also wakes up the printer.
✒ Note
• When the printer goes into sleep mode, the fan will not stop until the printer engine has
cooled down.
• Sleep mode allows the print engine to cool, so the temperature of your room and how long
the printer has been in sleep mode affects the warm-up time. This warm-up time can take
up to 45 seconds. The Ready LED will blink to indicate that the printer is warming up.
• You can change the timeout for sleep mode with the supplied printer driver (all models) or
Remote Printer Console program. Refer to the Help section in the printer driver or RPC
program for more information about the sleep mode setting.
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Test Print Mode
The printer has the following test print modes. Follow these steps:
☛ 1.
Make sure that the front cover is closed.
☛ 2.
Hold down the control panel button and turn on the power switch. Keep the button depressed
until the Drum LED comes on.
The Drum LED illuminates to indicate that the printer is in the test print mode.
☛ 3.
Release the button and then press it again to execute the test print, or hold down the button to
select another option as shown in the table below and then release the button and press it again
to execute the selected option.
LED Lit
Drum
Choice
Test Sample Page
Ready
Print Config &
Print Fonts I
Alarm
Factory Reset
Data
Hex Dump Print
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Function
The printer prints a test sample page.
The printer returns to the Ready status after
printing.
The printer prints the current configuration
of the printer and a list of the internal fonts.
The printer returns to the Ready status after
printing.
The printer is restored to the factory setting
and permanent fonts and macros are
cleared.
The printer returns to the Ready status after
printing.
The printer can print data as hexadecimal
values so that you can check data errors and
problems. To exit from this mode, you
must turn off the printer.
CHAPTER 2 OPTIONS
CHAPTER2
OPTIONS
Optional Accessories and Supplies
This printer has the following optional accessories and supplies, and you can increase the
capabilities of the printer with these items.
Supplies
1
2
Item
Toner cartridge
Drum unit
1
1
Information
See page 3-3
See page 3-9
2
1
Item
Lower Tray Unit
2
SIMM
Features
Paper feeder and
250 sheet tray
The memory can be expanded
up to 36 Mbytes
2
2-1
Information
See page 2-2
See page 2-3
The Lower Tray unit
The lower tray unit is an optional device that functions as a third paper source. It can hold a
2
maximum of 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m ).
To purchase the optional lower tray unit, please see the dealer or store where you purchased
the printer.
Fig. 2-1 Loading Paper in the Lower Tray Unit
With the lower tray unit installed, load paper in the lower paper cassette in exactly the same
way that you load paper in the upper paper cassette.
As shown below, the paper sizes that may be used in the lower paper cassette are not the same
as the paper sizes for the upper paper cassette.
Paper type
Cut sheet
!
Available size
letter, A4, ISO B5, Executive, A5
and legal (US and Canada Only)
Weight and capacity
2
64 to 105 g/m plain
paper (17 to 28 lb.)
250 sheets
Caution
If a paper jam occurs when using the lower tray unit, check for correct installation of the
paper cassette.
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CHAPTER 2 OPTIONS
How to add extra Memory
This printer has 4 Mbytes of standard memory and a slot for optional additional memory. The
memory can be expanded up to a total of 36 Mbytes by installing a commercially available
single in-line memory module (SIMM).
Additional memory is useful and may be necessary if you are using the Page Protection
function.
It will also help if you are printing a page that is complex or at high resolution or is a complex
PostScript Document.
This printer can accept memory SIMM with the following specifications:
Speed
Pin Type
Height
Output
60 nsec - 80 nsec
72 pin
35.00 mm (1.38”) or
less
32 bit or 36 bit
✒ Note
®
This printer can also support a resolution of true 600 dpi and 1200 x 600 dpi under Windows
®
®
95/98, Windows 3.1x and Windows NT 4.0 with the supplied printer driver. We recommend
that you expand the printer memory to avoid any memory full errors.
✒ Note
The printer has only one slot for a SIMM upgrade. If you want to increase your printer
memory again after you have already installed a SIMM module into the slot, you must remove
the previously installed SIMM first. For example, if you had previously increased the printer
memory from the standard 4MB to 12MB by adding an 8MB SIMM and you wish to increase
your total memory to 36 MB, you must remove the installed 8MB SIMM and install a new
32MB SIMM into the printer.
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How to install additional SIMM memory
To install the SIMM, follow these steps:
☛ 1.
Turn off the power switch and unplug the AC cord from the AC outlet. Disconnect the cable
from the printer.
Fig. 2-2 Unplug the AC Cord and Disconnect the Interface Cable
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!
Caution
Be sure to turn off the power switch and unplug the AC cord to the printer before installing or
removing the SIMM to/from the main controller PCB.
☛ 2.
Open the Rear Paper exit cover. Unscrew the screws securing the access cover and remove it.
Fig. 2-3 Removing the Main Controller PCB
☛ 3.
Unscrew the network board securing screws and remove it.
Fig. 2-4 Removing the Network Board
2-5
☛ 4.
Unpack the SIMM and hold it by its edge.
!
Caution
SIMM boards may be damaged by even a small amount of static electricity. Do not touch the
memory chips or the board surface. When handling the board and before installing or
removing it, wear an antistatic wrist strap, or frequently touch the surface of the antistatic
package or bare metal on the printer.
☛ 5.
Install the SIMM into the slot at an angle and then gently push it toward the vertical until it
clicks into place.
Fig. 2-5 Install the SIMM
☛ 6.
Re-install the network board and secure it with the screws removed in 3 above.
☛ 7.
Secure the access cover with the two screws. Close the Rear Paper exit cover.
☛ 8.
Reconnect the cable from your computer. Plug the power cord into the AC outlet and turn on
the power switch.
☛ 9.
To check that the SIMM is installed correctly, perform a Test Print “Print Configuration” to
see if the current total memory size has been updated.
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CHAPTER 3 MAINTENANCE
CHAPTER3
MAINTENANCE
The following are maintenance messages that appear on the LEDs. These messages prompt
you to replace each of the consumables before they run out.
LED Maintenance
Message
Toner empty
Consumable to
Replace
Toner cartridge
Approximate Life
3,000 pages *
(Standard toner
cartridge)
How to
Replace
See 3-3
Drum
6,000 pages *
(High Capacity toner
cartridge)
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Drum life
Drum unit
Up to 20,000 pages *
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
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See 3-9
Periodic maintenance parts
To maintain print quality, the parts listed below should be replaced after printing the following
number of pages.
Item
Fixing unit
Approximate Life
50,000 pages *
Separator pad holder
assembly
Pick up roller
assembly
50,000 pages *
50,000 pages *
To purchase replacement
Call Customer Support, see
page ix
Call Customer Support, see
page ix
Call Customer Support, see
page ix
* The actual number of printed pages may vary depending on your average type of
print job and type of paper. The figures quoted are based upon 5% coverage per page.
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How to replace the Toner Cartridge
When the Standard Capacity toner cartridge is used, the printer can print approximately 3,000
pages at 5% coverage on A4/Letter size paper with one toner cartridge. When the High
Capacity toner cartridge is used, approximately 6,000 pages can be printed under the same
conditions. When the toner cartridge is running low, the Alarm and Data (Toner) LEDs
blink once every 5 seconds to indicate the toner is depleted and will soon run out.
✒ Note
• Actual page count will vary depending on your average document type. (i.e. standard
letter, detailed graphics, etc.)
• We recommend that you always keep a new toner cartridge ready for use in case you get a
toner low warning.
• Discard the used toner cartridge according to your local regulations. If you are not sure of
them, consult your local dealer. Be sure to seal the toner cartridge tightly so that toner
powder does not spill out of the cartridge. Dispose of the used toner cartridge in
accordance with local plastic waste regulations.
• We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the toner cartridge. See “How
to clean the printer” in this chapter. You can view a demonstration on the CD video.
• There are many factors that determine the actual toner life, such as temperature, humidity,
the type of paper that you use, the number of pages per print job, etc. Under ideal
conditions, the average toner life is estimated at approximately 3,000 pages (Standard
Capacity toner cartridge) / 6,000 pages (High Capacity toner cartridge). The actual
number of pages that your toner will print may be significantly less than this estimate.
Because we have no control over the many factors that determine the actual toner life, we
cannot guarantee a minimum number of pages that will be printed by your toner.
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Fig. 3-1 Toner low indication
3-3
✒ Note
Both Alarm and Data (Toner) LEDs will blink continuously to indicate that the toner is
nearly empty. This blinking does not stop until you have installed a new toner cartridge.
The toner cartridge is replaced in the following way. You can also view the toner cartridge
replacement method in the instructional video on the supplied CD-ROM:
☛ 1.
Open the front cover. Pull out the drum unit assembly.
Fig. 3-2 Removing the drum unit
!
Caution
It is a good idea to place the drum unit assembly on a piece of cloth or disposable paper in
case you accidentally spill or scatter the toner.
To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, do not touch the electrodes
shown below.
Fig 3-3 Electrodes
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☛ 2.
Place the drum unit assembly on a piece of cloth or disposable paper that is on a flat,
horizontal surface. Pull the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly while holding down
the lock lever with your right hand.
Hold down this
Lock Lever.
Fig. 3-4 Removing the old toner cartridge
!
Caution
Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, immediately
wipe or wash it off with cold water.
☛ 3.
Unpack the new toner cartridge. Keeping it horizontal, gently rock it from side to side 5 or 6
times to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
Fig. 3-5 Rocking the toner cartridge
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☛ 4.
Remove the protective cover.
Fig.3-6 Remove the protective cover
!
Caution
Wait to unpack the toner cartridge until immediately before you are ready to install it into
the printer. If toner cartridges are left unpacked for a long period of time, the toner life is
shortened.
If an unpacked drum unit is subjected to excessive direct sunlight or room light, the unit
may be damaged.
Use only a genuine Brother toner cartridge which is specially formulated to ensure top
print quality.
Printing with a 3rd party toner or 3rd party toner cartridge may reduce not only the print
quality but also the quality and life of the printer itself. It may also cause serious damage
to the performance and life of a genuine Brother drum unit. Warranty coverage does not
apply to problems caused by the use of 3rd party toner or 3rd party toner cartridges.
Printing with a 3rd party drum unit or OPC drum may reduce not only the print quality but
also the quality and life of the printer itself. It may also cause serious damage to the
performance and life of a genuine Brother drum unit. Warranty coverage does not apply to
problems or damage caused by the use of a 3rd party drum unit or OPC drum.
Install the toner cartridge immediately after you remove the protective cover. Do not touch
the shaded part shown below.
Fig. 3-7 Developer roller
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☛ 5.
Install the new toner cartridge into the drum unit until it clicks into place. When the toner
cartridge is installed correctly, the lock lever is lifted and locks automatically.
This Lock Lever is up
until this position.
X
Fig. 3-9 Installing the toner cartridge
into the drum unit
!
Caution
Make sure the toner cartridge is installed correctly, or the toner cartridge may separate from
the drum unit when you hold the drum unit assembly.
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☛ 6.
Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the blue tab to the right
and the left ends several times. Return the tab to the Home position before reinstalling the
drum unit assembly.
Home Position (▲)
Fig. 3-10 Cleaning the primary corona wire
!
Caution
Make sure that you return the tab to the home position (▲ mark position) before reinstalling
the drum unit assembly into the printer otherwise printed pages may have vertical stripes.
☛ 7.
Re-install the drum unit assembly into the printer and close the front cover.
Fig 3-11 Re-install the drum unit assembly
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How to replace the Drum Unit
The printer uses a drum unit to create the print images on paper. If the Drum LED is lit it
indicates the drum unit is near the end of its life. Purchase a new drum unit to replace the
current one. Even if the Drum LED is on, you may be able to continue to print without
replacing the drum unit for a while. However, if there is a noticeable deterioration in the
output print quality even before the Drum LED lights, then the drum unit should be replaced.
You should clean the printer when you replace the drum unit. See “How to clean the printer”
in this chapter and in the instructional video on the supplied CD-ROM.
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Fig. 3-12 Drum unit near the end of its Life
!
Caution
When removing the drum unit, handle it carefully because it contains toner.
✒ Note
The drum unit is a consumable, and it is necessary to replace it periodically.
There are many factors that determine the actual drum life, such as temperature, humidity,
type of paper and toner that you use, the number of pages per print job, etc. Under ideal
conditions, the average drum life is estimated at approximately 20,000 pages. The actual
number of pages that your drum will print may be significantly less than this estimate.
Because we have no control over the many factors that determine the actual drum life, we
cannot guarantee a minimum number of pages that will be printed by your drum.
For best performance, use only genuine Brother toner. The product should be used only in
a clean, dust-free environment with adequate ventilation.
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You can also view the drum unit replacement method in the instructional video on the
supplied CD-ROM.
Follow these steps to replace the drum unit.
☛ 1.
Open the front cover of the printer and pull out the drum unit assembly.
Fig. 3-13 Removing the drum unit assembly
!
Caution
To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, do no touch the electrodes shown
below.
Fig 3-14 Electrodes
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☛ 2.
Place the drum unit assembly on a piece of cloth or disposable paper that is on a flat,
horizontal surface. Pull the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly while holding down
the lock lever with your right hand.
Hold down this
Lock Lever.
Fig. 3-15 Removing the toner cartridge
✒ Note
Discard the used drum unit according to local regulations. If you are not sure of them,
consult your local dealer/retailer. Be sure to seal up the drum unit tightly so that toner
powder does not spill out of the unit.
It is recommended to put the drum unit on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case of
accidental toner spill or scatter.
Handle the toner cartridge carefully as it contains toner. If toner scatters and your hands or
clothes get dirty, wipe or wash it off with cold water immediately.
☛ 3.
Unpack the new drum unit.
!
Caution
Only unpack a drum unit immediately before you need to install it into the printer. If an
unpacked drum unit is subjected to excessive direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be
damaged.
Handle the drum unit carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it
off with cold water immediately.
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☛ 4.
Install the toner cartridge into the new drum unit until it locks into place, indicated by a click.
When the toner cartridge is installed correctly, the lock lever is lifted automatically.
!
Caution
Make sure that the toner cartridge is installed correctly, or the toner cartridge may separate
from the drum unit when you hold the drum unit assembly.
This Lock Lever is up
until this position.
X
Fig. 3-16 Install the toner cartridge into the drum unit
☛ 5.
Install the drum unit assembly into the printer.
Fig. 3-17 Installing the drum unit
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☛ 6.
Make sure the printer is turned on, the front cover is open and the Drum and Alarm LEDs are
illuminated.
☛ 7.
Reset the page counter. See the instructions supplied with the new drum unit.
!
Caution
When you replace only the toner cartridge, do not reset the page counter.
☛ 8.
Close the front cover.
☛ 9.
Make sure that the Drum LED is now off.
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How to clean the printer
Clean the printer exterior and interior periodically. If printed pages get stained with toner,
clean the printer interior and drum unit.
Cleaning the printer exterior
✒ Note
Clean the printer exterior using the information in the following instructions. This procedure
is demonstrated in the instructional video on the supplied CD-ROM.
☛ 1.
Turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord.
Warning
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the printer, make
sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the power cord from the
power outlet.
Fig. 3-18 Turning off the switch and unplugging the power cord
☛ 2.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
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!
Caution
Use water or neutral detergents for cleaning. Cleaning with volatile liquids such as thinners or
benzene will damage the surface of the printer.
☛ 3.
Wipe dirt and dust away from the printer exterior with the damp cloth and allow the printer to
dry completely before turning the power on again.
☛ 4.
Plug in the power cord.
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Cleaning the printer interior and Drum Unit
✒ Note
Clean the printer interior and the drum unit following the instructions below. You can view
this procedure in the instructional video on the supplied CD-ROM.
☛ 1.
Turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord.
Warning
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the printer,
make sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the
power cord
from the outlet.
Fig. 3-19 Turning off the switch and unplugging the power cord
☛ 2.
Open the front cover of the printer.
☛ 3.
Take the drum unit assembly out of the printer and place it to one side.
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Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely
HOT. When you open the front cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts
shown in the following illustration.
High Temperature
High Temperature
Front view
Rear view
Fig. 3-20 Inside the printer
☛ 4.
Gently wipe the scanner window with a soft dry cloth.
Scanner Window
Fig. 3-21 Cleaning the scanner window
!
Caution
Do not touch the scanner window with your fingers.
Do not wipe the scanner window with cleaning alcohol (isopropyl).
Handle the drum unit carefully because it contains toner. If toner scatters and your hands
or cloths get dirty, immediately wipe or wash it off with cold water.
✒ Note
It is a good idea to place the drum unit on a piece of cloth or disposable paper in case you
accidentally spill or scatter the toner.
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☛ 5.
Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the tab to the right hand
end and left hand end several times.
Home Position (▲)
Fig. 3-22 Cleaning the primary corona wire
☛ 6.
Return the tab to the Home position before reinstalling the drum unit assembly into the printer.
!
Caution
Be sure to position the tab at the Home position, or printed pages may have vertical stripes.
☛ 7.
Install the drum unit assembly into the printer.
See the section “How to replace the Drum unit” earlier in this Chapter.
☛ 8.
Close the front cover.
☛ 9.
Plug in the power cord and turn on the power switch.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Identifying your problem
First, check the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The power plug is connected correctly and the printer is turned on.
All of the protective parts have been removed.
The toner cartridge and drum unit are installed correctly.
The Front Cover is completely closed.
Paper is loaded correctly in the paper cassette.
The interface cable is securely connected between the printer and computer.
The correct driver for the printer is installed and selected.
The PC is set up to connect to the correct printer port.
Printer does not print
If you did not solve your problem with the above checks, please find your problem in the following list
and go to the recommended section.
• Printer LED is blinking
Go to “Control Panel Indications” on page 4-2.
• Status Monitor Error
Message appears
Go to “Error messages in the Status Monitor” on
page 4-6.
• Printed Error Message
Go to “Error Messages printouts” on page 4-8.
• Paper Handling
Go to “Paper Handling” on page 4-9, or “PAPER
JAMS and how to clear them” on page 4-10.
• Other
Go to “Others” on page 4-15.
Pages are printed, however there are problems with:• Print quality
Go to “Improving the print quality” on page 4-17.
• Printout is incorrect
Go to “How to Print correctly” on page 4-23.
Network Problems
Please see Network User’s Guide
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Control Panel Indications
Operator calls and how to clear them
The LED indications as shown in the table below are used in the illustrations in this chapter.
❍
LED is Off
LED is Blinking
LED is On
If a recoverable error occurs, the printer indicates an ‘operator call’ by the LED indications as
shown in the table below.
Identify the error from the table below and take the action described for each indication to
correct it. The printer automatically recovers from most errors, but you may also need to reset
the printer with the panel button as described below.
For example, the following are the indications when the toner is low.
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Fig. 4-1 LED indications caused by low toner
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LED
Error
Paper jam
Action
Clear the paper jam. See the next
section “PAPER JAMS and how to
clear them”. Press the panel button if
the printer does not automatically
resume printing.
No paper
Load paper into the printer . See
Chapter 1, then press the panel button.
Misfeed
Reinstall the paper and press the panel
button.
Indicates that the toner cartridge is
nearly empty. Purchase a new toner
cartridge and have it ready for when
Toner Empty status is indicated.
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Toner Low
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
(every 5 seconds)
Toner empty
Drum
Ready
Paper
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Toner
Data
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Replace the toner cartridge with a new
one. See Chapter 3.
Service call indications
If an unrecoverable error occurs, the printer will indicate the need for a service call by
illuminating all the LEDs, followed by a combination of LEDs as shown below:
For example, the following are the indications when a Fuser malfunction error occurs.
Drum
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Fig. 4-2 LED indications caused by a fuser malfunction error
Service Call
Fuser
Malfunction
Laser BD
Malfunction
Scanner
Malfunction
❍
Drum
ROM Error
❍
Ready
❍
Alarm
❍
❍
❍
Data
❍
❍
❍
❍
Service Call
D-RAM
Error
Service A
Service B
Engine
Interface
Error
❍
❍
Drum
Ready
❍
❍
❍
❍
Alarm
Data
❍
❍
Service Call
NV-RAM
Error
Main motor
Malfunction
❍
Drum
Ready
❍
Alarm
Data
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❍
CPU Runtime
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If you see any of these service call indications, turn off the power switch, wait a few seconds,
then turn it on and try to print again.
If you cannot clear the error and see the same service call indication after turning on the
printer, consult your dealer or our authorized service representative. Please note the indication
and report the error status and problem by referring to the above table.
✒ Note
Make sure the front cover is completely closed before requesting a Service call.
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Error Messages in the Status Monitor
The Status Monitor will report problems with the printer as defined in the following table.
Take the corrective actions for the error message that is suggested in the Status Monitor
reports.
Error Message
COVER OPEN
NO PAPER or
MISFEED
PAPER JAM
TONER LOW
TONER EMPTY
PRINT OVERRUN
Action
• Close the front cover of the printer.
• The paper cassette may be out of paper or not properly
installed. If it is empty, load a new stack of paper into the
paper cassette.
• If there is paper in the paper cassette, make sure it is straight.
If the paper is curled, straighten it before printing. Sometimes
it is helpful to remove the paper, turn the stack over and place
it back in the paper cassette.
• Reduce the amount of paper in the paper cassette, then try
again.
• Make sure you use paper that meets Brother’s recommended
paper specifications. See “What kind of paper can I use” in
Chapter 1.
• See “PAPER JAMS and how clear them”.
• Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready for when the
Toner Empty status is indicated.
• Refer to “How to replace the Toner cartridge” in Chapter 3 or
view the instructional video on the CD-ROM.
• Press the panel button to print the data remaining in the
printer.
• If this does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your
document or reduce the print resolution.
• Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially
available SIMM. See “How to add extra Memory” in Chapter
2. Set page protection to ON by using the supplied Windows
driver or RPC program.
• Change the following settings in the supplied Windows driver
and try again. The best combination of settings below will
vary depending on your document.
Graphics Mode
TM
True Type mode
TM
Use Printer True Type Fonts
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Error Message
MEMORY FULL
RESOLUTION ADAPTED
(The printer has printed the
document at a reduced
resolution.)
FUSER MALFUNCTION
LASER BD MALFUNCTION
SCANNER MALFUNCTION
D-RAM ERROR
NV-RAM ERROR
MAIN MOTOR ERROR
ENGINE INTERFACE ERROR
Action
• Press the panel button to print the data remaining in the
printer.
• Reduce the print resolution or reduce the complexity of your
document.
• Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially
available SIMM. Refer to “How to add extra Memory” in
Chapter 2.
• Reduce the complexity of your document before you print to
prevent automatic reduction of the resolution.
• Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially
available SIMM memory. Refer to “How to add extra
Memory” in Chapter 2.
• Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it
on again.
• Leave the printer for 10 minutes with the power on. If the
error occurs again, consult your dealer.
• Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it
on again. If the error occurs again, consult your dealer.
• Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it
on again. If the error occurs again, consult your dealer.
• Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it
on again. If the error occurs again, consult your dealer.
• Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it
on again. If the error occurs again, consult your dealer.
• Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it
on again. If the error occurs again, consult your dealer.
• Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it
on again. If the error occurs again, consult your dealer.
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Error Message Printouts
The printer will report problems by printing an error message as defined in the following
table. Take the corrective actions for the error message the Printout reports.
Error Message
MEMORY FULL
PRINT OVERRUN
RESOLUTION ADAPTED
(The printer has printed the
document at a reduced
resolution)
Action
• Press the panel button to print the data remaining in the
printer.
• Reduce the print resolution or reduce the complexity of your
document.
• Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially
available SIMM. See “How to add extra Memory” in Chapter
2.
• Press the panel button to print the data remaining in the
printer.
• If this does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your
document or reduce the print resolution.
• Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially
available SIMM. Refer to “How to add extra Memory” in
Chapter 2. Set page protection to ON by using the supplied
Windows driver or RPC program.
• Change the following settings in the supplied Windows driver
and try again. The best combination of settings below will
vary depending on your document.
Graphics Mode
TM
True Type mode
TM
Use Printer True Type Fonts
• Reduce the complexity of your document before you print to
prevent automatic reduction in the resolution.
• Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially
available SIMM. See “How to add extra Memory” in Chapter
2.
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Paper Handling
First, ensure that you are using paper that meets Brother recommended paper specifications. See “What kind of
paper can I use” in Chapter 1.
Problem
The printer does not load
paper.
The printer does not feed paper
from the manual feed slot.
The printer will not feed
envelopes.
A paper jam has occurred.
The printer does not print to
the output tray.
The printer does not print on
the specified paper.
(Optional Lower Tray Unit
Only)
Recommendation
• If there is paper in the paper cassette, make sure it is straight. If
the paper is curled, you should straighten it before printing.
Sometimes it is helpful to remove the paper, turn the stack over
and put it back into the paper cassette.
• Reduce the amount of paper in the paper cassette, then try again.
• Check that manual feed mode is not selected in the printer
driver.
• Re-insert the paper firmly, one sheet at a time.
• Make sure the manual feed mode is selected in the printer driver.
• The printer can feed envelopes from the manual feed slot. Make
sure your application software is set up correctly to print on the
envelope size you are using. This is usually done in the page
setup or document setup menu of your software. See your
software application manual.
• See “PAPER JAMS and how to clear them” below or the paper
jam instructional video on the CD-ROM.
• Close the rear cover.
• Make sure that the cable is connected to the printer
• Make sure that the appropriate printer driver is selected.
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PAPER JAMS and how to clear them
When a paper jam occurs, the printer notifies you by illuminating the LEDs as shown below.
Drum
Ready
Paper
Alarm
Toner
Data
Fig. 4-3 LED indication caused by a paper jam
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely
HOT. When you open the front or rear cover of the printer, never touch the shaded
parts shown in the following diagram.
High temperature
High temperature
Rear view
Front view
Fig 4-4 Inside the printer
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Clear the jammed paper. See the following instructions or view the paper jam instructional
video on the CD-ROM.
If the jammed paper is removed completely by using these steps, you can close the paper
cassette first, then close the front cover. The printer should resume printing. If the printer
does not resume printing automatically, press the control panel button. If the printer still does
not resume printing, please check that all the jammed paper has been removed from the
printer. Then try printing again.
✒ Note
• If a paper jam occurs when using the lower tray unit, check for correct installation of the
upper paper cassette.
• Always remove all paper from the paper cassette and straighten the stack when new paper
is added. This helps prevent multiple sheets of paper from feeding through the printer at
once and reduces paper jams.
1.
Completely remove the paper cassette from the printer.
Fig. 4-5 Remove the paper cassette
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2.
Pull any jammed paper up and out of the printer.
Fig. 4-6 Pull the jammed paper up and out
3.
Open the front cover.
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4.
Remove the drum unit assembly. Pull any jammed paper up and out of the printer. Do not
use additional force to remove the drum unit assembly if you cannot remove it easily. Instead,
pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper cassette.
Fig. 4-7 Remove the drum unit assembly
Fig. 4-8 Pull out the jammed paper
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!
Caution
To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, do not touch the electrodes
shown below.
Fig. 4-9 Electrodes
5.
Open the rear cover and pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
If you have to pull the paper toward the back of the printer, the fuser may get dirty with toner
powder and may result in scattered toner on the next printed page or pages. Print a few copies
of the test page until the toner scatter on the printed pages stops.
Fig. 4-10 Pull out the jammed paper
6.
Close the rear cover.
7.
Re-install the drum unit assembly and close the front cover.
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Other
Problem
The printer cannot print.
“There was an error writing to
LPT1: (or BRUSB) for the
printer.” error message appears
on your PC.
Recommendation
• Check that the printer cable is not damaged or broken.
• If you have an interface switching device, make sure the correct
printer is selected.
For DOS users
Problem
Unable to print from
application software.
Recommendation
• Check that the DOS application software interface settings
match that of your printer : for example, if you are using a
parallel printer cable, you would most likely set your DOS
software printer port to LPT1.
• Check if the printer has any printer alarms.
• Check if the appropriate printer is selected in your application
software.
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For Apple Macintosh Computers user
Problem
Unable to print from
application software.
Recommendation
• Make sure the supplied Macintosh printer driver is installed in
the System Folder and it is selected with Chooser.
• Check the PORT selection within the Chooser : it should match
the port to which you physically attached the printer cable.
• Check the printer cable type : you cannot use a Local Talk or
straight-through cable.
For iMac and Power Macintosh G3 with USB
Problem
This printer does not appear in
Chooser.
Unable to print from
application software.
Recommendation
• Check the printer is turned on.
• Check the USB interface cable is connected correctly.
• Check the printer driver is installed correctly.
Make sure that the supplied Macintosh printer driver is installed in
the System Folder and it is selected with Chooser.
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Improving the print quality
!
Caution
If the Drum LED is lit you can clear a print quality problem by replacing the drum unit with
a new one. The Drum LED indicates that the drum unit is at the end of life.
This section provides information on the following topics:
Image defect examples
ABCDEFGH
CDEF
abcdefghijk
defg
ABCD
abcde
01234
Faint
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Gray background
Recommendation
• Check the printer's environment. Conditions such as high
humidity, high temperatures, etc. may cause this print defect to
occur.
• If the whole page is too light, toner save mode may be on.
Disable toner save mode within the Printer Properties tab of the
Driver.
• Try installing a new toner cartridge. See “How to replace the
Toner cartridge” in Chapter 3.
• Try installing a new drum unit. See "How to replace the Drum
unit" in Chapter 3.
• Make sure that you use paper that meets the Brother
recommended specifications. See “What kind of paper can I
use” in Chapter 1.
• Check the printer's environment; high temperature and high
humidity conditions can increase the amount of background
shading.
• Installing a new toner cartridge. See "How to replace the Toner
cartridge" in Chapter 3.
• Installing a new drum unit. See "How to replace the Drum unit"
in Chapter 3.
• Make sure that you use paper that meets the specifications. A
rough surfaced paper, paper that has absorbed moisture or
thick media can cause the problem.
• Make sure that you select the appropriate media type in the
printer driver. See “What kind of paper can I use” in Chapter
1.
• Try installing a new drum unit. See “How to replace the Drum
unit” in Chapter 3.
Ghost
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Image defect examples
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Recommendation
• Make sure that you use paper that meets the specifications. A
rough surfaced paper may cause the problem. See “What kind
of paper can I use” in Chapter 1.
• The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
"How to replace the Drum unit" in Chapter 3.
Toner specks
•
•
•
Make sure you use paper that meets the specifications. See
“What kind of paper can I use” in Chapter 1.
Select the ‘Thick paper mode’ in the printer driver, or use
thinner paper than you are currently using.
Check the printer’s environment as conditions such as high
humidity may cause this situation to occur.
Hollow print
• Clean the primary corona wire of the drum unit. See "How to
clean the printer interior and Drum unit" in Chapter 3.
• The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
"How to replace the Drum unit" in Chapter 3.
All black
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Image defect examples
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Recommendation
• If the problem is not solved after printing a few pages, the drum
unit may have glue from label stock on the OPC drum surface.
Clean the drum unit as follows
1. Position the print sample in front of the drum unit, and find
the exact position of the image defect.
White Spots
Printed pages have white spots in
black text and graphics at intervals
of 94 mm.
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Fig.4-11 Find the exact position of the image defect
2. Turn the drum unit gear by hand while looking at the surface
of the OPC drum.
Black Spots
Printed pages have black spots at
intervals of 94 mm.
Fig. 4-12 Turn the drum gear
3. When you have located the mark on the drum that matches
the print sample, wipe the surface of the OPC drum with a
cotton swab until the dust or paper powder on the surface
comes off.
Fig. 4-13 Wipe the surface of the OPC drum
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Image defect examples
Recommendation
!
Caution
Do not try to clean the surface of the photosensitive drum with
anything sharp such as a ball-point pen etc.
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.) • The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
“How to replace the Drum unit” in Chapter 3.
White Spots
Printed pages have white spots in
black text and graphics at intervals
of 94 mm.
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Printed pages have black spots at
intervals of 94 mm.
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Image defect examples
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Black Horizontal repetitive
defects
Toner scatters and stains the
printed page.
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
White horizontal stripes
Recommendation
• The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
"How to replace the Drum unit" in Chapter 3.
• Make sure you use paper that meets specifications. See “What
kind of paper can I use” in Chapter 1.
✒ Note
• If you use label sheets for laser printers, the glue from the sheets
may sometimes stick to the OPC drum surface. Clean the drum
unit. See the previous page.
• Do not use paper that has paper clips or staples because they will
scratch the surface of the drum.
• If the unpacked drum unit is subjected to excessive direct
sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged.
• Make sure you use paper that meets the specifications. A rough
surfaced paper or thick media can cause the problem.
• Make sure you select the appropriate media type in the printer
driver.
• The problem may disappear by itself. Try printing multiple
pages to clear this problem, especially if the printer has not been
used for a long time.
• The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
"How to replace the Drum unit" in Chapter 3.
•
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
•
Clean the printer interior and the primary corona wire in the
drum unit. See "How to clean the printer" in Chapter 3.
The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
"How to replace the Drum unit" in Chapter 3.
ABCD
abcde
01234
Horizontal Lines
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Black Vertical lines
Printed pages are stained with
toner or have vertical stripes.
• Clean the primary corona wire of the drum unit. See "How to
clean the printer interior and Drum unit" in Chapter 3.
• Make sure that the primary corona wire cleaner is at the home
position.
• The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
"How to replace the Drum unit" in Chapter 3.
• The toner cartridge may be damaged. Install a new toner
cartridge. See "How to replace the Toner cartridge" in Chapter
3. Make sure that a torn piece of paper is not covering the
scanner window inside the printer.
• The fixing unit may be smudged. Call Customer Support.
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Image defect examples
.
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Recommendation
• You may clear the problem by wiping the scanner window with
a soft cloth. See “How to clean the printer” in Chapter 3.
• The toner cartridge may be damaged. Install a new toner
cartridge. See "How to replace the Toner cartridge" in Chapter
3.
White Vertical streaks
•
FGH
ABCDE
hijk
fg
e
d
abc
ABCD
abcde
01234
Page skew
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Curl or wave
•
B DEFGH
abc efghijk
A CD
bcde
1 34
•
•
•
Make sure the paper or other media is loaded into the paper
cassette correctly and that the guides are not too tight or too
loose against the paper stack.
Set the paper guides correctly. Make sure that the tip of the
paper guides fit into the slot correctly. See “How to load paper
into the Paper cassette” in Chapter 1.
If you are using the manual feed slot see "How to use the
Manual Feed Slot" in Chapter 1.
The paper cassette may be too full. See "How to load paper
into the paper cassette" in Chapter 2.
Check the paper type and quality. See "What kind of paper can
I use" in Chapter 1.
Check the paper type and quality. Both high temperature and
humidity will cause paper to curl. See “What kind of paper
can I use” in Chapter 1.
If you use the printer infrequently, the paper may have
remained in the paper cassette too long. Turn over the stack of
paper in the paper cassette. Also, try rotating the paper 180° in
the paper cassette.
Try printing using the straight-through output path. See "How
to use the Manual Feed Slot" in Chapter 1.
Make sure that paper is loaded properly. See "How to load
paper into the paper cassette" in Chapter 1.
Check the paper type and quality. See “What kind of paper
can I use” in Chapter 1.
Try printing using the straight-through output path. See "How
touse the Manual Feed Slot" in Chapter 1.
Turn over the stack of paper in the tray or try rotating the paper
180° in the input tray.
Wrinkles or creases
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CHAPTER 4 TROUBLESHOOTING
How to print correctly
Problem
The printer prints unexpectedly
or it prints garbage data.
The printer cannot print full
pages of a document. An error
message “PRINT OVERRUN”
occurs.
The printer cannot print full
pages of a document. A
"MEMORY FULL" error
message occurs.
My headers or footers appear
when I view my document on
screen but do not show up
when I print them.
Recommendation
• Make sure the printer cable is not too long. We recommend
using a parallel cable of less than 2 metres (6.6 feet) in length.
• Check if the printer cable is damaged or broken.
• If you are using an interface switching device, remove it and
connect your computer directly to your printer, then try again.
• Check that the appropriate printer driver is selected for ‘Set as
Default’.
• Check that the printer is not connected to the same port that is
also connected to a mass storage device or scanner.
Remove all other devices and connect the port to the printer
only.
Turn off printer status reporting in the device options tab in the
printer driver.
• Press the panel button to print the data remaining in the printer.
• If this does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your
document or reduce the print resolution.
• Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially available
SIMM. See “How to add extra Memory” in Chapter 2. Set page
protection to ON by using the supplied Windows driver or RPC
program.
• Change the following settings in the supplied Windows driver
and try again. The best combination of settings below will vary
depending on your document.
Graphics Mode
TM
True Type mode
TM
Use Printer True Type Fonts
• Press the panel button to print the data remaining in the printer.
• Reduce the print resolution or reduce the complexity of your
document.
• Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially available
SIMM. See “How to add extra Memory” in Chapter 2.
• Most laser printers have a restricted area that cannot be printed
on. Usually the first two lines and the last two lines of a page
cannot have print (leaving 62 printable lines). Adjust the top
and bottom margins in your document to allow for this.
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For DOS users
Problem
The printer prints, but it prints
incorrect information.
Sometimes it prints a couple of
characters and then ejects the
page, etc.
Recommendation
• This is an indication that your application printer emulation
setting and the printer’s emulation do not match. Check in your
application software which printer you have selected to make
sure the printer is set up correctly. Remember the printer
emulates widely used printer selections: HP LaserJet 6P, Brother
BR-Script Level 2, Epson FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL. Try
setting the printer into HP emulation and then select the HP
LaserJet 6P printer in your application software.
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APPENDIX
APPENDIX
Printer Technical Specifications
Printing
Print Method
Electrophotography by semiconductor laser beam scanning
Laser
Wavelength:
Output:
780 nm
5 mW max
1200 (H) x 600 (V) dots/inch
®
(for Windows DIB graphics)
Resolution
600 (H) x 600 (V) dots/inch
®
(for Windows and DOS)
Print Quality
Normal printing mode
Economy printing mode (up to 25% and 50% toner saving)
Print Speed
Up to 12 pages per minute
When A4 or letter-size paper is loaded
from the paper cassette.
NOTE:
Maximum print speed is obtained by printing several copies of the same
page. Print speed may vary depending on interface type, emulation,
processing power of the computer, memory allocated to the print job, paper
size and graphic quality.
Warm-Up
Max. 45 seconds at 23°C
(73.4°F)
The warm up time depends on the ambient
temperature and humidity.
First Print
15 seconds
When A4 or letter-size paper is loaded
from the paper cassette
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Print Media
Toner cartridge:
3,000 pages/standard capacity toner
cartridge
6,000 pages/high capacity toner cartridge
(When printing A4- or letter-size paper at
5% print coverage.)
Life Expectancy:
NOTE:
Toner life expectancy will vary depending on the type of average print job
printed.
Life Expectancy:
Drum unit:
Average up to 20,000 pages
NOTE:
There are many factors that determine the actual drum life, such as
temperature, humidity, type of paper and toner that you use, the number of
pages per print job, etc.
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APPENDIX
Functions
TrueType Fonts
on CD
TrueType-compatible soft-fonts for Windows are provided on the supplied
CD. Quantity of fonts is 35.
Emulation
Brother Printing Solution for Windows
Automatic emulation selection among HP LaserJet6P (PCL 6), Brother BRScript Level 2, EPSON FX-850 or IBM Proprinter XL.
Printer Driver
PCL driver: Windows 3.1/3.11, Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0
driver, supporting Brother Native Compression mode
®
®
Windows 3.1/3.11, Windows 95/98 driver, supporting bidirectional capacity
®
®
PS driver:
®
®
®
®
PPD file driver for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0
driver
iMac, Power Macintosh G3 with USB printer driver
Apple Macintosh (ppd file for Apple LaserWriter driver)
Interface
Bi-directional parallel
USB interface
10/100 BaseTX Ethernet network interface
Memory
4 MB
Diagnostics
Self-diagnostic program
Expandable up to 36 MB by installing an
industry standard SIMM
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Electrical and Mechanical
Power Source
USA and Canada:
Europe and Australia:
AC 110 to 120 V, 50 / 60 Hz
AC 220 to 240 V, 50 /60 Hz
Power
Consumption
Printing (average):
340 W or less
Stand-by:
Sleep
80 W or less
12 W or less
Noise
Printing:
Sleep:
49 dB A or less
27 dB A or less
Temperature
Operating:
Storage:
10 to 32.5°C (50 to 90.5°F)
0 to 40°C (38 to 104°F)
Humidity
Operating:
Storage:
20 to 80% (without condensation)
20 to 80% (without condensation)
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
A4 or letter-size paper
cassette:
360 x 370 x 235 mm
(14.2 x 14.6 x 9.3 inches)
360 x 430 x 235 mm
(14.2 x 16.9 x 9.3 inches)
Legal paper cassette:
(USA and Canada Only)
Approx. 9.3 kg (20.5 lbs) including the
drum unit and toner cartridge
Weight
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APPENDIX
Parallel Interface Specifications
✒ Note
• To ensure best quality performance use an IEEE 1284 compliant parallel cable
between the printer and your computer. Only IEEE 1284 cables support all of
the advanced printing capabilities, such as bi-directional communication. These
cables will be clearly marked with “IEEE-1284”.
• We recommend that you use a parallel cable that is 2.0 meters (6.6 feet) or less.
Interface Connector
Printer Side:
Amphenol 57RE-40360-730B (D12)
or equivalent
A shielded cable should be used.
Pin Assignment
Pin No.
Signal
Direction Pin No.
Signal
Direction
1
DATA STROBE
Input
19
0V (S.G.)
–
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
DATA 8
ACKNLG
Input
Input
Input
Input
Input
Input
Input
Input
Output
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
11
12
13
BUSY
PE
SLCT
Output
Output
Output
29
30
31
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
INPUT PRIME
–
–
Input
14
AUTO FEED
Input
32
FAULT
Output
15
16
17
18
N.C.
0V (S.G.)
0V (S.G.)
+5V
–
–
–
–
33
34
35
36
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
–
–
–
Input
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SLCT IN
✒ Note
To use bi-directional communication, you must set up an interface cable that has the
pin connections listed above.
Pin
1
18
2
19
3
Pin
1
19
2
20
3
21
4
22
5
23
6
24
7
25
8
26
9
27
10
28
11
29
12
17
13
15
14
30
31
33
32
34
36
35
18
16
4
20
5
6
21
7
8
22
9
10
24
11
23
12
13
14
25
16
15
17
Shield
Shield
Fig. A-1 Parallel interface cable
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APPENDIX
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface
2
1
4
3
Fig. A-2 USB interface connector
Pin Assignment
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Signal
Vcc (+5V)
- Data
+ Data
Ground
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Serial Data Serial Data +
Network Interface
Network Interface
1
3
5
4
2
6
7
8
Fig. A-3 10/100Base TX Port
Pin Assignment
RJ45 pin
1 TX+
2 TX−
3 RX+
4
5
6 RX−
7
8
Signal
Transmit Data +
Transmit Data −
Receive Data +
N.C.
N.C.
Receive Data −
N.C.
N.C.
For more information, see the “Network User’s Guide” on the CD-ROM.
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APPENDIX
Emulation Modes
This printer has the following emulations modes:
HP LaserJet Mode
This printer uses the HP LaserJet mode (or HP mode) that emulates the HewlettPackard LaserJet laser printer. Since many application software packages
support the HP LaserJet printer, your printer will operate at its optimum
performance in this mode.
■ BR-Script 2 Mode
BR-Script is a Brother original page description language and is a PostScript ®
language emulation interpreter. This printer supports level 2. This BR-Script
interpreter enables full and satisfactory control of text and graphics on the pages.
Average users will not need extensive knowledge of the PostScript® language.
However, if you want to obtain technical information about PostScript ®
commands, see the following commercial manuals:
• Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript® Language Reference Manual, 2nd
Edition. Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1990.
• Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript® Language Program Design.
Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1988.
• Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript® Language Reference Manual.
Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.
• Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript® Language Tutorial and Cookbook.
Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.
■ EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Mode
The EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL modes are the emulation modes
this printer uses to emulate the industry-standard dot matrix printers of their
respective manufacturer. Since most applications support these printers, you do
not have to be concerned about compatibility.
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Resident Fonts
The following bitmapped fonts are resident in this printer.
Bitmapped Fonts
This printer has the following bitmapped fonts. They can be used in the HP LaserJet
6P, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL modes. They have the following
characteristics.
•
•
•
Letter Gothic 16.66 Normal, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic (Portrait & Landscape)
OCR-A(Portrait & Landscape)
OCR-B(Portrait & Landscape)
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APPENDIX
Scalable Fonts
The following scalable fonts can be used in the HP LaserJet 6P, EPSON FX-850
and IBM Proprinter XL modes.
75 Scalable and 12 Bitmapped Fonts
This printer has the following scalable fonts and bitmapped fonts. The fonts that can
be used will vary according to the current emulation mode.
■ HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Modes
Scalable Fonts:
Intellifont Compatible Fonts:
• Alaska, Extrabold
• Antique Oakland, Oblique, Bold
• Brougham, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Cleveland Condensed
• Connecticut
• Guatemala Antique, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Letter Gothic, Oblique, Bold
• Maryland
• Oklahoma, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• PC Brussels Light, LightItalic, Demi, DemiItalic
• PC Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Utah, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Utah Condensed, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
Microsoft® Windows® 3.1 / Windows 95 TrueType™
Compatible Fonts:
• BR Symbol
• Helsinki, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• W Dingbats
Type 1 Font Compatible Fonts:
• Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique
• Calgary MediumItalic
• Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Portugal Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
Brother Original Fonts:
• Bermuda Script
• Germany
• San Diego
• US Roman
Bitmapped Fonts (Portrait and Landscape):
• LetterGothic16.66 Medium, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• OCR-A
• OCR-B
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■ BR-Script 2 Mode
Scalable Fonts:
• Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique
• Alaska, Extrabold
• Antique Oakland, Oblique, Bold
• Bermuda Script
• BR Dingbats
• BR Symbol
• Brougham, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Brussels Light, LightItalic, Demi, DemiItalic
• Calgary MediumItalic
• Cleveland Condensed
• Connecticut
• Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Germany
• Guatemala Antique, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Helsinki, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Helsinki Narrow, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Letter Gothic, Oblique, Bold
• Maryland
• Oklahoma, Oblique, Bold, Bold Oblique
• Portugal Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• San Diego
• Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• US Roman
• Utah, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Utah Condensed, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
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APPENDIX
Symbol Sets / Character Sets
OCR Symbol Sets
When the OCR-A or OCR-B font is selected, its corresponding symbol set is always used.
•
OCR-A
•
OCR-B
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Legal (1U)
Ventura Math (6M)
Ventura Intl (13J)
Ventura US (14J)
PS Math (5M)
PS Text (10J)
Math-8 (8M)
Pi Font (15U)
MS Publishing (6J)
Windows 3.0 (9U)
Desktop (7J)
MC Text (12J)
Symbol (19M)
Windings (579L)
ISO2 IRV
ISO4 UK
HP LaserJet 6P Mode
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Roman 8 (8U)
ISO Latin1 (0N)
ISO Latin2 (2N)
ISO Latin5 (5N)
ISO Latin6 (6N)
PC-8 (10U)
PC-8 D/N (11U)
PC-850 (12U)
PC-852 (17U)
PC-775 (26U)
PC-1004 (9J)
PC-8 Turkish (9T)
Windows Latin1 (19U)
Windows Latin2 (9E)
Windows Latin5 (5T)
Windows Baltic (19L)
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
ISO6 ASCII
ISO10 Swedish
ISO11 Swedish
ISO14 JIS ASCII
ISO15 Italian
ISO16 Portuguese
ISO17 Spanish
ISO21 German
ISO25 French
ISO57 Chinese
ISO60 Norwegian1
ISO61 Norwegian2
ISO69 French
ISO84 Portuguese
ISO85 Spanish
HP German
HP Spanish
EPSON Mode
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
US ASCII
PC-8
PC-8 D/N
PC-850
PC-852
PC-860
PC-863
PC-865
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
PC-8 Turkish
German
UK ASCII I
French I
Danish I
Italy
Spanish
Swedish
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Japanese
Norwegian
Danish II
UK ASCII II
French II
Dutch
South African
•
•
•
PC-852
PC-860
PC-863
•
•
PC-865
PC-8 Turkish
IBM Mode
•
•
•
PC-8
PC-8 D/N
PC-850
✒ Note
If you want to know the characters that are available in each symbol/character set,
print the CHARSETS.PRN file from the “Print form” option in the Direct Access
Menu of the Remote Printer Console Program.
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APPENDIX
❏ HP LaserJet IIP / HP LaserJet 6P
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The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding character
set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with which characters are to
be replaced in the Roman 8 character set. For other characters, see the Roman 8
character set.
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APPENDIX
❏ HP LaserJet IIP/6P, EPSON FX-850, IBM Proprinter XL
❏ EPSON FX-850
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The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding character
set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with which characters are to
be replaced in the US ASCII character set. For other characters, see the US ASCII
character set.
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APPENDIX
Trademarks
The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Apple, the Apple Logo, and Macintosh are trademarks, registered in the United
States and other countries, and TrueType is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
Epson is a registered trademark and FX-80 and FX-850 are trademarks of Seiko
Epson Corporation.
Hewlett Packard is a registered trademark and HP LaserJet 6P, 6L, 5P, 5L, 4, 4L 4P,
III, IIIP, II, and IIP are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.
IBM, IBM PC and Proprinter are registered trademarks of International Business
Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered trademark.
All other brand and product names mentioned in this User’s Guide are registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
Compilation and Publication Notice
Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and
published, covering the latest product descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to
change without notice.
Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and
materials contained herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including
consequential) caused by reliance on the materials presented, including but not
limited to typographical and other errors relating to the publication.
©1999 Brother Industries Ltd.
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REGULATIONS
Federal Communications Commission(FCC) Declaration of Conformity
(For USA Only)
Responsible Party : Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911, USA
TEL : (908) 704-1700
declares, that the products
Product Name :
Brother Laser Printer HL-1240, HL-1250, HL-1270N
Model Numbers : HL-12
Product Options : ALL
complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Important
A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a
Class B digital device.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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APPENDIX
Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada Only)
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
International ENERGY STAR Compliance Statement
The purpose of the International ENERGY STAR Program is to promote the development and
popularization of energy-efficient office equipments, which includes computers, monitors,
printers, facsimile receivers and copy machines world-wide.
As an International ENERGY STAR partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this
product meets the guidelines of the program.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered trademark.
Radio Interference (220-240 V Model Only)
This printer complies with EN55022(CISPR Publication 22)/Class B.
Before this product is used, ensure that you use a double-shielded interface cable with twistedpair conductors and that it is marked “IEEE 1284 compliant”. We recommend that you use a
parallel cable that is 2.0 meters (6.6 feet) or less.
Laser Safety (For 110–120 V Model Only)
This printer is certified as a Class I laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control
for Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce hazardous
laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted inside the printer is completely confined within protective housings and
external covers, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user
operation.
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FDA Regulations (For 110-120 V Model Only)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented regulations for laser products
manufactured on and after August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in
the United States. One of the following labels on the back of the printer indicates compliance
with the FDA regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
MANUFACTURED:
Brother Corporation (Asia) Ltd. Brother Buji Nan Ling Factory
Gold Garden Ind., Nan Ling Village, Buji, Rong Gang, Shenzhen, CHINA
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR Subchapter J
MANUFACTURED:
BROTHER INDUSTRIES (USA) INC.
2950 Brother Blvd., Bartlett, TN 38133, U.S.A.
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR Subchapter J
MANUFACTURED:
BROTHER INDUSTRIES LTD.
15-1 Naeshiro-cho Mizuho-ku Nagoya, 467-8561 Japan
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR Subchapter J
Caution
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this
manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Declaration of Conformity (For Europe)
We,
Brother Industries, Ltd.,
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561, Japan
declare that this product is in conformity with the following normative documents.
Safety:
EMC:
EN 60950,
EN 60825
EN 55022 Class B,
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2,
EN 61000-3-3
following the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC (as amended by 91/263/EEC and 92/31/EEC).
Issued by:
Brother Industries, Ltd.
Printer Products Division
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APPENDIX
IEC 825 Specification (For 220–240 V Model Only)
This printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 825 specifications. The label shown
below is attached in countries where it is required.
CLASS 1LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL Å LASER DE CLASSE 1
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
This printer has a Class 3B Laser Diode that emits invisible laser radiation in the Scanner Unit.
The Scanner Unit should not be opened under any circumstances.
Caution
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this
manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
( For Finland and Sweden )
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
Varoitus! Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin tässä käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla saattaa
altistaa käyttäjän turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Varning – Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i denna Bruksanvisning specificerats, kan
användaren utsättas för osynlig laserstrålning, som överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
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IMPORTANT - For Your Safety
To ensure safe operation the supplied three-pin electrical plug must be inserted only into a
standard three-pin power point that is properly grounded through normal household wiring.
Extension cords used with the equipment must be the three-pin plug type and correctly wired to
provide proper grounding. Incorrectly wired extension cords may cause personal injury and
equipment damage.
The fact that this equipment operates satisfactorily does not imply that the power is grounded
and that the installation is completely safe. For your safety, if in any doubt about the effective
grounding of the power, consult a qualified electrician.
Disconnect device
This printer must be installed near a power outlet that is easily accessible. In case of
emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the power outlet in order to shut off
power completely.
Geräuschemission / Acoustic Noise Emission (For Germany Only)
Lpa < 70 dB (A) DIN 45635-19-01-KL2
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APPENDIX
IMPORTANT - Wiring Information (For U.K. only)
If the power cord supplied with this printer is not suitable for your electrical outlet, remove the
plug from the mains cord and fit an appropriate three pin plug. If the replacement plug is
intended to take a fuse then fit a fuse with the same rating as the original.
If a moulded plug is severed from the power cord then it should be destroyed because a plug
with cut wires is dangerous if plugged into a live socket outlet. Do not leave it where a child
might find it.
In the event of replacing the plug fuse, fit a fuse approved by ASTA to BS1362 with the same
rating as the original fuse.
Always replace the fuse cover. Never use a plug with the cover omitted.
WARNING - THIS PRINTER MUST BE PROPERLY EARTHED.
The wires in the mains cord are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow:
Blue:
Brown:
Ground
Neutral
Live
The colours of the wiring in the power lead of this printer may not correspond with the
markings which identify the terminals in your plug. If you need to fit a different plug, proceed
as follows.
Remove a length of the cord outer sheath, taking care not to damage the coloured insulation of
the wires inside.
Cut each of the three wires to the appropriate length. If the construction of the plug permits,
leave the green and yellow wire longer than the others so that, in the event that the cord is
pulled out of the plug, the green and yellow wire will be the last to disconnect.
Remove a short section of the coloured insulation to expose the wires.
The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter “E” or by the earth symbol or coloured green or green and
yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter “N” or coloured black or blue.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter “L” or coloured red or brown.
The outer sheath of the cord must be secured inside the plug. The coloured wires should not
hang out of the plug.
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CHAPTER 2 OPTIONS
INDEX
interface............................................. A-3
-A-
-L-
advanced photoscale technology........ 1-5
Alarm lamp ........................................ 4-2
Alarm LED ...................................... 1-31
APT.................................................... 1-5
auto-emulation switching................... 1-4
LED.................................................. 1-27
LEDs ................................................ 1-27
lower paper cassette ......................... 1-11
lower tray unit .................................... 1-8
-B-
-M-
bar code ............................................. 1-7
bitmapped font ...................... A-10, A-11
BR-Script 2 mode ............................. A-9
button ............................................... 1-27
manual feed paper guide .................... 1-2
manual feed slot .............. 1-2, 1-11, 1-19
manual feed slot paper guide............ 1-21
memory ............................................. A-3
memory SIMM................................... 2-3
-C-
-N-
card .................................................. 1-22
character set .................................... A-14
control panel ............................. 1-2, 1-27
control panel button ......................... 1-32
Network Interface ............................. A-8
-Ooperator call........................................ 4-2
-D-
-P-
data compression technology ............. 1-5
Data LED ......................................... 1-29
dpi ...................................................... 1-3
Drum LED ....................................... 1-31
drum unit............................................ 3-9
drum unit life .................................... A-2
duplex printing................................. 1-24
paper
empty.....................................1-28, 4-3
jam.........................................1-28, 4-3
paper capacity................................... 1-12
paper cassette ..........................1-11, 1-16
paper guides ..................................... 1-16
Paper lamp........................................ 1-28
paper LED ........................................ 1-28
paper recommended ......................... 1-12
paper size.......................................... 1-11
paper type......................................... 1-11
parallel interface pin assignment....... A-5
parallel interface specification........... A-5
ppm..................................................... 1-3
primary corona wire ..................3-8, 3-18
Print Config...................................... 1-34
Print Fonts I...................................... 1-34
print method ...................................... A-1
print quality ....................................... A-1
printable area.................................... 1-15
printer driver ..................................... A-3
printer status monitor ......................... 1-4
-Eemulation ................................... 1-4, A-3
error recoverable ................................ 4-2
EPSON FX-850 mode....................... A-9
error unrecoverable ............................ 4-4
-FFactory Reset ................................... 1-34
front cover.......................................... 1-2
-Hhex dump print ................................. 1-34
high resolution control ....................... 1-5
HRC ................................................... 1-5
-IIBM ProprinterXL mode................... A-9
I-1
-Qquick print setup................................. 1-4
-RReady LED ...................................... 1-28
resident font .................................... A-10
resolution ................................... 1-3, A-1
-Sscalable font .................................... A-11
scanner window ............................... 3-17
service call ......................................... 4-4
SIMM................................................. 2-3
sleep mode ................................ 1-7, 1-33
symbol set ............................. A-13, A-14
-Ttest print mode ................................. 1-34
test sample page ............................... 1-34
thicker paper .................................... 1-22
timeout ............................................. 1-33
toner
empty .................................... 1-30, 4-3
low ........................................ 1-30, 4-3
toner cartridge .................................... 3-3
toner cartridge high capacity.............. 1-7
toner cartridge life............................. A-2
toner LED ........................................ 1-29
-Uuniversal serial bus interface.............. 1-5
Upper paper cassette ........................ 1-12
USB (universal serial bus) interface . A-7
-Wwarm-up ............................................ A-1
Windows DIB graphic ...................... A-1
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Key Features

  • Laser
  • 1200 x 600 DPI
  • Printing colours: Black
  • A4 12 ppm
  • Ethernet LAN
  • LED Built-in display
  • Total input capacity: 250 sheets
  • Internal memory: 4 MB Built-in processor 66 MHz

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