MINOLTA-QMS 2300 DL User`s guide

magicolor 2300 DL
User’s Guide
®
1800687-001B
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equipment described herein without notice. Considerable effort has been made to
ensure that this guide is free of inaccuracies and omissions. However,
MINOLTA-QMS, Inc. makes no warranty of any kind including, but not limited to, any
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with regard
to this guide. MINOLTA-QMS, Inc. assumes no responsibility for, or liability for, errors
contained in this guide or for incidental, special, or consequential damages arising
out of the furnishing of this guide, or the use of this guide in operating the equipment,
or in connection with the performance of the equipment when so operated.
Registering the Printer
Mail—Fill out and send in the registration card enclosed in your shipment or
downloaded from www.onlineregister.com/minolta-qms/
Internet—Follow the instructions on www.onlineregister.com/minolta-qms/
or
Software Utilities CD-ROM—Follow the instructions on the CD-ROM.
Contents
1 Software Installation ............................................................................ 1
Utilities and Documentation CD-ROM 2
Drivers and Utilities 2
Installing the Printer Drivers and Software 3
System Requirements 3
Windows 4
Selecting Driver Options/Defaults 5
Uninstalling the Printer Driver 7
2 Using Media .......................................................................................... 9
Introduction 10
Media Specifications 11
Media Types 12
Plain Paper 12
Thick Stock 13
Envelopes 14
Labels 15
Letterhead and Memo Media 16
Postcards 16
Transparencies 17
What Is the Guaranteed Imageable (Printable) Area? 18
Page Margins 19
Loading Media 20
Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray) 20
Tray 2 (Optional Lower Feeder Unit Media Tray) 23
Duplexing 24
Output Tray 26
Media Storage 26
Additional Assistance 27
3 Working with the Printer .................................................................... 29
About the Control Panel 30
Control Panel Indicators and Keys 30
Cancelling Print Jobs 31
Configuration Menu Overview 32
MENU/ENGINE Submenus 33
Selecting a Message Window Language 34
Special Pages Menu 34
Engine Menu 34
Service Menu 35
Network Menu 36
Consumables Menu 36
4 Working with the Printer Driver ......................................................... 37
Displaying Printer Driver Settings 38
Displaying Settings in Windows 2000/XP 38
Displaying Settings in Windows NT 4.0 38
Displaying Settings in Windows Me/98/95 38
Common Settings for All Tabs 39
Common Buttons 40
Setup Tab 41
Paper Tab 42
Quality Tab 43
Device Options Setting Tab 44
5 Working with the Status Display ....................................................... 45
Working with the Status Display 46
Environment 46
Opening the Status Display and Showing Supplies Status 46
Using the Status Display 47
Altering the Size of the Status Display Window 48
Closing the Status Display 48
6 Replacing Consumables .................................................................... 49
Consumable Life Expectancies 50
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Contents
Plain Paper 50
Special Media 51
Auto-Image Density Control (AIDC) 51
Toner Cartridge Life 52
Replacing Consumables 52
Refilled Toner Cartridges 53
Replacing a Toner Cartridge 53
Replacing the Waste Toner Bottle 58
Replacing the OPC Drum Cartridge 59
Ordering Consumables 62
7 Maintaining the Printer ....................................................................... 63
Maintaining the Printer 64
Cleaning the Printer 66
Exterior 66
Interior 67
Media Rollers 67
Printer Interior and Laser Lens Cover 72
8 Troubleshooting ................................................................................. 75
Introduction 76
Printing a Configuration Page 76
Preventing Media Jams 77
Understanding the Media Path 78
Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray) 78
Tray 2 (Optional Lower Feeder Unit with 500-sheet Media Tray) 78
Duplex Option 78
Clearing Media Jams 79
Handling Media Jams by Location 79
Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray) 79
Tray 2 (Optional Lower Feeder Unit Media Tray) 80
Inside the Printer 82
Duplex Option 84
Output Tray 85
Solving Problems with Media Jams 86
Solving Other Problems 89
Solving Problems with Printing Quality 94
Status, Error, and Service Messages 101
Standard Status Messages 101
Error Messages 102
Service Messages 106
Additional Assistance 107
9 Installing Accessories ...................................................................... 109
Introduction 110
Antistatic Protection 111
Contents
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Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) 111
Improved Performance or High Coverage 112
Duplex Option 115
Optional Lower Feeder Unit and Tray 2 119
10 Repacking the Printer ....................................................................... 123
Storing the Printer 124
Relocating Your Printer 124
Repacking the Printer 125
A. Turn off the Printer, Unplug the Power Cord, and Remove the Interface Cables 126
B. Remove the Media and the Tray 1 Media Support 127
C. Remove the Options (if Attached) 127
D. Remove the Waste Toner Bottle, Plug the Openings, and Dispose of It According to Your Local Regulations 130
E. Remove the OPC Drum Cartridge 130
F. Remove the Transfer Belt 132
G. Repack the Printer for Shipment 133
H. Repack the OPC Drum and Transfer Belt Unit for Shipment 134
Reinstalling the Printer 135
Reinstalling a Transfer Belt Unit 136
A Technical Specifications ..............................................................................137
Requirements 138
Space Requirements 138
Location Requirements 140
Interface Panel 141
Power Requirements 142
ENERGY STAR Compliance 143
Engine and Controller Specifications 144
Engine 144
Print Speed—Simplex 144
Print Speed—Autoduplex 144
General 145
Controller 145
Electrical 146
Hazardous Chemical Substance Reporting 148
Physical 148
Consumable Life Expectancies 149
Plain Paper 149
Special Media 149
Regulatory Compliance 151
Safety Information 152
For Norway Users 154
For Finland, Sweden Users 155
Warning and Precaution Symbols 156
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Contents
Meaning of Symbols 156
Working Safely with Your Laser Printer 159
Index .................................................................................................................... 161
Contents
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Contents
Software
Installation
1
Utilities and Documentation CD-ROM
Drivers and Utilities
Drivers
Drivers/Location
Printer Driver for Windows Me/98/95
Printer Driver for Windows XP/2000
Printer Driver for Windows NT 4.0
Use/Benefit
These drivers give you access to all of
the printer features, including finishing
and advanced layout. See also
“Working with the Printer Driver” on
page 37.
Utilities
Utilities
Print Monitor
Status Display
2
Use/Benefit
magicolor TCP/IP port in Windows
Me/98/95 environments
Microsoft Print Monitor in Windows
XP/2000/NT environments
See also “Working with the Status
Display” on page 45.
Utilities and Documentation CD-ROM
Installing the Printer Drivers and Software
System Requirements
! PC with a clock speed of 200 MHz or more (300 MHz recommended) Intel
Pentium/Celeron series, AMD K6/Athron/Duron family, or compatible
processor
! Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98/98SE, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0
Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition/
Professional
! Free hard disk space
– Approximately 20 MB of free hard disk space for printer driver and
status display
– Approximately 16 MB of free hard disk space for image processing
! Memory capacity
– Windows 95/98/98SE/NT 4.0 Workstation:
At least 32 MB of RAM
– Windows Me:
At least 32 MB of RAM
– Windows 2000 Professional:
At least 64 MB of RAM
– Windows XP Home Edition/Professional:
At least 128 MB of RAM
! CD-ROM drive
! 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet interface port, IEEE 1284 compliant type B
parallel port, or USB Revision 1.1 compliant port
Installing the Printer Drivers and Software
3
Windows
1 Insert the magicolor 2300 DL Utilities and Documentation CD-ROM in
2
3
your PC’s CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM installer program starts
automatically (if not, browse with the Windows Explorer to the CD-ROM
location and double-click on setup.exe).
Choose Printer Setup.
Follow the instructions on the
screen to install printer
drivers, printer management utilities, and latest
printer system software.
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4
5
6
7
4
Note: If your printer’s system software is newer than the version
on the CD-ROM, an error page will print. The installation program
will not install an older version of system software over a newer
version.
When you have finished installing drivers and software, choose Main
Menu.
If you want to register your printer, review the driver or utility
documentation, or purchase supplies online, do that now.
Choose Exit.
Remove the Utilities and Documentation CD-ROM from your PC’s
CD-ROM drive and store it in a safe place.
Windows
Selecting Driver Options/Defaults
Before you start working with your printer, you are advised to verify/change
the default driver settings. Also, in case you have options installed, you
should “declare” the options in the driver.
1
Choose the driver’s properties as follows:
– (Windows Me/98/95)
From the Start menu, choose Settings and then Printers to display
the Printers directory. Right-click the magicolor 2300 DL printer icon
and choose Properties. Choose the Printer Properties.
– (Windows 2000/XP)
From the Start menu, choose Settings and then Printers to display
the Printers directory. Right-click the magicolor 2300 DL printer icon
and choose Properties. Choose Printing Preferences.
– (Windows NT 4.0)
2
3
4
From the Start menu, choose Settings and then Printers to display
the Printers directory. Right-click the magicolor 2300 DL printer icon
and choose Document Defaults.
Choose the Paper tab. Select the
default settings for your printer,
such as the default media format
you use.
Click on Apply.
If you have installed available
options, proceed with the next
step. Otherwise, proceed with
step 8.
Selecting Driver Options/Defaults
5
5
6
Select the
Device
Options
Setting tab.
Select an
option (one at a
time) and click
Add. The
option moves
to the Installed
Options list.
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7
Click Apply.
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8
6
If you accidentally select an uninstalled option, select the option in the
Installed Options list and then click Remove.
Depending on the version of the operating system, Apply may not
appear. If this is the case, continue with the next step.
Click OK to exit from the properties (preferences) dialog box.
Selecting Driver Options/Defaults
Uninstalling the Printer Driver
This section describes how to uninstall the magicolor 2300 DL Printer Driver if
necessary.
1
2
3
4
From the Window’s taskbar, select Start/Programs/magicolor 2300DL
Utilities.
In the Uninstall
window, select the
magicolor 2300 DL.
Then click on
Uninstall.
The magicolor 2300 DL driver
will be uninstalled from your
computer.
Restart your computer.
Uninstalling the Printer Driver
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Using Media
2
Introduction
This chapter provides information on handling, selecting, loading, and storing
media.
Getting Started
What types and sizes of media can I load?
page 11
What Is the guaranteed imageable (printable) area?
page 18
Other Information
How do I load media?
page 20
How do I duplex?
page 24
How do I store media?
page 26
Where can I order MINOLTA-QMS-approved media or get more page 27
information?
! All media is fed short edge first, face up.
! There is a 0.157" (4 mm) non-print border for all edges on all media
types. Refer to page 18 for paper longer than 11.7" (297 mm).
! See your application documentation for specific information on formatting
data and printing.
! Try printing your data on a plain sheet of paper first to check placement.
! Only plain paper, 16–24 lb (60–90 g/m2) can be autoduplexed. See
“Media Specifications” for supported sizes.
Attention
Use only MINOLTA-QMS-approved media. Using unsupported media
such as inkjet paper will result in damaging the printer and in voiding
your warranty.
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Introduction
Media Specifications
What types and sizes of media can I load?
Media
Media Size
Inches
Tray*
Duplex
Mode
A4
8.2 x 11.7
210.0 x 297.0
1&2
Yes
A5
5.9 x 8.3
148.0 x 210.0
1
No
No
B5 (JIS)
7.2 x 10.1
182.0 x 257.0
1
Custom, Minimum
3.6 x 8.3
92.0 x 210.0
1
No
Custom, Maximum
8.5 x 14.0
216.0 x 356.0
1
No
Executive
7.25 x 10.5
184.0 x 267.0
1
No
Folio
8.3 x 13.0
210.0 x 330.0
1
Yes
Foolscap
8.0 x 13.0
203.2 x 330.2
1
Yes
Government Legal
8.5 x 13.0
216.0 x 330.0
1
Yes
Kai 16
7.3 x 10.2
185.0 x 260.0
1
No
Kai 32
5.1 x 7.3
130.0 x 185.0
1
No
Legal
8.5 x 14.0
215.9 x 355.6
1
Yes
Plain
Paper
16–24 lb
bond
(60–90
g/m²)
Transparency
Use only
approved
media
Use only
approved
media
Letter
8.5 x 11.0
215.9 x 279.4
1&2
Yes
Letter Plus
8.5 x 12.7
215.9 x 322.3
1
Yes
Statement
5.5 x 8.5
140.0 x 216.0
1
No
UK Quarto
8.0 x 10.0
203.2 x 254.0
1
No
A4 Transparency
8.2 x 11.7
210.0 x 297.0
1
No
Letter Transparency
8.5 x 11.0
215.9 x 279.4
1
No
Japanese Postcard
3.9 x 5.8
100.0 x 148.0
1
No
Postcard
Envelope B5 (ISO)
6.9 x 9.8
176.0 x 250.0
1
No
Envelope
Envelope C5
6.4 x 9.0
162.0 x 229.0
1
No
Envelope C6
4.5 x 6.4
114.0 x 162.0
1
No
Envelope Commercial 4.1 x 9.5
#10
104.1 x 241.3
1
No
Envelope
International DL
110.0 x 220.0
1
No
4.3 x 8.7
Weight
Millimeters
Envelope Monarch
3.9 x 7.5
99.0 x 190.5
1
No
Envelope Chou #3
4.7 x 9.2
120.0 x 235.0
1
No
Envelope Chou #4
3.5 x 8.1
90.0 x 205.0
1
No
Thick Stock—Only supported for letter, A4, or smaller media.
Custom, Minimum
3.6 x 5.8
92.0 x 148.0
Custom, Maximum
8.5 x 11.7
216.0.0 x
297.0
1
No
Thick
Stock
25–90 lbs
(91–163
g/m²)
Notes: *Tray 1 = Multipurpose Tray (MPT),
Tray 2 = Optional Lower Feeder Unit Media Tray (letter or A4 media only)
Media Specifications
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Media Types
Before purchasing a large quantity of special media, do a trial printing
with the same media and check print quality. Check our web site
www.minolta-qms.com for a list of currently approved media.
Keep media on a flat, level surface in its original wrapper until it is time to
load it.
Plain Paper
Capacity
Tray 1
200 sheets of 22 lb bond (80 g/m2) paper;
(multipurpose capacity for other weights varies accordingly.
tray)
Tray 2
500 sheets of 22 lb bond (80 g/m2) paper
(optional lower (letter/A4 only); capacity for other weights
feeder unit
varies accordingly.
media tray)
Orientation Face up
Type
Check www.minolta-qms.com/support (click on Answer Base)
for currently approved media. To order approved media, go to
www.q-shop.com.
Driver
Plain paper
Mode
Weight
16–24 lb bond (60–90 g/m²)
Duplexing See page 11 for supported sizes.
Use media that is
Suitable for plain-paper laser printers, such as standard or recycled office
paper.
Attention
Do not use the media types listed below. These could cause poor print
quality, media jams, or damage to the printer.
Do not use media that is
! Coated with a processed surface (such as carbon paper, digitally glosscoated media, colored paper that has been treated)
! Carbon backed
! Unapproved iron-on transfer media (heat-sensitive paper, heat-pressure
paper, heat-press transfer paper)
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Media Types
! Cold-water-transfer paper
! Pressure sensitive
! Designed specifically for inkjet printers (superfine paper, glossy paper,
glossy film, postcards, etc.)
! Already been printed on by another printer, copier, or fax machine
! Dusty
! Wet (or damp)
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Keep media between 35% to 85% relative humidity. Toner does
not adhere well to moist or wet paper .
! Layered
! Adhesive
! Folded, creased, curled, embossed, warped, or wrinkled
! Perforated, three-hole punched, or torn
! Too slick, too coarse, too textured
! Different in texture (roughness) on the front and back
! Too thin or too thick
! Stuck together with static electricity
! Composed of foil or gilt; too luminous
! Heat sensitive or cannot withstand the fusing temperature (356° F/180° C)
! Irregularly shaped (not rectangular or not cut at right angles)
! Attached with glue, tape, paper clips, staples, ribbons, hooks, or buttons
! Acidic
! Any other media that is not approved
Thick Stock
Paper thicker than 24 lb (90 g/m2) bond is referred to as thick stock. Test all
thick stock to ensure acceptable performance and to ensure that the image
does not shift.
Capacity
Tray 1
Up to 50 thick stock sheets, depending on their
thickness. Thick stock is supported only in letter,
A4, or smaller media sizes.
Not supported
Tray 2
Orientation Face up
Type
Check www.minolta-qms.com/support (click on Answer Base)
for currently approved media. To order approved media, go to
www.q-shop.com.
Media Types
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Driver
Mode
Weight
Duplexing
Notes
Thick stock
25–43 lb bond (91–163 g/m²)
Not supported
43 lb (163 g/m²) bond is also referred to as 90 lb index stock.
Do not use thick stock that is
! Mixed with any other media in the media trays (as this will cause printer
jamming)
Envelopes
Print on the front (address) side only. Some parts of the envelope consist of
three layers of paper—the front, back, and flap. Anything printed in these
layered regions may be lost or faded.
Capacity
Tray 1 Up to 50 envelopes, depending on their thickness
Tray 2 Not supported
Orientation Face up
Type
Check www.minolta-qms.com/support (click on Answer Base)
for currently approved media. To order approved media, go to
www.q-shop.com.
Driver
Envelope
Mode
Weight
25–43 lb bond (91–163 g/m²)
Duplexing Not supported
Use envelopes that are
! Common office envelopes approved for laser printing with diagonal joints,
sharp folds and edges, and ordinary gummed flaps
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Because the envelopes pass through heated rollers, the gummed
area on the flaps may seal. Using envelopes with emulsion-based
glue avoids this problem.
! Approved for laser printing
! Dry
! Printed on the front address side only
Do not use envelopes that have
! Sticky flaps
! Tape seals, metal clasps, paper clips, fasteners, or peel-off strips for
sealing
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Media Types
! Transparent windows
! Too rough of a surface
! Material that will melt, vaporize, offset discolor, or emit dangerous fumes
! Been presealed
Labels
A sheet of labels consists of a face sheet (the printing surface), adhesive, and
a carrier sheet:
! The face sheet must follow the plain paper specification.
! The face sheet surface must cover the entire carrier sheet, and no
adhesive should come through on the surface.
You can print continuously with label paper. However, this could affect the
media feed, depending on the media quality and printing environment. If
problems occur, stop the continuous printing and print one sheet at a time.
Format label data within your application. Try printing your data on a plain
sheet of paper first to check placement. Check your application
documentation for other information on printing labels.
Capacity
Tray 1 Up to 50 label sheets, depending on their thickness
Tray 2 Not supported
Orientation Face up
Type
Check www.minolta-qms.com/support (click on Answer Base)
for currently approved media. To order approved media, go to
www.q-shop.com.
Driver
Labels
Mode
Weight
16–90 lb (60–163 g/m²)
Duplexing Not supported
Use label sheets that are
! Recommended for laser printers
! Letter or A4 size (adhesive label stock)
Do not use label sheets that
! Have labels that easily peel off
! Have the backing sheets that have peeled away or have exposed
adhesive
Labels may stick to the fuser, causing them to peel off and media jams
to occur.
Media Types
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! Are precut or perforated
OK to use
Do not use
Shiny backed paper
Full-page labels
(uncut)
Letterhead and Memo Media
Format letterhead or memo data within your application. Try printing your
data on a plain sheet of paper first to check placement.
Capacity
Tray 1
Tray 2
Up to 200 sheets, depending on their size and
thickness
Up to 500 sheets of 22 lb bond (80 g/m2) paper
(letter/A4 only)
Orientation Face up
Type
Check www.minolta-qms.com/support (click on Answer Base)
for currently approved media. To order approved media, go to
www.q-shop.com.
Driver
Plain paper
Mode
Weight
16–24 lb bond (60–90 g/m²)
Duplexing See page 11 for supported sizes (face up—top of page first).
Postcards
Format postcard data within your application. Try printing your data on a plain
sheet of paper first to check placement.
Capacity
Tray 1 Up to 50 postcards, depending on their thickness
Tray 2 Not supported
Orientation Face up
Type
Check www.minolta-qms.com/support (click on Answer Base)
for currently approved media. To order approved media, go to
www.q-shop.com.
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Media Types
Driver
Mode
Weight
Duplexing
Postcard
16–90 lb (60–163 g/m²)
Not supported
Use postcards that are
! Recommended for laser printers
Do not use postcards that are
! Coated
! Designed for inkjet printers
! Precut or perforated
! Warped
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If the postcard is warped, press on the warped
area before putting it in Tray 1.Preprinted or
multicolored (may result in media jams)
Transparencies
Attention
Use only the MINOLTA-QMS-approved media. Using unsupported
transparencies will result in damaging your printer and in voiding your
warranty. Check www.minolta-qms.com for currently approved media.
To order approved media, go to www.q-shop.com.
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Do not fan transparencies before loading them. Resulting static
electricity may cause printing errors.
Do not handle transparencies too much. If you touch the face of the
transparencies with your bare hands, print quality may be affected.
Keep the media path clean. Transparencies are especially sensitive to
a dirty media path. If there are shadows on either the top or the bottom
of the sheets, see chapter 7, “Maintaining the Printer.”
Remove transparencies as soon as possible from the output tray to
avoid static buildup.
You can print continuously with transparencies. However, this could affect the
media feed, depending on the media quality, static buildup, and printing
environment.
Format the information to be printed on the transparencies within your
Media Types
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application. Try printing your data on a plain sheet of paper first to check
placement.
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If you have problems feeding 50 sheets, try loading only 1–10 sheets
at a time. Loading a large number of transparencies at a time may
cause static buildup, thus causing feeding problems.
Capacity
Tray 1
Up to 50 transparencies, depending on their
thickness
Not supported
Tray 2
Orientation Face up
Type
Check www.minolta-qms.com/support (click on Answer Base)
for currently approved media. To order approved media, go to
www.q-shop.com.
Driver
Transparency
Mode
Duplexing Not supported
Use transparencies that are
! Approved by MINOLTA-QMS
Do not use transparencies that
! Have static electricity that will cause them to stick together
What Is the Guaranteed Imageable (Printable) Area?
The printable area on all media sizes is
up to 0.157" (4 mm) from the edges of
the media.
Each media size has a specific
imageable area, the maximum area on
which the printer can print clearly and
without distortion.
a
a
a
Printable
Area
This area is subject to both hardware
a
limits (the physical media size and the
= 0.157"
(4 mm)
margins required by the printer) and
a = 0a = a0.157"
(4 mm)
software constraints (the amount of
memory available for the full-page frame buffer). The guaranteed imageable
(printable) area for all media sizes is the page size minus 0.157" (4 mm) from
all edges of the media.
Nonguaranteed Area—Media Longer Than 11.7" (297 mm)
Any media longer than 11.7" (297 mm) has an additional nonguaranteed area
of 0.236" (6 mm) on the bottom of each page.
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Media Types
Color printing starts 0.157" (4 mm) from the top of the page and extends as
far as 13.4" (341.6 mm). Monochrome printing starts 0.157" (4 mm) from the
top of the page and extends as far as 13.7" (347.6 mm).
a
c = monochrome
guaranteed
printable area =
up to 13.7"/
347.6 mm
a
a
a
a
c = 13.7"/347.6 mm
b = color guaranteed
printable area =
up to 13.4"/
341.6 mm
a
b = 13.4"/341.6 mm
a = nonprintable area
(0.157"/4 mm)
a
a
Imageable Area—Envelopes
Envelopes have a nonguaranteed flap area that varies with envelope type.
!"
Envelope print
orientation is
determined
by your
application.
Nonimageable area 0.157" (4 mm)
Nonguaranteed area
Guaranteed
area
Page Margins
Margins are set through your application. Some applications allow you to set
custom page sizes and margins while others have only standard page sizes
and margins from which to choose. If you choose a standard format, you may
lose part of your image (due to imageable area constraints). If you can
custom-size your page in your application, use those sizes given for the
imageable area for optimum results.
Media Types
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Loading Media
How do I load media?
Take off the top and bottom sheets of a
ream of paper. Holding a stack of
approximately 200 sheets at a time, fan
the stack to prevent static buildup for the
paper before inserting it in a tray.
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Do not fan transparencies.
Attention
Although this printer was designed for printing on a wide range of
media types, it is not intended to print exclusively on a single media
type except plain paper. Continuous printing on media other than plain
paper (such as envelopes, labels, thick stock, or transparencies) may
adversely affect print quality or reduce engine life.
When refilling media, first remove any media remaining in the tray. Stack it
with the new media, even the edges, then reload it.
Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray)
All supported media sizes and types can be printed from Tray 1. Letter and
A4 plain paper can be printed from Tray 1 or Tray 2.
See “Media Specifications” on page 11 for more information about media.
Plain Paper
1
20
If you already have media in Tray 1 and wish to change it, remove the
media from Tray 1.
Loading Media
2
Adjust the media guides to fit the appropriate
media sizes.
Squeeze the front media guide to open the
media guides.
3
Load the media face up, short edge (or
letterhead) first.
Often, an arrow on the paper package
label indicates the face-up (printing) side
of the paper.
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4
A fill limit mark is provided on the
inside of the media guides on Tray
1 (the multipurpose tray). Tray 1
holds 200 sheets of 22 lb bond (80
g/m²) paper.
Slide the media guides up against the
edge of the media.
Attention
Always adjust the media guides after inserting the media. A guide
that is not properly adjusted can cause poor print quality, media
jams, or printer damage.
Loading Media
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5
In the printer driver, select the appropriate media mode. Then print
the job.
Other Media
When loading media other than plain paper, set the media mode (for
example, Envelope, Label, Thick Stock, or Transparency) in the driver.
"#
For optimum printing results it’s important to specify the type of media
loaded into Tray 1.
Envelopes
1
2
3
4
Flex the envelope stack (including the edges) to remove any stiffness.
Place the envelopes on a flat surface, and flatten them by pressing down
the corners.
Correct any bent corners, and then tap the envelopes on a flat surface to
align them.
Place the envelope stack into Tray 1 with the flap-side underneath. If the
flap is on the short end of the envelope, insert it into the printer first.
Print a single envelope to check the orientation before printing
multiple copies.
5
6
7
22
Adjust the media guides to the width of the envelopes.
Make sure the guides are snug enough to keep the envelopes straight,
but not so tight that they buckle the envelopes.
In the printer driver, select Envelope mode. Then print the job.
Open the flap of each envelope immediately (before it cools) after the
envelope is delivered to the output tray.
Loading Media
Tray 2 (Optional Lower Feeder Unit Media Tray)
Depending on which tray you have purchased, letter or A4 plain paper can be
printed from Tray 2.
1
2
3
Slide the media tray open.
Push the media pressure plate down to
lock it in position.
Load the paper face-up, short edge (or
letterhead) toward the right of the tray.
Often, an arrow on the media package label
indicates the printing-side of the media.
Do not overfill the tray.
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A fill limit mark is provided on the
inside of the tray. Tray 2 holds 500
sheets of 22 lb bond (80 g/m²)
paper.
Loading Media
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Make sure that the paper fits easily
between the guides and the paper corners
are under the left and right mediaseparating tabs and are not bent.
4
Slide the tray back into the printer.
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5
If you have removed the tray from the
printer, slightly tilt up the tray to insert
it into the rails to slide it back in.
In the printer driver, select the appropriate
media mode. Then print the job.
Duplexing
How do I print back-to-back (duplex)?
Select paper with high opacity for duplex (2-sided) printing. Opacity refers to
how effectively paper blocks out what is written on the opposite side of the
page. If the paper has low opacity (high translucency), then the printed data
from one side of the page will show through to the other side. Check your
application for margin information. For best results, print a small quantity to
make sure the opacity is acceptable.
Duplex (2-sided) printing can be done manually or can be done automatically
with the duplex option installed and selected.
Attention
Only plain paper, 16–24 lb (60–90 g/m2) can be autoduplexed. See
“Media Specifications” for supported sizes.
Duplexing custom-sized media, envelopes, labels, postcards, thick
stock, or transparencies is not supported.
How do I manually duplex?
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Media jams may occur if the printed sheet(s) are not reinserted
entirely flat.
Duplexing
1
In the printer driver (Setup tab), select Duplex/Booklet/Off, then
double-click OK.
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2
3
4
If you do not have a duplex option installed, the Booklet setting
should always be turned off.
In the Print Document screen, select All.
Select and print the Odd-Numbered Pages.
Remove the media, flip it over blank face-side up, and select and print the
Even-Numbered Pages.
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If you are manually duplexing letterhead, in Tray 1, load the media
face-up with the letterhead first in. In Tray 2, load the media
face-up with the top toward the right.
How do I autoduplex?
You should verify that the duplex option is physically installed on the printer to
have the job duplex successfully. Otherwise, the print job will print as simplex
even if you selected duplex.
Your printer is configured with 32 MB of RAM. Duplex (2-sided) printing can
be done automatically with a duplex option and enough memory installed,
and with a duplex option selected in the printer. For example, a 1200 x 600
dpi duplex legal-size monochrome page can be duplexed with 32 MB RAM
for a standard business document, or it could require 64 MB of SDRAM or
more for very high coverage (for example high content and graphics) pages.
Additional memory can be added up to 288 MB. Very high coverage pages
may revert to 600 dpi when duplex printing if enough memory is not installed.
The standard 32 MB RAM will allow printing of most standard color business
documents at 2400 x 600 dpi. The chart below shows the minimum RAM
required to print full-page coverage such as a full-page-size photograph.
Print Type
Simplex
600 x
600
dpi
Media Size
1200 x
600
dpi
Duplex
1200 x 2400 x
600
600
line art dpi
dpi
2400 x 600 x
600
600
line art dpi
dpi
1200 x 1200 x 2400 x
600
600
600
dpi
line art dpi*
dpi
2400 x
600
line art
dpi
Monochrome
Letter/A4 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 64 MB 64 MB
32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 64 MB 64 MB
Legal
Color
Letter/A4 32 MB 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 256 MB 256 MB
32 MB 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 256 MB 256 MB
Legal
Notes
*You can duplex 2400 x 600 with 32 MB based on standard business
documents (for example, without graphics).
Duplexing
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Check your application to determine how to set your margins for duplex
printing.
1
To print duplex (both sides of the sheet), load the media printing-side up.
a For Tray 1, load the media with the top of the media toward the back of
the tray.
b For Tray 2, load the media with the top of the media toward the right
side of the tray.
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2
3
In autoduplexing, the back side is printed first and the front side is
printed last.
Set the driver for the duplex layout you prefer.
Long Edge creates a document that flips horizontally as in a loose-leaf
notebook; Short Edge creates a document that flips vertically, as on a
clipboard.
Click OK.
Output Tray
All media is output to the output tray on top of the printer. The face-down
output tray has a capacity of 200 sheets of 22 lb (80 g/m2) bond paper.
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"#
If the media is stacked too high, your printer may experience media
jams, excessive media curl, or static buildup.
Remove transparencies as soon as possible from the output tray to
avoid static buildup.
Media Storage
How do I store media?
! Keep media on a flat, level surface in its original wrapper until it is time to
load it.
Media that has been stored for a long time without staying in its packaging
may dry up too much and cause jamming.
! If media has been removed from its wrapper, place it in its original
packaging and store in a cool, dark place on a level surface.
! Avoid moisture, excess humidity, direct sunlight, excess heat (above
95° F/35° C), and dust
! Avoid leaning against other objects or placed in an upright position
Before using stored media, do a trial printing and check print quality.
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Output Tray
Additional Assistance
Where can I order MINOLTA-QMS-approved media or get
more information?
Check www.minolta-qms.com/support (click on Answer Base) for currently
approved media. To order approved media, go to www.q-shop.com.
See the Service & Support Guide for a list of sources of service and support
in the Americas. The most up-to-date worldwide information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
Additional Assistance
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Working with the
Printer
3
About the Control Panel
The control panel, located on the top of the printer, allows you to direct the
printer’s operation. In addition, it displays the current status of the printer,
including any condition that needs your attention.
! Two indicators (LEDs) to provide printer status information.
! A message window displays status and configuration information.
! Six keys allow you to control the printer configuration through access to
frequently used printer functions.
4
5
6
1
2
MESSAGE
WINDOW
3
8
7
Control Panel Indicators and Keys
No.
Off
On
1
The printer is not ready
to accept data.
The printer is ready to
accept data.
2
No problem.
The printer requires
operator attention
(usually accompanied by
a status message in the
message window.)
No.
3
Indicator
Key
Function
! Allows you to cancel the current, or all print jobs
! Cancels the menu choice or selection if the user
is in the menu structure at the time
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About the Control Panel
No.
Key
4
Function
! Initially enters the menu system
! If within the menu system and on a menu level,
moves down in in the menu structure
! If within the menu system and on a selectable
item, selects the displayed choice (no matter
what position the cursor is in)
5
! Moves up in the menu structure
! If within a selectable menu choice that is
changeable character by character, scrolls
upward through the available characters
6
! Moves right in the menu structure
! Moves right through the scrollable menu
selections when selections are whole words,
not characters
7
! Moves down in the menu structure.
! If within a selectable menu choice that is
changeable character by character, scrolls
downward through the available characters
8
! Moves left in the menu structure
! Moves left through the scrollable menu
selections when selections are whole words,
not characters
Cancelling Print Jobs
You can cancel one or all print jobs that are currently being processed.
1
2
3
While data is being processed or printed, press the Cancel key.
By pressing the Right or Left keys, select either JOB CANCEL/CURRENT
JOB or JOB CANCEL/ALL JOBS.
Press the Select key.
The print job(s) have now been cancelled.
Cancelling Print Jobs
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Configuration Menu Overview
IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL
MENU/
LANGUAGE
MENU/
SPECIAL
PAGES
MENU/
ENGINE
MENU/
NETWORK
MENU/
CONSUMABLE
USAGE
MENU/LANGUAGE
LANGUAGE
SET
FRENCH
LANGUAGE
SET
ENGLISH
LANGUAGE
SET
GERMAN
LANGUAGE
SET
ITALIAN
LANGUAGE
SET
PORTUGUESE
LANGUAGE
SET
SPANISH
LANGUAGE
SET
CZECH
LANGUAGE
SET
JAPANESE
MENU/SPECIAL PAGES
PRINT CONFIG PAGE
PRINT DEMO PAGE
PRINT MENU MAP*
MENU/ENGINE
ENGINE/CHANGE
TONER SZ
ENGINE/REPLACE
TONER
ENGINE/ENERGY
SAVER
ENGINE/AUTO
CONTINUE
ENGINE/CHAINING
TRAY XXX**
ENGINE/SERVICE
MENU/NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
Default:
192.168.1.2
SUBNET MASK
Default:
0.0.0.0
GATEWAY
Default:
192.168.1.1
HW
ADDRESS
Default:
00206Bxxxxxx
DHCP
BOOTP
HTTP
SNMP
IP ADDRESS, SUBNET MASK, and GATEWAY are
displayed only when DHCP and BOOTP are set to OFF.
DHCP SET: ON
BOOTP SET: OFF
HTTP SET: ON
HTTP SET: OFF
SNMP SET: ON
SNMP SET: OFF
DHCP SET: OFF
BOOTP SET: ON
DHCP SET: OFF
BOOTP SET: OFF
MENU/
CONSUMABLE
USAGE
BLACK
TONER
YELLOW
TONER
MAGENTA
TONER
Legend
CYAN
TONER
DRUM
UNIT
Defaults are bolded.
*English language only.
**Displays only when optional lower feeder unit is attached.
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Configuration Menu Overview
MENU/ENGINE Submenus
ENGINE/CHANGE TONER SZ
CHANGE TONER SZ
CYAN
CYAN
HIGH
CAPACITY
CYAN
STANDARD
CHANGE TONER SZ
MAGENTA
MAGENTA
HIGH
CAPACITY
MAGENTA
STANDARD
CHANGE TONER SZ
YELLOW
YELLOW
HIGH
CAPACITY
YELLOW
STANDARD
ENGINE/REPLACE TONER
REPLACE
TONER
BLACK
REPLACE TONER
YELLOW
BLACK
TONER
SIZE:HIGH
YELLOW
TONER
SIZE:HIGH
YELLOW
TONER SIZE:
STANDARD
REPLACE TONER
MAGENTA
MAGENTA
TONER
SIZE:HIGH
MAGENTA
TONER SIZE:
STANDARD
REPLACE TONER
CYAN
CYAN TONER
SIZE:HIGH
CYAN
TONER SIZE:
STANDARD
ENGINE/ENERGY SAVER*
ENERGY
SAVER SET
15 MINUTES
ENERGY
SAVER SET
30 MINUTES
ENERGY
SAVER SET
1 HOUR
ENERGY
SAVER SET
2 HOURS
ENERGY
SAVER SET
OFF
Products for North America only.
ENGINE/AUTO
CONTINUE
AUTO
CONTINUE
SET ON
ENGINE/
CHAINING TRAY
XXX
AUTO
CONTINUE
SET OFF
CHAIN TRAY
SET ON
CHAIN TRAY
SET OFF
SERVICE
POWER ON
TEST
RESET
COUNTER
TRANSFER
UNIT
ENGINE/SERVICE
FACE COUNT
XXXXXX
CONTROLLER
VER. XX.XXX
ENGINE VER.
XXXX.XXXX.
XXXX
SERVICE
DIMM TEST
SERVICE
SDRAM
TEST
RESTORE
USER
DEFAULT
Defaults are bolded.
* To disable Energy Saver from the ENGINE/ENERGY SAVER menu, press and hold the Menu/Select key
and down arrow at the same time for approximately three seconds. Once the display reads OFF, release
the two keys and press the Menu/Select key to select the Off option. In order to turn the Energy Saver
back on, go to the Energy Saver menu and make another selection or select ENGINE/SERVICE/
RESTORE USER DEFAULT.
Configuration Menu Overview
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Selecting a Message Window Language
When you receive your printer, the message window language is set to
English. However, status messages and configuration menus can be
displayed in the message window in English, French, German, Italian,
Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, and Japanese.
If you want to change the message window language, use the following
control panel sequence.
Press Key
(Until) Display Reads
IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL
MENU/
LANGUAGE
LANGUAGE SET
ENGLISH
Press the Right or Left key until the appropriate
language is displayed.
<LANGUAGE> is selected.
Special Pages Menu
Config Page
Print a configuration page.
Demo Page
Print a demonstration page.
Menu Map
Page
Print a menu map (English language only).
Engine Menu
Energy Saver Set the length of time until the printer enters Energy Saver
mode after it no longer receives print jobs or is not
operated.
If a printjob is received while the printer is in Energy Saver
mode, the printer warms up, then returns to normal print
mode before starting to print.
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Selecting a Message Window Language
Auto Continue When set to On, the printer continues printing if the
specified tray is not loaded with paper of the correct size.
The Auto Continue setting can also be changed while
printing. If this is done, the setting will remain valid for
future print jobs.
Chaining
Tray (only
available if
optional Tray
2 [lower
feeder unit
media tray] is
present)
When set to On, the printer automatically switches to a
different media tray containing paper of the same size and
type and continues printing if the specified tray runs out of
paper.
When set to Off, the printer stops and displays a message
indicating that paper should be loaded into the specified
tray if the specified tray runs out of paper.
Change Toner Use this submenu to change the toner cartridge capacity.
Sz (Size)
Yellow, magenta, and cyan toner cartridge sizes available
are standard capacity (1,500 pages) and high capacity
(4,500 pages). Black cartridges available are high capacity
(4,500 pages).
Replace Toner By selecting the color of the toner cartridge that you want to
replace, the carousel is automatically repositioned so that
the selected toner cartridge can be removed. Refer to
“Replacing a Toner Cartridge” on page 53.
Service Menu
Page Count
The number of pages that have been printed to date.
Controller Ver. The current controller firmware version
Engine Ver.
The printer engine firmware version
DIMM Test
Allows you to verify the DIMM by performing a DIMM test.
SDRAM Test
Allows you to check that there are no errors in the SDRAM
Power On Test Performs an AIDC (Auto-Image Density Control) calibration
cycle. Wait until the test is finished and IDLE/MAGICOLOR
2300DL is displayed (less than 150 seconds).
User Default
Resets the settings for Energy Saver, Auto Continue, and
Chaining Tray (if lower feeder unit is attached) to their
defaults:
Energy Saver: 30 minutes
Auto Continue: On
Chaining Tray: On
Selecting a Message Window Language
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Network Menu
If the printer is connected to a network, the following settings should be
specified. For details about each setting, contact your network administrator.
IP Address
Set the IP address of this printer on the network. Use the
Up, Down, Left, and Right keys to enter the value.
When manually setting the IP address, turn off DHCP and
BOOTP first.
Subnet Mask
Set the subnet mask value of the network. Use the Up,
Down, Left, and Right keys to enter the value.
Gateway
If a router is used on the network, enter the IP address of
the router. Use the Up, Down, Left, and Right keys to enter
the value.
HW Address
The Ethernet hardware address for this printer can be
displayed. (It cannot be changed.)
DHCP*
If there is a DHCP server on the network, specify whether
the IP address is automatically assigned by the DHCP
server and other network information is loaded (can be set
to On or Off).
BOOTP*
Specify whether the IP address is automatically assigned
by BOOTP and other network information is loaded (can be
set to On or Off).
HTTP*
HTTP can be set to On or Off. On enables the Internal Web
Page inside the printer, Off disables it.
SNMP*
SNMP is a scalable, distributed management suite for
managing small to large size networks. SNMP can be set to
On or Off.
Notes
*You must turn the printer off and then on again before
these settings take effect.
Consumables Menu
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Black Toner
The amount of toner remaining in the black toner cartridge.
Yellow Toner
The amount of toner remaining in the yellow toner
cartridge.
Magenta
Toner
The amount of toner remaining in the magenta toner
cartridge.
Cyan Toner
The amount of toner remaining in the cyan toner cartridge.
Drum Unit
The remaining service life for the OPC drum cartridge.
Selecting a Message Window Language
Working with the
Printer Driver
4
Displaying Printer Driver Settings
!"
The Windows operating system also uses tabs. The General and
Details tabs are automatically determined by the operating system
and are therefore not described in this manual.
Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information about all of these
functions.
Displaying Settings in Windows 2000/XP
1
2
3
From the Start menu, choose Settings and then Printers to display the
Printers directory.
Right-click the magicolor 2300 DL printer icon and choose Properties.
Choose Printing Preferences.
Displaying Settings in Windows NT 4.0
1
2
From the Start menu, choose Settings and then Printers to display the
Printers directory.
Right-click the magicolor 2300 DL printer icon and choose Document
Defaults.
Displaying Settings in Windows Me/98/95
1
2
3
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From the Start menu, choose Settings and then Printers to display the
Printers directory.
Right-click the magicolor 2300 DL printer icon and choose Properties.
Choose the Printer Properties.
Displaying Printer Driver Settings
Common Settings for All Tabs
Save [Easy Set]
1
To save the current settings, click Save....
"#
Multiple settings can be saved. Select your preferred settings, and
type a title in the dropdown list box.
Afterward, the saved settings can be selected from the dropdown list.
2
Select Default from the dropdown list to reset the functions of the tab to
their original values.
Page Layout
Click this radio button to display a sample of the page layout in the figure
area.
Settings available are:
! Imaging area
! Paper size
! Orientation
! N-up
! Watermark
! Duplex/booklet
Displaying Printer Driver Settings
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Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information on all of these
functions.
Printer Figure
Click this radio button to display an image of the printer in the figure area.
Common Buttons
OK
Click to OK the properties dialog box, saving any changes made.
Cancel
Click to Cancel the properties dialog box without saving any changes made.
Apply
Click to Apply all changes without exiting the properties dialog box.
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Depending on the version of the operating system, Apply may
not appear.
Help
Click to Help online help.
Help on a Specific Item(?)
Click to show a description of the item clicked in the title bar.
Close
Click to Close the Properties Sheet without saving any changes made.
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Displaying Printer Driver Settings
Setup Tab
This tab allows you to:
! Print several pages of a document on the same print page (N-up)
! Provide printouts with a watermark
! Design custom watermarks
! Specify duplex and booklet printing
! Specify paper source
! Define the type of media
Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information on all of these
functions.
Setup Tab
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Paper Tab
This tab allows you to:
! Select an original document size
! Set up custom paper sizes
! Select the output paper size
! Scale (enlarge/reduce) documents upon printout
! Specify the orientation of the paper
! Specify the number of copies
! Select/deselect collatation
! Print using a form overlay
! Edit/create a form overlay
Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information on all of these
functions.
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Paper Tab
Quality Tab
This tab allows you to:
! Switch between color and monochrome printing
! Specify color matching (Images, Graphics and Text)
! Specify the resolution for the printout
! Control the tones of an image (Contrast)
! Control the darkness of an image (Brightness)
! Control the color purity of an image (Saturation)
! Control the clarity of an image (Sharpness)
Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information on all of these
functions.
Quality Tab
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Device Options Setting Tab
This tab allows you to:
! Activate the optional Tray 2 (lower feeder unit) and/or the duplex option
! Enter the user name that is sent with the print job(s)
! View information about the printer driver
Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information on all of these
functions.
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Device Options Setting Tab
Working with the
Status Display
5
Working with the Status Display
The Status Display displays information about the current status of the
computer’s local printer. If you used the CD-ROM Installer to install the printer
driver, the Status Display was also installed. If you use Add Printer to
manually install the printer driver, Status Display is not installed.
Environment
The Status Display functions only for the system default printer on the
following Parallel and USB operating systems and interfaces.
IEEE 1284 Parallel
USB
Windows XP
Available
Available
Windows Me
Available
Available
Windows 2000
Available
Available
Windows 98 SE
Available
Available
Windows 98
Available
Not available
Windows 95
Available
Not available
Windows NT 4.0
Available
Not available
Opening the Status Display and Showing Supplies
Status
1
2
46
From the Start menu, choose Programs, then magicolor 2300 DL Utilities,
and then magicolor 2300 DL Status.
From the Display menu, choose Supplies Status to view remaining
consumables life.
Working with the Status Display
Using the Status Display
! When the background of the right-hand printer graphic is green, the
printer is in standby mode or a job is printing normally.
! When the background of the right-hand printer graphic is red, there is an
error and the job has been interrupted. The status of the printer and the
error message are shown in the dialog boxes on the left.
The function areas include:
! Printer status—Displays text messages that describe the current
operational status of the printer.
! How to recover—Provides you with explanations of what you need to do
in order to correct problems and recover from error conditions.
! Warning status—Displays text messages that warn you of such
conditions as low toner.
! Printer status figure—Shows a graphic representation of the printer and
indicates where there is a problem.
! Printing status—Displays the status of the current print job.
! Select popup message—Allows you to choose which message(s) you
want brought to the foreground when that particular condition occurs on
the printer.
! Supplies status—Displays consumables usage statuses (percentage
remaining) for toner cartridges and the OPC.
Refer to the Status Display’s online help for information on all of its functions.
Using the Status Display
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Altering the Size of the Status Display
Window
! From the Display menu, choose Status (Reduce) to decrease the size of
the window, or
! From the Display menu, choose Status
(Expand) to increase the size of the
window.
Closing the Status Display
To close the Status Display from the File menu, choose Exit.
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If you click the X button in the upper-right corner of the Status Display
window to close the window, the Status Display remains available at
the right end of the taskbar. Double-click the icon to open it again.
Altering the Size of the Status Display Window
Replacing
Consumables
6
Consumable Life Expectancies
Plain Paper
The stated life expectancy of each consumable is based on printing under
specific operating conditions such as media type, number of color planes,
page size, and page coverage (at normal 5% coverage of letter-/A4-size
media). The actual life expectancy will vary depending on these and other
printing variables, including continuous or intermittent printing, ambient
temperature, and humidity. For current information about consumable life
expectancies, refer to www.minolta-qms.com/support, then click on the
Answer Base.
The following messages on the control panel’s message window indicate that
a consumable needs to be replaced.
Message This item needs replacing by
user after...
DRUM
CARTRIDGE
END OF
LIFE
Comment
Up to 45,000 continuous
See “Replacing the OPC
monochrome or 11,250 continuous Drum Cartridge” on page
four-color pages, or 10,000
59.
intermittent (one-page jobs)
monochrome or 7,500 intermittent
color pages.
Standard capacity: Approximately See “Replacing a Toner
TONER
EMPTY
1,500 single-sided pages per
Cartridge” on page 53.
<COLOR> cartridge—yellow, magenta, cyan
at 5% coverage of each color.
High capacity: Approximately
4,500 single-sided pages per
cartridge—black, yellow, magenta,
cyan at 5% coverage of each color.
WASTE
TONER
BOX
FULL
Approximately 25,000 continuous See “Replacing the Waste
monochrome or 21,600 intermittent Toner Bottle” on page 58.
(one-page jobs) monochrome, or
6,250 continuous or intermittent
color pages (based on the
standard mode with 5% toner
coverage of letter/A4 media).
If multiple toner cartridges or consumables are empty at the same time, each
message will flash for 3 seconds. Handle each message displayed on the
message window.
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Consumable Life Expectancies
Special Media
The stated life expectancy of each consumable on page 50 is based on
letter-/A4-size plain paper. If you are using special media such thick stock or
transparencies, the life expectancy will vary depending on those printing
variables and the print speed automatically determined by the thick stock or
transparency selection on the driver’s Paper Tab. The life expectancies for
letter-/A4-size special media are:
Consumables This item needs replacing by user after...
(Special Media)
OPC Drum
Up to 15,000 continuous monochrome or 7,500
Cartridge
continuous four-color pages, or 5,000 intermittent
(one-page jobs) monochrome or 4,100 intermittent color
pages.
Toner Cartridge Standard capacity (black): Approximately 1,500
(pages per
continuous single-sided pages or 1,000 intermittent
cartridge at 5% single-sided pages (if monochrome black printing only).
coverage of
Standard capacity (yellow, magenta, cyan):
each color)
Approximately 1,500 continuous or intermittent
single-sided pages.
High capacity (black): Approximately 4,500 continuous
single-sided pages or 3,200 intermittent single-sided
pages (if monochrome black printing only).
High capacity (yellow, magenta, cyan): Approximately
4,500 continuous or intermittent single-sided pages.
Waste Toner
Approximately 25,000 continuous or 14,400 intermittent
Box
(one-page jobs) monochrome pages or 6,250 continuous
or intermittent color pages.
For current information about consumable life expectancies, refer to
www.minolta-qms.com/support, then click on the Answer Base.
Auto-Image Density Control (AIDC)
The printer periodically pauses for the color calibration procedure (also
known as the Auto-Image Density Control [AIDC] cycle). This process is
provided to make sure reliable printer operation with optimum output quality.
This 150-second calibration cycle automatically occurs after the installation of
a new toner cartridge or OPC drum.
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If you open the door before the message window reads IDLE/
MAGICOLOR 2300DL, the printer stops and repeats the calibration
cycle.
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The printer also pauses to do a 90-second AIDC cycle after 200
1-sided pages of a continuous print run, and a 150-second AIDC cycle
when waking up from ENERGY SAVER with more than 1,000 pages
since the last AIDC cycle or when there has been an environmental
change such as in temperature or humidity.
Toner Cartridge Life
A high-capacity toner cartridge contains enough toner (yellow, magenta,
cyan, or black) to print a maximum of 4,500 (at normal 5% page coverage)
simplex letter/A4-size pages of continuous print. The standard-capacity toner
cartridge contains enough toner to print a maximum of 1,500 (at normal 5%
page coverage) simplex letter/A4-size pages of continuous print.
With heavier coverages, the approximate maximum capacities will decrease:
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To determine your average percent coverage, print a consumables
statistics page (Special Pages/Config Page). Current toner cartridge
capacity information can be found at www.minolta-qms.com (click on
the Answer Base).
How do I know if I need to replace the toner?
When it’s time to replace the toner, X TONER LOW displays in the message
window (X indicates the toner color). Printing can continue even though the
warning appears. However, the color gradually fades out, so replace the toner
cartridge as soon as possible.
You can also access the toner cartridge supplies status using the Status
Display (refer to “Working with the Status Display” on page 46).
How can I tell if a toner cartridge is standard or
high capacity?
Refer to the label on the toner cartridge.
Replacing Consumables
Attention
Failure to follow instructions as outlined in this manual could result in
voiding your warranty.
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Refilled Toner Cartridges
Attention
Do not use refilled toner cartridges. Any damage to the printer or quality
problems caused by a refilled toner cartridge will void your warranty.
Replacing a Toner Cartridge
Characters and images are created in your laser printer through a
photosensitive process that applies toner to the Optical Photo Conductor
(OPC) drum (which functions like photographic film). Your printer uses four
toner cartridges: black, yellow, magenta, and cyan. Handle the toner
cartridges carefully to avoid spilling toner inside the printer or on yourself.
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The toner is nontoxic. If you get toner on your hands, wash them in
cool water or a neutral detergent. If you get toner on your clothes,
lightly dust them off as much as possible. If some toner remains on
your clothes, use cool, not hot water, to rinse the toner off.
WARNING!
If you get toner in your eyes, wash it out immediately and consult a
doctor. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com (click on the Answer Base).
Attention
Do not hold a toner cartridge vertically.
Do not touch the toner roller surface. This could
lower image quality.
Keep toner cartridges:
! In their packaging until you’re ready to install them.
! In a cool, dry location away from sunlight (due to heat).
The maximum storage temperature is 95° F (35° C) and the maximum
storage humidity is 85% (noncondensing). If the toner cartridge is moved
from a cold place to a warm, humid place, condensation may occur,
degrading print quality. Allow the toner to adapt to the environment for
about one hour before use.
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! Level during storage.
Do not stand or store cartridges on their ends or turn them upside down;
the toner inside the cartridges may become caked or unequally
distributed.
! Away from salty air and corrosive gases such as aerosols.
Steps for Replacing a Toner Cartridge
Attention
Be careful not to spill toner while replacing a toner cartridge. If toner
spills, immediately wipe it off with a soft, dry cloth.
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1
After printing 6000 pages, “TONER EMPTY” displays, and you will no
longer be able to print. Follow the steps below to replace the toner.
Check the message window to see which color (X) toner is out. Follow the
steps below.
By carrying out the steps below, the carousel automatically stops at the
position where the empty toner cartridge can be removed.
Press Key
Press until
appropriate
color is
displayed.
Press the
right arrow to
start the
replacement process.
Press until
appropriate
size is
displayed.
Once the
appropriate
size is
displayed,
press
(Until) Message Window Reads
TONER ENPTY/X
REPLACE TONER/X
REPLACE X TONER
SIZE:STANDARD
or
REPLACE X TONER
SIZE:HIGH
......PLEASE WAIT......
Then, it displays OPEN DOOR/REPLACE TONER.
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2
3
4
Open the printer’s front door.
Insert the thumb and index finger of
your hand into the two holes in the
front of the toner cartridge, and then
pull the cartridge straight out about 6"
(152 mm).
Support the middle of the cartridge
with your left hand, and then pull out
the cartridge.
WARNING!
Contact toner_recycle@minolta-qms.com for toner recycling
availability, or dispose of the used toner cartridge according
to your local regulations. Do not dispose of it by burning.
5
Take out from the shipping carton a new toner cartridge of the same color
as the one you are replacing.
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6
Remove the protective cover clearly marked
“Remove.”
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7
8
9
Each toner cartridge has a colored
end that corresponds to a color inside
the cartridge slots. Always install the
toner cartridge in the slot of the same
color.
Support the middle of the cartridge
with your left hand, insert the thumb
and index finger of your right hand into
the two holes in the front of the toner
cartridge, and then insert the cartridge
so that the guides on the cartridge fit
into the rails in the cartridge
compartment in the carousel.
Gently push the new toner cartridge
into the printer.
Close the printer’s front door.
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The printer must complete a 150-second calibration cycle after any
consumable has been replaced. If you open the door before the
message window reads IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL, the printer
stops and repeats the calibration cycle.
Replacing a Toner Cartridge That Is Not Empty
You can choose to replace a toner cartridge that is not empty. For example, if
the consumable monitor on your printer driver indicates that a particular color
cartridge is running low and you need to print a lengthy job when no one will
be available to change the cartridge, you might want to replace the cartridge
before it is empty.
1
Indicate in the message window which color toner you want to replace.
Follow the steps below.
Press Key
(Until) Message Window Reads
IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL
MENU/LANGUAGE
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Press Key
(Until) Message Window Reads
Press the right
arrow to start the
replacement
process.
MENU/ENGINE
ENGINE/REPLACE TONER
REPLACE TONER
BLACK
Press until
appropriate color
is displayed.
REPLACE TONER
YELLOW
YELLOW TONER
SIZE:HIGH
Press until
appropriate size
is displayed.
YELLOW TONER
SIZE:STANDARD
or
YELLOW TONER
SIZE:HIGH
Once the
appropriate size
is displayed,
press
......PLEASE WAIT......
Then, it displays OPEN DOOR/REPLACE
TONER.
2
3
4
5
Open the printer’s front door.
Remove the toner cartridge.
Remove the protective cover from the new toner cartridge and insert the
cartridge into the carousel.
Close the printer’s front door.
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The printer must complete a 150-second calibration cycle after any
consumable has been replaced. If you open the door before the
message window reads IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL, the printer
stops and repeats the calibration cycle.
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Replacing the Waste Toner Bottle
When the waste toner bottle becomes full, the message WASTE TONER BOX
FULL appears. The printer will stop and will not start again until the waste
toner bottle is replaced.
Removing the Used Waste Toner Bottle
1
2
Open the printer’s front door.
Grasp the waste toner bottle’s handle and
lift it up, and then carefully remove the
waste toner bottle.
Keep the waste toner bottle upright so the
toner does not spill.
3
4
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Remove the two caps by turning them
counterclockwise.
Secure the two caps onto the two holes by
turning them clockwise.
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Dispose of the used waste toner bottle.
WARNING!
Dispose of the used waste toner bottle properly according to your local
regulations (do not dispose of it by burning).
Installing the New Waste Toner Bottle
1
2
3
4
Remove the new waste toner bottle from its carton.
Insert the bottom of the waste toner bottle
$ into its installation position in the printer.
Push the top of the waste toner bottle %
into position until it is firmly seated.
%
Close the printer’s front door.
If the waste toner bottle is not correctly
installed or the transfer belt release lever is
at its top position (11 o’clock), the front
door cannot be closed.
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$
$
$
The printer must complete a 150-second calibration cycle after any
consumable has been replaced. If you open the door before the
message window reads IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL, the printer
stops and repeats the calibration cycle.
Replacing the OPC Drum Cartridge
When the OPC drum is worn out, the message DRUM CARTRIDGE END OF
LIFE appears. Printing can continue even after this message appears;
however, since print quality is reduced, the OPC drum cartridge and waste
toner bottle should be replaced immediately.
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The OPC drum life is directly related to the number of rotations of the
drum. Longest drum life is achieved with continuous printing.
Intermittent printing with small job sizes requires cleaning rotations
before and after each job, and subsequently will impact OPC life.
You can also access the OPC drum cartridge supplies status using the Status
Display (refer to “Working with the Status Display” on page 46).
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Removing the Used OPC Drum Cartridge
1
With the front door open and the used
waste toner bottle removed (see page
58), rotate the transfer belt unit release
lever clockwise to the top (11 o’clock)
position.
This releases the pressure on the
transfer belt unit.
2
3
Grasp the release lever for the OPC drum
cartridge, and then pull the cartridge
straight out about 6 inches
(152 mm).
Support the bottom of the drum with your
hand, then carefully pull the cartridge
toward you and remove it.
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Dispose of the cartridge properly
according to your local
regulations.
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Installing the New OPC Drum Cartridge
Attention
The OPC drum is extremely sensitive to bright light and direct sunlight.
Always leave it in its protective bag until you’re ready to install it. Any
exposure to light should be avoided, or permanent damage could
result.
Any damage resulting from mishandling of the OPC drum will void the
warranty of the OPC drum. Also, handle the cartridge carefully by its
sides so you don’t touch the surface (the green part) of the drum. The
drum is also extremely sensitive to hand oils and scratches, both of
which reduce print quality.
1
Remove the new OPC drum cartridge from its
carton.
Attention
Keep the protective sheet on the cartridge. Do not touch the
protective sheet on the photosensitive (green) surface or scratch the
surface. This could lower image quality.
2
3
Make sure the transfer belt release lever is still set to its top position
(11 o’clock).
Holding the OPC drum cartridge level,
place the front end of the OPC drum
cartridge guide into the rail.
Carefully push the OPC drum
cartridge in.
When installing the OPC drum cartridge,
be sure not to press on the release lever.
If the lever is pressed during installation,
the lock is released, and the cartridge is
not installed correctly.
Attention
The cartridge should slide easily into the printer. Don’t force it.
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4
5
Press on the front handle of the OPC
drum cartridge with one hand and hold
the handle of the OPC protective cover
with the other hand.
Peel the protective cover handle straight
toward you.
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6
Dispose of it properly according to
your local regulations.
Rotate the transfer belt release lever
counterclockwise to its correct position
(7 o’clock).
This lowers the transfer belt.
Attention
If the transfer belt release lever is not at its correct position
(7 o’clock), the waste toner bottle cannot be installed.
7
Install a new waste toner bottle (see page 59).
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The printer must complete a 150-second calibration cycle after any
consumable has been replaced. If you open the door before the
message window reads IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL, the
printer stops and repeats the calibration cycle.
Ordering Consumables
Choosing the right consumables for your printer not only increases its
reliability and performance, but also minimizes the risk of damage. For
example, only MINOLTA-QMS toner cartridges are designed to meet the
exact specifications of your MINOLTA-QMS printer, giving maximum
performance, efficiency, and long life.
Toner cartridges and other consumables for your printer are available from
your local vendor or Q-SHOP (www.q-shop.com).
See the Service & Support Guide for a list of sources of service and support
in the Americas. The most up-to-date worldwide information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
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Ordering Consumables
Maintaining the
Printer
7
Maintaining the Printer
Attention
Read all caution and warning labels carefully, making sure to follow any
instructions contained in them. These labels are located on the inside of
the printer’s doors and the interior of the printer body.
Handle the printer with care to preserve its life. Abuse may cause damage
and void your warranty. If dust and paper scraps remain on the inside or
outside of the printer, printer performance and print quality will suffer, so the
printer should be cleaned periodically. Keep the following guidelines in mind.
WARNING!
Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect all interface
cables before cleaning. Do not spill water or detergent into the printer;
otherwise the printer will be damaged and an electric shock may occur.
! Either clean the printer before use, or allow time after unplugging it to
allow the fuser unit to cool down.
Attention
The fuser unit is hot. When the right door is opened, the
fuser unit temperature drops gradually (one hour wait time).
! Be careful when cleaning the inside or removing paper jams, as
the fuser unit and other internal parts may become very hot.
! Do not place anything on the top of the printer.
! Use a soft cloth to clean the printer.
! Never spray cleaning solution directly on the printer’s surface; the spray
could penetrate through the air vents of the printer and damage the
internal circuits. Avoid using abrasive or corrosive solutions or solutions
that contain solvents, (such as alcohol and benzene) to clean the printer.
! Always test any cleaning solution (such as mild detergent) on a small area
of your printer to check the solution’s performance.
! Never use sharp or rough implements, such as wire or plastic cleaning
pads.
! Always close the printer doors gently. Never expose the printer to
vibrations.
! Do not cover the printer immediately after using it. Turn it off and wait until
it cools down.
! Do not leave the printer’s covers and doors open for any length of time,
especially in well-lit places; light may damage the OPC.
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! Do not open the printer during printing.
! Do not tap paper stacks on the printer.
! Do not tilt, lubricate, or disassemble the printer.
! Do not touch the electrical contacts, gears, or laser beam devices. Doing
so may damage the printer and cause the print quality to deteriorate.
! Keep media in the output tray at minimum level. If the media stacks too
high, your printer may experience media jams and excessive media curl.
! Make sure two people are available to lift
the printer when moving it.
When moving the printer, keep the
printer level to avoid toner spillage.
! When lifting the printer, grasp the
handles at the top of the Tray 1 and at
the bottom-right side of the printer (or
the handles at the bottom of the duplex
unit if it is installed).
Even if an optional media tray is
installed, be sure to lift the printer as
described above. Do not grasp the grip
of Tray 2 or the cover on its right side;
otherwise, the media tray may be
damaged.
Front
! If you get toner on your skin, wash it off with cool water and neutral
detergent.
WARNING!
If you get toner in your eyes, wash it out immediately with cool water
and consult a doctor. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) information
can be found at www.minolta-qms.com (click on the Answer Base).
! Make sure any parts removed during cleaning are replaced before you
plug in the printer.
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Cleaning the Printer
Always test any cleaning solution (such as a mild detergent) on a small area
of your printer to check the solution’s performance.
Exterior
This item needs
cleaning...
After...
Control panel
Every 30,000 A soft, dry cloth
single-sided Cotton swab
pages or
every 12
months,
whichever
A soft, damp
comes first.
cloth (mild
detergent)
Exhaust duct
Printer exterior
Use
Avoid
Sharp or rough
implements (such as
wire or plastic cleaning
pads)
Any liquid
Sharp or rough
implements (such as
wire or plastic cleaning
pads)
Abrasive or corrosive
solutions that contain
solvents (such as
alcohol or benzene)
Control Panel
Exhaust Duct
Printer
Exterior
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Cleaning the Printer
Interior
Attention
Be sure to turn off the printer and unplug the power cord before
cleaning inside.
This item needs
cleaning...
After...
Use
Duplex option
feed rollers
Media misfeeds occur
frequently or the printout is
dirty.
A damp
Abrasives or
cloth that detergents
has been
wrung out
well
Tray 1 interior feed Every 30,000 single-sided
rollers
pages, every 12 months, or
as needed, whichever
comes first.
A soft, dry Liquids,
cloth
abrasives, or
detergents
Tray 2 media
rollers
Laser lens cover
Removing the waste toner
bottle to clean around it.
Every 30,000 single-sided
pages, every 12 months, or
as needed, whichever
comes first.
Printer interior
(such as the inside
of the door, around
the waste toner
bottle)
Every 30,000 single-sided
pages, every 12 months, or
as needed, whichever
comes first.
Avoid
Media Rollers
The accumulation of paper dust and other debris on the paper transport roller
can cause media-feeding problems.
Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray) Interior Feed Rollers
1
Remove all media from Tray 1.
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2
Pull the right-side door
release $, and then open
the right-side door %.
%
$
3
4
5
6
While pressing down the media
guide with one hand, clean the feed
roller by wiping it with a soft, dry
cloth.
Media guide
Close the media guide.
Close the right door.
Load the media into the tray again.
Media feed roller
Duplex Option Feed Rollers
1
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Open the duplex option door.
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2
3
Clean the feed rollers by wiping them
with a soft, damp cloth that has been
wrung out well.
Close the duplex option door.
Tray 2 (Optional Lower Feeder Unit) Media Rollers
1
2
3
Turn off the printer, unplug the power
cord, and disconnect all interface
cables.
Remove the media from Tray 2.
Remove the waste toner bottle.
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4
The waste toner bottle
contains waste toner. Be
careful not to tilt the bottle
while removing it.
Hold the waste toner bottle vertically,
and then plug the two openings with
the caps.
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Place the removed waste toner bottle, with the openings facing up,
on a stable surface (not the printer).
Removing the waste toner bottle first will permit a clearer view of
the brackets.
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5
Remove the brackets (two at the front and one at the back) used to attach
the lower feeder unit to the printer..
WARNING!
Your printer weighs approximately 62 lbs (28 kg). Be sure to have
help when lifting and moving it.
6
7
Open the right door of the lower
feeder unit.
Lift the printer off of the lower feeder unit. Make sure two people are
available to lift the printer when moving it.
When moving the printer, keep the printer level to avoid toner spillage.
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Cleaning the Printer
8
9
10
11
Wipe the paper feed rollers with a
soft, damp cloth.
Wipe the paper feed rollers inside the
right door with a soft, damp cloth.
With the right door still open, place
the printer on the lower feeder unit.
Install the brackets (two at the front and one at the back), and then close
the right door.
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12
13
14
15
Hold the waste toner bottle vertically,
and then move the two caps from the
openings onto the cap holders. Turn
the caps clockwise to secure them.
Set the bottom of the waste toner
bottle into its compartment, and then
push the top of the bottle into place.
Slide the tray back into the printer.
Reconnect the interface cables and
power cord, and turn on the printer.
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In compliance with UL guidelines,
“The appliance inlet is considered
to be the main disconnect
device.”
Printer Interior and Laser Lens Cover
1
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Open the front door.
Cleaning the Printer
2
Remove the waste toner bottle.
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3
Hold the waste toner bottle vertically,
and then plug the two openings with
the caps.
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4
Place the removed waste toner bottle, with the openings facing up,
on a stable surface (not the printer).
Pull out the laser lens cover.
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5
The waste toner bottle
contains waste toner. Be
careful not to tilt the bottle
while removing it.
The laser lens cover cannot be
removed. Do not pull it with too
much force.
Wipe the surface of the laser lens cover
with a soft, dry cloth.
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6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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Reinsert the laser lens cover.
Wipe the inside of the printer with a
soft, dry cloth.
Hold the waste toner bottle vertically,
and then move the two caps from the
openings onto the cap holders. Turn
the caps clockwise to secure them.
Set the bottom of the waste toner
bottle into its compartment, and then
push the top of the bottle into place.
Wipe the inside of the front door with
a soft, dry cloth.
Wipe the outside of the waste toner
bottle with a soft, dry cloth.
Close the front door.
Cleaning the Printer
Troubleshooting
8
Introduction
This chapter provides information to aid you in resolving printer problems you
may encounter, or at least guide you to the proper sources for help.
Printing a configuration page
page 76
Preventing media jams
page 77
Understanding the media path
page 78
Clearing media jams
page 79
Solving problems with media jams
page 86
Solving other problems
page 89
Solving problems with printing quality
page 94
Status, error, and service messages
page 101
Additional information
page 107
Printing a Configuration Page
Print a configuration (CONFIG) page to verify the printer is printing correctly.
Press Key
(Until) Display Reads
IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL
LANGUAGE
SPECIAL PAGES
PRINT CONFIG PAGE
The configuration page prints and the printer goes back
to IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL
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Introduction
Preventing Media Jams
Make sure that...
Media matches the printer specifications.
Media is flat, especially on the leading edge.
The printer is on a hard, flat, level surface.
You store media in a dry location away from moisture and humidity.
You remove transparencies from the output tray immediately to avoid static
buildup.
You always adjust the media guides in Tray 1 after inserting the media (a
guide that is not properly adjusted can cause poor print quality, media jams,
or printer damage).
You load the media (for single-sided pages) printing-side up in Tray 1 or 2
(many manufacturers place an arrow on the end of the wrapper to indicate
the printing side).
Avoid...
Media that is folded, wrinkled, or excessively curled.
Double feeding (remove the media and fan the sheets—they may be sticking
together).
Fanning transparencies since this causes static.
Loading more than one type/size/weight of media in a tray at the same time.
Overfilling the media input trays.
Allowing the output tray to overfill (the face-down output tray has a
200-sheet capacity—jamming may occur if you allow media to accumulate
more than 200 sheets at a time).
Allowing the output tray to fill with more than a few transparencies.
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Understanding the Media Path
Understanding the printer’s media path will help you locate media jams.
1 Media exit
2 Output tray
3 Transfer belt
4 Toner cartridge
5 OPC drum cartridge
6 Laser
7 Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)
8 Tray 2 (optional lower feeder unit
with 500-sheet media tray)
9 Fuser unit
10 Duplex option
11 Transfer roller
12 Registration rollers
13 Pickup rollers
Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray)
Tray 1 is located at the left of the printer. The media is picked from Tray 1,
passed under the OPC and the transfer belt, passed through the fuser, and
delivered via the paper exit unit to the output tray on top of the printer.
Tray 2 (Optional Lower Feeder Unit with 500-sheet Media
Tray)
The media tray is located at the bottom front of the printer. The media is
picked from the tray, passed under the OPC drum cartridge and the transfer
belt, passed through the fuser, and delivered via the paper exit unit to the
output tray on top of the printer.
Duplex Option
The media is picked from a media tray, passed under the transfer belt,
passed through the fuser, fed into the duplex option where the media
undergoes a change in direction, cycles through the transfer belt and fuser
again, and is delivered via the paper exit unit to the output tray, which is at the
top of the printer.
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Since several sheets cycle through the printer/duplex unit at the same
time, recovering from a media jam may require the removal of more
than one sheet.
Understanding the Media Path
Clearing Media Jams
To avoid damage, always remove jammed media gently, without tearing it.
Any pieces of media left in the printer, whether large or small, can obstruct the
media path and cause further jams. Do not reload media that has jammed.
Attention
The image is not fixed on the media before the fusing process. If you
touch the printed surface, the toner may stick to your hands, so be
careful not to touch the print face when removing the jammed media.
Make sure not to spill any toner inside the printer.
Unfused toner can dirty your hands, clothes, or anything else it gets on.
If you accidentally get toner on your clothes, lightly dust them off as
much as possible. If some toner remains on your clothes, use cool, not
hot water, to rinse the toner off. If toner gets on your skin, wash it off
with water or a neutral detergent.
WARNING!
If you get toner in your eyes, wash it out immediately and consult a
doctor. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com (click on the Answer Base).
If, after clearing the media jam, the jam message in the control panel window
persists, open and close the printer’s doors. This should clear the jam
message.
Handling Media Jams by Location
Location of Jam
Page Reference
Tray 1
page 79
Tray 2
page 80
Inside the printer
page 82
Near the duplex option
page 84
In the output tray
page 85
Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray)
1
Remove the media from Tray 1.
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2
3
Carefully remove the jammed media.
Fan the removed media to prevent
static buildup and even up the front
edges.
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4
5
Do not fan transparencies
before loading them. Resulting
static electricity may cause
printing errors.
Reinsert the media printing face up.
Make sure the media is lying flat and doesn’t exceed the media limit mark.
Check to see if the media width guides are correct.
Open the right-side door, then close it.
The media jam message is no longer displayed in the printer message
window.
Tray 2 (Optional Lower Feeder Unit Media Tray)
1
80
While pressing in the tabs on each
side of the media tray, remove the
media tray.
Clearing Media Jams
2
3
4
Carefully remove the jammed media in
the direction shown on the illustration
and dispose of it.
Remove the media from Tray 2, fan it to
prevent static buildup, and even up the
front edges.
Reinsert the media printing face up.
Make sure the media is lying flat and
doesn’t exceed the media limit mark.
5
6
Slide the tray back into the printer.
Open the right-side door, then
close it.
The media jam message is no longer
displayed in the printer message
window.
Inside Tray 2’s Right Door
1
2
3
Open the right door of the lower feeder unit.
Carefully remove the jammed media.
Close the door.
The media jam message is no longer
displayed in the printer message
window.
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Inside the Printer
Media Path Jam
1
Pull the right door release lever, and
then carefully open the right door. If Tray
2 is installed, the lower-right door opens
at the same time that the right door is
opened.
Attention
Do not pull jammed media from the
top of the printer through the fuser
unit; otherwise, unfused toner may
dirty the fuser rollers.
If it is difficult to remove the jammed
media, turn the misfeed-clearing dial
counterclockwise to feed the media
downward.
2
3
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If a misfeed occurs in the vertical
transport area, open the inner media
guide, and then pull the misfed media
down to remove it.
Close the inner media guide.
Clearing Media Jams
Fuser Jams
1
Lift up the two fuser unit levers.
When removing the jammed media,
be careful not to touch the transfer
belt. Touching the transfer belt may
result in decreased print quality.
2
3
4
Open the misfeed-clearing guide for
the fuser unit, and then, while checking
the misfeed, pull the jammed media
down to remove it.
Close the misfeed-clearing guide for
the fuser unit.
Lower the two fuser unit levers.
Attention
Be sure to lower the two fuser unit
levers before closing the right door. If
the levers are not lowered, the right
door cannot be closed.
5
Close the right-side door.
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If the optional lower feeder unit is installed, close the lower-right door.
The media jam message is no longer displayed in the printer message
window.
Check the right-side release to make sure the door is securely closed.
Duplex Option
1
2
84
Pull off the top of the duplex option to
open the duplex option cover.
Remove the jammed media in the directions shown in the illustration.
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3
Open the right-side door, then close it.
If the optional media feed unit is installed, close the lower-right door.
The media jam message is no longer displayed in the printer message
window.
Output Tray
Remove jammed media from the output tray by gently pulling it to the left
away from the media exit area.
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Solving Problems with Media Jams
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Frequent jams in any area indicate that area should be checked,
repaired, or cleaned. Repeated jams may also happen if you’re using
unsupported print media.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Several
sheets go
through the
printer
together.
The front edges of
the media are not
even.
Remove the media and even up the
front edges, then reload it.
The media is moist
from humidity.
Remove the moist media and replace it
with new, dry media.
Too much static
electricity is present.
Do not fan transparency media.
Right-side door
needs to be opened
and closed again to
reset the printer.
Open and close the right-side door of
the printer again.
Media jam
message
stays on.
Some media remains Recheck the media path and make
jammed in the printer. sure you have removed all of the
media jams.
Duplex
The wrong media is
option jams. being used.
Use only supported media. See “Media
Specifications” on page 11.
Only plain paper, 16–24 lb (60–90
g/m2) can be autoduplexed if the
optional duplex unit is installed and the
media type is set properly in the driver.
Only plain paper, 16–24 lb (60–90 g/
m2) can be autoduplexed. See “Media
Specifications” on page 11 for
supported sizes.
Make sure that you have not mixed
media types in Tray 1.
Do not duplex custom-sized media,
envelopes, labels, thick stock, or
transparencies.
Media may still be
jammed.
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Recheck the media path inside the
duplex unit and make sure that you
have removed all of the jammed
media.
Solving Problems with Media Jams
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Media is
jamming.
The media is not
Remove the jammed media and
correctly positioned in reposition the media properly in the
the tray.
tray.
The number of sheets Remove the excess media and reload
in the tray exceeds
the correct number of sheets in the
the maximum
tray.
allowed.
The media guides are Adjust the regulation guides in the tray
not correctly adjusted to match the size of the media.
to the media size.
The media in the
optional tray is not
under the media
separating tabs.
Remove the media and reload it so
that the right-front and right-rear
corners are under the
media-separating tabs.
Warped or wrinkled Remove the media, smooth it out, and
media is loaded in the reload it. If it still jams, do not use that
tray.
media.
The media is moist
from humidity.
Remove the moist media and replace it
with new, dry media.
Custom-sized media, Special media must be loaded in Tray
envelopes, labels,
1 only.
postcards, thick
stock, or
transparencies are
loaded in Tray 2.
The recommended
Load the transparencies or labels
transparency (OHP) according to the manufacturer’s
or label paper is
instructions.
facing the wrong way
in Tray 1.
Envelopes are facing Load the envelopes in Tray 1 so the
the wrong way in
flaps are facing down.
Tray 1.
If the flaps are on the short edge, set
the envelopes in Tray 1 so that the
flaps are on the printer side.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Media is
jamming.
Multiple sheets of
Remove the OHP media and load it in
transparency (OHP) the tray one sheet at a time. Do not fan
media are collecting transparencies before loading them.
static electricity in the
tray.
The media is moist
from humidity.
Remove the moist media and replace it
with new, dry media.
Unsupported media Use media that is covered by the
printer warranty.
(wrong size,
thickness, type, etc.)
is being used.
Media supply roller is Clean the media supply roller.
dirty.
For more details, refer to “Media
Rollers” on page 67.
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Solving Problems with Media Jams
Solving Other Problems
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Printer
The power cord is not Turn the power switch off (O position),
power is not correctly plugged into then remove the power cord from the
on.
the outlet.
outlet and plug it back in.
Something is wrong
with the outlet
connected to the
printer.
Plug another electrical appliance into
the outlet and see whether it operates
properly.
The power switch is
not correctly turned
on (I position).
Set the power switch to the off (O)
position, then set it back to the on (I)
position.
The printer is
Use a power source with the
connected to an
specifications listed in appendix A,
outlet with a voltage “Technical Specifications.”
or frequency that
does not match the
printer specifications.
Data was
An error message is
sent to the
displayed in the
printer, but it message window.
doesn’t print.
The control
panel
displays
TONER
LOW much
Handle according to the message
displayed.
A high-capacity toner In the ENGINE/CHANGE TONER SZ
cartridge was loaded, menu, select the capacity listed on the
but the toner size was toner cartridge label.
set at standard
capacity.
sooner than
expected
The toner cartridge is Remove the toner cartridge and check
defective.
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
You can’t
print a
configuration
page.
The media tray is
empty.
Check that the media trays are loaded
with media, in place, and secure.
The printer’s doors
aren’t closed
securely.
Make sure the doors are closed
securely. Close all doors gently to
avoid jarring the printer. Make sure the
waste toner bottle in installed correctly.
There is a media jam. Check for a media jam.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Printing
takes too
much time.
The printer is set to a
slow printing mode
(for example, thick
stock or
transparency).
It takes more time to print with special
media. When using regular paper,
make sure that the media type is set
properly in the driver.
The printer is set to
power saving mode.
It takes time for printing to start in
power saving mode. If you do not want
to use this mode, disable it.
The job is very
complex.
Wait. No action needed.
The printer memory is Add more memory.
insufficient.
Blank pages
come out
during a
printing job.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
defective or empty.
Check the toner cartridges. The image
does not print if the cartridges are
empty.
The wrong media is
being used.
Check that the media type set in the
driver matches the media loaded in the
printer.
Printer
returned to
IDLE before
the menu
was
changed.
The printer was in the When in the menu structure, select
menu structure
your choice before two minutes elapse.
without a selection
being made within
two minutes.
Not all pages The printer has the
print.
wrong kind of cable,
or the printer is not
configured for the
correct cable and
port.
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Check your cable.
The Cancel key was
pressed.
Make sure no one pressed the Cancel
key while your job was printing.
The media tray is
empty.
Check that the media trays are loaded
with media, in place, and secure.
A document is printed
with an overlay file
which has been
created by a
non-magicolor 2300
DL driver.
Print the overlay file using a magicolor
2300 DL driver from the magicolor
2300 DL Utilities and Documentation
CD-ROM.
Solving Other Problems
Symptom
Cause
Printer
resets or
turns off
frequently.
The power cord is not Turn off the unit, confirm that the power
properly connected to cord is properly connected to the AC
the AC outlet.
outlet, and turn the unit back on.
A system error
occurred.
You are
Media or settings are
experiencing not correct.
problems
duplexing.
Solution
Contact Technical Support with the
error information. See the Service &
Support Guide for a list of sources of
service and support in the Americas.
The most up-to-date worldwide
information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
For autoduplexing, make sure that you
have a duplex option installed.
Make sure that you are using correct
media.
! See the table on page 11 for
supported media.
! Do not duplex custom-sized media,
envelopes, labels, postcards, thick
stock, or transparencies.
! Make sure that you have not mixed
media types in Tray 1.
Make sure that your document has
more than one page.
Use the printer driver to make sure that
the duplex unit is in the “Installed
Options” list on the Config Page.
In the printer driver (Properties/Setup/
Duplex/Booklet), choose “Short Edge
Binding” (flipped as on a clipboard) or
“Long Edge Binding” (flipped as in a
loose-leaf notebook).
For N-up on duplexed pages, choose
Collate only in the driver’s Paper Tab.
Do not set collation in the application.
With N-up on Both the driver and
For N-up on multiple copies, choose
multiple
the application have Collate only in the driver’s Paper Tab.
copies, the been set for collation. Do not set collation in the application.
output is
incorrect.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Booklet Left
and Right
Binding
output is
incorrect.
Both the driver and
For Booklet Left Binding and Booklet
the application have Right Binding, choose Collate only in
been set for collation. the driver’s Paper Tab. Do not set
collation in the application.
The printer
pauses
approximately 90
seconds.
The printer pauses
for the color
calibration procedure
(also known as the
Auto-Image Density
Control [AIDC] cycle).
Wait while your printer automatically
pauses to do an AIDC calibration cycle
after 200 1-sided pages of a
continuous print run.
This process is
provided to make
sure reliable printer
operation with
optimum output
quality. If you open
the door before the
display reads IDLE/
MAGICOLOR
2300DL, the printer
stops and repeats the
calibration cycle.
The printer
pauses
approximately 150
seconds.
The printer pauses
for the color
calibration procedure
(also known as the
Auto-Image Density
Control [AIDC] cycle).
This process is
provided to make
sure reliable printer
operation with
optimum output
quality. If you open
the door before the
display reads IDLE/
Wait while your printer automatically
pauses to do an AIDC calibration cycle
after rebooting your printer when there
has been an environmental change
such as in temperature or humidity.
Wait while your printer automatically
pauses to do an AIDC calibration cycle
after “waking up” from ENERGY
SAVER with more than 1,000 pages
since the last AIDC cycle.
Wait while your printer automatically
pauses to do an AIDC calibration cycle
after the installation of a new toner
cartridge or OPC drum.
MAGICOLOR
2300DL, the printer
stops and repeats the
calibration cycle.
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Solving Other Problems
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You hear
unusual
noises.
The printer is not
level.
Put the printer on a flat, hard, level
surface not to exceed ±1° slant in any
direction.
The media tray is not Remove the media tray that you are
installed correctly.
printing from and reinsert it completely
into the printer.
There is a foreign
object stuck inside
the printer.
Turn off the printer and remove the
object. If you cannot remove it, contact
Technical Support.
The
The PageScope Light The PageScope Light Administrator
web-based Admininistrator’s
password has a 1-character minimum
utility cannot password is incorrect. and a 4-character maximum.
be accessed.
Media is
wrinkled.
The media is moist
from humidity or
having water spilled
on the paper supply.
Remove the moist media and replace it
with new, dry media.
The transfer roller or
fuser unit may be
defective.
Check them for damage. If necessary,
contact Technical Support with the
error information. Go to www.minoltaqms.com/support/ or see the Service &
Support Guide for support telephone
numbers.
Unsupported media
is being used.
Use MINOLTA-QMS-approved media.
Refer to “Media Types” on page 12.
Check www.minolta-qms.com/
products/ for currently approved media.
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Solving Problems with Printing Quality
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Nothing is
printed, or
there are
blank spots
on the
printed page.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
damaged.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The printer driver is
not set correctly.
Select the proper setting in the printer
driver to switch from transparency
(OHP) film to plain paper.
The OPC drum
Remove the OPC drum cartridge and
cartridge is damaged. check for damage. If it is damaged,
replace the OPC drum cartridge and
waste toner bottle.
The media is moist
from humidity.
Adjust the humidity for paper storage.
Remove the moist media and replace it
with new, dry media.
The media set in the
printer driver
mismatches the
media loaded in the
printer.
Load the correct media in the printer.
The power source
Use a power source with the proper
does not match the
specifications.
printer specifications.
Remove the media from the tray and
Several sheets are
being fed at the same check for static electricity. Fan plain
time.
paper or other media (but not
transparencies), and replace it
in the tray.
Media is not set
Remove the media, tap it to straighten
properly in the media it out, return it to the media tray, and
tray(s).
realign the media guides.
The printer is not
sitting on a level
surface.
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Relocate the printer on a flat, hard,
stable, level surface that is large
enough to hold the printer.
Solving Problems with Printing Quality
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Entire sheet
is printed in
black or
color.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The OPC drum
Remove the OPC drum cartridge and
cartridge is damaged. check for damage. If it is damaged,
replace the OPC drum cartridge and
waste toner bottle.
Image is too Laser lens cover is
light; there is dirty.
low image
density.
Clean the laser lens cover and perform
an AIDC calibration cycle through the
Engine/Service/Power On Test menu.
Wait until the test is finished and
IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL is
displayed.
The media is moist
from humidity.
Remove the moist media and replace
with new, dry media.
There is not much
toner left in the
cartridge.
Replace the toner cartridge (Engine/
Replace Toner menu). If the new
cartridge capacity is different, select
the toner cartridge capacity in the
Engine/Change Toner Sz menu.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
Media type may be
set incorrectly.
When printing envelopes, labels,
postcards, thick stock, or
transparencies specify the appropriate
media type in the printer driver.
Image is too One or more of the
dark.
toner cartridges are
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The OPC drum
Remove the OPC drum cartridge and
cartridge is damaged. check for damage. If it is damaged,
replace the OPC drum cartridge and
waste toner bottle.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Image is
blurred;
background is
lightly stained;
there is
insufficient
gloss of the
printed
image.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The OPC drum may
be misinstalled or
defective.
Reinstall the OPC drum cartridge. If it
is damaged, replace the OPC drum
cartridge and waste toner bottle.
The print or
color density
may be
uneven.
One or more of the
Install new toner cartridges (Engine/
toner cartridges may Replace Toner menu).
be near empty or
damaged.
The OPC drum may
have been
misinstalled or is
defective.
Reinstall the OPC drum cartridge. If it
is damaged, replace the OPC drum
cartridge and waste toner bottle.
The printer is not on a Level the printer (not exceeding ±1°
level enough surface. slant at any point around the machine).
Irregular
print or
mottled
image
appears.
The media is moist
from humidity.
Remove the moist media and replace it
with new, dry media.
Humidity may be too Adjust the humidity in the paper
high.
storage area.
Media with
Use media that is covered by the
specifications not
printer warranty.
covered by the printer
warranty is being
used.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The OPC drum
Remove the OPC drum cartridge and
cartridge is damaged. check for damage. If it is damaged,
replace the OPC drum cartridge and
waste toner bottle.
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Solving Problems with Printing Quality
Symptom
Cause
Solution
There is
insufficient
fusing or the
image comes
off when
rubbed.
The media is moist
from humidity.
Remove the moist media and replace it
with new, dry media.
There are
toner
smudges or
residual
images.
Media with
Use media that is covered by the
specifications not
printer warranty.
covered by the printer
warranty is being
used.
The media type may
be incorrectly set.
When printing envelopes, labels,
postcards, thick stock, or
transparencies the appropriate media
type must be specified in the printer
driver.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
misinstalled or
defective.
If the toner smudges are on only the
front of the page:
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
There are
The paper transport
toner
rollers may be dirty.
smudges on
the back side
of the page
(whether or
not it has
been
duplexed).
Clean the paper transport, pressure,
and fuser oil rollers.
If you think the transport roller should
be replaced, contact Technical
Support with the error information. See
the Service & Support Guide for a list
of sources of service and support in
the Americas. The most up-to-date
worldwide information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
The media path is
dirty with toner.
Print several blank sheets and the
excess toner should disappear.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The OPC drum
Remove the OPC drum cartridge and
cartridge is defective. check for damage. If it is damaged,
replace the OPC drum cartridge and
waste toner bottle.
Abnormal
areas (white,
black, or
color) appear
in a regular
pattern.
The laser lens cover
may be dirty.
Check to see if the laser lens cover is
dirty. If necessary, clean it with a clean
soft cloth.
The toner cartridge is Remove the toner cartridge with the
damaged.
color causing the abnormal image.
Replace it with a new toner cartridge.
The OPC drum
Replace the OPC drum cartridge and
cartridge is damaged. waste toner bottle.
Image
defects.
The laser lens cover
is dirty.
Clean the laser lens cover with a soft,
dry cloth.
The toner cartridge is Remove the toner cartridge and check
leaking.
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The toner cartridge is Remove the toner cartridge with the
damaged.
color causing the abnormal image.
Replace it with a new toner cartridge.
The OPC drum
Replace the OPC drum cartridge and
cartridge is damaged. waste toner bottle.
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Symptom
Cause
Lateral lines
or bands
appear on
image.
The printer is not on a Level the printer (not exceeding ±1°
level enough surface. slant).
Colors look
drastically
wrong.
Colors are
not
registering
properly;
colors are
mixed or
have pageto-page
variation.
Solution
The media path is
dirty with toner.
Print several sheets and the excess
toner should disappear.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The OPC drum
surface is scratched
or damaged.
Remove the OPC drum cartridge and
check the green photosensitive
surface for scratches. If it is damaged,
replace the OPC drum cartridge and
waste toner bottle.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
malfunctioning or
expired.
Remove the toner cartridges and verify
that the toner is distributed evenly on
the cartridge roller, and reinstall the
toner cartridges.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
low or out.
Check the control panel for an X
TONER LOW or X TONER REPLACE
The front door may
not be properly
closed.
Make sure that the printer’s front door
is closed.
The OPC drum
cartridge is not
correctly seated.
Remove the OPC drum cartridge and
reinstall it.
One or more of the
toner cartridges are
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge and check
for damage. If it is damaged, replace it
(Engine/Replace Toner menu).
The media is moist
from humidity.
Remove the moist media and replace it
with new, dry media.
Line art does The line art setting for
not print in
2400 x 600 dpi
color.
requires Color
Matching to be turned
off.
message. If necessary, replace the
specified toner cartridge.
In the driver, go to Properties/Quality
and choose Off in the Color Matching
area.
If you want color, lower the resolution
to 1200 x 600 or 600 x 600.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The color
has a poor
reproduction or has
poor color
density.
The paper image
transfer is defective.
Check the OPC drum cartridge. If
necessary, replace the entire drum
cartridge.
The Auto-Image
Density Control
(AIDC) detection
sensor is dirty.
Clean the laser lens cover and perform
an AIDC calibration cycle through the
Engine/Service/Power On Test menu.
Wait until the test is finished and
IDLE/MAGICOLOR 2300DL is
displayed.
If the problem persists, contact
Technical Support. See the Service &
Support Guide for a list of sources of
service and support in the Americas.
The most up-to-date worldwide
information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
If the problem is not resolved, even after all of the above have been
performed, contact Technical Support with the error information. Go to
www.minolta-qms.com/support/ or see the Service & Support Guide for
support telephone numbers.
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Status, Error, and Service Messages
Status, error, and service messages are displayed in the control panel
message window. They provide information about your printer and help you
locate many problems. When the condition associated with a displayed
message has changed, the message is cleared from the window.
Standard Status Messages
This message...
means...
CALIBRATING
After 200 1-sided pages of a No action needed.
continuous print run, after
replacing consumables, and
after rebooting your printer
after environmental
changes, your printer
automatically pauses to do
an Auto-Image Density
Control (AIDC) cycle. This
process is provided to make
sure reliable printer
operation with optimum
output quality.
CANCELLING JOB
The job is being cancelled.
ENERGY SAVER
The printer is in energy
saver mode to reduce power
consumption during periods
of inactivity. When a print job
is received, the printer
returns to normal power
within 180 seconds.
IDLE
MAGICOLOR 2300DL
The printer is on and ready
to receive data.
PRINTING
The printer is printing.
PROCESSING
The printer is processing
data.
WARMING UP
The printer is warming up.
Status, Error, and Service Messages
do this...
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Error Messages
This message...
means...
do this...
NO TONER UNIT X
The COLOR toner
cartridge is not
installed properly.
Install the indicated
toner cartridge.
COVER OPEN
TRAY 2
The right door of
Tray 2 is open.
Close the side cover.
DRAWER OPEN
TRAY 2
The media tray is
not fully inserted into
Tray 2.
Insert the media tray into
the media feed unit.
DRUM CARTRIDGE
NOT ATTACHED
The OPC drum
cartridge is not
installed.
Install the drum
cartridge.
DUPLEX UNIT
NOT ATTACHED
Duplex printing was
specified with the
printer driver, but the
duplex unit is not
attached to the
printer.
Stop the print job, and
then either change the
printer driver setting or
attach the duplex unit to
the printer.
ERROR
MEMORY OVER FLOW
The printer has
received more data
than can be
processed by its
internal memory.
Turn the printer off, and
then, after a few
seconds, turn it on
again. Decrease the
amount of data to be
printed (for example, by
decreasing the
resolution), and then try
printing again.
Otherwise, install an
optional memory
module.
ERROR
VIDEO UNDER RUN
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The amount of data to
be printed exceeds
the printer's internal
data transmission
speed.
Turn the printer off, and
then, after a few
seconds, turn it on
again. Decrease the
amount of data to be
printed (for example, by
decreasing the
resolution), and then try
printing again.
Status, Error, and Service Messages
This message...
means...
do this...
MEDIA JAM
DUPLEX UPPER
Media has jammed in Locate and remove the
the duplex unit.
jam.
MEDIA JAM
EXIT
Media has jammed
between the print
engine and the output
tray.
A media jam has
been detected
between the fuser
and output tray rollers
located near the top
cover.
Exit jams occur in the
media eject area.
MEDIA JAM
FUSER
Media has jammed
leaving the fuser
area.
MEDIA JAM
TRANSFER ROLLER
Media jams occur in
the transfer roller
area. This type of jam
means that the media
did not make it to the
paper exit area.
MEDIA JAM
TRAY X
Media has jammed
while being pulled
from the specified
tray (X).
X TONER LOW
The X (color) toner is Replace the specified
low and should be
color toner.
replaced within 200
pages at 5%
coverage of letter/A4
pages.
DRUM LOW
The OPC drum
Replace the OPC drum
cartridge and waste
cartridge is nearing
end of life and should toner bottle.
be replaced or the
quality eventually
fades.
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This message...
means...
do this...
PRINTER COVER
OPEN
Printer’s front door is Close the front door.
open and must be
closed.
PUT X IN TRAY Y SIZE Put X (paper or media Install the correct media
type) in Tray Y (Tray 1 size or type into the tray
or 2 as specified).
specified.
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PUT X IN TRAY Y
Put X (paper or media Install the correct media
type) in Tray Y (Tray 1 type into the tray
or 2 as specified).
specified.
SIZE MISMATCH
The media size set
Install the correct media
with the printer driver size.
is different from the
size of media loaded.
SIZE/TYPE ERROR
The media size or
Install the correct media
type set with the
size or type.
printer driver is
different from the type
of media loaded into
Tray 1.
SIZE/TYPE ERROR
DUPLEX
The media size or
Use the correct media
type set with the
size or type when
printer driver is
duplexing.
different from the type
being duplexed.
TONER EMPTY
COLOR
The COLOR (specified Replace the toner
color) toner cartridge cartridge. (Engine/
is empty.
Replace Toner)
TRAY X EMPTY
Install media into the
Tray X (Tray 1 or 2)
was specified with the tray specified.
printer driver for
printing, but Tray X is
empty.
TRAY 2
NOT ATTACHED
Tray 2 was specified
with the printer driver
for printing, but Tray 2
is not attached to the
printer.
TRAY 2 LOW
Tray 2 is almost out of Prepare more media to
media.
replenish the tray.
WASTE: NEAR FULL
The waste toner
bottle is nearly full.
Stop the print job, and
then either change the
printer driver setting or
attach Tray 2 to the
printer.
Install a new waste toner
bottle.
Status, Error, and Service Messages
This message...
means...
WASTE TONER BOX
FULL
The waste toner in
Prepare a new OPC
the waste toner bottle drum cartridge, and then
is full.
replace the drum
cartridge and the waste
toner bottle.
WASTE TONER BOX
NOT ATTACHED
The waste toner
Install the waste toner
bottle is not installed. bottle.
Status, Error, and Service Messages
do this...
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Service Messages
A service message sometimes occurs as a result of an unusual combination
of events, not because of an actual problem. When the printer stops and a
service message displays in the message window, turn the printer off and
then back on. This often clears the service message indicator, and printer
operation resumes. Always try this before making a service call.
Service calls should be placed to the vendor from whom you purchased
the printer. If you cannot get service from your vendor, see the Service &
Support Guide for a list of sources of service and support in the Americas.
The most up-to-date worldwide information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
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This service
message...
means...
do this...
ERROR
AIDC SENSOR
AIDC sensor error.
Contact Technical
Support with the error
information.
ERROR
COMMUNICATION
A communication error Check that the interface
occurred in the parallel, cable is properly
USB or Ethernet
connected to the printer.
interface.
If the error continues to
appear even though the
cables are correctly
connected, contact
Technical Support.
ERROR
CONTROLLER
Controller internal error. Contact Technical
Support with the error
information.
ERROR
DIMM
SDRAM DIMM error.
Contact Technical
Support with the error
information.
ERROR
RAM
RAM writing/reading
error.
ERROR
ROM
ROM error.
Contact Technical
Support with the error
information.
Status, Error, and Service Messages
This service
message...
means...
do this...
ILLEGAL ERROR
DUPLEX
You do not have a
duplex option installed
Install a duplex option.
Incorrect paper size/
type is duplexed.
Duplex only supported
media size/type.
An error has been
detected with the item
indicated “XX” in the
service message.
Reboot the printer. This
often clears the service
message indicator, and
printer operation can
resume.
FATAL ERROR
CODE:XX
If the problem persists,
contact Technical
Support. See the
Service & Support
Guide for a list of
sources of service and
support in the Americas.
The most up-to-date
worldwide information
can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
Additional Assistance
If you’ve followed all of the instructions in this guide and still have problems
you can’t solve, check our Answer Base at www.minolta-qms.com/support
for a solution.
See the Service & Support Guide for a list of sources of service and support
in the Americas.
The most up-to-date worldwide information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
Additional Assistance
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Installing
Accessories
9
Introduction
Attention
It’s very important to protect the printer controller board and any
associated daughterboard or module from electrostatic damage while
performing any task involving the controller board.
Attention
Use of accessories not manufactured/supported by MINOLTA-QMS is
not supported by your printer and will void your warranty.
This chapter provides information about the following accessories. Contact
your local vendor or www.minolta-qms.com for compatibility and purchase
information.
Dual In-Line
Memory Modules
(DIMMs)
128 or 256 MB PC-100- or PC-133-Compliant
SDRAM DIMM, up to a maximum of 288 MB
Duplex Option
Automatic duplexing
Lower Feeder Unit
500-sheet media tray included
Check www.minolta-qms.com for availability of additional accessories.
BuzzBox
Parallel (US only)
Wireless Interface
Supported by external wireless communications
adapter
Attention
Installing accessories always requires that the printer and accessories
are turned off and unplugged during installation.
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Introduction
Antistatic Protection
Attention
It’s very important to protect the printer controller board and any
associated daughterboard or module from electrostatic damage while
performing any task involving the controller board.
If an antistatic wrist strap is provided in your printer option kit, attach
one end of it to your wrist and the other end to any convenient electrical
ground (for example, the bare metal chassis of equipment, as on the
back of a computer, that is plugged in but turned off). Never attach the
wrist strap to any piece of equipment with an electrical current present.
Turn off all power switches first. Plastic, rubber, wood, painted metal
surfaces, and telephones are not acceptable grounding points. The
printer isn’t an acceptable grounding point either because it must be
unplugged before you perform this task.
If you don’t have an antistatic wrist strap, discharge your body’s static
electric charge by touching a grounded surface before you handle any
printer boards or components and before removing the controller
board. Also avoid walking around after grounding yourself.
Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM)
Dual in-line memory modules (or DIMMs) are compact circuit boards with
surface-mount memory chips.
Your printer comes with 32 MB SDRAM printer memory on board. However,
you can upgrade to a maximum of 288 MB of RAM through the installation
of additional DIMM. Additional memory must be 128 or 256 MB, PC-100- or
PC-133-Compliant SDRAM DIMM. Your printer comes with one free
DIMM slot.
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You may also need additional memory (DIMM) for larger than letter/A4
media, for complex graphics, and for duplex printing.
How Much Memory Do You Need?
The amount of RAM installed in your printer governs which resolutions can be
used with each media size.
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If a certain resolution is chosen and enough memory is not installed in the
printer, the file is printed using the next lower resolution that can handle the
job. For example, if you attempt to print a 4-color simplex high-coverage
image at 1200 x 600 dpi resolution on legal media, but the printer has only
32 MB of RAM instead of the required 64 MB minimum, the file prints at
600 x 600 dpi.
Your printer will print all print jobs at the highest resolution that the installed
memory will support.
Basic Functionality
The printer is capable of printing 4-color standard business documents
(simplex and duplex) at 2400 x 600 dpi resolution with the base 32 MB
on-board memory.
Improved Performance or High Coverage
The table below summarizes the amount of system memory (MB) required
to achieve printing at levels of high coverage (such as full-page-size
photographs).
In general, performance improves with increased memory size.
Print Type
Media
Size
600 x 600
1200 x 600 Line Art
2400 x 600
Monochrome
4-Color
1200 x 600
Monochrome
4-Color
Monochrome
4-Color
Monochrome
4-Color
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
Letter, A4
32
32
32
128
32
32
64
128
32
32
64
128
32
64
64
256
Legal
32
32
32
128
32
32
64
128
32
32
64
128
32
64
64
256
Notes
S = Simplex; D = Duplex
Print Type
Media
Size
D
2400 x 600 Line Art
Monochrome
4-Color
S
D
S
Letter, A4
32
64
64
D
256
Legal
32
64
64
256
Notes
! Check the configuration page from the control panel (Special Pages/Print
Config Page menu) to make sure the printer has enough RAM installed.
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Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM)
Installing a DIMM
Attention
It’s very important to protect the printer controller board and any
associated circuit boards from electrostatic damage. Before performing
this procedure, review the antistatic caution on page 111. In addition,
always handle circuit boards by the edges only.
1
2
3
Turn off the printer and disconnect the
power cord and interface cable.
Using a screwdriver, loosen the nine
screws. (Do not remove them from
the printer.)
Remove two screws shown in the
illustration. Slide the panel slightly to
the right and lift it off the printer.
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If you want to install more
memory, you have to
exchange the DIMM for DIMM
with a larger memory capacity.
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4
Next, remove a DIMM that’s installed in your printer.
a Using both thumbs, pull the latches
(one on each side of the DIMM
connector) outward.
b Lift the DIMM straight out of the
DIMM connector.
5
6
7
8
9
Insert the new DIMM straight down
into the DIMM connector until the
latches snap into the locked position.
Observe the keyed side of the DIMM
to align it with the connector. If you
cannot snap the DIMM into place, do
not force it. Reposition it, making sure
that the bottom of the DIMM is seated
completely in the connector. When
seated, the DIMM stands upright,
firmly in place.
Reinstall the left side panel using the two screws to secure it in place.
Align the panel and tighten the nine screws.
Reconnect all interface cables.
Reconnect the power cord, and turn on
the printer.
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In compliance with UL guidelines,
“The appliance inlet is considered
to be the main disconnect
device.”
Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM)
10
Print a configuration page (Menu/Special Pages/Print Config Page menu)
from the printer controller and verify that the total size of the RAM installed
in your printer is listed.
0.0.0.0
Duplex Option
Duplex (2-sided) printing can be done automatically with a duplex option and
enough memory installed. See “Duplexing” on page 24.
Kit Contents
! Duplex option
! Two thumbscrews
Duplex Option
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Installing the Duplex Option
1
2
Turn off the printer, and unplug the
power cord and interface cable.
Remove the cover from the right side
of the printer. Use a Phillips
screwdriver to remove the two screws
securing the right cover.
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3
4
Remove the duplex option from the
shipping carton.
Remove any tape from the duplex unit.
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Keep the removed cover and
screws in a safe place for
future use.
We strongly suggest that you save the packing materials in case
you ever need to move or ship the printer.
Duplex Option
5
Attach the duplex option to the
printer.
a Hook the two tabs at the bottom
of the duplex option onto the
notches on the right side of the
printer.
b Push the duplex option toward the printer until it clicks on the top.
c While still supporting the duplex unit,
carefully open the right-side door,
and then check that the tabs on the
duplex unit are correctly hooked onto
the printer.
Attention
If the duplex option is released
before it is secured with the
screws, it may fall and break. Be
sure to keep the duplex option
supported until the screws are
tightened.
d Open the duplex option’s cover and
tighten the two thumbscrews on the
duplex option to secure the unit to
the printer.
e Close the duplex option’s cover.
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6
Attach the support wire for the duplex option to the printer.
a Pull the right-side door release
lever, and open the right-side
door.
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If you have lower feeder unit
attached, you first need to open
the lower right-side door.
b Pull the tab for the support wire
on the right side of the duplex
option, and then hook the wire
onto the hook of the printer.
7
8
c Close the right-side door(s).
Reconnect interface cable.
Reconnect the power cord, and turn
on the printer.
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10
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In compliance with UL
guidelines, “The appliance inlet
is considered to be the main
disconnect device.”
Check the configuration page from the
control panel (Special Pages/Print
Config Page menu) to verify the duplex option installation.
Configure your driver for the new duplex option (see Chapter 4).
Duplex Option
Optional Lower Feeder Unit and Tray 2
The optional lower feeder unit under the printer increases your printer's
media feed capacity by 500 letter/A4 sheets through Tray 2.
Kit Contents
! Lower feeder unit with a media tray (500-sheet capacity)
! Three metal brackets
– Two front brackets
– One rear bracket
! Two securing screws
Installing the Lower Feeder Unit
Attention
Since consumables are installed in the printer, be sure to keep the
printer level when moving it in order to prevent accidental spills.
1
Turn off the printer, and unplug the
power cord and interface cable.
Optional Lower Feeder Unit and Tray 2
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2
Remove the media support from
Tray 1.
Lift the support slightly and snap it
gently out of the printer.
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3
4
Remove the lower feeder unit from the
shipping carton, and place it on a table
or flat surface near the printer.
Remove any tape and packing material
from the lower feeder unit.
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5
We strongly suggest that you save
the packing materials in case you
ever need to move or ship the
printer.
Open the right door of the lower feeder
unit.
Attention
Be sure that the right door of the lower feeder unit is open when the
lower feeder unit is attached to the printer; otherwise, the printer may
fall off or the lower feeder unit may be damaged.
6
With another person’s help, place the printer onto the lower feeder unit.
WARNING!
Your printer weighs approximately 62 lbs (28 kg) fully assembled. Be
sure to have help when lifting and moving it.
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Optional Lower Feeder Unit and Tray 2
7
Align the positioning pins on the lower
feeder unit with the holes in the bottom of
the printer to stack them correctly.
If the left and back sides of the printer and
the lower feeder unit are aligned, the
positioning pins will correctly fit into place
8
Attach the rear bracket.
a Remove the screw on the back of the
printer.
b Hook the tabs on the bracket into the
mounting holes in the lower feeder
unit, and then align the screw hole in
the bracket with the screw hole in the
printer.
c Using a screwdriver, tighten the screw
to secure the bracket.
9
Attach the front brackets.
a Pull open the front door of the printer,
and then pull out the lower tray.
b Hook the tab on the two brackets into
the mounting holes in the printer, and
then align the screw holes in the
brackets with the screw holes in the
lower feeder unit.
c Using a screwdriver, tighten the
screws enclosed with the lower
feeder unit to secure the brackets.
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10
Close the right-side doors.
Attention
If the lower feeder unit is installed, the right-side door of the printer
opens at the same time that the right door of the lower feeder unit is
opened. Be sure to close the right door of the lower feeder unit when
closing the right-side door of the printer.
11
12
13
Slide the tray back into the printer.
Reattach the media support.
Reconnect interface cable.
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Reconnect the power cord, and turn
on the printer.
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16
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In compliance with UL
guidelines, “The appliance
inlet is considered to be the
main disconnect device.”
Check the configuration page from
the control panel (Special Pages/
Print Config Page menu) to verify the lower feeder unit installation.
Configure your driver for the new lower feeder unit (see Chapter 4).
Optional Lower Feeder Unit and Tray 2
Repacking the
Printer
10
Attention
Failure to follow these instructions could result in voiding your
warranty.
Storing the Printer
Unplug the printer when storing it for an extended period. Protect it from
extremes in temperature and humidity, and from dust.
Relocating Your Printer
Occasionally, you may have to move your printer to a different location, either
nearby or to a distant location. To avoid damage to your printer, we advise
you to follow the next instructions very carefully.
1
2
3
4
Turn off your printer.
Remove the power cord and all interface cables.
If you are moving to a distant location, follow the instructions for repacking
the printer (see page 125).
Relocate the printer.
Attention
Your printer weighs approximately 62 lbs (28 kg). Be sure to have help
when lifting and moving it.
5
6
Unpack and set up the printer in its new location.
Use the unpacking and setup instructions in the Installation Guide.
Reconnect the power cord and all interface cables.
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We strongly suggest that you save the packaging materials in case
you ever need to move or ship the printer, and that you order the
MINOLTA-QMS 2300 Series Repacking Kit 2600733-100.
You can also refer to the Service & Support Guide for sources of service and
support in many areas of the world. The most up-to-date worldwide
information can be found at www.minolta-qms.com.
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Storing the Printer
Repacking the Printer
Attention
Failure to follow these instructions could result in voiding your
warranty.
If you need to relocate or ship your printer after it’s been installed, follow the
procedures in this chapter to prevent damage to the printer and to keep your
warranty valid.
Attention
MINOLTA-QMS cannot be held responsible for damage to your printer
during shipment that results from the improper packaging of your
printer.
You must use the instructions given in this section before repacking the
printer in its original shipping carton with the original packing
materials. If you do not have your original packaging, you must order a
MINOLTA-QMS 2300 DL Replacement Packaging Kit 260723-100.
If you’re relocating or returning the printer, you must also request a
MINOLTA-QMS 2300 Series Repacking Kit 2600733-100.
These supplies must be replaced prior to shipping the printer. If you
need replacement packaging, in the Americas, call MINOLTA-QMS
Spares at (251) 633-4300 extension 2530 and request the kit(s) above.
For locations outside the Americas, refer to www.minolta-qms.com.
If you have been instructed to return the printer to MINOLTA-QMS by a
customer support representative in the Americas, be sure to write the
RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number you received on the
outside of the carton and on the outside of the consumables box before
shipping the printer. If the RMA number is not prominently visible on the
outside of the return inventory, we will not accept receipt.
You can also have a MINOLTA-QMS authorized service provider
uninstall and repack your printer. For prices and availability, call 1 (877)
778-2657 in the Americas or see www.minolta-qms.com worldwide.
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What’s Involved?
Repacking your printer for shipment involves the following steps. Each is
described in more detail in the following sections.
Obtain Proper Packaging:
Original packaging or replacement packaging (MINOLTA-QMS
2300 DL Replacement Packaging Kit 2600723-100)
page 125
Repacking kit (MINOLTA-QMS 2300 Series Repacking Kit
2600733-100)
Prepare the Printer for Shipment:
A. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and remove the
interface cables.
page 126
B. Remove the media and the tray 1 media support.
page 127
C. Remove the duplex option and lower feeder unit, if attached, page 127
and repack them separately.
D. Remove the waste toner bottle, plug the openings, and
dispose of it according to your local regulations.
page 130
E. Remove the OPC drum cartridge and repack it.
page 130
F. Remove the transfer belt and repack it.
page 132
G. Repack the printer for shipment.
page 133
H. Repack the OPC drum cartridge and transfer belt for
shipment.
page 134
A. Turn off the Printer, Unplug the Power Cord, and
Remove the Interface Cables
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Repacking the Printer
B. Remove the Media and the Tray 1 Media Support
1
2
Remove the media.
Place it in its original packaging and store in a cool, dark place on a level
surface. Avoid moisture, excess humidity, direct sunlight, excess heat
(above 95° F/35° C), and dust.
Lift the media support from the three
holes in Tray 1 and remove the
media support.
C. Remove the Options (if Attached)
Duplex Option
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1
2
If you don’t have a duplex option installed, skip to the next section.
If you have a lower feeder unit
attached, you first need to open the
lower right-side door.
Pull the right-side door release
lever, and open the right-side door.
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3
4
5
6
7
8
Unhook the support wire.
Close the right-side door.
Open the duplex option’s cover and
loosen the two thumbscrews until the
duplex option moves freely away from
the right side of the printer.
Lift duplex option up and away from the
printer.
Install the original right-side cover that
came with the printer with two screws.
Repack the duplex option in its original
shipping carton for storage or shipment.
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If you’re returning the printer for
service, you don’t need to return the
duplex option, unless the problem is
with the duplex option.
Lower Feeder Unit
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If you don’t have a lower feeder unit installed, skip to the next section.
Slide tray 2 out of the printer and remove the media.
Repacking the Printer
2
3
4
Remove the brackets (two at the front and one at the back) used to attach
the lower feeder unit to the printer.
Slide the tray back into the printer.
With the help of another person, lift
the printer by its carrying grips, and
place it on a flat surface.
WARNING!
Your printer weighs approximately 62 lbs
(28 kg). Be sure to have help when lifting and
moving it.
5
Repack the lower feeder unit in its original shipping carton for storage or
shipment.
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If you’re returning the printer for service, you don’t need to return
the lower feeder unit unless instructed to do so.
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D. Remove the Waste Toner Bottle, Plug the Openings,
and Dispose of It According to Your Local Regulations
1
2
3
4
5
6
Open the printer’s front door, grasp the waste toner bottle’s handle, and
pull the waste toner bottle outward and upward.
Carefully remove the waste toner bottle.
Keep the waste toner bottle upright
while the openings are not covered,
so the toner does not spill.
Place the removed waste toner
bottle, with the openings facing up,
on a stable surface (not the printer).
Remove the two caps by turning
them $ counterclockwise.
Secure the two caps onto the two
openings by turning them %
clockwise.
Dispose of the used waste toner bottle.
WARNING!
Dispose of the used waste toner bottle properly according to your local
regulations (do not dispose of it by burning).
E. Remove the OPC Drum Cartridge
1
Rotate the transfer belt release lever
clockwise to the top (11 o’clock) position.
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This releases the pressure on the
transfer belt unit.
Repacking the Printer
2
Grasp the release lever on the OPC drum
cartridge, and then pull the cartridge
straight out about 6 inches (152 mm).
Attention
The OPC drum is extremely sensitive to bright light and direct sunlight.
Any exposure to light should be avoided, or permanent damage could
result.
Any damage resulting from mishandling of the OPC drum will void the
warranty of the OPC drum.
Also, handle the cartridge carefully by its sides so you don’t touch the
surface (the green part) of the drum. The drum is also extremely
sensitive to hand oils and scratches, both of which reduce print quality.
3
4
Support the bottom of the drum with your
hand, then carefully pull the cartridge
toward you and remove it.
Place the OPC drum cartridge in the
protective bag supplied in the repacking
kit (MINOLTA-QMS 2300 Series
Repacking Kit 2600733-100).
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F. Remove the Transfer Belt
1
2
3
4
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With the front door open and transfer belt release lever at its top
(11 o’clock) position, unscrew the two thumbscrews.
Grasp the transfer belt and pull
it straight out.
Place the transfer belt and
thumbscrews in the protective
bag supplied in the repacking kit
(MINOLTA-QMS 2300 Series
Repacking Kit 2600733-100).
Replace the packaging and
tape, then close the front door.
Repacking the Printer
G. Repack the Printer for Shipment
Use your own original packaging or order MINOLTA-QMS 2300 DL
Replacement Packaging Kit 2600723-100.
1
Replace the tape and packaging.
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2
3
4
5
Place the lower cushions
into the shipping carton.
Place the printer’s plastic
bag over the printer.
Pack the printer for
shipment as shown.
If you’re also shipping the
power cord and any
manuals with the printer,
place them in the shipping
carton.
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6
7
Don’t ship these
items if you’re
returning the printer
for service.
Securely tape the top flaps
of the shipping carton
closed.
Ship the printer.
If you return the printer for
service in the Americas, be
sure to write the RMA
(Return Merchandise
Authorization) number you
received from your
customer support
representative on the
outside of the carton before
shipping the printer.
H. Repack the OPC Drum and Transfer Belt Unit for
Shipment
1
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Order the MINOLTA-QMS 2300 Series Repacking Kit 2600733-100.
Repacking the Printer
2
Place the OPC drum and transfer
belt unit (in their protective bags) in
the appropriate position in the box
supplied in the repacking kit.
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3
Also pack the supplied roll of
tape in this box.
If you return the printer for service in
the Americas, be sure to also write
the RMA (Return Merchandise
Authorization) number you received
from your customer support
representative on the outside of the
box before shipping the
consumables.
Securely tape the top flaps of the
box closed.
Reinstalling the Printer
If you are shipping the printer to another
location, follow steps A–I below to
reinstall the printer once received.
A. Unpack the printer carton.
Refer to the magicolor 2300 DL
Installation and User’s Guides.
B. Rotate the transfer belt release
See “Reinstalling a Transfer Belt
lever and reinstall the transfer belt unit. Unit” on page 136.
C. Install the OPC and return the
Refer to the magicolor 2300 DL
transfer belt release lever to its correct Installation and User’s Guides.
position (7 o’clock).*
D. Install a new waste toner bottle.
*The printer must complete a
150-second calibration cycle after
F. Install the tray 1 media support and a consumable has been replaced.
If you open the door before the
load the media.
message window reads IDLE/
G. Reconnect the power cord and
MAGICOLOR
2300DL, the printer
cables.
stops and repeats the calibration
H. Install the options.
cycle
I. Turn the printer on.
E. Replace the toner cartridges.*
Reinstalling the Printer
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Reinstalling a Transfer Belt Unit
1
2
3
4
136
With the front door open,
remove the transfer belt unit
from its protective bag and
reinsert it.
Replace the two
thumbscrews.
Rotate the transfer belt release
lever counterclockwise to its correct
(7:00 o’clock) position.
Close the front door.
Reinstalling the Printer
Technical
Specifications
A
Requirements
Space Requirements
The illustration below shows the amount of space required for operating the
printer, replacing supplies, and removing media jams.
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Allow enough space around the printer to allow adequate ventilation
and easy servicing. For best output quality and longest consumables
life, install the printer on a hard, flat, level (within ±1°slant) surface.
Top View
5.9" (150 mm)
19.7" (500 mm)
27.6" (700 mm)
11.8" (300 mm)
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Requirements
15.4" (390 mm)
23.2" (590 mm)
Side View
13.4" (340 mm)
27.8" (705 mm)
20.2" (512 mm)
28.0" (712 mm)
Printer with Accessories Side View
14.1" (357 mm)
27.8" (705 mm)
If you have added the optional lower feeder unit, the printer’s height will
increase by approximately 5" (125.5 mm).
Requirements
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Location Requirements
! On a surface capable of supporting the printer, accessories,
consumables, and media.
Component
Weight
Printer
55 lbs (25 kg)
Consumables (such as toner
cartridge, OPC drum cartridge)
6.2 lbs (2.8 kg) (total)
Media
5.2 lbs (1.9 kg) per ream of 20 lb
bond (75 g/m2) paper
Lower feeder unit (with tray 2)
11.24 lbs (5.1 kg)
Duplex option
3.97 lbs (1.8 kg)
With these characteristics...
On a hard, flat, stable, level (±1° or
less slant at any point around the
machine).
Close to an easily accessible
grounded power supply (on an
exclusively dedicated power outlet)
that meets printer specifications.
Near your computer. At the length
6.5' (2 m) or less for an IEEE 1284
bidirectional parallel connection.
With enough space to allow
adequate ventillation and easy
servicing.
With an ambient temperature range
of 50°–95° F (10°–35° C) and
temperature gradient of 50 F°
(10° C) per hour or less.
With relative humidity range of 15%–
85% (noncondensing) and humidity
gradient of 20% per hour or less.
At an altitude of 0–8,202'
(0–2,500m).
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But away from...
Direct sunlight. Heating and cooling
sources, extreme temperature or
humidity changes, wind, and dust.
Open flames or items that can easily
burn.
A connection to the same electrical
circuit as high-current machines.
Noise-generating equipment, such
as a copier or air conditioner, and
strong magnetic or electromagnetic
fields, such as a refrigerator.
Water, water pipes, liquid (drink)
containers, and corrosive chemicals
or vapors, such as ammonia.
Small, loose metal parts, such as
paper clips and staples.
Excessive vibration.
A surface can be tested for levelness with a standard round pencil.
If the pencil rolls, the surface is not level. Clear the area of any
obstruction or items such as cables that might prevent the printer
from sitting directly on the flat, level surface.
Requirements
WARNING!
Obstructing the ventilation grilles could present a fire hazard.
! Do not tilt the printer more than 1° when moving it.
! If the printer is located in a cold room that is rapidly heated, or if the printer
is moved from a cold place to a warm, humid place, condensation may
occur within the printer, degrading print quality. If this occurs, allow the
printer to adapt to the environment for about one hour before use.
! If using a humidifier or water vaporizer in the room with the printer, use
only purified or distilled water. Impurities in the water may be released into
the air, where they can accumulate inside the printer and cause degraded
printer output.
Attention
For products installed outside North America, do not connect the
groundwire to gas or water pipes or grounding for telephones.
Interface Panel
$ Ethernet Port
Use a twisted-pair (RJ45) Ethernet cable when connecting the Ethernet port
on the printer to a 10BaseT/100BaseTX network connection.
% USB (version 1.1) Port
Use a USB cable (Type B) when connecting the USB port on the printer to the
USB port on your computer.
& Parallel Port
Use a Centronics IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel cable when connecting the
parallel port on the printer to the parallel port on your computer.
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Power Requirements
WARNING!
Connect the power plug to an outlet with the same rated voltage as the
printer. No other devices should be connected to this outlet, as
overheating could cause fire or electric shock. The printer draws 13 A at
100 V, 11 A at 120 V, or 7 A at 220–240 V. Your printer requires a properly
grounded AC outlet. The grounding terminal on the power cable should
be connected to a good earth ground to prevent electric shock and fire.
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In compliance with UL guidelines, “The appliance inlet is considered to
be the main disconnect device.”
Input Power
Japan
100 VAC; 50/60 Hz ±3%
North America 120 VAC; 50/60 Hz ±3%
Europe
220–240 VAC; 50/60 Hz ±3%
Latin America
115/120 VAC; 50/60 Hz ±3%
220–240 VAC; 50/60 Hz ±3%
Notes: Amperage capacity is at least 1.2 times that used
by the printer.
Voltage
Japan
100 VAC ±10%
Fluctuation
North America 120 VAC ±10%
Rate and Rated
Europe
220–240 VAC ±10%
Line Voltage
Latin America 120 VAC ±10%
220–240 VAC ±10%
Notes: 10% of the rated line voltage for proper operation.
Frequency
Within 50–60 ±3 Hz
Variation Rate
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Maximum
Electrical
Current
Required during operation is 8 amps for a 100 V or a 120 V
system and 4 amps for a 220–240 V system.
Noisegenerating
Equipment
Should not be connected to the same electrical outlet as
the printer.
Grounding
Your printer requires a properly grounded AC outlet.
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ENERGY STAR Compliance
The magicolor 2300 DL basic
configuration is compliant with US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ENERGY STAR regulations. After a
user- configurable period of inactivity,
the printer changes to a low-power state
(the engine remains on, but the fuser
turns off). When a print job is received,
the printer returns to normal power.
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Engine and Controller Specifications
Engine
Engine
Minolta NC-L6001
Duty cycle
Simplex letter/A4
pages per month
Notes
The duty cycle is affected by the media type and percent
coverage.
1,000 average prints and up
to 35,000 maximum prints per
month*
*Continued usage at this rate will reduce the life of the
printer.
Print Speed—Simplex
The following table defines the maximum print speed in pages per minute
(ppm).
Page size
Monochrome ppm
4-color ppm
Letter/A4 or smaller
16
4
Legal/Folio
8
2.02
Transparency Film
(Letter/A4)
2.5
1.6
Label/Thick (Letter/A4) 3.3
2.0
Print Speed—Autoduplex
The following table defines the maximum print speed in pages per minute
(ppm).
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Page size
Monochrome ppm
4-color ppm
A4
10
4
Legal
3.24
1
Letter
10
4
Engine and Controller Specifications
General
Printer type
Desktop, non-impact, color printer
Print method
Scanner: Semiconductor laser with rotating mirror
Recorder: Black writing electrophotographic
Process: Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black toner image
transfer to print media
Fuser: Heated rollers
Native
resolution
600 x 600
Available
resolution
1200 x 600, 2400 x 600 dpi
Toner
Type: Dry, single component
Packaging: User-replaceable toner cartridges
Warm-up time
Maximum: 100 V/120 V/220 to 240 V: 180 seconds or
less
Input sources
Standard: 200-sheet multipurpose tray
Optional: 500-sheet media feed unit
Output
200-sheet (Letter/A4) output tray on top of printer
Media sizes
and weights
See “Using Media” on page 9.
Media type
Cut-sheet
Notes
The maximum media weight supported for duplex printing
is 24 lb bond (90 g/m2).
Controller
CPU
Power PC 405 Core (200 MHz)
Resident
emulations
Zj stream
Fonts
1 fixed pitch, fixed size font for the configuration printing
and the banner printing of Windows server.
Standard
interfaces
Ethernet—10BaseT/100BaseTX
ASCII printing—simple text data with several control
commands
Parallel—Centronics/IEEE 1284 bidirectional
USB—USB (version 1.1) Type B connector
Engine and Controller Specifications
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RAM
Type: PC-100- or PC-133-Compliant SDRAM DIMMs
Base system RAM: 32 MB
Total RAM: Upgradable to 288 MB
Optional RAM
128 and 256 MB DIMMs
For information about DIMMs recommended for
your printer, see the magicolor 2300 DL Answer
Base through the Internet at www.minolta-qms.com/
support/, or contact Technical Support. See the
Service & Support Guide for a list of sources of
service and support in the Americas. The most
up-to-date worldwide information can be found at
www.minolta-qms.com.
Electrical
Voltage and Power
Voltage and
frequency
Japan: 100 volts ±10% at 50/60 Hz ±3 Hz
US: 120 volts ±10% at 50/60 Hz ±3 Hz
International: 220–240 volts +10/-15% at 50 Hz ±3 Hz
Phase
Single
Power
consumption
Mode
Average
Black monochrome
printing
Color printing
Standby
Power saver
600 W or less 1100 W or
less
450 W or less
250 W or less
30 W or less
Certification
ENERGY STAR compliant
Maximum
Current
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Mode
Average
Operation (100 V)
Operation (120 V)
Operation (220–240 V)
13.0 A or less
11.0 A or less
7.0 A or less
Rush Current
50 A or less (0-Peak)
Engine and Controller Specifications
Environmental
Acoustic noise Printing: Less than 54 dB (A)
data
Standby: Less than 39 dB (A)
Noise
Maschinenlärminformationsverordnung 3. FSGV,
Declaration for 18.01.1991: Der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt
Germany
70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß EN 27779.
Relative
humidity
Operating: 15–85% RH (noncondensing)
Transportation/Storage: 30–85% RH (noncondensing)
Humidity Gradient: 20% per hour or less
Temperature
range
Operating: 50–95° F (10–35° C)
Transportation/Storage: 32–95° F (0–35° C)
Temperature Gradient: 50° F (10° C) per hour or less
Altitude
Operating: 0–8,202’ (0–2,500 m)
Limit of Low Pressure: 74.1 kPa
Transportation/Storage: Air pressure: 74.0–101.3 kPa
Inclination
Operating: ±1° or less slant at any point around the
machine
Ambient Humidity (%RH)
Optimal Operating Range
Acceptable Operating Range
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
10
50
15
59
20
68
25
77
30
86
35 Cº
95 Fº
Ambient Temperature
Engine and Controller Specifications
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Hazardous Chemical Substance Reporting
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Title 29 CFR Ch. XVII,
Part 1920.1200
EINECS/ELINCS (EU)
Physical
Dimensions
Weight
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Main Body
Main Body with
Lower Feeder
Unit
Main Body with
Lower Feeder
Unit and Duplex
Option
W: 14.02 in.
(356 mm)
W: 14.17 in.
(360 mm)
W: 15.98 in.
(406 mm)
H: 15.43 in.
(392 mm)
H: 20.20 in.
(513 mm)
H: 20.20 in.
(513 mm)
D: 19.69 in.
(500 mm)
D: 19.69 in.
(500 mm)
D: 19.69 in.
(500 mm)
Main Body (including consumables,
excluding media)
62 lbs (28 kg)
Lower feeder unit
Duplex option
11.24 lbs (5.1 kg)
3.97 lbs (1.8 kg)
Engine and Controller Specifications
Consumable Life Expectancies
The stated life expectancy of each consumable is based on printing under
specific operating conditions, such as media type, page size, content of
material printed, and page coverage (usually 5% coverage of letter/A4-size
media). The actual life expectancy will vary (or be reduced) depending on
these and other printing variables, including continuous (optimal consumable
life) or intermittent (for example, one-page jobs) printing, ambient
temperature, and humidity.
Use of consumables not manufactured by MINOLTA-QMS or use of
nonsupported print media may cause damage to your printer and will void
your warranty. If MINOLTA-QMS printer failure or damage is found to be
directly attributable to the use of non-MINOLTA-QMS consumables and/or
accessories, MINOLTA-QMS will not repair the printer free of charge. In this
case, standard time and material charges will be applied to service your
printer for that particular failure or damage.
Plain Paper
Consumables
This item needs replacing after...
OPC Drum
Cartridge
Up to 45,000 continuous monochrome or 11,250
continuous four-color pages, or 10,000 intermittent
(one-page jobs) monochrome or 7,500 intermittent color
pages.
Toner
Cartridge
Standard capacity: Approximately 1,500 single-sided
pages per cartridge—yellow, magenta, cyan at 5%
coverage of each color.
High capacity: Approximately 4,500 single-sided pages
per cartridge—black, yellow, magenta, cyan at 5%
coverage of each color.
Waste Toner
Bottle
Approximately 25,000 continuous monochrome or 21,600
intermittent (one-page jobs) monochrome, or 6,250
continuous or intermittent color pages (based on the
standard mode with 5% toner coverage of letter/A4
media).
Special Media
Consumables
OPC Drum
Cartridge
This item needs replacing by user after...
Up to 15,000 continuous monochrome or 7,500
continuous color pages, or 5,000 intermittent (one-page
jobs) monochrome or 4,100 intermittent color pages.
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Toner Cartridge
(pages per
cartridge at 5%
coverage of
each color)
Waste Toner
Box
Standard capacity (black): Approximately 1,500
continuous single-sided pages or 1,000 intermittent
single-sided pages (if monochrome black printing only).
Standard capacity (yellow, magenta, cyan):
Approximately 1,500 continuous or intermittent
single-sided pages.
High capacity (black): Approximately 4,500 continuous
single-sided pages or 3,200 intermittent single-sided
pages (if monochrome black printing only).
High capacity (yellow, magenta, cyan): Approximately
4,500 continuous or intermittent single-sided pages.
Approximately 25,000 continuous or 14,400 intermittent
(one-page jobs) monochrome pages or 6,250 continuous
or intermittent color pages.
Contact your local vendor or www.minolta-qms.com for purchase
information, parts numbers, and pricing. To order approved
media, go to www.q-shop.com. If you have any questions, refer to
www.minolta-qms.com/support, then click on the Answer Base.
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Consumable Life Expectancies
Regulatory Compliance
CE Marking (Declaration of Conformity) For European Users
This product complies with the following EU directives: 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC, and 93/68 EEC directives.
This declaration is valid for the areas of the European Union.
This device must be used with shielded interface cables. The use of non-shielded cable is likely to result in
interference with radio communications, and is prohibited under EU directives.
Electro-Magnetic Interference For All Users (Except for American and
Canadian Users) Users
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interferences in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Interference-causing Equipment Standard (ICES-003 ISSUE 3) For Canada
Users
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.
This devise must be used with shielded interface cables. The use of non-shielded cable is likely to result in
interference with radio communications, and is prohibited under ICES-003.
cTick Mark
Electromagnetic
Emissions (EMI)
ACA (Australia)
AS/NZS 3548
Class B ITE
(Radio Communications Act of 1992)
China
GB 9254
FCC (USA)
Title 47 CFR Ch.1, Part 15,
Subpart B
Class B
Class B Digital Device
Industry Canada (Canada)
ICES-003 Issue 3
International (EU)
EU Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022 (CISPR Pub. 22)
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
Japan (VCCI)
VCCI V-3/01.04
Harmonic Current Measure
Guideline (2001) of JBMIA
Energy Saver
Immunity Requirements (EU)
ENERGY STAR (USA, EU, and
Japan)
International (EU)
EN 55024
Regulatory Compliance
Class B Digital Device
Class B ITE
Harmonic Current Emissions
Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
Class B ITE
Class A
ENERGY STAR Compliant in basic
configuration
Immunity Characteristics
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Product Safety
Laser Safety
UL (USA)
cUL (Canada)
International (EU)
China
CDRH (USA) International (EU)
UL 60950
CAN/CSA C22.2 60950
EU Directive 73/23/EEC,
EN 60950 and IEC 60950
GB 4943
Title 21 CFR Ch. I, Subchapter J
EN 60825-1 and IEC 60825-1
FCC Compliance Statement For American Users
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 when the equipment is operated in a commercial installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference, in which case, the user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense.
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.
This device must be used with shielded interface cables. The use of non-shielded cable is likely to result in
interference with radio communications, and is prohibited under FCC rules.
Attention
Any modifications or changes to this product not expressly approved in writing
by the manufacturer responsible for compliance to Federal Regulations could
void the user’s authority to operate this product within the Laws and
Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.
Safety Information
Toner
Do not throw the toner cartridge or toner into an open flame. The hot toner may
scatter and cause burns or other damage.
CAUTION: Keep out of reach of children.
Laser Safety
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Safety Information
This printer is a page printer which operates by means of a laser. There is no possibility of danger from the
laser, provided the printer is operated according to the instructions in this manual.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housings and external covers,
the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and
Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Internal Laser Radiation
Maximum Average Radiant Power: 4.68 µW at the surface of the OPC drum
Wavelength: 770–795 nm
This product employs a Class IIIb Laser Diode that has an invisible laser beam. The Laser Diode and
Scanning Polygon Mirror are incorporated in the print head unit. The print head is in the interior of the
printer in front of the toner cartridge. The laser beam is emitted from the print head unit, and then is
radiated through the laser aperture to the interior of the printer.
The internal components of the print head unit are NOT A FIELD SERVICEABLE ITEM.
Therefore, the print head unit should not be opened under any circumstances.
Print head
unit
Laser
aperture
Laser Caution For United States Users—CDRH Regulations
This printer is certified as a Class I laser product under the Regulation Performance Standard according to
the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1990. Compliance is mandatory for laser products marketed in the
United States, and is reported to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This means that
the product does not produce hazardous laser radiation. The label shown below indicates compliance with
the CDRH regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
Safety Information
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Laser Safety Label—CDRH Requirement
CAUTION: Use of controls, adjustments, or performance other than those specified
in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is 5 mW, and the wavelength is
770–795 nm.
International Notices—Power Cord
The following power cord requirements are in effect for your 220 V printer.
Minimum: 0.75 mm2
Minimum: H05 VV - F
The male plug is certified in the country in which the equipment is to be installed, and the female plug is an
IEC 60320 connector.
International Notices—Voltage
Attention Norwegian users: This equipment is designed to operate within an IT power system where the
line-to-line voltage does not exceed 240 V.
For Norway Users
ADVERSEL
Dersom apparatet brukes på annen måte enn spesifisert i denne bruksanvisning, kan brukeren utsettes for
unsynlig laserstråling som overskrider grensen for laser klass 1.
Dette en halvleder laser. Maksimal effekt till laserdiode er 5 mW og bølgelengde er 770–795 nm.
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Safety Information
For Finland, Sweden Users
LOUKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
VAROITUS!
Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin tässä käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla saattaa altistaa käyttäjän
turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Tämä on puolijohdelaser. Laserdiodin suurin teho on 5 mW ja aallonpituus on 770–795 nm.
VARNING!
Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i denna bruksanvisning specificerats, kan användaren utsättas
för osynlig laserstrålning, som överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
Det här är en halvledarlaser. Den maximala effekten för laserdioden är 5 mW och våglängden är 770–
795 nm.
VARO!
Avattaessa ja suojalukitus ohitettaessa olet alttiina näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle. Älä katso säteeseen.
VARNING!
Osynlig laserstrålning när denna del är öppnad och spärren är urkopplad. Betrakta ej strålen.
Ozone Release
During printer operation, a small quantity of ozone is released. This amount is not large enough to harm
anyone adversely. However, be sure the room where the printer is being used has adequate ventilation,
especially if you are printing a high volume of materials, or if the machine is being used continuously over
a long period.
Dégagement d’ozone
L’imprimante dégage une faible quantité d’ozone durant son utilisation.
Cette quantité n’est pas suffisamment importante pour être dangereuse. Cependant, veillez à ce que la
pièce dans laquelle la machine soit adéquatement ventilée, surtout en cas d’impression de gros volumes
ou en cas d’utilisation continue pendant un laps de temps très long.
This section contains detailed instructions on the operation and maintenance
of this machine. To achieve optimum utility of this device, all operators should
carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual. Please keep this
manual in a handy place near the machine.
Please read the next section before using this device. It contains important
information related to user safety and preventing equipment problems.
Make sure you observe all of the precautions listed in this manual.
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Note that some parts of the contents of this section may not
correspond with the purchased product.
Safety Information
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Warning and Precaution Symbols
Ignoring this warning could cause serious injury or
even death.
or
WARNING!!
Ignoring this caution could cause injury or damage to
property.
or
Attention
Meaning of Symbols
A triangle indicates a danger against which you should take precaution.
This symbol warns against burns.
A diagonal line indicates a prohibited course of action.
This symbol warns against dismantling the device.
A black circle indicates an imperative course of action.
This symbol indicates you must unplug the device.
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Safety Information
• Do not modify this product, as a fire, electrical shock, or breakdown could
result. If the product employs a laser, the laser beam source could cause
blindness.
• Do not attempt to remove the covers and panels which have been fixed to
the product. Some products have a high-voltage part or a laser beam
source inside that could cause an electrical shock or blindness.
• Only use the power cord supplied in the package. Failure to use this cord
could result in a fire or electrical shock.
• Use only the specified power source voltage. Failure to do that could result
in a fire or electrical shock.
• Do not use a multiple outlet adapter to connect any other appliances or
machines. Use of a power outlet for more than the marked current value
could result in a fire or electrical shock.
Do not unplug and plug in the power cord with a wet hand, as an electrical
shock could result.
Plug the power cord all the way into the power outlet. Failure to do this could
result in a fire or electrical shock.
• Do not scratch, abrade, place a heavy object on, heat, twist, bend, pull on,
or damage the power cord. Use of a damaged power cord (exposed core
wire, broken wire, etc.) could result in a fire or breakdown.
Should any of these conditions be found, immediately turn OFF the power
switch, unplug the power cord from the power outlet, and then call your
authorized service representative.
• In principle, do not use an extension cord. Use of an extension cord could
cause a fire or electrical shock. Contact your authorized service
representative if an extension cord is required.
Do not place a flower vase or other container that contains water, or metal
clips or other small metallic objects on this product. Spilled water or metallic
objects dropped inside the product could result in a fire, electrical shock, or
breakdown.
Should a piece of metal, water, or any other similar foreign matter get inside
the product, immediately turn OFF the power switch, unplug the power cord
from the power outlet, and then call your authorized service representative.
• If this product becomes inordinately hot or emits smoke, or unusual odor or
noise, immediately turn OFF the power switch, unplug the power cord from
the power outlet, and then call your authorized service representative. If
you keep on using it as is, a fire or electrical shock could result.
• If this product has been dropped or its cover damaged, immediately turn
OFF the power switch, unplug the power cord from the power outlet, and
then call your authorized service representative. If you keep on using it as
is, a fire or electrical shock could result.
Do not throw the toner cartridge or toner into an open flame. The hot toner
may scatter and cause burns or other damage.
Connect the power cord to an electrical outlet that is equipped with a
grounding terminal.
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• Do not use flammable sprays, liquids, or gases near this product, as a fire
could result.
• Do not leave a toner cartridge or OPC drum cartridge in a place within easy
reach of children.
Licking or ingesting any of these things could injure your health.
• Do not let any object plug the ventilation holes of this product. Heat could
accumulate inside the product, resulting in a fire or malfunction.
• Do not install this product at a site that is exposed to direct sunlight, or near
an air conditioner or heating apparatus. The resultant temperature changes
inside the product could cause a malfunction, fire, or electrical shock.
• Do not place the product in a dusty place, or a site exposed to soot or
steam, near a kitchen table, bath, or a humidifier. A fire, electrical shock, or
breakdown could result.
• Do not place this product on an unstable or tilted bench, or in a location
subject to a lot of vibration and shock. It could drop or fall, causing personal
injury or mechanical breakdown.
• After installing this product, mount it on a secure base. If the unit moves or
falls, it may cause personal injury.
• Do not store toner units and OPC drum units near a floppy disk or watch
that are susceptible to magnetism. They could cause these products to
malfunction.
The inside of this product has areas subject to high temperature, which may
cause burns. When checking the inside of the unit for malfunctions such as a
paper misfeed, do not touch the locations (around the fusing unit, etc.) which
are indicated by a “Caution! High Temperature!” warning label.
Do not place any objects around the power plug as the power plug may be
difficult to pull out when an emergency occurs.
• The socket-outlet shall be installed near the machine and shall be easily
accessible as the power plug may be difficult to pull out when an
emergency occurs.
• Always use this product in a well ventilated location. Operating the product
in a poorly ventilated room for an extended period of time could injure your
health. Ventilate the room at regular intervals.
• Whenever moving this product, be sure to disconnect the power cord and
other cables. Failure to do this could damage the cord or cable, resulting in
a fire, electrical shock, or breakdown.
• When moving this product, always hold it by the locations specified in the
user manual or other documents. If the unit falls it may cause severe
personal injury. The product may also be damaged or malfunction.
• Remove the power plug from the outlet more than one time a year and
clean the area between the plug terminals. Dust that accumulates between
the plug terminals may cause a fire.
• When unplugging the power cord, be sure to hold onto the plug. Pulling on
the power cord could damage the cord, resulting in a fire or electrical shock.
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Safety Information
Working Safely with Your Laser Printer
WARNING!
Working improperly with the printer can result in health hazards,
electric shocks, and even fires. Before you unpack the laser printer, you
should make yourself familiar with this information on your safety and
operating safety.
Power Supply/Cord/Plug
Do This...
Make sure that the power supply to the unit has the correct voltage.
Otherwise the result could be a fire or an electric shock.
Make sure that the power cord is:
! Switched off immediately and unpluged if the power supply cord is
damaged. Failure to do so could result in a fire or an electric shock.
! Correctly plugged into the socket and that the socket is visible at all times
and is readily accessible.
! Not underneath the printer or another machine as this can result in damage to that cord. The result could be a fire or improper functioning of the
unit in question.
! Removed from the socket if the machine will not be in use for an
extended period of time.
Use only extension cords that are designed for at least the maximum power
rating of the machine. Extension cords with lower ratings can result in the
unit overheating and can even lead to a fire.
DO NOT...
Pull on the cord to pull the power plug out of the socket as this may damage
the cord. The result could be an electric shock or a fire.
! Remove from the power cord from the socket with wet hands as this may
result in an electric shock.
! Place any heavy objects on the power cord.
! Do not pull or kink the cord as this can result in damage to the cord. The
result could be an electric shock or a fire.
! Leave the power cord plugged into the socket when you move the printer.
Otherwise you may damage the cord. The result could be a short-circuit
or a fire.
Do not switch off the unit while printing is in progress.
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Printer Body
Do This...
Perform only the procedures that are described in this manual. Using the
machine improperly can result in a fire or an electric shock.
Notes on your safety and operating safety
Working improperly with the printer can result in health hazards, electric
shocks and even fires. Before you unpack the laser printer, you should make
yourself familiar with this information on your safety and operating safety.
If the machine becomes unusually hot, or if you notice smoke or an unusual
odor coming from the machine, switch it off immediately and remove the
power cord from the socket.
DO NOT...
Do not place:
! Heavy objects on the machine.
! Magnetic objects near the machine.
! Coffee cups, drinks, bottles, or other containers with liquids in them on the
machine. If liquid enters the machine the result could be an electric shock
or a fire. If liquid does get into the machine, switch it off immediately,
disconnect the power cord. Paper clips, staples, or other small metal
objects into openings on the machine. The result could be an electric
shock or a fire. If metal pieces are fed into the machine, switch it off
immediately, disconnect the power cord.
Do not open any covers on the machine while printing is in progress.
Do not use any flammable sprays, liquids or gases in the vicinity of the
machine.
Do not remove any safety devices and do not alter the construction of the
machine. The unit is equipped with high-voltage components. Using the
machine improperly can result in a fire or an electric shock.
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Index
A
C
Accessories
DIMMs 111
Dual In-Line Memory Modules
(DIMMs) 110
Additional memory 111
Advanced printing features
Memory 111
AIDC 35, 51, 92, 95, 100
Antistatic protection 111
Auto-Image Density Control 51
Configuration menu
Administration 32
Operator Control 32
Overview 32
Connecting
Ethernet cable 141
Parallel cable 141
Controller
Specifications 145
CPU 145
B
D
Booklet Binding 92
Bottle, also known as box 50
Box, also known as the waste toner
bottle 50
Demo page 34
DIMMs 111
Dual In-Line Memory Modules
See DIMMs 111
Index
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Duplex
Autoduplex 25
Manual duplexing 24
E
Electrostatic discharge 111
ENERGY Star 143
Envelopes 14
Environmental requirements 147
Error messages 101
Ethernet
Connection 141
I
Imageable area
Margins 19
Interfaces 145
J
Jams 87
Media path 78
Preventing 77
Removing 79
L
Labels
Continuous printing 15
Lables 15
Letterhead 16
Loading media 20
M
Margins 19
Media
Clearing media jams 79
Loading 20
Margins 19
Path 78
Preventing jams 77
Media jams 87
Media path 78
Media storage 26
Memo media 16
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Memory modules (DIMMs)
Dual in-line memory modules 111
Message window 34
Messages 101
N
N-up 91
O
OPC drum cartridge 61, 131
Output tray 26
Overlay printing 90
P
Page margins 19
PageScope Light 93
Paper
Jams 87
Type 18
Parallel
Connection 141
Path, media 78
Physical specifications 148
Plain paper 12
Postcards 16
Power requirements 142
ENERGY Star, compliance 143
Preventing paper jams 77
Print quality
All black sheet 95
Too light 95
Printer
Relocating 124
Repacking 125
See also Specifications
Storing 124
Printer pauses 51, 92
Printing
Method 145
R
Resolution 145
Index
S
Service
Messages 102
Service messages 101
Specifications
Consumables 149
Controller 145
CPU 145
CrownNet Ethernet 145
Emulations 145
Environmental 147
Fonts 145
Input sources 145
Interfaces 145
Memory 146
Output 145
Parallel 145
Physical 148
Print method 145
Resolution 145
Temperature 147
Toner 145
Toner cartridges 149
Warm-up time 145
Static electricity discharge 111
Status Display
Closing 48
Environment 46
Using 47
Printer resets 91
Status, service, and error
messages 101
V
Ventilation grilles 141
W
Warm-up time 145
Waste toner bottle 50
Wrist strap for antistatic
protection 111
T
Temperature requirements 147
Test for levelness 140
Thick paper also known
as cardstock 24
Toner 145
Change toner size 35
Replace 35
Toner cartridges 149
Transparencies 17
Continuous printing 17
Troubleshooting 76
Duplexing 91
Media jams 87
Nothing is printed 94
Index
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