Minolta PRINTER DRIVER 20 User`s guide

Minolta PRINTER DRIVER 20 User`s guide
PagePro 1250W
User’s Guide
™
1800701-001A
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operated.
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Contents
1
2
3
Introduction
1.1
Welcome ........................................................................................1-1
1.2
Roadmap of this manual ..............................................................1-2
Brief explanation of special type styles and method of
presentation ....................................................................................1-3
Installing and setting up the printer
2.1
Overview of the printer .................................................................2-1
External features .............................................................................2-1
Inside the printer .............................................................................2-2
Optional accessories.......................................................................2-3
Printer control panel ........................................................................2-4
2.2
Installing your laser printer..........................................................2-5
Place of installation .........................................................................2-5
Storage of consumables and accessories ......................................2-5
Ambient conditions..........................................................................2-5
Space requirements ........................................................................2-6
2.3
Setting up your laser printer ........................................................2-7
Turning the printer on and off........................................................2-11
Connecting the printer to a computer............................................2-12
Installing the printer driver
3.1
Minimum system requirements ...................................................3-1
3.2
Notes on installing the printer driver ..........................................3-1
General information on the printer driver ........................................3-1
Information on installation using “Add Printer” ...............................3-2
3.3
Installing the USB device driver and printer driver under
Windows XP...................................................................................3-2
3.4
Installing the USB device driver and printer driver under
Windows Me ..................................................................................3-6
3.5
Installing the USB device driver and printer driver under
Windows 2000 ...............................................................................3-9
3.6
Installing the USB device driver and printer driver under
Windows 98 .................................................................................3-13
3.7
Installing the printer driver under Windows 95........................3-16
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Contents
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5
6
7
8
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3.8
Installing the printer driver under Windows NT 4.0 ................ 3-18
3.9
Uninstalling the printer driver and USB device driver ............ 3-20
Working with the printer driver
4.1
Displaying printer driver settings ............................................... 4-1
4.2
Setup tab ....................................................................................... 4-2
4.3
Paper tab ....................................................................................... 4-3
4.4
Quality tab ..................................................................................... 4-4
4.5
Device Options Setting tab.......................................................... 4-5
Working with the Status Display
5.1
Environment.................................................................................. 5-1
5.2
Opening the Status Display......................................................... 5-1
5.3
Using the Status Display ............................................................. 5-2
5.4
Closing the Status Display .......................................................... 5-2
Working with the printer
6.1
Please note the following points: ............................................... 6-1
What should I watch out for when loading paper?.......................... 6-1
What should I watch out for when loading envelopes? .................. 6-1
Which sizes of paper can I use?..................................................... 6-2
What types of paper can I use?...................................................... 6-3
Printable area ................................................................................. 6-3
6.2
Using the panel button................................................................. 6-4
6.3
Loading media .............................................................................. 6-5
6.4
Determining the direction printed sheets .................................. 6-7
Installing printer options
7.1
Installing the lower feeder unit (Tray 2)...................................... 7-1
7.2
Installing the face-up tray ............................................................ 7-3
Maintaining the printer
8.1
Replacing the toner cartridge...................................................... 8-2
8.2
Replacing the drum cartridge ..................................................... 8-6
8.3
Cleaning the printer...................................................................... 8-9
Contents
9
Troubleshooting
9.1
Clearing media jams .....................................................................9-1
9.2
General printing problems ...........................................................9-7
9.3
Print quality problems ..................................................................9-7
9.4
Printer messages ........................................................................9-10
Indicator functions .........................................................................9-10
Status message ............................................................................9-11
Error messages.............................................................................9-11
Service message...........................................................................9-12
10 Appendix
10.1
Safety specifications ..................................................................10-1
10.2
Technical specifications.............................................................10-1
Printer............................................................................................10-1
Lower feeder unit (option) .............................................................10-3
Parallel interface connectors and cable ........................................10-3
USB interface connectors and cable.............................................10-3
10.3
Our concern for environmental protection...............................10-4
What is an ENERGY STAR product? ...........................................10-4
10.4
CE Marking (Declaration of Conformity)...................................10-4
For European users ......................................................................10-4
10.5
CISPR 22 and local rules ............................................................10-4
10.6
Acoustic Noise ............................................................................10-4
10.7
Safety Information.......................................................................10-5
Warning and precaution symbols..................................................10-5
Meaning of symbols ......................................................................10-5
10.8
Working safely with your laser printer......................................10-8
Notes on your safety and operating safety....................................10-8
Laser safety.................................................................................10-10
Internal laser radiation.................................................................10-10
Laser caution label ......................................................................10-10
Laser safety label ........................................................................10-11
For United States users ..............................................................10-11
For users in all countries .............................................................10-12
For Denmark users .....................................................................10-12
For Norway users........................................................................10-12
For Finland, Sweden ssers .........................................................10-12
Ozone release.............................................................................10-13
Dégagement d’ozone ..................................................................10-13
11 Index
v
Introduction
1
1
Introduction
1.1
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing a PagePro 1250W.
So you can use your new laser printer effectively and achieve the best
possible results, this manual provides you with information on the following topics:
G
Installing the printer driver
G
Working with the printer driver and Status Display
G
Working with the printer
G
Caring for and maintaining the printer
G
Troubleshooting
Read this manual carefully before operating your printer for the first time,
and always keep the manual within easy reach.
1-1
Introduction
1
1.2
Roadmap of this manual
The following table is designed to help you find the information you need.
Alternatively, to find information on a specific problem quickly and precisely, refer to the index at the end of this manual.
No.
1-2
Title of chapter
Content of chapter
1
Introduction
Overview of this manual.
2
Setting up the printer
Information on how to set up the printer as well as an
introduction to its features.
3
Installing a printer driver
A step-by-step explanation of the procedure for
installing a printer driver.
4
Working with the printer
driver
Overview of the Windows printer drivers.
5
Working with the Status
Display
Details of how to use the Status Display.
6
Working with the printer
General information on how to use your printer,
including supported media sizes and types, loading
media, monitoring print jobs, and canceling print jobs.
7
Installing printer options
Detailed instructions on installing printer options:
lower feeder unit and face-up tray.
8
Maintaining the printer
Information on how to replace consumables and
clean the printer.
9
Troubleshooting
Information on identifying and solving printer
problems.
10
Specifications
Technical specifications, safety information, and
regulatory information.
Index
Index of the contents of this manual.
Introduction
1
Brief explanation of special type styles and method of presentation
Special type styles and methods of presentation are used in this manual
to highlight various circumstances. The following examples will help you
recognize and deal with the most important of these.
CAUTION OR WARNING
This is a caution or warning!
A caution alerts you to damage that could result to the printer by treating
it improperly while a warning alerts you to the potential for bodily harm.
➜
The arrow refers you to safety measures that must be taken to prevent
the hazard.
If you’re using the Acrobat PDF version of this guide, click this
icon to play a QuickTime video clip of the procedure
described in the text. Acrobat Reader and a download link to
QuickTime are provided on the Utilities and Documentation
CD-ROM.
[MENU]
button on the printer driver with the description “Menu”
➜
Single action to be performed (there are no other steps)
1 Step 1 of a series of actions
2 Step 2 of a series of actions.
? Help is available here.
➜
The approach that is suggested
here is sure to get you to your
desired result.
Here you can see what has to be done.
✎
This is a helpful tip
Text passages that are identified in this manner provide you with tips
and tricks that make it even easier to work with the printer.
1-3
Installing and setting up the printer
2
2
Installing and setting up the printer
2.1
Overview of the printer
External features
4
5
6
1
7
2
3
8
11
12
9
10
No.
Description
No.
Description
1
Top cover release button
7
Paper guides for manual feed tray
2
Manual feed tray
8
Tray1 (multipurpose tray)
3
Power switch (ON/OFF)
4
Face-down tray (printed side down)
10
Parallel interface connector
5
Control panel
11
Face-up/face-down selection switch
(printed side up/down)
6
Top cover
12
Power cord socket
9
USB interface connector
2-1
Installing and setting up the printer
2
Inside the printer
1
2
2-2
3
No.
Description
No.
1
Fusing unit
3
2
Toner cartridge
Description
Drum cartridge
Installing and setting up the printer
2
Optional accessories
1
2
No.
1
Description
Face-up tray
(printed side up)
No.
2
Description
Lower feeder unit (Tray 2)
(500-sheet capacity)
2-3
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2
Printer control panel
1
2
3
The control panel has two indicators and one button.
No.
Description
1
Error indicator (orange)
2
Ready indicator (green)
3
Panel button
For further information on the control panel, see chapter 6.
2-4
Installing and setting up the printer
2.2
2
Installing your laser printer
Place of installation
Set up the printer in a place that is
G
dry and free from dust
G
on a stable surface
G
well ventilated
G
near an easily accessible power socket
G
away from objects which might obstruct the printer’s ventilation grille
G
away from highly flammable items (such as curtains)
G
away from splashing liquids
G
away from organic gases (such as ammonia)
G
away from direct sunlight
G
away from severe temperature fluctuations
G
away from exhaust-air from heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
systems
Storage of consumables and accessories
Printing consumables and accessories should be kept
G
sealed in their original packaging
G
protected from direct sunlight or heat
G
protected from fluorescent light
G
in a cool, dry, and dust-free place
G
out of reach of children
WARNING
Toner poses a health hazard!
Toner is harmful if swallowed.
➜
If you swallow toner, consult a doctor immediately.
➜
If you get toner on your hands, wash them immediately with cold water
and soap.
Ambient conditions
The optimum ambient conditions for your printer are as follows:
G
Temperature range: 50°F–95°F/10°C–35°C with maximum fluctuations of 18°F/10°C per hour
G
Humidity range: 15%–85% with maximum fluctuations of 20% per hour
2-5
Installing and setting up the printer
2
Space requirements
Be sure to provide enough space around the printer to ensure easy printer
operation, paper and toner replacement, and maintenance.
5.9"
(150 mm)
11.8"
(300 mm)
3.9" (100 mm)
16.1 in. (410 mm)
18.7 in. (475 mm)
2-6
21.7" (550 mm)
15.6" (395 mm)
11.2" (285 mm)
35.1 in. (891 mm)
23.2 in. (589 mm)
3.9" (100 mm)
Installing and setting up the printer
2.3
2
Setting up your laser printer
Loading paper in Tray 1
1 Lay Tray1 down flat.
2 Squeeze the right paper guide and
open the media guides.
3 Place a stack of paper in the tray.
many sheets may I place in
? How
the tray?
➜
Tray 1 has a capacity of 150
sheets of plain paper. The stack
of paper should not rise above
the media limit mark.
4 Squeeze the right paper guide and
adjust the media guides so that both
the left and right sides of the paper
stack are secure.
5 Open the face-down tray.
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2
❍
If you installed an optional faceup tray and you want the sheets
to come out face up, then open
the face-up tray instead of the
face-down tray, and set the
face-up/face-down selection
switch as shown.
Face-up output
Face-down output
Loading media in the manual feed tray
1 Open the media guides.
2 Move each media guide to the mark
identifying the size of the media to
be loaded. The illustration shows
the media guide positions for lettersize media.
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2
3 Insert a sheet of media as far as
possible into the manual feed tray
with the side to be printed facing up.
many sheets may I place in
? How
the tray?
➜
Load only one sheet of media at
a time.
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2
Connecting the power cord
WARNING
Use only the power cord shipped with the printer. Using the wrong
power cord may lead to a short-circuit!
The use of a power cord of inadequate cross-section can lead to a shortcircuit.
➜
Only use an extension cable which has a higher rating than the current
consumption of the printer.
➜
Only use grounded cords.
➜
Always observe the relevant local regulations regarding the connection of electrical equipment to the main network.
The laser printer requires a non-fluctuating power supply. If necessary,
ask an electrician for advice.
✔
Voltage:
110V - 10%, 127V + 6%, or 220-240V ± 10%
✔
Frequency:
50-60Hz ± 3Hz
1 Make sure that the printer’s power
switch is in the “O” (OFF) position.
2 Connect one end of the power cord
to the power cord socket on the
back of the printer, and plug the
other end into a power outlet.
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2
Turning the printer on and off
✎
Note
Improper handling may damage the printer!
- Never turn off the printer while a print job is in progress, the printer is
receiving data from the computer (blinking green “Ready” indicator on
control panel), or the printer is being reset.
➜
Set the power switch to the “I” (ON)
position to turn on the printer.
The printer is ready to use in approximately 20 seconds. The green
“Ready” indicator should be on (but
not blinking) and the orange “Error”
indicator off.
➜
Set the power switch to the
“O” (OFF) position to turn off the
printer.
✎
Saving energy is sensible!
When the printer has been inactive for 15 minutes, it automatically
switches to the POWER SAVE mode. When the printer receives a new
print job while in POWER SAVE mode, it automatically switches to the
warmup phase and is ready to print within approximately 7 seconds.
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2
Connecting the printer to a computer
Parallel interface
1 Turn off both the printer and the PC.
2 Connect one end of the interface cable to the parallel port on the PC.
3 Connect the other end of the
interface cable to the parallel
interface connector on the back of
the printer. Secure the interface
cable using the two clips.
4 Turn on the printer and then, when
it’s ready, turn on the PC.
the Windows operating
? Does
system detect the new device?
➜
If you are using Windows XP/Me/2000/98, plug-and-play printer
driver installation should start automatically. Follow the instructions on the screen. See chapter 3 for more information.
➜
If you’re using Windows XP/Me/2000/98 and plug-and-play driver
installation doesn’t start automatically, leave the printer on, unplug
both ends of the interface cable, and the reconnect the cable. If this
does not work, use the instructions in chapter 3 to install the printer
driver manually.
➜
If you’re using Windows 95/NT 4.0, use the instructions in chapter
3 to install the printer driver manually.
For technical specifications of the cable, see chapter 10.
✎
Note
Using the wrong type of cable can damage the socket on the
printer.
- Use only an IEEE 1284 type B shielded interface cable.
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2
USB interface
✎
Note
Windows 95/NT4.0 do not support USB connections.
1 Turn off both the PC and the printer.
2 Turn on the PC.
3 Turn on the printer.
4 When Windows and the pritner are both ready, connect one end of the
interface cable to the PC’s USB port .
5 Connect the other end of the
interface cable to the USB interface
connector on the back of the printer.
the Windows operating
? Does
system detect the new device?
➜
Plug-and-play driver installation
should start automatically. Follow the instructions on the
screen. See chapter 3 for more
information.
➜
If plug-and-play driver installation doesn’t start automatically, leave
the printer on, unplug both ends of the interface cable, and the reconnect the cable. If this does not work, use the instructions in
chapter 3 to install the printer driver manually.
For technical specifications of the cable, see chapter 10.
✎
Note
Using the wrong type of cable can damage the socket on the
printer.
- Use only a USB Revision 1.1 compliant cable for connecting the
printer to your computer.
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Installing the printer driver
3
Installing the printer driver
3.1
Minimum system requirements
3.2
3
G
IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium/Celeron series, AMD K6/Athron/
Duron family or compatible 200 MHz processor (300 MHz
recommended)
G
Windows XP/Me/2000/98/95/NT 4.0
G
16 MB RAM (Windows 98/95/NT 4.0), 32 MB RAM (Windows Me), 64
MB RAM (Windows 2000), or 128 MB RAM (Windows XP)
G
36 MB free hard disk space (20 MB for printer driver and status
display, 16 MB for image processing)
G
IEEE 1284 Type B parallel port or USB Revision 1.1 port
G
CD-ROM drive
Notes on installing the printer driver
The installation program is designed so that even people not accustomed
to working with computers can easily install a printer driver. You will be led
step-by-step through the installation process. All you need to do is follow
the installation program.
Before you begin the installation, you should know the following
information:
G
What operating system is running on your computer (for example,
Windows XP)?
G
What is the letter of your CD-ROM drive (for example, D)?
G
Which optional accessories are installed on your printer (for example,
a lower feeder unit)?
G
Is your printer connected directly to your computer via a parallel interface cable or a USB cable?
General information on the printer driver
The printer driver is delivered on a CD-ROM along with the printer.
✎
No CD-ROM drive?
You can download the printer driver from the Internet. You can find the
latest version of the printer driver at http://www.minolta-qms.com
(choose "Online Help & Drivers").
3-1
Installing the printer driver
3
Information on installation using “Add Printer”
We strongly recommend that you install the printer driver using the
Installer (“setup.exe” file). However, if you do install the printer driver using
the Add Printer wizard, note the following points:
3.3
G
The dialog box for installing options is not displayed. Adjust the
additional options after you have completed the installation in the
printer driver.
G
The Status Display and printer uninstaller utility will not be installed.
G
A folder for storing the form overlay data is not created.
Installing the USB device driver and printer driver
under Windows XP
When connecting the printer to your PC with a USB cable, install the USB
device driver according to the following instructions before installing the
printer driver.
If you have connected the printer to your PC with a parallel cable, skip to
the following section, “To install the printer driver using the Installer under
Windows XP,” on page 3-3.
To install the USB Device Driver under Windows XP
1 Turn on your PC.
2 Turn on the printer.
3 When Windows and the printer are both ready, insert the CD-ROM
that came with your printer into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
4 Connect the printer to the PC with the USB cable (see chapter 2) to
display the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box.
5 Choose [Cancel] to close the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog
box.
6 Choose [start], and then choose “My Computer.”
7 In the System Tasks list choose “View system information.”
8 Choose the “Hardware” tab of the System Properties dialog, and then
choose the [Device Manager...] button.
9 Under “Universal Serial Bus controllers” double-click “USB Printing
Support.” The USB Printing Support Properties dialog box displays.
3-2
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3
10 Choose the “Driver” tab of the USB Printing Support Properties dialog
box, and then choose [Update Driver...].
11 Choose the “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” option
button, and then choose [Next].
12 When the next dialog box appears, check the “Don’t search. I will
choose the driver to install” box, and then choose [Next].
13 Choose [Have Disk...].
14 Choose [Browse...].
15 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win98USB.” Then, choose
[Open].
16 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
17 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
18 Choose [Finish] to finish the installation.
This completes the installation of the USB device driver for the
PagePro 1250W printer. Now go on to the following section to install
the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using the Installer under Windows XP
The CD-ROM that came with your printer starts automatically after being
loaded into the CD-ROM drive of your PC. You are guided step-by-step
through the installation procedure.
1 With Windows running, insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of
your PC.
The installation program starts automatically.
? What if the installation program does not start up automatically?
➜
Browse to the CD-ROM directory. Then double-click “setup.exe” to
start the installation program.
2 Follow the instructions for the installation program.
Once the printer driver has been successfully installed, the
“MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon displays in the Printers
dialog box.
3 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
3-3
Installing the printer driver
3
To install the printer driver using Plug-and-Play under Windows XP
For a simple way of installing the printer driver, we recommend using the
Installer (see the previous section). However, there are other ways of
installing the printer driver without using the installer. This section
describes Plug-and-Play installation.
Parallel
USB
1 After connecting the printer to
1 Turn on the PC, and then turn on
your PC with the parallel cable,
turn on the printer.
the printer.
2 Turn on the PC. After Windows 2 When Windows and the printer
starts, the Found New Hardware
Wizard dialog displays.
are both ready, connect the
printer to the PC with the USB
cable (see chapter 2). The
Found New Hardware Wizard
dialog box displays.
3 Insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer into your PC’s CDROM drive, and then choose [Next].Check the “Install from a list or
specific location (Advanced)” option button, and then click [Next].
4 Check the “Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install” option
button, and then choose [Next].
5 Select “Printers” in the Common hardware types list, and then choose
[Next].
6 Choose [Have Disk], and then choose [Browse].
7 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win2000.”
8 Choose [Open].
9 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
10 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
11 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is displayed in the Printers dialog box.
12 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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Installing the printer driver
3
To install the printer driver using the Add Printer Wizard under
Windows XP
1 Turn on the PC.
2 After Windows starts, insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer
into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
3 Choose [start], and then choose “Control Panel.”
4 In “Pick a category” choose “Printers and Other Hardware.”
5 In “Pick a task” choose [Add a printer].
6 Choose [Next].
7 Select “Local printer attached to this computer.”
❍
Do not check the “Automatically detect and install my Plug and
Play printer” box.
8 Choose [Next].
9 Choose the “Use the following port:” button, select the port you want
to use, and then choose [Next].
If you are using a parallel connection, select “LPTx:” (x=1, 2, etc.).
If you are using a USB connection, select “USB001.”
10 Choose [Have Disk], and then choose [Browse].
11 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win2000.”
12 Choose [Open].
13 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
14 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
15 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is displayed in the Printers dialog box.
16 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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3
3.4
Installing the USB device driver and printer driver
under Windows Me
When connecting the printer to your PC with a USB cable, install the USB
device driver according to the following instructions before installing the
printer driver.
If you have connected the printer to your PC with a parallel cable, skip to
the following section, “To install the printer driver using the Installer under
Windows Me,” on page 3-7.
To install the USB device driver under Windows Me
1 Turn on your PC.
2 Turn on the printer.
3 When Windows and the printer are both ready, insert the CD-ROM
that came with your printer into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
4 Connect the printer to the PC with the USB cable (see chapter 2) to
display the Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box.
5 Check the “Specify the location of the driver (Advanced)” option
button, and then choose [Next].
6 Check the “Search for the best driver for your device.
(Recommended).” option button, check the “Specify a location” box,
and then choose [Browse...].
7 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win98USB.”
8 Choose [OK].
9 Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the
installation.
10 Choose [Finish] to finish the installation.
11 This completes the installation of the USB device driver for the
MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W printer. Now go to the following
section to install the printer driver.
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3
To install the printer driver using the Installer under Windows Me
The CD-ROM that came with your printer starts automatically after being
loaded into the CD-ROM drive of your PC. You are guided step-by-step
through the installation procedure.
1 With Windows running, insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer
into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
The installation program starts automatically.
? What if the installation program does not start up automatically?
➜
Browse the CD-ROM and double-click “setup.exe” to start the
installation program.
2 Follow the instructions for the installation program.
Once the printer driver has been successfully installed, the
“MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon displays in the Printers
dialog box.
3 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using Plug-and-Play under Windows Me
For a simple way of installing the printer driver, we recommend using the
Installer (see the previous section). However, there are other ways of
installing the printer driver without using the installer.
This section describes Plug-and-Play installation with a parallel
connection.
1 After connecting the printer to your PC with the parallel cable, turn on
the printer.
2 Turn on the PC. After Windows starts, the Add New Hardware Wizard
dialog displays.
3 Insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer into your PC’s CDROM drive, click the “Specify the location of the driver (Advanced)”
button, and then choose [Next].
4 Choose the “Search for the best driver for your device.
(Recommended).” option button, check the “Specify a location:” box,
and then choose [Browse].
5 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win9x.”
6 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next] twice.
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7 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
8 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is
displayed in the Printers dialog box.
9 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using the Add Printer Wizard under
Windows Me
1 Turn on the PC.
2 After Windows starts, insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer
into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
3 Choose[Start], point to “Settings,” and then choose “Printers.”
4 Double-click the “Add Printer” icon.
5 Choose [Next].
6 Select “Local Printer.”
7 Choose [Next].
8 Choose [Have Disk], and then choose [Browse].
9 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win9x.”
10 Choose [OK].
11 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
12 Select the appropriate port, and then choose Next.
If you are using a parallel connection, select “LPTx:” (x=1, 2, etc.).
If you are using a USB connection, select “USB001:”
13 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
14 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is
displayed in the Printers dialog box.
15 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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3
Installing the USB device driver and printer driver
under Windows 2000
When connecting the printer to your PC with a USB cable, install the USB
device driver according to the following instructions before installing the
printer driver.
If you have connected the printer to your PC with a parallel cable, skip to
the following section, “To install the printer driver using the Installer under
Windows 2000,” on page 3-10.
To install the USB device driver under Windows 2000
If the printer is connected to the computer using a USB cable, USB
Printing Support may automatically be incorporated, depending on the
operating system. In order to activate all functions of the PagePro 1250W,
the USB device driver for PagePro 1250W must be installed.
Install the USB device driver for PagePro 1250W according to the
following procedure.
1 Turn on your PC.
2 Turn on the printer.
3 When Windows and the printer are both ready, insert the CD-ROM
that came with your printer into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
4 Connect the printer to the PC with the USB cable (see chapter 2) to
display the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box.
5 Choose [Cancel] to close the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog
box.
6 Right-click the “My Computer” icon on the desktop, and then choose
“Properties” in the shortcut menu that appears. The System Properties
dialog box displays.
7 Choose the “Hardware” tab of the System Properties dialog, and then
choose the [Device Manager...] button.
8 Under “Universal Serial Bus controllers” double-click “USB Printing
Support.” The USB Printing Support Properties dialog box displays.
9 Chose the “Driver” tab of the USB Printing Support Properties dialog
box, and then choose [Update Driver...].
10 Choose [Next] to display the next dialog box.
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11 Check the “Search a suitable driver for my device (recommended)”
option button, and then choose [Next].
12 When the next dialog box displays, check the “Specify a location” box,
and then choose [Next].
13 Choose [Browse...].
14 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win98USB.”
15 Choose [Open].
16 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
17 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
18 Choose [Finish] to finish the installation.
This completes the installation of the USB device driver for the
PagePro 1250W printer. Now go on to the following section to install
the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using the Installer under Windows 2000
The CD-ROM that came with your printer starts automatically after being
loaded into the CD-ROM drive of your PC. You are guided step-by-step
through the installation procedure.
1 With Windows running, insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer
into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
The installation program starts automatically.
? What if the installation program does not start up automatically?
➜
Browse to the CD-ROM directory. Then double-click “setup.exe” to
start the installation program.
2 Follow the instructions for the installation program.
Once the printer driver has been successfully installed, the
“MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon displays in the Printers
dialog box.
3 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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To install the printer driver using Plug-and-Play under Windows 2000
For a simple way of installing the printer driver, we recommend using the
Installer (see the previous section). However, there are other ways of
installing the printer driver without using the installer. This section
describes Plug-and-Play installation.
Parallel
USB
1 After connecting the printer to
1 Turn on the PC, and then turn on
your PC with the parallel cable,
turn on the printer.
the printer.
2 Turn on the PC. After Windows 2 When Windows and the printer
starts, the Found New Hardware
Wizard dialog displays.
are both ready, connect the
printer to the PC with the USB
cable (see chapter 2). The
Found New Hardware Wizard
dialog box displays.
3 Insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer into your PC’s CDROM drive, and then choose [Next].
4 Check the “Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I
can choose a specific driver” option button, and then choose [Next].
5 Choose “Printers,” and then choose [Next].
6 Choose [Have Disk...], and then choose [Browse...].
7 Browse theCD-ROM and navigate to “Win2000.”
8 Choose [Open].
9 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
10 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
11 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is displayed in the Printers dialog box.
12 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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To install the printer driver using the Add Printer Wizard under
Windows 2000
1 Turn on the PC
2 After Windows starts, insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer
into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
3 Choose [Start], point to “Settings,” and then choose “Printers.”
4 Double-click the “Add Printer” icon.
5 Click [Next].
6 Select “Local Printer.”
❍
Do not check the “Automatically detect and install my Plug and
Play printer” box.
7 Choose [Next].
8 Choose the “Use the following port:” button, select the port you want
to use, and then choose [Next].
If you are using a parallel connection, select “LPTx:” (x=1, 2, etc.).
If you are using a USB connection, select “USB001.”
9 Choose [Have Disk], and then choose [Browse].
10 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win2000.”
11 Choose [Open].
12 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
13 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
14 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is displayed in the Printers dialog box.
15 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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3.6
3
Installing the USB device driver and printer driver
under Windows 98
When connecting the printer to your PC with a USB cable, install the USB
device driver according to the following instructions before installing the
printer driver.
If you have connected the printer to your PC with a parallel cable, skip to
the following section, “To install the printer driver using the Installer under
Windows 98,” on page 3-14.
To install the USB device driver under Windows 98
1 Turn on your PC.
2 Turn on the printer.
3 When Windows and the printer are both ready, insert the CD-ROM
that came with your printer into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
4 Connect the printer to the PC with the USB cable (see chapter 2) to
display the Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box.
5 Choose [Next] to display the next dialog box.
6 Check the “Search for the best driver for your device.
(Recommended).” option button, and then choose [Next].
7 When the next dialog box appears, check the “Specify a location” box,
and then choose [Browse...].
8 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win98USB.”
9 Choose [OK].
10 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
11 Choose [Finish] to finish the installation.
12 This completes the installation of the USB device driver for the
PagePro 1250W printer. Now go to the following section to install the
printer driver.
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To install the printer driver using the Installer under Windows 98
The CD-ROM that came with your printer starts automatically after being
loaded into the CD-ROM drive of your PC. You are guided step-by-step
through the installation procedure.
1 With Windows running, insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of
your PC.
The installation program starts automatically.
? What if the installation program does not start up automatically?
➜
In Windows Explorer browse to the CD-ROM directory. Then
double-click “setup.exe” to start the installation program.
2 Follow the instructions for the installation program.
Once the printer driver has been successfully installed, the
“MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon displays in the Printers
dialog box.
3 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using Plug-and-Play under Windows 98
For a simple way of installing the printer driver, we recommend using the
Installer (see the previous section). However, there are other ways of
installing the printer driver without using the Installer.
This section describes Plug-and-Play installation with a parallel
connection.
1 After connecting the printer to your PC with the parallel cable, turn on
the printer.
2 Turn on the PC. After Windows starts, the Add New Hardware Wizard
dialog box displays.
3 Insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer into your PC’s CDROM drive, and then choose [Next].
4 Choose the “Search for the best driver for your device.
(Recommended).” button, and then choose [Next].
5 Check the “Specify a location:” box, and then choose [Browse...].
6 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win9x.”
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7 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next] twice.
8 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
9 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is displayed in the Printers dialog box. To display the Printers dialog box,
choose [Start], point to [Settings], and then choose [Printers].
10 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using the Add Printer Wizard under
Windows 98
1 Turn on the PC
2 After Windows starts, insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer
into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
3 Choose [Start], point to “Settings,” and then choose “Printers.”
4 Double-click the “Add Printer” icon.
5 Click [Next].
6 Select “Local Printer.”
7 Choose [Next].
8 Choose [Have Disk], and then choose [Browse].
9 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win9x.”
10 Choose [OK].
11 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
12 Select the appropriate port, and then choose [OK].
If you are using a parallel connection, select “LPTx:” (x=1, 2, etc.).
If you are using a USB connection, select “USB001.”
13 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
14 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is displayed in the Printers dialog box.
15 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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3.7
Installing the printer driver under Windows 95
To install the printer driver using the Installer under Windows 95
The CD-ROM that came with your printer starts automatically after being
loaded into the CD-ROM drive of your PC. You are guided step-by-step
through the installation procedure.
1 With Windows running, insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of
your PC.
The installation program starts automatically.
? What if the installation program does not start up automatically?
➜
In Windows Explorer browse to the CD-ROM directory. Then
double-click “setup.exe” to start the installation program.
2 Follow the instructions for the installation program.
Once the printer driver has been successfully installed, the
“MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon displays in the Printers
dialog box.
3 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using Plug-and-Play under Windows 95
For a simple way of installing the printer driver, we recommend using the
Installer (see the previous section). However, there are other ways of
installing the printer driver without using the Installer.
This section describes Plug-and-Play installation with a parallel
connection. Windows 95 does not support USB connections.
1 After connecting the printer to your PC with the parallel cable, turn on
the printer.
2 Turn on the PC. After Windows starts, the Update Device Driver
Wizard dialog box displays.
3 Insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer into your PC’s CDROM drive, and then choose [Next].
4 Choose [Other Locations], and then choose [Browse].
5 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win9x.”
6 Choose [OK].
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7 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
8 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is
displayed in the Printers dialog box.
9 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using the Add Printer Wizard under
Windows 95
1 Turn on the PC.
2 After Windows starts, insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer
into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
3 Choose [Start], point to “Settings,” and then choose “Printers.”
4 Double-click the “Add Printer” icon.
5 Choose [Next].
6 Select “Local Printer.”
7 Choose [Next].
8 Choose [Have Disk], and then choose [Browse].
9 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “Win9x.”
10 Choose [OK] twice, and then choose [Next].
11 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation
12 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is
displayed in the Printers dialog box.
13 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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3.8
Installing the printer driver under Windows NT 4.0
To install the printer driver using the Installer under Windows NT 4.0
The CD-ROM that came with your printer starts automatically after being
loaded into the CD-ROM drive of your PC. You are guided step-by-step
through the installation procedure.
1 With Windows running, insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of
your PC.
The installation program starts automatically.
? What if the installation program does not start up automatically?
➜
In Windows Explorer browse to the CD-ROM directory. Then
double-click “setup.exe” to start the installation program.
2 Follow the instructions for the installation program.
Once the printer driver has been successfully installed, the
“MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon displays in the Printers
dialog box.
3 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
To install the printer driver using the Add Printer Wizard under
Windows NT 4.0
For a simple way of installing the printer driver, we recommend using the
Installer (see the previous section). However, there are other ways of
installing the printer driver without using the Installer.
This section describes Plug-and-Play installation with a parallel
connection. Windows NT 4.0 does not support USB connections.
1 Turn on the PC.
2 After Windows starts, insert the CD-ROM that came with your printer
into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
3 Choose [Start], point to “Settings,” and then choose “Printers.”
4 Double-click the “Add Printer” icon.
5 Select “My Computer.”
6 Choose [Next].
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7 Select the appropriate port and then choose[Next].
8 Choose [Have Disk...], and then choose [Browse...].
9 Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to “WinNT4.”
10 Choose [Open].
11 Choose [OK], and then choose [Next].
12 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
13 Check that the “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” printer icon is
displayed in the Printers dialog box.
14 Remove the CD-ROM from your PC’s CD-ROM drive. This completes
the installation of the printer driver.
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3.9
Uninstalling the printer driver and USB device driver
This section describes how to uninstall the PagePro 1250W printer driver
when necessary.
✎
Note
If the uninstallation program is used to remove the printer driver, the
USB device driver is also removed.
✎
Note
If you used Add Printer to install the printer driver, there is no
uninstaller utility. To remove the printer, select it and delete it in the
Printers folder.
✎
Note
The screen images that appear in this section show the examples of
uninstallation under Windows 98. Your screen may differ slightly.
To uninstall the printer driver under Windows XP
1 Choose the [Start] button, and then choose“Control Panel.”
2 In “Pick a category” choose “Add or remove Programs” to open the
Add or Remove Programs dialog box.
3 Select “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W,” and then choose [Change/
Remove] to uninstall the printer driver.
4 Select “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” in the Uninstall dialog box.
5 Choose [Uninstall] to proceed with the uninstallation or [Cancel] to
abort.
6 Choose [Yes] to restart the PC.
✎
Note
If is recommended that you restart your computer after uninstallation.
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To uninstall the printer driver under Windows Me/2000/98/95/NT 4.0
1 Choose the [Start] button, point to [Settings], and then choose [Control
Panel].
2 Double-click the “Add/Remove Programs” icon in the Control Panel dialog box to open the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box.
3 For Windows Me/98/95/NT 4.0, select “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro
1250W,” and then choose [Add/Remove] to uninstall the printer driver.
For Windows 2000, select “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W,” and
then choose [Change/Remove] to uninstall the printer driver.
4 Select “MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W” in the Uninstall dialog.
5 Choose [Uninstall] to proceed with the uninstallation or [Cancel] to
abort.
6 After the PagePro 1250W printer driver has been removed, choose
[OK].
7 Choose [Yes] to close the window.
✎
Note
It is recommended that you restart your computer after uninstallation.
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Working with the printer driver
4.1
Displaying printer driver settings
4
Displaying settings under Windows XP
1 From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
2 In Pick a Category choose Printers and Other Hardware.
3 In Pick a task choose View installed printers or fax printers.
4 In the Printers and Faxes dialog box, select the MINOLTA-QMS
PagePro 1250W printer icon.
5 To display the printer driver settings, from the File menu choose
Printing Preferences...
Displaying settings in Windows Me/98/95
1 From the Start menu, choose Settings and then Printers to display the
Printers directory.
2 Select the MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W printer icon.
3 Display the printer driver settings:
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Windows Me/98/95—From the File menu choose Properties, and
then choose the --> 32-bit Driver Setup tab.
✎
The 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.
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Windows 2000—From the File menu choose Printing Preferences.
Windows NT 4.0—From the File menu choose Document Defaults.
A window similar to the Windows 2000 window displays.
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4.2
Setup tab
The Setup tab allows you to
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Print several pages of a document on the same page (n-up printing)
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Provide a watermark on printed documents
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Design custom watermarks
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Specify manual duplex printing
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Specify paper feed from different trays
G
Define the type of paper/media
G
Print using a form overlay
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Create/edit a form overlay
Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information on all of these
functions.
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4
Paper tab
The Paper tab allows you to
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Specify the size of the original document
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Define custom media sizes
G
Fit printed documents to a specified media size
G
Select the output media size
G
Scale (enlarge/reduce) documents
G
Specify the number of copies
G
Turn on/off the printer’s sorting function
G
Turn on/off the Proof Print function
G
Specify the orientation of the media
Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information on all of these
functions.
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4.4
Quality tab
The Quality tab allows you to
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Specify the resolution
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Adjust the contrast and brightness of the printed document
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Turn on/off Toner Save mode
Refer to the printer driver’s online help for information on all of these
functions.
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4
Device Options Setting tab
The Device Options Setting tab allows you to
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Activate the optional lower feeder unit (Tray 2)
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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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5
Working with the Status Display
If you used the CD-ROM Installer to install the printer driver, the Status
Display was also installed. It was not installed, however, if you used Add
Printer to install the printer driver.
5.1
Environment
The Status Monitor and Printer Control Panel can be used with the following operating systems and interfaces.
5.2
IEEE 1284 Parallel
USB
Windows XP
2
2
Windows Me
2
2
Windows 2000
2
2
Windows 98 SE
2
2
Windows 98
2
—
Windows 95
2
—
Windows NT 4.0
2
—
Opening the Status Display
Use one of the following steps to open the Status Monitor.
➜
Windows Me/2000/98/95/NT 4.0—From the Start menu, choose
Programs, then MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W Utilities, and then
MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1250W Status.
➜
Windows XP—Choose Start, choose All Programs, then MINOLTAQMS PagePro 1250W Utilities, and then MINOLTA-QMS PagePro
1250W Status.
Altering the size of the Status Display window
➜
From the Display menu choose Status (Reduce)” to decrease the size
of the window.
➜
From the Display menu choose Status (Expand) to increase the size
of the window.
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5.3
Using the Status Display
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When the background of the printer graphic is green, the printer is in
Stand-by mode or a job is printing normally.
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When the background to the 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.
Refer to the Status Display’s online help for information on all of its
functions.
5.4
Closing the Status Display
➜
To close the Status Display from the File menu choose Exit.
✎
Note
If you choose the [X]
button in the upper-right
corner of the Status
Display window to close
the window, the Status
Display remains available
at the bottom-right end of
the taskbar.
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Working with the printer
6.1
Please note the following points:
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What should I watch out for when loading paper?
To avoid paper misfeeds, observe the following points:
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Do not use any paper with the following features:
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❍
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Paper that has already been used in a thermal or ink-jet printer.
Creased or wavy paper.
Paper with a surface that is too smooth, too rough or irregular.
Specially coated paper such as carbon paper or paper with an
adhesive surface.
Paper that is not cut at right-angles.
Paper that is held together by glue, adhesive or clips.
Paper with labels that detach easily.
Warped or curled postcards.
Do not allow the stack of paper in the paper tray to exceed the media
limit mark.
What should I watch out for when loading envelopes?
To avoid envelope misfeeds in the laser printer, please observe the
following points:
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Do not use self-adhesive envelopes or those with a tear-off strip, closures, or a window.
G
Place the envelopes in the tray with the flap down and facing to the left.
G
Make sure that the flaps are neatly folded back.
✎
Test envelopes before buying large quantities!
Some types of envelopes crease easily when they are run through a
printer. Test a type of envelope before purchasing large quantities.
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Which sizes of paper can I use?
This printer is designed for use only with these media sizes.
Media size
Media source
Tray 1
Tray 2*(optional)
Manual feed tray
Letter
8.5" x 11.0"
Yes
Yes
Yes
Legal
8.5" x 14.0"
Yes
Yes
Yes
Executive
7.25" x 10.5"
Yes
Yes
Yes
Half Letter
5.5" x 8.5"
Yes
No
Yes
A4
210 x 297 mm
Yes
Yes
Yes
A5
148 x 210 mm
Yes
No
Yes
B5 JIS
182 x 257 mm
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chinese 16K
185 x 260 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Chinese 32K
130 x 185 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Standard sizes
Envelopes, postcard and custom sizes
Envelope Monarch
3.875" x 7.5"
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope COM10
4.125" x 9.5"
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope DL
110 x 220 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope C5
162 x 229 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope C6
114 x 162 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope B5
176 x 250 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Choukei-3Gou
120 x 235 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Choukei-4Gou
90 x 205 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Postcard
100 x 148 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Custom
3.0"– 8.5" x 5.0"–14.0"
(76– 216 mm x 127– 356 mm)
Yes
No
Yes
* The optional lower feeder unit (Tray 2 is shipped with either a letter or A4 tray. Legal and
executive/B5 JIS trays are available as optional accessories.
6-2
Working with the printer
6
What types of paper can I use?
This printer is designed for use with the following media types.
Media source
Media type
Tray 1
Tray 2 (optional)
Manual feed tray
Plain paper
16–24 lbs (60–90 g/m2)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Thick paper/Labels
24–43.25 lbs (90–163 g/m2)
Yes
No
Yes
Envelopes
Yes
No
Yes
Letterhead
Yes
No
Yes
Postcard
Yes
No
Yes
Transparencies
Yes
No
Yes
Printable area
0.2" (4 mm)
0.2" (4 mm)
0.2" (4 mm)
Printable area
0.2" (4 mm)
6-3
Working with the printer
6
6.2
Using the panel button
1
2
3
The control panel has two indicators and one button.
No.
Description
1
Error indicator (orange)
2
Ready indicator (green)
No.
Description
3
Panel button
The panel button allows you to
G
Continue a print job after an error message
G
Cancel a print job
Continuing a print job after an error message
You can continue the print job after correcting the following types of errors:
✔
When the print job is too complex and the memory capacity of the
printer is inadequate
✔
When there is no more paper in the trays
✔
When paper of a different format than that set in the printer driver was
fed into the printer
1 Check that one of the above errors has occurred.
2 Press the panel button to operate the media feed.
The print job continues.
✎
Check your printed document!
If you have continued a print job after an error message, be sure to
check your printed document. Not all pages may have printed.
6-4
Working with the printer
6
Cancelling a print job
You can cancel a print job that is currently being processed.
1 While data is being processed or printed (the green “Ready” indicator
is blinking), hold down the panel button for more than 5 seconds.
2 Release the panel button after both indicators light up.
The current print job has now been cancelled.
6.3
Loading media
Loading media into Tray 1
Note the following points:
✔
Refill the tray only when it is completely empty.
✔
Refer to the advice on loading media on page 6-1.
1 Fold Tray 1 down flat.
2 Squeeze the right media guide and
open the media guides.
3 Place the media in the tray.
?
How many sheets may I place
on the tray?
➜
Tray 1 has a capacity of 150
sheets of plain paper. The stack
of paper should not rise above
the media limit mark.
?
How is letterhead fed in?
➜
Load letterhead with the side to
be printed facing up and the
preprinted letterhead at the top (facing the printer).
6-5
Working with the printer
6
4 Squeeze the right media guide and adjust the media guides so that
both the left and right sides of the media are secure.
Loading media in the manual feed tray
1 Open the media guides.
2 Insert the piece of media as far as
possible into the manual feed tray
(with the side to be printed facing
up).
?
How many pieces of media can
be fed at one time?
➜
Insert only one sheet of paper or
type of media at a time.
?
How are envelopes fed in?
➜
Place the envelope in the tray with the side to be printed facing up.
The flap of the envelope should be facing down and to the left.
?
How is letterhead fed in?
➜
Load letterhead with the side to be printed facing up and the preprinted letterhead at the top (facing the printer).
Loading media in the lower feeder unit (Tray 2)
Note the following points:
✔
The optional lower feeder unit (Tray 2) is shipped with either a letter or
A4 tray. Legal and executive/B5 JIS trays are also available as optional accessories.
✔
Refill the tray only when it is completely empty.
✔
Paper must be loaded short edge first.
✔
Refer to the advice on loading media on page 6-1.
1 Remove Tray 2 from the lower feed
unit by pulling it out as far as it will
go, gently raising up the front, and
sliding it the rest of the way out.
6-6
Working with the printer
6
2 Remove the cover from the tray.
3 Press down on the paper lifting
plate until it locks into place.
4 Place a stack of paper into the tray.
Make sure that the paper fits under
under the triangular clips.
?
How many sheets of paper may
I place in the tray?
➜
Tray 2 has a capacity of 500
sheets of plain paper. The stack
of paper should not rise above
the media limit mark.
?
How is letterhead fed in?
➜
Load letterhead with the side to be printed facing up and the
preprinted letterhead at the top (facing the printer).
5 Replace the tray cover and insert
the tray into the lower feeder unit.
6.4
Determining the direction printed sheets
Printed sheets can be output in two ways:
G
Face down
G
Face up
The printer is fitted with a tray for face-down output. A tray for face-up
output is available as an option. This tray is especially suitable for thick
paper and envelopes because the path through the printer is straighter.
6-7
Working with the printer
6
The face-down output tray can hold up to 100 sheets while the optional
face-up output tray holds 20 sheets.
Note the following points:
✔
Do not change the output direction while a print job is in progress.
✔
Make sure that the output selector switch is in the correct position
when the optional output tray is not installed.
1
2
1
3
4
5
No. Description
6-8
No. Description
1
Face-down output tray
4
Output switch location for face-up output
2
Face-up output tray
5
Output switch location for face-down output
3
Output switch
Installing printer options
7
7
Installing printer options
The following options are available for your printer:
7.1
G
Lower feeder unit (Tray 2, 500-sheet capacity)
G
Legal and executive/B5 JIS trays for the lower feeder unit
G
Face-up tray
Installing the lower feeder unit (Tray 2)
The lower feeder unit can hold up to 500 sheets of plain paper. It is supplied with either a letter or A4 tray (Tray 2).
1 Remove the lower feeder unit from its carton, and then remove the
plastic bag and all packing materials.
Make sure that you remove all of the packing materials inside the unit.
2 Turn the printer off, and then disconnect the power cord and interface
cable from the printer.
3 Place the printer onto the lower
feeder unit.
❍
Make sure to align the holes on
the bottom of the printer with the
coupling pins on the lower
feeder unit.
4 Fill the tray with paper. (For details see chapter 6.)
?
➜
How many sheets of paper may I place in the tray?
Tray 2 has a capacity of 500 sheets of plain paper. The stack of
paper should not rise above the media limit mark.
7-1
Installing printer options
7
5 Replace the tray cover.
6 Insert the tray into the lower feeder
unit.
❍
Be sure to use both hands
whenever you are inserting the
tray into or removing it from the
lower feeder unit.
7 Reconnect the power cord and interface cable, and turn on the printer.
7-2
Installing printer options
7.2
7
Installing the face-up tray
The printer is fitted with a tray for face-down output. A tray for face-up output is available as an option. This tray is especially useful for thick paper,
envelopes, labels, and transparencies because the path through the printer is straighter. The face-up tray can hold up to 20 sheets.
Before installing the face-up tray:
1 Remove the face-up output tray from its carton.
2 Attach the face-up output tray by inserting the pins into the holes on the
printer, one side at a time. Do not
force both sides in at the same time.
❍
The face-up tray must be bent
slightly to insert it.
✎
Face-up or face-down output?
You can set the output direction with
the output switch. (For details see
chapter 6.)
No. Description
1
Output switch location for face-up
output
2
Output switch location for face-down
output
1
2
7-3
Maintaining the printer
8
8
Maintaining the printer
CAUTION
You could damage the unit by using incorrect accessories and parts!
If you use accessories and parts from manufacturers other than
MINOLTA-QMS, we cannot guarantee that the laser printer will operate
properly.
➜
Use only MINOLTA-QMS accessories and parts unless specified
otherwise.
WARNING
Toner poses a health hazard!
Toner is harmful if swallowed.
➜
If you swallow toner, consult a doctor immediately.
➜
If you get toner on your hands, wash them immediately with cold water
and soap.
8-1
Maintaining the printer
8
8.1
Replacing the toner cartridge
Replace the toner cartridge when it is empty or when the printed documents are too light.
Two toner cartridges are available:
G
The regular toner cartridge has a capacity of about 3000 letter/A4 pages at about 5% toner coverage.
G
The high-capacity toner cartridge has a capacity of about 6000 letter/
A4 pages at about 5% toner coverage.
✎
Note:
The toner cartridge that comes with the printer has a capacity of about
1500 letter/A4 pages at about 5% toner coverage.
WARNING
The fusing unit can become very
hot!
The fusing unit, which is located beneath the top cover, can become
very hot when the printer is in operation.
➜
To prevent injuries, avoid contact with this area.
✎
What precautions should I take when
handling the toner cartridge?
Never touch the developing roller under
the flap; otherwise, print quality may decline.
8-2
Fusing unit
Maintaining the printer
8
1 Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the printer.
2 Close the face-down tray.
3 Press the top cover release button
and open the top cover.
4 Remove the old toner cartridge.
5 Press in the marked positions of the
handle to fold down the handle.
❍
Dispose of the used toner cartridge properly.
8-3
Maintaining the printer
8
6 Remove the new toner cartridge
from its package.
7 Holding it firmly with both hands,
rock the toner cartridge left and
right, forward and backward, to
distribute the toner evenly.
8 Completely remove the protective
seal from the toner cartridge, and
then raise up the handle.
9 Holding the handle, lower the toner
cartridge into the printer, aligning
the four pins (two on each side) fit
into the grooves inside the printer.
8-4
❍
Color coordinated “2” labels
have been affixed to the toner
cartridge and to the inside of the
printer. Install the toner cartridge
by aligning these labels.
❍
The toner cartridge clicks into place when it is completely installed.
Maintaining the printer
8
10 Close the top cover and press it
down gently but firmly until it locks
into place.
Resetting the counter for the toner cartridge
After you have replaced the toner cartridge, reset the counter for the toner
cartridge.
1 Turn off the printer.
2 While holding down the panel button, turn on the printer.
The green “Ready” indicator begins to blink.
3 Continue holding down the panel button, and the green “Ready” indicator starts to blink.
4 After the green “Ready” indicator has blinked for about 5 seconds, release the panel button.
Both indicators begin to blink.
5 After confirming that both indicators are blinking, press and hold down
the panel button again for at least 5 seconds.
Both indicators light up for about 5 seconds, and then both indicators
begin to blink again.
The counter for the toner cartridge has now been reset.
6 Turn the printer off and then on again.
Once the green “Ready” indicator remains on, the printer is again in
Stand-by mode.
8-5
Maintaining the printer
8
8.2
Replacing the drum cartridge
Change the drum cartridge when the printed documents become faint or
blurred.
The drum cartridge has a capacity of about 16,000 (one-page jobs) to
20,000 (continuous printing) letter/A4 pages (at an average of 5% or less
coverage).
WARNING
The fusing unit can become very
hot!
The fusing unit, which is located beneath the top cover, can become very
hot when the printer is in operation.
➜
Fusing unit
To prevent injuries, avoid contact
with this area.
✎
What precautions should I take
when handling the drum
cartridge?
Never touch the drum under the
flap; otherwise, print quality may
decline.
1 Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the printer.
2 Close the face-down tray.
8-6
Maintaining the printer
8
3 Press the top cover release button
and open the top cover.
4 Remove the toner cartridge and the old drum cartridge.
5 Remove the new drum cartridge from its carton.
6 Install the drum cartridge in the
printer, aligning the guides of the
cartridge with the grooves inside the
printer.
❍
Color coordinated “1” labels
have been affixed to the drum
cartridge and to the inside of the
printer. Install the drum cartridge
by aligning these labels.
8-7
Maintaining the printer
8
7 Place the toner cartridge back into
the printer, aligning the four pins
(two on each side) with the grooves
inside the printer.
❍
Color coordinated “2” labels
have been affixed to the toner
cartridge and to the inside of the
printer. Install the toner cartridge
by aligning these labels.
❍
The cartridge will click into place when it is completely installed.
8 Close the top cover and press it
down gently but firmly until it locks
into place.
8-8
Maintaining the printer
8
Resetting the counter for the drum cartridge
After you have replaced the drum cartridge, reset the drum cartridge
counter.
1 Turn off the printer.
2 While holding down the panel button, turn on the printer.
The green “Ready” indicator begins to blink.
3 Continue holding down the panel button, and the green “Ready” indicator starts to blink.
4 After the green “Ready” indicator has blinked for about 5 seconds, release the panel button.
Both indicators begin to blink.
5 After confirming that both indicators are blinking, briefly press the
panel button.
Both indicators light up for about 5 seconds, and then both indicators
begin to blink.
The counter for the drum cartridge has now been reset.
6 Turn the printer off and then on again.
Once the green “Ready” indicator remains on, the printer is again in
Stand-by mode.
8.3
Cleaning the printer
Clean the printer at regular intervals to prevent dust, dirt, and paper residue from accumulating in and on the printer.
Cleaning the outside of the printer
1 Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the printer.
2 Wipe the outside of the printer with a soft cloth. You may moisten the
cloth with a little neutral household cleaner if you wish.
8-9
Maintaining the printer
8
Cleaning the paper feed roller
Clean the paper feed roller if paper feed problems occur frequently.
WARNING
The fusing unit can become very
hot!
The fusing unit, which is located beneath the top cover, can become very
hot when the printer is in operation.
➜
To prevent injuries, avoid contact
with this area.
➜
After turning off the printer, wait at
least 10 minutes before cleaning
the inside of the printer.
Fusing unit
1 Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the printer.
2 Close the face-down tray.
3 Press the top cover release button
and open the top cover.
8-10
Maintaining the printer
8
4 Remove the toner cartridge and the drum cartridge.
Wrap the drum cartridge with a cloth to protect it from exposure to light.
5 Wipe the paper feed roller with a
soft, dry cloth.
6 Reinstall the drum cartridge and the toner cartridge.
8-11
Maintaining the printer
8
7 Close the top cover and press it
down gently but firmly until it locks
into place.
8-12
Troubleshooting
9
9
Troubleshooting
✎
Note
Some computers connected with the parallel cable may not be able to
communicate correctly with the printer.
CAUTION
The fusing unit can become very
hot!
The fusing unit, which is located
beneath the top cover, can become
very hot when the printer is in
operation.
➜
9.1
Fusing unit
To prevent injuries, avoid contact
with this area.
Clearing media jams
Clearing a paper misfeed inside of the printer
1 Turn off the printer.
2 Close the face-down tray.
9-1
Troubleshooting
9
3 Press the top cover release button,
and then open the top cover.
4 Remove the toner cartridge and the drum cartridge.
5 Carefully pull the misfed media out
of the printer.
9-2
Troubleshooting
❍
9
If paper is misfed at the fusing
unit, grasp the bottom of the
paper with both hands and
gently pull it out.
6 Reinstall the drum cartridge.
7 Reinstall the toner cartridge.
8 Close the top cover, and then open the face-down tray.
❍
Printing automatically restarts from the page that was misfed.
Clearing a media jam in the output tray
1 Carefully pull the misfed media out of the tray.
2 Open the top cover and close it again in order to reset the printer.
9-3
Troubleshooting
9
Clearing a media jam at Tray 1
1 Remove the tray cover and any
media in Tray 1.
2 Carefully pull the misfed media out
of Tray 1.
3 Reload the media in Tray 1, and replace the tray cover.
❍
Do not reload curled or wrinkled media.
4 Reinstall Tray 1 in the printer.
5 Close the face-down tray, and then open the top cover.
6 Remove any pieces of media that may have torn off or are remaining
in the printer.
7 Close the top cover, and then open the face-down tray.
8 Open the top cover and close it again in order to reset the printer.
❍
9-4
Printing automatically restarts from the page that was misfed.
Troubleshooting
9
Clearing a media jam in the manual feed tray
1 Remove the Tray 1 cover and the
plate at the inlet of the manual feed
tray.
2 Remove the misfed media.
3 Reinstall the plate at the inlet of the
manual feed tray and the Tray 1
cover.
9-5
Troubleshooting
9
Clearing a media jam in the lower feeder unit (Tray 2)
1 Slide the tray out of the lower feeder
unit.
2 Remove any folded or misfed media
from the inside of the lower feeder
unit.
3 Remove the tray cover and any media in the tray.
4 Carefully pull the misfed media out of the tray.
5 Reload the media in the tray.
❍
❍
Make sure the paper is evenly
aligned and that the top sheet is
below the maximum paper
mark.
Do not reload curled or wrinkled
media.
6 Replace the tray cover and insert the tray into the lower feeder unit.
7 Open the printer’s top cover and close it again in order to reset the
printer.
❍
9-6
Printing automatically restarts from the page that was misfed.
Troubleshooting
9.2
9
General printing problems
Problem
Possible cause
Action
No output
The printer is not connected to
the power supply, or the cable is
not connected to the printer.
Check the power connection and
the interface connection to the
printer.
The printer is not turned on.
Turn on the printer.
You are using the wrong type of
interface cable.
Check whether the interface
cable type conforms to the
specifications (see chapter 10).
The computers communication
port settings are not correct for
your printer.
Check the computer’s
communication port settings.
Refer to the documentation that
comes with your computer and
check if its current
communication port settings are
correct.
The parallel port on your
computer is also being used for
other equipment (for example, a
scanner, ZIP drive).
Disconnect the other equipment
and operate the printer via this
port.
✎
For further information and assistance...
can be found in the Internet at www.minolta-qms.com/support
9.3
Print quality problems
If you are having problems with print quality, follow these steps:
G
Remove the toner cartridge and gently shake it back and forth to distribute the remaining toner evenly.
G
Remove the toner cartridge and check for damage. If necessary,
replace with a new cartridge. See page 8-2.
G
Remove the drum cartridge and check for damage. If necessary,
replace with a new cartridge. See page 8-6.
G
Clean the inside of the printer. See page 8-9.
G
Deactivate the Toner Save feature in the print menu and try another
sample printout. See page 4-4.
9-7
Troubleshooting
9
Problem
Possible cause
Action
Blank pages
The toner cartridge is empty or
damaged.
Remove the toner cartridge and
check for damage. If necessary,
replace the toner cartridge. (See
page 8-2.)
Black pages
The toner cartridge is damaged.
Remove the toner cartridge and
check for damage. If necessary,
replace the toner cartridge. (See
page 8-2.)
Pages are too light
The Toner Save mode has been
activated.
Check the setting in the printer
driver. Change the setting and
try printing again. (See chapter
4.)
The toner density is not set
correctly in the printer driver.
Set the toner density to the
desired level and try printing
again. (See chapter 8.)
The toner cartridge may be
running out of toner.
Remove the toner cartridge and
rock it in order to improve the
distribution of the remaining
toner. If the problem persists,
replace the toner cartridge. (See
chapter 8.)
The toner cartridge is damaged.
Remove the toner cartridge and
check it for damage. If
necessary, replace the toner
cartridge. (See chapter 8.)
The toner cartridge is damaged.
Remove the toner cartridge and
check it for damage. If
necessary, replace the toner
cartridge. (See chapter 8.)
The toner density is not set
correctly in the printer driver.
Set the toner density to the
desired level. (See chapter 4.)
Pages are too dark
9-8
Troubleshooting
9
Problem
Possible cause
Action
Blurred background
on the printout
The toner cartridge is damaged.
Remove the toner cartridge and
check for damage. If necessary,
replace the toner cartridge. (See
page 8-2.)
Uneven toner density
The toner cartridge is damaged.
Remove the toner cartridge and
check for damage. If necessary,
replace the toner cartridge. (See
page 8-2.)
The drum cartridge is damaged.
Remove the drum cartridge and
check for damage. If necessary,
replace the drum cartridge. (See
page 8-6.)
The toner may be unevenly
distributed inside the toner
cartridge.
Remove the toner cartridge and
gently rock in order to improve
the distribution of the remaining
toner. If the problem persists,
replace the toner cartridge. (See
page 8-2.)
Blank spots, text
missing
The paper is moist because of
high humidity in the air or from
being splashed with water.
Replace the paper you are using
with dry paper and try printing
again.
White or black lines
The toner cartridge is damaged
(white lines).
Remove the toner cartridge and
check for damage. If necessary,
replace the toner cartridge.(See
page 8-2.)
The drum cartridge is damaged
(black lines).
Remove the drum cartridge and
check for damage. If necessary,
replace the drum cartridge. (See
page 8-6.)
9-9
Troubleshooting
9
9.4
Problem
Possible cause
Action
Toner smudges
The toner cartridge is damaged.
Remove the toner cartridge and
check for damage. If necessary,
replace the toner cartridge. (See
page 8-2.)
The toner may be unevenly
distributed inside the toner
cartridge.
Remove the toner cartridge and
gently rock in order to improve
the distribution of the remaining
toner. If the problem persists,
replace the toner cartridge. (See
page 8-2.)
The paper feed roller is dirty.
Clean the paper feed roller. (See
page 8-10.)
Printer messages
Indicator functions
The control panel has two indicators
and one button. The control panel indicators provide information on the
status of the printer.
No.
1
Error indicator (orange)
2
Ready indicator (green)
3
Panel button
The indicators have five types of
signals:
9-10
1
Description
G
Off
G
On
G
Slow blinking—1 blink every 2 seconds
G
Blinking—1 blink per second
G
Rapid blinking—2 blinks per second
2
3
Troubleshooting
9
Status message
Status messages indicate the current condition of the printer.
Ready indicator
(green)
Error indicator
(orange)
Condition
Action
Off
Off
Off
None
On
Off
Ready to print
None
Rapid blinking
Off
Warming up
None
Blinking
Off
Receiving data
None
Processing data
Printing
On
On
Initializing
None
Cancelling a print job
Resetting a counter
Slow blinking
Off
Power save mode
None
Rapid blinking
Rapid blinking
Reset mode
None
Error messages
These messages indicate errors which you must correct before a print job
can continue or the printer status returned to “Ready.”
Ready indicator
(green)
Error indicator
(orange)
Condition
Action
Blinking
Blinking
Memory overflow or print
job is too complex.
Reduce the size of the
print job.
If the “Auto Continue”
function has been
activated in the printer
tools, the sheet already
fed in is automatically
ejected after a
predetermined time. (See
chapter 6.)
Rapid blinking alternately
No media in the tray
specified in the printer
driver.
Load media into the
appropriate tray.
Media size error
Load the appropriate size
media into the tray.
Off
Slow blinking
Tray empty
Load media into the
appropriate tray.
Off
Blinking
Media jam
Clear the jam and then
continue with the print job.
Off
On
Top cover is open
Close the top cover
9-11
Troubleshooting
9
Service message
This message indicates a more serious fault that can only be corrected by
a customer service engineer. If this message is signalled, turn the printer
off, then on again. If the problem persists, contact your vendor or
authorized service provider.
9-12
Ready indicator
(green)
Error indicator
(orange)
Condition
Action
Off
Rapid blinking
Fatal error
Turn the printer off, then
on again. If the problem
persists, contact vendor
or authorized service
provider.
Appendix
10
10
Appendix
10.1
Safety specifications
Printer
10.2
Safety standards
U.S. model:
UL 60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950
European model: EU Directive 73/23/EEC
EU Directive 93/68/EEC
EN 60950 (IEC 60950)
China model:
GB 4943
EMC standards
U.S. model:
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
ICES-003
European model: EU Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022 (CISPR Pub. 22) class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
China model:
GB 9254 class B
Australian model: AS/NZS 3548 class B
Technical specifications
✎
To check on the availability of third-party options, such as an
Ethernet network adapter...
go to www.minolta-qms.com
Printer
Type
Desktop laser beam printer
Print system
Electrostatic dry powder imaging system
Exposure system
Laser diode + polygon mirror scanning
Developing system
Electrophotographic printing system
Resolution
1200 dpi × 1200 dpi (at half speed),
600 dpi × 600 dpi
Print speed
16 pages per minute/letter
17 pages per minute/A4
First print
600 dpi: Within 15 seconds (Letter/A4)
1200 dpi: Within 24 seconds (Letter/A4)
Warm-up time
21 seconds or less at startup; 7 seconds from Power Save
mode
Media sizes
• Paper—Letter, Legal, Executive, Half Letter, A4, A5, B5 JIS,
Chinese 16K, Chinese 32K, custom paper sizes
• Envelopes—Commercial 10, Monarch, DL, C5, C6, B5,
Choukei-3Gou and Choukei-4Gou
• Postcard
10-1
Appendix
10
10-2
Plain paper (16 to 24 lbs.; 60 to 90 g/m2)
Transparencies
Envelopes
Thick paper (24 to 43 lbs.; 90 to 163 g/m2)
Postcard
Paper/Media
•
•
•
•
•
Paper feeding
• Tray 1 (Universal tray)
• Manual feed tray
• Lower feeder unit (Tray 2) (Option)
Input capacity
• Tray 1 (Universal tray): 150 sheets
• Manual feed tray: 1 sheet
• Lower feeder unit (Option): 500 sheets
Output capacity
• Face-down tray: 100 sheets
• Face-up tray (Option): 20 sheets
Operating temperature
50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
(with fluctuation of 18°F (10°C) per hour)
Operating humidity
15 to 85 % (with fluctuation of 20% per hour)
Drum cartridge
20,000 Letter/A4 size prints with a black-to-white ratio of 5% or
more.
Toner cartridge
6,000 (type 1) or 3,000 (type 2) Letter/A4-size prints with a
black-to-white ratio of 5% or more.
The enclosed cartridge is for 1,500 prints.
Power supply
110-127V, 50-60Hz
220-240V, 50-60Hz
Power consumption
120V: 840W or less
220-240V: 850W or less
Amperage
120V: 7.2A or less
220-240V: 3.8A or less
Acoustic Noise
Printing: 49 dB or less (62 dB or less by Blue Angel Mark)
Standby: 30 dB or less
External dimensions
(withTray1 and the facedown tray closed)
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight
Printer: approximately 3.2 lbs. (7 kg)
Drum cartridge: approximately 0.1 lbs. (0.3 kg)
Toner cartridge: approximately 0.2 lbs. (0.5 kg)
Interface
IEEE 1284 compliant type B (Compatible/Nibble/ECP)
USB Revision 1.1 compliant
CPU
Naltec N1 chip
Standard memory
8 MB
Options
• Lower feeder unit (Tray 2)
• Legal and executive/B5 JIS trays for the lower feeder unit
• Face-up tray
9.9 in. (252 mm)
15.3 in. (389 mm)
10.0 in. (253 mm)
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Lower feeder unit (option)
Paper tray
Standard tray: Letter or A4
Optional trays: Legal and executive/B5 JIS
Paper/Media
Plain paper (16–24 lbs; 60–90 g/m2)
Capacity
Up to 500 sheets
External dimensions
(without paper cassette)
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight
Approximately 1.8 lbs (4 kg)
5.2" (132 mm)
15.0" (382 mm)
12.0" (305 mm)
Parallel interface connectors and cable
Connectors
Printer:
Parallel 36-pin connector
Computer: EIA 25-pin connector
Cable type
Shielded
Each signal and earth pair should be twisted
Pin assignments
IEEE 1284 compliant type B connector
USB interface connectors and cable
Connectors
Printer:
Series B plug
Computer: Series A plug
Cable type
Require twisted data conductors or a shielded
Pin assignments
1: VBUS
2: D+
3: D4: GND
Shell: Shield
CAUTION
Danger of fire from cable!
➜ MINOLTA-QMS undertakes no guarantee for any specific cable. The
user is responsible for the quality and performance of the cable.
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10.3
Our concern for environmental protection
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, we have determined that this machine
meets the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for energy efficiency.
What is an ENERGY STAR product?
An ENERGY STAR product has a special feature that allows it to
automatically switch to a “low-power mode” after a period of inactivity. An
ENERGY STAR product uses energy more efficiently, saves you money
on utility bills and helps protect the environment.
10.4
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 area of the European Union (EU) only.
This device must be used with a shielded parallel interface cable and
shielded USB interface cable. The use of non-shielded cables is likely to
result in interference with radio communications and is prohibited under
89/336/EEC rules.
10.5
CISPR 22 and local rules
This device must be used with a shielded parallel interface cable and
shielded USB interface cable.
The use of non-shielded cables is likely to result in interference with radio
communications and is prohibited under CISPR 22 and local rules.
10.6
Acoustic Noise
Machine Noise Regulation 3 GSGV, 18.01.1991: The sound pressure level at the operator position according to EN27779 is equal to or less than
70dB (A).
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10.7
10
Safety Information
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.
* Note that some parts of the contents of this section may not correspond with the purchased
product.
Warning and precaution symbols
Ignoring this warning could cause serious injury or even death.
Ignoring this caution could cause injury or damage to property.
Meaning of symbols
A triangle indicates a danger against which you should take precaution.
This symbol warns against cause burn.
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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• 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
break-down.
• 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 unit or drum unit 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 PC drum units near a floppy disk or watch that
are susceptible to magnetism. They could cause these products to
malfunction.
• Do not place any objects around the power plug as the power plug may be
difficult to pull out when an emergency occurs.
• Do not touch the electrical contacts that are located inside the top cover
and underneath the cartridge as an electrostatic discharge may damage
the printer.
• 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.
• 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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10.8
Working safely with your laser printer
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.
CAUTION
Observe the following information:
➜ Make sure that the power cord is correctly plugged into the socket and
that the socket is at all times visible and readily accessible.
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➜
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 the power plug from the socket if the machine will not be in
use for an extended period of time.
➜
Do not remove the power cord from the socket with wet hands as this
may result in an electric shock.
➜
Do not move the unit unless the power cord has been removed from
the socket. Otherwise you may damage the cord. The result could be
a short-circuit or a fire.
➜
Do not 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.
➜
Make sure that the machine is not standing on a cord to 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.
➜
Make sure that the power supply to the unit has the correct voltage.
Otherwise the result could be a fire or an electric shock.
➜
Switch off the unit immediately and unplug the power cord if the power
supply cord is damaged. Failure to do so could result in a fire or an
electric shock. Inform your customer support technical specialist.
➜
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.
➜
Perform only the procedures that are described in this manual. Using
the machine improperly can result in a fire or an electric shock.
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➜
Do not place any heavy objects on the machine.
➜
Do not open any covers on the machine while printing is in progress.
➜
Do not switch off the unit while printing is in progress.
➜
Do not place any magnetic objects near the machine.
➜
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.
➜
Do not insert any 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 and inform your customer support technical
specialist.
➜
Do not place coffee cups, drink 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 and inform your
customer support technical specialist.
➜
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. Inform your customer support
technical specialist.
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Laser safety
This is a page printer which operates by means of a laser. There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided the printer is operated according
to the instructions in this manual.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housing, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any
phase of user operation.
Internal laser radiation
Maximum average radiation power:
35µ W at the laser aperture of the print head unit.
Wavelength: 770-795 nm
This product employs a Class 3b laser diode that emits an invisible laser
beam.
The laser diode and the scanning polygon mirror are incorporated in the
print head unit.
The print head unit is NOT A FIELD SERVICEABLE ITEM.
Therefore, the print head unit should not be opened under any circumstances.
Laser caution label
A laser caution label is attached inside the machine as shown below.
Do not dispose of the printer or consumables other than being directed in
the manual. This product has a laser beam source inside that could cause
blindness if the safeguard is damaged.
Laser aperture of the
print head unit
The above figure shows the internal view of the printer when the top cover
is open.
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Laser safety label
A laser safety label is attached to the outside of the machine as shown below.
For United States users
CDRH Regulations
This machine is certified as a Class 1 Laser product under the Radiation
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 US Food and Drug Administration of the US Department of
Health and Human Services (DHHS). This means that this device does
not produce hazardous laser radiation. The label shown above indicates
compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be attached to laser
products marketed in the United States.
CAUTION
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is
5 mW and the wavelength is 770-795 nm.
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For users in all countries
CAUTION
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This machine is certified as a Class 1 laser product. This means that the
machine does not produce hazardous laser radiation.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is
5 mW and the wavelength is 770-795 nm.
For Denmark users
ADVARSEL
Usynlig laserstråling ved åbning, når sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude af funktion. Undgå udsættelse for stråling.
Klasse 1 laser produkt der opfylder IEC60825 sikkerheds kravene.
Dansk: Dette er en halvlederlaser. Laserdiodens højeste styrke er 5 mW
og bølgelængden er 770-795 nm.
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.
For Finland, Sweden ssers
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.
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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 oletPP 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 machine 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.
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Index
A
Accessories
see Optional accessories ...............................................................7-1
Add Printer ...........................................................................................3-2
B
Button
see Panel button ............................................................................6-4
C
Cleaning the printer .............................................................................8-9
paper feed roller ...........................................................................8-10
Connecting the printer .......................................................................2-13
Consumables
storage ...........................................................................................2-5
Control panel button
see Panel button ............................................................................6-4
Control panel indicators
Error ...............................................................................................6-4
Ready .............................................................................................6-4
E
Envelopes ............................................................................................6-1
Error indicator ......................................................................................6-4
Error messages .................................................................................9-11
F
Face-down output ................................................................................6-7
Face-down tray ............................................................................ 2-1, 6-7
Face-up output ....................................................................................6-7
Face-up tray ........................................................................................6-7
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I
Installing ............................................................................................ 3-13
Installing the printer ............................................................................. 2-5
J
Jam
see Media jam ............................................................................... 9-6
L
Loading envelopes .............................................................................. 6-1
Loading paper ..................................................................................... 6-1
lower feeder unit ............................................................................ 6-6
manual feed tray .....................................................................2-8, 6-6
Tray 1 .....................................................................................2-7, 6-5
Tray 2 ............................................................................................ 6-6
M
Maintenance ....................................................................................... 8-1
Media jam
inside of the printer ........................................................................ 9-1
lower feeder unit ............................................................................ 9-6
manual feed tray ............................................................................ 9-5
output tray ..................................................................................... 9-3
Media type list ..................................................................................... 6-3
Messages
error messages ........................................................................... 9-11
service ......................................................................................... 9-12
status ........................................................................................... 9-11
O
Optional accessories
face-up tray ................................................................................... 7-3
Lower feeder unit ........................................................................... 7-1
storage .......................................................................................... 2-5
Output
face-down ...................................................................................... 6-7
face-up .......................................................................................... 6-7
Overview of printer .............................................................................. 2-1
control panel .................................................................................. 2-4
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external features ............................................................................2-1
internal features .............................................................................2-2
optional accessories ......................................................................2-3
P
Panel button ........................................................................................6-4
functions .........................................................................................6-4
Paper jam
see Media jam ................................................................................9-6
Paper sizes ..........................................................................................6-2
Place of installation ..............................................................................2-5
Power cord ........................................................................................2-10
Power switch .....................................................................................2-11
Print quality problems ..........................................................................9-7
Printable area ......................................................................................6-3
Printer control panel
see also Control panel ...................................................................2-4
Printer driver
installation ......................................................................................3-1
notes on installation .......................................................................3-1
uninstallation ................................................................................3-20
Printer driver settings
Device Options Setting tab ............................................................4-5
N-up ...............................................................................................4-3
Paper tab .......................................................................................4-3
Quality tab ......................................................................................4-4
Setup tab ........................................................................................4-2
Windows 95/98/Me ........................................................................4-1
Windows NT 4.0/2000 ....................................................................4-1
Windows XP ...................................................................................4-1
Printer driver under Windows 2000 ........................................... 3-3, 3-10
Printer driver under Windows 95 .......................................................3-16
Printer driver under Windows 98 .......................................................3-14
Printer driver under Windows Me ........................................................3-7
Printer driver under Windows NT 4.0 ................................................3-19
Printer driver under Windows XP ........................................................3-3
Printer messages ...............................................................................9-10
error messages ............................................................................9-11
indicator functions ........................................................................9-10
service message ..........................................................................9-12
status messages ..........................................................................9-11
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R
Ready indicator ................................................................................... 6-4
Replacing drum cartridge .................................................................... 8-6
Replacing the toner cartridge .............................................................. 8-2
S
Service messages ............................................................................. 9-12
Setting up the printer ........................................................................... 2-7
ambient conditions ........................................................................ 2-6
connecting the printer to a computer ........................................... 2-13
manual feed tray ............................................................................ 2-8
Space required .................................................................................... 2-6
Status Display
closing ........................................................................................... 5-1
environment ................................................................................... 5-1
using .............................................................................................. 5-2
Status messages .............................................................................. 9-11
Storage of accessories ....................................................................... 2-5
Storage of consumables ..................................................................... 2-5
T
Technical specification ...................................................................... 10-1
interface cable ............................................................................. 10-3
interface connector ...................................................................... 10-3
lower feeder unit .......................................................................... 10-3
Toner cartridge counter reset .............................................................. 8-5
Tray 2
see lower feeder unit ..................................................................... 6-6
Troubleshooting .................................................................................. 9-1
U
USB device driver
installing under Windows 2000 ...................................................... 3-9
installing under Windows 98 ........................................................ 3-13
installing under Windows Me ......................................................... 3-6
installing under Windows XP ......................................................... 3-2
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