Digital Laser Copier/Printer Operation Manual MODEL AL-1551...
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CONTENTS GETTING STARTED INTRODUCTION CAUTIONS MAIN FEATURES PART NAMES OPERATION PANEL INSTALLATION COPIER INSTALLATION CAUTIONS ON HANDLING CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES UNPACKING REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE LOADING COPY PAPER (installing the paper tray) POWER TO COPIER POWER ON –...
CONTENTS SUPPLIES AND USER MAINTENANCE TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT USER MAINTENANCE – – – – COPIER TROUBLE? MISFEED REMOVAL – A Misfeed in the paper feed area – B Misfeed in the fusing area – C Misfeed in the transport area –...
GETTING STARTED This chapter provides basic information for using the copier. INTRODUCTION This copier has been designed to provide intuitive operating ease while requiring a minimum amount of space. To get full use of all copier features, be sure to familiarize yourself with this manual and the copier.
CAUTIONS Place the copier on a firm, level surface. Do not install the copier in a humid or dusty location. When the copier is not used for long time, for example for consecutive holidays, turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet. When moving the copier, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
Substantial copying functions Zoom copying from 50% to 200% in 1% increments can be performed. Continuous copying of maximum 99 sheets can also be performed. Automatic document feeding through the reversing single pass feeder (RSPF) can be performed. Toner save mode reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. User programs allow setting/modification of functions for customer’s needs.
PART NAMES Original table Operation panel Paper tray Front cover Parallel interface connector TD cartridge lock release button TD cartridge Fusing unit release lever RSPF exit area Original guides Original cover Side cover Bypass tray Bypass tray guides Handle Side cover open button Power cord socket Power switch...
OPERATION PANEL Original to copy key and indicators : Two-sided copies from one- sided originals. Turn on Long Edge or Turn on Short Edge can be selected. : Two-sided copies from two- sided originals. (Can be selected only when the RSPF is used.) : Single-sided copies from two- sided originals.
INSTALLATION Follow the installation procedure below to use the copier properly. COPIER INSTALLATION Improper installation may damage the copier. Please note the following during initial installation and whenever the copier is moved. If the copier is moved from a cool place to a warm place, condensation may form inside the copier.
Be sure to allow the required space around the machine for servicing and proper ventilation. A small amount of ozone is produced within the copier during operation. The emission level is insufficient to cause any health hazard. NOTE: The present recommended long term exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 ppm (0.2 mg/m calculated as an 8 hr.
TD cartridge Copier If anything is not included or is damaged, contact our Technical Assistance Department at 1-(630)378-3590 in the USA or 1-877-SHARP-CC (toll free)/ 905-568-7140 in Canada. Save the carton and packing materials. These can be re-used for transporting the machine, should it be necessary.
REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS Remove all pieces of tape shown in the illustration below. Then open the original cover and remove protective materials Use a coin (or suitable object) to remove the screw. Store the screw in the paper tray because it will be used if the copier has to be moved.
INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE Open the bypass tray and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button. Remove the CAUTION tape from the front cover and remove the two protective pins from the fusing unit by pulling the strings upward one at a time. Push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
Gently insert the TD cartridge until it locks in place. Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
LOADING COPY PAPER Remove the pressure plate lock. Rotate the pressure plate lock in the direction of the arrow to remove it while pressing down the pressure plate of the paper tray. Store the pressure plate lock which has been removed in step 2 and the screw which has been removed when unpacking (see page 11, step 2 of REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS) in the front of the paper tray.
Gently push the paper tray back into the copier. After loading copy paper, to cancel the blinking “P” without restarting copying, press the clear ( indicator will light up. POWER TO COPIER Ensure that the power switch of the copier is in the OFF position. Insert the attached power cord into the power cord socket at the rear of the copier.
POWER ON Turn the power switch on the left side of the copier to the “ON” position. The ready ( indicator will light up and other indicators which show the initial settings of the operation panel will also light up to indicate the ready condition. For the initial settings, see the “Initial settings of operation panel”...
MAKING COPIES This chapter describes basic copying functions and some other copying functions using the bypass tray. PAPER For best results, use only paper recommended by SHARP . Type of paper Type of media feeding Paper tray Standard paper Bypass tray...
NORMAL COPYING This copier has two document input stations - a reversing single pass feeder (RSPF) for automatic document feeding and an original table for manual handling of documents. The RSPF is designed to hold up to 30 originals measuring from 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14" and weighing from 14 to 23 lbs.
A. When using the RSPF: (1) Make sure that no original is left on the original table. (2) Adjust the original guides to the size of originals. (3) Set the originals face up in the document feeder tray. Before feeding originals in the document feeder tray, be sure to remove any staples or paper clips from them.
NORMAL COPYING When copying a book or an original which has been folded or a crumpled original, press down the original cover lightly. If the original cover is not securely closed, the copies may be striped or blurred. Select the desired original to copy mode. A.
Ensure that the desired paper tray is selected. Paper sizes that can be used in the duplex copy mode are letter, legal, and invoice. (When copying from the original table in the duplex copy mode, only letter size paper can be used.) The bypass tray cannot be used in the duplex copy mode.
NORMAL COPYING When making two-sided copies from the original table, place the second original on the original table and press the print ( To cancel two-sided copying after scanning the first original, press the clear ) key. Stream feeding mode The stream feeding mode allows easy operation of continuous copying from the RSPF.
Use the light ( ) and dark ( If exposure level 2 is selected, the two left-handmost indicators for that level will light up simultaneously. Also, if level 4 is selected, the two right-handmost indicators for that level will light up simultaneously. Set the number of copies using the copy quantity ( ) key.
REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM To decrease or increase the zoom ratio rapidly, press and hold down the key. However the value will stop at the preset reduction or enlargement ratios. To move beyond these ratios, release the key and then press and hold it down again.
To close the bypass tray, perform step1 and then step 2 in the illustration and push the round projections at the right of the tray until they click. Set the paper guides to the copy paper width. Insert the copy paper (print face down) all the way into the bypass tray.
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS This chapter describes the special functions of this copier. Use these functions as needed. Toner save mode (page 26) Reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. Power save modes (page 27) The copier has two power save modes of operation: preheat mode and auto power shut-off mode.
Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds. The manual ( ) indicator will go out and the photo ( The exposure indicator marked “5” will light up, indicating the standard toner mode is active. To enter the toner save mode, press the light ( The exposure indicator marked “1”...
USER PROGRAMS Press the print ( currently selected parameter number for the program will blink on the right side of the display. Select the desired parameter using the right copy quantity ( parameter number will blink on the right of the display. Program Factory default settings are indicated with an asterisk (*).
SUPPLIES AND USER MAINTENANCE This chapter describes how to replace the TD cartridge and the drum cartridge. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT The TD cartridge replacement required ( ) indicator will light up when toner is needed. For more information on purchasing the TD cartridge, see SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND STORAGE on page 46.
TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT Install a new TD cartridge. To install the new cartridge, see page 12, INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE. Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The will light up.
Remove the new drum cartridge from the protective bag and remove the protective cover from the cartridge. Then gently install the new drum cartridge. Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the cartridge. Doing so may cause smudges on the copies. Gently install the TD cartridge.
USER MAINTENANCE Proper care is essential in order to get clean, sharp copies. Be sure to take a few minutes to regularly clean the copier. Before cleaning, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
Transfer charger If copies start becoming streaky or blotchy, the transfer charger may be dirty. Clean the charger using the following procedure. Turn the power switch off. Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button.
USER MAINTENANCE When copier is not in use To prevent entry of dust and foreign matter, store the copier as follows. Remove the power cord and secure the copier using tape (four locations).
COPIER TROUBLE? This chapter describes misfeed removal and troubleshooting. MISFEED REMOVAL When the misfeed ( ) indicator blinks or of a misfeed. If a misfeed occurs when using the RSPF, a number may appear in the display after a minus sign.
MISFEED REMOVAL A Misfeed in the paper feed area Gently remove the misfed paper from the paper feed area as shown in the illustration. When area, pull out the paper tray and remove the misfed paper. If the paper cannot be removed, proceed to “B Misfeed in the fusing area”.
Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the drum cartridge when removing the misfed paper. Doing so may cause smudges on copies. Do not remove the misfed paper from above the fusing unit. Unfixed toner on the paper may stain the paper transport area, resulting in smudges on copies.
MISFEED REMOVAL Rotate the feeding roller in the direction of the arrow and gently remove the misfed paper from the exit area. Raise the fusing unit release lever, close the front cover and then close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The misfeed ( indicator will go out and the ready ( When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
E Misfeed in the RSPF An original misfeed may occur at one of three locations: if the misfed original is seen from the document feeder tray, (A) in the document feeder tray; if the misfed original is not seen from the document feeder tray, (B) in the exit area or (C) under the feeding roller.
MISFEED REMOVAL (C) If the original does not move easily into the exit area, remove it in the direction of the arrow while rotating the knob. A number may appear in the display after a minus sign, indicating the number of the originals that must be returned to the document feeder tray.
TROUBLESHOOTING If any problem occurs, check the list below before contacting our Technical Assistance Department. Problem Possible cause Copier plugged in? Power switch on? Copier does not Side cover closed operate. securely? Front cover closed? Is the original placed face Blank copies down on the original table or face up in the RSPF?
When the following indicators light up or blink on the operation panel or the following alphanumeric codes appear in the display, solve the problem immediately referring to both the table below and the relevant page. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Indication Drum replacement...
AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT The automatic exposure level can be adjusted to suit your copying needs. This level is set for copying from the original table and copying from the RSPF respectively. When adjusting the automatic exposure level for copying from the RSPF, place an original in the document feeder tray and make sure that the RSPF ( ) indicator lights When adjusting the level for copying from the original table, make sure that no original is left in the document feeder tray.
APPENDIX SPECIFICATIONS Type Copy system Originals Original size Automatic original feed (RSPF) Copy sizes Copy speed Continuous copying First-copy time (Approximately) Copy ratio Exposure system Copy paper feed Fusing system Development system Light source Resolution Gradation Digital laser copier/printer, desk-top type Dry, electrostatic transfer Sheets, bound documents Max.
First-copy time may differ depending on operating conditions, such as power-supply voltage and room temperature. As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units.
When ordering supplies, please use the correct part numbers as listed below. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. For best copying results, be sure to use only SHARP Genuine Supplies which are designed, engineered, and tested to maximize the life and performance of SHARP copiers.
MOVING INSTRUCTIONS When moving this copier, follow the procedure below. When moving this copier, be sure to remove the TD cartridge in advance. Turn the power switch off and disconnect the power cord. Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button.
INDEX Auto clear ....26, 27 Automatic exposure adjustment ..43 Auto power shut-off mode ..26, 27 Bypass tray .
Packed components ....10 Paper – loading ......13 –...
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