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ML-1860 Series
ML-1865 Series
Mono Laser Printer
User's Guide
imagine the possibilities
Thank you for purchasing a Samsung product.

Summary of Contents

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    ML-1860 Series ML-1865 Series Mono Laser Printer User’s Guide imagine the possibilities Thank you for purchasing a Samsung product.

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    This user’s guide is provided for information purposes only. All information included herein is subject to change without notice. Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any direct or indirect damages, arising from or related to use of this user’s guide.

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    safety information These warnings and precautions are included to prevent injury to you and others, and to prevent any potential damage to your machine. Be sure to read and understand all of these instructions before using the machine. Use common sense for operating any electrical appliance and whenever using your machine. Also, follow all warnings and instructions marked on the machine and in the accompanying literature.

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    If the machine gets overheated, it releases smoke, makes strange noises, or generates an odd odor, immediately turn off the power switch and unplug the machine. ► This could result in electric shock or fire. Caution During an electrical storm or for a period of non-operation, remove the power plug from the electrical outlet.

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    Installation / Moving Warning Do not place the machine in an area with dust, humidity or water leaks. ► This could result in electric shock or fire. Caution Before moving the machine, turn the power off and disconnect all cords. Then lift the machine: •...

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    ► Otherwise, this could result in electric shock or fire. Do not remove any covers or guards that are fastened with screws. ► The machine should only be repaired by a Samsung service technician. Supply usage Caution Do not disassemble the toner cartridge.

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    During normal operation, this machine produces ozone. The ozone produced does not present a hazard to the operator. However, it is advisable that the machine be operated in a well ventilated area. If you need additional information about ozone, contact your local Samsung dealer. Regulatory information_ 7...

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    Power Save This printer contains advanced energy conservation technology that reduces power consumption when it is not in active use. When the printer does not receive data for an extended period of time, power consumption is automatically lowered. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks. For more information on the ENERGY STAR program see

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    • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or experienced radio TV technician for help. Change or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

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    PBXs of the European countries: In the event of problems, you should contact the Euro QA Lab of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in the first instance. The product has been tested against TBR21. To assist in the use and application of terminal equipment which complies with this standard, the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) has issued an advisory document (EG 201 121) which contains notes and additional requirements to ensure network compatibility of TBR21 terminals.

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    China only Regulatory information_ 11...

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    Regulatory information_ 12...

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    about this user’s guide This user’s guide provides information about basic understanding of the machine as well as detailed explanation on each step during actual usage. It is a valuable resource for both novice and professional users for the proper installation and use of the machine.

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    This help provides you with information about the printer driver and instructions for setting up the options for printing. (See "Using help" Machine Driver Help on page 35.) If you have Internet access, you can get help, support, machine drivers, manuals, and order information from the Samsung website, Samsung website

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    features of your new product Your new machine is equipped with a number of special features that improve the quality of the documents you print. Special Features Print with excellent quality and speed • You can print with a resolution of up to 1,200 x 1200 dpi effective output.

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    Features by Models The machine is designed to support all of your document needs from printing to more advanced networking solutions for your business. Features by models include: FEATURES High Speed USB 2.0 Duplex (2-sided) printing (Manual) (●: Included) ML-1860 Series ML-1865 Series ●...

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    introduction This chapter gives you an overview of your machine: This chapter includes: • Machine overview • Control panel overview Machine overview Front view This illustration may differ from your machine depending on its model. Control panel Top cover Toner cartridge Tray •...

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    Rear view This illustration may differ from your machine depending on its model. USB port Power cord receptacle Introduction_ 18...

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    Control panel overview This control panel may differ from your machine depending on the model. Shows the status of paper jams in your machine (See "Understanding the status LED" on page 20). Online/Error Shows the status of your machine (See "Understanding the status LED" on page 20). Print Screen Prints the displayed screen of your monitor.

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    Samsung cannot guarantee a non-genuine Samsung toner cartridge's quality. Service or repair required as a result of using non-genuine Samsung toner cartridges will not be covered under the machine warranty. All printing errors will appear in the Printer Status(Windows) or Smart Panel(Linux, Mac OS X) program window.

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    Function Description Press this button to turn the power on or off. Power On/Off During printing, press this button once. The Cancel print job print job is cleared from both the machine and the computer and then the machine returns to the ready mode.

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    If you are a Windows or Macintosh OS user, install the software from the supplied CD and if you are a Linux OS user, download the software from the Samsung website ( and install. Machine software is occasionally updated for reasons like the release of new operating system and etc.

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    System requirements Before you begin, ensure that your system meets the following requirements: Windows Your machine supports the following Windows operating systems. Requirement (recommended) OPERATING SYSTEM Intel® Pentium® II 400 Windows® MHz (Pentium III 933 2000 MHz) Intel® Pentium® III 933 Windows®...

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    Otherwise, just click Next and skip to step 8. 7. If the test page prints out correctly, click Yes. If not, click No to reprint it. 8. If you want to register your machine on Samsung web site, click On-line Registration. 9. Click Finish.

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    For Mac OS X 10.5~10.6, click Default and find the USB connection. 16. For Mac OS X 10.3, if Auto Select does not work properly, select Samsung in Printer Model and your machine name in Model Name. • For Mac OS X 10.4, if Auto Select does not work properly, select Samsung in Print Using and your machine name in Model.

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    You must log in as a super user (root) to install the machine software. If you are not a super user, ask your system administrator. 3. From the Samsung website, download the Smart Panel package to your computer. 4. Right click the Smart Panel package and extract the package.

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    1. Install the driver (See "Installing USB connected machine’s driver" on page 23). 2. Select Start > Programs or All Programs > Samsung Printers > Samsung Easy Printer Manager > Samsung Easy Printer Manager. 3. Select Device Settings > Machine > Power Save.

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    media and tray This chapter provides information on how to load print media into your machine. This chapter includes: • Selecting print media • Changing the tray size • Loading paper in the tray Selecting print media You can print on a variety of print media, such as plain paper, envelopes, labels, and transparencies.

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    1. Open front cover and pinch the paper length guide and pull it out to extend the tray. Because the machine is very light, it can move when you open and close the tray or install and remove the toner cartridge. Be careful not to move the machine when performing these tasks.

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    • Always load the use recommended print media to avoid paper jams and print quality problems. (See "Print media specifications" on page 62.) • Flatten any curl on postcards, envelopes, and labels before loading them into the tray. 1. Load the paper in the tray. •...

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    Envelopes Successful printing on envelopes depends upon the quality of the envelopes. To print on an envelope, the stamp area should be on the left side and the end of the envelope with the stamp area should enter the printer first in the center of the tray.

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    Exposed areas can cause labels to peel off during printing, which can cause paper jams. Exposed adhesive can also cause damage to machine components. • Do not run a sheet of labels through the machine more than once. The adhesive backing is designed for only a single pass through the machine.

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    Print window. 4. To start the print job, click OK or Print in the Print window. The Samsung AnyWeb Print will save your time for screen-captured images or printing the image. For Windows, click Start > All programs >...

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    Using a favorite setting on the control The Presets option, which is visible on each of the preferences tab except for the Samsung tab, allows you to save the current preferences for future use. To save a Presets item: 1. Change the settings as needed on each tab.

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    Then a pop up window appears with information about that option's feature which is provided from the driver. If you want to search information via a keyword, click the Samsung tab in the Printing Preferences window, and enter a keyword in the input line of the Help option.

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    the machine. 1. To change the print settings from your software application, access Printing Preferences. (See "Opening printing preferences" on page 34.) 2. Click the Advanced tab. 3. From the Double-Sided Printing (Manual) section, select the binding option you want. •...

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    6. When you have finished, click OK or Print until you exit the Print window. To stop printing the watermark, select None from the Watermark drop-down list. Editing a watermark 1. To change the print settings from your software application, access Printing Preferences.

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    • Graphic Controller: Fine Edge allows you to emphasize edges of texts and fine lines for improving readability. • Toner Save: Selecting this option extends the life of your toner cartridge and reduces your cost per page without a significant reduction in print quality.

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    3. Choose your paper size, orientation, scaling, other options, and make sure that your machine is selected. Click OK. 4. Open the File menu and click Print. 5. Choose the number of copies you want and indicate which pages you want to print.

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    4. Click Print, then the machine prints the selected the number of pages you want to print on one sheet of paper. Linux printing Printing from applications There are several Linux applications that allow you to print using the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS). You can print using any of these applications.

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    cancel the selected job and select the Show completed jobs check box to see previous jobs on the job list. • Classes: This option shows the class that your machine is in. Click Add to Class to add your machine to a specific class or click Remove from Class to remove the machine from the selected class.

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    Understanding Samsung Easy Printer Manager To open the program: Select Start > Programs or All Programs > Samsung Printers > Samsung Easy Printer Manager > Samsung Easy Printer Manager. The Easy Printer Manager interface is comprised of various basic sections...

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    Using Samsung Printer Status (Windows only) The Samsung Printer Status is a program that monitors and informs you of the machine status. •...

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    Opening the Unified Driver Configurator 1. Double-click the Unified Driver Configurator on the desktop. You can also click the Startup Menu icon and select Samsung Unified Driver > Unified Driver Configurator. 2. Click each button on the left to switch to the corresponding configuration window.

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    3. After changing the configurations, click Exit to close the Unified Driver Configurator. Printers configuration window Printers configuration has the two tabs: Printers and Classes. Printers tab View the current system’s printer configuration by clicking on the machine icon button on the left side of the Unified Driver Configurator window.

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    • Refresh: Renews the available ports list. • Release port: Releases the selected port. Management tools_ 46...

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    maintenance This chapter provides information about maintaining your machine and the toner cartridge. This chapter includes: • Printing a machine report • Cleaning a machine Printing a machine report You can print a configuration page to view current printer settings, or to help troubleshoot printer problems.

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    Samsung suggests users follow the recommendations below to ensure the optimum performance, highest quality, and longest life from your new Samsung toner cartridge. Store this cartridge in the same environment as the printer it will be used in;...

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    troubleshooting This chapter gives helpful information for what to do if you encounter an error. This chapter includes: • Redistributing toner • Tips for avoiding paper jams Redistributing toner When the toner cartridge is near the end of its life: •...

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    To resume printing after clearing paper jams, you must open and close the top cover. To avoid tearing the paper, pull the jammed paper out slowly and carefully. Follow the instructions in the following sections to clear the jam. In tray Click this link to open an animation about clearing a jam.

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    8. Insert the toner cartridge back into the machine. 9. Close the fuser unit cover. 10. Close the top cover and open the output tray. Printing automatically resumes. Solving other problems The following chart lists some trouble conditions that may occur and the recommended solutions.

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    Paper feeding problems Condition Suggested solutions Clear the paper jam. (See "Clearing paper jams" Paper jams during on page 49.) printing. • Check the maximum paper capacity of the Paper sticks tray. (See "Print media specifications" on together. page 62.) •...

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    Condition Possible cause Suggested solutions The document Allocate more hard disk space on The machine size is so big that your computer for spooling, and try does not print. the hard disk printing. space of the computer is insufficient to access the print job.

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    Printing quality problems If the inside of the machine is dirty or paper has been loaded improperly, there might be a reduction in print quality. See the table below to clear the problem. Condition Suggested Solutions • If a vertical white streak or faded area Light or faded print appears on the page, the toner supply is low.

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    Condition Suggested Solutions Background scatter results from bits of toner Background randomly distributed on the printed page. scatter • The paper may be too damp. Try printing with a fresh ream of paper. Do not open packages of paper until necessary so that the paper does not absorb too much moisture.

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    Condition Suggested Solutions Character voids are white areas within parts of Character Voids characters that should be solid black: • If you are using transparencies, try another type of transparency. Because of the composition of transparencies, some character voids are normal. •...

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    Common Macintosh problems condition Suggested solutions Printing the PDF file as an image may enable The machine does the file to print. Turn on Print As Image from the not print PDF files Acrobat printing options. correctly. Some parts of graphics, It will take longer to print when you print a text, or illustrations PDF file as an image.

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    How to purchase To order Samsung-authorized supplies, accessories and, maintenance parts, contact your local Samsung dealer or the retailer where you purchased your machine. You can also visit, select your country/region, and obtain information on calling for service.

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    2. Pull the toner cartridge out. 3. Take a new toner cartridge out of its package. 4. Remove the cap protecting the toner cartridge. 5. Slowly shake the cartridge side to side five or six times to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge. It will assure maximum copies per cartridge.

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    • Hardware specifications • Environmental specifications • Electrical specifications • Print media specifications The specification values are listed below: specifications are subject to change without notice: See for possible changes in information. Hardware specifications Item Height Dimension Depth Width...

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    Item Average operating mode Power consumption Ready mode Power save mode Power off mode a. See the rating label on the machine for the correct voltage(V), frequency (hertz) and type of current (A) for your machine. Description Less than 270 W Less than 40 W Less than 2.8 W Less than 0.45 W...

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    Print media specifications Type Size Letter 216 x 279 mm (8.50 x 11.00 inches) Plain paper Legal 216 x 356 mm (8.50 x 14.00 inches) US Folio 216 x 330 mm (8.50 x 13.00 inches) 210 x 297 mm (8.27 x 11.69 inches) Oficio 216 x 343 mm (8.50 x 13.50 inches) JIS B5...

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    If you have any comments or questions regarding Samsung products, contact the Samsung customer care center. Country/Regio Customer Care Center 0800-333-3733 ARGENTINE 0-800-05-555 ARMENIA 1300 362 603 AUSTRALIA 0810-SAMSUNG (7267864, AUSTRIA € 0.07/min) 088-55-55-555 AZERBAIJAN 8000-4726 BAHRAIN...

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    VENEZUELA VIETNAM Contact SAMSUNG worldwide_ 64 Customer Care Center Web Site 8-10-800-500-55-500 0-800-100-5303 1 800 588 889

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    glossary The following glossary helps you get familiar with the product by understanding the terminologies commonly used with printing as well as mentioned in this user’s guide. 802.11 802.11 is a set of standards for wireless local area network (WLAN) communication, developed by the IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee (IEEE 802).

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    DIMM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM), a small circuit board that holds memory. DIMM stores all the data within the machine like printing data, received fax data. DLNA The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a standard that allows devices on a home network to share information with each other across the network.

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    Hard Disk Drive (HDD), commonly referred to as a hard drive or hard disk, is a non-volatile storage device which stores digitally-encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces. IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology related to electricity.

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    Modified Modified READ (MMR) is a compression method recommended by ITU-T T.6. Modem A device that modulates a carrier signal to encode digital information, and also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode transmitted information. Modified Read (MR) is a compression method recommended by ITU-T T.4.

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    between nodes on a network. It also provides an authenticated Inter-process communication mechanism. SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the standard for e-mail transmissions across the Internet. SMTP is a relatively simple, text-based protocol, where one or more recipients of a message are specified, and then the message text is transferred.

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    XML Paper Specification (XPS) is a specification for a Page Description Language (PDL) and a new document format, which has benefits for portable document and electronic document, developed by Microsoft. It is an XML-based specification, based on a new print path and a vector-based device-independent document format.

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