ABOUT THE GUIDEBOOKS ... 1–1 Finding Out How to Use the Printer ... 1–1 ABOUT YOUR PRINTER... 1–2 Printer Overview... 1–2 System Requirements in Brother Printing Solution for Windows ... 1–3 Features... 1–3 OPERATING AND STORAGE ENVIRONMENT... 1–7 Power Supply... 1– 7 Environment ...
Setting Up the Printer Hardware... 6–8 Setting Up the Printer for Windows ... 6–8 Setting Up the Printer for DOS... 6–10 Setting Up the Printer for Apple Macintosh Computers ... 6–11 Paper Handling ... 6–11 Printing ... 6–12 Print Quality ... 6–14 CHAPTER 7 APPENDIX...
Warning There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the printer, make sure to turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Turning off the Switch and Unplugging the Printer High Temperature...
Shipment of the Printer If for any reason you must ship your Printer, carefully package the Printer to avoid any damage during transit. It is recommended that you save and use the original packaging. The Printer should also be adequately insured with the carrier.
You have two guidebooks for this printer. Read each guidebook in the following order: 1. Read the Quick Setup Guide to set up your printer and to ensure proper connection with your computer. It also contains information for installing the printer driver, fonts and Remote Printer Console Program.
Note RS-422A/RS-232C Serial Interface 232C Slide Switch and DIP Switches for Serial setting is optionally available for the HL-1040/1050 series printers only. Some models may have this option pre-installed. Fig. 1-1 Front View 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8...
IBM PC or compatible with 80486 SX or higher microprocessor Parallel interface (or printer port) 4 MB or more of memory (8 MB recommended) 10 MB of space available on your hard disk for the printer driver and all fonts Microsoft Windows 95/98, 3.1/3.11 or Windows NT 4.0...
(For HL-1040/1050 Only) Popular Printer Emulation Support These printers support the following popular printer emulation modes. The HL-1040 supports HP LaserJet IIP, Epson FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL. The HL-1050 supports HP LaserJet 6P/6L, Epson FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL. When you use DOS application software or Windows version 3.0 or earlier, you can use any of these emulations to operate...
An optional Apple Macintosh serial interface is available, which allows your printer to be connected to Apple Macintosh computers. With this option, you can use your printer with both an IBM PC, or compatible, and an Apple Macintosh at the same time. This optional interface board can be used as an RS-422A interface for Macintosh or an RS-232C serial interface for an IBM PC or compatible.
Windows printer driver supplied with your printer. Sleep Mode (Power Save Mode) When the printer is not used for a certain amount of time, sleep mode automatically reduces power consumption. The printer consumes less than 13 W when in sleep mode.
Do not place the printer where the ventilation hole of the printer is blocked. Do not place the printer where it is exposed to direct sunlight. Use a blind or a heavy curtain to protect the printer from direct sunlight when the printer is unavoidably set up near a window.
Do not subject the printer to strong physical shocks or vibrations. Do not expose the printer to open flames or salty or corrosive gasses. Do not place objects on top of the printer. Do not place the printer near an air conditioner.
CHAPTER 2 PAPER HANDLING PAPER SPECIFICATIONS The printer can handle paper that has the following specifications. Paper Type Cut sheet A4, Letter, Legal, B5(JIS/ISO), A5, A6, Executive, Custom size (70-216 x 127-356 mm, 2.75-8.5 x 5-14 inches) Envelopes DL, C5, COM-10, Monarch, 9” x 12”...
You can use recycled paper in this printer. Make sure to select the appropriate media type in the printer driver for optimum printing. The print quality might be degraded or the life of drum unit might be shortened with the following usage.
Fig. 2-1 Fan the Paper and Straighten the Paper The printer can handle 9” width paper. However, you may get stains on the paper outside 8.5” width or on the back of the paper. If different types of paper are loaded at the same time in the feeder, it...
Envelopes with self-adhesive closures Envelopes of baggy construction Envelopes not sharply creased Embossed envelopes Envelopes already printed by a laser printer Envelopes pre-printed on the inside Envelopes that cannot be arranged uniformly when placed in a pile Printable Area Fig. 2-2 Envelopes The figure below shows the physically printable area.
MULTI-PURPOSE SHEET FEEDER The printer has a multi-purpose sheet feeder that can feed plain paper, envelopes, transparencies and organizer paper. To use the multi-purpose sheet feeder, follow these steps: 1. Make sure that you have selected the proper paper source, paper size, media type and orientation.
USER’S GUIDE Loading Paper into the Feeder To load paper into the feeder, follow these steps. 1. Open the multi-purpose sheet feeder by gently pulling the lid forward towards you. ( 2. Load paper into the multi-purpose sheet feeder with the printing surface face down.
You have to load paper in the feeder and push the panel switch to cancel the alarm and continue printing. If paper jams in the printer, the Alarm and Paper lamps also blink. If the error is a paper jam, clear it referring...
For more information about settings, see the help text in the printer driver. The printer prints all the even numbered pages on one side of the paper first, and then prints all the odd pages on the reverse side of the paper.
Caution If bi-directional communication is not operational between the printer and the computer, such as when the printer is shared on a network, the dialog box will not appear to load the next page. Manual paper feeding is not recommended when your printer is attached to a network.
OUTPUT TRAY AND PAPER SUPPORT WIRE The printer ejects paper with printed surfaces face down into the output tray at the front of the printer. When the output tray is closed, the ejected paper comes out sheet by sheet through the slit at the front. When you open the tray, sheets can be stacked on the tray.
Fig. 3-1 Lamps and Switch on Control Panel Note When the power switch is off or the printer is in sleep mode, all lamps including the Ready lamp are off. Ready (Paper) Lamp The Ready lamp indicates the current status of the printer.
Lamp Alarm Lamp The Alarm lamp blinks to indicate a printer error status such as “COVER OPEN” and “MEMORY FULL.” If any other error occurs, the printer indicates the error by blinking the Alarm lamp with another lamp or by printing an error report.
The default time-out is 5 minutes. While the printer is in sleep mode, all the lamps are off and it is as if it was turned off, but the printer can still receive data from the computer. Receiving a print file or document automatically wakes up the printer to start printing.
2. Hold down the switch and turn on the power switch. Keep the switch depressed until the Drum lamp comes on. The Drum lamp lights to indicate that the printer is in the test print mode. 3. Press the switch again to execute the test print or hold down the switch to select another option and release the switch to execute the selected option.
SERIAL INTERFACE BOARD RS-100M Only) To connect the printer to a DOS computer with a serial interface or to an Apple Macintosh computer, you need to install the optional serial interface board. When you have installed the serial interface board, you...
Fig. 4-1 Selecting the RS-422A (Apple) or RS-232C (IBM) Serial Interface Setting the Serial Interface Parameters Note This section is only for printer models which have had the serial interface installed. Caution Be sure to set the parameters to match your computer as follows: Never change the RS-422A parameters for Apple Macintosh computers.
If necessary, set the serial interface parameters as follow: 1. Make sure that the printer is in the off-line state. 2. Set the serial interface parameters by moving up (on) or down (off) the selectors of the dual in-line package (DIP) switch.
Note The factory settings are indicated in bold. If the robust Xon setting is turned on with selector 8, the printer sends Xon signals at one second intervals to the connected computer until it receives data. It is effective only if selector 7 is set to the On position for the Xon/Xoff plus DTR setting.
You can connect a parallel and a serial interface cable at the same time. The auto interface selection function allows you to share the printer with two computers. To do this, connect the parallel interface cable and then connect the serial interface cable as follows: 1.
The HL-820/1020/1040 printers have 2 Mbyte of standard memory and additional memory cannot be fitted. The HL-1050 printer has 4 Mbyte of standard memory and a slot for optional additional memory. The memory can be expanded up to 36 Mbytes total by installing a commercially available single in-line memory module (SIMM).
Note The printer has only one slot for a SIMM upgrade. If you want to increase your printer memory again after you have already installed a SIMM module into the slot, you will need to remove the previously installed SIMM first.
USER’S GUIDE 2. Unscrew the screws securing the rear plate of the main controller board to the printer and pull out the main controller board. Fig. 4-4 Removing the Main Controller Board 3. Unpack the SIMM and hold it by its edge.
5. Install the main controller board into the printer by sliding it into the guide rails. 6. Secure the main controller board with the four screws. 7. Reconnect the interface cable (printer cable) from your computer. Plug the power cord into the AC outlet and turn on the power switch.
USER’S GUIDE Caution Keep the drum unit level after removing the toner cartridge, to avoid possible toner spill or scatter. Follow these steps to replace the toner cartridge: 1. Open the top cover towards you. Remove the drum unit by holding each side of the drum and gently lifting the drum forwards towards you.
CHAPTER 5 MAINTENANCE Warning After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely hot. When you open the top cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following illustration. High Temperature Fig.
If toner cartridges are left unpacked for a long period of time, the toner life is shortened. You can only use a Brother genuine toner cartridge (TN-300 series) which is specially formulated to ensure top print quality. Using another brand of toner cartridge could void your printer’s warranty.
5. Install the new toner cartridge into the right hand side of the drum unit. Make sure that the toner cartridge guide bar is exactly aligned with the guide slot in the drum unit and pushed fully home into the drum unit to ensure that the toner cartridge and the drum unit fit together correctly.
1. Open the top cover towards you. Remove the old drum unit. Warning After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely hot. When you open the top cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following illustration.
Fig. 5-16 Do Not Remove the Starter Sheet Only unpack a drum unit immediately before installing it into the printer. If an unpacked drum unit is subjected to excessive direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged. Handle the toner cartridge and the drum unit carefully as it contains toner.
5. Install the new drum unit into the printer. 6. Close the top cover. 7. The printer automatically ejects the starter sheet. Ejecting this sheet resets the drum life alarm. Starter Sheet 5-10 see “REPLACING THE TONER CARTRIDGE” in this Fig.
Use water or neutral detergents for cleaning. Cleaning with volatile liquids such as thinners or benzene will damage the surface of the printer. 4. Wipe dirt and dust away from the printer exterior and feeder with a cloth. 5. Load paper into the multi-purpose sheet feeder, and plug in the power cord.
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord. Warning There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the printer, make sure to turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord from the outlet. Fig. 5-20 Turning off the Switch and Unplugging 2.
USER’S GUIDE 4. Gently wipe the scanner window with a soft dry cloth. Caution Do not touch the scanner window with your fingers. Do not wipe the scanner window with cleaning alcohol (isopropyl). 5. Turn the drum unit upside down carefully. Caution Handle the drum unit carefully as it contains toner.
Caution Be sure to position the tab at the home position, or printed pages may have vertical stripes. 8. Install the drum unit into the printer. See the section “REPLACING THE DRUM UNIT” in Chapter 9. Close the top cover.
Fig. 5-25 Placing the Drum Unit in the Plastic Bag 5. Close the top cover, the extension wire, and the output tray. 6. Wrap the printer in the plastic bag and place it in the original carton box with the original Styrofoam packing material.
If a recoverable error occurs, the printer indicates an ‘operator call’ by blinking the Alarm lamp and any of the following lamps. Find the error and take the proper action to correct it. The printer automatically recovers from most errors, but you may need to reset the printer with the panel switch as described below.
For errors shown below, the printer indicates an operator call by blinking the Alarm lamp. If you use the printer with the supplied Windows driver, the status monitor will appear to indicate the error on your computer screen. The HL-1040/1050 printer also prints some error messages on paper. Error...
Consult your dealer. Note If the printer does not operate as you expect it to, it is recommended that you turn off the power switch, wait a few seconds and then turn it on again. If you still have problems, consult your dealer or our authorized service representative.
USER’S GUIDE Service Calls If an unrecoverable error occurs, the printer indicates the need for a service call by lighting all the lamps and then the following combination of lamps alternately: Service Call Fuser malfunction Drum Alarm Ready Data Service Call...
After locating the position, clear the jammed paper referring to the following descriptions. If the jammed paper is removed completely and the top cover is closed, the printer may resume printing automatically. If the printer does not resume printing, press the control panel switch.
Also, open the top cover and check that a torn piece of paper does not remain inside the printer referring to the next section. If the paper cannot be pulled up, see the next section the Drum Unit.”...
If a paper jam has occurred near the drum unit, open the top cover and remove the drum unit. Then, pull the jammed paper upwards and out of the printer. Install the drum unit and close the top cover. Fig. 6-5 Paper Jam near the Drum Unit...
USER’S GUIDE Q & A This section contains questions and answers for using your printer. If you have encountered a problem, find the question relating to your problem and take the steps recommended to correct the problem. Setting Up the Printer Hardware Question The printer does not work.
Recommendation Reduce the print resolution or reduce the complexity of your document and try again. (For HL-1050) Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially available SIMM. (For HL-1050) Change the following settings in the supplied Windows driver and try again. The best combination of the following settings may vary depending on your document.
USER’S GUIDE Setting Up the Printer for DOS (For HL-1040/1050 Only) Question I cannot print from my application software. The printer prints, but it prints incorrect information. Sometimes it prints a couple of characters and then ejects the page, etc.
Setting Up the Printer for Apple Macintosh Computers When the Optional RS-100M Serial Interface Is Installed into Your Printer (For HL-1040/1050 Only) Question I cannot print from my application software. Paper Handling Question The printer does not load paper. The printer does not load paper from the manual feed slot.
(For HL-1040/1050 Only) 6-12 Recommendation Turn the printer off and on again to reset the printer. Make sure your application software is correctly set up to use this printer by checking the printer settings in your application software.
Question The printer cannot print full pages of a document. A "MEMORY FULL" error message occurs. (For HL-1040/1050 Only) The printer cannot print full pages of a document. A "MEMORY FULL" error message occurs. (For HL-10-40/1050 Only) My headers or footers appear...
If the same problem occurs and the Drum lamp is still on after cleaning, replace the drum unit with a new one. Clean the printer interior and the primary corona wire of the toner cartridge. See “Cleaning the Printer Interior and Drum Unit” in Chapter Make sure that the tab of the corona wire is at the home position.
The problem may disappear by itself. Try printing multiple pages to clear this problem especially if the printer has not been used for a long time. If the surface of the drum has been scratched, replace the drum unit with a new one.
Certain environmental conditions such as humidity, high temperatures, etc. may cause this situation to occur. Make sure that the printer is placed on a flat, horizontal surface. Remove the drum unit with the toner cartridge installed. Try shaking them from side to side.
780 nm 5 mW max (under Brother Printing Solution for Windows) 600 dots/inch (under Brother Printing Solution for Windows / under Brother Software PCL5e for DOS box in Windows ) 300 dots/inch (under DOS, Apple Macintosh and other operating system)
Automatic emulation selection among HP LaserJet 6P (PCL level 6), EPSON FX-850, or IBM Proprinter XL Windows 3.1/3.11, Windows 95/98 and Windows driver, supporting Brother Native Compression mode and bi- directional capability Optional Macintosh driver available for System 6.0.7 or higher (For HL-1040/1050 Only)
Memory HL-820/1020/1040 : 2 MB HL-1050: Diagnostics Self-diagnostic program Electrical and Mechanical Power Source U.S.A. and Canada: Europe and Australia: Power Consumption Printing: Stand-by: Sleep: Noise Printing: Sleep: Temperature Operating: Storage: Humidity Operating: Storage: Dimensions (W x H x D) 390 x 245 x 365 mm (14.4 x 9.8 x 13.9 inches) (when the output tray is closed.) Weight...
Note To ensure best quality performance use an IEEE 1284 compliant parallel cable between the printer and your computer. Only IEEE 1284 cables support all of the advanced printing capabilities, like bi-directional communication. These cables will be clearly marked with “IEEE-1284”.
(Portrait and Landscape are available for the above.) HL-1050 : Bitmapped Fonts This printer has the following bitmapped fonts. They can be used in the HP LaserJet 6P, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL modes. They have the following characteristics.
SYMBOL SETS/CHARACTER SETS OCR Symbol Sets (HL-1050 Only) When the OCR-A or OCR-B font is selected, the corresponding symbol set is always used. OCR-A HP LaserJet IIP Mode ( HL-1040 ) ISO14 JIS ASCII ISO57 Chinese ISO11 Swedish HP Spanish...
USER’S GUIDE EPSON Mode ( HL-1040/1050 ) US ASCII PC-8 PC-8 D/N PC-850 PC-852 PC-860 PC-863 PC-865 IBM Mode ( HL-1040/1050 ) PC-8 PC-8 D/N PC-850 Note If you want to know what characters are in each symbol/character set, print the CHARSETS.PRN file from the “Print form” option in the Direct Access Menu of the Remote Printer Console Program.
CHAPTER 7 APPENDIX HP LaserJet IIP / HP LaserJet 6P The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding character set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with which characters are to be replaced in the Roman 8 character set. For other characters, see the character set of Roman 8.
CHAPTER 7 APPENDIX The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding character set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with which characters are to be replaced in the US ASCII character set. For other characters, see the character set of US ASCII.
USER’S GUIDE Trademarks The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Apple, the Apple Logo, and Macintosh are trademarks, registered in the United States and other countries, and TrueType is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Epson is a registered trademark and FX-80 and FX-850 are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
1.8 metres in length. Laser Safety (For 110–120 V Model Only) This printer is certified as a Class I laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968.
Declaration of Conformity (For Europe) We, Brother International Europe Ltd., Brother House 1 Tame Street, Guide Bridge, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5JE, UK. declare that this product is in conformity with the following normative documents. Safety: EN 60950, EMC: EN 55022 Class B, following the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC (as amended by 91/263/EEC and 92/31/EEC).
Disconnect device This printer must be installed near a power outlet, which is easily accessible. In case of emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the power outlet in order to shut off power completely.
Green and yellow: Blue: Brown: The colours of the wiring in the power lead of this printer may not correspond with the markings which identify the terminals in your plug. If you need to fit a different plug, proceed as follows.