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    The following conventions are used in this User’s Guide: Warning Indicates warnings that must be observed to prevent possible personal injury. Caution Indicates cautions that must be observed to use the printer properly or prevent damage to the printer. Note Indicates notes and useful tips to remember when using the printer.

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    Warning • After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely HOT! When you open the front or back covers of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following illustrations. • There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the printer, make sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the power cord from the power outlet.

  • Page 4: Shipment Of The Printer

    Caution ! Use water or neutral detergents for cleaning. Cleaning with volatile liquids such as thinner or benzene will damage the surface of the printer. ! Do not use cleaning materials that contain ammonia. They will damage the printer and the toner cartridge. # SHIPMENT OF THE PRINTER If for any reason you must ship your Printer, carefully package the Printer to avoid any damage during transit.

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    1 Remove the drum unit assembly. 2 Place it in the plastic bag and seal the bag completely. 3 Remove the AC cord from the printer. © 2003 Legend (Beijing) Ltd.

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    Declares, that the products Product name: Lenovo laser printer Model numbers: LJ2500, LJ2600 Complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    Important A shielded interface cable should be sued in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Legend Ltd. Could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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    Declaration of Conformity (For Europe) Legend (Beijing) Ltd. declare that this product is in conformity with the following normative documents. Safety: EN 60950, EN 60825 EMC: EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024 EN 61000~3-2 EN 61000~3-3 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).

  • Page 9: Internal Laser Radiation, Disconnect Device, Lan Connection

    Internal laser radiation Max. Radiation Power Wave Length 760 ~ 810 mm Laser Class Class IIIb (Accordance with 21 CFR Part 1040.10) Class 3B (Accordance with IEC60825) IMPORTANT – For Your Safety To ensure safe operation the three-pin electrical plug supplied must be inserted only into a standard three-pin power point which is properly grounded through normal household wiring.

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    WARNING THIS PRINTER MUST BE PROPERLY EARTHEN. The wires in the mains cord are colored in accordance with the following code: Green and yellow: Ground Blue: Neutral Brown: Live The colors of the wiring in the power lead of this printer may not correspond with the markings which identify the terminals in your plug.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Components When you unpack the printer, check to see that you have all of the following parts: Printer Drum unit assembly (with toner cartridge included) Operation manual, Quick Setup Guide, Warranty card CD-ROM AC power cord Parallel cable...

  • Page 17: Interface Cable

    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ! Interface cable • The interface cable is not a standard accessory. Some computers have both a USB and a parallel port. Please purchase the appropriate interface cable for the interface you intend to use (Parallel or USB). ✏...

  • Page 18: General View, Front View

    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ! General View ♦ Front View Tray extension flap Face down output tray Front cover Paper cassette Manual feed paper guides Manual feed slot Control panel...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ♦ Rear View (LJ2500) Rear cover Power switch AC power inlet Parallel Interface connector USB connector ♦ Rear View (LJ2600) Rear cover Power switch AC power inlet Parallel Interface connector USB Interface connector Mini Din connector for...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Please take note of the following before using the printer. Use the printer within the specified power range. AC power: AC 220 – 240V Frequency: 50 Hz The power cord, including extensions, should not exceed 5 metres (16.5 feet).

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER • The printer should be installed near a power outlet that is easily accessible. • Use the printer only within the following ranges of temperature and humidity: • Ambient temperature: 10°C to 32.5°C • Ambient humidity: 20% to 80% (without condensation) •...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER The printer loads paper from the installed paper cassette, manual feed slot or optional lower tray unit. Their descriptions used in the printer driver and this manual are as shown below. Upper paper tray Tray 1 Manual feed slot Manual Optional lower tray...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Upper paper tray Manual feed slot Optional lower tray A4, Letter, B5 Width: 70 to 216 mm A4, Letter, B5 (ISO), Paper size ISO/JIS Executive, A5 Length: 116 to 356 Executive, A5, A6, 250 sheets Single sheet 250 sheets Capacity...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER The figure below shows the printable area. Portrait 4.2 mm 6.01 mm 4.2 mm 6.01 mm Landscape 4.2 mm 5.0 mm 4.2 mm 5.0 mm...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER You can print on plain paper from the paper cassette or manual feed slot. Select the paper you use referring to “What Kind of Paper can I Use?” in this chapter. Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Pull the paper cassette completely out of the printer. Adjust the paper guides at the right and rear of the paper cassette to match the paper size you want to load. Make sure that the tips of the paper guides fit into the slots correctly.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ✏ Note Do not load more than 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m2) in the cassette, or paper jams may occur. Paper can be loaded up to the lines on the sliding guide. When you print on the back of paper already printed on one side, load the side to be printed (blank side) face down in the cassette.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ✏ Note The printer turns the Manual Feed mode on automatically when you insert paper into the manual feed slot. Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver. Media Type: Plain Paper Paper Source: Manual PCL driver PS driver...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Send the print data to the printer. ✏ Note A “NO PAPER” message is shown in the Status Monitor and control panel LEDs until you insert a sheet of paper into the manual feed slot. Drum Ready Paper...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ✏ Note Insert the paper into the manual feed slot with the side to be printed (blank side) face up. After the printer ejects the printed page, insert the next sheet of paper as in Step 4 above. The printer will wait until you insert the next sheet of paper.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER When the rear cover is lifted up, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the rear of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print on thicker paper or card stock. Select the paper you want to use referring to “What Kind of Paper can I Use?”...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Open the rear cover. Send the print data to the printer. ✏ Note A “NO PAPER” message is shown in the Status Monitor and control panel LEDs until you insert a sheet of paper into the manual feed slot. Drum Ready Paper...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Using both hands, insert the paper into the manual feed slot until the front edge of the paper touches the paper feed roller. Hold the paper in this position until the printer automatically feeds the paper in a short distance, and then let go of the paper.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER The printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the rear of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print envelopes. ✏ Note The printer turns the Manual Feed mode on automatically when you insert paper into the manual feed slot.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Open the rear cover. Send the print data. Using both hands, set the width of the manual feed paper guides to the envelope width. Using both hands, insert the envelope into the manual feed slot until the front edge of the envelope touches the paper feed roller.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER • Envelopes that are damaged, curled, wrinkled, or irregularly shaped. • Envelopes that are extremely shiny or highly textured. • Envelopes with clasps, snaps or tie strings. • Envelopes with self-adhesive closures. • Envelopes of baggy construction. •...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER You can print on transparencies from the paper cassette or manual feed slot. ✏ Note Do not load more than 10 sheets of transparencies in the paper cassette. Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Pull the paper cassette completely out of the printer. Adjust the paper guides at the right and rear of the paper cassette to match the transparency size you want to load. Make sure that the tips of the paper guides fit into the slots correctly.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Load transparencies in the paper cassette. Make sure they are flat in the cassette at all four corners. Install the paper cassette in the printer. Make sure it is inserted fully into the printer. ✏ Note Extend the output tray extension flap to prevent printouts from sliding off the face down output tray.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER When the rear cover is lifted up, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed slot to the rear of the printer. Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Open the rear cover. Send the print data. Using both hands, slide the manual feed paper guides to the transparency width. Using both hands, insert the transparency into the manual feed slot until its front edge touches the paper feed roller.

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER The supplied printer drivers for Windows 95/98,Me, and Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 all enable manual duplex printing. For more information about how to make the settings, see the Help text in the printer driver. 1-27...

  • Page 43: Paper Cassette

    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ! Manual Duplex Printing from the Paper Cassette Select the Paper Size, Media Type and paper Source etc. in the printer driver. The printer will automatically print all the even numbered pages on one side of the paper first. Remove the printed even numbered pages from the output tray and re-insert them into the paper cassette, loading the...

  • Page 44: Manual Feed Slot

    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ! Manual Duplex Printing from the Manual Feed Slot Caution • Before re-inserting the sheets, you will have to straighten them, or you may get paper feed errors. • The use of very thin or very thick paper is not recommended. •...

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    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ! Guidelines for Printing on Both Sides of the Paper • It may cause wrinkling if the paper is too thin. • If paper is curled, straighten it and then load it in the paper cassette. •...

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    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE The printer drivers for the following operating systems are on the supplied CD-ROM. You can see the operations and detailed information in the Install Software section of the supplied CD-ROM. ® ® ® For Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and...

  • Page 47: Features In The Pcl Printer Driver, Basic Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE " Features in the PCL Printer Driver You can also change settings by clicking the illustration on the left side of the Basic tab in the Properties dialog box. ♦ Basic Tab 1. Select the Paper size, Multi-page, Orientation, etc. 2.

  • Page 48: Advanced Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Advanced Tab You can change the following settings by clicking the icons. 1. Print Quality 2. Manual Duplex 3. Watermark 4. Page Setting 5. Device Options...

  • Page 49: Print Quality, Manual Duplex, Page Setting

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE Print Quality Select the resolution, toner save and print settings. Resolution You can change the resolution as follows: 300 x 300 dpi 600 x 600 dpi 1200 x 600 dpi for graphics Toner Save You can save running costs by turning on the toner save mode, which reduces the print density.

  • Page 50: Device Options

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE Device Options Set the following print function modes in this tab. Job Spooling Quick Print Setup Sleep Time Status Monitor Macro Administrator (For Windows 95/98/Me users only) Insert Command File (For Windows 95/98/Me users only) Page Protection Print Date &...

  • Page 51: Accessories Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Accessories Tab When you install options, add those options and set them in the Accessories tab as follows. Paper Source Setting This feature recognizes the paper size in each paper tray.

  • Page 52: Support Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Support Tab • You can see the printer driver version. • You can check the current driver settings. You can print the Configuration page, Font list, etc.

  • Page 53: Features In The Ps Printer Driver, Details Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE " Features in the PS Printer Driver ♦ Details Tab Select the port where your printer is connected or the path to the network printer you are using. Select the printer driver that you installed.

  • Page 54: Paper Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Paper Tab 1. Select the Paper size, Multi-page, Orientation, etc. 2. Select the Paper source.

  • Page 55: Graphics Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Graphics Tab You can select the print quality settings. 2-10...

  • Page 56: Device Options Tab

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ♦ Device Options Tab 1. You can change settings by clicking the setting and then selecting a new value in the Change Settings box. Toner Save Mode Sleep Mode Media Type HRC setting 2. Select the installed options from the list. 2-11...

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    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ® This printer supports Macintosh OS 8.51, 8.6, 9.0 and 9.1. Computer Requirements: Power Macintosh having a pre-installed USB port 32MB RAM (64MB recommended) Mac OS 8.51, 8.6, 9.0 and 9.1 is required. 2-12...

  • Page 58: Automatic Emulation Selection

    CHAPTER 2 PRINTER DRIVER AND SOFTWARE " Automatic Emulation Selection ✏ Note This section is for LJ2600 only. This printer has an automatic emulation selection function. When the printer receives data from the computer, it automatically selects the emulation mode. This function has been factory set to ON. The printer can select from among the following emulation combinations: EPSON (default)

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    CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL This section refers to the LEDs and control panel button on the control panel. The LED indications shown in the table below are used in the illustrations in this chapter. LED is off ❍ LED is blinking LED is on ●...

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    Printer status Sleep mode The power switch is off or the printer is in Sleep mode. Ready to print The printer is ready to print. Pressing control panel button wakes up the printer to Ready mode. Blinking at 1 second Warming up intervals The printer is warming up.

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    CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL Printer status Paper Jam Clear the paper jam referring to “Paper Jams and How to Clear Them” in Chapter 6. If the printer does not automatically resume printing, press the control panel button. No Paper Load paper in the printer referring to “Printing on Plain Paper”...

  • Page 62: Toner Empty

    Printer status Toner Low Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready for when Toner Empty is indicated. Blinking every 5 seconds Toner Empty Replace the toner cartridge with a new one. See “Replacing the Toner Cartridge”...

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    CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL If an unrecoverable error occurs, the printer will indicate the need for a service call by illuminating all the LEDs and then alternating the following combination of LEDs. For example, the following two indications alternate when a fuser malfunction error occurs.

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    Service Call NV-RAM Main Motor CPU Runtime Error Malfunction Error Drum Ready Alarm Data If you see any of these service call indications, turn off the power switch, wait a few seconds, and then turn it on and try to print again. If you cannot clear the error and see the same service call indication after turning on the printer, consult your dealer or a Legend authorized service representative.

  • Page 65: Cancel Printing, Form Feed, Error Recovery

    CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL The control panel button has the following functions. Cancel printing If you press the control panel button while printing, the printer immediately stops printing and ejects the paper. Wake-up If the printer is in Sleep mode, pressing the control panel button wakes it up and goes to the Ready state.

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    The printer prints a test sample page using the control panel button or printer driver. " Using Control Panel Button Turn off the printer. Make sure that the front cover is closed and the power cord is plugged Hold down the control panel button as you turn on the power switch. All the LEDs will illuminate.

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    CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL " Using the Printer Driver If you are using Lenovo’s Windows PCL printer driver, use the “Print Test Page” button usually located in the General tab of the Windows printer driver.

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    You can print the current configuration and a list of the internal fonts using the control panel button or printer driver. " Using Control Panel Button Turn off the printer. Make sure that the front cover is closed and the power cord is plugged Hold down the control panel button as you turn on the power switch.

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    CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL " Using the Printer Driver If you are using Lenovo’s Windows PCL printer driver, you can print the current configuration and a list of the internal fonts by clicking the Print Config and Print Font buttons in the Support tab.

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    LJ2600 We recommend that you expand the printer memory to avoid any memory full errors. For LJ2500 Users This printer has 2 Mbytes of standard memory and a slot for optional additional memory. The memory can be expanded up to a total of 34 Mbytes by installing a commercially available SIMM (single in-line memory module).

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    ♦ Minimum Memory Recommendation (Including Resident Memory) LJ2500 (Including 2 MB of internal memory) 300 dpi 600 dpi 1200 dpi Standard Standard 10 MB Letter/A4 LJ2600 (Including 8 MB of internal memory) HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL emulation...

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    Page Protection function. (For LJ2500 users) " The resident memory of LJ2500 printer is 2 MB, you need to expand the printer memory by adding a SIMM to print at 1200 dpi. ✏ Note The printer has only one slot for a SIMM upgrade. If you want to...

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    Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer. Caution Be sure to turn off the printer before you install or remove SIMM. Open the rear cover. Unscrew the two screws that secure the access cover and remove it.

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    CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS Install the SIMM into the slot at an angle, and then push it gently toward the vertical until it clicks into place. Re-install the access cover and secure the access cover with the two screws. Close the rear cover. Reconnect the interface cable (printer cable) to your computer.

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    ✏ Note This section is for LJ2600 users only. The lower tray unit is a device that functions as an additional paper source. It can hold a maximum of 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m To purchase the optional lower tray unit, please consult the dealer where you purchased the printer.

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    CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS An optional network print server (NC-2010p) allows your printer to be connected to your network via the parallel interface. The NC-2010p print server offers the following protocol support: • TCP/IP, Netware, NetBIOS, Banyan VINES, LAT and DLC/LLC protocols •...

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    The IR-1000 connects to any of these printers and can print data without the use of connecting cables. • Supports the IrDA1.1 Infrared communication standard. ® ® • Fully compatible with Windows 95/98/Windows Me, Windows ® ® 4.0,Windows 2000/XP Infrared printer devices. •...

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE You need to replace the consumables and clean the printer periodically. You can see the maintenance movie in the supplied CD-ROM Maintenance Tutorial section. 1. You can see how to replace the toner cartridge. 2. You can see how to replace the drum unit. 3.

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE A new toner cartridge contains enough toner to print approximately 3,000 (standard cartridge) or 6000 (high yield cartridge) A4/Letter-size single-sided pages at about 5% coverage. ✏ Note Toner consumption varies according to the image coverage on the page and the print density setting.

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE If the LED shows the following message, the printer has run out of toner or the toner is not evenly distributed inside the cartridge. ✏ Note To ensure optimum print quality, be sure to use quality toner cartridges. To purchase toner cartridges, consult the dealer where you purchased the printer.

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Caution We recommend that you place the drum unit assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner. To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown in the illustration.

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    If an unpacked drum unit is subjected to excessive direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged. • Use a genuine Lenovo toner cartridge that is specially formulated to ensure optimum print quality. • Printing with a 3rd party toner or 3rd party toner cartridge may reduce not only the print quality but also the quality and life of the printer itself.

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Caution Install the toner cartridge immediately after you remove the protective cover. Do not touch the shaded parts in the illustration to prevent any degradation to the print quality. Install the new toner cartridge into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place.

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Home position Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the blue tab from right to left and left to right several times. Return the tab to the Home position (▲) before you re-install the drum unit assembly. Caution Make sure that you return the tab to the Home position (▲) before you re-install the drum unit assembly in the printer;...

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    For best performance, use only genuine Lenovo toner. The printer should be used only in a clean, dust-free environment with adequate ventilation.

  • Page 86: Change Drum Message

    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE # Change Drum Message If the Drum LED is on, it means the drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you replace the drum unit with a new one before there is a noticeable deterioration in the print quality. Drum Ready Paper...

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Follow these steps to replace the drum unit. You can also view the drum unit replacement method in the instructional movie on the supplied CD-ROM: Open the front cover. Pull out the drum unit assembly. Caution We recommend that you place the Drum unit assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE While pressing the lock lever, pull the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly. Caution Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, immediately wipe or wash it off with cold water. ✏...

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Re-install the drum unit assembly in the printer. Make sure that the printer is turned on, the front cover is open and the Drum and Alarm LEDs are illuminated. Reset the drum counter referring to the instructions supplied with the new drum unit.

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Clean the printer exterior and interior routinely. If printouts are stained with toner, clean the printer interior and drum unit. See the Maintenance Tutorial section in the supplied CD-ROM. You can see the instructional movie. 1. You can see how to clean the scanner window. 2.

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    CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE You need to replace the maintenance parts periodically to maintain print quality. The units listed below should be replaced after printing the following number of pages. Item Approximate Life To Purchase Replacement 20,000 pages * Call Customer Support Fixing unit 20,000 pages * Call Customer Support...

  • Page 92: Printer Does Not Print

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING First, check the following: • The power plug is connected correctly and the printer is turned • All of the protective parts have been removed. • The toner cartridge and drum unit are installed correctly. • The front cover is fully closed. •...

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Paper handling “Paper Handling” “Paper Jams and How to Clear Them” in this chapter. Other Problems “Other Problems” in this chapter. Pages are printed, however there are problems with: Print quality ”Improving the Print Quality” in this chapter. Printout is incorrect “How to Print Correctly”...

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    • Reduce the amount of paper in the paper cassette, and then try again. • Make sure you use paper that meets Lenovo’s recommended paper specifications. See “What Kind of Paper can I Use?”...

  • Page 95: Error Message

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Error message Action • Press the control panel button to print the data PRINT OVERRUN remaining in the printer. • If this does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your document or reduce the print resolution. •...

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING The printer will report problems by printing an error message as defined in the following table. Take the corrective actions for the error message. Error message Action • Press the control panel button to print the data MEMORY FULL remaining in the printer.

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING First, ensure that you are using paper that meets Lenovo recommended paper specifications. See “What Kind of Paper can I Use?” in Chapter 1. Problem Recommendation The printer does not load • If there is paper in the paper cassette, make sure it paper.

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING When a paper jam occurs, the printer indicates it by lighting the control panel LEDs as shown below. Drum Ready Paper Alarm Toner Data Warning After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely HOT! When you open the front or rear cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following diagram.

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING If the printer does not resume printing automatically, press the control panel button. If the printer still does not resume printing, please check that all the remaining jammed paper has been removed from the printer. Then try printing again. ✏...

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Pull out the drum unit assembly. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. If you cannot remove the drum unit assembly easily at this time, do not use additional force. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper cassette.

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Open the rear cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. ✏ Note If you have to pull the paper toward the back of the printer, the fuser may get dirty with toner powder and it may scatter on the next printouts. Print a few copies of the test page until the scattering of toner stops.

  • Page 102

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Recommendation • Check that the printer cable is not damaged or The printer cannot print. “There was an error broken. writing to LPT1: (or • If you have an interface-switching device, make BRUSB) for the printer.” sure the correct printer is selected.

  • Page 103

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Recommendation • Check that the printer is turned on. LJ2500 (or LJ2600) does not appear in Chooser. • Check that the USB interface cable is connected correctly. • Check the printer driver is installed correctly. Unable to print from Make sure that the supplied Macintosh printer driver is application software.

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    • Try installing a new drum unit. See "Replacing the Drum Unit" in Chapter 5. • Make sure that you use paper that meets the Lenovo’s recommended specifications. See “What Kind of Paper can I Use?” in Chapter 1. ABCDEFGH abcdefghijk •...

  • Page 105

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Image Defect Samples Recommendation • Make sure that you use paper that meets the specifications. A rough surfaced paper may cause the problem. See “What Kind of Paper can I Use?” ABCDEFGH in Chapter 1. abcdefghijk A B C D •...

  • Page 106

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Image Defect Samples Recommendation If the problem is not solved after printing a few pages, the drum unit may have glue from label stock on the OPC drum surface. 94 mm (3.7 in.) Clean the drum unit as follows: 94 mm (3.7 in.) 1.

  • Page 107

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Image Defect Samples Recommendation Caution Do not try to clean the surface of the photosensitive drum with a sharp object, such as a ball-point pen, 94 mm etc. (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) • The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new White Spots drum unit.

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Image Defect Samples Recommendation • The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See "Replacing the Drum Unit" Chapter 5. ABCDEFGH abcdefghijk • Make sure that you use paper that meets A B C D specifications.

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    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Image Defect Samples Recommendation • Clean the primary corona wire of the drum unit. "Cleaning" in Chapter 5. • Make sure the primary corona wire cleaner is at the ABCDEFGH abcdefghijk Home position (▲). A B C D •...

  • Page 110

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Image Defect Samples Recommendation • Check the paper type and quality. Both high temperature and humidity will cause paper to curl. “What Kind of Paper can I Use?” in Chapter • If you use the printer infrequently, the paper may have sat for too long in the paper cassette.

  • Page 111

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Recommendation • Make sure the printer cable is not too long. We The printer prints unexpectedly or it prints recommend you use a parallel cable of less than 2 garbage. metres (6 1/2 feet) in length. •...

  • Page 112

    CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Recommendation • Press the control panel button to print the data The printer cannot print full pages of a document. A remaining in the printer. "MEMORY FULL" error • Reduce the print resolution or reduce the message occurs.

  • Page 113

    APPENDIX ♦ Engine MODEL LJ2500 LJ2600 Technology Electrophotographic Electrophotographic Print Speed Up to 14 ppm Up to 14 ppm First Print Time Less than 15 sec Less than 15 sec Resolution Windows 1200 x 600 dpi for 1200 x 600 dpi for...

  • Page 114: Network Connectivity, Resident Fonts

    4 Mbytes of memory is fitted on the board, the other 4 Mbytes is on the installed SIMM. Lenovo original Windows management utility Use a standard web browser to manage the device Code39, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-128,...

  • Page 115: Control Panel

    APPENDIX ♦ Software MODEL LJ2500 LJ2600 Printer Driver PCL Driver for PCL Driver for Windows 95/98/Me, Windows 95/98/Me, and NT4.0/2000/XP and NT4.0/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.5-9.1 and Mac OS 8.5-9.1 PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file for Windows 95/98/Me, NT4.0/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.5-9.1...

  • Page 116: Paper Handling

    APPENDIX ♦ Paper Handling MODEL LJ2500 LJ2600 Paper 250 Sheets 250 Sheets Paper Input Cassette (Standard) Manual Feed 1 Sheet 1 Sheet Paper 250 Sheets Cassette (Option) Paper Face Down 150 Sheets 150 Sheets Face Up 1 Sheet 1 Sheet...

  • Page 117: Media Specifications, Media Types, Media Weights, Media Sizes

    APPENDIX ♦ Media Specifications MODEL LJ2500 LJ2600 Media Types Manual Feed Plain Paper, Bond Plain Paper, Bond Paper, Envelopes, Paper, Envelopes, Labels, and Labels, and Transparencies Transparencies Paper Plain Paper, Bond Plain Paper, Bond Cassette Paper, Paper, (Standard) Transparencies Transparencies...

  • Page 118: Printer Driver Functions

    APPENDIX ♦ Printer Driver Functions MODEL LJ2500 LJ2600 Page Layout N in 1 2, 4, 9, 16, 25 in 1 2, 4, 9, 16, 25 in 1 Printing page page Poster 1 in 4, 9, 16, 25 1 in 4, 9, 16, 25...

  • Page 119

    APPENDIX MODEL LJ2500 LJ2600 Power Printing Less than 340 W at Less than 340 W at 25°C (77°F) 25°C (77°F) Consumption Standby Less than 70 W at Less than 70 W at 25°C (77°F) 25°C (77°F) Sleep Less than 6 W...

  • Page 120

    APPENDIX This section provides information to help you choose paper to use with this printer. Before you purchase a large quantity of paper Make sure the paper is suitable for the printer. Paper for plain paper copies Paper is divided by usage, such as paper for printing and paper for copying.

  • Page 121

    APPENDIX Long grain and short grain The pulp fiber of the paper is aligned during paper manufacture. What we call long grain paper is paper where the fiber is parallel to the paper carriage direction of the paper. Paper can be classified into two types, long grain and short grain.

  • Page 122: Moisture Content

    APPENDIX Moisture content Moisture content is the amount of water left in the paper after manufacture. It is one of the important characteristics of the paper. This can change greatly depending on the storage environment, although usually paper contains around 5% water by weight.

  • Page 123

    APPENDIX Paper size Letter Legal Executive 210 x 297 mm 148 x 210 mm 105 x 148 mm 201 x 276 mm B5 (ISO) 182 x 257 mm B5 (JIS) Envelope Monarch Envelope #9 Envelope #10 Envelope #11 110 x 220 mm Envelope DL 162 x 229 mm Envelope C5...

  • Page 124: Compilation And Publication Notice

    APPENDIX The Lenovo logo is a registered trademark of Legend (Beijing) Ltd. Apple, the Apple Logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks 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.

  • Page 125

    INDEX duplex ........1-28, 2-4 duplex printing......1-27 accessory tab .........2-6 Apple LaserWriter......2-12 automatic emulation selection ..2-15 emulation ........A-2 envelope ......1-19, 1-21 error message........ error messages ......BRAdmin professional....2-14 BR-Script ........2-1 fixing unit........5–14 font ..........3-9, A-2 card..........1-16 component........1-1 control panel ......

  • Page 126

    INDEX plain paper ........1-11 power supply........lower tray unit .........4-6 print configuration ......print media ........print quality......2-4, 6-12 print server ........Macintosh ....2-1, 2-12, 6-11 print test sample page....maintenance ........ 5–14 printable area ....... 1-10 manual feed slot ....1-14, 1-29 printer driver.....2-1, 2-8, A-3...

  • Page 127

    INDEX toner empty........3-3 toner empty........5–3 toner low ........5–2 watermark ........trademark ........A-10 weights...........A-5 utilities..........I -3...

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