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MODEL
AL-1650
DIGITAL LASER COPIER
OPERATION MANUAL
GETTING STARTED
MAKING COPIES
STATUS INDICATORS
GENERAL INFORMATION
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  • Page 1 MODEL AL-1650 DIGITAL LASER COPIER OPERATION MANUAL GETTING STARTED MAKING COPIES STATUS INDICATORS GENERAL INFORMATION Page...
  • Page 2 Address State Service Station Address State For location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Service, or to obtain product literature, accessories, or supplies, 1 - 800 - BE-SHARP please call For customer assistance, please visit http://www.sharp- usa.com on the World Wide Web or call 1-(630)378-3590.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION This copier has been designed to provide convenient copying features in a minimum amount of office space and with maximum operational ease. To get full use of all copier features, be sure to familiarize yourself with this manual and the copier. For quick reference during copier use, keep this manual in a handy location.
  • Page 4: Cautions

    CAUTIONS Follow the cautions below when using this copier. The fusing area is hot. Exercise care in this area when removing misfed paper. Do not look directly at the light source. Doing so may damage your eyes. The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. Place the copier on a firm, level surface.
  • Page 5: Main Features

    MAIN FEATURES High-speed laser copying First-copy time is only 7.2 seconds (except in a power save mode or immediately after power on). Copying speed is 16 copies/min., which adapts to business use, allowing improvement of working efficiency. High-quality digital image High-quality copying at 600 dpi is performed.
  • Page 6: Part Names And Functions

    PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Overall layout q Document feeder cover Open to make copies from the original table. w Original table All originals which cannot be copied from the SPF must be copied here. e Handles Use to move the copier. r Power switch Press to turn copier power on and off.
  • Page 7: Part Names And Functions

    !5 SPF exit area Finished originals are output here. !6 Document feeder tray Holds up to 30 originals. !7 Original guides Adjust to the size of the originals. !8 Left feeding roller cover Open to remove misfed originals. !9 Drum cartridge handle Hold to pull out the drum cartridge.
  • Page 8: Operation Panel

    PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Operation panel q Operation panel and keys for printer functions See the printer manual. w AUTO/MANUAL/PHOTO ( and indicators (p. 16) Use to sequentially select the exposure modes: AUTO, MANUAL ( ), or PHOTO ( e ORIGINAL SIZE ENTER ( indicators (p.
  • Page 9 !6 DUAL PAGE COPY ( (p. 28) Use to make individual copies of two originals placed side by side on the original table. !7 Light ( ) and dark ( (p. 17) Use to adjust the MANUAL ( exposure level. !8 AUTO IMAGE ( Press for automatic copy ratio selection.
  • Page 10: Copier Installation

    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. Operation in this condition will cause poor copy quality and malfunctions.
  • Page 11: Cautions On Handling

    CAUTIONS ON HANDLING Be careful in handling the copier as follows to maintain the performance of this copier. Do not drop the copier, subject it to shock or strike it against any object. Do not expose the drum cartridge to direct sunlight. Doing so will damage the surface (green portion) of the drum cartridge, causing poor copy quality.
  • Page 12: Checking Packed Components And Accessories

    CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES Open the carton and check to ensure that the following components and accessories are included. Operation manual Power cord If anything is not included or is damaged, contact our Technical Assistance Department at 1- (630)378-3590. Save the carton and packing materials.
  • Page 13: Set-Up

    SET-UP Remove all pieces of tape, then open the document feeder cover and remove the protective material. Use a coin (or other suitable object) to remove the screw. Store the screw in the paper tray as described in step 6 because it must be used if the copier has to be moved.
  • Page 14 SET-UP Pressure plate lock Screw Power on Store the pressure plate lock which has been removed in step 5 and the screw which has been removed in step 2 in the front of the paper tray. To store the pressure plate lock, rotate the lock to fix it on the relevant location.
  • Page 15: Loading Copy Paper

    To save space, this copier has been designed with one (AL-1620) or two (AL-1621) adjustable front-loading trays, which are easily opened for paper loading. For best results, use only SHARP recommended paper. (See page 50.) The paper required ( ) indicator will light up when there is no copy paper in the selected paper feed station, or when the selected paper tray is not installed or is improperly installed.
  • Page 16 LOADING COPY PAPER Left guide Front guide Changing the copy paper size in the tray Gently lift and pull out the paper tray until it stops. Push the pressure plate down until it locks in place. Squeeze the lock lever of the front guide and slide the front guide to match the width of the paper.
  • Page 17 To set the selected paper size, press the PAPER SIZE ENTER ( ) key. The selected paper feed location indicator will blink and the corre- sponding paper size (which is currently set) indicator will light up steadily. All other indicators will go out. Use the TRAY SELECT ( tray of which the paper size has been changed.
  • Page 18: Normal Copying

    NORMAL COPYING This copier has two document input stations — a single pass feeder (SPF) for automatic document feeding and an original table for manual handling of bound documents. The SPF is designed to hold up to 30 originals measuring from 5-1/2"...
  • Page 19: Normal Copying

    Units digit Tens digit For manual copy density adjustment, press the AUTO/MANUAL/ PHOTO ( ) key to select MANUAL ( adjust with the light ( ) and dark ( For photographs, select PHOTO ( ) and dark ( ) keys as desired. There are 5 exposure steps indicated by 3 indicator lights.
  • Page 20 NORMAL COPYING Power on Using the original table Turn the power switch on. It will take about 35 seconds for the copier to warm up. However, you can make desired settings and press the START ( warm-up. Copying will start after warm-up. Place an original face down on the original table, and align it with the original size scale.
  • Page 21 Units digit Tens digit For photographs, select PHOTO ( ) and dark ( ) keys as desired. There are 5 exposure steps indicated by 3 indicator lights. (The indicators light up one or two at a time.) If exposure level 2 is selected, the two left-handmost indicators for that level will light up simultaneously.
  • Page 22: Reduction/Enlargement/Zoom

    REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM Reduction and enlargement ratios can be selected either automatically with the AUTO IMAGE ( ) key or manually with the PRESET RATIO selector ) keys and/or the zoom ( precise copy ratio selection from 50% to 200% in 1% increments. ) keys.
  • Page 23 REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM Manual Place the original in the document feeder tray or on the original table. Use the PRESET RATIO selector ( zoom ( ) keys to select the desired copy ratio. To select a preset reduction or enlargement copy ratio, press the key repeatedly until the indicator for the desired copy ratio is lit.
  • Page 24: Bypass Feed (Special Paper)

    BYPASS FEED (special paper) The bypass tray is used to copy onto transparency film, labels, and other special purpose papers. Up to 100 sheets of standard copy paper can be set in the bypass tray. For special purpose papers, the original image must be smaller than the paper or media for copying.
  • Page 25 BYPASS FEED (special paper) Press the TRAY SELECT ( tray. Leave the copy quantity at 0 if using special papers. Set the number of copies if using standard copy paper or envelopes. Press the START ( ) key. ) key to select the bypass...
  • Page 26: Two-Sided Copying

    TWO-SIDED COPYING Two-sided copies can be made on this copier using the bypass tray. Place the first original on the original table and make a copy. The first copy can be made using any of the paper feed stations. Replace the first original with the second original and close the document feeder cover.
  • Page 27: Xy Zoom

    XY ZOOM Original Copy The XY ZOOM feature allows the horizontal and vertical copy ratios to be changed independently. To use the XY ZOOM feature with the DUAL PAGE COPY feature, set the DUAL PAGE COPY feature first and then the XY ZOOM feature. (Enlargement cannot be set.) Place the original in the document feeder tray or on the original table.
  • Page 28 XY ZOOM Use the PRESET RATIO selector ( zoom ( ) keys to change the copy ratio in the horizontal direction in a similar manner as for the vertical direction. Press the copy ratio display ( The selected ratio for the horizontal direction will be entered and the display will change to the copy quantity display.
  • Page 29: B/W Reverse

    B/W REVERSE Original Copy The B/W REVERSE feature is used to reverse black and white areas. When the B/W REVERSE feature is selected, the exposure mode will be automatically set to the MANUAL mode. Other exposure modes cannot be selected. Even if this feature is canceled, the MANUAL mode will not automatically be canceled.
  • Page 30: Dual Page Copy

    DUAL PAGE COPY Original Copy The DUAL PAGE COPY feature produces individual copies of two documents placed side by side on the original table. It is especially useful when copying books and other bound documents. If the AUTO IMAGE feature has been selected, this feature cannot be selected.
  • Page 31: Interrupting A Copy Run

    INTERRUPTING A COPY RUN INTERRUPT is used to interrupt a long copy run so that another job can be done. Press the INTERRUPT ( The copier will return to the initial settings. When the SPF is being used, the copier will stop after completing copying of the original which has been fed into the SPF.
  • Page 32: Automatic Exposure Adjustment

    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 SPF respectively. To set the level for the SPF, place an original in the document feeder tray and make sure that the SPF indicator lights up before proceeding to step 1.
  • Page 33: Toner Save Mode

    TONER SAVE MODE This mode reduces toner consumption by approximately 10% in the automatic and manual exposure modes. Copies will be lighter but still adequate for general use. Selection of this mode does not affect the PHOTO ( Follow the procedure below for setting the toning level. ) mode.
  • Page 34: Td Cartridge Replacement

    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. Look for the Genuine Supplies label on the toner package. Open the bypass tray. Lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops.
  • Page 35: Td Cartridge Replacement

    TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT Remove the protective cover from the TD cartridge by unlatching three cover hooks from the holes on the cartridge and then pulling the cover in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration. Gently insert the TD cartridge along the guides until it locks in place.
  • Page 36: Drum Cartridge Replacement

    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. Look for the Genuine Supplies label on the drum package. Open the bypass tray. Lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops.
  • Page 37: Drum Cartridge Replacement

    DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT Remove the new drum cartridge from the protective bag and gently insert the lead end of the drum cartridge along the guides. Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the cartridge. Doing so may cause smudges on the copies.
  • Page 38: Misfeed Removal

    MISFEED REMOVAL The copier will stop when a misfeed occurs. The misfeed ( and blinking red misfeed location indicators will indicate the approximate misfeed location. If paper is accidentally torn during removal, be sure to remove all pieces. Be careful not to damage the photoconductive drum. Location A Left feeding roller cover Location B...
  • Page 39 Location C Roller If the misfed original cannot be removed in steps 1 and 2, remove the misfed original from the exit area. Open the document feeder cover and rotate the roller in the direction indicated by the arrow if needed. If the misfed original cannot be easily removed from the exit area, open the front part of the document feeder tray to remove the original.
  • Page 40 MISFEED REMOVAL If the misfed paper is seen from this side, proceed to “C. Misfeed in the transport area”. If paper is misfed here, proceed to “A. Misfeed in the paper feed area”. Roller rotating knob Check the misfeed location. Remove the misfed paper following the instructions for each location in the illustration below.
  • Page 41 Roller rotating knob Fusing unit release lever Turn the roller rotating knob in the direction of the arrow. Carefully remove the misfed paper. Lower the fusing unit release levers to allow easier removal. Return the release levers to their operating positions. The fusing unit is hot.
  • Page 42 MISFEED REMOVAL Close the side cover by pressing the handle on the cover. The misfeed ( ) indicator will go out. Misfeed in the upper paper tray Before opening the paper tray, be sure to open the bypass tray, lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops, and then perform steps 1 to 3 described in the “A.
  • Page 43 Remove the misfed paper. Be careful not to tear the misfed paper during removal. If the misfed paper is not seen in step 2, gently lift and pull out the lower paper tray and remove the misfed paper. Be careful not to tear the misfed paper during removal. Close the paper tray.
  • Page 44: User Programs

    USER PROGRAMS The user programs allow the parameters of certain functions to be set, changed, or canceled as desired. Program No. Program name Auto clear time Preheat mode Auto power shut-off timer Stream feeding mode Auto power shut-off setting Auto paper select mode Auto tray switching List of user programs This copier has the following user programs.
  • Page 45: User Programs

    Program name Parameters 0 e OFF Auto clear time 5 e 10 sec. 0 e OFF Preheat mode * 1 e 30 min. Auto power shut-off timer * 0 e OFF Stream feeding mode 0 e OFF Auto power shut-off setting 0 e OFF Auto paper select mode 0 e OFF...
  • Page 46: Power Save Modes

    (See page 42.) As an NERGY ® Partner, SHARP has determined that this product meets the NERGY guidelines for energy efficiency. Preheat mode When the copier enters the preheat mode, the POWER SAVE ( will light up and other indicators will remain on or off as before.
  • Page 47: Power Save Modes

    POWER SAVE MODES Setting the power save modes The time that elapses before the copier enters a power save mode after any operation is made can be set manually. This time is set with user program No. 2 for the preheat mode and user program No. 3 for the auto power shut-off mode.
  • Page 48: User Maintenance

    USER MAINTENANCE Proper care is essential for clean, sharp copies. Please take a few minutes to regularly clean your copier. Paper feed roller Original table and document feeder cover Stains or dirt on the original table or document feeder cover will also be copied. Wipe the original table and document feeder cover with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Page 49 Turn the power switch off. Open the bypass tray. Lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops. Gently lift and pull out the upper paper tray and take the Charger charger cleaner out by holding the tab. cleaner Set the charger cleaner onto the transfer charger and gently slide the cleaner in the direction indicated by the...
  • Page 50: Copier Trouble

    COPIER TROUBLE? Problem Copier plugged in? Copier does not operate. Power switch ON? Copy density properly adjusted? Copies are too dark or too light. Is the original placed face down on Blank copies the original table or face up in the SPF? Paper too heavy? Copies smear if rubbed.
  • Page 51 Connect the copier to a power outlet which is not used for other electric appliances. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Please contact your SHARP service center immediately if a problem persists after checking the above. Self-diagnostic function An automatic self-diagnostic function is built into the copier.
  • Page 52: Supplies

    Up to 10 envelopes can be set at one time. Supply part numbers When ordering supplies, please use the correct part numbers as listed below. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Supply list Supply...
  • Page 53: Genuine Supplies Statement

    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. Look for the Genuine Supplies label on the TD cartridge and drum cartridge.
  • Page 54: Moving Instructions

    MOVING INSTRUCTIONS When moving this copier, follow the procedure below. When moving this copier, be sure to remove the TD cartridge in advance. TD cartridge lock release lever Turn the power switch off and disconnect the power cord. Open the bypass tray. Lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops.
  • Page 55: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS COPIER Type Copy system Originals Original sizes Copy sizes Copying speed (at 100% copy ratio) Continuous copy First-copy time Warm-up time Copy ratio Exposure system Copy paper feed Fusing system Developer system Light source Resolution Gradation Power supply Power consumption Digital copying machine, desktop Dry, electrostatic transfer Sheets, bound documents...
  • Page 56: Single Pass Feeder

    First-copy time and warm-up 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.
  • Page 57: Index

    INDEX Auto clear ........7 Automatic exposure adjustment .
  • Page 58 INDEX Screw ........11, 52 Single pass feeder (SPF) ....5, 16, 54 Special paper .
  • Page 59: Material Safety Data Sheet

    S H A R P (Name and Telephone Number) Sharp Electronics Corporation Telephone number for information: 1-800-237-4277 Emergency telephone number: Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. Telephone number for information: 905-890-2100 Emergency telephone number: Sharp Electronics (U.K.) Ltd. Telephone number for information: 01923-474013 CAS No.
  • Page 60 Section 6. Physical Chemical Characteristics Boiling / Melting Point: Not applicable Vapor Pressure: Not applicable Vapor Density: Not applicable Evaporation Rate: Not applicable Appearance: Fine powder Odor: Odorless Section 7. Fire and Explosion Data Flash Point (Method Used): Ignition Temperature: Flammable Limits: Extinguishing Media: Special Fire Fighting Procedure:...
  • Page 61 S H A R P (Name and Telephone Number) Sharp Electronics Corporation Telephone number for information: 1-800-237-4277 Emergency telephone number: Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. Telephone number for information: 905-890-2100 Emergency telephone number: Sharp Electronics (U.K.) Ltd. Telephone number for information: 01923-474013 CAS No.
  • Page 62 Section 6. Physical Chemical Characteristics Boiling / Melting Point: Not applicable Vapor Pressure: Not applicable Vapor Density: Not applicable Evaporation Rate: Not applicable Appearance: Fine powder Odor: Odorless Section 7. Fire and Explosion Data Flash Point (Method Used): Ignition Temperature: Flammable Limits: Extinguishing Media: Special Fire Fighting Procedure:...
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  • Page 65 WARNING: FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 66: Sharp Corporation

    AL-1650 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135. www.sharp-usa.com SHARP CORPORATION PRINTED IN HONG KONG TINSE0230QSZZ...