Download Print this page

Canon PC140 Operator's Manual

Canon pc140: user guide
Hide thumbs


30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
6390 Dixie Road Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7, Canada
Bovenkerkerweg 59-61 P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, The Netherlands
102, Avenue du Général de Gaulle 92257 La Garenne-Colombes cedex
Canon House, Manor Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 0AJ, United Kingdom
Europark Fichtenhain A10, 47807 Krefeld, Germany
Palazzo L Strada 6 20089 Milanofiori Rozzano (MI) Italy
6505 Blue Lagoon Drive Suite 325 Miami Florida 33126 U.S.A.
1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, Sydney, N.S.W. 2113, Australia
1 Harbour Front Avenue #04-00 Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore 098632
10/F., Lippo Sun Plaza 28 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
© CANON INC. 2003
Please read this manual before operating this equipment.
After you finish reading this manual,
store it in a safe place for future reference.



  Also See for Canon PC140

  Summary of Contents for Canon PC140

  • Page 1 CANON COMMUNICATION & IMAGE FRANCE S.A. 102, Avenue du Général de Gaulle 92257 La Garenne-Colombes cedex CANON (U.K.) LTD. Canon House, Manor Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 0AJ, United Kingdom CANON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Europark Fichtenhain A10, 47807 Krefeld, Germany CANON ITALIA S.p.A.
  • Page 2 Preface Thank you for purchasing this Canon copier. This Operator’s Manual describes this copier, its functions, and its method of use. It also describes the precautions to be taken to ensure safe operation. Please read this manual thoroughly before operating this copier, in order to familiarize yourself with its capabilities, and to make the most of its many functions.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    These should always be read to avoid damage to the machine or injury to persons. NOTICE: Indicates operational warnings. Be certain to read these items so that you operate the copier correctly. MEMO: Indicates notes for operation or additional explanations. Reading these is recommended.
  • Page 4 If such changes or modifications should made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. 01/ PC140-USA As an ENERGY STAR ® Partner, CANON USA, Inc. has determined that this copier model meets the ® ENERGY STAR Program for energy efficiency.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Installation Precautions ... 11 Transporting the Copier ... 12 Carrying the Copier by the Carrying Handle ... 12 Carrying the Copier by the Sides ... 13 Transporting the Copier by Car ... 14 Parts and Their Functions ... 15 Main Unit ... 15 Control Panel ...
  • Page 6: Telephone Assistance / Supplies & Accessories

    Call 1-800-263-1121 01/ PC140-USA Supplies & Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon supplies. You can also order genuine supplies and accessories for your PC Copier from Canon. Call us at: 1-800-828-4040 Canon USA Consumer Information Center 1-800-263-1121 Canon Canada Information Center Please have your credit card ready.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    01/ PC140-USA Getting Started Getting Started Safety Considerations ... 6 Handling Precautions ... 10 Installation Precautions ... 11 Transporting the Copier ... 12 Carrying the Copier by the Carrying Handle ... 12 Carrying the Copier by the Sides ... 13 Transporting the Copier by Car ...
  • Page 8: Safety Considerations

    G Do not install the copier near alcohol, paint thinner or other inflammable substances. If inflammable substances come into contact with electrical parts inside the copier, this may result in a fire or electrical shock. CAUTION G Do not install the copier in unstable...
  • Page 9 OFF the power switch and unplug the power plug from the socket. Then, contact your service representative. Continued use of the copier in this condition may result in a fire or electrical shock.
  • Page 10 10/10/03, 7:35 AM G Turn OFF the power switch for safety when the copier will not be used for a long period of time such as at night. Also, unplug the power plug for safety when the...
  • Page 11 If flammable substances come into contact with a high-voltage area inside the copier, this may result in a fire or electrical shock. G Do not throw used cartridges into open flames, as this may ignite the toner remaining inside the cartridges and result in burns or a fire.
  • Page 12: Handling Precautions

    Also be sure to slide the platen back to its original position. • If a cover is to be placed over the copier, be sure to turn OFF the power and allow the copier to cool down beforehand.
  • Page 13: Installation Precautions

    Avoid direct sunlight and place in a cool location. Do not install the copier in front of a window that receives direct sunlight. Do not install the copier in a high temperature, high humidity location such as in front of a heater or humidifier.
  • Page 14: Transporting The Copier

    • Before moving the copier, be sure to disconnect the power cord from the copier. • If the copier will be subjected to any vibrations (e.g., when transporting long distances), remove the cartridge from the copier.
  • Page 15: Carrying The Copier By The Sides

    When transporting the copier take extra care not to subject it to vibrations or shock. • If you need to set the copier down for a while, place it upright on a flat level surface with the carrying handle on top.
  • Page 16: Transporting The Copier By Car

    Then secure the platen with packing tape. Finally place the copier in its original shipping box. • Do not leave the copier inside a car for long periods of time; the temperature inside a car can exceed the recommended extremes. •...
  • Page 17: Parts And Their Functions

    Copy Tray Left Cover Release Button (See p. 45.) Press to open the left cover. 01/ PC140-USA Top Cover Release Button (See pp. 22, 44 and 46.) Press to open the top cover. Multi-stack Tray...
  • Page 18 Top Cover Open when changing the cartridge, clearing paper jams or cleaning the roller. Disk Cartridge Copy Tray 01/ PC140-USA Sealing Tape Grip 10/10/03, 7:35 AM Paper Feed Guides Adjust to fit paper size. Power Cord Connector (rear right) Paper Feeding Slot...
  • Page 19: Control Panel

    The AE Key Press to select or cancel the Auto Exposure Control. Paper Jam Indicator Flashes when copy paper is jammed inside the copier. 01/ PC140-USA Error indications : Misfeed error / Load paper : Paper jam : Error then...
  • Page 20: Installing The Copier

    Quantity Registration Card Power Cord Operator’s Manual Cartridge Muliti-stack tray Copy tray 01/ PC140-USA Installation Procedure Before installing the copier be sure to check the safety of the power source. Then proceed with the following procedure. Although the starter cartridge...
  • Page 21: Replacing And Storing Cartridges

    NOTICE: • If the copier is brought in from a cold place to a warm one, or if the location of the copier should be rapidly heated, condensation will form inside the copier. This may adversely affect the quality of the copy images (e.g., blacked-out copies).
  • Page 22: When To Replace The Cartridge

    Before it runs out completely be sure to purchase a replacement cartridge. Paper feeding direction 01/ PC140-USA Test your cartridge before replacing it. When your toner starts to run low, perform the following procedure to make sure all the toner is used. After performing this test, if...
  • Page 23: Replacing Cartridges

    Approximate copy yield Canon E20 Cartridge: approx. 2,000 copies of an A4-size, standard original The term A4 denotes an original; on which the area covered with ink is 5% of the total area of an A4 sized sheet of paper. See the inside of the back cover of this manual for an example of an A4 sized page with 5% ink coverage.
  • Page 24 Hold the cartridge so that the side with the written instructions is facing to the left. Then, carefully insert the cartridge into the copier as far as it will go.
  • Page 25: Cartridge Handling Precautions

    • Never attempt to disassemble the cartridge or open the protective cover of the drum. • If the copier is brought from the cold outdoors into a warm room, or if the room is rapidly heated, condensation may form inside the copier. This can adversely effect the quality of your copy images (e.g.,...
  • Page 26: Cartridge Storing Precautions

    Recycling used cartridges Canon has instituted a worldwide recycling program for toner cartridges called “The Clean Earth Campaign”. This program preserves precious natural resources by utilizing a variety of materials found in the used cartridges that are of no further use, to...
  • Page 27: The Clean Earth Campaign

    The Clean Earth Campaign The Clean Earth Campaign THE CANON CARTRIDGE RECYCLING PROGRAM The Canon Cartridge Recycling Program fulfills the first initiative of Canon’s Clean Earth Campaign, which supports four critical environmental areas: • Recycling in the Workplace • Conserving Environmental Resources •...
  • Page 28 • Place as many cartridges as possible into one box. Carefully seal the box with tape; • Call 1-800-OK-CANON to receive your free eight cartridge collection box. Option C: Multiple Box Return We encourage you to use this option as a more efficient way to ship cartridges.
  • Page 29 Affix UPS authorized return label provided in this brochure. Residents of Alaska and Hawaii: Do not use UPS authorized return label. For Alaska and Hawaii Canon set up alternative mail service with the U.S. Postal Service. Please call 1-800-OK-CANON to receive U.S. Postal Service merchandise return label.
  • Page 30 • Place the empty toner cartridge in the box from your new toner cartridge. Seal the box. • Apply the Canon Canada Inc./Canada Post label provided in this brochure. Canon’s labels are specially marked so that Canon pays the postage.
  • Page 31: Operating Procedure

    02/ PC140-USA Operating Procedure Operating Procedure Normal Copying ... 30 Making 10 or more Continuous Copies (The F Mode) ... 31 Positioning Originals ... 32 Adjusting the Copy Exposure ... 32 About Copy Stock ... 34 Various Ways to Copy ... 35 Postcards, Transparencies and Other Stock ...
  • Page 32: Normal Copying

    Number of Copies Indicator. Adjust the paper guides to fit the size of the copy paper. 02/ PC140-USA Place the copy paper into the multi-stack tray . (See “Setting copy paper” on p. 34.) Even out the edges of the copy paper before placing it into the multi-stack tray.
  • Page 33: Making 10 Or More Continuous Copies (The F Mode)

    REQUEST: • If the copier will not be used for a long period of time, unplug the copier from its power source. NOTICE: • If the copier has not been used for a long period of time, before operation move the platen by hand to the right, left and back to the center.
  • Page 34: Positioning Originals

    CAUTION: Close the platen cover gently to avoid catching your hand, as this may result in personal injury. 02/ PC140-USA • If your original conforms to a standard paper size (e.g., STMT or LTR), align the original between the appropriate paper size marks on the guide plate.
  • Page 35 To make darker copies, move the switch upward. To make lighter copies, move the switch downward. If this does not produce the desired results, follow the procedure below. 02/ PC140-USA Adjusting the copy exposure manually When the auto exposure control mode fails to...
  • Page 36: About Copy Stock

    When inserting the paper into the multi-stack tray, make sure the edges are even and then slide it into the copier as far as it will go. 02/ PC140-USA...
  • Page 37: Various Ways To Copy

    • Some types of transparencies may blur when used in this copier. To avoid this, use transparencies recommended for use with your copier. For details, contact your dealer or Canon Customer Relations.
  • Page 38: Making Two-Sided Copies

    While holding the rear edge of the sheets press the key. When the transparency begins to feed into the copier, let go of the sheets. After the transparency paper has disappeared into the copier, remove the copy paper by pulling it gently out from the paper feed slot.
  • Page 39: Copying Thick Books Or Large Originals

    Turn the copy of the first original over as shown. Then, place it into the multi-stack tray again. 02/ PC140-USA Make a copy of the second original. NOTICE: • 16 to 32-lb bond paper can be used when making two-sided copies.
  • Page 40: Making Two-Color Copies

    Align the tabs on the under-side of the platen cover with the grooves on the main unit. Slide the platen cover into place. Then, insert the securing tabs on the platen cover into the holes on the copier unit. 02/ PC140-USA REQUEST: •...
  • Page 41 Then make a copy. (See “Normal Copying”, on p. 30.) Remove the black cartridge from the copier and replace it with the blue one. (See “Replacing Cartridges”, on p.21.) When the top cover of the copier is opened, the power will automatically turn OFF.
  • Page 42 (See “Adjusting the Copy Exposure”, on p. 32.) • Multi-colored transparencies will appear black when projected using an overhead projector. • When making copies in two or more colors, a slight over-lapping of colors may occur. 02/ PC140-USA 10/10/03, 7:38 AM...
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting

    03/ PC140-USA Troubleshooting Troubleshooting When Error Indicators Appear ... 42 When Flashes ... 42 When Letters or Numbers Light Up / Flash ... 43 Clearing Paper Jams (When Cleaning the Paper Roller (When the Error Indicator flashes) ... 46 What to Do If You Suspect There is a Malfunction ...
  • Page 44: When Error Indicators Appear

    When Error Indicators Appear When Error Indicators Appear When something unusual happens to the copier unit, or if there is a paper jam, an error indicator, letters and/or numbers will light up or flash in the error message indicator on the control panel.
  • Page 45: When Letters Or Numbers Light Up / Flash

    10/10/03, 7:42 AM Possible Remedy Load the multi-stack tray. Reload the paper properly. Unplug the copier and contact your Canon authorized service representative. If there is a paper jam remove it, replace the platen to the center and resume copying.
  • Page 46: Clearing Paper Jams

    Align the platen with the mark by sliding it to the left. 03/ PC140-USA Press the top cover release button and open the top cover of the copier. Check inside the copier for jammed paper. (See “Removing Jammed Paper”.) Open the left cover and check there as well, if necessary.
  • Page 47 03/ PC140-USA • If neither edge of the jammed paper is visible, or if the paper is visible but cannot...
  • Page 48: Cleaning The Paper Roller

    When removing jammed paper or when inspecting the inside of the copier, do not allow necklaces, bracelets or other metal objects to touch the inside of the copier, as this may result in burns or electrical shock. • When removing copy paper which has become...
  • Page 49 Wipe clean the roller while turning it in the direction indicated by the arrows. Use a clean cloth dampened with alcohol (e.g., isopropyl) or water. Feeding roller 03/ PC140-USA NOTICE: • Wait for the feeding roller to dry completely before copying.
  • Page 50: What To Do If You Suspect There Is A Malfunction

    What to Do If You Suspect There is a Malfunction There is a Malfunction If you suspect there is a malfunction with your copier, before calling a service representative, check the list below to see if you can solve the problem yourself.
  • Page 51 Copies are completely black. Copies are too pale. MEMO: • If the above remedies fail to solve a problem, contact your Canon authorized service representative. 03/ PC140-USA Possible Cause The copy paper is curled or wrinkled. Pieces of paper remain jammed in the main unit.
  • Page 52: Copy Image Problems

    (See “Replacing Cartridges”, on p. 21.) Paper feeding direction 03/ PC140-USA If Dark Bands/ Black Streaks Appear on Copies When this happens follow the procedure below to clean the fiber lens.
  • Page 53 Open the top cover and remove the cartridge. (See “Replacing Cartridges”, on p.21.) Fiber lens (reverse side) 03/ PC140-USA Clean the reverse side of the fiber lens. To clean, run a cotton swab lightly over the entire length of the lens several times.
  • Page 54 03/ PC140-USA 10/10/03, 7:42 AM...
  • Page 55 03/ PC140-USA ppendix ppendix Cleaning the Copier ... 54 Routine Cleaning ... 55 Specifications ... 56 Index ... 57 10/10/03, 7:42 AM...
  • Page 56: Cleaning The Copier

    Cleaning the Copier Cleaning the Copier Multi-stack Tray Platen Cover Copy Tray Platen Glass (top and bottom) 03/ PC140-USA 10/10/03, 7:42 AM...
  • Page 57: Routine Cleaning

    Do not use alcohol, benzene, paint thinner or other flammable substances. If flammable substances come into contact with a high-voltage area inside the copier, this may result in a fire or electrical shock. 10/10/03, 7:42 AM...
  • Page 58: Specifications

    Features are subject to change without notice. For high-quality copies, use paper and transparencies recommended by Canon. Some types of paper available at office supply stores may not be suitable for this copier. If you have any questions about paper, consult your dealer or Canon Customer Relations.
  • Page 59: Index

    Automatic Exposure Control Mode ... 32 Black Roller ... 46 Carrying Handle ... 12, 16 Cartridges ... 16, 19 Canon E Color Cartridges ... 21 Canon E20 Cartridges ... 21 Color Cartridges ... 19, 38 Copy Yield ... 21 Drum Protective Shutter ... 23 Recycling ...
  • Page 60 ) Key ... 17, 30 Supplies and Accessories ... 4 Telephone Assistance ... 4 The AE ( ) Key ... 17, 33 Top Cover ... 16, 44 Top Cover Release Button ... 15, 44 Transparencies ... 35, 36 03/ PC140-USA 10/10/03, 7:42 AM...

This manual is also suitable for: