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Sharp AL-1340 Operation Manual

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  • Page 1 Digital Laser Copier/Printer Operation Manual MODEL AL-1340...
  • Page 2 To obtain service, or to obtain product literature, accessories, or supplies, 1-(630)378-3590 please call 1-877-SHARP-CC For customer assistance, please visit http://www.sharp-usa.com (for USA) or http://www.sharp.ca (for Canada) on the World Wide Web or call 1-(630)378-3590 (for USA). SERIAL NUMBER City Telephone City...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS GETTING STARTED INTRODUCTION CAUTIONS MAIN FEATURES PART NAMES OPERATION PANEL INSTALLATION COPIER INSTALLATION CAUTIONS ON HANDLING CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES UNPACKING REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE LOADING COPY PAPER (installing the paper tray) POWER TO COPIER POWER ON –...
  • Page 4 CONTENTS SUPPLIES AND USER MAINTENANCE TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT USER MAINTENANCE – – – – COPIER TROUBLE? MISFEED REMOVAL – A Misfeed in the paper feed area – B Misfeed in the fusing area – C Misfeed in the transport area TROUBLESHOOTING STATUS INDICATORS DISPLAYING TOTAL NUMBER OF COPIES...
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED This chapter provides basic information for using the copier. INTRODUCTION This copier has been designed to provide intuitive operating ease while requiring a minimum amount of space. To get full use of all copier features, be sure to familiarize yourself with this manual and the copier.
  • Page 6: Main Features

    CAUTIONS Place the copier on a firm, level surface. Do not install the copier in a humid or dusty location. When the copier is not used for long time, for example for consecutive holidays, turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet. When moving the copier, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
  • Page 7 Substantial copying functions Zoom copying from 50% to 200% in 1% increments can be performed. Continuous copying of maximum 99 sheets can also be performed. Toner save mode reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. User programs allow setting/modification of functions for customer’s needs. Scan once/ Print many This copier is equipped with a 1-page memory buffer.
  • Page 8: Part Names

    PART NAMES Original table Operation panel Paper tray Front cover Parallel interface connector TD cartridge lock release button TD cartridge Paper feed roller Fusing unit release lever Original cover Side cover Manual bypass Paper guides Side cover Handle open button Power cord socket Power switch Drum cartridge...
  • Page 9: Operation Panel

    OPERATION PANEL Exposure mode selector key and indicators Use to sequentially select the exposure modes: AUTO, MANUAL or PHOTO. Selected mode is shown by a lit indicator. (p. 20) Light and dark keys and exposure indicators Use to adjust the MANUAL or PHOTO exposure level.
  • Page 10: Installation

    INSTALLATION Follow the installation procedure below to use the copier properly. 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.
  • Page 11: Cautions On Handling

    Be sure to allow the required space around the machine for servicing and proper ventilation. A small amount of ozone is produced within the copier during operation. The emission level is insufficient to cause any health hazard. NOTE: The present recommended long term exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 ppm (0.2 mg/m calculated as an 8 hr.
  • Page 12: Checking Packed Components And Accessories

    Operation manual TD cartridge If anything is not included or is damaged, contact our Technical Assistance Department at 1-(630)378-3590 in the USA or 1-877-SHARP-CC (toll free)/ 905-568-7140 in Canada. Save the carton and packing materials. These can be re-used for transporting the machine, should it be necessary.
  • Page 13: Removing Protective Packing Materials

    REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS Remove pieces of tape original cover and remove protective materials Use a coin (or suitable object) to remove the screw. Store the screw in the paper tray because it will be used if the copier has to be moved.
  • Page 14 INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE Remove the CAUTION tape from the front cover and remove the two protective pins from the fusing unit by pulling the strings upward one at a time. Push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover. Remove the TD cartridge from the bag.
  • Page 15: Loading Copy Paper (Installing The Paper Tray)

    Gently insert the TD cartridge until it locks in place. Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
  • Page 16 LOADING COPY PAPER Remove the pressure plate lock. Rotate the pressure plate lock in the direction of the arrow to remove it while pressing down the pressure plate of the paper tray. Store the pressure plate lock which has been removed in step 2 and the screw which has been removed when unpacking (see page 11, step 2 of REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS) in the front of the paper tray.
  • Page 17: Power To Copier

    Gently push the paper tray back into the copier. After loading copy paper, to cancel the blinking “P” without restarting copying, press the clear ( indicator will light up. POWER TO COPIER Ensure that the power switch of the copier is in the OFF position. Insert the attached power cord into the power cord socket at the rear of the copier.
  • Page 18: Power On

    POWER ON Turn the power switch on the left side of the copier to the “ON” position. The ready ( will light up and other indicators which show the initial settings of the operation panel will also light up to indicate the ready condition. For the initial settings, see the “Initial settings of operation panel”...
  • Page 19: Making Copies

    MAKING COPIES This chapter describes basic copying functions and some other copying functions using the manual bypass. PAPER For best results, use only paper recommended by SHARP . Type of paper Type of media feeding Paper tray Standard paper Manual bypass...
  • Page 20: Normal Copying

    NORMAL COPYING Ensure that paper of the desired size is set in the paper tray. See page 13, LOADING COPY PAPER. When copying onto 8-1/2" x 11" paper or a larger size, pull out the paper output tray extension. Turn the power switch on. Open the original cover.
  • Page 21: Setting A Large Original

    Set the number of copies using the two copy quantity ( Press the clear ( A single copy can be made with the initial setting, i.e., when “0” is displayed. ZOOM Tens digit Unit digit Press the print ( ) key. To display the number of copies made in a continuous run, press the left copy quantity key.
  • Page 22: Exposure Adjustment/Photo Copying

    EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT/PHOTO COPYING Copy density adjustment is not required for most originals in the automatic exposure mode. To adjust the copy density manually or to copy photographs, the exposure level can be adjusted in five steps manually. Set the original and check the copy paper size. Press the exposure mode selector key to select the manual ( ) mode.
  • Page 23: Bypass Feed (Special Paper)

    自動 手動 写真 To select a preset copy ratio: Preset reduction and enlargement ratios are: 50%, 64%, 78%, 129%, and 200% To decrease or increase the zoom ratio rapidly, press and hold down the key. However the value will stop at the preset reduction or enlargement ratios.
  • Page 24: Two-Sided Copying

    TWO-SIDED COPYING Two-sided copying can be made on this copier using the manual bypass. Example: The following two originals will be copied onto two sides of copy paper. First original Place the first original on the original table and make a copy. The first copy can be made using either the paper tray or the manual bypass.
  • Page 25: Special Functions

    SPECIAL FUNCTIONS DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS This chapter describes the special functions of this copier. Use these functions as needed. Toner save mode (page 23) Reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. Power save modes (page 24) The copier has two power save modes of operation: preheat mode and auto power shut-off mode.
  • Page 26: User Programs (Power Save Modes, Auto Clear Time)

    TONER SAVE MODE Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds. The manual ( The exposure indicator marked “5” will light up, indicating the standard toner mode is active. To enter the toner save mode, press the light ( The exposure indicator marked “1”...
  • Page 27 Press the print ( ) key. The entered program number will be steadily lit and the currently selected parameter number for the program will blink on the right side of the display. Select the desired parameter using the right copy quantity ( parameter number will blink on the right of the display.
  • Page 28: Supplies And User Maintenance

    This chapter describes how to replace the TD cartridge and the drum cartridge and how to check the total number of copies. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT The TD cartridge replacement required ( ) indicator will light up when toner is needed. For more information on purchasing the TD cartridge, see SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND STORAGE on page 38.
  • Page 29: Drum Cartridge Replacement

    Install a new TD cartridge. To install the new cartridge, see page 11, INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE. Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The will light up. When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
  • Page 30: User Maintenance

    USER MAINTENANCE Proper care is essential in order to get clean, sharp copies. Be sure to take a few minutes to regularly clean the copier. Before cleaning, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
  • Page 31: Original Table And Original Cover

    Original table and original cover Stains on the glass or cover will also be copied. Wipe the glass and the cover with a soft, clean cloth. If necessary, dampen the cloth with water or a glass cleaner. Original table Transfer charger If copies start becoming streaky or blotchy, the transfer charger may be dirty.
  • Page 32: When Copier Is Not In Use

    USER MAINTENANCE Return the charger cleaner to its original position. Close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. Turn the power switch on. When copier is not in use To prevent entry of dust and foreign matter, store the copier as follows. Remove the power cord and secure the copier using tape (two locations).
  • Page 33: Copier Trouble

    COPIER TROUBLE? This chapter describes misfeed removal and troubleshooting. MISFEED REMOVAL When the misfeed ( ) indicator blinks or of a misfeed. Open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button. Check the misfeed location. Remove the misfed paper following the instructions for each location in the illustration below.
  • Page 34: B Misfeed In The Fusing Area

    MISFEED REMOVAL Close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The misfeed ( B Misfeed in the fusing area Lower the fusing unit release lever. Gently remove the misfed paper from under the fusing unit as shown in the illustration. If the paper cannot be removed, proceed to “C Misfeed in the transport area”.
  • Page 35: C Misfeed In The Transport Area

    Raise the fusing unit release lever and then close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The misfeed ( out and the ready ( C Misfeed in the transport area Lower the fusing unit release lever. Fusing unit release lever Push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING If any problem occurs, check the list below before contacting our Technical Assistance Department. Problem Copier does not operate. Blank copies Power save ( indicator on. Copies are too dark or too light. Dust, dirt, smudges appear on copies. Striped copies Paper misfeeds frequently.
  • Page 37: Status Indicators

    When the following indicators light up or blink on the operation panel or the following alphanumeric codes appear in the display, solve the problem immediately referring to both the table below and the relevant page. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Indication Steadily...
  • Page 38: Automatic Exposure Adjustment

    AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT The automatic exposure level can be adjusted to suit your copying needs. Press the exposure mode selector key to select the photo ( Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds. The photo ( two exposure indicators corresponding to the automatic exposure level which has been selected will light up.
  • Page 39: Appendix

    First-copy 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. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units.
  • Page 40: Supply Part Numbers And Storage

    When ordering supplies, please use the correct part numbers as listed below. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. 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.
  • Page 41: 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. Turn the power switch off and disconnect the power cord. Open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button. both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
  • Page 42 INDEX Auto clear ....23, 24 Automatic exposure adjustment ..36 Auto power shut-off mode ..23, 24 Cautions .
  • Page 43 Packed components ....10 Paper – loading ......13 –...
  • Page 44 MEMO...
  • Page 45 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm For users in the USA This device 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.
  • Page 46: Sharp Corporation

    SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135. www.sharp-usa.com SHARP ELECTRONICS OF CANADA LTD. 335 Britannia Road East, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 1W9 SHARP CORPORATION PRINTED IN CHINA 2001J TINSE0675QSZZ...