Canon Microfilm Scanner 400 Instruction Manual

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Be sure to read this instructions before you use the equipment.
Keep this instructions on hand for reference to ensure optimum preformance.



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  • Page 1 Be sure to read this instructions before you use the equipment. ENGLISH Keep this instructions on hand for reference to ensure optimum preformance.
  • Page 2 Copyright Copyright © 1998 by CANON ELECTRONICS INC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of CANON ELECTRONICS INC.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents BEFORE YOU BEGIN ... Important features ... 1 Conventions ... 2 Work safely! ... 3 Choosing a safe location ... 3 Selecting a power source ... 5 Important warnings ... 6 Unpacking: What's in the box? ... 7 Important parts and their functions ... 7 Preparing the printer ...
  • Page 5: Before You Begin

    BEFORE YOU BEGIN ... BEFORE YOU BEGIN ... These instructions describe the operating procedures for the Canon Microfilm Scanner 400. After you set up the unit, keep this manual in a convenient location so you can find it when you need it.
  • Page 6: Conventions

    Conventions A few symbols and notations alert you to additional information that will make operation of the scanner more efficient, trouble free, and safe. ( 13) A number preceded by an arrow and enclosed in parentheses shows you the page number that contains more information about the previous statement or paragraph.
  • Page 7: Work Safely

    Work safely! Work safely! To ensure safe, efficient operation, read the follow precautions and recommendations before you choose a location and set up the system. Choosing a safe location To ensure adequate space for ventilation, operation, and mainte- nance, make sure there is enough space around the system on all sides.
  • Page 8 Never set up the unit in an area where flammable substances like alcohol, thinner, or other organic chemicals are present. Select a flat, stable surface that can support the 26 kg (57.2 lb) weight of the unit. Choose a location that is free of excessive vibration. Avoid a location subject to sudden or wide changes in tempera- ture.
  • Page 9: Selecting A Power Source

    Selecting a power source Power supply requirements U.S.A. 120V, 50-60 Hz Europe 220-240V, 50-60 Hz (other areas) If you have any questions about the power source at your work site, contact your supplier or the power com- pany. The unit should have an independent power source that is not shared with any other electrical device.
  • Page 10: Important Warnings

    Work safely! Important warnings Before you use the equipment, make sure you and your co-work- ers read the following warnings about using this equipment. PAY ATTENTION TO THESE WARNINGS! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE WARNINGS COULD RESULT IN INJURY FROM FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK! Use only the power cord supplied with the unit.
  • Page 11: Unpacking: What's In The Box

    Operation panel Provides keys that allow you to perform settings for image adjustment or film mode selection. DIN connector Allows you to connect a cable for the Autocarrier 100C, 100R, 100M, FS Controller I or Roll/Fiche carrier 200. Power switch Allows you to turn power on and off.
  • Page 12: Preparing The Printer

    Work safely! Preparing the printer In order to print images, you need to connect the Canon Fileprint 250 or Canon Fileprint 400 (sold separately). For details about connection and other important operations for the printer, call for service from your supplier or see the instructions you received with the printer.
  • Page 13: Preparing The Carrier

    Preparing the carrier This is a list of the all the carriers that can be installed and used with the Microfilm Scanner 400. For more details about these options, contact your supplier. For details about installation and operation, refer to the instructions provided with each auto car- rier.
  • Page 14: Preparing The Lens

    Work safely! Preparing the lens The following types of lenses are available. Fixed lens EX7 (x7) Zoom lenses EZ01 (x9.5 to x16) EZ02 (x16 to x32) EZ03 (x30 to x55) EZ04 (x10 to x24) Switching the lens Follow the procedure below to install or exchange lenses. 1.
  • Page 15 Work safely! If you are using the FS Controller I, before you insert the lens, remove the bottom cover of the lens as shown in the illustration. Make sure you keep the cover and install it on the lens again after it is removed from the unit.
  • Page 16: The Operation Panel Keys

    1 Negative/Positive key 2 Border key 3 Print Density display 4 AE On/Off key 5 Print Density Adjustment key The operation panel keys Three settings are available: ) In negative film mode, produces positive prints from nega- tive film images. ) In positive film mode, produces positive prints from posi- tive images.
  • Page 17 6 Print/Error Display 7 Print Number Setting key 8 Clear/Stop key 9 Print Start key Displays the number of prints (01 to 99). Also displays User Calls and Service Calls. User Calls Warn you of problems that require your immediate attention. A user call is a 2-digit code consisting of a letter and a number.
  • Page 18: Operating Procedures

    OPERATING PROCEDURES This section describes procedures for normal operation of the unit: Turning the unit on and off. Adjusting the image on the screen. Printing the image on the screen. Turning the unit on/off Follow the procedure below to turn the unit on and off. 1.
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Image

    Adjusting the image Follow the procedure below to adjust the image on the screen. Read and perform this procedure correctly to attain a crisp image on the screen and a clear printed copy. Rotating the image To rotate the image to the desired angle, rotate the rotation fin 1 to the left or right.
  • Page 20: Printing

    OPERATING PROCEDURES Printing The image on the screen can be printed with a printer connected to the unit. This section describes how to set the film mode and execute a print. Starting a print 1. Check the main unit and the printer and make sure that they are both turned on.
  • Page 21: Automatic Adjustment

    Automatic adjustment Press the AE key on the keyboard or operation panel, so that the lamp above the key comes on. The MS400 adjusts the print den- sity automatically. Even when using automatic adjustment, you can still use the Print Density Adjustment keys to fine tune the setting.
  • Page 22 OPERATING PROCEDURES (2) When pressing plus (+) key on the print number setting key, the display is changed in due order as the other hand, when pressing minus changed in due order as (3) Press the Clear/stop key to define paper size that you want to use.
  • Page 23: Setting Automatic Border Removal

    OPERATING PROCEDURES Setting automatic border removal An image on negative film is displayed on the screen with a black border around the image, and this black border will also appear in your printed copy unless you remove it with the automatic border removal function.
  • Page 24: Using Trimming

    OPERATING PROCEDURES Using trimming Use the trimming feature to crop and print only a selected portion of an image. What is trimming? Trimming means selecting only a portion of an image and crop- ping it for printing. Only the trimmed or cropped area of the im- age is printed.
  • Page 25: Setting An Area With The Area Setting Tapes (Option)

    Setting an area with the area setting tapes (option) If you have installed the optional Framing Kit, you can use the keys at the bottom and on the right side of the screen to select an area for printing. There are 4 tapes on the screen you can move to select an area for printing.
  • Page 26: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING This section describes routine maintenance and troubleshooting procedures: Changing the halogen lamp. Cleaning the main unit. Reading and understanding errors and solving the problem. To ensure optimum performance and a long service life for the unit, perform the routine maintenance procedures described be- low.
  • Page 27 TIME TO COOL DOWN THAN ORDINARY BULBS. 4. Push the side lever holding the halogen bulb to the side then lift up the bulb. 5. Replace the halogen bulb only with a Canon specified replace- ment. Handle the new halogen bulb with extreme care. Do not touch the surface of the new bulb with your bare fingertips.
  • Page 28: Routine Cleaning

    Routine cleaning Follow these simple procedures to clean the unit at least once a day to ensure optimum performance and to guarantee a long ser- vice life for the main unit. Cleaning the screen and main unit Use a dry, soft cloth or a clean, slightly damp cloth to wipe off the screen and body of the main unit.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Problem Screen does not come on, even after turning on the power switch. Screen brightness is uneven or too dark. Image is out of focus. Image is skewed. After pressing the print key, print will not start. MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING Troubleshooting If you detect a problem during operation of the main unit, check the list of problems and possible solutions below.
  • Page 30: User Call Errors

    MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING Error Number Meaning After removing a piece of jammed paper, a sheet of paper is still jammed in the printer. A sheet of paper jam has occurred inside the printer. Two sheets of paper have jammed inside the printer. Paper is not set in the printer.
  • Page 31: Service Call Errors

    Service Call Errors Every time you turn on the main unit, the unit automatically per- forms a self-diagnostic test. If the unit detects a problem at power on, or at any other time during operation, it will display a Service Call Error message in the Print display.
  • Page 32: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Microfilm Scanner 400 Main Unit Type Desktop digital microfilm scanner Screen 300 mm x 300 mm Scanning method 400 dpi digital scanning Film Negative, Positive, Negative/Positive auto switching Lens magnification x7,x9.5-x16, x16-x32, x30-x55, x10-x24 Light source Halogen lamp (20V 150W) Film Type Silver film, diazo film, (blue/black)
  • Page 33 AE key described, 12 Autocarrier 100C described, 9 Autocarrier 100M described, 9 Autocarrier 100R described, 9 border reduction, 12 removal, 12, 19 Border key described, 12 trimming, 20 contents, 7 carrier Autocarrier 100C, 9 Autocarrier 100M, 9 Autocarrier 100R, 9 Fiche Carrier 190RII, 9 FS Controller I, 9 FS Controller III, 9...