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Sharp AL-1041 Operation Manual

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  • Page 1 Address State Service Station Address State For location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Service, or to obtain product literature, accessories, supplies or customer assistance, please call For product information or customer assistance, please visit http://www.sharp-usa.com on the World Wide Web or call 1-800-BE-SHARP.
  • Page 2: 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 3 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 4: Getting Started

    For quick reference during copier use, keep this manual in a handy location. The AL-1041 can be used as a laser printer. The AL-1200 can also be used as a laser printer if an optional printer upgrade kit is installed. This manual describes only the copier features.
  • Page 5: Main Features

    Since warm-up time is zero, copying can be started immediately after the power switch is turned on. First-copy time is only 9.6 seconds (normal mode). Copying speed is 10 copies/min. (AL-1041) or 12 copies/min. (AL-1200), which adapts to business use, allowing improvement of working efficiency. w High-quality digital image High-quality image copying at 600 dpi can be performed.
  • Page 6 The AL-1041 is equipped with a 1-page memory buffer. This Memory allows the AL-1041 to scan an original 1 time only and make up to 99 copies. This feature allows for improved workflow, reduced operating noise from the copier and reduced wear and tear on the scanning mechanism.
  • Page 7: Part Names

    PART NAMES Original table Operation panel Paper tray Front cover Parallel interface connector (AL-1041 only) TD cartridge lock release button TD cartridge Paper feed roller Fusing unit release lever Original cover Side cover Bypass tray Bypass tray guides Side cover...
  • Page 8: Operation Panel

    OPERATION PANEL q 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) w Light and dark keys and exposure indicators Use to adjust the MANUAL or PHOTO exposure level.
  • Page 9: 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 10: 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 11: Checking Packed Components And Accessories

    Open the carton and check if the following components and accessories are included. Power cord Operation manual If anything is not included or is damaged, contact your Sharp dealer. Save the carton and packing materials. These can be re-used for transporting the machine, should it be necessary.
  • Page 12: Removing Protective Packing Materials

    REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS Remove pieces of tape the 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 13 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 14: 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 15 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 16: 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 17: Power On

    POWER ON Turn the power switch on the left side of the copier to the “ON” position. The ready ( indicator 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 18: Making Copies

    MAKING COPIES This chapter describes basic copying functions and some other copying functions using the bypass tray. PAPER For best results, use only paper recommended by SHARP. Type of paper Type of media feeding Paper tray Standard paper Bypass tray...
  • Page 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: Bypass Feed (Including Special Paper)

    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 23: Two-Sided Copying

    BYPASS FEED To close the bypass tray, perform step1 and then step 2 in the illustration and push the round projections at the right of the tray until they click. Set the paper guides to the copy paper width. Insert the copy paper (print face down) all the way into the bypass tray.
  • Page 24 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 bypass tray. Replace the first original with the second original on the original table and close the original cover.
  • 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 24) Reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. Power save modes (page 25) 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)

    Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds. The manual ( ) indicator will go out and the photo ( 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 USER PROGRAMS Press the print ( 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. Program Factory default settings are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • Page 28: Supplies And User Maintenance

    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. 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 OPTION AND SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND STORAGE on page 39.
  • Page 29: Drum Cartridge Replacement

    TD 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.
  • 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. Do not use thinner, benzene or other volatile cleaning agents. Doing so may cause deformation, discoloration, deterioration or malfunction.
  • Page 31: Transfer Charger

    USER MAINTENANCE Transfer charger If copies start becoming streaky or blotchy, the transfer charger may be dirty. Clean the charger using the following procedure. Turn the power switch off. Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button.
  • Page 32: Copier Lens Cleaning

    Copier lens cleaning If white lines appear on copies from top edge to bottom edge, do the following test. Make a reduction or enlargement copy and check to see if the position of the white lines change on the copy paper. If the lines appear in the same position, clean the copier lens using the following procedure.
  • Page 33: Copier Trouble

    COPIER TROUBLE? This chapter describes misfeed removal and troubleshooting. MISFEED REMOVAL When the misfeed ( of a misfeed. Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then 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

    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. 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

    MISFEED REMOVAL 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. 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 the Sharp Service Center. Problem Possible cause Copier plugged in? Power switch on? Copier does not Side cover closed operate. securely? Front cover closed? Is the original placed face...
  • Page 37: Status Indicators

    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. Indication Drum replacement required indicator TD cartridge replacement...
  • 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 ( ) indicator will go out and the AUTO indicator will begin to blink.
  • 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: Option And Supply Part Numbers And Storage

    OPTION AND SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND STORAGE When ordering supplies and option, please use the correct part numbers as listed below. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Supply list Supply Part number TD cartridge AL-100TD Drum cartridge...
  • 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. q Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button.
  • Page 42: Index

    INDEX Auto clear ..... 24, 25 Automatic exposure adjustment ..37 Auto power shut-off mode ..24, 25 Bypass tray .
  • Page 43 INDEX Power cord ....10, 15 Power on ......16 Power save modes .
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  • Page 46 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 B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 47: Sharp Corporation

    SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135. WWW.SHARP-USA.COM SHARP CORPORATION © 1998 SHARP CORPORATION PRINTED IN JAPAN TINSE0067QSZZw...

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