Sharp AL-800 Operation Manual

Sharp AL-800 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, or supplies, please call For customer assistance, please visit on the World Wide Web or call 1-(630)378-3590. SERIAL NUMBER...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

  • Page 4: Getting Started

    For quick reference during copier use, keep this manual in a handy location. The AL-840 can be used as a copier and as a laser printer while the AL-800 can be used only as a copier. This manual describes only the copier features.
  • Page 5: Main Features

    CAUTIONS SAFETY PRECAUTIONS This Digital Copier is rated Class 1 and complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 of the CDRH standards. This means that the copier does not produce hazardous laser radiation. For your safety, observe the precautions below. Do not remove the cabinet, operation panel or any other covers.
  • Page 6 r Scan once/ Print many The copier is equipped with a 1-page memory buffer. This memory allows the copier to scan an original 1 time only and make up to 50 copies. This feature allows for improved workflow, reduced operating noise from the copier and reduced wear and tear on the scanning mechanism, providing higher reliability.
  • Page 7: Part Names

    PART NAMES Original cover Original table Operation panel TD cartridge handle Paper tray Paper release lever Printer interfaces (AL-840 only) Front cover Paper output tray TD cartridge Paper guide Power switch Power cord socket Drum cartridge Drum cartridge handles...
  • Page 8: Operation Panel

    ON LINE indicator Lights up when the machine is used as a printer. (AL-840 only) The ON LINE indicator is not included in the AL-800. Off: Indicates copying is being performed or an alarm occurs. Blinking: Indicates printing of data from the computer has been interr upted and copying is being performed.
  • Page 9: Installation

    INSTALLATION Follow the procedure below for proper 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.
  • 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

    CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES Open the carton and check to ensure the following components and accessories are included. Interface cable (AL-840 only) Operation manual Printer driver CD-ROM (AL-840 only) If anything is not included or is damaged, contact our Technical Assistance Department at 1-(630)378-3590.
  • Page 12: Removing Protective Packing Materials

    REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS Remove the screw from the left side of the copier by rotating it in the direction indicated by the arrow. Remove protective material The screw must be used if the copier has to be moved. (p.45) Store the screw inside the front cover.
  • Page 13: Installing The Td Cartridge

    REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS After removing protecting material protective material paper during removal. INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE Be sure to remove the protective paper from the drum cartridge before installing the TD cartridge. Remove the TD cartridge from the bag. Hold the cartridge on both sides and shake it horizontally four or five times.
  • Page 14 Hold the handle of the TD cartridge so that the stamped markings on top of the cartridge are facing upward. Gently insert the TD cartridge into the copier along the guides in the direction indicated by the arrow. Align the projections on both sides with the guides. Close the front cover.
  • Page 15: Loading Copy Paper (Installing The Paper Tray)

    LOADING COPY PAPER (installing the paper tray) Hold the paper tray so that the paper guide of the paper tray is facing front and then insert the paper tray into the copier’s paper tray slots. Pull the paper release lever located at the back of the copier towards the front of the copier.
  • Page 16: Power To Copier

    Paper guide Make sure the paper release lever is pushed back. The paper will be clamped by the paper feed roller inside the copier. When placing special paper or several sheets of paper or when making two- sided copies, the paper may not be clamped inside the copier even if the paper release lever is pushed back.
  • Page 17: Connecting The Interface Cable (Al-840 Only)

    POWER TO COPIER Plug the other end of the power cord into the nearest outlet. Only insert the power cord into a properly grounded wall socket. Do not use extension cords or power strips. CONNECTING THE INTERFACE CABLE (AL-840 only) To use the AL-840 as a laser printer, connect it to the parallel interface cable.
  • Page 18: Power On

    POWER ON Turn the power switch located on the left side of the copier, to the “ON” position. The ready ) indicator will light to indicate the ready condition and the other indicators will display the initial settings of the copier. For initial settings, see the “Initial settings of the operation panel” described below.
  • Page 19: Making Copies

    MAKING COPIES This chapter describes all copying functions. PAPER For best results, use only paper recommended by SHARP. Type of media Standard paper and thick paper Special Transparency film media Envelope* * Do not use envelopes that have metal clasps, plastic snappers, string closures, windows, linings, self-adhesive, patches or synthetic materials.
  • Page 20 Turn the power switch on. Open the original cover. Place an original face down on the original table and align it with the original scale. (Make sure the upper left corner of the original is set to the position indicated by the “...
  • Page 21 NORMAL COPYING 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. If copying onto special papers, feed one sheet at a time and leave the copy quantity at 0.
  • Page 22: Setting A Large Original

    Setting a large original The original cover can be removed to allow copying of bulky objects. Simply lift the original cover straight up. Place the original cover that has been removed on the original to block off the light from inside the copier. Large original To reattach the original cover, reverse the above procedure.
  • Page 23: Reduction/Enlargement/Zoom

    EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT/PHOTO COPYING Use the light ( If exposure level 2 is selected, the two left-hand indicators will light up simultaneously. If level 4 is selected, the two right-hand indicators will light up simultaneously. Set the number of copies using the copy quantity ( ) key.
  • Page 24: Two-Sided Copying

    To select a preset copy ratio: Preset reduction and enlargement ratios are: 50%, 64%, 78%, 129%, and 200% 200% MAX. 129% 100% MIN. Set the number of copies using the copy quantity ( ) key. TWO-SIDED COPYING Two-sided copying can be made on this copier. Example: The following two originals will be copied onto both sides of copy paper.
  • Page 25 TWO SIDED COPYING Replace the first original with the second original on the original table and close the original cover. Place the second original in the reverse orientation to the first original. When feeding copies to copy onto the back side, be sure to feed them one sheet at a time.
  • Page 26: Special Functions

    SPECIAL FUNCTIONS DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS This chapter describes the special functions of this copier. Toner save mode (page 25) Reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. Power save modes (page 26) The copier has two power save modes of operation: preheat mode and auto power shut-off mode.
  • Page 27: 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 28 Press the print ( ) key. The entered program number will be lit steadily 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 29: Supplies And User Maintenance

    SUPPLIES AND USER MAINTENANCE This chapter describes how to replace the TD cartridge and the drum cartridge. 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 information on purchasing TD cartridges, see SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND STORAGE on page 44.
  • Page 30: Drum Cartridge Replacement

    Grasp the handle of the cartridge and pull the cartridge clear of the copier. Dispose of the old TD cartridge in accordance with local regulations. Install a new TD cartridge. To install the new cartridge, see page 12, INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE. Close the front cover and turn on the copier power.
  • Page 31 DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT Gently pull the TD cartridge out and place it on the scrap paper which was prepared in step 1. To remove the TD cartridge, see page 28, step 3. Using both hands grasp the tabs on the drum cartridge between your thumb and index finger and gently pull the cartridge up and out in a circular motion to lift it clear of the copier.
  • Page 32: User Maintenance

    ) indicator will go out. 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 33: Original Table And Original Cover

    USER MAINTENANCE Original table and original cover Dirt or 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 Cleaning the drum cartridge If some parts of the images are missing from the printed page, you may need to clean the...
  • Page 34: When Copier Is Not In Use

    Gently rub the surface of the drum (green portion) with the rolled-up paper to remove any particles of toner caking on the drum. Do not touch the drum surface with the edges of rolled-up paper. Do not let the drum surface come into contact with anything other than the rolled-up paper.
  • Page 35: Copier Trouble

    COPIER TROUBLE? This chapter describes misfeed removal and troubleshooting. MISFEED REMOVAL When the misfeed ( of a misfeed. First check the misfeed location. Remove the misfed paper following the instructions for each location shown in the illustration below. blinks in the display, proceed to “A. Misfeed in the paper tray”. (p. 34) If the paper is misfed here, proceed to “A.
  • Page 36: Misfeed In The Copier

    Straighten the edges of the stack of paper and then reinsert it into the paper tray. Push the paper release lever back again to secure the paper. B. Misfeed in the copier Place some scrap paper on a nearby level surface. Push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
  • Page 37: Misfeed In The Exit Area

    MISFEED REMOVAL The fusing unit is hot. Do not touch the fusing unit when removing misfed paper. Doing so may cause a burn injury. Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the drum cartridge. Doing so may damage the drum and cause smudges on copies. Remove the misfed paper by grasping the end of the paper nearest you and pulling it gently in a straight line.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING If any problem occurs, check the list below before contacting the SHARP service center. Problem Possible cause Copier plugged in? Copier does not operate. Power switch on? Front cover closed? Is the original placed face Blank copies down on the original...
  • Page 39: Copy And Print Quality Problems

    If you experience a problem which does not seem to fall under any of the cases listed in this table, or if you are concerned about any other aspect of copying and printing operation, contact your SHARP service center. Problem...
  • Page 40 The paper may be too characters damp. Thank you very much for buying a SHARP laser printer. This manual tells you how to set up, operate and maintain your new printer, and contains advice on how to get the best performance from the printer.
  • Page 41 Resolution is set to 600 dpi. Thank you very much for buying a SHARP laser printer. This manual tells you how to set up, operate and maintain your new printer, and contains advice on how to get the best performance from the printer.
  • Page 42: Status Indicators

    When any of following indicators light up or blink on the operation panel or the following alphanumeric codes appear in the display, solve the problem by referring to both the table below and the relevant page. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Indication Steadily...
  • Page 43: 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 44: 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 45: 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 46: Moving Instructions

    MOVING INSTRUCTIONS When moving this copier, follow the procedure below. When moving this copier, be sure to remove the TD cartridge from the machine. This prevents toner from spilling inside the machine during shipment. Turn the power switch off and disconnect the power cord. Remove the printer interface cable.
  • Page 47: Index

    INDEX Auto clear ..... 25, 26 Automatic exposure adjustment ..42 Auto power shut-off mode ..25, 26 Cautions .
  • Page 48 Screw ......11, 45 Special paper ..... 18 Specifications - copier .
  • Page 49 U.S. location. You will be required to provide consent for acceptance of an exchange unit and provide credit card authorization. At that time, Sharp will ship to you, at no cost, an exchange for your defective Product. The exchange unit we ship to you will be new or remanufactured.
  • Page 50 Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer.

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