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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    DIGITAL LASER COPIER/PRINTER AR-153E AR-157E MODEL AR-153E AR-157E OPERATION MANUAL INTRODUCTION LOADING PAPER MAKING COPIES SPECIAL FUNCTIONS MAINTENANCE TROUBLESHOOTING THE UNIT OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE APPENDIX Page...
  • Page 2 FOR YOUR RECORDS ... To protect against loss theft, record and retain for reference the copier's serial number located on the back of the unit. Model Number Serial Number Date of Purchase Authorized Sharp Copier Service Department Number...
  • Page 3: Cautions On Using

    CAUTIONS Caution label on the unit The label ( ) in the fusing area of the unit indicates the following: : Caution, risk of danger : Caution, hot surface Cautions on using Follow the cautions below when using this unit. Warning: •...
  • Page 4: Cautions On Handling

    ) calculated as an 8hr. time-weighted average concentration. However, since the small amount that is emitted may have an objectionable odor, it is advisable to place the unit in a ventilated area. ® Partner, SHARP has determined that ® guidelines for energy...
  • Page 5 PRINTER/SCANNER EXPANSION KIT (AR-PG2)...38 SINGLE PASS FEEDER (AR-SP5)...38 250-SHEET PAPER FEED UNIT (AR-D16) ...39 INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE SOFTWARE FOR THE SHARP PERSONAL MFP SERIES...40 HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS ...41 BEFORE INSTALLATION...41 INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE ..43 INDICATORS ON THE OPERATION PANEL ...53 USING THE PRINTER MODE ...54...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    This chapter provides basic information for using the unit. USING THE MANUAL The operation manual contains explanations of how to operate the unit, important considerations, and maintenance procedures. To get the most out of the unit, please read the operation manual. Please keep the operation manuals in a suitable location that will allow for convenient future reference.
  • Page 7: Part Names

    PART NAMES RSPF (AR-157E) Original Original feeder tray exit area Multi-bypass Paper tray 2 tray Toner cartridge Original table Operation panel Front cover Paper tray Side cover Side cover open button Bypass paper guides Paper output tray Paper output tray extension Original cover (AR-153E) Original guide...
  • Page 8: Operation Panel

    OPERATION PANEL Original to copy key and indicators (AR-157E) 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.16) Light and dark keys and indicators Use to adjust the MANUAL or PHOTO exposure level.
  • Page 9: Loading Paper

    LOADING PAPER Follow the steps below to load paper into the tray. PAPER For best results, use only paper recommended by SHARP. Type of paper Type of media feeding Paper tray Standard paper Multi-bypass Standard paper and tray thick paper...
  • Page 10: Loading The Paper Tray

    LOADING THE PAPER TRAY Raise the handle of the paper tray and pull the paper tray out until it stops. Adjust the paper guides on the paper tray to the copy paper width and length. Squeeze the lever of paper guide the guide to match with the width of the paper.
  • Page 11 Gently push the paper tray back into the unit. • After loading paper, to cancel the blinking copying, press the clear ( and the start ( ) indicator will light up. • Be sure that paper is free of rips, dust, wrinkles, and curled or bent edges.
  • Page 12: Bypass Feed (Including Special Paper)

    BYPASS FEED (including special paper) The multi-bypass tray can be used to feed standard paper, transparency film, labels, envelopes and other special purpose paper. Paper measuring from 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14" and in the weight range of 14 lbs. to 34.5 lbs. can be used in this tray. (For paper weighing from 28 lbs.
  • Page 13 • Paper must be fed narrow side into the feed slot. • Special papers such as transparency film and labels must be fed one sheet at a time through the multi-bypass tray. • When copying onto transparency film, remove each copy promptly.
  • Page 14: Making Copies

    This chapter explains basic and other copying functions. The unit is equipped with a one-page memory buffer. This memory allows the unit to scan an original once only and make up to 99 copies. This feature improves workflow, reduces operation noise from the copier, and provides higher reliability by reducing wear and tear on the scanning mechanism.
  • Page 15: Power On

    POWER ON Turn the power switch on the left side of the unit to the "ON" position. The start ( indicator will light up. • The unit will enter a power save mode once the set time has elapsed without any unit operation. The settings of the power save modes can be modified.
  • Page 16: Original Placement

    Power off methods If not used for a certain period of time, the unit will automatically enter auto power shut-off mode (p.22) in order to minimize power consumption. In cases where the machine will not be used for a long time, turn off the power switch and remove the power cord from the outlet.
  • Page 17 Using the RSPF/SPF The RSPF/SPF is designed to hold up to 30 originals measuring from 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14" and weighting from 14 lbs. to 23.9 lbs. • Before feeding originals in the original feeder tray, be sure to remove any staples or paper clips from them.
  • Page 18: Set The Copy Quantity

    SET THE COPY QUANTITY Set the number of copies using the two copy quantity ( from the original table or copying from RSPF/SPF. • Press the clear ( • A single copy can be made with the initial setting, i.e., when "0" is displayed.
  • Page 19: Automatic Exposure Adjustment

    Automatic exposure adjustment This automatic exposure level will remain in effect until you change it again by this procedure. The automatic exposure level can be adjusted to suit your copying needs. This level is set for copying from the original table and copying from the RSPF/SPF respectively. When adjusting the automatic exposure level for copying from the RSPF/SPF, place an original in the original feeder tray and make sure that the RSPF/SPF (...
  • Page 20: Reduction/Enlargement/Zoom

    REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM Three preset reduction ratios and two enlargement ratios can be selected. The zoom function enables copy ratio selection from 25% to 400% in 1% increments. Set the original and check the paper size. Use the copy ratio selector key and/or ZOOM ( select the desired copy ratio.
  • Page 21: Selecting The Tray

    SELECTING THE TRAY • Paper sizes that can be used in the duplex copy mode are letter, legal, and invoice. When copying from the original table in the duplex copy mode, only letter size paper can be used. (AR-157E) • The multi-bypass tray cannot be used in the duplex copy mode. Press the tray select ( Each time you press the tray select ( indicated by the paper feed location indicator changes in...
  • Page 22: Special Functions

    This chapter describes the special functions of this unit. Use these functions as needed. ABOUT THE SPECIAL FUNCTIONS OF AR-157E Two sided copying When copying from the RSPF, two-side originals can be copied automatically without having to manually turn them over. Automatic two-sided copying can also be performed without using the RSPF.
  • Page 23 Making two-sided copies Place the original(s) on the original table or in the RSPF. (see "ORIGINAL PLACEMENT" (p.14). Select two-sided copy mode. A: When copying in a one-sided to two-sided mode: Use the original to copy key to select the desired one-sided to two-sided copying mode (Turn on Long Edge or Turn on Short Edge).
  • Page 24: Description Of Special Functions

    DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS Toner save mode (page 22) Reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. Power save modes (page 23) The unit has two power save modes of operation: preheat mode and auto power shut-off mode. Preheat mode When the unit enters the preheat mode, the power save ( and other indicators will remain on or off as before.
  • Page 25: User Programs

    Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds. The MANUAL ( and the PHOTO ( to blink. The light and dark indicator marked "5" will light up, indicating the standard toner mode is active. To enter the toner save mode, press the light ( ) key.
  • Page 26: Displaying Total Number Of Copies

    Program Auto clear time Preheat mode Auto power shut- off timer Stream feeding mode Auto power shut- off mode Resolution of AUTO & MANUAL mode * Factory default settings are indicated with an asterisk (*). Press the start ( will be steadily lit and the entered value will be stored. Press the light ( copy mode.
  • Page 27: Maintenance

    This chapter describes how to replace the toner cartridge and how to clean the unit. 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 28 Gently pull the toner cartridge out while pressing the lock release lever. • After removing the toner cartridge, do not shake it or tap on it. Doing so may cause toner to leak from the cartridge. Put the old cartridge immediately in the bag contained in the box of the new cartridge.
  • Page 29 Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The indicator will go out and the start ( ) indicator will light When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
  • Page 30: Cleaning The Unit

    CLEANING THE UNIT Proper care is essential in order to get clean, sharp copies. Be sure to take a few minutes to regularly clean the unit. • Before cleaning, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
  • Page 31: Transfer Charger

    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. (p.14) Ensure that the multi-bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button. Take the charger cleaner out by holding the tab.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting The Unit

    TROUBLESHOOTING THE UNIT This chapter describes misfeed removal and troubleshooting. TROUBLESHOOTING If any problem occurs, check the list below before contacting the SHARP service center. Problem Unit plugged in? Power switch on? Unit does not Side cover closed securely? Gently close the side cover.
  • Page 33: 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 Developer...
  • Page 34: Misfeed Removal

    MISFEED REMOVAL When the misfeed ( stop because of a misfeed. If a misfeed occurs when using the RSPF/SPF, a number may appear in the display after a minus sign. This indicates the number of the originals that must be returned to the original feeder tray after a misfeed. Return the required number of originals.
  • Page 35 A: Misfeed in the paper feed area Gently remove the misfed paper from the paper feed area as shown in the illustration. When the misfeed ( blinks and the misfed paper is not seen from the paper feed area, pull out the paper tray and remove the misfed paper. If the paper cannot be removed, proceed to "B: Misfeed in the fusing area".
  • Page 36 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". Raise the fusing unit release lever and then close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button.
  • Page 37 Raise the fusing unit release lever, close the front cover and then close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The misfeed ( go out and the start ( When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
  • Page 38 (B) Open the RSPF/SPF and rotate the roller rotating knob to remove the misfed original from the exit area. If the misfed original cannot be easily removed, proceed to (C). (AR-157E) With the RSPF, pull out the reversing tray to remove the misfed original. With the RSPF, after removing the misfed original from the exit area, be sure to insert the reversing tray into the exit area until it locks in place.
  • Page 39: Developer Required

    When the developer replacement required ( ) indicator lights up, the developer should be replaced. DEVELOPER REPLACEMENT SHOULD ONLY BE DONE BY AN AUTORIZED SHARP SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Contact your service center as soon as possible. MAINTENANCE REQUIRED When maintenance ( ) indicator lights up, service by an authorized SHARP service technician is required.
  • Page 40: Ar-153E

    OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION A number of options are available for the unit which allow you to configure a system to meet your particular needs. The options include the following. Printer/Scanner Expansion Kit (AR-PG2) AR-157E PRINTER/SCANNER EXPANSION KIT (AR-PG2) A printer function and scanner function can be added to the unit by installing the AR- PG2.
  • Page 41: 250-Sheet Paper Feed Unit (Ar-D16)

    Click "Control Panel", select "Printer and Other Hardware", and then click "Printer and Faxes". On Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000, select "Setting" and click "Printers". Click the "SHARP AR-153E" printer driver icon and from the "File" menu select "Properties". On Windows 95/98/Me, click the "SHARP AR-153E" printer driver icon, select "Properties"...
  • Page 42: Installing The Software

    The following term is used in this chapter. CD-ROM Means the supplied CD-ROM with the SHARP Personal MFP series software. SOFTWARE FOR THE SHARP PERSONAL MFP SERIES The supplied CD-ROM includes software for this unit.
  • Page 43: Hardware And Software Requirements

    HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS Check the following hardware and software requirements in order to install the software. Computer type IBM PC/AT or compatible computer equipped with a USB1.1* Operating system* Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (ServicePack 5 or later)* Professional* Home Edition* Display...
  • Page 44 Flow of installation Refer to the following table and then begin installation. Operating Interface system Windows XP Parallel Windows 98 Parallel Windows Me Parallel Windows 2000 Parallel Windows 95/ Parallel NT 4.0 Reference pages for how to install USB/ Installing onto Windows XP (USB/parallel interface) (p.43) Installing onto Windows 98/Me/2000 (USB interface) (p.47) Installing onto Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000...
  • Page 45: Installing The Software

    INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE The following term is used in this section. Means the unit as a printer and scanner. • For this description, it is assumed that the mouse is configured for right hand operation. • To print or scan, the MFP must be in the online state. •...
  • Page 46 • If you are using the parallel interface connection, do not select the Button Manager checkbox because this feature is not supported with the parallel interface. • If the following screen appears, click the "OK" button. Review the contents in "BEFORE INSTALLATION" (p.41), and then select only appropriate the software packages to be installed.
  • Page 47 Begin installation of the Button Manager (This step will start if it was selected in step 4). After confirming the message in the "Welcome" window, click the "Next" button. Read the message in the "Please read the following information." window, and then click the "Next" button. When a message appears that lets you specify the location for the software to be installed, click the "Next"...
  • Page 48 Windows XP with the parallel interface, go to step 12. Begin installation of the scanner driver. "SHARP AR-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your MFP) will appear in the "Found New Hardware Wizard" dialog box.
  • Page 49 Installing onto Windows 98/Me/2000 (USB interface) Before starting the installation, make sure the USB interface cable is not connected to the MFP. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click "My Computer" ( CD-ROM ( ) icon. When any of "Hardware Found", or "Found New Hardware Wizard" messages appear during the software installation, be sure to click the "Cancel"...
  • Page 50 Copying files for MFP driver installation. After confirming the message in the "Welcome" window, click the "Next" button. A dialog box appears asking you to verify that the interface cable is not connected to the MFP. Make sure that the interface cable is not connected and click the "Next"...
  • Page 51 Begin installation of the Sharpdesk (This step will start if it was selected in step 4). After confirming the message in the "Welcome to Sharpdesk installation" window, click the "Next" button. Read the message in the "Information" window, and then click the "Next"...
  • Page 52: Parallel Interface

    Installing onto Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000 (Parallel interface) Before starting the installation, make sure the USB or parallel interface cable is not connected to the MFP. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click "My Computer" ( CD-ROM ( When any of "Hardware Found", or "Found New Hardware Wizard" messages appear during the software installation, be sure to click the "Cancel"...
  • Page 53 Copying files for MFP driver installation and parallel interface setup (This step will start if it was selected in step 4). After confirming the message in the "Welcome" window, click the "Next" button. A dialog box appears asking you to verify that the USB or parallel interface cable is not connected to the MFP.
  • Page 54 Begin installation of the Sharpdesk (This step will start if it was selected in step 4). After confirming the message in the "Welcome to Sharpdesk installation" window, click the "Next" button. Read the message in the "Information" window, and then click the "Next"...
  • Page 55: Indicators On The Operation Panel

    INDICATORS ON THE OPERATION PANEL The ONLINE indicator and the start ( scanner. SCANNER indicator Start indicator Indicates the unit is ready for copying or scanning is being performed. Blinking: The indicator blinks in the following situations: • When a print job is interrupted. •...
  • Page 56: Using The Printer Mode

    Click "Control Panel", select "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Printers and Faxes". On Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000, select "Settings" and click "Printers". Click the "SHARP AR-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) printer driver icon and from the "File" menu select "Properties".
  • Page 57 Specify the print settings including the number of copies, media type, and print quality, and then click the "Print" button to start printing. On Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0, click the "OK" button to start printing. For details on print settings, see the online manual or the help file for the printer driver.
  • Page 58: Using The Scanner Mode

    Click the "start" button, select "Control Panel" and click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Scanners and Cameras" in the start menu. Right click the "SHARP AR-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) icon and click "Properties"...
  • Page 59 Repeat Step4 to set "ScanMenu SC2" through "ScanMenu SC6". Click the "Scanner events" and select "ScanMenu SC2" from the pull-down menu. Select "Button Manager (SHARP Personal MFP series)" in "Start this program" and click "Apply". Do the same for each ScanMenu through "ScanMenu SC6".
  • Page 60 Scan Button Destination Setting Dialog Box After you have completed the Button Manager settings in Windows, configure the scan settings in Button Manager. To configure the scan settings in Button Manager, right click the ( ) icon in the Taskbar and select "Setting" from the menu that appears.
  • Page 61 Windows Platforms provide a mechanism for software to handle external events for a scanner device like the SHARP AR-xxxx (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) series products. This mechanism is controlled by the device manager on a device basis.
  • Page 62 Using the SCANNER key to begin scanning • Scanning is not possible during a copy job. • If the unit is used to begin a scan job during a print job, the scan job will be stored and scanning will begin when the print job is completed. •...
  • Page 63 RSPF/SPF will be output to the exit area after scanning. To scan the original after the pre-scan, place the original in the RSPF/SPF once again. Using the SHARP TWAIN Place the original(s) you wish to scan on the original table/RSPF/ SPF.
  • Page 64 Select "SHARP Personal MFP series", and click the "Select" button. Select "Acquire Image" from the "File" menu, or click the "Acquire" button ( Set the configuration for scanning (refer to the online manual and help file), and click the "Scan" button.
  • Page 65 Click the "start" button , select "Control Panel", and click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Scanners and Cameras" in the start menu. Click the "SHARP AR-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) icon and click "Get picture" in "Imaging Tasks".
  • Page 66: How To Use The Online Manual

    HOW TO USE THE ONLINE MANUAL The online manual provides detailed instructions for operating the unit as the printer or scanner and a list of methods for dealing with printing or scanner problems. To access the online manual, your computer must have Acrobat Reader 5.0 or a later version.
  • Page 67: Installing Acrobat Reader

    To close the online manual, click the ( the window. • The online manual can be printed out using Acrobat Reader. SHARP recommends printing out the sections which you refer to regularly. • Refer to "Help" of Acrobat Reader for more details on the operation and function of Acrobat Reader.
  • Page 68: Using Other Installed Drivers

    GDI printer or a Windows Printing System printer, you must change the port setting of the printer driver using the following procedure. If another printer does not operate properly when the SHARP Personal MFP series printer driver is set to "FILE" as described below, uninstall the SHARP Personal MFP series printer driver.
  • Page 69: Connecting The Interface Cable

    CONNECTING THE INTERFACE CABLE This unit includes both USB and parallel interface connectors. Interface cables for connecting the unit to your computer are not included with this unit. Please purchase the appropriate cable for your computer. Interface cable Parallel interface cable IEEE 1284-Shielded type bi-directional parallel interface cable (6 feet Max.) USB interface cable Shielded twisted pair cable, high-speed transmission equivalent (6 feet Max.)
  • Page 70: Connecting The Parallel Interface Cable

    Connecting the parallel interface cable Obtain an IEEE1284 shielded parallel interface cable. Ensure that your computer and unit are turned off. Insert the cable into the parallel interface connector located on the rear of the unit, and fasten with clasps. Insert the other end of the cable into the interface connector of your computer.
  • Page 71: Appendix

    SPECIFICATIONS Model Type Copy system Originals Paper tray Multi-bypass tray Paper output tray RSPF Original table/ Original sizes RSPF Original table Original feed RSPF Copy size Image loss Copy speed Continuous copying First-copy time (Approximately) Copy ratio Original table Exposure system RSPF Fusing system...
  • Page 72 Model Width Unit dimensions Depth Height Operating conditions Noise level Emission concentration (measurement according to RAL-UZ 62) Optional equipment Feed paper lengthwise only. Leading and trailing edges. Along the other edges in totals. The trailing edge of the second (Two-side copy mode). Not includes Toner cartridge.
  • Page 73: Optional Equipment

    19.6" (W) x 15.6" (D) x 3.5" (H) Power supply Drawn from the unit 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 74: Index

    INDEX 250-Sheet paper feed unit ... 39 Acrobat Reader ... 65 Alarm indicator - Developer replacement required indicator... 6, 31, 37 - Maintenance indicator ... 6, 31, 37 - Misfeed indicator ... 6, 31, 32 - Toner cartridge replacement required indicator... 6, 25, 31 Appendix ...
  • Page 75 Tray select key ... 6, 19 Troubleshooting... 30 Troubleshooting the unit... 30 USB interface cable... 67 Using other installed drivers ... 66 Using the manual ... 4 Using the printer mode ... 54 Using the scanner mode ... 56 Using the SHARP TWAIN ... 61...
  • Page 76 - Transport area... 34 Replacing the toner cartridge ... 25 Scanning - Button Manager... 56 - Scanner and Camera Wizard ... 63 - SHARP TWAIN ... 61 Selecting the tray... 19 Setting the copy quality - AUTO ... 17 - MANUAL ... 16 - PHOTO...
  • Page 77: Software License

    SHARP’S Licensors and any other proprietary legends of SHARP and/or its Licensors that were on the original copy of the Software. You may also transfer all your license rights in the software, the backup copy of the Software, the related documentation and a copy of this License to another party, provided the other party reads and agrees to the terms and conditions of this License.
  • Page 78 DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. In no event shall SHARP'S total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you for the Software.
  • Page 79: Material Safety Data Sheet

    Eye; (Name and Telephone Number) Sharp Electronics Corporation Telephone number for information: 1-800-237-4277 Emergency telephone number: Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. Telephone number for information: 905-890-2100 Emergency telephone number: Sharp Electronics (U.K.) Ltd. Telephone number for information: 01923-474013 CAS No.
  • Page 80 Section 6. Physical Chemical Characteristics Boiling / Melting Point: Not applicable Vapor Pressure: Not applicable Vapor Density: Not applicable Evaporation Rate: Not applicable Appearance: Fine powder Odor: Odorless Section 7. Fire and Explosion Data Flash Point (Method Used): Ignition Temperature: Flammable Limits: Extinguishing Media: Special Fire Fighting Procedure:...
  • Page 81 Eye; (Name and Telephone Number) Sharp Electronics Corporation Telephone number for information: 1-800-237-4277 Emergency telephone number: Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. Telephone number for information: 905-890-2100 Emergency telephone number: Sharp Electronics (U.K.) Ltd. Telephone number for information: 01923-474013 CAS No.
  • Page 82 Section 6. Physical Chemical Characteristics Boiling / Melting Point: Not applicable Vapor Pressure: Not applicable Vapor Density: Not applicable Evaporation Rate: Not applicable Appearance: Fine powder Odor: Odorless Section 7. Fire and Explosion Data Flash Point (Method Used): Ignition Temperature: Flammable Limits: Extinguishing Media: Special Fire Fighting Procedure:...
  • Page 83 SELLING DEALER EXTENDS TO YOU. In order to assure you, the end-user, of warranty protection, Sharp extends a limited warranty to each of its authorized dealers and, in turn, requires each of its authorized dealers to extend its own warranty to you on terms that are no less favorable than those given to the dealer by Sharp.
  • Page 84 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135. www.sharp-usa.com Printed on Recycled Paper PRINTED IN CHINA 2002G TINSE0800QSZZ...
  • Page 86 Failed to Install the MFP Driver (Windows 2000/XP) Faint, Uneven or Smeared Print Output Characters or Graphics are not Printed in Correct Position Nothing Prints Poor Scanning Result The Scanned Image is Incorrectly Positioned Unable to Scan the Image Uninstalling SHARP Personal MFP Series Software Index...
  • Page 87 How to Use the Online Manual This Online Manual provides instruction for the operation of your new unit. Please read the following explanation of how to use the Online Manual, and then search for the information that you need. For more information about computers, operating systems and Acrobat Reader, please refer to the relevant manual or help file.
  • Page 88 Printing Overview The flow chart shown below provides printing overview. Reference: For more information on printing, see ! When the paper source is the paper tray or multi-bypass tray, verify that the paper has been loaded before starting printing. ! Ensure printing has been completed before turning the power off. Do not remove the power cord before turning Caution the unit off.
  • Page 89 Select "Print" from the application's "File" menu. Click here. Make sure that "SHARP AR-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) is selected as the current printer. If you intend to change any print setting, click the "Preferences"...
  • Page 90 Click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Printers and Faxes". On Windows 2000, click "Printers". Click the "SHARP AR-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) printer driver icon and select "Properties" from the "File" menu. Click the "Printing Preferences" button in the "General"...
  • Page 91 Printer Driver Settings To view Help for a setting, click the ( ) button in the upper right-hand corner of the window and then click the setting. The AR-157E printer driver setup screen is shown below. The settings and the image of the unit will vary depending on the model.
  • Page 92 Printing a Watermark To print a watermark, for example "CONFIDENTIAL", on your document, refer to the following steps. Open the printer driver and click the "Watermarks" tab. Reference: Basic Printing for details on how to open the printer driver. How to Print a Watermark From the "Watermark"...
  • Page 93 Fitting the Printed Image to the Paper This printer driver can adjust the zoom ratio for printing according to the paper loaded in the unit. Follow the steps shown below to use this function. The instruction below assumes that you intend to print a Letter size document onto an Invoice size paper.
  • Page 94 Printing Multiple Pages on One Page This feature allows you to print two or four document pages onto a single page. To use this function, open the printer driver setup screen, select "2-Up" or "4-Up" for "N-Up Printing" on the "Main" tab. The "N-Up Printing"...
  • Page 95 Two-sided Printing (AR-157E only) You can print on both sides of the paper. To use this function, open the printer driver setup screen and select "2- Sided (Book)" or "2-Sided (Tablet)" from "Document Style" in the "Main" tab. When using two-sided printing, select "Tray 1" or "Tray 2" for the "Paper Source" in the "Paper" tab. Note The following example shows the result when portrait data is printed on both sides of the paper.
  • Page 96 Outline of the Print Status Window When printing begins, the Print Status Window activates and appears on the screen. The Print Status Window is a program designed to show the current printer status including the document name being printed and error messages. Status icon This icon informs you of the print status.
  • Page 97 Scanning Overview The flow chart shown below provides scanning overview. The environment in which the unit's scanning function can be used is subject to certain limitations. For details, see "BEFORE INSTALLATION" in the Operation Manual. Caution When scanning from TWAIN* -compliant or WIA* -compliant application...
  • Page 98 Scanning an Image from a TWAIN-Compliant Application (part 1) The SHARP scanner driver conforms to TWAIN, the industry standard, making it compatible with a variety of TWAIN- compliant applications. Below is a step-by-step guide for acquiring a scanned image to the Sharpdesk desktop screen using Sharpdesk.
  • Page 99 Scanning an Image from a TWAIN-Compliant Application (part 2) Select "Acquire Image" from the "File" menu, or click the "Acquire" button ( The scanner driver setup screen will appear. Reference: Scanner Driver Settings In the "Scanning Position" menu, select the position in which you placed the original in Step 1 ("Platen"...
  • Page 100: Scanner Driver Settings

    Scanning an Image from a TWAIN-Compliant Application (part 3) Scanner Driver Settings The scanner driver setup screen consists of the "Set-up screen", which lets you select scan settings, and the "Preview screen", which shows the scanned image. For details on the scan settings, click the "Help" button to display Help. Set-up screen "Scanning Position"...
  • Page 101 Scanning an Image from a TWAIN-Compliant Application (part 4) Preview screen "Auto Scan Area Adjustment" button Click when the preview screen is displayed to automatically set the scanning area. Click the "Auto Scan Area Adjustment" button to adjust the scanning area automatically.
  • Page 102 Note Click here. If you have WIA drivers for other devices installed in your computer, the "Select Device" screen will open. Select "SHARP AR-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) and click the "OK" button. Click here.
  • Page 103 Scanning an Image from a WIA-Compliant Application (Windows XP) (part 2) Select the paper source and picture type, and click the "Preview" button. The preview image will appear. If you placed the original on the original table, select "Flatbed" for the "Paper source". If you placed the original in the RSPF/SPF, select "Document Feeder"...
  • Page 104 Click the "start" button, click "Control Panel", click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Scanners and Cameras". Click the "SHARP AR-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) icon and then click "Get pictures" in "Imaging Tasks".
  • Page 105 Scanning an Image from the "Scanner and Camera Wizard" (Windows XP) (part 2) Select the "Picture type" and "Paper source", and click the "Next" button. If you placed the original on the original table, select "Flatbed" for the "Paper source". If you placed the original in the RSPF/SPF, select "Document Feeder"...
  • Page 106 Scanning an Image from the "Scanner and Camera Wizard" (Windows XP) (part 3) When scanning ends, the following screen will appear. Select the next task you wish to perform, and then click the "Next" button. If you are ready to end the session, click "Nothing. I'm finished working with these pictures".
  • Page 107 Outline of Button Manager Button Manager is a utility software to link scanning functions to the SCANNER key on the unit. This software enables you to set scanning functions to six different scan menus, which will be linked the SCANNER key on the unit. Reference: To begin scanning using the unit's operation panel, settings must be established in the Control Panel after the Button Manager is installed.
  • Page 108 "start" button, select "All Programs" ("Programs" on Windows 98/Me/2000), Note select "SHARP Personal MFP series", and then click "Button Manager" to start Button Manager. Select "Settings" from the displayed pop-up menu. The setting screen of Button Manager will open.
  • Page 109 Characters or Graphics are not Printed in Correct Position Nothing Prints Uninstalling SHARP Personal MFP Series Software Make sure that the unit is not working. You cannot print from your computer or scan from the unit while the unit is making copies.
  • Page 110 Check the Connection between the Unit and Computer CHECK1 Is the interface cable compatible with the unit and computer? Interface cables compatible with this unit are USB and parallel cables. Check which type of cable is supported by your computer, and then purchase one of the following cables accordingly: USB cable Shielded twisted pair cable (6 feet Max.: high-speed...
  • Page 111 Check Your Computer Reference: Plug and Play Screen does not Appear (when the USB is connected) CHECK1 Is there enough computer memory or hard disk space? To use this unit, you must have an adequate amount of hard disk space. If there is insufficient hard disk space, delete unnecessary files to increase the free space of the hard disk.
  • Page 112 Plug and Play Screen does not Appear (when the USB is connected) If the Plug and Play screen does not appear after you connect the unit to your computer with a USB cable and turn on the power of both devices, follow the steps below to verify that the USB port is available. Click the "start"...
  • Page 113 Failed to Install the MFP Driver (Windows 2000/XP) If the MFP driver cannot be installed under Windows 2000/XP, check your computer's settings according to the following procedure. Click the "start" button, and then click "Control Panel". On Windows 2000, click the "Start" button, select "Settings", and then click "Control Panel".
  • Page 114 When the developer replacement required ( indicator lights up, the developer should be replaced. DEVELOPER REPLACEMENT SHOULD ONLY BE DONE BY AN AUTHORIZED SHARP SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Contact your service center as soon as possible. CHECK5 Is it near time to replace the toner cartridge?
  • Page 115 Characters or Graphics are not Printed in Correct Position If a document is printed skewed or partly off the paper, follow the steps listed below. CHECK1 Is the paper size loaded in the tray the same as that specified in the printer driver? Check if the "Paper Size"...
  • Page 116 ) key If you still cannot print after confirming the "SHARP AR- XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) printer driver icon, the printer driver may not have been installed correctly.
  • Page 117 Poor Scanning Result If you get poor quality as a result of a scanning job, and you cannot improve the quality by changing preferences, refer to the check list shown below. CHECK1 Is the original clean? Check your original before scanning. If any dust sticks to the original, you cannot obtain a clean result.
  • Page 118 The Scanned Image is Incorrectly Positioned If the scanned image is incorrectly positioned, refer to the check list shown below. CHECK1 Have you placed the original straight? Place the original straight on the original table. Reference: Refer to "ORIGINAL PLACEMENT" in the Operation Manual for the detail on how to set the original.
  • Page 119 SHARP Personal MFP series software. Refer to "INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE" in the Operation Manual for the order of installation of the SHARP Personal MFP series software and connection of the USB cable, and reinstall the SHARP Personal MFP series software.
  • Page 120 If printing or scanning is not possible, or Button Manager does not function correctly, check the items in "Unable to Scan the Image". If you still cannot solve the problem, follow the steps below to uninstall SHARP Personal MFP series software (MFP driver (printer driver/scanner driver), Button Manager), and then reinstall it.
  • Page 121 Index Application Selection "Auto Scan Area Adjustment" button 15 Basic Printing Border "Brightness/Contrast" button Button Manager Button Manager Settings Document Style Fit To Page Fit To Paper Size Help Button Manager Print Status Window Printer driver Scanner driver TWAIN driver WIA driver How to Use the Online Manual Interface...

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