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CF 911 P
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    4119-7704-02 CF 911 P Operator’s Manual...

  • Page 2: Using The Printer Properly

    Using the Printer Properly To ensure the optimum performance of the printer, follow the precautions listed below. • Never place a heavy object on the printer. • Never subject the printer to shocks. • Never open any doors or turn the printer off while the printer is making printings. •...

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    Using the Printer Properly • Always use the correct power voltage, as improper voltage can cause a fire or electrical shock. • Never use a multiple outlet adapter, as a fire or electrical shock can result. • Should the power cord become damaged, immediately turn the printer off, unplug the power cord and call your technical representative.

  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety Information SAFETY INFORMATION This color printer is a digital printer which operates by means of a laser. There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided the printer is operated according to the instructions in this manual. Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housing, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.

  • Page 5: For European Users

    Safety Information For European Users: WARNING Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure. This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is 26.79µW and the wavelength is 780nm.

  • Page 6: Laser Safety Labels

    Safety Information Laser Safety Labels [Label on printer surface] A laser safety label is attached to the outside of the printer as shown below. C4119O009AA Manufacturer’s Name Plate The Manufacturer’s Name Plate is affixed at the position illustrated above. Please write down the Model Name and Serial No. of your printer here, if necessary. Model: Serial No.:...

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    Regulatry Information WARNING This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

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    Regulatry Information Thank you for choosing Minolta. This operator’s manual explains how to operate the color printer and replenish its supplies. It also gives some troubleshooting tips as well as general precautions to be observed when operating the color printer. To ensure the best performance and effective use of your color printer, read this manual carefully until you familiarize yourself thoroughly with its operation and features.

  • Page 9: Technical Support

    viii Technical Support Thank you for choosing Minolta quality. For over 30 years Minolta has been a leader on the forefront of office equipment technology and service. Our desire has always been to bring you highly reliable products. We pledge to continue to provide you, our customer, with our state of the art equipment, as well as full customer service for all our products.

  • Page 10: Terms And Symbols For The Type Of Printer Paper

    Terms and Symbols for the Type of Printer Paper A few special terms and symbols are used in this manual to designate the types of printer paper. Feeding Direction (printer paper path) In this system, printer paper is taken up from the left-hand side of the unit and fed through the unit toward the right-hand side, face-down onto the Exit Tray.

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Contents Organization Chapters 1 through 3 contain the basic information for making prints. Be sure to read these chapters before attempting to use your printer. Using the Printer Properly ................i Safety Information ..................iii Regulatory Technical Support ..................viii Terms and Symbols for the Type of Printer Paper...........

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    Contents Chapter 4 Setup Menu Settings ................4-1 1. Setup Menu Summary ................. 4-2 Possible Setting Items in the Setup Menu............ 4-2 Setup Menu Hierarchy ................. 4-3 Setup Menu Keys ..................4-3 2. Setup Menu Procedures ................4-4 Starting the Setup Menu................4-4 Operating the Setup Menu................

  • Page 14: Chapter 1 Safety Notes

    Chapter 1 Safety Notes...

  • Page 15: Installing The Printer

    1. Installing the Printer Installation Site To ensure optimal safety and prevent possible malfunctions of the unit, install the printer in a location which meets the following requirements. A place away from a curtain or the like that may A dust-free location. catch fire and burn easily.

  • Page 16: Precautions For Use

    2. Precautions for Use Operating Environment The operating environmental requirements of the printer are as follows. Temperature : 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F) with a fluctuation of 10°C (50°F) per hour. Humidity : 25% to 85% with a fluctuation of 20% per hour. Using the Unit Properly To ensure the optimum performance of the unit, follow the precautions listed below.

  • Page 17: Storage Of Prints

    2. Precautions for Use Storage of Prints • If prints are to be kept for a long time, keep them in a place which is not exposed to light to prevent fad- ing. • If an adhesive containing solvent (e.g., spray glue) is used to past printings, the toner on the prints can melt.

  • Page 18: Chapter 2 Getting To Know Your Printer

    Chapter 2 Getting to Know Your Printer...

  • Page 19: System Overview

    1. System Overview System Overview 1144O003AB 1139O0020A 1154O028AA Sorter S-105/Staple Sorter 1144O184AA Large Capacity Cassette ST-103 <Option> Duplex Unit C-101 <Option> Permits automatic sorting or AD-7 <Option> Holds up to 1,000 sheets of grouping of prints into 10 print Automatically turns over A4C (LetterC) print paper sets or stacks.

  • Page 20: Printer Parts And Accessories

    2. Printer Parts and Accessories Outside the Unit C4119O004AA Exit Tray: Holds the prints ejected from the unit. Manual Bypass Tray: Use for manual feeding of printer paper into the unit. Holds up to 500 sheets of paper. p. 6-2 Upper/Lower Tray: Holds up to 250 sheets of paper.

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    2. Printer Parts and Accessories Inside the Unit C4119O005AA Open when adding toner. p. 6-4 Toner Hopper Lid: Operate these parts to clear misfed sheets of paper. p. 6-8 Connector Layout IEEE1284: This is connected to the printer port of the computer by a parallel interface cable.

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    2. Printer Parts and Accessories Options C4119O006AA Sorter / Staple Sorter Open to replace the Staple Cartridge. p. 6-6 Stapler Door: Sort Bins: Holds sorted or grouped prints. Large Capacity Cassette Cassette Release Lever: Use to release the cassette from the unit when it is necessary to clear a misfeed.

  • Page 23: Operation Panel

    3. Operation Panel Operation Panel Names and Functions 1234567890123456 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP C4119O023AA Online key Set key ON: Printer is connected to the host PC. Selects the Functions menu. OFF: The printer is not connected. Selects the currently displayed choice and proceeds to the next option. Ready LED The printer is idle (normal state).

  • Page 24: Computer Connection

    4. Computer Connection Parallel Connection Use a parallel interface cable when connecting this unit to the printer port of a computer. C4119O007AA Network Connection Use a network cable of 10Base-T or 100Base-T when connecting this unit to a computer by a network. C4119O008AA...

  • Page 25: Turning On And Off

    5. Turning ON and OFF Turning ON and OFF • Turning the printer ON Press the Power Switch to the (ON) position. • Turning the printer OFF Press the Power Switch to the (OFF) position. C4119O010AA When the unit is turned ON The operation panel changes as follows when the power is turned ON.

  • Page 26: Continuous Printing Precautions

    5. Turning ON and OFF Continuous Printing Precautions The printing operation stops for the following intervals and the transfer drum cleaning operation is performed for approximately 40 seconds to maintain optimal performance of the color printer. Wait a moment when this condition occurs. Full-color or monochrome printing:....

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  • Page 28: Chapter 3 Printing Procedures

    Chapter 3 Printing Procedures...

  • Page 29: Printing

    1. Printing Printing Preparations The printer driver for this unit must be installed in advance in the computer to perform the printing operations. Refer to the separate Getting Started manual for a description of the printer driver installation procedures. Performing Printing The software application which creates the document performs the printing.

  • Page 30: Function Settings

    2. Function Settings Application Specification The size and color of the document can be set by the software application of the document. Check the functions which can be set in the operation manual of the software application. Printer Driver Specification Special functions of this printer such as the sort and staple operation are set by the functions of the printer driver.

  • Page 32: Setup Menu Settings

    Chapter 4 Setup Menu Settings...

  • Page 33: Setup Menu Summary

    1. Setup Menu Summary Possible Setting Items in the Setup Menu The connection port, network settings, print job management and other items in the setup menu set the conditions when printing is performed. The main menu contains the following selections. There are lower-position sub-menus depending on the main menu and the various items that can be set.

  • Page 34: Setup Menu Hierarchy

    1. Setup Menu Summary Setup Menu Hierarchy The setup menu contains a number of levels of submenus under the main menu that were explained in the chart on the previous page. A submenu is separated into four levels. The lowest levels are [Network Setup], [Protocol Setup], [IPX/SPX Setup] and [Frame Types].

  • Page 35: Setup Menu Procedures

    2. Setup Menu Procedures Starting the Setup Menu. The Setup menu is made available when the printer is started. (1) Turn on the power. (2) Press any key (i.e. the menu key) when the following message is displayed. To update/setup Press any key This message is displayed for approximately 5 seconds.

  • Page 36: Operating The Setup Menu

    2. Setup Menu Procedures Operating the Setup Menu The Setup menu is accessed in the following sequence: Menu selection → Set key → Submenu selection → Set key → Select the desired setting menu and change the setting. Refer to the section “Setup Menu Transition Diagram” ( p. 4-11) for an illustration of the menu hierarchy and the items that can be set.

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    2. Setup Menu Procedures (4) Press the Set key. Level 2 of the selected submenu (Level 1) is displayed. There may not be a Level 2 depending on the main menu that is selected, and the setting item is displayed instead ( p. 4-11). This example indicates the condition when [Protocol Setup] is selected in the first level.

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    2. Setup Menu Procedures (8) Press the Set key. The first setting item of the selected submenu (Level 3) is displayed. The menu on Level 4 may be displayed depending on the main menu that is selected ( p. 4-11). Select the menu in the same manner.

  • Page 39: Server Setup Menu

    3. Server Setup Menu Server Setup Menu Hierarchy The information for the print server and the job processing procedures are set in the Server Setup menu. The setting items are displayed if the main menu is selected instead of the server menu. Main Menu Sub Menu Setting Items...

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    3. Server Setup Menu System Date System Date Date 00/00/00 Function: This sets the style of the date for the printer time (date information) to Month/Day/ Year. Operation: Use the M and L keys to switch the display of the numeric characters. Use the key to shift the cursor (underlined section).

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    4-10 3. Server Setup Menu Enable Printed Queue Enable Printed Q Function: The setting determines if the print queue is used. Operation: Use the M and L keys to switch the Yes/No setting. Press the Set key to display the next item [Jobs to Save].

  • Page 42: Setup Menu Transition Diagram

    4-11 4. Setup Menu Transition Diagram The setup menu configuration is shown in the Menu Map. Before starting the settings, verify the position and structure of the required setting items. To print out the Menu Map: Press the Menu key. The message “Print Pages”...

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  • Page 44: Function Menu Settings

    Chapter 5 Function Menu Settings...

  • Page 45: Function Menu Summary

    1. Function Menu Summary Function Menu Setting Items A test pattern that verifies the printer conditions can be printed and printing can be suspended (temporary stop) and resumed (start operation again) in the function menu. The main menu contains the following selections. There are lower-position submenus depending on the main menu and various items can be set.

  • Page 46: Function Menu Operation Procedures

    2. Function Menu Operation Procedures Starting the Function Menu (1) Press the MENU key. The function menu is accessed and the following screen is displayed. Functions Print Page Function Menu Keys The following keys are used to move the among menus. L , M keys: These keys switch between the menus, items and setting values that are displayed.

  • Page 47: Function Menu Transition Diagram

    3. Function Menu Transition Diagram The function menu configuration is shown in the following diagram. Before starting the settings, verify the position and structure of the required setting items. Main Menu Sub Menu Setting Items Function Print Pages Test Print Setting Items Print Pages Test Page Set key...

  • Page 48: When A Message Appears

    Chapter 6 When a Message Appears...

  • Page 49: When The Message "load In Any Tray" Is Displayed

    1. When the Message “LOAD IN ANY TRAY” is displayed. The message shown on the left is displayed when the Paper Size Tray currently selected for use runs out of paper. The current print cycle is interrupted and you cannot start LOAD A4 a new print cycle.

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    1. When the Message “LOAD IN ANY TRAY” is displayed. Changing the Paper Size for the Large Capacity Cassette Middle Tray (Universal Tray) Grasping the Door Lock Release Lever, open the Cassette Door. Grasp the tab of the Edge Guide and slide it to the size of the paper to be loaded.

  • Page 51: When The Message "toner Near Empty" Or "no Toner" Appears

    2. When the Message “TONER NEAR EMPTY” or “NO TONER” Appears The message shown on the left appears when toner will run out soon. You can still make prints, but the TONER NEAR EMPTY image density will become lighter and lighter. It is YELLOW recommended that you replenish the toner as soon as possible for this reason.

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    2. When the Message “TONER NEAR EMPTY” or “NO TONER” Appears Remove the bottle cap and peel off the seal. After the toner stops falling in (approx. 60 seconds), tap the Bottle a few times to ensure that all the toner falls into the Hopper. 1144L016AA Open the Toner Hopper Lid.

  • Page 53: When The Message "no Staple" Appears

    3. When the Message “NO STAPLE” Appears The message shown on the left appears when the staples are running out. NO STAPLE Replace the Staple Cartridge with a new one by following the procedure given below. Replacing the Staple Cartridge While holding the Lock Release Lever, slide NOTE the Staple Sorter away from the unit.

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    3. When the Message “NO STAPLE” Appears Place a sheet of paper into the 2nd Bin of the NOTES Staple Sorter. • Replace the Staple Cartridge only after you are prompted to do so by the message. Removing the Staple Cartridge before then will result in stapling trouble.

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    4. When “Misfeeding Occurs.” If a paper misfeed occurs during a print cycle, the message shown on the left is displayed and that particular print cycle is stopped in the middle of operation. Clear the misfed sheet of paper according to the procedure given below. Misfeed Location Different procedures are used to clear a misfed sheet of paper depending on the location.

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    4. When “Misfeeding Occurs.” Misfeed in the unit Open the Left Door Close the Left Door 1144O548AA Pull out the sheet of paper from the 1144O549AA Transport Section. Open the Front Door. 1144L022AA Raise the Guide Plate , turn Knob and pull out the sheet of paper.

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    6-10 4. When “Misfeeding Occurs.” Grasp the Fusing Unit Lever and open While turning Knob , remove the sheet the Fusing Unit. of paper. If the paper adheres to the Transfer Film, gently disengage the leading edge of the paper and remove it, being careful not to damage the Transfer Film.

  • Page 58: When "misfeeding Occurs

    6-11 4. When “Misfeeding Occurs.” Paper Trays Manual Bypass Tray Open the Left Door and pull out the Unload the paper stack from the Manual sheet of paper from the Transport Section. Bypass Tray. Then open the Left Door 1144L022AA Close the Left Door 1144O548AA Pull out the sheet of paper.

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    6-12 4. When “Misfeeding Occurs.” Large Capacity Cassette Press the Paper Descent Key. Remove the sheet of paper. 1154O036AA 1154O031AA Slide the Cassette back against the printer. Grasping the Door Lock Release Lever, open the Cassette Door and remove the sheet of paper.

  • Page 60: Duplex Unit

    6-13 4. When “Misfeeding Occurs.” Duplex Unit Sorter/Staple Sorter Grasping the Lock Release Lever, open the While holding the Lock Release Lever, slide Duplex Unit. the Sorter away from the unit. C4119O012AA Pull out the sheet of paper from the C4119O018AA Transport Section.

  • Page 61: When The Message "the Fuser Oil Near Empty." Appears

    6-14 5. When the Message “Fuser Oil Near Empty” Appears The message shown on the left appears when the Fuser Oil is running out. You can still make printings, but it is recommended that you replenish the Fuser Oil as soon as possible. When Fuser Oil has run out, the message shown on the left appears and you can no longer start a new print cycle.

  • Page 62: What Does Each Message Mean

    6-15 7. What Does Each Message Mean? What Does Each Message Mean? Message Cause Action Press the M key. Call and inform “Alert” The unit malfunctioned and is “Service Code” unable to produce prints. your Technical Representative of the trouble code message on the display.

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    6-16 7. What Does Each Message Mean? Message Cause Action “Waste toner nearly full” The current toner bottle is toner Canceled when turning the power full. ON and OFF. Call your technical representative. Replenish toner p. 6-4 “xxxx toner nearly empty” This message is displayed when toner will run out soon.

  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 7 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 65: When This Type Of Print Is Produced

    1. When This Type of Print is Produced When there is a problem in the print image quantity, check both the print size and printer driver. Print Image Condition Possible Cause Action The print image is too light or the Is the printer driver set on the Check the printer driver setting.

  • Page 66: Printer Malfunctions

    2. Printer Malfunctions The printer is malfunctioning. Printer Condition Check for: Action Printing cannot be performed There is some type of Perform the countermeasures even if data is sent from the malfunction. indicated by the messages on the computer. display panel. Immediately after the main After the main switch is turned switch is turned ON, the printer...

  • Page 68: Miscellaneous

    Chapter 8 Miscellaneous...

  • Page 69: Specifications

    1. Specifications Specifications Printer Main Unit Type Console type printer Photoconductor Printing System Electrostatic Dry Powdered Image Transfer to Plain Paper Developing System Micro-Toning System Fusing System Lamp-Heated Roller Resolution 400 dpi Paper Type Tray Feeding : Plain paper (64 to 90g/m²), (20 lbs. to 24 lbs.) Heavy Stock 1 (91 to 105g/m²) (24 lbs.

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    1. Specifications Large Capacity Cassette C-101 Kinds of Paper Plain paper (60 to 90g/m²) (16 lbs. to 24 lbs.), Recycled paper Paper Size A4C, Letter C Capacity 1,000 sheets (80g/m²) (21-1/4 lbs.) Power Source Supplied from the printer. Power Consumption 30W or less Dimensions Width : 358mm (14")

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    1. Specifications 10 Bin Staple Sorter ST-103 No. of Bins 1 non-sort Bin Sort Bins: 10 (From 2nd Bin to 11th Bin) Modes Non-Sort Mode, Sort Mode, Sort-and-Staple Mode, Manual Staple Mode Kinds of Paper Non-Sort Mode: Plain paper (60 to 90g/m²),(16 lbs. to 24 lbs.) Special paper (Thick paper, OHP Transparencies) Sort Mode, Sort-and Staple Mode: Plain paper (60 to 90g/m²) (16 lbs.

  • Page 72: Duplex Unit Ad

    1. Specifications Duplex Unit AD-7 Kinds of Paper Plain paper: 60 to 90g/m² (16 lbs. to 24 lbs.) Print Paper Size A3L to A5L (11"×17"L to InvoiceL) Capacity 1-sided Up to 99 printings (A4C, A5L) (LetterC, InvoiceL) Up to 2 printings (A3L, A4L) (11"×17"L, LegalL, LetterL) 2-sided Up to 2 printings (A4C, A5L) (LetterC, InvoiceL) Up to 2 printings (A3L, B4L, A4L) (11"×17"L, LegalL, LetterL)

  • Page 73: Care Of The Unit

    2. Care of the Unit Cleaning Turn the Printer Power Switch OFF when cleaning. Housing Front Door Wipe the surface of the Housing clean with a Wipe the inside of the Front Door clean with soft cloth dampened with mild home a soft, dry cloth.

  • Page 74: Paper Size Table

    3. Paper Size Table Name Size (Metric) Size (Inch) 297 mm × 420 mm 11-3/4" × 16-1/2" 257 mm × 364 mm 10" × 14-1/4" 210 mm × 297 mm 8-1/4" × 11-3/4" 182 mm × 257 mm 7-1/4" × 10" 148 mm ×...

  • Page 75: Index

    4. Index Index Key p. 2-6 Key p. 2-6 Feeding Direction p. ix L Key p. 2-6 Front Door pp. 2-3, 6-4, 6-9, 8-6 M Key p. 2-6 Function pp. 2-6, 3-3 Function Menu p. 5-2 10/100 Base-T p. 2-4 Fuser Oil p.

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    4. Index Near Trouble p. 6-16 S-105 pp. 2-2, 8-3 Network Setup p. 4-3 ST-103 pp. 2-2, 8-4 No Staple p. 6-6 Safety Information p. iii No Toner p. 6-4 Safety Label p. v Safety Notes p. 1-1 Server Setup p. 4-8 Set Key p.

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    8-10 Trademark: CF911P, Minolta are trademark or resisted trademark of Minolta Co.,Ltd. All other products or brands name are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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    Copyright 1998 MINOLTA CO., LTD. Printed in Japan The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice to incorporate improvements made on the product or products the manual covers. MINOLTA CO., LTD. Image Information Products Marketing Headquarters 3-13, 2-Chome, Azuchi-Machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-8556, Japan...

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