Troubleshooting is the countermeasure procedures that the service personnel should follow
if an error or malfunction occurs with the machine. It is impossible to anticipate all of the
possible troubles which may occur in future and determine the troubleshooting procedures,
so this chapter covers some sample troubles. However, those samples will help the service
personnel pinpoint and repair other defective elements.
Be sure to observe and follow all the precautions to prevent any secondary problems from
happening during troubleshooting.
(1) Always turn off the power and unplug the power cable before removing any covers or
PCBs, adjusting the machine and so on. If you need to take voltage measurements with
the power switched on, take the greatest of care not to receive an electric shock.
(2) When connecting or disconnecting cable connectors, make sure that you hold the
connector body and not the cables.
(3) Electronic devices are sensitive to static build up; make sure that you touch a metal
portion of the machine to discharge yourself before accessing the PCBs.
Handle PCBs with care when repairing them.
(4) Follow the warning by all means.
The fuser unit becomes extremely hot during operation. Wait until it has cooled down
sufficiently before replacing consumable items. DO NOT remove or damage the
caution label located on or around the fuser.
(5) Verify again that the repaired portion works properly.