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SA40-0564-04
4230 Printer
Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3
User's Guide

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  • Page 1 SA40-0564-04 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 SA40-0564-04 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 User’s Guide...
  • Page 4 Note! Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the general information under “Notices” on page ix. Fifth Edition (August 1994) | This major revision obsoletes and replaces SA40-0564-03. Changes or additions to | the text and illustrations are indicated by a vertical line to the left of the change. Changes are made occasionally to the information herein;...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    ....Loading Forms in the F1 Forms Device Using the Printer Verification Test for the F1 Forms Device Adjusting the Print Quality .
  • Page 6 Removing the Acoustic Cover Reinstalling the Acoustic Cover Chapter 2. Attaching the 4230 Printer to Your Computer Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 Twinaxial Attachment Attaching a Twinaxial Signal Cable to the Printer Attaching the Cable to Your Computer Connecting Your Printer to an IBM AS/400...
  • Page 7 Processing Indicator ..... Online Indicator (Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3) Format Indicator (Models 202 and 2I1) Format/Online Indicator (Model 5I3) Attention Indicator .
  • Page 8 ..... . Printer Demonstration ......
  • Page 9 RS-232C Connector Pin Assignments RS-422A Connector Pin Assignments Recommended Attachment Cables for PCs and Compatible Serial Ports Recommended Attachment Cables for AS/400 Workstation Controllers ......Cable Configurations .
  • Page 10 viii User’s Guide...
  • Page 11: Notices

    Notices References in this publication to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that IBM intends to make these available in all countries in which IBM operates. Any reference to an IBM product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only IBM's product, program, or service may be used.
  • Page 12 not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two condition: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause...
  • Page 13 New Zealand Compliance Statement This is a Class A computing device and shall not be located at a distance closer than 20 meters from the boundary of a residential property. Japanese VCCI Korean EMI Notices...
  • Page 14: Trademarks And Service Marks

    Application System/400 ES/9000 ES/9370 IBM and the IBM logo IPDS Intelligent Printer Data Stream OS/400 The following terms, denoted by a double asterisk (**) in this publication are trademarks of other companies as follows: Lexmark Lexmark International, Inc. User’s Guide...
  • Page 15: Safety Information

    Safety Information The construction of this machine provides extra protection against the risk of electric shock by grounding appropriate metal parts. The extra protection may not function unless the power cord is connected to a properly grounded outlet. This machine has a grounding-type (3-wire) power cord because grounding is necessary.
  • Page 16 The safety features of some parts may not always be obvious. Therefore, replacement parts must have the identical or equivalent characteristics as the original parts. The maintenance information for this machine has been written for the professional service person and is not intended to be used by others.
  • Page 17: Preface

    Preface This guide describes the basic operating procedures for Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 of the IBM 4230 Printer and should be read and used by those who install or operate the printer, or supervise printer operations.
  • Page 18 Models 4I3 and 5I3 for attachment to a serial or parallel interface. You will use the IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 User’s Guide with the IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions. Topics in the IBM...
  • Page 19: Publications

    The following publications provide information on the 4230 Printer. 4230 Printer Library For planning, setup, and operating information, see: IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 User’s Guide, SA40-0564. This guide describes the operating procedures for the IBM 4230 Printer (with special emphasis on using the forms devices).
  • Page 20 IBM 4230 and 4232 Printers Maintenance Analysis Procedures, SA40-0571. This manual is a guide for servicing the IBM 4230 Printer. It is the primary maintenance tool for trouble analysis and repair of the 4230 and 4232 Printers. IBM 4230 and 4232 Printers Maintenance Information Manual, SA40-0572.
  • Page 21: Introduction

    The 4230 Printer can use one of four different forms devices to move paper through the printer. Each device does a different type of print...
  • Page 22 For more information, see “Using Print Format and Quality Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions or “Introducing the 4230 Printer” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Product and Programming Description.
  • Page 23: Chapter 1. Setting Up The 4230 Printer

    Included with the printer are several manuals that can help you get started with the 4230 Printer: IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 User’s Guide Use this guide to setup and test the printer (as well as to perform simple maintenance and error checking).
  • Page 24: Beginning Printer Installation

    Beginning Printer Installation To install the 4230 Printer, follow these steps: 1. Be sure that you have the following items: A c o u s tic C o v e r P r in t e r L o w e r F o rm s G u id e s...
  • Page 25: Access Cover

    Note: The printer weighs approximately 20.4 kg (45 lb). Do not lift it by yourself. 2. Place the printer at the workstation (printer stand or table of your choice). Be sure that you have access to both the front and the rear of the printer.
  • Page 26 6. Find the orange tie on the right side of the printer to the left of the print head. Carefully cut the orange tie and remove it from the printer. O ra n g e Tie User’s Guide...
  • Page 27 7. Consult the following figure and then find the large orange knob and orange shipping brace in the center of the printer. Unscrew the knob and remove the knob and shipping brace from the printer. S h ip p in g B r a c e Note: Save the shipping brace in case you relocate the printer.
  • Page 28: Installing The Ribbon Cartridge And Guide

    To install a new ribbon cartridge, follow these steps: 1. Slide the print head to the center of the printer. 2. Remove the ribbon cartridge from the package. 3. Remove the yellow clip from the ribbon.
  • Page 29 You may need to turn the blue ribbon advance knob to align the slots. Lower the ribbon cartridge onto the metal post. Be sure that the plastic tab on the bottom of the ribbon cartridge aligns with the hole in the printer casting. Ta b 6.
  • Page 30 7. Align the holes in the ribbon guide with the ribbon guide posts on the print head carrier. Press the guide all the way down on the posts until the tops of the posts are even with the top of the ribbon guide.
  • Page 31 The left side of the ribbon cartridge is securely snapped onto the printer. The right side fits over the ribbon drive post but does not latch down. b. There are no twists or folds in the ribbon.
  • Page 32: Preparing For Forms Device Installation

    1. Make sure the power switch is Off (O). Connect the power cord to the rear of the printer. Press firmly to be sure that the plug is securely seated. Plug the power cord into the electrical outlet.
  • Page 33 To change the language shown on the operator panel display, see “Using Printer Setup Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions. Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 34 S c ro ll R e tu rn U nit C he ck Figure 1-1. 4230 Printer Models 102 and 1I1 Operator Panel P o w e r R e a d y P ro c e s s in g...
  • Page 35 In te rf a c e S c ro ll R e tu rn U nit C he ck Figure 1-3. 4230 Printer Model 4I3 Operator Panel P o w e r R e a d y P ro c e s s in g...
  • Page 36 4. Turn the power On (|). Note: Do not turn the printer power Off (O) during setup unless instructed to do so. The printer does the following: a. All indicators and blocks on the display light, and the alarm beeps. Then the printer displays...
  • Page 37: Display

    Press Stop. The printer may display COVER/DOOR OPEN PRINT SPEED REDUCED and then on Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 you may see 15 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK CHECK CABLE or on Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 you may see 28 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK...
  • Page 38 If the power-on messages do not appear in your language, see “Using Printer Setup Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions to change the Display Language. a. Did the printer come on after you turned the power On (|) in Step 4 on page 1-14? If Yes, go to Step 5b.
  • Page 39 ) appears beside your choice of device. 13. You now need to save this change to the power-on custom set (Custom Set A), so the printer will have the correct device setting the next time it is turned on. a. Press Return twice to get back to the category level of the Configuration Menu.
  • Page 40 The printer displays Save Current Values Custom Set A e. Press Enter to save the configuration changes. The printer displays Save Current Values Custom Set A Saved 14. Turn the power Off (O). 1-18 User’s Guide until the printer displays...
  • Page 41 15. Slide the print head to the center of the printer. 16. You are now ready to install the forms device. Go to “Selecting the Forms Device Installation Procedure” on page 1-20. 1-19 Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 42: Selecting The Forms Device Installation Procedure

    Go to “Installing and Using the Document Insertion Device (F3)” on page 1-88 to install the F3 forms device. See “Setting Up Your 4230 Printer with ASF” in IBM 4230 Printer Auto Sheet Feeder General Information to install the F4 forms device.
  • Page 43: Installing And Using The Continuous Forms Device (F1)

    2. Remove the orange shipping clip, if installed. Important The F1 forms device for the 4230 Printer has a circle around the F1 emblem. Use only these forms devices in the 4230 Printer. Te n s io n e r P la t e s Chapter 1.
  • Page 44 3. Lower the forms device into the printer behind the platen rod so that the bottom metal bar enters the printer first. Align the ends of the forms device with the slots in the frame. Continue to lower the forms device until the device rests in the slots of the frame.
  • Page 45 6. To be sure that you have installed the forms device correctly, look at the following figure and compare it to your printer. Check both the left and right sides. Are the clips around the platen rod as shown? If so, you installed the forms device correctly. If not, repeat Steps 3 through 5.
  • Page 46: Preparing To Load Forms

    Preparing to Load Forms To prepare to load forms in the F1 forms device, follow these steps: 1. Slide the print head to the far left side of the printer. 2. Loosen the blue forms tension knob by turning it...
  • Page 47 4. Open both of the blue tractor doors. B lu e Tra c to r D o o r s 5. Get continuous forms paper that is at least 203.2 mm (8 in.) wide. 1-25 Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 48: Loading Forms In The F1 Forms Device

    Loading Forms in the F1 Forms Device To load forms in the F1 forms device, follow these steps: 1. Feed the form into the bottom front of the printer. Be sure that the form goes under the blue forms guide/forms sensor and between the tension plates.
  • Page 49 3. Move the right tractor until the right paper holes of the form fit on the right tractor pins. Be sure that the forms are straight. Tra c to r P in s Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer 1-27...
  • Page 50 4. Close the right blue tractor door. Hold the tractor in place and lock the blue locking lever. Note: If necessary, unlock the tractor and adjust it so that the forms are not buckled or stretched too tightly. B lu e Tra c to r B lu e L o c k in g L e v e r D o o r 5.
  • Page 51 (see “Power-On Test” on page 3-4). b. Press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY and then on Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 you may see 15 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK CHECK CABLE or on Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 you may see...
  • Page 52 If you pressed Micro , you might have slack in the forms. Pull lightly downward on the forms at the bottom of the printer to remove the slack. e. Press Set Top of Form to establish the first print line.
  • Page 53 Close the paper door by pulling it out and pushing it down until it latches. Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer B lu e F o rm s Te n s i o n K n o b...
  • Page 54 Press Start. The printer displays READY and then on Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 you may see 15 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK CHECK CABLE or on Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 you may see 28 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK CALL SYSTEM OPERATOR While on Models 4I3 and 5I3 (when parallel or serial is the...
  • Page 55: Using The Printer Verification Test For The F1 Forms Device

    2. Wait until the printer displays READY 3. Press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY and then on Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 you may see 15 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK CHECK CABLE or on Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 you may see 28 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK...
  • Page 56 6. Press Enter or Start to print this test. The Ready indicator comes on and printing begins. 7. Wait for the printer to stop printing and the Ready indicator to go off. 8. Press Form Feed until you can remove the printout.
  • Page 57 1-35 Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 58 If YES, go to Step 10. If NO, do the following: a. If any of the following items are not installed correctly, the printer can experience forms jamming, ribbon jamming, or an incorrect printer verification printout: Forms device Ribbon cartridge Forms.
  • Page 59 Setup and Checkout Complete You have completed a simple setup and checkout of the printer. IBM recommends that you print your power-on custom set (Custom Set A) factory defaults and save this printout for future reference. You are ready to attach the printer to your computer.
  • Page 60: Adjusting The Print Quality

    Adjustments you can make that affect print quality include: Tractor Tension Incorrect tension on the right tractor can cause the paper holes on the forms to tear, wrinkle, or jam in the printer. To adjust the tractor tension, see “Adjusting the Tractor Tension” on page 1-39.
  • Page 61: Adjusting The Tractor Tension

    Adjusting the Tractor Tension The tractor tension adjustment controls the amount of buckle the forms have when they are loaded in the printer. Since the left tractor does not move, you make this adjustment by moving the right tractor. The ideal adjustment is to center the right and left paper holes of the forms on the tractor pins without stretching or tearing the holes.
  • Page 62: Adjusting The Forms Thickness Setting

    To adjust the forms thickness setting with the F1 forms device, follow these steps: 1. The forms thickness setting must be adjusted when the printer is printing or has printed and is ready. Press Start, if needed, to have the printer display READY 2.
  • Page 63 Note: The ’s indicate the position of the print head relative to the limits. As long as you press Darker or Lighter, the printer displays an increasing amount of darkness or lightness until one of the limits of the gap is reached. The printer displays either...
  • Page 64: Adjusting The Forms Tension

    See “Understanding the Operator Panel” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for more information on this setting. Adjusting the Forms Tension The forms tension lever controls the tension on the forms. The blue forms tension knob lets you adjust the setting of the forms tension lever.
  • Page 65 If the forms are still buckling, press Stop and repeat Steps 1 through 5 of this procedure. If the forms are tearing or jamming, there is too much tension on the forms. If the tension is satisfactory, continue to print. Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer 1-43...
  • Page 66: Adjusting The Left Margin

    Scroll until the printer displays OPERATOR PRINT TESTS Left Margin Alignment 4. Press Enter or Start to begin the test. The printer displays Left Margin Position where xxx is the current value of the left margin position. 1-44 User’s Guide...
  • Page 67 Note: If you want the new left margin position saved when you turn off the printer, you must save it in a Custom Set. See “Storing Configuration Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for information on saving configurations.
  • Page 68: Adjusting The Top Of Form Position

    The Micro and Micro keys control fine vertical movement. Each time you press these keys, the printer moves the form in 0.355 mm (0.014 in.) increments. Open the access cover. Then open the front paper door as follows: 1. Pull the door up until it will not go any higher.
  • Page 69 3. When the form is in the correct position, press Set Top of Form. The alarm beeps and the printer displays TOP OF FORM SET 4. Advance the form by pressing Form Feed, and decide if the form is on the desired line.
  • Page 70: Adjusting The Print Alignment

    You can adjust dot registration and print quality for characters created using bidirectional printing. The bidirectional alignment may need periodic adjustment to maintain print quality. To change the bidirectional alignment, follow these steps: 1. If the printer is ready, press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY 2. Press Test.
  • Page 71 The printer displays Bidirectional Adjustment 1-49 Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 72 Press Enter to set this as the new default value. The printer then prints another line to demonstrate the new default value, and the test is complete.
  • Page 73: Unloading Forms

    The printer displays NOT READY 2. Open the acoustic cover. 3. Grasp the form below the printer and tear along the perforation. 4. Press Form Feed as many times as needed to advance and remove the remaining form or forms.
  • Page 74 5. Remove the form or forms from the top of the printer. Warning: Do not remove forms by pulling them out from the bottom. Damage to the forms device can result. 1-52 User’s Guide...
  • Page 75: Removing The Continuous Forms Device (F1)

    Configuration Menu. To remove the F1 forms device, follow these steps: 1. If forms are in the printer, unload them (see “Unloading Forms” on page 1-51); then continue with Step 2 of this procedure. 2. Turn the power Off (O).
  • Page 76 4. Push the metal bar at the bottom of the device toward the rear of the printer until the forms device unlocks. M e t a l B a r B o tto m o f F o rm s D e v ic e 5.
  • Page 77: Installing And Using The Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2)

    Note the bottom metal bar and the clips; they will be important later. Important The F2 forms device for the 4230 Printer has a box around the F2 emblem. Use only these forms devices in the 4230 Printer.
  • Page 78 R ig h t Tra c t o r A s s e m b ly B o t to m M e ta l B a r 3. Lower the forms device into the printer behind the platen rod. Be sure that F2 is in the upper left corner facing you and the blue tractor doors at the bottom of the device enter the printer first.
  • Page 79 4. Look through the front bottom opening in the printer and find the metal bar at the bottom of the forms device. 5. Grasp the metal bar with BOTH hands and pull firmly toward you and then upward until both ends LOCK into place.
  • Page 80 6. To be sure that you have installed the forms device correctly, look at the following figure and compare it to your printer. Check both the left and right sides. Are the clips around the platen rod as shown? If so, you installed the forms device correctly. If not, repeat Steps 3 on page 1-56 through 5 on page 1-57.
  • Page 81: Preparing To Load Forms

    Preparing to Load Forms To prepare to load forms in the F2 forms device, follow these steps: 1. Slide the print head to the far left side of the printer. 2. Open both of the blue tractor doors. B lu e Tra c t o r D o o r s 3.
  • Page 82: Loading Forms In The F2 Forms Device

    1 END OF FORMS LOAD FORMS 3. Press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY and then on Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 you may see 15 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK CHECK CABLE or on Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 you may see 28 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK...
  • Page 83 4. Feed the form into the printer until the paper is on at least two tractor pins on each side. Be sure that the form goes under the blue forms guide/forms sensor. B lu e F o rm s G u id e / F o rm s S e n s o r 5.
  • Page 84 6. Move the right tractor assembly and blue sliding guides until the right paper holes of the form fit on the right tractor pins. Be sure that the forms are straight. Close the right blue tractor door. R ig h t Tra c to r A s s e m b ly 7.
  • Page 85 Position” on page 1-79 for more information. P laten R od a b c d e f F irs t P rin t L in e Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer P laten R od P late n R o d S urface 1-63...
  • Page 86 Pressing Set Top of Form establishes the first print line at which printing is to start on each form. The alarm beeps each time you press the Set Top of Form key and the printer displays TOP OF FORM SET 11.
  • Page 87: Using The Printer Verification Test For The F2 Forms Device

    2. Wait until the printer displays READY 3. Press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY and then on Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 you may see 15 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK CHECK CABLE or on Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 you may see 28 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK...
  • Page 88 6. Press Enter or Start to print this test. The Ready indicator comes on and printing begins. 7. Wait for the printer to stop printing and the Ready indicator to go off. 8. Press Form Feed until you can remove the printout.
  • Page 89 1-67 Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 90 If YES, go to Step 10. If NO, do the following: a. If any of the following items are not installed correctly, the printer can experience forms jamming, ribbon jamming, or an incorrect printer verification printout: Forms device Ribbon cartridge Forms.
  • Page 91 Setup and Checkout Complete You have completed a simple setup and checkout of the printer. IBM recommends that you print your power-on custom set (Custom Set A) factory defaults and save this printout for future reference. You are ready to attach the printer to your computer.
  • Page 92: Adjusting The Print Quality

    Adjustments you can make that affect print quality include: Tractor Tension Incorrect tension on the right tractor can cause the paper holes on the forms to tear, wrinkle, or jam in the printer. To adjust the tractor tension, see “Adjusting the Tractor Tension” on page 1-71.
  • Page 93: Adjusting The Tractor Tension

    Adjusting the Tractor Tension The tractor tension adjustment controls the amount of buckle that the forms have when they are loaded in the printer. Since the left tractor does not move, you make this adjustment by moving the right tractor.
  • Page 94 3. Adjust the right tractor as necessary: Unlock and move the tractor toward the left side of the printer to loosen the tension on the forms. Unlock and move the tractor toward the right side of the printer to tighten the tension on the forms.
  • Page 95: Adjusting The Forms Thickness Setting

    To adjust the forms thickness setting with the F2 forms device, follow these steps: 1. The forms thickness setting must be adjusted when the printer is printing or has printed and is ready. Press Start, if needed, to have the printer display READY 2.
  • Page 96 This message tells you that the forms thickness setting is at the automatically set value. See “Understanding the Operator Panel” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for more information on this setting. 1-74 User’s Guide...
  • Page 97: Adjusting The Left Margin

    1.27 mm (0.05 in.) from the center of the tractor pins for continuous forms and the left edge of a cut form. To align the left margin position, follow these steps: 1. If the printer is ready, press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY 2.
  • Page 98 Note: If you want the new left margin position saved when you turn off the printer, you must save it in a Custom Set. See “Storing Configuration Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for information on saving configurations.
  • Page 99: Adjusting The Top Of Form Position

    The Micro and Micro keys control fine vertical movement. Each time you press these keys, the printer moves the form in 0.355 mm (0.014 in.) increments. Note: If you use the Micro , Micro , or Line Feed keys to adjust the print position, you may need to reprint the page.
  • Page 100 3. When the form is in the correct position, press Set Top of Form. The alarm beeps and the printer displays TOP OF FORM SET 4. Advance the form by pressing Form Feed, and decide if the form is on the desired line.
  • Page 101: Adjusting The Tear-Off Position

    If you have Models 4I3 and 5I3, you can also use the Automatic Eject or Automatic Restore options to change the tear-off position of a form. See IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for more information on these options.
  • Page 102 LOAD FORMS and pressing Load/Eject ejects the paper. To remove the form, follow these steps: 1. Tear off the paper toward the front of the printer. 2. Press Load/Eject to position the next form back to the top of form position.
  • Page 103: Adjusting The Load Position

    You can adjust dot registration and print quality for characters created using bidirectional printing. The bidirectional alignment may need periodic adjustment to maintain print quality. To change the bidirectional alignment, follow these steps: 1. If the printer is ready, press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY 2. Press Test.
  • Page 104 3. Press Scroll or Scroll until the printer displays OPERATOR PRINT TESTS Bidirectional Adjustment 4. Press Enter or Start to print this test. The Ready indicator goes on and printing begins. The test prints samples using alignment values higher and lower than the default value.
  • Page 105 Press Enter to set this as the new default value. The printer then prints another line to demonstrate the new default value, and the test is complete.
  • Page 106: Unloading Forms

    2. Tear off the forms at the tear bar. See “Adjusting the Tear-off Position” on page 1-79 for the procedure. 3. Press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY 4. Open the front paper door as follows: a. Pull the door up until it will not go any higher.
  • Page 107 5. Open both of the blue tractor doors. B lu e Tra c to r D o o r s 6. Lift the form off the tractor pins and pull the form out from the bottom of the printer. 1-85 Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 108: Removing The Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2)

    Configuration Menu. To remove the F2 forms device, follow these steps: 1. If forms are in the printer, unload them (see “Unloading Forms” on page 1-84), then continue with Step 2 of this procedure. 2. Turn the power Off (O).
  • Page 109 4. Close the blue tractor doors. 5. Push the metal bar at the bottom of the device toward the rear of the printer until the forms device unlocks. M e t a l B a r B o tto m o f F o rm s D e v ic e 6.
  • Page 110: Installing And Using The Document Insertion Device (F3)

    Installing and Using the Document Insertion Device (F3) The following sections describe how to install and use the Document Insertion Device (F3). Note: Make sure that the proper forms device is configured. See “Preparing for Forms Device Installation” on page 1-10 for the exact steps.
  • Page 111 3. Hold the device at the top with the F3 in the upper left corner facing you. The finger grips should be at the bottom and should enter the printer first. Lower the device into the printer behind the platen rod and align the ends of the device with the slots in the frame.
  • Page 112 4. Look through the front bottom opening in the printer and find the finger grips at the bottom of the forms device. 5. Grasp the finger grips with BOTH hands and pull firmly toward you and then upward until both ends LOCK into place.
  • Page 113: Changing The Paper Door

    Changing the Paper Door The printer must have a different paper door installed to be used with the F3 forms device. If you have ordered the F3 forms device, your shipment includes an F3 forms device paper door. To change paper doors, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 114 2. Grasp the lower section of the F3 paper door with both hands. Then align the grooves at the top of the door with the hinge pins on each side of the printer. Be sure that you align the door at the angle shown. Then slowly push the door in place.
  • Page 115: Preparing To Load Forms

    Then slide the lower forms guide to the left until it locks on. 2. Get cut forms that are at least 203.2 by 279.4 mm (8 by 11 in.). Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer Ta b C h ute...
  • Page 116: Loading Forms In The F3 Forms Device

    Loading Forms in the F3 Forms Device To load forms in the F3 forms device, follow these steps: 1. Adjust for the width of the form. Hold a form in front of the upper forms guide and against the left stop. Unlock the blue locking lever and move the right roller assembly so that the pointer lines up with the right edge of the form.
  • Page 117 B lu e S lid in g G u id e 4. Close the access cover. Then close the paper door by pulling it out and pushing it down until it latches. 1-95 Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 118: Using The Printer Verification Test For The F3 Forms Device

    2. Wait until the printer displays READY 3. Press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY and then on Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 you may see 15 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK CHECK CABLE or on Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 you may see 28 COMMUNICATIONS CHECK...
  • Page 119 Feed the form until the top edge touches both the left and right feed rollers. Continue to hold the form. L o w e r F o rm s G u id e The printer displays 4 PRESS LOAD Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer 1-97...
  • Page 120 8. Press Load/Eject. As the printer begins to pull in the form, release the form. The Ready indicator comes on, and printing begins. 9. Wait for the printer to stop printing and the Ready indicator to go off. 10. The lines numbered 1 through 9 should print as shown on the sample printout, and the remainder of the printout should be clear and readable.
  • Page 121 If YES, go to Step 12. If NO, do the following: a. If any of the following items are not installed correctly, the printer can experience forms jamming, ribbon jamming, or an incorrect printer verification printout: Forms device Ribbon cartridge Forms.
  • Page 122 Setup and Checkout Complete You have completed a simple setup and checkout of the printer. IBM recommends that you print your power-on custom set (Custom Set A) factory defaults and save this printout for future reference. You are ready to attach the printer to your computer.
  • Page 123: Adjusting The Print Quality

    Adjusting the Print Quality After the printer prints a few lines, press Stop and verify that the print quality is satisfactory. Good print quality includes: Clear, legible print Satisfactory darkness or lightness of output. It is up to you to decide if the print quality is satisfactory.
  • Page 124: Adjusting The Forms Thickness Setting

    To adjust the forms thickness setting with the F3 forms device, follow these steps: 1. The forms thickness setting must be adjusted when the printer is printing or has printed and is ready. Press Start, if needed, to have the printer display READY 2.
  • Page 125 This message tells you that the forms thickness setting is at the automatically set value. See “Understanding the Operator Panel” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for more information on this setting. Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 126: Adjusting The Left Margin

    To align the left margin position, follow these steps: 1. If the printer is ready, press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY 2. Enter the Operator Print Tests by pressing Test.
  • Page 127 F o rm s G u id e The printer displays 4 PRESS LOAD 6. Press Load/Eject. The printer then displays Left Margin Position where xxx is the current value of the left margin position. Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer 1-105...
  • Page 128 Note: If you want the new left margin position saved when you turn off the printer, you must save it in a Custom Set. See “Storing Configuration Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for information on saving configurations.
  • Page 129: Adjusting The Top Of Form Position

    The Micro and Micro keys control fine vertical movement. Each time you press these keys, the printer moves the form in 0.355 mm (0.014 in.) increments. Note: If you use the Micro , Micro , or Line Feed keys to adjust the print position, you may need to reprint the page.
  • Page 130 4. When the form is in the correct position, press Set Top of Form. The alarm beeps and the printer displays TOP OF FORM SET Note: The limits for the top of form position adjustment from the default position is +101.6 and −8.47 mm (+4 and −0.34 in.).
  • Page 131: Adjusting The Print Alignment

    You can adjust dot registration and print quality for characters created using bidirectional printing. The bidirectional alignment may need periodic adjustment to maintain print quality. To change the bidirectional alignment, follow these steps: 1. If the printer is ready, press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY 2. Press Test.
  • Page 132 The printer displays 4 PRESS LOAD 6. Press Load/Eject. As the printer begins to pull in the form, release the form. The Ready indicator goes on, and printing begins. The test prints samples using alignment values higher and lower than the default value.
  • Page 133 The printer displays Bidirectional Adjustment 1-111 Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer...
  • Page 134 Press Enter to set this as the new default value. The printer then prints another line to demonstrate the new default (you will need to load another form), and the test is complete.
  • Page 135: Unloading Forms

    Unloading Forms To unload forms from the F3 forms device: 1. Press Load/Eject. 2. Open the acoustic cover. 3. Remove the form from the top of the printer. Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer 1-113...
  • Page 136: Removing The Document Insertion Device (F3)

    Configuration Menu. To remove the F3 forms device, follow these steps: 1. If forms are in the printer, unload them (see “Unloading Forms” on page 1-113); then continue with Step 2 of this procedure. 2. Turn the power Off (O).
  • Page 137 4. Push the bottom of the device toward the rear of the printer until it unlocks. F in g e r G r ip s 5. Grasp the top of the forms device and lift it out. To p o f...
  • Page 138 Be sure that the tab clears the bottom of the chute before pulling the lower forms guide away from the printer. Store the lower forms guide with your F3 forms device. 7. If you are removing the F3 forms device to install a different forms device, remove the F3 front paper door and install the standard front paper door.
  • Page 139: Using The Acoustic Cover

    To reinstall the acoustic cover over the paper exit area, follow these steps: Note: The figure in this section shows the rear of the printer. 1. Locate the slots near the paper exit area of the access cover. B r a c k e t...
  • Page 140 2. Grasp the brackets of the acoustic cover and insert them into the slots until they latch securely. P a p e r E x it A re a B r a c k e t L a tc h L a tc h e d P o s itio n 3.
  • Page 141: Chapter 2. Attaching The 4230 Printer To Your Computer

    Computer This chapter provides specific instructions on attaching the printer to your computer. Models 102 and 1I1 can attach to a computer using a twinaxial connector. Models 202 and 2I1 can attach to a computer using a coaxial connector. Model 4I3 can attach to three computers simultaneously using the parallel, serial, and twinaxial connectors.
  • Page 142: Models 102, 1I1, And 4I3 Twinaxial Attachment

    To attach a twinaxial cable (not shipped with the printer), follow these steps: 1. Set the address. If your desired printer address is 0, go to Step 3 on page 2-4. If your desired printer address is not 0, see the following table for the valid values and follow Steps 1a on page 2-3 through 1g on page 2-4 to change the value.
  • Page 143 To set the printer address, follow these steps: a. Turn the power On (|). All indicators and blocks on the display light, and the alarm beeps. The printer then displays DIAGNOSTICS IN PROGRESS DIAGNOSTICS COMPLETE and an error message displays.
  • Page 144 Before you connect the cable to the V-connector, slip a cable shield over the end of the cable. (If you are connecting two cables, slip a cable shield over the end of both cables.) User’s Guide until the printer displays the ) appears...
  • Page 145 4. Align the two pins and the key slots in the signal cable with the two holes and the key in the end of the V-connector. For Models 102 and 1I1: Plug the signal cable into the following connector. For Model 4I3: Plug the signal cable into the following connector.
  • Page 146 The V-connectors are “self-terminating” and do not require you to set a “terminator switch” which might be found on other printer products. 5. For Models 102 and 1I1: Turn the cable connector clockwise until it locks into place. User’s Guide...
  • Page 147 6. For Model 4I3: Turn the cable connector clockwise until it locks into place. Chapter 2. Attaching the 4230 Printer to Your Computer...
  • Page 148 7. For Models 102 and 1I1: Align the two pins and the key slots in the V-connector with the two holes and the key in the cable connector on the bezel. Plug in the connector. Turn the connector clockwise until it locks into place.
  • Page 149 9. For Model 4I3: Place the two cables from the V-connector through the cable clamp. Make sure the cables lay flat and are not crossed. M odels 4I3 Chapter 2. Attaching the 4230 Printer to Your Computer C a b le C la m p...
  • Page 150 Note: If the printer does not show the correct display sequence, go to the status code section of Appendix B, “Problem Solving.” 12. You no longer need to get access to the rear of the printer. Position the printer so that the front edge aligns with the front edge of your printer stand or table.
  • Page 151: Attaching The Cable To Your Computer

    Attaching the Cable to Your Computer If you are attaching the printer to an IBM AS/400 and have connected the signal cable to your computer, go to “Connecting Your Printer to an IBM AS/400” on page 2-12 for information about configuring your system.
  • Page 152: Connecting Your Printer To An Ibm As/400

    Your 4230 Printer can be configured either as a 4230 Printer (if your version of OS/400* supports the 4230 Printer), by setting 4224 Emulation Mode to No on Models 102, 1I1, 202, and 2I1 or Host Emulation Mode to 4230 on Models 4I3 and 5I3, or as...
  • Page 153 FONT Form feed FORMFEED Note: AFP *Yes can be specified if the level of OS/400 supports the printer as an AFP printer. See Step 1 on page 2-12. Chapter 2. Attaching the 4230 Printer to Your Computer Parameter Setting Workstation printer name...
  • Page 154 Refer to the appropriate documentation for the remote control unit that you are using. The printer can be configured to an IBM 5294, 5394, or 5494 Remote Control Unit. Type your choices and press Enter.
  • Page 155: Connecting Your Printer To An Ibm System/36

    Set the address and language values on your printer using the Configuration Menu. Set 4224 Emulation Mode to Yes for Models 102, 1I1, 202, and 2I1 or Host Emulation Mode to 4224 for Models 4I3 and 5I3. This will configure your 4230 Printer to emulate the IBM 4224 Printer.
  • Page 156 PH device code (IPDS Printer Universal Device Code). There is no specific 4230 device code. If the printer is to be used as a remote printer, it can be configured to an IBM 5394 or 5294 Remote Control Unit.
  • Page 157: Models 202, 2I1, And 5I3 Coaxial Attachment

    If the machine has cables other than the power cord, you must connect them before you plug the power cord into an outlet. You must first unplug the power cord from the outlet when you remove the other cables. Chapter 2. Attaching the 4230 Printer to Your Computer 2-17...
  • Page 158 To attach a coaxial cable (not shipped with the printer), follow these steps: 1. Attach one end of the signal cable to the cable connector at the rear of the printer. 2. Turn the cable connector clockwise until the cable locks in place.
  • Page 159 Note: If the printer does not show the correct display sequence, go to the status code section of Appendix B, “Problem Solving.” 5. You no longer need to get access to the rear of the printer. Position the printer so that the front edge aligns with the front edge of your printer stand or table.
  • Page 160: Models 4I3 And 5I3 (When Parallel Or Serial Is The Active Interface)

    IBM 4033 LAN Adapter. Connecting to the Parallel or Serial Interface Parallel or serial cables are not shipped with your printer. If you do not have a cable, contact your IBM marketing representative. The following table provides the information you need to purchase the correct cable.
  • Page 161 P a r a ll e l In te rfa c e C a b le 5. Connect the power cord to the printer and to the electrical outlet. Chapter 2. Attaching the 4230 Printer to Your Computer A d a p te r C a b le...
  • Page 162 Note: If the printer does not show the correct display sequence, go to the status code section of Appendix B, “Problem Solving.” 7. You no longer need to have access to the rear of the printer. Position the printer so that the front edge aligns with the front edge of your printer stand or table.
  • Page 163: Attaching A Serial Cable

    To attach a serial cable: 1. Attach the serial interface cable by pushing the connector into the printer port. 2. Tighten the two locking screws to hold the cable in place. Chapter 2. Attaching the 4230 Printer to Your Computer 2-23...
  • Page 164 Note: If the printer does not show the correct display sequence, go to the status code section of Appendix B, “Problem Solving.” 5. You no longer need to have access to the rear of the printer. Position the printer so that the front edge aligns with the front edge of your printer stand or table.
  • Page 165 Chapter 3. Getting to Know Your Printer This chapter introduces you to your IBM 4230 Printer. It describes the various parts of your printer and shows you their locations. This chapter also includes general information about the different forms devices that are available and instructions about caring for your new printer.
  • Page 166 S e r i a l N u m b e r Figure 3-1. 4230 Printer Model Identification Plate Record the model and serial numbers of your printer. You will need this information as you use this and other 4230 Printer manuals.
  • Page 167: Power Switch

    4230 Printer” for adjusting the top of form position for your forms device. Warning: If you turn the power Off (O) while data is in the printer buffer (a temporary storage area) or coming from the computer to the printer, you will lose data.
  • Page 168: Power-On Test

    6. Finally, the printer displays the message READY Note: If the power-on test stops at any point or the printer displays a three-digit code and error message before the test is complete, a power-on error has occurred. If you have not loaded any forms or the printer is not communicating with the host, the printer may User’s Guide...
  • Page 169 If an error appears, follow the instructions for “Using the Status Code and Problem Listings” on page B-2. Acoustic Cover The acoustic cover reduces the noise level of the printer while it is printing. Notes: 1. Do not open or close the access cover by holding only the acoustic cover.
  • Page 170 A forms guide for aligning the left edge of the form. A forms sensor for detecting the last form fed past it. The printer stops printing after it prints the last line on the last form. A forms sensor for detecting the presence of a form and activating the Load/Eject key for the Automatic Load feature with the Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2).
  • Page 171 F o rm s G u id e The lower forms guide works as: A guide for aligning the cut sheet form. The sensor works as: A sensor for detecting the presence of a form and activating the Load/Eject key. Chapter 3. Getting to Know Your Printer...
  • Page 172 Start. For the Auto Sheet Feeder Device (F4), AFTA measures the first sheet of each bin after you turn the printer On (|) and after you press Stop and then Start. The operator may adjust the AFTA by pressing Darker and Lighter.
  • Page 173 S c ro ll R e tu rn U nit C he ck Figure 3-2. 4230 Printer Models 102 and 1I1 Operator Panel P o w e r R e a d y P ro c e s s in g...
  • Page 174 This section describes each part of the operator panel. For a detailed description on using the operator panel, see IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions. IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 Quick...
  • Page 175 You can set the alarm to beep at high or low volume or not to beep by following the procedure in “Using Printer Setup Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions.
  • Page 176 Operator Print Test. Use the PA1 and PA2 keys to send special operator requests. See “Understanding the Operator Panel” in the IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for more information on these keys. 3-12...
  • Page 177 The PA1 and PA2 keys are used to send special operator requests. See “Understanding the Operator Panel” in the IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for more information on these keys. Attention Indicator...
  • Page 178 The printer has not detected any printer errors. Blinking The printer has detected a printer error. The alarm beeps (if not disabled). If the printer also displays a status code, go to “Using the Status Code and Problem Listings” on page B-2.
  • Page 179 – PA1/Hex Print – PA2/Display Interface For a detailed description of each key, see “Understanding the Operator Panel” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions. Chapter 3. Getting to Know Your Printer...
  • Page 180 Values parameter in the Configuration Menu under Configuration Storage. For detailed information on saving configuration changes, see “Storing Configuration Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions. Some of the values you can change from the Configuration Menu on...
  • Page 181 See IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for the procedures to check or change each of the parameter values. Operating States Online – The printer is online when power is On (|), the power-on tests complete, and the printer is able to communicate with the computer.
  • Page 182 Humidity affects forms feeding and stacking. Keep all forms in a cool, dry place. If the forms are exposed to high humidity, allow them to adjust to the humidity level of the printer area for approximately 24 hours before you use them.
  • Page 183: Forms Handling Devices

    Forms Handling Devices The optional forms handling devices available for your printer are: Continuous Forms Device (F1) Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2) Document Insertion Device (F3) Auto Sheet Feeder (F4). Each forms device is described on the following pages. Continuous Forms Device (F1)
  • Page 184: Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2)

    Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2) Te a r B a r To p o f F o rm s D e v ice C lip s B o tto m M e ta l B a r The Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2) is available for all models. The device has an F2 surrounded by a square in the upper left corner of the device.
  • Page 185: Document Insertion Device (F3)

    See “Installing and Using the Document Insertion Device (F3)” on page 1-88 for information on installing and removing the forms device, loading and unloading forms, and adjusting the device. 3-21 Chapter 3. Getting to Know Your Printer...
  • Page 186: Auto Sheet Feeder Device (F4)

    The Auto Sheet Feeder Device (F4) consists of two parts: (1) a forms transport device (shown above) that mounts inside your printer, and (2) a sheet feeder that sits in front of the printer on the same table. See “Setting Up Your 4230 Printer with ASF” in IBM 4230 Printer Auto Sheet Feeder General Information for information on setting up and operating this device.
  • Page 187: Ribbons

    15 million DP characters, and one with a black general purpose ink (IBM part 1040440) with an average ribbon life of 6 million DP characters. Call Lexmark** at 1-800-438-2468 to order ribbons. See “Installing the Ribbon Cartridge and Guide” on page 1-6 and Chapter 4, “Replacing Your Ribbon”...
  • Page 188: Caring For Your Printer

    Do not block the air vents on the printer sides. Obstructions could restrict airflow and cause the printer to overheat. Clean or vacuum the printer as necessary to remove dust or lint from the forms feed path. Be sure that the power switch is turned Off (O).
  • Page 189: Starting A Print Job

    3. Be sure that the parameter values agree with the application you are to print. See the procedures for setting your parameter values in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions. 4. Load forms.
  • Page 190: Stopping Or Canceling A Print Job

    2. To continue printing the same print job, press Start. To cancel the current print job, follow these steps: Warning: Canceling a print job by using Cancel Print sends a message to the computer and will cause data in the printer to be cleared. 1. Press Stop.
  • Page 191: Chapter 4. Replacing Your Ribbon

    Warning: Damage to the printer can occur if you do not use IBM ribbons (IBM part 1040580 or 1040440) especially designed for the 4230 Printer. Call Lexmark at 1-800-438-2468 to order ribbons. R ib b o n C a rt rid g e...
  • Page 192: Removing The Ribbon Cartridge

    To remove an existing ribbon cartridge, follow these steps: 1. If the power is Off (O), go to Step 3. 2. If the power is On (|), press Stop. The printer displays NOT READY 3. Open the access cover. User’s Guide <A>...
  • Page 193 4. Slide the print head to the center of the printer. 5. Push the ribbon guide toward the back of the printer and lift the ribbon guide up. Note: You may find it easier to remove the ribbon guide by lifting the right side of the guide first and then pulling up the left side of the guide.
  • Page 194 6. Pull the ribbon cartridge up until it snaps free. Remove the ribbon cartridge from the printer. Note: You may find it easier to remove the ribbon cartridge by lifting the right side of the cartridge first and then pulling up the left side of the cartridge.
  • Page 195: Installing The Ribbon Cartridge

    Installing the Ribbon Cartridge To install a new ribbon cartridge, follow these steps: 1. Get a new ribbon cartridge and remove it from the package. 2. Remove the yellow clip from the ribbon. 3. Turn the blue ribbon advance knob clockwise to take up slack in the ribbon.
  • Page 196 You may have to turn the blue ribbon advance knob to align the slots. Lower the ribbon cartridge onto the metal post. Be sure that the plastic tab on the bottom of the ribbon cartridge aligns with the hole in the printer casting. Ta b 5.
  • Page 197 6. Align the holes in the ribbon guide with the ribbon guide posts on the print head carrier. Press the guide all the way down on the ribbon guide posts until the tops of the posts are even with the top of the ribbon guide. R ib b o n G u id e R ib b o n G u ide P o sts...
  • Page 198 The left side of the ribbon cartridge is securely snapped onto the printer. The right side fits over the ribbon drive post but does not latch down. b. There are no twists or folds in the ribbon.
  • Page 199 Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer,” depending on your forms device). 9. Be sure that the power is On (|). 10. If there is data in the printer to be printed: a. Leave the access cover open. b. Press Start.
  • Page 200 4-10 User’s Guide...
  • Page 201: Chapter 5. Using The Operator Print Tests

    If the current settings are less than a maximum print position of 72 or a maximum page length of 66, the printer will adjust the settings to a standard 8.5 x 11 inch page. This is done to ensure correct formatting of all offline customer tests.
  • Page 202 When a test is not running, pressing Return or Cancel Print tells the printer to exit test mode and perform a partial reset. If you press Return, the printer goes to online not ready; if you press Cancel Print, the printer goes to online ready.
  • Page 203: Printer Demonstration

    Stop or Cancel Print is pressed. 3. Press Cancel Print to exit the test and make the printer ready (see “General Test Instructions” on page 5-1). Press Stop to exit the test and return to the Test Menu.
  • Page 204: Top Of Form Alignment

    OPERATOR PRINT TESTS Printer Demonstration 2. Press Scroll or Scroll until the printer displays OPERATOR PRINT TESTS Top of Form Alignment 3. Press Enter or Start to begin the test. The printer prints a single line of H’s. User’s Guide...
  • Page 205 TOP OF FORM SET 8. Press Cancel Print to exit the test and make the printer ready. Press Stop to exit the test and return to the Test Menu (see “General Test Instructions” on page 5-1).
  • Page 206: Left Margin Alignment

    5-1). The printer displays OPERATOR PRINT TESTS Printer Demonstration 2. Press Scroll or Scroll until the printer displays OPERATOR PRINT TESTS Left Margin Alignment 3. Press Enter or Start to begin the test. The printer displays Left Margin Position where xxx is the current value of the left margin position.
  • Page 207 The printer also prints a single line of H’s. 4. If the H’s do not start where you want your left margin, press Scroll or Scroll until the printer displays the desired value for the left margin position. For each change in value, the left margin is changed 0.686 mm (0.027 in.).
  • Page 208 Custom Set. See “Storing Configuration Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for information on saving configurations. You may also adjust the left margin without printing the row of H’s by changing the left margin position in the...
  • Page 209: Printer Configuration

    The Ready indicator goes on and printing begins. The printout shows the current configuration. The configuration printout is complete when the Ready indicator goes off. 4. The printer returns to the Operator Print Tests menu automatically when the configuration printout is complete. Chapter 5. Tests...
  • Page 210 5. Press Cancel Print to make the printer ready or Return to make the printer not ready (see “General Test Instructions” on page 5-1). Figure 5-1. Sample Printer Configuration Printout (Models 102 and 1I1) 5-10 User’s Guide...
  • Page 211 Figure 5-2. Sample Printer Configuration Printout (Model 4I3) 5-11 Chapter 5. Tests...
  • Page 212 Figure 5-3. Sample Printer Configuration Printout (Models 202 and 2I1) 5-12 User’s Guide...
  • Page 213 Figure 5-4. Sample Printer Configuration Printout (Model 5I3) 5-13 Chapter 5. Tests...
  • Page 214 Figure 5-5. Sample Printer Configuration Printout — Parallel Attached (Models 4I3 and 5I3 when parallel is the active interface) 5-14 User’s Guide...
  • Page 215 Figure 5-6. Sample Printer Configuration Printout — Serial Attached (Models 4I3 and 5I3 when serial is the active interface) 5-15 Chapter 5. Tests...
  • Page 216: Printer Verification

    Printer Verification You can test general print quality and the wires in the print head by using the Printer Verification test. This test prints nine horizontal lines using each wire on the print head. After these nine lines have printed, several lines of data processing (DP) characters are printed followed by several lines of near letter quality (NLQ) characters.
  • Page 217 The printout should look similar to: 5-17 Chapter 5. Tests...
  • Page 218 Appendix B, “Problem Solving.” d. Once you get a good printout, go to Step 5. 5. Press Cancel Print to make the printer ready or Return to make the printer not ready (see “General Test Instructions” on page 5-1).
  • Page 219: Bidirectional Adjustment

    The printer displays OPERATOR PRINT TESTS Printer Demonstration 2. Press Scroll or Scroll until the printer displays OPERATOR PRINT TESTS Bidirectional Adjustment 3. Press Enter or Start to begin the test. The Ready indicator goes on and printing begins. The test prints samples using alignment values higher and lower than the default value.
  • Page 220 The sample printout appears as follows: 5-20 User’s Guide...
  • Page 221 If the quality is not acceptable, return to Step 3 on page 5-19, otherwise, go to Step 6. 6. Press Cancel Print to make the printer ready or Return to make the printer not ready (see “General Test Instructions” on page 5-1).
  • Page 222 5-22 User’s Guide...
  • Page 223: Appendix A. Training Guideline

    Appendix A. Training Guideline This appendix is a guideline for operator training. Those more familiar with the IBM 4230 Printer operations can use this guideline to help teach a new operator about the printer. Copyright IBM Corp. 1991, 1994...
  • Page 224: Introduction

    Introduction All operators should know the following: Locations of printer parts The use and functions of the operator panel keys Forms loading and unloading Ribbon changing Problem solving Model number and attachment type identification. In addition, some operators might be responsible for the following...
  • Page 225: Guideline For Training

    IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 Quick Reference Guide or IBM 4230 Printer Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 Quick Reference Guide (depending on the model installed) IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions and discuss the contents of each.
  • Page 226 Top of form and left margin alignment f. Forms movement keys g. Readying the printer for the next transaction, with emphasis on the proper method for setting the tear off position and for tearing off the form at the tear bar toward the front of the printer h.
  • Page 227 See “Installing and Using the Document Insertion Device (F3)” on page 1-88 for more information. Auto Sheet Feeder (F4): See IBM 4230 Printer Auto Sheet Feeder General Information for more information. 7. Show the operator the location of information on changing ribbon cartridges (see Chapter 4, “Replacing Your Ribbon”).
  • Page 228 See “Forms Device Inspection” on page B-35 for more information. 13. Show the operator “Checking and Changing Configuration Parameter Values” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions on parameter values. Show how to check and change parameter values.
  • Page 229: Customer Responsibility

    Customer Responsibility Discuss the importance of the operator knowing what is and what is not customer responsibility. The customer is responsible for maintaining, removing, installing, and ordering the following: Ribbon cartridges Paper. Also, the customer is responsible for following the instructions in the problem solving sections of Appendix B, “Problem Solving”...
  • Page 230 User’s Guide...
  • Page 231: Appendix B. Problem Solving

    Appendix B. Problem Solving When the printer displays a status code, you need to know what action to take to recover from the displayed condition. This chapter lists the status codes and recovery actions and gives a list of problems, probable causes, and recovery actions for problems that do not display a status code.
  • Page 232: Using The Status Code And Problem Listings

    Using the Status Code and Problem Listings When a problem with the printer occurs, the printer displays a status code and message. The message on the display identifies the problem and gives a recommended action. Status Code and Message Displays: Find the code listed in numeric order on the following pages and perform the steps to fix the problem.
  • Page 233: Status Codes

    4. Check the maximum page length setting and correct it; then reload the form and restart the print job (see “Introducing the 4230 Printer” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Product and Programming Description for more information on the maximum page length setting).
  • Page 234 4. Be sure that nothing blocks the blue forms guide/forms sensor. 5. Reset the top of form position. (See Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer.”) 6. Press Start. 7. Verify the printed output; if pages are damaged or data is lost, follow your local operating procedures.
  • Page 235 The operator panel setting for the forms device does not match the device installed. Be sure that the forms device setting is correct (see Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer”). 4 PRESS LOAD Document Insertion Device (F3): This is not an error condition. Press Load/Eject to position the form to the top of form position and enable printing.
  • Page 236 7 INCORRECT PRINT ORDER PRESS STOP THEN START Notify the computer operator to check the data stream and then: 1. Press Stop. 2. Reset the top of form position. 3. Press Start. 4. Resubmit the print job. 8 HOLD PRINT TIMEOUT PRESS START 1.
  • Page 237 3. See IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for more information. LOAD MANUAL BIN PRESS STOP THEN START LOAD MANUAL BIN PRESS STOP THEN ENTER LOAD MANUAL BIN PRESS START TO CONTINUE Auto Sheet Feeder (F4): 1.
  • Page 238 12 CHECK PAPER PATH Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2) and Document Insertion Device (F3): 1. Press Stop. 2. Remove the paper from the printer. 3. Place paper in the load position. 4. Press Load/Eject to load paper. 5. Press Start.
  • Page 239 Configuration Menu (see Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer” for the appropriate procedure or see “Setting Up Your 4230 Printer with ASF” in IBM 4230 Printer Auto Sheet Feeder General Information). Note: If you do not have an F3 or F4 forms device, see your programmer.
  • Page 240 You must first unplug the power cord from the outlet when you remove the other cables. 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Check that the cable is connected to the printer and to the computer. 3. Turn the power On (|).
  • Page 241 To clean this sensor: 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Remove the ribbon. 3. Hold the sensor in place by pushing it down with a finger. 4. Clean the front surface, opposite the wires and closest to the paper, with a cotton swab or a piece of cloth. 5.
  • Page 242 You must first unplug the power cord from the outlet when you remove the other cables. 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Check that the cable is connected to the printer and to the computer. 3. Turn the power On (|).
  • Page 243 SEE USER'S GUIDE 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the power On (|). 3. If the printer displays this status code again, or if the printer displays 66 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE call for service.
  • Page 244 5. If the status code occurs again, call for service. 26 HEX PRINT MODE ACTIVE This is an informational message. The printer displays this message after you press Hex Print. Press Start. All data will print in hexadecimal code until you press Stop.
  • Page 245 4. If none of these solutions fix the problem, contact your system operator. 29 LINK ERROR 1. Press Stop. 2. Check that the cable is connected to the printer and to the computer. 3. Check that the computer is powered on. 4. Check that the serial configuration parameters are set correctly.
  • Page 246 3. Load the correct form size, or 4. Check the maximum page length setting and correct it; then reload the form and restart the print job (see “Introducing the 4230 Printer” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, B-16 User’s Guide...
  • Page 247 4. Be sure that nothing blocks the blue forms guide/forms sensor. 5. Reset the top of form position. (See Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer.”) 6. Press Start. 7. Verify the printed output; if pages are damaged or data is lost, follow your local operating procedures.
  • Page 248 Configuration Menu (see Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer” for the appropriate procedure or see “Setting Up Your 4230 Printer with ASF” in IBM 4230 Printer Auto Sheet Feeder General Information). Note: If you do not have an F3 or F4 forms device, see your programmer.
  • Page 249 SEE USER'S GUIDE 44 MACHINE CHECK SEE USER'S GUIDE 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the power On (|). 3. If the printer displays the message again, call for service. B-19 Appendix B. Problems...
  • Page 250 Turn the power Off (O). b. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the power On (|). c. Run the Printer Verification Test (see “Printer Verification” on page 5-16). d. If the printer displays this status code again, call for service. B-20 User’s Guide...
  • Page 251 This is an informational message. The printer displays this message after the Buffer Reprint Code is sent and accepted (see “Setting Send Buffer Reprint Code” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions).
  • Page 252 SEE USER'S GUIDE 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the power On (|). 3. If the printer displays this status code again or if the printer displays 19 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE call for service.
  • Page 253 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the power On (|). 3. If the power-on test is successful, resubmit the print job. 4. If the printer displays this status code again, call for service. B-23 Appendix B. Problems...
  • Page 254 This is an informational message. The access cover and front paper door should be closed while the printer is printing. If the access cover or front paper door is open, the 4230 Printer slows printing and forms movement for safety reasons.
  • Page 255 This is an informational message. The printer displays this message after you press Load/Eject to eject the forms when F2 Eject Mode is set to Delayed Eject. See “Selecting Performance Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions. The printer displays...
  • Page 256 COVER/DOOR OPEN This message is displayed when either the access cover or the paper door is opened and the printer is in the not ready state. The not ready state is reached when Stop is pressed from the ready state. If the printer is made ready and a print job is started, the printer runs at a reduced speed if either the access or the paper door cover is left open.
  • Page 257 SEE USER'S GUIDE 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the power On (|). 3. If the printer displays this status code again, call for service. A4 MACHINE CHECK SEE USER'S GUIDE 1. Install a new ribbon.
  • Page 258 USE DURING PRINTING The printer displays this message only while Darker or Lighter is held down. These key functions are valid only after the printer is ready and the automatic forms thickness adjustment (AFTA) measurement has been made. It is best to use these keys only when the printer is printing.
  • Page 259 SEE USER'S GUIDE 7F1 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the power On (|). 3. If the printer displays this status code again, call for service. B-29 Appendix B. Problems...
  • Page 260 5I3, press Start again. The printer should follow the normal power-on sequence. You then need to reconfigure the printer and save the values. (See “Storing Configuration Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions.) 1. Turn the power Off (O).
  • Page 261 FE3 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE FE4 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE FE5 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE FE6 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE FE7 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE FF8 PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE...
  • Page 262 For Models 102, 1I1, 202, and 2I1 only: FFB EXTENDED MEMORY FAILURE + SEE USER'S GUIDE For Models 4I3 and 5I3 only: FFB NO ATTACHMENT CARD SEE USER'S GUIDE FFD PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE FFE PRINTER BOARD FAILURE SEE USER'S GUIDE 1.
  • Page 263 If they remain on more than 30 seconds: 1. Turn the power Off (O). 2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the power On (|). 3. If the printer displays the same message for more than 30 seconds, call for service. xxx OPTION NOT AVAILABLE You have selected a print language or display language that is not available for your feature package.
  • Page 264: Problem List Index

    Problem List Index Table B-1. Forms Problems Problem Forms do not advance or overprint occurs Forms buckle, wrinkle, jam, or tear Forms do not feed into printer Forms do not stack Erratic or intermittent forms movement Table B-2. Print Quality/Ribbon Problems Problem...
  • Page 265: Forms Device Inspection

    Printing off forms Forms Device Inspection If you have form feeding problems and the printer does not display a status code, do the following procedure before calling for service. See Figure B-1 on page B-36 and Figure B-2 on page B-37 to determine the forms device you are using.
  • Page 266 3. Locate the gears on the forms device and turn them while checking for noticeable binds. For the F1 and F2 forms devices, check that the tractor pins move when you turn the gear. For the F2, F3, and F4 forms devices, be sure that the feed rolls also move when you turn the gear.
  • Page 267 Document Insertion Device (F3) L e ft R o lle r R ig h t R o lle r A s s e m b ly A s s e m b ly Fee d R o lls Auto Sheet Feeder (F4) G e a rs R o lle r A s s e m b lie s Figure B-2.
  • Page 268: Problem List

    Warning: When using a Continuous Forms (F1) Device, never pull or unload forms in the downward direction, or you may damage the device. Always unload forms from the top of the printer. Causes are listed for each problem in order of priority.
  • Page 269 Solution: Move the right tractor to obtain the correct form width. The tractor pins should be in the center of the paper holes. See Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer” for help on adjusting the tractor tension. 2: The forms device is installed incorrectly.
  • Page 270 Solution: Check the ribbon for twists or folds. 3: The wrong forms device code is entered. Solution: See Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer” for the correct forms device code and check the entry. 4: Continuous Forms Device (F1) only: the forms tension setting is at too high a number.
  • Page 271 5: The ribbon shield is damaged. Solution: Replace the ribbon. Problem: Forms do not stack correctly 1: The forms do not stack correctly on the table behind the printer. Solution: Use the recommended table (see IBM 4230 Printer Planning and Site Preparation Guide).
  • Page 272 Problem: Erratic or intermittent forms movement 1: The forms device is defective or the printer is failing. Solution: See “Forms Device Inspection” on page B-35. Problem: Printing off the form or out of the desired area with the Document Insertion Device (F3) only 1: The form is skewed or the vertical adjustments are not correct.
  • Page 273 1: The first print position is adjusted incorrectly. Solution: Check your settings for the left margin and the top of form position. See Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer” for information on adjusting these settings. If none of the previous problems apply to your forms problem, or if the solution does not solve your problem, be sure that you do the forms device inspection steps (see “Forms Device Inspection”...
  • Page 274: Print Quality And Ribbon Problems

    Solution: Check the forms device installation. See Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer.” 5: The print head or printer is failing. Solution: Do the printer test. See Chapter 5, “Using the Operator Print Tests.” If your print head is defective, call for service.
  • Page 275 2: The ribbon guide is seated incorrectly. Solution: Press down on the ribbon guide. See Chapter 4, “Replacing Your Ribbon.” 3: The print head is defective. Solution: Do the printer tests. If there is still a problem, call for service. B-45 Appendix B. Problems...
  • Page 276 Solution: See the procedure for adjusting the forms thickness setting through the operator panel (based on your forms device) in Chapter 1, “Setting Up the 4230 Printer.” 3: The forms are loaded incorrectly. Solution: Check to see that the forms are properly loaded.
  • Page 277: Miscellaneous Problems

    Problem: Wrong language set 1: Wrong language set selected. Solution: See “Using Printer Setup Parameters” in IBM 4230 Printer Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3 Operator Panel Instructions for information on selecting language sets. Problem: First print character in wrong place 1: Left margin or top of form is not properly aligned.
  • Page 278 B-48 User’s Guide...
  • Page 279: Appendix C. Forms Information

    Forms Specifications The 4230 Printer operates with continuous forms and cut sheet forms. If your printer is equipped with either the F1 or F2 form feed device, you can use continuous forms. If your printer is equipped with either the F3 or F4 form feed device, you can use cut sheet forms.
  • Page 280: Continuous Forms - F1 Or F2

    Continuous Forms — F1 or F2 Dimensions Forms Maximum Width 381 mm (15 in.) Length 355.6 mm (14 in.) Thickness The thickness of all forms should be a minimum of 0.08 mm (0.003 in.) and a maximum of 0.64 mm (0.025 in.). Acceptable print quality will be provided on up to four-part forms.
  • Page 281: Cut Sheet Forms - F3

    Cut Sheet Forms — F3 Dimensions Forms Maximum Width 381 mm (15 in.) Length 355.6 mm (14 in.) Thickness The thickness of all forms should be a minimum of 0.08 mm (0.003 in.) and a maximum of 0.25 mm (0.010 in.). Acceptable print quality will be provided when using single-part forms.
  • Page 282: Cut Sheet Forms - F4

    Cut Sheet Forms — F4 All paper used in the Auto Sheet Feeder should be new and without packaging damage. The papers defined below are considered acceptable for use in the F4 device. Any others should be operationally tested before regular use. Dimensions The paper sizes shown in the following table include both single-part and multiple-part cut sheets.
  • Page 283 ASF. Form sets should be operationally tested before regular use. For specific information about multiple-part forms, see IBM 4230 Printer Auto Sheet Feeder General Information. Some forms such as highly embossed papers (many stock certificates), coated papers, and multiple-part forms that do not conform to specifications will not feed reliably by the ASF.
  • Page 284: Additional Forms Restrictions

    Additional Forms Restrictions For best results when printing, the following forms restrictions apply: Fastening recommendations: – Form plies must not be fastened with any staples and must be fastened securely enough to prevent partial forms separation. – For the F3 forms device, multiple-part forms must be glued only at the top edge and fastened securely enough to prevent forms separation.
  • Page 285 For the F3 forms device: – You should design forms so that no printing takes place within 12.7 mm (0.5 in.) of either the left edge or the right edge of the form. This makes certain that the feed rollers do not press on fresh print and cause smearing.
  • Page 286: Positioning Forms

    Positioning Forms When you design the forms layout for your 4230 Printer, keep the physical dimensions and forms quality in mind. See Figure C-1 on page C-10, Figure C-2 on page C-11, Figure C-3 on page C-12, and Figure C-4 on page C-13 and the following information to obtain best results when printing.
  • Page 287 D Last Print Position For continuous forms: The minimum distance between the center of the right margin holes and the end of the last print position used should be 6.4 mm (0.25 in.). For cut forms: The minimum distance between the right edge of the form and the end of the last print position used should be 6.4 mm (0.25 in.).
  • Page 288 132 Positions at 10 CPI 158 Positions at 12 CPI 198 Positions at 15 CPI 220 Positions at 16.7 CPI P e rfo ra tio n Figure C-1. Form Design Considerations - Continuous Forms (Models 102, 1I1, 202, and 2I1) C-10 User’s Guide...
  • Page 289 P os. 1 136 Positions at 10 CPI 163 Positions at 12 CPI 204 Positions at 15 CPI 227 Positions at 16.7 CPI 233 Positions at 17.1 CPI (See Note) 272 Positions at 20 C PI (See Note) P e rfo ra tio n Note: O nly a v aila b le w h en p a ra lle l or s e ria l is th e ac tiv e in te rfa c e.
  • Page 290 P os. 1 132 Positions at 10 CPI 158 Positions at 12 CPI 198 Positions at 15 CPI 220 Positions at 16.7 CPI Figure C-3. Form Design Considerations - Cut Forms (Models 102, 1I1, 202, and 2I1) C-12 User’s Guide...
  • Page 291 P os. 1 136 Positions at 10 CPI 163 Positions at 12 CPI 204 Positions at 15 CPI 227 Positions at 16.7 CPI 233 Positions at 17.1 CPI (See Note) 272 Positions at 20 CPI (See Note) Note: O n ly a va ila ble w he n pa ra llel o r s eria l is th e active inte rfa c e. Figure C-4.
  • Page 292 C-14 User’s Guide...
  • Page 293: Appendix D. Declaration Of Ibm Product Noise Emission Values

    Appendix D. Declaration of IBM Product Noise Emission Values The following tables show the noise emission values for the 4230 Printer. Table D-1. 4230 All Models Impulsive Noise Prominent Discrete Tones Table D-2. Sound Emission Levels - 4230 Standard Covers...
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  • Page 295: Appendix E. Cabling Information

    Appendix E. Cabling Information Serial Attachment (Models 4I3 and 5I3) The 4230 attaches to a host or controller by one of two serial interfaces, RS-232C or RS-422A. A single 25-pin D connector mounted directly on the adapter card allows attachment to either interface.
  • Page 296: Recommended Attachment Cables For Pcs And Compatible Serial Ports

    Recommended Attachment Cables for PCs and Compatible Serial Ports Interface Cable Feature Type Part Number Number RS-232C 8509386 9386 RS-422A 70X8652 8652 Recommended Attachment Cables for AS/400 Workstation Controllers Interface Cable Type Part Number RS-232C 21F4342 RS-422A 21F4346 User’s Guide Bulk Cable IBM Standard Part Number...
  • Page 297: Cable Configurations

    RS-232C and RS-422A connection. RS-232C Local Simplex — DTR Pacing, No Status Reporting Computer CTS (5) or DSR (6) Local Duplex — DTR or XON/XOFF Pacing, Status Reporting Computer CTS (5) or DSR (6) Printer (20) Printer (20) Appendix E. Cabling Information...
  • Page 298 Local Duplex — DTR or XON/XOFF Pacing, Status Reporting Computer (20) Note: This configuration is compatible with cable IBM part 8509386. Local Duplex — XON/XOFF Pacing, Status Reporting Computer (20) Local Duplex — XON/XOFF Pacing, Status Reporting Computer (20) User’s Guide Printer (20) Printer (20) Printer (20)
  • Page 299: Rs-422A

    Local Duplex — XON/XOFF Pacing, Status Reporting Computer (20) RS-422A Computer Printer (20) Printer (15) - RXD (17) + R X D (19) (25) + T X D Appendix E. Cabling Information...
  • Page 300: Ibm Parallel Attachment (Models 4I3 And 5I3

    The 4230 supports the IBM Parallel Printer Interface. A single 36-pin connector is mounted on the adapter card. The PC-parallel interface attaches to the host with a standard PC Parallel Printer cable (IBM part 1525612) up to 1.8 m (6 ft) in length. IBM Parallel Connector Pin Assignments Signal Name...
  • Page 301: Glossary

    Glossary This glossary defines important 4230 Printer abbreviations and terms. It includes information from the IBM Dictionary of Computing, SC20-1699. It also includes terms and definitions from: The American National Dictionary for Information Processing Systems, copyright 1982 by the Computer and...
  • Page 302 Refers to related terms that have similar (but not synonymous) meanings. access cover. Provides access to the top of the printer for cleaning, changing ribbon cartridges, and loading or changing forms devices. acoustic cover. A cover bonded with a material that reduces operating noise from a machine.
  • Page 303 Document on Demand feature. A feature that moves continuous forms within the printer so that a blank form is not ejected when separating forms. Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2). A forms feeding option which, when selected, automatically stops continuous forms at the perforation.
  • Page 304 The connection between the computer and the printer. left margin (LM). The area between the left edge of the display or paper and the leftmost character position.
  • Page 305 A state where you have pressed Stop or an error or operator intervention condition is occurring. The printer can be not ready and online or offline. See also offline and online. Contrast with ready. offline. Pertaining to equipment or devices not under control of a control unit or host processor.
  • Page 306 F3 forms device. Also known as feed roller. serial interface. An interface where data is exchanged between the computer and the printer one bit at a time. slotted opening. A space on the bottom of the ribbon cartridge used to align the cartridge with the metal post on the printer frame.
  • Page 307 A cable that is made of two twisted wires in a shield, similar to two coaxial conductors in one shield. Contrast with coaxial cable. V-Connector. Used to connect the 4230 Printer to the host computer. Named for its V-shape. Glossary...
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  • Page 309: Index

    3-23 Copyright IBM Corp. 1991, 1994 cabling information E-1 canceling a print job 3-26 carbon paper 3-18 caring for the printer 3-24 changing ribbons 4-1 character spacing xix characters per inch (CPI) 3-16 checklist, parts 1-2 coaxial computer, attach to a 2-18...
  • Page 310 3-26 switching power off 3-3 diagram 1-12, 3-9 display 3-11 Document Insertion Device (F3) adjustments forms thickness 1-102 left margin position 1-104 print alignment 1-109 top of form position 1-107 check out installation 1-90 installing 1-88 introduction 3-21...
  • Page 311 1-88 F4 (Auto Sheet Feeder) 1-20 forms device, prepare for 1-14 ribbon cartridge 1-6 guide 1-8 introduction to your printer xix keys, operator panel 3-14 left margin position adjustment F1 (Continuous Forms Device) 1-44 F2 (Dual Purpose Forms...
  • Page 312 3-24 maximum page length (MPL) 3-16 maximum print position (MPP) 3-16 message display B-2 model identification 3-2 moving the printer 3-23 no status code displays B-2 noise emission values D-1 not ready operating state 3-17 offline operating state 3-17...
  • Page 313 Device) 1-70 F3 (Document Insertion Device) 1-101 print tests bidirectional adjustment 5-19 left margin alignment 5-6 print verification 5-16 printer configuration 5-9 printer demonstration 5-3 print verification test 5-16 printer attaching to a computer coaxial 2-18 twinaxial 2-2 configuration (print test) 5-9...
  • Page 314 (no status code displayed) (continued) forms problems (continued) do not feed into printer B-41 do not stack B-41 erratic or intermittent forms movement B-42 miscellaneous problems characters off registration B-43 first print character in wrong place B-47 overprinting B-38...
  • Page 315 2-23 serial number 3-2 settings, printer 3-16 setup, printer check out ribbon cartridge installation 1-9 F1 (Continuous Forms Device) check out F1 forms device installation 1-23 install the 1-21 load forms in the F1 forms device 1-26...
  • Page 316 (continued) F2 (Dual Purpose Forms Device) 1-84 F3 (Document Insertion Device) 1-113 unloading forms, warning B-38 using your printer xix V-connector 2-4 X-16 User’s Guide...
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