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4230 Printer

SA40-0564-04

 

Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3

 

User’s Guide

 

4230 Printer

SA40-0564-04

 

Models 102, 1I1, 202, 2I1, 4I3, and 5I3

 

User’s Guide

 

IBM

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; any such changes will be reported in subsequent revisions or Technical Newsletters.

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Contents

Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ix

Electronic Emission Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ix

Trademarks and Service Marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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xii

Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

xiii

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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xv

How to Use This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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xv

Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

xvii

4230 Printer Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

xvii

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

xix

Chapter 1. Setting Up the 4230 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-1

Beginning Printer Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-2

Installing the Ribbon Cartridge and Guide . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-6

Preparing for Forms Device Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-10

Selecting the Forms Device Installation Procedure . . . . . .

1-20

Installing and Using the Continuous Forms Device (F1) . . .

1-21

Installing the Continuous Forms Device (F1) . . . . . . . .

1-21

Preparing to Load Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-24

Loading Forms in the F1 Forms Device . . . . . . . . . . .

1-26

Using the Printer Verification Test for the F1 Forms Device

1-33

Adjusting the Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-38

Adjusting the Tractor Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-39

Adjusting the Forms Thickness Setting . . . . . . . . . .

1-40

Adjusting the Forms Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-42

Adjusting the Left Margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-44

Adjusting the Top of Form Position . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-46

Adjusting the Print Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-48

Unloading Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-51

Removing the Continuous Forms Device (F1) . . . . . . . .

1-53

Installing and Using the Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2) . .

1-55

Installing the Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2) . . . . . . .

1-55

Preparing to Load Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-59

Loading Forms in the F2 Forms Device . . . . . . . . . . .

1-60

Using the Printer Verification Test for the F2 Forms Device

1-65

Adjusting the Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-70

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Adjusting the Tractor Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-71

Adjusting the Forms Thickness Setting . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-73

Adjusting the Left Margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-75

Adjusting the Top of Form Position . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-77

Adjusting the Tear-offPosition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-79

Adjusting the Load Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-81

Adjusting the Print Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-81

Unloading Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-84

Removing the Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2) . . . . . .

 

1-86

Installing and Using the Document Insertion Device (F3) . . .

 

1-88

Installing the Document Insertion Device (F3) . . . . . . . .

 

1-88

Changing the Paper Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-91

Preparing to Load Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-93

Loading Forms in the F3 Forms Device . . . . . . . . . . .

 

1-94

Using the Printer Verification Test for the F3 Forms Device

 

1-96

Adjusting the Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-101

Adjusting the Forms Thickness Setting . . . . . . . . . .

1-102

Adjusting the Left Margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-104

Adjusting the Top of Form Position . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-107

Adjusting the Print Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-109

Unloading Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-113

Removing the Document Insertion Device (F3) . . . . . . .

1-114

Using the Acoustic Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-117

Removing the Acoustic Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-117

Reinstalling the Acoustic Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-117

Chapter 2. Attaching the 4230 Printer to Your Computer

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2-1

Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3 Twinaxial Attachment . . . . . . . .

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2-2

Attaching a Twinaxial Signal Cable to the Printer . . . . . .

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2-2

| Attaching the Cable to Your Computer. . . . . . . . . . . .

 

2-11

Connecting Your Printer to an IBM AS/400 . . . . . . . .

 

2-12

Connecting Your Printer to an IBM System/36 . . . . . .

 

2-15

Models 202, 2I1, and 5I3 Coaxial Attachment . . . . . . . . .

 

2-17

Attaching a Coaxial Signal Cable to the Printer . . . . . . .

 

2-17

Models 4I3 and 5I3 (when parallel or serial is the active

 

 

interface) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

2-20

Connecting to the Parallel or Serial Interface . . . . . . . .

 

2-20

Attaching a Parallel Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

2-20

Attaching a Serial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

2-23

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Chapter 3. Getting to Know Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

 

Parts of the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

 

Model Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

 

Power Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

 

Power-On Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

 

Acoustic Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-5

 

Access Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-5

 

Front Paper Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-5

 

Forms Guide/Forms Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

 

Automatic Forms Thickness Adjustment (AFTA) . . . . . . .

3-8

 

Platen Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-8

 

Operator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-9

 

Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-11

 

Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-11

 

Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-12

 

Ready Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-12

 

Processing Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-12

 

Online Indicator (Models 102, 1I1, and 4I3) . . . . . . .

3-12

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Format Indicator (Models 202 and 2I1) . . . . . . . . . .

3-12

 

Format/Online Indicator (Model 5I3) . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-13

 

Attention Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-13

 

Unit Check Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-14

 

Operator Panel Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-14

 

Configuration Parameter Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-16

 

Operating States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-17

 

Ready and Not Ready . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-17

 

Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-18

 

Forms Handling Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-19

 

Continuous Forms Device (F1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-19

 

Dual Purpose Forms Device (F2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-20

 

Document Insertion Device (F3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-21

 

Auto Sheet Feeder Device (F4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-22

 

Ribbons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-23

 

Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-23

 

Problem Determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-23

 

Relocation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-23

 

Caring for Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-24

 

Starting a Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-25

 

Stopping or Canceling a Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-26

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Chapter 4. Replacing Your Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

 

Removing the Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

 

Installing the Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-5

 

Chapter 5. Using the Operator Print Tests . . . . . . . . . .

5-1

 

General Test Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-1

 

Printer Demonstration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-3

 

Top of Form Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-4

 

Left Margin Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-6

 

Printer Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-9

 

Printer Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-16

 

Bidirectional Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-19

 

Appendix A. Training Guideline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-1

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-2

 

Guideline for Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-3

 

Customer Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-7

 

Appendix B. Problem Solving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-1

 

Using the Status Code and Problem Listings . . . . . . . . . . .

B-2

 

Status Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-3

 

Problem List Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-34

 

Forms Device Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-35

 

Problem List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-38

 

Print Quality and Ribbon Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-44

 

Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-47

 

Appendix C. Forms Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-1

 

Forms Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-1

 

Continuous Forms —

F1 or F2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-2

 

Cut Sheet Forms —

F3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-3

 

Cut Sheet Forms —

F4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-4

 

Additional Forms Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-6

 

Positioning Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-8

 

Appendix D. Declaration of IBM Product Noise Emission

 

 

Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

D-1

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Appendix E. Cabling Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

E-1

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Serial Attachment (Models 4I3 and 5I3) . . . . . . . . . . . .

E-1

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RS-232CConnector Pin Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . .

E-1

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RS-422AConnector Pin Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . .

E-1

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Recommended Attachment Cables for PCs and

 

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Compatible Serial Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

E-2

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Recommended Attachment Cables for AS/400 Workstation

 

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Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

E-2

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Cable Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

E-3

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RS-232C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

E-3

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RS-422A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

E-5

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IBM Parallel Attachment (Models 4I3 and 5I3) . . . . . . . .

E-6

 

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

X-1

 

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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