NEC SuperScript 1260N User Guide


SU P E R SC R I P T 1260

User’s Guide



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© NEC Technologies, Inc., 1997.

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First Printing—April 1997

Document Number: 808-823052-120-A

Copyright 1997

NEC Technologies, Inc.

1250 N. Arlington Heights Rd.

Itasca, IL 60143

All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 1997

NEC Corporation

7-1 Shiba 5-Chome, Minato-Ku

Tokyo 108-01, Japan

All Rights Reserved.

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Table of Contents

1 Setting Up

Overview 1-1 Introduction 1-2

Selecting a Location for the Printer 1-3 Printer Dimensions 1-3

Unpacking the Printer 1-4

Location of Major Parts 1-5

Major parts seen when the Top Cover is open 1-6 Printer Operating Environment Requirements 1-7 Printer Operating Requirements 1-7

System Requirements 1-8

Software Requirements 1-8 Installing the Toner Cartridge 1-9 Loading Paper into the Cassette 1-11 Connecting the Interface Cable 1-15 Connecting the AC Power Cord 1-15 Switching ON the Printer 1-16 Switching OFF the Printer 1-16 Printer Safety 1-17

Ordering Supplies and Accessories 1-18

2 Operator Panel

Overview 2-1

Using the Operator Panel 2-2

LED Operation 2-3

Operator Panel Buttons 2-8

Resetting the Printer 2-9

Status Icons and Messages 2-9

Default Settings 2-11

3 SuperScript Software

Overview 3-1

SuperScript 1260 Software for Windows 3-2

SuperScript 1260 Printer Software and Accessories 3-2

Installing SuperScript 1260 Software 3-3

The ABCs of Installation for Windows 95 3-3 The ABCs of Installation for Windows 3.1

and 3.11 3-4

SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver 3-5 Setup Tab 3-6


Table of Contents

Watermark Options 3-8

Layout Options 3-10

2-Sided Printing 3-11

Booklet Printing 3-13

Paper Source Tab 3-16

Destination Tab 3-17

Image Control Tab 3-18

Imaging Mode 3-18

Halftone Features 3-19

Darkness 3-20

Accessories Tab 3-20

Advanced Tab 3-21

Print Memory 3-22

Paper Sizes 3-22

Printer Administration 3-23

4 Windows Status Monitor

Overview 4-1 Introduction 4-2

What is Printer Status? 4-3 Loading the Status Monitor 4-3 Minimized Views 4-4

Features of the Mini-Window View 4-4 Features of the Icon View in Windows 3.1 4-5 Sound Alerts 4-6

Accessing the Maximized Status Monitor 4-6

The Maximized Status Monitor 4-6

General Tab 4-6

Change Printer Tab 4-9

Alerts Tab 4-9

Preferences Tab 4-11

5 DOS Printing

Overview 5-1

The DOS Printing Utilities 5-2 Printing from DOS Programs 5-2 Installing DOS Software Only 5-2 DOS Printer Control Panel 5-3 Main Menu 5-3

Control Printing (pause, reset, eject) 5-5 Change Printer Settings 5-6

Change LaserJet IIP Emulation Settings 5-8 Print Sample Pages 5-8

Change Status Monitor Settings 5-9 Change Printer Port 5-10

DOS Status Monitor 5-10 Starting the Status Monitor 5-10

Using the DOS Status Monitor 5-11

6 Using the Printer

Overview 6-1

Using the 250-Sheet Paper

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Cassette 6-2

Using the Multi-purpose Tray 6-5

Loading Paper into the Multi-purpose Tray 6-6 Loading Envelopes into the

Multi-purpose Tray 6-7

Loading Transparencies and

Adhesive Labels 6-9

Closing the Multi-purpose Tray 6-10

7 Printer Options

Overview 7-1

The 500-Sheet Feeder 7-3

The 500-Sheet Cassette 7-5

The Envelope Cassette 7-9

The Face-Up Output Tray 7-12

Memory Expansion Module (SIMM) 7-14

8 Maintaining Your Printer

Overview 8-1

Redistributing the Toner 8-2

About the Toner Cartridge 8-4

Replacing the Toner Cartridge 8-5

Installing the Toner Cartridge 8-5

Cleaning the Printer Case 8-5

Relocating the Printer 8-7

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9 Troubleshooting

Overview 9-1

Maintaining Print Quality 9-2

Simple Troubleshooting 9-2

Print Quality Problems 9-3

Installation Problems 9-6

Clearing Paper Jams and Wrinkling 9-7

Removing Jammed Paper 9-8

10 Getting Service

Overview 10-1

Getting Service and Support 10-2 Getting Help from Your Company 10-2 Getting Help from Your Dealer 10-2 Getting Help from NEC 10-2

NEC Warranty and Service 10-4

SuperScript 1260 Printer Limited Warranty 10-5 Warranty 10-6

Warranty Length 10-6 Warranty Coverage 10-6 Warranty Support 10-7 Getting Warranty Service 10-7

Limitation of Damages and Implied Warranties 10-7

Finding Supplies, Printer Options, and Spare Parts 10-8


Table of Contents

A Selecting Print Media

Overview A-1

Selecting Paper and Media A-2 Care of Printer Supplies A-2 Paper Properties A-3

Paper Recommended for Use in This Printer A-4 Special Print Media Recommended for

Use in This Printer A-5

Additional Paper for Use in This Printer A-6 Print Areas A-7

Preprinted Forms A-7

Heavy Print Stock A-8 Envelopes A-8 Adhesive Labels A-9 Transparency Film A-9

Media Purchasing Specifications A-9

B Safety Information

Overview B-1

Ozone Emission B-2

UL Standards for Ozone B-2

Employer Responsibilities B-2

Recommendations for Minimizing

Ozone Exposure B-2

Laser Safety B-3

CDRH Regulations B-3

FCC Statement B-3

Technical Specifications B-4



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Setting Up the Printer



This chapter gives you the information you need when you set up your printer, load paper, and begin printing. It includes:

Selecting a location for your printer

Unpacking the printer

Printer requirements

Location of printer parts

Getting started

Loading paper into the paper cassette

Printer safety

How to order supplies and accessories


Chapter 1: Setting Up the Printer


The NEC SuperScript 1260 printer is a new laser printer developed specifically for use with Windows 95, WindowsTM 3.1, Windows for Workgroups, and DOS applications. This printer is provided with the SuperScript 1260 software kit, and requires no special add-in cards or cartridges. We do require a good quality parallel interface cable (see Chapter 10, “Using FastFacts”).

The NEC SuperScript 1260N printer is the same printer as above except that it has a Network Interface Card (NIC) already installed. There is a Macintosh print driver included as a network option. For more information, see the “NEC 1260 Network Printer Configuration User’s Guide”.

Your computer and SuperScript 1260 communicate bidirectionally to exchange operating status information (e.g., warm-up, paper out, paper jam) and display messages requiring your attention. Hence, you can focus on your work without referring to the printer operator panel periodically, a benefit of the SuperScript 1260 software.

This manual contains operation information for the NEC SuperScript 1260 laser printer and covers seven major areas of printer information:

1.Setting up the printer

Space, electrical, and operating environment requirements

Installation procedures for hardware and software

Using the printer

Selecting paper for use in the printer

Operating instructions

2.Printer options

Available printer options; how to install, remove, and use them

3.Maintaining the printer

Toner cartridge information

Cleaning and relocating the printer

4.Printer problems

Error messages, print quality problems, and paper jam recovery instructions

5.Getting service

6.Selecting print media

7.Safety information

Technical specifications

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Selecting a Location for the Printer

Follow all space, electrical, and operating environment requirements when selecting a location for your printer.

Printer space requirements

Leave at least the minimum air space between the printer and the surrounding wall and furniture.

Top View

7.09 in (180 mm)


































16.34 in (415 mm)


































12..20in (310mm)

1 in (25 mm)

Selecting a Location for the Printer

Printer Dimensions

The following illustrations show standard dimensions and recommended clearances for a SuperScript 1260 printer.

Caution! Do not block the ventilation fan outlet that is located on the right side of the printer.

Side View

25.6 in

(650 mm)

30.1 in

(765 mm)

9 in

(228 mm)


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Unpacking the Printer

Remove the printer from the shipping box and place it on a stable, level surface.

WARNING! The printer weighs approximately 28 lbs. without options or consumables installed. Use care when removing it from the shipping box and ask for assistance.

After you have removed the printer and accessories from the shipping box, lift the top cover of the printer and remove the styrofoam cube from inside. Check to make sure you received all of the items listed below. If any item is missing or damaged, contact the store where you purchased the printer.

1.Printer with 250-Sheet paper cassette

2.Toner cartridge

3.AC power cord

4.Accessory kit

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Warranty card and Quick Reference Guide

Software diskette and SuperScript 1260 “Solutions” CD





& CD


Note: It is very important to install the software properly in order for this printer to work.

Save this user’s guide for reference and all packing materials (including the shipping carton) in case the printer needs to be repacked.

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Location of Major Parts








1.AC Power Cord Socket

Connect the AC Power Cord to this socket.

2.Main Power Switch

Use to switch the printer ON and OFF. [I] is ON. [O] is OFF.

3.Ventilation Fan Grill

Inlet for the printer Fan.

4.Top Cover Release Button

Push in to open the Top Cover.

5.Printer Controller Board

Allows a host computer to connect, through an interface cable.

6.Rear (Output) Slot

7.AC Power Cord

Location of Major Parts






8.Operator Panel

Used to monitor printer status

9.Top Cover

Open to access the Toner cartridge or to clear paper jams. When closed, the Top Cover functions as the main output tray.

10.Front Cover

Open to use the Multi-purpose tray. The tray holds 80 sheets of paper or 10 envelopes.

11.250-Sheet Cassette

The standard paper cassette. The cassette holds 250 sheets of paper.

12.Toner Cartridge

Contains the drum and the dry toner.


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Major parts seen when the Top Cover is open

1.Fuser Warning Label

Posted on the top of the fuser. The fuser is very hot. Be careful when clearing paper jams in the fuser area.


Uses heat and pressure to permanently adhere the toner image to the paper before the printer delivers the paper to the output tray.

3.Cleaning Brush

Use to clean the drum mirror.

4.Toner Cartridge Guide Channel

Match the color markings on the channel with the color markings on the Toner cartridge to correctly install the Toner cartridge in the printer.

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Printer Operating Environment Requirements

Printer Operating Environment Requirements

Install the printer on a level and stable surface.

Install the printer in an area that will have a temperature range of 41˚F to 95˚F (5˚C to 35˚C).

Extreme temperature changes may result in a buildup of condensation inside the printer. Condensation can cause print quality problems and paper jams. If there are wide temperature variations within the printer environment, allow one hour for the printer to stabilize before using it.

Install the printer in an area that has a relative humidity range of 15% to 85% (non-condensing).

Install the printer in an area that is shielded from the direct air flow of heaters, air conditioners, or humidifiers.

Install the printer in an area that is shielded from direct sunlight.

Leave adequate space around the printer for easy access.

Printer Operating Requirements


115 V Model





Nominal line voltage and frequency

115VAC @ 50/60 Hz



Maximum power consumption

600 watts




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System Requirements

The SuperScript 1260 printer works with MS-DOS 3.3 or higher, Windows 3.1 (in Enhanced Mode), Windows 95, or Windows for WorkGroups.

To run SuperScript 1260 Windows software, you will need an IBM-compatible PC with at least a 386SX 16-MHz CPU. This includes all 486-based and most 386-based PCs. To verify if your PC can run in Enhanced Mode, type WIN/3 at the MS-DOS prompt. If your PC cannot run Windows in Enhanced Mode, the system will tell you.

The SuperScript 1260 printer can also be run directly from DOS. The printer will automatically invoice PCL emulation mode to process DOS jobs.

A standard PC parallel printer port is required to connect with the SuperScript 1260 printer through a high quality parallel cable (see “FastFacts” in Chapter 10).

Because of the SuperScript 1260’s high speed interface, it is important to use a properly manufactured parallel cable. Use of a poor quality parallel cable may affect your output.

Software Requirements

To use the SuperScript 1260 Windows software, you will need:

A 386 or better personal computer

A 1.44 MB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive

At least 4 MB (6 MB recommended) of RAM for use with Windows 3.1 or 3.11

At least 8 MB of RAM for use with Windows 95

Microsoft Windows 3.1, 3.11, or 95

To use the SuperScript 1260 Solutions CD, in addition to the requirements listed above, you will need:

A CD-ROM drive (486 personal computer recommended)

Additional RAM, if needed for CD operation

To use the SuperScript 1260 DOS software, you will need:

A 286 or better personal computer

A 1.44 MB 3.5-inch floppy drive

At least 640 K of RAM

DOS 3.3 or later

After you have removed the printer from the shipping box, complete the following instructions

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to prepare the printer for use. If you have printer options to install, refer to Chapter 7, “Printer Options” section of this manual.

Installing the Toner Cartridge

The Toner cartridge assembly contains the photosensitive drum and the dry toner.

1.Press the release button and open the

top cover. (Make sure the styrofoam packing cube has been removed from inside.)

Installing the Toner Cartridge

2.Remove the new Toner cartridge from the shipping carton.

3.Remove the new Toner cartridge from the foil wrapper.

4.Save the foil wrapper.

Drum shutter

Caution! Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight or to strong room light. You should complete the Toner cartridge installation within 5 minutes

Do not open the drum shutter.


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5. Shake the Toner cartridge gently several times to evenly distribute the toner inside the cartridge.

6.Place the Toner cartridge on a flat surface.

7.Locate the toner seal tab at the end of the cartridge.

Use one hand to firmly hold down the cartridge.

8.Use the other hand to pull the tab straight out and remove the toner seal.

Caution! The toner tab may break if you pull up instead of straight out. You must remove the entire toner seal before you can use the Toner cartridge

9.Hold the Toner cartridge as shown in the illustration.

10.Insert the cartridge into the printer guide channels.

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11.Push in on the cartridge until it stops, then push in on both sides of the cartridge to make sure it is seated correctly.

12.Close the top cover.

If you cannot close the top cover, you may have incorrectly installed the Toner cartridge. Remove the Toner cartridge and reinstall it.

Loading Paper into the Cassette

Media” section of this manual for information on choosing the correct paper types and sizes to use with this printer.

Note: Use the Multi-purpose tray or optional Envelope cassette (Part # 1262) to feed envelopes. Do not mix paper types and do not overfill the cassette.

1.Remove the 250-Sheet cassette from the printer.

Loading Paper into the Cassette

The SuperScript 1260 paper cassette holds 250 sheets of standard 20 lb to 28 lb letter or legal size paper, or 50 sheets of standard labels or transparencies. Refer to Appendix A, “Selecting Print


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2.Press down on the bottom plate to lock it into position.

3.Push the side guide handle and slide the guide out as far as possible.

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4.Adjust the end paper guides to the desired paper size:

1.Slide end guide A out or into the desired paper size.

2.Slide end guide B to align with end guide A. This is not necessary with letter size paper.

Guide A

Guide B

Loading Paper into the Cassette

5.Insert the stack of paper along the left side of the cassette.

Make sure the paper goes underneath the metal clip that is located at the front of the cassette and underneath the plastic tabs that are located on the end guides.


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6.Slide the side guide in so it presses lightly against the edge of the paper stack.

7. Reinstall the paper cassette into the printer.

Note: For proper paper and media selection refer to Appendix A, “Selecting Print Media.”

For information on loading various media refer to Chapter 6, “Using the Printer.”

Caution! Do not adjust the side guide so tightly that it bows the paper stack

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Connecting the Interface Cable

Use a good quality parallel cable to connect this printer to a computer. Connect the interface cable as described below.

1.Make sure the power switch is set to OFF [O].

2.Plug the interface cable connector into the printer and then secure the lock springs.

Lock Springs

3.Connect the other end of the cable to the computer. Refer to the computer manual for details about selection of a proper interface connector.

Connecting the Interface Cable

Connecting the AC Power Cord

1.Make sure the power switch is set to OFF [O]. Plug the AC power cord into the AC socket located on the printer rear cover.

2.Plug the other end of the AC power cord into a grounded AC wall outlet.

Caution! Be sure the voltage at the AC wall outlet is correct for your printer. Serious printer damage will result if your printer is the 115VAC model and your AC wall outlet is providing 220VAC.


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Switching ON the Printer

Switch ON the printer power by pressing [I] on the main power switch which is located on the right side of the printer.

Switching OFF the Printer

1.Switch OFF the printer power by pressing [O] on the Main power switch located on the right side of the printer.

Caution! Do not switch OFF power while the printer is processing a print run. Wait until the printer has finished the print run and has ejected all of the prints before you switch OFF power.

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Printer Safety

Use common sense and good judgment whenever you are operating your printer.

To reduce the risk of fire

Use only the AC power cord that is supplied with the printer, or one that is UL compatible. (NEC will not replace this cord if you lose it.)

Never use multi-plug adapters or extension cords to connect the printer to an AC wall outlet.

Make sure the AC wall outlet meets the electrical requirements of your printer.

If you are not going to use the printer for long periods of time turn the printer off and unplug it from the AC wall outlet. Remove all of the paper from the paper cassettes.

Never place flammable liquids or materials near the printer.

Do not install the printer in a dusty or dirty area.

If the printer makes an unusual sound or begins to smoke, immediately switch off the power, unplug the printer from the AC wall outlet, and call for service.

Printer Safety

To reduce the risk of electrical shock

Do not remove screws, covers, or parts from the printer.

Do not attempt to disassemble the printer. High voltage is always present inside the printer. If you have a problem with the printer, call for service.

Do not touch the AC power cord when your hands are wet.

Do not use the printer if the AC power cord is damaged or frayed.

Never place heavy objects on top of the printer.

Never place containers of liquid above or near the printer.

Be careful not to drop staples, paper clips, or other small metal objects into the printer.

To reduce the risk of burn

When replacing the Toner cartridge or clearing a jam, do not touch the Fuser. The Fuser operates at a very high temperature and is marked with a warning label.

Do not touch the rear (output) slot while the printer is on. It is very hot.

To reduce the risk of eye injury

• The SuperScript 1260 laser generates a intense beam of light that can cause serious


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eye damage. The printer, however, is designed so the laser beam is completely contained within the printer during all modes of customer operation.

• To avoid accidental contact with the laser beam, perform all printer service procedures exactly as described in this manual and never attempt to dismantle the printer, remove any of the printer covers, or attempt to operate the printer with the Top Cover open.

To reduce the risk of personal injury

Be careful when lifting the printer.

Do not install the printer so it is within the reach of small children.

Observe all caution and warning messages displayed in this manual.

Observe all caution and warning labels displayed inside the printer.

Ordering Supplies and Accessories

To order printer supplies and accessories, contact your NEC printer dealer or call 1–800–NEC–INFO to locate a supplies dealer nearest you.

Table 1:1 Supplies and Options

Supplies / Options

Order Number





1260 Toner Cartridge




250-Sheet Cassette




500-Sheet Cassette




500-Sheet Feeder


(comes with 500-sheet


cassette, not sold separately)




Envelope Cassette


(must be used with 500-sheet


feeder and can hold 50






Face Up Output Tray




1260 Network Inter-


face Card (NIC)




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Operator Panel



This chapter describes the operator panel and its functions. It explains:

LED operation

Panel button operation

Status monitor icons

Factory default settings


Chapter 2 : Operator Panel

Using the Operator Panel

The printer operator panel includes 6 LED’s (lights) and 2 buttons. The LED’s indicate printer status and the buttons allow you to control printing—for example you can reset, pause, resume, and print a test page from the front panel.

The operator panel consists of six light-emitting diodes (LED) and two front panel buttons.

The On Line LED (green) indicates normal operation (warming up, ready, or Energy Saving Mode). When combined with other LED’s it may also indicate other states. (See Table 2–1.)

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The Cassette LED (amber) indicates that the printer needs paper.

The MP Tray LED (amber) indicates that the printer is ready for manual feed or that the Multi-purpose tray needs paper.

The Toner LED (amber) indicates the toner supply is getting low.

The Jam LED (red) indicates a paper jam.

The Error LED (red) indicates printer errors such as an open cover or incorrect paper size.

The On Line button lets you resume operation after correcting a problem (such as adding more paper or closing the cover). You can also use the button to initialize the printer or reset it to factory defaults.

The Test button lets you print a settings page.

LED Operation

When the printer is first powered on, all LED’s light immediately and then cycle from left to right in sequence. The blinking lights indicate that the printer is initializing and performing an internal test. When the printer is ready to accept a job, the green On Line LED stays steadily lit. From the ready state, pressing the On Line Button for four seconds and releasing it activates the initialization (reset) and internal test. The LED’s will remain on

LED Operation

for 0.5 seconds, then off for 0.5 seconds, then repeat until the button is released.

Table 2-1 provides a prioritized list of printer problems with LED status, condition, cause, and solution.

Please note that:

“Blink” always means 0.5 seconds on, 0.5 seconds off, then it repeats.

“Slow blink” is 0.5 seconds on and 5.0 seconds off, then it repeats.

“Double-blink” means 0.25 seconds on, 0.25 seconds off, 0.25 seconds on, 1.0 second off, then it repeats.


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Table 2-1: Condition Indications and Solutions







All lit steady

Printer Hardware

A printer hardware error is detected. Possible printer errors include



malfunction of the fuser unit, laser unit, scanning motor, or fan.



Corrective Action: First power off the printer and then turn power



back on. If the problem continues, contact your NEC dealer for



service or call NEC technical support (see Chapter 10).

All lit steady

NIC (Network

Corrective Action: Press the Test button on the Operator panel to

except On Line

Interface Card) Error

verify communication. Refer to “SuperScript 1260 Network Printer



Configuration Guide”.

All lit then cycle

Power On

When you power on the printer, all the LEDs light and then, during

all LEDs


hardware check, cycle through all LEDs (starting from On Line LED



and moving right), and then the green light blinks until the printer is



ready to accept a job during the Power On cycle.

All lit then cycle

Factory Default Reset

During power up, press the On Line Button until lights stop cycling,

all LEDs


then release. After that, the green light blinks until the printer is



ready to accept a job.



Corrective Action: Release the Front Panel Button after the LEDs



light in acknowledgment. Once the button is released, the printer



sets factory defaults, initializes, and goes to READY.

Cycle through all


When the On Line button is pressed for at least 4 seconds (in all



states other than during power up), it cycles through all LED’s and



then the green light blinks until the printer is ready to accept a job.



Corrective Action: Release the Front Panel Button after the LEDs



blink in acknowledgment. Once the button is released, the printer



initializes and goes to READY.

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LED Operation

Table 2-1 Condition Indications and Solutions










Error (red) on

Top Cover Open

This occurs if the Top cover is open or the Toner cartridge is missing.


No Cartridge

Corrective Action: Make sure the printer has a Toner cartridge



installed. Check that the Top cover is completely closed. The printer



will resume operation.

Jam (red) on

Paper Jam

This occurs when there is a paper jam.



Corrective Action: Clear the paper jam. See Chapter 9, “Trouble-



shooting” for more help with paper jams.



Entry jams always reprint the jammed page.

Error (red) Blinks

Page too complex

This indicates errors like “page too complex.” It will be affected by

On Line (green)


the auto-continue setting.

on steady


• If auto-continue is on, the Windows status monitor mini-window



will display a message indicating which page is too complex and the



document will continue printing.



• If auto-continue is turned off, the Windows status monitor mini-



window will display the status alert and the printer will behave by



blinking the error light and printing the partial page.



To correct, press the On Line button.


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Table 2-1: Condition Indications and Solutions (continued)







Error (red) on

Paper size mismatch

This occurs after printing a page set for an incorrect paper length.


Paper source lights up

Corrective Action: Insert the correct paper size (in the cassette or

On Line (green)

(MP or Cassette)

manual feed). The printer resumes normal processing. The document



must be reprinted.

Error (red) blinks

Adobe Memory

This informs the user that Adobe Memory Booster was used.

On Line (green)

Booster used

See page 3–22 for more information.

on steady



MP Tray (amber)

Waiting for Manual

This condition occurs when the printer is waiting for paper in the

on steady


Multi-purpose tray.



Corrective Action: Insert a sheet of paper into the Multi-purpose (MP)



tray. You may need to press the On Line button momentarily.



If the On Line button is pressed without supplying paper, the paper



will be picked from the paper cassette (if available).

MP Tray (amber)

No paper

This occurs when the cassette or Multi-purpose tray is out of paper.

blinks or


Corrective Acton: Refill with correct size paper. Printer will resume

Cassette (amber)


printing automatically.




Cassette (amber)

Missing cassette

The cassette is not installed.

on steady


Corrective Action: Installing cassette will automatically return



system to ready.

Toner (amber) on

Low on toner

The toner level is low in the Toner cartridge.



Corrective Action: Redistribute the toner by removing the Toner car-



tridge and rocking it from side to side or replace the Toner cartridge.

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