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(Model S4670)

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Parts No. : LZ1090

Introduction
This manual describes installation, configuration, and operation of the Printer. Before using the Printer, be sure to read this manual, and keep it at hand for ease of reference.

Contents of Instruction Manual


Chapter 1 e-Printer Features and configurations are described.

Chapter 2

Installation Installation site, packing list, ribbon cassette mounting methods, etc. are described.

Chapter 3

Media (*1) Applicable and inapplicable media are described. Media(*1) The Printer can process a passbook and a single slip. In this manual, an expression of medium is used for descriptions, when it needs not be classified into passbook or single slip.

Chapter 4

Operating methods Operating methods are described.

Chapter 5

Replacing ribbon cassette Methods for replacing ribbon cassette are described.

Chapter 6

Help Troubleshooting methods while the Printer operates are described.

Appendix Specifications etc. of the Printer are described.

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Before using the Printer, please read this manual carefully and operate it correctly.

[Graphic symbols] The manual uses various graphic symbols for you to use the product safely and prevent injuries to you and other people and damage to the properties.

Degrees of hazards and damage that might occur if you ignore the symbols and erroneously
operate the Printer, are described using the following classified symbols.

WARNING

If this symbol is ignored and you handle the equipment erroneously, you or another person are in danger of death or serious injury. If this symbol is ignored and you handle the equipment erroneously, you or another person might be injured or the equipment might be physically damaged. If this information is ignored and you handle the equipment erroneously, the full performance of the Printer might not be achieved or the equipment might fail.

CAUTION
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The following symbols graphically describe what you must do. (Typical graphic symbols are shown below.)

This symbol requires you to take sufficient precautions.

The symbol prohibits you from performing the stated act.

This symbol compels you to perform the related act.

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SELF-IMPOSED CONTROL ON ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE CAUTION


The Printer is designated as Class A information technology equipment. If the Printer is operated in a home environment, it might cause electromagnetic interference. Therefore, the user might be requested to take necessary preventive action.

Harmonics from power supply


The Printer satisfies the harmonics suppression guideline.

Caution
1) The contents of the manual shall not be reproduced in whole or in part without prior permission. 2) The contents of the manual may be subject to change without notice. 3) Although the manual has been prepared with the utmost care, if you should find any error, description omitted, etc., please inform your distributor. 4) Shinko will not take any responsibility for a claim of loss, lost profit, etc., caused when operating the Printer, regardless of the statement in 3) above. 5) If the Printer is operated by the customer inappropriately or while ignoring the contents of the manual or if it is repaired or modified by a third party other than Shinko or party designated by Shinko, and as a result, the Printer fails or is damaged, Shinko shall not be liable for such a failure or damage. 6) If an option or a consumable part other than that specified or approved by Shinko is mounted on the Printer, and it causes a failure of the Printer, Shinko shall not be liable even if it occurs within the warranty period. In such a case, a repair service may be provided on a chargeable basis.

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CONTENTS
Introduction.....................................................................................................................i Contents of Instruction Manual .....................................................................................i SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ...............................................................................................ii 1. e-Printer....................................................................................................................1
Features of the Printer .......................................................................................................................1 Configuration of the Printer ................................................................................................................1

2. Installation ...............................................................................................................2
Carrying the Printer ............................................................................................................................2 Installation conditions.........................................................................................................................3 Verifying package contents ................................................................................................................5 Removing transportation clamps .......................................................................................................5 Installation of document guide ...........................................................................................................6 Turning ON power switch...................................................................................................................7 Mounting ribbon cassette ...................................................................................................................9

3. Media ......................................................................................................................12
Operable media................................................................................................................................12 Unoperable media............................................................................................................................12

4. Operating methods ...............................................................................................14


Medium inserting methods...............................................................................................................14 Control unit .......................................................................................................................................16 Opening and closing top cover ........................................................................................................18 Opening and closing printing unit.....................................................................................................19 Removing document guide ..............................................................................................................20 Internal processing function .............................................................................................................21 Maintenance of Printer .....................................................................................................................22

5. Changing ribbon cassette ....................................................................................24


Removing ribbon cassette ...............................................................................................................24 Mounting new ribbon cassette .........................................................................................................26 Disposal of ribbon cassette..............................................................................................................26
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6. Help ........................................................................................................................27
When Printer jams............................................................................................................................27 Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................29 Symptoms of faults...........................................................................................................................30 Maintenance services ......................................................................................................................32 Replacement parts and consumables..............................................................................................32 Functional parts for repair ................................................................................................................32 Package methods ............................................................................................................................32 Disposal of the Printer......................................................................................................................32

7. Appendix ................................................................................................................33
Specifications ...................................................................................................................................33 Terminology....................................................................................................................................35

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e-Printer
In this chapter, features, configuration, etc. of the Printer are described.

Features of the Printer


The Printer is a print system consisting of a basic model and optional devices such as MS, scanner and interface board. Major features include:

Easy handling and maintenance All software including firmware, font, setting and emulation can be down-loaded. Compact design Internal processing function without the medium tip protruded from the rear of housing AIF function for automatically correcting a skew of a set medium High-speed, silent printing Displaying equipment status using LCD panel Compatibility to various emulations Capability of processing MS using MS function (option) Capability of reading using single- and dual-side scanner (option) Connectable to 2 hosts using optional board such as RS232C interface Top cover

Configuration of the Printer


Control unit

Scanner (single- or dual-side) [Option] Power switch

Medium insertion slot

MS [Option] Document guide Ventilation holes

Internal processing function changeover flap

Optional interface (ch2) RS232C interface (ch1) AC power connector

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Installation CAUTION
For installation work of the Printer, be sure to employ the maintenance personnel trained by Shinko.

The Printer is installed normally by maintenance personnel, generally according to the following procedure. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Unpack and take out the Printer. Remove transportation clamps. Attach the document guide. Connect the interface cable. Turn ON the power switch. Mount the ribbon cassette.

Carrying the Printer


When carrying the Printer, be sure to grasp grippers at both sides of the unit.

Gripper (both sides)

[Document guide is installed] When carrying the Printer, be careful not to drop it. During installation work, carefully follow the contents of this chapter. Once a problem occurs, refer to Help on Page 27.

CAUTION When carrying the Printer, do not grip any parts other than grippers. Otherwise, the Printer might fall or fail.

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Installation conditions
Install the Printer at a site satisfying the following conditions, so as to operate the Printer in the optimum circumstances. AC power supply Use an AC power supply that satisfies the following conditions. Voltage: AC 85 V ~ 132 V or AC 170 V ~ 265 V Frequency: 49 Hz ~ 51 Hz or 59 Hz ~ 61 Hz Connect the power cable to an AC power receptacle regularly earthed. WARNING Be sure to use a single receptacle of the specified rating, and never use a common socket with any other device. If a branch receptacle is used jointly with another device, the receptacle might overheat or catch fire, or you might receive an electric shock.

PROHIBITION

Environmental conditions for installation Install the Printer at a site that satisfies the following conditions. Ambient temperature: 5C ~ 40C Ambient humidity: 20%~80% (No condensation) Well-ventilated site without heat build-up Installation site Install the Printer at a site that satisfies the following conditions. Mass of the Printer (approx. 14 kg) can be supported sufficiently, and installation area is larger than the bottom of the Printer. Flat, horizontal stable location Not subject to direct sunlight Away from heat dissipating equipment or heat source, such as a heater Where there are no rapid temperature variations Low humidity environment Not subject to water splashes Dust-free environment Where it will not receive impact or vibration CAUTION Do not place the Printer on a base that is either unstable, inclined, or subject to severe vibration or shocks. Otherwise, the equipment might fall over, and it might fail or you might be injured. Do not place the Printer under direct sunlight or near a heat source such as a heater. Otherwise, the internal temperature might rise, steam might condense, the cover might be deformed, or the sheath of the AC power cable might melt, causing the equipment to catch fire or fail. Do not place the Printer at a damp location, or where it would be exposed to steam or dust. Otherwise, the equipment might catch fire or fail, or you might receive an electric shock.

PROHIBITION

[Important information] Do not place the Printer at a location that is subject to severe vibration. Otherwise, an operation error might result.
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Installation space Ensure an installation space of 450 mm (width) 550 mm (length) or more for the Printer considering ventilation.

Outer dimensions of Printer (Tolerance: 5 mm) C B D A


SYMBOL A B DESCRIPTION OF DIMENSION Width of main unit Height of main unit (with top cover closed) Height of main unit (with top cover open) Length of main unit (without document guide) Length of main unit (with document guide) Distance from rear of main unit to wall surface with top cover opened and locked

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DIMENSION (in mm units) 398 195 About 440 298 398 About 100

C D E F

Distance from rear surface of main unit to wall surface The Printer incorporates internal processing function(*2). Using this function, the distance from rear of the equipment to wall surface can be reduced. Recommended distance from the rear of the main unit to the wall surface is shown below.
OPERATION CONDITION Use internal processing function RECOMMENDED DISTANCE 100 mm or more

Do not use internal processing function with a medium of 300 mm Internal processing function(*2)

250 mm or more

A function to transport medium without the medium protruding to the rear of the equipment. For switching, use the flap at the back of the equipment. For more information, see Internal processing function on Page 21. CAUTION

PROHIBITION

Do not block the ventilation openings of the Printer. Otherwise, heat might be build up inside, and the equipment might catch fire or fail.

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Verifying package contents


After taking all items out of the package, verify the contents. The packaged items are shown below.

Ribbon cassette

Document guide

AC power cable

Quick guide Installation guide Error code guide

Removing transportation clamps


Before connecting AC power cable, remove transportation clamps. Store removed clamps for any future transportation of the equipment. CAUTION When operating the top cover, opening or closing printing unit or operating internal parts of the equipment, be careful not to catch your fingers or strike anything.

DO NOT CATCH HAND

1) Grasp the top cover with hands holding left and right sides, and fully open it. To close the cover, slowly push the cover down with both hands until it clicks.

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2) Grasp the handle of the printing unit, and lift the unit until it clicks. To return the unit to its original state, lift the unit once to unlock it, and slowly push it down until it clicks.

3) Remove transport clamps (belt clamp, carriage clamp).

Belt clamp

Carriage clamp

Installation of document guide


The Printer can be operated more efficiently with the document guide installed to the Printer. To install the guide, engage the two lugs of the guide with the two holes at bottom of the medium insertion slot of the main unit, and push the guide in until it clicks.

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Turning ON power switch


WARNING Do not use a damaged, flawed, or cut power cable. If the cable is bent, pulled, or twisted, or if something heavy is placed on the cable, or if the cable is pushed into a narrow space with force, the cable might be damaged, catch fire, or give an electric shock.
PROHIBITION

Do not remove or insert the power plug with wet hands. Otherwise, you might receive an electric shock.

WARNING Do not use a damaged AC power cable or power plug (such as exposed conductor or open circuit.). If used in a state of disrepair, it might catch fire or you might receive an electric shock. Request your distributor to replace the cable with a new cable.

1) 2) 3)

Confirm that the top cover is closed completely. Connect interface cable to interface connector at the rear. Connect AC power cable to AC power connector at the rear.

AC power cable

Interface cable (RS232C)

4) Securely insert the plug of the AC power cable into the AC receptacle that satisfies the installation conditions on Page 3. 5) Press power switch. (Repressing the switch turns it OFF.)

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The display shows POWER ON and initial operation begins.

Wait until the display shows READY.

POWER ON

READY

(This example shows the case in which only ch1 is connected to the host.)

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Mounting ribbon cassette


CAUTION When operating inner parts of equipment, be careful not to catch your fingers or strike anything.

DO NOT CATCH HAND

The ribbon cassette of the Printer is a dedicated material. Be sure to use the specified ribbon. Otherwise, the Printer might not normally perform, or in the extreme, the equipment might fail or malfunction. If a failure or fault occurs because unspecified ribbon cassette was used, SHINKO shall not be liable for responsibility or warrant the equipment. At this time, the equipment might be repaired on a chargeable basis. Install a ribbon cassette according to the following procedure. 1) If top cover is open, close the cover. 2) When power switch is OFF, turn it ON. 3) Continuously press STOP button at the control unit until the display shows RIBBON CHANGE (about 1.5 seconds).

RIBBON CHANGE

1.5 SEC

4) Grip left and right sides of the top cover with both hands, and fully open t he cover.

5) Grasp the handle of printing unit, and lift the unit until it clicks.

(The photo shows a state that ribbon cassette is mounted)


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6) Take ribbon cassette out of the box, and set it onto the main unit. [Important information] Do not remove the ribbon guide from the ribbon cassette.

7) Pull the ribbon guide toward you, and remove the guide from the cassette. [Important information] Be careful not to twist the ribbon.

Ribbon guide

8) Set the ribbon guide onto carriage. [Important information] If the ribbon is twisted, untwist it and set the ribbon onto the carriage.

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9) Rotate knob in the direction of arrow mark and tighten the ribbon.

10) To return the printing unit back in place, lift up once and unlock it, slowly lower the unit until it clicks.

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11) To shut top cover, slowly put it down until you hear a click.

12) Confirm that display shows READY.

READY

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3.

Media
This Chapter describes operable and unoperable media with the Printer.

Operable media
Sizes of operable media are shown below. Passbook Types: Horizontal passbook, vertical passbook Maximum thickness: 2.5 mm Outer dimensions: See below. Width Length HORIZONTAL PASSBOOK 100 mm ~ 250 mm 75 mm ~ 180 mm
VERTICAL PASSBOOK

100 mm ~ 250 mm 75 mm ~ 180 mm

Single slip Types: Single slip, copier sheets (1+4P) Maximum thickness: Single slip 52g/m2 ~ 128g/m2 Copier sheets (No carbon) 46g/m2 Width 70 mm ~ 250 mm Length 67 mm ~ 300 mm All passbooks, single slips and copier sheets should be free from damage (fold, warp, break, peel, moisture, etc.). Outer dimensions:

Unoperable media
media (Example) Never use the following media. Otherwise, not only the Printer cannot transport or print the medium, but also it might jam or fail. Taped or sealed Another paper pasted, or glue remaining Broken
Banned

With a tag inserted

Clipped

Stapled

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media (Example) If media are used in any of the following conditions, a transport error or a jam might result, so be sure to correct deformed or bent media before use. If a jam still occurs after the medium is corrected, stop using the medium.

Problematic

Passbook Widely warped Bent

Folded at a corner

Warped at a corner

Badly folded

Single slip Widely warped Warped at edge or corner

Folded or wrinkled

Folded at edge or corner

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Operating methods
This Chapter describes the methods of operating the Printer.

Medium inserting methods


The Printer is provided with an AIF (Auto Insertion Facility) function whereby a skewed medium can be corrected automatically when it is inserted; maximum correctable angle of a medium by the AIF function is 15, however, depending on size, thickness, and weight of the medium, the correctable angle may be less than 15. If a skewed medium cannot be corrected or the medium cannot be transported normally, it is automatically discharged. Therefore, manually correct skewing, or deform of the medium (if any) and insert it again. Insert a medium as follows. Thin medium such as single slip or copier paper 1) Place a normal medium (see Medium on Page 12) with the printing surface up on the document guide, put a hand on it as shown below, and insert the medium as slowly and gently as possible.

2) As soon as the medium begins to be pulled in, release it. Passbook 1) With a new passbook, open it once at its center page and flatten the opened medium.

Front cover

Printing surface (center page)

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2) Turn over pages of a normal passbook (see Media on Page 12) to the page to be entered, and flatten the opened medium. Front cover

Printing surface (center page)

3) Place the medium on the document guide, put a hand on it as shown below, and gently insert the medium.

4) Keep the hand off immediately after the medium begins to be pulled.

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Control unit
Functions and operating methods of the control unit are shown below.

ch1 pilot lamp

STOP button

Power pilot lamp

ch2 pilot lamp

START

STOP START1 button START2 button Display

START

START1 button: Used to select the host connected to ch1. START2 button: Used to select the host connected to ch2 (option). STOP button: ch1 pilot lamp: Used to stop printing with force. Lights when the host connected to ch1 is selected. If an error occurs, the lamp blinks together with ch2 select pilot lamp. Lights when the host connected to ch2 (option) is selected. If an error occurs, the lamp blinks together with ch1 select pilot lamp.

ch2 pilot lamp:

Power pilot lamp: Lights when power switch is ON. Display: Shows the status of the Printer. Details of indication for operation are shown in Messages to be displayed on Page 17. If an error occurs, related error message is displayed.

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Messages to be displayed Normal display MESSAGE READY READY (ch1) READY (ch2) INSERT PRINT PULL OUT STANDBY COVER OPEN RIBBON CHANGE EQUIPMENT STATUS Shows Printer is in idle state. Shows Printer is in idle state awaiting information from ch1 side host. Shows Printer is in idle state awaiting information from ch2 side host. Shows medium collecting command is transmitted from host and Printer is awaiting medium. Shows medium is inserted and Printer can print. Shows a medium that has been discharged from the machine and is awaiting removal. Shows Printer in standby (energy-saving) mode. Shows the top cover of the Printer open. Shows ribbon change mode.

Abnormality display ~ If any of the following messages appear, see Troubleshooting on Page 29.
LINE ERROR JAM ERROR NO DOCUMENT COMMAND ERROR MACHINE ERROR SYSTEM ERROR DOCUMENT ERROR ROM/RAM ERROR

Shows the error status when there is an error in the communication system linking Printer and host. Shows the error status when the error is physical (jam etc.). Shows the error status when the medium is removed during operation. Shows the error status when the error is in the control code or its accompanying parameter, transmitted from host. Shows the error status when a mechanical failure occurs. Shows the error status when the error is in the Printers firmware. Shows the error status when an unspecified medium is inserted into Printer. Shows the error status when the error is in the CPU or the flash memory of the Printer.

Abnormality display (Optional mechanism) ~ If any of the following messages appear, see Troubleshooting on Page 29.
MS R/W ERROR MS VIRGIN STRIPE SCAN OVER

Shows the error status, if any, in MS control mode. Shows the error status if no data have been detected in the magnetic stripe in MS reading control mode. Shows scanned medium that is over-sized or not left-justified.

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Opening and closing top cover


Open top cover to change ribbon cassette or to remove a jam. CAUTION When opening or closing the top cover, be careful not to catch your fingers or strike anything.

DO NOT CATCH HAND

Open the top cover by grasping the protrusions on its side surfaces. The open angle of the top cover is about 100. It cannot be locked intermediately, so be sure to fully open, and after confirming it can stand open it, release the cover. When the top cover is open, the control unit displays COVER OPEN, and you cannot operate the Printer. With the top cover closed, the control unit displays READY and the Printer is ready to operate. If the control unit displays COVER OPEN although the top cover is securely closed and locked, the Printer might be in the state of failure. So see Troubleshooting on Page 29.

Open top cover

COVER OPEN

Close top cover

READY

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Opening and closing printing unit


To change ribbon cassette or eliminate jam, open the printing unit. CAUTION When opening or closing the printing unit, be careful not to catch fingers or strike anything.

DO NOT CATCH HAND

CAUTION Do not touch print head. Otherwise you might be burned because the print head is hot immediately after printing.

CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE


Open the printing unit by gripping the green portion of shaft. The printing unit is not locked halfway, so be sure to fully open the unit until it clicks. After confirming the unit is not falling down, release its shaft. To close the unit, lift it once to unlock, slowly lower until you hear a click.

Open printing unit

Close printing unit

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Removing document guide


Preferably install document guide during normal operation. To remove the guide because the Printer is to be moved or installation space is narrow, follow the procedure below. Remove document guide. Put fingertips into recesses on both sides of the document guide, and pull the guide toward you.

Finger recess (both sides)

Install the document guide. Put two protrusions of the guide into two holes under the insertion slot of the Printer, and push in the guide until it clicks.

[Important information] Install the Printer and the document guide on the same plane.

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Internal processing function


The internal processing function is a function by which the leading edge of a medium is conveyed inside the equipment (the cover), and with this function, the medium can be transferred without the tip of the medium protruding from rear of the equipment. Therefore, the Printer can be installed with a space of about 100 mm left between back of the equipment and the wall surface. To actuate the function, adjust the flap at the rear of the equipment. To turn ON the internal processing function

Flap

To turn OFF the internal processing function Pull the flap toward you by holding the top of the flap with your fingers. Note, however, that the rear side of the equipment must be 250 mm or more away from the wall surface at this time. For more information, see Distance from rear of main unit to wall surface on Page 4.

Flap

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Maintenance of Printer
Normal maintenance of the Printer is described below. Normally, cover and ribbon cassette must be maintained as follows. Clean the cover. Change the ribbon cassette. To remove the ribbon cassette, see Removing ribbon cassette on Page 24. To install ribbon cassette, see Mounting ribbon cassette on Page 9. To clean the interior of equipment, consult your distributor. Cover cleaning methods CAUTION Before beginning work, turn OFF power switch of the Printer, and disconnect plug from AC receptacle. REMOVE PLUG

CAUTION When removing AC power plug from receptacle, grip and pull the plug. If the cable is pulled, it might be damaged, catch fire or give an electric shock.

WARNING Do not remove or insert the plug with wet hands. Otherwise, you might receive an electric shock.
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1) Turn OFF the power switch of the Printer, and remove the plug from AC receptacle. 2) If the plug is dusty, clean it with soft cloths or a brush.

CAUTION Wipe off dust from blades or the blade surface of the plug. Otherwise, micro-current might flow on the surface of plug when moistened, and overheating or fire might result.

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3) Wipe the cover with dry cloths. If considerably soiled, use cloths wetted with water or a neutral cleanser, squeeze cloths tightly, and wipe the cover.

Important information Do not splash water or neutral cleanser directly on the main unit. Otherwise, the Printer might fail. Do not use a volatile organic solvent such as thinner or benzine, or chemical rags. Otherwise, the exterior of main unit might deteriorate, or the Printer might fail.

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Changing ribbon cassette


Here, methods for changing ribbon cassette are described.

CAUTION Do not touch print head. Otherwise, you might be burned because the head is hot immediately after printing.

CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE

The ribbon cassette of the Printer is a dedicated material. Be sure to use the specified ribbon. Otherwise, the Printer might not normally perform, or in the extreme, the equipment might fail or malfunction. If a failure or fault occurs because unspecified ribbon cassette was used, SHINKO will not take any responsibility or warrant the equipment. At this time, the equipment might be repaired on an onerous basis. To buy a ribbon cassette, consult the distributor of the Printer.

Removing ribbon cassette


1) 2) 3) If top cover is open, close the cover. When power switch is OFF, turn it ON. Continuously press STOP button at the control unit until the display shows RIBBON CHANGE (about 1.5 seconds).

COVER OPEN

1.5 SEC

4)

Grip left and right sides of top cover with both hands, and fully open the cover. To shut top cover, slowly put it down until you hear a click.

RIBBON CHANGE

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5) Grasp the handle of printing unit, and lift the unit until it clicks. To return the printing unit back in place, lift up once and unlock it, slowly lower the unit until it clicks.

6) Remove ribbon guide from carriage.

Ribbon guide

7) Remove ribbon cassette by pulling it toward you.

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Mounting new ribbon cassette


Mount a new ribbon cassette. For mounting methods, see Mounting ribbon cassette on Page 9 or the label inside the Printer.

Disposal of ribbon cassette


To dispose of a ribbon cassette, observe national or local laws and regulations in your country. For more information, consult the distributor.

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Help
In this chapter, troubleshooting methods for a jam or fault are described. If a jam or a fault occurs, the related error message is shown on the display. Press START2 button in this state for at least two seconds, and the display will change to show the error code. The error code is an important hint for repairs, so be sure to make a note of it. The following troubleshooting description assumes the user is not a maintenance person. However, faults that are not described must be repaired by maintenance personnel, therefore, inform your distributor of the error code and details of the fault.

When Printer jams


1) Grip left and right sides of top cover with both hands, and fully open the cover.

COVER OPEN

2) Grasp the handle of printing unit, and lift the unit until it clicks.

3) Remove a medium that has jammed in the conveying route. If the medium is damaged, a paper segment might remain, so look and confirm that none remains. If a piece of paper cannot be completely removed, do not use force, instead consult your distributor.

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4) To return the printing unit back in place, lift up once and unlock it, slowly lower the unit until it clicks.

5) To shut top cover, slowly put it down until you hear a click. 6) Confirm that display shows READY.

READY

If the equipment cannot be recovered from a jam, or jams occur frequently, consult your distributor.

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Troubleshooting
If the Printer fails or malfunctions, follow the procedure below.

Emits smoke or offensive odor. So hot you cannot touch it. Abnormally noisy Visible fault on main unit, cable, etc.

Not operating normally

Read Symptoms of faults on Page 30, and identify the symptom of your machine. If you find a description of the symptom, follow the related procedure.

Immediately turn OFF the power switch, and remove the plug of the AC power cable from the AC receptacle.

If you cannot repair the equipment using the procedure or if you cannot find any description of the symptom, turn OFF the power switch, and remove the plug of the AC power cable from the AC receptacle.

Consult your distributor.

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Symptoms of faults
If you find a symptom or likely fault when using the Printer, check the following issues. If the condition is not remedied, stop the Printer and consult your distributor.

1)

Power is not supplied (Power pilot lamp does not light, and no initial operation takes place)
AC power cable is not correctly connected. Correct connection. AC power cable forms open circuit. Consult the distributor. Not connected to specified AC power supply. Consult the distributor.

2)

Printer does not function (Power pilot lamp lights, but initial operation does not begin)
Top cover is open. Check that top cover is locked. (Incomplete locking --- Check for COVER OPEN)

3)

Printer does not work though data were transmitted


Top cover is open. Check that top cover is locked. (Incomplete locking --- Check for COVER OPEN) Interface cable is not normally connected. Correct connection. In self-test mode Turn OFF the power switch, and turn ON the switch again.

4)

Medium is not collected (discharged)


Medium is deformed. Medium is skewed when inserted. Correct it to use, or replace it with a new medium. (See Media on Page 12) Insert medium as straight as possible.

5)

Printing too light


Ribbon cassette or ribbon guide is not correctly mounted. It is time to change the ribbon cassette Correct mounting of ribbon cassette or ribbon guide. (See Mounting ribbon cassette on Page 9) Replace it with a new ribbon cassette. (See Replacing ribbon cassette on Page24)

6)

Missing printed character or uneven density


Ribbon guide is not mounted. Ink ribbon is twisted. Rrohibited medium is used. Now time to change ribbon cassette Mount the ribbon guide correctly. (See Mounting ribbon cassette on Page 9) Remove ribbon guide, and untwist the ribbon. Use new medium instead of the current one. Replace it with new ribbon cassette. (See Replacing ribbon cassette on Page24)

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7)

Medium is not discharged


Jammed Remove jammed medium. (See When Printer jams on Page 27)

WARNING Never overhaul, repair, or modify the Printer. Otherwise, you might receive an electric shock, or the equipment might catch fire or fail, and you might be injured. DO NOT DISASSEMBLE If a possible fault occurs, consult your distributor. CAUTION If water, metal chip, etc. enters the printer, immediately stop operation. Otherwise, the equipment might catch fire or you might receive an electric shock. If foreign matter enters, remove the AC power plug from the AC receptacle, and consult your distributor.

REMOVE PLUG

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Maintenance services
Ask your distributor provide maintenance services for the Printer.

Replacement parts and consumables


ITEM Replacement parts

DESCRIPTION Parts that need to be replaced depending on frequency of operation and years of use and cannot generally be reproduced Customer is requested to buy and replace the parts. To be supplied on a chargeable basis even within the warranty period Parts consumed, abraded, or deteriorated depending on frequency of operation or years of use and cannot be repaired or regenerated. The distributor will replace the parts at the cost of the customer. To be supplied on a chargeable basis even within warranty period.

RELATED COMPONENTS Ribbon cassette (Parts No. SKS-P-2108)

Consumable parts

Print head, MS head (option), etc.

The ribbon cassette of the Printer is a dedicated material. Be sure to use the specified ribbon. Otherwise, the Printer might not normally perform, or in the extreme, the equipment might fail or malfunction. If a failure or fault occurs because unspecified ribbon cassette was used, SHINKO will not take any responsibility or warrant the equipment. At this time, the equipment might be repaired on an onerous basis. To buy a ribbon cassette, consult the distributor of the Printer.

Functional parts for repair


The minimum storage period of functional repair parts of the Printer is five years after discontinuation of manufacture. Therefore, repair after this period might not be possible.

Package methods
To package the Printer, contact maintenance personnel or the distributor.

Disposal of the Printer


To dispose of the Printer, observe national or local laws and regulations in your country. For more information, consult the distributor.

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7.

Appendix

Specifications
Here, specifications of the Printer are described for your reference. Basic specifications Printing unit Printing system: Impact wire dot matrix (24-pin head) Printing direction: Dual-way, minimum-distance printing Printing speed: In single-slip print mode 12 CPI 10 CPI 15 CPI 6 CPI 5 CPI 6.67 CPI DRAFT 360 CPS 300 CPS 450 CPS NLQ 180 CPS 150 CPS 225 CPS 90 CPS 75 CPS 100 CPS LQ 90 CPS 75 CPS 112 CPS 45 CPS 37 CPS 50 CPS

Alphanumeric

Kanji

Print pitch: Transfer unit Inserting direction: Feeding system: Line feed pitch: Control and display unit Guided by LCD and LED Electrical conditions Rated voltage: Frequency: Power consumption:

6.67 CPI, 10 CPI, 12 CPI, 15 CPI, 16.6 CPI, 17.1 CPI, 20 CPI (Selectable by command) Front loading, horizontal feeding Friction feed 1/5 LPI, 1/6 LPI, n/180 LPI (Selectable by command)

AC 85V ~ AC 132V or AC 170V ~ AC 265V 49 Hz ~ 51 Hz or 59 Hz ~ 61 Hz During operation 150W or less (when continuously printing H characters in NLQ mode) During standby 15W

Environmental conditions During operation Temperature: 5C ~ 40C Humidity: 20% ~ 80% During storage or transportation (in packaged state) Temperature: -20C ~ 70C (No condensation) Humidity: 10% ~ 90% (No condensation)

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Dimensions and weight Approx. outer dimensions Width: Height: Length: Mass:

398 mm + / - 2 mm 195 mm + / - 2 mm 298 mm + / - 2 mm 14 kg or less

Interface specifications (standard, 1ch) Communication mode: RS232C Communication system: Serial transfer, free-running system Communication rates: 4800 bps,9600 bps,19200 bps (Selected by command or self-test mode) Synchronization system: Start-stop synchronization Options Magnetic stripe read/write unit Operating direction: Horizontal Memory density: 210 BPI (standard) Interface (option, 2ch) Either RS232C, USB or USB-HUB. However, when image scanner is selected optionally, either USB or USB-HUB is required. Image scanner Either front reader, rear reader or dual-surface reader

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terminology
The following terms include those unique to the Printer with meanings slightly different from conventional meanings. ALPHABETIC order A AIF (Auto Insertion Facility) A function that a skew of a medium is automatically corrected and the medium is transferred, regardless of a position wherein the medium was inserted.

Basic weight

A unit representing the thickness of paper (gram/m2)

Basic model

A state without optional functions added. The basic model of the Printer is provided with RS232C interface (ch1) and without MS and scanner.

Bit

1 binary digit (0 or 1) Minimum numeric unit used in a printer or computer

BPI (Bits Per Inch)

A unit of recording density per 25.4 mm {1 inch} in MS (option)

BPS (Bits Per Second)

A unit of transmission rate of data per second

Carriage

A mounting base that moves backwards and forwards. For the Printer, it means a portion where the print head or MS head (option) is installed.

Center page

The center page of a medium

Condensation

A phenomenon that occurs, for example, when a cold glass is moved into a warm room or is suddenly warmed, and waterdrops form on the surface of the glass. If the Printer is handled in such a way, a similar phenomenon also occurs, possibly resulting in a malfunction.

CPI (Characters Per Inch)

A unit showing a character pitch. It represents the number of characters printable in a width of 25.4 mm {1 inch}.

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CPS (Characters Per Second)

A unit showing printing speed. It denotes the number of characters output per second. However, the speed does not include print head moving time other than line-feeding (LF) and printing times.

Draft

A mode in which print speed is given priority. Although print quality in this mode is inferior to that in LQ or NLQ mode, print speed is 4 times higher than in LQ mode.

Dual-way minimum-distance printing

A system to reduce printing time by analyzing a distance from current head-stopping position to next print beginning position and taking the minimum moving stroke for printing.

Emulation

Controlling the Printer by software of another-make-printer. The Printer optionally supports any of the following emulations. IBM4722 Olivetti PR2/PR40/PR50 BANQIT LB A number that shows error status on the display.

Error code

Firmware

A basic program for controlling an apparatus such as a printer.

Flap

A movable component such as a cover. In the Printer, a guide for switching the internal processing function is called a flap because it is movable.

Functional parts for repair

A component required to maintain functions and performance of the Printer

Host computer

A central computer in a network system. In this manual, a computer connected to the Printer is called host.

HUB

A device used to branch a port and connect a number of USB devices.

Initial operation

An operation to return the status of the Printer to its initial state. The Printer performs an initial operation when the power switch is turned ON or a command from the host is received. A hardware or software entity used to connect a computer to the Printer. INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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Jam

A state in which a medium gets stuck in the equipment during conveyance, and can not be transferred.

LCD(Liquid crystal display)

A device using a liquid crystal panel. With the Printer, LCD is used in the display at the operation unit.

LED(Light Emitting Diode)

A light emitting diode.

LQ(Letter Quality)

A mode wherein print quality is given priority.

MS(Magnetic Stripe reader writer)

Magnetic stripe reader/writer mechanism. This mechanism can be selected as an option of the Printer.

N R

NLQ(Near Letter Quality) Ribbon cassette

A mode of high-quality printing with a speed of twice that in LQ mode. A cartridge with an ink ribbon mounted.

RS232C

A standard serial interface that connects a host computer to a printer using a cable

Scanner

Material such as photo, document, or drawing is illuminated and scanned, and the intensity of reflected or transmitted light is detected by a photo-detecting element such as a Charge Coupled Device(CCD). The contrast of the colors is converted according to the intensity of the light, AD (analogdigital) converted into digital signals and captured by the computer. With the Printer, there are options of either single- (top surface or bottom surface) or dual-surface scanner. An interface that transmits data bit by bit.

Serial interface

Start-stop synchronization

A serial transfer system in which start bit and stop bit are added to data An interface specified instead of conventional serial interface. It enables to connect devices in a tree-like manner using a branch hub; for the Printer, either USB or USB-HUB can be selected as an option.

USB(Universal Serial Bus)

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IBM, and 4722 are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Olivetti, PR2, PR40 and PR50 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olivetti Office s.r.l.

INSTRUCTION MANUAL Issued November, 2000 (First Version) Issued by Shinko Seisakusho Co.,Ltd 4-3, Jonai, Hanamaki-shi, Iwate, 025-8502, Japan Tel:(81-198) 24-4311

Printed in Japan LZ1090