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Brother Laser Printer

HL-3260N
SERVICE MANUAL

February 2001
Subject to change
SM-PRN011

IIMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICES


PREVENTION OF PHYSICAL INJURY
1. Before disassembling or assembling parts of the printer and peripherals,
make sure that the printer power cord is unplugged.
2. The wall outlet should be near the printer and easily accessible.
3. Note that some components of the printer and the paper tray unit are
supplied with electrical voltage even if the main power switch is turned off.
4. If any adjustment or operation check has to be made with exterior covers off
or open while the main switch is turned on, keep hands away from electrified
or mechanically driven components.
5. The inside and the metal parts of the fusing unit become extremely hot while
the printer is operating. Be careful to avoid touching those components with
your bare hands.
HEALTH SAFETY CONDITIONS
1. Toner and developer are non-toxic, but if you get either of them in your eyes
by accident, it may cause temporary eye discomfort. Try to remove with eye
drops or flush with water as first aid. Get professional medical attention.
OBSERVANCE OF ELECTRICAL SAFETY STANDARDS
1. The printer and its peripherals must be installed and maintained by a
customer service representative who has completed the training course on
those models.
2. The NVRAM on the system control board has a lithium battery which can
explode if replaced incorrectly. Replace the NVRAM only with an identical
one. The manufacturer recommends replacing the entire NVRAM. Do not
recharge or burn this battery. Used NVRAM must be handled in accordance
with local regulations.

SAFETY AND ECOLOGICAL NOTES FOR DISPOSAL


1. Do not incinerate toner bottles or used toner. Toner dust may ignite
suddenly when exposed to an open flame.
2. Dispose of used toner, developer, and organic photoconductors in
accordance with local regulations. (These are non-toxic supplies.)
3. Dispose of replaced parts in accordance with local regulations.
4. When keeping used lithium batteries in order to dispose of them later, do not
put more than 100 batteries per sealed box. Storing larger numbers or not
sealing them apart may lead to chemical reactions and heat build-up.

LASER SAFETY
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) prohibits the repair of
laser-based optical units in the field. The optical housing unit can only be repaired
in a factory or at a location with the requisite equipment. The laser subsystem is
replaceable in the field by a qualified Customer Engineer. The laser chassis is not
repairable in the field. Customer engineers are therefore directed to return all
chassis and laser subsystems to the factory or service depot when replacement of
the optical subsystem is required.
WARNING
Use of controls, or adjustment, or performance of procedures other than
those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
WARNING
WARNING: Turn off the main switch before attempting any of the
procedures in the Laser Unit section. Laser beams can seriously damage
your eyes.
CAUTION MARKING:

LITHIUM BATTERIES
CAUTION
DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED.
REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE RECOMMENDED
BY THE MANUFACTURER.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURERS
INSTRUCTIONS.
VORSICHT
EXPLOSIONSGEFAHR BEI UNSACHGEMEM AUSTAUSCH DER
BATTERIE.
ERSATZ NUR DURCH DENSELBEN ODER EINEN VOM HERSTELLER
EMPFOHLENEN HNLICHEN TYP.
ENTSORGUNG GEBRAUCHTER BATTERIEN NACH ANGABEN DES
HERSTELLERS.

Trademarks
Microsoft, Windows, and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and /or other countries.
PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Incorporated.
PCL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox Corporation.
PowerPC is a registered trademark of International Business Machines
Corporation.
Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be
trademarks of their respective companies. We disclaim any and all rights involved
with those marks.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION ....................................... 1-1
1.1 SPECIFICATIONS.....................................................................................1-1
1.1.1 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS..........................................................1-1
1.1.2 SUPPORTED PAPER SIZES...........................................................1-3
1.2 MACHINE CONFIGURATION ...................................................................1-4
1.2.1 SYSTEM COMPONENTS ................................................................1-4
1.3 PAPER PATH............................................................................................1-6
1.4 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT ...................................................1-7
1.5 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTIONS ........................................1-8
1.6 PRINTING PROCESS.............................................................................1-10
1.7 BOARD STRUCTURE.............................................................................1-12
1.7.1 OVERVIEW ....................................................................................1-12
1.7.2 DESCRIPTIONS.............................................................................1-13
1.8 CONTROL PANEL OPERATION ............................................................1-15
1.8.1 SWITCHES.....................................................................................1-16
1.8.2 LEDS ..............................................................................................1-26
1.8.3 LCD MESSAGES ...........................................................................1-27
1.8.4 MENUS...........................................................................................1-30

2. DETAILED SECTION DESCRIPTIONS ...................................... 2-1


2.1 LASER EXPOSURE..................................................................................2-1
2.1.1 OVERVIEW ......................................................................................2-1
2.1.2 AUTO POWER CONTROL (APC) ....................................................2-2
2.1.3 LD SAFETY SWITCH .......................................................................2-3
2.2 PHOTOCONDUCTOR UNIT (PCU) ..........................................................2-4
2.2.1 OVERVIEW ......................................................................................2-4
2.2.2 DRIVE MECHANISM........................................................................2-5
2.2.3 NEW PCU DETECTION MECHANINSM..........................................2-6
2.3 DRUM CHARGE .......................................................................................2-7
2.3.1 OVERVIEW ......................................................................................2-7
2.3.2 CHARGE ROLLER VOLTAGE CORRECTION ................................2-8
Correction for Environmental Conditions ..............................................2-8
2.3.3 ID SENSOR PATTERN PRODUCTION TIMING..............................2-9
2.3.4 DRUM CHARGE ROLLER CLEANING ..........................................2-10
2.4 DEVELOPMENT .....................................................................................2-11
2.4.1 OVERVIEW ....................................................................................2-11
2.4.2 DRIVE MECHANISM......................................................................2-12
2.4.3 DEVELOPER MIXING ....................................................................2-13
2.4.4 DEVELOPMENT BIAS ...................................................................2-14
2.4.5 TONER SUPPLY ............................................................................2-15
Toner bottle replenishment mechanism ..............................................2-15
Toner supply mechanism....................................................................2-16

2.4.6 TONER DENSITY CONTROL ........................................................2-17


Overview.............................................................................................2-17
Toner density sensor initial setting......................................................2-19
Toner density measurement ...............................................................2-19
Vsp/Vsg detection ...............................................................................2-19
Toner supply reference voltage (Vref) determination..........................2-19
Toner supply determination ................................................................2-19
Toner Supply Motor On Time Determinations.....................................2-20
2.4.7 TONER NEAR END/END DETECTION AND RECOVERY............2-21
Toner Near End Detection ..................................................................2-21
Toner Near End Recovery ..................................................................2-21
Toner End Detection ...........................................................................2-21
Toner End Recovery ...........................................................................2-21
2.5 DRUM CLEANING AND TONER RECYCLING.......................................2-22
2.5.1 DRUM CLEANING..........................................................................2-22
2.5.2 TONER RECYCLING .....................................................................2-23
2.6 PAPER FEED..........................................................................................2-24
2.6.1 OVERVIEW ....................................................................................2-24
2.6.2 PAPER FEED DRIVE MECHANISM ..............................................2-25
2.6.3 PAPER FEED AND SEPARATION MECHANISM..........................2-26
2.6.4 PAPER LIFT MECHANISM ............................................................2-27
2.6.5 PAPER END DETECTION .............................................................2-28
2.6.6 PAPER HEIGHT DETECTION .......................................................2-29
2.6.7 PAPER SIZE DETECTION.............................................................2-30
2.6.8 SPECIAL PAPER SETTING...........................................................2-31
2.6.9 SIDE AND END FENCES...............................................................2-32
Side Fences........................................................................................2-32
End Fence ..........................................................................................2-32
2.6.10 PAPER REGISTRATION..............................................................2-33
2.7 IMAGE TRANSFER AND PAPER SEPARATION ...................................2-34
2.7.1 OVERVIEW ....................................................................................2-34
2.7.2 IMAGE TRANSFER MECHANISM .................................................2-35
2.7.3 TRANSFER ROLLER CLEANING..................................................2-36
2.7.4 PAPER SEPARATION MECHANISM.............................................2-36
2.8 IMAGE FUSING AND PAPER EXIT........................................................2-37
2.8.1 OVERVIEW ....................................................................................2-37
2.8.2 FUSING DRIVE AND RELEASE MECHANISM .............................2-38
2.8.3 FUSING ENTRANCE GUIDE SHIFT MECHANISM .......................2-39
2.8.4 PRESSURE ROLLER.....................................................................2-40
2.8.5 CLEANING MECHANISM ..............................................................2-40
2.8.6 NEW FUSING UNIT DETECTION..................................................2-41
2.8.7 FUSING TEMPERATURE CONTROL............................................2-42
Temperature Control...........................................................................2-42
Fusing Lamp Control...........................................................................2-43
2.8.8 OVERHEAT PROTECTION ...........................................................2-44
2.8.9 PAPER EXIT ..................................................................................2-44
2.9 ENERGY SAVER MODES ......................................................................2-45
Entering Energy Saver Mode..............................................................2-45
Leaving Energy Saver Mode...............................................................2-45
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3. INSTALLATION .......................................................................... 3-1


3.1 INSTALLING THE MACHINE ....................................................................3-1
3.2 INSTALLING OPTIONAL UNITS...............................................................3-2
3.2.1 2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE / 500 SHEETS X 2 TRAY TABLE
(LT-5200 / LT-5100)..........................................................................3-2
Installation Procedure ...........................................................................3-2
3.2.2 INTERCHANGE UNIT (SP-5000) .....................................................3-6
Installation Procedure ...........................................................................3-6
3.2.3 DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000) ..............................................................3-10
Installation Procedure .........................................................................3-10
3.2.4 MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)..............................................3-15
Installation Procedure .........................................................................3-15
3.2.5 4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)...........................................................3-18
Installation Procedure .........................................................................3-18
3.2.6 BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000) ...............................................................3-21
Installation Procedure .........................................................................3-21
3.2.7 FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)...................................................3-25
Installation Procedure .........................................................................3-25

4. SERVICE TABLES...................................................................... 4-1


4.1 GENERAL CAUTION ................................................................................4-1
4.1.1 PCU ..................................................................................................4-1
4.1.2 TRANSFER ROLLER UNIT..............................................................4-1
4.1.3 LASER UNIT ....................................................................................4-1
4.1.4 FUSING UNIT...................................................................................4-2
4.1.5 PAPER FEED...................................................................................4-2
4.1.6 OTHERS...........................................................................................4-2
4.2 SERVICE PROGRAM MODE....................................................................4-3
4.2.1 ENABLING AND DISABLING SERVICE PROGRAM MODE ...........4-3
Entering the Service Mode....................................................................4-3
Accessing the Required Program .........................................................4-3
Inputting a Value or Setting for a Service Program ...............................4-3
Exiting the Service Mode ......................................................................4-3
4.2.2 SERVICE PROGRAM MODE MENU TREE.....................................4-4
4.3 SERVICE MODE TABLES ........................................................................4-5
4.3.1 SERVICE INFO ................................................................................4-5
4.3.2 ERROR HISTORY............................................................................4-5
4.3.3 PRINT MAINTSTS............................................................................4-6
4.3.4 RESET COUNT ................................................................................4-6
4.3.5 LCT SIZE..........................................................................................4-6
4.3.6 ENGINE MENU ................................................................................4-7
4.3.7 ENGINE VER UP............................................................................4-10
4.3.8 VERSION INFO ..............................................................................4-10
4.3.9 INPUT CHECK ...............................................................................4-11
Input Check Table...............................................................................4-11
4.3.10 OUTPUT DATA ............................................................................4-14
4.3.11 OUTPUT CHECK .........................................................................4-14
Output Check Table ............................................................................4-14
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5. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE................................................... 5-1


5.1 USER MAINTENANCE .............................................................................5-1
5.2 SERVICE MAINTENANCE........................................................................5-2
5.2.1 PM TABLE........................................................................................5-2

6. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT........................................ 6-1


6.1 LASER UNIT .............................................................................................6-1
6.1.1 CAUTION DECAL LOCATIONS .......................................................6-1
6.1.2 LASER UNIT ....................................................................................6-2
6.2 PHOTOCONDUCTOR UNIT (PCU) ..........................................................6-4
6.2.1 PCU ..................................................................................................6-4
6.3 TRANSFER UNIT......................................................................................6-5
6.3.1 TRANSFER ROLLER UNIT..............................................................6-5
6.4 ID SENSOR...............................................................................................6-6
6.5 PAPER EXIT .............................................................................................6-7
6.5.1 PAPER EXIT AND OVERFLOW SENSORS ....................................6-7
6.6 PAPER FEED AND REGISTRATION .......................................................6-8
6.6.1 PAPER LIFT MOTORS ....................................................................6-8
6.6.2 REGISTRATION CLUTCH ...............................................................6-9
6.6.3 PAPER FEED CLUTCHES...............................................................6-9
6.6.4 UPPER PAPER TRANSPORT CLUTCH........................................6-10
6.6.5 LOWER PAPER TRANSPORT CLUTCH.......................................6-10
6.6.6 REGISTRATION SENSOR.............................................................6-11
6.6.7 UPPER RELAY SENSOR ..............................................................6-12
6.6.8 LOWER RELAY SENSOR..............................................................6-13
6.6.9 UPPER PAPER SIZE SENSOR .....................................................6-14
6.6.10 LOWER PAPER SIZE SENSOR/SPECIAL PAPER SENSOR .....6-15
6.6.11 FEED ROLLERS ..........................................................................6-16
6.6.12 PAPER END SENSOR (1ST AND 2ND PAPER FEED TRAYS)..6-17
6.7 FUSING ...................................................................................................6-18
6.7.1 FUSING UNIT.................................................................................6-18
6.7.2 THERMISTOR................................................................................6-18
6.7.3 THERMAL FUSE ............................................................................6-19
6.7.4 HOT ROLLER AND FUSING LAMP ...............................................6-20
6.7.5 PRESSURE ROLLER/CLEANING ROLLER ..................................6-21
6.8 PCBS AND MOTORS .............................................................................6-22
6.8.1 PSU ................................................................................................6-22
6.8.2 ENGINE BOARD ............................................................................6-23
6.8.3 PRINTER CONTROLLER / NIB......................................................6-24
Printer Controller.................................................................................6-24
NIB......................................................................................................6-24
6.8.4 HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY BOARD ................................................6-25
6.8.5 MAIN MOTOR ................................................................................6-25
6.8.6 TONER BOTTLE MOTOR..............................................................6-26

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7. TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................ 7-1


7.1 SERVICE CALL CONDITIONS .................................................................7-1
7.1.1 PRINTER ENGINE SC CODES SUMMARY ....................................7-1
7.1.2 PRINTER ENGINE SC CODES........................................................7-2
7.2 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DEFECTS ................................................7-11
7.2.1 SENSORS ......................................................................................7-11
7.2.2 SWITCHES.....................................................................................7-13
7.3 BLOWN FUSE CONDITIONS ..................................................................7-14

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)


1. SPECIFICATIONS............................................................. FS5050-1
2. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ............................................. FS5050-2
2.1 OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION ........................................... FS5050-2
2.1.1 COMPONENT LAYOUT ........................................................ FS5050-2
Mechanical component layout ................................................... FS5050-2
Drive layout................................................................................ FS5050-3
2.1.2 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTIONS..................... FS5050-4
2.2 DETAILED SECTION DESCRIPTIONS ......................................... FS5050-6
2.2.1 SHIFT TRAY MECHANISM................................................... FS5050-6
Stack height detection................................................................ FS5050-6
Shift tray up/down mechanism................................................... FS5050-7
2.2.2 PAPER FEED........................................................................ FS5050-8
Overview.................................................................................... FS5050-8
Straight feed out mode............................................................... FS5050-8
Shifting mode............................................................................. FS5050-9
Staple mode............................................................................. FS5050-11
2.2.3 JAM CONDITIONS .............................................................. FS5050-12
2.2.4 ERROR DETECTION .......................................................... FS5050-12

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT............................ FS5050-13


3.1 EXTERIOR ................................................................................... FS5050-13
3.2 ENTRANCE UPPER GUIDE / PAPER EXIT UNIT....................... FS5050-16
3.3 ENTRANCE LOWER GUIDE ....................................................... FS5050-17
3.4 PAPER EXIT UNIT GEAR / PADDLE ROLLER SOLENOID....... FS5050-17
3.5 STAPLER UNIT............................................................................ FS5050-18
3.6 JOGGER TRAY UNIT .................................................................. FS5050-18
3.7 PAPER EXIT SENSOR FEELER ................................................. FS5050-19
3.8 MAIN MOTOR .............................................................................. FS5050-19
3.9 JOGGER MOTOR ........................................................................ FS5050-20
3.10 CONTROL BOARD .................................................................... FS5050-20
3.11 SHIFT TRAY UNIT ..................................................................... FS5050-21

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BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)


1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION ............................. BU5000-1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5

SPECIFICATIONS..........................................................................BU5000-1
MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT ........................................BU5000-2
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT..........................................BU5000-3
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTION................................BU5000-4
DRIVE LAYOUT .............................................................................BU5000-5

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTION .............................................. BU5000-6


2.1 JUNCTION GATE MECHANISM....................................................BU5000-6

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT............................. BU5000-7


3.1 BRIDGE UNIT DRIVE MOTOR REPLACEMENT ..........................BU5000-7
3.2 TRAY EXIT SENSOR REPLACEMENT .........................................BU5000-8
3.3 RELAY SENSOR REPLACEMENT................................................BU5000-8

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4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX5000)


1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION ............................. MX5000-1
1.1 SPECIFICATIONS......................................................................... MX5000-1
1.2 COMPONENT LAYOUT ................................................................ MX5000-2
1.2.1 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT............................... MX5000-2
1.2.2 DRIVE LAYOUT ................................................................... MX5000-2
1.3 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTIONS ............................ MX5000-3

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ............................................ MX5000-5


2.1 BASIC OPERATION...................................................................... MX5000-5
2.2 PAPER OVERFLOW DETECTION ............................................... MX5000-6
2.2.1 OVERVIEW .......................................................................... MX5000-6
2.2.2 DETECTION TIMING ........................................................... MX5000-6
2.3 PAPER MISFEED DETECTION TIMING ...................................... MX5000-7

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT............................. MX5000-9


3.1 EXTERIOR COVER REMOVAL .................................................... MX5000-9
3.2 OVERFLOW AND VERTICAL TRANSPORT SENSOR.............. MX5000-10
3.3 MAIN MOTOR REPLACEMENT ................................................. MX5000-11

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INTERCHANGE UNIT (SP-5000)


1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION ..............................SP5000-1
1.1 SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................................... SP5000-1
1.2 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT ........................................ SP5000-2
1.3 DRIVE LAYOUT ............................................................................. SP5000-3

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTION ...............................................SP5000-4


2.1 JUNCTION GATE MECHANISM.................................................... SP5000-4

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT..............................SP5000-5


3.1 EXIT SENSOR REPLACEMENT.................................................... SP5000-5

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DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)


1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION ..............................DX5000-1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5

SPECIFICATIONS..........................................................................DX5000-1
MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT ........................................DX5000-2
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT..........................................DX5000-3
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTION................................DX5000-4
DRIVE LAYOUT .............................................................................DX5000-5

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS .............................................DX5000-6


2.1 BASIC OPERATION.......................................................................DX5000-6
Larger than A4 lengthwise/LT lengthwise ..................................DX5000-6
Up to A4 lengthwise/LT lengthwise ............................................DX5000-7
2.2 FEED IN AND EXIT MECHANISM .................................................DX5000-8
When paper is fed into duplex unit:............................................DX5000-8
Inversion and Exit: .....................................................................DX5000-8

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT..............................DX5000-9


3.1 COVER REMOVAL ........................................................................DX5000-9
3.2 ENTRANCE SENSOR REPLACEMENT......................................DX5000-10
3.3 EXIT SENSOR REPLACEMENT..................................................DX5000-11

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)


1 OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION .............................. MP5000-1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4

SPECIFICATIONS......................................................................... MP5000-1
MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT ....................................... MP5000-1
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT......................................... MP5000-2
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTION............................... MP5000-2

2 DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ............................................. MP5000-3


2.1 BASIC OPERATION...................................................................... MP5000-3
2.2 PAPER SIZE DETECTION............................................................ MP5000-4

3 REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT.............................. MP5000-5


3.1 PAPER FEED ROLLER/FRICTION PAD/PAPER END SENSOR. MP5000-5
3.2 PAPER SIZE SENSOR BOARD.................................................... MP5000-6
3.3 PAPER FEED CLUTCH ................................................................. MP5000-7

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2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE (LT-5200)


1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION .............................. LT5200-1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4

SPECIFICATIONS...........................................................................LT5200-1
MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT .........................................LT5200-2
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT...........................................LT5200-3
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTIONS ..............................LT5200-4

2. DETAILED SECTION DESCRIPTIONS ............................ LT5200-5


2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7

PAPER FEED..................................................................................LT5200-5
REVERSE ROLLER AND PICK-UP ROLLER RELEASE ...............LT5200-6
TRAY LIFT.......................................................................................LT5200-7
NEAR END/END DETECTION........................................................LT5200-8
RIGHT TRAY SIDE FENCE ..........................................................LT5200-10
LEFT TRAY REAR FENCE ...........................................................LT5200-10
RIGHT TRAY PAPER END DETECTION......................................LT5200-11

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT............................ LT5200-12


3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9

DETACHING THE TRAY FROM THE MAINFRAME.....................LT5200-12


REAR FENCE HP SENSOR .........................................................LT5200-12
CHANGING THE TRAY PAPER SIZE ..........................................LT5200-13
LEFT TRAY PAPER END SENSOR .............................................LT5200-13
TRAY LIFT MOTOR ......................................................................LT5200-14
TRAY MOTOR...............................................................................LT5200-15
PAPER FEED CLUTCH AND RELAY CLUTCH............................LT5200-16
PAPER FEED UNIT ......................................................................LT5200-17
UPPER LIMIT, RIGHT TRAY PAPER END, AND RELAY SENSORS
.......................................................................................................LT5200-18
3.10 REAR FENCE MOTOR ...............................................................LT5200-19
3.11 PICK-UP/PAPER FEED/REVERSE ROLLERS...........................LT5200-20

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500 SHEETS X 2 TRAY TABLE (LT-5100)


1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION .............................. LT5100-1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5

SPECIFICATIONS...........................................................................LT5100-1
MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT .........................................LT5100-2
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT...........................................LT5100-3
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTION.................................LT5100-4
DRIVE LAYOUT ..............................................................................LT5100-5

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ............................................. LT5100-6


2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6

PAPER FEED AND SEPARATION MECHANISM ..........................LT5100-6


PAPER LIFT MECHANISM .............................................................LT5100-7
PAPER END DETECTION ..............................................................LT5100-8
PAPER HEIGHT DETECTION ........................................................LT5100-9
PAPER SIZE DETECTION............................................................LT5100-10
SIDE AND END FENCES .............................................................LT5100-11
Side Fences..............................................................................LT5100-11
End Fence ................................................................................LT5100-11

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT............................ LT5100-12


3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8

FEED ROLLER REPLACEMENT..................................................LT5100-12


TRAY MAIN BOARD REPLACEMENT .........................................LT5100-13
TRAY MOTOR REPLACEMENT...................................................LT5100-13
UPPER PAPER FEED CLUTCH, LOWER PAPER FEED CLUTCH,
AND RELAY CLUTCH REPLACEMENT.......................................LT5100-14
LIFT MOTOR REPLACEMENT .....................................................LT5100-15
PAPER END SENSOR REPLACEMENT......................................LT5100-16
VERTICAL TRANSPORT SENSOR REPLACEMENT ..................LT5100-16
PAPER SIZE SWITCH REPLACEMENT.......................................LT5100-17

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APPENDICES
1. HL-3260N POINT TO POINT CIRCUIT DIAGRAM
2. HL-3260N ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT
3. MAIN PCB CIRCUIT DIAGRAM, HL-3260N (1/7)
4. MAIN PCB CIRCUIT DIAGRAM, HL-3260N (2/7)
5. MAIN PCB CIRCUIT DIAGRAM, HL-3260N (3/7)
6. MAIN PCB CIRCUIT DIAGRAM, HL-3260N (4/7)
7. MAIN PCB CIRCUIT DIAGRAM, HL-3260N (5/7)
8. MAIN PCB CIRCUIT DIAGRAM, HL-3260N (6/7)
9. MAIN PCB CIRCUIT DIAGRAM, HL-3260N (7/7)
10. FINISHER / STAPLER (FS5050) POINT TO POINT CIRCUIT
DIAGRAM
11. BRIDGE UNIT (BU5000) POINT TO POINT CIRCUIT DIAGRAM

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1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION


1.1 SPECIFICATIONS
1.1.1 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Printing Speed:

32 pages per minute


(For 600 or 300 dpi / A4 & Letter size, simplex)
25 pages per minute
(For 600 or 300 dpi / A4 & Letter size, duplex)

Resolution:

Windows 95/98/Me and 2000/NT4.0: 600, 300dpi


DOS: 600dpi
Mac OS 8.0 and 9.0: 600, 300dpi
HRC (High Resolution Control): For 300/600dpi
The resolution can be enhanced by using the high resolution
control feature.

Printing Paper Size:

Maximum: A3/11" x 17"


Minimum:
1st paper Tray: A5 SEF
2nd paper Tray: A6 SEF
Multi-purpose Tray: A6/ 90 x 148 mm SEF
(Refer to section 1.1.2, "Supported Paper Size".)

Printing Paper
Weight:

1st paper tray: 60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb.)


2nd paper tray: 60 to 157 g/m2 (16 to 42 lb.)
Multi-purpose Tray:
60 to 157 g/m2 (16 to 42 lb.)

Print Paper
Capacity:

1st and 2nd paper tray: 500 sheets x 2


Optional 1000 sheets paper tray (LT-5100):
500 sheets x 2
Optional 2000 sheets paper tray (LT-5200):
1000 sheets x 2
Optional multi-purpose tray:
100 sheets

Output Paper
Capacity:

Standard output tray: 500 sheets


Optional 500-finisher: 500 sheets
Optional 4-bin mailbox: 500 sheets total

First Print Speed:

5 s or less (A4/LT LEF, 1st tray)

Warm-up Time:

Less than 45 seconds at 20C (68F)

Power Source:

120 V, 60 Hz: More than 10 A (for North America)


220 V - 240 V, 50/60 Hz: More than 6.0 A (for Europe)

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Power Consumption:
120V

230V

980W or less

980W or less

620W or less

620W or less

25 W or less

25 W or less

Mainframe Only

Maximum
(Full Option)
Printing
Energy Saver
(Mode 1)

Full System

53 dB or less
30 dB or less

60 dB or less
40 dB or less

Noise Emission:
Sound Power Level
Printing
Stand-by

NOTE: The above measurements were made in accordance with ISO 9296 at
the operator position.
Dimensions (W x D x H): Printer only (tray not extended): 550 x 548 x 516 mm
(21.7 x 21.8 x 20.3 inches)
With full options: 950 x 538 x 1140 mm
(37.4 x 21.8 x 44.9 inches)
Weight:

Approximately 40 kg (88.18 lb) without options

NOTE: LEF: Long Edge Feed


SEF: Short Edge Feed

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1.1.2 SUPPORTED PAPER SIZES


Paper source
Paper tray 1

Media
capacity
500 sheets
(cut sheet)

Paper tray 2

500 sheets
(cut sheet)

Optional multipurpose tray


(MP-5000)

100 sheets
(cut sheet)

Optional 500
sheets x 2 paper
tray (LT-5100)
Optional 2000
sheets paper tray
(LT-5200)

500 sheets x 2
(cut sheet)
2000 sheets
(cut sheet)

Media types and


weights

Media sizes
A3, JIS B4, Ledger, A4,
ISO B5, A5, Legal,
Letter, Executive
A3, JIS B4, Ledger, A4,
ISO B5, A5, A6, Legal,
Letter, Executive,
Envelopes: Com10,
C5, DL, Monarch
Custom Size:
90-297 x 148-432mm
(3.54-11.69 x 5.8317.01)
A3, JIS B4, Ledger, A4,
ISO B5, A5, Legal,
Letter, Executive
A4 or Letter

Plain paper
60-105 g/m2 (16-28 lb)
Plain paper, Thick
paper, Transparencies
60-157 g/m2 (16-42 lb)
Plain paper, Thick
paper, Transparencies
60-157 g/m2 (16-42 lb)
Plain paper
60-105 g/m2 (16-28 lb)
Plain paper
60-105 g/m2 (16-28 lb)

Recommended paper:
Plain paper

Transparencies
Envelopes

Europe
A4: Xerox Premier (80 g/m2 )
A3, A4, A5: Neusiedler BIO TOP 3
(80 g/m2 )
3M CG3300
Metric

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Letter: Xerox 4024 (20 lb)
Legal: Xerox 4024 (20 lb)
3M CG3300
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1.1.3 PRINTING AREA


The figure below shows the printable area each emulation guarantees when
printing on Portrait and Landscape.

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The table below shows the printable areas when printing on Portrait for each paper
size.
Size
Ledger

Letter

Legal

Executive

A3

B 4 (JIS)

A4

B 5 (ISO)

B 5 (JIS)

A5

A6

COM10

MONARCH

C5

DL

A
279.4 mm
11.0
(3,300 dots)
215.9 mm
8.5
(2,550 dots)
215.9 mm
8.5
(2,550 dots)
184.15 mm
7.25
(2,175 dots)
297.0 mm
11.69
(3,507 dots)
256.9 mm
10.12
(3,035 dots)
210.0 mm
8.27
(2,480 dots)
176.0 mm
6.93
(2,078 dots)
182.0 mm
7.1
(2,130 dots)
148.5 mm
5.85
(1,754 dots)
105.0 mm
4.13
(1,240 dots)
104.78 mm
4.125
(1,237 dots)
98.43 mm
3.875
(1,162 dots)
162.0 mm
6.38
(1,913 dots)
110.0 mm
4.33
(1,299 dots)

431.8 mm
17.0
(5,100 dots)
279.4 mm
11.0
(3,300 dots)
355.6 mm
14.0
(4,200 dots)
266.7 mm
10.5
(3,150 dots)
419.9 mm
16.53
(4,960 dots)
363.9 mm
14.33
(4,299 dots)
297.0 mm
11.69
(3,507 dots)
250.0 mm
9.84
(2,952 dots)
257.0 mm
10.11
(3,033 dots)
210.0 mm
8.27
(2,480 dots)
148.5 mm
5.85
(1,754 dots)
241.3 mm
9.5
(2,850 dots)
190.5 mm
7.5
(2,250 dots)
229.0 mm
9.01
(2,704 dots)
220.0 mm
8.66
(2,598 dots)

266.7 mm
10.5
(3,150 dots)
203.2 mm
8.0
(2,400 dots)
203.2 mm
8.0
(2,400 dots)
175.7 mm
6.92
(2,025 dots)
284.9 mm
11.21
(3,365 dots)
244.9 mm
9.64
(2,893 dots)
198.0 mm
7.79
(2,338 dots)
164.0 mm
6.46
(1,936 dots)
170.0 mm
6.69
(2,007 dots)
136.5 mm
5.37
(1,611 dots)
93.0 mm
3.66
(1,098 dots)
92.11 mm
3.63
(1,087 dots)
85.7 mm
3.37
(1,012 dots)
150.0 mm
5.9
(1,771 dots)
98.0 mm
3.86
(1,157 dots)

431.8 mm
17.0
(5,100 dots)
279.4 mm
11.0
(3,300 dots)
355.6 mm
14.0
(4,200 dots)
266.7 mm
10.5
(3,150 dots)
419.9 mm
16.53
(4,960 dots)
363.9 mm
14.33
(4,299 dots)
297.0 mm
11.69
(3,507 dots)
250.0 mm
9.84
(2,952 dots)
257.0 mm
10.11
(3,033 dots)
210.0 mm
8.27
(2,480 dots)
148.5 mm
5.85
(1,754 dots)
241.3 mm
9.5
(2,850 dots)
190.5 mm
7.5
(2,250 dots)
229.0 mm
9.01
(2,704 dots)
220.0 mm
8.66
(2,598 dots)

E
6.35 mm
0.25
(75 dots)

F
0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

6.01 mm
0.24
(71 dots)

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

6.01 mm
0.24
(71 dots)

0 mm

0 mm

6.35 mm
0.25
(75 dots)

0 mm

0 mm

6.01 mm
0.24
(71 dots)

0 mm

0 mm

G
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)

NOTE: NOTE:
The paper sizes indicated here should confirm to the nominal dimensions
specified by JIS except B5 (ISO).
The dot size is based on 300 dpi resolution.

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The table below shows the printable areas when printing on Landscape for each
paper size.
Size
Ledger

Letter

Legal

Executive

A3

B 4 (JIS)

A4

B 5 (ISO)

B 5 (JIS)

A5

A6

COM10

MONARCH

C5

DL

A
279.4 mm
11.0
(3,300 dots)
279.4 mm
11.0
(3,300 dots)
355.6 mm
14.0
(4,200 dots)
266.7 mm
10.5
(3,150 dots)
419.9 mm
16.53
(4,960 dots)
363.9 mm
14.33
(4,299 dots)
297.0 mm
11.69
(3,507 dots)
250.0 mm
9.84
(2,952 dots)
257.0 mm
10.11
(3,033 dots)
210.0 mm
8.27
(2,480 dots)
148.5 mm
5.85
(1,754 dots)
241.3 mm
9.5
(2,850 dots)
190.5 mm
7.5
(2,250 dots)
229 mm
9.01
(2,704 dots)
220 mm
8.66
(2,598 dots)

431.8 mm
17.0
(5,100 dots)
215.9 mm
8.5
(2,550 dots)
215.9 mm
8.5
(2,550 dots)
184.15 mm
7.25
(2,175 dots)
297.0 mm
11.69
(3,507 dots)
256.9 mm
10.12
(3,035 dots)
210.0 mm
8.27
(2,480 dots)
176.0 mm
6.93
(2,078 dots)
182.0 mm
7.1
(2,130 dots)
148.5 mm
5.85
(1,754 dots)
105.0 mm
4.13
(1,240 dots)
104.78 mm
4.125
(1,237 dots)
98.43 mm
3.875
(1,162 dots)
162 mm
6.38
(1,913 dots)
110 mm
4.33
(1,299 dots)

266.7 mm
10.5
(3,150 dots)
269.3 mm
10.6
(3,180 dots)
345.5 mm
13.6
(4,080 dots)
256.6 mm
10.1
(3,030 dots)
409.9 mm
16.14
(4,842 dots)
363.9 mm
13.93
(4,181 dots)
287.0 mm
11.2
(3,389 dots)
240.0 mm
9.44
(2,834 dots)
247.0 mm
9.72
(2,916 dots)
92.96 mm
3.66
(1,098 dots)
138.5 mm
5.45
(1,635 dots)
231.1 mm
9.1
(2,730 dots)
180.4 mm
7.1
(2,130 dots)
219.0 mm
8.62
(2,586 dots)
210.0 mm
8.26
(2,480 dots)

431.8 mm
17.0
(5,100 dots)
215.9 mm
8.5
(2,550 dots)
215.9 mm
8.5
(2,550 dots)
184.15 mm
7.25
(2,175 dots)
297.0 mm
11.69
(3,507 dots)
256.9 mm
10.12
(3,035 dots)
210.0 mm
8.27
(2,480 dots)
176.0 mm
6.93
(2,078 dots)
182.0 mm
7.1
(2,130 dots)
148.5 mm
5.85
(1,754 dots)
105.0 mm
4.13
(1,240 dots)
104.78 mm
4.125
(1,237 dots)
98.43 mm
3.875
(1,162 dots)
162 mm
6.38
(1,913 dots)
110 mm
4.33
(1,299 dots)

E
6.35 mm
0.25
(75 dots)
5.0 mm
0.2
(60 dots)

5.0 mm
0.2
(60 dots)
4.8 mm
0.19
(59 dots)

F
0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

0 mm

4.8 mm
0.19
(59 dots)

0 mm

0 mm

5.0 mm
0.2
(60 dots)

0 mm

0 mm

4.8 mm
0.19
(59 dots)

0 mm

0 mm

G
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)
4.2 mm
0.16
(50 dots)

NOTE:
The paper sizes indicated here should confirm to the nominal dimensions
specified by JIS except B5 (ISO).
The dot size is based on 300 dpi resolution.

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1.2 MACHINE CONFIGURATION


1.2.1 SYSTEM COMPONENTS

[A]

[I]
[H]

[B]
[C]

[G]

[D]

[E]

[F]

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PR2002174
Item
(Original name)*
Main Unit
Option
500 sheets x 2 paper tray
2000 sheets paper tray
Multi-purpose Tray
Interchange Unit
Duplex Unit
4-bin Mailbox
Bridge Unit
Finisher
(500-Sheet Finisher)
Maintenance Kit

NOTE: 1)
2)
3)
4)

Machine Code
(Original code)*
HL-3260N
(G062)
LT-5100
(G532)
LT-5200
(G539)
MP-5000
(A899)
SP-5000
(G531)
DX-5000
(G582)
MX-5000
(G518)
BU-5000
(G583)
FS-5050
(G302)
Others
(G719)

No.
H

F
E

Remarks
User installable
User installable
(See note 1)
User installable
(See note 1)

User installable

User installable

User installable
(See note 2, 3)
User installable
(See note 2)

User installable

User installable
(See note 4)

Only one of these options can be installed on the machine.


Requires the Interchange unit to be installed.
Recommends the memory option to be installed.
Requires the bridge unit to be installed.

* The original name and the original code are the names and the codes
which have been originally used in Ricoh Company Ltd. and are printed on
the each rating labels.

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1.3 PAPER PATH


[F]

[A]

[B]

[E]

[C]

[D]

G062V101.WMF

[A]: Optional interchange unit


[B]: Optional duplex unit
[C]: Optional multi-purpose tray
[D]: Optional 500 sheets x 2 paper tray
[E]: Optional 500-sheet finisher
[F]: Optional bridge unit

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1.4 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


1

18

2
3
4

17

5
6

16

7
8
9

15

10
11
12
13
14

G062V503.WMF

1. Exit roller

10. Friction pad

2. Hot roller

11. Paper feed roller

3. Fusing pressure roller

12. Paper size sensor

4. Cleaning unit

13. Special paper sensor

5. Drum

14. Bottom plate

6. Transfer roller

15. Polygon mirror motor

7. Development roller

16. Laser unit

8. ID sensor

17. Toner supply bottle holder

9. Registration roller

18. Charge roller

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1.5 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTIONS


Refer to the APPENDIX 2 HL-3260N ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT for
the location of the components.
Symbol
Motors
M1
M2
M3
M4
M5
M6

Name
Polygonal Mirror
Main Motor
Exhaust Fan
Upper Paper Lift
Lower Paper Lift
Toner Supply

Polygonal Mirror Motor


Fan
Magnetic Clutches
MC1 Upper Paper Feed
MC2 Lower Paper Feed
MC3 Upper Paper Transport
MC4 Lower Paper Transport
MC5 Registration
Switches
M7

SW1

Main Switch

SW2

Right Upper Cover

SW3

Right Cover

SW4

Right Lower Cover

SW5

Upper Paper Size

SW6

Lower Paper Size

SW7

Special Paper

SW8

New PCU Detect

SW9

Front Cover Safety

Function
Turns the polygonal mirror.
Drives the main unit components.
Removes heat from around the fusing unit.
Raises the bottom plate in the 1st paper tray.
Raises the bottom plate in the 2nd paper tray.
Rotates the toner bottle to supply toner to the
development unit.
Removes heat from around the optical unit.

Starts paper feed from the 1st paper tray.


Starts paper feed from the 2nd paper tray.
Drives the upper transport rollers.
Drives the lower transport rollers.
Drives the registration rollers.
Provides power to the machine. If this is off,
there is no power supplied to the machine.
Detects whether right upper cover is open or not.
Cuts the +5VLD and +24V dc power line and
detects whether the right cover is open or not.
Detects whether right lower cover is open or not.
Determines what size of paper is in the upper
paper tray.
Determines what size of paper is in the Lower
paper tray.
Determines the special paper is in the lower
paper tray.
Detects when a new PCU is installed.
Cuts the +5VLD and +24V dc power line and
detects whether the front cover is open or not.

Sensors
S1

Toner Density (TD)

S2

1st Paper End

S3

2nd Paper End

S4

Image Density (ID)

S5

Paper Overflow

Detects the amount of toner inside the


development unit.
Informs the CPU when the 1st paper tray runs
out of paper.
Informs the CPU when the 2nd paper tray runs
out of paper.
Detects the density of various patterns and the
reflectivity of the drum for process control.
Detects paper overflow condition.
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Symbol
Name
S6
Paper Exit
S7
Upper Relay
S8
Lower Relay
S9

Registration

S10

1st Paper Lift

S11

2nd Paper Lift

S12

1st Paper Height - 1

S13

1st Paper Height - 2

S14

2nd Paper Height - 1

S150

2nd Paper Height - 2

PCBs
PCB1
PCB2
PCB3
PCB4
PCB5
PCB6
PCB7
PCB8
Lamps
L1
L2

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Function
Detects misfeeds.
Detects misfeeds.
Detects misfeeds.
Detects misfeeds and controls registration clutch
off-on timing.
Detects when the paper in the 1st paper tray is at
the feed height.
Detects when the paper in the 2nd paper tray is
at the feed height.
Detects the amount of paper in the 1st paper
tray.
Detects the amount of paper in the 1st paper
tray.
Detects the amount of paper in the 2nd paper
tray.
Detects the amount of paper in the 2nd paper
tray.

Engine Board
Printer Controller Board
Network Interface Board

Controls all printer engine functions.


Controls the printer functions
Network interface board
Provides dc power to the system and ac power to
PSU (Power Supply Unit)
the fusing lamp and heaters.
LDD (Laser Diode Driver) Controls the laser diode.
Operation Panel
Controls the operation panel.
Supplies high voltage to the drum charge roller,
High Voltage Supply
development roller, and transfer roller.
Memory (Option)
Expands memory capacity.
Fusing Lamp
Quenching Lamp

Heats the hot roller.


Neutralizes any charge remaining on the drum
surface after cleaning.

Others
TF1

Fusing Thermofuse

TH1

Fusing Thermistor
Laser Synchronization
Detector

LSD 1

Opens the fusing lamp circuit if the fusing unit


overheats.
Detects the temperature of the hot roller.
Detects the laser beam at the start of the main
scan.

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1.6 PRINTING PROCESS


[6]

Overview
[7]

[8]
[1]

[5]
[2]
[3]

[4]

G062V504.WMF

1. DRUM CHARGE
The charge roller gives a negative charge to the organic photoconductive
(OPC) drum. The charge remains on the surface of the drum because the OPC
layer has a high electrical resistance in the dark.
2. LASER EXPOSURE
Processed data from the computer/network is retrieved from the memory and
transferred to the drum by a laser beam, which forms an electrical latent image
on the drum surface. The amount of charge remaining as a latent image on the
drum depends on the laser beam intensity, which is controlled by the engine
board.
3. DEVELOPMENT
The magnetic developer brush on the development rollers comes in contact
with the latent image on the drum surface. Toner particles are electrostatically
attached to the areas of the drum surface where the laser reduced the negative
charge on the drum.
4. ID SENSOR
The laser forms a sensor pattern on the drum surface. The ID sensor measures
the reflectivity of the pattern. The output signal is one of the factors used for
toner supply control. Also, the ID sensor measures the reflectivity of the drum
surface. The output signal is used for charge roller voltage control.

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5. IMAGE TRANSFER
Paper is fed to the area between the drum surface and the transfer roller at the
proper time for aligning the print paper and the developed image on the drum
surface. Then, the transfer roller applies a high positive charge to the reverse
side of the paper. This positive charge pulls the toner particles from the drum
surface onto the paper. At the same time, the paper is electrostatically attracted
to the transfer roller.
6. PAPER SEPARATION
Paper separates from the drum as a result of the electrostatic attraction
between the paper and the transfer roller. The discharge plate helps separate
the paper from the drum.
7. CLEANING
The cleaning blade removes any toner remaining on the drum surface after the
image transfers to the paper.
8. QUENCHING
The light from the quenching lamp electrically neutralizes the charge on the
drum surface.

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1.7 BOARD STRUCTURE


1.7.1 OVERVIEW

G062V501.WMF

The engine control firmware controls the components connected to the engine
board. The printer control board controls the connected components.

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1.7.2 DESCRIPTIONS
1. Engine Board
The engine board controls the following functions:
Engine sequence
Machine control, printer engine control
Timing control for peripherals
Video control
Drive control for the sensors, motors, solenoids, and high voltage supply
board
2. LD Drive Board
This is the laser diode drive circuit board.
3. Control Panel Board
Controls the display panel, the LED, and the touch keypad.
4. Print Control Board
The figure on page 1-14 shows the block diagram of the print control board.
For the entire circuit diagram of the print control board, see APPENDIX 3 to 9.

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Print Control Board Block Diagram


+5v

Regulator
PQ30RV31

+5v

POWER

+3.3v/+1.5v
+3.3v

CPU
TXPR4955-200

GND
Regulator
PQ070XZ01Z

+3.3v

66MHz(CPU,SDRAM)
33MHz(PCI)
48MHZ

Clock Generator
C8750

+1.5v(For
CPU-Address/Data MultiBUS

+5v

+5v/+3.3v

+3.3v

IEEE1284 I/F

SDRAM
64M x2
(16MB)

ASIC
MB87F4561

DIMM
(100pin)
2slots
256MB MAX

LCX16374
RAS,CAS
WE,MA

+3.3v
BRnet
BOARD
(Option)

Ethernet I/F
(RJ-45)

CS,DQM

+3.3v

PCI-BUS

Data BUS
LCX16245
+5v/+3.3v

+5v
HD-6G
IDE
HARD DISK
(Option)

+3.3v
MASK
ROM
32M x2
(8MB)

Local Data BUS


IDE Data BUS
HCT245

Gate Array

+3.3v
Flash
ROM
32M x2
(8MB)

SLAC099F1A
Address BUS

+5v
COMPACT
FLASH

COMPACT FLASH Data BUS


HCT245

+5v
PANEL

+5v
+5v
EEPRO
M
M24C64

ENGINE I/F

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1.8 CONTROL PANEL OPERATION


LCD Display
Ready LED

Power LED

Data LED
Alarm LED

There are 4 LEDs and 8 switches on the control panel. The LED and LCD display
indicate the printer status, and pressing the switches enables several functions in
the printer.
The LCD display also shows the current printer status. When you use the control
panel switches, the display will change.

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1.8.1 SWITCHES
The 8 switches (Go, Job Cancel, Secure Print, Reprint, +, -, Set, Back) enables
to control the basic printer operations and change various printer settings.
Key
Go
Job Cancel
Secure Print
Reprint
Menu
+
Set
Back

Function
Exit from the control panel menu. Reprint settings and clear
error messages. Pause / Continue printing.
Stop and cancel the printer operation in progress.
Print secure documents.
Select the Reprint menu.
Move forwards through Menus and selectable options.
Move backwards through Menus and selectable options.
Select the Control menu.
Set the selected menus and the numbers.
Go back one level in the menu structure.

1. Go Switch
Pressing the Go switch once enables to change from the current status (MENU,
ERROR and REPRINT settings). For ERROR indications, the panel will change
only when it is possible to clear the error.
The Go switch enables to PAUSE printing during a print job. Pressing the Go
switch again makes the print job restart and clears the PAUSE. During PAUSE,
the printer is in the off-line state.
NOTE: When the printer is in PAUSE and there is no need for printing the
remaining data, the job can be canceled by pressing the Job Cancel
switch before pressing the Go switch to clear the PAUSE.
2. Job Cancel Switch
The Job Cancel switch enables to cancel the processing or printing of data. When
the printer is in any other state except receiving or printing the data, the display
shows NO DATA!!! and you cannot cancel the job.
The display shows JOB CANCELING until the print job has been completely
cancelled. After canceling the job, the printer returns to the READY state.

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3. Secure Print Switch


This function makes it possible to submit a print job to the printer and have that job
print only when the user interacts with the printer via a web browser. This
functionality allows the user to print secure data to be printed only while the user is
at the printer.
The secure print function is available when the printer is READY or in the menu
settings.
1) Press the Secure Print switch.
2) Select the user name, the job, password and the print copy quantity.
3) Press the Set or the Secure Print switch to start printing.
NOTE: The secure print function does not support off-line or paused printing.
When there is no secure data and you press the Secure Print switch,
the LCD shows NO DATA STORED for a short time.
Refer to Operations for reprinting SECURE data in this chapter for the secure
print function.

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4. Reprint Switch
For reprinting a document that has just been printed, it can be reprinted by
pressing the Reprint switch. Also, a document that has been created can be
shared with colleagues by simply spooling the document to a non-secure area of
the printer. This document can then be re-printed by anyone who is on the network
or at the printer control panel.
The reprint function is available when the printer is READY or in the settings menu.
For printing PROOF, PUBLIC or SECURE data, it is recommended to install the
optional HDD or Compact Flash.
If an HDD or Compact Flash Card is not installed, reprint is available from RAM.
For reprinting from RAM;
1) Press the Set switch on the control panel to exit from the READY status and
select RAMDISK SIZE in the SETUP mode.
2) The default RAM is 0MB. Press the + switch to increase the reprint RAM size in
1MB steps.
NOTE: When increasing the RAM size to use for secure printing, the work area
of the printer is decreased and the printer performance will reduce.
Ensure to reset the RAMDISK SIZE to 0MB when having finished using
secure printing.
When storing the data in RAM, the data is deleted when the printer
power is turned off.
It is recommended to add additional RAM for securing to print a large amount of
data.

! Reprinting the last job


The last print job data can be reprinted without sending it from the computer again.
NOTE: When REPRINT is selected off on the panel and the Reprint switch is
pressed, the LCD shows NO DATA STORED for a short time.
For canceling reprinting, press the Job Cancel switch.
If the printer does not have enough memory to spool the print job data,
it prints the last page only.
Pressing the or + switch makes the number of reprint copies
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<Reprint the last job 3 times>


1. Set the reprint function ON in the control panel settings.
NOTE: When printing using this printers own driver, the settings for job
spooling in the printer driver will take priority over the settings made in
the control panel.
2. Press the Reprint switch.
Press Reprint.

--REPRINT-COPIES=
1

--REPRINT-COPIES=
3

Press + until the


next screen as
shown below is
displayed.

If a selection is not made


immediately, the display clears
the reprint menu automatically.

Press Set or Reprint


PRINTING

NOTE: The Go switch has been pressed to reprint the data, the display shows
PRESS SET TO PRINT. Press the Set switch to start the reprint job
or press the Go switch to cancel the reprint job.

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! Reprinting PROOF data


This function enables to reprint PROOF data that has just been printed and has no
security settings. Documents that are placed in the PROOF area are available to
anyone. This function can also be used if it is a document that will be moved over
to the public folder at a later date.
When the area to spool data is full, the earliest data is automatically deleted first.
The order of deleting data is not connected to the order of reprinting.
Refer also to Operations for reprinting SECURE data in this chapter for reprinting
PROOF data.
NOTE: If the optional HDD or Compact Flash has not been installed, the
reprint data is deleted when the printer is turned off.
If there is data in the job information which cannot be displayed on
the LCD, the display shows ?.
The supplied printer driver enables to reprint the job.

! Reprinting PUBLIC data


This function enables to reprint documents stored in a PUBLIC area of the printer
memory. Any documents here will not be password protected and anyone can
access them using the control panel or a web browser. The printer will not print a
PUBLIC document when it is sent to the printer. Use the control panel of the
printer or connect to the printer through a web browser.
Public data can be deleted through the control panel of the printer or from the web
based management software.
Refer also to Operations for reprinting SECURE data in this chapter for reprinting
PUBLIC data.
NOTE: If there is data in the job information that cannot be displayed on the
LCD, the display shows ?.
The supplied printer driver also enables to reprint the job.

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! Reprinting SECURE data


Secure documents are password protected and only those people that know the
password will be able to print the document. The printer will not print the document
when it is sent for printing, to print the document use the control panel of the printer
or connect to the printer using a web browser.
For deletion of the spooled data, this operation can be carried out on the control
panel or in the web based management software.
NOTE: If there is data in the job information which cannot be displayed on the
LCD, the display shows ?.
The supplied printer driver also enables to reprint the job.

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<Operations for reprinting SECURE data>


Press Reprint switch.

NO DATA STORED
There is no data.

--REPRINT-LAST JOB
Press the + or switch.
--REPRINT-SECURE
Press the Set switch.
SECURE
USER
*******
Press the + or switch to select the user name.
Press the Set switch to set the user name.
USER
JOB

*******
*******
Press the + or switch to select the job.
Press the Set switch to set the job.

JOB
*******
PASS NO.= 000
Input the password.
Press the Set switch to set the password.
--REPRINT-COPIES=

The printer will return from


this menu after a timeout.

Press the Set or Reprint switch.


If the Go switch is pressed, the display shows
PRESS SET TO PRINT.
PRINTING

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When there is no reprint data in memory


If the printer does not have reprint data in buffer memory and the Reprint switch
is pressed, the LCD shows NO DATA STORED for a short time.
To delete the job
Select the DELETE STORAGE menu under the SETUP menu of the control
panel. Select the user name and job to delete (the password needs to be input
to delete secure data).
To cancel the reprint job
Press the Job Cancel to cancel the current reprinting job. The Job Cancel
switch also enables to cancel a reprint job, which is paused by the Go switch.

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5. +, - Switch
By pressing the + or switch when the printer is in the on-line state, it goes
off-line and the LCD goes to the menu.

! To display menus in the current mode


By pressing the + or switch when the printer is in the on-line state, it goes
off-line and the LCD displays the current mode.
Pressing the + or switch enables to enter other menus in the current mode.
Pressing the + or switch scrolls the menus and settings forward or backward
respectively on the display. Press or keep pressing the switch until the access to
the desired item is succeeded.

! To set numbers
For setting numbers, there are two ways to input numbers, either by scrolling up or
down though the available setting range or by selecting the digit to change and the
setting just that digit. When the + or switch is kept pressed, the display scrolls up
or down faster.
6. Set Switch
By pressing the Set switch when the printer is in the on-line state, it turns off-line
and the LCD goes to the menu display.
Pressing the Set switch enables to set the selected menu or the default number.
After changing the menu or the number, the asterisk mark appears on the right side
for a short time.

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7. Back Switch
By pressing the Back switch when the printer is in the on-line state, it turns off-line
and the LCD goes to the menu display.
Pressing the Back switch enables to return to the previous level from the current
menu level.
The Back switch also enables to move the selected digit to the next left digit when
numbers are input by digits.
When the most left digit is selected, the Back switch enables to go up one level in
the menu.
When a menu or number without an asterisk (Set switch not pressed) is selected,
the Back switch enables to return to the previous menu level with the original
setting unchanged.
NOTE: When the Set switch is pressed to select a setting, an asterisk appears
at the end of the display for a short time. Since the asterisk indicates
the selection, the current setting can be easily found by scrolling
through the display.

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1.8.2 LEDS
The lamps light or blink to indicate the current printer status.

! Ready Green LED


LED indication
On
Blinking
Off

Meaning
Ready to print
Printing
Warming up
Off-line

! Power Green LED


LED indication
On
Off

Meaning
The printer power is on.
The printer power is off.

! Alarm Red LED


LED indication
On

Meaning
An error has occurred in the printer.

! Data Green LED


LED indication
On
Blinking
Off

Meaning
Data remains in the printer buffer.
Receiving or processing data
No remaining data

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1.8.3 LCD MESSAGES


The messages can be chosen to display on the second line on the LCD message
as shown below.
Choose NONE / PAGE COUNTER / JOB NAME in the LOWER LCD menu of the
SETUP mode.
READY
READY
PAGE = XXX
READY
JOB NAME

! Printer status messages


The following table shows the printer status messages that are displayed during
normal operation:
Printer Status Message
READY
PROCESSING
SLEEP
PRINTING
SELF TEST
PAUSE

NOW INITIALIZING
WARMING UP
MEMORY SIZE=xx MB
JOB CANCELING
RESOLUTION ADAPT
PRESS SET TO PRINT
RESET TO FACTORY SETTING

Meaning
The printer is ready to print.
The printer is busy processing data.
The printer is in sleep (power save) mode.
The printer is printing.
The printer is performing self-diagnosis.
The printer has suspended printing or feeding paper.
Pressing the Go switch resumes printing/paper
feeding
The printer is setting up.
The printer is warming up.
The printer has xx MB memory.
The printer is canceling the job.
Printing with reduced resolution.
Press the Set switch to start printing.
The printer settings have been restored to the factory
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! How to use the control panel


The followings are the basic steps to be remembered on an operation of the Menu
switches (+ & -, Set, Back).
If no selections have been made in the Menu switch operation for 30 seconds,
the LCD changes automatically from the reprint setting menu to READY. If the
LCD shows PAUSE, it will not reset to READY in 30 seconds.
When the Set switch is pressed to select a setting, an asterisk appears at the
end of display for a short time. After that, the display returns to the previous
menu level.
Pressing the Back switch before the Set switch is pressed after changing the
status or a number, will return it to the previous menu level with the original
settings unchanged.
Numbers can be input by scrolling through the available setting range or setting
digits one by one. When setting digits one by one, the blinking digit is the
rewritable digit.

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<For example>
To select first priority feeding from the multi-purpose tray.
1. Press any of the Menu switches to set the printer off-line.
2. The first mode menu appears on the display.
--MENU-INFORMATION

Press +.
Press the + or switch to scroll forward or
backward through the Menu selections.

--MENU-PAPER
Press Set.
Press the Set switch to enter the next level of
the selected menu.
PAPER
SOURCE
Press +.
PAPER
MP FIRST
Press Set.
MP FIRST
=OFF

*
Press +.

MP FIRST
=ON

MP FIRST
=ON

Press Set.
An asterisk appears at the end of the display
for a short time.
The default setting is indicated by the *.
*

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1.8.4 MENUS
There are 8 modes. Refer to the displays below for more information about each
mode.

INFORMATION

PAPER

QUALITY

SETUP

PRINT MENU

NETWORK

INTERFACE

RESET MENU

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INFORMATION

Setting Menu
PRINT SETTINGS
PRINT TEST
PRINT DEMO
PRINT FILE LIST
PRINT FONTS
VERSION

MAINTENANCE

Description
Prints the current settings.
Print the test page.
Print the demonstration page.
Print the card / HDD list.
Print the list of internal or resident fonts.
Sup-setting Menu
Description
SER.NO
=###########
Printer serial number
ROM VER
=####
ROM firmware version
ROM DATA
=##/##/##
ROM date
NET VER
=####
Network firmware version
NET DATE
=##/##/##
Network date
RAM SIZE
=###MB
The memory size which is installed this
printer.
PAGE COUNTER
=######
The current total printed pages
REMAIN DRUM
=#####
Remaining drum life
REMAIN 120K KIT =#####
Remaining 120K Kit life

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PAPER

Setting Menu
SOURCE
MP FIRST
MP SIZE
MANUAL FEED
TRAY1 * SIZE
TRAY2 * SIZE
TRAY3 * SIZE
TRAY4 * SIZE
DUPLEX
OUTPUT
JOB OFFSET

Description
AUTO/MP TRAY/TRAY1/TRAY2/TRAY3/TRAY4
=OFF/ON
Load paper from the MP tray first.
=A4/LETTER/LEGAL/
Loaded paper from size in the MP tray, A4/Letter/Legal/
=OFF/ON
=A3/B4/LEDGER/A4/B5/A5/LETTER/LEGAL/EXECUTIVE
=A3/B4/LEDGER/A4/B5/A5/LETTER/LEGAL/EXECUTIVE/
ENVELOPES
=A3/B4/LEDGER/A4/B5/A5/LETTER/LEGAL/EXECUTIVE
=A3/B4/LEDGER/A4/B5/A5/LETTER/LEGAL/EXECUTIVE
=OFF/ON(LONG BIND)/ON(SHORT BIND)
=STANDARD/FINISHER/MAILBOX xx/MX STACK/MX SORT
=ON/OFF

QUALITY

Setting Menu
RESOLUTION
HRC

TONER SAVE
DENSITY

Description
=300/600
One can choose a resolution of 300 or 600 dpi.
=ON/OFF
HRC: HRC Resolution Control offers improved print quality of
characters and graphics that conventional laser printers cannot
attain with a resolution of 300 or 600 dpi.
=OFF/ON
=-3: 3
Increase or decrease the print density.

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SETUP

Setting Menu
LANGUAGE
LOWER LCD
POWER SAVE
POWER SAVE TIME
AUTO CONTINUE
LOCK PANEL

REPRINT
PAGE PROTECTION
EMULATION
KEEP PCL
RAMDISK SIZE
DELETE STORAGE

TIME STYLE
DATE & TIME

Description
=ENGLISH/FRENCAIS/
=NONE/PAGE COUNTER/JOB NAME
=ON/OFF
=1: 240 Min.
=OFF/ON
=OFF/ON
Turn on/off lock panel function.
PASS NO.=###
=ON/OFF
=AUTO/OFF/LETTER/A4/LEGAL
=AUTO(EPSON)/AUTO(IBM)/HP LASERJET/
=OFF/ON
=0/1/2MB
RESTART?
Delete the data in compact Flash or HDD.
Sub-setting Menu
SECURE FILE
USER NAME
JOB NAME/
PASSWORD
PUBLIC FILE
USER NAME
JOB NAME
PROOF FILE
USER NAME
JOB NAME
Description
DATA ID (HD)
=####
DATA ID (CF)
=####
MACRO ID (HD)
=####
MACRO ID (CF)
=####
FONT ID (HD)
=####
FONT ID (CF)
=####
FORMAT ID (HD) OK?
FORMAT ID (CF) OK?
=yy/mm/dd, mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy
Sub-setting Menu Description
DISPLAY
????/??/?? ??:??
YEAR
=####
MONTH
=##
DAY
=##
HOUR
=##
MINUTE
=##

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PRINT MENU

Setting Menu
MEDIA TYPE
PAPER

COPIES

ORIENTATION
PRINT POSITION

AUTO FF=OFF

FF SUPPRESS

Description
=PLAIN PAPER/TRANSPARENCIES/THICK PAPER
Set cut sheet paper size to
LETTER, LEGAL, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, EXECUTIVE, COM10,
MONARCH, C5 and DL
=1: 999
One can set the number of copies to print.
Shows the number of copies still to print.
PORTRAIT or LANDSCAPE
This printer can print pages in portrait or landscape orientation.
This printer can be adjusted to align the page format.
Sup-setting Menu Description
X OFFSET=0
Move the print start position (at the upper left
corner on pages) horizontally up to 104 (up)
to +500 (down) dots in 300dpi dot unit
increments.
Y OFFSET=0
Move the print start position (at the upper left
corner on pages) vertically up to 500 (up) to
+500 (down) dots in 300dpi dot unit
increments.
=OFF/1: 99 (sec)
Enables to print out the remaining data without pressing the Go
switch after the selected delay time.
=OFF/ON
Turn on/off the form feed suppress function.

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Description
Sup-setting Menu
FONT NO.
FONT PITCH/
POINT
SYMBOL/
CHARACTERSET
TABLE PRINT
AUTO LF

AUTO CR

AUTO WRAP

AUTO SKIP

LEFT MARGIN

RIGHT MARGIN

TOP MARGIN

BOTTOM MARGIN

LINES

Description
=#####
=####
=PC-8/
Set the symbol set or the character set.
Print code table.
=OFF/ON
ON: CR # CR+LF
OFF: CR # CR
=OFF/ON
ON: LF # LF+CR, FF # FF+CR, or VT #
VT+CR
OFF: LF # LF, FF # FF, OR VT # VT
=OFF/ON
Line feed and carriage return occur when the
printer position reaches the right margin.
=OFF/ON
Line feed and carriage return occur when the
printer position reaches the bottom margin.
=####
Set the left margin at column 0 to 126
columns at 10 cpi.
=####
Set the left margin at column 0 to 136
columns at 10 cpi.
=####
Set the top margin at a distance from the top
edge of the paper:
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0
Factory setting = 0.33 (Non-HP), 0.5 (HP)
=####
Set the bottom margin at a distance from the
bottom edge of the paper:
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0
Factory setting = 0.33 (Non-HP), 0.5 (HP)
=####
Set the number of lines per page from 5 to
128 lines.

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Setting Menu
EPSON FX-850

Description
Sup-setting Menu
FONT NO.
FONT PITCH/
POINT
SYMBOL/
CHARACTER SET
TABLE PRINT
AUTO LF
AUTO MASK
LEFT MARGIN

RIGHT MARGIN

TOP MARGIN

BOTTOM MARGIN

LINES

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Description
=####
=####
=PC-8/
Set the symbol set or the character set.
Print code table.
=OFF/ON
ON: CR # CR+LF, OFF: CR # CR
=OFF/ON
=####
Set the left margin at column 0 to 126
columns at 10 cpi.
=####
Set the right margin at column 10 to 136
columns at 10 cpi.
=####
Set the top margin at a distance from the top
edge of the paper:
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0
Factory setting =0.33 (Non-HP), 0.5 (HP)
=####
Set the bottom margin at a distance from the
bottom edge of the paper:
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
Factorty setting = 0.33 (Non-HP), 0.5 (HP)
=####
Set the number of lines per page from 5 to
128 lines.

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Description
Sup-setting Menu
FONT NO.
FONT PITCH/
POINT
SYMBOL/
CHARACTER SET
TABLE PRINT
AUTO LF
AUTO CR
AUTO MASK
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
TOP MARGIN

BOTTOM MARGIN

LINES
HP-GL

PAPER

CHARACTER SET
(STD)
CHARACTER SET
(ALT)
PEN # SIZE

PEN # GRAY

BR-SCRIPT

ERROR PRINT

Description
=####
=####
=PC-8/
Set the symbol set or the character set.
Print code table.
=OFF/ON
ON: CR # CR+LF, OFF: CR # CR
=OFF/ON
=OFF/ON
Set the left margin at column 0 to 126
columns at 10 cpi.
Set the right margin at column 10 to 136
columns at 10 cpi.
Set the top margin at a distance from the top
edge of the paper:
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0
Factory setting =0.33 (Non-HP), 0.5 (HP)
Set the bottom margin at a distance from the
bottom edge of the paper:
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
Factorty setting = 0.33 (Non-HP), 0.5 (HP)
Set the number of lines per page from 5 to
128 lines.
Set cut sheet paper size to Letter, Legal, A4,
A5, A6, B5, B6, Executive, COM10,
Monarch, C5 and DL
=####
=####
=##dots
PEN1 to 6
(Set size and gray percentage for the
selected pen.)
=###%
PEN1 to 6
15,30, 45, 75, 90,or 100%
(# is the selected pen number.)
=OFF/ON

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NETWORK

Setting Menu
TCP/IP

NETWARE
APPLETALK
NETBEUI
DLC/LLC
BANYAN
LAT
NETBIOS/IP
ENET

Description
Sup-setting Menu Description
TCP/IP ENABLE
=ON/OFF
IP ADDRESS
###,###,###,###
SUBNET MASK
###,###,###,###
GATEWAY
###,###,###,###
IP BOOT TRIES
=#
IP METHOD
=AUTO/STATIC/RARP/BOOTP/DHCP
NETWARE ENABLE =ON/OFF
NET FRAME
=AUTO/8023/ENET/8022/SNAP
=ON/OFF
=ON/OFF
=ON/OFF
=ON/OFF
=ON/OFF
=ON/OFF
=AUTO/100B-FD/100B-HD/10B-FD/10B/HD

INTERFACE

Setting Menu
SELECT
AUTO IF TIME
INPUT BUFFER

PARALLEL

Description
=AUTO/PARALLEL/NETWORK
=1:99 (sec)
Set the time out for the auto interface selection delay.
=Level 1:15
RESTART PRINTER?
Increase or decrease the
input buffer capacity.
When using the parallel interface
Sub-setting Menu
Description
HIGH SPEED
Turns ON/OFF the high-speed parallel
communications.
BI-DIR
Turns ON/OFF the bi-directional parallel
communications.

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RESET MENU

Setting Menu
RESET PRINTER

FACTORY RESET

Description
Resets the printer and restores all printer settings including
command settings to settings you have previously made with the
panel buttons.
Resets the printer and restores all printer settings including
command settings to the factory settings. See List of Factory
Settings.

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! Set date and time


--MENU-INFORMATION

Press +.
Press the + or switch to scroll through the
menus forward or backward.

--MENU-SETUP

Press Set.
Press the Set switch to enter the next lower mode.

SETUP
LANGUAGE

Press + several times.


SETUP
DATE&TIME
Press Set.
DATE&TIME
YEAR
Press Set.
YEAR
1999

*
Press the +.

YEAR
2000
Press Set.
YEAR
2000

*
After a short time, the display changes.

DATE&TIME
YEAR
Press Set.
DATE&TIME
MONTH

DATE&TIME
2000/04/25 10:22

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! Set IP address
--MENU-INFORMATION
Press +.
Press the + or switch to scroll through the
menus forward or backward.
--MENU-NETWORK
Press Set.
Press the Set switch to enter the next lower menu
level of the selected menu.
NETWORK
TCP/IP
Press Set.
TCP/IP
TCP/IP ENABLE
Press +.
TCP/IP
IP ADDRESS=
Press Set.
IP ADDRESS=
192.0.0.192

*
192: blinking.
The number that can be changed is blinking.
Press the + or switch to increase or decrease
the number.

IP ADDRESS=
123.000.000.192

IP ADDRESS=
123.000.000.192

Press Set.

IP ADDRESS=
123.45.67.89

IP ADDRESS=
123.45.67.89

Press Set.
*

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r Emulation modes
This printer has the following emulation modes:

HP LaserJet Mode
The HP LaserJet mode (or HP mode) is the emulation mode where this printer
emulates the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet laser printer. A large number of software
applications support this type of laser printer. Using this mode will enable to
operate at its optimum performance with these applications.

BR-Script 3 Mode
BR-Script is a Brother original page description language and it is a PostScript
language emulation interpreter. This printer supports level 3. The BR-Script
interpreter of this printer can control text and graphics on pages completely and
satisfactorily.
See the following commercial manuals to obtain technical information about
PostScript commands.
*

Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual, 3 rd


Edition. Menlo park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1999.

Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Program Design. Menlo


Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1988.

Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual.


Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.

Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Tutorial and Cookbook.


Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.

Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual, third


Edition. Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc., 1999.

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HP-GL Mode
The HP-GL mode is the emulation mode where this printer emulates the HewlettPackard plotter model HP-7475A. Many graphics and CAD applications support
this type of plotter. Use this mode for optimum performance when printing from
these types of applications.

EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Mode


The EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL modes are the emulation modes that
this printer emulates to meet the industry-standard for dot matrix printers of their
respective manufacturers. Some applications support these dot matrix printer
emulations. Use these emulation modes for optimum performance when printing
from those types of applications.

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! List of Factory settings


The following table shows the factory settings initially set before shipment.
NOTE: The settings are subject to the emulation mode. Effective modes are
indicated in parentheses in the following table.
The following settings cannot be restored to the factory settings with
the RESET menu in the FACTORY SETINGS mode: INTERFACE
MODE, HRC SETTING, PAGE PROTECTION, SCALABLE FONT,
LOCK PANEL, PAGE COUNTER and local language for display
messages.
The COPY setting is always restored to the factory setting when the
printer is turned off and on again.
It is unable to reset NETWORK setting by the Control panel. If you
reset them, press the Test button at the rear of the Network board (NC4100h) for more than 5 seconds.

Mode
PAPER

QUALITY

SET UP

Menu
SOURCE
MP FIRST
MP SIZE
MANUAL FEED
TRAY1*SIZE
TRAY2*SIZE
TRAY3*SIZE
TRAY4*SIZES
DUPLEX
OUTPUT
JOB OFFSET
RESOLUTION
HRC
TONER SAVE
DENSITY
LOWER LCD
POWER SAVE
AUTO CONTINUE
LOCK PANEL
REPRINT
EMULATION
KEEP PCL

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Factory Setting
=AUTO
=OFF
=A4/LETTER
=OFF
=A4/LETTER
=A4/LETTER
=A4/LETTER
=A4/LETTER
=OFF
=STANDARD
=ON
=600
=ON
=OFF
=0
=NONE
=30M
=OFF
=OFF
=ON
=AUTO (EPSON)
=OFF

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MEDIATYPE
PAPER
COPIES
ORIENTATION
PRINT POSITION
AUTO FF TIME
FF SUPPRESS
HP LASERJET

EPSON FX-850

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Factory Setting
=PLAIN PAPER
=A4/LETTER
=1
=PORTRAIT
X OFFSET=0
Y OFFSET=0
=5
=OFF
FONT NO.
FONT PITCH/POINT
SYMBOL CHARACTER SET
TABLE PRINT
AUTO LF=OFF
AUTO CR=OFF
AUTO WRAP=OFF
AUTO SKIP=ON
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
LINES
FONT NO.
FONT PITCH/POINT
SYMBOL CHARACTER SET
TABLE PRINT
AUTO LF=OFF
AUTO MASK=OFF
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
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Mode

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Menu
IBM PROPRINTER

HP-GL

BR-SCRIPT
NETWORK

TCP/IP
NETWARE
APPLETALK
NETBEUI
DLC/LLC
BANYAN
LAT
NETBIOS/IP
ENET

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FONT NO.
FONT PITCH/POINT
SYMBOL CHARACTER SET
TABLE PRINT
AUTO LF=OFF
AUTO CR=OFF
AUTO MASK=OFF
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
LINES
CHAR SET (STD)
CHAR SET (ALT)
PEN * SIZE=## DOTS
PEN * GRAY=## #%
ERROR PRINT=OFF
APT=OFF
TCP/IP ENABLE=ON
IP METHOD-AUTO
NETWARE ENABLE=ON
NET FRAME=AUTO
=ON
=ON
=ON
=ON
=ON
=ON
=AUTO

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2. DETAILED SECTION DESCRIPTIONS


2.1 LASER EXPOSURE
2.1.1 OVERVIEW
[H]
[A]
[I]

[C]
[D]
[B]

[F]

[E]

[G]

G062D523.WMF

The LD unit [A] outputs a laser beam to the polygon mirror [B] through the
cylindrical lens [C]. The shield glass [D] prevents dust from reaching the polygon
mirror.
Each surface of the polygon mirror reflects one full main scan line. The laser beam
goes to the F-theta mirror [E], mirror [F], and BTL (barrel toroidal lens) [G]. Then
the laser beam goes to the drum through the toner shield glass [H].
The laser synchronizing detector [I] determines the starting position for the main
scan.
The speed of the polygon mirror motor is 38,000 rpm for 600 dpi.

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2.1.2 AUTO POWER CONTROL (APC)

LD LEVEL

+5V

LD ON
LD OFF
PD

LD

LD Driver

LD

LD OFF
LD
Controller
VIDEO

VIDEO
Monitor

VREF

Reference
Circuit

LD Drive Board

G062D510.WMF

The LD driver IC drives the laser diode. To prevent the intensity of the laser beam
from changing because of the temperature, the machine monitors the current
passing through the laser diode (LD). The machine adjusts the current to the laser
diode by comparing it with the reference level from the reference circuit.
This auto power control is done just after the machine is turned on and during
printing while the laser diode is active.
The laser diode power is adjusted on the production line.
NOTE: Do not touch the variable resistors on the LD unit in the field.

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2.1.3 LD SAFETY SWITCH


Interlock
SW

PSU

+5VLD

+5VLD

LDD: LD Drive Board

Engine
Board

VCC

PD

LD

Laser
Beam
Optical Path
LD Control IC
OPC
Drum
G062D501.WMF

To ensure technician and user safety and to prevent the laser beam from
inadvertently switching on during servicing, safety switches are located at the front
cover and right cover. The switches are installed on the +5VLD line coming from
the power supply unit through the Engine control board.
When the front cover or the right cover is opened, the power supply to the laser
diode is interrupted.

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2.2 PHOTOCONDUCTOR UNIT (PCU)


2.2.1 OVERVIEW
2

10

11

9
5
8
7
G062D201.WMF

The PCU consists of the components shown in the above illustration. An organic
photoconductor (OPC) drum (diameter: 30 mm) is used in this machine.
1. Cleaning Blade

7. Development Unit

2. Toner Collection Coil

8. Charge Roller

3. Pick-off Pawl

9. Charge Roller Cleaning Pad

4. OPC Drum

10. Quenching Lamp (see note)

5. ID Sensor (see note)

11. Transfer Roller (see note)

6. Development Roller
NOTE: These parts are not included in the PCU.
The machine informs the user when the PCU life has finished. However, the user
can continue to print.

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2.2.2 DRIVE MECHANISM

[A]

[E]

[B]
[C]
[D]

G062D202.WMF

The main motor [A] drives the drum [B] through a series of gears, a timing belt [C],
and the drum drive shaft [D]. The main motor assembly includes a drive controller,
which outputs a motor lock signal when the rotation speed is out of the specified
range.
The fly-wheel [E] on the end of the drum drive shaft stabilizes the rotation speed
(this prevents banding and jitter from appearing on printouts).

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2.2.3 NEW PCU DETECTION MECHANINSM


[A]

G062D206.WMF

[C]

[B]

When the PCU counter reaches 60K, the Replace PCU message is displayed.
The new PCU detect switch [A] detects when a new PCU is installed. Each PCU
has an actuator [B]. When a new PCU is installed in the machine, the actuator [B]
pushes the new PCU detect switch. The actuator is a sector gear, and this gear
engages with the drum gear [C]. When the drum rotates, the actuator is released
from the drum gear. The actuator drops away from the new PCU detect switch and
remains in this "down" position for the duration of the PCU's life.
The machine can recognize when a new PCU has been installed in the machine
because the actuator of the new PCU comes in contact with the new PCU detect
switch. Then, the machine automatically resets the PCU counter.
After the front cover and right cover are closed, the machine then performs the TD
sensor initial setting procedure automatically (for about 45 seconds). During this
time, the drum rotates and the actuator drops away from the sensor.
While the machine performs the TD sensor initial setting, the machine makes an ID
sensor pattern on the drum. This checks whether the developer has fallen into the
development unit (in other words, it checks whether the user or technician
remembered to remove the developer seal from the PCU at machine installation). If
the machine does not detect the ID sensor pattern, SC 392 is generated.
NOTE: The limit of PCU counter can be changed by the Service mode.
(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU 60K LIMIT)
NOTE: The PCU counter can be cleared by the following steps.
1. Press Go and + keys simultaneously to enter RESET PARTS LIFE
mode.
2. Press + or - key to enter DRUM UNIT.
3. Press Set key to clear PCU counter.

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2.3 DRUM CHARGE


2.3.1 OVERVIEW
[D]

[C]

[A]

[B]

G062D203.WMF

This machine uses a drum charge roller to charge the drum. The drum charge
roller [A] is always in contact with the surface of the drum [B] to give it a negative
charge of -900V.
The high voltage supply board gives a negative dc voltage to the drum charge
roller through the spring [C] and terminal plate [D].

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2.3.2 CHARGE ROLLER VOLTAGE CORRECTION


Correction for Environmental Conditions
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With a drum charge roller system, the voltage transferred from roller to drum varies
with the temperature and humidity around the drum charge roller. The lower the
temperature or humidity is, the higher the applied voltage required.
To compensate, the machine uses the ID sensor to measure the effects of current
environmental conditions. For this measurement, the process control parameters
are balanced so that any small change in drum potential caused by environmental
effects is reflected in a change in the amount of toner transferred to the drum.
This measurement is made immediately after the ID sensor pattern for toner
density control. Immediately after making the ID sensor pattern [A], the charge
roller voltage stays on, but the development bias goes up to 600. As a result, the
drum potential is reduced to -700V. The laser diode is not switched on, and the
drum potential is now slightly higher than the development bias, so only a very
small amount of toner transfers to the drum. The ID sensor measures the density of
this pattern [B], and the output voltage is known as Vsdp. This voltage is compared
with Vsg (read from the bare drum at the same time).

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If the humidity drops, the drum potential goes up (to a higher ve voltage) even if
the charge roller voltage supply stays the same (efficiency of voltage transfer is
higher with lower humidity). As a result, less toner is transferred to ID sensor
pattern [B]. If the sensor output reaches a certain point, the drum charge voltage
will be reduced.
To determine whether to change the drum charge roller voltage, the machine
compares Vsdp with Vsg.
Vsdp / Vsg > 0.95 = Reduce the magnitude of the drum charge voltage by 50 V
Vsdp / Vsg < 0.90 = Increase the magnitude of the drum charge voltage by 50 V

2.3.3 ID SENSOR PATTERN PRODUCTION TIMING


An ID sensor pattern is made in the following conditions.
During warming up at power on
If the machine starts warming up after entering the energy saver mode

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2.3.4 DRUM CHARGE ROLLER CLEANING


[C]
[D]
[B]

[A]

G062D205.WMF

Because the drum charge roller [A] is always in contact with the drum, it gets dirty
easily. So, the cleaning pad [B] is also in contact with the drum charge roller all the
time to clean the surface of the drum charge roller.
The pin [C] at the rear of the cleaning pad holder touches the cam gear [D], and
this gear moves the cleaning pad from side to side. This movement improves the
cleaning.

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2.4 DEVELOPMENT
2.4.1 OVERVIEW

1
4

G062D301.WMF

The development unit consists of the following parts.


1. Development roller

4. Mixing auger 1

2. Mixing auger 2

5. Doctor blade

3. TD sensor
This machine uses a single-roller development system. Two mixing augers mix the
developer. The toner density (TD) sensor and image density (ID) sensor (see the
illustration in the PCU section) are used to control toner density.

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2.4.2 DRIVE MECHANISM


[A]

[B]
[D]

[C]
G062D304.WMF

The main motor [A] drives the development roller [B] and mixing augers [C] through
a train of gears and the development drive shaft [D]. When the PCU is pushed in,
the development drive shaft engages the development roller gear.
The development drive gears (except for the gears in the development unit) are
helical gears. These gears are quieter than normal gears.

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2.4.3 DEVELOPER MIXING


[D]
[C]
[A]
[B]

[A]

[B]

G062D302.WMF

This machine uses 2 mixing augers, [A] and [B], to keep the developer evenly
mixed. Mixing auger 2 [A] transports excess developer, scraped off the
development roller [C] by the doctor blade [D], towards the front of the machine.
Mixing auger 1 [B] returns the excess developer, along with new toner, to the rear
of the mixing assembly. Here the developer is reapplied to the development roller.

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2.4.4 DEVELOPMENT BIAS

[B]
[A]

G062D303.WMF

This machine uses a negative-positive development system, in which black areas


of the latent image are at a low negative charge (about -150 50 V) and white
areas are at a high negative charge (about -900 V).
To attract negatively charged toner to the black areas of the latent image on the
drum, the high voltage supply board applies a bias of -600 volts to the development
rollers throughout the image development process. The bias is applied to the
development roller shaft [A] through the drive shaft [B].
The development bias voltage (-600 V) can be adjusted with the printer service
mode (ENGINE MENU: Developer bias).

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2.4.5 TONER SUPPLY


Toner bottle replenishment mechanism
[F]

[G]

[H]

[D]

[C]
[E]
[A]
[B]

G062D507.WMF

When a toner bottle is placed in the bottle holder unit [A] and the unit is pushed in
completely, pin [B] moves against the side [C] of the PCU, and the toner shutter [D]
is pulled out to open the bottle. When the toner bottle holder lever [E] is put back in
the original position, the cap [F] on the toner bottle is pulled away and kept in place
by the chuck [G].
The toner supply mechanism transports toner from the bottle to the development
unit. The toner bottle has a spiral groove [H] that helps move toner to the
development unit.
When the bottle holder unit is pulled out to add a new toner bottle, the following
happens automatically to prevent toner from scattering.
The chuck releases the toner bottle cap into its proper position.
The toner shutter shuts to block the opening as a result of pressure from a spring.

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Toner supply mechanism

[A]
[B]

[C]

G062D508.WMF

[D]

[E]

G062D306.WMF

The toner supply motor [A] drives the toner bottle [B] and the mylar blades [C]. First,
the toner falls down into the toner bottle holder. The toner supply mylar blades
transfer the toner to the slit [D]. When the PCU is installed in the machine, the
machine frame opens the shutter [E] above the PCU. Then the toner falls down into
the development unit through the slit and the shutter.

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2.4.6 TONER DENSITY CONTROL


Overview
There are four modes for controlling toner supply as shown in the following tables.
The mode can be changed within the printer service mode. The factory setting is
P+T control mode.
Basically, toner density is controlled using the standard TD sensor voltage (Vts),
toner supply reference voltage (Vref), actual TD sensor output voltage (Vt), and ID
sensor output data (Vsp/Vsg).
Cross-reference: Section 4.2 Service Program Mode
(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU TONER SUPPLY)
Toner Supply Clutch On Time
Calculation
TD Sensor Output
(Vt)

Vt Reference
Voltage (Vref)
New Vref
Vt Reference
Voltage Update
Vref Update
ID Sensor Output
(Vsp/Vsg)
TD Sensor Initial
Setting (Vts)
G062D517.WMF

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There are four toner density control modes:


Mode
Toner supply decision
Toner control process

Toner supply amount


Toner end detection

Mode
Toner supply decision
Toner control process
Toner supply amount
Toner end detection

Mode
Toner supply decision
Toner control process
Toner supply amount
Toner end detection

Mode
Toner supply decision
Toner control process
Toner supply amount
Toner end detection

P+T Control (Normally use this setting only)


Compare Vt with a reference voltage (Vts or Vref)
Toner is supplied to the development unit when Vt is higher
than the reference voltage (Vts or Vref). This mode keeps the
Vref value for use the next toner density control.
Vts is used for the first toner density control after a new PCU
has been installed, until it has been corrected with the ID
sensor output.
Vref is used after Vts has been corrected with the ID sensor
output voltage (corrected during the first toner density control
for a new PCU).
Varies
Performed
Fixed Quantity 1
(Designers use only; do not use in the field)
Compare Vt with a reference voltage (Vts)
This toner control process is the same as the P+T control
mode. However, the reference voltage used is always Vts.
Varies
Performed
Fixed Quantity 2
(Designers use only; do not use in the field)
Compare Vt with a reference voltage (Vts or Vref)
This toner control process is the same as the P+T control
mode.
Fixed
Performed
T Control
(Use temporary if the TD sensor needs to be replaced)
None
Toner is supplied every printed page regardless of Vt.
Fixed
Not performed

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Toner density sensor initial setting


The TD sensor initial setting procedure is performed automatically when the new
PCU is installed in the machine. During TD sensor initial setting, the TD sensor is
set to the TD sensor output to the value programmed in the printer service mode
(T sensor set: default: 2.3V). This value will be used as the standard reference
voltage (Vts) of the TD sensor.

Toner density measurement


Toner density in the developer is detected once every print cycle. The sensor
output voltage (Vt) during the detection cycle is compare with the standard
reference voltage (Vts) or the toner reference voltage (Vref).

Vsp/Vsg detection
The ID sensor detects the following voltages.
Vsg: The ID sensor output when checking the drum surface
Vsp: The ID sensor output when checking the ID sensor pattern
In this way, the reflectivity of both the drum surface and the pattern on the drum are
checked. This compensates for any variations in the reflectivity of the pattern on
the drum or the reflectivity of the drum surface.
The ID sensor pattern is made on the drum by charge roller and laser diode.
Vsg/Vsp is not detected every page or job; it is detected at the following times to
decide Vref.
During warming up at power on
If the machine starts warming up after a certain time has passed since
entering the energy saver mode.

Toner supply reference voltage (Vref) determination


The toner supply reference voltage (Vref) is the threshold voltage for the toner
supply determination. Vref is determined using the following data,
ID sensor output (Vsp/Vsg)
(Vts or the current Vref) - Vt

Toner supply determination


The reference voltage (Vts or Vref) is the threshold voltage for determining whether
or not to supply toner. If Vt becomes greater than the reference voltage, the
machine supplies additional toner.

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Toner Supply Motor On Time Determinations


For sensor control modes 1 and 2, the toner supply motor on time is decided by the
following factors.
Vt
Vref or Vts
TD sensor sensitivity (coefficient: S, value is 0.4)
There are seven levels for toner supply motor on time as shown below.
Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Decision
(Vts or Vref) < Vt (Vts or Vref) + S/16
(Vts or Vref) < Vt (Vts or Vref) + S/8
(Vts or Vref) < Vt (Vts or Vref) + S/4
(Vts or Vref) < Vt (Vts or Vref) + S/2
(Vts or Vref) < Vt (Vts or Vref) + 4S/5
Vt (Vts or Vref) + 4S/16 (near-end)
Vt (Vts or Vref) + S (toner end)

Motor On Time (seconds)


t (0.6)
t x 2 (1.2)
t x 4 (2.4)
t x 8 (4.8)
t x 16 (9.6)
T (30); see note
T (30); see note

NOTE: (30) means that toner is supplied intermittently in a 1/3 duty cycle (1 s on, 2
s off) for 30 seconds

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2.4.7 TONER NEAR END/END DETECTION AND RECOVERY


The toner near end and end conditions are detected using the Vt and Vref values,
in a similar way to toner density control.
This is done in all toner supply modes except for fixed quantity 2, when toner end is
not detected.

Toner Near End Detection


If Vt is at level 6 (see the table on the previous page) five times consecutively, the
machine enters the toner near end condition and the toner end indicator starts
blinking. Then the machine supplies toner for a certain time in accordance with the
table explained in the previous section.

Toner Near End Recovery


If the machine detects Vt < (Vref or Vts) + 4S/5 twice consecutively when in one
of the following situations, the machine leaves the toner near end condition.
While in the toner recovery cycle (supplying toner on and off for 30 s - see
the previous page) after the machine has detected a toner near end condition.
During printing in the toner near end condition.
If the front cover is opened and closed for more than 10 seconds while a
toner near end condition exists.

Toner End Detection


There are two situations for entering the toner end condition.
When Vt is level 7 three times consecutively, the machine enters the toner
end condition.
When Vt+S > Vt > (Vref or Vts) + 4S/5 is detected in the toner near end
condition, then 50 prints can be made after this condition.

Toner End Recovery


If the front cover is opened and closed for 10 seconds while a toner end condition
exists and the toner bottle is replaced, the machine attempts to recover using the
same procedure as for toner near end/end detection.

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DRUM CLEANING AND TONER RECYCLING

2.5.1 DRUM CLEANING


[B]

[A]

G062D201.WMF

The cleaning blade [A] removes any toner remaining on the drum after the image is
transferred to the paper. This model uses a counter blade system.
The cleaning blade scrapes off toner remaining on the drum. When toner builds up
in the cleaning unit, toner at the top of the pile is removed by the toner collection
coil [B].
To remove the toner and other particles that are accumulated at the edge of the
cleaning blade, the drum turns in reverse for about 5 mm at the end of every print
job.

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2.5.2 TONER RECYCLING

[A]

[A]

G062D205.WMF

[B]

[B]

G062D306.WMF

[C]

Toner picked up by the toner collection coil [A], is transported to the opening [B] at
the side of the PCU. Then, this toner falls into the development unit with new toner
coming from the toner bottle and it is all mixed together by mixing auger 1 [C] and
used again.

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2.6 PAPER FEED


2.6.1 OVERVIEW

6
7
8

9
10
G062D701.WMF

12

11

There are two paper trays, each of which can hold 500 sheets.
The paper tray feed stations use a friction pad system.
The two relay sensors are used for paper jam detection.
The components of the paper feed station are as follows.
1. Paper Lift Sensor

7. Upper Relay Sensor

2. Paper Height -1 Sensor

8. Upper Relay Roller

3. Paper Height -2 Sensor

9. Lower Relay Roller

4. Paper End Sensor

10. Special Paper Sensor

5. Paper Feed Roller

11. Lower Relay Sensor

6. Paper Size Sensor

12. Friction Pad

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2.6.2 PAPER FEED DRIVE MECHANISM


[A]

[D]
[B]

[C]
G062D702.WMF

The main motor [A] drives the pick-up and feed mechanism of both the first and
second paper trays. The paper feed clutches [B] transfer drive from this motor to
the paper feed rollers [C].
When the paper feed clutch turns on, the feed rollers start to feed the paper. The
paper feed clutch stays on until shortly after the registration sensor [D] has been
activated.

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2.6.3 PAPER FEED AND SEPARATION MECHANISM

[A]

[B]

[C]

A860D104.WMF

The paper feed roller [A] drives the top sheet of paper from the paper tray. The
friction pad [B] allows only one sheet to feed at a time. The friction pad applies
pressure to the feed roller with a spring [C].
The friction pad pressure cannot be adjusted.

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2.6.4 PAPER LIFT MECHANISM


[B]
[A]

[D]
[C]

[K]

[G]

[F]

[H]

G062D521.WMF

[A]

[E]

[B]
[I]
[J]

[C]
[D]
[E]

G062D522.WMF

The paper size switch detects when the tray is pushed in.
When the paper tray is pushed into the machine, the pin [A] for the lift motor
pressure shaft engages the lift motor coupling [B] and the pin [C] for the bottom
plate lift shaft in the tray engages the bottom plate pressure lever coupling [D]. The
pin [E] on the rear of the tray pushes the lock lever so that the lift motor can lift the
bottom plate pressure lever.
The lift motor turns on, and turns clockwise as viewed on the diagram. The main
pressure spring [K] pulls the bottom plate pressure lever, and this lifts the tray
bottom plate.
When the top of the stack touches the feed roller, the motor cannot pull up the
plate any more, so it pulls the actuator [G] into the lift sensor [F]. Then the lift motor
reverses a certain time (200 ms or 600 ms), depending on the paper size, to
reduce this pressure. For smaller paper, it reverses the larger amount (600 ms) to
reduce the pressure more.

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For A4-width paper or wider, a projection [H] on the side fence engages the
secondary pressure spring [J] through a lever [I]. Then, the secondary pressure
spring [J] applies paper feed pressure in addition to the main pressure spring [K], to
ensure that extra pressure is applied to wider paper.
When the paper tray is pulled out, the pins [A, C] disengage from the couplings [B,
D], and the bottom plate drops. To make it easier to push the tray in, the lift motor
rotates backwards 1.7 seconds to return the bottom plate pressure lever coupling
[D] to the original position.

2.6.5 PAPER END DETECTION


[A]

[B]
[C]

G062D520.WMF

If there is some paper in the paper tray, the paper stack raises the paper end feeler
[A] and the paper end sensor [B] is deactivated.
When the paper tray runs out of paper, the paper end feeler drops into the cutout
[C] in the tray bottom plate and the paper end sensor is activated.
When the paper tray is drawn out with no paper in the tray, the shape of the paper
end feeler causes it to lift up.

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2.6.6 PAPER HEIGHT DETECTION

[B]
[A]
[C]

[C]

G062D522.WMF

The amount of paper in the tray is detected by the combination of on/off signals
from two paper height sensors [A] and [B].
When the amount of paper decreases, the bottom plate pressure lever [C] moves
the actuator up.
The following combination of sensor signals is sent.
Amount of Paper
Near End
30%
70%
100%

Paper Height Sensor 1 Paper Height Sensor 2


OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF

When the tray contains paper of a small width, the paper feed pressure may
become too low when the thickness of the remaining stack of paper has decreased.
The lift motor rotates forward 400 ms after the sensor detects a certain amount of
paper remaining in the tray to increase paper feed pressure, simulating the
pressure generated by a full tray.

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2.6.7 PAPER SIZE DETECTION

SW
Size
A3
A4 LEF
A4 SEF
A5 SEF,
81/2" x 14"
B4, 11" x 17"
B5 LEF,
11" x 81/2"
B5 SEF,
81/2" x 11
* (Asterisk)

--!
!

--!
!

---

---

-----

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

[B]

[A]

!: ON (Not pushed)

---: OFF (Pushed)

G062D533.WMF

There are four paper size microswitches [A] on the front right plate of the paper tray
unit. The switches are actuated by a paper size actuator [B] behind the paper size
indicator plate, which is on the front right of the tray.
Each paper size has its own actuator, with a unique combination of notches. To
determine which size has been installed, the CPU reads which microswitches the
actuator has switched off.
The CPU disables paper feed from a tray if the paper size cannot be detected. If
the paper size actuator is broken, or if there is no tray installed, the Add Paper
indicator will light.
When the paper size actuator is at the * mark, the paper tray can be set up to
accommodate one of a wider range of paper sizes by using user tools. If the paper
size for this position is changed without changing the user tool setting, a paper jam
will result.

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2.6.8 SPECIAL PAPER SETTING

[B]
[A]

G062D703.WMF

When feeding thick paper and envelopes, the user must use the 2nd paper tray (if
the optional multi-purpose tray is not installed), and turn lever [A] to the right. Then,
when sliding the tray into the machine, the lever does not push the special paper
switch [B] (it stays off), and the machine detects that there is special paper in the
2nd paper tray.
When the machine detects the special paper signal, the fusing temperature and the
transfer roller current will be changed as follows.
1. Fusing temperature: Current operation temperature +10 C
2. Transfer roller current:
A3 width (11"): 14 A
B4 width (10"): 15 A
A4 width (8.5"): 17 A
A5 width (5.5"): 20 A
Note that for the by-pass tray, the fusing and transfer conditions for special paper
are also applied if the user uses thick (non-standard) mode.

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2.6.9 SIDE AND END FENCES


[A]

[D]

[B]
A860D110.WMF

[C]
A860D109.WMF

Side Fences
If the tray is full of paper and it is pushed in strongly, the fences may deform or
bend. This may cause the paper to skew or the side-to-side registration to be
incorrect. To correct this, each side fence has a stopper [A] attached to it. Each
side fence can be secured with a screw [B], for customers who do not want to
change the paper size.

End Fence
As the amount of paper in the tray decreases, the bottom plate [C] lifts up gradually.
The end fence [D] is connected to the bottom plate. When the tray bottom plate
rises, the end fence moves forward and pushes the back of the paper stack to keep
it squared up.

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2.6.10 PAPER REGISTRATION


[A]
[B]
[C]
[D]

G062D702.WMF

G062D704.WMF

The drive from the main motor [A] is transmitted to the registration roller through
the registration clutch gear [B].
The registration sensor [C] is used for correcting paper skew and for detecting
paper misfeeds.
The cleaning pad [D] contacts the registration roller. It removes paper dust from the
registration roller so that this dust will not transfer into the development unit through
the drum cleaning unit.
The amount of paper buckle at the registration roller to correct skew can be
adjusted with the printer service mode.
Cross-reference: Section 4.2 Service Program Mode
(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU REGIST SAG)

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IMAGE TRANSFER AND PAPER SEPARATION

2.7.1 OVERVIEW
[C]
[B]

[C]

[A]

[A]

G062D403.WMF

G062D401.WMF

[D]

G062D402.WMF

The machine uses a transfer roller [A], which touches the surface of the drum [B].
The high voltage supply board supplies a positive current to the transfer roller,
which attracts the toner from the drum onto the paper. The current depends on the
paper width, paper type, and paper feed tray.
The curvature of the drum and the antistatic plate [C] help the paper to separate
from the drum. The high voltage supply board also supplies a negative dc voltage
to the antistatic plate.
Drive from the drum through a gear [D] turns the transfer roller
The transfer current can be adjusted by the printer service mode.
Cross-reference: Section 4.2 Service Program Mode
(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU TRANSFER SET)

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2.7.2 IMAGE TRANSFER MECHANISM


There are two transfer current levels: low transfer current level and high transfer
current level. The image transfer procedure is as follows:
1. When the CPU receives the image writing start signal, the CPU instructs the
high voltage supply board to supply +10A (low transfer current level) to the
roller. This prevents any positively charged toner on the drum surface from
transferring to the transfer roller.
2. At a certain time after the low transfer current has been supplied to the roller,
+13A (paper fed from the paper tray) is applied to the roller to transfer the
toner to the paper.
3. After the trailing edge of the paper has passed through the roller, transfer
current turns off. In multiple printing, the transfer current shifts again to the low
transfer current.
The default transfer roller current (high transfer current level) is as shown in the
following table. The transfer current can be adjusted using the printer service mode,
except for the low transfer current.
Multi-purpose Tray /

Paper Size
A3/11" x 17",
A4/81/2 x 11" SEF
B4
A4/11" x 81/2 LEF,
A5/51/2 x 81/2 SEF
A5/81/2 x 51/2 LEF

Paper Tray

Duplex

2nd Paper Tray


(Special Paper)

13 A

10 A

14 A

13 A

12 A

15 A

13 A

16 A

17 A

15 A

16 A

20 A

Be careful when increasing the transfer current. This might cause a ghosting effect,
in which part of the image at the top of the page is repeated lower down the page
at a lower density. It may also damage the OPC drum in the worst case.

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2.7.3 TRANSFER ROLLER CLEANING


If the paper size is smaller than the image, or if a paper jam occurs during printing,
toner may be transferred to the roller surface. To prevent the toner from
transferring to the back side of the printouts, the transfer roller requires cleaning
before the next printing run.
During transfer roller cleaning, the high voltage supply unit supplies a negative
cleaning current (-4 A) to the transfer roller. Any negatively charged toner on the
transfer roller is then transferred back to the drum. Then a positive cleaning current
(+10 A) is applied to the transfer roller to push back to the drum any positively
charged toner on the transfer roller.
The machine goes through the cleaning mode in the following conditions:
Before starting the printing job
Just after the power is switched on.
After a jam has been cleared

2.7.4 PAPER SEPARATION MECHANISM

[A]

G062D403.WMF

G062D401.WMF

The discharge plate [A] and the curvature of the drum help the paper to separate
away from the drum. The high voltage supply board applies a constant dc voltage, 1.8 kV (when feeding from a paper tray) or 2.1 kV (from the duplex unit) to the
discharge plate.
The discharge plate voltage can be adjusted using the printer service mode.
Cross-reference: Section 4.2 Service Program Mode
(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU SEPARATE VOLT)

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2.8 IMAGE FUSING AND PAPER EXIT


2.8.1 OVERVIEW

11

4
10

5
8
7

G062D521.WMF

The fusing unit and paper exit area consist of the following parts.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Paper exit roller


Fusing exit sensor
Hot roller strippers
Pressure spring
Cleaning roller
Pressure roller

7. Fusing lamp
8. Thermistor
9. Hot roller
10. Thermofuse
11. Paper overflow sensor feeler

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2.8.2 FUSING DRIVE AND RELEASE MECHANISM


[C]

[A]

[B]

G062D504.WMF

[D]
[E]

G062D505.WMF

The main motor [A] drives the fusing unit through a gear train and drives the paper
exit rollers [B] through a timing belt [C].
The fusing unit release mechanism automatically disengages the fusing unit drive
gear [D] when the right cover [E] is opened. This allows the fusing unit drive gear to
rotate freely so that misfed paper can easily be removed.

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2.8.3 FUSING ENTRANCE GUIDE SHIFT MECHANISM

[C]

[A]
[B]
G062D506.WMF

The entrance guide [A] is adjustable for paper thickness to prevent creasing. The
left screw holes [B] on each side are used as the default setting.
If creasing occurs frequently in the fusing unit, adjust the entrance guide to the right,
by securing it with the other holes [C]. This allows more direct access to the gap
between the hot roller and the pressure roller.

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2.8.4 PRESSURE ROLLER


[D]
[B]

[A]
[C]
[E]
G062D502.WMF

The pressure springs [A] constantly apply pressure between the hot roller [B] and
the pressure roller [C].
Applied pressure can be changed by adjusting the position of the pressure springs.
The spring is positioned at the top [D] as the default setting.
The user moves the lever [E] when using thicker copy paper or envelopes, to
reduce the pressure between the hot and pressure rollers.

2.8.5 CLEANING MECHANISM

[B]
[A]

G062D503.WMF

The cleaning roller [A] is always in contact with the pressure roller [B]. It collects
toner and paper dust adhered to the surface of the pressure roller.

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2.8.6 NEW FUSING UNIT DETECTION

[B]

[A]

G062D500.WMF

When the PM (fusing) counter reaches 120K, "Replace Maintenance Kit" is


displayed.
The machine detects when the new maintenance fusing unit is installed by
checking the circuit through the detector hook [A]. The detector hook is hooked on
the edge of the fusing pressure roller shaft [B]. As the pressure roller rotates, the
detector hook is released from the press roller shaft and the circuit becomes
opened. Once the detector hook is released, it will not re-engage with the shaft for
the duration of the fusing units life. Then, the machine clears the PM (fusing)
counter.
Please note that this detection is done only with the maintenance fusing unit, and
the detector hook is not installed in the fusing unit which is initially installed in the
machine.
NOTE: If the PM is done by replacing individual parts (not by replacing the fusing
unit contained in maintenance kit), make sure to reset the PM (fusing)
counter by the following steps. Otherwise the Replace Maintenance Kit
message on the LCD will not be cleared.
1. Press Go and + keys simultaneously to enter RESET PARTS LIFE
mode.
2. Press + or - key to enter 120K KIT.
3. Press Set key to clear PM (fusing) counter.
NOTE: The limit of PM (fusing) counter can be changed by the Service mode.
(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU 120K LIMIT)

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2.8.7 FUSING TEMPERATURE CONTROL


C
200
180
170
155

Idling Enabled
100

50

Power On

1 job or 11 pages

G062D511.WMF

Temperature Control
When the main power switch is turned on, the CPU turns on the fusing lamp to
maintain the fusing temperature of 180C for the first job, or for the first 11
consecutive pages of printing. After that, the machine maintains the fusing
temperature at 170C.
To prevent each end of the hot roller temperature from becoming too high, the
machine lowers the fusing temperature to 155C when it detects that paper which
is less than 216 mm width is consecutively fed.

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Fusing Lamp Control


Turning on and off the fusing lamp power causes fluorescent light in the room to
flicker. To reduce the flickering, use the following printer service modes.
Fusing temperature detection cycle (Fusing period)
The CPU checks the output from the fusing thermistor once a second (default
setting). The CPU compares the current and previous temperatures. Based on the
result, it then decides how long the fusing lamp power should be on during the next
one-second interval (also, if the current temperature is too high, the power will not
be needed).
Starting and stopping the fusing lamp power every second causes fluorescent
lighting in the room to flicker. To reduce this flickering, use the printer service mode
to change the cycle from 1 second to 3 seconds.
Cross-reference: Section 4.2 Service Program Mode
(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU FUSING PERIOD)
Fusing soft-start (Fusing times)
In addition, whenever the fusing lamp power switches on, full power is applied to
the fusing lamp gradually, not all at once. This prevents the power in the room from
dropping suddenly. This feature is known as Soft Start. The machine does this by
gradually allowing more power to the fusing lamp over a number of zero-cross
cycles of the ac supply. The diagram below shows full power being applied
gradually over the duration of 3 zero-cross cycles. With the printer service mode,
this number can be set to 3, 10, or 20. Soft start occurs every time the fusing lamp
power switches on (i.e., at some time during every second), not just at the start of
the print job.
NOTE: This SP mode is effective to counter flickering lights. However, generated
noise increases if the setting is changed from the default. If a radio or a TV
is close by the machine, the noise may have some effect on the image or
sound.
Cross-reference: Section 4.2 Service Program Mode
(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU FUSING TIMES)

G062D512.WMF

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2.8.8 OVERHEAT PROTECTION


If the hot roller temperature becomes higher than 231C, the CPU cuts off the
power to the fusing lamp. At the same time, SC543 is generated.
Even if the thermistor overheat protection fails, there is a thermalfuse in series with
the common ground line of the fusing lamp. If the temperature of the thermalfuse
reaches 169C, the thermalfuse opens, removing power from the fusing lamp. At
the same time, SC 542 is generated and the machine stops operating.

2.8.9 PAPER EXIT


[A]

G062D601.WMF

The paper overflow detection sensor [A] is located at the paper exit section of the
fusing unit. When this sensor is activated, the machine detects that the paper stack
exceeded the certain limit and stops printing.

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2.9 ENERGY SAVER MODES


When the machine is not used, the energy saver feature reduces power
consumption by lowering or switching off the fusing lamp.
This machine has two types of energy saver mode.
Energy saver mode: The machine turns off the fusing lamp.

Entering Energy Saver Mode


Energy saver mode starts after the machine has been idle for a certain time. This
period is specified by the user.
Energy saver mode: 1-240 min (default 240 min)

Leaving Energy Saver Mode


The machine leaves energy saver mode when one of the following happens.
Print command received from the PC
Front cover opened and closed
Paper tray pulled out and put back
Any operation panel keys pressed

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3. INSTALLATION
Refer to the Setup Guide for information about the installation environment and
instructions on how to install and set up the machine. Installation procedures for
the following equipment are described.
500 sheets x 2 Tray Table
2000 sheets Tray Table
Interchange Unit
Duplex Unit
Multi-purpose Tray
4 bin Mail Box
Bridge Unit
Finisher / Stapler

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3.2 INSTALLING OPTIONAL UNITS


CAUTION
Before installing this option, do the following:
1. Print out all data in the printer buffer.
2. Turn off the switch and disconnect the power cord.

3.2.1 2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE / 500 SHEETS X 2 TRAY TABLE


(LT-5200 / LT-5100)
Installation Procedure
1. Unpack the tray and remove the tapes.

ZAEP480E

ZAEP490E

[LT-5100]

[LT-5200]
2. Slide out the four handles on both sides
of the printer.

ZAEP040E

3. Holding the handles, lift the printer and align the front faces of the printer and
the paper feed unit, then place the printer onto the paper feed unit.

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ZAEP600E

Do not trap the harness between the back of the paper feed unit and the
printer.

ZAEP050E

4. Returns the handles that were pulled out in step 3 to their original position.
5. Slide paper tray 2 out until it stops. Lift
the front of the tray and then pull it out
completely.

ZAEP060E

6. Use a coin to fasten the two screws that


secure the paper feed unit and the
printer.

ZAEP070E

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NOTE:
When lifting the printer, pull out the grips from the front of the printer. Hold
the grips at the front, and hold the inset grips at the rear. The printer should
be lifted by at least two people.

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7. Refit paper tray 2.


8. Attach the two securing brackets on the
back of the printer and the paper feed
unit, and fasten the screws using a coin.

ZAEP080E

9. Remove the adhesive tape holding the


cable and connect the harness to the
back of the printer.

ZAEP082E

10. Push the cable of the connected


harness into the groove provided until it
stops.

ZAEP091E

11. Attach cover 1 () and secure it to the


printer with the fastener () (NOTE).

ZAEP671E

NOTE: Insert the fastener into the hole after ensuring that the center push-in peg
is pulled out from the fastener as shown in the illustration

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12. Attach cover 2 and secure cover 2 to


the printer with the two fasteners
(NOTE).

ZAEP681E

Installation

13. Turn the adjuster at the center bottom of


the paper feed unit clockwise until it
touches the floor.

ZAEP100E

14. Fit the tray number seal directly below


the paper size display on the front of the
paper feed tray.

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3.2.2 INTERCHANGE UNIT (SP-5000)


Installation Procedure
1. Unpack the interchange unit and
remove the tapes.

2. Open the right cover of the printer by


lifting the catch.

ZAEP140E

3. Open the upper right cover by lifting the


handle.

ZAEP630E

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4. Press the upper right cover in the direction as shown in the illustration (), and
remove the upper right cover ().
NOTE: The upper right cover is no longer required but should be kept safely if you
want to remove the interchange unit in the future.

Installation

ZAEP150E

5. Use a coin to remove the screw from the upper cover of the printer.
NOTE: The removed screw is no longer required but should be kept safely if you
want to remove the interchange unit in the future.

ZAEP640E

6. Put your fingers inside the upper cover of the printer and remove the cover by
pulling it upwards.
NOTE: The upper cover of the printer is no longer required but should be kept
safely if you want to remove the interchange unit in the future.

ZAEP650E

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7. Remove the interchange unit cover from the interchange unit.


NOTE: The removed cover is required in Step 13.

ZAEP500E

8. Position the cable towards the back of


the printer. Place the interchange unit
onto the printer as shown in the
illustration.

ZAEP700E

9. Open the upper right cover () of the


interchange unit and slide the interchange
unit to the left while keeping the upper
cover right perpendicular to the printer ().
Confirm that the projection () locates in
the hole as shown in the illustration.

2
1

10. Fasten the two screws finger tight and


secure the interchange unit to the
printer. Use a coin to tighten the
screws.

ZAEP161E

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11. Close the upper right cover of the


interchange unit.

ZAEP162E

Installation

12. Close the right cover by pushing the


area as shown in the illustration.

ZAEP170E

13. If a mail box unit is not to be installed, attach the interchange unit cover that
was removed in step 9. Attach the side of the cover facing the front of the
printer first () and then the other side of the cover ().
NOTE: To attach the mail box, go to installing the mail box, Step 4.

ZAEP180E

14. Attach the connector of the interchange


unit to the socket on the back of the
printer as shown in the illustration.

ZAEP190E

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3.2.3 DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)


The installation procedure for the duplex unit when the multi-purpose tray unit is
not yet installed is described below.
If the multi-purpose tray unit is already installed, perform Steps 6 to 8 of Installing
the multi-purpose tray and skip steps 3 to 6 below.
NOTE: The following options must be installed before installing this finisher:
Interchange Unit (SP-5000)

Installation Procedure
1. Unpack the duplex unit and remove the
tapes.

2. Remove the two small covers from the top right hand side of the interchange
unit.
NOTE: The removed small covers are no longer required, but should be kept
safely if you want to remove the duplex unit in the future.

ZAEP200E

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3. Use a coin to remove the two screws on the right hand side of the printer.

Installation

NOTE: The removed screws are no longer required, but should be kept safely if
you want to remove the duplex unit in the future.

ZAEP511E

4. Use the Allen Key to remove the two screws from the cover on the right hand
side of the printer and remove the cover.
NOTE: The removed screws and cover are no longer required, but should be kept
safely if you want to remove the duplex unit in the future.

ZAEP510E

5. Fit the brackets of the holder into the


slots on the side of the printer and push
downwards slightly.

ZAEP210E

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6. Use the Allen Key to fasten the four socket screws in the order shown in the
illustration ( - ) to secure the holder to the printer.
NOTE: The order to fasten the screws is, top right, top left, bottom right and
bottom left as viewed from the right hand side of the printer. If the screws
are not fastened in that order, the duplex unit might not close completely or
the multi-purpose tray might not work correctly.

ZAEP660E

7. Remove the small cover on the right hand side of the printer.
NOTE: The removed small cover is no longer required, but should be kept safely if
you want to remove the duplex unit in the future.

ZAEP230E

8. Fit the brackets of the hook into the


holes inside the cover that was removed
in step 7. Use the Allen Key to fasten
the screw to secure the hook to the
printer.

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9. Lower the duplex unit so that the groove


in each arm of the unit locates onto the
pin inside the holder as shown in the
illustration.

10. Locate the hole in the support bar of the


duplex unit onto the pin on the hook that
was attached in step 8 (), and secure
the bar by attaching the hook holder to
the joint ()

Installation

ZAEP250E

ZAEP260E

11. Close the duplex unit.


NOTE: If the duplex unit will not close completely, the holder was not installed
correctly in Steps 5 and 6. Fasten the socket screws securely in the order
described in Step 6.

ZAEP270E

12. Attach the connector of the duplex unit


to the socket.

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13. If the multi-purpose tray is not attached,


attach the cover of the holder. Use the
Allen Key to fasten the two screws in
the order as shown in the illustration to
secure the cover to the holder.

ZAEP220E

NOTE:
When attaching the multi-purpose tray, the cover of the holder is not required.
But should be kept safely if you want to remove the duplex unit in the future.
Keep the Allen Key in the housing inside the front cover.

ZAEP540E

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3.2.4 MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)


The installation procedure for the multi-purpose tray when the duplex unit is not yet
installed is described below.
If the duplex unit is already installed, remove the holder cover referring to 3.2.3
DUPLEX UNIT section
NOTE: If you want to install the duplex unit and the multi-purpose tray, the duplex
unit must be installed first.
If the duplex unit is already installed, perform step 1 and then go to step 6.
Installation

Installation Procedure
1. Unpack the multi-purpose tray unit and remove the tapes.

ZAEP530E

ZAEP420E

NOTE: If the duplex unit is already installed, the holder is no longer required. Go
to step 6. (The holder should be kept safely if you want to remove the
multi-purpose tray in the future.
2. Use a coin to remove the two screws
from the right hand side of the printer.

ZAEP201E

3. Remove the two screws holding the cover on the right hand side of the printer
using the Allen key and remove the cover.

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NOTE: The removed two screws and the cover are no longer required, but should
be kept safely if you want to remove the multi-purpose tray in the future.

ZAEP510E

4. Fit the brackets of the holder into the


slots in the printer and push downward
slightly.

ZAEP210E

5. Use the Allen key to fasten the four


screws in order shown in the illustration
(-) to secure the holder to the printer.

ZAEP660E

NOTE: The order to fasten the screws is, top right, top left, bottom right and
bottom left as viewed from the right hand side of the printer. If the screws
are not purpose tray may not work correctly.
6. If the duplex unit is not installed, skip
this step and go to step 7. If the duplex
unit is installed, the plastic edges on
each side of the unit must be removed.
The edges are held in place by four
small posts. Twist the edges to break
the posts and remove them from the
unit.
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7. Slide the multi-purpose tray into the


printer by aligning the grooves of the
right and left sides of the multi-purpose
tray onto the rails inside the holder.

ZAEP300E

Installation

8. Use the Allen key to fasten the 2 screws


to secure the multi-purpose tray to the
holder. Fasten the screws in the order
shown in the illustration. (-)

ZAEP310E

9. Remove the adhesive tape holding the


multi-purpose tray and cable, and attach
the connector to the socket on the
bottom left hand side of the back of the
printer.

ZAEP320E

NOTE: Keep the Allen key in the housing inside the front cover. Only one Allen
key can be kept in the housing.

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3.2.5 4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)


WARNING
When lifting the machine, use the hand holds on both sides of the printer.
If dropped, the machine could be damaged or cause an injury.
NOTE: The following options must be installed before installing this 4 bin mail box:
Interchange Unit (SP-5000)
If you install the mailbox and the tray table, it is recommended that the
tray table unit is installed first.

Installation Procedure
1. Unpack the 4 bin mail box unit and
remove the tapes.

ZAEP440E

2. If the duplex unit is installed, open the


duplex unit by lifting the catch.

ZAEP330E

3. Open the right cover by lifting the catch.

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4. If the cover of the interchange unit is


attached, remove it by lifting the cover
at the rear of the printer first as shown in
the right.

NOTE: If the cover of the interchange unit is already removed, go to step 5.


The removed cover is no longer required, but should be kept safely if you
want to remove the mail box unit in the future.
5. Hold the mail box on both sides and fit it
onto the top of the interchange unit.

ZAEP340E

6. Fasten the two screws hand tight and


secure the mail box to the printer. Use
a coin to tighten the screws securely.

ZAEP350E

7. Close the right cover by pushing the


area as shown in the illustration.

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8. If the duplex unit is already attached, close the unit.


9. Slide the four mail box output trays into
the mail box unit starting from the
bottom tray.

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3.2.6 BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)


NOTE: The following options must be installed after installing this bridge unit:
Finisher / Stapler (FS-5050)
If the mail box is already installed, remove the four mail box trays from the
mail box.

Installation Procedure

CAUTION
Do not remove the adhesive tape () holding the cable and the bridge unit,
until the bridge unit is attached in step 12.

2. If the duplex unit is installed, open the


duplex unit by lifting the catch.

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3. Open the right cover of the printer by


lifting the catch.

4. Use a coin to remove the screw from the front right cover and then remove the
front right cover.
NOTE: The front right cover has a clear film to prevent the removed screw falling
in the printer. Do not remove the screw from the film.

NOTE: The removed screw and cover are required in step 9.


5. Use a coin to remove the screw, and then remove the cover as shown in the
illustration.
NOTE: The removed screw and cover are no longer required, but should be kept
safely if you want to remove the bridge unit in the future.

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7. Place the bridge unit on the output tray


and slide the unit along the output part of
the printer.

8. Fasten the two knob screws and secure


the bridge unit.

9. Replace the front right cover removed in


step 4, and then fasten the screw.

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6. Return the paper sensor into the output


tray as shown in the illustration.

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10. Close the right cover by pushing the area


as shown in the illustration.

11. If the duplex unit is already attached,


close the unit.

12. Remove the adhesive tape holding the bridge unit and cable and packing
material, and attach the connector to the socket on the right top side of the
back of the printer.
13. Attach the securing plate as show in the illustration.
NOTE: The plate fastens with a screw when installing the finisher.

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3.2.7 FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)


NOTE: The following options must be installed after installing this bridge unit:
Bridge unit (BU-5000)

Installation Procedure

1
Installation

1. Unpack the bridge unit and remove the


tapes.

NOTE: Do not remove the adhesive tape holding the finisher and cable (), until
the finisher is attached in step 8.

2. Install the output guide between the


printer and the bridge unit.

3. Mount the brackets of the finisher stand


by placing them in the printer and then
push it downwards slightly with catching
it on the projection of the output guide
().

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4. Use a coin to fasten the two screws that


secure the finisher stand to the printer.

5. Hold the finisher with both hands and keep it horizontal. Align the holes of the
finisher over the brackets of the finisher stand and then push it downwards
slightly.
NOTE: If the finisher is not kept horizontal, the installation cannot be done
correctly. In this case, remove the finisher and reinstall it.

6. Insert the finisher tray into the hole of


the finisher ().

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8. Remove the adhesive tape holding the


finisher and cable and packing material,
and attach the connector to the socket
on the bridge unit.

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7. Attach the two stoppers to the lower of


the finisher output tray to lock the tray.

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4. SERVICE TABLES
4.1 GENERAL CAUTION
Do not turn off the main switch while any of the electrical components are active.
Doing so might cause damage to units, such as the PCU, when they are pulled out
of or put back into the machine.

4.1.1 PCU
The PCU consists of the drum, development unit, charge roller unit, and cleaning
unit. Follow the cautions below when handling a PCU.
1. Never touch the drum surface with bare hands. When the drum surface is
touched or becomes dirty, wipe it with a dry cloth or clean it with wet cotton.
Wipe with a dry cloth after cleaning with the cotton.
3. Store the PCU in a cool dry place away from heat.
4. Never expose the drum to corrosive gases such as ammonia gas.
5. Never shake the used PCU. Doing so may cause toner and/or developer to be
spilt out.
6. Dispose of used PCU in accordance with local regulations.

4.1.2 TRANSFER ROLLER UNIT


1. Never touch the transfer roller surface with bare hands.
2. Take care not to scratch the transfer roller as the surface is easily damaged.

4.1.3 LASER UNIT


1. Do not loosen the screws that secure the LD drive board to the laser diode
casing. Doing so would throw the LD unit out of adjustment.
2. Do not adjust the variable resistors on the LD unit, as they are adjusted in the
factory.
3. The polygon mirror and F-theta mirror are very sensitive to dust. Never open
the optical housing unit.
4. Do not touch the glass surface of the polygon mirror motor unit with bare hands.

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4.1.4 FUSING UNIT


1. After installing the fusing thermistor, make sure that they contact the hot roller
and that the roller rotates freely.
2. Be careful not to damage the edges of the hot roller strippers or their tension
springs.
3. Do not touch the fusing lamp and rollers with bare hands.
4. Make sure that the fusing lamp is positioned correctly on both lamp holders and
that it does not touch the inner surface of the hot roller.

4.1.5 PAPER FEED


1. Do not touch the surfaces of the pick-up, feed, and separation rollers.
2. The side fences and end fences of the paper tray must be positioned correctly
to align with the paper to avoid paper misfeeds.

4.1.6 OTHERS
1. The TD sensor initial setting is performed automatically after installing a new
PCU and closing the front cover. Never open the front cover or turn off the main
switch during this time. The main motor stops when the initial setting has
finished.
2. The main switch must be kept on while the toner bottle is replaced.

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4.2 SERVICE PROGRAM MODE


CAUTION
Before accessing the service menu, do the following:
Confirm that there is no print data in the printer buffer (the Data In LED
must not be lit or blinking).
If there is some data in the buffer, wait until all data has been printed.

4.2.1 ENABLING AND DISABLING SERVICE PROGRAM MODE


Entering the Service Mode
Turn the machine on. While holding down the Go key, press the + key and then
the Set key until the service mode menu below appears on the display.
Job
Cancel

Secure
Print

Reprint

Set

Ready
Back

Menu

G062M501.EPS

--SERVICE MENU-SERVICE INFO

Accessing the Required Program


Use the either + or - key to scroll through the menu listing. To select an item,
press the Set key. Then the sub-menu will appear.
Scroll through the sub menu items using the +/- keys. To go back to a higher level,
press the Back key.

Inputting a Value or Setting for a Service Program


Enter the required program mode as explained above. The setting appearing on
the display is the current setting.
Select the required setting using the +/- keys, then press the Set key. The
previous value remains if the Set key is not pressed.

Exiting the Service Mode


There are two options to exit the Service Mode; either to press Go key at any sub
menus or to press Back key consecutively to go up roots till exiting the Service
Mode. If no keys are entered for 30 seconds, the printer will go back to the
Ready status.

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4.2.2 SERVICE PROGRAM MODE MENU TREE


The following diagram shows the service mode menu tree.
SERVICE MENU

SERVICE INFO

PAGE COUNT
JAM COUNT
TONER CHANGE
DRUM CHANGE
120K CHANGE
COVERAGE
A4 PAGE
LETTER PAGE
LEGAL PAGE
EXECUTIVE PAGE
A3 PAGE
B5 PAGE
A5 PAGE
A6 PAGE
COM-10 PAGE
C5 PAGE
DL PAGE
MONARCH PAGE
LEDGER PAGE
JIS B4 PAGE

ERROR HISTORY

1: XXX
10: YYY

PRINT MAINTSTS
RESET COUNT
LCT SIZE
ENGINE MENU

SERVICE REGIST

S-SCAN REG TRAY


S-Scan REG BYPAS
S-Scan REG DPLX
M-Scan REG TRAY1
M-Scan REG TRAY2
M-Scan REG TRAY3
M-Scan REG TRAY4
M-Scan REG BYPAS
M-Scan REG DPLX

REGIST SAG

TRAY1
OTHER TRAYS
DUPLEX

FUSING TIMES
FUSING PERIOD
FUSING HEAT
LD POWER
DEVELOPER BIAS
DEVELOPER DATA

TRANSFER SET

DEVELOPER INIT
SEPARATE VOLT

SET HEAT
CURRENT HEAT

VT
VSP
VSG
VSPD
STREF
VSPWN
TRAY
BYPASS TRAY
DUPLEX
THE FRONT SIDE
THE BACK SIDE

TRAILING CNTRL
TONER SUPPLY
T SENSOR SET
MEMORY ALL CLR
FUSING ERR CLR
60K LIMIT
120K LIMIT
ENGINE VER UP
VERSION INFO

ENGINE S/N
ENGINE FIRM
DUPLEX FIRM
FINISHER FIRM
ENIGNE VER

INPUT CHECK
OUTPUT DATA
OUTPUT CHECK

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4.2.3 LINE TEST MODE MENU TREE


The following diagram shows the line test mode menu tree.

Function

Check the position of Special paper switch (2 ND. Tray)


Check the status of Paper overflow sensor
Set up the flag for RICOHs line inspection use
Clear the fuser error
Execute sensor loop back test
Service
Tables

LED indications
INPUT CHECK 30
INPUT CHECK 11
FACTORY FLAG
FUSING ERR CLR
LOOP BACK TEST

4.3 SERVICE MODE TABLES


4.3.1 SERVICE INFO
Title
PAGE COUNT
JAM COUNT
TONER CHANGE
DRUM CHANGE
120K KIT CHANGE
COVERAGE
A4 PAGE
LETTER PAGES

Description

Displays the No. of printing pages.


Displays the No. of jam occurrence.
Displays the No. of toner replacement
Displays the No. of drum replacement
Displays the No. of 120K kit replacement
Displays the average coverage (When printing Letter size
paper at 100% print coverage).
Displays the No. of pages when printing A4/A4S size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing Letter size paper.

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Title
LEGAL PAGES
EXECUTIVE PAGES
A3 PAGES
B5 PAGES
A5 PAGES
A6 PAGES
COM10 PAGES
C5 PAGES
DL PAGES
MONARC PAGES
LEDGER PAGES
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Description
Displays the No. of pages when printing Legal size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing Executive size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing A3 size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing B5 size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing A5 size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing A6 size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing COM10 size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing C5 size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing DL size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing Monarc size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing Ledger size paper.
Displays the No. of pages when printing JIS B4 size paper.

4.3.2 ERROR HISTORY


Title
1: XXX
l
10: YYY

Description
Displays the 10 latest errors in order of newest to the oldest.

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4.3.3 PRINT MAINTENANCE LIST


Description
Prints the engine maintenance list *:
1. Engine serial number.
2. ROM No.
Engine unit
Duplex unit
Finisher unit
3. Maintenance counter
Total count
PCU count (60K, 120K)
Motor count
4. Engine settings
Sub scan registration of Input Tray
Sub scan registration of Bypass Tray
Sub scan registration of Duplex
Main scan registration of Input Tray 1
Main scan registration of Input Tray 2
Main scan registration of Input Tray 3
Main scan registration of Input Tray 4
Main scan registration of Bypass Tray
Main scan registration of Duplex

Service
Tables

Title
PRINT MAINTSTS

*Print settings: Printing A4 or Letter paper size ejecting to


the main unit standard output tray.

4.3.4 RESET COUNT


Title
RESET ALL COUNT

Description
Initialize all counters of SERVICE INFO to zero except
PAGE COUNT.

4.3.5 LT-5200 PAPER SIZE


Title
LCT SIZE

Description
Selects the paper size for 2000 sheets tray
table either Letter or A4. And reset all guides
in LT-5200

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4.3.6 ENGINE MENU


Title
SERVICE REGIST
S-SCAN REG TRAY
(Feed from paper trays)

S-SCAN REG BYPAS


(Manual feed)

S-SCAN REG DPLX


(Feed from Duplex unit)

SERVICE REGIST
M-SCAN REG TRAY1
(Feed from Paper Tray 1)

M-SCAN REG TRAY2


(Feed from Paper Tray 2)

M-SCAN REG TRAY3


(Feed from Paper Tray 3)

M-SCAN REG TRAY4


(Feed from Paper Tray 4)

Description
Adjusts the printing leading
edge registration using the test
pattern. Increase the value
when the head of the image is
missed, and decrease when
the bottom is missed.
Use the +/- key to change
values.
Adjusts the printing side-toside registration from paper
tray 1 using the test pattern.
Increase the value when the
forward part of the image is
missed, and decrease when
the inner part is missed.
Use the +/- key to change
values.

Settings
[mm]
0.0 (0.1)

Max. / Min.
Value
+9.0 / -9.0
+12.5 / -12.5
+12.5 / -12.5

[mm]
0.0 (0.1)

+9.0 / -9.0
+9.0 / -9.0
+9.0 / -9.0
+9.0 / -9.0

M-SCAN REG BYPAS

+9.0 / -9.0

(Manual feed)

M-SCAN REG DPLX


(Feed from Duplex unit)

REGIST SAG
TRAY1
(Paper Tray 1)

OTHER TRAYS
(Paper Tray 2, 3, 4 and
Manual feed)

DUPLEX

Adjusts the printing side-toside registration form the


duplex unit using the test
pattern.
Adjusts the paper feed clutch
timing at registration. The
paper feed clutch timing
determines the amount of
paper buckle at registration.
(A larger setting leads to more
buckling.)

+9.0 / -9.0

[mm]
5 (1)

+10 / 0

6 (1)
6 (1)

(Feed from Duplex unit)

FUSING TIMES

FUSING PERIOD

Adjusts the number of zerocross cycles of the fusing lamp


AC supply needed for the
fusing lamp power to reach
100%. Use a higher number if
the customer complains about
sudden power dropouts.
Selects whether the fusing
temperature control cycle is 1
or 3 seconds.

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0: 3 times

2: 20 times
1: 10 times
0: 3 times

0: 1 sec.

1: 3 sec.
0: 1 sec.

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Description

FUSING HEAT

SET HEAT

CURRENT HEAT

LD POWER

DEVELOPER BIAS

DEVELOPER DATA
TRANSFER SET
TRAY
(Feed trays)

MULTI-PURPOSE
TRAY
(Manual feed)

DUPLEX
(Feed from Duplex unit)

DEVELOPER INIT

Adjusts the fusing temperature


for printing when feeding from
trays except manual feed.
Temperature can be adjusted
depending on quality and
thickness of paper. The
current value displayed on
LCD is not the latest setting,
but the temperature that the
fusing thermistor detects. Use
the +/- keys to scroll to the
temperature adjustment menu.
Monitors and displays the
fusing temperature.
Adjusts the LD power.
Important: Do not change
the value.
Adjusts the development bias
during printing.
This can be adjusted as a
temporary measure if faint
printouts appear due to and
aging drum.
Displays the VT, VSP, VSG,
VSDP, VTREF, and VSPWN
Adjusts the current applied to
the transfer roller during
printing from paper trays.
Adjusts the current applied to
the transfer roller during
printing from the multi-purpose
tray.
Adjusts the current applied to
the transfer roller during
printing from the duplex unit.
Performs the developer
initialization. The machine
mixes the developer for 45 s
and displays the results.

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Max. / Min.
Value

[C]
170 (1)

190 / 100

129 (1)

255 / 0

[V]
-630 (10)

-700 / -500

[V]
(0.02)
[A]
0 (2)

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SEPARATE VOLT
THE FRONT SIDE

THE BACK SIDE

TAILING CNTRL

TONER SUPPLY

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Description

Adjusts the voltage applied to


the separation plate at the
leading edge of the paper on
the front side.
Important: If the printouts
have pawl marks, increase
this voltage.
Adjusts the voltage applied to
the separation plate at the
leading edge of the paper on
the rear side.
Shifts the image across the
page at the specific interval.
When making many copies of
an original that contains
vertical lines (such as a
table), separation may not
work correctly, then a tailing
image will occur (ghosts of
the vertical lines will continue
past the bottom of the table).
This SP prevents this
problelm.
Selects the toner supply
mode.
0: P+T Control setting
Initial setting. Controlled
by T sensor and P sensor.
Toner amount supplied is
as same as the previous
setting.
1: Fixed-quantity1 setting
Controlled by T sensor and
P sensor.
2: Fixed-quantity2 setting
Controlled by T sensor and
P sensor. Toner amount
supplied is fixed.
3: T Control setting
Always supplies specific
amount of toner. This
setting does not detect the
toner empty.

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[V]
-1800 (100)

Max. / Min.
Value
- 4000 /
-1200

-2500 (100)

[mm]
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T SENSOR SET

MEMORY ALL CLR

FUSING ERR CLR

60K LIMIT
120K LIMIT

Description
Adjusts VT. The T sensor
output is adjusted to this
value during the T sensor
initial setting process. This
SP is not effective when T
Control of the previous SP
mode (TONER SUPPLY) is
selected.
Important: Do not change
this value.
Resets all software counters
and returns all modes and
adjustments to the default
settings.
However, the following items
are not reset.
Total prints counter
Main motor operating time
PM 60K counter
PM 120K counter
Engine serial number
Turn the main switch off/on
after the reset.
Resets the fusing error
related service call conditions
that are not cleared by
turning the main switch
off/on.
Adjusts the print pages to
replace the PCU.
Adjusts the print pages to
replace the fusing unit.

Settings
[V]
2.30 (0.01)

Max. / Min.
Value
5.00 / 0.00

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[Print]
60K (10K)
[Print]
120K (10K)

60K / 30K
120K / 60K

4.3.7 ENGINE VER UP


Title
ENGINE VER UP

Description
Downloads the system program from an IC flash memory
card to the flash memory on the engine board.

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4.3.8 VERSION INFO


Title
ENGINE S/N
ENGINE FIRM
DUPLEX FIRM
FINISHER FIRM
ENGINE VER

Description
Displays the engine serial number.
Displays the firmware ROM number.
Displays the firmware ROM number.
Displays the engine version.

4.3.9 INPUT CHECK


Title
INPUT CHECK

Description
Displays signals received from sensors and switches.
See the Input Check Table below.

Input Check Table


Number

Description

Reading

0
1
2
3
4
5

Not used
Printer interlock switch
Printer interlock switch - LD5 V
Right cover sensor
Right lower cover switch
Tray Cover (Optional 500x2 sheets tray table)
Duplex unit open switch
6
(Optional duplex unit)
7
Right upper cover switch
Right guide switch
8
(Optional bridge unit)
Left guide switch
9
(Optional bridge unit)
10
Not used
11
Printer paper overflow sensor
12
Optional bridge unit paper overflow sensor
13 - 15 Not used
16
Upper relay sensor
17
Lower relay sensor
Vertical transport sensor
18
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray table)
19
Registration sensor
20
Paper exit sensor
Exit sensor
21
(Optional interchange unit)
Duplex entrance sensor
22
(Optional duplex unit)
Duplex exit sensor
23
(Optional Duplex unit)
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1:
1:
1:
1:
1:

Opened
Opened
Opened
Opened
Opened

1: Opened
1: Opened
1: Opened
1: Opened
1: Detected
1: Detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected

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24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34

Description

Reading

Relay sensor (Optional bridge unit)


Tray exit sensor (Optional bridge unit)
Paper end sensor (Optional multi-purpose tray)
Paper size sensor (Optional multi-purpose tray)
Relay sensor (Optional multi-purpose tray)
Not used
Special paper switch
Upper paper end sensor
Lower paper end sensor
Upper paper size switch
Lower paper size switch
1st paper height sensors

35
2nd paper height sensors
36

37

38
39

40

41

42

43
44
45
46
47
48

Upper paper end sensor (or right tray end sensor


for the 2000 sheets tray table)
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray table or 2000 sheets
tray table)
Lower paper end sensor
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray table)
Upper paper size switch
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray table or 2000 sheets
tray table)
Lower paper size switch
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray table or 2000 sheets
tray table)
Upper paper height sensor
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray table or 2000 sheets
tray table)
Lower paper height sensor
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray unit)
Upper paper lift (limit) sensor
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray table or 2000 sheets
tray table)
Lower limit sensor
(Optional 2000 sheets tray table)
Rear fence H.P sensor
(Optional 2000 sheets tray table)
Rear fence return sensor
(Optional 2000 sheets tray table)
Side fence closed sensor
(Optional 2000 sheets tray table)
Side fence open sensor
(Optional 2000 sheets tray table)

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1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
See Table 1
1: Paper detected

0:
2:
5:
0:
2:
5:

1: On
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
See Table 1
See Table 1
Empty, 1: Near End
2/5, 3: 3/5, 4: 4/5
Full
Empty, 1: Near End
2/5, 3: 3/5, 4: 4/5
Full
1: Paper detected

1: Paper detected
See Table 1

See Table 1
0:
2:
5:
0:
2:
5:

Empty,
2/5, 3:
Full
Empty,
2/5, 3:
Full

1: Near End
3/5, 4: 4/5
1: Near End
3/5, 4: 4/5

1: Paper at correct height


1: Tray is down
1: Home position
1: Return position
1: Detected
1: Detected

Service
Tables

Number

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Number

Description
Left tray paper end sensor
49
(Optional 2000 sheets tray table)
50
Tray set switch (Optional 2000 sheets tray table)
51 - 54 Not used
00:
Paper tray unit type
10:
20:
55

56
57 - 58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66 - 70
71
72

Paper tray unit installed


Not used
Bridge unit installed
Finisher installed
Multi-purpose tray installed
Duplex unit installed
Fusing unit installed
Interchange unit installed
Finisher installed
Not used
Main motor lock
Polygonal mirror motor lock
Tray motor lock
73
(Optional 500x2 sheets tray table)
74
Exhaust fan motor lock
75 - 80 Not used
81
Laser synchronization signal
82
LD error
83 - 99 Not used
100
Relay sensor (4 bin mail box)
101
Cover sensor (4 bin mail box)
102
4 bin mail box paper overflow sensor
103
3 bin mail box paper overflow sensor
104
2 bin mail box paper overflow sensor
105
1 bin mail box paper overflow sensor
106
4 bin mail box paper detect sensor
107
3 bin mail box paper detect sensor
108
2 bin mail box paper detect sensor
109
1 bin mail box paper detect sensor
110 Not used
150

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Reading
1: Paper detected
1: On

Not installed
2000 sheets tray table
Second tray of 500x2
sheets tray table
30: First tray of 500x2
sheets tray table
1: Installed
1:
1:
1:
1:
1:
1:
1:

Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
1: On
1: On
1: On
1: On

1: Detected
1: Error
1: Paper detected
1: Opened
1: Detected
1: Detected
1: Detected
1: Detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected
1: Paper detected

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Table 1: Paper Size SP Value Table


Paper Size
A3 SEF
JIS B4 SEF
Ledger SEF
A4 SEF
A4 LEF
ISO B5 SEF
ISO B5 LEF
A5 SEF
A6 SEF

SP Value
84H
8DH
A0H
85H
05H
8EH
0EH
86H
87H

Paper Size
Legal SEF
Letter SEF
Letter LEF
Executive SEF
Executive LEF
Com 10 SEF
C5 SEF
DL SEF
Monarch SEF

SP Value
A4H
A6H
26H
ADH
2DH
D0H
D3H
D5H
D1H

SEF: Short edge feed / LEF: Long edge feed

Title
OUTPUT DATA

Description
Adjusts the value applied to the
port specified in OUTPUT
CHECK.
Select 1 to turn on the port in
OUTPUT CHECK, and select
0 to turn off.

Settings
0 (1)

Max. / Min.
Value
0 / 255

4.3.11 OUTPUT CHECK


Title
OUTPUT CHECK

Description
Turns on electrical components individually for test
purposes. See OUTPUT DATA for procedure for
switching ON & OFF.
See the Output Check Table in the next page.

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4.3.10 OUTPUT DATA

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Output Check Table


NOTE: Pull out the tray before performing the output checks from 29 to 32.
Number
0
1
2
3
4
5
6-8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15 - 20
21
22
23
24 - 25
26
27
28

Description

Not used
Main motor (forward)
Main motor (Reverse)
Registration clutch
Not used
Toner supply motor
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Multi-purpose unit feed clutch
Upper paper feed clutch
Lower paper feed clutch
Not used
Upper relay clutch
Lower relay clutch
Relay clutch (Optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table)
Not used
Upper paper feed clutch (Optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table)
Lower paper feed clutch (Optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table)
Tray motor (Optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table)
Upper Paper lift motor
29
(Up: Optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table or 2000 sheets tray table)
30
Not used
Upper paper lift motor
(Down: Optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table or 2000 sheets tray
31
table)
32
Not used
33
Side fence solenoid (Optional 2000 sheets tray table)
34
Finisher motor (Forward: Optional finisher)
35
Finisher motor (Reverse: Optional finisher)
36
Exit junction gate (Optional interchange unit)
37
Duplex junction gate (Optional interchange unit)
38 - 39 Not used
40
Duplex inverter motor (Reverse: Optional duplex unit)
41
Duplex inverter motor (Forward: Optional duplex unit)
42
Duplex transport motor (Optional duplex unit)
43
Inverter gate solenoid (Optional duplex unit)
44
Not used
45
Bridge cooling fan motor (Optional bridge unit)
46
Bridge unit drive motor (Optional bridge unit)
47
Junction gate solenoid (Optional bridge unit)
48 - 50 Not used
51
Polygonal mirror motor
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Description
Polygonal mirror motor and laser diode
Laser diode
Not used
Duplex unit free run (without paper)
Duplex unit free run (with paper)
Not used
4-bin mailbox motor (Optional 4-bin mailbox)
Mailbox turn gate solenoid 1 (Optional 4-bin mailbox)
Mailbox turn gate solenoid 2 (Optional 4-bin mailbox)
Mailbox turn gate solenoid 3 (Optional 4-bin mailbox)
Note used

Service
Tables

Number
52
53
54 - 79
80
81
82 - 99
100
101
102
103
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5. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
5.1 USER MAINTENANCE
All PM items can be done by the customer, using the maintenance kit. The
maintenance kit contains the following items.
When the maintenance counter reaches 120K, "Replace Maintenance Kit" is
displayed. After replacing the parts in the maintenance kit, the machine
automatically resets the PM (fusing) count.

Friction Pads - Standard Trays


Friction Pads - Optional Trays
Transfer/Separation Unit
Fusing Unit
Feed Roller - LT-5200
Pick-up Roller - LT-5200
Separation Roller - LT-5200

Quantity
4
2
2
1
1
1
1
1

Remarks
2 rollers for the standard trays,
2 rollers for optional trays.
Optional trays

2000 sheets tray table


2000 sheets tray table
2000 sheets tray table

NOTE: If the PM is done by replacing individual parts (not by replacing the fusing
unit contained in maintenance kit), make sure to reset the PM (fusing)
counter using the User maintenance mode. Otherwise the Replace
Maintenance Kit message on the LCD will not be cleared.
NOTE: The limit of PM (fusing) counter (120K) can be changed by the Service
mode. (SERVICE ENGINE 120K LIMIT)
<How to enter the User Maintenance Mode>
1) Turn the machine on.
2) Press Go key to make Off Line.
3) Press Go and + keys simultaneously.

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Preventive
Maintenance

Item
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5.2 SERVICE MAINTENANCE


5.2.1 PM TABLE
The following tables describe the PM items when the PM is done by service.
NOTE: Make sure to clear the PM (fusing) counter by the following steps when you
replace the fusing parts.
(1) Press Go and + keys simultaneously to enter RESET PARTS LIFE
MODE.
(2) Press + or - key to enter 120K KIT.
(3) Press Set key to clear PM (fusing) counter.
Symbol key: C: Clean, R: Replace, L: Lubricate, I: Inspect
Item
Paper Feed
Paper Feed Roller
Friction Pad
Paper Feed Guides
Registration Rollers
Bottom Plate Pad
Relay Rollers
Registration Roller Mylar
Around the Drum
Transfer/Separation Unit
Fusing Unit and Paper Exit
Hot Roller
Pressure Roller
Hot Roller Strippers
Fusing Thermistor
Fusing Entrance and Exit
Guide Plates
Cleaning Roller
Paper Exit Guide Ribs
Others
Main Motor Drive Gear

120K

EM

R
R
C
C
C
C
C

C
C
C
C
C
C
C

Clean with water


Dry cloth
Clean with alcohol
Clean with water
Clean with water
Clean with water
Clean with water

R
R
R
R
Clean if necessary
(suitable solvent)
Clean with water or alcohol.

C
C
C
C

Clean with water or alcohol.


Clean with water or alcohol.

120K
500 Sheets x 2 Tray Table
Paper Feed Roller
Friction Pad
Paper Feed Guides
Relay Rollers
Bottom Plate Pad
Relay Clutch
Paper Feed Clutch

Remarks

EM

R
R
C
C
C
I
I

C
C
C
C
C

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Silicone Grease G501


(see note)
NOTE
Clean with water
Dry cloth
Clean with alcohol.
Clean with water.
Clean with water.
Replace if necessary
Replace if necessary

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120K
2000 Sheets Tray Table
Paper Feed Roller
Pick-up Roller
Separation Roller
Transport Rollers
Bottom Plate Pad
Relay Clutch
Paper Feed Clutch

EM

R
R
R
C
C
I
I
120K

Finisher
Rollers
Brush Roller
Discharge Brush
Sensors
Jogger Fences

NOTE

Clean with water


Clean with water
Replace if necessary
Replace if necessary
EM
C
I
C
C
I

I
C
I

NOTE
Clean with water or alcohol.
Replace if necessary.
Clean with a dry cloth
Blower brush
Replace if necessary.

Preventive
Maintenance

NOTE: Lubricate the main motor drive gear [A] with silicone grease G501 every
EM.

A265P500.WMF

[A]

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6. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT


6.1 LASER UNIT
WARNING
Turn off the main power switch and unplug the machine before attempting
any of the procedures in this section. Laser beams can seriously damage
your eyes.

6.1.1 CAUTION DECAL LOCATIONS


Caution decal is located in the laser section as shown below.

Replacement
Adjustment

G062R500.WMF

G062R501.WMF

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6.1.2 LASER UNIT


[B]
[C]

[A]
G062R161.WMF

(Polygon motor fan)

[D]

[F]
[E]
G062R162.EPS

G062R508.EPS

WARNING
Turn off the main switch and unplug the machine before attempting any of
the procedures in this section. Laser beams can seriously damage your
eyes.
1. Remove the optional finisher and/or bridge unit, if these units have been
installed.
2. Remove the front cover [A] (2 pins).
3. Remove the right front cover [B] (1 screw).
4. Swing up the toner bottle lever. Then, remove the inner cover [C] (5 screws).
5. Remove the paper exit tray [D] (1 hook [E]).
6. Remove the polygon motor fan together with holder [F]. (1 connector, 2 screws)

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[B]

[A]

[C]

G062R503.EPS

7. Release the lock lever [A] and slide out the toner bottle [B].

Replacement
Adjustment

8. Remove the laser unit [C] (2 screws, 2 connectors).

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6.2 PHOTOCONDUCTOR UNIT (PCU)


6.2.1 PCU

[B]

[A]

[D]

[C]
G062R569.WMF

1. Open the right cover [A] and front cover [B].


2. Pull the PCU [C] out slightly while pushing the release lever [D].
NOTE: Do not touch the drum surface with bare hands.

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6.3 TRANSFER UNIT


6.3.1 TRANSFER ROLLER UNIT

[B]

[A]

1. Open the right cover [A].


2. Remove the transfer roller unit [B] (1 hook).
NOTE: Do not touch the transfer roller surface.

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Adjustment

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6.4 ID SENSOR

[B]

[C]

[A]
G062R261.WMF

[E]

[D]
G062R502.WMF

1. Remove the optional duplex unit, if it has been installed.


2. Open the right cover [A].
3. Lift up the right cover band [B] and slide it outward.
4. Remove the connector of the ID sensor [C] while opening the right cover to a
horizontal position.
5. Remove the right cover [A].
6. Remove the sub right cover [D] (2 hooks).
7. Remove the ID sensor [E] (removing the harness).

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6.5 PAPER EXIT


6.5.1 PAPER EXIT AND OVERFLOW SENSORS

[F]
[C]
[E]
[B]

[A]

[D]

1. Remove the optional 4-bin mailbox unit if it has been installed.


2. Open the right cover [A].
3. Open the paper exit guide cover [B] and remove the upper cover [C] (1 screw).
4. Remove the right front cover [D].
5. Remove the paper exit [E] and overflow [F] sensors (1 connector each).

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Adjustment

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6.6 PAPER FEED AND REGISTRATION


6.6.1 PAPER LIFT MOTORS
[B]

[A]

G062R765.EPS

[C]

G062R768.WMF

1. Disconnect the interface harness of the 2000 sheets tray table.


2. Remove the controller cover [A] (6 screws).
3. Remove the rear cover [B] (5 screws).
NOTE: When assembling and reassembling the rear cover, be sure to tilt the
interface connector outward in order to avoid breaking the connector.
4. Remove the upper and lower paper lift motors [C] (1 connector, 2 screws each).

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6.6.2 REGISTRATION CLUTCH

[A]

[B]
G062R771.WMF

1. Remove the rear cover. (See Paper Lift Motors.)


2. Remove the fly-wheels [A] (1 screw).
3. Remove the registration clutch [B] (1 connector, 1 E-ring).

6.6.3 PAPER FEED CLUTCHES

[A]

[C]

G062R772.WMF

1. Remove the rear cover. (See Paper Lift Motors.)


2. Remove the bracket [B]. Then, remove the upper paper feed clutch [A] (1
connector).
3. Remove the lower paper feed clutch [C] (1 connector).

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Adjustment

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6.6.4 UPPER PAPER TRANSPORT CLUTCH

[B]

[A]

[C]
G062R774.WMF

1. Remove the rear cover. (See Paper Lift Motors.)


2. Remove the connector bracket [A] (2 screws).
NOTE: The connector bracket also functions to hold the registration clutch [B]
in place. When attaching the bracket, make sure to position it so that
the bracket can perform both functions.
3. Remove the upper paper transport clutch [C] (1 connector).

6.6.5 LOWER PAPER TRANSPORT CLUTCH

[B]

[A]

G062R775.WMF

1. Remove the rear cover. (See Paper Lift Motors.)


2. Remove the right rear lower cover (1 screw).
3. Remove the lower paper transport clutch [B] (1 connector).

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6.6.6 REGISTRATION SENSOR

[A]

[D]
[C]

[B]

G062R901.WMF

1. Remove the right cover. (See Image Density Sensor.)


2. Remove the registration guide plate [A] (2 screws).
3. Remove the paper support roller [B] (2 snap rings, 2 bushings).
4. Remove the sensor bracket [C] (1 screw).
Replacement
Adjustment

5. Remove the registration sensor [D] (1 connector).

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6.6.7 UPPER RELAY SENSOR

[A]

[E]
G062R900.WMF

[B]
[F]
[D]
[C]

G062R519.EPS

1. Remove the optional duplex and multi-purpose tray unit, if these units have
been installed.
2. Remove the right cover. (See ID Sensor.)
3. Remove the right lower cover [A] (2 screws).
4. Remove the guide plate [B].
5. Remove the bracket [C] (1 screw).
6. Remove the guide plate [D] (2 screws).
7. Remove the sensor bracket [E] (1 screw).
8. Remove the first paper transport sensor [F] (1 connector).

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6.6.8 LOWER RELAY SENSOR


[D]
[C]

[E]
[B]

[A]

G062R520.EPS

1. Open the paper transport cover [A] (1 clip).


2. Remove the guide plate [B].
3. Remove the transport stay [C] (2 screws).
5. Remove the second paper transport sensor [E] (1 connector).

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Replacement
Adjustment

4. Remove the sensor bracket [D] (1 screw).

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6.6.9 UPPER PAPER SIZE SENSOR

[B]

[C]

[A]
G062R521.WMF

1. Pull out the paper tray.


2. Remove the optional duplex unit and multi-purpose tray unit, if these units have
been installed.
3. Remove the right lower cover [A].
4. Remove the sensor bracket [B] (1 screw).
5. Remove the upper paper size sensor [C].

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6.6.10 LOWER PAPER SIZE SENSOR/SPECIAL PAPER SENSOR

[B]

[C]

[A]

G062R522.WMF

1. Pull out the paper tray.


2. Remove the sensor bracket [A] (1 screw).
4. Remove the special paper sensor [C] (1 connector).

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Replacement
Adjustment

3. Remove the lower paper size sensor [B] (1 connector).

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6.6.11 FEED ROLLERS

[B]

[C]

[A]

G062R568.EPS

1. Remove the paper tray [A].


2. Pull the lever [B].
3. Replace the feed roller [C].
NOTE: After reinstalling the feed roller, return the lever [B].

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6.6.12 PAPER END SENSOR (1ST AND 2ND PAPER FEED


TRAYS)

[C]
[B]

[A]
G062R524.WMF

Remove the paper tray [A].

2.

Remove the sensor bracket [B] (1 screw).

3.

Remove the paper end sensor [C] (1 connector).


Replacement
Adjustment

1.

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6.7 FUSING
6.7.1 FUSING UNIT
CAUTION
Allow time for the unit to cool before doing the following procedure.

[A]

G062R561.WMF

1. Release the duplex unit, if it has been installed, and open the right cover.
2. Remove the fusing unit [A] (2 screws).

6.7.2 THERMISTOR

[A]
G062R562.WMF

1. Remove the fusing unit. (See Fusing Unit).


2. Remove the thermistor [A] (1 screw, 1 connector).

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6.7.3 THERMALFUSE

[A]

G062R563.WMF

[C]
[B]

[D]
G062R564.EPS

1. Remove the fusing unit. (See Fusing Unit.)


2. Remove the fusing upper cover [A] (4 screws).
3. Remove the pressure springs [B].
4. Remove the hot roller stripper bracket [C] (3 screws).
5. Remove the thermalfuse [D] (2 screws).

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Adjustment

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6.7.4 HOT ROLLER AND FUSING LAMP

[A]

G062R565.WMF

[B]

G062R566.WMF

1. Remove the fusing unit. (See Fusing Unit.)


2. Remove the fusing upper cover. (See Thermalfuse.)
3. Remove the pressure springs. (See Thermalfuse.)
4. Remove the hot roller stripper bracket. (See Thermalfuse.)
5. Remove the fusing lamp (2 screws) and hot roller assembly [A].
NOTE: Do not touch the surface of the fusing lamp with bare hands.
6. Remove the hot roller [B] (2 C-rings, 1 gear, 2 bushings).
NOTE: 1) Before installing the new hot roller, peel off 3 cm (1 inch) from both
ends of the protective sheet on the new roller.
2) Do not touch the surface of the rollers.
3) When reinstalling the fusing lamp, secure the front screws first.
4) Be careful not to damage the surface of the hot roller.

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6.7.5 PRESSURE ROLLER/CLEANING ROLLER


CAUTION
Be sure not to damage the surface of the cleaning roller when handling it.

[A]
[B]

G062R567.WMF

2. Remove the pressure roller [A] (1 E-ring, 2 bushings, 1 spring).


3. Remove the cleaning roller [B].
NOTE: Do not touch the surface of the rollers.

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Replacement
Adjustment

1. Remove the fusing lamp and hot roller assembly. (See Hot Roller and Fusing
Lamp.)

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6.8 PCBS AND MOTORS


6.8.1 PSU

[D]
[A]

G062R761.WMF

[B]

[C]

G062R902.WMF

1. Remove the left cover [A] (6 screws).


2. Remove the bracket [B] (3 screws).
3. 230 V machine only: Remove the coil [C] (1 screw, 1 connector).
4. Remove the PSU [D] (All connectors, 6 screws).

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6.8.2 ENGINE BOARD


[B]

[C]
G062R765.WMF

[A]

Replacement
Adjustment

G062R766.WMF

[D]
G062R767.WMF

1. Disconnect the interface harness for the 2000 sheets tray table.
2. Remove the controller cover [A] (6 screws).
3. Remove the rear cover [B] (5 screws).
4. Remove the controller bracket [C] (1 connector, 10 screws).
5. Disconnect all harnesses and remove the engine board [D] (5 screws).
6. Remove the EEPROM [C] from the old engine board and put it on the new
board.

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6.8.3 PRINTER CONTROLLER / NIB


[C]
[A]

[B]

G062R510.WMF

Printer Controller
1. Remove the controller cover [A] (6 screws).
2. Remove the network interface board [B] (2 screws).
3. Remove the printer controller board [C] (6 screws, 1 connector).
4. Remove the NVRAM from the controller board, then install them on the new
controller.
5. Install the new controller.
6. Turn on the machine and print the Printer Configuration Page.
7. Ensure that all the controller settings are restored.

NIB
1. Back up the NIB NVRAM to the controller using the Service Tool.
2. Remove the controller cover [A] (6 screws).
3. Replace the network interface board [B] (2 screws).
4. Turn on the machine and restore the NIB NVRAM using the Service Tool.
5. Turn off the machine and turn it back on. Then, print the Printer Configuration
Page.
6. Ensure that all the controller settings are restored.

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6.8.4 HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY BOARD

[B]

G062R769.WMF

[A]

1. Remove the rear cover. (See Engine Board.)


2. Remove the fly-wheels [A] (1 screw).
3. Remove the high voltage supply board [B] (5 connectors, 2 screws, 2 locking
supports).

6.8.5 MAIN MOTOR

Replacement
Adjustment

[A]

[B]
G062R770.WMF

1. Remove the rear cover. (See Engine Board.)


2. Remove the fly-wheels. (See High Voltage Supply Board.)
3. Remove the high voltage supply board (See High Voltage Supply Board.)
4. Remove the bracket [A] (2 screws).
5. Remove the main motor [B] (2 connectors, 3 screws).

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6.8.6 TONER BOTTLE MOTOR

[B]

[A]
G062R571.WMF

[C]

[D]

[E]

G062R777.WMF

1. Remove the optional finisher and/or bridge unit, if these units have been
installed.
2. Remove the front cover [A] (2 pins).
3. Swing up the toner bottle lever. Then, remove the inner cover [B] (5 screws).
4. Remove the paper exit tray [C] (1 hook [D]).
5. Remove the toner bottle motor [E] (1 connector).

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7. TROUBLESHOOTING
7.1 SERVICE CALL CONDITIONS
7.1.1 PRINTER ENGINE SC CODES SUMMARY
There are 3 levels of service call conditions.
Level
A

B
C

NOTE:

Definition
To prevent the machine from being damaged, the SC can only be reset
by a service representative (see the note below this table).
The printer cannot be operated at all.
The SC might be reset by turning the main switch off and on if the SC
was caused by a sensor error.
The printer can be operated as usual except for the unit related to the
service call.

1) If the problem concerns electrical circuit boards, first


disconnect then reconnect the connectors before replacing
the PCBs.
2) If the problem concerns a motor lock, first check the
mechanical load before replacing motors or sensors.
3) To reset a Level A SC, enter the printer engine service
mode and clear the SC code, then turn the main switch off
and on.

Troubleshooting

Cross-reference: Section 4.2 Service Program Mode


(SERVICE MENU ENGINE MENU FUSING ERR CLR)

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7.1.2 PRINTER ENGINE SC CODES


SC302: High voltage power supply error
Definition: [B]
A charge roller current leak signal is detected.
Possible causes
Charge roller damaged
Charge high voltage supply board defective
Poor connection of the PCU
SC320: Polygon mirror motor error
Definition: [B]
The polygon mirror motor does not reach its operating speed within 10 seconds
after the polygon mirror motor on signal, or the lock signal is not detected for more
than 200 ms continuously during operation.
Possible causes
Polygon mirror motor defective
Poor connection between the polygon mirror motor driver and the engine board
Engine board defective
SC321: No laser writing signal (F-GATE) error
Definition: [B]
The laser writing signal (F -GATE) is still not LOW when the laser writing area +5
mm has passed since the laser writing start position on the drum .
Possible Causes:
Engine board defective
Printer controller board defective
SC322: Laser synchronization error
Definition: [B]
The main scan synchronization detector board cannot detect the laser
synchronization signal for more than 500 ms.
Possible causes:
Poor connection between the laser synchronization detector board and the
engine board
Laser synchronization detector board out of position
Laser synchronization detector board defective
Engine board defective
LD unit defective

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SC324: LD drive current over


Definition: [B]
The LD drive board applies more than 100 mA to the LD.
Possible causes:
LD unit defective (not enough power, due to aging)
Poor connection between the LD unit and the engine board
Engine board defective
SC390: TD sensor error
Definition: [B]
The TD sensor outputs less than 0.5V or more than 4.0V 10 consecutively
during printing.
Possible causes:
TD sensor abnormal
Poor connection of the PCU
SC391: Development bias leak
Definition: [B]
A development bias leak signal is detected.
Possible causes:
Poor connection of the PCU
High voltage supply board defective
SC392: TD sensor initial setting error
Definition: [B]

Possible causes:
The toner seal of the PCU was not removed
ID sensor defective
TD sensor abnormal
The Drum is not turning
Development roller does not turn
Poor connection of the PCU

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Troubleshooting

TD sensor output voltage falls out of the adjustment range after the TD sensor
initial setting has been finished.

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SC401/402: Transfer roller leak error 1/2


Definition: [B]
Transfer cur rent leak signal is detected.
Transfer current feedback signal is not detected.
Possible causes:
High voltage supply board defective
Poor connection of the PCU
Transfer/separation unit set incorrectly
Transfer roller damaged
SC411: Separation bias leak error
Definition: [B]
Separation bias leak signal is detected.
Possible causes:
High voltage supply board defective
Poor connection of the PCU
Discharge plate defective
SC500: Main motor lock
Definition: [B]
A main motor lock signal is not detected for more than 500 ms after the main
motor starts to rotate, or the lock signal is not detected for more than 500 ms
during rotation after the last signal.
Possible causes:
Too much load on the drive mechanism
Main motor defective
Engine board defective
SC501: 1st paper tray lift motor error
SC502: 2nd paper tray lift motor error
SC503: 3rd paper tray lift motor error (optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table)
SC504: 4th paper tray lift motor error (optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table)
Definition: [C]
The paper lift sensor is not activated after the tray lift motor has been on for 18
seconds.
Possible causes:
Paper lift sensor defective
Tray lift motor defective
Too much load on the drive mechanism
Engine board defective
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SC506: Paper tray motor lock (optional 500 sheets x 2 tray table)
Definition: [C]
A motor lock signal is not detected for more than 1.5 s or the lock signal is not
detected for more than 1.0 s during rotation.
Possible causes:
Paper tray unit motor defective
Too much load on the drive mechanism
SC507: Tandem tray lift error (optional 2000 sheets tray table)
Definition: [C]
The low limit sensor is not activated after the paper tray lift motor has been on to
lower the tandem tray for 8 seconds.
Possible causes:
Paper tray lift motor defective
Low limit sensor defective
Too much load on the drive mechanism
SC508: Rear fence drive error (optional 2000 sheets tray table)
Definition: [C]
The return position sensor is not activated after the rear fence drive motor has
been on to lower the tandem tray for 8 seconds.
Possible causes:
Rear fence motor defective
Return position sensor defective
Too much load on the drive mechanism

Definition: [C]
The side fence positioning sensor is not activated in 3 s when the paper stack in
the left tray is moved to the right tray.
The side fence close sensor is not activated in 3 s after moving the paper stack
to the right tray.
Possible causes:
Side fence motor defective
Side fence position sensor defective
Side fence close sensor defective
Too much load on the drive mechanism

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Troubleshooting

SC509: Side fence drive error (optional 2000 sheets tray table)

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SC541: Fusing temperature warm-up error


Definition: [A]
The fusing temperature detected by the thermistor was below 13 C for 10
seconds
Possible causes:
Fusing thermistor defective or out of position
Fusing lamp open
Fusing thermalfuse open
Power supply board defective
Poor connection of the fusing unit
How to clear the error :
1) While holding the keys + and , turn on the printer.
LCD: LINE TEST MODE / Input Check:30
2) Press the key twice.
LCD: LINE TEST MODE / Fusing Err Clr
3) Press the key Set.
LCD: Fusing Err Clr / execute ?
4) Press the key Set.
LCD: Fusing Err Clr / OK
5) Turn off the printer.
SC542: Fusing temperature warm-up error
Definition: [A]
The fusing temperature does not reach the fusing standby temperature within 40
seconds after the main switch is turned on.
Possible causes:
Fusing thermistor defective or out of position
Fusing lamp open
Fusing thermalfuse open
Power supply board defective
Poor connection of the fusing unit
SC543: Fusing overheat error
Definition: [A]
A fusing temperature of over 230C is detected for 1 second by the fusing
thermistor.
Possible causes:
Fusing thermistor defective
Power supply board defective
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SC544: Fusing low temperature error


Definition: [A]
A fusing temperature of lower than 100C is detected for 1 second by the fusing
thermistor.

Troubleshooting

Possible causes:
Fusing thermistor defective
Power supply board defective
Poor connection of the fusing unit

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SC546: Unstable fusing temperature


Definition: [A]
Fusing temperature more than 60 C: The fusing temperature does not rise 2C
or more within 6 seconds after the fusing lamp has been on.
Fusing temperature 60 C or less: The fusing temperature does not rise 2C or
more during a 6 second interval (the 6 s timer starts 14 s after the fusing lamp
turned on).
Possible Causes:
Thermistor defective
Poor connection of the fusing unit
Power supply unit defective
SC547: Zero cross signal malfunction
Definition: [A]
Zero cross signals are not detected within a certain period.
Possible causes:
Power supply board defective
Engine board defective
SC590: Fusing fan motor error
Definition: [B]
The CPU detects an exhaust fan lock signal for more than 3.5 seconds.
Possible causes:
Poor connection of the exhaust fan motor
Too much load on the motor drive
SC610: Communication error between the engine board and duplex unit
Definition: [B]
The engine board cannot communicate with the duplex unit properly.
Possible causes:
Poor connection for the interface cable for the duplex unit
Duplex control board defective
Engine board defective

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SC692: Communication error between the engine board and the printer
controller
Definition: [B]
The engine board cannot communicate with the printer controller properly.
Possible causes:
Poor connection between the engine board and the printer controller board.
Printer controller defective
Engine board defective
SC 696: Communication error between the engine board and the finisher
Definition: [B]
The engine board cannot communicate with the finisher properly.
- Possible causes Poor connection of the interface cable for the finisher
Finisher main board defective
Engine board defective
SC722: Finisher jogger motor error
Definition: [B]
1) The finisher jogger H.P sensor remains de-activated for a certain time when
returning to home position.
2) The finisher jogger H.P sensor remains activated for a certain time when
moving away from home position.
Possible causes:
Jogger H.P sensor defective
Jogger motor defective

Definition: [B]
The stack feed-out belt H.P sensor is not activated within a certain period after
the stack feed-out motor is turned on.
Possible causes:
Stack feed-out H.P sensor defective
Stack feed-out motor defective

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SC725: Finisher stack feed-out motor error

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SC726: Finisher shift motor error


Definition: [B]
Tray shift is not detected within a certain period after the shift motor is turned on.
Possible causes:
Shift motor defective
Shift tray half-turn sensor defective
SC730: Finisher stapler position motor error
Definition: [B]
1) The stapler does not return to its home position within a certain period after
the stapler motor is turned on.
2) The stapler H.P sensor is not activated within a certain period after the stapler
motor turned on.
Possible causes:
Stapler motor defective
Stapler H.P sensor defective
Poor stapler motor connection
SC733: Finisher stack feed-out motor error
Definition: [B]
The stack feed-out belt H.P sensor is not activated within a certain period after
the stack feed-out moto r is turned on.
Possible causes:
Stack feed-out H.P sensor defective
Stack feed-out motor defective
SC734: Finisher lift motor error
Definition: [B]
The stack height sensor is not activated within a certain period after the shift tray
lift motor is turned on.
Possible causes:
Shift tray lift motor defective
Stack height sensor defective

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SC735: Finisher exit guide motor error


Definition: [B]
The exit guide plate open sensor or exit guide plate HP sensor does not activate
within a certain time after the exit guide plate motor turned on.
Possible causes:
Exit guide motor defective
Exit guide plate HP sensor defective
Exit guide plate open sensor defective
SC 750: Interchange unit connection error
Definition: [B]
The engine board cannot communicate with the interchange unit properly when
the duplex unit is installed.
Possible causes:
Poor connection between the engine board and the interchange unit
SC 751: Bridge unit connection error
Definition: [B]
The engine board cannot communicate with the bridge unit properly when the
finisher is installed.
Possible causes:
Poor connection between the engine board and the bridge unit
SC 752: Finisher connection error
Definition: [B]
The engine board cannot communicate with the finisher properly when the
bridge unit is installed.

Troubleshooting

Possible causes:
Poor connection between the finisher and bridge unit
SC980: Program loading error
Definition: [A]
The program cannot load properly.
Possible Causes:
The connection between the engine board and the IC card is poor
IC memory card defective
Engine board defective
NOTE: This SC should be cleared by trying to download again from an IC card.

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7 August 2002

ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DEFECTS

7.2.1 SENSORS
NOTE: The CN numbers describes the connector number on the engine board.
Component
(Symbol)
Toner Density

CN

Condition

302-3

Open
Shorted
Open

1st Paper End

306-2
Shorted
Open

2nd Paper End

307-2
Shorted

Image Density

321-3

Open
Shorted
Open

Paper Over Flow

324-5
Shorted
Open

Paper Exit

324-2
Shorted
Open

Upper Relay

306-5
Shorted
Open

Lower Relay

307-5
Shorted
Open

Registration

321-6
Shorted

1st Paper Lift

305-7

Open
Shorted
Open

2nd Paper Lift

305-10
Shorted

Symptom
SC390 is displayed
The Paper End indicator lights even if
paper is placed in the 1st paper tray.
The Paper End indicator does not light
even if there is no paper in the 1st paper
tray.
The Paper End indicator lights even if
paper is placed in the 2nd paper tray.
The Paper End indicator does not light
even if there is no paper in the 2nd paper
tray.
SC392 is displayed (see note)
The paper overflow message is not
displayed when the paper overfull
condition exist.
The paper overflow message is
displayed.
The Paper Jam indicator will light
whenever a print is made.
The Paper Jam indicator lights even if
there is no paper.
The Paper Jam indicator will light
whenever a print is made.
The Paper Jam indicator lights even if
there is no paper.
The Paper Jam indicator will light
whenever a print is made.
The Paper Jam indicator lights even if
there is no paper.
The Paper Jam indicator will light
whenever a print is made.
The Paper Jam indicator lights even if
there is no paper.
SC501 will be displayed.
Paper jam will occur during printing.
SC502 will be displayed.
Paper jam will occur during printing.

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Component
(Symbol)
1st Paper
Height - 1
1st Paper
Height - 2
2nd Paper
Height - 1
2nd Paper
Height - 2

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CN
308-2
308-5
308-8
308-11

Condition
Open
Shorted
Open
Shorted
Open
Shorted
Open
Shorted

Symptom
The CPU cannot determine the paper
near-end condition properly.
The CPU cannot determine the paper
near-end condition properly.
The CPU cannot determine the paper
near-end condition properly.
The CPU cannot determine the paper
near-end condition properly.

Troubleshooting

NOTE: An SC condition occurs only when a new PCU is being installed in the
machine. During printing, if the ID sensor fails, the image density will be
changed.

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7.2.2 SWITCHES
Component
(Symbol)
Main
Right Upper
Cover

CN

Condition

Symptom

281-1,2
(PSU)

Open
Shorted

The machine does not turn on.


The machine does not turn off.
The Cover Open indicator is not lit even
if the right upper cover is opened.
The Cover Open indicator is lit even if
the right upper cover is closed.
The Cover Open indicator is not lit even
if the right cover is opened.
The Cover Open indicator is lit even if
the right cover is closed.
The Cover Open indicator is not lit even
if the right lower cover is opened.
The Cover Open indicator is lit even if
the right lower cover is closed.
The CPU cannot detect the proper
paper size, and misfeeds may occur
when a print is made.
The CPU cannot detect the proper
paper size, and misfeeds may occur
when a print is made.
No symptom. However, the image
density problem will occur when using a
thick paper.
The TD sensor initial setting procedure
is not performed when a new PCU is
installed.
The TD sensor initial setting procedure
is performed whenever the front cover
is closed.
The Cover Open indicator is not lit even
if the front cover is opened.
The Cover Open indicator is lit even if
the front cover is closed.

Open
324-8
Shorted
Open

Right Cover

321-9
Shorted
Open

Right Lower
Cover

307-8

Upper Paper
Size

305-1,2,4,5

Lower Paper
Size

3056,7,9,10

Special Paper

305-12

Shorted
Open
Shorted
Open
Shorted
Open
Shorted
Open

New PCU
Detect

302-6
Shorted

Front Cover
Safety

Open
209-2, 4
Shorted

NOTE: CN numbers describes the connector number on the engine board. (except
for the main switch).

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7.3 BLOWN FUSE CONDITIONS


115 V
Power Supply Board
FU1
15 A/250 V
FU2
8 A/125 V
FU4
4 A/125 V
FU5
4 A/125 V
FU6
2 A/125 V

Rating
220 - 240 V
---3.15 A/250 V
4 A/250V
2A /250 V
4 A/250V

Symptom when turning on the


main switch
No response
No response
No response
Optional peripherals do not work.
Doors/Covers Open is displayed.

Troubleshooting

Fuse

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FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

1. SPECIFICATIONS
Paper Size:

A3, JIS B4,A4, Legal, Letter, Ledger, Executive

Paper Weight

52 ~ 128 g/m2, 14 ~ 34 lb.

Staple Capacity:

20 sheets (A3, JIS B4, Ledger, Legal)


30 sheets (A4, Letter)

Stack Capacity (Maximum):

500 sheets (A4 or smaller: 80 g/m2, 21 lb.)


250 sheets (A3, JIS B4, Ledger: 80 g/m2, 21 lb.)

Staple Positions:

Staple Replenishment:

Cartridge (3,000 staples/cartridge)

Power Source:

24 V DC, 5 V DC (from the copier/printer)

Power Consumption:

48 W

Weight:

10 kg (22.2 lbs.)

Dimensions (W x D x H):

149 x 490 x 230 mm


(5.9 x 19.3 x 9.1 inches)

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2. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS
2.1 OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION
2.1.1 COMPONENT LAYOUT
Mechanical component layout
9

8
7

10

5
G302D101.WMF

1. Shift tray

6. Lower entrance guide

2. Stack height detection lever

7. Upper entrance guide

3. Paper exit roller

8. Paper exit unit

4. Jogger tray

9. Paddle roller

5. Caterpillar roller

10. Lower exit guide

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Drive layout

7
2

8
3

G302D103.WMF

1. Main motor

5. Shift tray link gears

2. Exit roller timing belt

6. Paper exit unit drive gear

3. Main motor timing belt

7. Caterpillar roller

4. Shift tray motor

8. Paper exit roller

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2.1.2 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTIONS


1

2
3

17

4
16
5

15
14
13

12

7
11

G302D102.WMF

10

See the next page for the component description table.

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Symbols
Motors
M1
M2
M3
Sensors
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
Solenoids
SOL1
SOL2
SOL3
PCBs
PCB1

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

Name

Function

Index No.

Main
Jogger
Shift Tray

Drives all the mailbox rollers.


Drives the jogger fence
Drives the tray up and down

6
9
12

Entrance
Exit
Stack height
Lever
Jogger home
position
Top cover
Tray upper limit

Detects paper at the entrance


Detects paper at the exit
Detects stack height of paper
Detects position of stack height lever
Detects position of jogger fence

3
15
13
14

Detects if top cover is open.


Detects if the tray is lifted up to the upper
limit.
Detects if the tray is almost at its lower limit.

Stack full

Exit unit gear


Paddle
Stack height
lever

Moves the paper exit unit up and down


Switches paddle roller rotation on and off.
Switches the stack height lever on and off.

Main Control

Controls all finisher functions

Paper exit unit

Switches DC current for staple unit on and


off.
Cuts DC current when staple unit cover is
open.

11
10

7
5
8

Switches
SW1
SW2

Staple unit cover

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2.2 DETAILED SECTION DESCRIPTIONS


2.2.1 SHIFT TRAY MECHANISM
Stack height detection
Below the target

Target Position

Over the target

Home Position

[D]

[C]
[B]
[A]

G302D104.WMF

The stack height detection lever [A] is driven by the detection lever solenoid [B].
The stack height of the shift tray is detected by the status of two sensors, the stack
height [C] and lever [D] sensors.
Stack height
sensor

Lever sensor

Off

Off

Off

On

On

On

On

Off

Status
The stack height is below the target. The shift tray is
lifted to the target position.
Target position
The stack height is over the target. The shift tray is
lowered to the target position.
The stack height detection lever is at the home
position.

At the start of a print job, the stack height detection lever comes out to detect the
current stack. The lever is held inside the unit just before the paper exits by
activating the solenoid. It comes out again just after the paper exits by deactivating
this solenoid.

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Shift tray up/down mechanism

[C]

[D]

[B]

[A]
[B]

G302D105.WMF

When the stack height is out of the target position, the tray is raised or lowered by
the shift tray motor [A]. Two gears [B] keep the angle of the tray constant at any
tray position.
When the stack near-full sensor [C] is on, a stack near-full signal is transferred to
HL-3260N.
When the upper limit sensor [D] is on, a finisher error signal is transferred to
HL-3260N and a finisher error is indicated on the LCD panel.

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2.2.2 PAPER FEED


Overview
The following paper feed out modes can be selected in the printer driver.
Mode
Straight feed out mode
Shifting mode
Staple mode

Description
Paper is fed out directly to the shift tray without shifting and/or
stapling.
Sets of papers are shifted then fed to the shift tray.
Sets of papers are shifted, stapled and then fed to the shift tray.

Straight feed out mode


When HL-3260N starts printing, the stack height detection lever moves to detect
the current stack height and adjusts the position of the tray if the stack height is not
in the target position.
[C]

[D]

[H]

[B]

[F]
[A]

[G]
[E]
G302D109.WMF
G302D106.WMF

When the paper exit sensor of HL-3260N turns on, the main motor for the finisher
starts rotating, driving the paper exit unit gear [A] through idle gear [B]. The paper
exit unit [C] is pushed down by the paper exit link [D], which is driven by the paper
exit unit gear.
When there is no exit unit gear thread facing the idle gear, gear rotation stops. This
position is maintained by the solenoid lever [E].
The movements of exit roller drive gear [F] and paper exit guide [G] are linked with
the movement of the paper exit link. When the paper exit unit is lowered, the exit
roller drive gear comes in contact with the paper exit roller [H] and the paper exit
guide is lowered to bring the paper in contact with the paper exit roller.

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After paper exiting is complete, the stack height is detected again and the tray is
adjusted to the target zone. Stack height detection is done page-by-page.
When the last page is fed out, the paper exit unit solenoid turns on to restart the
unit gear rotation. This rotation causes the paper exit unit to rise. Then, the main
motor stops rotating the unit gear and the solenoid turns off.

Shifting mode

[D]

[C]

[B]
[A]
G302D111.WMF

[E]

[F]
G302D113.WMF

The paper drops into the jogger tray [B]. The paddle roller solenoid [C] turns on and
rotates the paddle roller [D] on. The paddle roller feeds the paper to the caterpillar
roller [E]. The caterpillar roller feeds the paper to the end fence [F] of the jogger
tray.

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[A]
[B]

[C]
[D]
G302D107.WMF

The jogger fence [A] shifts the paper sideways to the end fence of the jogger tray
[B]. The jogger motor [C] drives the jogger fence, returning it to its home position.
The home position sensor [D] detects when the jogger fence has returned to the
home position after shifting.
All pages of a set are fed out together with the first page of the next set fed out in
straight feed out mode.
If shifting mode is applied to the last set, the paper exit unit is pushed down and the
last set is fed out.

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Staple mode
[B]
[D]

[F]
[C]
[E]
G302D112.WMF

G302D114.WMF

[A]

[G]

G302D106.WMF

After shifting all pages of a set, the paper exit link lever [A] pushes the paper exit
unit [B] down until the knob of the exit unit [C] pushes the link lever [D] for the exit
unit switch [E]. This turns on the exit unit switch. While turning on this switch, a DC
current is supplied to the stapler unit [F] and the main motor is turned off.
After stapling the set, the paper exit unit is pushed down again until the unit comes
into contact with the paper exit roller [G] and the set of stapled paper is fed out.

FS5050-11

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

25 January 2001

2.2.3 JAM CONDITIONS


Remaining paper
detection
No feed at the entrance

Sensors
Entrance
Exit
Entrance

Jam at the entrance

Entrance

No feed inside the unit


(Straight feed out mode
only)
Jam at the exit

Exit
Exit

Jogger tray

Exit

Conditions
Either entrance or exit sensor is activated
when initializing the unit.
The entrance sensor is not activated
within a certain period after the paper exit
sensor detects paper.
The entrance sensor is not de-activated
after paper is fed 1.3 times the length of
the paper.
The exit sensor is not activated within a
certain period after the entrance sensor
detects paper.
The exit sensor is not de-activated after
paper is fed 1.5 times the length of the
paper tray.
The exit sensor is de-activated during
paper shifting or stapling.

2.2.4 ERROR DETECTION


Jogger motor error
Jogger motor home
position detection error
Stapler error
Shift tray upper limit error
Shift tray motor error
Stack height detection
error

Conditions
Jogger home position sensor does not shut off after
jogger motor drive.
Jogger home position sensor does not turn on after
paper shift.
Stapler home position sensor does not turn on after
stapling.
Upper limit sensor is activated.
The shift tray is out of target position for more than 10
seconds.
The stack height detection lever does not return to its
home position before going to detect the stack height.

The above errors are indicated as Finisher jam at the first occurrence, if the same
error happens again on the next job, a Finisher error is indicated.

FS5050-12

27 September 2002

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT


3.1 EXTERIOR
NOTE: This manual uses several symbols. The meanings for these symbols are
as follows:
: See or refer to

: screw

: connector

: clip

Front cover
[A]: : Front cover ( 1)

[A]
G302R101.WMF

Rear cover
[A]: Rear cover ( 1)

[A]
G302R102.WMF

FS5050-13

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

27 September 2002

Top cover
[A]: Top cover (2 links)

[A]

Front lower guide


G302R105.WMF

[A]
G302R116.WMF

[B]
G302R104.WMF

[A]: Shift tray ( 2)


[B]: Front lower guide ( 2)
NOTE: 1) When re-assembling the lower guide, be sure that it is not in contact
with the exit lower guide and that the exit lower guide moves smoothly.
2) Make sure that the blue and black harnesses are in the correct position
as engraved on the inside of the front lower guide.

FS5050-14

27 September 2002

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

Right cover
[A]: Grounding plate ( 1)
[B]: Right cover ( 2)

[B]
G302R103.WMF

[A]

FS5050-15

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

27 September 2002

3.2 ENTRANCE UPPER GUIDE / PAPER EXIT UNIT


Six turns spring

[H]
[A]

Four turns spring

[G]

[F]
[D]
[B]
[E]
[C]

G302R106.EPS

Front, rear, and top covers and front lower guide ( 3.1 Exterior)
[A]: Entrance upper guide ( 2,
1)
[B]: Paddle gear spring
[C]: Paddle gear ( 1)
[D]: Paddle gear holder
[E]: Bushing ( 1)
[F]: Paper exit unit holder ( 1)
[G]: Rear paper exit unit holder ( 1)
[H]: Exit unit

[a]

NOTE: Keep the paper exit unit stays in


the upper position. Rotate the
paddle roller into the position
shown in the illustration [a]. Then,
insert the paddle gear, making
sure that the sharp point of the
gears outer frame is resting on the
clutch link [b].

[b]

G302R107.WMF

FS5050-16

27 September 2002

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

3.3 ENTRANCE LOWER GUIDE


[D]

Entrance upper guide ( 3.2 Entrance


upper guide / Exit unit)
Exit unit (3.2 Entrance upper guide /
Exit unit)
[A]: Release tension bracket ( 1)

[A]

[B]: Caterpillar roller gear bracket ( 2)


[C]: Timing belt
[D]: Entrance lower guide
NOTE: When re-assembling the tension
bracket, rotate the main motor
counter clockwise to tighten the
timing belt.

[B]

[C]
G302R108.WMF

3.4 PAPER EXIT UNIT GEAR / PADDLE ROLLER


SOLENOID
Front cover ( 3.1 Exterior)
[A]: Gear bracket ( 3)

[C]

[B]: Paper exit unit gear


[C]: Paddle roller solenoid ( 1)

[B]

G302R109.WMF

FS5050-17

[A]

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

27 September 2002

3.5 STAPLER UNIT


Rear cover (3.1 Exterior)
[A]: Stapler unit bracket ( 2,

1)

[B]: Stapler unit ( 3)


[A]

[B]
G302R115.WMF

3.6 JOGGER TRAY UNIT


Entrance upper guide and paper Exit unit
(3.2 Entrance upper guide / paper Exit
unit)
Entrance lower guide (3.2 Entrance
lower guide)
Paper exit unit gear and Paddle roller
solenoid (3.4 Paper exit unit gear /
Paddle roller solenoid)
Stapler unit ( 3.5 Stapler unit)
[A]: Jogger tray unit holders ( 2, 2
springs)

[B]

[A]

[B]: Jogger tray unit ( 1, 3)


G302R110.WMF
NOTE: Be sure to connect the black
harness to the paper exit sensor and the blue one to the jogger home
position sensor.

FS5050-18

27 September 2002

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

3.7 PAPER EXIT SENSOR


FEELER
Jogger tray unit (3.6 Jogger tray unit)
Jogger motor (3.9 Jogger motor)
[A]: Paper exit sensor feeler
[A]

G302R121.WMF

3.8 MAIN MOTOR


[A]

Right cover (3.1 Exterior)


[A]: Release tension bracket ( 1)
[B]: Main motor ( 2,

1)

[B]

FS5050-19

G302R113.WMF

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

27 September 2002

3.9 JOGGER MOTOR


Front lower guide (3.1 Exterior)
[A]: Jogger motor ( 2, 3)

[A]
G302R114.WMF

3.10 CONTROL BOARD


Front lower guide (3.1 Exterior)
[A]: Control board ( 1, 12)

G302R112.WMF

[A]

FS5050-20

27 September 2002

FINISHER / STAPLER (FS-5050)

3.11 SHIFT TRAY UNIT


[D]
[A]
[E]

[C]

[B]

G302R118.WMF

G302R117.WMF

[G]
[F]

G302R119.WMF

[A]: Shift tray cover ( 2)


[B]: Tray holder ( 1)
[C]: Links
[D]: Connector cover
[E]: Shift tray motor link unit ( 1)
[F]: Rear cover ( 1)
[G]: Shift tray motor (

1)

NOTE: When re-assembling the motor link


unit, the arrows on each of the
gears need to be aligned as shown
in the illustration. Make sure that
the arrows are aligned to the
correct arrows; otherwise the gears
dont work correctly.

FS5050-21

G302R120.WMF

BRIDGE UNIT
(BU-5000)

25 January 2001

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION


1.1 SPECIFICATIONS
Paper Size:

A3, JIS B4, Ledger, A4, ISO B5, A5, A6, Legal, Letter,
Executive, Envelopes: Com10, C5, DL, Monarch
(As a Proof tray)

Power Consumption

10 W or less

Paper Weight:

Proof tray:
60 g/m2 ~ 157 g/m2, 16 lb ~ 42 lb
Bridge to the finisher:
60 g/m2 ~ 150 g/m2, 16 lb ~ 28 lb

Power Source:

DC24 V, 5 V supplied from the HL-3260N

Dimensions (W x D x H):

443 x 497 x 156 mm


(17.4 x 19.6 x 6.1 inches)00/12/27 9:31
5.0 kg (11.1 lbs)

Options

Weight

BU5000-1

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

25 January 2001

1.2 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT

10

1
2

G583V500.WMF

1. Upper Exit Roller

6. 2nd Transport Roller

2. Tray Exit Sensor

7. 3rd Transport Roller

3. Junction Gate

8. Left Exit Roller

4. Cooling Fan

9. Relay Sensor

5. 1st Transport Roller

10. Paper Tray

BU5000-2

25 January 2001

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

1.3 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


5

6
7

4
3

2
8
G583V501.WMF

5. Cooling Fan Motor

2. Right Guide Switch

6. Relay Sensor

3. Junction Gate Solenoid

7. Bridge Unit Drive Motor

4. Tray Exit Sensor

8. Bridge Unit Control Board

Options

1. Left Guide Switch

BU5000-3

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

25 January 2001

1.4 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTION


Symbol
Motors
M1
M2

Name
Cooling Fan
Drive Motor

Cools the transport unit.


Drives the bridge unit.

5
7

Sensors
S1
S2

Tray Exit
Relay

Checks for misfeeds.


Checks for misfeeds.

4
6

Detects when the right guide is opened.


Detects when the left guide is opened.

2
1

Moves the junction gate to direct the


paper to the upper tray (on top of the
bridge unit) or to the finisher.

Switches
SW2
Right Guide
SW3
Left Guide

Function

Index No.

Solenoids
Junction Gate
SOL1
PCBs
PCB1

Bridge Unit Control


Board

Controls the bridge unit.

BU5000-4

25 January 2001

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

1.5 DRIVE LAYOUT


5
4

2
G583V502.WMF

4. Upper Exit Roller

2. 2nd Transport Roller

5. 3rd Transport Roller

3. 1st Transport Roller

6. Bridge Unit Drive Motor

Options

1. Left Exit Roller

BU5000-5

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

25 January 2001

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTION
2.1 JUNCTION GATE MECHANISM
[A]

[D]

[B]

[C]

G583D104.WMF

The junction gate [B] directs any paper reaching the bridge unit to either the upper
tray (on top of the bridge unit) or to the finisher, depending on which has been
selected.
If the junction gate solenoid [A] has been activated, the junction gate [B] points
downward and directs the paper to the upper tray [D] (dotted line path in
illustration).
When the solenoid is off, the junction gate points upward and the paper is fed out
to the finisher [C] by the transport and exit rollers (solid line).

BU5000-6

8 February 2001

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT


NOTE: Before taking the bridge unit apart, remove the unit from HL-3260N.

3.1 BRIDGE UNIT DRIVE MOTOR REPLACEMENT

[D]

[C]

G583R103.WMF

1. Remove the bridge unit from the copier. (See the Installation Procedure in the
HL-3260N manual.)
2. Remove the rear cover [C] (2 screws).

Options

3. Remove the bridge unit drive motor [D] (2 screws, 1 connector).

BU5000-7

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

25 January 2001

3.2 TRAY EXIT SENSOR REPLACEMENT


[A]

[C]

[B]
G583R104.WMF

1. Remove the paper tray [A].


2. Remove the exit guide [B] (2 screws).
3. Remove the tray exit sensor [C] (1 connector).

3.3 RELAY SENSOR REPLACEMENT


1. Stand the bridge unit up as shown in the illustration and remove the sensor [D].

[D]

G583R102.WMF

BU5000-8

BRIDGE UNIT (BU-5000)

Options

25 January 2001

BU5000-9

4 BIN MAIL BOX


(MX-5000)

25 January 2001

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

1 OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION


1.1 SPECIFICATIONS
4

Tray Capacity:

125 sheets (80 g/m2, 20 lb)

Paper Size for Trays:

A3, JIS B4, Ledger, A4, ISO B5, A5, Legal, Letter,
Executive

Paper Weight:

60 ~ 105 g/m2, 16 ~ 28 lb

Power Consumption:

17 W or less (average)

Power Source:

DC 24 V, 5 V supplied from HL-3260N

Dimensions (W x D x H)

440 x 520 x 370 mm (17.3 x 20.5 x 14.6")

Weight:

7 kg, 15.4 lb

Options

Number of Trays

MX5000-1

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

25 January 2001

1.2 COMPONENT LAYOUT


1.2.1 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT
7
4
3
6

2
1

G518D101.WMF

1. 4th Tray

5. Turn Gate

2. 3rd Tray

6. Vertical Transport Roller

3. 2nd Tray

7. Tray Feed Out Roller

4. 1st Tray

1.2.2 DRIVE LAYOUT

G518D103.WMF

1. Timing Belt
2. Main Motor
3. Main Motor Timing Belt

MX5000-2

25 January 2001

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

1.3 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTIONS


2

4
5

15

6
7

14

8
9
10
13
12
11

G518D102.WMF

Options

See the next page for the component description table.

MX5000-3

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

Symbols
Motors
M1
Sensors
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9
S10

Solenoids
SOL1
SOL2
SOL3

PCBs
PCB1

6 February 2001

Name

Function

Index No.

Main

Drives all the mailbox rollers.

Tray 4 Paper
Tray 3 Paper
Vertical
Transport
Tray 2 Paper
Tray 1 Paper
Tray 1 Paper
Overflow
Tray 2 Paper
Overflow
Tray 3 Paper
Overflow
Tray 4 Paper
Overflow
Door Safety

Detects if there is paper in the 4th tray.


Detects if there is paper in the 3rd tray.
Detects misfeeds (between the 1st and
2nd trays)
Detects if there is paper in the 2nd tray.
Detects if there is paper in the 1st tray.
Detects paper overflow in the 1st tray.

6
13
9
12
11
10

Detects paper overflow in the 2nd tray.

Detects paper overflow in the 3rd tray.

Detects paper overflow in the 4th tray.

Cuts the dc power line when the transport


cover is opened.

Turn Gate
Solenoid 1
Turn Gate
Solenoid 2
Turn Gate
Solenoid 3

Opens and closes the junction gate to


direct paper into the 1st tray.
Opens and closes the junction gate to
direct paper into the 2nd tray.
Opens and closes the junction gate to
direct paper into the 3rd tray gate.

14

Main Control

Controls all mailbox functions

MX5000-4

15
3

8 February 2001

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS
2.1 BASIC OPERATION

[A]
[B]

G518D104.WMF

G518D105.WMF

The mailbox is connected to the main unit by a 10-pin connector.


When the leading edge of the paper activates the exit sensor on the interchange
unit, the mailbox main motor turns on and the mailbox rollers begin to turn. The
paper is then fed out to the tray that has been selected.
Solenoids [B] open and close junction gates as shown to direct the paper to the
selected tray. When the top tray (tray 4) is selected, none of the solenoids are
activated. As the last sheet is fed out, it turns off the vertical transport sensor, and
both the mailbox motor and the junction gate solenoid of the selected bin turn off.

Options

The mailbox normally feeds paper at 121 mm/s. For HL-3260N, this is about equal
to the speed of the printer itself (actual transport speeds are: 121.6 mm/s and
120.6 mm/s, respectively).

MX5000-5

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

8 February 2001

2.2 PAPER OVERFLOW DETECTION


2.2.1 OVERVIEW
Overflow sensors are installed in each tray. They monitor the trays so that the
amount of paper present does not exceed the tray capacity. If a printing job is done
that exceeds the capacity of one or more of the trays, HL-3260N recognizes the
overload, displays an error message and stops the print job. However, if the excess
paper is removed from the overloaded tray, the print job will continue.

2.2.2 DETECTION TIMING


Between Sheets
T

Full

(H)

Not Full

(L)
Paper
Length

Paper
Length

Paper
Length

Full

G518D107.WMF

When the sensor output is high for longer than T (calculated by the equation below),
the machine determines that the tray is full.
The detection timing for a full tray is calculated by the equation below for each
paper size. For example, with a minimum print speed of 12 ppm (for A3), the value
of T would be 15 seconds. Therefore, if the sensor continuously detects paper for
15 or more seconds (as it would if the tray were actually full and a given sheet of
paper was stopped at the sensor), HL-3260N stops the copy job, assuming that the
tray is full. The value of T will be different for each paper size, since the print speed
will vary with paper size.
T (seconds) = (60/min. PPM) x 3

* PPM = prints per minute.

MX5000-6

25 January 2001

PAPER MISFEED DETECTION TIMING


A4 sideways (longedge) paper to exit to the 1st bin tray
Main Motor
(Main frame)
J1
Exit Sensor
(Interchange Unit)

*1

Main Motor
(Mailbox)
Turn Gate
Solenoid *1
*1: Time required for A4 longedge paper

A4 sideways (longedge) paper to exit to the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th tray


Main Motor
(Main frame)
J1
Exit Sensor
(Interchange Unit)

*1

Main Motor
(Mailbox)
Turn Gate
Solenoid *2
Vertical Transport
Sensor

J2

J3

*1

*1: Time required for A4 longedge paper

Options

2.3

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

*2: All solenoids stay off for feed to the 4th tray.
G518D108.WMF

MX5000-7

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

25 January 2001

J1 Timing: After the leading edge of the paper activates the exit sensor of the
interchange unit, a misfeed is detected if this sensor does not turn off
within X + 0.52 s, where X is equal to the amount of time a given paper
size takes to pass the sensor (e.g. A4 sideways = 1.74 s).
J2 Timing: After the paper exit sensor of the interchange unit is activated, the
machine determines that the paper has not yet fed and detects a misfeed
if the vertical transport sensor does not activate within 1.94 s (in the case
of A4 paper).
J3 Timing: After the vertical transport sensor is activated, a misfeed is detected if
this sensor does not turn off within X + 0.52 s (see above for an
explanation of X). For example, this value would be 2.26 s for A4
sideways.

MX5000-8

25 January 2001

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT


3.1 EXTERIOR COVER REMOVAL
[C]

[D]

[B]
[A]

G518R101.WMF

1. Turn the main switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
2. Take out each tray [A] (lift by the edges).
3. Remove the front cover [B] (1 screw).
4. Remove the rear cover [C] (1 screw).

Options

5. Remove the upper cover [D].

MX5000-9

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

25 January 2001

3.2 OVERFLOW AND VERTICAL TRANSPORT SENSOR

[A]
G518R103.WMF

[D]

[B]

[C]
G518R104.WMF

1. Turn the main switch off and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove each tray.
3. Remove the bin covers [A].
4. Remove the connector of the tray sensor [B].
Remove the connector of the overflow sensor [C]
Remove the connector of the vertical transport sensor [D].
5. Remove both the tray and overflow sensors as shown in the illustration.
For the vertical transport sensor, lift up the locking pawls (slightly).
Remove the sensor by rotating the bottom part upwards.

MX5000-10

25 January 2001

4 BIN MAIL BOX (MX-5000)

3.3 MAIN MOTOR REPLACEMENT


[B]
[C]

[D]

[A]

G518R102.WMF

1. Turn the main switch off and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the rear cover.
3. Remove the control board [A] (2 screws, all connectors).
4. Remove the timing belt [B] (2 screws) and the main motor bracket [C].

Options

5. Replace the main motor (2 screws) [D].

MX5000-11

INTERCHANGE UNIT
(SP-5000)

25 January 2001

INTERCHANGE UNIT (SP-5000)

1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION


1.1 SPECIFICATIONS
Standard sizes
A5 SEF to A3
HLT to DLT
Non-standard sizes
Width: 100 to 305 mm
Length: 148 to 432 mm

Paper Weight:

60 g/m2 ~ 157 g/m2, 16 lb ~ 28 lb

Power Consumption:

15 W

Dimensions (W x D x H):

117 x 447 x 92 mm

Weight:

1.6 kg (4.5 lbs)

Options

Paper Size:

SP5000-1

INTERCHANGE UNIT (SP-5000)

25 January 2001

1.2 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


1

7
4
6
G531D101.WMF

1. Exit Sensor
2. Duplex Junction Gate
3. Duplex Unit (Option)
4. Exit Junction Gate
5. Fusing Unit (Inside the Printer)
6. Exit Roller
7. Bridge Unit

SP5000-2

25 January 2001

1.3

INTERCHANGE UNIT (SP-5000)

DRIVE LAYOUT
3
2

G531D102.WMF

5
4

G531D103.WMF

1. Exit Junction Gate Solenoid

4. Exit Roller

2. Exit Sensor

5. Drive Gear

Options

3. Duplex Junction Gate Solenoid

SP5000-3

INTERCHANGE UNIT (SP-5000)

25 January 2001

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTION
2.1 JUNCTION GATE MECHANISM
[C]
[A]
[D]
[B]

G531D106.WMF

[F]

[E]

[A]

[G]

[B]

G531D104.WMF

[A]

G531D105.WMF

Depending on the selected mode, the papers are directed upward (to the 4-bin
mailbox), left, or right (to the duplex unit) by the exit junction gate [A] and the
duplex junction gate [B]. These are controlled by the exit junction gate solenoid [C]
and the duplex junction gate solenoid [D].

To the Exit Tray or Bridge Unit (for the Upper Tray on top of the Bridge
Unit, or the Finisher)
The exit junction gate solenoid stays off and the paper is directed to the copier exit
unit [E].
To the 4-bin Mailbox
The exit junction gate solenoid turns on and the duplex junction gate solenoid stays
off. The paper is directed to the 4-bin mailbox [F].
To the Duplex Unit
The exit junction gate solenoid and the duplex junction gate solenoid both turn on
and the paper is directed to the duplex unit [G].

SP5000-4

25 January 2001

INTERCHANGE UNIT (SP-5000)

3. REPLACEMENT
3.1 EXIT SENSOR REPLACEMENT

[A]

[B]
G531R501.EPS

1. Remove the interchange unit.


2. Remove the upper cover [A] of the interchange unit (2 screws).

Options

3. Remove the exit sensor [B] (1 connector).

SP5000-5

DUPLEX UNIT
(DX-5000)

25 January 2001

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION


1.1 SPECIFICATIONS
A3, JIS B4, Ledger, A4, ISO B5, A5, Legal, Letter,
Executive

Paper Weight:

60 g/m2 ~ 157 g/m2, 16 lb ~ 28 lb

Tray Capacity:

1 sheet

Power Consumption:

40 W

Power Source:

DC 24 V, 5 V supplied from HL-3260N

Dimensions (W x D x H):

90 x 495 x 452 mm

Weight:

6 kg (13.2 lbs)

Options

Paper Size:

DX5000-1

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

25 January 2001

1.2 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


2

6
7

G582V500.WMF

1. Inverter Gate

5. Middle Transport Roller

2. Entrance Sensor

6. Lower Transport Roller

3. Inverter Roller

7. Exit Sensor

4. Upper Transport Roller

DX5000-2

25 January 2001

ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


1

3
7
4

G582V501.WMF

1. Entrance Sensor

5. Transport Motor

2. Inverter Gate Solenoid

6. Exit Sensor

3. Inverter Motor

7. Duplex Unit Open Switch

4. Main Board

Options

1.3

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

DX5000-3

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

25 January 2001

1.4 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTION


Symbol
Motors
M1
M2

Name

Function

Index No.

Inverter
Transport

Drives the inverter roller.


Drives the upper and lower transport rollers.

3
5

Entrance
Exit

Detects the trailing edge of the print paper to


turn on the inverter gate solenoid and reverse
the inverter motor. Checks for misfeeds.
Checks for misfeeds.

Duplex Unit
Open

Detects whether the duplex unit is open or


not.

Controls the inverter gate.

Controls the duplex unit and communicates


with the printer.

Sensors
S1
S2

1
6

Switches
SW1

Solenoids
SOL1
Inverter Gate
PCBs
PCB1

Main

DX5000-4

25 January 2001

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

1.5 DRIVE LAYOUT

1
2

3
4

G582V502.WMF

4. Middle Transport Roller

2. Inverter Motor

5. Transport Motor

3. Upper Transport Roller

6. Lower Transport Roller

Options

1. Inverter Roller

DX5000-5

PR2002174
DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

18 September 2002

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS
2.1 BASIC OPERATION
To increase the productivity of the duplex unit, printouts are printed as follows.

Larger than A4 lengthwise/LT lengthwise


The duplex unit can store only one sheet of print paper.
Example: 8 pages. The number which exists at the center in the illustration shows
the order of pages. The number surrounded with a circle in the lower left
in the illustration shows the order of sheets of print paper (if shaded, this
indicates the second side).

G582D519.WMF

G582D518.WMF

DX5000-6

PR2002174
18 September 2002

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

Up to A4 lengthwise/LT lengthwise
The duplex unit can store two sheets of print paper
Example: 8 pages. The number which exists at the center in the illustration shows
the order of pages. The number surrounded with a circle in the lower left
in the illustration shows the order of sheets of print paper (if shaded, this
indicates the second side).

"

"

&

"

G582D520.WMF

G582D517.WMF

DX5000-7

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

25 January 2001

2.2 FEED IN AND EXIT MECHANISM

[A]

[B]
[G]
[D]

[C]

[E]

[F]

G582D504.WMF

G582D505.WMF

When paper is fed into duplex unit:


As soon as the paper is fed from the interchange unit, it is sent to the inverter
section [C] (the inverter gate solenoid [A] remains off during this process).
The inverter section can hold a sheet of paper up to A3 size or two sheets of paper
A4 size or less.

Inversion and Exit:


Shortly after the trailing edge of the paper passes the entrance sensor [G], the
inverter gate solenoid [A] switches on and the inverter gate [B] switches over to
direct the paper to the exit path [E]. The inverter roller [D] then changes its rotation
direction and the paper goes to the exit transport area [F]. The paper is then sent to
the registration rollers in HL-3260N by the transport rollers.

DX5000-8

25 January 2001

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT


3.1 COVER REMOVAL
[A]

G582R501.WMF

Options

1. Remove the duplex unit cover [A] (4 screws).

DX5000-9

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

25 January 2001

3.2 ENTRANCE SENSOR REPLACEMENT

[A]

[B]
G582R502.WMF

1. Remove the duplex unit cover. (Refer to section 3.1.)


2. Remove the sensor holder [A] (1 screw).
3. Replace the entrance sensor [B] (1 connector, 1 screw).

DX5000-10

25 January 2001

DUPLEX UNIT (DX-5000)

3.3 EXIT SENSOR REPLACEMENT


[B]

[C]

[A]

G582R503.WMF

1. Open the duplex unit [A].


2. Remove the sensor bracket [B] (1 screw).

Options

3. Replace the exit sensor [C] (1 connector).

DX5000-11

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY
(MP-5000)

25 January 2001

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)

1 OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION


1.1 SPECIFICATIONS
Paper Size:

Standard sizes
A5 SEF lengthwise to A3
HLT lengthwise to DLT
Non-standard sizes
Width: 90 to 297 mm
Length: 148 to 432 mm

Paper Weight:

60 g/m2 ~ 157 g/m2, 16 lb ~ 42 lb

Power Consumption

10 W or less

Dimensions (W x D x H)

125 x 495 x 163 mm


(4.9 x 19.5 x 6.4 inches)

Weight

2.5 kg (5.6 lb)

Tray Capacity:

100 sheets (80 g/m2, 20 lb)

Paper Feed System:

Friction Pad Paper Feed

1.2 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


1

A899V500.WMF

1. Paper Feed Roller


2. Paper End Sensor
3. Paper Size Sensor Board

MP5000-1

Options

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)

6 February 2001

1.3 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


2

A899V501.WMF

1. Paper End Sensor


2. Paper Feed Clutch
3. Paper Size Sensor Board

1.4 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTION


Symbol
Sensors
S1
S2

Name
Paper End
Paper Size
Sensor Board

Magnetic Clutches
MC1
Paper Feed

Function
Informs the HL-3260N when the multipurpose tray runs out of paper.
Detects the paper width.

Starts paper feed from the multi-purpose tray.

MP5000-2

Index No.
1
3

6 February 2001

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)

2 DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS
2.1 BASIC OPERATION
[A]
[B]

[C]
A899D503.WMF

The multi-purpose tray unit uses a friction pad paper feed mechanism. The
transport roller gear in the main printer drives the gear on the paper feed clutch [B]
through a series of gears.

Options

When paper is placed in the tray, the paper end sensor [C] switches off. When the
Start button is pressed, the paper feed clutch [B] is activated and the paper feed
roller [A] feeds the paper one sheet at a time.

MP5000-3

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)

6 February 2001

2.2 PAPER SIZE DETECTION

[A]

[B]
A899D504.WMF

The paper size sensor board [B] monitors the paper width. The rear side fence [A]
is connected to the terminal plate. The pattern for each paper width is unique.
Therefore, the HL-3260N determines which paper has been placed in the multipurpose tray by the signal output from the board. However, the HL-3260N will not
determine the paper length from the multi-purpose tray hardware (refer to Original
Size Detection in the HL-3260N manual for details on how paper length is
determined).

MP5000-4

6 February 2001

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)

3 REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT


3.1 PAPER FEED ROLLER/FRICTION PAD/PAPER END
SENSOR
[A]

A899R501.WMF

[C]

[D]

A899R505.WMF

1. Remove the upper cover [A] (2 screws).


2. Remove the paper end sensor bracket [B] (1 screw).
3. Remove the paper feed roller [C] (snap-fit).
4. If removing the friction pad [D], do so at this time.

MP5000-5

Options

[B]

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)

6 February 2001

3.2 PAPER SIZE SENSOR BOARD


[B]
[A]

[C]
A899R502.WMF

[H]

[F]
[G]

[D]
[E]

A899R503.WMF

1. Remove the rear cover [A] (2 screws).


2. Remove the multi-purpose tray [B] (1 connector, 2 release levers [C]).
3. Remove the lever [D] (1 snap ring, 1 pin).
4. While pushing the release lever [E], remove the paper tray [F].
5. Remove the by-pass width sensor [G].
NOTE: When installing the by-pass width sensor [G], move the side fence inward
all the way so that the dot on the side face gear faces the surface with the
dot [H] on the by-pass width sensor.

MP5000-6

25 January 2001

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY (MP-5000)

3.3 PAPER FEED CLUTCH

[D]

[B]

[A]
A899R504.WMF

[C]

1. Remove the rear cover [A] (2 screws).


2. Remove the spring.
3. Remove the drive gear and drive gear bracket [B] (1 E-ring, 1 spring).
4. Remove the paper feed clutch bracket [C] (2 screws).

Options

5. Remove the paper feed clutch [D] (1 connector).

MP5000-7

2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE


(LT-5200)

26 January 2001

20000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE

1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION


1.1 SPECIFICATIONS
A4, Letter

Paper Weight:

60 g/m2 ~ 105 g/m2, 16 lb ~ 28 lb

Tray Capacity:

2,000 sheets (80 g/m2, 20lb)

Remaining Paper Detection:

5 steps (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, Near end)

Power Source:

24 Vdc, 5 Vdc supplied from HL-3260N

Power Consumption:

26 W (Max.)/14 W (Ave.)

Weight:

25 kg (55.6 lb)

Size (W x D x H):

550 x 520 x 271 mm


(21.7 x 20.5 x 10.7 inches)

Options

Paper Size:

LT5200-1

2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE (LT-5200)

26 January 2001

1.2 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


10

5
6
7

G539D101.WMF

1. Pick-up Roller

7. Paper Height Sensors 1, 2, 3

2. Upper Limit Sensor

8. Lower Limit Sensor

3. Paper Feed Roller

9. Left Paper End Sensor

4. Relay Sensor

10. Paper Height Sensors 4,5

5. Relay Roller
6. Reverse Roller

LT5200-2

26 January 2001

20000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE

1.3 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


1
2
3
4

5
8

20

G539D102.WMF

18

19

10

17

11
12
13
14

16
15

G539D103.WMF

11. Side Fence Open/Closed Sensors

2. Tray Sensor

12. Paper Height Sensors 1, 2, 3

3. Relay Clutch

13. Lower Limit Sensor

4. Paper Feed Clutch

14. Side Fence Solenoid

5. Tray Motor

15. Rear Fence Return Sensor

6. Tray Lift Motor

16. Rear Fence Motor

7. Tray Heater (option)

17. Rear Fence Home Position


Sensor

8. Right Tray Paper End Sensor


9. Upper Limit Sensor
10. Relay Sensor

18. Left Tray Paper End Sensor


19. Paper Height Sensors 4, 5
20. Right Cover Switch

LT5200-3

Options

1. Main Board

2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE (LT-5200)

6 February 2001

1.4 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTIONS


Symbol
Motors
M1
M2

Function

Index No.

Tray Motor
Tray Lift Motor
Rear Fence
Motor

Drives all rollers.


Drives the paper tray up or down.
Moves the rear fence to transfer the paper
stack from the paper storage (left) side of the
tray to the paper feed (right) side.

5
6

Right Tray
Paper End

M3

Name

Informs the HL-3260N when the paper in the


right side (paper feed side) of the tray has
been used up. If there is a paper stack in the
left side (paper storage side), this is moved
into the right tray. If there is no paper stack in
the left side, paper end is indicated.
Detects the copy paper coming to the relay
roller and checks for misfeeds.
Detects when the paper is at the correct
paper feed height.
Detects when the tray is completely lowered,
to stop the LCT motor.
Detects the amount of paper remaining in the
right side of the tray.
Detects the amount of paper remaining in the
left side of the tray.
Detects when the rear fence is at Home
Position.
Detects whether the tray is correctly set.
Detects whether the side fence is open on
closed.
Detects when the rear fence has moved the
paper stack from the left side to the right side.
Informs the copier/printer when there is no
paper in the left side (paper storage side) of
the tray.

16

Sensors

S1

S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9
S10
S11

Relay
Upper Limit
Lower Limit
Paper Height
1, 2, 3
Paper Height
4, 5
Rear Fence
Home Position
Tray
Side Fence
Open/Closed
Rear Fence
Return
Left Tray
Paper End

10
9
13
12
19
17
2
11
15
18

Solenoids
SOL1

Side Fence

Magnetic Clutches
MC1
Paper Feed
MC2
Relay
PCBs
Main
PCB1
Switches
SW1
Right Cover

Controls open-close movement of the side


fence.

14

Drives the paper feed roller.


Drives the relay roller.

4
3

Controls the 2000 sheets tray table and


communicates with the HL-3260N.

Detects whether the right cover is open.

20

LT5200-4

26 January 2001

20000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE

2. DETAILED SECTION DESCRIPTIONS


2.1 PAPER FEED
[B]
[A]

[C]
G539D104.WMF

This products uses an Feeder Reverse Roller type paper feed mechanism.
The paper feed unit consists of the pickup roller [A], paper feed roller [B], reverse
roller [C], and grip and transport rollers.

Options

There is a torque limiter in the back of the reverse roller (ferrite powder type).

LT5200-5

2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE (LT-5200)

26 January 2001

2.2 REVERSE ROLLER AND PICK-UP ROLLER RELEASE

[C]

[E]

[A]

[B]
G539D107.WMF

[E]

[A]

[D]
G539D108.WMF

To prevent the paper from being torn when pulling out the paper feed tray, the
reverse and pickup rollers are constructed so that they release automatically.
When the paper tray [A] is not inside the machine, the reverse roller [B] is away
from the paper feed roller [C] and the pick-up roller [D] stays in the upper position.
When the paper tray is set into the machine, it pushes the release lever [E]. This
causes the pick-up roller [D] to go down into contact with the top sheet of paper
and the reverse roller [B] to move up and contact the paper feed roller.

LT5200-6

26 January 2001

20000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE

2.3 TRAY LIFT

[F]
[G]
[A]
[B]

[D]

[E]
G539D110.WMF

[C]
When the paper feed tray is put in the machine, the tray switch [A] on the back face
turns on and the tray lift motor [B] starts up. The base plate lift shaft [C] is coupled
to the lift motor by shaft [D], so the base plate of the tray is lifted. After a short while,
the top of the paper stack contacts the pick-up roller and lifts it up.
When this occurs, the actuator enters the upper limit sensor, the sensor turns off
and the lift motor stops. When paper in the tray is used up, the pick-up roller is
gradually lowered, and the actuator leaves the upper limit sensor (turning the
sensor on). When this happens, the lift motor begins turning again. The tray will
then be lifted until the actuator enters the upper limit sensor (turning the sensor off
again).

Options

When the tray is removed from the copier, the coupling between the lift motor [B]
and base plate lift shaft [C] is broken and the base plate goes into a controlled free
fall (using a damper [E] to slow the fall and prevent damage).

LT5200-7

2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE (LT-5200)

26 January 2001

2.4 NEAR END/END DETECTION


This tray can hold two stacks of paper, so the machine needs to monitor the status
of both these stacks. There are seven sensors to do this.
In the right tray (paper feed side), three height sensors measure the height of the
stack, and an end sensor detects when all the paper is used up. As the amount of
paper remaining in the tray decreases, the base plate rises and the actuator
activates the paper height sensors. When the paper runs out in the right tray, the
stack in the left tray is moved across to the right tray.
There are also two height sensors ([F] in the diagram on the previous page) and an
end sensor in the left tray (paper storage side) ([G] in the diagram on the previous
page). When there is no paper in both trays, paper end is detected.
The machine determines the amount of remaining paper based on the sensor
outputs. The following table shows all possible paper fill conditions in the tray.
Sensors: ! = paper present

= no paper
Amount of paper

Paper Height Sensor 1


Paper Height Sensor 2
Paper Height Sensor 3
Paper End Sensor 1
Paper Height Sensor 5
Paper Height Sensor 4
Paper End Sensor 2

100%
!
!
!
!
!
!
!

75%

50%

!
!
!
!
#
!
!

!
!
#
!
!
!
!

!
#
!
!

25%
!
#

!
#
#
!

!
!
!
!
#
#
!

!
!
!
!
#
#
#

!
#

!
!
!
!

!
!
!
!

!
!
#
!
#
!
!

Amount of paper
Paper Height Sensor 1
Paper Height Sensor 2
Paper Height Sensor 3
Paper End Sensor 1
Paper Height Sensor 5
Paper Height Sensor 4
Paper End Sensor 2

!
!
#
!

!
!
#
!
#
#
#

LT5200-8

!
#

!
#
#
#

Near-end
#
#

!
!
#
#
#
#
!
#

End

#
#
#
#

!
#

!
#
!
!

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20000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE

The following table shows the switch sequence from a full tray (2,000 sheets) to
empty.
Amount of paper
Paper Height Sensor 1
Paper Height Sensor 2
Paper Height Sensor 3
Paper End Sensor 1
Paper Height Sensor 4
Paper Height Sensor 5
Paper End Sensor 2

Full
!
!
!
!
!
!
!

50%
!
!
#
!
!
!
!

!
#
#
!
!
!
!

#
#
#
!
!
!
!

#
#
#
#
!
!
!

!
!
!
!
#
#
#

!
!
#
!
#
#
#

!
#
#
!
#
#
#

#
#
#
!
#
#
#

Empty
#
#
#
#
#
#
#

The following diagram is the sensor layout, as viewed from the front.
Paper Storage Side

Paper Feed Side


Paper End
Sensor 1
Paper Height
Sensor 1

Paper Height
Sensor 5

Paper Height
Sensor 2

Paper Height
Sensor 4

Paper Height
Sensor 3

Paper End
Sensor 2

Options

G539D112.WMF

LT5200-9

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26 January 2001

2.5 RIGHT TRAY SIDE FENCE


[B]

[C]

[A]

[D]
[E]

[F]

[G]

[H]
G539D109.WMF

When the paper in the right tray is used up, the side fence solenoid [F] activates
and stays on until the side fence open/closed sensor [E] detects that the fence is
open. The rear fence [A] then moves the stack of paper from the left tray into the
right tray, as described in the following section. When the stack has been
transferred to the right tray, the rear fence return sensor [G] detects the rear fence
and then turns off the side fence open solenoid (closing the side fence).
The side fence open/closed sensor [D] detects when the side fence is closed.
When it is not closed, the user is prompted by a message on the HL-3260N LCD
display to free the mechanism.

2.6 LEFT TRAY REAR FENCE


If the right tray paper end sensor detects that there is no paper in the tray (while
the left tray sensor detects that there is still paper in the left tray), the right side
fence [C] opens and the rear fence motor [H] turns on. The rear fence of the left
tray moves and the paper stack is then transferred from the left tray to the right tray.
When the left tray rear fence activates the rear fence return sensor, the machine
detects that the paper stack has been transferred to the right tray and the rear
fence motor rotates in the opposite direction. When the rear fence HP sensor [B]
comes on, the motor stops.

LT5200-10

26 January 2001

20000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE

2.7 RIGHT TRAY PAPER END DETECTION


[A]

[B]

[C]
G539D106.WMF

[E]

[D]

G539D111.WMF

The paper end sensor [A] detects when paper in the right tray runs out.
When there is paper in the tray, the paper pushes up the paper end feeler [B] and
causes the actuator to come between the LED and photo diode of the sensor.
When paper runs out, the feeler drops and the actuator leaves the photointerruptor,
and the machine detects that there is no paper in the tray.

Options

When the tray is being pulled out, the lever [E] lifts the pick-up roller and this also
lifts up the feeler arm.

LT5200-11

2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE (LT-5200)

3.

26 January 2001

REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT

3.1 DETACHING THE TRAY FROM THE LOWER TRAY


FRAME
While pressing the stopper attached to the
guide rail, pull out the large capacity tray.
NOTE: When reinstalling the tray, set the
tray on the guide rail and carefully
push the tray in, making sure to keep
the tray level.

[A]
G539R101.WMF

3.2 REAR FENCE HOME POSITION SENSOR


LT

A4

[C] [B]

[A]

G539R102.WMF

1. Pull out the large capacity tray.


2. Remove the left tray rear side fence [A] (2 screws).
3. Remove the rear fence bracket [B] (1 screw).
4. Remove the connector of the rear fence Home Position sensor.
5. Replace the rear fence Home Position sensor [C] (1 screw).
NOTE: When securing the sensor in place, be sure to fasten the screw in the
proper position.

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20000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE

3.3 CHANGING THE TRAY PAPER SIZE


[A]
[B]

G539R103.WMF

1. Remove the screws of all side fences [A], [B].


2. The position of the rear fence Home Position sensor can then be changed (see
Section 3.2).
NOTE: When securing the right tray side fence, fasten the screw after setting the
paper in the right tray and adjusting the fence to the width of the paper.

3.4 LEFT TRAY PAPER END SENSOR


[C]

[A]

[B]

1. Pull out the large capacity tray.


2. Remove the left tray side fence [A] (2 screws).
3. Remove the rear fence bracket [B] (1 screws).
4. Replace the left tray paper end sensor [C] (1 connector).

LT5200-13

Options

G539R104.WMF

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26 January 2001

3.5 TRAY LIFT MOTOR

[A]

G539R105.EPS

[B]

G539R106.EPS

1. Remove the brackets (1 screw for each).


2. Remove the rear cover [A] (3 screws).
3. Remove the tray lift motor [B] (3 screws, 1 connector).

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3.6 TRAY MOTOR


[A]

[C]

[B]
G539R107.WMF

1. Remove the rear cover.


2. Remove bracket #1 [A] (2 screws).
3. Remove bracket #2 [B] (2 screws).

Options

4. Remove the tray motor [C] (6 screws, 1 connector).

LT5200-15

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26 January 2001

3.7 PAPER FEED CLUTCH AND RELAY CLUTCH


[A]
[D]

[B]

[C]
G539R108.WMF

1. Remove the rear cover.


2. Remove bracket #1 [A] (2 screws).
3. Remove bracket #2 [B] (2 screws).
4. Remove all bushes.
5. Remove the paper feed clutch [C] and relay clutch [D].
6. Replace the required clutch.
NOTE: Make sure to properly secure both clutches before completing installation.

LT5200-16

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3.8 PAPER FEED UNIT

[A]

[B]

[C]

G539R109.WMF

[E]

[D]

G539R110.WMF

1. Remove the paper feed clutch and relay clutch (see Section 3.7).
2. Remove pulleys A [A], B [B], and C [C].
3. Remove the paper feed harness from the main board.
5. Remove the paper feed unit [E] (2 screws).

LT5200-17

Options

4. Open the vertical transport guide plate [D].

2000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE (LT-5200)

26 January 2001

3.9 UPPER LIMIT, RIGHT TRAY PAPER END, AND


RELAY SENSORS
[A]

[B]

[D]

[C]
G539R111.EPS

1. Remove the paper feed unit (see Paper Feed Unit Replacement).
2. Replace the required sensor.
Upper limit [A]
Relay [B]
Right tray paper end [C]
NOTE: When replacing the upper limit [A] and paper end sensor [C], please be
sure to do so while pushing the release lever [D].

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3.10 REAR FENCE MOTOR


[B]

[E]

[D]

[A]
[C]

G539R112.WMF

G539R113.WMF

[F]

[G]
[H]

G539R114.WMF

1. Pull out the paper feed tray unit.


2. Remove the paper feed tray front cover [A] (2 screws).
3. Remove the left side fence [B].
4. Remove the rear fence drive gear [C] (1 screw). This is in order to free the end
fence [D].
5. Move the end fence to the right (toward the center).
7. Remove the end fence bracket [E] (2 screws).
8. Remove the bracket [F] (1 screw).
9. Remove the bracket [G] of the rear fence motor assembly (2 screws).
10. Remove the rear fence motor assembly (2 screws).
11. Replace the motor [H] (1 connector).

LT5200-19

Options

6. Remove the end fence (1 screw).

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26 January 2001

3.11 PICK-UP/PAPER FEED/REVERSE ROLLERS

[C]

[A]

[B]

G539R115.WMF

1. Remove the paper tray unit (see Paper Tray Unit Replacement).
2. Remove the snap ring (1 each for the paper feed and reverse rollers).
3. Remove the pick up roller [A].
4. Replace each roller [B], [C].
NOTE: Install the paper feed rollers the correct way round, as shown in the
illustration. If the rollers are installed incorrectly, this will cause the one-way
clutch to lock.

LT5200-20

20000 SHEETS TRAY TABLE

Options

26 January 2001

LT5200-21

500 SHEETS X 2 TRAY TABLE


(LT-5100)

25 January 2001

500 SHEETS X 2 TRAY TABLE

1. OVERALL MACHINE INFORMATION


1.1 SPECIFICATIONS
A3, JIS B4, Ledger, A4, ISO B5, A5, Legal, Letter,
Executive

Paper Weight:

60 ~ 105 g/m2, 16 ~ 28 lbs.

Tray Capacity:

500 sheets (80 g/m2, 20 lbs.) x 2 trays

Paper Feed System:

Feed roller and friction pad

Paper Height Detection:

4 steps (100%, 70%, 30%, Near end)

Power Source:

24 VDC, 5 VDC supplied from the HL-3260N


120 Vac:
120 V version, from the HL-3260N when the
optional tray heater is installed
220 ~ 240 Vac:
230 V version, from the HL-3260N when the
optional tray heater is installed

Power Consumption:

Max: 30 W (Printing)
23 W (Optional Tray Heater On)
Average: 17 W (Printing)
15 W (Optional Tray Heater On)

Weight:

25 kg (55.6 lbs)

Size (W x D x H):

550 mm x 520 mm x 271 mm


(21.7 x 20.5 x 10.7 inches)

Options

Paper Size:

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25 January 2001

1.2 MECHANICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT

2
3

6
G532V101.WMF

1.
2.
3.
4.

Upper paper feed roller


Lower paper feed roller
Upper tray
Lower tray

5. Upper bottom plate


6. Lower bottom plate
7. Optional tray heater

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500 SHEETS X 2 TRAY TABLE

1.3 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT


1

20

3
4
5

19

6
7

18

8
9
17

10
16

12
15

14

11

13
G532V102.WMF

11. Lower paper height 1 sensor

2. Upper lift sensor

12. Vertical transport sensor

3. Upper lift motor

13. Upper paper end sensor

4. Upper paper height 2 sensor

14. Lower paper end sensor

5. Upper paper height 1 sensor

15. Lower paper size switch

6. Upper paper feed clutch

16. Upper paper size switch

7. Relay clutch

17. Optional tray heater

8. Tray cover switch

18. Lower lift motor

9. Lower paper feed clutch

19. Lower lift sensor

10. Lower paper height 2 sensor

20. Tray motor

LT5100-3

Options

1. Tray main board

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8 February 2001

1.4 ELECTRICAL COMPONENT DESCRIPTION


Symbol
Name
Motors
M1
Tray
M2
Upper Lift
M3
Lower Lift

Function
Drives all rollers.
Lifts the upper tray bottom plate.
Lifts the lower tray bottom plate.

Index No.
20
3
18

Sensors
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9

Upper Lift

Detects when the paper in the upper tray is at


the correct feed height.
Lower Lift
Detects when the paper in the lower tray is at
the correct feed height.
Upper Paper End Informs HL-3260N when the upper tray runs out
of paper.
Lower Paper End Informs HL-3260N when the lower tray runs out
of paper.
Vertical Transport Detects misfeeds.
Upper Paper
Detects the amount of paper in the upper tray.
Height 1
Upper Paper
Detects the amount of paper in the upper tray.
Height 2
Lower Paper
Detects the amount of paper in the lower tray.
Height 1
Lower Paper
Detects the amount of paper in the lower tray.
Height 2

Switches
SW1 Tray Cover
Detects whether the tray cover is open or not.
SW2 Upper Paper Size Determines what paper size is in the upper tray.
SW3 Lower Paper Size Determines what paper size is in the lower tray.
Magnetic Clutches
Upper Paper
MC1
Feed
Lower Paper
MC2
Feed
MC3 Relay

Starts paper feed from the upper tray.


Starts paper feed from the lower tray.

2
19
13
14
12
5
4
11
10

8
15
16

6
9

Drives the relay rollers.

Tray Main

Controls the paper tray unit and communicates


with HL-3260N.

Optional Tray
Heater

Removes humidity from the paper in the trays.

PCBs
PCB1
Others
H1

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1.5 DRIVE LAYOUT


1
2

3
8
4

6
7
G532V103.WMF

Tray motor
Drive belt
Upper paper feed clutch
Relay clutch

5.
6.
7.
8.

Lower paper feed clutch


Relay roller
Lower paper feed roller
Upper paper feed roller

Options

1.
2.
3.
4.

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25 January 2001

2. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS
2.1 PAPER FEED AND SEPARATION MECHANISM

[A]

[B]

[C]

G532D104.WMF

The paper tray holds 500 sheets. The paper feed roller [A] drives the top sheet of
paper from the paper tray to the HL-3260N. The friction pad [B] allows only one
sheet to feed at a time. The friction pad applies pressure to the feed roller with a
spring [C].

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2.2 PAPER LIFT MECHANISM


[B]
[A]

[D]
[C]
[K]

[G]

[F]

[H]
[A]

[E]

G532D106.WMF

[B]
[I]
[J]

[C]
[D]
[E]

G532D107.WMF

The paper size switch detects when the tray is pushed in.
When the paper tray is pushed into the machine, the pin [A] for the lift motor
pressure shaft engages the lift motor coupling [B] and the pin [C] for the bottom
plate lift shaft in the tray engages the bottom plate pressure lever coupling [D]. The
pin [E] on the rear of the tray pushes the lock lever so that the lift motor can lift the
bottom plate pressure lever.
The lift motor turns on, and turns clockwise as viewed on the diagram. The main
pressure spring [K] pulls the bottom plate pressure lever, this lifts the tray bottom
plate.

The pressure of the feed roller on the paper is now too high, so the lift motor
reverses to reduce this pressure. It reverses for 300 ms or 600 ms, depending on
the paper size. For smaller paper, it reverses the larger amount (600 ms) to reduce
the pressure more.

LT5100-7

Options

When the top of the stack touches the feed roller, the motor cannot pull up the
plate any more, so it pulls the actuator [G] into the lift sensor [F].

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For A4-width paper or wider, a projection [H] on the side fence engages the
secondary pressure spring [J] through a lever [I]. Then, the secondary pressure
spring [J] applies paper feed pressure in addition to the main pressure spring [K], to
ensure that extra pressure is applied to wider paper.
When the paper tray is pulled out, the pins [A, C] disengage from the couplings [B,
D], and the bottom plate drops. To make it easier to push the tray in, the lift motor
rotates backwards for 1.7 seconds to return the bottom plate pressure lever
coupling [D] to the original position.

2.3 PAPER END DETECTION


[A]

[B]
[C]

G532D105.WMF

If there is some paper in the paper tray, the paper stack raises the paper end feeler
[A] and the paper end sensor [B] is deactivated.
When the paper tray runs out of paper, the paper end feeler drops into the cutout
[C] in the tray bottom plate and the paper end sensor is activated.
When the paper tray is drawn out with no paper in the tray, the shape of the paper
end feeler causes it to lift up.

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2.4 PAPER HEIGHT DETECTION

[B]
[A]
[C]

[C]

G532D107.WMF

The amount of paper in the tray is detected by the combination of on/off signals
from two paper height sensors [A] and [B].
When the amount of paper decreases, the bottom plate pressure lever [C] moves
the actuator up.
The following combination of sensor signals is sent to HL-3260N.

When the tray contains paper of a small width, the paper feed pressure may
become too low when the thickness of the remaining stack of paper has decreased.
The lift motor rotates forward 300 ms after the sensor detects a certain amount of
paper remaining in the tray to increase paper feed pressure, simulating the
pressure generated by a full tray.

LT5100-9

Options

Amount of Paper Paper Height Sensor 1 Paper Height Sensor 2


Near End
OFF
ON
30%
ON
ON
70%
ON
OFF
100%
OFF
OFF

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2.5 PAPER SIZE DETECTION


SW
Size
A3, F (81/2" x 13")
A4 Lengthwise
A4 Sideways
A5 Sideways,
11" x 17"
B4, 81/2" x 14"
B5 Sideways,
81/2" x 11"
B5 Lengthwise,
11" x 81/2"
* (Asterisk)

!
!
!

!
"
"

!
!

"
"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

[B]

[A]

!: ON (Not pushed)
": OFF (Pushed)

G532D108.WMF

There are four paper size microswitches [A] on the front right plate of the paper tray
unit. The switches are actuated by a paper size actuator [B] behind the paper size
indicator plate, which is on the front right of the tray.
Each paper size has its own actuator, with a unique combination of notches. To
determine which size has been installed, HL-3260N reads which microswitches the
actuator has switched off.
HL-3260N disables paper feed from a tray if the paper size cannot be detected. If
the paper size actuator is broken, or if there is no tray installed, the Add Paper
indicator will light.
When the paper size actuator is at the * mark, the paper tray can be set up to
accommodate one of a wider range of paper sizes by using user tools. If the paper
size for this position is changed without changing the user tool setting, a paper jam
will result.

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25 January 2001

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2.6 SIDE AND END FENCES


[A]

[D]
[B]
G532D110.WMF

[C]
G532D109.WMF

Side Fences

Options

If the tray is full of paper and it is pushed in strongly, the fences may deform or
bend. This may cause the paper to skew or the side-to-side registration to be
incorrect. To correct this, each side fence has a stopper [A] attached to it. Each
side fence can be secured with a screw [B], for customers who do not want to
change the paper size.

End Fence
As the amount of paper in the tray decreases, the bottom plate [C] lifts up gradually.
The end fence [D] is connected to the bottom plate. When the tray bottom plate
rises, the end fence moves forward and pushes the back of the paper stack to keep
it square in the tray.

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25 January 2001

3. REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT


3.1 FEED ROLLER REPLACEMENT

[C]

[B]

[A]

G532R723.WMF

1. Remove the paper tray [A].


2. Move the release lever [B] to the front.
3. Pull the feed roller [C] and remove it.
4. Replace the feed roller.

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500 SHEETS X 2 TRAY TABLE

[A]

G532R101.EPS

[B]

[C]
G532R103.WMF

3.2 TRAY MAIN BOARD REPLACEMENT


1. Remove the rear cover [A] (4 screws).
2. Replace the tray main board [B] (4 screws and 8 connectors).

1. Remove the rear cover (4 screws).


2. Disconnect 8 connectors from the tray main board [B].
3. Remove the tray main board with the bracket (2 screws).
4. Remove the tray motor [C] (6 screws and 1 connector).

LT5100-13

Options

3.3 TRAY MOTOR REPLACEMENT

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26 January 2001

3.4 UPPER PAPER FEED CLUTCH, LOWER PAPER


FEED CLUTCH, AND RELAY CLUTCH
REPLACEMENT

[A]
[B]

G532R101.EPS

[E]
[D]

[C]

[F]

[H]
[G]

1. Remove the rear cover [A] (5 screws).


2. Remove the bracket [B] (2 screws).
3. Remove the stopper bracket [C] (1 screw).
4. Remove the bushing [D].
5. Replace the upper paper feed clutch [E] (1 connector).
6. Replace the lower paper feed clutch [F] (1 connector).
7. Remove the snap ring [G].
8. Replace the relay clutch [H].

LT5100-14

G532R102.EPS

25 January 2001

500 SHEETS X 2 TRAY TABLE

3.5 LIFT MOTOR REPLACEMENT

[A]

G532R101.WMF

[B]
[D]
[E]

[C]
[F]
G532R104.WMF

1. Pull out the paper tray.


2. Remove the rear cover [A] (4 screws) and the bracket [B] (2 screws).
3. Disconnect the 2P connector [C].
4. Remove the spring [D].
5. Remove the lift motor unit [E] (3 screws).

Options

6. Remove the lift motor [F] (2 screws).

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25 January 2001

3.6 PAPER END SENSOR REPLACEMENT


[C]
[B]
[A]

G532R106.WMF

1. Remove the paper tray.


2. Remove the paper end sensor bracket [A] (1 screw and 1 connector).
3. Replace the paper end sensor [B].
NOTE: After replacing the sensor, pull the sensor cable towards the right hand
side of the frame [C] so that it does not touch the paper in the tray.

3.7 VERTICAL TRANSPORT SENSOR REPLACEMENT


[C]

[D]
[B]

[A]
G532R105.WMF

1. Open the right door [A].


2. Remove the right guide plate [B] (2 screws).
3. Remove the vertical transport sensor bracket [C] (1 screw and 1 connector).
4. Replace the vertical transport sensor [D].
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3.8 PAPER SIZE SWITCH REPLACEMENT

[B]

[A]

G532R108.WMF

1. Remove the upper and lower paper trays.


2. Remove the inner cover [A] (2 screws).

Options

3. Replace the paper size switch [B] (1 connector).

LT5100-17

TH1
Thermistor

AC SW

Main
Switch
(SW1)

X1
X2
X3
X4
X5
CN281-4
-3
-2

Coil
(230V Machine only)

-2

Signal Table

AC Line
DC Line

Signal Direction
Active High
Active Low
Pulse

Voltage

GND
GND
+24V
+24V

W Q
R
LED 4 CN510-1
-2
LED 3
-3
LED 2
-4
LED 1
-5
Key 1
-6
Key 2
-7
Key 3
-8
Key 4
-9
Key 5
-10
Key 6
-11
Key 7
-12
Key 8
-13
DB 7
-14
DB 6
-15
DB 5
-16
DB 4
-17
E
-18
RESET
-19
+5V
-20
GND

Zero Cross [ 5] CN284-5


Lamp ON [ 24] -4
Relay Trigger [ 24] -3
GND -2
+24V -1

CN289-1
-1

R
Q W

(CN105)
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
P

Pin No.
Name
17
5V
18
5V
19
GND
20
GND
21
BD
22
REFCLK
23
LDDCLK
24
LDDDI
25
LDDDO
/DEVRST2 26
27
LDDAXD
28
LDDWXR
29
LDOFF
30
./LDERR
31
PSO
32
/PDO0
Name
/PDO1
/PDO2
/PLGATE
/PLSYNC
/PCLK
/PFGATE
GND
/LDSYNC
PSE
/PDE0
/PDE1
/PDE2
DATATHRU
GND
GND
5VS

(CN233)
Pin No. Name
/ST_SET
1
/RYU_MRK
2
RYU_SOL
3
/RYU_M
4
RYU_FAN
5
/RYU_SET
6
RYU_ROP
7
RYU_MOP
8
9 /RYU_FULL
10 /RYU_RLYS
11 /RYU_EXTTS
(CN234)
Pin No. Name
1
FIN_TXD
2
FIN_RXD
3
+5V
4
+5V
5
GND
6
GND
7
/RY_TRG
8
+24V

(CN231)
Pin No. Name
SET
1
CLOCK
2
3
LATCH
OUTDATA
4
INDATA
5
SLOAD
6
SEN31
7
SEN32
8
ON31
9
ON32
10
GND
11
5V
12
(CN232)
Pin No. Name
1
5V
GND
2
RXD
3
TXD
4
DPXSET
5
REG SNS
6
JCT ON22
7
JCT ON21
8
24V
9
24V
10
GND
11
GND
12

S6
S3
S5

Vertical Transport
Sensor
Tray 1 Paper
Sensor

+24V
[24/0] B
[24/0] B
[24/0] A
[24/0] A
+24V

CN100-10
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

CN7-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10

SLOAD
INDATA
OUTDATA
Latch
Clock
Set
GND
+24V
GND
+5V

[ 24] Duplex Solenoid


GND
[ 5] Unit Set

CN1

CN110-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

-1

-1
CN120-2

-2

[ 24] Exit Solenoid


+24V

+24V

CN231

M1

SOL3

SOL2

+24V
[ 24] Sol 1
+24V
[ 24] Sol 2
+24V
[ 24] Sol 3

SOL1

-2
CN3-1

CN4-1

CN233 CN234

Mian Motor

Turn Gate
Solenoid 2
Turn Gate
Solenoid 3

-1
CN130-2

CN140-2

S2 Exit
Sensor
SOL2

[ 5] IN 1
GND
GND
+24V
+24V
Not Used
[ 5] Regist Sensor
[ 5] Set
[0-5] RXD
[0-5] TXD
GND
+5V
+5V
GND
[ 5] Exit Sensor

Optional Duplex Unit (DX5000)

Exit
Junction
Solenoid
Duplex
Junction
Solenoid

SW1 Unit Open


Sw
S1

Entrance
Sensor
CN6-1
-2
-3

EEPROM

CN236-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11

CN225-3
-4
-5

CN225-1
-2

CN209-1
-2
-3
-4
CN226-1
-2
-3
-4
-5

CN134-1
-2

CN242-1
-3
-5
-6
-7

24 V

GND
1st Paper Lift Sensor [ 5]
+5V
Motor-up [ 24]
Motor-down [ 24]
GND
2nd Paper Lift Sensor [ 5]
+5V
Motor-up [ 24]
Motor-down [ 24]
Set [ 5]
GND
TD Sensor [Analog]
+5V
GND

RSVFAN
CN309-5
-6
-7
-1
-2
-8
-9
-10
-3
-4
CN221-1
-2
-3
-4
CN203-2
-1
CN130-1
-2
-3
CN205-1
-2
-3
-4
CN306-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
CN307-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-10
-11
-12
-13
CN308-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12

CN131-1
-2

Note 1

4th Feed Clutch [ 24]


3rd Feed Clutch [ 24]
Relay Clutch [ 24]
Paper Height-B [ 5]
Paper Height-A [ 5]
Paper Tray Unit Set [ 5]
Bank-Hight [ 5]
4th Paper Size [ 5]
3rd Paper Size [ 5]
4th Relay Sensor [ 5]
3rd Relay Sensor [ 5]
4th Paper Lift Sensor [ 5]
3rd Paper Lift Sensor [ 5]
4th Paper End Sensor [ 5]
3rd Paper End Sensor [ 5]
GND
GND
GND
+24V
+24V
+24V
GND
+5V
Bank-MLD [ 5]
+5V
Bank-MON [ 5]
4th Lift Motor-Down [ 5]
4th Lift Motor-Up [ 5]
3rd Lift Motor-Down [ 5]
3rd Lift Motor-Up [ 5]

CN304-A1
-A2
-A3
-A4
-A5
-A6
-A7
-A8
-A9
-A10
-A11
-A12
-A13
-A14
-A15
CN304-B1
-B2
-B3
-B4
-B5
-B6
-B7
-B8
-B9
-B10
-B11
-B12
-B13
-B14
-B15

GND
Paper Exit [ 5]
+5V
GND
Paper Overflow [ 5]
+5V
GND
Cover Open [ 5]

MM-DR [ 5]
MM-ST [ 5]
MM-BK [ 5]
MM-RDY [ 5]
+5V
GND
GND
GND
+24V
+24V
Trigger [ 5]
PWM-B [ 5]
Feed Back-B [Analog]
Feed Back-C [Analog]
PWM-C [ 5]
PWM-T-I [ 5]
PWM-T-V [ 5]
[
Feed Back-T-IAnalog]
[Analog]
Feed Back-T-V
PWM-D [ 5]
Feed Back-D [Analog]
+24V
+5V
GND

1st Paper
Lift Sensor

CN2-3
-2
-1
CN3-3
-2
-1
CN4-2
-1

Unit Set [ 5]

Motor Up [ 24]
+5V
Paper Lift [ 5]
GND
[24/0] A
GND
[24/0] A
[24/0] B
GND
[24/0] B
+5V
Paper End [ 5]
GND
+5V
Paper Height 1 [ 5]
GND
+5V
Paper Height 2 [ 5]
GND
Size 1 [ 5]
Size 2 [ 5]
GND
Size 3 [ 5]
Size 4 [ 5]
+5V

TD Sensor

2n Paper
Lift Motor

2nd Paper
Lift Sensor

Upper Relay
Sensor
S7

2nd Paper
End Sensor
Lower
Relay Sensor
Right Lower
Cover SW
2nd Paper
Feed Clutch
Lower
Relay Clutch
S3

MC3

1st Paper
Feed Clutch
Upper Relay
Clutch

1st Paper
End Sensor
S2

MC1

Quenching
Lamp

M6
L2

Exhaust Fan
Toner Supply
Motor

M3

SW8 New PCU


Detect SW

S1

M5

S11

1st Paper
Lift Motor
M4

1st Paper
Height-2 Sensor
S13

1st Paper
Size SW

SW7

ID Sensor

Registration
Sensor

SW3

SW2

S5

S6

PCB 7

M2

-7

-4
CN105-3
-2
-1
CN101-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
CN102-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
CN103-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6

SW1

SW2

S4

S3

S2

M1

S1

M2

Install
Detect

Paper
Feed
Motor
Paper
End
Sensor
Paper
Height-1
Sensor
Paper
Height-2
Sensor
Paper
Size
Switch

Paper
Lift
Sensor

Lift Motor

Paper
Overflow Sensor
Right Upper
Cover Sensor

Paper
Exit Sensor

High
Voltage
Supply

Main
Motor

Right Cover

S4

S9

Registration Clutch

Special
Paper SW

SW6

MC5

2nd Paper
Size SW

SW5

S15

S14

2nd Paper
Height-1 Sensor
2nd Paper
Height-2 Sensor

1st Paper
Height-1 Sensor
S12

MC4

MC2

S8
SW4

Fusing Unit

CN1-1
-2
-3
-4

Polygonal Mirror
Motor Fan
S10

M7

Motor Down [ 24] CN105-5

CN324-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8

CN201-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
CN223-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12
-13
-14

CN305-1
1st Paper Size SW 4 [ 5]
-2
1st Paper Size SW 3 [ 5]
-3
GND
-4
1st Paper Size SW 2 [ 5]
-5
1st Paper Size SW 1 [ 5]
-6
2nd Paper Size SW 4 [ 5]
-7
2nd Paper Size SW 3 [ 5]
-8
GND
-9
2nd paper Size SW 2 [ 5]
-10
2nd paper Size SW 1 [ 5]
-11
GND
-12
Special Paper [ 5]
CN216-8
+24 V
-9
Registratioin Clutch [ 24]
-5
GND
-6
Registration [ 5]
-7
+5V
-1
+5V
-2
GND
-3
PWM-ID [ 5]
-4
Feed-back ID [Analog]
-10
GND
-11
Right Cover SW [ 5]
GND CN228-1
-2 X2 X1
Thermistor [Analog]
-3
Fusing Set [ 5]
-4 X4 X3
GND
-5
New Fusing Detect [ 5]
X5

New PCU [ 5]
+24V
Fan Lock [ 5]
Exhaust Fan [ 24]
Supply Motor [ 24]
+24 V
+24 V
Quenching Lamp [ 24]
[ 5] Zero Cross
GND
[ 24] Lamp Trigger
1st Paper End [ 5]
+5V
[ 24] Relay Trigger
GND
GND
Upper Relay [ 5]
+24V
+5V
+24V
[ 5] Width 3
[ 5] Width 4
1st Paper Feed Clutch [ 24]
GND
+24V
[ 5] Width 1
[ 5] Width 2
Upper Relay Clutch [ 24]
GND
GND
2nd Paper End [ 5]
[ 5] Paper End
+5V
+24V
GND
Lower Relay [ 5]
[ 24] Feed Clutch
+5V
GND
GND
Door Open [ 5]
[ 5] Set
+24
2nd Paper Feed [ 24]
+24V
Lower Relay Clutch [ 24]
GND
1st Paper Height-1 [ 5]
+5V
GND
1st Paper Height-2 [ 5]
+5V
GND
2nd Paper Height-1 [ 5]
+5V
GND
2nd Paper Height-2 [ 5]
+5V

+24V
+24V
+5V
+5V LD
+24V
+24V
GND
GND
+5V

GND
+5V

+24V
GND
[ 5] ON
[ 5] Ready
[ 5] Clock

Engine Baord (PCB 1)

Turn Gate
Solenoid 1 SOL1

S4

Optional
Finisher

S1

Tray 2 Paper
Sensor

(See FS5050
point to point
diagram.)

CN502-1
-2
-3
-6
-7
-8
-4
-5

Tray 1 Overflow
Sensor

Exit
Sensor

GND
Entrance [ 5]
+5V
GND
Exit [ 5]
+5V
GND
Open [ 5]

S7

[ 24]
Gate
Clutch

Tray 2Overflow
Sensor

-2

CN8-12
-11
-10
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

S2

SOL1

CN501-12
-11
-10
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

S8

(See BU5000
point to point
diagram.)

Optional
Bridge
Unit
M1

Inverter
Gate
Solenoid

GND
[ 5] Cover Open
+5V
GND
[ 5] Tray 4 Overflow
+5V
GND
[ 5] Tray 4 Paper
+5V
GND
[ 5] Tray 3 Overflow
+5V
GND
[ 5] Tray 3 paper
+5V
GND
[ 5] Tray 2 Overflow
+5V
GND
[ 5] Tray 2 Paper
+5V
GND
[ 5] Tray 1 Overflow
+5V
GND
[ 5] Transport
+5V
GND
[ 5] Tray 1 Paper
+5V

S1

S2

Paper MC1
Feed
Clutch

Paper
End

Paper
Width
Sensor

SW9
Right/Front
Cover Safety SW

(CN504)
Pin No. Name Pin No. Name
16
+5V
1
+5V
17
+5V
2
+5V
18
+5V
3
+5V
19
ARKD1
4
ARKD0
20
ARKD3
5
AKRD2
21
ARKD5
6
ARKD4
22
ARKD7
7
ARKD6
23
ARLSNC
8
ARFGT
24
ARCLK
9
ARLGT
FSYNC
10 WRSYNC 25
26
RXD2
11
TXD2
27
GND
12
GND
28
GND
13
GND
29
GND
14
GND
30
GND
15
GND
Inverter
Motor

GND
[24/0] A1
[24/0] /A1
GND
[24/0] B1
[24/0] /B1
GND
[24/0] A2
[24/0] /A2
GND
[24/0] B2
[24/0] /B2
GND

Tray 3 Paper
Sensor

Fusing Lamp (L1)


CN285
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
CN504
M2
CN503-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
CN504-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
CN505-1

Tray 3 Overflow
Sensor

-2
+24V
+24V
GND
GND
+5V

Controller Board (PCB 2)


Transport
Motor

S1

CN282-1

Optional
Multi-purpose tray
(MP5000)

Tray 4 Paper
Sensor

CN287-1
-2

Polygon M1
Motor

CN220

Transport
Cover SW SW1
Tray 4 Overflow
Sensor S9

T280
CN101 (30P)

CN150-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12
CN160-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
CN170-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12

PSU
(PCB 4)

CN712-1
-2
-3
-4

Thermofuse (TF1)
T281

Operation Panel (PCB 6)

CN288-1
-2
-3
-4

CN105

Main Board
(PCB1)

AC
CN221-1 Detect [ 5]
-2 Analog
LSD1
-3 GND

Synchronization
Detector

LDDR
(PCB 5)

APPENDIX 1. HL-3260N POINT TO POINT CIRCUIT DIAGRAM

500 sheets X 2
tray table
(LT5100)

CN232

Optional Interchange Unit (SP5000)


CN1

Optional 4-bin Mail Box (MX5000)

Note1
The signal names of CN304 on the engine baord
are for the optional 500 sheets X 2 tray table.
The signal names for the optional LCT are
described in the LT5200 point to point diagram.

HL-3260N Point to Point Circuit Diagram

APPENDIX 2. HL-3260N ELECTRICAL COMPONENT LAYOUT

24

40

25

26
39

27
28

38

29
30
37
31

36
35

32
34

23

33

49
41

22

9
10

+
42

21
11

20
19

48

47
12

18
13
17
16

15

14

46

43

45
44

Symbol
Name
Motors
M1
Polygonal Mirror
M2
Main Motor
M3
Exhaust Fan
M4
1st Paper Lift
M5
2nd Paper Lift
M6
Toner Supply
M7
Polygonal Mirror Motor Fan
Magnetic Clutches
MC1
1st Paper Feed
MC2
2nd Paper Feed
MC3
Upper Relay
MC4
Lower Relay
MC5
Registration
Switches
SW1
Main Switch
SW2
Right Upper Cover
SW3
Right Cover
SW4
Right Lower Cover
SW5
1st Paper Size
SW6
2nd Paper Size
SW7
Special Paper
SW8
New PCU Detect
SW9
Front Cover Safety
Sensors
S1
Toner Density (TD)
S2
1st Paper End
S3
2nd Paper End
S4
Image Density (ID)
S5
Paper Overflow
S6
Paper Exit
S7
Upper Relay
S8
Lower Relay
S9
Registration
S10
1st Paper Lift
S11
2nd Paper Lift
S12
1st Paper Height - 1
S13
1st Paper Height - 2
S14
2nd Paper Height - 1
S15
2nd Paper Height - 2
PCBs
PCB1
Engine Board
PCB2
Printer Controller Board
PCB3
Network Interface Board
PCB4
PSU (Power Supply Unit)
PCB5
LDD (Laser Diode Driver)
PCB6
Operation Panel
PCB7
High Voltage Supply
PCB8
Memory (Option)
Lamps
L1
Fusing Lamp
L2
Quenching Lamp
Others
TF1
Fusing Thermofuse
TH1
Fusing Thermistor
Laser Synchronization
LSD 1
Detector

Index No.

P to P

1
25
43
37
35
24
49

B3
G2
B1
B1
B1
B1
A1

28
31
29
30
27

C1
D1
C1
D1
E1

39
21
10
12
18
17
16
8
40

A5
H1
F1
D1
E1
E1
E1
B1
B3

7
19
15
9
23
22
13
14
11
38
36
26
34
32
33

B1
C1
C1
S4
H1
H1
C1
C1
E1
A1
B1
D1
D1
D1
D1

47
46
44
42
3
41
48
45

F2
D4
--B5
A3
C7
G1
---

6
20

A5
C1

5
4
2

A5
A5
A4

APPENDIX 3. Main PCB Circuit Diagram, HL-3260N (1/7)

CODE

LJ8342001

NAME

B512076CIR (1/7)

APPENDIX 4. Main PCB Circuit Diagram, HL-3260N (2/7)

CODE

LJ8342001

NAME

B512076CIR (2/7)

APPENDIX 5. Main PCB Circuit Diagram, HL-3260N (3/7)

CODE

LJ8342001

NAME

B512076CIR (3/7)

APPENDIX 6. Main PCB Circuit Diagram, HL-3260N (4/7)

CODE

LJ8342001

NAME

B512076CIR (4/7)

APPENDIX 7. Main PCB Circuit Diagram, HL-3260N (5/7)

CODE

LJ8342001

NAME

B512076CIR (5/7)

APPENDIX 8. Main PCB Circuit Diagram, HL-3260N (6/7)

CODE

LJ8342001

NAME

B512076CIR (6/7)

APPENDIX 9. Main PCB Circuit Diagram, HL-3260N (7/7)

CODE

LJ8342001

NAME

B512076CIR (7/7)

1
BK 17

CN4
CN4-1
CN15-FG N.C.
CN15-1

+24V

CN13-8

CN15-2

+24V

CN13-7

+24V

CN15-3

CN13-6

RD 1

2 GN

GN 2

3 YN

YN 3

4 BN

BN 4

5 BE

BE 5

6 GY

GY 6

CN1
+24V

CN1-1

+24V
+24V

N.C.

CN1-7

CN13-1

N.C.

CN1-8

PGND

CN13-4

PGND

CN13-3

CN15-7

N.C.

CN15-8

N.C.

Engine Board
CN15-9

CN14-9
CN14-8

SGND

CN15-10

RxD

CN14-7

CN15-11

SGND

CN14-6

CN15-12

TxD

CN14-5

CN15-13

N.C.

CN15-14

7 BK

BK 7

8 WE

WE 8

9 PK

PK 9

10 OE

OE 10

N.C.

PGND

SGND

18 BK
19 BK

BE 20

20 BK

BE 19

RxD

CN5-1

CN14-4

N.C.

N.C.

CN14-3

N.C.

N.C.

CN14-2

N.C.

CN2-8

N.C.

CN14-1

N.C.

SGND

CN5-6

CN2-7

+5V

CN5-5

CN2-6

AHPS

CN5-4

CN2-5

SGND

CN5-3

CN2-4

TxD

+5V

CN5-2

CN2-3

SGND

BE 23

CN5

DCS

ERS

CN19-1

SGND

CN19-2

+5V

CN19-3

+24V
Staple Unit
Cover Switch

CN16.NC

12 GY

CN16.CM

YW11

11 YW

CN16.NO

GY12
RD13

Paper Exit
Unit Switch

BE 22

21 BK

BE 21

22 BK

AHPS

CN20-1

SGND

CN20-2

+5V

CN20-3

DCS

CN21-1

SGND

CN21-2

+5V

CN21-3

Jogger Home Position

23 BK

CN17.NC

BE14

14 BE

CN17.CM

N.C.

CN3-2

SCSW

CN3-3

SCSW

CN3-4

N.C.

CN3-5

BDUSW

CN3-6

PDSOL

CN8
Exit Unit Gear
Solenoid Driver
Circuit

13 RD

CN17.NO

+24V

CN7-2

PGND
+24V

ST +24V

CN8-1

+24V

CN8-2

LGSOL

CN8-3

PGND

BK 26

26 BK

BK 25
BK 24

43 BE

BE 43

44 BE

BE 44

45 WE

WE 45

46 WE

WE 46

Stapler DC Motor

CN31-1

MTR-

CN31-2

MTR-

Stapler Cartridge Sensor

CN31-3

N.C.

CN31-4

MTR+

CN31-5

MTR+

CN31-6

N.C.

CN31-7

SCS

CN31-8

LSS

CN31-9

SHPS

CN31-10

SURS

CN31-11

SGND

CN31-12

+5V

Low Staple Sensor


Stapler Home Position
Sensor
Staple Unit Lock Sensor

BE 56

64 BE

BE 57

CN10

63 BE

BE 58

62 BE

BE 59
BE 60

61 BE

BE 61

60 BE

BE 62

59 BE

BE 63

58 BE

BE 64

57 BE

BE 65

56 BE

+5V
SGND

CN10-3

SHPS

CN10-4

LSS

CN10-5

SCS

CN10-6

MTR+

CN10-7

MTR+

CN10-8

MTR-

CN10-9

MTR-

BK 49

CN9

CN10-2

SURS

+24V

CN10-1

CN10-10

CN9-1
CN9-2

SVSOL2

CN9-4

+5V

CN9-5

SGND

CN9-6

SVS

CN9-7

+5V

CN9-8

SGND

CN9-9

Stapler DC Motor
Drive Circuit

SVSOL1

CN9-3

PGND

+24V

PRS

47 BK

CN27-4

+24V

CN28-1

CN27-3

SVSOL1

CN28-2

CN27-2

SVSOL2

CN28-3

CN27-1

BK 48
Stack Height Lever
Solenoid Driver
Circuit

N.C.

49 BK

BK 52

50 BK

BK 51

51 BK

BK 50

52 BK

CN24-2

SGND

CN24-3

+5V

36 BE
BE 35
BE 36

CN25-1

NFS

CN25-2

SGND

CN25-3

+5V

40 BE
39 BE
38 BE

BE 37
BE 38
BE 39
BE 40
BE 41
BE 42

CN26-1

TEDM+

CN26-2

TEDM-

CN23-1

+5V

CN22-1

CN23-2

SGND

CN22-2

CN23-3

ULS

CN22-3

CN23-4

+5V

CN22-4

CN23-5

SGND

CN22-5

CN23-6

NF5

CN22-6

CN23-7

TEDM-

CN22-7

CN23-8

TEDM+

CN22-8

BE 34

BE 27

BE 33

BE 28

BE 32

BE 29

BE 31

BE 30

BE 30

BE 31

BE 29

BE 32

BE 28

BE 33

BE 27

BE 34

+24V

CN6

35 BE

CN11

TEDM+

CN6-1

TEDM-

CN6-2

NFS

CN6-3

SGND

CN6-4

+5V

CN6-5

ULS

CN6-7

+5V

CN11-2

CN6-8

TPM A

CN11-3

+24V

CN11-4

+24V

CN11-5

TPM B

CN11-6

Main Motor
Driver Circuit

TPM *A

TPM *B

Shift Tray Motor


Drive Circuit

PGND

55 BK

BK 55
BK 54

66 BN

RD 68

67 BK
68 RD

BN 66

69 BE
70 YW

YW 70

71 OE
BE 69

GND

OE 71

CN12

+24V

42 BE
41 BE

CN12-1

APM *B

CN12-3

APM A

CN12-4

PGND

APM B

CN12-2

Jogger Motor
Driver Circuit

SOL

NC29-1

SGND

CN29-2

+5V

APM *A

Stack Hight
Lever Solenoid

CN29-3

PRS

CN30-1

SGND

CN30-2

+5V

CN30-3

TPM A

Stack Height Sensor

CN32-3

N.C.

CN32-4

TPM *A

CN32-5

N.C.

CN32-6

TPM B

CN32-7

N.C.

CN32-8

+24V

CN32-9

N.C.

CN32-10

TPM *B

72 RD

CN32-11

MOT.

BE 74

73 YW

OE 75

74 BE

RD 72

75 OE

YW 73

CN32-2

+24V

Lever Sensor

CN32-1

N.C.

Jogger Motor

MOT.

APPENDIX 10. Finisher / Stapler (FS5050) Point to Point Circuit Diagram


B

YW 49

SVS

Control Board

BE 48

CN6-6

SGND

CN11-1

RD 47

54 BK

BK 67

ULS

Exit Unit Gear Solenoid

53 BK

Shift Tray Unit


CN24-1

SOL

CN28-4

BK 53

+24V

Paddle Solenoid

48 BK

PGND

37 BE

SOL

N.C.

BK 47
65 BE

Exit Sensor

CN7-1

Paddle Solenoid
Driver Circuit

CN3-1

25 BK

N.C.

CN7

CN3
+24V

24 BK

Staple Unit

Entrance Sensor

CN2-9

CN5-7

Shift Tray Motor

Top Cover Sensor

CN2-2

CN15-16

Stack Full Sensor

CN18-3

SGND

CN2-1

CN15-15

Tray Upper Limit


Sensor

CN18-2

+5V

17 BK

BE 18

CN2
N.C.

ERS

BK 15

CN18-1

SGND

CN1-6

CN13-2

SGND

16 BK

TCS

CN1-5

PGND

+5V

CN4-6

DC-DC

TCS

CN4-5

CN1-3

PGND

CN13-5

CN15-6

CN4-3

+5V

SGND

BK 16

CN1-4

PGND

CN15-5

CN4-2
CN4-4

+24V

FUSE

CN1-2

PGND

CN15-4

1 RD

+5V

15 BK

Main Motor

6
PK: PINK
BN: BROWN
BE: BLUE
BK: BLACK
GN: GREEN
GY: GRAY
RD: RED
WE: WHITE
YW: YELLOW
OE: ORANGE

1
2
CN711-4
-3
-2
-1

-1
-2
-3
GND

-1
-2
-4

3
4

Cooling Fan [t24]

+24V

-2

CN708-1

CN707-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6

Motor Lock [t5]


GND
+5V
Drive Motor [t5]
GND
+24V

CN706-1

CN705-1
-2
-3

-2

Control Board
(PCB1)

Junction Gate Solenoid [t24]

+24V

GND
Tray Exit Sn. [t5]
+5V

M1

M2

SOL1

S1

Cooling
Fan
Motor

Drive
Motor

Junction
Gate
Sol.

Tray
Exit
Sensor

Relay
Sensor

Left
Guide
Sw.

Right
Guide
Sw.

+24V
+24V
GND
GND

TXD
RXD
+5V
+5V
GND
GND

S2

SW2

SW1

CN286-10
-9
-8

CN710-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8

N.C
N.C
N.C

CN704-1
-2
-3

-2
CN703-1
-2
-3

GND

GND
Relay Sn. [t5]
+5V

CN702-1

-2

CN701-1

Left Guide Sw [t5]

GND

Right Guide Sw [t5]

-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

D
[t5] Motor Lock
[s5] Juction Gate Sol.
[t5] drive Motor
[s5] Cooling Fan
[t5] Set
[t5] Right Guide Sw
[t5] Lift Guide Sw
Not Used
[t5] Relay Sensor
[t5] Exit Sensor

CN341-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8

CN709-10
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

E
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12

-11
-10
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

PSU

Engine
Board

CN340-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11

1
4
5

+5V
+5V
GND
GND
TXD
GND
RXD
GND

+24V
+24V
+24V
GND
GND
GND

CN713-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
CN105-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2

CN714-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3

Bridge Unit

DC Line

Signal Direction

APPENDIX 11. Bridge Unit (BU5000) Point to Point Circuit Diagram


A

CN100-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6

Main Board
(PCB1)

Finisher (FS5050)

SYMBOL TABLE
t
Active Low

s
Active High

[
]
Voltage

APPENDIX 12.

SERIAL NO. DESCRIPTIONS

The descriptions below show how to understand the meanings of the PCU serial numbers.

Serial Number: 2R190800001


2R1
9
08
00001

: Model No.
: The year of manufacture
: The month of manufacture
: PCU serial No.

<MODEL NO.>

<SERIAL NO.>

2R190800001
MONTH
YEAR

The first three digits of the Serial No. change depends on the way of supply:
Brother attachment
Brother consumable

: 2R1
: BE1

*NOTE:
Since September 2001, the above Model No. has been changed as below.
Brother attachment
Brother consumable

: 1CE
: 3CE

<Options>
Serial Number: P5426300030
P54
2
63
00030

: Model No. *1
: The year of manufacture *2
: The month of manufacture
: Serial No.
<MODEL NO.>

<SERIAL NO.>

P5426300030
MONTH
YEAR (2002)

-NOTE-

*1
<Model No.>
DX5000 : P54
BU5000 : P55
LT5200 : P52
LT5100 : P51
FS5050 : P48
MP5000 : H65
MX5000 : P49
SP5000 : P50

*2
<How to express The month of manufacture>
(DX5000/ BU5000)
61 : January 62 : February 63 : March 64: April 65 : May 66 : June
67 : July 68 : August 69 : September 70 : October 71 : November 72 : December
(LT5200/ LT5100/ FS5050/ MP5000/ MX5000/ SP5000)
01 : January 02 : February 03 : March 04: April 05 : May 06 : June
07 : July 08 : August 09 : September 10 : October 11 : November 12 : December