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REFERENCE MANUAL

Aug. 2000

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1. PRODUCT OUTLINE
2. CHANGES FROM THE BJC-50/50v
3. EXTERNAL APPEARANCE
4. SPECIFICATIONS
4.1 Printer Specifications
4.2 Number of Pages Printable of the Cartridges
4.3 Printer Driver / Scanner Driver Type
4.4 Interface Specifications
4.5 Photo BJ Cartridge Specifications
5. OPERATION
5-1 Function Setting
5.2 Ink Low Warning Reset By Button Operation
5-3 DIRECT PRINTING FUNCTION OF THE IMAGE FROM DIGITAL CAMERAS
(BJ M40 only)
5-4 Flash ROM Writing Operation
6. TECHNICAL REFERENCE
6-1 5V Power Supply Circuit Change
7. SPECIAL TOOLS
8. PARTS LIST
9. CIRCUIT DIAGRAM

1. PRODUCT OUTLINE
The BJC-55/BJ M40 are mobile, color BJ printers targeting the personal-use market. As a
successive model of the BJC-50/50v, the ease of connection has been improved, mobile
printer function has been strengthened, and the following functions have been added:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

The high-speed IrDA (Ver.1.1) enables the printer to attain print speed comparable
to that of the Centronics interface.
Direct printing from digital cameras with IrTran-P. (BJ M40 only)
Support of the USB I/F function.
Photo printing function.

2. CHANGES FROM THE BJC-50/50v


1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)

7)
8)

New adoption of the photo cartridge (Photo printing function has been added.)
The IrDA version upgrade from Ver. 1.0 to 1.1 has enabled faster transmission.
New adoption of IrTranP (Direct printing from digital cameras/BJ M40 only).
Parallel interface has been eliminated. USB I/F has been adopted.
Button reset of the ink low warning is added.
Demonstration pattern printing is eliminated.
(The other self test print can be performed by the same operation as with the
BJC-50/50v.)
Various specifications
A special tool (spur cleaner) is included.

3. EXTERNAL APPEARANCE
The BJC-55/BJ M40 has the same appearance as the BJC-50/50v, except for the following:
(1) The USB I/F connector has been positioned on the left side of the printer. Along with
this, the IrDA module has been moved, and the parallel interface has been eliminated.
(2) The color of the panel switch has been changed from an opaque to a transparent purple.
(3) The color of the lock switch has been changed from black to the same purple as the
panel switch.
(4) The line direction along the head cover of the upper cover has been changed.
IrDA Interface Module
USB Interface Connector

The line direction has been changed.

Changed from an opaque to


a transparent purple.

Changed from black to purple.

4. SPECIFICATIONS
4-1. Printer Specifications
Type
Paper feeding
method
Printing speed

Printing direction
Max. Print Width
Line feed pitch
Built-in print
control mode
Detection functions

Noise
Environmental
reguirements

Power supply

External dimensions
Weight

Mobile serial color bubble jet printer


Manual sheet feed / Auto sheet feed (when the optional ASF-50
has been installed.)
Throughput:
High Speed Standard High Quality
BC-10 Bk Cartridge
New monochrome pattern (E)
5.5 ppm
5.0 ppm
----New monochrome pattern (J)
5 ppm
5.0 ppm
----BC-11e Color Cartridge
New color pattern (E)
2 ppm
1.6 ppm
----New color pattern (J)
2.0 ppm
1.8 ppm
----BC-12e Photo Cartridge
--------0.1 ppm
Full address printing
Unidirectional (automatically selected according to the print data)
203 mm (8 inches)
136 ms/line (128" /360" line feed)
LQ mode (BJC-55 only) / BJ mode (BJ M40 only) / Native mode /
BJL command
Presence of paper: Available
Presence of BJ cartridge: Available
Waste ink amount: Available
Paper width: Not available
Distinction of BJ cartridge: Available
Ink low: Available (by using the dot-count)
Sound pressure level: conforms to ISO9296
Approx. 43 dB (A) or less during operation (HQ/HS mode)
During operation
Temperature 5C to 35C (41F to 95F)
Humidity
10%RH to 90%RH (no condensation)
Non operation
Temperature 0C to 35C (32F to 95F)
Humidity
5%RH to 95%RH (no condensation)
Input voltage/Frequency: AC100 -240V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
Printing status Standby status
Soft power off
Charging status
Approx. 23 W* Approx. 1.7 W** Approx. 0.9 W** Approx. 10 W**
Approx. 1.8 W*** Approx. 1.0 W*** Approx. 10 W***
Approx. 2.6 W**** Approx. 1.6 W**** Approx. 10 W****
*:
Approx. 30 W when the AC adapter is used.
**: When the input power is AC 100V.
***: When the input power is AC 120V.
****: When the input power is AC 230 - 240V.
302 mm (W) x 112.5 mm (D) x 50 mm (H)
Approx. 0.9 Kg (including BJ cartridge)

4-2. Number of Pages Printable of the Cartridges


Black BJ Cartridge BC-10:

Approx. 270 pages (JAIDA J1 Pattern: Japanese


measurement pattern for pages printable)
(1500 character pattern: Overseas measurement
pattern for pages printable)
Color BJ Cartridge BC-11e:
Bk: Approx. 160 pages (ISO JIS-SCID N5 Pattern)
Cl: Approx. 50 pages (ISO JIS-SCID N5 Pattern)
Color BJ Cartridge BC-12e Photo: Bk: Approx. 60 pages
(ISO JIS-SCID N5 Pattern, High resolution paper)
Cl: Approx. 20 pages
(ISO JIS-SCID N5 Pattern, High resolution paper)
Bk: Approx. 90 pages
(ISO JIS-SCID N5 Pattern, Plain paper)
Cl: Approx. 35 pages
(ISO JIS-SCID N5 Pattern, Plain paper)
Note: See "4-5 Photo BJ Cartridge Specifications" for details of the BC-12e.
4-3. Printer Driver / Scanner Driver Type
Valid driver and interface part combinations for this printer are shown below.

Windows 95/98
Windows 2000
Windows CE
Macintosh

Printer Driver
USB I/F
Infrared I/F
1
*2
*
O
*3
O
O
O
X

Scanner Driver
USB I/F
Infrared I/F
O
*4
O
*4
X
X
O
X

O: Compliant : Conditionally compliant X: Not compliant


The operation of the printer driver supporting USB is assured only in preinstalled
*1
Windows 98 PCs.
IrDA 1.1 is assured only in preinstalled Windows 98/2000 PCs,
*2
except PC-9800 series.
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Except PC-9800 series. Restricted as shown in 4-3-1.
*
*4
Except PC-9800 series.
4-3-1. Restrictions on IrDA communication under Windows 2000
The following restrictions or problems occur in case of communication via IrDA under
Windows 2000, connecting with this printer.
<Restrictions>
As only one-way communication is possible, status information of the main unit cannot be
obtained, causing the following restrictions:
1)

The status monitor does not function.


Therefore, the status monitor is disabled by default in the printer driver of this printer
in the case of communication via IrDA under Windows 2000. Users can start the
status monitor by selecting "Start Status Monitor" from the "Property" sheet,
however, "Communication Impossible" is indicated.
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2) The installed cartridge is unknown.


3) The possibility of ink-low error is displayed only by printer LED. (The information
is not displayed on the host computer.)
4) The print job cannot be canceled from the host computer when an error has occurred.
After the cause of the error is resolved, the printer can be recovered by pressing the
RESUME button on the printer's operation panel. The error can then be recovered on
the host computer, although the ongoing print job is deleted.
Plug and Play is not supported.
<Possibly occurring problems>
1) The host computer occasionally fails to recognize the infrared port of the printer in
4Mbps communication. "Hard power reset," i.e. disconnection of the printer from
mains power and removal of the battery, is required to recover from this condition.
The frequency of occurrence and the duplication are low. In case of frequent occur
rence, however, this problem can be avoided by lowering the communication speed.
2) If the cleaning operations, etc., start during printing, the error message "Write error"
may be displayed on the host computer. When the cleaning operations, etc. are
finished, the error message disappears, and printing operations continue.
3) If another operation is executed at the host computer (eg., launching another
application) while printing a large file (printing photo images from Photoshop etc.),
paper may automatically be ejected, or the printer may reset.
4-4. Interface Specifications
The interface specifications of this printer are shown below.
1)
Infrared Interface
IrDA Interface Ver. 1.1 / IrTranP
ASK Interface
2)
USB Interface
<Differences from the BJC-50/BJC-50v>
1)
The supported version of IrDA has been changed from Ver. 1.0 to 1.1.
2)
IrTranP compliant. (BJ M40 only)
3)
USB interface compliant.
4)
Parallel interface has been eliminated.
4-4-1. IrDA Interface
1)
Interface
IrDA Version 1.1 compatible
2)

Optical specifications
Light generation
Wavelength:
0.85 to 0.90 m
Intensity:
100 to 500 m W/Sr
Light angle:
Approx. 15 (along optical axis)
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Light interception
Wavelength:
Intensity:

Light angle:

0.85 to 0.90 m
4 W/cm2 to 500m W/cm2
10 W/cm2 to 500m W/cm2
(when the communication speed is more than 0.576 MHz.)
Approx. 15 (along optical axis)

3)
4)

Transfer speed
Communication
method

9600/19200/38400/57600/115.2k/576k/1.152M/4M bps
Half duplex, start/stop system (bidirectional):
when the transfer speed is less than 115.2kbps
Half duplex, frame synchronization system (bidirectional):
when the transfer speed is more than 0.576Mbps

5)

Communication
distance
Maximum data
reception
Modulation method

0 to 1m: when the transfer speed is less than 115.2kbps


0 to 0.8m: when the transfer speed is more than 0.576Mbps
2048 byte/packet

6)
7)

3/16 RZI (Return to Zero Invert):


when the transfer speed is less than 115.2kbps
1/4 RZI (Return to Zero Invert):
when the transfer speed is 0.576Mbps and 1.152Mbps
4 PPM (Pulse Position Modulation):
when the transfer speed is 4Mbps

4-4-2. USB Interface


<Specifications>
1)
Device structure
2)
Data transfer
method

3)

Input/output circuit

Self-powered device
Half duplex serial interface
Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.0 compatible
Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing
Device Version 1.0 compatible
Signal rate: 12Mbps (full speed)
Transfer type: Control transfer/Bulk transfer
No.
1
2
3
4

Signal name
Vcc
-Data
+Data
GND

Data signal line


Data signal line

<Signal level>
Vcc: "H" level input voltage: +2.0V to +5.5V
"L" level input voltage: +0.0V to +0.8V
-Data, +Data: Differential input sensitivity: Min. 0.2V
"H" level input voltage: +2.8V to +3.6V
"L" level input voltage: +0.0V to +0.3V
4)

5)

Interface cable

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Series B

Material: AWG No.28 or larger


Full speed device cable (twisted pair shielded cable)
Less than 5 m
Interface connector Printer-side: USB (Series B) receptacle
Cable-side: USB (Series B) plug
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4-5. Photo BJ Cartridge Specifications


Photo cartridge BC-12e
BJ cartridge BC-12e:
Ink cartridge BCI-12Bk:
Ink cartridge BCI-12Color:

Replaceable color BJ cartridge


(drop modulation adopted)
Black (64 nozzles)
Yellow, Magenta, Cyan (24 nozzles x 3)

Weight
Print speed

Approx. 29 g (including both ink cartridges)


Approx. 0.1 ppm
(A4 full address printing: reference value)

Nozzle check pattern

Same as the BC-11e

HR-Fine mode
Carriage motion:
Printing nozzle:
Resolution:
Carriage driving frequency:

3 pass
8 nozzles
360 dpi
5.00 kHz

Photo print mode can be used to obtain high level gradation print quality when using the
Photo BJ cartridge. These cartridges contain low density ink which achieves a rich
gradation and reduced graininess by printing several times over the same dot.
The printer driver divides the pixel data into a maximum of 4-values (not printed, print 1
dot, print 2 dots and print 3 dots) enabling each pixel to be printed in up to 4 gradations.
The printer therefore makes three passes using a maximum of 150% more ink than usual.
This Photo cartridge adopts drop modulation, decreasing granularity of the low density
parts by efficiently ejecting large and small ink droplets.
Head ID
Carriage ribbon cable contact part pin No. / Signal name
Head
11/ID0
12/ID1
13/HCONT
BC-10
L
L
H
BC-11e
H
L
L
BC-12e
H
H
L
No head installation error
H
H
----The printer cannot detect ink cartridge type, and the ink cartridges suitable for the BC-11e
and BC-12e heads are not incompatible, so that the following installation problem may
occur. Regardless if the BCI-12 Bk/Color low density photo ink cartridge is installed in the
BC-11e by mistake, the printer recognizes it as the usual BC-11e color cartridge, resulting
in low density imaging. Likewise, if the BCI-11 Bk/Color cartridge is installed in the BC-12e
head, the opposite occurs and high density image printing takes place.

5. OPERATION
5-1. Function Setting
Default setting
The default settings can be selected by button operation when the power is turned on.
When the printer is turned on, hold down the POWER button until the beeper sounds the
specified number of times for the desired function setting (BJ M40: Table1&2), and release
the POWER button to set.
Function Setting
Mode
Table 1

Beeper
7 times

Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6

8 times
9 times
10 times
11 times
12 times

Remark
Factory default setting (Japan/CCSI
/Canada/low voltage regions)
Factory default setting (Others)

BJC-55 only

BJC-55
<Points of difference from the BJC-50>
1) No BJ mode setting
2) Addition of setting to enable/disable the ink low warning.
3) Addition of euro font setting (Code Page 858).

Print mode
Left Margin
Text Scale Mode
Paper Feed Position
Smoothing
Reduction
Automatic Power Off
Font
Font Lock
Input/Download Buffer
Automatic Line Feed
International Character Set
Character Set
Code Page
Ink Low Warning

Table 1
HQ
LTR
Disable
8.5 mm
Disable
1/1
Enable
Roman
Disable
25kB/0kB
CR
USA
Italics
437
Disable

Table 2
HQ
LTR
Disable
8.5 mm
Disable
1/1
Enable
Roman
Disable
25kB/0kB
CR
USA
Italics
437
Enable

Table 3
HQ
A4
Disable
8.5 mm
Disable
1/1
Enable
Roman
Disable
25kB/0kB
CR
USA
Italics
437
Disable

Table 4
HQ
A4
Disable
8.5 mm
Disable
1/1
Enable
Roman
Disable
25kB/0kB
CR
USA
Italics
437
Enable

Table 5
Table 6
HQ
--A4
--Disable
--8.5 mm
--Disable
--1/1
--Enable
--Roman
--Disable
--25kB/0kB
--CR
--USA
--Graphics Graphics
858
858
Disable
---

Note:
The setting to enable Table 6 changes only "Character Set" and "Code Page." (That is,
"Character Set" and "Code Page" are changed to "Graphics" and "858," respectively.)

BJ M40
<Difference from the BJC-50v>
1) No setting regarding the LQ mode
2) The setting to enable/disable the ink low warning is added.

Operation mode change


Print mode
Automatic power off
Smoothing
Remaining ink
Reduction
Paper feed position
Receive buffer
ANK character quality
ANK character set
CR function (+LF)
ANK international
character

Table 1
BJ
HQ
Enable
Disable
Disable
1/1
8.5 mm
23 kB
Normal
Katakana
CR
Japan

Table 2
BJ
HQ
Enable
Disable
Enable
1/1
8.5 mm
23 kB
Normal
Katakana
CR
Japan

5-2. Ink Low Warning Reset By Button Operation


Ink low warning
This printer detects the remaining ink level by counting the number of ejected ink dots in
the same way as the BJC-50/50v. When the setting of the ink low warning is enabled, and
the remaining ink gets low, the beeper sounds twice, and the ERROR INDICATOR blinks.
Pressing the Cartridge Replacement button will sound the beeper and move the carriage to
the center, and the ERROR INDICATOR indicates the ink cartridge for which the remaining
ink is low as shown below.
Blinks once: when the remaining ink of the BCI-10 / BCI-11Bk / BCI-12Bk is little

Blinks twice: when the remaining ink of the BCI-11Color / BCI-12Color is little

Blinks 3 times: when the remaining ink of the BCI-11 BK & Color / BCI-12 BK & Color is little

The ink low warning reset function by button operation is added to this printer. The button
operation procedures are shown below. (The ink low warning of the BJC-50/50v can be
reset from the host computer only.)
Operation
1) Turn on the printer.
2) Press the Cartridge Replacement button to move the carriage to the center.
If the carriage was moved to the center by the driver, the reset operation by the
button operation is not possible.
3) Make sure that the proper cartridge is installed in the carriage. If not, install the proper
one. (The ink dot counter reset is effective only to the ink cartridge type installed in
the carriage.)
4) Press and hold the RESUME button for the number of beeps corresponding to the
warned ink type to select the ink type for which the dot counter is to be reset, and
release the RESUME button. The number of beeps is as follows:
Once:
Twice:
3 times:
4 times:

The dot counter of the BCI-10/BCI-11Bk/BCI-12Bk is reset.


The dot counter of the BCI-11Color/BCI-12 Color is reset.
The dot counter of the BCI-11Bk&Color/BCI-12Bk&Color is reset.
The selected ink type is canceled.

5) Press the Cartridge Replacement button.


The dot counter of the ink selected in the procedure 4) and the ink low warning are
reset, and at the same time, the carriage returns to the home position.

5-3. DIRECT PRINTING FUNCTION OF THE IMAGE FROM DIGITAL CAMERAS


(BJ M40 only)
<Difference from the BJC-50/50v>
The new adoption of IrTranP has enabled the printing of data sent directly from
digital cameras compliant to IrTranP standards, not through the host computer,
but via IrDA communication.
Specifications
Data communication form:
Input image size:
Input image capacity:
Output image size:

Paper size:

IrTranP standards compatible


640 x 460 pixels
128 Kbyte or less
Landscape:
90 x 68 mm
Portrait:
77 x 103 mm
Seal printing: 19 x 26 mm x 16 images
Postcard

Operation
<Image printing>
If the printer is powered on and receives print data from digital camera, the printing
operation will start.
<Reprinting>
The image data is also maintained in memory after printing, and will not be abandoned
until new image data is received from the digital camera, or print data is input from the host
computer. Reprinting of data is possible by pressing the RESUME button (and releasing
before the beeper sounds).
<Printing cancellation>
During the printing of image data, printing is cancelled by pressing the RESUME button
until the beeper sounds once, then releasing. In this case paper is delivered. The
remaining data halfway through printing is abandoned. (As the image data has been
maintained, it is possible to reprint the data, without resending the data from the digital
camera.)
<Printing position definition>
To select the printing position, press the POWER button and Cartridge Replacement button
simultaneously when the power is on, and release the buttons after the beeper sounds the
number of times applicable to the printing position to be selected. This setting returns to
the default (Landscape) by powering off. The number of beeps is as follows:
Once:
Twice:
3 times:
4 times:
5 times:

Portrait
16-image seal printin
Photo glossy card landscape
Photo glossy card portrait
Setting completed.

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5-4. Flash ROM Writing Operation


<Difference from the BJC-50/BJC-50v>
As the BJC-55/BJ M40 does not have a parallel interface, the firmware of the Flash
ROM is written using the "USB Loader."
5-4-1. Writing method
a) Download the USB Loader to the host computer.
(1) Send the USB Loader from the "Software download" page on QISS to the host
computer.
This software will operate only on Windows 98 OS computers.
Also, the BJC-55 / BJ M40 printer driver must be installed.
(2) Connect the printer which the firmware is to be written with the host computer.
Note that the printer should be turned off.
The other USB devices should be unplugged from the host computer.
(3) Open the USB loader with a double-click.
Select the file to be sent to the printer.

Open the dialog box for selecting a file.

Send the selected


file to the printer.

Select a port.
Exit USB loader.
About USB loader.
(Version etc.)

<Main Dialog Box of the USB Loader>


b) Enter the writing mode of the printer.
(1) Remove the DC plug of the universal adapter and the Lithium Ion Battery.
(2) While pressing the RESUME button and Cartridge Replacement button, insert
the DC plug of the universal adapter and release the buttons after one long beep.
(3) Press the RESUME button, and release the button after one short beep. When the
initial sequence finishes, another short beep will sound, the Power LED lights, and
the printer will enter the writing mode (stand-by-to-receive state.)
The RESUME button does not work while in the writing mode.
Do not turn off the power with the POWER button while in the writing mode.
c) Download the firmware.
(1) Download the firmware for upgrading from the software download page in QISS
into the host computer.
(2) Select "AUTO" from the "USB Port" in the main dialog box of the "USB loader."
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(3) Click "Open" to open the "Open" dialog box.


Select the file downloaded in the procedure (1).
Be sure to select the file from the "Open" dialog box. If the file name is input directly
in the "File Name" of the main dialog box, the file name will not be selected properly.

Select the file to be


sent to the printer.

Click here after


selecting the file.
(4) Make sure that the selected file name and pass name are correctly indicated in the
"File Name" of the main dialog box.
Make sure that the selected file
name and pass name are correctly
indicated.
Example:
C:My documentsBJC55v 1000.DL

Pass Name

File Name

(5) Click "Send" to download the selected file to the printer.


The writing process takes approx. 40 seconds, however, it may occasionally
take longer, depending on the performance of the host computer and the transfer
speed of the OS.
Please be careful not to turn off the power by unplugging the DC plug during
file-writing operation.
(6) The Power Indicator of the printer blinks while the Flash ROM is being written to.
(7) When the short beeps sound twice on the printer side, and the Power LED lights,
the writing operation has completed.
(8) After confirming the completion of the writing operation, unplug the DC plug from the
printer. Unplugging the DC plug ends the writing mode.
(9) Confirm whether the writing has normally finished by outputting the list of the
function setting status.
<How to output the list of the function setting status>
Attach the DC plug of the Universal Adapter, and install the battery in the printer.
Then, press the POWER button at soft-power-off status, and release the button after
two beeps. (For details, refer to "3.4. Self Test" in Chapter 3 "OPERATION" of the
BJC-50/50v Service Manual.)
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5-4-2. Writing error


If a writing error occurs, the following information is indicated on the printer:
Error Condition
Data error
Flash error
RAM error

Power LED Error LED


Lights
Blinks
Blinks
Reverse blink with the Power LED
Blinks
Synchronous blink with the Power LED

Beeper
Two long beeps
Two long beeps
Two long beeps

If an error occurs, implement the following countermeasure:


Data error occurs:
As error checking is performed with each data set, when the error is been detected, the
data has already been written. After also confirming the connection to the computer, reenter the writing mode and transfer the correct data.
Flash error occurs:
As error checking is performed with each data set, when the error is been detected, the
data has already been written. Re-enter the writing mode and transfer the correct data. If
the same error occurs, the flash ROM may be damaged. Replace the Control Board.
RAM error:
Occurs when the RAM memory to be used for writing on the printer side is checked. The
writing operation is not being performed. Replace the Control Board of the printer.
5-4-3. USB port selection
Each machine with a USB I/F has a unique ID, and the USB port of the host computer
(USBPRNxx) is exclusively assigned to this. If a new USB device is connected, a USB port
for the device is newly assigned. The USB port for the writing mode is assigned in the
ROM writing mode of BJC-55/BJ M40. The ports which are enabled by the USB Loader are
from 1 to 99. Note that only the USB ports assigned for writing mode from "USBPRN01" to
"USBPRN99" are correctly written to.

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6. TECHNICAL REFERENCE
6-1. 5V Power Supply Circuit Change

Power Source

Vcc1 (+5VDC):MPU, EEPROM, DRAM


Printer Controller
Motor Driver
Control ROM

+5V DC

Regulator
(IC17)

DC/DC
Converter
(IC4)

The signal lines for obtaining head information (HRANK signal, ID0 signal, ID1 signal,
HCONT signal, and HDIS signal) are common with the power resource "Vcc1" for the Logic
Board IC of the BJC-50/50v. The Vcc4 power resource circuit has newly been added as a
5V power resource of the BJC-55/BJ M40 for the signal lines for obtaining head information.
The Vcc4 is the sequence which goes ON periodically, and only at soft-power-on. As a
result, the load to the print head caused by applied voltage has been reduced.

Printer Controller
(IC6)

V2-ON
V3-ON

3Vcc (+3.3VDC) : USB Interface


Vcc2 (+5VDC) : BJ cartridge
(Logical power source)
Vcc3 (+5VDC) : Sensors

V4-OFF

Vcc4 (+5VDC):
For obtaining head information

Newly-assigned circuit

<5V/3V Power Creation Circuit Block Diagram>

Vcc4

Vcc4

Vcc4
CNH1

HRANK
ID0

21 TOP
19 ID0

ID1

18 ID1
17 IHKS2

HCONT
Vcc4

HDIS

Amplifier
Circuit

<Head Interface (Changed Part)>

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20

DIA

DIK

7. SPECIAL TOOLS
If spur marks are left on the print images, the spurs can be cleaned by using the spur
cleaner. The spur cleaner is reusable until it loses its' effectiveness.
Special tool (part number)
Spur cleaner (QY9-0055-000)

Remarks
For cleaning spurs

Usage
1) Moisten the fabric part of the spur cleaner with Approx. 5cc of water. Moisten the fabric
with the water, as shown below, so that the fabric absorbs the water from end to end.
Be especially careful that the area contacting the spurs absorbs enough water.
Be careful that the water
is absorbed by the
fabric from end to end.
Part moistened with water

Fabric (white-colored)

Spur Cleaner

Transparent film

In case too much water is used, there is the possibility that water will be wrung
from the spur cleaner when passing through the paper feed roller, spread inside the
printer, and cause failure.
2) Open the paper feeding tray.
3) Set the spur cleaner with the fabric-affixed part of the cleaner face-up and away. When
the spur cleaner is set into the paper feeding opening, it is automatically fed into the
main unit, and stops at the print start position.

Spur cleaner

Fabric

4) Press the RESUME button, and release it after the beeper sounds once. The spur
cleaner is delivered. For heavy soiling, repeat procedures 3) to 4) approx. 5 times.
5) Set a single sheet of paper to the ASF and repeat procedures 3) and 4). (To remove the
moisture remaining in the paper feeding path.)
15

8. PARTS LIST

Upper Case Unit


Head Cover
Instruction Film
Upper Case
Control PCB Ass'y
Flash ROM

BJC-55
QG5-1536
QB1-4700
QB1-4763
QB1-4696
QG2-3208
QH8-0893

BJ M40
QG5-1537
QB1-4701
QB1-4762
QB1-4697
QG2-3209
QH8-0894

Other parts are common with the BJC-55/BJ M40.


For details, refer to the BJC-55/BJ M40 Parts Catalog (QY8-31AT-010).

16

17

T
C

2
1

CNBT2

1
2

CNBT1

<02-F3>

1
3
2

ZD6

D15

Q19

EMI

FB5

CHG-ON

CNDC1

R11
0.13,1/4

1
2
3
4

F1

IC2

D6

D13

R114
R39
2.2K,1/16W 1K,1/16W

D10

ZD5

R117
0,1A

BAT-ON

PWRON

THBAT

<02-A3>

<04-D8>

<03-B8>

Vpp

<03-G5>

R18
10K,1/16W

R17
23.2K,1/16W

R35
47K,1/16W

EMI

FB1

VH-ON

3
1

R19
10K,1/16W

6
5

IC3

R20
1K,1/16W

C13
0.1,
25V

Q10

Vpp

1 2 3

Q1

C1
0.1,25V

5 6 7 8

Q2

Vpp

R15
300K,1/16W

R14
300K,1/16W

R44
47K,1/16W

C9
2.2,16V

IC3

EMI

FB2

C82
0.01,50V

R34
22K,1/16W
2
3

Vcc1

R13
7.5K,1/16W

R33
47K,1/16W

ICP2

CD
SI
V+
INV

8
7
6
5

ZD1

R12
7.5K,1/16W

C10
0.1,25V

CS
ES
CT
GND

R31
7.5K,1/16W

Vcc1

R16
2K,1/16W

R32
100K,1/16W

R115
1.5K,1/16W

ZD7

ZD4

R10
0.13,1/4

Q3

C81
0.01,50V

D5

8
7
6
5

BTC

Cd
Si
V+
INV

Cs
Es
Ct
GND

1
2
3
4

BATLEV

CHGLEV

R6
220,1/4W

IC5

C2
470,25V

C11
0.1,25V

D1

C14
330p,50V

<03-F1>

<03-G5>
<04-E7>

Vpp

ZD9

R36
2K,1/16W

R22
1K,1/16W

R21
200,1/16W

D7

L2

1
2

R38
10K,1/16W

1
Q11

Q12
3

VIN
SW

C3
0.1,25V

R37
23.2K,1/16W

R7
1M,1/16W

Q5

ICP1

R2
1K,1/16W

R1
11.5K,1/16W

IC4

D8

4
3

C15
3300p,50V

GND
F/B

C4
1,16V

3
2

D2

Q13

L1

CT
VSC
OUT
GND

R23
330K,1/16W

R27
330K,1/16W

R26
820,1/16W

8
7
6
5

Vcc1

3
1

2
Q15

DCLEV

LFREF1

C16
3300p,50V

R25
15K,1/16W

Q16

1
3

Q6

<03-F1>

D9

C17
0.1,25V

<03-B8 >

D3

C18
470,35V

R28
51,1/10W

Q7

Vcc4 OP-Vcc

C19
470,35V

R30
2.7K,1/16W

Q17

Q18

OP-VH

R72
1K,1/16W

R71
47K,1/16W

Q26

C64
0.01,50V

10

OP-ON

LF-PRT

V4-OFF

V3-ONC

RESET

<04-F7>

<05-F1>

<03-B8>

<05-F5>

<02-F1>
<03-E8>

CONTROL PCB ASS'Y 01

R5
10K,1/16W

R29
10K,1/16W

VH

Q9

Q8

Vcc1

R73
10K,1/16W

Vcc3

C7
100p,50V

R78
47K,1/16W

Vcc2

ZD3

R4
33K,1/16W

R3
180K,1/16W

V2-ONC
<05-F5>

ZD2

Vcc1

C6
0.1,25V

R9
4.7K,1/16W

C12
1000,6.3V

C5
0.1,25V

RESET
VSA
VSB/RIN
VCC

R24
68K,1/16W

Q14

R8
100,1/16W

1
2
3
4

IC1

9. CIRCUIT DIAGRAM
Control Board (Common to BJC-55/BJ M40)

C86
0.01,50V

Vcc1

<05-F1>
<01-B10>
<03-E8>

<03-D4>
<03-E1>
<03-E1>

L4

C8
0.1,25V

Vcc1

8
7
6
5
4

9
0
1
2

1
2
0
3
1
4
2
5
3
6
4
7
5
8
6
9
7
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
CP3 17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
15
25
14
26
13
27
12
28
11
29
10
30
9
31
8
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44

X2
48MHz

R42
100,1/16W

C88
0.01,50V

16

C32
1000p,50V

C87
0.01,50V

3Vcc

V3-ON
RESET

LCAS
UCAS
OE

PLUG
PULLUP
USBD+
USBD-

UW
RAS

C31
3p,50V

C85
0.01,50V

3Vcc

< 04-B2 >


< 04-B2 >
< 04-B2 >
< 04-B2 >

<03-D1>
<03-D1>

C84
0.01,50V

C83
0.01,50V

Vcc1

MA <9..0> 10

MD <15..0>

3Vcc

<03-B1>

<03-B1>

C97
0.01,50V

FB3
FB
FB
FB4

3VDD
5VDD
MD0
MD1
MD2
MD3
MD4
MD5
MD6
MD7
UW
RAS
MA9
MA0
MA1
MA2
LW
PLUG
PULUP
USBD
USBD
3VDD
VSS
MA3
MD15
MD14
MD13
MD12
MD11
MD10
MD9
MD8
LCAS
UCAS
OE
MA8
MA7
MA6
MA5
MA4
LPA2
RES
5VDD
3VDD

R43
1M,1/16W

C45
100p,50V

<04-F8> MODE
<04-C8> NMI

Vcc1

CC-SW
RCV-SW
BZOUT
CHG-ON
<03-C7>

FNMI

ASIC
IC6

PW-LED
ERR-LED
BATT-LED
RXD
FRXD
TXD
C89
0.01,50V

Vcc1

<04-D8>
<04-E8>
<04-B8>
<01-C1>
CP5
<04-B8>
<04-C8>
<04-C8>
<04-F8>
<04-F8 >
<04-F8>

4
3
2
1
4
3
2
1
4
3
2
1
4
3
2
1
RA7

RA6

RA5

RA4

8
7
6
5
8
7
6
5
8
7
6
5
8
7
6
5

1
<05-F1>
<05-E1>
<05-E1>
MCHE1
MCHE0
WHEAT

<03-E1>
CE1

<01-G3>
<05-F1>
<05-C1>
<03-E8>
<03-F8>
<03-F9>
<03-F9>
<03-F9>
BAT-ON
V2-ON
MTSTB
WAIT
INT4
INT5
INT6
INT7

<03-E8>
SXOUT
FB6
FB

176
175
174
173
172
171
170
169
168
167
166
165
164
163
162
161
160
159
158
157
156
155
154
153
152
151
150
149
148 CP4
147
146
0
145
1
144
2
143
3
142
4
141
140
139
138
137
136
135
134
133

VSS
VSS
5VDD
HCONT
HCLK
HDATA
HLAT
BENB3
BENB2
BENB1
ODENB
EVENB
HENB3
HENB2
HENB1
HENB0
MCHE1
MCHE0
WHEAT
HDRES
IFSEL
LPA0
LPA1
WAIT
INT0
INT1
INT2
INT3
CS0
CS1
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
TEST2
SXIN
SXOUT
SXO
SXI
TEST1
5VDD
VSS
VSS

Vcc1

3VDD
5VDD
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
D10
D11
D12
D13
D14
D15
A23
A22
A21
A20
A19
A18
A17
A16
VSS
3VDD
A15
A14
A13
A12
A11
A10
A9
A8
A7
A6
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
RD
WR
HWR
5VDD
3VDD
5
6
7
6
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

C90
0.01,50V

132
131
130
129
128
127
126
125
124
123
122
121
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
112
111
110
109
108
107
106
105
104
103
102
101
100
99
98
97
96
95
94
93
92
91
90
89

HRES
EVENB
HENBC
HENBB
HENBA
HENBD

HCONT
HLAT
BENB3

BENB2
BENB1
ODDENB

HCLK
HDATA

16

15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0

23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16

X1
23.04MHz

R40
100,1/16W
R41
1M,1/16W

Vcc3

VSS
VSS
5VDD
TEST
LXI
LXO
MTEST
LPA3
SNMI
NMIO
LPB3
LPB2
LPB1
LPB0
CSSEL
LPA6
LPA5
LPA4
IRRXD
FIRRXD
IRTXD
VSS
5VDD
SELIN
INIT
AFXT
FAULT
SLCT
PE
BUSY
ACK
IFD7
IFD6
IFD5
IFD4
IFD3
IFD2
IFD1
IFD0
STB
VSS
5VDD
VSS
VSS

45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
R70
47K,1/16W

18
C92
0.01,50V

<03-B1>

D <15..0>

<03-B1>

C91
0.01,50V

Vcc1

<03-A1>
<03-A1>
<03-B8>

3Vcc

RD
WR
HWR

C93
0.01,
50V

3Vcc

C94
0.01,
50V

Vcc1

C95
0.01,
50V

C96
0.01,
50V
3Vcc

Vcc1

20

A <20..1>

C28
8p,50V

C29
8p,50V

<03-F1>

R68
47K,
1/16W

HDIS

R58
10K,1/16W

R61
12K,
1/16W

R60
33K,
1/16W

Vcc4

ID1

ID0

HRANK

W-HT

MCH0
MCH1

7
5

IC7

R62
100K,
1/16W

R50
330K,1/16W

Vcc4

R63
100K,1/16W

R59
470K,
1/10W

Vcc4

R57
10K,1/16W

<03-D7>

<03-D7>

<03-G1>

<05-E5>

<05-E5>
<05-E5>

R64
100,
1/16W

IC7

RA3

RA2

RA1

2
3

6
3

7
2

C42
0.01,50V

8
7
6
5

8
7
6
5

8
7
6
5

1 RA8 8

R47
2.7K,1/16W

R65
180K,1/16W

DA6
HZM6.8FA

VH

R66
R67
7.5K,1/16W 1K,1/16W

Vcc4

DA6
HZM6.8FA

DA5
HZM6.8FA
DA5
HZM6.8FA

10

C38
1,50V

DIK

HENBC
HDATA

HLATCH
HRES
3
2

HVDD
HCLOCK
5
4

7
6

BENB1
BENB2

ODDENB
BENB0
11
10
9
8

HENBB
HENBD

HENBA
EVENENB

HVSS

INKS2

ID1

ID0

DIA

TOP

INKS1

W-HT

MCH0
MCH1
HVH
HVH

VHG
VHG

13
12

15
14

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

27
26
25
24

29
28

CNH1

CONTROL PCB ASS'Y 02

Q20

DA4
HZM6.8FA

DA4
HZM6.8FA

DA3
HZM6.8FA

DA3
HZM6.8FA

DA2
HZM6.8FA

VH

DA2
HZM6.8FA

R49
1K,1/16W

Vcc2

Vcc4

R48
3.9K,1/4

R84
10K,1/16W

Vcc4

Vcc4

1
2
3
4

1
2
3
4

1
2
3
4

R83
10K,1/16W

Vcc4

<02-A4>

<02-E1>

<02-E1>

<02-D1>
<02-D1>

<02-C1>

<02-B1>

<02-G6>

<02-A6>

<02-E6>

<02-E6>

C44
0.01,50V

<02-C7>

HRANK

DCLEV
HDIS
BATLEV

C43
0.01,50V

<01-G8>
<02-F6>
<01-E5>

CE1

UCAS

OE

UW
RAS

9
0
1
2
3

10

MA <9..0>

4
5
6
7

16

MD <15..0>

0
1
2
3

16

D <15..0>

Vcc1

20

A <20..1>

WR

RD

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Vcc
I/O0
I/O1
I/O2
I/O3
VCC
I/O4
I/O5
I/O6
I/O7
NC
NC
WE
RAS
NC
A0
A1
A2
A3
VCC

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
W1
X0
X1
X
Y
Y0
VEE
VSS

VSS
I/O15
I/O14
I/O13
I/O12
VSS
I/O11
I/O10
I/O9
I/O8
NC
LCAS
UCAS
OE
A8
A7
A6
A5
A4
VSS

DRAM(4M)
IC8

IC11

40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
26
25
24
23
22
21

VDD
W0
W
Z
Z1
Z0
Y1
CONT

16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9

11
10
9
8

15
14
13
12

8
7
6
5
4

Vcc1

<02-E1>

C48
0.01,50V

LCAS

THBAT
TH
CHGLEV
ADBSEL

19
18
8
7
6
5
4
3
2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
A15
A14
A13
A12
A11
A10
A9
A8
A19
NC
WE
RESET
NC
NC
RY/BY
A18
A17
A7
A6
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
A16
/BYTE
VSS
DO15
DO7
DO14
DO6
DO13
DO5
DO12
DO4
VCC
DO11
DO3
DO10
DO2
DO9
DO1
DO8
DO0
OE
VSS
CE
A0

48
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
26
25

FLASH ROM
(BJC-55:8M, BJ M40:16M)
IC9

<01-F3>
<04-G7>
<01-D5> <04-E7>
<03-B8>

Vcc1

16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
20

17

CP10

C22
1000p,50V

C21
1000p,50V

C23
1000p,50V

P65
P70
P71
P72
P73
P74
P75
P76
P77
NMI
P80
P81
P82
P83
P84
P85
GND
VREF
VCC1
P90
P91
P92
P93
AM8
CLK

R91
300,1/16W

C24
1000p,50V

ACRM
BCRM
ACRM
<05-B1>
BCRM
<05-B7>
ALFM
<05-E1>
BLFM
<05-F1>
ALFM
<05-E1>
BLFM
<05-G1>
Vcc4 <02-G3> FNMI
<04-F7> TXD0
R84
<04-F7> RXD0
10K,1/16W
CP6

<05-B1>
<05-B7>

Vcc1

1
2
3
4
5
15
6
7
7
14
8
6
9
13
10
5
11
12
12
4
13
E-D0 14
<05-D10>
ID0
15
11
<02-C7>
ID1 R83 10K,1/16W 16
3
<02-C7>
17
10
Vcc1
18
2
C20
19
9
0.01 ,50V
20
1
21
8
22
0
C46
23
0.01,50V
24
CP7 25
Vcc1

C25
0.01,50V

CP8

C98
0.1,25V

<02-F1> RESET
<01-B10>

CP11

MPU
IC10

C36
100p,50V

C35
100p,50V

C34
100p,
50V

<05-E7> TE-DIO

C33
0.01,50V

C37
100p,50V

<05-D7> TE-CLK
<02-A4> INT5
INT6
<02-A4>

CP12

<02-A3> WAIT

T-OE
<05-C7>

SXOUT
<02-A4>

CRREF1
<05-B1>
<05-B7> CRREF2
INT4
<02-A4>

E-OE
<05-D7>
<02-A4> INT7

10

R46
10K,1/16W

A12
A13
A14
A15
A16
A17
A18
A19
A20
A21
A22
A23
VCC
GND
GND
D15
D14
D13
D12
D11
D10
D9
D8
D7
D6

C27
0.01,50V

Vcc1

75
74
73
72
71
70
69
68
67
66
65
64
63
62
61
60
59
58
57
56
55
54
53
52
51

12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

ZD8

15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6

Vcc1

Vcc1

C26
0.01,50V

1
2
3

CNSEN2

CONTROL PCB ASS'Y 03

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
100
V4-OFF
99
<01-D10>
98 LFREF1 <01-F8>
VH-ON
97
<01-F3>
96 ADBSEL
<03-G5 >
95
CP9
94
PES <05-F7>
93
HPS
92
<05-F7>
91
HWR
90
<02-F6>
89
88
87
86
85
84
83
82
81
80
79
78
77
76
GND
P64
P63
P62
P61
VCC
P60
P55
P54
P53
P52
WR
RD
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
A10
A11
GND
X1
X2
EA
RESET
WDTOUT
PA0
PA1
PA2
PA3
PB0
PB1
PB2
PB3
PB1
PB5
PB6
PB7
VCC
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
0
1
2
3
4
5

19

20

FB8
FB

FB9
FB

FB7
FB

FB10
FB

CNOP1

Option ASF

OP-VH

<02-D1>

<02-D1>

<02-D1>

<02-D1>

ZD10

USBD+

USBD-

1
Q25

R85
1K,1/16W

R54
24,1/16W

R53
24,1/16W

PULLUP 3

PLUG

3VCC

1
2
3
VOUT

VIN
4

R51
10K,1/16W

IC17
CONT
GND
NOISE

R52
47K,
1/16W

C41
0.01,50V

R55
1.5K,1/16W

R56
47K,1/16W

Vcc1

C40
4.7,25V

D16

C39
0.1,
25V

3Vcc

Vcc1

D+

D-

GND

PWR

DA7

DA7

DA8

DA8

R86
47K,1/16W

TH1

CNUS1

USB Interface

Vcc3

OP-Vcc

TH

OP-ON

PES

TXD0

RXD0

CHGLEV

<03-G5>

<01-F10>

<03-B8>

<03-C7>

<03-F7>

<01-D5>
<03-G5>

<02-F3>
<02-F3>

<02-F3>

<02-F2>

<02-F3>

<02-F3>

<01-F3>

<02-F2>

<02-F3>
<02-F3>

<02-F3>

<02-F3>

RXD

TXD

FRXD

MODE

R88
47K,1/16W

RCV-SW

CC-SW

PWRON

NMI

ERR-LED
BATT-LED

PW-LED

BZOUT

Vcc1

C69
10,16V

C68
1,50V

R93
1K,1/16W

R90
6.8,1/16W

R92
5.6K,1W

C67
0.1,25V

C60
0.01,50V

R82
10K,1/16W

Vcc1

C59
0.01,50V

R81
10K,1/16W

Vcc1

D14

R89
6.8,1/16W

300,1/16W
300,1/16W

300,1/16W

R80
10K,1/16W

Vcc1

C58
0.01,50V

R76
R77

R75

10

C65
1,10V

SW4

SW3

SW1

LD2

LD1

Q21

1
K
2
K

BZ

C66
0.1,25V

BZ1

Vcc1

4
A
3
A

SW2

Vcc1

R74
1.5K,1/16W

CONTROL PCB ASS'Y 04

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

IC18
IrDA Transceiver

1
2
3

21

<02-C7>

<03-C7>

<02-A3>
<02-A3>
<02-E1>

<03-C7>
<01-D10>

<03-C7>

<02-A3>
<02-A3>

<02-A3>

<03-E8>
<03-C7>
<03-C7>

BLFM

BLFM

MCHE1
V2-ON
V3-ON

ALFM
LF-PRT

ALFM

WHEAT
MCHE0

MTSTB

CRREF1
ACRM
ACRM

Vcc1

Q23

C78
1,10V

Q22

R94
10K,1/16W

D12

R102
C71
15K,1/16W 0.01,50V

C70
0.1,25V

R96
R95
0.39,1/2W 0.39,1/2W

R107
0.68,1/2W

C72
0.1,25V

R97
1.6K,1/16W

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
OA
OA
SGA
Sen.A
GND
GND
VrefA
PhA
PhA
Sth.
VM
OB
OB
SGB
GND
GND
Sen.B
VrefB
PhB
PhB

20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11

Carriage Motor Driver


IC12

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
O1
O2
O3
O4
O5
O6
O7
COM

I1
I2
I3
I4
I5
I6
I7
GND
O1
O2
O3
O4
O5
O6
O7
COM

IC16

I1
I2
I3
I4
I5
I6
I7
GND

16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9

16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9

Paper Feed Motor Driver


IC15

Vpp

ZD12

C74
0.1,25V

VH

MCH1
V2-ONC
V3-ONC

W-HT
MCH0

<02-B7>
<01-D8>
<01-C10>

VH

R100
0.39,1/2W

C73
0.1,25V

R99
0.39,1/2W

<02-B7>
<02-B7>

R103
C76
15K,1/16W 0.01,50V

R98
1.6K,1/16W

A
A
B
B

1
3
4
2
5

CNLF1
COM
A
A
B
B

R101
10K,1/16W

1
2
4
3

CNCR1

CRREF2
BCRM
BCRM

<03-B8>

<03-B8>

<03-E9>

<03-E9>
<03-E9>

<03-E9>

<03-E8>
<03-C7>
<03-C7>

HPS

PES

TE-DIO

E-OE
TE-CLK

T-OE

Vcc1
R108
18K,1/16W

R105
5.6K,1/16W

X3
32.768KHz

tpout
xout
xin
vss

vdd
sio
sck
cs

TIMER IC
IC13

1
2
3
4

NC
Vcc
CS
SK

8
7
6
5

8
7
6
5

R112
100K,1/16W

R111
220,1/16W

C79
0.01,50V

NC
GND
DO
DI

EEPROM(2M)
IC14

1
2
3
4

R110
22K,1/16W

R77
0.01,50V

Q24

Vcc1

D11

C80
1000p,50V

R109
18K,1/16W

10

Vcc1

CNSEN1

CP1

CP2

E-DO

R106
10K,1/16W

R104
10K,1/16W

R113
180,1/10

Vcc3

Vcc1

Vcc1

<03-D7>

CONTROL PCB ASS'Y 05