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Connecting the Parallel Cable
3Push the clip at each end of the
connector down into the notches
on the plug as shown.
4Plug the other end of the cable
into the appropriate parallel
connector on your computer and
tighten the screws.
MIDI/GAME PHONE LINE
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Connecting the AC Power Cord
To connect the printer to a power point, proceed as follows.
1Plug the appropriate end of the
supplied power cable to the
connector on the rear of the
2Plug the other end into a suitable
•Power cord may differ from
one country to another.
3Power the printer on by pressing
the power on/off button.
Result: You will hear some movement inside the printer.
The printer enters the Ready state.
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Testing the Printer!
1Make sure that the READY status message
appears on the display.
2Press On Line.
3Press Menu > or < Menu to enter the menus.
4Press Menu > or < Menu one or more times until
the TEST MENU message is displayed.
5Press Item> or
the SELFTEST message is displayed.
Print a configuration page to make sure the printer is operating correctly.
6Press Enter to print.
Result:The OFFLINE message appears on the display
and the printer is off-line.
Notes:•The message ‘PRINTING PCL6’ appears and remains
on the display until the page prints.
•The printer returns to the Ready state after printing.
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Setting Up the Printer Driver
The printer drivers provided on the CD must be installed to take full
advantage of the printer’s features.
Printer drivers access the printer features and allow the computer to
communicate with the printer.
If you install the printer driver using the CD, PCL 6 is installed.
The CD includes the following printer drivers.
• PCL 6
- You can use the PCL 6 driver in Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0
and Windows 2000.
The PCL6 driver supports Watermark, Overlay, N-Up and Poster printing.
• Font Navigator.
• Linux Driver.
Notes:• You cannot use PostScript in Windows 3.1.
• PCL 6 is the combination of the PCL 5e driver and the new PCLXL printer
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To install and run the PCL printer driver, you must have the following minimum
• Windows 95 or Windows 98
- PC-compatible 486 computer or better.
- 32MB RAM
- 200MB available hard-disk space.
• Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000
- PC-compatible pentium 133MHz computer or better.
- 64MB RAM
- 650MB available hard-disk space.
• CD-ROM Drive.
To install and run the printer driver, you must be running one of the
• Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000.
• Macintosh System 7.5 or later.
To install the printer driver on your hard disk, make backup copies of the print
driver CD. Keep the original CD in a safe place and use the copies.
Notes: I do not have a CD-ROM driver
If you have access to another computer with a CD-ROM drive, you can use
the Make diskette utility in Windows to create the disks you need for the
installation. Go to Appendix E, “Installing Software form Diskettes”
Installing the Driver
Setting Up the Printer Driver