Panasonic kx-p8410 User Manual

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Operating Instructions
Model No. 
KX-P8410
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Summary of Contents of user manual for Panasonic kx-p8410

  • Page 1 Operating Instructions Model No. KX-P8410 Please carefully read the Operating Instructions before operating. Keep this CD-ROM in the protective...
  • Page 2 BMicrosoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. BPentium is a...
  • Page 3Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic KX-P8410 Color Laser Printer. The serial number is located on the label on the...
  • Page 4: End-User License Agreement End-User License Agreement THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PANASONIC. CAREFULLY READ ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS...
  • Page 5 FOR USERS IN UNITED STATES This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a...
  • Page 6: Contents Contents End-User License Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 7 Contents Menu Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 8: For Your Safety For Your Safety General Warning BTo prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or...
  • Page 9 For Your Safety Moving the Unit The printer weighs approximately 47.9 kg {105.5 lbs.}. It must be handled by...
  • Page 10 For Your Safety Caution Labels DANGER: CAUTION: VORSICHT: ATTENTION: Invisible laser radiation Invisible laser radiation Unsichtbare Laserstrahlung, Rayonnement laser...
  • Page 11 For Your Safety FOR USERS IN U.K. IMPORTANT: FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY This printer...
  • Page 12: Before You Start Before You Start Cautions To avoid machine malfunction, do not use the equipment under the following conditions: BDirect exposure...
  • Page 13 Before You Start ■CD-ROM To prevent the CD-ROMs from accidental damages: BDo not touch or write on the BDo...
  • Page 14 Before You Start Features The KX-P8410 Color Laser Printer provides fast, high-quality color printing on plain paper, plus the...
  • Page 15 Before You Start System Requirements PC To operate the KX-P8410 effectively, see the following. CPU: More than Pentium or...
  • Page 16 Before You Start Minimum Space Requirements Rear 45 cm (17.7″) Multi-Purpose Tray 35 cm (13.8″) Opening Space Controller Board...
  • Page 17 Before You Start Unpacking Make sure that all of the items shown below were provided and have not been...
  • Page 18 Before You Start Part Names ■Front side view Printer panel ( ☞ P. 19) Right side door ( ☞...
  • Page 19 Before You Start Printer Panel Overview # READY ) ERORR MENU /EXIT ENTER CANCEL CONTINUE $ % & '...
  • Page 20 Before You Start ( ERROR indicator (orange) BON: an internal error (Call for Service Error) has occurred. BBlinking: user...
  • Page 21: SetupSetup Setting Up the Printer Preparing the Imaging Unit 1 Open the front door. 2 Turn the upper green lever...
  • Page 22 Setup Setting Up the Output Tray 1 Remove the adhesive tape that holds the output tray against the printer....
  • Page 23 Setup Installing the Toner Cartridges Note: BThe toner cartridges that are shipped with the printer are starter cartridges. They...
  • Page 24 Setup 4 Insert the toner cartridge in the appropriately labeled slot. From top to bottom, the order of the...
  • Page 25 Setup Loading Media Loading Paper or Transparencies in the Media Tray The printer uses five different trays: Tray Size...
  • Page 26 Setup 3 Push down on the metal plate until it clicks, locking it in place. Fan the media (paper/transparencies),...
  • Page 27 Setup 5 Place the media in the tray under the hooks. The height of media should not exceed the...
  • Page 28 Setup Margins and Print Area When the image is printed on the media, the image (print area) is a...
  • Page 29 Setup Loading Media in the Multi-purpose Tray The multi-purpose tray (MPT) serves as an additional tray for loading any...
  • Page 30 Setup ■Loading Paper, Transparency, Coated Paper Notes: BReusing media that has been fed through the printer (for example, after...
  • Page 31 Setup 5 Insert the media with the printing side up into the multi-purpose tray. The height of media should...
  • Page 32 Setup ■Loading an Envelope Do not insert more than one envelope at a time. Only black text can be...
  • Page 33 Setup Connecting the Printer to a Computer Only one PC can be directly connected to your printer. 33
  • Page 34 Setup Using a Parallel Interface Cable If you do not have a parallel interface cable, you will need to...
  • Page 35 Setup Using a SCSI Cable Note for Terminator setting: BThe printer must be the last device in the chain....
  • Page 36 Setup 4 Make sure the terminator switch (#4) of the printer is set to ON (default setting). 5 Connect...
  • Page 37 Setup ■Setting the SCSI ID Number In most cases, there is no need to change the default settings. However,...
  • Page 38 Setup Power On 1 Turn ON the printer, then the computer. 2 # The READY indicator on the printer...
  • Page 39 Setup Printing a Test Page From the Printer Panel The test page provides general information on printer settings and...
  • Page 40 Setup Installing the KX-P8410 Software The KX-P8410 software installation will create the following. BPrinter driver for Windows 3.1 or...
  • Page 41 Setup Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for Windows 3.1 1 Start Windows 3.1. 2 Quit all applications. 3...
  • Page 42 Setup Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for Windows 95 1 Start Windows 95. 2 Quit all applications. 3...
  • Page 43 Setup ■Using Plug and Play 1 Turn on the printer. 2 Turn on the computer and start Windows 95....
  • Page 44 Setup ■Using Add Printer 1 Start Windows 95. 2 Quit all applications. 3 Click Start , move the pointer...
  • Page 45 Setup Removing the KX-P8410 Software If you need to remove the KX-P8410 software, perform the following steps. ■For Windows...
  • Page 46 Setup Installing Panasonic Font Manager For Windows 3.1: BPanasonic font manager (in KX-P8410 Driver and Utility CD-ROM) For Windows...
  • Page 47 Setup ■For Windows 95 users: 1 Start Windows 95. 2 Quit all applications. 3 Insert the KX-P8410 Driver and...
  • Page 48 Setup Setting the Color Density The printer panel provides an interface to adjust the density of the toner applied...
  • Page 49 Setup The current density setting for each color is indicated by the line enclosure on the Color Calibration Page...
  • Page 50 Setup 2 Compare the current color density settings on the Color Calibration Page with the color density samples on...
  • Page 51 Setup 4A If you wish to adjust the density for all colors simultaneously, perform the following, then go to...
  • Page 52 Setup 4B If you wish to adjust the density for each color independently, perform the following, then go to...
  • Page 53: Using the PrinterUsing the Printer Menu Mode The Menu mode includes a Main menu, Item menu, Selection 1 menu and Selection 2...
  • Page 54 Using the Printer Main Menu Item Menu Selection 1 Menu Selection 2 Menu Maintenance Page Count xxxxxx Imaging Unit...
  • Page 55 Using the Printer Network Sets the addresses used in TCP / IP Protocol. During setting, use the I/CANCEL button...
  • Page 56 Using the Printer Outline for Operation Printer Panel READY ERORR MENU /EXIT ENTER CANCEL CONTINUE MENU/EXIT I F ENTER...
  • Page 57 Using the Printer Displaying the Panasonic KX-P8410 Window The KX-P8410 window can be displayed from Windows ( ☞ below)...
  • Page 58 Using the Printer 4 Click a tab to view the features. Details Tab ( ☞ P. 60) Paper Tab...
  • Page 59 Using the Printer B From an application For example, to print a document created in Microsoft WordPad on Windows...
  • Page 60 Using the Printer Details Tab Note: BThis option is available only for Windows 95. # # Print to the...
  • Page 61 Using the Printer Paper Tab # $ % & ' ( ) # Paper size Selects a different paper...
  • Page 62 Using the Printer & Paper source Selects media by choosing the location (trays) or the type of media. BAuto...
  • Page 63 Using the Printer Graphics / Color Tab # $ % & ' ( ) # Print style Select a...
  • Page 64 Using the Printer $ Color Graphics type Color Graphics is a print style that simulates shades of color by...
  • Page 65 Using the Printer % Print quality Selects a print quality. Fast (300 dpi), Standard (600 dpi) or High quality...
  • Page 66 Using the Printer Option Tab # $ % & # Printer memory Selects the amount of memory installed in...
  • Page 67 Using the Printer $ Printer memory usage Determines how the printer memory is used, either for better print performance...
  • Page 68 Using the Printer Using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment You can adjust the color of your output using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment...
  • Page 69 Using the Printer Color Adjustment To adjust the brightness, contrast, hue or saturation of color, select Color Adjustment in...
  • Page 70 Using the Printer ) About button Displays the window that contains the program version and copyright information. * Reset...
  • Page 71 Using the Printer Color Balance To adjust the level of red, green or blue, select Color Balance in the...
  • Page 72 Using the Printer Two-Sided Printing Using Microsoft Word 95 Single sided documents can be printed on both sides of...
  • Page 73 Using the Printer 6 Place the printed pages in the multi-purpose tray with the pages face down and top...
  • Page 74: Care and Maintenance Care and Maintenance Cleaning Periodic cleaning of the printer is recommended. The frequency of cleaning is dependent upon the...
  • Page 75 Care and Maintenance 4 Gently rotate the paper-pick rollers 180° (the paper-pick rollers are D-shaped) and wipe them with...
  • Page 76 Care and Maintenance 2 Remove the imaging unit: # Loosen the two thumbscrews by turning them counterclockwise. $ Turn...
  • Page 77 Care and Maintenance 3 Use a dry, lint-free cloth to wipe the slot of the sensor. Sensor Slot 4...
  • Page 78 Care and Maintenance User Replaceable Components When the printer panel indicates that a supply needs to be replaced, make...
  • Page 79 Care and Maintenance Printer component Printer panel message Average life Fuser unit *1 Fuser Unit wearing out (Oil supply...
  • Page 80 Care and Maintenance Clearing a Jam ■Clearing a media jam If the printer has frequent media jams, make sure...
  • Page 81 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at A 1A # Open tray. the left side door corresponding to the selected media...
  • Page 82 Care and Maintenance (2nd cassette feeder) 1B # Open the lower left side door. # $ Remove the jammed...
  • Page 83 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at B 1 Open the left side door. 2 Use the green handles to pull...
  • Page 84 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at C 1 Remove the fuser: # Open the printer front door. $ Turn the...
  • Page 85 Care and Maintenance 2 # Hold the fuser as shown below, and slide it out of the printer. Safety...
  • Page 86 Care and Maintenance 4 # Turn the fuser’s large green knob clockwise. $ Remove the jammed media. # $...
  • Page 87 Care and Maintenance 7 # Turn the small green thumbscrew clockwise to lock the fuser. $ Close the front...
  • Page 88 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at D Safety Caution: BThe fuser is hot. To avoid personal injury, turn off the...
  • Page 89 Care and Maintenance Caution: BIf the fuser knob will not turn, do not force it, or you may damage...
  • Page 90 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at E 1 Remove the jammed media from the output tray.  OR  Pull...
  • Page 91 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at MPT (Multi-purpose tray) 1 Remove the jammed media from the multi-purpose tray. 2 Open...
  • Page 92 Care and Maintenance Troubleshooting Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action READY indicator is The printer is receiving, Wait for the...
  • Page 93 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action A single color appears The color density is set Check the...
  • Page 94 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action A single color shows a The roller in the toner Run...
  • Page 95 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action A single white spot The imaging unit is Replace the imaging...
  • Page 96 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action A piece of the printed The fuser’s internal roller Print 5-10...
  • Page 97 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action Dark and wavy vertical The main charge grid is Replace the...
  • Page 98 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action The page is completely The problem could be Turn the printer...
  • Page 99 Care and Maintenance ■If you can’t make a print Trouble Corrective Action Printer not operating. Make sure that you...
  • Page 100 Care and Maintenance ■Media problems Trouble Corrective Action Frequent paper- Fan the paper or transparencies before installing them in...
  • Page 101 Care and Maintenance ■Print quality problems Trouble Corrective Action Prints have dull, faded Print the Color Calibration Page from...
  • Page 102 Care and Maintenance SCSI If trouble occurs when printing using SCSI, check the following points. It is assumed that...
  • Page 103 Care and Maintenance ■Windows 95 users 1 Confirm that the SCSI host adapter is installed in your PC correctly....
  • Page 104 Care and Maintenance Error Messages Printer LCD Panel Error Message Possible Cause Corrective Action Jam at A A jam...
  • Page 105 Care and Maintenance Error Message Possible Cause Corrective Action All Media Tray All media trays are Install a media...
  • Page 106 Care and Maintenance Error Message Possible Cause Corrective Action Cyan Toner Cyan toner cartridge is Replace the cyan toner...
  • Page 107 Care and Maintenance Printer Driver For Windows 3.1 Error message Possible cause Recovery ASPI does not support this SCSI...
  • Page 108 Care and Maintenance Error message Possible cause Recovery No ASPI managers were SCSI board and its Correctly install the...
  • Page 109 Care and Maintenance Printer Driver For Windows 95 Error message Possible cause Recovery ASPI Manager is not found. SCSI...
  • Page 110 Care and Maintenance Error message Possible cause Recovery The Status Display The Status Display Follow the procedure does not...
  • Page 111 Care and Maintenance Status Display Error message Possible cause Recovery ASPI for Win 16 or 32 Lack of system...
  • Page 112 Care and Maintenance Error message Possible cause Recovery One or more ASPI for SCSI board is not set Correctly...
  • Page 113 Care and Maintenance Error message Possible cause Recovery SCSI device is not Printer is not Click Yes or No...
  • Page 114 Care and Maintenance Status Display Program The Status Display program alerts the user to any errors. It displays an...
  • Page 115 Care and Maintenance Printer Status Dialog Box / # . $ ( ) + , - % & '...
  • Page 116 Care and Maintenance Repacking It is highly recommended that you keep the original carton and ALL packing materials. Should...
  • Page 117 Care and Maintenance 1 Turn off the printer; remove the power cord and all interface cables. 2 Remove the...
  • Page 118 Care and Maintenance 4 Reinsert the media tray into the printer; use adhesive tape to secure the tray to...
  • Page 119 Care and Maintenance 8 Wrap the imaging unit with a protective black plastic sheet. Caution: BDo not expose the...
  • Page 120 Care and Maintenance 11 # Open the left side door. $ Using the green handles, slide the paper feeder...
  • Page 121 Care and Maintenance 14 Place the transfer unit on newspaper or drop cloth. Rotate the handles down and wrap...
  • Page 122 Care and Maintenance 16 Packing the toner cartridges: # Open the right side door. $ Remove a toner cartridge....
  • Page 123 Care and Maintenance 17 Wipe off any loose toner in and around the printer. Note: BIf a toner vacuum...
  • Page 124 Care and Maintenance 20 Repack any other accessories in the original shipping box. 21 Repack the printer in the...
  • Page 125: AppendixAppendix Specifications Printer Power source Refer to the nameplate on the rear of the unit. Temperature Operating: 10°C to 32.5°C...
  • Page 126 Appendix Maximum printing speed The print speeds listed in the following table represent the time the printer produces multiple...
  • Page 127 Appendix Media ■Media Sizes Medium Size Dimensions Paper Letter 216 mm x 279 mm (8.5″ x 11″) A4 210...
  • Page 128 Appendix ■Paper Weight The printer is designed to work well with most types of paper. However, differences in paper...
  • Page 129 Appendix ■Transparencies and Labels You may also print on transparencies and labels that are made for the printer. Panasonic...
  • Page 130 Appendix ■Envelopes It is recommended that you print in black text only and purchase high quality #10 laser envelopes...
  • Page 131 Appendix Do not attempt to print on any of the following types of envelopes. These may cause damage to...
  • Page 132 Appendix Software Windows Version BWindows 95, Windows 3.1 GDI Printer Driver Color Management: ICM Bundled Software BPanasonic font manager...
  • Page 133 Appendix Bidirectional Parallel Interface The bidirectional parallel interface is based on the IEEE P1284-C standard. If your computer has...
  • Page 134 Appendix SCSI Interface The Panasonic SCSI interface is based on fast SCSI-2 ANSI standard. Specifications Connector Type 50-Pin Half...
  • Page 135: IndexIndex A E About button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 136 Index J O Jam at A . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 137 Index Print to the following port . . . . . . . . . . . . ....