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How do I access and download the Operation Guide from my copier’s panel screen?

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(Submitted by Scott Sawyer)

Many copiers and printers are no longer delivered with a hardcopy paper operation guide or user guide. Manufacturers have chosen not to include this documentation with their machines for a variety of reasons, some being environmental impact or cost savings. Sharp has made it very easy for users to get the answers to any operational questions that they may have by providing access to the operation guide directly through the panel of the machine.

To display the operation guide, begin by pressing the “Operation Guide” key in the home screen on the touch panel. (Figure 1.0)

Copier Operation Guide Home Screen
Figure 1.0



The “About this manual” button of the operation guide provides a choice of options: either how to use the manual or explanations of common functions on the machine, such as how to load the paper properly. (Figures 2.0 – 2.3)

Copier About this manual Screen
Figure 2.0​​​​


About 2 - How to Manual
Figure 2.1​​​​


About 3 - Explanations
Figure 2.2​​​​


About 4 - Loading Paper
Figure 2.3



The “TOP” button in the operation guide provides access to brief explanations of how to use the machine. (Figure 3.0)

TOP Screen
Figure 3.0



You can use the “By view” button to access a touch screen where you can select various parts of the machine to view an explanation of that part. (Figure 4.0)

By view button screen
Figure 4.0



Touching the “By use” button will bring up the following screen where you can choose to learn more about specific functions of the machine based on common uses. (Figure 5.0)

By use copier panel screen
Figure 5.0



The “Loading paper” button is a quicker alternative to using the “Explanations” menu under the “About” button. Here you can learn about the types and sizes of paper that can be used in your machine, as well as how to properly load the paper into the machine so as to prevent jamming. (Figure 6.0)

Loading Paper button screen
Figure 6.0



The “Maintenance” button offers a few options to learn about common maintenance procedures that you may need to perform on the machine, unless you have a service contract which would handle those needs for you. (Figure 7.0)

Printer Maintenance button screen
Figure 7.0



Lastly, if you would like to have a copy of the Operation Guide on your computer, then you can press the “Downloading and printing manuals” button in the upper right-hand corner of the touchscreen which will bring you to the following screen. (Figure 8.0) From here, you may choose to download additional manuals, such as the Quick Start Guide, or download the Operation Guide. (Figures 8.1 – 8.2)

Downloading and printing manuals button screen
Figure 8.0


Downloading and printing manuals other manuals menu screen
Figure 8.1


Downloading and printing manuals how to download a manual menu screen
Figure 8.2