(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)

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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)

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

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)

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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