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GETTING STARTED
This chapter provides basic information for using the SHARP AL-840 printer and its features.
INTRODUCTION
The AL-840 can be used as a copier and a laser  printer. This manual describes only the printer
features of the AL-840. To use the AL-840 as a copier and to learn additional information which
relates to both the copier and printer features, see the copier manual. To get full use of all printer
features, familiarize yourself with this manual.
For quick reference during printer use, keep this manual in a handy location.
Conventions used in this manual
In this manual, the following icons are used to provide the user with information pertinent to the
use of the machine.
Notes provide information relevant to the machine regarding specifications,
functions, performance, operation and such, that may be useful to the user.
When you try to execute printing while copying is being performed, printing
will be executed after copying is finished.
When you try to make a copy while printing is being performed, printing will
be interrupted and you can make a copy. Printing will be resumed after copying
is finished.
Trademark acknowledgments
Windows, MS-DOS, Windows NT and Windows Printing System are trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the U.S.A. and other countries.
IBM, PC/AT and OS/2 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
HP, LaserJet and PCL are trademarks of the Hewlett-Packard Company.
All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
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INTRODUCTION
Making floppy disks from CD-ROM
The printer driver data in the CD-ROM can be copied to floppy disks.
Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0:
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Insert the installation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2
Double-click My ComputerAl_800 (CD-ROM), and Makedisk.
3
Double-click Makedisk.exe.
4
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Windows 3.1x:
1
Insert the installation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2
Double-click the File Manager in the Main window of Program Manager and select
CD-ROM and the Makedisk directory.
3
Double-click Makedisk.exe.
4
Follow the on-screen instructions.
MAIN FEATURES
 Printing from Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows
NT 4.0 applications
High-speed and high-quality printing can be performed from Windows 3.1x, Windows 95,
Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 applications through the SHARP GDI (Graphics Device
Interface) system.
Since print data are processed in the computer, waiting time during printing is short.
Printing from multiple computers through “Smart Sharing” (small-scale
sharing)
Since the AL-840 is equipped with two parallel interface connectors, it can be connected
to two computers simultaneously.
Automatic interface switching allows easy print operation which can be executed only
from each computer.
High image quality printing with resolution of 1,800 dpi equivalent x
600 dpi through Super Image Enhancement Technology (SIET)
The printer is equipped with the Super Image Enhancement Technology (SIET) which
implements high image quality printing with resolution of 1,800 dpi equivalent x 600 dpi.
Small characters and fine images can be printed clearly.
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INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER SOFTWARE
Description of the printer driver
The printer driver is the software program which runs the printer. It converts the data in your file
into information that the printer can understand. It also controls communication between the
printer and computer as the data is printed.
Checking the hardware and software requirements
You will need the following hardware and software in order to install the printer driver.
Computer type
IBM PC/AT or compatible computer equipped with a bi-
directional parallel interface and CD-ROM
Windows type
Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
4.0
CPU
486DX 66MHz or better
Physical RAM
Windows 95, Windows 3.1x: 8 MB (16 MB or more is
recommended.)
Windows NT 4.0: 12MB (16MB or more is recommended.)
Windows 98: 16MB (32MB or more is recommended.)
Virtual storage (swap file)
8 MB or more
Display
640 x 480 dots (VGA) or better
Hard disk free space
10 MB or more
The printer driver included in this product cannot be used under Windows NT
3.5x, OS/2, pure MS-DOS and other operating systems which are not described
above.
If you are using some of your computer’s memory as a RAM drive, the printer
driver may not be allocated the correct amount of memory. In such a case,
reduce the size of your RAM disk, or do not use the RAM disk. Please refer to
your MS Windows documentation for further information.
Installing the printer driver
The software for your printer is provided on CD-ROM which was packed with your laser printer.
Before installing the printer driver, be sure to check the following items.
Is the printer connected properly to the computer?
Does the printer have paper?
Is there another GDI printer driver or Windows Printing System printer driver already
installed? If installed, change the printer port setting. For the change of the printer port
setting, see USING OTHER INSTALLED DRIVERS on page 20.
In this description, the following drive configuration is supposed. Specify proper drives depending
on the configuration of your computer.
Drive R: CD-ROM drive (installation source)
Drive C: Hard disk drive (installation destination)
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 INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER SOFTWARE
Windows 95/Windows NT 4.0:
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Load paper into the paper tray of the printer. For loading of paper, see the section on
LOADING COPY PAPER in the copier operation manual.
2
Turn on the printer.
3
Turn on your computer and start Windows.
Before installing the printer driver, be sure to close all other applications which
may be open.
4
When using Windows 95 on a personal computer with plug & play*, the “Update Device
Driver Wizard” window will appear. Insert the installation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive. Click the Next button and follow the on-screen instructions. Proceed to step 7. If
the “Copying Files” window appears during this operation, enter R:\ (if the CD-ROM is
designated as drive R) and click the OK button.
If you use Windows 95 and the “New Hardware Found” window will appear, click the
Driver from Disk Provided by Hardware Manufacturer button and then click OK.
Proceed to step 6.
If you use Windows 95 and the screen shown above or the “New Hardware Found”
window does not appear, proceed to step 5.
If you use Windows NT 4.0, proceed to step 5.
Plug & play
This feature is effective if both the computer and peripheral equipment are equipped
with IEEE 1284 compliant parallel interface.
The screen displayed depends on the version of Windows.
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