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Status Messages

Status messages describe the condition of a printer or the system. Sometimes they are a response to operator action.

Status messages are given only for your information and do not necessarily mean that something is wrong. However, if a printer is not performing the way you think it should, a status message can give you a clue about what to do.

Figure 35 shows a sample Printer Status window. The Printer Status window automatically appears when the system is powered-on. If you have closed the window, you can see it again by SELECTING Printer Status from the Operate pull-down.

Figure 35. Printer Status Window
This is an image that illustrates printer status window

The window contains:

Status Message Summary

Table 16. Printer Status Window - Status Field Messages
Message Description
LINE 1
READY In duplex mode, the complete system is ready to accept print jobs from the host system.

In simplex mode, only the individual printer is ready.

NOT READY In duplex mode, the complete system is not ready to accept print jobs from the host system.

In simplex mode, only the individual printer is not ready.

NOT READY AT PRINTER 1 In duplex mode, the system is not ready to accept print jobs from the host system because someone has pressed the Stop key on the Printer 1 stacker control panel. The printer can be made ready only by pressing the Ready key on the Printer 1 stacker control panel (not by SELECTING the Ready push-button on the Display/Touch Screen).

This message is not displayed in simplex mode.

NOT READY AT PRINTER 2 In duplex mode, the system is not ready to accept print jobs from the host system because someone has pressed the Stop key on the Printer 2 stacker control panel. The printer can be made ready only by pressing the Ready key on the Printer 2 stacker control panel (not by SELECTING the Ready push-button on the Display/Touch Screen).

This message is not displayed in simplex mode.

NOT READY AT PRINTER(Dual Simplex and Simplex) This message is displayed for duplex systems in dual-simplex mode and for simplex printers. The message indicates that someone has pressed the Stop key on the printer stacker control panel. The printer can be made ready only by pressing the Ready key on the stacker control panel (not by SELECTING the Ready push-button on the Display/Touch Screen).
NOT READY AT PRINTER(Simplex) Someone has pressed the Stop key on the stacker control panel. The printer can be made ready only by pressing the Ready key on the stacker control panel (not by SELECTING the Ready push-button on the Display/Touch Screen).
RECEIVING In duplex mode, the system is receiving print job data from the host system.

In simplex mode, the individual printer is receiving host system data.

LINE 2
WARMING UP In duplex mode, the fuser in one or both system printers is warming up so that print jobs can begin.

In simplex mode, the individual printer fuser is warming.

SLEEPING In duplex mode, the Printer Configuration "Fuser Inactivity Timer" in one or both system printers has timed out and the fuser has been turned off.

In simplex mode, only the fuser in the individual printer has been turned off.

NOT AVAILABLE In duplex mode, the Display/Touch Screen cannot communicate with either or both of the system printers.

In simplex mode, the Display/Touch Screen cannot communicate with the individual printer.

In either duplex or simplex modes, when an enabled preprocessing or postprocessing device has been powered off.

PRINTING In duplex mode, the system is printing.

In simplex mode, only the individual printer is printing.

TRACING In either duplex or simplex modes this indicates that a trace operation is running.
PRE/POSTPROCESSOR BUSY In either duplex or simplex modes this indicates that an enabled preprocessing or postprocessing device is showing "Busy" status on its interface.
PRE/POSTPROCESSOR NOT READY In either duplex or simplex modes this indicates that an enabled preprocessing or postprocessing device is showing "Not Ready" status on its interface.
PRE/POSTPROCESSOR EOF In either duplex or simplex modes this indicates that an enabled preprocessing or postprocessing device is showing "End-of-File" status on its interface.
PRE/POSTPROCESSOR PAUSED In either duplex or simplex modes this indicates that an enabled pre-processing or post-processing device is showing "Paused" status on its interface.
"Blank" No secondary status message to display.