My machine is an Intellifan-620. Thermal roll paper. The phone part works, but the LCD is blank no printing, etc. Does this mean the machine has gone to the graveyard? I have had the machine a looooooong time. Thanks. maglbfw
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Re: LCD is blank
Uh-huh, you have had it for a while; I repaired these in my former shop that I closed in 1999.
The failure is almost certainly due to the expiration of a cheap component called a capacitor located in the power supply.
The problem was these were TOO cheap and are subjected to a kind of service they do not like.
They kind of fade away unnoticed but finally lose so much of their original capacitance they can no longer do their job.
If you were 'down the road' from me, I would do a freebie on that one, I know it well.
With the price of a new machine (albeit an ink jet that costs MUCH more to feed) so low now, I suggest adding it to the pile of 'things not worth repairing any more.'
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1 - Grasp the finger hold and pull up to open the operation panel. 2 - Flip up the front paper guide. 3 - If you are loading paper that is 210mm in width, place the paper roll shims on each side of the paper compartment. (Note that Sharp recommended paper, including the initial roll, is 216 mm in width.) • The ribbed side of the shims should face in (toward each other). 4 - Unwrap the roll of thermal paper and insert the paper shaft. 5 - Place the roll of thermal paper in the compartment, making sure the ends of the paper shaft fit into the notches on each side of the compartment. • Important: The roll must be placed so that the leading edge of the paper unrolls as shown. (The paper is only coated on one side for printing. If the roll is placed backwards, the paper will come out blank after printing.) 6 - Insert the leading edge of the paper into the slot as shown. Continue to push the paper through the slot until it comes out the opening in the front of the machine. 7 - Make sure the paper comes out straight, and then flip down the paper guide. 8 - Close the operation panel, making sure it clicks into place. • FO-71: A short length of the paper will be cut off.
If you receive a fax with blank pages , nine times out of 10 the answer is that the sender fed one or more of the sheets into the fax machine upside down or backward. You can confirm that this is what happened by noting whether the header (lines of sender information) is present. You could also be experiencing a technical or mechanical problem, such as a need to fix or change parts. You can test whether your machine can print at all by using its “copy” function, or print an activity report. If all is well on your end, the problem must be with the sender’s machine. If, by any chance, you’re using an old thermal fax machine, check to see if the roll of paper has been put in backward, because if that’s the case the heads won’t print on the side that isn’t heat-sensitive.
problem is not clear.u change fax roll when it was finished.if fax was printing before ending roll .i think u have installed roll with wrong side .thermal roll only prints with one side which is coated .just see inside machine there will bi a paper for installing roll direction.if not just check thermal head .clean it check its supply.or just replace.it mian jee
Please make sure that you have the right paper roll.
Your machine takes a thermal paper roll, which means it actually burns the print into the surface of the paper as opposed to printing with a ribbon or ink roller like other makes.
The thermal paper will only show a print on one side of the paper, in other words if you do indeed have the right roll and it is in upside down you will get a blank printout.
An easy way to see if it is the right paper hold the roll in your one hand and scratch a line with the thumb nail of your other hand accross the surface of the roll,if you get a black line on the paper then it is the right one, otherwise you have what we call a "bond" paper roll and it will not work in your machine.
If you got the "black line" with your thumb nail, then lift the printer head arm (green lever) place the roll in position with the paper rolling out from the bottom of the roll towards the front of the machine, pull the paper out past the catch mechanism and close the printer ****.Tear off the excess paper and replace the printer cover.
You should be ready to go ahead with sales.
This should solve the problem .
Really? A thermal roll fax? Not working? I don't mean for this to sound brash, but in all sincerity, a nice plain paper basic fax can be had at almost any retail outlet (Wal-Mart, Staples, etc...) for about $60/$70 these days. Why even try to fix an antiquated piece of equipment like that?