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If you are getting this error then you have likely tried to put more trays under the printer than it can support electronically. The formatters can only address a certain number, which I believe is 2 extra trays.

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I have an error message 982

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If you have installed the 2000 - sheet option, try uninstall it from the printer. If this will clear the error then the small controller board on the sheet option needs replacement. Also, check the power cord of internal power card on the 2000 sheet option tray if its properly inserted.
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Hi please can you help me to resolve my problem with a bizhub 35 it's get me a code number c1183

Hi elfethi,

This code c1183 is commonly caused by trays in your finisher which are not fully inserted into it's slot. It indicates an elevator motor Ascent/Descent Failure. You may want to try follow these steps that help you address the concern:

1. Check the output bin trays which are at the far left side of your machine.
2. Make sure that they are properly installed into the holders.
3. Then refresh your system by turning it off and on.
4.After doing these, the error should be gone.

If you're still getting the error after making sure that trays are properly installed then this means that the issue is already with the sensors or elevator motor. You will need to contact a local repair man.

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This copier does not recognize the paper size automatically. Open the paper drawer and look at the right hand side you will see a dial, Turn that until the paper size you want aligns with the arrow. This sets the paper size.

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90% of the time when I see this code it means that one or more of the trays on your finisher are not installed all the way into the finisher. Look on the far left side of the machine where the trays are that catch the papers as they come out. Make sure these trays are fully into the slots they sit in. There are little switches that are actuated by the trays as the elevator goes up and down. If the tray misses a switch it will throw the COBAO code. Basically the code means elevator motor lift or descent failure. Turn the machines main power switch off then back on to reset and see if the code goes away. You should see the finisher go up and down. If it never moves then you have a problem with the elevator motor or the detection system. But most all of the time it is just one of the trays not sitting fully into it's slot.
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XP? or similar then go to printers list and double click on the Canon 5180. Then click "Printer" then "Properties" then "Accessories"
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Firstly, I have to ask......the paper is installed, and tray set correctly? Does it read the proper size on the display of the copier?, do you have the optional paper trays installed (3 & 4)?
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Another thing that can happen to cause a jam when you are printing on there is to make sure that the paper size if correct and matches the trays you are printing to. That condition will happen if the printer tries to print a legal size page and you only have letter paper installed in the trays.

Check your settings in the printer control panel to make sure that the trays match and are correct.

Make sure that the green paper setting knobs match the correct tray size as well.

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