Question about Sharp AL-1655CS Copier

2 Answers

Error Message: Check SPF/RSPF START to Resume

I am having problems with my copier, when I try to make a copy there is an error message that says: Check SPF/RSPF START to Resume. I have tried checking for paper jams, turrning printer on and off, and unplugging the copier. Nothing seems to be helping.

Posted by jaloha79 on

  • jroddy Aug 08, 2008

    Check SPF/RSPF Start to Resume problem. The copier makes the same sound as when the scan head is locked. It will copy a document on the glass. I cleaned the glass, rolled the rollers, opened and closed all doors, locked and unlocked the scan head locking switch several times, turned the machine off and on several times. I have a call into Sharp.



2 Answers


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I just fixed this problem on my sharp all in one. The white rollers on the underside of the copier cover were not rolling well. I took an alcohol prep pad and started cleaning them, rolling as I went. A large piece of lint fell out. I put the documents in the document feeder and they fed through like a charm. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009


Tim Babcock

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Sharp Master
  • 2,794 Answers

Sometimes the ribbon cable that sits under the scanner jams the scanner. Taking the scanner glass off and securing it with scotch tape fixes the problem.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Message CHECK SPF/RSPF and will stick on scan often.

In the Jaguar series, (ar-168d) you will need to get into the simulations; press in rapid succession: # * C * You will know when you did it fast enough when all the display lights go out except the number display, press 41 start/copy. then 6 start/copy. Let the copier do what it needs to.

The scanner will move, keep the lid down, it will let you know when it is done when it goes silent. Then press CA key to clear out and try copies again.

Dec 15, 2009 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

6 Answers



Hope this may help;


Aug 29, 2008 | Sharp AL 800 Copier

1 Answer

Tryong to use top feeder, it keeps reading

SPF is normal document feder
RSPF is autoreverse document feder.
Select the your document feder instaling the copiers,remove any originals to the glass.

Oct 21, 2009 | Sharp AR-168D Black and White Copier

1 Answer

How do you calibrate the scanner bulb? I get a "Check SPF/RSPF" error message when trying to scan a document through the auto-feed tray and a local service company said that the scanner bulb needs to be...

The Calibration of the scanner and calibration of the monitor - a complex process. Prcess requiring special equipment and experienced specialist. Not advantageously buy high-priced equipment for Calibration of its one scanner and monitor. If work high skilled, you it is necessary to return in service for calibration if you want this execute themselves, recommend to build apart monitor on test list, but then on test table by means of regulations adjusting the scanner on colour and density of the scene to build scanner

Sep 24, 2009 | Sharp AL-1655CS Copier

1 Answer

Top load copies are blank

I tried changing the the size to a reduction. It took the sheet from the top and copied it at a reduced size with no problem. Then I switched back to normal size and it worked just fine. I would have never thought to try a different size without your suggestion. Thanks for the help

Jul 17, 2009 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Sharp AL 1551 CS RSPF not feeding

This can be a fault of the controller of the direct current. Apply to service This fault can be not eliminated by you.

Mar 23, 2009 | Sharp AL-1551CS Copier

1 Answer

Problems with SPF message and black copies

The "Check SPF/RSPF" issue can be a couple of things
  1. If the scanner only moves from right to left then immediately moves back then the copier needs to be adjusted.
  2. If the scanner moves from right to left and tries to feed then displays message then the ADF needs to be cleaned.
Same for the dark issues
  1. If you lighten the exposure and the copies come out better then copier needs to be adjusted
  2. If you lighten the exposure and the copies come out the same then you may have a few problems check the following;
  • Open right side door and look at drum green/blue cylinder . If it is covered with toner (black film) then you might have a drum short.
  • Open right side door and look at drum, if it is not covered then you may have a board issue.
While making a copy off the glass listen to the right side of the copier and if you can hear a screeching sound then you could be having an electrical short that is causing your black copies.

Depending on your findings depends on the remedies.

Mar 16, 2009 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Feeder problem..

I had the problem. The feeder didn't work but everything else was okay and the error code sounds familiar. The problem was cleared and fixed with the following codes entered from the panel


Where C means push the copy button.

Good luck

Nov 09, 2007 | Sharp AL-1655CS Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sharp AL-1655CS Copier Logo

5,678 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Anthony Karuku

Level 2 Expert

268 Answers

Tareq Bin Mostaq...
Tareq Bin Mostaq...

Level 3 Expert

1449 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1363 Answers

Are you a Sharp Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides