Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ricoh Aficio 200/250 specifications, Troubleshooting, Error Codes

Ricoh Aficio 200 is a medium size multifunction product, manufactured by the Ricoh Corporation company. It is a monochrome copier with a copy speed of 20 pages per minute.

Standard features are as below:
  • 20 page per minute black & white copier 
  • Unlimited sorting capacity via Image Rotation. No Sorter Bins required 
  • Paper capacity ranging from 500 to 1,600 sheets. Cassettes hold letter, legal and 11 x 17" paper 
  • Optional Duplex Unit for two sided copies and print jobs, plus optional Finishing Unit for stapled documents 
  • 4.4 Kbps Fax Option can fax originals as large as 11 x 17" from the document feeder or platen glass 
  • 30 page Document Feeder Option for copier or fax flexibility 
  • Reduction/Enlargement from 25-400% 
  • First Copy Time: Less than 9.8 s (from 1st paper tray to face down copy tray), Less than 8.8 s (from 1st paper tray to face up copy tray)
  • Copy Number Input: Ten-key pad, 1 to 99 (count up or count down)
  • Manual Image Density: 7 steps
  • Automatic Reset: 60 s is the standard setting; it can be changed with a UP mode.
  • Auto Shut Off 15 min. is the standard setting; it can be changed with a UP mode.
  • Copy Paper Capacity: Paper Tray: 250 sheets
  • Optional Paper Tray Unit: 500 sheets x 2
  • Bypass: 100 sheets (A4, B5, A5, B6, 8.5 x 11", 5.5 x 8.5")
  • Toner Replenishment: Cartridge exchange (216 g/cartridge)

Machine is equipped with these optional equipments:

  • Platen cover
  • Auto document feeder
  • Paper tray unit with two paper trays
  • 1-bin sorter
  • Duplex unit
  • Key counter
  • Tray heater
  • Optical anti-condensation heater
Aficio 200 Error Codes:

Like other digital machines, Aficio 200 is equipped with a self diagnostic mode which detects any problem during copy process and displays error code on the machine display. Here I'll give you a detail of some common error codes:

SC120:
Scanner home position error 1
Check scanner home position sensor. It may be defective or disconnected from the board.

SC320:
Polygon motor error. Polygon motor is defective or interface harness has poor connection.

SC322:
This is Laser synchronization error caused by poor harness connection, or the synchronization board is out of position/defective

SC390:
Toner Density sensor output is abnormal. Check TD sensor connections/ Replace the TD sensor

SC500:
This error means that th main motor is locked. Check whole drive mechanism/ check motor.

SC503:
This code will be displayed if upper tray lift motor is malfunctioning. Check the upper limit sensor and the lift motor.

SC542, SC543, SC544, SC546,
These codes are related to fuser temperature. Make sure that power source voltage are not low. check thermisters, fusing lamps etc. To reset this code press "All clear" yellow key, enter 107 and press the red key for some seconds. Sevice mode will be displayed, enter SP 5-810 (SC code reset) and select "1". Then hold down the Photo mode key and the # key at the same time for at least 3 seconds

SC900:
Total counter error. Replace the counter.

If you need more detail, let me know in your comments.

4 comments:

sony said...

Thanks 4 this informatiom.it is very usefull

Rangoon said...

Do you have information about new MP series? I need MP2500 specifications.

Anonymous said...

How to view the counter of afecio 250?

Anonymous said...

Do you know where I can download the owners manual for Aficio 200? The web has only its service manual. Thanks!