Inserting PCMCIA Cards

The main focus of this instruction sheet is to make sure the cards are installed properly.

The orientation the card gets inserted into one model versus another will be different.

The card is keyed on the end where the contacts are located. Despite the keying the cards may still be forced into the card slot incorrectly. This can possibly cause damage to the card or the printer.

Safest practice is to have the printer power off when inserting the card.

 

In the following diagrams note the position of the 'Write Protect' switch and the labeling as a visual guide to help you install the card correctly. In the diagrams the cards are partially inserted to show direction more clearly. The cards should be pushed in all the way until you can feel them snap into the connector and also the eject button will pop out.

Pictures showing how to install correctly

Initializing the cards (write protect switch needs to be set to 'write' in order to initialize)

 

XI3+   and 105SL's with s/n 6400357 and after

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If the card is still not being recognized on the configuration label it maybe because the card slot pcb connector is not mated well with the main logic board connector. Power down the printer and open the electronics cover. The actual connector cannot be seen because it is between the two boards but the following link shows where to press against to ensure connectors are seated well.

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XI2, XI3  and 105SL's with s/n's older then 6400357

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Z4M,Z6M,Z4M+,Z6M+

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Z4M, Z6M, Z4M+, Z6M+

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Z4M, Z6M, Z4M+, Z6M+

Z4M+, Z6M+
If the card is still not being recognized on the configuration label it maybe because the card slot pcb connector is not mated well with the main logic board connector. Power down the printer and open the electronics cover. The actual connector cannot be seen because it is between the two boards but the following link shows where to press against to ensure connectors are seated well.

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Z4M, Z6M
If the card is still not being recognized on the configuration label it maybe because the card slot pcb connector is not mated well with the main logic board connector. Power down the printer and open the electronics cover. The actual connector cannot be seen because it is between the two boards. Its possible the connector mating the two boards is not aligned properly. You may need to realign to establish a good connection.

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Z4000, Z6000

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If the card is still not being recognized on the configuration label it maybe because the card slot pcb connector is not mated well with the main logic board connector. Power down the printer and open the electronics cover. The actual connector cannot be seen because it is between the two boards. Its possible the connector mating the two boards is not aligned properly. You may need to realign to establish a good connection.

z4mseat.jpg (202494 bytes)

 

170PAX, 170PAX2, 170PAX3, 110PAX

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On the PAX Print engines, regardless if the units are right or left handed, the cards are inserted so that the write protect switch is away from the side where the eject button is located.

 

XI Series

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The internal version of the card slot is not shown. The card slot is mounted in the electronics compartment and to install or remove a PCMCIA card you would have to remove the electronics cover to get access to it. At least with this external version pictured you could open the supplies door to conveniently install or remove a PCMCIA card.