DocuClock
Installation Guide
How to install the DocuClock printer and software

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Unpacking
Removing the Transportation Damper 
Connecting the Power Supply
Connecting the DocuClock Printer to the Computer:
  Serial  Printer

  Parallel Printer
Inserting Paper
Running the Self-Test

 


Unpack
After you unpack the DocuClock printer, make sure you have these items.

  • Printer

  • Printer Ribbon cassette

  • Power Supply

  • Printer Cable (serial or parallel)

  • DocuClock Software on CD-ROM

  • DocuClock User's Guide

 

 If any item is missing or damaged, please contact Beagle Software for assistance.


Remove the Transportation Damper
The printer is protected during shipping by a transportation damper that must be removed before you turn on the printer.

Pull the damper out and remove the strip of tape from the top of the printer, as shown below.

 


Connect the DocuClock Printer to the Computer
You need the supplied interface cable to connect your computer to the DocuClock printer.  Instructions for both interfaces follow. Serial or Parallel: which do I have?

DocuClock Serial  Printer
You need the supplied serial interface cable to connect your computer to the printer. 

  1. First make sure that the printer and the computer are turned off.

  2. Plug the cable into the connector on the back of the printer, as shown.  In most cases you can tighten by hand the screws that attach the cable to the printer.

  3. Connect the other end of the cable to the available serial port connector on your computer.

  


DocuClock Parallel Printer
You need the supplied parallel interface cable to connect your computer to the printer.

  1. First make sure that the printer and the computer are turned off.

  2. Plug the cable into the connector on the back of the printer, as shown.

  3. Connect the other end of the cable to the available parallel port connector on your computer.

 


Connect the Power Supply

The DocuClock printer includes an external power supply.

Note: Using an incorrect power supply can cause serious damage to the printer.

  1. First make sure that the power supply is turned off.

  2. Plug the power supply’s cable into the printer’s connector as shown below.  Note that the flat side of the connector faces up.

  3. Plug the power cord into an outlet.

 


Insert Paper

Note: Do not use wrinkled or curled paper. 

To insert paper, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that a ribbon cassette is installed in the printer.

  2. Turn on the printer. The POWER light comes on.

  3. Press the RELEASE button. The RELEASE light comes on, which indicates that the printer is in the paper release mode. In this mode, the printer can accept paper and paper can be removed from it.

  4. Insert the paper from either the front or the side, as shown in the illustration below. Insert the paper into the printer until it is stopped by the form stopper. The markings on the side of the printer can also be used to judge how far to insert paper.

  5. Check the PAPER OUT light. When you insert the paper correctly, the PAPER OUT light goes out. If the PAPER OUT light is still on, remove the paper and re-insert it.


Run the Self Test

Any time that you want to check the performance of your printer you can run the self test described below. This shows whether your printer is working correctly. It is independent of  the DocuClock software.

The self test checks the control circuits, printer mechanisms, print quality, RAM, ROM version, and DIP switch settings.

To perform the self test, follow the steps below:

  1. Insert a sheet of paper following the instructions above.

  2. Turn off the printer.

  3. While holding down the RELEASE button, turn the printer back on.

  4. Remove your finger from the RELEASE button. The printer prints the current printer settings and then ejects the paper.

  5. Press the RELEASE button to eject the paper completely and insert new paper to begin the second part of the test.

   After the printer prints a pattern, it prints the following message:

   ***completed***

   The printer ejects the paper; then enters the normal mode.


Install the DocuClock Software

1.      Place the CD-ROM in the drive. Installation will start automatically when the CD-ROM drive is closed.

2.   Follow the instructions from the DocuClock installation wizard. Select the package (DocuClock Serial or DocuClock Parallel) depending on the printer type ordered.

3.   When asked for the printer port, select the COM port number for a Serial Printer or a LPT port number for a parallel printer.

 

That's it! 

Start the DocuClock program from the Start menu and you're ready to print!


Installation Video
A downloadable version of the DocuClock installation video is available.
It steps through the setup, installation and operation of DocuClock.
This is a low-resolution  version of the video included with the product
.

Requires: Windows Media Player
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File Size: 5.1 Meg
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Last reviewed September 13, 2004