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How can I upgrade my mono printer AcuLaser 2600N to colour?

RELATES TO:

  • AcuLaser 2600, AcuLaser 2600N, AcuLaser 2600DN, AcuLaser 2600TN, AcuLaser 2600DTN

EXPLANATION:

Item Part Number
High capacity Toner cartridge (Yellow)* S050226
Standard capacity Toner cartridge (Yellow)** S050230
High capacity Toner cartridge (Magenta)* S050227
Standard capacity Toner cartridge (Magenta)** S050231
High capacity Toner cartridge (Cyan)* S050228
Standard capacity Toner cartridge (Cyan)** S050232
*High capacity = 5,000 pages; **Standard capacity = 2,000K pages (continuous printing A4 size at 5% coverage


Printer Configurations

  • Only one black toner cartridge is installed.

    Only one black toner


  • Or four black toner cartridges (to print high volume) are installed.

    four black toner cartridges


Changing the Mode

Follow the steps below to switch from the B/W mode (or 4xB&W mode) to Colour mode.

  1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press the Enter button (3) to access the control panel menus.

    control panel


  2. Press the Down button (4) repeatedly until you see Config Mode then press the Enter button (3).

  3. Press the Down button (4) repeatedly until Change Color Mode is displayed, the Enter button (3).

  4. Follow the instructions that appear on the LCD panel until you see one of these messages displayed.


    • If you have only one black toner cartridge installed, the message "Install xx TnrCart" will appear. Then, insert the toner cartridge of the colour indicated as 'xx' (C, M, or Y) into the printer and keep on following the instructions on the LCD.

    • If you initially have four black toner cartridges installed, the message "Change Toner to X" will appear. Then, remove the black toner cartridge and insert the toner cartridge of the colour indicated as 'X' (C, M, or Y) into the printer and keep on following the instructions on the LCD panel.

    Notes Icon Note:

    If you need help to replace the toner cartridge see How to replace a toner cartridge in the AcuLaser C2600/2600? for further information.

    If the wrong toner cartridge was installed, the printer does not go to the next step. Follow the instructions that appear on the LCD panel.


  5. After all colour toner cartridges are installed, the printer changes to the Colour mode.

    all colour toner cartridges


    If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, you need to follow the instructions below, using the computer. Follow the instruction for your computer's operating system:


    Windows:
    1. Click StartControl Panel > Printers and Faxes or Printers and Other Hardware.

    2. Right-click on printer icon, then left-click on Properties.

    3. Click on the Optional Settings tab, and here click on the Settings button.

    4. The Optional Settings dialogue box will open. Click into the Colour Toner Cartridges check box, and then click OK.

      Windows: Optional Settings dialogue


    5. You will return to the Optional Settings tab. Click Apply, and then OK to save the setting.

    Mac OS X:
    1. Delete the printer from the Printer List. This is accessible from Applications \ Utilities \ Print Center (10.2.4 - 10.2.8), Applications \ Utilities \ Printer Setup Utililty (Mac OS 10.3), System Preferences \ Print & Fax (10.4 - 10.5).
    2. Click on the printer in the list to highlight it, and then click on the Delete icon.
    3. You will then need to re-add the driver to the list from the Print Center (10.1, 10.2), Printer Setup Utility (10.3), or Print & Fax (10.4, 10.5). See one of the articles below if you require assistance:


    Mac OS 9.1 or higher:

    1. Drag the desktop printer icon to the Trash.
    2. You will then need to re-add the printer in the Chooser.
    3. If there isn't a desktop printer icon, uninstall and reinstall the driver, and then re-add the printer in the Chooser.

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