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    You won't believe it........

    Customer called me today to service his Minolta EP-4300.

    I still had the parts in stock, Cleaning Blade, Spill Mylar, C-Wires. LOL

    Machine is in use mainly for White Toner copies and is with this customer for over 22 years. The EP-4300 came on the market I think around 1989 or so...........

    In the back are also an EP-4232 and a EP-4233 kept cause of the White Toner too.

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    Re: You won't believe it........

    Nope, don't believe it. You won't believe it........

    Haven't seen one of those in YEARS, thankfully. At least it was better than its cousin, the 4230.

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    Re: You won't believe it........

    You and others might get a kick out of this. Minolta used to put out Compatibility charts so you could compare all models side by side. I laminated this one back in '96 and still have it- just scanned it into a .pdf. I added the monthly volume amounts on the left as I thought it was nice to have that info when the customer decided to overuse their machine.

    I wasn't sure where else to post this on the forums and since you mentioned the 4300 dinosaur, this thread seemed appropriate for now.

    Minolta Compatibility Chart.pdf

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    Re: You won't believe it........

    I had the "pleasure" of working on that model as well as the spin off's, EP4230, 4231,4232, etc. Not too bad from what I can remember. I had a fight with a few ha-ha. Like all the OEM's of that time they were trying different things to get a hold on the copier market. Some worked and some didn't. The OEM's that consistently put out better boxes are still here today. Others like these are long gone... Panasonic (should've stuck with TV's & toothbrushes), Olivetti (should've stuck with typewriters), TA Adler, Gestetner, Etc
    All gone, well at least in the USA?


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    Re: You won't believe it........

    Quote Originally Posted by copyman View Post
    Others like these are long gone... Panasonic (should've stuck with TV's & toothbrushes), Olivetti (should've stuck with typewriters), TA Adler, Gestetner, Etc
    All gone, well at least in the USA?
    Panasonic had a contribution. Before Panasonic all of the machines I worked on Sharps, Canons Minoltas even some Royals and SCMs used a main motor with chains or belts and clutches. Panasonic was the first I saw to use individual motors to control different assemblies. And if you thought Olivetti should stick to typewriters you never worked on one of theirs. Panasonic did make some atrocious boxes but their last gen color units were pretty decent. Just way too heavy to carry upstairs.


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    Re: You won't believe it........

    ive seen a few Panasonics that were just re branded Minoltas back in the day.


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    Re: You won't believe it........

    Quote Originally Posted by Synthohol View Post
    ive seen a few Panasonics that were just re branded Minoltas back in the day.
    The 60 copy and 76 cop analogs were rebadged Minoltas they even had some rebadged Xerox and Toshiba units usually at the larger CPM sizes


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    Re: You won't believe it........

    You guys are showing your age

    Some of us have never even worked on an analog machine, I wonder if we are missing out or dodged a bullet ?

    If at first you don't succeed, try the way I told you how to do it in the first place.

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    Re: You won't believe it........

    I do not miss analog machines at all. Especially doc. feeder belts or a scanner lamp when it flying left to right for each document separately.

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    Re: You won't believe it........

    Simul Color !!!!! just watch those dev clutches lol


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