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    Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    I have a C253 that is a 3 draw printer. The largest paper draw, draw 3 which is the last draw, has the 'Open' button missing on the front of it, but one can press the small button on the circuitboard that is exposed.

    When this small circuitboard button is pressed there are some clunking noises but the draw does not open. Any idea how to get this draw to work? Also, is there anywhere where I can buy that missing button part? And how does one fit it?

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    Re: Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    Look at the lower back of this 3rd tray unit. There is a tiny hole where you can put a very long pin (knitting needle...) to unlock the tray mechanically. It needs some poking to hit the unlock button inside. When the tray is open, you can inspect the mechanism of the paper lift inside so you might see what is wrong. I recall remotely that sometimes one of the gears was cracked or "mooned out"

    The sticker on top of the push button is called "Label" and has the #A093 9406 11.

    Precision Roller has them in stock. Their #M4707, price USD 9.95
    Konica Minolta A093-9406-11 (A093940611) Push Label, Genuine (M4707)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hansoon View Post
    Look at the lower back of this 3rd tray unit. There is a tiny hole where you can put a very long pin (knitting needle...) to unlock the tray mechanically. It needs some poking to hit the unlock button inside. When the tray is open, you can inspect the mechanism of the paper lift inside so you might see what is wrong. I recall remotely that sometimes one of the gears was cracked or "mooned out"

    The sticker on top of the push button is called "Label" and has the #A093 9406 11.

    Precision Roller has them in stock. Their #M4707, price USD 9.95
    Konica Minolta A093-9406-11 (A093940611) Push Label, Genuine (M4707)

    Hans
    Thanks very much Hans for this info. Much appreciated.

    On a side note do you really have a 286 computer??? I know of a lawyer who still uses one for the Wordperfect program.She can create and edit a document faster with that than with a modern iteration of Word!

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    Re: Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    On a side note do you really have a 286 computer???
    LOL, NO!

    It is a childish way from my side to ridicule all those silly announces like "Made With My iPhone xyz" or "Made with my Android ABC" etc.

    I'm using W10/11 in my computers with iCore 7/9, 12th Generation and Android 13 on my Samsung cellphone

    But must have still laying a working Pentium from 1998 lying around....

    Did I say I hate Apple?

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    Re: Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    Quote Originally Posted by Hansoon View Post
    LOL, NO!

    It is a childish way from my side to ridicule all those silly announces like "Made With My iPhone xyz" or "Made with my Android ABC" etc.

    I'm using W10/11 in my computers with iCore 7/9, 12th Generation and Android 13 on my Samsung cellphone

    But must have still laying a working Pentium from 1998 lying around....

    Did I say I hate Apple?

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    Ok. Yes, I don't like Apple either. Their products are hugely expensive and depreciate like a stone.

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    Re: Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    Quote Originally Posted by Hansoon View Post
    Look at the lower back of this 3rd tray unit. There is a tiny hole where you can put a very long pin (knitting needle...) to unlock the tray mechanically. It needs some poking to hit the unlock button inside. When the tray is open, you can inspect the mechanism of the paper lift inside so you might see what is wrong. I recall remotely that sometimes one of the gears was cracked or "mooned out"

    The sticker on top of the push button is called "Label" and has the #A093 9406 11.

    Precision Roller has them in stock. Their #M4707, price USD 9.95
    Konica Minolta A093-9406-11 (A093940611) Push Label, Genuine (M4707)

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    There were a few holes on the back panel behind the third tray so I took the panel off and found what I presumed to be the 'unlock' mechanism. See image. When I pressed this 'post' nothing happened so I turned the machine on at the main switch and sub-switch (on the menu pad) and a beeping came up with an error code of C-0212. When I tried pressing the 'unlock post' still nothing happened. I also noticed a red LED flashing on the circuit board. You can see that in the image too.

    Back-panel-C253-expose.jpg

    There was a time when this LCT did open but closing it was a b**ch. I had to really slam it to make it stay shut. I suspect that whatever mechanism latched the LCT closed it was failing and that the last time I slammed it shut it broke completely.

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    Re: Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    Is there any other way of opening this LCT?

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    Re: Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    sounds like the tray is stuck up.
    have someone push the drawer in while you hit the release then try to open.
    if you take out trays 1 and 2 can you see the LCT or does the machine have a solid frame bottom, i forget.
    on the back of the lct is an adjustable latch to adjust the horizontal position for it to secure around the pin for tray "in out"
    only thing is sometimes after slamming so many times the tray "set" sensor gets moved and the tray has to be pushed in so it will rise.
    oh, when you adjust the tray stop position, print position changes too, an easy adjustment of print position.
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    Re: Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    When I take out trays 1 & 2 I can see tray 3.

    I will follow the steps you have given, though it'll be just me. I don't have anyone around who can assist. I was able to push in the post with my right hand and have my left hand on the front of the LCT, so it shouldn't be a problem to push the pin with my right hand and push the tray with the left! Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Paper draw 3 on C253 missing 'open' button on front and also not opening

    Quote Originally Posted by judgedredd View Post
    Thanks very much Hans for this info. Much appreciated.

    On a side note do you really have a 286 computer??? I know of a lawyer who still uses one for the Wordperfect program.She can create and edit a document faster with that than with a modern iteration of Word!
    Word Perfect 5 will run on a W11 computer, if you ca find the install disks. Before retiring I had a customer who was a Bankruptcy lawyer that still used.Was faster and easier to use than any version of Word. I also had a Catholic Hospital system, 3 hospitals, that used in in their medical records department. They had a software that interfaced it directly into their HIS main frame.

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