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NON-SELECTIVE INPUT COMPONENT CONTROL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025555D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In current copier/duplicator products, a diagnostic program is provided to test input and output devices. Inputs are tested by entering an input identifier via the console, actuating the sensor or switch and observing a response on the machine console. However, in most cases it is only desired to determine if an input works at all and not test to see if the device is wired to the proper XI line (since the machine has been debugged and wiring is known to be good). This proposal therefore presents a second means of testing an input by not specifying the input identifier. It is meant as a quick check procedure useful in the following cases: