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REPROGRAPHIC SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC FAULT MASKING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026190D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a reprographic system, it is a generally known practice to display system faults when recognized to allow an operator to rectify the fault situation and/or abort the job in progress. In addition, some systems employ a fault masking technique which allows the operator to mask the fault, thereby enabling only a limited subset of features that do not require the use of the faulted component. However, with the increased complexity and redundancy of features found in some reprographic systems it may be possible to substitute another similar feature, thereby avoiding clearing or masking the fault.