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Automatic Diagnostics In A Processor Controlled Copier Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066661D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Carusone, A Clark, PD Tatom, BL [+details]

Abstract

In a complex, miniprocessor-controlled electromechanical device, e.g., a xerographic copier/printer, failures of the processor as well as of associated input and output devices are self-diagnosed. The diagnostic tests are automatically invoked. In the present case, some electromechanical devices require manual intervention to be tested completely. Therefore, two sets of diagnostic tests are required.