Xerox 2830

Xerox 2830

Created: March 1, 2015 1:30 pm by Admin
Modified: December 19, 2017 1:44 pm by Admin

The Xerox 2830 could make 20 letter size copies in one minute. This model was introduced in January 1982, and the warm-up time of this machine was only 75 seconds.

Each paper cassette easily attaches or detaches to change throughput size. The 8 ½" x 11", 8 ½" x 14" and 11" x 17" cassettes are standard equipment; the 5 ½" x 8 ½" cassette is optional. Each one holds 250 sheets of 20 lb. stock.

If you wanted to make a few copies on varying sizes or types of throughput, you don't have to change cassettes. Simply feed the different copy stock one sheet at a time into the single-sheet feeder.

The Xerox 2830 was also very quite when it operates. For large originals you could also detach the platen cover, in just a few seconds.

Below is the operating panel of the Xerox 2830.

Xerox 2830 operator panel

Maximum number of copies one could enter was 99.  If you're in the middle of a big copying job, and someone wants to make a few copies, you could touch the Job Interrupt button, make the copies, then go back to your job - the 2830 remembers exactly where it was before the interruption!







 Floor Space Requirements (Meters/Feet)

(Centimeters) / (inches)

 66.0 / 23.6

 51.5 / 20.2

 30.5 / 12.0

 75 / 165 (K grams) / (Lbs) 

 1.60 x 1.80 / 8.3 x 5.9 (Meters) / (Feet)

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  1. For a moving platen machine, this Fuji Xerox machine was a good little copier for its time. Notwithstanding the usual drum and drum cleaning issues, the only real trick to keeping these things running like new was avoiding Nashua developer and keeping the little glass plate under the fiber optics bar dust free. Even changing out the paper feed rollers was a snap. They could have put thicker Teflon coating on the heat rollers, though – those picker fingers had a nasty habit of gouging the heck out of them, requiring more than a few moments to change out.

    I still think this was the trial balloon design for the 1035 to come.

    Persons with weight problems did need to avoid taking pictures of body parts, though – the platen gears could take only so much abuse.

  2. The 1035 was one of several reasons I left Xerox. I took a service call on one, and the lamp was intermittently dropping out. I got out my meter and troubleshot the issue to the circuit board, even tentatively id’d the component.

    I ordered one, and then promptly received a response that there were ZERO of these boards available fore the field, none had EVER gone out, and someone in Rochester wanted to know why in hell someone off the field had ordered one. They finally sent it.

    Well, a tech specialist came into the field with me, we went back to the machine with the new board, and we could not get the lamp to fail, no matter what we did. We replace the board but management was pi55ed. And then. It happened. Again. I ordered a board, and the same thing happened. Could not reproduce on subsequent visit. Now I was being growled at. And then. A third one. Same thing. These were the first three motherboards replaced in the 1035’s, and had to come out of production build stock. There were no spares. The branch manager wanted to know what the hell was going on.

    About the time I was leaving Xerox, very shortly thereafter, mostly for greener heights, but also for getting my a55 chewed, something happened: all of a sudden, nationwide, the boards were going out everywhere. Turns out, a wiring harness inside the cover was putting pressure on the board when the cover was closed, and casing an open circuit in one of the lans on the board. I received the first three service calls for this issue in a period of about three weeks.

  3. The 2830 was all analog. No hard drive, no memory card. there was an array of self focusing lens that transmitted the image directly on the drum when the platen scanned

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