How to: Use VNC to remote control printers or multifunction machine

http://files.sharpusa.com/Downloads/ForBusiness/DocumentSystems/MFPsPrinters/Manuals/MX2640_3140_3640/contents/01-040.htm

https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/vnc/

Some multifunction machine or printers allow remote control of operation panel.

To have this ability you need to change some settings to enable this function.


For example: Sharp MX-4070N.

1 Login to configuration page.

2 Navigate to: System Settings > Common Settings > Operation Settings > Condition Settings > Remote Operation Settings

3 Change “Operational Authority:” to “Allowed”

4 Download VNC from official website: https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/vnc/

5 Launch the VNC application

6 Enter IP address into top address bar e.g. 10.0.0.2

7 Press Enter to connect (You might need to permit access physically at multifunction machine operation panel)

Now you should be able to see identical screen from operation panel and able to operate from VNC

Printer printout cut off / incomplete issue

Sometimes printout can have cutoff issue, which seems like hardware problem, usually vertical or horizontally cutting off.

Make sure the size settings is right from software e.g. Word, printer driver etc.

Make sure paper is placed properly.

Make sure you are using the latest driver for the printer.

If the problem still persists, try to uninstall the driver and reinstall, but using PostScript (or PS) instead of PCL driver if the printer supports it (Some printers only support PCL). It might fix the cutting off issue.

Note: It is always an good idea to download driver and software from official website.

If the issue is still not fixed, the hardware may have some problems.