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titleWhat ID cards are supported?

The only supported cards are the University card and your NHS card.

titleMy University ID card has expired, what should I do?

Contact reception with the code on the back of your card (letters and numbers on bottom left corner), and your end-of-contract/leaving date. You may need a new photo if it is more than 5 years old.

titleI came in today without an ID card, how do I print?

You can type a username and password on the MFD touch screen. So you can log in to the MFDs with the same username and password you use to log in to MINTS computers. This is not as convenient or fast as presenting a card. You can also self-register other ID cards that you might have with you, for instance a store loyalty card. Bear in mind that along with your University ID card the system will only store one other card. Usually the second card wil be your NHS card, if you self register a different card this will replace your NHS card. THe next time you try and use your NHS card you will need to type your username and password to re-register it. Please note that we cannot offer support for any card other than University or NHS card. If it does not work or you lose the card you will need to erase it from the MFD yourself.

titleI can see lots of print jobs ahead of mine in the print queue

Other users pending print jobs will not block yours. When you authenticate at the printer, only your print jobs will be available to you

titleThe print job is listed as paused and is cancelled if I try to resume

This is more likely to happen when using either a Mac or an unsupported Windows computer. It is likely that your MINTS credentials are not being passed correctly with the print job. Check to see if your credentials are stored, or if you have updated your password update the stored credentials. To do this, on a Mac look in keychain for a network password items called IMS_HoldRelease. In Windows open Credential Manager and look for generic Windows credentials, you should have saved credentials for a server called me-print or You might need to update or create these credentials. If using a Mac you might also find that you have not selected the correct authentication option in lpadmin, delete the printer and consult the installation instructions to reinstall.

titleThe toner is low or the printer is displaying an error message

The printers are supported by Sharp, consumables (except paper) can be re-ordered and printer hardware errors resolved by calling the phone number displayed on each machine and quoting the six digit machine reference number. PaperCut related errors, e.g. problems relating to logging in etc. can be resolved by contacting CSCS.

titleI cannot send a scan to email

There is a 20MB limit on attachments, this equates to 400 pages scanned at 200dpi in black and white. Greyscale and colour will create larger files, but if you are scanning large volumes of text then it might be appropriate to review the terms of the Copyright Notice Agreement are which should be displayed beside the copier

titleUSB devices report "this function cannot be selected"

The Sharp devices will only recognise USB drives that are formatted with the FAT file system. Other common file systems for example NTFS, AFPS, ext3 are not supported, the Sharp device will simply not recognise that a USB device has been inserted, or will report "this function cannot be selected" when you try to print from or save to a USB device using an unrecognised file system.

titleI am using Ubuntu and when I try to install the printer I receive an error

If after running the lpadmin command to install the printer you receive an error like this;
lpadmin: Bad device-uri scheme "smb"
this suggests that you do not have the smb client installed, to install this you need to run 
sudo apt install smbclient
after which the lpadmin command should work