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Arrrggggg. What did I do?

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by Bradster941, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    Well, here it is,

    Started printing a banner, then a minute into it, I lifted the shield to
    Stop the print to make sure the head position lever was in the up position.

    When I did so I accidentally moved the print head carriage a inch or two.
    I immediately lost all color except a faint blue as seen in picture #1

    Powered down EVERYTHING, checked to make sure ink carts were O.K., and they are.

    After reboot, did a nozzle check and have next to nothing. (Colors gone)
    Pic #2 shows before and after Nozzle check.

    Also sent the file and same result.

    Falcon Outdoor 48 Flexi Pro 8.1


    Yea, I messed up, never move the carriage while powered up.

    Anyone have a solution to correct my Boo Boo ?

    Many Thanks for any help,

    Brad.


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  2. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Maybe it's your print file.

    YEEEHAWWW THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!

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  3. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    Ah, 'Yea,

    Serious post only please.

    Thank you.


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  4. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    That's bizarre. RandyA will surely chime in. My first thought is somehow you blew the color fuse by moving the head... any chance you could do a head clean, just to check?
     
  5. RG

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    Hello, Bradster. My FOJ does the same thing sometimes when that dreaded y-overcurrent error pops up. A powerful head cleaning has always fixed my printer. I have always thought that was strange--all jets are working, then after the error and I have to reboot, no jets are working. It sometimes takes more that one powerful cleaning.
     
  6. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    clear all printer spoolers. Clear the printer buffer. Reboot every thing.. reload the file.. and try again..
     
  7. SE SignSupply

    SE SignSupply Member

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    While your problems may be related to moving the head, I doubt you did any mechanical damage.

    Ryan
     
  8. trakers

    trakers Very Active Member

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    I did the same thing (only just opened the cover to look but didn't move the head) and had similar results.

    I just did a head cleaning and all went back to normal.

    It was like the whole damn head dried out in the 10 seconds that elapsed.
     
  9. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    Thanks everyone, a power cleaning did the trick.

    Sure would like to know why we are having this problem.

    Thanks again.

    Brad. (slowly breathing in and out again) :toasting:
     
  10. DOGraphics

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    Glad it worked out for ya
     
  11. HeavyHitter

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    Off subject a little. I bypassed the cover switch on my Mutoh so I can see what the print head is doing rather than waiting for the print or stopping the print to have a look. It has been that way for about 2-3 years now.

    Dan
     
  12. RG

    RG Member

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    Way to go, Bradster. I just knew that a good ole boy from the deep south wouldn't let a little ole printer get the best of him.

    And, Dan, I did the same thing that you did--bypassed the cover switch on my FOJ. But, I took it one step further and removed that cover. With the cover out of the way, I can stand behind the printer when loading media and hold the roll in place with one hand while the other hand pulls it tight infront of the printer resulting in perfect alignment and tracking every time. I cover the printer with a piece of plastic when it's not in use. And the cat is NOT allowed on the printer.
     
  13. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    I have always found that to be good advice... except with Bradster it'd have to be the dog or the bird :smile:
     
  14. Graphics2u

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    Glad it's fixed! But that is really strange, what connection could that have to needing a power cleaning. Weird!
     
  15. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    So 'ah, 'ya ll saying this might not be a good vantage point for my Quality Control / Production Manager?








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    Thanks all for the help.

    It would be great for a Mutoh Rep to chime in as to why this happens.

    And BigDawg, you love it when Bobbalue attacks your feet on the way to the office. ( Admit it !!!) :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:





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