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Carriage Sagging from Age

Discussion in 'Roland' started by InstantImpression, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. InstantImpression

    InstantImpression New Member

    Oct 10, 2015
    Hello. I have a Problem with my XC540. Its about 12 years old now and I have printed millions of SQFT I am sure... not sure how much, but the other day I noticed when I was doing a cleaning That the carriage is sagging or hanging forward. Is there a Screw or something I am not seeing on the back of the carriage that will tighten it up. I don't want to run in low position cause it is catching material and I don't want a bad jamup. Also... not sure if it has been asked I'm sure it has. I Cannot find a service manual anywhere for this machine. I used to have one but I don't know where it is. Can someone send me a PDF or a link. I really appreciate it. Thanks.

  2. Ragnabrok

    Ragnabrok Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    There are 8 hex bolts that attach the print carriage to 2 bearing blocks. You should be able to see the outside 2 on either end, they are black and on the back wall of the print carriage near the left and right sides. The other 4 are behind the back plate, and a bit more annoying to get to. Also, at low head height, the clearance from platen to head bottom should be 2.2mm. The mounts are slotted, so they may have slid down.

    Also, this machine launched in 2006, so not quite 12 years old yet :thumb:

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  3. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    Blaine, Mn
    On my VP540- which looks the same- there are 2 spring leaves (#40 on the diagram) which hold the carriage so that it
    can slide from the low to the high position that needed to be re-tensioned (bent) as they were allowing the print head
    carriage to tilt forward.
  4. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

    Oct 20, 2014
    Hattiesburg, MS
    I know that feeling, it sucks getting old!:birthday:
  5. InstantImpression

    InstantImpression New Member

    Oct 10, 2015

    LOL Yes! I know I just was in a hurry with the post. I remember getting the machine in 2007 from SGIA. Yeah It just seems like that long. lol Its been an incredible machine. I had over 4 billion shots on the black head before I had to replace it. Thank you for the Schematic I really appreciate it.

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