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Edge printing problem

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by raider7, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. raider7

    raider7 New Member

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    Hey out there,
    I have been running a Gerber Edge for about 10 years now and lately I have been having a problem with lines showing up in my print area. It started with a single line running horizontal and now have three lines showing up. It is as if there is no foil printing where these lines show up.
    Has anyone else experienced this and do you have any idea on how to repair it ?
     
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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum.....

    you have blown pixels my friend....pay $4000 for a new head or junk it!

    Sorry Charlie.

    :Welcome:
     
  3. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Most likely a blown print head. Can't replace a pixel.
     
  4. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Howdee from VA................
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA............ and sorry to hear about your bad printer.
     
  6. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    The least expensive way to narrow the problem down is to order a data link cable from Gerber and replace it yourself.next would be a cpu board. If that does not solve the problem, a print head is 1,500 plus labor & packing, shiping for a Gerber tech to fix it.
     
  7. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    That's pretty cheap...

    for a new print head for an old Edge.
     
  8. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    Been there, done that. I've got a pixil out also. soon to fix.
     
  9. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    The Edge I have is not the very first type they made, before the Edge 2 The 4,5000 included other things like bottom supply clutch,gas spring , foil motor etc. It was really worn out. The repair labor at 6.5 hrs. was $1,170.00
     
  10. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Welcome to the the wonderful world of the antique Edge technology !

    and Welcome to the greatest forum on this planet . . . !
     
  11. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    welcome from OK
    There is a forum for edge owners. Not sure what the address is though.
     
  12. signage

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    4edgetalk dot com
     
  13. raider7

    raider7 New Member

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    Thanks to everyone who replied.........I was afraid my problem was going to be something along these lines. I guess it's back to the Etch-A-Sketch !

    A side thought....where can I get a replacement head other than from the baby food guys (Gerber).
     
  14. Mike Paul

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    As far as I know Gerber is the only place.
     
  15. GARY CULY

    GARY CULY Active Member

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    Sir ..go to 4edgetalk.com ...post your prblem ..there are a few men in the u.s. that have bought up old edges .repair them and have parts for them ...there is one man that worked a gerber on these machines for years and services them "pretty resonable" i not post info here its not ethical on this board
     
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