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Gerber Ion Error 281??

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by FutureSigns, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. FutureSigns

    FutureSigns Member

    Aug 9, 2012
    Hamilton, NJ
    We have been having issues with our Gerber Ion for the past couple weeks. It all started with ghosting on the prints. We replaced the flex cable that runs between the gantry board and carriage board. Made the ghosting go away some but not totally. Next we replaced the encoder strip. All seemed to be working perfect last week. When I came in yesterday, Monday morning, the Ion seemed to be locked up. The screen was reading Printer Ready but it wouldn't slew the gantry or do anything. I powered it down and unplugged. After plugging it back in it seemed to work fine. I was able to clean it and print a couple nozzle outs. When I went back to it a couple hours later to print a job it was locked up again. Technician suggested we reseat the USb cable that goes into the keyboard. Seemed to work for a moment but now all I get when powering up is Error 281??? :banghead: Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. madmat276

    madmat276 New Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    was anyone able to find a service manual for the Gerber Ion x and also what the error code 281 stand for? i am having the same issue as listed
  3. Johnny Riddle

    Johnny Riddle New Member

    Jan 18, 2019
    Groveland Florida

    Did anyone ever find what error 281 means ? I have the same issue
  4. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member


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