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Graphtec FC7000 advice.

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by uneedasign, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. uneedasign

    uneedasign Active Member

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    I have a Graphtec FC7000-130 that is only 2 weeks old. I noticed that the firmware on my plotter is version 1.2, and the latest is 1.52. My question is, should I update, or leave things alone. The plotter seems to be working just fine. Is their any advantages/disadvantages to updating?

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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Assuming it's a free firmware update, my opinion would be to do the update. It most likely contains bug fixes and/or additional capabilities. I doubt there would be any loss of functions. In short, no reason not to do it.
     
  3. uneedasign

    uneedasign Active Member

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    Thanks Fred
     
  4. srt10x3

    srt10x3 Member

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    If it aint broke why fix it. Lost production time to upgrade, potential for fubaring your firmware and not being able to get your machine running again.

    Is the risk worth the reward?

    Craig
     
  5. Howard Keiper

    Howard Keiper Member

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    Upping to 1.52 will benefit you if you pounce.
    hk
     
  6. dzign

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    Need latest firmware update for FC7000-130

    Is there a way to see which firmware version the machine has before updating? Please provide a link for this update and any instructions to do this update.

    Thanx.
     
  7. Howard Keiper

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    If you have a computer and use USB port, then do the upgrade. It takes all of 3-5 minutes. You can get the necessary instrucyions from either your dealer or from Graphtec. It is a really simple operation...even I've done it.
    HK
     
  8. king_clay

    king_clay New Member

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    graphtec sheeting

    A little off topic but might be a common need. Can't figure out to run 10 of the same design and have cutter cut off sheet with design, and then repeat, until all ten are cut and sheeted with out operator intervention.
    So far all we have been able to do is send a job to make 1 cut and sheet. Then operator has to send job again, cuts, sheets. Then operator has to do it again.
    PS. it's a FC7000-160
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2006
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