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Ink Empty - no warning!

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by midnightmadman, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman Active Member

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    Is this a common problem with a Prismjet extra?
    My black was starting to get very week in my prints and I thought maybe I had a problem. After doing some cleaning etc and no improvments I pulled out the cart. and it was completley empty! I usually get a warning message but nothing this time.
     
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  2. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Mine on my Mimaki normally goes from like oh 15% or 20% to 1% in a minute whenever it feels like it. Really annoying. Hopefully you can figure that one out.
     
  3. Finishline Signs

    Finishline Signs Active Member

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    Occasionally my PrisimJet will run out of ink without warning. It is very anoying and waste alot of material.
     
  4. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    Sounds like the 'dead man' sensor.

    There is a sensor that is activated by the tab that sticks out when a cartridge is empty.
     
  5. MachServTech

    MachServTech Very Active Member

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    It is generally caused by the flag not sticking out of the cartridge telling the machine it is out of ink. Usually a fault of a defective cartridge.
     
  6. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman Active Member

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    Thanks everyone.
    So the machine will just keep trying to print black and the head will run dry, correct!? I guess I better pull some ink through my waste lines?
    Should I be worried?
     
  7. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    Check the cartridge and see if the tab is working properly.
    If it is, then it could be the actual sensor
     
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