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Ink explosion! Vj1304

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by dtdm, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. dtdm

    dtdm Member

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    I was printing over the weekend and all of the sudden my cyan ink cartridge was empty... then the light cyan.... then today i went to load new cartridges and noticed my vj1304 had dumped all its ink through the waste container and all over the floor!

    What would have caused this?!??!?!?!

    I just had to replace 3 cartridges!
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Crimped line...air in the lines...what has changed since the printer last operated properly?
     
  3. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    swollen capping station sponge.
     
  4. dtdm

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    Nothing was changed.. Was in middle of a print when ink ran out on black... It sat without a black cartridge for two days hung up on receiving an converting a print... Figure that has something to do with it. Took all cartridges out for time being. Am out on the road so can't look at capping station. It probably wouldn't hurt to replace it...
     
  5. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    A VJ1304 is a 4 color machine, no light cyan?

    Swollen caps are rare in VJs, but do happen, probably the cause.
     
  6. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    if your pumps lines were fill of ink when the machine suspended, then the carriage parked itself. the weight of trapped ink can start a siphon as soon s the pump opens up. happened to me. emptied about four carts in 15 minutes.

    i still look at my carts every once in a while expecting them to empty out of nowhere.
     
  7. Beyond 1

    Beyond 1 New Member

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    Just had that happen to me TODAY.... Went away on vacation, and before I left I replaced a defective pump for my Toucan LT. When I came back, black ink was all over the floor. I'm thinking the capping station on the black didn't have a solid fit and the pump line was in the open position and gravity took over. I was told this happens very rare. It still make me sad!:

    Oops:
     
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