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Is this a clean print head??

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Will308decals, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Will308decals

    Will308decals Member

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    Hi, I am looking for a new print head for my printer and I saw this one. They cannot run tests on it because the printer was damaged but sent me pictures of the print head. Does it look clean with no dead pixels to you all? Thank you
     

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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    In general if the printer isn't running and circulating ink, the head is probably clogged and dead.

    Edit...didn't see that it was a Gerber Edge.
     
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  3. netsol

    netsol Very Active Member

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    you can't judge the condition of a thermal transfer print head visually.
    you need to install & do a test print. a solid block of black or whatever colof
    sometimes you can see physical damage ( improper cleaning, etc) but lack of physical damage doesn't guarantee a good head

    changing a gerber edge head requires careful alignment as well as a resistance measurement & volage adjustment
     
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  4. Will308decals

    Will308decals Member

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    It was for a gerber edge and then the body and some of the printer got damaged on a shipment. The place who has it does not have the software or materials to run a print but it does not works. But it does power up. I am in need of a print head. Should I take a change on this print head and buy it?
     
  5. Will308decals

    Will308decals Member

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    What do you think. I am 17
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I have been running Edge printers since 1998, know lots of other Edge owners, and have never heard of anyone successfully changing out a printhead. It is a highly technical thing to do. So unless you are technically inclined and have the tools and the step by step directions on how to do it, you SHOULD NOT buy an Edge for parts and expect to get acceptable results. You would be much better off to purchase a used unit that can be demonstrated to be working than to waste your time and money on what you propose to do.
     
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  7. Hielorojo

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    I think that you can take the risk and buy the printhead(if the price is not high), then you can install the printhead with some help, you will need a multimeter and the Voltage Values to modifiy the Voltage for your Printhead. I have installed 2 printheads and the printers works perfect yet.................
     
  8. netsol

    netsol Very Active Member

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    i agree with fred. i have purchased all my equipment used.
    as a rule, i love "the tech said it can't be repaired"
    my bigger concern is, the gerber edge head is ceramic. it is fragile, like your grandmother's christmas ornaments. there is a real chance of destroying the head in normal shipping.
    since the printer was damaged, and they did mot use one of those shipping brackets to protect the head, damage is likely.

    remember, alot of head damage can't be seen visually. you won't know until it prints.

    give it a try, but go into it with both eyes open
     
  9. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    You can run test prints from the menu on the front of the printer, no need to install the software.
     
  10. netsol

    netsol Very Active Member

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    so, how did you do?
    did you buy the head?
     
  11. Will308decals

    Will308decals Member

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    I did not end up buying the print head. I just went ahead and bought another printer
     
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