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My machine wont power up

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by SummitSignsandmore, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    I get the error E068 Err Cr Encoder.

    When I power the machine up it acts normally.... themn when it tries to move the carriage I guess?? There is a jolt kinda thud and this error is displayed...


    What is going on?? I can't turn my machine on at all with out this happening..
     
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  2. miguelon.lizarraga

    miguelon.lizarraga Active Member

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    Mutoh?
     
  3. miguelon.lizarraga

    miguelon.lizarraga Active Member

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    Encoder strip is probably dirty, and there is also a little notch that goes up and down by the print head to the left. Check to see if it's bent. If it is, get some needle nose and straighten it out. You should be good.
     
  4. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    I can give that a try..... Thanks and yes it is a mutoh VJ
     
  5. miguelon.lizarraga

    miguelon.lizarraga Active Member

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    i have a vj1614, and that is the error I get.
     
  6. henryp

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    You can temporarily remove the head lock mechanism if you believe this is the cause of the problem. If it is bent, the carriage must have hit it at some stage. Straighten it then upgrade the printer's firmware to the latest revision (Ver1.05), this version has an updated head lock solenoid release duty cycle
     
  7. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    Henry How can this be done??... My problem still exists..... I dont believe there are any bent pieces...
     
  8. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    I'm not sure if it is the head lock either... When I try to boot up the machine... even if I manually take the carriage out of the capping station and put it half pass... the carriage jolts quick once moves no where and the error is displayed...


    I am starting to worry my machine hasn't done a clean in over 24 hours
     
  9. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    thanks for all the responses guys... Signwarehouse.com got me straightened out. THANKS
     
  10. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    :help
     
  11. signage

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    If you want help and would like to help other in the future you should tell what they told you to do so that other may find out if they have the same problem! Also if this happens again to you in a year or two you will be able to find the answer in case you don't remember!
     
  12. Peterpan

    Peterpan New Member

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    E 068 error usually has to do with Carriage encoder. Something is going wrong when the carriage is moving. The encoder does not feedback the right pulses.

    Check when the printer is off if you can move manually the carriage from side to side. Must move smooth with no obstacles. (Don't forget to unlock the head before).

    Check the T-fence and U encoder condition.
    (U = the shape of the carriage encoder)

    And last check the carriage motor for abnormal operation.
     
  13. Peterpan

    Peterpan New Member

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    You can also...

    Check connection of the following connectors.

    Main board:
    CR motor assembly connector: J21

    CR cable connector: J9 - J11

    CR board:
    CR cable connector: J201 - J205
     
  14. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    summit signs, sounud like your near UNIONTOWN, PA, OHIO PYLE, MARKLESBURG........i went to PENN STATE, FAYETTE CAMPUS. did some teaching classes at OHIO PYLE.also new genva pottery.
     
  15. orfeo25

    orfeo25 New Member

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    HI there!

    i have a Mutoh Rockhopper II (Falcon II in US), and give me the same error E068 ERR CR ENCODER.

    I cleaned the rails, and the enconder. This is ok, doesn't has any part bended.
    I checked the connection of the covers, and are ok (J155 R AND J156 L).

    One note. I changed the mainboard due a fail of a print head (E075).

    Now every time i turn on the machine, in the middle of he initialization appear this error.
    Anyone have some idea?

    any help will be grateful
    Thanks!!
     
  16. Mochistlan

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    probably a solution.

    I had a problem similar to yours.
    I had to replace a main board of a mutoh PJ 2.6 due that the chips that send the voltages to the motor were burned, I also change the cr motor. so I cross by mistake the cables that connects the cr motor. so everytime I initialized the printer it show the CR encoder error. check your cables of the CR motor, check if some of the cables that connects the encoder, 3 cables connected to the sensor is pcb. I hope this help
     
  17. orfeo25

    orfeo25 New Member

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    Hi there

    I need help, again with the error E068 CR encoder.
    This is a curse....

    I tried all the tips about the CR strip, (i clean & checked the strip and changed with a new one, the carriage is moving smooth..)

    I changed the CR Board, but still having the same error.

    I checked the CR motor with a multitester and make "beep", but when i try to check the other PF Motor, nothing happen (appear some value in the display of the multitester). So if i'm right, the CR motor seems gone, but im not sure (exist some way to connect the engine to electricity, just to check if is working?)
    I changed the CR Motor with a new one, but happen the same (same error, and when i recheck the cr motor with the multimeter beeps again.)

    Im really desperate with this.
    Any help will be very apreciated.

    Thanks
     
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