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Need Help Please Help!XC540 not cutting properly

Discussion in 'Roland' started by veleze84, Oct 12, 2019 at 2:39 PM.

  1. veleze84

    veleze84 New Member

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    Hi everyone, my XC540 started acting up a few days ago. I cut a job and didnt notice until a weeded it that on a part it wasnt cut. Just yesterday, I was getting some media to contour cut and when I did test cut I couldt find the test. Did it again and nothing. The cutter tool didnt go down at all. Now if I move the tool carriage about 6 inches to the left and on it performs the cut fine. So anything less that about 6 inches closer towards capping station the cutter wont go down. Has any one had this happed? Any suggestions? Thank you in advace.
     
  2. woolly

    woolly Active Member

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    as its position sensitive sounds like the main ribbon cable faulty it may have a separate one for the cutter if you are lucky may need just re-seating with this sort of fault and you go fiddling with it can have one of three outcomes .. you fix it :) .. stays the same:( .. don't work at all:mad:
     
  3. E Coloney

    E Coloney Member

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    Have had similar issues with my XC-540 but my cut contour is off by a much smaller margin. It worked fine until one day it didn't. It was not a case of an error that kept getting worse and worse.

    I saw the voltage on my machine (section 4-9 of ROLAND SERVICE NOTES) was in error but the TOOL CARRIAGE BOARD COVER was brittle and I feared serious damage if I forced it while attempting to correct the voltage. My cut contour is fine if I do NOT use the crop marks function.

    My remedy:
    Print/cut without crop marks needs no correction. Printing and then cutting WITH crop marks goes awry.
    I gathered info about the error of my cut line by several tests.
    I printed a series of 3 black squares with a fat border and placed the cut contour on the inside of the squares. 3 squares only so I had several to look at/work with. Then measured the error in the cut line. Print again but adjust the cut contour by how much I measured the error. Repeat.
    In my case I needed to "adjust" the cut contour by -.08" on the X value and +.047" on the Y value. When I need to print and allow to dry for a few days and then go back and cut, I use the crop marks and then set up a file of cut contours, only, and adjust them using these values and it works really well. -shouldn't have to do it but as I said, I fear greater damage pulling the tool carriage board cover off in order to adjust the voltage. If it ever gets to a point where even this doesn't work, I may have to call a technician for the proper repair(s).
    Hope this helps.
     
  4. C5 Service&Repair

    C5 Service&Repair Member

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    You need a cut carriage cable.
     
  5. veleze84

    veleze84 New Member

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    Thank you all, I will get the carriadge cable replaced in hopes that this is the solution. It seems like a reasonable thing.
     
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