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Pnc-1050

Discussion in 'Roland' started by stro1, May 4, 2006.

  1. stro1

    stro1 New Member

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    I do small scale graphics mostly on a Stika SX-8. I bought a Roland PNC-1050 for some larger signs. I hooked it up and used it once about 8 months ago and it worked fine. Went to use it the other day and couldn't get it online. Roland doesn't have a users manual.

    Can anybody give me a clue?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    Ok 1) hows it hooked up serial Parallel
    2) did you search rolanddga.com for manual
    3) what software etc.
    we need more info to even start
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    I still have my old PNC 1050, make sure you have that particular plotter selected as the default plotter within your software.
     
  4. Colin: I have a pnc 1050, it would cut for about 30 seconds and just stop, I called Roland and they told me it was the serial cable, I bought it (from them) but the problem continued, shouls I keep it shelved , or get it fixed. Can you tell me where to get it fixed to. thanks joe
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    I don't know what would be causing that problem. Perhaps some setting within the plotter or driver that tells it that the length of vinyl is a certain amount (too short) and then it stops. (?) Or does it actually power off?

    You may have someone in your area who services Roland plotters. (?)

    You could always send it to Roland in California.
    The cost of that might be justifyable given that this is a sprocket feed plotter, but a new 24" or 30" plotter is tempting with added speed and cutting size.
     
  6. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    I would be willing to invest in a new cable with a null Modem jumper to test it because it definately sounds like a cable communication problem. otherwise a man named Gary Jennings in Austin Texas,would be my contact before shipping to cali. Might be cheaper to ship to Texas.
     
  7. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    the lockdown lever has a small trip switch inside that is activated when you go to lock down the rollers. this lockdown lever has a cam on the inside and it will work loose after many uses...ill bet this is your problem.
     
  8. thanks guys, I'am from philly, I called Roland and there's two service outlets in Mass. and Georgia. Is it worth getting fixed? or should I just use one plotter or have both., thanks
     
  9. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    New 24" faster servo plotters are in the $850.00 to $1,600.00 range. SSK has a DesignTech 24 " cutter for $850.00. It is a Graphtec CE3000 with less bells and whistles. I think this would be an affordable cutter for anyone starting out.
     
  10. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    My $.02... do whatever it takes to get the thing working! I went thru what you are now a few months back, very frustrating & I almost gave up. In the end, the people who repeatedly told me the "null modem adapter" were correct in my particular case.

    Since being able to use this old Roland, I've definitely seen how much more money I could have made faster than I have with the total of four now sprocket-fed 15 inch plotters I've had. Yeah OP, I'm a total convert!
     
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