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Need Help Question Pnc-960 stops cutting midway

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by sophie Reynolds, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. sophie Reynolds

    sophie Reynolds New Member

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    Hi, I have a pnc-960 which stops half way. I can't get it to do more than one letter at a time. Please help.
     
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    Need more information like what software, plotter connection, computer type, etc. make a test file plot using various length rectangles and various size circles. Run it and see if you can determine if it stops at a certain x, y, points.
     
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  3. ewded

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    Let it rest in peace mate.
     
  4. ewded

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    Joke aside, your best bet is to change all the electrolytic capacitors on the board. It shouldn't be a lot.
     
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    Are You Using Parallel Port? What Widows version it is? I belive that hardware cannot fail.
     
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  6. sophie Reynolds

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    I'm using windows XP laptop, flexisign 7.
    test cut cuts fine. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with x or y points - as it can cut all letters or any font. I think its got something to do with the memory of the job. It's got short term memory - a bit like me!
     
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  7. sophie Reynolds

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    I'm using a tripp-lite usb to serial and serial to serial. The connection from the laptop and the cutter is working.
     
  8. sophie Reynolds

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    Any ideas how I can do that. I've been looking at the schematics of the cutter - I have no idea how to read it or what it means... but its got various parts so rather than change all the capacitors, do you think its something specific? Would it be difficult to work it out?
     
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    :( that's not nice! She wants to live!!!
     
  10. Attila Nagy

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    Where are you based? I have just finished the renovation of her PNC-1100 Brother and it works fine on Win10, with Flexi.
     
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  11. Attila Nagy

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    Wrong cabling or setup could cause data overflow.
     
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  12. Attila Nagy

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    How is the Port communication setup page on Flexi look like?
     
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  13. netsol

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    sophie, is this a new connection? in other words, was it cutting ok, previously

    i have to disagree with ewded, electrolytics would be way down on my list of suggestions.

    even though you have a usb connection, thecserial settings for the com port have to match.
    sounds like flow control mismatch

    go to hardware>device manager
    choose your com port >com 5? perhaps?
    go properies, advanced all those settings have to match what displays on the settings for the plotter.

    https://www.rolanddga.com/support/products/cutting/camm-1-pnc-960-24-vinyl-cutter
    it is possible power management for usb port is set to "allow windows to turn off this port to save power". or possibly the firewall. you can disable firewall for an hour to see what happens
     
  14. Attila Nagy

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    Forget Device manager, FlexiSign handles the communication directly.
     
  15. netsol

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    atilla,
    flexi may be able to do that on a plotter with usb input, but it can only control what goes into the usb-serial converter. it can not control what comes out the other side

    pnc960 has a dumb device serial port. settings have to match there is no plug and play here. i have been configuring serial devices since the 1980's
     
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  16. netsol

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    don't worry sophie
    she will live

    look at page 3 of the manual. i assume no one ever changed the settings
    go tomdevice manager>expand ports>
    highest number will probably be the one for the usb converter>right click>properties>advanced

    if you still have a problem, post and i will respond. if we need we can do team viewer...
     
  17. sophie Reynolds

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    Clapham Junction, London
     
  18. sophie Reynolds

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    But she is communicating with flexi.
    She cuts and then stops after a short while.
    I thought I would do one letter at a time as I can't afford a new one. But that's just tedious and heart breaking.
    There needs to be another solution.
     
  19. sophie Reynolds

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    Same as the port configuration on the cutter
     
  20. sophie Reynolds

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    It's a new connection. I used to have a cheap chinese serial to usb adapter and that worked fine.
    Then microsoft did an update and it stopped reading it and I couldn't work it out I was advised to buy a Tripp-Lite and null modem cable.
    I did that and the cutter started communicating with flexi again. Only now it stops half way.
    It's set to com5
    I don't know what you mean by allowing windows to turn off this port to save power. This is the first I am hearing of it.
     
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