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"Service Mode Protected" and Blown Fuses on XC-540

Discussion in 'Roland' started by grandprixse94, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. grandprixse94

    grandprixse94 Member

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    I hope that you can help me with a couple of things for a used XC-540 that I recently bought:

    - I cannot enter service mode…when I press the buttons for the service mode, I get “Service Mode Protected.” How do I get around this?

    - I replaced 3 heads and took the other 3 out and flushed/cleaned them really well. After cleaning with solution, I sprayed them down with alcohol and used an air compressor to dry them. The #2 & #3 sets of heads would not fire, and I narrowed down that the #2 & #3 fuses blew. I replaced the fuses, but they blew again. I assume that moisture still remaining on the head shorted it. Are there any other possibilities – and do you think any damage is done to the heads or just the fuses need replaced? I noticed one of the print head cables had a pin hole through it, so I am going to replace it – but that would only contribute to the problem on one fuse.

    I really appreciate any help you can give.
     
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  2. Robert M

    Robert M Very Active Member

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    I have it send me a pm and let me know your email and printer type
     
  3. adrock

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    To get into service mode you need to hit the following keys with the power off: down, right, left, up, right, down, left and then press and hold left, down, right and power.
     
  4. feckmo

    feckmo Member

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    I just had a similar problem on an XC-540 with a shorting head. I had to send the Head Board out for repair and replace the offending head. When I did that, everything worked again (although the printer is now printing with a SERIOUS magenta cast).

    Hope this helps.
     
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