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Sp540 cariage seperated?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Fatboy, May 26, 2010.

  1. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Please help if you can. I have been getting "cariage seperated" restart machine messages on my sp540 v.What is the cause.I am getting it mainly on long pieces of pvc print.
  2. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Usually happens either during a material jam or a head strike. The following is directly out of the SP540 users manual...

    I'd suggest if this doesn't fix the issue, you need a service call placed.
  3. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Thank you Tim.Will monitor it.Must say it has been fine today.Will see what happen!
  4. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    Your linear encoder strip is dirty or the eye that reads it is dirty.
    Are you also getting prints that "move" a bit or look like stairsteps around the edges?

    Once, I also had a really dirty track that the carriage rides in/on & had to get some 3-in-1 oil in there to get those grooves/wheels cleaned.

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