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Using Cleaning Cartridges on SP-540V

Discussion in 'Roland' started by jeff412, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. jeff412

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    I just purchased a used SP-540V. I am new to solvent printing. I have used the HP large format water based printers. When I purchased the printer it was showing signs of banding, but I had seen this on my HP, so I thought I would be able to correct it through settings. Anyway, I've learned a lot since then. My test print shows the cyan, magenta and yellow to be very good, but the black is fuzzy with the nozzles being redirected and a few dropouts. I've tried medium cleans, powerful cleans, and soaking the heads in the captops. Nothing seems to work. I have ordered some cleaning cartridges, hoping that may be the solution.

    Does anyone have any experience using them? Will they help? If so, what is the process to use them? I can't find it anywhere.

    Jeff
     
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    What inks are you using: OEM, 3rd party, cartridge, CISS/Bulk?
     
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    Cleaning carts

    Rather then flushing out all the inks, just pull the cleaning solution through the black side of the print head. Put the cleaning cart in the black slot, find the tube coming off the left cap top, hook up a syringe and pull cleaning solution down. PM me your email and I'll send a tech manual
     
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    Using OEM. I don't know if it has ever had 3rd party or not. Had Roland carts when I got it and I've ordered new Roland carts for it.

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    Thanks, PM sent.

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    What type of syringe should I use? Is there some special ink sucking syringe? Where do I get one?

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    I didn't have a syringe small enough, so I went ahead and did the head wash. I followed the instructions on the screen and when I guess it was done it shut down. I turned it back on and loaded the ink cartridges. It says "filling ink" then says "canceled for protecting motor". I read another post that said to turn it off and let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then try again. I tried that and it stills says the same thing. Maybe I'm just not waiting long enough? It's been about 30 minutes now. Any ideas?

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    Ok. After about an hour it quit saying "canceled for protecting motor". Going through the ink filling process. Man I hope it works.
     
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    The ink isn't filling. What do I do now?

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    Go get yourself a $5 turkey injector. Don't use the needle part. Just snug the hose onto the injector and start pulling fluid.
     
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    Ok. I'll go do that right now.
     
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    Its coming a flood right now with lots of lightning. I'm going to have to wait a little while for this to clear up. I unplugged the machine for now.
     
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    finally got ink flowing again. It took the syringe to do it. However, now the black is worse than it was. I guess this synches it. I'm buying a new head. Wasted no telling how much on ink and cleaning cartridges to still have to spend the $ on the head. Anyone ever changed one? My nearest service center is in Houston, but that's 2 1/2 hours away.

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    I was going to change the cap tops, but I'm getting service mode protected. How do I fix that? Can someone PM me?

    Jeff
     
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    Thanks. I didn't see the down right left up in the service manual. I guess I just missed it somehow.

    Jeff
     
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