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Vinyl Express q130 Photo Interrupter. Please help me find this part, bypass. LG217D-3

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by g&eprinting, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. g&eprinting

    g&eprinting Member

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    Vinyl Express Q-130

    Photo interrupter
    Cam sensor

    LG217D-3
    783

    This is the piece that when you put you pinch rollers down another mechanical arm blocks the middle of it and let's the plotter know the pinch rollers are down.

    Any way to bypass this as well. Tried mutiple configurations and seems to know the ohms and give the beep noise but blanks the lcd panel.

    http://www.epartshub.com/upload/cmpy/00000011/img/00000011-LG217D-3.jpg
     
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  2. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    Huh?
    Where is this on the cutter?

    and what are you trying to do?
     
  3. g&eprinting

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    If you take off the right panel it's the small piece that is interupted when you lower your pinch rollers, called graphtec and signwarehouse, Ithink I am on my way but now the lcd is showing 2 rows of squares all the way across.

    WOW.

    LCD was reading "load media" after I lowered pinch rollers. I know it's that sensor because it acted funny yesterday and I raised and lowered the pinch rollers until it read.

    Oh well no extra work this weekend!
     
  4. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    Thats not good! Well if you dont have a back up cutter and you feel like driving an hour here, you are more than welcome to come cut on mine.
     
  5. g&eprinting

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    Thank you very mucho Sir,

    I only have 100 decals to do and I already die cut them then premasked and I was going to have the cutter kiss cut them for me, which I usually do by hand. That's what I get for trying to be slick.

    Thanks I should be ok, still have the hoopty back-up plotter.
     
  6. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    I tried setting up the kiss/perf cut thing once. Too much of a pain in the *** to set up perfectly.
     
  7. g&eprinting

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    I'd give you the exact specs if I didn't have two rows of squares on the LCD . LOL

    If I have to come by I'll set it up for you..

    http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingplotter?feature=watch
     
  8. g&eprinting

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YvqRFsarmw&list=UUi-q0sFG1VebYNQNks9H-7w&index=34&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x3ueCxtcjo&list=UUi-q0sFG1VebYNQNks9H-7w&index=33&feature=plcp

    Skip the software details and just use this to set up plotter.
    I usually send 2 files one of contour cut and one kiss cut and send them separately.

    Use a white square or outline around whatever you are cutting and use that as registration.
    Contour the job.
    Then return to first reg mark and start new contour job and change plotter to enable perf.
    Then just "print and cut" the outline or square by itself the same size as before. (contour only in flexi)

    So the inner contour cut line first, copy image clear that contour cut and add contour cut to the outline. 2 files sent to production manager. Using same reg marks for 2 cuts.

    If anyone knows how to do this with one file in flexi please post.
     
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