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VJ1304 - Ink Carts stuck??!!!

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by Circleville Signs, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Well, some of you know about the problems I was having with my printer a couple of weeks ago. Got back from vacation and got it up and running. Been printing great.

    HOWEVER - my Y and K cartridges are stuck in the printer?!?!?! There was some ink drainage when I originally started having my problems, and it drained back out through the cartridge slots. I cleaned it up as best I could - no big deal i thought. Well, now my Y and K cartridges WILL NOT come out of the printer. I have tried using a syringe to spread some cleaning fluid around under the cartridge and even taken the right cover off and put some down under the front of the cartridge underneath the ink-line nozzle. They still won't budge.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    OK - just to fill anyone who may be curious in - I got the carts out....Here was the situation.

    At the front of the cart slot where the ink line comes out, at the bottom where the base of your cart sits, there is a 1"x1" foam pad. Not real sure why it's there, but it is. When the ink drained back to my carts from my previous problems, it reacted with the ADHESIVE that held those foam pads in place. This created some type of Frankenstein acid that quite literally melted the bottom of my carts, fusing them to the surface of the cart slot.

    Whomever engineered these machines was some kind of idiot - the Chinese machines are looking better and better to me.
     
  3. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    i can tell you we ran a LOT of mutohs over the years. after running the hps, which also have their problems, the mutohs are a joke.

    like mike from merritt says, they really are toys.
     
  4. premiercolour

    premiercolour Very Active Member

    Toys feed the family.

    We prefer Mutoh Valuejet quality > Roland > Mimaki.
     
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