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VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson on Wednesday. 10 Replies

I get these random magenta marks on most of my prints and they seem to be getting worst. They look like a long line of a test print (i.e. fine magenta lines).Its happening from two different…Continue

Continuous beeping

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson Feb 12, 2019. 7 Replies

When I put my vp540 on its beeps continuously without any pause in between until I put it off and the lcd screen is blank. Any idea what this means?Continue

Black thick line

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson Jan 28, 2019. 1 Reply

Any ideas why this black line is appearing when I print / test print? Continue

Is my head about to die?

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson Jan 23, 2019. 3 Replies

If I dont use the printer for about 10 hours then the yellow ink stops flowing. My test print would just show about 10-20% yellow and only after about 10 medium cleans including syringing and manual…Continue

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irving donaldson replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"All I can tell you is that block printing is a cabling issue. You replaced the servo board, but what about the print carraige board that the heads connect to before the servo board. Did you ensure those cables are correct in placement. I will check…"
Wednesday
Ihsaan replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"The technician put two new ribbon cables into the magenta head and made no difference. I also swapped the heads around and the magenta is still doing the same thing. I've recently been getting 0007 errors randomly but when input the machine…"
Wednesday
irving donaldson replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"I am not on sight, so anything is possible. I still say this is nothing but a cabling issue. Whether a bent pin, a burnt cable, or the cables not aligned. I had one job, where the head kept printing magenta instead of grey, however it was not block…"
May 18
Ihsaan replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"So the issue has returned and now it is unbareable. Since i've spent money on a mainboard, head and other parts over the last couple of months I would really prefer not to bite the bullet again but the technician said it seems as if it is the…"
May 18
Ihsaan liked Syed Farhad Hashemi's discussion Roland SP-540V Scan Motor Error Code: 0010 0010
Mar 11
Ihsaan replied to Syed Farhad Hashemi's discussion Roland SP-540V Scan Motor Error Code: 0010 0010
"Ive managed to run the "scan motor aging" procedure and it works fine. The motor does not make any unusual sounds but as soon as i load media (vinyl) into the machine in service mode and attempt a test print once the machine tries to setup…"
Mar 11
Ihsaan replied to Syed Farhad Hashemi's discussion Roland SP-540V Scan Motor Error Code: 0010 0010
"Ive got the same issue.. how do I check how many hours the motor has done?"
Mar 10
Ihsaan replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"The cables pins look 100% as they are about 6 months old and they seem to be installed properly. Should I attempt to replace the cable?"
Feb 10
Ihsaan replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"When you say data cable is that the ribbon that connects to the magenta print head?"
Feb 10
Ihsaan replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"Thanks guys for your help"
Jan 29
irving donaldson replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"The issue is called 'Block Printing' and as Chris noted occurs when the data cable is not realigned correctly, so you get the cross talk printing."
Jan 29
Ihsaan replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"So i cleaned the encoder and also took out the ribbon cables to the magenta heads, blew the slots for dust and re-inserted them and now its printing 100%. Lets hope it stays that way will keep everyone posted should anything change."
Jan 29
chris wool replied to Ihsaan's discussion VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place
"morning normally associated with a cable fault at the head a lot of care whilst rummaging around and make sure the power is completely off before even opening the covers. if your not confident about diving in   best get a tech out"
Jan 28
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VP-540 Magenta "text print" blocks all over the place

I get these random magenta marks on most of my prints and they seem to be getting worst. They look like a long line of a test print (i.e. fine magenta lines).Its happening from two different computers so i'm sure its not software related. Anyone else experience this or know what could be causing the issue?See More
Jan 28

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