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vs 540i Light cyan problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson Jul 23. 13 Replies

HII have a vs 540i CMYKLcLm+ Light black Whiteits 4 years old with no problems until a few days ago. I was gone for a few days ( set it up for not printing, cleaned, no media, etc) when I came back…Continue

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irving donaldson replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"remember looks worst before better if you had a lot of dried ink in the nozzles. You should see gook in the captop and then you know it worked."
Jul 23
kristi bock replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"I am just finishing up a 48 hr head soak, he said 24 but i wanted to make sure so i extended it.  ill follow with a powerful clean. Thanks again!"
Jul 23
irving donaldson replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"I say headsoaks should be at least 48 hours - but 24 is better than a miraculous 2hrs. Do not be alarm after the soak it will worst before better. Do another powerful clean, may need more since you will be moving thick ink. You have a channel…"
Jul 21
kristi bock replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"so i finally heard back from the tech in my area he recommended a 24 hr head soak so im trying that, he thinks it may be the head so if the soak doesnt help i need to schedule a replacement. i really appreciate all your help ill let you know how the…"
Jul 20
kristi bock replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"heres the test print from last night"
Jul 20
kristi bock replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"Irving youre amazing. thanks so much for helping.ok I cleaned the encoder strip its a little to dark to take a photo of the test print. it looks like the light cyan has kinda leaked into the magenta next to it. its a pretty slight gradient and…"
Jul 20
irving donaldson replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"use alcohol and clean your encoder strip"
Jul 20
kristi bock replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"i did another powerful clean and some nozzles came back, thats the best its looked in days. i posted another head check. Do you think it could be clogged or something? i didnt see any air moving around. I was looking at the tubes connected to the…"
Jul 19
irving donaldson replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"do another powerful clean, then post another nozzle test - checking to see if the air is moving around"
Jul 19
kristi bock replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"thanks again irving, I did both the choke clean and then the powerful clean. the test print is exactly the same. Im not sure which steps to take now. "
Jul 19
irving donaldson replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"No I have done a few back to back with no issues - there are problems when folks force liquids through the head, for that tends to blow the seals in the head. the choke clean is a system prompt so it is not there to hurt you. The BN 20 does not…"
Jul 19
kristi bock replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"Hi Irving,  thank you so much for responding so quickly. Ive checked all the visible lines and they all look good almost like new, theres no blockage  or air pockets that i can see in the tubes going to the dampers is that what you mean by…"
Jul 19
irving donaldson replied to kristi bock's discussion vs 540i Light cyan problem
"Believe it or not - that is progress - do another choke clean followed by a powerful clean. Sometimes it looks worst before better, but that happens when there is air in the lines or air continuing to come in the lines. At 4 years old and if it…"
Jul 19
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vs 540i Light cyan problem

HII have a vs 540i CMYKLcLm+ Light black Whiteits 4 years old with no problems until a few days ago. I was gone for a few days ( set it up for not printing, cleaned, no media, etc) when I came back the first day it was printing fine and on the second day the light cyan dropped out. that color wasnt printing at all so the color is way off but theres no banding at all. I called my old sales rep and he suggested replacing the cap top, which i did and I cleaned it and did a few head soaks. I…See More
Jul 19
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