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Re: xerox c2424 melting ink sticks quickly
Do you turn it off every night? Anytime the machine shuts down or has a jam and has to recycle, the machine uses a compressor to **** the ink out of the print head and reloads. The 2424 is extremely inefficient. I have seen ink sticks used up in as little as 200 pages.
What you can do is be sure the power save is turned off, That the machine is defaulted to Black and that you are not using the enhanced setting to print your normal pages.
Honestly the best way to have that machine is on a maintenance agreement that includes ink in the contract. It is a very expensive machine to operate if you purchase your ink. Wish I had a better answer but those ink sticks do not last long. Do not turn that machine off at night.
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The printhead and wiper could be heated to soften the ink.
Enter Diagnostics by holding the back arrow and "i" button while powering up. Go to the Monitor menu and turn on "All Heaters" After a few minutes, it should be able to be moved away.
This situation may have broken 2 Camshafts and perhaps even motors. If you continue to get an error 07,010 then buy this kit "C2424-Z2" It may require a technician to install.
You don't have to take all the printer apart just the ink loader. Which is held mostly by the side covers. Get a flat head and break down the peaces left over on the cyan ink and flip upside down the ink loader and that should make it work again with no problem.
9,005.49: Ink loader fault. The cyan ink melt heater is on, but the ink does not appear to be dripping.
Step Questions and Actions Yes No
1 1. Are the ink sticks all Xerox ink? Go to
Run clearISCfault test to clear the error.
2 1. Manually verify that the ink stick is able to advance in the ink loader chute.
Remove any blockage and/ or replace the ink stick.Run clearISCfault
test to clear the error.
3 1. Run the appropriate Ink Melt [1, 2, 3, 4]
1 = Yellow
2 = Cyan
3 = Magenta
4 = Black
2. Did the test pass?
Replace the printhead.
Replace the ink loader assembly. Run clearISCfault test to clear the error.
One of two things most likely. 1. The wiper blade is stuck to the print head,or 2, The print head blosk has a lot of spill over ink built up in it. That code is caused by the inability of the print head to move properly. Either left to right or pivot front to back to get into the print position. You have to remove the covers to access the stainless steel print block. It is located about 2/3 of the way back on the lower left side of the frame. It is a one inch by one inch square block that may have a lot of buildup of spill over ink in it. If the wiper is stuck you have to remove the ink loader , where you add the ink sticks , to access the area between the print head and drum, It is a pink blade the is between the drum and print head, it wold be stuck to the print head not allowing it to move. Just carefully unstick it from the print head
Did you remove the maintenance kit and waste tray? Sometimes, they hang up. By now, you've probably fired it back up and are running but, in this case, you want to do that quickly so that the ink doesn't have time to harden and stick the maintenance wiper to the printhead surface.
That is a print head positioning fault.
Normally caused by 2 things. One or the other.
There is a stainless steel pivit block on the lower left side of the frame. It gets spill over ink in it and the print head does not move properly.
The Print head wiper also sticks ot the print head due to improper shut down or a power failuer
Although I agree totally, the anwer is no. Althought it appears black, take a piece of it an use it like a crayon. It is a combination of all the color inks combined. So if you take and rub it on a piece of paper it will be a purple color. So threfore would not create proper colors.
Now to save ink, Do not turn the printer off at all. Just let it use its own sleep mode. The power consumption is intermittent to keep the print head warm and uses about the same ammount of electricity as your refridgerator light bulb. The reason being, when you turn off a solid ink printer, it purges the print head of ALL old ink and dumps it into the waste tray. That is part of those weird noises you hear when you cycle up the machine, one is a compressor emptying the print head.
Also, honestly, althogh I am not sure what you are using the machine for. But you would be wise to put that product on a pay per page maintenance agreement. That includes all ink and all service. Some of the parts for those printers are super expensive.
I will say one thing you can do with that waste ink, if you know anyone who has children, they can use them as purple crayons..