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Check Printhead cleaner Path

I have an error message coming up says "switch power off, check printhead cleaner path", I have already changed the all 4 cleaner and printer heads, yet the message still appears, and none of the guides help. Can you help?

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    switch powor off check printhead (1)

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    1. Attempt to duplicate the message by turning the printer on, reloading the media, and printing several test prints.
    2. Note the movement and position of the carriage when the error occurs.
    3. If the carriage stops on the left-hand side (roughly 12 inches from the ink supply station), unplug the power cable from the printer, open the top cover and try to move the carriage to the right. Closely inspect the ink tubes for wear, and check for ink tube binding or catching on the tube guide (stopping/hindering carriage movement). If true, continue with the remaining steps below.

        NOTE: If the steps above do not describe the issue correctly, refer to the work instruction for a typical “Switch Power Off, Check Printhead Path” message (bpp90070).

Check/replace the Ink Tube SystemCheck Printhead cleaner Path - gtabtop.gif
    1. Turn the printer off.
    2. Remove the old Ink Tube System (refer to pages 8-53 of the Service Manual).


        NOTE: If the printer is installed on a Multi-roll feeder accessory, some additional disassembly is required to gain access to the printer. Instructions for multi-roll disassembly are listed at the bottom of this document for reference.
    3. Move the carriage assembly to the right side of the printer.
    4. Clean the rear tube guide assembly with a moistened lint free cloth to prepare the mounting of the Mylar tape.
      Figure 1:Cleaning the rear tube guide assembly
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    5. Remove the backing on the Mylar tape and align the line on the tape with the front edge of the rear-tube guide so that the narrower section is towards the front of the printer. Do not attach the tape yet.
      Figure 2:Aligning line on Mylar tape with front edge of rear-tube guide assembly

        NOTE: Ensure that the Mylar film is perfectly aligned with the rear Tube Guide surface with no protrusions or unevenness.
    6. Carefully position the Mylar tape about 1/4 of an inch from the left-end of the rear-tube guide (do not go all the way to the end as the beveled edge will cause crimping of the tape).
      Figure 3:AttachCheck Printhead cleaner Path - c00001197.jpg tape
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    7. Ensure tape is evenly positioned and any air bubbles are smoothed out along the tape.
      Figure 4:Smoothing out the air bubblesCheck Printhead cleaner Path - c00001198.jpglar tape (view from rear of printer)
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    8. Carefully fold under the narrow section of the tape to the underside of the rear tube guide assembly and smooth out any air bubbles.
      Figure 5:ICheck Printhead cleaner Path - c00001199.jpgar tape under rear-tube guide assembly (view from front of printer)
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    9. The Mylar tape should lookCheck Printhead cleaner Path - c00001200.jpgge below.
      Figure 6:Final installation of Mylar tape (view from top of printer)
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    10. Once the Mylar tape is installed, install the new Ink Tube System (refer to pages 8-53 of the Service Manual).
    11. Following replacement, verify printer functionality.
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Also may be a broken primer arm on the service station or torn paper under the printhead cleaner shelf. good luck!

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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    Michael Schaffter Apr 23, 2014

    Is there a way to test the primer arm outside of the plotter? There are 4 wires that go to it. What is the purpose of the primer arm anyway?

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