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PF-2 "singulator problem.

My PF-2 began to drop several disk at once tonight. The "singulator" I guess that is what it is called, moves rapidly back and forth several times each time a disk about to print. I now have to feed one disk at the time. After printing the disk the singulator will rapidly move back & forth maybe 4-5-6 times so if you have several disk loaded it will begin droping 3-4- or 5 very quickly. I don't know if there is an adjustment I can make or if it is a problem withthe board?

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That issue typically is caused by a defective spring that can be easily replaced. Microboards sells these springs. Microboards techsupport number is 952-556-1639.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

You need to replace that part. My company had to do it last year, and we need to do it again soon. It breaks down easily and will work like that.

Call Microboards. They'll send you a part (you'll probably have to pay for it - ours was under warranty) and show you how to install it.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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