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Roland sp-540v will not print even though the print head moves back and forth as though it is printing. This just started today. Yesterday it worked just fine.

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I had the same problem you have ink blockage or the heads are dried out just get some of the old ink and soak each head you might have to do it a few times and also it could be your pump read your manual how to clean heads 

  • Don Spann Jul 28, 2012

    I have a sp54v, the media came off the rollers in the back and jammed. I fixed the jam and turned the machine back on but when it gets past the processing message on the led screen, the inks indicators start flashing off and on. This has never happened to me before


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You have a ink problem first check your pump is working read your manual cleaning prints . if heads are blocked get your old ink in waste and pour small amout on the heads to unblock them you might have to do it a few times put back together leave overnight and do a powerful clean and you may have to repeat  afew time read your manual its shows you how to pull apart 

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If your sp540 presents bad printing with mixed colours, try to replace
the wipers, after a while of using the printer they become bad.

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  • filipeamaia Oct 19, 2009

    thanks for the tips

    in my sp540v, the only procedure that i dont experiment yet is the tip of puting ink in the nozzle, like sugested by RIDGE1960...
    but, i dont imagine how? i´m afraid to can i put the ink... with a small brush?

  • filipeamaia Oct 19, 2009

    i could send images of the sp540v manual pages. it could help somebody


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Did you get any ink spill in the print board. usually will blow the fuses on the main board and requires a tech to replace them
or someone that is into electronics.
if absolutely no ink comes out this is the probable cause

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Have you changed the printing properties? or maybe you are actually running out of ink, pls try to print of each one color as a first step in diagnostics from there we can find out which one is really failing, remember there were 4 colors, M, C, Y K


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