Roland SP540i – All New Parts but Still No Joy.
I wonder if someone could offer some advice on what I could do next with my Roland SP540i
To begin with I purchased it used/not working. Apparently it had been sat a while (12months) maybe turned off etc etc. I knew it would be blocked up but with no errors and everything ‘working’ I bit the bullet.
I purchased a service kit with new dampers, capping, pump, tubes, prinheads the other day from signinchina. I did try and get from Digipint but I don’t know what’s happened to them and that’s a whole different post.
Anyway fitted it all, I’ve played with a VP300 before so had confidence to do it. Fixed a couple DTG printers also.
Now I just can’t get a good nozzle check. To begin with and after pulling ink through the dampers I did get mostly 3 channels with Cyan only firing a few nozzles. More playing around that night and it seemed after I pulled ink through the capping this time I at first got a weird blue/grey colour on both CK channels and after that I got a good CMYK check. Left it as it was late but low and behold the next morning it was bad again.
This time with MY dropping out aswell as terrible CK
I did figure the tube from the pump to the waste was a little blocked up and replaced that (tricky little thing).
So now after multiple cleans, pulling ink though here and there it just seems to be getting worse.
Like before ink was sitting in all the tubes to the damper and the dampers half full. Now (although I’m now really low on ink and have ordered more) inks not even in the tubes. I can still pull more through but again bad check straight after. I’ve soaked and cleaned the new heads and it made no difference. I am just at a bit of a loss what to try next. I have on order with some ink new damper bolts for the smaller type dampers that were sent in the kit. I originally purchased the larger damper and fitted those as that’s what it had on it originally.
here are some pics and suggestions welcome. cheers 😆