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SERVICE MANUAL
®
T-200
AND
T-200+
COLOR INKJET
PRINTER/PLOTTERS
SERVICE MANUAL
Part Number 219863-00
ENCAD T-200 and T-200+ Service Manual
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FCC Statement (U.S.A.)
The United States Federal Communications Commision has specified that
the following notice be brought to the attention of the users of the T-200
and T-200+ printers.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISION RADIO AND TELEVISION
INTERFERENCE FOR CLASS B DEVICE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
User Instructions:
If the equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the
following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by ENCAD, Inc. could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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VDE Statement
Hiermit wird bescheinigt, daß der T-200/T-200+ in Übereinstimmung mit
den Bestimmungen der BMPT-AmstbIVfg 234/1991 funkentstört ist. Der
vorschriftsmäßige Betrieb mancher Geräte (z.B. Meßsender) kann
allerdings gewissen Einschränkungen unterliegen. Beachten Sie deshalb
die Hinweise in der Bedienungsanleitung.
Dem Zentralamt für Zulassungen im Fernmeldewesen würde dan
Inverkehrbringen dieses Gerätes angezeigt und die Berechtigung zur
Überprüfung der Serie auf die Einhaltung der Bestimmungen eingeräumt.
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Material Safety Data Sheet
ENCAD QIS (Quality Imaging Supplies) ink is nonhazardous, requiring no
special disposal handling. It can be harmful if swallowed and should be
kept away from children.
To obtain a Material Safety Data Sheet, contact ENCAD, Inc. at:
6059 Cornerstone Court West
San Diego, CA 92121-3734
(858) 452-4350
International users should contact their local dealer or distributor.
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WARRANTY OR DAMAGE CLAIMS
United States
ENCAD®, Inc., warrants its printers ("PRODUCT") to be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. In order to submit a
Warranty claim, please contact the ENCAD Help Desk at (619) 452-4350.
ENCAD reserves the right to make changes or improvements to Products, without incurring
any obligation to similarly alter Products previously purchased.
Buyer's sole and exclusive rights pursuant to this Warranty shall be for the repair or
replacement of defective Product. ENCAD specifically disclaims any and all other warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall ENCAD be liable for any loss of
profit or other commercial damages, special, incidental or consequential damages, or any
other damages or claims, whatsoever.
This Warranty gives Buyer specific legal rights, and Buyer may also have other rights that
vary from state to state.
This Warranty applies only to printers purchased from ENCAD, or authorized ENCAD
distributors or dealers. The intent of this Warranty is to repair or replace defective Products subjected to normal wear and tear, when operated according to ENCAD instructions.
This Warranty does not cover damage to the Product resulting from the following:
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Accident or negligence.
Unauthorized modification of the Product.
Adverse environmental conditions.
Service of the Product by other than an ENCAD authorized service provider.
Unauthorized or improper use, including but not limited to:
– Use in applications for which the Product was not designed.
– Using cartridges or ink other than those supplied by ENCAD or authorized
ENCAD resellers.
– Using media other than that supplied by ENCAD or authorized ENCAD
resellers.
– Lubricating any part of the printer.
Internationally: Contact your dealer or distributor for warranty information.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 General Description ............................................................ 1-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................... 1-1
Overview ................................................................................................................... 1-3
Related Publications .......................................................................................... 1-3
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Sensitivity ................................................................. 1-3
Warnings, Cautions and Notes ................................................................................. 1-4
Printer Specifications ................................................................................................ 1-5
Contents of this Service Manual ................................................................................ 1-6
Technical Support ..................................................................................................... 1-8
Chapter 2 Theory of Operation ............................................................ 2-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................... 2-1
T-200/T-200+ Printer General Block Diagram ............................................................. 2-1
Paper (Media) Axis Drive .......................................................................................... 2-3
The Carriage Axis Drive ............................................................................................. 2-4
Main Printed Wiring Assembly (MPWA) ................................................................... 2-5
Microprocessor .................................................................................................. 2-6
Gate Array ......................................................................................................... 2-6
Memory Circuits ................................................................................................. 2-7
Flash EEPROM ........................................................................................... 2-7
DRAM .......................................................................................................... 2-8
Serial EEPROM ........................................................................................... 2-8
Stepper Motor Controller ..................................................................................... 2-9
Servo Motor Controller ...................................................................................... 2-11
Control Panel ................................................................................................... 2-13
Interface Circuits: Serial & Parallel ................................................................... 2-14
Carriage Assembly Circuits ..................................................................................... 2-15
Display Assembly ................................................................................................... 2-16
Power Supply ......................................................................................................... 2-17
Fan Operation ......................................................................................................... 2-17
Chapter 3 Maintenance ........................................................................ 3-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................... 3-1
Scheduled Maintenance ........................................................................................... 3-1
Cleaning Procedures .......................................................................................... 3-2
External Cleaning ......................................................................................... 3-2
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Table of Contents (cont)
Chapter 3 Maintenance (cont)
Slide Shaft Cleaning ..................................................................................... 3-2
Service Station Cleaning .............................................................................. 3-3
Linear Encoder Strip Cleaning ...................................................................... 3-4
Cartridge Dimples Cleaning .......................................................................... 3-5
Flex Cable Contact Cleaning ........................................................................ 3-6
Clean and Inspect Stepper Motor Gears ....................................................... 3-7
Clean and Inspect MPWA ............................................................................ 3-7
Clean and Inspect Carriage Assembly ......................................................... 3-8
Reseat Connectors on MPWA and Carriage Board ............................................. 3-8
Replace Carriage Bushings .............................................................................. 3-11
Servo Motor Winding Resistance Check ................................................................. 3-12
Stepper Motor Winding Resistance Check .............................................................. 3-13
Banding: Hardware vs Software ............................................................................... 3-14
Common Banding Causes ......................................................................... 3-15
Alignments/Adjustments ......................................................................................... 3-17
Slide Shaft Profile Adjustment .......................................................................... 3-17
Head Height Alignment Procedure .................................................................... 3-20
Paper Skew Adjustment ................................................................................... 3-24
Paper Skew Adjustment Sequence ............................................................ 3-24
Mounting Screw Information ....................................................................... 3-25
Other Functional Requirements .................................................................. 3-28
Adjustment of Pinch Roller Supports .......................................................... 3-29
Visual Verification ................................................................................ 3-29
Observation of Paper Skew at Rear Media Alignment Mark .................. 3-30
Observation of Paper Skew at Front Media Alignment Mark ................. 3-31
Adjustment of the Mounting Screws .................................................... 3-32
Paper Axis Calibration ...................................................................................... 3-33
Deadband Alignments ....................................................................................... 3-35
Color Deadband Alignment ......................................................................... 3-36
Color Calibration ............................................................................................... 3-38
Diagnostics Menu ................................................................................................... 3-40
Clearing the NVRAM ............................................................................................... 3-42
Firmware Download/Upgrading for the PC ............................................................... 3-43
Internal Cabling and Signal Flow Diagrams ............................................................. 3-44
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Table of Contents (cont)
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting.................................................................. 4-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................... 4-1
No Power ........................................................................................................... 4-1
Initialization Failure ............................................................................................. 4-2
Media Does Not Move ........................................................................................ 4-2
Internal ERROR “Carriage Axis Failure” .............................................................. 4-3
Internal ERROR “Encoder Sensor Failure” .......................................................... 4-5
Internal ERROR “Paper Sensor Failure” .............................................................. 4-5
Internal ERROR “Auto-Sensor Failure” ................................................................ 4-6
Internal ERROR “MPCB Failure” ......................................................................... 4-6
Unrecognized Cartridges Error ............................................................................ 4-6
Image Skews or Moves ...................................................................................... 4-7
Does Not Print .................................................................................................... 4-7
Ink Cartridge Misfiring ......................................................................................... 4-7
Paper Skewing ................................................................................................... 4-9
Printer Output is Banding (Horizontal) ................................................................ 4-9
Printer Output is Banding (Vertical) .................................................................. 4-11
Printer Output is Banding (Horizontally and Vertically) ...................................... 4-12
Keypad Locked-Up or Not Functioning Properly ............................................... 4-12
Noisy Operation ............................................................................................... 4-13
Line Quality Degraded ...................................................................................... 4-14
Fan Does Not Power Up ................................................................................... 4-15
Media is Not Measured Properly ...................................................................... 4-15
Initialization Troubleshooting ................................................................................... 4-16
Chapter 5 Assembly\Disassembly ...................................................... 5-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................... 5-1
Removing the Right Cover Assembly ......................................................................... 5-2
Removing the MPWA Connectors ............................................................................. 5-4
Removing the MPWA ............................................................................................... 5-5
Removing the Right SidePlate ................................................................................... 5-6
Reinstalling the Right SidePlate ................................................................................ 5-7
Reinstalling the MPWA ............................................................................................. 5-7
Reinstalling the MPWA Connectors .......................................................................... 5-7
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Table of Contents (cont)
Chapter 5 Assembly/Disassembly (cont)
Memory Module Removal .......................................................................................... 5-8
Memory Module Installation ...................................................................................... 5-9
Reinstalling the Right Cover Assembly ...................................................................... 5-9
Removing the Left Cover ........................................................................................... 5-9
Reinstalling the Left Cover ....................................................................................... 5-10
Removing the Servo Motor ...................................................................................... 5-10
Reinstalling the Servo Motor ................................................................................... 5-12
Removing the Display Assembly ............................................................................. 5-13
Reinstalling the Display Assembly .......................................................................... 5-14
Removing the Service Station Assembly ................................................................. 5-14
Reinstalling the Service Station Assembly .............................................................. 5-15
Removing the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt and the Frame Tensioner ............. 5-16
Removing the Carriage PWA ................................................................................... 5-20
Reinstalling the Carriage PWA ................................................................................ 5-21
Remove the Paper Sensor or the Encoder Sensor .................................................. 5-21
Install the Paper Sensor or the Encoder Sensor ...................................................... 5-23
Replacing the Carriage Bushings ............................................................................ 5-24
Reinstalling the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt and the Frame Tensioner .......... 5-26
Removing the Trailing Cable .................................................................................... 5-28
Reinstalling the Trailing Cable ................................................................................. 5-29
Removing the Power Supply and ON/OFF Switch ................................................... 5-30
Reinstalling the Power Supply and ON/OFF Switch ................................................ 5-32
Remove the Stabilizer Bracket and Encoder Strip ................................................... 5-33
Install the Stabilizer Bracket and Encoder Strip ....................................................... 5-34
Disassembly of Plotter Before Removing the Inner Platen Parts .............................. 5-35
Removing the Inner Platen Parts ............................................................................. 5-37
Removing the Stepper Motor ................................................................................... 5-39
Reinstalling the Stepper Motor ................................................................................ 5-41
Reinstalling the Inner Platen Parts .......................................................................... 5-41
Reassembly of Plotter After Reinstalling the Inner Platen Parts ............................... 5-43
Removing the Upper Pinch Roller Supports ............................................................. 5-44
Reinstalling the Upper Pinch Roller Supports .......................................................... 5-46
Chapter 6 Parts List .............................................................................. 6-1
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List of Illustrations
Figure
Page
Chapter 1 General Description
1-1.
T-200 and T-200+ Inkjet Printer/Plotter ............................................................. 1-1
Chapter 2 Theory of Operation
2-1.
2-2.
2-3.
2-4.
2-5.
2-6.
2-7.
2-8.
2-9.
2-10.
2-11.
2-12.
General Block Diagram ................................................................................... 2-2
Paper (Media) Axis Drive ................................................................................. 2-3
Carriage Axis Drive .......................................................................................... 2-4
Main Printed Wiring Assembly ........................................................................ 2-5
Gate Array ...................................................................................................... 2-6
Stepper Motor Controller ................................................................................. 2-9
Servo Motor Controller ................................................................................... 2-11
Quadrature Signal Generation ....................................................................... 2-12
Control Panel ................................................................................................ 2-13
Interface Circuits ........................................................................................... 2-14
Carriage Assembly Circuits ........................................................................... 2-15
Display Assembly ......................................................................................... 2-16
Chapter 3 Maintenance
3-1.
3-2.
3-3.
3-4.
3-5.
3-6.
3-7.
3-8.
3-9.
3-10.
3-11.
3-12.
3-13.
3-14.
3-15.
Encoder Strip Cleaning ................................................................................... 3-5
Cartridge Dimple Region .................................................................................. 3-5
Flex Cable Contacts ....................................................................................... 3-6
Main PWA Connection Locations .................................................................... 3-9
Carriage PWA Connection Locations ............................................................. 3-10
Ribbon Connector Locking Mechanism ......................................................... 3-11
Servo Motor ................................................................................................... 3-12
Stepper Motor ............................................................................................... 3-13
Examples of Banding .................................................................................... 3-14
Dial Gauge Micrometer Assembly ................................................................. 3-18
Measurement Positions for Slide Shaft .......................................................... 3-19
Slide Shaft Profile Adjustment ....................................................................... 3-19
Carriage Head Height Tolerance .................................................................... 3-20
Setting Up Tools from Height Gauge Kit ........................................................ 3-21
Zeroing the Micrometer Gauge ...................................................................... 3-21
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List of Illustrations (cont)
Figure
Page
Chapter 3 Maintenance (cont)
3-16.
3-17.
3-18.
3-19.
3-20.
3-21.
3-22.
3-23.
3-24.
3-25.
3-26.
3-27.
3-28.
3-29.
Test Cartridge Installed .................................................................................. 3-22
Pinch Roller Supports Numbering Sequence ................................................. 3-24
Pinch Roller Support and Mounting Screws ................................................... 3-26
Correct Positioning of the Spring in the Pinch Roller Support ......................... 3-27
Test for Minimum Acceptance Gap ................................................................ 3-28
Visual Verification of Gap between Roller and Y-Arm ..................................... 3-29
Paper Skew Acceptance Range for Rear Media Alignment Mark ................... 3-30
Paper Skew Acceptance Range for Front Media Alignment Mark .................. 3-31
Motion of Rollers and Adjustment of Mounting Screws .................................. 3-32
Paper Axis Test ............................................................................................. 3-34
Slow Deadband ............................................................................................. 3-35
Color Calibration ............................................................................................ 3-38
MPWA Connections Diagram ........................................................................ 3-45
Carriage PWA Connections Diagram ............................................................. 3-46
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting
4-1.
Carriage Board LED D2 and D5 Locations ..................................................... 4-17
Chapter 5 Assembly/Disassembly
5-1.
5-2.
5-3.
5-4.
5-5.
5-6.
Removal of Right Cover Assembly ................................................................... 5-3
MPWA Connection and Screw Locations ........................................................ 5-4
Removal of Right Side Plate ............................................................................ 5-6
Removal of Left Cover .................................................................................... 5-10
Removal of the Servo Motor ........................................................................... 5-11
Compression of Frame Tensioner .................................................................. 5-12
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List of Illustrations (cont)
Figure
Page
Chapter 5 Assembly/Disassembly (cont)
5-7.
5-8.
5-9.
5-10.
5-11.
5-12.
5-13.
5-14.
5-15.
5-16.
5-17.
5-18.
5-19.
5-20.
5-21.
5-22.
5-23.
5-24.
5-25.
Removal of Display Assembly ....................................................................... 5-13
Service Station Removal ................................................................................ 5-14
Electronics Cover Removal ............................................................................ 5-16
Strain Relief Removal/Installation ................................................................... 5-17
Frame Tensioner ........................................................................................... 5-18
Carriage Belt Clamp ...................................................................................... 5-19
Carriage PWA Removal/Installation ............................................................... 5-20
Paper and Encoder Sensor Removal ............................................................. 5-22
Paper and Encoder Sensor Installation .......................................................... 5-23
Carriage Bushing Removal ............................................................................ 5-25
Carriage Bushing Installation ......................................................................... 5-26
Revealing the Power Supply Screws ............................................................. 5-31
Inner Platen Parts ......................................................................................... 5-32
Stabilizer Bracket Removal ............................................................................ 5-34
Disassembly of Plotter Prior to Removing the Inner Platen Parts ................... 5-36
Removal of Lower Drive Shaft Screws ............................................................ 5-37
Removing the Foam Block ............................................................................ 5-38
Lower Drive Shaft Assembly and Stepper Motor Assembly ............................ 5-40
Removing the Upper Pinch Roller Support ..................................................... 5-45
Chapter 6 Parts List
6-1.
6-2.
6-3.
6-4.
6-5.
6-6.
Left Side Parts Breakdown .............................................................................. 6-3
Platen and Above Parts Breakdown ................................................................ 6-5
Right Side Parts Breakdown ........................................................................... 6-7
Inner Platen Parts Breakdown ......................................................................... 6-9
Carriage Assembly Parts Breakdown ............................................................ 6-11
Service Station Assembly Parts Breakdown .................................................. 6-13
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List of Tables
Table
Page
Chapter 1 General Description
Chapter 2 Theory of Operation
Chapter 3 Maintenance
3-1.
3-2.
Main PWA Connections Table ......................................................................... 3-9
Carriage PWA Connections Table .................................................................. 3-10
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting
4-1.
Troubleshooting Table ...................................................................................... 4-1
Chapter 5 Assembly/Disassembly
Chapter 6 Parts List
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General Description
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Figure 1-1. T-200 and T-200+ Inkjet Printer/Plotter.
Introduction
This manual provides service information for the ENCAD®, Inc. 36
inch T-200 and T-200+ Color Inkjet Printer/Plotters.
It is written for service personnel who possess analog and digital
circuitry experience. Chapter 2, Theory of Operation, should be read
and thoroughly understood before troubleshooting/calibrating the
printers.
The printers support both pre-cut and roll media. Media size is automatically determined and hardclip limits are set accordingly. Pre-cut
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media uses different maximum plotting areas than roll media. See the
Printer Specifications in the User Guide for more details on the media
size printable area.
A Centronics parallel connection is provided to interface with the host
computer. Network connections are made possible through the optional
SEH print server. Commands sent from the host computer can be in
several forms including HP-GL/2, HP-RTL and EN-RTL formats.
Drivers are supplied to support Windows-based PC’s (3.XX, 95/98, and
NT) as well as Macintosh and Power PC computers.
These printers expand upon ENCAD’s tradition of delivering fast, highquality color or monochrome graphics for a variety of applications.
ENCAD has made significant advances in designing these printers to
respond to and anticipate our customers’ needs. Principal features are
summarized below.
Locally or Remotely Configured via Host Computer
Take-Up Basket
PowerPC 33 MHz Microprocessor
8 User Configurable Settings
208 Jet Foam Filled Ink Cartridges
Ink Priming System
Snap On Ink Cartridge Caddies for longer print times between refilling
Smart Cartridges
Odometer Function
Electronic Jet Compensation
Fast CAD printing speeds
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Overview
Printers draw according to instructions issued from a “host” computer.
Every printer is engineered to understand a specific set of instructions
and to execute each instruction in a precise manner. In addition, most
printers are designed to execute predetermined characters automatically without a specific line-by-line instruction from the program.
These characters are part of the printer’s permanent memory.
Related Publications
The following publication contains additional information which may
be useful in servicing the ENCAD, Inc. CadJet T-200 Color Inkjet
Printers:
•
ENCAD Quick Start Guide for the T-200 and T-200+,
P/N 217892-xx
•
ENCAD T-200 and T-200+ CD-ROM,
P/N 217893-xx
Copies of these and other ENCAD, Inc. publications may be obtained
by contacting your nearest authorized ENCAD, Inc. dealer or by
contacting ENCAD’s Technical Support and Service Department.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Sensitivity
All PWAs (Printed Wiring Assemblies) associated with the printers
have components sensitive to ESD (electrostatic discharge). Care must
be taken to avoid damage to any of the components by following
current ESD handling procedures and practices.
Always use an approved ESD grounding strap when handling or
working with PWAs.
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Warnings, Cautions and Notes
Warnings, cautions and notes are used when additional information,
instructions or care should be observed. In this manual warnings,
cautions and notes precede the text to which each applies. The definition of each is provided below.
WARNINGS - Warnings are used to stress that the following steps or
procedures has the potential to cause serious harm or death to service
personnel. Extreme care should be observed when following the procedures and to exercise standard safety procedures. They are indicated
by:
Followed by a paragraph describing the concern.
CAUTIONS - Cautions depict that the following steps or procedures can
cause damage to the equipment if not properly followed. Extreme care
should be observed when following the procedures and to exercise
standard safety procedures. They are indicated by:
CAUTION
Followed by a paragraph describing the concern.
NOTES - Notes are placed before a procedure to inform the service
personnel of specific details to improve quality, to give reminders of
interrelated parts and to provide other helpful information. They are
indicated by:
NOTE
Followed by a paragraph describing the concern.
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Printer Specifications
The specifications and performance characteristics of the T-200
and T-200+ Color Inkjet Printers are as follows:
Max Printing Area:
Norm
34.8”
884 mm
Extend 35.61”
904 mm
Language Emulation:
HP-RTL
EN-RTL
HP GL/2
Buffer:
32 MB installed
upgradeable to 128 MB
Power Requirements:
Input Voltage:
90-246 VAC
47-63 Hz
Output Power:
20 W idle
50 W typical
100 W maximum
Accuracy:
Dot Placement: 0.0017
+/- 0.0008
Cut sheet feed accuracy,
edge shift: +/- 0.065
inches as measured over
36 inches
Resolution:
600x600 dpi or
300x600 dpi
Interface:
Centronics parallel
(IEEE 1284)
Network: via 100 Base T
Print Server
Certifications:
Safety
CSA, CSE/NRTL
(equivalent to UL1950)
TUV GS
EN 50 082-1
EN 60 950
UL1950
NOM-019-SCFI-1993
IEC 950
AS/NZS 3260
EMI
FCC Class B
CSA C108.8
EN 55 022 Class B
CISPR 22- Class B
AS/NZS 3548
GB9254-98
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Environment:
Operating:
65° to 85° F
(18° to 29° C)
20% to 70% RH
non-condensing
minus 14.4° F (8° C)
variation from daily
operating threshold
Storage:
40° to 95° F
(5° to 35° C)
5% to 80% RH
non-condensing
Weight:
70 lbs(31 kg)
Dimensions:
Height 48” (1210 mm)
Width 58” (1462 mm)
Depth 28” (710 mm)
Contents of this Service Manual
Figures are used in this manual to clarify procedures. They are for
illustrative purposes only and may not necessarily be drawn to scale.
Material in this manual may be repeated in various chapters so that
each chapter can “stand alone”. This allows information to be located
without having to refer back and forth between chapters.
Figures and tables are easily located and cross-referenced, and are listed
in the front of the manual under List of Illustrations and List of Tables.
This manual is divided into six chapters as:
Chapter 1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION - Contains a general
description of the ENCAD T-200 and T-200+ printers. This
includes printer specifications, and related materials. Also
included is a description of the use of Warnings, Cautions
and Notes as used in this manual and chapter contents.
Chapter 2 THEORY OF OPERATION - Functional
descriptions of the overall printer and major assemblies are
contained in this chapter.
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Chapter 3 MAINTENANCE - This chapter covers the
scheduled maintenance, cleaning procedures and
alignment/adjustments recommended to perform on the
printers. Diagnostics and a signal flow diagram are also
listed.
Chapter 4 TROUBLESHOOTING - A table containing
problems that could occur and possible causes and repairs
is found in this chapter. This table is not intended to be a
complete listing of troubleshooting procedures. It will
isolate the problem down to the lowest replacable
assembly. If the problem happens to be the wiring
between assemblies, standard troubleshooting techniques
will have to be implemented to correct the problem.
Chapter 5 ASSEMBLY/DISASSEMBLY - Contains detailed
procedures to remove and replace printer parts and
assemblies.
Chapter 6 PARTS LIST - Contains a complete listing of all
field replacable parts and assemblies for the color inkjet
printers. Illustrated parts breakdown drawings are
included to help clarify and identify parts for ordering.
Special kits and adjustment jigs may also be required.
ORIENTATION - Instructions in this manual are based on the
assumption that the service person is facing the front of the printer.
References to top view, back view, and so forth are consistent with
this engineering standard. References to the X Axis and Y Axis
(Paper Axis and Carrier Axis, respectively) follow the standard of
AutoCAD™ absolute coordinates: up and down for X, left to right for
Y.
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Technical Support
ENCAD offers full technical support and service for its various products. If you are unable to find the answer to your question in either the
User’s Guide, Service Manual, or other related publications, check out
ENCAD’s Knowledge Base located on ENCAD’s website support:
ENCAD Website:
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General Description
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Theory of Operation
2
Introduction
This chapter explains the mechanical and electrical theory of operation
of the ENCAD T-200 and T-200+ color inkjet printers.
The T-200/T-200+ is a PowerPC 33MHz microprocessor-based digital
printer that receives plotting instructions from a host computer
through the Centronics parallel interface. This interface is either
connected directly to a computer or through a network print server.
T-200/T-200+ Printers General Block
Diagram
Figure 2-1 illustrates the major functional areas of the printers.
The T-200 and T-200+ printers consist of two mechanical assemblies:
1. Paper (Media) Axis Drive
2. Carriage Axis Drive
and four main electrical assemblies:
1. MPWA (Main Printed Wiring Assembly)
2. Carriage Assembly
3. Display Assembly
4. Power Supply
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SERVO
MOTOR
CARRIAGE AXIS DRIVE
PAPER
SENSOR
ENCODER
SENSOR
DISPLAY
CIRCUITS
MICROPROCESSOR
POWER
SUPPLY
GATE
ARRAY
CARRIAGE
PWA
CARRIAGE
ASSEMBLY
MEMORY
CIRCUITS
MPWA
STEPPER
MOTOR
PAPER AXIS DRIVE
LOWER
DRIVE
ASSEMBLY
LEGEND
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
MECHANICAL CONNECTION
MAIN DATA BUS
Figure 2-1. General Block Diagram.
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Paper (Media) Axis Drive
PINCH ROLLERS
STEPPER MOTOR
LOWER ROLLER SHAFT ASSY
REDUCTION GEAR
Figure 2-2. Paper (Media) Axis Drive.
The Paper (Media) Axis Drive moves the plotting media in a direction
perpendicular to the length of the printer. This friction drive utilizes a
micro-step drive technology and consists of a stepper motor, reduction
gears, lower drive shaft assembly, and pinch rollers. This can be seen
in Figure 2-2.
The micro-step technology associated with the stepper motor gives the
capability of a resolution up to 9600 dpi.
The reduction gear meshes the stepper motor to the lower drive shaft
assembly which allows the media to advance or retract. The purpose of
the pinch rollers is to apply pressure to the media onto the drive shaft
assembly to reduce the chance of slipping.
Misaligned pinch wheels is a main cause of skewing the media. When
skewing occurs, pinch roller alignment may be required.
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The Carriage Axis Drive
Figure 2-3. Carriage Axis Drive.
The Carriage Axis Drive moves the printer’s carriage assembly along
the length of the printer. The drive consists of a servo motor, linear
encoder strip, drive belt, and tensioning assembly. These items are
illustrated in Figure 2-3.
The servo motor, drive belt, and tensioning assembly are the components that actually drive the carriage assembly. The servo motor drives
the belt back and forth allowing the attached carriage assembly to be
repositioned as required. The tensioning assembly is spring controlled
and allows the proper amount of tension on the belt.
The linear optical encoder strip is used to obtain the printers accuracy
along the axis of the printer. It is made with 150 parallel lines per inch
etched into it. By utilizing two optical encoder sensors that are slightly
off set from each other, and reading the leading and trailing edges of the
lines, a resolution of 600 dpi can be obtained.
The stepper and servo motors are controlled from the main printed
wiring assembly by the microprocessor.
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Main Printed Wiring Assembly (MPWA)
OSC
Y1
STEPPER MOTOR
CONTROLLER
CARRIAGE
PWA
FLASH
EEPROM
MICROPROCESSOR
(CPU)
DATA BUS
SERIAL
EEPROM
DYNAMIC
RAM
SERVO MOTOR
CONTROLLER
GATE
ARRAY
CONTROL
PANEL
MEMORY CIRCUITS
PARALLEL
Figure 2-4. Main Printed Wiring Assembly.
The Main Printed Wiring Assembly (MPWA) consists of seven functional areas:
1.
Microprocessor (CPU)
2.
Gate Array
3.
Memory Circuits
4.
Stepper Motor Controller
5.
Servo Motor Controller
6.
Control Panel
7.
Interface Circuits: Parallel
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Microprocessor
The microprocessor (an IBM PowerPC) is the central processor unit
which supervises system functions, executes the printer firmware,
manipulates data, and controls input/output data busses. It has two
built-in serial ports, a two channel DMA (Direct Memory Access)
controller, a timer module, clock generator, and an on-board chip select
generator. One serial port connects to the Mini-DIN connector which
can be used to communicate with the host computer; the other serial
port interfaces to the Control Panel. One DMA channel supplies data to
the gate array for jet firing; the other DMA channel is used to receive
data through the parallel port via the gate array, or the serial port
when using a high speed serial mode. One timer generates a servo
interrupt every millisecond; the other is used for timing the Stepper
Motor.
The system is timed by a 33MHz system clock from an oscillator (Y1).
The chip select generator is programmed to generate chip selects at the
appropriate addresses, with the appropriate data size (byte, word) and
with the appropriate number of wait states.
Gate Array
PARALLEL
PORT
SERVO
CONTROLLER
GATE
ARRAY
MICROSWITCHES
STATIC
RAM
TO
CARRIAGE
PWA
Figure 2-5. Gate Array.
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The gate array contains the hardware logic for dot firing, monitoring
changes in the Carriage Assembly position, controlling DMA through
the parallel port, receiving commands from the microswitches and
generating the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) waveforms for the
servo controller.
The gate array is a Xilinx device. It is a static RAM-based field
programmable gate array. This means that the logic that it implements is determined by configuration information in internal RAM
storage. Each time power is turned on, this information must be
downloaded from the system ROM. This type of gate array allows for
the flexibility of upgrading the logic by simply downloading the new
system software.
Memory Circuits
Memory is used to retain large amounts of information. This information is stored in the device memory in the form of binary bits.
Printer memory consists of Flash EEPROM, DRAM, and EEPROM.
Maximum installable memory is as follows:
DRAM = 32 MB
Flash EEPROM = 1 MB
Serial EEPROM = 1KB
Flash EEPROM
Flash EEPROM is Electrically Erasable, Programmable, Read Only
Memory used to store instructions and data constants which the
microprocessor can access and interpret, with no loss of information
when power is off.
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The system firmware is stored in Flash EEPROM. The Flash
EEPROM allows the firmware to be upgraded by downloading the files
containing the new firmware. It can be erased and reprogrammed more
than 10,000 times. The term “Flash” means that bytes cannot be
individually erased. A block or the whole device is erased at the same
time and the block or whole device is then reprogrammed.
The normal method of downloading new firmware is to send the unit the
files containing the code using either the GO.EXE utility or printing the
file to the unit. This requires using an appropriate host utility and can
be done through the serial port (for Macintosh users) or the parallel port
(for PC users). See Firmware Downloading in Chapter 3 for the procedures.
DRAM
DRAM is Dynamic Random Access Memory which provides temporary
storage of the microprocessor calculation and input/output data. It is
also a faster type of memory then the Flash EEPROM. That’s why the
printer control program is also copied from the Flash EEPROM to RAM,
where it can be executed faster.
The printer also has one 168-pin 64-bit DIMM socket for a DRAM
memory module. The printer is supplied with a 32 Megabyte DIMM
installed on the MPWA. The following DIMM sizes are supported:
32MB, 64MB and 128MB.
Serial EEPROM
Serial EEPROM is an Electrically Erasable, Programmable, Read Only
Memory which provides storage for calibration constants and user
configuration data entered from the host computer.
An 8K bit serial nonvolatile EEPROM stores calibration and configuration information. It retains data while the unit is off.
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Stepper Motor Controller
Figure 2-6. Stepper Motor Controller.
The media is driven by a Stepper Motor, which drives the media in a
direction perpendicular to the width of the printer. The media in the
printer can advance forward and backward, depending upon the
commands which the Stepper Motor receives from the microprocessor.
The Stepper Motor Controller contains two identical circuits, one for
each winding of the stepper motor. The circuit is a combination of two
simpler types of circuits and can be thought of as a variation of either
one.
A waveform generator receives digital data from the CPU and generates a sine wave output. This signal is fed into a comparator circuit
that is measuring the current through the winding of the stepper
motor. If the current is too low, a pulse of 24V is generated. When the
current goes above the output of the waveform generator, the pulse
turns off. Every time the output of the waveform generator is changed
by the microprocessor, the motor moves 1 “micro-step”.
Each circuit contains four main functions (see Figure 2-6):
1. Reference waveform generator
The microprocessor uses a D/A (digital to analog) converter to set
the desired level for the current in the stepper motor winding. The
output of the D/A converter varies in time to create a reference
waveform. This reference waveform is centered around 10V.
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2. Motor current sense
The voltage across a series current sense resistor is measured and
level shifted so that it is centered around 5V.
3. Comparator
This portion divides the output of the reference waveform generator
by two and compares it to the output of the motor current sensor.
Logic inside the gate array generates the control signals for the
power driver that applies voltage across the motor winding in order
to make the actual current match the reference waveform.
4. Power driver
An H-bridge allows the supply voltage to be applied across the
winding in either polarity used to drive the current level to the
desired value.
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Servo Motor Controller
GATE
ARRAY
MOTOR
DRIVER
SERVO
CONNECTOR
SERVO
MOTOR
CARRIAGE
CONNECTOR
ENCODER
CARRIAGE
MAIN PWA
Figure 2-7. Servo Motor Controller.
The Carriage Assembly is driven by the Servo Motor. The speed of the
Carriage Assembly is controlled by varying the duty cycle of the signal
applied to the controller. The microprocessor checks the position of the
Carriage Assembly approximately 1,000 times per second (during the
servo interrupt). It then updates the PWM (pulse width modulator)
register in the gate array which sets the duty cycle to make adjustments to the Carriage Assembly speed. A linear optical encoder is used
to monitor the Carriage Assembly position.
The optical encoder strip runs the length of the Stabilizer Bracket and
contains 150 lines and spaces per inch. Thus there are 300 edges per
inch.
The detector circuit actually consists of two optical edge detectors. They
are separated from each other by one half the width of one of the optical
lines on the encoder strip. This allows 4 evenly spaced pulses to be
developed for each line on the encoder strip.
This is known as quadrature signals. It gives an effective resolution of
600 lines per inch. See Figure 2-8 for a graphical representation of
quadrature signals. For 300 dpi resolution, one of the detectors is not
used.
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Figure 2-8. Quadrature Signal Generation.
The direction that the Carriage Assembly is moving is known based
upon the state of one detector’s output and the direction of the transition
of the other detector’s output.
A hardware counter in the gate array increments as the Carriage
Assembly moves left and decrements as the Carriage Assembly moves
right. The hardware counter is only eight bits wide, so it cannot store a
value large enough to represent an absolute Carriage Assembly position.
Instead, it is read during the servo interrupt and its value compared
with that from the previous interrupt. This difference is used to update
the absolute position value in the software.
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Control Panel
ERROR
READY
RESET
SHORTCUT MENU
MENU
SELECT
LOAD
Figure 2-9. Control Panel.
The Control Panel is located on the right side of the printer and
contains two indictors
ERROR
READY
and seven buttons
RESET
SHORTCUT MENU
MENU
resets all conditions to factory select
settings
allows immediate access to common
functions: cut, prime, feed media, access
cartridge, pause and clean
begins the main menu routine
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SELECT
UP ARROW
DOWN ARROW
LOAD
when depressed, accepts the slection shown
on the display
cycles through the available options
cycles through the available options
loads the media
Interface Circuits: Parallel
MICROPROCESSOR
GATE
ARRAY
PARALLEL
CONNECTOR
Figure 2-10. Interface Circuits.
Data from the host computer is received through the Centronics parallel
port. The gate array provides the control signals for DMA transfers
from the parallel port to DRAM.
The parallel port is the connection for sending print jobs to the printer.
This port can be connected to a wide variety of computers running
various operating systems. It is also used to connect the printer to a
network print server device such as the SEH Print Server that comes
as an option with the printer.
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Carriage Assembly Circuits
OPTICAL ENCODER
OPTICAL SENSOR
TRAILING
CABLE
TRAILING
CABLE
CONNECTION
FROM
MPWA
CARRIAGE
PWA
PAPER SENSOR
CARTRIDGE 1
INKJET
DRIVERS
CARTRIDGE 2
CARTRIDGE 3
CARTRIDGE 4
CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY
Figure 2-11. Carriage Assembly Circuits.
The Carriage Assembly contains:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Carriage PWA
Optical Sensors
Paper Sensor
Inkjet Cartridges
The Carriage PWA contains the logic and drive circuitry for the firing
of the inkjet cartridges. It also establishes an interface path for the
optical sensor and paper sensor to communicate with the MPWA.
The optical sensors receive their inputs from the optical encoder strip
and sends this data to the MPWA. The MPWA uses this information
to determine the horizontal position of the carriage assembly so that
accurate printing can be established.
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The paper sensor circuitry senses for the presence of loaded media. It
does this automatically during the start-up and load sequences. It also
constantly monitors the media during printing to determine if the
media has run out.
If no paper is sensed, the paper sensor sends this information to the
MPWA, which immediately begins an ‘out of paper’ subroutine. This
subroutine stops the printer from printing until more media is loaded.
The sensor also checks for the size of the media loaded so it can determine the proper printing parameters.
Display Assembly
The Display Assembly is located on the right side portion of the platen
and displays information and menu options available for selection.
Figure 2-12. Display Assembly.
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Power Supply
An internal UL recognized switching power module supplies power for
the printers. It provides a constant 24VDC output from input voltage in
the 90-132 VAC and 180-246 VAC ranges. A power switch turns the
power on and off. The 24VDC is applied to the MPWA where it is
further regulated and separated into 24VDC, 13VDC, and 5VDC. The
24V supply is used for: the stepper controller (which advances the
paper); the servo controller (which moves the Carriage); and power to
fire the inkjets. The 5V supply powers the logic circuits.
The power supply is fused using a 6.3A 250V fast blow type fuse.
The outputs share a common ground which is isolated from earth
ground with in the supply itself. Earth ground and DC ground are
connected external of the power supply.
The power supply will shut down under overload/short circuit conditions
on any output over the full range of input voltage. Overvoltage protection is 20%-30% above nominal for the 24V output.
Beeper and Fans
The beeper contains built-in driver circuitry so that it beeps under
firmware control. The beeper alerts the user to error conditions.
A fan is located inside the platen with its fan vent seen from under the
platen on the right side of the printer. This fan provides suction on the
platen bed and holds the paper (media) flat during the printing process.
It also serves to cool the power supply since the power supply is located
inside the platen.
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Maintenance
3
Introduction
This chapter contains general maintenance and cleaning instructions
for the T-200 and T-200+ printer.
Scheduled Maintenance
Scheduled maintenance consists of a list of checks that are planned to
be performed on a regular basis or when conditions warrant it.
Scheduled maintenance can be thought of as preventive maintenance
since its purpose is to prolong the life of the printer. It is not intended
to repair or isolate an existing problem, though it can sometimes be
helpful in detecting a condition due to a weakened component that has
not yet completely failed.
Below is a list of scheduled maintenance checks and their recommended periodicity.
Clean external areas:
Clean slide shaft:
Clean service station:
Clean encoder strip:
Clean cartridge dimples:
Clean flex cable contacts:
Clean and inspect motor gears:
Clean and inspect MPWA:
Clean and inspect carriage assembly:
Reseat connectors on MPWA:
Reseat connectors on carriage board:
Replace carriage bushings:
Replace service station wipers
semiannually,
or as required
weekly
daily
weekly
weekly, of
if prime fails
weekly, or
if prime fails,
or cartridge
is replaced
bimonthly
annually
annually
annually
annually
semiannually
every 150
plot hours
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Cleaning Procedures
Always turn the printer OFF, remove the power cord and
the interface cable before cleaning the printer. An electrical shock hazard may be present if these procedures are
not followed.
External Cleaning
CAUTION
Do not use abrasive cleansers of any sort on the surfaces
of the printer. Damage to the surface may result.
The exterior surfaces of the printer may be cleaned with a soft cloth
which has been dampened. For more persistent stains, a small amount
of liquid detergent may be used. Cleaning intervals are determined by
the environment in which the printer is used.
Slide Shaft Cleaning
CAUTION
Use only isopropyl alcohol on the slide shaft of the printer.
Damage to the stainless steel slide shaft may result if
cleaned with water and not completely dried off.
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Printer problems can be caused by an accumulation of dirt or other
contamination on the slide shaft. This contamination may lead to drag
on the carriage. Extreme drag results in a “carriage axis failure” fault
and will stop the carriage motion. These problems may be eliminated
by maintaining and cleaning the slide shaft at intervals determined by
the environmental conditions. Do not use any lubrication.
To clean the slide shaft:
1. Turn the printer OFF. Disconnect the power cord and
interface cable.
2. Raise the printer lid.
3. Moisten a clean cloth or paper wipe with isopropyl alcohol.
4. Wipe the length of the slide shaft with the moistened cloth or
wipe.
5. Manually move the carriage assembly from side to side.
6. Wipe the shaft again to remove any deposits left from the
carriage.
7. Close the cover and reconnect the power cord and interface
cable, turn the printer ON and perform the PRIME procedure.
Be sure that the carriage moves freely on the slide shaft.
Service Station Cleaning
Ink and dust may build up on the service station, resulting in contamination which may smear the prints. The service station is cleaned as
follows:
1. Turn the printer OFF. Disconnect the power cord and
interface cable.
2. Raise the printer lid.
3. Carefully move the carriage toward the center of the printer.
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4. Using a cotton swab dampened with distilled water, wipe the
seals and the rubber wiper in the service station until no more
ink residue or dust can be removed.
5. With a dry swab, wipe all moisture from the seals and wipers.
6. Close the lid and reconnect the power cord and interface cable.
7. If the service station is filling with ink or very dirty it can be
removed and rinsed under warm water. To remove, pull the tab
on the right side of the service station and lift out. Wash, dry
thoroughly and replace by placing the left side in first then
pushing down on the right side until the tab locks it in place.
Linear Encoder Strip Cleaning
Clean the linear encoder strip weekly or as necessary to remove any
buildup of debris. Distilled water or isopropyl alcohol may be used. You
may notice that it tends to fog the encoder strip; however, no detrimental effect has been observed in the field.
To clean the Encoder Strip:
1. Disconnect the power cord and interface cable.
2. Slightly dampen a cotton swab with distilled water or isopropyl
alcohol and wipe along the length of the encoder strip on both
sides.
3. Reconnect the power cord and interface cable.
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Figure 3-1. Encoder Strip Cleaning.
Cartridge Dimples Cleaning
CARTRIDGE
DIMPLE
AREA
Figure 3-2. Cartridge Dimple Region.
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The cartridge dimple area can easily be contaminated by oils and dirt on
fingers and hands or ink spilled onto them. This causes the cartridges
to not receive some of the electrical signals for a proper firing of the jets.
This can be seen as a misfiring of the cartridge.
NOTE
Care should be used when handling the cartridges. Avoid
touching the cartridges on the dimple area or on the inkjet
holes on the bottom. The oils and dirt on fingers and
hands can contaminate the area and result in misfiring
of the inkjets.
Clean the cartridge dimple area by gently dabbing the area with a lint
free cloth or cotton swab saturated with isopropyl alcohol.
Be sure to clean the yellow cartridge because it is not readily apparent
that it is dirty. The yellow ink is hard to see and could be overlooked.
Flex Cable Contact Cleaning
FLEX CABLE
CONTACTS
Figure 3-3. Flex Cable Contacts.
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Cleaning the flex cable contact area is very important due to the ease
of which this area can become dirty. The flex for the yellow cartridge
is deceiving because it is not readily apparent that it is dirty. This
also causes the cartridges to not receive all of the electrical signals for
a proper firing of the jets. This can be seen as a misfiring of the
cartridge.
NOTE
Care should be used when handling the flex cable contact area. Avoid touching the contact area because the
oils on your skin can contaminate the area and result
in misfiring of the inkjets.
Clean the flex cable contacts by gently dabbing the area with a cotton
swab soaked with isopropyl alcohol.
Clean and Inspect Stepper Motor Gears
The stepper motor gears can become dirty and after time if not
cleaned up, it could cause wide banding in the print. This will reduce
the quality of the intended output. Clean the motor gears with a stiff
brush to knock off any debris. A cotton swab soaked isopropyl alcohol
can be used to remove any ink that may have accumulated on the
gears.
Clean and Inspect MPWA
Foreign material on the MPWA could short out electrical signals
being developed on the MPWA and cause erroneous prints or even
damage to the MPWA. All electrical circuits should be free of foreign
material, especially those materials with conductive properties.
Clean the MPWA by blowing the objects away or gently brush them
aside with a soft brush if required.
Inspect the MPWA for any damage to the board, connections, or any
of the components on the board. Replace board if inspection reveals
any damage or flaws that could effect the function of the MPWA.
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Clean and Inspect Carriage Assembly
Foreign material on the carriage assembly could short out signals being
developed on the carriage assembly and cause erroneous prints or even
damage to the carriage assembly. A very common problem is where ink
has been spilled onto the carriage assembly. All electrical circuits
should be free of foreign material, especially those with conductive
properties.
Clean the carriage assembly by blowing the objects away or gently
brush them aside with a soft brush if required. Be careful not to let
anything to fall into the printer as you clean or it could cause a new
problem later.
Inspect the carriage assembly for any damage to the boards, connections, or any of the components on the assembly.
Reseat Connectors on MPWA and Carriage
Board
CAUTION
Integrated circuits may become weakened or damaged by
electrical discharge. Do not touch or work near integrated
circuits without wearing an ESD wrist strap.
CAUTION
Ribbon connectors can be easily damaged if incorrectly
handled. Observe extreme caution when handling the
ribbon connectors to avoid damage.
Many problems can be corrected simply by removing and reseating
connections found in circuit assemblies. This process helps to clean the
contacts and can dissipate any static electrical charges that might have
developed.
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Figure 3-4. Main PWA Connection Locations.
Table 3-1. Main PWA Connections.
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
J6
not used
Parallel Port
Display Circuits
PC133 DIMM socket
Vacuum/Cooling Fan
Trailing Cable
J7
J8
J9
J10
J11
Servo Motor
not used
Power Supply
Stepper Motor
not used
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Figure 3-5. Carriage PWA Connection Locations.
Table 3-2. Carriage PWA Connections.
J1
J2
J3
J4
Yellow Drivers
Magenta Drivers
Cyan Drivers
Black Drivers
J5
J6
J7
Encoder Sensor
Trailing Cable
Paper Sensor
Figures 3-4 & 3-5 and Tables 3-1 & 3-2 show the locations of all the
connectors on the MPWA and carriage board respectively. To remove
the ribbon cables from their connectors, lift the connector’s ribbon
locking mechanism as shown in Figure 3-6. To reattach, depress the
locking mechanism back into the locking position after inserting the
ribbon cable end.
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RIBBON
LOCKING
MECHANISM
UNLOCKED
LOCKED
CONNECTOR
ASSEMBLY
Figure 3-6. Ribbon Connector Locking Mechanism.
Replace Carriage Bushings
The carriage bushings are rated for approximately 1500 hours of
operational usage. Many factors including, but not limited to, hours/
day used, cleanliness of the slide shaft and general ambient environment make it impossible to calculate the average time that the
carriage bushings to last.
If not replaced, the wear on the bushings can result in erratic carriage motion and/or carriage axis failures. It can even cause the
cartridge head height to become uneven.
To replace the carriage bushings, follow the procedures for Carriage
Bushing Replacement found in Chapter 5.
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Servo Motor Winding Resistance Check
Figure 3-7. Servo Motor.
1. Disconnect the servo motor connection from J7 on the MPWA.
2. Using a standard ohmmeter or multimeter, connect the meter
leads to the two wires going to the motor.
3. While manually rotating the servo motor, monitor the readings
on the meter. The acceptable range is 4-10 ohms. Typically,
the reading is 5-8 ohms.
5. If the measurement is found to be unsatisfactory, replace the
servo motor.
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Stepper Motor Winding Resistance Check
7.2-8.0
ohms
7.2-8.0
ohms
RED
WIRE
Figure 3-8. Stepper Motor.
1. Disconnect the stepper motor connection from J10 on the
MPWA.
2. Using a standard ohmmeter or multimeter, measure between
pins 1 (red wire) and 3.
3. The reading should indicate 7.2-8.0 ohms.
4. Continue by measuring between pins 4 and 6.
5. Reading should also indicate 7.2-8.0 ohms.
6. If either measurement is out of tolerance, replace the stepper
motor.
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Banding: Hardware vs Software
The technician must be able to identify whether the banding that is
being observed is related to either a hardware or a software problem.
The two examples in Figure 3-9 represent classic types of hardware and
software banding errors.
HARDWARE
SOFTWARE
Figure 3-9. Examples of Banding.
Hardware banding is usually characterized by consistent banding strips
as shown. It signifies a slippage in the media’s normal movement that
is possibly due to the stepper motor, lower drive shaft assembly, pinch
rollers, or the rollguides on the back of the printer. All these possible
faulty areas deal with a rotational movement that, if faulty, will generate a consistent banding pattern. The MPWA and Carriage PWA can
also cause this type of error to incur.
Software banding is characterized by inconsistent banding lines. These
banding lines are generated by the software when the application
incorrectly interprets the media advancing/ink firing sequence of the
expected print file. Because it is not directly tied to a mechanical
movement, the bands become inconsistent in both frequency and
duration. The possible causes are the printer driver, the original
software package, or the RIP, if one is used. To eliminate the chance
that it is the printer driver:
1) Remove any RIP or network systems and connect the printer
directly to the computer.
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2) Print a test file approved by ENCAD that uses only the printer
driver software and the ENCAD printer.
If the test file prints correctly, the problem lies in either the software
package that generated the print or the RIP, if used.
A simple test to determine if the banding is caused by the computer/
RIP/application or the printer is to rotate the image 90 degrees and see
if the banding rotates or remains in the same orientation as the previous print. If the banding does not rotate, then look for causes in the
printer. If the banding does rotate with the image, then look for causes
in the computer/RIP or application.
Common Banding Causes
1. The RIP (Raster Image Processor) and print cycles. We
recommend printing to a file first and then queuing the file to
the printer to avoid the RIP and print cycle delays that can
cause banding while printing.
2. Uneven inkjet kogation (partial clogging or orifice restriction) on
the inkjet cartridge head nozzles. Run the 100% color test and
re-prime or replace the cartridge if necessary.
3. Lower quality print modes normally cause slight banding, to
reduce this banding, switch to 4-pass printing mode.
4. Air bubbles in the ink delivery system (if installed). This
indicates a loss of negative pressure within the ink cartridge or
ink delivery system, check all quick release fittings and
connections for possible leaks and ensure that the cartridge is
primed properly.
5. Improper priming. The lower secondary chamber within the
cartridge may de-prime and then temporarily recover after
entering the service station causing a momentary color drop out
in the print if the cartridge is improperly primed.
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6. Wiping during a print can sometimes cause a band of lighter
density color in the image. Auto wipe may need to be
temporarily turned off to prevent banding.
7. Operator intervention. If someone lifts up the media on the takeup side of the printer while it is printing, it can cause
momentary banding in the print. Lifting up the media while
printing changes the inkjet head-to-media distance and will
effect the printed dot size and placement of the ink droplets.
8. Cartridge failures can cause banding — electrical cartridge
failures and partial clogging of the inkjets can produce banding.
With Inkjet Detection and Compensation technology, electrical
cartridge failures and clogging can be corrected for up to 20
failures per cartridge with minimal degradation of the output.
9. Media width variations causing the media to drag on the media
guides can cause banding. Check the edges of the media for
evidence of media drag and edge anomalies.
10. Lower quality dithering. Select the highest quality dithering
pattern in the printer driver. i.e. stochastic dithering.
11. Deadband and cartridge calibrations. If the deadband calibration
is off, or the cartridge calibration is off, it can effect banding.
Also, if one color seems to be causing the banding — shifting the
color calibration of that color +/-1 unit may help.
12. Inkjet sputter. If the cartridge heater is set too high, inkjet
sputter may occur causing intermittent white spots throughout
the print.
13. Improper grounding or earthing. An improper A/C outlet power
ground may cause banding due to excessive noise on the line
between the neutral and ground. Ensure the outlet has a clean
zero ground potential with minimal noise between the neutral
and ground.
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14. Static electricity. Using certain types of media (i.e. polyesterbased media), static electricity buildup within the media roll
may effect the un-roll resistance and cause momentary banding
to occur. However this has not been tested.
15. Data corruption may also effect banding. If you are using a
parallel cable that is too long or improperly shielded, the data
being sent to the printer may get corrupted and cause artifacts
in the print.
16. Overlapping images of different types on the same print may
create color bands between the images at the overlaps (i.e. RGB
images with CMYK images).
Alignments/Adjustments
The ENCAD T-200 and T-200+ printers are designed with a minimum
of maintenance requirements in mind. Calibrations include: color
calibration, deadband alignment, and X-axis calibration. The mechanical adjustment requirements include the slide shaft profile and cartridge head height adjustments. They do not require any electrical
alignments.
Slide Shaft Profile Adjustment
The T-200 and T-200+ printer Slide Shaft height is factory set and is
firmly mounted on the outer sides and only has adjustments in the
middle portion of the shaft, to remove any bowing of the shaft’s profile.
The following procedure is to ensure that the Slide Shaft is relatively
perpendicular to the surface of the Platen and to remove any bowing
that may be present in the shaft’s profile.
The Slide Shaft is set to 1.418” (36cm) from the top of the Slide Shaft to
the Platen surface for these printers. The normal operating range for
the height of the Slide Shaft is between 1.390” (35.3cm) to 1.440”
(36.6cm).
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You will need the following:
·
·
Height Gauge Kit Assembly
1/4" open and box end wrench (.110” thick)
Height Gauge (Alignment) Kit Contents are:
Dial Gauge Micrometer
Modified Novajet Cartridge for newer products
Modified Novajet 4/Pro/Pro 50 Cartridge - Not Used
Platen/Carriage Shaft Mounting Block
Calibration Jo Block (1.434”)
- Not used
Plastic Gauge Card (0.011”)
- Not used
There are two basic measurements that are to be made using
this kit (ensure power is off prior to performing these procedures):
1. Slide Shaft Profile Adjustment
2. Carriage (Cartridge) Head Height Setting
1. Connect the dial gauge micrometer to the Shaft mounting
block as shown in Figure 3-10.
ZERO
GAUGE
TIGHTEN SET
SCREW (NOT
SHOWN)
SHAFT
MOUNTING
BLOCK
Figure 3-10. Dial Gauge Micrometer Assembly.
2. Place gauge against left side of shaft assembly allowing
micrometer tip to rest directly on top of shaft. See Figure 3-11.
Zero the gauge (this is to become the reference point).
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MEASURE
FIRST
MEASURE
LAST
MEASURE
SECOND
ADJUST IF
NECESSARY
Figure 3-11. Measurement Positions for Slide Shaft.
3. Measure the right side (next to media alignment mark.) and
note the difference. Divide this amount by two.
4. Measure just off the center of the slide shaft and adjust the
center turnbuckle with an open ended wrench if required, for
the average value (the value found in step 3.) See Figure 3-12.
THIS IS THE TURNBUCKLE
SCREW. POSITION GAUGE
AS CLOSE TO THE SCREW
AS POSSIBLE.
THIS IS THE INNER SCREW.
POSITION GAUGE DIRECTLY
IN FRONT OF IT.
Figure 3-12. Slide Shaft Profile Adjustment.
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For example: If the Left = 0, Right = +0.004”, then the center should
be adjusted to + 0.002”. This will ensure a smooth plane of
travel for the carriage assembly. There are no adjustments
on either end of the shaft in all models.
Head Height Alignment Procedure
Perform this procedure only when the encoder strip stabilizer has been
removed from the Y-Arm or whenever the alignment is in question.
The head height alignment procedure is to ensure that the correct
amount of distance exists between the cartridge jet plate and the Platen.
See Figure 3-13.
CARTRIDGE
JET PLATE
HEAD HEIGHT
PLATEN
Figure 3-13. Carriage Head Height Tolerance.
1. Remove the lid and the right cover of the printer. See Chapter 5
for procedures.
2. Obtain the 3 tools (Micrometer Dial Gauge, Test Cartridge, and
Measuring Tip Extender) from the Height Gauge Kit. Assemble
the tools as shown in Figure 3-14.
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SPIN HEAD ON
MICROMETER GAUGE
TO FACE BACKWARDS
MICROMETER
DIAL GAUGE
TIGHTEN SET
SCREWS
TEST CARTRIDGE
MEASURING
TIP EXTENDER
ENSURE TIP EXTENDS
BELOW CARTRIDGE
1/4" (6mm)
Figure 3-14. Setting Up Tools from Height Gauge Kit.
3. Place the test cartridge upright on a flat surface and ‘zero’ the
gauge by loosening the knob near the top and turning the dial
until the needle is at the ‘0’ position on the dial. Tighten the
knob. See Figure 3-15.
0
ZERO
GAUGE
ENSURE PRESSURE IS
PLACED ON THE REAR
OF THE CARTRIDGE
Figure 3-15. Zeroing the Micrometer Gauge.
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4. Remove the Cyan ink cartridge. Snap the test cartridge with
the micrometer gauge into the position vacated by the Cyan ink
cartridge. See Figure 3-16. Ensure that the micrometer can be
read from the BACK of the printer.
Figure 3-16. Test Cartridge Installed.
5. Slightly loosen the screws located on the back of the Y-arm that
secures the stabilizer to the Y-arm.
CAUTION
Damage may occur to the micrometer
gauge if the Carriage is moved without
lifting up on the measuring tip. This action could also take the micrometer out
of alignment and foul the results of the
alignment.
6. While lifting up the measuring tip of the micrometer, slide the
Carriage to the left side of the stabilizer. Position it as close to
the screw as possible and drop the measuring tip onto the
platen. Do this a couple of times to ensure an accurate reading.
7. Move the left end of the stabilizer bracket until the reading
below is observed. Read only the RED numbers on the
micrometer gauge.
For these printers adjust for a reading of 67 +/- 3. This equates
to a head height of 0.075”.
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NOTE
The actual measurement is different than the true head
height due to the fact that the test cartridge does not contain a jet plate assembly. A difference had to be calculated to compensate for the lack of a jet plate assembly on
the test cartridge.
9. Tighten the screw on the left side of the stabilizer.
10. While lifting up the measuring tip of the micrometer, slide the
Carriage to the right until the next stabilizer screw is lined up.
Position it as close to the screw as possible and drop the
measuring tip onto the platen. Do this a couple of times to
ensure an accurate reading.
11. Move the left end of the stabilizer bracket until a correct
reading is observed. Read only the RED numbers on the
micrometer gauge.
12. Tighten the screw on the stabilizer that is next to the Carriage.
13. Continue performing steps 10 through 12 until all four of the
stabilizer screws have been adjusted.
14. Reposition the Carriage to all of the adjustment positions and
verify that the measurements are correct.
15. Perform steps 6 through 14 as many times as necessary to
correctly accomplish this adjustment.
16. Install the ink delivery system support bracket following the
procedures located in Chapter 5.
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Paper Skew Adjustment
The purpose of the Paper Skew Adjustment is to make certain that the
Pinch Roller in the Upper Roller Support stays centered on its shaft
and/or has a gap when the Lower Roller is rotated forward for approximately two full revolutions. In other words, the Pinch Roller should not
drift rapidly to the left or to the right when the Lower Roller is rotated
forward for two full revolutions. (Slow drifting is acceptable.)
Use the torque screwdriver with the P0 bit to adjust the Pinch Roller
mounting screws.
NOTE
Read and follow ALL of the information in the following
pages before you begin the actual ajustments.
Paper Skew Adjustment Sequence
It is very important that the sequence for the adjustment given in this
section be observed. Refer to Figure 3-17 for the numbering sequence of
the Pinch Roller Supports.
8
5
1
2
3
6
7
4
Figure 3-17. Pinch Roller Supports Numbering Sequence.
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NOTE
The rollers should be adjusted moving from the right
side of the Platen to the left side of the Platen.
1. Load a sheet of B-Size paper and adjust Rollers #8, #7, and #6,
following the directions in the Adjustment of Pinch Roller
Supports section.
2. Load a sheet of D-Size paper and adjust Rollers #5 and #4,
following the directions in the Adjustment of Pinch Roller
Supports section.
3. Load a sheet of E-Size paper and adjust Rollers #3, #2, and #1,
following the directions in the Adjustment of Pinch Roller
Supports section.
Mounting Screw Information
1. The torque requirements for the Pinch Roller Support mounting
screws is 3 In.-Lbs. ± 0.5.
2. Turning the mounting screw clockwise will tighten the screw.
Turning the mounting screw counterclockwise will loosen the
screw.
3. Figure 3-18 shows the Pinch Roller, Pinch Roller Spacer and
the mounting screws. You must stand behind the plotter in
order to adjust the mounting screws on the Pinch Roller
Supports.
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ROLLER
PINCH ROLLER
ASSEMBLY
LEFT MOUNTING
SCREW
Y-ARM
PINCH ROLLER
SPACER
ORIENTATION
RIGHT MOUNTING
SCREW
STANDING BEHIND THE PLOTTER,
FACING THE BACK OF THE PLOTTER
Figure 3-18. Pinch Roller Support and Mounting Screws.
4. If the mounting screw on the right side is loosened (turned
counterclockwise), the roller will move to the left. If the
mounting screw on the left side is loosened (turned
counterclockwise), the roller will move to the right. NEVER
LOOSEN OR TIGHTEN BOTH MOUNTING SCREWS AT
THE SAME TIME ON THE SAME UPPER ROLLER
SUPPORT.
5. If you have loosened one of the mounting screws and the roller
has moved, and you need to move the roller in the opposite
direction, you must tighten that mounting screw BEFORE
loosening the other screw to move the roller in the opposite
direction. When tightening the first screw, turn it clockwise
with the torque screwdriver until the maximum torque is
reached. Then loosen the other screw. AGAIN, NEVER
LOOSEN OR TIGHTEN BOTH MOUNTING SCREWS AT
THE SAME TIME ON THE SAME UPPER ROLLER
SUPPORT.
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6. It is extremely important that you maintain downward
pressure (towards the floor) on the head of each screw at the
same time as you tighten or loosen the screws. Each screw
must be completely at the bottom edge of its hole in the back of
the Y-Bracket. If this is not done, the Upper Roller
Support will not be perfectly level and will not perform
its function properly.
7. Following all of the information in this section precisely will
ensure that the Pinch Roller Support springs are deflected and
the lower tail of the springs will always be pressed against the
Pinch Roller Spacer (without a gap) as shown in Figure 3-19.
Y-ARM
MOUNTING SCREW
PINCH ROLLER
SPACER
PINCH ROLLER
ASSEMBLY
PINCH ROLLER ASSEMBLY
MUST TOUCH SPACER
IN THE AREA SHOWN
Figure 3-19. Correct Positioning of the Spring in the Pinch
Roller Support.
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Other Functional Requirements
The paper skew has a tendency to increase as the size of paper increases
(B-Size through E-Size). When adjusting the skew, make sure that:
1. the skew for B-Size paper is as close to the low end of the range
as possible; and
2. a minimum gap still remains between all Pinch Roller Supports
and the Y-Arm. The test for acceptable gap is that a piece of
bond paper can be inserted through the gap without
interference; that is, the gap must be at least the thickness of a
piece of bond paper. See Figure 3-20. Avoid adjusting the Pinch
Roller Supports so that they touch the Y-Arm’s cut outs.
THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE
GAP BETWEEN THESE TWO
POINTS EQUALS THE THICKNESS
OF A PIECE OF BOND PAPER.
THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE
GAP BETWEEN THESE TWO
POINTS EQUALS THE THICKNESS
OF A PIECE OF BOND PAPER.
Figure 3-20. Test for Minimum Acceptable Gap.
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Adjustment of Pinch Roller Supports
NOTE
Be sure to perform the adjustment according to the sequence given in Figure 3-17.
Visual Verification
Make sure that the roller is centered in the Y-Arm. The gap between
the roller and the Y-Arm should be approximately equal on both sides of
the roller. See Figure 3-21.
GAP
GAP
Figure 3-21. Visual Verification of Gap between Roller and YArm.
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Observation of Paper Skew at Rear Media Alignment Mark
1. Position a sheet of the appropriate size paper for loading. The
cut corner should be the top right corner of the paper as you
load it. Make sure the correct side is up against the rollers, and
the right-hand side is aligned with the Front Media Alignment
Mark on the front of the Platen.
NOTE
Make sure that there is no gap between the right edge of
the paper and the left edge of the Front Media Alignment
Mark on the Platen.
2. Hold the media and press LOAD. The paper will be pulled in
past the Platen’s groove. The paper will roll forward (out) and
stop.
3. Check to make sure that the gap between the right edge of the
paper and the left edge of the Rear Media Alignment Mark (on
back of the Platen) is within 2 line widths (0.12”). See Figure 322.
PLOTTER'S REAR MEDIA ALIGNMENT MARK
(LOCATED ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE PLATEN)
PAPER
LEFT
PAPER
RIGHT
0.00" - 0.12"
PAPER SLEW ACCEPTANCE RANGE = TWICE
THE WIDTH OF THE MEDIA ALIGNMENT MARK
Figure 3-22. Paper Skew Acceptance Range for Rear Media
Alignment Mark.
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Observation of Paper Skew at Front Media Alignment Mark
1. Press FEED MEDIA and then the UP ARROW to move the
media forward while you observe the paper skew at the Front
Media Alignment Mark.
2. The paper should be returning to its preloading location,
preferably without any skew (gap). Engineering specification
requires the skew to be within 0.00” 0.06” (approximately one
width of Platen’s line). See Figure 3-23.
FRONT MEDIA ALIGNMENT MARK
(LOCATED ON THE FRONT SIDE
OF THE PLATEN)
PAPER
PAPER
LEFT
0.00" - 0.06"
PAPER SLEW ACCEPTANCE
RANGE = ONE LINE WIDTH
RIGHT
Figure 3-23. Paper Skew Acceptance Range for Front Media
Alignment Mark.
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Adjustment of the Mounting Screws
Figure 3-24 shows how the motion (rapid drifting to the right or to the
left) of the roller determines which mounting screw should be tightened
in order to eliminate the motion of the roller so that the roller stays in
the center of the shaft and/or there is a gap when the Lower Roller is
rotated forward.
IF ROLLER MOVES
TO THE LEFT
AND TOUCHES,
IF ROLLER MOVES
TO THE RIGHT
AND TOUCHES,
NO GAP
NO GAP
ORIENTATION
STANDING BEHIND THE PLOTTER,
FACING THE BACK OF THE PLOTTER
THEN TIGHTEN THE
LEFT MOUNTING SCREW
1/2 TURN AT A TIME.
THEN TIGHTEN THE
RIGHT MOUNTING SCREW
1/2 TURN AT A TIME.
Figure 3-24. Motion of Rollers and Adjustment of Mounting
Screws.
Once you have completed the adjustment of Rollers #8, #7, and #6,
adjust Rollers #5 and #4, following the same procedures. After Rollers
#5 and #4 are adjusted, adjust Rollers #3, #2, and #1, following the same
procedures.
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Color Calibration
This procedure describes how to check that the cartridges are properly
aligned for color plotting and should be followed each time the ink
cartridges are installed. Figure 3-25 is a representation of how a color
calibration looks when printed.
Y
M
C
COLOR VERTICAL HEAD-TO-HEAD CALIBRATION
C
M
Y
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
COLOR HORIZONTAL HEAD-TO-HEAD CALIBRATION
Current Heads (Y, M, C)
Figure 3-25. Color Calibration.
The “Current Heads (Y, M, C)” view represents the alignment of the
heads as they are currently entered. This is just an overview of all
heads and how they are aligned. Do not attempt to align the heads
using this view.
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The “Color Horizontal Head-to-Head Calibration” checks the alignment
of the nozzles horizontally and allows corrections when required. Just
enter the value below the set of lines that are correctly aligned. Be
careful that you are aligning the correct color by observing the C (cyan),
M (magenta), and Y (yellow) on the right side of the plot.
The “Color Vertical Head-to-Head Calibration” checks the alignment of
the nozzles vertically and allows corrections when required. Just enter
the value below the set of lines that are correctly aligned. Be careful
that you are aligning the correct color by observing the C (cyan), M
(magenta), and Y (yellow) on the right side of the plot.
To perform the Color Calibration:
Depress the “Menu” key on the control panel to begin the main
menu subroutine.
Using the “Up Arrow”, Down Arrow” and “Select” keys on the
control panel select:
Utility Menu
Color Calib
Print Test
This will print the color calibration plot as shown in Figure 3-25.
When the plot is complete, use the “Up Arrow”, Down Arrow” and
“Select” keys on the control panel to select “C Vert=XX”.
Observe the plot and using either “Up Arrow” or “Down Arrow”,
rotate through the selections until the one that best aligns the
cyan color on the plot is selected. Press “Select” to accept the
selection and return to the Color Calib Subroutine.
Continue until all six calibrations on the Color Calib Menu have
been accomplished.
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Deadband Alignments
Deadband calibration compensates for minute differences created when
bidirectional printing is used. Unidirectional printing is not affected by
deadband. There are two types of deadband tests:
Fast Deadband
Slow Deadband
Figure 3-26. Slow Deadband.
Figure 3-26 shows what the display will look like when printing the
slow deadband test if it is out of alignment. A correctly aligned printer
will appear as if there is only a series of vertical lines printed. No
difference between the top and bottom set of lines to the center set of
lines would be apparent.
The SLOW DEADBAND calibration is a precision test that checks the
firing time of the jets as related to the forward and reverse direction.
Allowable values for the Slow Deadband calibration is -2, -1, 0, 1 and 2.
The Fast Deadband test will print a display similiar to Figure 3-26 but
will print the pattern for each of the four colors. This is a visual check
of the color deadband alignment only. No adjustments can be made for
this test. To make adjustments see the Color Deadband Alignment
section.
Allowable values for the Color Deadband alignments are from 1 to 12.
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To perform the Slow Deadband Alignment
Depress the “Menu” key on the control panel to begin the main
menu subroutine.
Using the “Up Arrow”, Down Arrow” and “Select” keys on the
control panel select:
Utility Menu
Db Calib
Slow Db Test
Selecting “Slow Db Test” will run the slow deadband test. This will
print the color calibration plot as shown in Figure 3-26.
When the plot is complete, observe the plot and determine if an
adjustment is required.
If an adjustment is required, select “slow Db=XX” and using either
“Up Arrow” or “Down Arrow”, choose a value that is either one
less or one greater then the current value. Press “Select” to
accept the selection and rerun the Slow Db Test.
Continue performing these steps until the slow deadband
adjustment is correct.
Color Deadband Alignment
The color deadband alignments are necessary to ensure that the output
images are being produced with the highest quality standards available
while using the ENCAD printer in a bidirectional mode.
These adjustments help to compensate for any deviations that may have
become apparent due to the carriage speed and/or the type of media
loaded. Precise calculations are being performed to time the release of
the ink drop so that they land on the media at the correct location.
Differences in media thickness make the distance that the ink has to
fall vary and this variable needs to be compensated for in the calculations.
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To perform the Color Deadband Alignments
Depress the “Menu” key on the control panel to begin the main
menu subroutine.
Using the “Up Arrow”, Down Arrow” and “Select” keys on the
control panel select:
Utility Menu
Db Calib
Color Db Test
Select “Color Db Test” to run the color deadband test.
The test consists of 12 default calibration settings. When the test is
run it will print out a pattern of 5 calibration lines for each of
the 12 settings. It will print this pattern in black first, followed
by cyan, magenta and then yellow. Also printed will be the
current settings for each of the four colors as well as the slow
deadband setting.
When the plot is complete, select “K Fast DB=XX”.
Observe the plot and using either “Up Arrow” or “Down Arrow”,
rotate through the selections until one that seems closest to the
correct value is selected. Press “Select” to accept the selection.
Continue performing these steps until the all color deadband
adjustments are correct.
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Paper Axis Calibration
The paper axis calibration procedure ensures that the processing that
drives the stepper motor is correct to minimize line length accuracy
errors.
To perform the paper axis procedure:
Depress the “Menu” key on the control panel to begin the main
menu subroutine.
Using the “Up Arrow”, Down Arrow” and “Select” keys on the
control panel select:
Utility Menu
Paper Calib
Calib XY=(“On” or “Off”)
Ensure that Calib XY is set to ON and press “Select.” This
allows the printer to store the data that is entered in the
following steps.
Then select:
Paper Axis Test
This runs the paper axis test which prints out two “T” figures that
are mirrored from each other and about 33” apart. See Figure 3-27.
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33"
Figure 3-27. Paper Axis Test.
With a precision drafters measuring stick, measure the exact
distance from each of the “T” intersections.
Select Paper Axis=XX. The XX will read “33.00” if the plotter is set
in English units or “83.82” if in metric units.
Using either “Up Arrow” or “Down Arrow”, rotate through the
selections until the exact value of the measurement found is
selected. Press “Select” to accept the selection.
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Diagnostics Menu
To get to the Diagnostics Menu:
Depress the “Menu” key on the control panel to begin the main
menu subroutine.
Using the “Up Arrow”, Down Arrow” and “Select” keys on the
control panel select:
Utility Menu
Service Menu
Diag. Menu
All tests under the Diagnostics Menu should be performed by competent
technicians only. The types of tests that can be performed are: Servo
PWM Test, Servo Cycle Test, Carriage Test, Color Test and Continuous
Test.
Servo “PWM Test” - Monitors the PWM (pulse width modulation)
signal applied to the servo motor from the driver on the MPWA
to check the amount of force required to move the Carriage.
The test performs three complete cycles of the carriage
assembly and lists the average PWM, the maximum PWM, and
the position of the carriage where the maximum PWM occured.
Servo “Cycle Test” - Tests the servo motor by moving the carriage
back and forth across the slide shaft. The number of cycles is
selectable and the available options are:
10
100
1,000
10,000
100,000
1,000,000.
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Carriage Test - Prints 5 sets of 3 parallel lines to test the vibration
characteristics of the carriage assembly.
Color Test - The Color Test prints a wide swath of each color (total
of four) to test for banding. The test is selectable in the amount
of ink that is to be printed. The available are: 10%, 25%, 35%,
50%, 65%, 75%, and 100%.
Continuous Test - The Continuous Test sends the printer into a test
loop that will perform a series of tests continuously. Powering
down and restarting the printer is the only way of exiting this
test loop.
The Continuous Test will first prime the cartridges, followed by
a serial port test, parallel port test, a fast deadband display and
a color calibration display.
The deadband and color calibration displays are used only as a
visual inspection of the operating condition of the printer. No
adjustments can be performed while in the Continuous Test
mode.
A loopback Test Cable is required to correctly accomplish the
serial and parallel port tests. Install both ends of the Loopback
Cable before running this test. The Loopback Test Cable is
listed in Chapter 6.
After completing the deadband display, the test will begin again
with the prime and continue until power is removed.
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Firmware Download/Upgrading
The normal method of downloading new firmware is to send the file as if
it was a standard print job.
To perform the firmware download, follow the steps listed below:
1. Power OFF printer, wait 15 seconds.
2. Connect parallel printer cable between the printer and PC.
3. Turn the printer ON.
4. Obtain the latest firmware for your printer. Save both of the
files to the same directory on the hard drive. Double click on
XXXX.EXE file to inflate the compressed files. The file name
might be different then listed above.
5. Go to a DOS environment and from within that same directory
type: GO XXXX.ROM and press Enter. The firmware is sent to
the printer as an ordinary print job.
NOTE
For NT3.5x or NT4.0 systems click on “Start” - “Programs”, “Command Prompt.” At the “dos” prompt go to
the location of the .ROM (i.e.: if the .ROM file is on a
floppy disk, type A: and press Enter.
Then type: PRINT /D:LPT1 A:\XXXX.ROM
press Enter.
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6. Wait approximately 20 to 40 seconds later until you hear a
SINGLE beep, indicating the download was successful. You may
encounter a set of double beeps shortly after sending the
firmware file, but you must wait until you hear the SINGLE
beep.
7. After hearing the single beep, remove power from printer for 1520 seconds. Apply power to the printer. The printer should
initialize properly. Verify firmware revision by sequencing
through Utility Menu - Service Menu - About menu.
Verify firmware has been incorporated.
8. If the firmware download is not successful you may hear more
than 1 beep or complete silence. Check parallel port connections
and return to step 5.
Internal Cabling and Signal Flow Diagrams
Figures 3-28 and 3-29 are schematics of the major components and the
cabling associated between them. The diagrams depicts component
boards or assemblies, jack connections, cables, and signal flow. It is to
be used by the technician as an additional aid in troubleshooting and
improve understanding of the printers theory of operation.
Figure 3-28 shows all cable connections to the MPWA and the power
supply. Figure 3-29 shows all cable connections to the carriage PWA.
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AC INPUT
& PWR SWITCH
LINE
NEUT
GND
P1
1
2
3
SWITCHING
POWER
SUPPLY
P2
1
2
3
4
DISPLAY
PARALLEL
VACUUM/
COOLING
FAN
TRAILING
CABLE
+24V
GND
+24V
GND
+24V
0V/+24V
J9
1
2
3
4
J3
J2
J5
1
2
J6
MAIN
PRINTED
WIRING
ASSEMBLY
J7
1
2
3
J10
1
2
3
4
5
6
SERVO
MOTOR
STEPPER
MOTOR
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Figure 3-28. MPWA Connections Diagram.
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CARTRIDGE
DRIVERS
PAPER
SENSE
PWA
1
2
3
4
J1
OPTICAL 1
ENCODER 2
SENSOR 3
4
J1
BLACK
CYAN
MAGENTA
YELLOW
+5V
GND
+5V
PSIN
GND
EXA
+5V
EXB
J4
J3
J2
J1
1
2
3
4
J7
1
2
3
4
J5
CARRIAGE
PWA
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
J6
+24V
+24V
GND
GND
+5V
EXB
EXA
GND
CLK+
CLKGND
DATA 1+
DATA 1DATA 2+
DATA 2GND
LATCH
HEAD STROBE
GND
PAPER PSIN/PWM
DAN
+5V
GND
GND
+24V
+24V
TRAILING CABLE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
J6
MAIN
PRINTED
WIRING
ASSEMBLY
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Figure 3-29. Carriage PWA Connections Diagram.
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Troubleshooting
4
Introduction
Chapter 4, Troubleshooting consists of a table that is intended to aide
the technician in troubleshooting the T-200 and T-200+ printers. This
table addresses symptoms with their possible causes and solutions.
Basic troubleshooting skills will be required to perform the symptom
identification, troubleshooting, fault isolation, and repair of the printer
when using this table.
Ensure that all applicable software diagnostic tests have been properly
executed, all visual indications (including LED status) have been
observed, and all applicable pushbuttons have been depressed to obtain
a complete list of symptoms to be applied to the table below.
Use the table in conjunction with Chapter 3, Maintenance, whenever
the table prompts you for additional information. This information
may be in the form of an illustration, additional data, or a procedure
that needs to be performed.
Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table.
Symptoms
No Power
Possible cause
Solution
• printer not ON
depress power
switch
• faulty power
cord
replace power cord
• AC input not
present at power
supply
replace AC entry
module
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
No Power (cont)
Initialization
Failure
Media Does Not
Move
Possible cause
Solution
• DC output
voltage not
present (see
Figure 3-28 for
pin-out)
replace power
supply
• DC voltage
present at MPCB
replace MPCB
• SIMM unseated,
defective or missing
reseat or replace
SIMM
• power supply
defective
replace power
supply
• trailing cable
defective
replace trailing
cable
• perform Stepper
Motor Winding
Resistance check
replace stepper
motor if out of
tolerance
• rough motion
while spinning
stepper motor
bad bearings replace stepper
motor
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Media Does Not
Move (cont)
Internal ERROR
“Carriage Axis
Failure”
Possible cause
Solution
• media control
switches are
operating correctly
driver corrupted reload printer
driver
• firmware
corrupted
reload firmware
• bad MPWA
replace MPWA
• ESD (electrostatic discharge)
ensure that all ESD
components are
properly installed
then replace MPWA
• dirty (or
lubricated) slide
shaft
perform Slide Shaft
Cleaning procedure
• perform Servo
Motor Winding
Resistance check
replace servo motor
• check servo
motor for smooth
movement
bad bearings replace servo motor
• obstruction in
path of carriage
(may or may not
be visible)
remove obstruction
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Internal ERROR
“Carriage Axis
Failure” (cont)
Possible cause
Solution
• dirty encoder
strip
perform Encoder
Strip Cleaning
procedure
• dirt under the
carriage bushings
remove carriage
bushings and clean
• damaged
encoder strip
replace encoder
strip
• bad encoder
sensor
reseat or replace
encoder sensor
• worn carriage
bushings
replace carriage
bushings
• loose trailing
cable connections
remove power and
reseat trailing cable
connections at the
MPWA and the
carriage assembly
• cutter assembly
malfunction
replace cutter
assembly
• damaged
carriage drive
belt system
1) check idler/
tension assembly
• faulty trailing
cable
replace trailing
cable
2) check carriage
belt
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Internal ERROR
“Encoder Sensor
Failure”
Internal ERROR
“Paper Sensor
Failure”
Possible cause
Solution
• encoder sensor
cable unseated
reseat encoder
sensor cable
• bad encoder
sensor
replace encoder
sensor
• servo motor
reattach connections
and vacuum fan
correctly (use Figure
connections to
3-4 for reference)
MPWA are switched
• paper sensor
cable unseated
reseat paper
sensor cable
• bad paper
sensor
replace paper
sensor
• servo motor
disconnected
check servo motor
connections
• trailing cable
connection is
faulty
reseat trailing cable
• bad trailing cable
replace trailing cable
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Internal ERROR
“MPCB Failure”
Unrecognized
Cartridges Error
Image Skews or
Moves
Possible cause
Solution
• bad MPWA
replace MPWA
• faulty connection
of cartridge ID
chip to flex cable
check cartridges
• wrong cartridges
installed
check cartridges
• carriage flex
cable disconnected
check flex driver
cable connections
• trailing cable
connections
reseat trailing
cable
• faulty trailing
cable
replace trailing
cable
• MB version
incorrect
verify correct MB
version (ie 18-27-0)
• faulty carriage
PWA
replace carriage
PWA
• dirty encoder
strip
clean encoder
strip (top and
bottom)
• defective encoder
strip
replace encoder
strip
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Does Not Print
Ink Cartridge
Misfiring
Possible cause
Solution
• no media
loaded
verify media is
measured properly
• bad connection
between computer
and printer
reseat cable
connections on
computer and
printer
• firmware is
corrupted
refresh EEPROM
firmware with new
download
• faulty quad flex
cable
replace quad flex
cable or complete
carriage assembly
• bad MPWA
replace MPWA
• nozzles clogged
perform “clean”
• cartridge low on
ink
refill or replace
cartridge
• cartridge filter
clogged
replace cartridge
• ink drop out
(ink starvation
resembling
intermittent
banding)
replace ink
caddy
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Ink Cartridge
Misfiring (cont)
Possible cause
Solution
• flex contacts
dirty or damaged
1) perform Flex
Cable Contact
Cleaning
procedures
2) replace carriage
assembly
• cartridge dimple
area dirty or
damaged
1) perform
Cartridge Dimple
Cleaning procedure
2) replace cartridge
• cartridge not
seated correctly
reseat cartridge
• bad cartridge
replace cartridge
• service station
dirty or not
properly sealing
cartridge jet area
1) perform Service
Station Cleaning
procedures
2) replace service
station
• bad carriage
assembly
replace carriage
assembly
• bad MPWA
replace MPWA
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Paper Skewing
Printer Output
is Banding
(Horizontal)
Possible cause
Solution
• stepper motor
gearing dirty or
damaged
clean assemblies and
perform Inspect
Stepper Motor
Gears procedure
• lower roller
loose
torque screws down
securing lower roller
• low print pass
mode
increase print pass
mode
• if banding is
consistent
1) inspect and/or
replace stepper
motor (perform
Stepper Motor
Winding Resistance
Check)
2) inspect and/or
replace stepper
motor gears and/or
lower roller
assembly
3) replace MPWA
• check amount
of ink in cartridges
replace or refill
cartridges
• cartridges need
to be primed
perform Prime,
followed by Color
Test to ensure
nozzles are clear
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Possible cause
Solution
Printer Output is
Banding (Horizontal)
(cont)
• color calibration
required
perform Color
Calibration
• paper axis
calibration
required
perform Paper Axis
Test Calibration
• carriage bushings replace bushings
worn or damaged
• defective carriage
bushings
replace bushings
• faulty or corrupt
firmware
reload firmware
• cartridge dimple
area dirty or
damaged
1) perform
Cartridge Dimple
Cleaning procedure
2) replace cartridge
• flex cable
contacts dirty or
damaged
1) perform Flex
Cable Contact
Cleaning
2) replace carriage
assembly
• carriage
assembly
obstructed
check carriage
assembly for proper
movement along
Y-arm
• carriage belt is
loose, too tight,
worn, or damaged
reinstall, check
tension assembly,
and/or replace belt
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Printer Output is
Banding (Horizontal)
(cont)
Printer Output
is Banding
(Vertical)
Possible cause
Solution
• corrupted
NVRAM
clear NVRAM
• carriage head
height incorrect
check carriage
head height and
perform calibrations
• incompatable or
defective memory
module
replace memory
module
• dirty carriage
bushings
clean bushings
• defective carriage
bushings
replace bushings
• trailing cable
connections
reseat trailing
cable
• faulty trailing
cable
replace trailing
cable
• lower roller
height incorrect
check lower roller
• dirty encoder
strip
clean encoder
strip
• defective encoder
strip
replace encoder
strip
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Printer Output
is Banding
(Horizontally
and Vertically)
Possible cause
Solution
• dirty encoder
strip
clean encoder
strip
• defective encoder
strip
replace encoder
strip
• bad MPWA
replace MPWA
• firmware
problem
1) reset printer
• keypad assembly
damaged
replace keypad
assembly
• faulty connection
between MPWA
and keypad
reseat or replace
connector
• bad MPWA
replace MPWA
Keypad LockedUp or Not Functioning Properly
2) refresh or upgrade firmware
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Possible cause
Solution
• ink or paper
debris in printer
clean printer
• obstruction in
path of carriage
remove obstruction/
clean printer
• carriage
bushings worn
replace carriage
bushings
• debris or
obstruction in fan
clean fan assembly
• drive belt
slipping on idler
replace frame
tensioner, spring,
or idler
• hardware or
assemblies loose
tighten hardware
or assemblies
• carriage height
too low
perform Carriage
Head Height
Adjustment
• lower drive
shaft gears are
dirty or misaligned
clean and/or realign
lower drive shaft
gears
• noisy servo
motor
replace servo motor
• noisy stepper
motor
replace stepper
motor
Noisy Operation
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Possible cause
Solution
Line Quality
Degraded
• ink cartridges
dirty or clogged
clean and prime
ink cartridges
• cartridge dimple
region dirty or
damaged
clean or replace
cartridge
• color calibration
needed
perform Color
Calibration
• deadband
calibration needed
(in bidirectional
printing mode)
perform Deadband
Calibration
• debris or
lubrication on
slide shaft
clean slide shaft
• leaks or bubbles
in ink delivery
lines
1) reseal/prime ink
delivery lines on
both sides
2) replace ink
delivery lines
• dirty encoder
strip
clean encoder strip
• defective encoder
strip
replace encoder
strip
• carriage
bushings worn
replace carriage
bushings
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Table 4-1. Troubleshooting Table (cont).
Symptoms
Possible cause
Solution
Line Quality
Degraded (cont)
• drive belt worn
replace drive belt
• drive belt
slipping on idler
replace frame
tensioner, spring,
or idler
• vacuum fan not
operating
replace fan
assembly
• MPWA has
24 VDC at J3
pins 1-2
1) reseat connection
at MPWA to fan
• power not being
applied to fan
1) reload firmware
• dirty platen
surface
clean platen surface
• defective platen
surface
recoat platen surface
with applicable paint
• dirty paper
sensor
clean paper
sensor
• defective paper
sensor
replace paper
sensor
Fan Does Not
Power Up
Media is Not
Measured Properly
(normal carriage
function is observed,
but media reverses
out the rear of
printer or continually
advances forward)
2) replace fan
2) replace MPWA
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Initialization Troubleshooting
The sequence that the printer follows during initialization (power up) is
as follows:
1. Power supply turns on - LED D2 on carriage turns on then D5
turns on.
2. Reads the Flash ROM information.
3. Performs memory test with installed SIMMs.
4. Writes the Flash ROM data into RAM for quicker execution of the
code. Starts executing instructions from RAM.
5. Loads MPWA gate array with boot code data.
6. Checks for a valid ROM. If the ROM is not valid, waits for a ROM
image to be downloaded.
7. Steps 2 - 4 performed again.
8. Loads MPWA gate array with ROM code data.
9. Loads gate array on the carriage board. LED D2 goes out as soon
as the carriage board gate array is programmed.
10. Turns on power supply cooling fan.
11. Moves carriage.
12. Checks and measures media size if loaded.
13. Turn on display.
To troubleshoot using the D2 and D5 LEDs:
With the power off, move the carriage away from the service
station and snap the carriage cover off just enough to view the LEDs
located in Figure 4-1.
Turn on the unit. After a short delay, the LED D2 will light.
This will be followed by D5 turning on (D5 will illuminate dimly).
After about 3-4 seconds LED D2 will extinguish. Ensure that
the LED extinguishes after about 3-4 seconds. Approximately 4 seconds
later LED D5 will illuminate brightly momentarily and then return to
the dimly lit status.
move.
The fan will turn on and the carriage assembly will begin to
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Turn the unit off immediately after the LED D5 returns to the
dimly lit status to ensure no damage occurs to the carriage or carriage
cover due to the carriage movement as stated in step 11.
Snap the cover back onto the carriage.
LED D5 signifies that bias voltage is available on the carriage board.
If LED D2 does not go out, setup the printer and download new
firmware as discussed in Chapter 3. Repeat these procedures. If LED
D2 still does not go out, possible areas to suspect is the MPWA, carriage
board, or the trailing cable.
D5
GREEN
D2
YELLOW
Figure 4-1. Carriage Board LED D2 and D5 Locations.
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Assembly\Disassembly
5
Introduction
Chapter 5 contains the procedures for removal and replacement of the
T-200 and T-200+ printer assemblies and mechanisms. Illustrations
are provided for clarity. Steps for each replacable part may depend on
parts already removed in previous diassembly procedures. It is recommended that you read through each procedure before beginning the
removal and replacement of any assemblies or mechenisms.
The following is a list of tools which are recommended to disassemble
and reassemble the printer:
#1 Phillips Torque Screwdriver
#2 Phillips Torque Screwdriver
#1 Slotted Torque Screwdriver
#2 Slotted Torque Screwdriver
#1 Phillips Screwdriver
#2 Phillips Screwdriver
#1 Slotted Screwdriver
#2 Slotted Screwdriver
5/16 Hex Nut Driver
7/64 Hex Nut Driver
Wrench, 1/4”
Screwdriver, Socket Head, 1/4”
Wire Cutters
Needle Nose Pliers
X-ACTO Knife
ESD Wrist Strap
Fixture, Trailing Cable, Tape, Location, P/N 204142 (optional)
The following materials are also required:
Isopropyl Alcohol
Cotton Swabs
Lint Free Cloth or Tissue
Double Sided Tape (1/16’ thick, 3/4” wide)
Loctate Blackmax, P/N 200172
A Hardware Kit is available for the printers. See Chapter 6 of this
manual for the part number.
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Always turn the printer OFF, remove the power cord
and the interface cable before beginning any disassembly procedures. An electrical shock hazard may be present
if these precautions are not followed.
Removing the Right Cover Assembly
Removing the Right Cover Assembly provides access to the Memory
Module, MPWA, and all MPWA connectors (Stepper Motor, Servo
Motor, Fan, Display, Power Supply and Trailing Cable).
To remove the Right Cover Assembly:
1. Remove the Top Cover. Keep the right end of the Top Cover tilted
up so that the Retracting Stop and Compression Spring don’t fall
out.
2. You may find it helpful to wrap a rubberband around the connector
clips on the parallel port to hold them out of the way while the
Right Cover Assembly is being removed.
3. Move the Carriage Assembly to the middle of the Platen.
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4. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the top and front captive
fastener screws and remove the bottom back screw on the inside
of the Right Cover. The front captive fastener screw can be
accessed by inserting the screwdriver into the groove on the
Display Assembly as shown on the lower right side of Figure 5-1.
LOOSEN CAPTIVE
FASTENER SCREWS
REMOVE SCREWS
Figure 5-1. Removal of Right Cover Assembly.
5. Remove the Right Cover. Move the Right Cover towards the
back of the unit as you remove it so that it clears the parallel
port on the back of the unit. Be very careful when removing the
Right Cover so that the LED’s on the MPWA are not damaged.
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Removing the MPWA Connectors
CAUTION
Do not pull the cables from the connectors on the J3
location (Display Cable) and J6 location (Trailing Cable)
ubtil they are unlocked. Doing so may cause damage to
the cable. Do not pull the lock too hard as you unlock the
connectors or the lock may break off.
Disconnect all 6 connectors on the MPWA so that the MPWA can be
removed (see Figure 5-2 for positions of the connectors), as follows:
J10
STEPPER
MOTOR
CAPTIVE
FASTENER
CAPTIVE
FASTENER
J6
TRAILING
CABLE
SCREW
J3
DISPLAY
ASSEMBLY
J9
POWER
SUPPLY
SCREW
SCREW
J7
SERVO
MOTOR
J5
VACUUM/
COOLING FAN
Figure 5-2. MPWA Connection and Screw Locations.
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1. Disconnect the Display Cable connector at the J3 location. Pull
forward on the connector lock and remove the flex cable from the
connector.
2. Disconnect the Trailing Cable connector at the J6 location. Use the
thumb and forefinger to pull forward on the connector lock and
remove the Trailing Cable from the connector.
3. Disconnect the Servo Motor connector (Red and Blue wires) at the
J7 location. Grasp the Servo Motor connector with the thumb and
forefinger and pull straight out.
4. Disconnect the Fan connector (Red and Black wires) at the J5
location. Grasp the Fan connector with the thumb and forefinger
and pull straight out.
5. Disconnect the Stepper Motor connector at the J10 location. Grasp
the Stepper Motor connector with the thumb and forefinger and pull
straight out.
6. Disconnect the Power Supply connector at the J9 location. Grasp
the Power Supply connector with the thumb and forefinger and pull
straight out.
Removing the MPWA
CAUTION
Integrated circuits can be weakened or inactivated by electrical discharge. It is recommended that you be grounded
to a static station by an ESD wrist strap to prevent ESD
damage.
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To remove the MPWA:
1. Put on an ESD wrist strap.
2. Use a #2 6” Phillips screwdriver to remove the three remaining
screws holding the MPWA onto the side plate. See Figure 5-2 for
locations. Hold the top of the MPWA while removing the screws.
3. Place the MPWA in an ESD bag (anti-static bag) in preparation
for shipment to ENCAD for replacement or repair, or if it is to be
stored for repair at your facility.
Removing the Right Side Plate
Figure 5-3. Removal of the Right Side Plate.
To remove the Right Side Plate:
1. Remove the Top Cover.
2. Remove the Right Cover Assembly.
3. Disconnect the MPWA connections and remove the MPWA.
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4. While holding the Right Side Plate, remove the screws securing
the side plate to the Platen. See Figure 5-3.
5. Slowly pull the Right Side Plate away from the Platen while
feeding the cables through the side plate.
Reinstalling the Right Side Plate
To reinstall the Right Side Plate, reverse the steps followed when
removing the Right Side Plate:
1. Feed the cables through the appropriate holes in the side plate
then hold it in place against the Platen.
2. Reinstall the Right Side Plate to the Platen by securing with the
screws. Torque to 15 in-lbs.
3. Reinstall the MPWA and all MPWA connections.
4. Reinstall the Right Cover Assembly and the Top Cover.
Reinstalling the MPWA
To reinstall the MPWA, reverse the steps followed when removing the
MPWA:
1. Put on an ESD wrist strap.
2. Remove the MPWA from the ESD bag.
3. Hold the MPWA in place on the Right Side Plate while putting in
the correct three screws in the holes located on Figure 5-2. Use a
#2 Phillips screwdriver to torque the screws to 6 in-lbs.
Reinstalling the MPWA Connectors
1. Reinstall the Stepper Motor connector at J10.
2. Reinstall the Fan connector (Red and Black wires) at J5.
3. Reinstall the Servo Motor connector (Red and Blue wires) at J7.
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4. Reinstall the Trailing Cable at J6.
When inserting the Trailing Cable connector, apply pressure on
the locking clip towards the MPWA in order to lock the connector
in place. Test to make sure the connector is locked by pulling
slightly on the cable to see if it comes out.
5. Reinstall the Display Cable at J3.
When inserting the Display Cable connector, apply pressure on the
locking clip towards the MPWA in order to lock the connector in
place. Test to make sure the connector is locked by pulling slightly
on the cable to see if it comes out.
Memory Module Removal
This printer ships with a 32MB memory module installed on the
MPWA. If the MPWA is to be returned to ENCAD it will be returned
with a factory installed 32MB module.
If a module of higher capacity has been installed by the customer, it is
recommended that this memory module be replaced with the original
module before returning the MPWA to ENCAD.
CAUTION
Integrated circuits can be weakened or inactivated by
electrical discharge. It is recommended that you be
grounded to a static station by an ESD wrist strap to
prevent ESD damage.
The memory module is secured by locking tabs located at both of the
narrow edges of the module. To remove the memory module, pry both
tabs away from the module at the same time. This will unlock the
module and lift it out of the slot for easy removal.
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Memory Module Installation
The memory module is secured by locking tabs located at both of the
narrow edges of the module. To install the memory module, verify that
the locking tabs are in the unlocked position then align the module over
the slot, ensuring that the module is oriented properly. While applying
equal pressure to both edges of the module press the module down into
the slot until both tabs are locked into the module.
Reinstalling the Right Cover Assembly
1. Make sure that all wires are inside the Right Cover Assembly area
as you begin to put the Right Cover Assembly back on so that none
of the wires are pinched between the Right Cover Assembly and the
Right Side Plate.
2. Align the back of the Right Cover Assembly over the connector clips
on the parallel port. Remove the rubber band holding the connector
clips together.
3. Reinsert all three screws on the inside of the Right Cover Assembly.
See Figure 5-1. All three screws should be torqued to 15 in-lbs. Do
not overtighten.
4. Put the Top Cover back on.
Removing the Left Cover
Removing the Left Cover provides access to the Power Supply and the
Power Entry Module.
To remove the Left Cover, proceed as follows:
1. Remove the Top Cover. Keep the right end of the Top Cover tilted
up so that the Retracting Stop and Compression Spring don’t fall
out.
2. While holding the Left Cover, remove the three screws securing the
Left Cover. The three screws are removed from the the left side of
the cover as shown on Figure 5-4.
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Figure 5-4. Removal of the Left Cover.
Reinstalling the Left Cover
To reinstall the Left Cover, proceed as follows:
1. While holding the Left Cover, reinstall the three screws that
secure the Left Cover. The four screws are reinserted as shown on
Figure 5-4. All screws should be torqued to 15 in-lbs. Do not
overtighten.
2. Put the Top Cover back on.
Removing the Servo Motor
To remove the Servo Motor, proceed as follows:
1. Disconnect the power cord and the interface cables.
2. Remove the Top Cover.
3. Remove the Trailing Cable Cover from the Y-Arm Assembly in
order to have easier access to the Frame Tensioner and to the
screws that hold the Servo Motor in place.
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4. Remove the Right Cover, MPWA and Right Side Plate for removal
of the Servo Motor.
REAR
SERVO MOTOR
SCREW
PULLEY
CUT-OUT
CARRIAGE
BELT
FRONT
SCREW
Figure 5-5. Removal of Servo Motor.
5. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the back screw on the
Servo Motor. See Figure 5-5. While using extreme care not to
damage the Trailing Cable, align the screwdriver through the cutout on the Stabilizer Bracket to get a good angle on the
screwhead.
6. Loosen the front screw on the Servo Motor.
7. See Figures 5-5 and 5-6. While you compress the back of the
Frame Tensioner with your left index finger, use your right hand
to gently remove the Carriage Belt from the Servo Motor pulley.
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PUSH IN HERE
TO SLACKEN
CARRIAGE BELT
Figure 5-6. Compression of Frame Tensioner.
8. Support the Servo Motor with one hand and remove the front screw.
9. Remove the ServoMotor out of the right side of the Platen.
Reinstalling the Servo Motor
1. Reinsert the Servo Motor inside the opening on the right of the
Platen.
2. Guide the Servo Motor into the Platen.
3. Push the Servo Motor pulley through the top of the Platen and YArm and, at the same time, rotate the Servo Motor so that the
connector is facing the BACK side of the Platen. Align the screw
holes with the screw hole openings.
4. Insert one screw into the Servo Motor and tighten it slightly.
5. Insert the second screw into the Servo Motor and tighten it. Make
sure both screws are torqued to 15 in-lbs.
6. Compress the back of the Frame Tensioner with your left index
finger and wrap the Carriage Belt over the Servo Motor pulley.
Make sure that the three guides on the inside of the belt are
inserted in the three pulley grooves.
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7. Move the Carriage Assembly back and forth to check the Carriage
Belt tension.
8. Reinstall the Trailing Cable Cover and the Top Cover.
Removing the Display Assembly
1. Disconnect the power cord and the interface cables.
2. Remove the Right Cover Assembly.
3. Disconnect the Display Cable connector at the J3 location on the
MPWA. Pull forward on the connector lock and remove the flex
cable from the connector.
Figure 5-7. Removal of Display Assembly.
4. Using a #1 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 2 screws from the
bottom of the Display Assembly. See Figure 5-7.
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Reinstalling the Display Assembly
Reinstall Display Assembly by reversing the procedure used to remove
it. When reinserting the Display Cable, make sure that the silver
fingers on the end of the cable face the Display PWA. Route the
Display Cable over the groove on the top of the Right Side Plate, down
between the Right Side Plate and the MPWA and around to the front
of the MPWA near the J3 connector. Torque Display Assembly screws
to 6 in-lbs.
Removing the Service Station Assembly
SERVICE
STATION
RELEASE
TAB
Figure 5-8. Service Station Removal.
1. Place the Top Cover in the open position.
2. Move the Carriage Assembly to the left side of the Slide Shaft.
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3. Reach into the Right Cover and pull back on the Service Station
release tab located on the far side of the Service Station. See
Figure 5-8.
4. Raise the right side of the Service Station out of the Platen.
5. Lift out the left side of the Service Station from the Platen and
remove the Service Station. Moving the Service Station farther to
the right might be required to release the left side of the Service
Station.
Reinstalling the Service Station Assembly
1. To install the Service Station, position the Service Station inside
the Right Cover and place the left side of the Service Station into
the Platen.
2. Push down on the right side of the Service Station until the
Service Station snaps into place.
3. Slide the Carriage Assembly to the right and back into the home
position. Lower the Top Cover.
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Remove the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt and
the Frame Tensioner
1. Remove the Top Cover and Trailing Cable Cover.
2. Remove the Left and Right Covers.
Figure 5-9. Electronics Cover Removal.
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3. With a flathead screwdriver, press the Electronics Cover tab located
in the upper slot on the left side of the Carriage Assembly. See
Figure 5-9. Lift up on the front left side of the Carriage Cover until
it comes part way off of the Carriage Assembly. Then lift up on the
front right side of the Carriage Cover and move the Carriage Cover
slightly to the left so that the back of it clears the Back Support
Bracket.
4. Lift up on the connector lock to unlock the Trailing Cable connector
(J6) on the Carriage PWA and remove the end of the Trailing Cable.
LATCH
Figure 5-10. Strain Relief Removal/Installation.
5. Remove the Trailing Cable and Strain Relief from the Carriage
Assembly by releasing the latch on the left lower side of the Strain
Relief and lifting it off of the Carriage Assembly. See Figure 5-10.
6. Compress the back of the Frame Tensioner and use the end of a
screwdriver to remove the Carriage Belt from the Servo Motor
pulley. See Figures 5-5 and 5-6.
7. Remove the Compression Spring from the Frame Tensioner and set
it aside.
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8. Push the Carriage Belt through the Frame Tensioner enough to
remove the Idler Pulley Assembly from the Frame Tensioner, and
then set aside the Idler Pulley Assembly and the Frame
Tensioner. See Figure 5-11.
COMPRESSION SPRING FITS OVER THIS POST
COMPRESSION SPRING
FRAME TENSIONER
CARRIAGE BELT
THIS NOTCH IN THE
FRAME TENSIONER
MUST FIT OVER ...
... THIS NOTCH IN
THE END OF THE
C-BRACKET
IDLER PULLEY ASSEMBLY (SIDE WITH
THICKER OUTER RING OF PLASTIC MUST
FACE UP.)
Figure 5-11. Frame Tensioner.
9. Slide the Carriage Assembly and Drive Belt off the left side of the
Slide Shaft.
10. Once the Carriage Assembly is removed from the Slide Shaft,
turn it over so that you can see the Belt Clamp. See Figure 5-12.
11. To disengage the Carriage Belt from the Belt Clamp, push the
Carriage Belt away from the left post of the Belt Clamp and gently
lift up until the bottom edge of the Carriage Belt clears the top of
the left post.
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BUMP
CARRIAGE BELT
RIGHT POST OF
BELT CLAMP
LEFT POST OF
BELT CLAMP
Figure 5-12. Carriage Belt Clamp.
12. Push the Carriage Belt away from the right post of the Belt
Clamp and gently lift up to finish removing the Carriage Belt
from the Belt Clamp.
CAUTION
Failure to use an approved antistatic bag for storage or
shipment may cause damage to the MPWA and affect
the Warranty.
13. Place the Carriage Assembly in an ESD (antistatic) bag in
preparation for shipment to ENCAD for replacement or repair, or
if it is to be stored for repair at your facility.
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Remove the Carriage PWA
CAUTION
Integrated circuits may become weakened or damaged by
electrical discharge. Do not touch or work near integrated
circuits without wearing an ESD wrist strap.
1. Perform the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt, and the Frame
Tensioner Removal procedures to remove the Carriage Assembly
from the Slide Shaft.
2. Put on an ESD wrist strap.
3. Unlock the connectors and remove all flex cables on the Carriage
PWA.
LATCH
TAB
SLOT
Figure 5-13. Carriage PWA Removal/Installation.
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4. Unlock the latch on the right end of the Carriage Assembly and lift
up the right end of the Carriage PWA. See Figure 5-13.
5. Slide the Carriage PWA to the right to remove the tab on the left
end of the Carriage PWA from the slot in the Carriage Assembly.
CAUTION
Failure to use an approved antistatic bag for storage or
shipment may cause damage to the Carriage PWA and
affect the Warranty.
6. Place the Carriage PWA in an ESD bag (antistatic bag) in
preparation for shipment to ENCAD for replacement or repair, or if
it is to be stored at your facility for repair.
Install the Carriage PWA
1. Put the tab on the left end of the Carriage PWA into the slot in the
left side of the Carriage Assembly. See Figure 5-13.
2. Ensure that no flex cables are underneath the Carriage PWA.
3. Push down the right end of the Carriage PWA until the latch snaps
into place.
4. Reattach all flex cables on the Carriage PWA.
5. Perform the Install the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt, and the
Frame Tensioner procedures to reinstall the Carriage Assembly.
Remove the Paper Sensor or the Encoder Sensor
1. Perform the Remove the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt, and the
Frame Tensioner procedures to remove the Carriage Assembly from
the Slide Shaft.
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TO REMOVE PAPER
SENSOR BOARD, GRASP
HERE AND PULL UP
PUSH DOWN ON
CLIP, PUSH DOWN
ON ENCODER,
THEN PULL OUT
THIS PIECE OF PLASTIC
(ONE ON EACH SIDE) MUST
CLEAR THE RIDGES ON THE
UNDERSIDE OF THE HOLDER
Figure 5-14. Paper and Encoder Sensor Removal.
2. To remove the Paper Sensor:
a. Unlock the connector at J3 and remove the flex cable.
b. Turn the Carriage Assembly over and hold it while firmly
grasping the Paper Sensor between thumb and index finger. See
Figure 5-14.
c. Pull straight up on the Paper Sensor and remove it from the
Carriage Assembly.
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3. To remove the Encoder Sensor:
a. Unlock the connector at J2 and remove the flex cable.
b. Turn the Carriage Assembly over and lay it with the top side
facing down.
c. Push down on the plastic clip and at the same time push down
on the Encoder until the plastic pieces on each side of the Encoder
clear the ridges which hold it in place. Then pull it straight out.
See Figure 5-14.
Install the Paper Sensor or the Encoder Sensor
GROOVES
ALIGN SIDES
OF PAPER
2 SENSOR
1
ROUTE FLEX
THROUGH SLOT
INSIDE THE
CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY
BOARD
BETWEEN
GROOVES
AND PUSH
STRAIGHT
DOWN
1
PUSH DOWN ON CLIP.
PUSH ENCODER IN OVER
CLIP. ENCODER MUST
SLIDE PAST THE RIDGES
AND SNAP INTO PLACE
Figure 5-15. Paper and Encoder Sensor Installation.
1. To install the Paper Sensor:
a. Turn the Carriage Assembly so that the bottom side of it is
facing up.
b. Route the flex on the Paper Sensor through the slot in the
Carriage Assembly. Make sure the flex cable goes all the way
through and does not curl under the Carriage PWA.
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c. Grasp the Paper Sensor between thumb and index finger and
guide the sides of the board into the grooves on each side of the
opening. See Figure 5-15.
d. Push the Paper Sensor board down into the Carriage Assembly
until it snaps firmly into place.
e. Turn the Carriage Assembly over and insert the Paper Sensor
flex cable into the connector at J7.
f.
Push both sides of the connector lock shut at the same time.
2. To install the Encoder Sensor:
a. Turn the Carriage Assembly so that the bottom side of it is
facing up.
b. Push down on the plastic clip and slide the back of the Encoder
Sensor over it.
c. Push the Encoder Sensor in past the ridges until the Encoder
Sensor snaps into place.
d. Turn the Carriage Assembly over and insert the Encoder flex
cable into the connector at J5.
e.
Push both sides of the connector lock shut at the same time.
3. Perform the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt, and the Frame
Tensioner Reinstallation procedures to reinstall the Carriage
Assembly.
Replacing the Carriage Bushings
1. If there is not enough space on both sides of the Slide Shaft to
remove the Carriage bushings, perform the Carriage Assembly,
Carriage Belt, and the Frame Tensioner Removal procedures to
remove the Carriage Assembly from the Slide Shaft.
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CARRIAGE
BUSHING
LATCH
Figure 5-16. Carriage Bushing Removal.
2. Use a flat tip screwdriver to push up on the latch which holds the
Carriage Bushing in place. See Figure 5-16.
3. Pull the Carriage Bushing out of the Carriage Assembly.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the other Carriage Bushing.
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TABS
Figure 5-17. Carriage Bushing Installation.
5. Orient the new Bushing as shown in Figure 5-17 so that the metal
tab on top of the Bushing goes into the Carriage Assembly first.
6. Push the Bushings in until they snap into place.
7. Perform the Reinstall the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt, and
the Frame Tensioner procedures to reinstall the Carriage Assembly
if Carriage was removed.
Reinstalling the Carriage Assembly, Carriage Belt
and the Frame Tensioner
1. To install the Belt onto the Carriage Assembly, the “bumps” on the
belt (where the ends of the belt are joined together to make the belt
continuous) must be positioned between the left and right posts of
the Belt Clamp. See Figure 5-12.
2. Slide the Carriage Belt between the right post and the middle post
and guide it down into the Belt Clamp. Then slide the Carriage Belt
between the left post and the middle post and finish placing the
Carriage Belt into the Belt Clamp.
3. Check the position of the Carriage Belt to make sure it matches
Figure 5-12.
4. Make sure the left end of the Trailing Cable extends out beyond the
left end of the Trailing Cable Support Assembly.
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5. Slide the Carriage Assembly onto the left end of the Slide Shaft,
making sure that the Encoder Strip fits into the slot in the Slider
and the Encoder on the Carriage PWA. Guide the belt while
sliding the Carriage Assembly from left to right on the Slide
Shaft.
6. Move the Carriage Assembly to the left end of the Slide Shaft and
align the left bushing on the Carriage Assembly with the left end
of the Slide Shaft.
7. Insert the Strain Relief (with Trailing Cable) onto the Carriage
Assembly by sliding it onto the Strain Relief Support until it
snaps firmly into place. See Figure 5-10.
8. Place the Trailing Cable into the J6 connector lock on the
Carriage PWA. Make sure the silver fingers on the Trailing
Cable are fully inserted into the lock and slide both sides of the
connector lock shut at the same time.
9. Place the right side of the back of the Electronics Cover under
the Trailing Cable Support Assembly and gently press down on
the ends of the Electronics Cover until the latches snap into the
Carriage Assembly.
10. Slide the Carriage Assembly to about the middle of the Slide
Shaft and stretch out the Carriage Belt.
11. Insert the Carriage Belt into the Frame Tensioner so that the
belt extends about an inch past the Frame Tensioner.
12. Holding the Carriage Belt and Frame Tensioner, insert the Idler
Pulley Assembly into the loop of the belt. Make sure that the
side of the Idler Pulley Assembly with the thicker outer ring of
plastic is facing up. See Figure 5-11.
13. Once the Idler Pulley Assembly is in position, pinch the belt to
hold the Idler Pulley Assembly in place and pull it into the
Frame Tensioner so that the axle rests in the V-shaped groove in
the Frame Tensioner.
14. Insert the Compression Spring into the opening in the back of
the Frame Tensioner so that the end of the spring fits over the
post inside the opening.
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15. Fit the Compression Spring over the post at the back of the Y-Arm
Assembly.
16. Fit the notch in the front end of the Frame Tensioner over the notch
in the front of the Y-Arm Assembly.
17. Depress the back of the Frame Tensioner and slip the Carriage Belt
over the Servo Motor pulley. Make sure that the guides in the
Carriage Belt are properly fitted over the Servo Motor pulley.
18. Gently move the Carriage Assembly from end to end and make sure
that the Carriage Belt is not rubbing against any other parts.
Removing the Trailing Cable
1. Remove the Top Cover.
2. Remove the Trailing Cable Cover.
3. Remove the Right Cover Assembly.
4. Disconnect the Trailing Cable connector at the J6 location on the
MPWA. Use the thumb and forefinger to pull forward on the
connector lock and remove the Trailing Cable from the connector.
5. With a flathead screwdriver, press the Electronics Cover tab located
in the upper slot on the left side of the Carriage Assembly. See
Figure 5-9. Lift up on the front left side of the Carriage Cover until
it comes part way off of the Carriage Assembly. Then lift up on the
front right side of the Carriage Cover and move the Carriage Cover
slightly to the left so that the back of it clears the Back Support
Bracket.
6. Lift up on the connector lock to unlock the Trailing Cable connector
(J6) on the Carriage PWA and remove the end of the Trailing Cable.
7. Remove the Trailing Cable and Strain Relief from the Carriage
Assembly by releasing the latch on the left lower side of the Strain
Relief and lifting it off of the Carriage Assembly. See Figure 5-10.
8. Pull the Trailing Cable away from the double-sided tape on the
Stabilizer Bracket. Remove the Trailing Cable from the plotter
unit.
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Reinstalling the Trailing Cable
1. Apply two new pieces of double sided tape to the Stabilizer Bracket.
Ensure that the tape is in the same location as the original tape
was. Do not remove the top protective cover on the tapes yet.
2. Place the Trailing Cable on the Stabilizer Bracket.
3. Route the right end of the Trailing Cable through the Right Side
Plate and connect the Trailing Cable connector at the J6 location
on the MPWA. Be sure to slide both sides of the connector lock
shut at the same time.
4. Insert the Trailing Cable into the Strain Relief Assembly. Insert
the Strain Relief (with Trailing Cable) onto the Carriage Assembly
by sliding it onto the Strain Relief Support until it snaps firmly
into place.
5. Connect the Trailing Cable to the J6 connector on the Carriage
PWA. Slide both sides of the connector lock shut at the same
time.
6. Press the Trailing Cable down onto the double-sided tape on the
Carriage PWA.
7. Move the Carriage Assembly to the very left end of the Slide Shaft.
8. Remove the top protective cover on the 2” double-sided tape on the
right end of the Stabilizer Bracket and press the right end of the
Trailing Cable onto the tape.
9. With the Carriage Assembly still at the very left end of the Slide
Shaft and with the Trailing Cable still in line remove the top
protective cover on the 2” double-sided tape in the center of the
Trailing Cable and press the Trailing Cable onto the tape.
10. Slide the Carriage Assembly back and forth several times to make
sure that the Trailing Cable does not catch on anything and to
make sure that the Carriage Assembly will travel the full length
of the Slide Shaft.
11. Reinstall the Electronics Cover and Right Cover Assembly. Also
reinstall the Trailing Cable Cover and Top Cover.
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Removing the Power Supply and ON/OFF Switch
NOTE
To gain access to all the screws that secure the Power
Supply to the Platen the left leg must be loosened and
turned or removed entirely from the Platen. To the left
leg assembly first remove the media basket. Then remove three screws and loosen the last screw (see Figure
5-18) that connects the left leg assembly to the platen.
While holding the plotter up, turn the leg assembly in a
clockwise direction to reveal the other two Power Supply
Assembly screws. Once the screws are revealed, tighten
the leg assembly to support the plotter.
1. Remove the Top Cover and the Left Cover.
2. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 4 screws on the bottom
of the Platen which hold the Power Supply in place.
3. Pull the Power Supply part way out of the Platen, grasp the
connector on the black and white ON/OFF Switch Cable, and
remove the cable from the Power Supply.
4. Pull the Power Supply the rest of the way out of the Platen, grasp
the connector on the Power Cable coming from the MPWA, and
remove the Power Cable from the Power Supply.
5. If the ON/OFF Switch needs to be replaced, push the top of the
switch out of the back of the Platen, pry up on the bottom of the
switch with a screwdriver (from inside the Platen), and push the
switch out of the Platen. Remove the ground wire from the Platen.
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REMOVE
LOOSEN
Figure 5-18. Revealing the Power Supply Screws.
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Reinstalling the Power Supply and ON/OFF Switch
FOAM BLOCK
LOWER ROLLER
STEPPER MOTOR
ASSY
DRIVE SHAFT
SUPPORT, DRIVE SHAFT
POWER SUPPLY
CABLE
POWER ENTRY
MODULE
FAN ASSEMBLY
ASSY,
BRACKET,
DRIVE SHAFT
POWER SUPPLY
CABLE
EXHAUST
SNAP PLUG
POWER
SUPPLY
Figure 5-19. Inner Platen Parts.
1. If the ON/OFF Switch was removed, push the new switch into
place. Position it so the switch is on top and the prongs for the
Power Cord are on the bottom. Connect the ground wire to the
inside of the Platen. Torque to 6 in-lbs.
NOTE
The ground wire from the power entry module must be
on the bottom and make good contact with the platen
surface.
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2. Connect the Power Cable coming from the MPWA to the
connector on the Power Supply. Make sure that the ground from
the Power Cable is still connected to the inside of the Platen, at
the same location as the ground from the ON/OFF Switch.
3. Insert the Power Supply part way into the Platen.
4. Connect the Power Switch cable to the connector on the Power
Supply.
5. Position the Power Supply in place inside the Platen and insert
the screws through the bottom of the Platen and into the Power
Supply. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to torque the screws to 6
in-lbs. (Do not overtighten them).
6. Reinstall the Left Cover and the Top Cover.
Removing the Stabilizer Bracket and Encoder
Strip
1. Remove the Cartridges and the Top Cover.
2. Remove the Left Cover.
3. Remove the Trailing Cable Cover, Frame Tensioner and Carriage
Assembly.
4. Remove the Trailing Cable from the tapes on the Stabilizer
Bracket. Discard the Trailing Cable, it cannot be reused.
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Figure 5-20. Stabilizer Bracket Removal.
5. Use a 7/64 Hex Nut Driver to remove the three screws from the
back of the Y-Arm which hold the Stabilizer Bracket on the Y-Arm
and remove the Stabilizer Bracket. See Figure 5-20.
Reinstalling the Stabilizer Bracket and Encoder
Strip
The new Stabilizer Bracket will already have the new Encoder Strip as
well as new tapes for the Trailing Cable attached to it. Refer to Figure 5-20 during this procedure.
To reinstall the Stabilizer Bracket:
1. Attach the Stabilizer Bracket to the Y-Arm with the three screws
which go through the back of the Y-Arm into the Stabilizer Bracket.
It is easier to do this if you first attach one end, then the other end,
and then the center. Put the screws down to the bottom of the slot
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in the Y-Arm and use the 7/64 Hex Nut Driver to tighten them.
(The exact positioning of the screws in the slot will be done later
during the Carriage Height Adjustment in Chapter 3.)
2. Reinstall the Carriage Assembly. (The Trailing Cable Cover will
be reattached later.)
3. Slide the Carriage Assembly back and forth a few times to make
sure it moves easily. Make certain that it travels easily all the
way to the left end of the Slide Shaft so that the Cutter activates.
4. Once you have checked the movement of the Carriage Assembly,
follow the procedures for attaching the Trailing Cable to the tapes
on the Stabilizer Bracket.
5. Reattach the Trailing Cable Cover.
6. Reattach the Left Cover.
7. Reinstall the Cartridges and the Top Cover.
8. Perform the Carriage Height Adjustment procedure located in
Chapter 3.
Disassembly of Plotter Before Removing the Inner
Platen Parts
Refer to previous sections of this chapter and Figure 5-21 as necessary
during this procedure. To obtain access to the Inner Platen Parts:
1. Remove the Top Cover and the Left Cover.
2. Remove the Right Cover Assembly.
3. Disconnect all the connectors from the MPWA.
4. Remove the MPWA.
5. Remove the Right Side Plate.
6. Remove the Display Assembly.
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CAUTION
DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS
TO Y-ARM ASSY
RIGHT
ROLLGUIDE
LEFT
ROLLGUIDE
SCREWS
(4)
RIGHT
SIDE PLATE
LEFT
COVER
SCREWS
(4)
Figure 5-21. Disassembly of Plotter Prior to Removing the
Inner Platen Parts.
7. Remove the Left and Right Rollguides from the back of the Platen.
8. Remove the Trailing Cable Cover.
9. Remove the Power Supply.
10. Remove the Servo Motor.
11. Clean and remove the entire Service Station.
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Removing the Inner Platen Parts
Refer to Figure 5-20 and Figure 5-22 during this procedure.
REMOVE (2)
REMOVE (2)
REMOVE (2)
DRIVE SHAFT SUPPORT
WITH STEPPER MOTOR
REMOVE THROUGH RIGHT
END OF PLATEN
CENTER DRIVE SHAFT SUPPORT
REMOVE THROUGH SNAP PLUG OPENING
LEFT DRIVE SHAFT SUPPORT
REMOVE THROUGH LEFT END OF PLATEN
Figure 5-22. Removal of Lower Drive Shaft Screws.
1. Lay Platen on its back.
2. Use a flat screwdriver to pry out the Snap Plug on the bottom side
of the Platen.
3. Using a #1 6” or 8” Phillips screwdriver, remove the four screws on
the bottom of the Platen which hold the Exhaust in place.
4. Insert your left hand into the opening for the Exhaust and hold the
Fan Assembly in place while using a #2 6” or 8” Phillips
screwdriver to remove the 3 flat-head screws on the bottom of the
Platen which hold the Fan Assembly in place. Do not allow the
screws to come out at an angle.
5. Lay the Platen on its bottom.
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6. Using a #1 6” or 8” Phillips screwdriver, remove the 4 black flathead screws which hold the left and middle Drive Shaft Supports in
place. There are two screws in the center of the Platen, and two
screws approximately three inches to the left of the left brass
bracket. See Figure 5-22.
7. Remove the left Drive Shaft Support through the left end of the
Platen and the middle Drive Shaft Support through the Snap Plug
opening.
NOTE
Be very careful when removing the Foam Block so that it
does not tear. If it does tear, however, it must be replaced
with a new one so that the Inner Platen has sufficient
vacuum.
8. Remove the Foam Block which is beside the Stepper Motor
Assembly by putting your index finger into the opening in the top of
the Foam Block and pulling it towards you. See Figure 5-23.
FRONT OF
PLATEN
FOAM
BLOCK
ALL CABLES PASS THROUGH THE
FOAM BLOCK THROUGH THIS CORNER
Figure 5-23. Removing the Foam Block.
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9. Using a #1 6” or 8” Phillips screwdriver, loosen but do not
remove the 2 black flat-head screws which hold the Stepper Motor
Assembly. Hold the Stepper Motor Assembly with your right hand
so it does not drop suddenly and use your left hand to finish
unscrewing the two screws and remove them.
10. Reach into the Fan opening on the bottom of the Platen and use
your fingertips to hold up the Fan Assembly so that it clears the
openings, screws, and cap nuts on the inside of the Platen while
simultaneously pulling the Stepper Motor Assembly and Lower
Drive Shaft Assembly out of the right end of the Platen.
Removing the Stepper Motor
NOTE
If removing only the Stepper Motor, do not remove the
Bowed Washer, Washer and Retaining Ring which are
between the end of the Lower Drive Assembly and the
Stepper Motor Bracket.
NOTE
Do not remove the 20 Teeth Gear from the Stepper Motor.
NOTE
Do not remove the Oilite Bushing from the Stepper Motor
Bracket. (If it should happen to fall out, press it back in
as far as it will go.)
NOTE
Do not clean the Oilite Bushing with alcohol. Wipe it
with a clean, dry cloth only.
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PIVOT NUT
OILITE
BUSHING
SPRING
PIVOT SCREW
RETAINER
SPRING
SCREW
BOWED WASHER
WASHER
RETAINING RING
RETAINING RING
Figure 5-24. Lower Drive Assembly and Stepper Motor
Assembly.
1. Once the Inner Platen Parts have been removed, remove the
Stepper Motor from the Stepper Motor Bracket by unhooking the
Extension Spring from the post on the Stepper Motor Bracket. See
Figure 5-24.
2. Unscrew the Retainer Spring Post from the Spring Post and remove
them from the Stepper Motor Bracket and Stepper Motor Assembly.
3. Unscrew the Pivot Screw and Pivot Nut and remove them from the
Stepper Motor Bracket and Stepper Motor Assembly.
4. Remove the Stepper Motor from the end of the Lower Drive
Assembly.
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5. If you are replacing the Stepper Motor Bracket, you will need to
remove the Retaining Ring, Washer, and Bowed Washer which
are between the end of the Lower Drive Assembly and the
Stepper Motor Bracket.
Reinstalling the Stepper Motor
1. If you are replacing the Stepper Motor, put the Stepper Motor
Bracket onto the Lower Drive Assembly and then put the Bowed
Washer, the Washer, and the Retaining Ring on over the end of
the Lower Drive Assembly. Make sure that the Retaining Ring
snaps into the groove in the end of the Lower Drive Assembly.
2. Gently place the Stepper Motor Assembly onto the Stepper Motor
Bracket. Be careful not to damage the gears. Make sure that
the gears are meshing with each other.
3. Use the Pivot Screw and Pivot Nut to secure the Stepper Motor
Assembly to the Stepper Motor Bracket. Torque to 6 in-lb.
4. Hook the Extension Spring onto the Spring Post.
5. Place the Spring Post through the Stepper Motor Assembly and
the Stepper Motor Bracket and secure it with the Retainer
Spring Post. Torque to 6 in-lb.
6. Hook the Extension Spring onto the post on the Stepper Motor
Bracket.
7. Complete the reinstallation of the Inner Platen Parts.
Reinstalling the Inner Platen Parts
Refer as needed to Figure 5-20, Figure 5-22 and Figure 5-23 during
this procedure.
1. Insert the Lower Drive Shaft Assembly and Stepper Motor
Assembly part way into the right end of the Platen.
2. Place the Fan Assembly under the Lower Drive Shaft beside the
right Lower Drive Gear. Make sure that the Fan Assembly
wires face the right end of the Platen and the opening in the Fan
Assembly faces the left end of the Platen.
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3. Lay the Stepper Motor Assembly on the palm of your right hand
and use your fingertips to hold up the Fan Assembly as you push
the Lower Drive Shaft into the Platen. While inserting, you must
lift the Fan Assembly over the cap nuts on the inside of the bottom
of the Platen and make sure you do not strike the Lower Rollers or
the Gear on the Lower Drive Shaft against the screws, cap nuts, or
openings in the Platen.
4. Align the right Lower Drive Shaft Support with the screw holes and
insert the screws. Using a #2 6” or 8” Phillips screwdriver, tighten
them slightly.
5. Insert the middle Lower Drive Shaft Support through the Snap
Plug opening (see Figure 5-22), align it with the screw holes, and
insert the screws. Using a #2 6” or 8” Phillips screwdriver, tighten
them slightly.
6. Insert the left Lower Drive Shaft Support in the left end of the
Platen so that the shaft goes through the brass bushing in the
support. The support should be oriented in the same manner as the
support which is by the Stepper Motor. See Figure 5-22. Align it
with the screw holes, and insert the screws. Using a #2 6” or
8” Phillips screwdriver, tighten them slightly.
7. Torque all the screws in the supports to 6 in-lbs.
8. Insert the Foam Block. Make sure that the Power Supply Cable is
in the opening in the back of the Foam Block. Also make sure that
the Stepper Motor Assembly and Fan Assembly cables are also at
the back corner of the Foam Block. See Figure 5-23. Push the
Foam Block in until it is flush against the Stepper Motor Assembly.
Make sure it is not tilted at an angle.
9. Turn the Platen onto its back.
10. Reach through the opening for the Fan Assembly with your left
hand, align the opening in the Fan Assembly with the right edge of
the opening in the Platen, and align the three screw holes. If
necessary, push the Power Supply Cable towards the back edge of
the Platen so that it is out of the way of the Fan Assembly.
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11. Hold the Fan in place with your left hand and insert the screws.
Make sure that the screws go in straight. Using a #2 6” or
8” Phillips screwdriver, torque them to 15 in-lbs. Do not
overtighten or the threads on the screw holes will strip.
12. Reinstall the Exhaust on the outside of the bottom of the Platen.
Using a #2 6” or 8” Phillips screwdriver, torque to 8 in-lbs.
13. Reinsert the Snap Plug in the bottom of the Platen and turn the
Platen onto its bottom side.
Reassembly of Plotter After Reinstalling the Inner
Platen Parts
1. Reinstall the Servo Motor.
2. Reinstall the Display Assembly.
3. Reinstall the Service Station Assembly.
4. Make sure the Ground from the Power Cable is still connected to
the inside of the Platen, at the same location as the ON/OFF
Switch Ground. Reinstall the Power Supply.
5. Reinstall the Left and Right Rollguides.
6. Route all the wires from the Servo Motor Assembly, Stepper Motor
Assembly, Fan Assembly, and Power Supply through the bottom
opening on the Right Side Plate. See Figure 5-23. Secure the
Right Side Plate to the Platen with four screws. See Figure 5-3.
8. Route the Trailing Cable (with the silver fingers facing up)
through the top slot in the Right Side Plate.
9. Secure the MPWA to the Right Side Plate using three screws.
Make sure the Trailing Cable is not pinched between the stand off
and the MPWA.
10. Bring the Trailing Cable around the bottom of the MPWA and
connect it at the J6 connector. Make sure the silver fingers
face down when the Trailing Cable is inserted into the
connector.
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11. Route the Display Cable through the top left edge in the Right Side
Plate. Bring the Display Cable down around the flat edge of the
MPWA. Connect the Display Cable at the J3 connector on the
MPWA. The silver fingers must face the back side of the
plotter when the Display Cable is inserted into the
connector.
12. Reconnect the Servo Motor wire (Red and Blue) to the J7 connector,
the Stepper Motor wire to the J10 connector, and the Fan wire (Red
and Black) to the J5 connector. Reference Figure 5-2.
13. Reinstall the Trailing Cable Cover.
14. Reinstall the Right Cover Assembly. Make sure that none of the
harnesses or cables are pinched between the cover assembly and the
Right Side Plate.
15. Reinstall the Left Cover.
16. Reinstall the Top Cover.
The entire plotter is now reassembled.
Removing the Upper Pinch Roller Supports
1. Remove the Top Cover and Left Cover.
2. Use the #1 Phillips Screwdriver to remove the 3 screws which
secure the Trailing Cable Cover to the back of the Y-Bracket and
remove the Trailing Cable Cover.
3. Depress the back of the Frame Tensioner (see Figure 5-6) and slip
the Carriage Belt off the Servo Motor Pulley. (The Carriage Belt
only needs to be loose during this procedure; it does not need to be
removed. Lift both sides of the Carriage Belt out of the Y-Bracket
and loop them over the front of the Slide Shaft.)
4. Use the #1 Phillips Screwdriver to remove the screws which hold
the far left Upper Pinch Roller Support on the Y-Bracket. (The
screws are located on the back of the Y-Bracket. See Figure 5-25.)
MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOOSENING THE CORRECT
SCREWS AND NOT THE ONES WHICH HOLD ON THE
STABILIZER BRACKET!
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5. Using your fingers, pull the Upper Pinch Roller Support forward.
Thie will seperate it from the Pinch Roller Spacer. Move the
Pinch Roller Spacer to the side.
6. Push the Upper Pinch Roller Support towards the back of the unit
and turn it 90 degrees and carefully lift it away from the Y-Arm
assembly. Guide the lower tab of the Upper Pinch Roller Support
up past the front of the Stabilizer Bracket. Make sure the Upper
Pinch Roller Support does not catch on the front edge of the
Trailing Cable and that it does not damage the Slide Shaft or the
encoder strip.
PINCH ROLLER SPACER
PINCH ROLLER SUPPORT
Figure 5-25. Removing the Upper Pinch Roller Support.
7. Working from the far left Upper Pinch Roller Support to the far
right Upper Pinch Roller Support, follow Steps 4 through 7 for
each of the remaining Upper Pinch Roller Supports. As you do so,
be sure to keep the Carriage Belt looped over the front of the Slide
Shaft so it is not damaged. ALSO, MAKE SURE YOU ARE
LOOSENING THE CORRECT SCREWS AND NOT THE
ONES WHICH HOLD ON THE STABILIZER BRACKET!
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Installing the Upper Roller Supports
Make sure that the Carriage Belt is kept looped over the front of the
Slide Shaft while installing the new Upper Pinch Roller Supports, as
follows:
1. Place the roller end of an Upper Pinch Roller Support behind the
Slide Shaft (between the back of the Slide Shaft and the front of the
Stabilizer Bracket) and push it forward as far as possible through
the Upper Pinch Roller Support opening in the front of the YBracket. See Figure 5-25.
2. Insert and place the Pinch Roller Spacer into position. Ensure that
the tab on the back of the spacer is inserted into the hole in the YBracket.
3. Move the Upper Pinch Roller Support into place. Make sure the
point on top back of the Upper Pinch Roller Support is in its hole in
the Pinch Roller Spacer. See Figure 5-25.
4. Keep pressure on the front of the Upper Pinch Roller Support while
putting in the screws. Make sure the Upper Pinch Roller Support
is centered in its opening. Tighten the screws until snug (no more
than 3.0 In.-Lbs. + 0.5 if using a torque screwdriver). MAKE
SURE YOU ARE TIGHTENING THE CORRECT SCREWS
AND NOT THE ONES WHICH HOLD ON THE STABILIZER
BRACKET!
5. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for the rest of the Upper Pinch Roller
Supports.
6. Put the Carriage Belt back into place in the Y-Bracket by installing
the Frame Tensioner Assembly.
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NOTE
Make sure that the Carriage Belt is not twisted. One way
to check this is by standing at the left end of the plotter
and looking down the length of the inside of the Y-Bracket.
You can also check for twisting by moving the Carriage
Assembly as far as possible to the left end of the Slide
Shaft.
Once you are certain there is no twisting of the Carriage
Belt, slide the Carriage back and forth a few times to
make sure that it slides smoothly.
7. Reattach the Trailing Cable Cover to the Y-Bracket.
8. Reattach the Left Cover.
9. Because you have replaced the Upper Pinch Roller Supports, it is
necessary to perform the following portions of Chapter 3:
z
“Paper Skew Setup”
z
“Paper Skew Adjustment”
Because the Carriage Belt was loosened during this procedure, you
will need to verify the Deadband Adjustment by performing the
following portions of Chapter 3:
z
“Deadband Calibration”
10. Replace the Top Cover after you have finished Step 9.
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Parts List
6
This chapter lists the items and their associated numbers for the parts
and assemblies of the ENCAD T-200 and T200+ printers that are field
replaceable. The list is in order of part name as identified in the
assembly/disassembly chapter.
This list is to be used in conjunction with the assembly/disassembly
procedures to aquire the necessary parts and properly install them into
the printer.
The parts and assemblies may be ordered through your local authorized
dealer or ENCAD, Inc.’s Technical Support and Service department.
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FIGURE ITEM
PART NAME
PART #
6-1
1
ROLLGUIDE, RIGHT, ASSY .................. 206828-5
6-1
2
ROLLGUIDE, LEFT, ASSY .................... 204969-6
6-1
3
COVER ASSY, LEFT ............................... 217512-00
6-1
4
POWER ENTRY ASSY ............................ 207508
6-1
5
POWER SUPPLY ASSY, 150W ............... 218759-00
6-1
6
CABLE,
POWER SUPPLY TO MPWA .............. 218762-00
HARDWARE KIT ..................................... 205188
ASSY, HEIGHT GAGE KIT ..................... 209996-1
LOOPBACK TEST CABLE ...................... 205462
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Figure 6-1. Left Side Parts Breakdown.
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FIGURE ITEM
PART NAME
PART #
6-2
1
SPRING, COMPESSION ......................... 209052
6-2
2
RETRACTING STOP, ASSEMBLY ......... 204246-1
6-2
3
COVER ASSY, TOP ................................. 217860-00
6-2
4
BELT
6-2
5
SPRING, COMPRESSION (IDLER) ........ 203999
6-2
6
IDLER ASSEMBLY .................................. 203405-1
6-2
7
FRAME, TENSIONER ............................. 203870-1
6-2
8
TRAILING CABLE ASSY ........................ 209269-01
6-2
9
PINCH ROLLER ASSEMBLY ................. 204773
6-2
10
..................................................... 205678
STABILIZER ASSY WITH
ENCODER STRIP ................................. 204550
6-2
11
SLIDE SHAFT ......................................... 217506-01
6-2
12
KNIFE DAMPER ASSY ........................... 202000
6-2
13
PLATEN ASSY ........................................ 214495-02
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Figure 6-2. Platen and Above Parts Breakdown.
Parts List
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FIGURE ITEM
PART NAME
PART #
6-3
1
PRINT SERVER (OPTIONAL) ................ 218239-00
6-3
2
SIDE PLATE, RIGHT .............................. 217516-00
6-3
3
MAIN PCB, T-200, SERVICE .................. 2119668-025
6-3
4
DRAM DIMM, 32M .................................. 212456-00
6-3
5
COVER ASSEMBLY, WITH KEYPAD,
RIGHT ..................................................... 217510-00
6-3
6
DISPLAY, HOUSING, ASSY ................... 217543-00
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Figure 6-3. Right Side Parts Breakdown.
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FIGURE ITEM
6-4
1
PART NAME
PART #
MOTOR ASSY, SERVO,
W/FERRITE .......................................... 213674-04
6-4
2
BLOCK, RIGHT FOAM ........................... 217568-00
6-4
3
MOTOR ASSY, STEPPER,
W/FERRITE AND GEAR ...................... 210848-1
6-4
4
BRACKET ASSY, DRIVE SHAFT,
RIGHT .................................................. 204916-1
6-4
5
LOWER DRIVE E, ASSY, COMPLETE
WITH STEPPER MOTOR AND
RIGHT BRACKET ................................ 204845-1
6-4
6
BRACKET ASSY,
DRIVE SHAFT, LEFT .......................... 204916
6-4
7
SUPPORT, DRIVE SHAFT ..................... 203556-2
6-4
8
FAN ASSEMBLY, VACUUM ................... 210139
6-4
9
EXHAUST, GRILL .................................. 204976
6-4
10
PLUG, PLATEN ...................................... 203742
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Figure 6-4. Inner Platen Parts Breakdown.
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FIGURE ITEM
PART NAME
PART #
6-5
1
COVER, CARRIER ELECTRONICS ........ 215111-02
6-5
2
CARRIAGE PWA ...................................... 212151-05
6-5
3
ENCODER SENSOR W/FLEX ................ 209578-101
6-5
4
STRAIN RELIEF ..................................... 215659-00
6-5
5
PEN CARRIER, 208, PARTIAL ............... 210004
6-5
6
CARRIAGE BUSHING SET (2) ............... 209568
6-5
7
PAD, BUSHING ...................................... 212426-00
6-5
8
SPRING PAD, 208 JET ........................... 207572
6-5
9
FERRITE, FLEX CABLE ......................... 210809
6-5
10
PWB, FLEX, QUAD ................................. 215174-00
6-5
11
PAPER SENSOR W/FLEX ...................... 207180
PEN CARRIER ASSY,
COMPLETE ASSEMBLY ..................... 217619-00
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Figure 6-5. Carriage Assembly Parts Breakdown.
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FIGURE ITEM
PART NAME
PART #
6-6
1
SEAL, 104/208 .......................................... 206502
6-6
2
WIPER ..................................................... 209276
SERVICE STATION,
COMPLETE ASSEMBLY ..................... 207611-03
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Figure 6-6. Service Station Assembly Parts Breakdown.
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