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Thursday, July 20

  1. msg Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits? message posted Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits? Well I grant you the 6300 may not be "modern" but users were forced to also check the box…
    Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits?
    Well I grant you the 6300 may not be "modern" but users were forced to also check the box in the driver dialog as well as the Lightroom interface. Not seeing it for the 4000 driver dialog left me wondering... I'm glad to know I didn't miss it somehow.
    10:41 am

Wednesday, July 19

  1. msg Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits? message posted Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits? Modern printer drivers from any manufacturer can handle 8 or 16 bits - there's no need for a switch…
    Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits?
    Modern printer drivers from any manufacturer can handle 8 or 16 bits - there's no need for a switch in the printer driver itself. It's the application that can decide which to hand off to the printer driver. Lightroom has a '16 Bit Output' checkbox in the Print Job panel just below 'Print Sharpening'. Works great.
    9:37 am

Monday, July 17

  1. msg ink cartridge interchangeability message posted ink cartridge interchangeability I'm wondering if there is any interchangeability between the PFI-301/701 carts and the PFI-302/702 …
    ink cartridge interchangeability
    I'm wondering if there is any interchangeability between the PFI-301/701 carts and the PFI-302/702 (or possibly even later) carts. Does anyone know? I haven't been able to find any info on this anywhere, The specs for the iPF-8100/9100 list a mixture of PFI-301/701 and 302/702 carts, depending on the color. This implies that they would interchange in the iPF-8100/9100. B&H's website listings for the various carts and colors imply that the 302/702 carts will only work in the IPF-8100/9100. Would the 302/702 (or even later) series of carts work in the iPF-8000/9000? Or if there is any interchangeability at all, is it only for backwards compatibility of the earlier carts with the later model printers?
    9:09 am

Friday, July 14

  1. msg IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen message posted IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen Had a better look while I had the cover off so I could see it loading the paper. It feeds the pape…
    IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen
    Had a better look while I had the cover off so I could see it loading the paper.
    It feeds the paper in a couple of inches, the the carriage moves about 2 into the paper, the green sensor light comes on, then flickers red and blue real fast. Then stays green as is moves the carriage to detect the edge of the roll. Then the carriage moves 1 inch into the paper and the green sensor light comes on again and the roll rewinds, trying to detect the front edge of the paper I guess. But when it gets to the front edge of the paper, it quickly rewinds it back behind the rollers.
    Video here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwE6NVaw8-NIb3hORkJxeXZaLWM
    And pic of the LCD screen when the printer is on and the lights are off (no green led lit behind the power button)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwE6NVaw8-NITVY4LTJuWENqQWM/view?usp=sharing
    Whats the best way to remove the print heads, slide the carriage across when the machine if off, or when it's just powered on and the carriage moves across (then pull the plug?)
    9:51 am
  2. msg iPF8000 - how to remove operation panel? message posted iPF8000 - how to remove operation panel? Ok, for lack of responses here, I've just let any possible moisture (no sign of any, though) in the…
    iPF8000 - how to remove operation panel?
    Ok, for lack of responses here, I've just let any possible moisture (no sign of any, though) in the operation panel evaporate. It seems very unlikely that the operation panel even took a hit. The only moisture found in the right side cover was a couple drops around the seams at the bottom, with nothing actually inside. There were a couple drops on the platen, which were immediately wiped up. The center back cover had a drop at the bottom seam, with no sign of moisture anywhere else under the back covers. The right side cover seemed to have a good deal of moisture around the seam, and I blotted a bit of water out of the bottom of the right side with a paper towel, but there was absolutely no sign of any moisture on any of the metal, electronic, or mechanical parts in the right side. Looks like I got very lucky.

    After immediately taking all the covers off and inspecting for possible water damage, I then cleaned the entire platen, all the zig-zag ink channels, and the pinch rollers. Also finished reading the entire service manual and most of the user manual. Looks like I won't be cleaning the waste ink tank until I've got it fired up. After losing a 44" Epson to the horrible power conditions experienced here ("dirty" power, frequent outages and interruptions, voltage spikes, and brownouts), I'm still waiting for a line conditioner to arrive in the mail before I power up the iPF-8000. Then comes putting the machine through all it's adjustments, doing a pumpdown and replacing a couple of installed 3rd party inks of unknown quality, and cleaning out and resetting the waste ink tank. So as soon as my line conditioner arrives, I should be pretty well good to go.

    But the question still remains unanswered: How is the operation panel removed? The apparent pry point is a small slot on the right side, about an inch up from the bottom. But which way to pry, without breaking any of the plastic? It's neither obvious, evident, or intuitive whether the prying is an up or down type of motion, prying inward with a side to side motion, or prying outward with a side to side motion. I'd still like to know how to get the dang thing off of there without breaking it! Anyone?
    5:23 am

Thursday, July 13

  1. msg IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen message posted IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen 2E27 is paper jam error, but you really do not have paper jam? OK, two things. First - does multis…
    IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen
    2E27 is paper jam error, but you really do not have paper jam?
    OK, two things. First - does multisensor emits proper lights when you trying to load paper? In general it emits all 3 colors - red for paper side detection, green for paper width detection and very shortly emits blue light at beginning for unknown reason for me... :) Probably in your case sensor will not emit lights and will not detect paper.
    And other - you do not have any problems with print heads until all these problems? Seems that something shortening your power source inside printer and usually this is burned print head. Burned print head may generate any error code. Ask your tech - can you take off both print heads from printer and turn it on. In general this is normal operation when printer working fine (it will ask to place print heads into carriage) but in your case I am not sure that this will work correctly if problem is not in print head...
    4:53 pm
  2. msg Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits? message posted Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits? After replacing my aged 6300 which used to have a checkmark in the Mac OSx driver for either printi…
    Pro 4000 printing in 16 bits?
    After replacing my aged 6300 which used to have a checkmark in the Mac OSx driver for either printing at 8 bits or 16 bits, I find the the new printer driver missing this checkbox. Is it still there somewhere or is it controlled by the software such as Lightroom et. al.? I would like to continue to print in 16 bits.

    Doug
    9:36 am
  3. msg IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen message posted IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen I have checked the data cable from the main board to the operational panel and it has no faults. T…
    IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen
    I have checked the data cable from the main board to the operational panel and it has no faults.
    There are 2 boards within the operational panel, I will check the cables from one to the other, just to be sure (Doubtful it's as simple as a cable)

    Last errors are:
    03810108-250C
    03010000-2E27
    03010000-2E27
    03810108-250C
    03810109-250B

    The error code 03010000-2E27 is what appears when it loads, or tries to load the paper.
    It feeds it in, scans the width, then feeds it back behind the far rollers and stops and produces the error.
    12:38 am

Wednesday, July 12

  1. msg IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen message posted IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen Strange situation. Printer boots without any error but later did not work... In any case at first …
    IPF6400 Blank LCD Screen
    Strange situation. Printer boots without any error but later did not work...
    In any case at first in your place I will check data cable (contacts on both cable ends) between main board and operation panel unit. At this time I am not sure that main board can be broken. Operation panel unit itself can be broken instead.
    BTW, web interface must list somewhere list of last printer errors. What error code it displays when you try to load paper? I doubt that this will be paper jam error code... Status Display also shows last printer errors.
    4:19 pm

Sunday, July 9

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