[rescue] Phaser ink
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Wed Aug 20 20:39:44 CDT 2008
On Aug 20, 2008, at 9:14 PM, Curious George wrote:
> Then, presumably, through the equivalent of a fuser (which is
> probably *not* heated for the reasons that it *is* in a laser)?
It's kind of pressed between some rollers. I don't think they were
>> During a cleaning cycle a funky oval gasket
>> presses against the print head and a vacuum is drawn by the vacuum
>> pump to pull ink out. The gasket pops back and there is a squeegee
>> inside that then wipes the printhead in an up-down motion.
> Can I (easily) see these mechanisms -- without taking everything
Remove the top and side covers... then you can pretty much see almost
>> The cap-wipe is the biggest failure item on the older machines, not
> Why the name "cap-wipe"?
It's a cap-wipe-purge unit because it caps the print-head and draws a
vacuum, then draws back and drags the squeegee to wipe the print
head. It purges by drawing a vacuum.
>> the printhead itself. If you can't quite clean properly,
>> check the cap-wipe gasket for cracks or complete failure.
> "clean properly" meaning if it takes several cleaning cycles?
> Or, if it just *never* comes clean??
Never comes clean.
> It seems cleaning is an issue when I first start up. Portions of the
> page may be missing one particular "color" (?)
Yeah... crusty wax left in the print jets.
>> I have almost all the Tektronix and Xerox service manuals
>> up to a few years ago which include the 8200 as the last printer.
> How does one convince you to part with these (or copies thereof)?? ;-)
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
I'll send you one if you don't mind attachments, otherwise, I can file
transfer it somewhere. Let me know which models.
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