Checking for cracks inside the tube on the Brother GT-541

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Checking cracks inside the Tube

(1) Set a T-shirt or a sheet of A3 or regal-sized paper in the center of the Platen.

* When you have set a sheet of paper, lower the Platen to the “C” position to prevent the curled edge of paper from touching the

Print Heads.

(2) Send the A3-sized solid color pattern data of the color of the corresponding Print Head to GT-541,

and then print it. (The example below is the black pattern.)

* The A3-sized solid color pattern data files in the test data are as follows:

(They are attached to the Service Manual.)

              Solid_K.arp (for Black),

              Solid_M.arp (for Magenta),

             Solid_C.arp (for Cyan),

             Solid_Y.arp (for Yellow)

(3) Check the print result.

* If many stripes appear just after starting printing as shown below, there may be any crack

inside the Tube of the corresponding color.

* Many stripes will also appear when ink is low or the Tube is bent.

(4) Check the amount of ink and the condition of the Tube (whether the Tube is bent or not).

Follow one of the methods below according to the result of the check.

If the Ink Cartridge weighs 250 g or less:

(1) Replace the Ink Cartridge with the new one.

(2) Clean the Print Head in the “Powerful” mode. (See “2-6-3. Test Print” for how to make the “Head Cleaning”.)

(3) Print the A3-sized solid color pattern data again. If many stripes do not appear on the print result, the problem is solved.

If the Ink-Supply Tube is bent:

(1) Unbend the Ink-Supply Tube.

(2) Clean the Print Head in the “Powerful” mode. (See “2-6-3. Test Print” for how to make the “Head Cleaning”.)

(3) Print the A3-sized solid color pattern data again. If many stripes do not appear on the print result, the problem is solved.

If the Ink Cartridge weighs 250 g or more and the Tube is not bent:

Replace the Tube with the new one. Also, replace the Print Head corresponding the color of the Tube.

(See “6-1-2. Replacing the Print Heads” and “6-1-3. Replacing the Tubes” for details.)

 

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