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Need Help This has been going on for a few weeks..............................


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After loading media..... any media [the printer is not choosy], the message comes up, invalid pinch rollers. I check them out and nothing appears wrong at all. So, I do a set-up again and the message might re-appear or it might just say it's ready. However, in the last 2 or 3 weeks, it's beginning to need more and more coaxing, even though the pinchers are dead balls on. Moving them and readjusting them back does not seem to help. Like I said, sometimes it finds everything honky-dory right off the bat, while other times it takes a try or two and just a little bit ago, it took about 8 tries, til it found them.

Any ideas ??

Roland SP540V. It's an oldie........ but goodie printer. Everything else seems to be pretty much spot on.

:thankyou: Gino


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Thanks, is that hard to change out ??

It's not hard but it does take time and patience. The main concern is just not cutting the cable on all the sharp sheet metal. Other than that it's pretty straight forward. It's a good idea to clean all of the plastic sheets that keep the cable in the proper place. They get a lot of ink build up and it's good to start the new cable out fresh so it doesn't get stuck or stick to the plastic too much. Also, take a note of how the cable is folded and whether the printed side is facing up or down in certain areas. You don't want to get the cable in and then realize it's upside-down!

Joe House

New Member
I usually change out the cable guides when I replace the cable, but cleaning would be the minimum. Then make sure that the cable hugs the inside cable guide when you put it all back together - adjust this by moving the cable along the bottom of the track to get it right and run the carriage back and forth by hand before turning it back on.