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Suggestions What to try next to find an airleak.

Jim Hill

New Member
Still looking for an air leak on my Roland Versacamm SP-300V

I have now changed cap tops, all dampers and O rings and pulled ink into each damper and they have the correct colors in them, both manifolds, all drain lines and the drain tank, New ink pump, and yet I still cannot pull ink from under the cap tops with the heads parked in the proper place. I also tried changing the ribbon cables around because the only color printing is cyan and some yellow right now.

The only thing I have not changed yet is the capping station itself. Is there anyway to tell if a capping station is not working properly?
Anyone know of a Roland Dealer a capping station for an SP-300V ?

Must admit I have never run into this problem over the past 10 years and each time I connect the syrenge on the tubes under the car tops there is almost no resistance when trying to pull ink through the lines.

Running out of idea's on what to try next.



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You should have an admin delete one of these duplicate threads. Otherwise, it's gonna get quite confusing...... for everyone.

Jim Hill

New Member
Sorry I did not mean to post the same thing twice. I thought the first one did not go through so yes you are right I will contact who ever is the admin to delete the post.

Also I wanted to say I fixed the printer and it is once again working just fine.
I decided to stop fooling around with syringes and I purchased a brake bleeder kit for a car with a vacuum gauge and on the very first try it pulled the ink right through the lines.

I only wish I would have learned about this trick years ago because I will never use or purchase another syringe again.

For the printer being down and not working for two weeks the very first test print looked close to perfect without any medium cleaning.

Because I removed the heads to change the manifold on each head I will have to re-calibrate the heads again.

Thanks Jim