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GRAPHTEC FC8000 Series User Manual: When It Does Not Work Right

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When It Does Not Work Right

Symptom
Drops the media while
detecting.
Media wobbles.
One of the push roller
goes off the media.
T ool carriage hits the left Push roller sensor may be
side of the plotter and
"POSITION ALARM" is
displayed after selecting
the media type. Or, it
hits the right side of the
plotter and "POSITION
ALARM" is displayed.
The plotter stops with
"POSITION ALARM"
displayed during
initialization or cutting.
It is cutting with origin
point shifting to center of left origin point is received
the media.
Media jumps out to
forward side.
Possible Cause
Bright light might be shining Block the light if there is direct
onto the media sensor.
Media sensor may be
defective.
Push rollers are not set
correctly on the grit rollers.
The leading edge or the
trailing edge of the media is straight.
not cut straight against the
media.
defective if it hits the left
side of the plotter.
Home sensor may be
defective if it hits the right
side of the plotter.
CONDITION setting for the
media is invalid.
The pen carriage does not
move by hitting something.
External force is applied
to the pen carriage while
cutting.
Movement is disturbed
by the media chaff in the
operation area.
The plotter is defective.
Data created with lower
when the plotter is set with
center origin point.
(With HP-GL command)
Selected wrong type of the
media.
Solution
sunlight shining on the plotter
that is placed near the window.
Move away the fuorescent
lamps if there is one close to
the plotter.
Contact your sales
representative or the Graphtec
call center. Set the media
sensor to DISABLED to use the
plotter temporarily.
Check the position of the push
rollers.
Cut the edge of the media
Contact your sales
representative or the Graphtec
call center. Set the push roller
sensor to DISABLED to use the
plotter temporarily.
Slow down the speed or lower
the FORCE.
Move the object disturbing
the operation, and turn on the
plotter after turning it off once.
Move the object disturbing
the operation, and turn on the
plotter after turning it off once.
Move the object disturbing
the operation, and turn on the
plotter after turning it off once.
Contact your sales
representative or the Graphtec
call center.
Reset the origin point to center
on the application software,
or reset the origin point of the
plotter to lower left.
Check the type of media,
"SHEET", "ROLL-1 REAR
SET", or "ROLL-2 REAR SET".
1 1 3 3 - - 3 3
Reference
Enabling/
P .10-4
Disabling the Media
Sensors (MEDIA
SENSOR)
P .2-6
Loading
Media (Paper or
Marking Film)
P .10-4
Enabling/
Disabling the Media
Sensors (MEDIA
SENSOR)
Setting T ool
P .2-24
Condition
P .3-9
Setting
Origin Point When HP-
GL is Set
P .2-20
Setting
Feeding Method

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