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FilipK
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HP T610 "Preparing to print" every time on startup

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HP Designjet T610
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Hello.

 

I replaced some parts and components in HP Designjet T610 ploter, like printheads, belt, carriage small aprts, etc...

 

Now, every time I turn on printer, long process called "Preparing to print" which has 4 steps begins. It lasts 15-20 minutes.

During this process, printer is preparing system, clicking, moving carriage, paper etc. Simillar like first startup or after changing prinheads.

 

Does anyone can help about this issue?

 

Thanks,

Filip

 

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davidzuts
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I encounter this just about everytime I work on one of these and it is a pain. Are you turning the plotter off using the front switch on the control panel or the switch in the back? I always recommend to keep the plotter on all the time. Check your users manual as there should be a sleep mode you can use.

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FilipK
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Thank you for the reply.

 

I always switch off in the front panel, then because the power supply is not stable, I turn off in the back.

I will try to switch off just using front panel.

 

So you think that if plotter is on all the time, in sleep mode, it will have no effect on plotter lifetime, inks, etc?

 

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I service these for big companies and all of them keep them on all the time. When the plotter is not being used very little current is used and unlike laser printers there are no timed actions which take place while they are on.

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azmie_dpi
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The problem is carriage pca,replaced it..sure ok..make sure ph new not old ph.if ph old just replaced ph.
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I have the same problem: Preparing to print.
How can I find out if it's the printheads or carriage pca?
Is it relevant if the printheads are out of warranty?
Thank you very much.

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