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HP DesignJet T730
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I have two T730's with problems.  They are both 2-3 years old.  One was getting encoder strip related errors.  in the past, I have cleaned them with a lint free cloth and a little water.  When I cleaned this one, the mask printing came off.  I've never had that happen using water before.  Has anyone seen this?  I have to get a new encoder strip.

 

The cutter in the other plotters rattles loudly all the way across.  It seems to be very sloppy.  I noticed one of the O-rings is cracked.  I used to see this problem on the DJ 105x plotters and replaced the O-rings.  I figured by now HP had switch to more durable O-rings but I guess not.  The other problem is a possible ink leak.  While looking at the cutter problem and running a test print, there was black ink smearing on the patterns.  There is black ink practically dripping off the printhead.  Has anyone see this?  I guess I'll have to order a replacement printhead, clean the mess up, and hope this was a one-off thing.

 

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Chris

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