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    Hello. If you have XP version with dongle can upgrade it to version Ez controller 6.60. If you want can help move your XP version to new computer running on any Windows ( even Windows 10 x64 ) . If you have XP version working without dongle can offer new instillation on new computer running latest EZ controller without dongle. All settings from previous computer can be transferred. Can run it on any Windows. Contact, if interested.
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    This is a simple fault on box chemistry. It knows how many prints can be processed before it SHOULD run out of replenished. Yours has not run out so it will let you carry on for a while then give the error. Go into Maintenance mode Processor and input check This will show your tank levels for P1 P2-A and P2-B, I suspect 1 or more are empty with the other still showing half full. That's the one that you need to look at to ask why? The box should have all the chemicals running out at the same time. You need to check your replenisher pump outputs are correct, maybe needs new poppet valves or a pipe is blocked kinked etc. Once you think you have a reason for it not to be empty simply drain all the rep tanks, The taps are normally below the position of the replenisher box. Not the same taps for draining the main tanks. Once drained it should ask for water to be filled and a new box and the door shut. It should then do a mix as normal. If it doesn't you can make it do a mix from normally the installation screen, more info on the model would help, I'm presuming Fuji
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    I too have a V-30, and am really happy with it, running only Kodak chemistry. They are now selling a LU developer for C-41 process, in a 5 liter mix it is 823 1672 which works out very well, as the LU is for Low Utilization. Although we generally process 30-40 rolls a day. Considering the cost, I don't believe I would bother careful storage of the fixer, as it is cheap. My opinion would be to look for a Noritsu T-15 processor if you are using only 35mm, and consider a PhotoTherm Sidekick for really low use. We have one we use mostly for black and white, and for push processing C-41. Running a test strip, which we do every day, is a very good plan. Just load it into one of the plastic cartridges such as you use for medium format, attach it to a leader card, and develop it. By the way, we have had our best results and lowest overall cost using Kodak chemistry. Using the C-41RA bleach which is RTU and pricey, has proven to be not necessary.Finally, your V30 replenisher tanks hold slightly over 10 liters each, so I would add developer to the tank only when prompted, and then only a couple of liters, in order to keep it fresh.
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    We have a Kodak G4x kiosk that was purchased second-hand a couple years ago. It is currently running KPK 7.2 on WinXP Embedded using the old 4:3 monitor. We are wanting to upgrade it to the latest version of KPK, but we are told now that doing so requires replacing the monitor with a larger widescreen, upgrading the internal memory to 4GB, and replacing Windows XP with Windows 7. Now, the hardware upgrades I am perfectly capable of doing myself. I repair and upgrade computers as a second job, so this would be fairly routine for me once I figure out how to open the machine up. The problem is acquiring the software update, as our normal source for software updates is refusing to sell us just the software. They are insisting we have to buy the entire hardware upgrade package in order to get the software, which is over $1000...we only paid $300 for the entire kiosk including both printers! Is there a source where I could get just the software for the Win7 KPK updates so I can do the hardware upgrades myself and save us a ton of money? Thank you.
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    Sorry to say what follows. A bit of respect on this forum, mostly at this the website has just been updated and need our help. Yustas and Romans, you are the ones I personally respect a lot on this forum, due to the high expérience you people have. It hurts me a lot to see people like you, people I want to resemble, behaving this way. If you people could know how I admire you, what I expect from you ... Live quarels at side please. If you don't appreciate my words above, please I be very sorry. Thanks for both of you.
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    Go to paper registration menu. There press ''Next''. After that you can enter new replenishment rate values for each paper. If you use replenishment corrections for low volume prints then also have correct settings there.
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    Try following this, the problem may have happened because the MLVA data was not initialized first. Obviously make a full service backup before you do anything, just in case of any problems. Uniformity pattern 2, 3 and 4 IMPORTANT • The uniformity patterns 2, 3 and 4 are always to be used together. Be sure to follow all the steps below. 1. Initialize the MLVA data. Manual 3066 Menu,Extension,Setup, Data Initialization, MLVA 2. Delete unf_m_nai.dat in C:\NORITSUKOKI\QSS29\Data. IMPORTANT • Be sure to delete unf_m_nai.dat. The data may not be updated and the print quality can not be brought back to the reference level if unf_m_nai.dat is not deleted. 3. Perform inner calibration correction adjustment. Manual 3220 Menu,Extension, Maintenance, Various Adjustment, Printer Mechanical Adjustment 4. Carry out the Load Voltage Adjustment. Manual 3062 Menu, Extension, Setup, MLVA setup, Paper Specification Registration/Setup, F-Functions 5. Carry out the uniformity pattern 2. NOTE • Follow the instruction on the display. • It will takes 15 minutes at most. 6. Carry out the uniformity pattern 3. NOTE • Follow the instruction on the display. • It will takes 60 minutes at most. 7. Carry out the uniformity pattern 4. NOTE • Follow the instruction on the display. • It will takes 30 minutes at most. 8. Carry out the uniformity pattern 1. Creating the FB coefficient file The uniformity pattern 1 (flatbed scanner) is omitted, and the time can be shortened when uniformity patterns 2, 3 and 4 are done and it is judged that stripes and unevenness disappeared. Create the FB coefficient file according to the following procedure. 1. Delete UNF_FB.dat in C:\NORITSU KOKI\QSS29\DATA, or change the file name. 2. Copy the UNF01.dat in the same folder and change the file name to UNF_FB.dat. IMPORTANT • When using another folder for the copy, change the file name to UNF_FB.dat and save it to C:\NORITSU KOKI\QSS29\DATA. And, when you change the file name, be careful not to mistake the file name. If the folder to save is mistaken or the file name is wrong, when performing the Uniformity Pattern 1 (Flatbed Scanner), an error can occur and cannot perform. 3. Carry out the Uniformity Pattern 1. (1) Select the paper magazine. (2) Press the Skip button to skip the correction by the flatbed scanner. The calibrator measures the state. (3) Register by YES. 4. Check the print.