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  1. Thanks for great input. F340 P1 tank size is 7,1 L, so no so big deal - and other thing - particular machine is located in busiest mall of city, so downtime for day is bad already, let alone week or more. As for control strips, I know, they are cheap and everything, but Fujifilm support in this part of world (Latvia) isnt exactly great. Its more like nonexistant. There is option to order parts using codes from manual, but thats it - no engineers, no tech support etc. I had to learn everything myself - so a lot of mistakes was made on the way. And will be made... I am pretty sure, that it was contaminated by operators working that day, but there is no way to prove it, because nobody did anything, seen anything or know anything. As always
  2. Thanks for all replays! It was P1. I changed it, and everything is fine now. As for full tests - we don't have control strips available on request. We have to order them and wait like 2 weeks at least. And we can't afford to wait so long. Thanks again, you are really helpful community, I see this again and again!
  3. Hi there, I have problem with F340 - black color is no longer black, it is sort of blueish. And even stranger - sometimes gray on test is more like brownish, but black is still blue. Tests are attached. I am thinking AOM driver? Laser working temperature is not exceeding limits. Any ideas? Thanks Andis
  4. PS it was indeed. Changed solution in tanks and replenisher, and problem vanished. Also - PS was kind of orange, while normally it is greenish. Thanks for help! P.S. What is "blix"? Could not find such term anywhere.
  5. It is common problem with these processors (same with 340 and 550) that with time there is sediment on inner walls of heater. You need to block tubing, disconnect it, and clean all three heater holes like you would clean barrel of rifle. And reason for that is old/dirty ps solution and/or clogged circulation filters.
  6. Hi, frontier 340 (using cp49 of course) pictures and feeds turns yellow some time after printing. Time is from 2-3 minutes if paper is exposed to sun to 40-50 minutes if left on table exposed to indoor lighting. Fuji representative said it is possibly either p1 or laser problem. I changed p1, same thing. But I don't see logic behind idea that it could be faulty laser, because feeds turns yellow and it is my understanding, that laser does not activate on feeds. So I am thinking about changing p2 also. Or maybe I am not getting something here? Thanks. Andis.
  7. I am starting to doubt my writing ability. Just forget it.
  8. The problem is not with MS, problem is fact that printer does not start up and it is impossible to transfer control software into printer.
  9. Hi there! Our company bought original MS software for all our labs (340, 330, 350, 355 and 550). Local Fujifilm support technician reccomended to upgrade scanner/printer software prior to installing MS (we decited to go for tethered system). We received A1 7.7 for 350, A1 4.0 for 330/340 and A1 1.8 016 for 355/550 (as far as I understand main factor which A1 version is needed for which minilab is decided by scanner model). We upgraded all of 330, 340, 350 and 355 without any problems whatsoever. Also installation of MS was succesful (apart from few unlcear questions regarding funtions of MS, but this is another story). But when we got to upgrading 550 everything went wrong... We were using A1 1.8 016 version (actually same CD we used for 355 - 355 and 550 has same scanner model SP3000) initially everything seem ok - control software transfered into scanner/printer, main software in mcu, right till after requested restart printer did not boot up at all. Scanner boots up - program runs, but in standalone mode only. What exactly do I mean by "printer does not boot up": normally, when printer is turned on on its small display (where status and rom version is shown) it shows cursor, then pause, then countdown begins, after what printer begins to warm up/initialise and so on. In our case printer just stuck with cursor on screen, no countdown or whatever. It does not respond to any manipulations from scanner side nor it allows to install new control software. Actually, it even did not show printer in device manager, where it should be. And no, reinstall whatever and as much as you like, it does not changes anything. We checked and recheck all the IEEE cards, cables, imager, almost all the boards. Tried to reinstall mcu from beginning, restore its software by using original recovery CDs and so on. Then, it started to seem, that it may be the mainboard of Imager, who is causing all the trouble - we ordered new one and installed it. Now printer boots past cursor - right to count of 3, from countdown sequence and stays there indefinetly. Now, it seem to be a good sign - after all, when system transfers printer control software into printer, it normally puts printer in this state (Frontier 3...) and also mcu windows is able to find printer and shows it up in device manager. But it still refuses to accept printer control software. Any installing attempts finishes with "downloading failed for printer". So, I dont know where exactly printer stores control software, but my feeling is that somehow transfer has failed and printer is unable to start essential components for receiving new software. I am wondering - is there any options to reprogram main chip or something like that. Any ideas? Andis
  10. andis

    FP232 N3 Heat Problem

    I have had this problem with two 230b's and one 232b and each time cause was the same - bad circulation due to clogged circulation filters, which in turn caused sediment in all piping, tank, rack and heater section. These machines has problems like this if you have too small amount of films to develop. If you have less than, say, 10 a day and you do not "simulate" processing by feeding leaders, then eventually sooner than later you will have this problem. Only solution is to to clean n3 tank, rack, heating, piping and try to run machine with enough load to keep it clean.
  11. Many thanks! Will try this as soon as possible! Andis
  12. Hi, one of our minilabs just called about strange problem (i havent seen this personally as this is holidays and particular minilab is located in another city, so this is just from phone conversation). The thing is, that lab prints photos and after some time (like few hours) these photos start to change color most noticeably in light areas especially white. For example when printing test it comes out ok, bet after short amount of time all the white areas, around test patterns, starts to get greenish blue. Lab does not show any error messages about solution concentrations or anything of this sort. This problem appears on all kind of paper, regardless of width or type or age or whatever and started pretty suddenly. Operators of that particular lab says that f340 recently started to display error connected with laser temperatures and clogged filter, they have ordered new filters, but they are still on the way. Can laser really be cause of problem? It more sounds like some weird chemistry thing, but I really dont know. Thanks in advance! Andis
  13. Hi, I have following problem: frontier 550 dryer mechanism is not working correctly - when processing is active motor m770 is turning dryer belt and dryer exit gears, but from time to time it suddenly just stops and motor is making weird noise. When at this moment i help mechanism (i turn one of exit rollers with my finger) it starts to turn again. It never stops when unit with dryer belt is taken out. I have tested a) motor it self, it is ok pdb23 - we thought that it might be possible that control board is faulty, but it is ok c) i have changed dryer belt d) inspected all mechanism, no visible anomalies e) changed some of gears (those who are closest to dryer belt mechanism and looked somewhat "old") f) i even inspected and cleaned all racks and processor exit rack. Strange thing is, that when I make some changes (replace gears for example) or just take apart and put back dryer/dryer exit it works normally for some time (anywhere between from few hours to few days). Have no idea whatsoever! Please help with some advice! Thanks, and Merry Christmas! Andis
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