SOLVED! Putting BN-20 into Storage

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SOLVED! Putting BN-20 into Storage

Post by Bearfaced » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:34 pm

I'm going to be doing some refurbishments and need to store my BN-20 in a safe, clean place. What are my options? I'd prefer to box it up to keep it safe. Is there a shut-down procedure to clean out the lines/head ready for an extended power off period?

Any advise welcome!

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Putting BN-20 into Storage

Post by mrtn » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:04 pm

How long is the period?
Do you have a domesticated dealer to perform the ink line wash?
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Re: Putting BN-20 into Storage

Post by Bearfaced » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:11 pm

Three months if everything goes to plan. The nearest dealer is 150 km away, I guess it would be pretty expensive but if there's nothing I can do myself then I'll have to consider this option.

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Re: Putting BN-20 into Storage

Post by mrtn » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:24 pm

No, it's perfectly doable:

1) Order an ESL4-CL cleaning cartridge, it needs to be this particular one with blue stripes, not the all white cleaning cartridges supplied with the printer for ink filling. Also get a fresh waste ink tank.

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2) Find the dummy cartridges supplied with the printer for ink filling and also the jig that's used for inserting the dummy cartridges.

3) Open your BN-20 user manual, look up page 82, "When Moving the Unit" and follow suit. You'll need to shuffle through the dummies and cleaning cartridge as the printer asks you to for washing the ink lines one by one.

Make sure to remove and discard the old waste ink tank.
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Re: Putting BN-20 into Storage

Post by Bearfaced » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:19 pm

Brilliant, I was hoping the answer would be this simple. Thanks very much for your help!

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Re: SOLVED! Putting BN-20 into Storage

Post by Bearfaced » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:08 pm

Hi I followed the instructions, the BN-20 pumped out the ink tank but didn't prompt for the cleaning cartridge. I have the message that says: "INk has been pumped from the ink tanks. Turn off the secondary power supply. (The next time that you turn the power on then ink tanks will be filled.)

Any ideas? I don't think I should leave the machine in this state.

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Re: SOLVED! Putting BN-20 into Storage

Post by mrtn » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:00 am

Oh, I forgot to ask you to check back before turning it off.

The plan was to make a head wash and turn it off when it asks for inks to be filled.

Can you check if you can perform head wash in current state? Cant’t recall right now.
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