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Is this still static electricity?
AjaRai posted a topic in LaserPoint Cutting Plotter Support RequestsWe just got our machine Thursday. So far we have managed to cut about 1 out of 20 good cuts. We have followed the instructions on USCutter's support site to ground every conceivable way. Still the machine goes nuts on us on a regular basis. The video shows it way better. Any help appreciated, Mats
Need Help ASAP Please
DeepCutsVinylNJ posted a topic in Mac Users BoardHey all, I'm new to the forums. I've been using the MH Refine for almost 3 years on my iMac. I've never had any issues until last night. I was in the middle of a cut and the cutter almost just gave up I guess. It just stopped. I tried again and it wasn't responding. So for some reason, I decided to upgrade my signcut software. Updated it, and started cutting, and it was ok, or so I thought. My settings were all off and things were cutting odd. I did have the random line of death too. I spoke with someone at uscutter support and he remote logged in and we tried some things, and now the cutter isn't even responding. It does its test when I hit the 'Test' button on the machine itself but nothing from the computer. I have the machine grounded, or so I believe I do. Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions? Much appreciated!
Creation PCut CR630 not finishing cuts (Static issue?)...
HarveyLester posted a topic in Creation PCUT Cutting Plotter Support RequestsHi everybody, I have been using a Creation PCut CR630 for quite a while now and, excluding the occasional minor error, I have generally not had any issues with it, until now. A few days ago I sent a design from Signcut to the cutter and everything started as usual, but about halfway through the cut it stopped cutting the design and instead cut a diagonal line all the way back to the starting point, displaying a 'Waiting' message on the LCD screen. Now it does this nearly everytime I try to cut a design, no matter how simple or small the design. After a while I got sick of wasting vinyl, so I removed the blade from the holder and began to carry out a few tests. I'm pretty sure it is an issue with static electricity, since I only get this problem when using white vinyl. When I run a test cut with either no vinyl or non-white vinyl, the cut completes just fine. I have tried running a ground cable from the bottom of the cutter to the stand, but this hasn't resolved the problem. The 'feet' on the bottom of the stand have a plastic base, and the floor is wooden. Could this be the problem? I've tried installing the latest FTDI driver, to no avail. I am using the following settings, in both Device Manager (Windows 7 64-bit) and Signcut Productivity Pro: Bits per second: 9600 Data bits: 8 Parity: None Stop bits: 1 Flow control: Hardware I am using the following advanced Port Settings (In Device Manager): Com Port Number: COM4 USB Transfer Sizes Receive: 4096 bytes Transmit: 4096 bytes Latency Timer: 16 msec Timeouts Minimum Read Timeout: 0 msec Minimum Write Timeout: 0 msec Serial Enumerator: Checked Serial Printer: Checked Cancel If Power Off: Checked Event On Surprise Removal: Checked Set RTS On Close: Checked Disable Modem Ctrl Alt Startup: Unchecked I'm going to try wiping the cutter and stand down thoroughly with dryer sheets, as well as placing a dryer sheet inside the vinyl roll itself, and possibly tape some dryer sheets to the rollers and back of the cutter, so that the vinyl comes into contact with the sheets before reaching the blade. If all else fails, I'm going to try using a humidifier. For the record, as much as I'd love to use a serial connection, my cutter only has a USB port, so I'm stuck with that. Anybody got any other suggestions as to what might be causing the problem, and how to fix it? Thanks in advance!