This week I received two calls from HP Designjet 430 and 450c owners telling me that their trusty old machine was giving them a cartridge + data error and the initialization was very, very slow. Both told me that the error could be cancelled. This means that their sweet little plotters had line sensors that were bad. These are very easy to replace and cost less than $50. I've created a link below for you to buy line sensors for these plotters. When they come you just need to remove the two screws from the right side of the carriage, snap off the black plastic housing and pull out the old one and plug in the new one. Replace the black housing, it pretty much snaps into place. Replace the screws and your plotter will live for another 20 years -- except for belt replacements every 4-5 years. I've also included a link below to the new belts.
Line sensor for Designjet 430 or 450c
Replacement carriage belt for designjet 430 or 450c -- 36" model
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Christmas is coming so I am quite busy refurbishing plotters between answering the door for packages and wrapping the presents for the family! I need to have a fully ready inventory because that week after Christmas lots of businesses realize that they just have a week to buy that wide format printer they've been thinking about and the phone starts to ring like crazy!
This is the first Christmas with the darling twin grandbabies and I've been ordering cute musical toys because at 10 months they both love to dance, clap their hands and sing.
I'll be making some favorite photos into canvas wall hangings with wooden frames for most of the family. I have plenty of plotters to do this with so I think it is time to make some for us...the customers always ask me about it and with the Designjet 500 and 800 I get amazing results!
I'm also thinking about some vinyl printing to do some lettering on an old mirror. I'll make the quote with vinyl and then cut out the letters and use the adhesive vinyl for a stencil. I'll let you all know how it turns out!
Here's my favorite baby photo that's going to be placed on canvas -- we call it "BABY FIGHT CLUB" and the first rule of fight club is...
I write about common problems with older HP Designjets. I'm always available 10am to 10pm CDT to answer your questions!
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