dim bulb with purple hue... after only 185 hours...?

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dim bulb with purple hue... after only 185 hours...?

Post#1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:39 am

Hello forum, my printer had been running wonderfully for a while. I took a holiday for a couple of weeks and now I'm firing it up again. However the light out of the projector is not nearly the strength I remember and seems to have a purple tint... I am running this projector only 185 hours so I cant imagine its the bulb life. I restated the computer and tried again with the last print i successfully ran but still same thing... Any ideas? What should i do to try to diagnose or fix this? Thanks -Ethan


Printer Info:
Configuration: B9Creator v1.1.0, XY at 50 microns
Port: COM4, Display: 2 (1024 x 768)
Total Projector Lamp Hours: 185
MSM: 1, Fade: 0, Balance: 0, Slope: 1
Job Info:
File: C:/Users/ethang/Desktop/jewelry/inception_01_50xy_31.75z.b9j
Name: inception_01_50xy_31.75z
XY Pixel Size: 50 µm, Slice Thickness: 31.75 µm
Total Layers: 360
Material Volume Solid: 2.29 ml, Liquid: 2.29 ml
Material Exposure Info:
Selected Material: RedCherry 1:1 Mix
Base Exposure Time, Calculated: 9.503 secs
Over Cure Exposure Time, Calculated: 1.425 secs
Attach Base Exposure Time, Calculated: 42.050 sec
Attach Over Cure Exposure Time, Calculated: 6.307 secs
Attach Layers, Calculated: 2
Bleed Control Enabled: True

Printer Cycle Settings:
Shutter Open Speed : 70, Shutter Close Speed : 60
Pre Exposure Delay (Settle) : 3
Post Exposure Delay (Kick) : 0.2
Post Release Delay (Breathe) : 1
Pre-Release Lift (mm) : 0.1
Overlift Cutoff (mm) : 0.5, Initial Overlift (mm) : 3, Subsequent Overlift (mm) : 0.5
Dip (mm) : 0
Dynamic Vat Positioning: false
Job Position - X Offset: 0, Y Offset: 0
Mirrored: false, Show Grid: true

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Robert Howle
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Re: dim bulb with purple hue... after only 185 hours...?

Post#2 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:10 am

Are the prints coming out. No expert, but maybe the color wheel. Just thinking outloud. Might not be lamp, but the projector itself. I would unplug from power source (projector) and plug back up and allow the onboard 'puter to reboot.

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ethank
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Re: dim bulb with purple hue... after only 185 hours...?

Post#3 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:32 am

The base layer is barely coming out but once the layers get to the supports --- nothing. I tried restarting everything a few times but same results. :( Can you clarify what you mean by " maybe the color wheel. " ?

ethank
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Re: dim bulb with purple hue... after only 185 hours...?

Post#4 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:51 am

hmmm, well i reversed my vga cable and the problem seems to have been solved... :) funny i thought those things were not directional... either way Back to business and my never ending quest for amazing prints. thanks robert

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Re: dim bulb with purple hue... after only 185 hours...?

Post#5 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:53 am

check vga cable

ethank
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Re: dim bulb with purple hue... after only 185 hours...?

Post#6 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:16 pm

so i got one decent print and the next one went back to the same issue as before....with the projector not strong enough. Weird!
When the projector powers up the light power light blinks 7 times before powering on. ...
After searching the forum I see this error indicator means : case open.
however I am not sure what that really means or how to fix it.
Any ideas?
Thanks!

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Robert Howle
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Re: dim bulb with purple hue... after only 185 hours...?

Post#7 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:13 pm

Mike at the factory can interpret the blinking light codes.

Send info to Support@b9c.com

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