trentinos wrote:Sorry for the confusion guys... I was the quoted person who claimed to have fixed it by starting clean before switching to the t-dozer. I've realized this isn't the solution as I've got 6 new machines... all with 0x53 errors I haven't been able to get past. I'm not sure what I did, but I haven't been able to replicate the 2 successes I've had yet. If it was a bad wire or connection I'd assume that might be 1/5 machines, but not all 6.
Really wish I found Open DTG before purchasing these. I realize this isn't opendtg hardware, but does anyone have any thoughts into fixing this 0x53 asf error? I'd be happy to pay someone (and post the success here) if someone knows a fix.
Before doing the conversions did you turn on the machines and do a print. On the t-shirt forum, there was a thread where the guy bought the T-Dozer kit and didn't turn on the machine, just started taking apart the printer. This causes problems since the printer doesn't get properly initialized. In my case, I turned on the printer but didn't actually print a page, didn't even initialize the ink. I don't know if that caused my 53 error but I was so disgusted with T-Dozer that I just went and junked the kit. Note the guy on the T-Shirt forum was able to put certain parts back to initialize the printer and got the T-Dozer kit to work. I, however, tried that but still failed.
I then bought the OpenDTG AIO board and now am able to print after replacing the T-Dozer Nema 17 stepper motor and replacing their pulley system.
One thing you need to be aware of is even if you get the T-Dozer kit to work, the kit has an inferior Nema 17 stepper motor and uses a 14 tooth pulley. Those both really need to be upgraded with the pulley being changed out to a 30 tooth.
How many T-Dozer kits did you buy?