Troubleshooting the Powis Parker Fastback 9 - Error Messages

May 22 08:08 2009 Jeff McRitchie Print This Article

This article is designed to list the most common error messages, possible causes and potential solutions. Here are some of the error messages you might encounter:

One of the great things about the Powis Parker Fastback 9 binding machine is that if there is a problem,Guest Posting it provides you with an error message to help you figure out what is wrong. This article is designed to list the most common error messages, possible causes and potential solutions. Using this article you should be able to do some basic troubleshooting of your machine and hopefully will find a simple solution to your problem. Here are some of the error messages you might encounter:

Error Message: "INSERT BOOK"

  • This message can be caused if you press the bind button on the machine without inserting a book into the binding recess of the Fastback 9. Put a book into the machine and try pressing the bind button again.
  • This message can also be caused if the sheets of your document are not fully justified against the right side of the binding recess. To fix this problem, tap the edges of your sheets until the book is flush against the right side of the binding recess.
  • This message can also be displayed if the book sensor is damaged or not functioning properly. If this is the case, you will need to contact your Powis Dealer and arrange a service call to replace the sensor.

Error Message: "USE SMALLER SIZE"

  • This error message is most commonly displayed if your strip is too wide for the number of sheets placed in the binding recess of the Fastback 9. You can either add more sheets or use a narrower strip.
  • This message can also be caused if you forget the fold your LX binding strip at a 90 degree angle before inserting it into the machine. If this is the case simply fold your strip and attempt the binding cycle again.
  • This message will also be displayed if the strip and the contents of your book are not properly lined up at the back of the binding recess. Check to make sure that the contents of your book and the strip are pushed all the way back in the machine.

Error Message: "BOOK TOO THICK"

  • This error message is displayed if you are trying to bind too many sheets of paper with the medium strip. You will need to reduce the thickness of the book by removing some sheets. The Fastback 9 is limited to approximately a 1 inch capacity using a medium LX strip.

Error Message: "USE MEDIUM SIZE"

  • This error message can occur if you try and bind too many sheets with a narrow strip. You can either remove some sheets or use a narrow LX strip instead.
  • You might also get this error message if there is no strip in the binding recess and you press the bind button. The machine will measure your document and tell you what type of strip you need to use.

Error Message: "USE NARROW SIZE"

  • This error message can occur if you try to bind too few sheets with a medium strip. You can either add some sheets or use a narrow strip.
  • You might also see this message if you insert a document into the binding recess and press the bind button without inserting a strip. The machine will measure the document and tell you what size of strip you will need to use.

Error Message: "REVERSE STRIP"

  • This message is displayed if you attempt to bind a document with a strip inserted backwards. You need to make sure that the short end of the strip is vertical and the long end is flat.

Error Message: "MACHINE ERROR XX"

  • This series of errors is designed to tell you that your machine needs technical attention. Try turning your machine off and then back on. If the error still persists you will need to contact your Powis Parker dealer and set up a service call.

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