03-31-2017 10:52 AM
And one more point...
I was printing 1000 double sided pages when something happened with the printer itself. I got it to work but the creo went out and I couldn't get it to restart. It acts as if its still processing the job,.
03-31-2017 12:41 PM
It sounds like imminent hardware failure, but likely just RAM or Power supply, both should be easily replaceable.
But the big run jobs could be to disk space or cache issues, which would be resolved via Format Image Disk, but I already suggested that in February, so it likely was already done.
There would never be a "wait a day scenario" UNplug from the wall, wait 5 minutes and boot it up, if that works, heat is an issue, and heat is easily fixed too, just clean out the fans and fins on the heatsink.
03-31-2017 01:28 PM
I was gone for an hour and when I got back it was making the two toned siren again. It has done that before. I unplugged and waited five minutes but no go. It starts but doesn't get to the wndows screen.
I'm probably capable of poppng the ram out.
I'm also tempted to take it off and bring it to computer shop. They should at least be able to get it to boot to windows I would think.
03-31-2017 01:52 PM
It really is just a regular computer using regular computer parts and Operating System for the most part.
The Software that is for the CREO will only run on it because of the additional board that the printer connects to.
04-01-2017 05:05 PM
One again you were a life saver. Based on the info you provided I did a little more googling about the power supply and the two tone siren and found that if one of the fans are stuck it will cause a power spike and an error. To my pleasant surprise, the fan next to the power cord was indeed stuck and after a good vacuming it started right up. The machine has lived to fight another day! Thank you very much!