I have no idea at all.
The 250 creo and 260 creo are very different physically, and I am far from certain they would work on the wrong device, a 250 and a 260 were similar, but most every part was actually different (In my mind the toner in the 250 was capable of drastically better color)
And most DFE's are mated to specific models. But I no longer even have access to a 250 (I do have a 260 with all the DFE's) so I can't in any way verify anything.
But my opinion on the matter is that it just won't work, the DC 260 Creo software will not be able to see what the DC250 printer is, so it will not load.
Hi Joe, My creo model is a spire cx250. I have a bead on a cx260 for backup. Is there anything significantly different about these two models. I would like to back up the 250 to the 260. do you think that is possible? thanks!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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,.
When the creo is stuck, one green light will remain lit. I can then press the on/off button to turn off the machine. When off, a red light comes on and no matter how long I hold the button, the creo will not turn back on so then I usually unplug and plug back in. When I do this it starts to load and then I gets stuck on the black screen. It acts like its processing something.
Maybe I should wait a day before messing with it. Should I wait a day with the green light or the red light?