We have been seeing the same behavior with our 9303, it began soon after we got the new unit last year at the beginning of the summer. It was a factory new system.
The responsiveness of the front panel User Interface used to gradually become worse over 24 to 48 hours; At the peak of one of these slowdown cycles, there would be lockups of up to 30 to 45 min before we could get the GUI to respond enough for a full software reset. (rebooting the printer without using the power switch)
During the time the GUI was not responding, the power switch did not work either no response on the gui if you turned that switch off
Also, you could not access the web management GUI during one of these freezups.
After numerous xerox technician visits and a few piecemeal firmware upgrades, the problem persisted and was unbearable
Finally, the previous visit was for a full ALTBOOT with no data retention and no restore from clone.
I have fully set that machine up from scratch more times than I care to count.
After that altboot, it seemed like things were getting better, but now the behavior returned. It takes a bit longer for it to completely lock up, but not much.
We had the predecessor to the 9303 which we found out was exactly the same hardware, The 9303 we have now is just the same machine with a new OS with McAfee security built in. That is the only difference on the surface that we know of.
Either way, we are running out of patience.
We had Xerox support visit today, and after explaining the history of what we have been seeing, they are going to replace the hard drive and system memory, and do a full software load from scratch.
Yet another setup from scratch for me.
If anyone else has been experiencing this issue, please post here. When I approach either Xerox or our Copier vendor going forward, I would like to bring as much evidence to bear as possible that there is a systemic problem with the ColorQube, borne out by other users experiences.
To aid in google searches finding this thread, here are some search terms I was using while trying to find this:
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Ok, I installed the firmware this morning. I will give it a few days then repost with my findings. Thanks.
Same file is worldwide.
If the current firmware/software starts with 072 upgrade to this one.
If the current firmware starts with 071, call service and have a tech perform an "Altboot no data backup, no clone) to that same firmware in the link, all data currently on it would be lost and could not be restored in any way other than manual. So the best bet is to do one machine, verify it works and restore all the settings lost, then upgrade the 2nd and restore the settings with a clone of the first machine.
Hi all! I have 2 ColorQube 9303 machines with the connect key software. At least once a week I have to shut these machines down because the display on the machine basically stops responding to any touch or button presses, or has EXTREME lag. These are relatively new machines, we only got them in September. I actually had 2 others at our old location before we moved and they had the same software and did the same thing. I can't be the only one with these issues on these machines, can I? Has anyone else experienced this issue? Have you found a more permanent fix to this? In general I really like the machines, but this is getting ridiculous.