Have you changed the encoder strip
Have you ever taken the encoder strip out ?A side note...I understand electronics perfectly fine. I am however new to DTG and this machine. If you can help and happen to have the parts that make sense to purchase I will do so, however, I will not just buy a part because you send me a message and say thats whats wrong with it so id appreciate legit help. Thanks
I was curious. That is an old one. I'm going to take an educational guess on this one from my experience and what I have seen in your videos. I'm guessing that your printer is no longer acting like a dtg printer but acting like an Epson 2200. Since you don't have the sensor attached to the bottom of the carriage anymore your printer is going into error at home base. As you may know the EPROMs get flash with a coding to work properly as a dtg printer. What I think happens is that when your swap eproms around the coding may get deleted, reset, or damaged causing it to act just like an Epson again. I'm pretty confident on this guess. Replacing the board with a working one that has been properly flashed may be the answer. But finding one may be hard.Flat and black
The print head doesn't lock on the kiosk 2. The kiosk 2 has an Epson 2200 engine that is built differently then the HM1 that you have.My HM1 does something similar to this sometimes when I've unlocked the head and not set it back correctly afterward. Use the screwdriver to unlock the head and move it to the middle. Turn the screwdriver counterclockwise 2 turns until the capping station and wiper no longer move. Turn clockwise 1.5 turns until it's set where the head will move back on, just before the extra bit of turn to lock it. Turn on the machine with the print carriage in the middle and let it move back and reset itself on its own. This is assuming that the # of turns on my HM1 are the same as your Kiosk 2, but it might work. My machine only does this once in a blue moon, and it really freaks me out until I remember to try this first. It's worth the price of free to check it out.