Tajima TMFX Electronics
- 1 TMFX Electronics
- 2 Troubleshooting and Error Messages
- 3 Tajima TMFX Card Identification
- 4 TMFX Electronics Repairs
- 5 USB Upgrade
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The Tajima TMFX machine electronics consist of the main power box, control panel and various other small boards such as head cards and joint cards.
List of boards generally found on the Tajima TMFX models:
Shown in picture. The TMFX Power Box houses the Tajima TMFX's main power boards which include the 2 x DU-A, the S-card, and the Main card. All four boards are attached to the large heatsink chassis with screws and can be removed with T-handle 3.0mm hex keys. There is a large amount of heat sink compound normally on each board. There is an optional fan on the underside, generally on the four head and up. It is preferred that the entire power box is shipped when undergoing repairs.
Power and control of the X/Y motors. Successor to the DU-10 XY card used in earlier Tajima DC/HC models. There are two per machine. They have front switches to turn them on and off, there are LED colors in the front (behind a shaded screen) and will be green or orange. The control panel will automatically turn off some of the cards, temporarily, in a few situations such as a floppy read command. When a warning is triggered on any of the XY board sensors it will turn the light red and not allow any commands from there. On power up, the cards remain orange until the control panel activates them.
Power and control of the main shaft motor. This is the largest motor on the machine. This is the only card that has an optional plug in the back, which are labeled 100V and 200V. If you have 110V power then either plug works but it is not recommended to mismatch; although the 200V only slightly leeches off of the main card's ability to provide power to the rest of the system, if anything happens to the S-card then the main card will also be damaged. If you have 200V or more from your wall power, then you have no choice but to use the 200V plug; using the 100V plug with 200V wall input may damage the S-card.
Color change card
Power to the color change motor. Also reads the color change potentiometer and some solenoids.
One card per head. Detects thread break signals from the head assembly, and powers some solenoids. If one is bad, it can interfere with signals of all, including the color change card. When configuring the control panel, it also asks to pick a head card type 1 or type 2, and if the choice is wrong then all thread break signals will be wrong and erratic.
The TMFX Control Panel houses the Tajima TMFX's main computer boards which include the control panel, LCD screen and Floppy Drive or FloppyToUSB unit. The Control Panel can be opened by hand from the back with the 2 flat head hand screws. It is preferred that the control panel when undergoing repairs on any of the Control Panel component.
Troubleshooting and Error Messages
The Tajima TMFX machine can produce the following error messages
- Tajima Error 211
- Main shaft not at fixed position. Spin manually or use the ATH function.
- Tajima Error 225
- Stitching outside of cap frame space.
- Tajima Error 281
- Color change cannot reach needle position. Check for bind. Check potentiometer.
- Tajima Error 291
- Thread break.
- Tajima Error 2B1
- Tape reader error. No reader is detected.
- Tajima Error 2B2
- Tape reader error. Data is corrupted.
- Tajima Error 2B3
- Tape reader error. End code data is incorrect.
- Tajima Error 2B4
- Tape reader error. Data is out of order. Please reset all units.
- Tajima Error 2B5
- Sequin data has an error.
- Tajima Error 2B6
- Tape reader error. No data coming in.
- Tajima Error 2B7
- Please load data first.
- Tajima Error 2B8
- Trying to run machine while data is still loading.
- Tajima Error 2B9
- Memory writing error. Try erasing all memory.
- Tajima Error 2BA
- Memory full. Erase designs.
- Tajima Error 2BB
- Cannot frame back any more.
- Tajima Error 2BC
- No data in memory here.
- Tajima Error 2C2
- Incorrect option, please change.
- Tajima Error 2CE
- Beam sensor is tripped, make sure both mirrors are aligned.
- Tajima Error 311
- Main motor not spinning. Check the S-card if it is active. Check main shaft if it is bound. This error generally requires circuit board repair of the S-Card, contact PLRElectronics for repair information
- Tajima Error 312
- Main shaft encoder giving incorrect signal. Check connections.
- Tajima Error 316
- The S-card is giving an error signal. Check card.
- Tajima Error 322
- The X-card is giving an error signal. Check card. This error generally requires circuit board repair of the X-Card, contact PLRElectronics for repair information
- Tajima Error 323
- The Y-card is giving an error signal. Check card. This error generally requires circuit board repair of the Y-Card, contact PLRElectronics for repair information
- Tajima Error 382
- Color change motor is not moving. Check for binds. Check connections.
- Tajima Error 383
- The color change location is not valid for running the head. Please check or re-center.
- Tajima Error 3D1
- Battery error. This error generally requires circuit board repair of the Control Panel, contact PLRElectronics for repair information
- Tajima Error 3D6
- CPU card detects problem with main program. Reinstall.
- Tajima Error B01
- Floppy disk format is not correct. Is the disk bad, or the floppy drive configured correctly?
- Tajima Error B02
- Floppy file system is not correct. Is the disk bad, or the floppy drive configured correctly?
- Tajima Error B03
- Floppy is marked as read-only.
- Tajima Error B04
- Floppy drive says no disk is inserted. Check drive configuration.
- Tajima Error BC1
- No Tajima designs found.
- Tajima Error BC2
- Cannot overwrite same name design.
- Tajima Error BC4
- Floppy write failed. Re-try.
- Tajima Error BC5
- Floppy disk is full.
- Tajima Error C01
- No response to floppy drive activation signal. Check drive configuration.
- Tajima Error 1B1
- Stop due to frame stepping.
- Tajima Error 1B2
- Stop due to stop code.
- Tajima Error 1B3
- Stop due to end of design.
- Tajima Error 1B4
- Stop due to thread trim.
- Tajima Error 1B5
- Stop due to sequin code.
- Tajima Error 1C1
- Stop due to stop button.
Tajima TMFX Card Identification
The following was taken from http://www.plrelectronics.com/lab/Tajima/Repair/index.php
Tajima part number for the main TMFX power supply card, marked X-POWER card; Sticker varies: CX5601, CX5601000000, CX560101, CX5601010000, CX560102, CX5601020000, CX560103, CX5601030000, CX560104, CX5601040000, etc. Also marked MP138, or MP138-1, MP138-1-A, etc. This card will have two very large black capacitors on it, along with three colored transformers, and two thick cables soldered directly to the board, and usually a green colored large socket.
Tajima part number for the TMFX main shaft, main motor driver card, marked X-DUB, referred to as the S-card; Sticker varies: CX5602, CX5602000000, CX560201, CX5602010000, CX560202, CX5602020000, CX560207, CX5602070000, etc. Also marked MP137, or MP137-1, or MP137-2, or MP137-1-A, etc. This card will resemble the XY boards, but will have a large colored socket, usually RED.
Tajima part number for the TMFX XY driver boards (quantity 2), marked X-DUA (in the spirit of their older DU-8, DU-10 driver series, DU-A would the TMFX version.) Sticker varies: CX5603, CX5603000000, CX5603010000, CX5603020000, CX5603030000, CX5603040000, etc. Also marked MP136, or MP136-1, or MP136-2. There is another version of the card labeled CX5607, CX5607000000, CX5607020000, etc, and it is marked MP136-3. Each card is usually tuned for power output for either the X or Y motor; the X-motors are usually run with a lot less power than the Y motor, and adjustments are not only the external dial switch for users, but settings and components on the circuit board itself.
NOTE: the XY cards for the TMFX2, TMFX-II type of machines use a different connector and circuit board design for their XY cards.
TMFX Electronics Repairs
PLRElectronics specialized in repair of all the Tajima TMFX electronics. Generally it is much cheaper to have the Tajima electronics repaired rather than buying very expensive new boards.
The USB Upgrade for the TMFX can be found at:
The TMFX External Reader (Embroidery Black Box) can be purchased at: USB Flash Reader Embroidery Machine Transfer System
Internal Reader (Floppy to USB)
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