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by Gwhite
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?
Replies: 19
Views: 11935

Re: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

I realize that this is an old thread, but for some reason my power supply fan seemed a bit more obnoxious than usual today. I suspect it's because other common noise sources in my shop were quiet today, but it got me thinking... The Noctura fans mentioned in this thread were rated at 20% less air fl...
by Gwhite
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bed Not Heating M2 Rev. E
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: Bed Not Heating M2 Rev. E

So, my question is: Any idea what cooked it?
by Gwhite
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Remap extruder pins
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Remap extruder pins

My wife refers to this process as "being confused at a higher level, and about more important things..."
by Gwhite
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Prusaslicer 2.x
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Prusaslicer 2.x

Sounds very promising! Thanks!

I checked out a few reviews, and Prusa 2.x seems to be ahead of Cura these days. The (vague) similarity with S3D will also help.
by Gwhite
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Prusaslicer 2.x
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Prusaslicer 2.x

Thanks! Which flavor of M2 do you have? I've got an M2E. One reason I've been nervous about switching to Cura is the only profile I've found is for an older version of M2 where the Z axis stop is at the top instead of the bottom, and people reported having the platform slamming into the extruder whe...
by Gwhite
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Petg extruding problems
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Petg extruding problems

I know you've used PETG a lot in the past without problem, but I'd try slowing down. The extrusion rate may be sucking too much heat out of the nozzle, causing it to jam up. They may have changed the filament formula a bit, or this batch is wonky.
by Gwhite
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Corner bulging on 90 degree features in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Corner bulging on 90 degree features in 2019

From what I've read, "Linear Advance" might help, but it appears to require installing new firmware in the controller board. I looked into this, and decided it was going to be too complicated for me to bother with at the moment.
by Gwhite
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: rev e dual z axis inverted
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: rev e dual z axis inverted

You say you have an M2, but not what rev. Somewhere (possibly just the E version), they moved the limit switch to the bottom, and reversed where "zero" is for Z. It sounds like you have an older machine with the limit switch at the top. I'm not sure where or how to modify this, but if you can compar...
by Gwhite
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Replacing Plastic Z-Axis Nut on M2E?
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Replacing Plastic Z-Axis Nut on M2E?

I have a 2 year old M2E that has developed a squeal when the Z-axis moves rapidly over a significant distance at the start or end of a print. All the gory details are here: http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5453&p=38969#p38969 It appears I will probably need to replace the plastic leads...
by Gwhite
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Strange noise when full traveling the Z-axis
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

Re: Strange noise when full traveling the Z-axis

I have a 2 year old M2E, with the black motor mounted on the lower base, and what I believe is a plastic nut on the bed spider. Just in the last few days, at the end or start of the print when the bed is making a large fast vertical movement, I get a brief screeching noise like the OP on this thread...