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by Tim
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Restarting M2; Electronic Board Flash?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Restarting M2; Electronic Board Flash?

Most likely, yes. The seller of the board is irrelevant, but I assume it is a RAMBo (otherwise you'd have a great deal of difficulty doing the replacement)? What revision number (the revision number should be printed on the board)? The firmware on these boards does NOT come from the SD card; it's pr...
by Tim
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: (used) new makergear purchase
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: (used) new makergear purchase

I agree with insta, most likely a rev D model. To get the dual extruder on the M2 (assuming, as insta says, it's the standard MakerGear M2 dual extruder) requires the V4 upgrade and the 24V upgrade, so basically if the model was earlier than a rev D, it would pretty much have to have been upgraded t...
by Tim
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2: The indestructible
Replies: 0
Views: 50

M2: The indestructible

I just wanted to share a little testimonial here. . . The photo is of a MakerGear M2 that I bought second-hand and donated to the local high school (Poolesville), which has an excellent science and math magnet program that I felt ought to be teaching kids about 3D printing technology on a regular ba...
by Tim
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Printer not working due to mainboard failure?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Printer not working due to mainboard failure?

SO I went back to the board and noticed that I've missplaced the FAN0 connector, using half of the FAN0 board plug and half HEAT1 plug... It took (-) from HEAT1 and (+) from FAN0... So now my question is: Did I burn my board!!!??? To answer this specific question: I had a fan and a power supply han...
by Tim
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Makergear M2 - Cannot raise bed past certain level
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Makergear M2 - Cannot raise bed past certain level

If the model is old enough, you probably have the older Z-stage motor that runs hot. I think these motors were used up to mid-2013. If the motor is hot to the touch when running (not burning hot, but uncomfortably hot), then it means you have the older motor, and it is heading for a premature death....
by Tim
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Removing the hot ends from the M2 Dual
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Removing the hot ends from the M2 Dual

The M2 dual is a v4 model extruder design. Like all v4 extruders, the mount is an aluminum plate that bolts to the carriage. The hot end assembly passes through a hole in the plate and is held in place by a tightening screw in front (for the M2 dual, the plate is much wider, and there are holes on e...
by Tim
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: thoughts on new M3 I dual
Replies: 12
Views: 3523

Re: thoughts on new M3 I dual

Sticking a screwdriver in the fan is a bad idea (and it happens in moments of inattention in spite of one's best efforts), but I would not expect a piece of wayward plastic to do more than just stop it. At any rate, I have printed for years and never had an issue with the electronics enclosure fan, ...
by Tim
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extrude Motor Not working after 24v Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Extrude Motor Not working after 24v Upgrade

Just a quick comment---if you have the original Z stepper motor, watch it very carefully. It gets very hot and the 24V upgrade will shorten its life considerably. If your Z stage starts slipping, then you will need to buy a new Z stepper. This may or may not happen to you, but it has happened to sev...
by Tim
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M3 vs. M2 experience questions
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: M3 vs. M2 experience questions

I can't speak for the pros and cons of the M3 but I'll just say that I purchased a 2nd-hand M2 and donated it to the math/science program at the local high school, and they couldn't be happier with it. Occasionally I get called over to service it (like I will be doing tomorrow), but overall they jus...
by Tim
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: My M3ID appears to be dead :-(
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: My M3ID appears to be dead :-(

Huh. I would not have expected the combination of WiFi and USB to make the machine completely unresponsive. Thanks for posting a follow-up with the resolution; that will certainly help users in the future if they run into the same issue.