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by ednisley
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MakerGear still in business?
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: MakerGear still in business?

forum has been this inactive as for a while Because we've pretty well covered everything that can possibly go wrong with an M2 … Protip for anybody with, say, an extruder not heating: just feed "site:forum.makergear.com extruder heating" into your favorite search engine, then devote an hour to catc...
by ednisley
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Rev G(?) Extruder not heating
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: M2 Rev G(?) Extruder not heating

KrangAZoid wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:19 pm
It was the harness that was the problem.
Unusual, but not unknown, which is why cables are halfway down the list of things to check … [grin]

At least you can see all the parts involved in aligning the platform!
by ednisley
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Rev G(?) Extruder not heating
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: M2 Rev G(?) Extruder not heating

how long does it usually take before I should start to see the extruder temp moving? Under normal circumstances, it begins heating as soon as you turn it on. If that's not the case, then something's definitely wrong. Have you: Installed the new thermistor Verified the cables No problems showing in ...
by ednisley
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Rev G(?) Extruder not heating
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: M2 Rev G(?) Extruder not heating

one such mound last week The key to the puzzle: READ: : Extruder switched off. MINTEMP triggered ! That error means the extruder thermistor is either broken or disconnected. A high resistance due to a broken wire produces a very low temperature, whereupon the firmware turns off the hot end to preve...
by ednisley
Thu May 23, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Jittery temps
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Jittery temps

it just sits in its hole on the v4 hot end? MG would have far too many troubles with a teeny setscrew: It'd require a super-teeny hex wrench nobody has Teeny threads gall & seize when repeatedly heated Folks would crush the thermistor by over-tightening So, better to let it just hang in there. I go...
by ednisley
Fri May 03, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Multiple Super Weird Failure Modes
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Multiple Super Weird Failure Modes

And, ah, and this is new From the look of it, you've been fiddling around with that printer in a big way, which can cause all manner of problems while solving others. If you've made any slicer configuration / software / firmware changes, restore the original versions. In the firmware, verify the mo...
by ednisley
Wed May 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: NO heat, not on extruders, not on hotbed
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: NO heat, not on extruders, not on hotbed

M2 from early 2014 If it still has a 12 V platform heater, that may be (part of) the problem. Check the connectors on the RAMBo board from the power bricks; the platform heater wires tend to work loose, overheat, and destroy themselves. Less likely, the wires in the braided loom between the RAMBo a...
by ednisley
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: rattling problem in extruder motor
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: rattling problem in extruder motor

Any idea ?? It looks as though the rotor isn't turning at all, but simply rattling back and forth. If it's actually turning and the video shows a strobe effect, then what I say doesn't apply. The simplest cause is trying to run the motor too fast, causing it to stall instead. The speed setting come...
by ednisley
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Rubber coated fiberglass insulation placement/maintenance question
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Rubber coated fiberglass insulation placement/maintenance question

melting rubber escaping That doesn't seem right. Here's what my shiny-new V4 hot end looked like in March 2015: https://softsolder.com/2015/03/10/makergear-m2-v4-nozzle-vs-re-relocated-z-axis-switch/ https://softsolder.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/img_5392-m2-v4-hot-end-vs-platform-z-switch.jpg?w=62...
by ednisley
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Issue printing any object on my M2
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Issue printing any object on my M2

I fired up the printer after about two months of inactivity What it's not : software firmware slicing model So, if you changed any of those, change them back . Because all the layers "look good", apart from being in the wrong place, it's a classic nozzle-hitting-cooled-plastic problem, which sugges...