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by ednisley
Fri May 03, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Multiple Super Weird Failure Modes
Replies: 3
Views: 209

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: 56

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: 196

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: 213

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: 274

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...
by ednisley
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Can anyone help identify My problem with my print?
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Can anyone help identify My problem with my print?

In recent weeks, we've seen a whole bunch of "it used to work and now it doesn't" problems, all sliced with more-or-less current versions of S3D, and considerable moaning about problems with various S3D versions. I use Slic3r, so I have nothing to offer other than the question taught to me by a grea...
by ednisley
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: saw tooth on smooth ramp
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: saw tooth on smooth ramp

Z axis saw tooth steps where the model was a smooth transistion You're looking at layer thickness: each sawtooth step is one layer of plastic. The tradeoff is simple: thinner layers = smaller steps = longer print time. If that surface must be smooth, flip the model upside down to put it against the...
by ednisley
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Can anyone help identify My problem with my print?
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Can anyone help identify My problem with my print?

printing on an angle The problem most likely has nothing to do with "angles", but more likely with slicer settings or modeling. First of all, are you really printing with ABS, as shown in the Auto-Configure dropdown? Before digging into less likely settings, you may have a non-manifold model produc...
by ednisley
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25 Stainless nozzle?
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: .25 Stainless nozzle?

listen pal Pekish is Italian and writes English as a second (or third or fourth, for all I know) language, so what seems abrupt isn't due to arrogance. In point of fact, he's designed and printed some spectacular large-scale + fine-detail architectural models and speaks from considerable experience...
by ednisley
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Temp Problem Hard to Fix
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Temp Problem Hard to Fix

increase communication timeout if that happens regularly on specific commands Programming EEPROM goes slowly; I haven't seen a timeout, but I suppose it depends on the Marlin flavor and surely the moon phase. Apparently feeding the parameters returned by M303 into M301 is required before the M500, ...