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by ednisley
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Can anyone help identify My problem with my print?
Replies: 6
Views: 987

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

they get lower and lower as the extrusion goes down Did you measure the actual filament diameter and calibrate the Extrusion Multiplier? If not, then the slicer doesn't know how much plastic it's extruding and will produce poor results. Rummaging around the forums will unearth a bunch of discussion...
by ednisley
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: Adding touch screen control to the M3-ID
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Adding touch screen control to the M3-ID

a small touch screen and TouchUI control I've been using Octoprint + TouchUI on my phone and it works just fine. The phone doesn't know about Bonjour / Avahi addressing, so I must use octopi's dotted-quad IP address instead of octopi.local. The printer has a fixed IP address, so a bookmark suffices...
by ednisley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: strange print
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: strange print

some waves shown in print ? All of the surfaces and perimeter threads look like crap, so I'd check for an extrusion problem. Have you calibrated the slicer's Extrusion Multiplier with the actual filament diameter and measured thin-wall square thickness? Is the filament drive gear securely mounted o...
by ednisley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 print starts halfway up the Y-axis
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: M2 print starts halfway up the Y-axis

shifted about 50mm up the Y axis Because it happens "sometimes", look for a mechanical problem, rather than anything in the software / firmware / slicer. If the offset occurs before extruding the first layer, I'd suspect a glitch in the Y-axis home switch. A frayed pair of wires inside the cable th...
by ednisley
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Rev G(?) Extruder not heating
Replies: 5
Views: 775

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: 775

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: 775

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: 634

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: 822

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: 449

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...