Did my board just short out?

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jcspball13
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Did my board just short out?

Post by jcspball13 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:45 am

Started up my machine for the day; got the heat started, and heard a buzz sound. Looked up real fast and saw sparks coming from heated end. Before I could hit the my fans stopped working.

Turned the machine off as fast as I could; unplugged the hotend. I am not sure if the sparks were from the heater or thermostat, but definitely came from that area.

Now machine will not turn on, fans don't start, wont connect, etc

I checked the fuse in the pc board, it does not seem shorted out!

I have submitted a support request but was wondering if anyone else had any ideas?

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Re: Did my board just short out?

Post by sthone » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:13 am

There are three fuses on the board did you check them all? .

If it started as a hotend issue and the fans stopped working F3 is where I'd look first.
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Re: Did my board just short out?

Post by jcspball13 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:35 am

I did not know that! Wew; ok if it is a smaller fuse where do I buy new ones?

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Re: Did my board just short out?

Post by jcspball13 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:36 am

But also why did the hot end do that? It is actually pretty new


My original hot end just had the thermostat piece come out completely; how do I reinstall that?

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Re: Did my board just short out?

Post by insta » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:50 am

jcspball13 wrote:I did not know that! Wew; ok if it is a smaller fuse where do I buy new ones?
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Re: Did my board just short out?

Post by jcspball13 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:18 am

After some awesome customer support from makergear, everything is back up and running!

Thanks to everyone who helped!

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