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Andymoore
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printer suddenly dies

Post by Andymoore » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:52 am

After two years of fabulous work, my printer has developed a problem.

I start a print & everything appears to be going OK, then at a random point the printer appears to die - the motors stop & the LCD starts flashing along with the led's on the end stops. If I power it off for a few seconds & power it back up the problem continues, if i power it off for a minute or so then the printer starts up OK. This doesn't happen at the same point in a print . I'm guessing it's a heating issue, or a worn cable - anyone got any ideas?

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Re: printer suddenly dies

Post by Andymoore » Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:45 pm

no joy yet. i tried another print over the weekend, just before the printer died the hotend fan sped up quite considerably. Tried replacing the fan - still no fix. I've ordered a replacement hotend heater, will try that next.

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Re: printer suddenly dies

Post by Andymoore » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:02 pm

I replaced the heater cartridge last night, I've been running a test print today - so far it's been running for 1.5 hrs with no issues - the failure was occurring in less than an hour before, unless I add more to this topic in the next couple of hours, please consider this issue fixed 8-)

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Re: printer suddenly dies

Post by Admin » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:55 pm

Hello, it may be a problem with the motherboard. Please check whether there is any LED light on the motherboard. You can use a multimeter to check whether the chip voltage of the motherboard is around 5V to determine whether the motherboard is working properly.

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