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by Proto
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

First I want to thank Xenocrates for helping me out with swapping out the powersupply on my Maxx I wish I could say that I'm back up and running, but I'm not. I changed over the extruder to the top mount v2 style, of course the control cables are to short. lengthened the control cables, found out th...
by Proto
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

I reread your previous post this morning, and it made a lot more sense. I guess my brain wasn't working yesterday
by Proto
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

L=Black, N=White, symbol=ground=green. Thanks, that is what I thought but I appreciate you confirming it. What's the red wire with a soldered end doing? Is that an add-on that you did? It doesn't look stock to me. Nothing in this power supply is stock. the gentleman who originally built this Maxx w...
by Proto
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

I admit that I am in over my head I broke open the power supply, to see how difficult it would be to replace it. And did I get a surprise. Most of the leads were neatly soldered to, what I can assume, is the power taps. What I didn't expect is the 3 leads soldered to other points on the board. (the ...
by Proto
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

The power supply in the V1 can be removed without removing ANY panels. Four screws is all it takes. g. Alrighty. Now that I have this under decent light I can see. White nylon screws blend in so well with the white melamine. I plan on doing the surgery after I get back from taking care of my sister...
by Proto
Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

Ok, now I'm convinced that the deity of 3D printing hates me Last weekend I took my Maxx to the Detroit Maker Faire. I had a replacement thermister and was prepared to install it. I plugged it into a extension cord, and dropped the end (of the extension cord) to the ground. When it hit the ground I ...
by Proto
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

thanks for the reply I ordered a new thermistor from SeeMeCNC today, just in case. I also just tried powering up the printer and watched the display. It showed the hotend at -20° just like the control window of Matercontrol. The display stayed that way for a minute or so. Then both the hotend and be...
by Proto
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Re: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

I knew I forgot something. I use an E3D hotend
by Proto
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

A string of misfortune involving this printer and/or project

I'm getting really confused I have had a string of really odd circumstances, most of them bad. ⋅ Printed 5 parts (10-11 hours each) with no problems. ⋅ While trying to get the 5th part off the printbed, a big chunk of the glass bed pulled up with the part. Replaced glass with som...
by Proto
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Detroit Maker Faire 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Re: Detroit Maker Faire 2016

PartDaddy wrote:rocketry, hmmm, I have a rather large rocket needing launched by someone...


If I ask REAL nice, could you bring an extra Maxx Build Plate with you. Mine is a bit... uhm... cratered
by Proto
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Detroit Maker Faire 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Detroit Maker Faire 2016

Hey dee oh all Of course, I'm not sure if I put this in the right forum. Oh Well I just writing a quick note to say that I'm going to be at the 2016 Detroit Maker Faire along with my trusty Rostock Maxx v1. I will be setup at the 501st/Rebel Legion booth all weekend. Looking forward to it Proto aka ...
by Proto
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx

UPDATE [*] Alrighty, I wasn't expecting this. Short Story ⋅ Somehow, feeding the filament normally through the feed system. The filament gets hung up either just before, or inside the hot end. Filament will feed through the hot end manually, after bypassing the feed tube. But it feels lik...
by Proto
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx

I think you're noticing it on the extruder because you manually spam the extrude button. I'd bet if you just hit extrude 10, wait for it to finish and do it again it wouldn't lock up. You maybe right, I couldn't tell you off hand if that is the case or not. What I can tell you, is that when I switc...
by Proto
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx

My printer stop working with the laptop a few weeks ago but I could run it from a SD card. It turned out to be a windows update. I used an older computer and it worked ok; I went back to an older version of window to fix the communication issue. This could be "a" problem, but not "th...
by Proto
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx

geneb wrote:Perform the same experiment, but with Repetier Host. There's always been something fishy about MatterControl and the Extrude command.

g.


I have tested with Cura with the same results. but I can try Repetier tomorrow.
by Proto
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx

Alrighty I decided to do a bit of testing. I unpluged all of my steppers and plugged my Extruder stepper into the Z-axis port. I could not get the printer to lock up. Then I decided to send commands to the extruder (nothing was hooked up to it). The printer locked up in about 10 remote feed commands...
by Proto
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx

It's not clear from your description if it's just the extruder that's not working, or your seeing a disconnect from the printer. ok, let me try and clearify my problem. Starting fresh, I load a new filament into my Maxx. I manually feed the filament to the top of the PTC fitting on the hotend. Usin...
by Proto
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx

Well, well, well... It's been a week and I have 25 thread views and NO replies. This means one of 3 things ⋅ I have finally stumped all of you. ⋅ I have not peaked your interest enough ⋅ I have killed it dead and no one wants to break the bad news to me. I'm getting so ...
by Proto
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Communication loss between my Computer and My Maxx

Hey Dee oh everyone, It has been a while since I posted here. I have been having some issues with my Maxx v1 lately and I was hoping that some of you have seen this issue before. This past week I have been trying to get my Maxx back up and running. I replaced the Glass Bed (old one de-laminated) and...
by Proto
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors

The package hit the door yesterday. And my WW Grainger order is ready for pickup today.

:D :( :lol: :cry: :| :| :|
by Proto
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors

And the fates are having a good laugh at my expense After leaving the Post Office's facility in Fort Wayne IN, 4 days ago, it finally showed up in the Detroit Area. Of course I had purchased a replacement set yesterday. Of Course the Original set will be delivered 24hrs before the replacement set. A...
by Proto
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors

ok, I have officially given up. I ordered the correct parts from Graingers and will pick them up on Tuesday (having them transferred from another store). Don't know why I didn't think of this earlier: 5/32~=4mm and 10-32~=M5x.8, you can mix and match these and hardly notice a difference. You are cor...
by Proto
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors

Thanks Dan I never dealt with Fastenal before, no luck though. Fastenal - Not stock in any location within 100mi of me Granger - Closest stocking location is over an hour away Parker - Closest stock is in Cleveland Aeroquip - nothing local plumbing supply does not stock metric Things are not looking...
by Proto
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Despirately looking for PTC Connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Despirately looking for PTC Connectors

Disclaimer - I'm not looking to assign blame. I need these parts sooner than ASAP Short Story - I need 2 PTC connectors to repair my Maxx's feed. preferably in the Metro Detroit Area. m or equivalent. LONG STORY - My feed tube broke away from the PTC fitting last week and will not go back together. ...
by Proto
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Rostock Maxx in a new home
Replies: 35
Views: 7272

Re: Rostock Maxx in a new home

JFettig wrote:all you have to do is calibrate your horizontal radius.


Thankee Thankee.

Silly me thought that because I bought this thing used, that certain settings would not change.

Now I have my Bed flat within .1mm. :mrgreen:

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