Preparing to print but no print starts

Having a problem? Post it here and someone will be along shortly to help
Post Reply
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:57 pm

Preparing to print but no print starts

Post by hcdbey » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:02 pm

I have been using a Rostock Max V2 for a few years and today I finished assembling a V3. Some nice additions and changes in the V3 vs V2.

When I select "Print" the status changes to preparing to print but nothing happens. The next message is "Next print".

The Z height calibration has been done as well as the PID. Things basically work. The hot end gets hot. Filament can be extruded. The X, Y & Z motors all work. The print bed gets hot. But it simply won't start a print job or maybe more correctly, it starts the job and finishes the job a few seconds later.

I have tried different STL files. I am using MatterControl Build

Can someone suggest something that might be wrong?

User avatar
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:34 am
Location: Lewisburg, Tennessee

Re: Preparing to print but no print starts

Post by rootboy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:09 pm

Please export a small print to a G code file and put that on your SD card and try that. Also post the .STL and your exported .gcode file here as well.

Post Reply

Return to “Troubleshooting”