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  1. Anyone going to the Tct live show at the NEC birmingham from the UK . Im going on Tuesday, if you want to meet up and chat , have a coffee . http://www.tctshow.com/ Im going to bring my ultimaker , pity its going a little screwy @ the mo :( I was having so much fun , I might be able to sort it out their and get some advice . Im not looking for them to fix it , just to point out where the problem might be , or take some pics of their build . Cheers
  2. cheers for the reply . when I pull on the pullys as hard as I can , they dont slip . So I guess thats ok . Ill do the stepper driver last , just in case . Yes my belts are loose , but i dont see any way to tighten them & they have always been loose , even when printing fine ? How to tighten up my belts ? Print head does move by hand , but is not loose . I cant see any blocks hitting anything , i dont have a belt tensioner , can I use a clip of some sort ? Ive looked again and the rods seem pretty dry .I might put some grease on them again im not doing it regularly . Ill test prin
  3. Had my ultimaker going perfectly , it now prints , the almost leans to the left ( the print as it builds ) , Are the the pullys slipping , how would i tighten them as ive tightend all the screws . The print was supposed to be a barrel , it built a smaller piece no probs , now anything larger seems to have this problem Any Idea how to fix please . Im using Cura , but had no problems , until it started to drift . regards darran
  4. I have finally got a print thanks to Cura Not a bad 1st print.A whistle. Cura also found a loose wire and the temp is working perfectly well . The rear feeder was not gripping so we had to push by hand to do a first print ,so thats on the to do list ,and the wire , then the torn up bed problem . I wont get rid of Nett fabb or Rep G . Ill learn from this point . Diad / reewolf many thanks DAZZ
  5. Hi rewolfF Yes im still frustrated , now by net fab and RepG & Ultimaker Help You know when those pop ups come up and u say click on continue ! The g code dialogue box wont let me , as it seems to be waiting for an answer , I must be blind so I cant see the continue button . I know it fails as press print and it goes through the gcode steps again , with the same results. Anyway over on Nettfab , I get past the gcode part and it goes off and rips up my blue tape (again) I find it difficult trying to look at 2 front ends of software for the same things ( like z callibration) Also the
  6. ok , no reply from Ultimaker . So i though .Well just test it in Netfabb for ultimaker again . This time for the first time it found the Ultimaker first time and connected . Then much easier I loaded a vase and got it to toolpath . Sorry , I missed a few steps as I was convinced it would not work . and just pressed print . Ok . It did a bit of the first layer ,dropped a few bits of plastic , but off it went. It did tear up my blue tape(part of it ) Needs to be set up again for Nettfab as it was for Repg . But no more layers came out , as i think the grip on the rear extruder was not c
  7. Hi Diad , Thanks for the reply .Are you suggesting that when I press generate my code, whether Gcode or final build ,the 2 pop up windows ,you dont answer them and they should not popup ? So its a software error ? It should go all the way through to start the print off ? I can put on cura no problem .You always test everything . Just a bit upset that im stumbleing at the final hurdle ,and it seems to be ongoing . Ultimaker did not reply today .Took time off work to get it sorted . Thanks for you replys . Much appreciated DAZ
  8. Heater Problem is fixed and working at the moment . Went through the email software instructions sent to me this morning , as my electrician did not want to go near my printer And it heated up to 210 c .... Cool Interesting thing is I am now at 99 % I think . But the instructions say set up g code like this and press build and end result says says "ReplicatorG doesn't recognize GCode 'M113 S0.0' " but the instructions as far as i can see dont tell me what to do, when just as it finishes the g code 2 windows pop up and im sure the are waiting for me to do something ! I close them b
  9. Thanks a lot , much appreciated , funny my wife suggested getting a electrician she knows to cover any mistakes we might have made and it should take him 2 seconds just in case and hes free. It wont heat up and the fan wont go round ,and we know that it could be that board .wires have been triple checked and in the right place . I will check 2 morrow and hopefully a answer from ultimaker * continue from there . Thanks again ,will get it sorted . Will post again DAZZ
  10. We have checked the heater wires with the multimeter and they are fine we think ( first time with a multimeter ) Soldered the wire on to the fan ....no probs ,thats working again The next bit , the final bit has us stumped because of our electronics knowledge is slightly worse than none This is what they want to do I'd like to ask you whether you have a device to measure the current (amount of Voltage) that runs through the wiring on your thermocouple sensor board. As you mention, you are going to buy one.... I am sorry that you have to actually buy one. There is no 'nice' neighbo
  11. Hi , Well I got my multi meter from Maplin , and a great email from Ultimaker Support . The asked me to recheck Section 7 wireing again and sub section 5 heater wireing , which I did , I pulled out the two wires and replaced them & rechecked colours of all wires . All seemed to be placed as it should be . The had a little bad luck when taking off the bottom board . The red fan wire snapped off . So off to Maplin again for a solder kit I think I need one anyway with whats to come . (maybe) Then tried to get a reading on the meter ...I admit I was a little hesitant at first at placi
  12. Thanks for the reply. Im off to Maplin first thing to get my Multimeter . Ive contacted Ultimaker directly to let them know of my problem . We painted the ultimaker and its looks really cool ,if your a fan of JAWS you would really like it ,plus a matching stand . I bought it as we are a group of 3d artists working on a JAWS fan film ,which we have been doing for since 2009 . We have designed a 3d model housing for a Multicopter that lands on water , we were hoping to print out that and test them pretty soon because they were due to film in South Africa with real great whites on august 21st
  13. No I do not have a multi meter , so Ill have to buy one 2 morrow . If its the heater or pcb board ,do you go back 2 ultimaker to get them supplied as im guessing having a broken part means with these u dont get it replaced . Ive got a mate around hopefully this weekend so more eyes will help . Thanks Ill reply when I can . DAZ
  14. sorry i thought it would take longer , the 2 white wires are in the Heater 1 slot ! as they are white it matters not which way they go in ? the look correctly placed in there . Hmmmnnn does that mean I have to look inside the head where the wires come from ? Im at a loss . Thanks for the reply . DAZ
  15. When u say does it report no heat ...do you mean inside rep g ? is there a log saying no heat is detected . I waited 2 mins as it said and it does not get hot or output any heat at all as far as i can touch . the big round thing ...check ...these are the 2 white wires coming out of said block down to the pcb . I will check this ...thanks .. ,we put the x / z on the wrong way through tiredness & a bit of frustration and playing with the jog shuttle control in rep g . the only problem it seemed in building the head part was getting the right precision screwdriver size to screw in those
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