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  1. Hi GregValiant. Your answer gave me the answer!!! You stated that it worked so it had to be me or my PC. It was my (continued) stupidity. Unplug the cable. Then plug it back in. Sorry to all concerned! I should have known, but my PC does not make the connection and disconnection trill when I turn this (new) printer on and off and I never saw (heard) the problem until you convinced me it worked and that it was my fault! Thanks again.
  2. Thanks for this. I'll work on it for now.
  3. OK. This does not work. Why, oh, why did Ultimaker remove this facility? Using an SD card while experimenting with a print is a huge waste of time! Switching the printer off to safely remove the card, fit the card into an adaptor, plug into the PC, download the gcode, safely remove the SD card, remove it from the adaptor, plug it into the printer, turn on the printer (to protect the card), find the gcode file then press go. Only to find the extruder rate was too low so repeat the whole process again and again. As opposed to one mouse click!! I will probably end up voting with my feet and
  4. Filament Junkie Windows updates?? Never, ever, ever give your computer unchallenged access from the internet. Microsoft happily wiped out several important programs when allowed to update unhindered!! Never again. Luckily I had a full backup. I am aware of the risks, mainly from you guys, for which I thank you. I was ignorant of how it all worked but now have a handle on it. This particular computer is the only one of my four that is Internet enabled. The rest are networked to this one with the internet barred. I also have an uninterruptible power supply for the printer and its PC
  5. So? Nobody said remove the cable! I'm sorry guys but print with USB is the way to go. Cura 4.3.0 has put it back in; so someone must find it useful. I printed the dragon via SD card again, it took 9 hours, and I had to baby sit the printer for the whole time, not with USB, I trust my computer! It's now printing iron man and I've started Cura 4.3.0, to follow a video tutorial, no problem so I can't help thinking the easy way will always be the easy way. I have one of those displays that have five buttons not a rotary encoder so scrolling through the SD menu is
  6. OK! I decided to use the SD card to print one of my dragons. Modeled in Smith Micro POSER. It was going to be a long print! It was doing well and I thought I would get on with another job but I needed to check what my settings were in CURA 4.3.0. BAD MISTAKE!! As soon as Cura booted up the printer reset ruining the print! So the only computer controlled failure I have ever had was using the SD card. In the year I have had the printer the USB print system has never failed. I have made mistakes and aborted prints etc etc. but never had a failure or reset in my entire operating life when
  7. Make sure your printer is set to the correct com port in Machine settings menu. If the com port is set to AUTO it doesn't work! (Mine needs to be set to COM 7)
  8. Now I see why you guys seem to have no difficulty with SD cards! You have a slot on the display! Mine is a micro SD slot buried in the wiring on the mother board. Having got a full sized SD card extension I can now shift from computer to printer quickly. I have upgraded to Cura 4.3 which seems to have more options but the manual is very unfriendly to say the least but I will "endeavor to persevere". I have managed to brick my mother board but the good guys at Gucoco replaced it for me, within a week, so my long suffering wife even remembered who I was for that week!
  9. Thanks. I'll give that a try. (just for the hell of it). Regards Trevor
  10. Hi Marcottt, HOW??? Just for fun cos I can't find a way! SLOW SLOW is quick enough when you have all the spare time the wife will let you have. Regards Trevor
  11. Thanks for this, that's how I thought The USB system worked. Why can't one use the USB to download Gcode to the SD card. That would seem to be the best of all Worlds. Oh well we can't have everything. Oops the wife awaits. Regards Trevor
  12. Hi, I am not into Raspberry Pi. I personally prefer Arduino kit (It's cheaper, and my wife limits my pocket money, she spends most of it. I do have a Linux device call a Pcduino which runs a form of Linux. If and it's a very big "if" I download and can install Octoprint what am I gaining? Are we not in the same position with respect to the reliability of the wifi connection? I understand that an SD card in the printer is as reliable as it gets; but what are the advantages of using a Pi and Octoprint? By the way my computer backed itself up last night (Sunday) and had no
  13. Sorry if you get 2 replies from me to this post but I fouled up the first one! Yes that's what I thought too. But I can't find a way to communicate with the SD card via the Comm port involved with the printer. I had got used to sending files to my various Arduino devices and letting them go their own sweet way. I have an extension SD cable to bring the port to the top of the printer for accessibility purposes. But faffing about with fiddly little cards is counter productive at my age! (Life's too short to safely remove USB devices!) Regards Trevor
  14. We learn all the time. You're right I got used to the arduino and its interface and downloading the whole file to the device. When I used CNC and GRBL code, I never realised that it was only downloading one line of Gcode at a time! However, I am using the internet to answer this email, 3DS max 2014 to work on my next model, playing an audio book from Amazon, printing a model with Cura and keeping an ear open for my wife. None of this has, so far, affected any of my prints. So the convenience of using USB is still important. I will probably remember this conversation when I do a LONG prin
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