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What should I do with my damage ultimaker it got damaged during shipping to another locationnm.

I have already replaced the unit. However is it worth or possible to repair the unit are should I sell it on eBay how much would I still get for it.

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The belts have also lost the tension between them.

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First picture:

Is the belt very tight on the top and very loose on the bottom? If so, undo the set screws on the pulleys that the belt is running over and "jiggle" the belt a bit and that should even out the tension.

Second picture:

This isn't necessarily a big deal. If the rod is held in place reasonably well I think the printer will still perform very well.

Third:

This is a bit of a bigger problem. If it were me I would try to remove the bed (undo the three thumbscrews underneath and it comes right off) and then try to bend as close to flat as possible and try it out. If no traces have cracked I'm sure it'll work fine as long as you don't have any massive gaps between the glass plate and the heated bed.

If nothing else, two new sliding blocks, possibly a new belt and a new heated bed PCB should be available from your local dealer (or they can get it for you from Ultimaker). With those parts replaced I think it should be fine.

But it would probably be a good idea to really inspect everything on the printer, like checking the frame and so on, since it looks like it took quite a hit.

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First picture:

Is the belt very tight on the top and very loose on the bottom? If so, undo the set screws on the pulleys that the belt is running over and "jiggle" the belt a bit and that should even out the tension.

Second picture:

This isn't necessarily a big deal. If the rod is held in place reasonably well I think the printer will still perform very well.

Third:

This is a bit of a bigger problem. If it were me I would try to remove the bed (undo the three thumbscrews underneath and it comes right off) and then try to bend as close to flat as possible and try it out. If no traces have cracked I'm sure it'll work fine as long as you don't have any massive gaps between the glass plate and the heated bed.

If nothing else, two new sliding blocks, possibly a new belt and a new heated bed PCB should be available from your local dealer (or they can get it for you from Ultimaker). With those parts replaced I think it should be fine.

But it would probably be a good idea to really inspect everything on the printer, like checking the frame and so on, since it looks like it took quite a hit.

 

Thanks for your reply! I have checked the frame it seems like it wobbles on a flat surface by around 2.5mm. Will this be a problem? However all the electronics still seem to work.

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It could be an issue, and it could not be an issue :) One of those nice direct and clear answers you like, right? :p Either way, what I would do is to loosen the screws of the frame and then put the printer on a known flat surface and give the frame a push downwards to see if that re-aligns things and then re-tighten all the screws.

But if the actual panels have deformed then it will be difficult to get it perfectly square again.

Have you tried printing with it to see how it performs?

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