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Posted · UM2Extended stopping printing prematurely?

Hello! I started printing with a new Ultimaker 2 Extended about two weeks ago and frequently the printer just "finishes" the prints far too early. At times it will be in the middle of a section while saying "x Hours Remaining" and then just stop, saying "Printer Cooling Down" and leaving me with a half-finished irritation. About a week ago I did upgrade this model to support the Olsson Block, and during this change I ended up having to replace the temperature sensor. I've seen that occasionally temperature sensor errors can stop/prevent a print, but as of now I have not seen any error codes at all, let alone ones pertaining to the sensor.

I'm curious as to whether or not this would be a hardware issue or a issue in Cura. I've been looking at the settings and the software defaults to "Print one at a time" mode, often saying prints are too tall, even ones with just a single item. I've found that changing this setting to "Print all at once" and resaving the g code, even if its a print with only one object, will cause it to correct this problem but this doesn't seem right. Would this be an issue with the g code that's saved on the SD card? Possibly an issue with Cura settings? Unseen hardware error? Any help would be appreciated and thank you guys in advance!

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Posted · UM2Extended stopping printing prematurely?

Do you usually remove the SD card safely?

Can you recognise a consistency in your failed prints?

If I understand it correctly, there is no temp error or temp bed error in your screen?

If your Ultimaker says Printer Cooling down it doesn't look like a power glitch, or a mechanical thing. But a Cura issue.

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Posted · UM2Extended stopping printing prematurely?

Do you usually remove the SD card safely?

Can you recognise a consistency in your failed prints?

If I understand it correctly, there is no temp error or temp bed error in your screen?

If your Ultimaker says Printer Cooling down it doesn't look like a power glitch, or a mechanical thing. But a Cura issue.

 

Thank you so much for the reply! Now that you mention it, the card was not being safely removed, but as far as I could tell the files always finished copying. When comparing the previously used g code files to newly saved and safely ejected ones, there was anywhere from 2 to 20 megabytes worth of difference, so it seems it was being ejected too early. Thank you so much, again!

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Posted · UM2Extended stopping printing prematurely?

No problem. Happy to hear it has probably been solved!

Enjoy your Ultimaker :)

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