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How to test ONLY Stepper Motor on DIY ULTIMAKER 2 Printer

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I need some help.

I have an Ultimaker 2 controller board, and i want to test if the stepper motors work

by using pronterface. I built my own 3D printer similar to Ultimaker.

I tried plugging the Y motor only on the board, nothing else is plugged in.

Just want to test it in pronterface if motors work.

But when i use pronterface, i keep on getting MAX Temp Error,

click Y axis , nothing moves.

Is there some modifications that need to done to trick the board into thinking

that there are no temp sensors or heatbed ??

I would appreciate if someone can help me out.


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