Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
flowalistik

Ghost image on Ultimaker 2 screen

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone!

I've been printing for more than 5000 hours with my Ultimaker 2 and some weeks ago I noticed there was a ghost image of the printing time left, which is visible when you're on the main menu.

I've searched on Google but it seems I'm the first one that has reported this. Am I the only one? I know there's a lot of people that have had their printers running more hours than me, and I want to know if it's a unique case (my printer is alive?) or if it's a common issue with this type of screens.

Just let you know that except from that ghost image, the screen works great.

ghost_image_UM2.png.17c3af77034bc2deab8786730d14453c.png

ghost_image_UM2.png.17c3af77034bc2deab8786730d14453c.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm... in this case a screen saver function would be nice... what do you think, @Tinkergnome?

 

A screensaver would be great, but I don't think it would be possible with the electronics. Maybe a custom firmware where you can hide the "time left" message and just put a progress bar in one tiny corner to avoid ghost images.

Well, it's too late for me, but it could implemented for future users!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A screensaver would be great, but I don't think it would be possible with the electronics. Maybe a custom firmware where you can hide the "time left" message and just put a progress bar in one tiny corner to avoid ghost images.

Well, it's too late for me, but it could implemented for future users!

 

Well... or a custom firmware where you can adjust the screen contrast and where you can define a sleep timer that switches off the led lights and/or the screen after a certain amount of time without user interaction...

You're right, it's too late for you, but it's there (since a year or so...) :)

sml_gallery_38374_1618_3285.png

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

A screensaver would be great, but I don't think it would be possible with the electronics. Maybe a custom firmware where you can hide the "time left" message and just put a progress bar in one tiny corner to avoid ghost images.

Well, it's too late for me, but it could implemented for future users!

 

Well... or a custom firmware where you can adjust the screen contrast and where you can define a sleep timer that switches off the led lights and/or the screen after a certain amount of time without user interaction...

You're right, it's too late for you, but it's there (since a year or so...)   :)

sml_gallery_38374_1618_3285.png

 

It'a already done! You think about absolutely everything! <3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi folks,

I also have this issue. It did some research on it and it seems that OLEDs are subject to burn-in. ... like old CRTS, and unlink LCDs! :(

Some people, in the context of OLED TVs say that if you turn all the pixels on max and leave it for a long time, you can at least burn all the pixels to the same level and hide the ghosting. (Sounds dangerous to me!) But you cannot actually fix the problem once you have it.

I was quite surprised that no one else has mentioned it until now. (not even me!) :( Thanks flowalistik! :)

For me it occurred because I will put on 5 or 6 hour prints over night or while at work and then it sits there saying "done" for a 2-3 hours after that because I am still asleep or at work.

In fact, screen blanking was one of the major reasons I switched to Tinker's firmware. (The other being 300C for polycarb). :)

I would seriously recommend that the stock firmware be changed to have some kind of basic blanking capability because of this. I was really bummed out when I first saw this. It still bugs me every time I see it. That's my $0.02. Also, can we buy replacement OLED displays?

Anyway, I hope this helps. Glad to know I am not the only one! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@krys I checked today and I've been printing for 6666 hours, but the printer has been on for 9000 hours, mainly because I also leave print at night that finish printing at 4-5am, which leaves a time gap until I get off bed. :D

 

Yeah, I am in a similar boat. 5000hrs printing, quite a bit more just "on".

ThinkerGnome's firmware both lets me reduce the brightness of the display and has the screen blanking. I appreciate both very much. :)

Though, it is weird to see the printer printing with the lights and screen off. Seems like it is possessed or something! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Introducing Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta
      Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta is available. It comes with new features, bug fixes, and UX improvements. We would really like to have your feedback on it to make our stable release as good as it can be. As always, you can download the beta for free from our website, for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
      • 95 replies
    • Print Core CC | Red for Ruby
      Q: For some users, abrasive materials may be a new subject matter. Can you explain what it is that makes a material abrasive when you are not sure which print core to use?
      A: Materials which are hard in a solid piece (like metals, ceramics and carbon fibers) will generally also wear down the nozzle. In general one should assume...
      • 30 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!