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Ultimaker 3 stopped printing after a day

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We got our new Ultimaker 3 Extended. We printed a few short builds and everything was going fine, so we decided to go for a very long and large print, a Eiffel Tower that would barely fit in the bed. We also setup a livestream from the printers camera by having a second computer access the stream and publish that to youtube and we also setup a script on that computer to create a timelapse.

The print should have taken 7 days. But, after about 15 or so hours the printer stopped. We were out of the building but, when we finally got access to it today, 3 days after setting it to print, the screen showed an error about the print having been aborted.

Here is the timelapse video:

Here is the gcode file along with the log files that I got off the printer. I'm not sure what version it was using. When the problem was active, because I updated it today and didn't look.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9iG50m_tfS0akdyeGlHbG5mQW8?usp=sharing

Here is the error message I saw when I looked at the printer today and what the print looked like:

http://imgur.com/a/rrRh0

We got the printer on the 19th of July. The reseller came to us with the printer and helped us set it up. We printed a calibration print, a small wizard DnD mini and a tractor. Then we set the printer to print the eiffel tower, somewhere around 21:00 that night. Not sure when it stopped exactly, but we discovered it by looking at the livestream at 15:00 on the 20th of July.

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I have no idea why that would happen.  That particular error has never happened to me.  However I do suggest you print the version of the eiffel tower that is in 3 pieces.  That is what I did.  They glue together nicely and once it got dropped and I only had to reprint the top third (which is also the fastest to print - only 18 hours for me.

I have had problems with the USB stick the UM supplies where the print stopped part way through and when I checked the file on the USB was corrupt. I started testing the gcode file on the USB everytime I wrote a gcode file to it and I *STILL* got corrupted files later that had been fine. Eventually I changed USB drives and things have been fine since. But I got a different error than you got. But still - check the gcode file - compare it to the version on your hard drive (you did save it, right? If not - that's a good habit).

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