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Heated Bed Screw Removal


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Posted · Heated Bed Screw Removal

My U2 print bed was not heating up.

I checked the connections on the card (which was displaying a red LED next to the heated bed connectors)... the connections are good. Then I disassembled the print bed to check the cable connections there. One of the cables appeared loose and when I went to move the cable bundle... the cable broke off leaving the wires in the connector.

Now I need to trim some cable insulation and re-attach the cable to the heated bed plate. Problem is... I can't get the small screw to back out so that I can remove the wire remains and insert the new wire end. The small jeweler screwdriver I am using is the right size but the screw is frozen and the screwdriver is threatening to strip the screw head. (If I had a full size screwdriver which had the proper tiny head, I would be able to grip the screwdriver better but the jeweler screwdriver requires fingertips only).

Any suggestions for getting the screw loose?

Not sure if I could just sauter the wire into the hole.

Thanks!

Mike

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    Posted · Heated Bed Screw Removal

    Ahh...OK, I got it loose.

    I first tried tightening the screw slightly then tried to unscrew the screw and it broke loose and backed out. (Could have been that the cold garage temp helped it to break free as well).

    Thanks anyway!

    Mike

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