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Posted · Anet A8 printer does not connect to cura

With Cura running, select "Market Place" at the upper right of the screen.  When the dialog comes up (it can take a bit of time to load) select "Installed" and scroll down to "USB Printing" and make sure it is checked.

You can also do a search around here for the same topic but with different printers.  The problem does come up once in a while and there might be a couple of other things you can look at.

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    Posted · Anet A8 printer does not connect to cura

    I solved the problem in my situation. I have Windows 10 and Anet A8 printer.

    I looked a Python script:

    C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.10.0\plugins\USBPrinting\AutoDetectBaudJob.py

    There is a loop where Cura sends "M105" gcode to the printer and waits response.

                    while timeout_time > time():
                        line = serial.readline()
                        if b"ok" in line and b"T:" in line:
                            self.setResult(baud_rate)
                            Logger.log(... 
                            serial.close() # close serial port ...
                            return

     

    But "ok" and "T:" are not on the same line. That's why the condition never come true. I made a change like that:

                    line = b""
                    while timeout_time > time():
                        line += serial.readline()
                        if b"ok" in line and b"T:" in line:
                            self.setResult(baud_rate)
                            Logger.log(...
                            serial.close() # close serial port ...
                            return

     

    No other change was needed. The connection begun to play.

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