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Setting up my New BLTouch

by Sumerlin_Designing

Greetings, all! Looking for some help as to what to change (firmware and hardware) for my BLTouch. I have a very uneven bed and was hoping this would fix it. But now that I've looked in firmware, there is more than just configuring the offset and enabling usage of the probe. So, what is the best method of leveling for an uneven bed (also one that is quick)? I'm using morganlowe's dual extrusion carriage, so I know where to put the offsets and the probe itself.

Dual Cr-10 or Ender3 MK8 Type Hotend Carriage for Anet A8 and Alike!
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E3D V6 Underextrusion/not enough torque

by BlueNostromo

So I am running a bowden E3D V6 setup and cant seem to get enough torque on the filament. I have tried different extruder gears, oiling, new PTFE tubes and replacement throats and nozzles. Putting too much pressure on the extruder gear will end with me striping the filament itself.

My last thought could be that my cold end is getting too hot and the filament is getting too warm in the flow path. Anything else I could be missing? I am currently using a 30mm fan to cool the heatsink, but will be upgrading it to 40mm once I get around to ordering one.

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Magic blue smoke from heated bed connector

by OGS

After replacing the hotend as my old one was a bit gunked up, I started a test print.
While it was heating up, I noticed smoke coming from the heated bed connector after reaching 45°.
I'm also using a new magnetic base for easy removal, and I think I overloaded the circuit when I put it on while heating.

Should I replace the board, heated bed, both, or would it be alright to continue use without using the heating function?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Hey everyone, I need some help and guidance!

by Jamohler

OK, so, long story short, I'm trying to update to marlin from stock firmware, and I'm one of the lucky folk that doesn't have a bootloader on my anet. So, I bought a usbasp, used zadig to install the driver, and chose the libusb driver type after i finally realized the drivers weren't loading with windows 10 correctly, even tho it said it was. Anyway, the usbasp still won't talk to the board, running through a 6pin connector on the center of j3 trimmed so it fits nicely in the connector. When I use arduino ide to burn optiboot bootlader I get these alarms:

Arduino: 1.8.5 (Windows 10), Board: "Anet V1.0 (Optiboot)"

avrdude: Warning: cannot query manufacturer for device: No such file or directory
avrdude: Warning: cannot query product for device: No such file or directory
avrdude: error: could not find USB device with vid=0x16c0 pid=0x5dc vendor='www.fischl.de' product='USBasp'
Error while burning bootloader.

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.

What do I do now? I know I'm going to be told to upgrade to the skr 1.4 board, and i want to, but that's not in the budget at the moment... I just want to be able to change to the bmg extruder setup i bought for my bday, but can't becuase I cant change my esteps, and I'm getting frustrated. Mechanically and electrically speaking, I do ok, but when it gets to the computer side of things, I'm definitely on the backside and slow side of it all. I want to learn it, I just dont know where to go from here. Thanks for any help anyone can give me!!!!

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anet a8 with skr 1.4 tmc2208 uart extruder stepper is stalls

by rlgjr562

I recently upgraded my Anet A8 to the SKR 1.4 turbo with TMC2208 drivers in UART mode. Now the extruder is stalling out.

Also while I was upgrading it I replace the power supply with a 30Amp supply. The printer was working fairly well before the upgrade.

If I tell the extruder to push out small amounts of filament I do not hear the noise but it just seems to ooze. It just seems like the stepper is not being driven strong enough.

I am running Marlin 2.0.5.3. Any suggestions on steps or how to trouble shoot this issue?

anet_a8_upgrade skr_14 skr_14_turbo
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