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heated bed MOSFET mod

by dissidence

have any of you guys done the heated bed external MOSFET mod.?

I have done it and I like it so far. don't think it helped the times to 100c any though.

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Sd card reader not working!!!

by Hunter82904

ive been using the select plus for a while now and enjoy it a lot. but a few days ago my sd card reader on the machine started acting a little funny. At fist it would read sometimes or produce duplicate gcode file names and not move from them when I pressed the arrow keys. I tried cleaning the sd card that came with the printer, cleaning the sd card slot on the printer, and trying a new card all together. I did verify that the cards were working on my pc. what are some possible ways to fix this???

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Stringing and filament Manufacturer

by Arrmuss

So I have ridiculous amount of stringing with my monoprice makerselect plus. I have done all the tests, fiddled with all the retractions settings, print speed, travel speed, temp settings etc. The only thing left if quality of the filament. Right now I use MG Chemicals PLA but I am looking to buy Monoprice brand filament. Has any one used the printer manufacture brand filament? Any one have suggestions on other brands that may help reduce stringing?

Edit: also what cura settings would anyone recommend to reduce string?

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Layer issues

by Drmonkeyface

Hi all,

I'm getting some some bits of random layer separation in my prints and was wondering what may be causing it. I'm a bit new to 3d printing and haven't modded my printer at all but a new cooling fan and stabiliser seem like the simplest places to start.

It's a makerselect i3 plus printing with generic PLA from Amazon. I've been tinkering with the settings and the little Kirby was done at 200 degrees at 30mm/s with the height at 0.04 but I've had the same issue with different heat/height and speed settings. I've tried colder, hotter, faster and different heights.

The top of Kirby seems to have either melted or just not printed correctly but I can't tell properly.

Most of the stuff I've printed I've sanded and painted so its not a huge issue but it is annoying me a bit so any tips or tricks would be greatly received.

Thanks

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E3D Extruder Assembly

by PrinterGuy2

Hi. I am a 3D printing amatuer and I want to upgrade to an e3d extruder assembly, but I would like there to be some instructions because I don't want to buy the wrong things and then break anything. Thanks in advance, DQ.

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