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???
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?
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.