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Greetings

by Renegade1

Hello everybody, sorry we have not been here for a while, but we are glad that all of you joined our group! I hope that we can share advice, and show everybody all the cool things that be built!

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Mono Price Maker Select V2 Software/Hardware Failure

by Jeiovas

Symptoms

I will start printing something and some random amount of time later (usually within 5-10 minutes) the printer will go "haywire". The axis never move in tandem with another during this malfunction, they do move incredibly slow however compared to normal printing speed. If during these movements the axis hits a limit switch it will stop in that direction, if there is no limit switch the belt starts jumping on the gear when it runs out of room. If the Z axis starts moving (I have yet to see it try to go down) it usually goes up at least ~10mm.

Modifications

-Uninterrupted Power Supply (battery back up, will be referred to as UPS from now on) plugged into the wall outlet, and printer plugged into UPS. I figure this is when the problems started, and by now has probably "fried" the circuit board to such an extent it needs replacing.

-Replaced the original circuit board with Mega 2560 + Ramps 1.4 and flashed the it with Arduino (both the original circuit board and new have seen use and both are showing the exact same issue only after the problem initially started. I didn't think to disconnect the UPS when problems started or after I replaced the original circuit board).

Other potentially Important Information

-Slicing program is Simplify 3D
-All designs were pulled from Thingiverse. The object I was attempting to print was a Benchy

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Upgrading..

by MakeItMakeItMakeIt

Hi All,

I have a MMSv2. Have read about ADVi3++ for the Select Plus (Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus).
Seems like there are a lot more options in it than in the stock board: make a nice upgrade until I get into RAMPS.

So, I have to flash the LCD board first and then the mainboard, using an SD card through the LCD board. (according to online instructions).
However, the LCD board in mine doesn't have the requisite SD card slot that is needed to flash the LCD and the firmware.

So, my question(s) is(are): can I simply replace the LCD in my Select with the different LCD from a Select Plus so as to upgrade to ADVi3++?
If so, does that technically make my Select a Select Plus?
Has anyone done this?
If so, are you happy with the expanded menu capabilities?

Thanks all, just looking for the collective knowledge of the group.
No worries about fitment, I'm just looking to know if it will work.

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PETG Help

by qwiktune

I've got it printing petg decent when its pretty much all layers. I went to print something a bit bigger that uses a good bit of infill layers and after it printing my bottom layers i came back and noticed the nozzle was covered in material and clogged. What would cause this issue? Perhaps the nozzle is too close, or a retraction issue?

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Linear Bearing Ignorance

by cranarchy

Hi. I recently purchased a used Monoprice Maker Select and I am starting the standard upgrades. I purchased a new Y carriage plate and starting searching for some quality LM8LUU bearings. Misumi's are a bit more than I want spend and after that most bearings I have seen for sale seem to be generic chinese bearings. I found Vxb sells them for 9.99 a piece. I have had good luck Vxb bearing in the past, I use them in my wood working machines. The only thing that has me curious is that the Vxb LM8LUU bearings say that they have 4 ball circuits. I assume this means that there will be four points of contact with the smooth rod. Is this adequate for 3d printers or do I need to keep looking. Also if anybody has a recommendation for a quality bearing that would be a great help.

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