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3D scanner on the Da Vinci Jr 3-in-1 on a Mac

by Sentinel352


Has anyone been successful making the scan work on a Mac... No way even to calibrate it. It starts rotating, then stops, and the software seems processing endlessly... And nothing happens.
I had once the step-by-step process to calibrate displayed, it even showed the progress bar, but then the software crashed and I've never been able to get there again!

Any suggestion/help would be welcome.

Thanks a lot.

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Printer resets when I start a print

by TheJadeRabbit

Hi hopefully I can get some help here because this is driving me crazy. Whenever I try to print a file, the printer turns off after verifying the file and resets itself. The file was sliced in the XYZ Maker Suite for the DaVinci Jr 1.0 which I have. The file is fine because it prints on my other printer and this printer takes it fine. I also tried printing over usb, but that had the same problem. I tried a different sd card with no luck, so I formatted that one as Fat32, but it still didn't work. The connections I believe to all be fine, so I think it is an issue with the firmware. Although it is at 2.4.9, the newest, so I don't know what the problem is now. Thanks!

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E3D conversion

by lordhong

Looking for info on doing the upgrade / change to E3D Lite 6 Bowden extruder. I print in PLA, have a Jr 1.0w. I use Simplify3D or either XYZ software (the old one or the new suite).

My issue is that "long prints" (read, anything longer than about 10min to print) will start fine but quickly degrade - filament will just not extrude at all after a while. I have a feeling the nozzle clogs really fast because if I unload, deep clean, reload, it will print well again for a few minutes then crap out again.

If someone has an idea of a setting I should (related to temperature, retraction, etc.), I'll be happy to try but I've had the printer for a while and it has printed fine in the past, so unless a firmware has changed something, I believe the problem is due to wear on the extruder.

Otherwise, I thought about buying a new nozzle (they are 70USD on the site) but after seeing what they charge for shipping and so, it amounted to about 160USD... which is about what I paid for the printer when I purchased it new. So I'm thinking of switching to an E3D extruder, which is considerably cheaper (about 30USD + shipping for me).

Other than the physical conversion of the printing head (I've seen the parts on Thingiverse), is there firmware flashing, electronic hacks, etc. involved or it's basically, once it's fitted on the head, it will work?

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