I am BRAND spanking new to 3d printing. This is my first printer. I use a Macbook Pro, so I am using Cura to open .STL files, convert them to gcode, save to an 8GB Micro SD card that I then put in the printer and print from file. Took me an entire day to assemble it, but finally got it all together, but I have a few issues I need to try to get solved and NO idea how to solve them:
First, when I Home All from the printer control menu on the printer, the print head goes full forward left and then the Left/Right stepper motor grinds for about 5 seconds. It's hitting the limit switch, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. ???
Second, I have a self leveler on order (not idea how that works or where it goes yet - hoping for good instructions). I would IMAGINE that you would have to teach the printer where it's printer bed starts and ends in X and Y axis, but have NO idea how to do that - EVEN if it is required. Instructions are pretty rudimentary and mot much help. It seems to leave the extruder at the distance above the print bed that I set manually, but as soon as I go to print a file, it goes to the middle of the print bed, where I would think it should, then raises the extruder until it's about 15-35 mm off the surface of the bed and then starts printing (well, making copious amounts of thin plastic string). I CAN NOT seem to get it to put it where it belongs, at least on teh Z axis anyway.
Can someone give me some suggestions to fix these so I can stop pulling my hair out and start using it please?
Thanks in advance for your time!