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9 months 3 days ago - Commented on ANet A8 Tries to print in midair

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I have not, though that is interesting.  I never thought to check the quality of the solder connections on the board.  I did finally give up and take it to a 3d printer repair shop to see if they could figure it out.

9 months 5 days ago - Commented on ANet A8 Tries to print in midair

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I think I've figured out why one appears to stop and the other doesn't (Z motors):  The one is being physically restrained from going any further by the micro switch and mount, the other isne't.  HOWEVER - that means they are not seeing the limit switch, which I'm pretty sure is plugged into the right socket.....

9 months 6 days ago - Commented on ANet A8 Tries to print in midair

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Thank you.  OK.  I've downloaded Prontface, but don't see how I run it on my Mac....?

9 months 6 days ago - Commented on ANet A8 Tries to print in midair

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wish there was someone local to Denver Colorado that I could ask for help.  Just not getting this.....

9 months 6 days ago - Commented on ANet A8 Tries to print in midair

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OK - I swapped the sensors, and no more grinding, now the extruder homes at the right height, very front of the platform, in the middle, but a new problem.  Now the right side Z motor does not stop trying to go down, it just keeps going and doesn't stop.  Have not tried another print yet, but imagine it's still going to try to print it in mid-air.  I read somewhere in another forum this can be related to teh SD card I am using?  I am using hte 8 GB card that came with it, but others said they solved such problems by downgrading to a 2 GB card?

9 months 6 days ago - Commented on ANet A8 Tries to print in midair

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I don't have an Ardunio board to connect to it.  What program would I be looking for?

9 months 1 week ago - Posted a new Thread

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: