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Ender 3 ignores signal from optocoupler

stock ender, wired like this: except i also wired a switch to z stop signal and ground. i dont know the switch pin layout so i had to guess. S stands for signal i guess, but i dont know why the ...
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How to wire an LJ18A3-8-Z/BX sensor with an optocoupler to a stock Ender 3?

I have this optocoupler. and this sensor. I want to wire them together and use them for auto bed leveling. Note, stock Ender 3 board (Creality v1) has 2 pins for its endstop, not 3, so this: won't ...
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Extreme under extrusion ender 3 pro

I'm having some severe under extrusion and I cannot figure out what's going on I replaced the extruder with the all metal one I've also replaced all the Bowen fittings and the tube with Capricorn ...
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Maximum number of lines of G-code per second (Ender 3/Octoprint)

I'm writing a slicer to generate print paths based on two input fields: one describing the shape I need to be printed and the other describing the direction which I would like the nozzle to follow. ...
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Ender 3 Printer not printing @ center for reasons unknown

I know this issue has been asked countless times before, but I haven't been able to fix my specific Ender 3 printer. I have been looking virtually everywhere via Reddit and here for answers, but I ...
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Ender 3 V2 USB connection powers screen, but isn't detected by PC or Pi

I am trying to add an Octopi to my Ender 3 V2 but the Pi cannot detect the printer at all. So I try to connect to Windows and same result. The display turns on and is functional, but when checking ...
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Issue with rim of first 5-8 layers of my Prints

I have this issue with my 3D prints on my Ender 3 printer bed. The first 5-8 layers are wider than the rest (exaggerated illustration shown in the 3D rendering below), I think this is because the 3D ...
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Why would my extruder remove the filament all the way out after prints? [Ender 3 v2]

Background I bought an Ender 3 v2 printer, everything has been working fine, been experimenting with harder and higher temperature filaments like different variations of PLA and PETG. Original ...
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Waves in my prints

Around about 2 weeks ago I upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a micro Swiss direct drive and all metal hotend. I had some tuning with the PID and e-steps to do, but once that was done, it's been mostly good....
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Ender 3 won't power up

I've had an Ender 3 for about a year and a half now and have been using it without issues. Last week it turned off a few minutes into a print and wouldn't turn back on on power from the PSU. ...
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Hotend moves up on HOME command

My Ender 3D with BlTouch And Marlin 2.0.1 firmware was working flawless for 3 months. Yesterday, without any hardware or software change, it started acting weird: on Auto-Home command it first makes ...
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Printer is using BLTouch to home but it is not using it to auto level

I have recently set up my Ender 3 with an SKR MINI E3 V1.2 and a BLTouch which I have been using for a while. After many troubles with compiling the firmware, I managed to compile and upload the ...
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Retraction fine but recovery occasionally just doesn't happen

I'm having issues with retraction. My printer prints very well normally, but has an intermittent problem with retraction: the retraction itself always happens, but sometimes the subsequent recovery ...
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Ender 3 Layer Shifting

I recently got an ender 3. It was working well for 2 prints. I managed to print two small items which were upgrades for the printer (filament guide and cable clip). Following this, I tried to print ...
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Ender 3 with direct drive has severe stringing printing TPU

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a direct drive kit, primarily so I can print soft materials like TPU. I bought a spool of Overture TPU to try it out. I'm getting really bad stringing on every ...
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BLTouch not leveling

I installed a BLTouch V3.1 on my Ender 3 which is using Marlin (bugfix 2.0.x) off a Skr mini e3 v2.0. I updated the firmware using a teaching tech video. I'm having trouble when using bed leveling. It ...
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Ender 3 V2 upgrades and addons

Hey all I am very new to 3D printing. I am looking to purchase the Ender 3 V2 but before I do I would appreciate some advice on what I should purchase as the upgrades/addons for it. I'm not sure as to ...
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How can I tell if BLTouch is triggering?

MY new BLTouch doesn't seem to be actually sensing anything, and I'm not sure how to test it. Quick background: I have a bit under a decade of experience with printing generally, but essentially none ...
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Ender 3 Pro: How to solve the issue with different Z-offsets?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with BLTouch (original) and did at least a dozen of test prints to adjust everything (steps/mm, ...). I did everything at the target temp of PLA. But I've still got the problem ...
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Removed Nozzle, Plastic Still Backed Up after Cold Pull on Ender 3

I am still very much a novice and learning so here is the situation: Filament was not extruding from nozzle. Checked the filament feeder (worked fine, filament was being squeezed through) and tried ...
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How to improve printing over 100 mm/s with 0.8 mm nozzle?

It has been a long journey failing and printing over and over to be able to print at faster speeds. All I did mostly was trial and error. I am currently trying to wrap my head around a problem that ...
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Additional mods for printing metal filled filament with Ender 3 V2?

I am thinking about getting into the 3D printing craze and currently looking at purchasing a Creality Ender 3 V2 as an entry-level unit. I would like to print using the normal PLA, PETG, ABS, etc. but ...
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Bed wobbling on Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 3d printer. It has a bed that wobbles because it came with only 1 bed support beam. Every model I print, I must print vertically, because the closer it gets to the edges of the ...
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How important is it to move the printer's controller board outside of an enclosure?

I am building an enclosure for an Ender 3 Pro printer, and am planning on the power supply and LCD unit being outside the enclosure. How important is it to move the printer controller (where the SD ...
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Does a teflon insert in an E3D V6 clone limit it's useable temperature so it can't print nylon?

I'm new to this game, and recently upgraded the hotend on my Ender 3 Pro to a clone of an E3D V6, as I'm keen to do nylon prints at some point. I noticed however that this one I got has a teflon liner ...
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Rough vertical ridges

I sometimes have a problem with rough surfaces. This problem can show up any time on vertical surfaces. In the linked picture of the problem, the area further from the camera has ridges that are sharp ...
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Scaling mechanism in Creality Slicer 1.2.3 for super small/large STL

I am having a tough time to understand scaling out and in STD files loaded into the Creality Slicer 1.2.3. For instance an STL like this: ...
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How can I make bed leveling improvements in the middle of my Ender 3 V2 bed?

Got my Ender 3 v2 and stack with the bed leveling. Used default settings, Creality slicer 4.2, test PLA from the kit and print model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3013319 (4 squares in each corner ...
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Is there a way to save a multi part print if one fails?

I'm printing 6 separate parts in one go, after 4 hours of printing one part failed, but the other 5 are printing nicely. Is there a way to prevent the print from printing the failed part and continue ...
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BLTouch doing poor job of levelling

I'd appreciate any advice on this problem. I have and Ender 3 Pro with a glass bed. I have been using Marlin 2 with mesh bed levelling and it has been working really well. I have now installed a ...
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Molten layers when differing layer lengths

Something that has been happening consistently with this printer is when there's a discontinuity in the layer lengths, a band forms on the layers above and below. Almost like with the additional time ...
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Ender 3 Pro goes to one location on the bed and extrudes

I'm having trouble with my customized Ender 3 Pro. It's running an SKR v1.3 board with Marlin and OctoPrint on a Raspberry Pi 4. My problem is that sometimes when the printer goes to print, instead of ...
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Updating an Ender 3 V2

I recently got an Ender 3 V2 and when I go to Info -> Version it says V1.0.0. However online, there is V1.0.1 available. How can I update the Ender 3 V2. It is different as it isn't a ATMEL chip ...
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How to address bed scratching on a Creality Ender 3

So bed scratching seems to be a real thing, and not a single post I've come across (I've looked at more than 30 by now) actually answers the question on exactly how to stop this. Now, I have an Ender ...
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BLTouch on Ender 3 pro going higher at each levelling point

A print I was doing failed half way through and was stopped. On the next print I set levelling to occur for the BLTouch but instead of doing this it went higher on each of the x,y coordinates. ...
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What can cause Z height loss in the first few layers?

All my prints come out about 1 mm too short in the Z dimension. So for example a 20 mm cube comes out 19 mm high. A 10 mm cube comes out 9 mm high. The X and Y dimensions are fine. There's a little ...
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Visible lines along Y-axis on Ender 3 Pro

I have a model that's placed on the bed exactly like on this picture: I have constant quality degradation as the bed moves down to print in the upper left corner (1). Everything is fine on the X (2)-(...
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Expansion in bottom skin after first layer

I'm having an issue where prints with narrow tolerance come out fused. This makes it pretty much impossible to print anything with narrow parts. It seems to be mostly (maybe only) an issue in the ...
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Will I brick my Ender 3 if I try flashing without a bootloader?

I have a recently purchased Ender 3 Pro, and it may well already have a bootloader on it. I don't have the various adapters to flash one yet. Is it destructive to try flashing over USB without the ...
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Ender 3 print bed damage

Just got an Ender 3 a week ago. This is my first 3D printer. On the 5th print the object ended up tearing away the surface of the print bed such that it's no longer usable. Trying to work out if this ...
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BLTouch ender 3 pro doing a very hard end stop

I am very new to 3D printing and after finding the bed on my Ender 3 Pro to be very uneven I decided to install a bl-touch module and new firmware from TH3D. I use Cura and it works fine but it only ...
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Ender 3 display stopped working, how to test if need to replace

My Ender 3 LCD display was working ok, I went to turn it on recently but is not showing any signal of life anymore... I have tried unplugging and plugging again, is there a way to test if the screen ...
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Problem with temperature readings after Marlin upgrade

I have an Ender-3 that I've been using daily for almost 2 years. Yesterday, I updated the firmware to Marlin 1.1.9.1, using the configuration files provided for the Ender-3. I printed out a few ...
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Cannot configure default E step for extruder on TH3D

I installed the TH3D firmware to my Ender 3 Pro yesterday and today I am trying to configure the extruder rate because I am not using the stock extruder on my printer but have swapped in a BMG ...
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BLTouch with TH3D Ender 3 pro

I installed TH3D to my stock mainboard via this guide, but BLTouch does not work properly. It does not check all 9 points before point it just go middle then check z then start printing. BLTouch ...
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Can I replace the cooling fan blade for the hot end on creality ender 3?

I broke one of the blades of the fan and that's making the x-box vibrate. Other than that it works fine and I can still print at a very low flow rate and a lot of noise. Will replacing the blades, not ...
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Ender 3 X-Axis Layer Shifting

I've been having a problem lately with some minor layer shifting with my Ender 3. It just started recently and I've made no changes to the printer since it was working fine. The layer shifting is ...
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Ender 3, unable to level the heating bed

I have an Ender 3 3D printer. I am having an issue with leveling it, everything I do does not make any change. The right side of the bed is higher than the left side, that will make me loosening the ...
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Material “clumping” when printing

I recently started swapping out my nozzle for different sizes. After a few times using a 0.4 mm, then 0.8 mm, then back to 0.4 mm, I now have this "clumping" going on when printing. The ...
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Print gets worse with every layer - Ender 3

First of all, I'm still new to this 3D printing and I've bought myself a second hand Ender 3 with some mods done to it. I've successfully printed with PLA in different colors but after a good first ...

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