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Does an enclosure need a roof to print ABS?

I have an Ender 5 printer, which is a frame-based printer with no enclosure. However, I want to print ABS. Some experiments with a massive cardboard box have shown me I need an enclosure. Because the ...
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MKS GEN L unknown motherboard error

This is my first time asking for some help on here and I have Googled, but only found a few reference to this issue. I know I am doing something dumb but I have no clue what it is. I get an unknown ...
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Lines appearing during ironing

I'm new to 3D printing, but have been having relative success with the Ender 5 Pro and Cura. I'm making some coasters and using the ironing feature to smooth out the top layer. This is mostly working ...
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Ender 5 Printing Issues

I'm brand new to 3D printing. Just got me an Ender 5 Pro. After messing around for the last couple of days with bed leveling, I'm finally able to get consistent first level all thought I have to ...
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CR-10S / Ender5+ LCD Touchscreen Firmware Editing

How would I go about editing the LCD menus for the touchscreen? Oddly the ender5+ is supposed to be an upgrade but the ender5 (regular) has so much more stuff you can control from the lcd screen. ...
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Problem with first and last layers

I bought Ender-5 and if I print sample model in bundle SD, it’s just perfect. But when I tested basic cube with raft, its base and top is just ugly. Even thought its 4 sides are perfect. Ultimaker ...
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Ender 5: Bowden tube shifts in/out of extruder during retractions

I have an Ender 5 with an aluminum extruder that was printing beautifully for a few days after building it. I received a Capricorn bowden tube and new couplings as a gift, and replaced those, and now ...
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Why keep the bed heated after initial layer(s) with PLA (or PETG)?

I'm printing on an Ender 5 with the default flex/magnetic build surface. I read that PLA and PETG may sometimes be printed without any bed heating at all and also that bed heating is the main ...
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How would you clean/prepare a flexible/magnetic mat (e.g. Ender 5) as compared to a glass bed?

I have started printing about a month ago on an Ender 5 (using mostly PLA but recently also PETG) and it seems it's about time to give the print bed a more thorough cleaning than what I usually do ...
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Ender 5 Slant or Leaning when printing multiple parts

Getting slanted or leaning prints when printing multiple parts. I checked the eccentric nuts and belts aren't rubbing anything. All works well when printing a single part. But multiple parts: What am ...