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Questions tagged [firmware]

In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a type of software that provides control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems. Use this tag for questions about the firmware of your 3D printer. Include name and version as well as custom modifications that might be helpful to understand your problem

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Connecting 128x64 LCD to BIGTREETECH SKR mini E3

I'm trying to connect a 128x64 LCD display with the SH1106 driver. It works fine with my RAMPS 1.4 board but when I compile it on PlatformIO for the 32 bit controller, it doesn't work. Probing the ...
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The first screen of Marlin 2.0 is showing some horizontal lines, appearing to be broken

We are using the branch bugfix 2.0 and the first screen of Marlin is showing some horizontal lines, appearing to be broken. After 3 seconds, the boot screen appears and everything works normally. We ...
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Flashing a bootloader on Ender 3 without Arduino

I just order myself an Ender 3 Pro which will come by the end of the week. Before it arrives I want to be ready to flash a bootloader onto it. I was wondering what other options there are to flashing ...
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How do I set the flow rate on my Ender 3 Pro and have it stay at that percentage?

I am trying to increase the flow rate on my Ender 3 from 100 to 108 % but every time I start a new print it reverts back to the old 100 % flow rate. I have clicked through the settings and pressed the ...
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How to wire P.I.N.D.A. v2 to an SKR V1.3 board?

I bought a BigTreeTech SKR v1.3 main board and a P.I.N.D.A v2 for my P3Steel MGN. Does anyone know to wire them together and which part in Marlin 2 do I need to change?
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How to make custom movements in 3D print [closed]

I´m searching how to make custom movements in steppers motors. For example, if I want to create a more defined curve or most exactly steps in a specific shape, or create my own movements style, what ...
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Anet A8 Clone LCD not working after flash

My Alfawise EX8 (Anet A8 Clone) had an issue, so I flashed the firmware provided on the GearBest page. After the flash the LCD is no longer doing anything and I can't really identify the LCD to ...
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Prusa i3, MK3: Firmware updated to 3.8.0. Display shows white blocks

About the printer: Prusa I3 MK3 [Sintron] Arduino Mega 2560 (just replaced) Replaced LCD / Smart controller FIRMWARE 3.8.0 Steps I have already tried: Replaced faulty Arduino Failed to flash ...
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Configuration of the Anet A6 full graphic LCD 12864 on an Anet A8

I finished fixing my Anet A8 about the 3DTouch sensor working with the LCD2004 stock display, I am installing the full graphic display LCD 12864 (for Anet A6) but when I compile Marlin 1.1.9 the ...
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Y-axis layer shifts with recent Marlin on Ender 3

Since upgrading from the manufacturer's firmare to recent Marlin (first 1.1.9, then 2.0.x git HEAD), I've been having significant model-dependent (didn't happen for first few things I tried to print; ...
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Uneven motion in X and Y directions after attempting to adjust Z motion in ADVI3++

A few weeks back I updated my Monoprice Maker Select Plus from the stock firmware to ADVi3++ 3.0.2. I've put more than 20 prints through the machine since then and everything has been fine. One of ...
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Marlin on Arduino Mega 2650 and RAMPS 1.4

I have been messing around trying to flash marlin 1.1 onto my Arduino Mega 2650 and RAMPS 1.4. I have Managed to get it to upload fine however it will not upload with the LCD I want. I am trying to ...
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Botched firmware upgrade - did I destroy the stepper drivers?

I attempted upgrading my Ender 3 firmware to Marlin 1.1.9, and due to inability to find the directions about the Sanguino variant pin layout file, stupidly built with the "standard" (Arduino) file. ...
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How to activate Power Loss Recovery in Marlin?

Standard Marlin has one problem: when the power suddenly is gone, the print is gone. Prusa and many china printers however come with "Power Loss Recovery" or "Power Out Protection" or similar. But ...
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Makerbot Replicator 2 LCD screen not turning on

I recently got a MakerBot Replicator 2 from somebody. When I got it, it was not in a working state. The problem is that the LCD screen does not turn on. When turning the printer on, the 5 V and ...
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Inconsistent Auto Bed Leveling - Having To Calculate Z Offset For EVERY Print

I am having a problem with my Flying Bear P902 3D printer where I have to calculate the Z offset for every single print. I calculate it using this method (and store it in EEPROM) : Link to ...
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Has anyone rebuilt Prusa3D firmware for the Genuine Pruse i3m3s?

With no answer to my question two days ago about how the Prusa printer behaves with an intermittent open or shorted thermistor, I'd like to ask this question of relative last resort. Prusa seems to ...
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How does Prusa3D firmware respond to an open or shorted thermistor during a print?

I have a Prusa3D i3m3s. The problem occurred once before with firmware 3.6.1. Last night I upgraded to firmware 3.7.1 and repeated the problem almost exactly. The symptom is that at what appears to ...
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Can't control printer via USB

I've recently purchased a Makerbot Replicator Dual clone made by CTC. I'm in the process of upgrading/adding a few parts to it, but noticed that I can't control or print via USB. The machine prints ...
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Why does jerk have units of mm/s rather than mm/s³?

In 3D printing firmware and slicers, jerk settings are expressed in units if mm/s. This is contrary the physical definition of jerk, which is in units of mm/s³, being the second derivative of speed ...
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CR-10 randomly pauses for a few seconds

I thought I have already had and fixed every problem one could possibly have with a 3D printer. Guess I was wrong. I haven't used my Creality CR-10 for a few weeks, everything was working the last ...
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What do I need to do to recalibrate my printer after updating the firmware?

I just updated my Maker Select Plus from the stock (I believe RepRap-based) firmware to Advi3pp, which is Marlin based. The printer starts up and everything seems okay, but I haven't actually tried a ...
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Tronxy Marlin boards (two of them) reboot when asked to heat bed

I have two Tronxy 2.0 V5 Marlin boards that reboot whenever heat is applied to the bed. The bed has been swapped (because I thought that was the problem) for a new shiny one. The thermistors, too, of ...
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BLTouch wiring and pin assignments

I’m in the process of installing a BLTouch on a Velleman Vertex K8400. The board doesn’t have a dedicated servo pin, so I’ll assign one. No problem there. The board only has a Z-min pin, so it’s my ...
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Specifying Z offset in Marlin firmware

I need to set a Z offset for the Flying bear P902. I calculated the offset (-2.98). But, every time when I try to input this using the LCD screen of my 3D printer, the value jumps to either -2.99 or -...
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Can I replace a damaged firmware of a 3D printer based on Arduino Mega?

I have acquired a second hand 3D printer, the GEEETECH I3 Pro B. The previous owner tried to change the firmware but he made a mistake and he bricked the board. I want to substitute the firmware of ...
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Tronxy X5S-400 Marlin stuck at splash-screen

I got a Tronxy X5S-400, I assembled it and when I power it on, I see on the screen one of the below images and gets stuck there. Is the firmware broken? If yes, where can I get a ...
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How to remove firmware warning

I'm operating my Prusa i3 MK3 through Octoprint. Basically, this means I can start prints from remote. However, there's the firmware version warning which requires me to press the knob and confirm ...
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Firmware upload

I have a 3d printer without a firmware. It's a Wanhao Duplicator I3. I try to upload a version, but I have a little problem, at uploading on melzi board, it's a V03 version. I try this tutorial : ...
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What is Thermal Runaway Protection?

What is Thermal Runaway Protection (TRP) and why should I enable it? How does one do so in Marlin?
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RF100 Settings after reinstalling firmware

I have an RF100 v.1 printer with stock software (again) onboard. After my attempt of changing firmware, the X-axis motor decided to stray printhead away out of the borders of the printer and somehow ...
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Printrboard Rev. D - RX1 and TX1 (second serial port) / Marlin

I am trying to make Marlin use the RX1 and TX1 pins that are in the EXP1 connection. I am connecting those pins to the TX, RX of an Arduino. The Configuration.h file has a SERIAL_PORT define, ...
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CubePro Alternative Slicer

So, having bought this cube pro duo 3d printer a few days ago I have come to see how significantly limiting the default slicer software that comes with the machine is. For the prints that I am doing I'...
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Connecting OLED 128x64 LCD; dogm_lcd_implementation.h is missing for patching

I'm trying to install a MKS 12864 0.96 OLED for my DIY 3D printer (see this other question). It's not listed in Marlin's LCD section of configuration.h and ...
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Do firmware updates affect print speeds?

I flashed the TH3D unified firmware (R2.7) yesterday and so far everything works. I printed the 20 mm cube using the same G-code file I used for my very first print ever. However, with TH3D ...
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How does a 3D printer software/firmware work

I have been working on a printer project that basically is a 2D printer (dot matrix type). We are using solenoids as actuators to make impressions on the paper. We are now in the process of designing ...
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X and Y homing issues

I get an error: printer halted. (kill() called! Any time I home my machine's X or Y axis. I have just installed a 3D touch auto bed level sensor, ironically it ...
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Marlin 1.1.x on Ender 3 changing PREHEAT_1_FAN_SPEED has no effect?

I dont want the part cooling fan on during preheat, especially when I'm only heating the bed, it is just unnecessarily loud and serves no purpose at that time. However when I set ...
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How to make physical buttons send gcode?

I want to hook up an arduino to my creality printer running marlin firmware, such that I can have a few physical buttons mounted on the machine that will execute commands such as preheat, home, ...
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How to add menu options to the (Marlin firmware) LCD menu?

Where is the correct Marlin firmware file and location to add code that I want to shop up in the LCD menu of my printer, and then execute the function I write when the button is pressed? For example ...
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Marlin firmware function call location for menu commands?

I found the pause_print() function in Marlin_main.cpp but when I search the rest of the files I cannot find the file that calls this function. I expected to find it somewhere in the file that controls ...
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Upgrade firmware without Slic3r and USB connection?

When printing a part today on my Prusa i3 MK3, I was prompted to upgrade the firmware. I went to the website and downloaded the firmware as a .hex file. When reading the attached firmware upgrade ...
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Bed heating from Pronterface works, but not from LCD menu nor from SD print

Running my Ultrabase (glass plate) through a MOSFET on an stock A8 board with Marlin 1.1.8. When I do PID tune through Pronterface (by using the M303 E-1 C8 S70 ...
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How to re-program NEW Prusa MK3 MMU2 to accept taller Z axis

In a previous question, I have modified the Z-axis-height of my Prusa Mk3 from 250 mm to 350 mm. Prior to the MMU2 upgrade, I changed the code in my printer to accept the new height the following way:...
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What triggers Marlin's “Click to resume…”?

I have a long print that keeps aborting. At some random point mid-print the printer says "Click to resume...". There is nothing in the G-code that asks for user confirmation. What could it be that ...
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Can G-code scripts be run automatically on inserting an SD card when using Marlin Firmware?

When running Marlin Firmware, is it possible to run G-code scripts/series of commands automatically when you insert the SD card? I'm running Marlin on a 3D printer board using an ATmega 2560 based ...
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Custom 3D printer printing dimensions has changed because of a .gcode file

A couple weeks before, I bought a custom 3D printer that has an Ultimaker 2 motherboard in it. However, the dimensions of the printer is not same with Ultimaker 2 (X and Y same, a bit smaller on Z). ...
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How to install new ATmega firmware via the ISP pins?

While uploading .hex firmware directly onto boards that allow this via CURA, this is not always an option for all machines (for lack of a functioning USB-connectable port for example). On both my ...
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Setting custom x/y bed bounds for Anet A8/marlin

I have an Anet A8 that I just flashed with the latest Marlin firmware (1.1.9). I'm sending prints to my printer with Ultimaker Cura via OctoPrint. I have affixed a PEI surface to my bed that's about ...
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Export firmware as a .hex

Because .hex files can be installed without any need of an Arduino (serving as an ISP) to flash the firmware on Creality machines I was wondering, if firmware ...