Questions tagged [repair]

Use this tag to indicate the actions or activities to undertake to fix an item or a process.

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Meaning of light prompts on Ender 6 motherboard

What are the meanings of the red, green, and blue light prompts on the Ender 6 motherboard? My Ender 6 is stuck at the boot screen. I followed the instructions provided in the "Creality After-...
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3D Builder: position shifted after auto repair

I build and export my model using ZBrush and as STL files. To fix the mesh for 3D print, I try to use 3D Builder which can automatically repair my parts. As it saves as a single file, if I import all ...
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Ender 3D Pro extruder stepper motor shaft length

My stock extruder motor feed mechanism had started to shave the filament but not feed correctly. I order a REDREX Tech dual gear all-metal extruder to fix the problem. I ordered a hobby gear puller, ...
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My Anycubic i3 Mega S stops working

I have an Anycubic i3 Mega S and I'm using Ultimaker Cura. I'm using it for 1-2 years but 1-2 months ago this issue has started: The printer is starting to print then usually after 2-3 loops, it just ...
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Laptop keycaps for Asus UX31A

I broke 2 keys (i.e. left ctrl, enter) on my Asus UX31A laptop and it seems that this model is too old to find replacement keys. Is there any way I can find a 3D model of the needed keys to have them ...
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What kind of thermal paste do I need for a heatbed thermistor?

I've got a new heatbed. The current heatbed has a screw in the middle of the bed with some kind of thermal paste (feels like silicone). Somebody on reddit said that it is very unlikely silicone, ...
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Fixing temperature Issues on I3 Mega / Where to find spare part

I have an old Anycubic i3 Mega printer which started having issues keeping the hotend-temperature. The peak at the start of the diagram was when I was touching the cable on top of the hotend: It also ...
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How can I test that my stepper motors for functionality and compliance?

I bought a set of 5 stepper motors from Trianglelab's official Aliexpress shop. Only one of these motors was given any kind of protective bubble wrap for shipping. The contents of the package shifted ...
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Is 3D printing suitable for repairing a refrigerator shelf glide rail?

The plastic glide rail on which my refrigerator vegetable drawer (bin) traveled recently broke. The rail was part of a large plastic shelf, which is no longer available for purchase. I'm thinking ...
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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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Identifying and Replacing Capacitor

So during one of my initial experiments I accidentally blew up one of my capacitors. Everything else works on the board except the motor control with the blown capacitor so I'm going to replace it. ...
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How to remove a stripped nozzle

A few months ago I got an Ender 5 printer. After a few successful prints with only PLA, I started getting a lot of issues. The last time I came back after an hour and there was just a bird's nest ...
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Can you fix a warped, removeable build surface backing?

I have an Ender 3 with a removeable build surface. The build surface backing has become warped - the center is at least 0.3 mm higher than the corners. I'm not sure what the material of this plate is -...
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Remove broken heatbreak

I'm trying to replace my hotend with the E3D Hemera direct kit. I got to the final step of hot-tightening the hot side and managed to snap my heatbreak. The part that screws into the heat-sink is ...
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Ender 3 Power Problem: Not starting up

I have a Creality Ender 3, I've had it for just under 2 years and during a print one morning it suddenly stopped and powered itself off. After checking the fuse and other electronic components it ...
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Anet A6 ERR MAXTEMP BED error

Out of the blue my A6 printer displays a ERR MAXTEMP BED error and shows about 100 degrees on the bed even when just powered on. A quick thermistor check shows that it's working properly : about 80 ...
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MKS GEN L looks dead

In an attempt to upgrade my Ender 3 to TMC2208, I bought an MKS GENL 1.0 board from Banggood, but it doesn't get recognized from the Windows Device Manager at all: ...
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How to clean up my build plate for a new build surface?

My ender3 came with a BuildTak-clone surface, and as I was a little too vigorous in getting the print off the bed (I had failed to level right and printed a bit too tight to the bed, resulting in ...
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What is this called and where can I buy a replacement?

In the image, there is an object circled in blue on the anet a8 printer that I need to buy a replacement of, however, I can not find it online, please help.
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Is B-REP a ready to print mesh

before a mesh can be printed it needs to be 'repaired'. According to most tutorials that is including making the shape close and removing inner shapes. Reading through B-REP in Wikipedia there is no ...
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Can K-type thermocouple disconnects be used with thermocouple based 3D printers?

I currently have a Replicator 2 and a couple of clones. I'm a fairly experienced 3DP user and builder but one issue that I have over and over again is the very brittle screw type thermowell assemblies ...
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Converting Injection Molded STLs to printable STLs [closed]

I bought a 3D printer kit a few years ago, and it's been working pretty well, the kit was made with injection molded parts. -- It's similar to a Huxley, and through the years, it's started to turn ...
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Monoprice Select Mini - Detached Filament Feeder fitting

The $200 Monoprice Select is inexpensive but also cheap, so experiences I've seen appear to involve lots of repairs. In spite of that, I've bought one, as I'm able to fix things (sometimes) and the ...
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Can aged PLA be refurbished?

Inspired by another question and due to the fact that some of my filament will face the same problem when I will use them again, I wanted to know if there are proven recipies to get rid of water that ...
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Can a heatbed PCB (Prusa Mk2) be straightened out?

I have a really bent heatbed PCB, the middle is elevated about 3 mm with respect to all edges. I have found this thread Warped PCBs, where a heating method is applied by baking a PCB in the oven, as ...
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