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Stepper motor driver dead?

I own a cheap 3D printer FLSUN Delta, which was bought 6 years ago. Several structural and other upgrades were done, such as additional frame links, a new heated bed with external MOSFET. In the past ...
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Raising E-steps on my CR-6 SE makes the extruder choppy

I have the community edition of the firmware for my CR-6 SE printer installed on a BigTreeTech SKR-CR6 V1.0 board. This firmware has a nice E-step calibration guide you can use to easily get the ...
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Can you reuse servo pins on MKS Gen L?

I need to find enough spare pins to add two extra motor drivers for my big printer build. I am using two motors for the Y and three for Z, I can use the E1 for one of them because I won't be using a ...
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Stepper motor running with pauses, driver problem

I am here sharing this problem that is happening to me. I have a printer mounted with Arduino and RAMPS 1.4 shield with A4988 drivers. I was trying to calibrate the printer when I came across a ...
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Printer shaking - Marlin 2.0

I just replaced the board on my Creality CR-10 with a 32-bit SKR Mini E3 V2.0 control board that runs Marlin 2.0. With the new control board, the printer's Y-Axis moves vibrate so much that it blurs ...
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Error "TMC2208 or TMC2209 on Z2 requires Z2_HARDWARE_SERIAL or Z2_SERIAL_(RX|TX)_PIN

I am getting this error when I try to enable the Z2 driver for MKS Gen L V2.1 Could anyone help? Error "TMC2208 or TMC2209 on Z2 requires Z2_HARDWARE_SERIAL or Z2_SERIAL_(RX|TX)_PIN Thanks
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Dual Z-axis has different speeds (out of sync)

The Z-axis has two stepper motors, I'm using MKS GEN L V2.1 mainboard with TMC 2209 Drivers. My problem is that the motors are out of sync. How can I get them to work together? This is my code from ...
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Stepper Motors getting extremely hot

I installed MKS Gen L V2.1 with TMC 2209 drivers to my Creality Ender-3 printer and updated the software to marlin 2, the stepper motors are getting extremely hot. What should i due to resolve this ...
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RAMPS 1.6+ steppers not working

I recently purchased a RAMPS 1.6+ and it connects to my Arduino Mega 2560 just fine. I am able to use Pronterface to heat the extruder and the hotbed but the motors refuse to work. I have the jumpers ...
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MKS / Bigtree Closed Loop stepper the same?

Is the MKS and BigTree closed loop stepper the same? I see more responses to BigTree question. I read BigTree was plug and play and seems to be getting good support from them. I'm using the MKS ...
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Mixing (closed loop) stepper drivers on MKS main board

Can I mix BIGTREETECH S42B closed loop stepper drivers on the MKS Gen L controller board with other drivers? Are the pins in the same position? Would mixing work?
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Z-step pulses too short (Marlin 2.0.x)

I was replacing a stepper driver on my Melzi 2.0 board with a A4988 Pololu module and for some reason, it won't cooperate with Marlin. For reference, I'm using a Melzi 2.0 TRONXY with a ZONESTAR-style ...
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Do printer controllers take inertia into account when interpreting G-code into movement instructions?

I've never built a 3D printer before, but I understand dynamical systems and control theory, and I imagine a lot of the distortion/inaccuracy that happens during the FDM process (especially at high ...
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Is Creality Ender 3 V2 Supposed To Come With Board V 4.2.2?

I recently purchased a Creality Ender 3 V2 ~1 month ago, and just yesterday installed a BLTouch. When looking at the motherboard, I noticed my board version is 4.2.2. Isn't the Ender 3 V2 supposed to ...
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Z-Axis on i3 clone won't move at all, Melzi A4982 driver problem

I'm setting up a replacement Melzi 2.0 board from TRONXY for my i3 clone (a Monoprice Maker Select v2 for those curious), which according to the RepRap wiki has A4982 drivers for all the steppers. I'm ...
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Will RAMPS able to control 4 stepper motors

I am making a DIY 3D printer based on the prusa mini. So, I doubt is if RAMPS can only control 4 stepper motors as it has slots for 5 stepper motor slots and one will not be used in my case, if I can ...
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Eryone Thinker SE ignoring endstop, gantry only moves down

I just got a Eryone Thinker SE and went through a lot of trouble to get it even working. My first major problem was it would keep trying to ignore the Z endstop switch and go lower than it should be. ...
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Are control boards switchable?

I am interested in buying a larger printer, either a Sovol SV01 or a Sunlu S8 (or something else similar). What I am wondering is, can the control boards and LCD displays be changed to better units ...
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Marlin: Switch Y to E1

I have an Anycubic Kossel with Trigorilla Motherboard, Mega2560+RAMPS1.4. I'm using Marlin 2_0_bugfix My Y connector is not working anymore so I would like to use E1 connector as Y. I found a very ...
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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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Can closed loop steppers be used for extruders?

I am relatively new to 3D printing, but have some background in industrial equipment and test machines. An important part of printer setup is getting the extruder mm/step rate configured correctly. I ...
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Which digipot is this with the markings “AAJU”

I'm porting Marlin to my Qidi Tech 1 and I'm trying to figure out what part this is. The markings on it read "AAJU". I'm pretty sure its the digital pot to adjust the stepper drivers as ...
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Can I use the measured output voltage from my old stepper drivers for the new ones?

I'm planning to install new stepper drivers into my 3D printer. The model is an older Qidi Tech 1 with a proprietary board a variation of the Sailfish firmware. I have no ability to connect any UART ...
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Is SD2209 the same as TMC2209 stepper drivers?

While shopping for TMC2209 stepper drivers I found advertisements "SD2209". Is this the same thing?
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Can I mix TMC drivers with A4988 on the same RAMPS board?

The closest thing I can find is this wiki page that state DRV8825 and A4988 can be mixed. However, the TMCs seem different, requiring more connections and offer more features, so I wonder if they can ...
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What's the best stepper motor for BMG with very high extrusion rates?

I was recommended to buy a pancake stepper motor for a direct drive BMG extruder, however I would like to ask if the decrease in torque would still be enough to work with V6 Volcano or SuperVolcano. ...
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X and Y axes don't move after upgrading to TMC2100 drivers

I had noisy DRV8825 drivers for my extruder E0 and X, Y, Z axes. I upgraded all to LV8729 drivers but they were still noisy, so I bought two TMC2100 drivers for the X and Y axes and two LV8729 for the ...
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Why does my TMC2208 only rotate my stepper motor in one direction?

I have two TMC2208 stepper drivers, both with the exact same problem. They both only allow the motor to rotate in one direction. They are currently used inside a CoreXY style 3D printer. In my case, ...
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Smoothers for TEVO Tornado printer

I have a TEVO Tornado (bought quite recently) and I want to know what is the best type of smoothers MKS smoothers or TL smoothers? Are they the same thing?
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Is the Vref trimmer relevant on TMC2208 in UART mode?

I'm going to use TMC2208 stepstick in a printer and the firmware can control via UART the current during printing and during holding (static, no movement): the firmware has an explicit setting for ...
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X axis stops working sometimes on my Tronxy X5SA

This is regarding the circuit of my 3D printer Tronxy X5SA's stepper motor for X axis. I had an observation: It has a cooling fan (40X10 24V) which is having issues lately - it stops working sometimes,...
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TMC5160 Overheating

I am trying to do a project using stepsticks to drive stepper motors. I am currently testing the wiring of stepsticks on a breadboard using a stepper from CD driver and an old laptop charger. I ...
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Need sanity check debugging non-functional extruder [duplicate]

This is the same machine involved in this question: ender-3-pro-extruder-stepper-skipping-with-a-chunk-sound. After reassembling the extruder, I discovered that the extruder stepper did not move, ...
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How to interpret Trinamic driver continuous debug reporting?

In Marlin one can enable continuous debug reporting of Trinamic drivers with the command M122 S1 This sends lines similar to the following over the serial ...
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Titan extruder retraction noise

I am experiencing some retraction noises with my Titan Extruder. At first the noise was more of a clicking noise, and the gear was skipping. I didn't feel any backlash with my finger but I still ...
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Getting a programatically-controlled, constant 12 V from one of the motor outputs

I'm building a device that requires five 12 V valves to be programmatically controlled as a switch. So far, I have been able to get outputs from the heated bed, extruder, and fan to be ...
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Printer froze mid print, stepper motor driver and MCU extremely hot afterwards. MCU seems dead now (?)

A strange problem occured while 3D printing. I've been printing for a long time now, and I consider myself fairly expeienced. normally, with every problem I've encountered with my printers (Anet, ...
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How to calculate the Vref and X_CURRENT for a TMC2130 stepper driver, knowing the rated current of the stepper motor?

I have written a question about this but I found new information in this video and I want to go more to the point. My motor "rated current" is 1.4V. I assume that this is the maximum current The guy ...
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I can set the voltage and current of the TMC2130 driver manually. But, in which cases some of the components could burn up?

I need to know if something will burn up beforehand I plug all the circuits: Ramps 1.6+ Arduino Mega 2560 PSU 12 V, 15 A 2 TMC2130 V3.0 Stepper motor driver 2 Stepper motors 17hs3401 ...
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Will the TMC2130 V3.0 stepper driver work with the Ramps 1.6 Plus board?

I want to buy the board Ramps 1.6 Plus. The description in the link says that is compatible with the driver TMC2130, but I found that there are two versions soldered in SPI mode. BIGTREETECH TMC2130 ...
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Closed-loop stepper motors

I am thinking to use closed-loop stepper motors to prevent step loss and make the machine more accurate. What options (preferably low cost) are there for: ...
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Using stepper motors with integrated controllers

I just scavenged stepper motors from an old laser printer. These have integrated controllers. I'd like to use them without dismantling the controllers. I currently have 4, 6 and 9 wires stepper motors....
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Driving a Stepper Motor with a Mini-Rambo Controller

I have been working with the MiniRambo Controller to try to drive 3 stepper motors using the AccelStepper library. The stepper motors are NEMA 17s with the following specifications: I am trying to ...
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How can I upgrade the drivers in the Printrboard rev. D?

I have a Printrboard rev. D which includes Allegro A4982 drivers. I would like to replace them, but it appears that newer TMC drivers all require several pins for proper operation. How can I upgrade ...
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What does it mean when they say up to 256 interpolation and 16 micro stepping for the TMC step sticks?

I am planning to get a few TMC step sticks for my 3D printer. I wanted to know what does 256 interpolation with 16 micro stepping mean, in simple terms? Does it help? If so, how?
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RAMPS 1.4 Stepper's not getting a good signal

Running on the Marlin 1.1 firmware, for this issue, most other variables of the printer can just be assumed (It's a CoreXY design, but think i3 for my current testing). (Highlighted my only lead in ...
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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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Did I just destroy my MKS Gen L v1.0 board by shorting the stepper driver?

I was attempting to install new TMC2208 chips on my MKS Gen L v1.0. Everything was going swell, I just had one more thing to do. I was checking and tuning the Vref for TMC2208 by measuring voltage ...
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Why do different drivers change the noise of steppers?

I've upgraded my stepper drivers. I'm looking to understand why my stepper motors made noise in the first place.
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StepStick Protectors

How do StepStick Protectors work and what exactly do they protect? If I use them with Pololu style stepper drivers, can I unplug for example the motor while the driver is powered without damaging the ...