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What am I doing wrong with my M3D Micro?

It's not you - it's the printer! The M3D Micro is not a very sturdy setup. The X-axis is a single pair of thin rods, hung up on a pair of similarly thin rods in Y and mounted on 3 very thin pillars in ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

Layer shifting has two basic causes: the partially printed part moves or flexes, or the bed or Y carriage (almost always -- they seem rather uncommon on the X axis) skips one or more steps in one ...
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Ender 3 V2 really bad layer shifting

Layer shifting can be caused by a number of different things. The following list of solutions is from All3DP's article "Troubleshooting Common 3D Printing Problems" under the heading Print ...
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Ender 3 Y Layer Shifting

Fixed it finally, seems that the X axis was not level. Thank you to everyone who commented.
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Prusa i3 mk3 step skipping and layer shifting

Long story short: Try to replace the stock power supply. We connected UPS between the printer supply and the wall outlet and the skips reduced to one/two per print. We replaced the supply with random ...
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Ender 3 V2 Layer Shifting, No Apparent Reason, Desperate

You mentioned a noticeable 'clunk' when it shifts, are you sure it isn't a physical obstruction? You said you checked that all axis run smoothly but are you sure you checked the full extents of the ...
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3D printing layer shift on power outage resume

Not sure on your exact firmware, but it could be that it is using a M413 power loss recovery rather than a power loss interrupt pin. Possible you might be able to change this with your current ...
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Major Y-axis skipping (Anycubic Kobra)

I found a solution to this layer shifting. Even though the belt was too loose, I managed to use a rubber band to tighten the belt slightly. Now to prints go off without a hitch. Thanks for your help.
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Prints coming out with jagged lines on the sides, rough edges

It must have been something with the G-code, or how I was slicing it. I tried printing from the files that were already loaded on the SD card when I got it and it came out much better. I then modeled ...
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Prints coming out with jagged lines on the sides, rough edges

This is called Layer shifting. You should check belts tension and motor pulleys. It looks like your problem occurs only on the X-axis.
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Encountering some weird layer gaps on the last few lines of a particular print

I re-printed the model using Curas overlay settings and some stretched cubes to apply different settings to some of the fan blades: And once printed, the blade seen here at the very bottom looks like ...
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Need help identifying cause of frequent Y layer shifts

Thanks to some help from an expert this issue is resolved. The culprit was crosstalk between the X motor cable and the sense line of the Y endstop. Re-routing cables to separate the two has solved the ...
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Pause, rehome X/Y, resume

Have you tried this? It should just work, at least if you're using software like Octoprint to control the printer over serial interface rather than print-from-SD-card on the printer itself. In such a ...
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Sudden Extreme Z-Banding

Lots of things can cause these issues but one that I cause that I find intreastng can be found here. this was a facinating discover to me and could be the cause of ...
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PETG layers are super rough

You are probably over extruding, this causes an excess amount of filament causing the mentioned problems. PETG is softer than PLA, so the extruder teeth grip deeper into the filament. This smaller ...
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Why layer shifting prints on Ender 3 Pro?

This isn't what folks usually refer to as "layer shifts" - those are generally permanent (for the rest of the print) and don't correct unless you get an equal opposite-direction shift, and ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

What I have done: Using lowest hotend temperature 170 °C Using highest hotend temperature 220 °C No wobble in extruder (x-axis) No wobble in gantry (x-axis) No wobble in bed (y-axis) No wobble in z-...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

These are (at least almost certainly) not layer shifts. A layer shift is when the physical toolhead position becomes inconsistent with the logical one because a stepper motor missed a step or the bed ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

Zeiss Ikon's answer is good - but just in case that doesn't solve it, have you printed larger / longer prints before? There's a well known problem with the Ender 3's 4.2.2 motherboard that causes ...
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Layershifting near windows

That's a retraction issue, not layer shift. Your nozzle starts printing a new line in those areas but doesn't extrude enough plastic at the first moments, resulting in a weak line.
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Horizontal lines on feature/geometry/density change

This is varying underextrusion due to loss of material to oozing in the interior of the model. When printing the infill pattern, the nozzle doesn't follow a single continuous extrusion path, but moves ...
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Ender 3 V2 Layer Shifting, No Apparent Reason, Desperate

SOLUTION Unscrewing the mainboard enclosure and tilting it to allow better airflow like in the picture shown below. This is the same issue as many others. https://forums.creality3dofficial.com/...
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Y-axis layer shifting on my Ender 3

You have a significant hardware problem. It might be that your belt is slipping, or your motor is skipping, or your rollers need to be adjusted, cleaned, or replaced. Quality is a bit potato, so it's ...
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Y-axis layer shifting on my Ender 3

Another issue might be layer height and extrusion i ran into minor layershifting today but after tuning my Z-offset i now have perfectly straight layers, try calibrating z-steps and e-steps there are ...
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Y-axis layer shifting on my Ender 3

Check for wobble in the X gantry and Y gantry also your Y-axis belt should vibrate like a snare when you pull it and let go. Same goes for your X-axis belt. If that doesn't work see if going back to ...
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Wave shift pattern on the Z axis

This is classic Layer Shift in the Y plane. This happens in one of three cases: Belt too loose Belt too tight Bed movement hindered The belt should ring and resonate when tapped, giving a nice tune. ...
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Y-axis layer shifts with recent Marlin on Ender 3

Buried in a bug tracker entry for a seemingly unrelated issue, I found what seems to be the solution: @johanmga, I've discovered the velocity jumps here come from using "classic jerk" computations, ...
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Ender 3 has developed a tendancy to skip Y steps

While I first experienced layer shifts a couple times before upgrading, only while using extreme acceleration settings (3000 mm/s² is fairly extreme for moving the bed), their regular occurrance, ...
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