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Solved Build Plate Issues (No heat)

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by didionj, May 3, 2017.

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  1. didionj

    didionj New Member

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    Okay new problem, I can't get my computer to connect to the printer to test it. I've used 2 different cords and 2 different computers so neither of them are at fault.... do I need a new Arduino board? I really hope not.
     
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    Tested the Arduino by itself. It will connect, just not with the ramps attached.
     
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    So a BAD RAMPS or a BAD stepper driver card.
    Try connecting the RAMPS with no stepper drivers on it.
     
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    Removed all the stepper driver cards from the RAMPS and no connection, looks like I'm buying another RAMPS board. While I wait for that, I did get a light on that board to turn on and connect to my computer twice before it failed, would it be a bad board or my fault for killing it?
    I'm buying a pair of boards regardless, hopefully with better results.
     
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    Hard to say, but the RAMPS is rather hard to kill :)
    I have seen a number of bad ones lately directly from suppliers/vendors so ... bad run at the Chinese factory I guess.
     
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    Well thanks again for your help, I will try again when my boards arrive and update as I go.
     
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    Thanks A bunch guys! I have my printer up and running as of two days ago and I'm back to trying to tackle my printer queue.
     
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