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E3 Printer "File format error"

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by brendanl76476, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. brendanl76476

    brendanl76476 New Member

    Aug 28, 2021
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    I've been fighting with this error over the last few days struggling to figure why it's happening. I'll upload a .gcode file into a USB drive that was exported via Simplify3D and attempt to print it, but upon clicking the triangle shaped print button next to the file name or the print icon located between delete and copy, I'll be prompted with the "File format error". I've used the same process in the past to upload files for print and it's worked without any trouble. Even preexisting .gcode files work fine and print without problem, but I now find myself unable to upload new prints to the printer.
  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    Nov 9, 2015
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    Have you rebooted your pc, and the printer ? Sounds like a file issue between your pc and simplify 3D. May try formatting your usb stick and naming the file something short like “print”. And see if that helps

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