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E3D v6 Information, Installation Guides, and Review

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  1. T&J

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    How to update the firm ware for your E3D V6:

    1) Download the right firmware file from beginning of this thread


    2) navigate to: http://arduino.cc/

    3) download the software

    4) open the arduino program

    5) go to file > open> navigate to the file you unzipped from mike and pick the file within it with the same name, see image

    6) Once the file is open, go to tools> board > arduino mega 2560 (see image)

    7) you may have to check your comm port

    7) hit the" ->" upload button/arrow

    8) thanks to @Mike Kelly for figuring all this out, coding it, posting it, etc.[/QUOTE]



    I am getting this error message after I hit upload. I have a Robo 3d r1 with covered bottom, auto leveling just got it this month.Im trying to update the firmware for a E3d v6 head that was installed yesterday. We also added a Smart XXL LCD control screen from Printedsolid.com that needs a firmware update as well. Using Matter Control it gives me a warning when I go in to configure the EEProm Settings, but they are available on the LCD screen. And when I go into change firmware in MC it will only let me upload. Can anyone help me figure this out?





    Arduino: 1.6.2 (Mac OS X), Board: "Arduino Mega or Mega 2560, ATmega2560 (Mega 2560)"

    Sketch uses 115,354 bytes (45%) of program storage space. Maximum is 253,952 bytes.
    Global variables use 4,408 bytes (53%) of dynamic memory, leaving 3,784 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 8,192 bytes.
    avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "COM1": No such file or directory
    ioctl("TIOCMGET"): Inappropriate ioctl for device
    ioctl("TIOCMGET"): Inappropriate ioctl for device
    avrdude: ser_send(): write error: Bad file descriptor
    Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.

    This report would have more information with
    "Show verbose output during compilation"
    enabled in File > Preferences.
     
  2. Mike Kelly

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    Try a different port.
     
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    Not a Mac user, nor a MatterControl user but this seems to be the real error:

    "avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "COM1": No such file or directory"

    So whichever serial port the Robo is hooked to is what it needs to be opening -- sanity check that COM1 is correct.
    Also, make sure nothing else is talking to the Robo or connected to it while trying to do this.

    I always just use the Arduino IDE for updating the firmware, pretty much like those instructions say (but again, I do this on a PC).
     
  4. T&J

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    By port I assume you mean USB port. We tried each one that is in the mac and each has the errors on upload.
     
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    Well the upload is trying to use whatever you have that it thinks is called COM1. And that is failing. Perhaps the USB ports are something else entirely? On one of mine they are COM5 on another COM3.
     
  6. Mike Kelly

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    Not like physical USB port, but you need to select the different port options in Arduino IDE

    They aren't labeled as COM's on a mac. That's why it's so weird his says "COM1"
     
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    FYI This is my first time using Arduino or downloading firmware. And I appreciate all of the help!
    So I fixed the Port issue. In Ardiuno in the tools menu I found the correct one labeled /dev/cu.usbmodem. I have the Mega 2560 option checked in boards, the atMega 2560 in processor and the correct file loaded in the sketchbook.
    Now its giving me these timeout messages like avrdude: stk500v2_getsync(): timeout communicating with programmer when it's at about 95%.
    Matter Control and the printer is off, I have the usb plugged in and the Smart Lcd controller screen is lit. When we are connected to the printer through usb and try using the Matter Control software to control the axis's of the printer but it will only respond by using theSmart lcd controller buttons. Could the LCD be effecting the upload?
     
  8. Mike Kelly

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    It could be an issue of the Arduino not getting sufficient power. For some reason Mac's only supply like 500mA instead of the usual 650mA.


    Try a powered hub/unplug the LCD/power on the printer. Hopefully that resolves it.
     
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    I think I used to know that.... getting old is not for wimps. :confused:
     
  10. Rwalker

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    Hello,

    It seems the wiring on my hotend fan was bad and I have gotten PLA stuck inside the PTFE tube.

    I have tried to remove it by heating it, and straight pulling it.

    Any other suggestions to get this out?

    Thanks,

    Rian
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mike Kelly

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    If it's melted into the heatsink carefully drilling it out is probably your only option
     
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    It's just PLA. Just let it sit in some hot water. Probably 70C would work, but boiling won't hurt anything. This will make the PLA nice and soft and you can just pull it out.
     
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    Thanks for your replies.

    I tried boiling it however the PTFE tube broke off with about half inch still inside.
    So I proceeded to drill it out carefully.

    I am somewhat concerned if the drill bit is to large it will damage the inside.

    What do you guys think?
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Mike Kelly

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    are you able to remove the plastic PTC fitting at the top (shown in the picture)?

    If you are, you can use a smaller drill bit and just kinda drill out the inside.

    If you do knick the heatsink it's not a big deal because the PTFE tube acts as a liner
     
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    I got the tube out after a bit of drilling.

    Seems that was what melted.

    There is now just a bit of leftover PLA around the top coupler.

    I have a spare tube but it wont go in without removing that excess pla.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Were you able to get the PTC fitting out? Try boiling it again like Printed suggested
     
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    No I was somewhat hesitant since it looks like it can be broken easily.

    Does it just pop out?
     
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    Alright so i swapped out the top fitting and put a new PTFE tube, then reinstalled.

    It looks like the tube might still be melting inside.

    The hot end fan is FOR SURE running the entire time the robo is on.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you,

    Rian
     
  20. Mike Kelly

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    Does the heatsink feel warm?
     
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