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  1. KCOQUILLARD

    KCOQUILLARD New Member

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    Printer is less then a year old. Got it last year for Christmas. R1 +

    Just printed the other day and when I went to start a new project today there seems to be no power to the printer. No lights, fans or movement of any kind. The computer is picking up the printer but I can't do anything. Never taken apart or troubleshot anything on the printer.

    Any help?
     
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    hello @KCOQUILLARD few things to check to start. 1 is the outlet its plugged into working for something else? 2. There is a fuse next to the power cord. Is it good? 3. remove the bottom cover and check to ensure the green connector is hooked up to the ramps board. I'd assume it is and your problem is the outlet, powersupply or cord, but lets start at the wall and work out way into the machine.
     
  3. mark tomlinson

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    The A/C power fuse is on the outside built into the plug right where the A/C cord plugs into the machine. Should be a little diagram showing you how to remove it.
     
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    KCOQUILLARD New Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I have checked the wall power and everything there is good.
    I have removed the power supply and hook it up directly to the wall and it is good.

    That leaves me to believe it is either the switch or the fuse. Does anyone know what fuse I need? Would like to pick one up on my way home as I believe that has the higher probability of being bad.
     
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    FL5A250V. Pics inbound.
     
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    Stop and pick up some fuses. When I got home a removed the fuse and it was good. Put it back in and then checked the voltage on the wires that would be connected to the power supply, the voltage was also good.

    All voltages were correct so I hooked everything back up and everything is now working fine. I was able to complete a 4 hour print with no problems. The fan in the power supply seems to be a little louder then normal.

    Figure I should purchase another power supply just in case.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
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    Thats what I would suspect, or the green connector to the ramps board came loose and while in there you snugged it back up
     
  10. mark tomlinson

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    Those power supplies are cheap at Amazon.
    (about $20 prime)
     
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