I've just recently purchased an Anet A8. Everything seems great however my motors are not moving in the same direction. One is going clockwise and the other anti-clockwise.
Can anyone advise?
so I updating my firmware and now my TFT screen dos not communicate with my printer, so I tried printing via USB using CURA and that worked for a few prints but now that doesn't work either?
Not CURA recognizes the printer but wont send correct info.
I had my SKR2 (Rev B) installed with Marlin 22.214.171.124 and everything was working except I was getting "triggered" on the Y-Axis sensorless homing. I decided to start from scratch and I am now getting "E1 Driver Backward" on my display. I don't have an E1 extruder present, but I do have the stepper installed. Remove the E1 stepper and reboot and I now get E0 Driver Backward.
Any ideas why this could be happening? Google is not being friendly.
I was having the same problem that many people have where the printer would restart its self when it tries to heat up.
Everywhere i looked said that it was the power supply and that i should upgrade to a 30A psu.
Even after upgrading and making sure my wiring was correct my printer still does the same thing. So my next thought was that it could be the main board but i checked it and the indicator light still flashes for heating so i know that it is not the main board.
I got a new power supply, I have a good main board, but it still restarts when it tries to heat. Someone please help!
Hi all I've searched hi and low for a solution to my problem so apologies if this has already been an issue.
I'm new to 3D printing and having never owned one I though it best to buy a kit and build it to learn it so to speak. Everything went fine in the build and I ran into no issues at all, powered on fine and still powers on fine.
However, when I try to start a print or even pre-heat the PLA, the LCD screen flickers quickly and resets back to the "Welcome to Anet A8" Splash screen, the boots into the idle screen.
I've had the multi-meter out and checked for continuity in what I think is the appropriate places but alas I cannot find a reason for why it's resetting. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be most great full.
I've had no issues leveling the bed (that I know of) and all the axis home fine when I tell it to.
Edit: I've just cut off the two pin plug and tried using a standard British plug on the end and the problem still persists.
Edit: I've just flashed it to see if it was a firmware issue using SkynetV2.3.2 and the problem still persists.
Edit: The issue has finally been solved and it was thanks to user tsisante00. The power supply was faulty and was voltage sagging like crazy when I pressed print. I purchased this from Amazon:
The printer fired up first time and began heating up when I told it to, so tonight I will finally get a print going. Thanks to everyone here for their input, it was invaluable in learning my new tool.
I am upgrading my anet a8 by adding a rocker switches which comes with a 5amp fuse. I want to know if I change the fuse in the switch for using a 12volt 20amp power supply, same for 12volt 30amp and a 24volt 15 amp?. And what size of fuses do I need?
My stock A8 (now an AM8) board died so I tried upgrading. I can get everything to work EXCEResetPT connecting Pronterface or homing X.
When homing X it moves a few cm, stops, moves back and forth and then gives me a homing failed error.
If I move the carriage right next to the endstop and home X, it's close enough to trip the endstop and complete the homing process and I can even go ahead and print.
As for Pronterface... when I connect the USB, my printer sees the microSD slot so I think that may be hogging the USB communication but not sure how to fix this. Pronterface gives the below errors (Linux Mint):
Could not connect to /dev/ttyUSB0 at baudrate 115200:
Serial error: [Errno 2] could not open port /dev/ttyUSB0: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/dev/ttyUSB0'
Could not connect to /dev/ttyACM0 at baudrate 115200:
Serial error: [Errno 13] could not open port /dev/ttyACM0: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/dev/ttyACM0'
Please help. I don't have much hair left to pull out!
Hey ive had the anet a8 for a bit now and i still have not been able to send prints over the usb cable that comes with the printer. Im currently using cura to print my objects. Also im trying to improve my printer by doing mods ect. Im building an enclosure, and not sure what to do next. My current goal is to keep my prints from lifting and warping. If anyone has some advice or tips for the latter Id really appreciate it.