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Heat Problem on my anet a8

by Viniyuki

Recently i have a problem with the extruder and bed, both don't reach the temperture. The extruder can't get temps above 230 ° C and the bed can't get temps above 70°C.

I've change the board with 1.7 anet board.

What Should i do?

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Cura 4.6

by MosheT

Hi everyone, I have been using Cura 14.07 since I got my A8 and decided to download the latest version but couldn't get the settings right.
if anyone can help I would appreciate it.
Thanks.

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First layer......

by A11an

This is probably the most asked question on here but I thought I would post a couple of pictures to get some advice on what I'm doing wrong, I'm thinking slicer settings but would be grateful of anyone else opinion.

I'm happy with the finish and for these parts the first layer will be ok.

many thanks
Allan

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Calibrate Extruder

by A11an

Hi all

It's been a while since I put the SKR 1.4 board in my A8 and also been using my CR10 S Pro, but now want to get the A8 going too, it's over extruding 125mm when I set to 100mm, I'm not sure where to & how to adjust this?

Thanks

Allan

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Got the printer running, but not so good.

by Sumerlin_Designing

Hello, all. I finally got my printer running, but not so good as stated in the tittle. I know how to troubleshoot slicer settings, but I am just wondering if someone can give me really quick advice. I don't want to take an hour or two troubleshooting when some can diagnose in 20 minutes. There are pics of a stopped 20mm cube added below.

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Cheap Anet A8 Z-axis upper limit issue

by mini670

Hi there,
So im a Noob! So hello there.
As such this is my first post. I bought a really poor quality A8 from ebay. Wooden frame, hollow rods, plastic bearings. At first i had no hope in this printer. but persevered, added loads of strengthening, shimmed the bearings (for time being), mounted solid to a wooden base.
As it turns out im really quite happy with the result so far. the 3D bench boat came out really good for first try. I had some Y-axis back lash issue due to slack belt so designed and printed a temporary makeshift tensioner for testing purposes.

Anyhow..... my question, would be greatful if anyone can help.
The printer has normal 8mm threaded rod as lead screws with the standard pitch. Im noticing that at a certain height the printer will stops rising in Z axis, however X and Y continue as if nothing were amiss.
So the 3D bench boat, stops at the first level of the chimney on the top.
Im assuming that there maybe something wrong with the firmware, but before tampering thought id ask you guys first to check that it isn't a common problem. I have searched but cant find anything about upper Z-level limits.

Thanks
Tom

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Weird First Layer

by Sumerlin_Designing

Hello, everyone!! I just started a print after changing out my bed for a glass one with an ender 3 magnetic suface on it. Got it leveled, so I was good to start, right? Well the axes move to the center to print, and the nozzle moves down 1mm like always, yet this time, it is maybe 1 or 2mm above the print bed. I check the info screen, and it shows the Z axis is at 0.1mm, my set first layer height. I home and check how close the nozzle is to the bed, and it is just about touching, like I always have it. I don't know what to do! Maybe the Z axis is skipping when it moves up, primes, then goes down? I don't know. Maybe I could change the start G-code in Cura so that it only moves 5mm and not as fast? I'm open to ideas.

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What BLTouch Model Should I get??

by Sumerlin_Designing

My previous topic reminded me of something I have been wondering about for a while now. I honestly hate leveling my bed at the beginning of almost every print, so I started looking for a BLTouch. But there are a lot of models, so what should I buy?? I'm want to keep it cheap, yet I want it to work well.

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