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Touchscreen Unresponsive on Flashforge Finder

by 3DDesign974

Hello all,

I got an issue with my Finder. Start on the printer, I can hear the music and then I can see the 3 options (Build, Preheat and tools) on the screen but I cannot select one of them. The touchscreen is unresponsive.
I disconnect the flat cable but same issue after reassembly. I found online that to remove the TFcard on the mainboard would help but the version of the mainboard that I have is V1-3 and there is no TFcard.
Does someone had the issue? And I could fix the issue?

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Flashforge Finder: Lines/Striations on 3D print surface

by leftylimbo

I'm getting lines/striations on what should be a smooth surface on my 3D prints. I'm printing at 220º on High quality. I had gotten a little bit of this visible layering effect on previous prints, but on this one it's really bad—I can run my thumbnail over it and can feel every groove. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this, and if there's a possible solution. Thanks in advance. Here's a link to the pic:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3WGLiqx9_QPYmQtdk1iSFo1WXM

Specs:
Printer: Flashforge Finder
Software: FlashPrint
Filament: Flashforge USA PLA 1.75mm white
Temp: 220º
Print Quality: High

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Beginner Questions

by jstanton

I have a number of questions, the answers to which will probably generate more questions:
I have a Flashforge Creator Pro

  1. What is the maximum size of a print?
  2. How do I make repairs?
  3. How do I find replacement parts?
  4. More to come.
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New nozzle .6mm settings?

by MikeTheBoxer

I scanned through the topics for an answer but could not find on so I apologize if this is a repeater.
I had to replace stock.4mm nozzle and the guy only had .6 and .3.
I'm curious to find if I need to change settings anywhere on the machine ( to which I can't seem to find ),
Or in the flashprint software? (To which again I can not find)
Should I be using a different slicer?
Any help would be appreciated.

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Flashforge Finder Bed does not raise all the way to nozzle

by StoweCreativesCorner

Just started using the Finder. Making many copies of one print. every now and then the bed does not make it to the nozzle and it starts the print. Any one else have this problem? Solution? Updated to latest firmware.

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Octolapse Settings for the FFCP

by MadByte

I'm looking for a guide on how to configure Ocolapse for an Creator Pro (FFCP) printer.

I've been running my FFCP with a Toshiba Flash Air SD card for about two year and it has worked quite well for me. Recently I started to tinker with Octoprint in order to run Octolapse. Octoprint is running fine for the most part. I'm able to monitor the print from my phone and even make time-lapsed videos. What I can't get to work is Octolapse which has some very cool features. Any suggestions?

BTW, I'm running DrLex's firmware. Thanks DrLex!

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Coming back, revive Flashforge Creator or buy a new one?

by mikem77

Hi, I did 3d printing from ~2014 - 2016 with a Flashforge Creator (original). If I recall where I left it, I had a single head still running. I had issues with nozzles and the PTFE tubes clogging. I know I replaced nozzles once. I was also using the MakerBot software and I have no idea if that software is still usable/available.

So it is 2020 and I'd like to 3d print a couple parts for a new astronomy hobby. Surely the landscape has changed. I can either revive/upgrade my Flashforge Creator, or I was thinking about buying one of those $200 Prusa i3 kits.

I had previously upgraded my Flashforge with a heavy duty metal support for the base. I also have a nice 1/4" thick glass plate.

Thoughts? In terms of reviving my Flashforge Creator, I would definitely need to source some more of those brass nozzles and I know the size used for the Creator had two different versions. In some ways, if i stick with the Creator platform it would be nice to just upgrade the head with something a bit more robust.

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How can one add auto leveling to the Creator Max printer?

by mkamoski

All,

Please help, with this question about a mod for the Creator Max.

How can one add auto leveling to the Creator Max printer?

Ideas? Comments? Suggestions? How to get started?

Please advise.

Thanks.

-- Mark Kamoski

flashforge FlashforgeCreatorMax Flashforge_Creator
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Octolapse Settings for the FFCP

by MadByte

I'm looking for a guide on how to configure Ocolapse for an Creator Pro (FFCP) printer.

I've been running my FFCP with a Toshiba Flash Air SD card for about two year and it has worked quite well for me. Recently I started to tinker with Octoprint in order to run Octolapse. Octoprint is running fine for the most part. I'm able to monitor the print from my phone and even make time-lapsed videos. What I can't get to work is Octolapse which has some very cool features. Any suggestions?

BTW, I'm running DrLex's firmware. Thanks DrLex!

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