This printer was unused for about a year due to firmware shortcomings. I just updated the firmware and now it has a picture menu. That's Okay, but I can't find the IP address of the machine.
How do I find the IP Address?
As the topic indicates, I'm thinking of changing the motherboard in this X-Max to something else.
I'm pretty much over the Chitu (should be called Shitu) board that's in it, its noisy, its locked down, Octoprint doesn't work well with it and I cant use Klipper.
I have spare Bigtreetech E3 RRF board, it can run Reprap, Marlin and Klipper, I think before I start to mod any more hardware in this printer, I would like to see how well it can actually perform with a nice control board in it.
Would anyone like me to post pics and a how too on this?
I will most likely replace the mainboard, install a RPI 4, camera, and a RPI touch screen for Klipper, along with a BL-Touch, and a Gyro sensor.
I see Qidi has an all metal high temp extruder for sale. Is this different than what came with my circa 2020 X-Max?
I'm curious what everyone's X-Max is running firmware wise. Qidi tech support told me I was on the latest, but my machine was built early 2019.
Version information can be accessed from the System->About menu.
Mine is currently
UI: Blue+ 1.0
- Added firmware package as received from Qidi support. I would recommend saving your current configuration with the M8512 command first instead of running their stock, just to make sure your settings don't change.
Instructions from Qidi:
Please put these files on the USB drive home page, do not put them in the folder.
Power off the printer,then insert the USB drive,reopen the printer.
1.print the "update.qd"file. It will restart the screen and makes " di
2.print the "UI_4_3-Single.bin" file
3.print the "wifiUpdate_full_V10.0.12.bin" file
4.print the "PLUS X-MAX Config.gcode” file
Some good news for Linux users, Qidi released a Linux AppImage version of QidiPrint 6.2.3. I tried it and it works even the network printing. I know many people prefer other slicers, but I've always gotten the best prints using the Qidi slicer. Now I don't have to boot Windows.