platform heater repair

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Post by wackojacko » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:46 pm

Yes the new UP Plus and Plus 2 come like that, or newer ones come soldered on
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goopyplastic
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Re: platform heater repair

Post by goopyplastic » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:45 am

@tappedout I think this pcb breakout is a new thing in general, older versions of the printer just use longer wires.

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Re: platform heater repair

Post by TAPPEDOUT » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:51 am

Older or newer version I guess does not really matter to me.
At least the connector on the end of the long version of heater wire showed no signs of over heating.
I think my printer is about a year old, I purchased used. Its had about 9 kg plastic through it according to the software.
The previous owner had the CPU replaced a month before I bought it in August.
I don't know if CPU replacement resets the amount of plastic that was used.
So far it has worked well but was thinking about getting more cooling down where the boards are.
Thanks all !

ktronik
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Re: platform heater repair

Post by ktronik » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:09 am

At this stage I would be saying, better to buy the real replacement PCB as a repair, rather than short out the heater element with bad soldering. ONLY do the mod if you are use to soldering stuff and are not going to stuff it up...as doing it wrong may be more costly than the replacement PCB would have been, hope this helps...

K

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Re: platform heater repair

Post by ktronik » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:15 am

goopyplastic wrote:@tappedout I think this pcb breakout is a new thing in general, older versions of the printer just use longer wires.
I think versions went:

V2 (01) long wires. older extruder mount
V2 (02) plugged heater PCB, newer extruder mount
V2 (03) Hardwired heater PCB, newer extruder mount
V3...as Bruce said, its all fixed now...only the earlier model was affected.

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