Unpacking my up - components look used

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jtokash
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Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by jtokash » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:29 pm

I'm unpacking my Up printer - it arrived about an hour ago. Both the printing platform and the nozzle have been used. Is that normal for people who've received ups?

Here are some photos.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtokash/se ... 848342714/

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Re: Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by trebuchet03 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:37 pm

Tested is the answer ;)


The printer gets tested (burn in) for 72 hours before it ships out to weed out the hardware that is going to fail early.

Yours looks a little more than others and I can't tell if the discoloration is the lighting or if the material is a funky color.... That black on the liquefier is ABS that came in contact with the hot bits - this happens when you start a print unless you "pick your printer's nose" just before every print begins.

My platform looked like yours too ;)

"Glamor Shots" of my print head when it came out of the box: http://3dmake.blogspot.com/2010/11/up-p ... .html#more


Set it up and get to work :)
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Re: Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by jtokash » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:52 pm

Cool, thanks for the confirmation. Setting up as we speak!

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Re: Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by jtokash » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:21 am

Rather than 2 5V power adapters, I have one 5V and one 9V power adapter.

The manual (http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=282) says there should be two 5V adapters. Thoughts?

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Re: Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by trebuchet03 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:57 am

jtokash wrote:Rather than 2 5V power adapters, I have one 5V and one 9V power adapter.

The manual (http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=282) says there should be two 5V adapters. Thoughts?

Definitely send an email to support. Don't plug that 9V supply in until you get the OK (it might be fine to plug into the printer - that depends on what sort of regulation is done)....

My package had 2 5V adapter and 1 20V adapter.
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Re: Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by Twurf » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:34 am

received mine today. Nozzle looks burned up too...this is normal.
Both adapters are 5V in my shipment...looks like they sent you one with 9V that was accidentally sitting around during packing! Do not plug it in!

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Re: Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by Grok » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:38 am

jtokash wrote:Rather than 2 5V power adapters, I have one 5V and one 9V power adapter.

The manual (http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=282) says there should be two 5V adapters. Thoughts?
The "non-deluxe" model would have only 1 5volt adapter I think.

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Re: Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by jtokash » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:51 am

Thanks guys, for the info. I sent a note to the Up team to see if I should go forward and use the 9V or not. Also, I should specify that this is a deluxe model.

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Re: Unpacking my up - components look used

Post by -soapy- » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:13 am

Agreed that you should have two 5V adapters. Good job you noticed!

And mine was burned in, same as that. My board looked worse, but the nozzle looked better. Don't worry about it - you'll probably be covering the board with veroboard or tape anyway, and the nozzle just works.

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