Hi, I have a CTC Makerbot Replicator 1 Clone which I’ve had nothing but trouble with. It’s now reading a temperature on the right extruder without a thermocouple attached, which should give a heating error 4, the left is fine, has anyone come across this on this motherboard? Is there any way to fix it?
What temp is it reading? That’s a really unusual failure.
I’ve also found someone with the same issue on the left Extruder.
@jesse_mccabe The thermocouple is disconnected, the board should throw a temp error 4 if it can’t read temperature, but it doesn’t even with it disconnected.
Not had this very long at all, so I think it’s contacting the Vendor as I’m loathed to do board work.
Ok, I’d bet good money it’s a bad solder job shorting the TC input lines (below the terminal or at the chip). The TC amp will report board temp if it reads 0v / shorted.
CTC electronics are crap, I know a large number of people who buy CTCs and eventually end up having to swap all the electronics over to FlashForge or Wanhao parts. I’d return it and buy a better version of the same printer, unless you like troubleshooting this kind of thing.
Don’t think I can return it. With drilling holes in the front panel (moved the On/Off Switch and jumpered the reset switch to the front).
One of the bearings on the feeder has buggered up and the other side is now not feeding properly. Admittedy, I knew it was going to need some work but I have parts failing constantly, Both Thermocouples snapped, one heater’s snapped, constant nozzle blockages, I think this thing has spent more time on the bench than printing. Tbh, I think I’m going to totally replace the head and see if I can get a replacement board. The only thing that hasn’t been an issue is the bed…