Ok @ Velleman, mods, admins and users,
I’m kinda getting annoyed by the printer stopping for no reason. Just stops, extruder at 190 and everything at normal settings.
Somehow, there is a big big error in what Velleman sold to me/us, this shouldn’t be happening. I lost count of the times the printer just randomly stopped printing,… the bed stops moving and the extruder will extrude a bit of PLA fillement on the printed object, but this is far from “Plug and play happyness”…
I do realise, it’s still a open source kinda thing and users are welcome to improve the printer itself. But seriously im wasting filament here every single day cause of this bug, thought it was the Repetier software so i reinstalled it, no fix.
Im running a AMD computer, Windows 7 64b, 8 core 4.15Ghz with 32.000Mb ram 1600Mhz, pretty sure it is not my computer, but the printer. I’ve read a few more topics about this error, more and more people saying the same thing, even people contacting me via my site asking me how to fix it, i thought it was repetier but it is not, would an update of repetier help?? (cause the manual says it’s configed at repetier 0.84 version?) there’s updates for repetier already but didnt update cause of the manual saying so.
Besides that, if i put my hand on the power suply unit (PSU), i can hear noise through my speakers… Please explain that cause my thoughts are that there is power going to my pc as wel even more then the 5Volts that USB 2.0 have…
I was kinda pissed off, thinking “How on earth can Velleman sell this as a product when its not working properly” … but knowing its a build in progress I turned to this forum, im asking for help here cause I print object every single day and to be honest, about 30 tot 40% of the prints are misprints cause of the fan initially, made a fan mount, so no more warping/ less warping. Made a Z Ax motor mount cause the set up to be needed to be at 0.25mm from the bed was practically impossible, now its better. First prints didnt even stick to the bed so my custom settings are 55 degrees, cleaning after every single print with Iso Alc. and sanding it up with 400 paper.
Still, its far from perfect, im not bashing Velleman, K8200 or anyone. Not my intention, Im just looking forward for this K8200 printer to work like a charm like every user here.
My set up :
Amd octo core 4.15 Ghz
2x 2Gb Geforce 550TI
Printer PSU on a extention cable, but on a single socket, it is the only thing hooked on this socket.
Same goes for the USB, the USB of the printer is extended with a 5meter extention cable hooked on my PC.
The noise comming from my speakers is making me wonder if it is even safe to connect to a normal pc, i realise i have a different kind of set up as most people with a pc that is certified by Military-standard, but I still get BSOD (Blue screen of Death) 5 to 10% of the prints i make.
Errors on around 35% of the prints, is not acceptable in my opinion. And im not the only person around here with this problem, it’s something that should be looked at and fixed a.s.a.p for the bennefit of Velleman and the K8200 project! (Don’t get me wrong, I bought this DIY kit from Velleman cause i have been using all sorts of Velleman products and always was happy with the result of these projects, never had problems)
Excuse me for my tone in this post, I came back to check on the printer looking at a misprint thinking this is like the 30th misprint i’ve had so far, wish i could get some tips from you admins, mods, users or just random people that know how i can fix this cause the filament im wasting by these errors.
Any idea’s/ suggestions/ tip’s are welcome! Thanks in advance for your time reading this and trying to help!
Kind regards and take care