Struggled for a month with Ender3 Upgrade.



  • Ender3 wont print, BLtouch turns off, head stops responding, need help. turns on heats and accepts g-code file. Then moves a bit and stops , not to resume. Then the config was messed up and I tried upgrading the firmware and got completely shut down.The community helpped but to no avail. Then customer service came through and got me up and running to take another shot. Thanks all. WHAT SUCKS IS YOU GOT THESE DUET BOARD DESIGNERS AND FIRMWARE GUYS AND ADMINS ETC THAT COULD EASILY TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND FIX ALMOST ALL THESE ISSUES PEOPLE HAVE ON HERE BUT THEY GIVE YOU ONELINERS AND IGNORE THE FACT THAT THE PRODUCT SHOULD BE BETTER SUPPORTED, AND RESOURCES MADE CLEARER. GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE WOULD WANT EVERY BODY TO HAVE WORKING DUETS AND MAKE IT THE BEST THEY CAN BUT THEY DONT. THEYD RATHER SEND YOU ON WILD GOOSE CHASES IT CANT BE GOOD FOR BUSINESS IN THE LONG RUN. TOO BAD.



  • Printer: Ender 3.

    Please post your config.g.

    Please post the first 100 or so lines of the G-Code file you are attempting to print.

    • Does it home?
    • Does it move when you enter G-Code commands and/or use the controls on the dashboard?
    • Does the bed and/or hot end show increasing temperatures on the graph when they are asked to heat?
    • Does entering "G1 X0Y0 F1000" (without quotes) in the console result in the printhead moving to the front left corner?


  • @Danal
    Thank you for your reply I was not able to sign in all lastnight hers the info.

    abstrakt lighting abstraktlighting@gmail.com
    Thu, Nov 21, 11:27 PM (11 hours ago)
    to me

    @Danal Thanks for reply..
    yes it homes
    yes it moves when I enter G code and or use the controls on dash
    Yes bed and hot end show and heat when prompted
    Yes entering G1 X0Y0 F1000 move it to down left
    Then when I enter upload g-code and print it asked me to do z axis to bed but the BL touch light goes out and it no longer will move

    heres the G-Code on note pad:
    ;FLAVOR:Marlin
    ;TIME:26598
    ;Filament used: 22.6615m
    ;Layer height: 0.2
    ;MINX:33.279
    ;MINY:31.968
    ;MINZ:0.2
    ;MAXX:186.719
    ;MAXY:188.011
    ;MAXZ:13.2
    ;Generated with Cura_SteamEngine 4.2.1
    M140 S50
    M105
    M190 S50
    M104 S200
    M105
    M109 S200
    M82 ;absolute extrusion mode
    M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z100.00 E5000.00 ;Setup machine max acceleration
    M203 X500.00 Y500.00 Z10.00 E50.00 ;Setup machine max feedrate
    M204 P500.00 R1000.00 T500.00 ;Setup Print/Retract/Travel acceleration
    M205 X8.00 Y8.00 Z0.40 E5.00 ;Setup Jerk
    M220 S100 ;Reset Feedrate
    M221 S100 ;Reset Flowrate

    G28 ;Home

    G92 E0 ;Reset Extruder
    G1 Z2.0 F3000 ;Move Z Axis up
    G1 X10.1 Y20 Z0.28 F5000.0 ;Move to start position
    G1 X10.1 Y200.0 Z0.28 F1500.0 E15 ;Draw the first line
    G1 X10.4 Y200.0 Z0.28 F5000.0 ;Move to side a little
    G1 X10.4 Y20 Z0.28 F1500.0 E30 ;Draw the second line
    G92 E0 ;Reset Extruder
    G1 Z2.0 F3000 ;Move Z Axis up

    M141 S28
    G92 E0
    G92 E0
    G1 F2700 E-5
    ;LAYER_COUNT:66
    ;LAYER:0
    M107
    G0 F6000 X46.266 Y54.636 Z0.2
    ;TYPE:SKIRT
    G1 F2700 E0
    G1 F1200 X47.103 Y53.917 E0.04037
    G1 X47.27 Y53.787 E0.04811
    G1 X47.598 Y53.541 E0.06311
    G1 X48.926 Y52.581 E0.12306
    G1 X50.923 Y51.05 E0.21513
    G1 X52.832 Y49.5 E0.30509
    G1 X54.749 Y47.849 E0.39766
    G1 X56.585 Y46.178 E0.48848
    G1 X59.24 Y43.589 E0.62416
    G1 X59.955 Y42.947 E0.65931
    G1 X60.721 Y42.367 E0.69447
    G1 X61.74 Y41.736 E0.73832
    G1 X62.501 Y41.318 E0.77008
    G1 X62.873 Y41.123 E0.78545
    G1 X63.235 Y40.941 E0.80027
    G1 X64.111 Y40.545 E0.83545
    G1 X65.436 Y40.103 E0.88655
    G1 X66.501 Y39.818 E0.92688
    G1 X66.86 Y39.728 E0.94042
    G1 X67.391 Y39.604 E0.96037
    G1 X68.156 Y39.453 E0.9889
    G1 X69.314 Y39.264 E1.03183
    G1 X69.526 Y39.231 E1.03968
    G1 X70.183 Y39.136 E1.06397
    G1 X72.735 Y38.733 E1.15849
    G1 X75.234 Y38.265 E1.25151
    G1 X77.61 Y37.751 E1.34045
    G1 X80.867 Y36.935 E1.46329
    G1 X92.917 Y33.68 E1.91996
    G1 X93.066 Y33.641 E1.92559
    G1 X93.758 Y33.464 E1.95173



    1. Go into your printer management in Cura and change the G-Code-Flavor to "RepRap".

    That probably won't fix anything... but it is how it should be set.

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    1. Can you tell at what statement it "hangs"?


  • If you have an Ender3, have you followed Phaedrux's guide on setting it up?

    https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+1:+Wiring/37

    It is a 4 part guide and his knowledge is invaluable.
    I used it to tweak my settings as it was developed after I converted my printer.

    HTH
    Paul



  • Also, What slicer are you using?
    I have a start and end G-Code I could let you have which works well.

    P



  • @Danal right after it askes to set z tip to build plate. it has said m205 not recogniized before. i'm home now ill checkit again



  • @PaulHew I will check it out. i had it running fine when i got it then i decided to upgrade it according to what a guy on you tube said, added duet wifi bl touch etc . this is where im at after that.



  • @abstraktlighting

    …m205 not recogniized …

    In the preamble of the G-code from the slicer, M205 has an E parameter - according to the docu, this will not be accepted.

    …right after it askes to set z tip to build plate.

    Does your BLtouch work properly, can you level the print bed, can you home Z with it? In your first post you wrote “BLtouch turns off“ - is this happening right after you’ve just started a print, or does it shut up, too, when you run the „homeall.g“ macro?



  • @abstraktlighting said in I can't get Duetwifi to print. It's been a month. Help please.:

    @PaulHew I will check it out. i had it running fine when i got it then i decided to upgrade it according to what a guy on you tube said, added duet wifi bl touch etc . this is where im at after that.

    If it was the Design Prototype Test Video, ignore it.
    Use Phaedrux's bible, its written for the Maestro but is brilliant.

    Also the RRF tool has an Ender3 template, you can select the board you are uising and it will give you a base to work from.

    P.



  • @PaulHew Thank you yes it was DPT video. It messed me up at everyb turn. I will check pheadruxa bible I appreciate your help.



  • @abstraktlighting said in I can't get Duetwifi to print. It's been a month. Help please.:

    @PaulHew Thank you yes it was DPT video. It messed me up at everyb turn. I will check pheadruxa bible I appreciate your help.

    Yeah DPT pretends to know things that he clearly doesn't. He might not be "clock is right twice a day" but he's wrong a lot.



  • @abstraktlighting I've tried everythimng they said here and I've tried for hours and hours .Now i cant connect to duetwebcontrol and I am ready to rip this board outta here and just go by another machine. Thanks for everyone that tried to help.It seems like duet would have some customer service. Half the time when I'm searching for answers the site is telling me Im mismatched with session and blocks me. This is so Frustrating. Why isnt therre just a simple download site that wipes the board and loads it with the right shit to make it work?



  • @PaulHew nothing worked i am at my wits end ready to smash this.the site you sent me too was almost good. just not quite. when it veered off to the maestro it just lead me in circles. i cant believe the hours ive put into this. Any ideas? I cant get it to connect to duetwebcontrol to try and fix it even. thanks for your help before anyway.:) jeff



  • Which board do you have (Maestro, Wifi or Ethernet)?



  • @bartolomeus wifi
    im trying to get it to atleast have wifi and open duetwebcontrol now



  • @abstraktlighting Please post your config.g (if you can access it)

    Also, don't use that Cura profile. Looks like you're using the standard cura profile for the ender 3. That start code is made for Ender owners that can't access their boards firmware.



  • @bartolomeus thanks imnot even trying to print any thing now . Im trying to just make it function. I cannot control it.



  • @abstraktlighting no one can help without your config file.



  • @abstraktlighting I loaded the sd card with wifi bin and some hlper code and something else , got wifi on and it gave me the ip.typed the ip in browser and i got a blank page with a blue teardrop so almost connected to web contgrol but not quite