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  • #37058

    MrRaw
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    1) Did you buy everything from here?
    – YES
    a)If you didn’t or changed some things please don’t leave out any details and include what firmware you flashed.

    2) Are you using end stops?
    – NO
    a)If so please disconnect them.

    3) Mac or PC?
    – PC

    4) Include a picture so obvious errors might be spotted.

    Someone that can explain why it’s doing that?
    If I remove the belts, it moves soooo easy.
    But now if I run code, it moves like step by step, not smooth.
    And it makes a strange sound… that you can hear.
    It almost sounds like it’s trying to turn, but doesnt have power enough on Z-axis.
    Not sure what i can do more to make it slide – tension-bolts (the 4) are set kinda loose!

    #37060

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    What are you doing? Are you running my test code? From the LCD or Repetier?

    #37061

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Can you control it manually from the lcd or repetier?

    #37064

    MrRaw
    Participant

    What are you doing? Are you running my test code? From the LCD or Repetier?
    I followed the instructions according to this link: https://www.vicious1.com/estlcam-basics/
    I do not have the LCD, i’m using Repetier. If i manually jog it, it still does the same like short movements.

    Can you control it manually from the lcd or repetier?
    I can control it from the Repetier with the manual movement, but it stil is stiff like that, in all directions. It’s not smooth at all when i run some code or jog it.

    #37065

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Can you post a pic of your board wired and plugged in please.

    #37075

    MrRaw
    Participant

    See attached.

    #37079

    MrRaw
    Participant

    This one shows me joging it, 1 click at a time – you kinda see how it “jumps”.

    #37083

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Can I see the power plug.

    1mm doesn’t show anything try 10mm or 50mm

    Can you run my test logo file and see what happens. I think your repetier has some goofy settings and my file should bypass all of that.

    From the bottom of this page, http://www.vicious1.com/estlcam-basics/

    #37087

    MrRaw
    Participant

    I am trying to run the testfile. I’ll record it for you! Give me a few mins!

    #37090

    MrRaw
    Participant

    It doesn’t run smooth at all… not sure why? It kinda just jogs…

    #37091

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    To see it you have to check “show travel moves”.

    In repetier it is showing your the error in red, the laptop does not have enough power and wants reduced visuals.

    #37093

    MrRaw
    Participant

    I just removed ALL the belts from the cogs.
    I ran the script.
    Nothing happens barely, they do a few turns, then nothing.
    They just make sounds and its like they have no Power at all…

    This is so strange…

    #37096

    MrRaw
    Participant

    Ryan, is the Power-indicator supposed to pulsate….? The green light on the Kastar
    I just noticed that the green light pulsates at the SAME rate as the motors try to turn.
    As i pulled the power coord, it started to pulsate more slowly, and so did the motors.

    #37098

    MrRaw
    Participant

    I just noticed that the green light pulsates at the SAME rate as the motors try to turn.
    As i pulled the power coord, it started to pulsate more slowly, and so did the motors.

    #37099

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    The power supply could be funky, Which one did you get I have had an issue with the larger 9A ones.

    Did you fix the repetier issue?

    #37103

    MrRaw
    Participant

    Output of 12V 6A

    I have it enabled, but i still see nothing sadly…

    #37104

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Did the error message go away?

    I’m not sure what to do, I guess it could be the power supply or the board.

    #37105

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    If you have another power supply 12v 2A or greater you can try that, and if it is the problem I can send you a new supply. Or you can send back the ramps and the power supply and I can test them both and replace the faulty one. I really doubt it is the ramps though since it gets pretty thoroughly tested before shipping. I stopped testing all the power supplies because the 6A have not had any issues.

    #37132

    MrRaw
    Participant

    I can now confirm that the Power Supply is broken.
    I found another one with 12v 6A, split the cables and then connected it – works like a charm.

    #37140

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Awesome, thank you so much for troubleshooting, I can ship you a new powersupply today.

    #37179

    MrRaw
    Participant

    Something strange is going on…I just came back. When i left everything yesterday, i killed the power.
    I got back today, started everything up – now the LED1 on the ramp (not the arduino, but the red one!) doesnt glow anymore…
    Haven’t touched anything since yesterday.
    Yesterday, it worked fine… any clues?

    #37182

    MrRaw
    Participant

    Solved it… I used another laptop (the other one was too weak).
    I couldn’t use AUTO on port in Repitier, so i had to actually select COM4, then it worked! All good πŸ˜€

    #37185

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    The red LED’s are powered by the inner half of the green plug. Those are indicators for the three ports. D8-D10. Should have nothing to do with the laptop.

    #37209

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It just occured to me, since you have a power supply that works would you rather me just credit back your account for the power supply or do you want me to ship you one?

    #37214

    MrRaw
    Participant

    There’s a green LED that flashes once you connect to it i think?
    For some reason, it didn’t do that while i had it in AUTO on port – but when i selected a specific port, it lit up – all was working!

    No need to credit me or send me anything Ryan!
    The fact that you spend time on support and helping me find the issue is good enough!

    Thank you kindly!

    #37225

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Awesome, thanks.

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