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- November 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm #21157
I bought my Ramps 1.4 and Arduino from Ebay.
I’m having a problem with my X axis operating on my Ramps 1.4 board
I have the three bridges under the driver and set the DRV8825 to .7v, I have swapped drivers around and still X axis is not moving.
I can move Y and z axis through the LCD and also on Repetier Host
I have a 100kohm ressitor on port T0
I have Marlin firmware installed, but having issues with the changes in Configuration.h
Im not using endstops
Any help would be very appreciated
Simon SNovember 18, 2016 at 4:16 pm #21158
Check to see if you missed a pin when connecting the arduino and the ramps shield.November 18, 2016 at 5:23 pm #21161
The connections pins are all Ok.
I just bought another RAMPS board thinking that was the issue. Same problem.November 18, 2016 at 9:27 pm #21164
Try swapping X and Y at the RAMPS board. If the problem is still on X it’s in the wiring, if not it’s in RAMPS.November 19, 2016 at 2:23 pm #21207
I tried swapping X and Y, swapped the wires and then I swapped the drivers, X axis still not working.
I actually just bought another Ramps board and same issue.
Maybe Im using the wrong Marlin firmware?
Maybe my Arduino is faultyNovember 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm #21210
OK, the problem pretty much has to be outside the Arduino/RAMPS since the issue stayed put when you swapped the wires. If the X and Y wiring were swapped and the problem was on the board the problem would have moved. Try swapping both ends of the wiring this time, you can’t do it directly with the stepper motor, since its wires are built in but you can do it from the connector. This will show if the problem is in the wiring. If there’s still no change then you likely have a bad stepper or a bad wire coming off the stepper.
I’d put my money on the wiring connecting the stepper wires to the board, since if it were a bad X stepper the other side would still try to work.November 23, 2016 at 12:42 am #21393
Just did another test on the ramps board.
Went through Bills tips, thanks.
Currently tested with one stepper motor with 4 wires.
X axis, moves once, possibly 1mm only on Repetier, and won’t move any further.
I swap the stepper to Y axis and swap the same driver from x axis to Y axis. I move the Y axis on Repetier and the stepper moves forward and backward.
I then wire the Z axis and move the Driver and I can move the stepper motor in Repetier back and forward.
Any input would be appreciatedNovember 23, 2016 at 4:37 am #21397
Check to make sure the end stop pins on the board aren’t shorted for the x axis. The movement you’re describing is exactly what my router did when one of my stop buttons got stuck.November 29, 2016 at 1:11 am #21703
Sorry for the late reply, just got back from a trip.
I checked out the end stop pins, they seem ok.
This must be the second faulty Ramps board I own.
I have a 3D printer with a MKS GEN 2Z V1.1 that I will test MPCNC on.
Thanks for everyones help. I will let you know how I go.
Simon SFebruary 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm #27858
Hi Bill, vicious1, Barry
Just to let everyone know that I had a faulty Arduino board.
I am currently running a Makita laminex trimmer, and would like to
thank everyone for their help.
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