Faulty MeCreator 2

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jpolifer
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Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by jpolifer » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:50 pm

I have bought a MeCreator 2 printer but a week after receiving it, I still can't get it to work...

Straight out of the box, the LCD screen showed two lines of blocks instead of the menu, like this:

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I have searched the forum for possible solutions (in this topic) and tried to reupload the firmware.
However, every time I try to upload the firmware with various versions of Arduino I get a timeout.
I also installed the Repetier Host but it isn't able to communicate with the printer, even after installing the corresponding USB drivers.

What could be happening?

bang
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by bang » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:31 pm

jpolifer wrote:I have bought a MeCreator 2 printer but a week after receiving it, I still can't get it to work...

Straight out of the box, the LCD screen showed two lines of blocks instead of the menu, like this:

Image

I have searched the forum for possible solutions (in this topic) and tried to reupload the firmware.
However, every time I try to upload the firmware with various versions of Arduino I get a timeout.
I also installed the Repetier Host but it isn't able to communicate with the printer, even after installing the corresponding USB drivers.

What could be happening?
I guess maybe it's the broken crystal oscillartor...
Check this post:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=17102

8ung
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by 8ung » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:12 am

No thats not the problem
Same to mine

the ribbon cable, where the display is connected to the main board is faulty.
Its highly bent between the connector and the little space due to the fan.
Disconnect it and you will see the printer is working, but with out the display.
no good construction...
Last edited by 8ung on Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

bang
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by bang » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:00 pm

8ung wrote:No thats not the problem
Same to mine

the ribbon cable, where the display is connected to the main board is faulty.
Its highly bent between the connector and the little space due to the fan.
Disconnect it and you will see the printer is working, but with out the display.
no good construction...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhNFUeofQGE
So did you try reconnecting the ribbon cable after that?How is it?

8ung
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by 8ung » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:18 pm

Yes I did, but it isnt changing , always defect.
So the defect can be in the ribbon cable itself, becaucse of the bend radius, also at the connector, or in the display itself.
The issue is, that the housing of the LCD display is not secured with screws, but with metal lashes and as I know the can break, if you try to loosen them :-(
The printer has been just delvered and I dont bother to repair it for myself.

bang
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by bang » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:41 pm

I think you can make some tests,like replace the ribbon cable and LCD(rarely) to take a look if you can get them in a local store.

If they are OK,then it must be the board issue and that is the time to ask the seller to resend it.

8ung
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by 8ung » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:51 pm

Hi Bang
I have no local store for it an I dont want to repair it for myself
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=18973
yesterday delivered and faulty
the dealer have to exchange the whole printer!
the housing is not removable with screws, so it can not changed easy

8ung
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by 8ung » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:29 am

hmh

source : http://www.geeetech.com/warehouse/index ... cts_id=999

12. Save you from trouble of assembly

MeCreator 2 is assembled and tested by us before shipping. You can start printing right out of the box. Compared with DIY 3D printer, MeCreator 2 saves you from troubles of assembling. MeCreator 2 is highly recommended to both starters and experienced users.

bang
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by bang » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:37 am

If it is the case,i think you can contact your seller to talk about it?
BTW,why is your attached video not available now?

8ung
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Re: Faulty MeCreator 2

Post by 8ung » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:11 pm

Hi Bang
it seems the video is not any longer at Youtube, found it 2 days ago with other ones
The seller is also not willing to exchange the printer :-(
So I will see what PayPal ist doing....

PS: jpolifer didi you solve it with your seller?

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