Hello dear Cetus community,
I bought a Cetus MK3 half a year ago as my first 3D Printer. It worked perfectly fine and produced nice prints without any fiddling around. I even got the extension board, 24V psu, heated bed and auto probe later, all working fine.
But now since last week I got some very strange problems out of nowhere!
It started with the Cetus making random “beep” sounds from time to time. Later that day Cetus just stops in the middle of the print, drives the z axis to the top and stops. I could not resume the print and UpStudio shows me a “Motion System Error Z” error. I had to throw away the print and start again.
But I could never finish the print (1-2 hour print time). It always stoped at some point in the print with “Motion System Error Z”.
I turned off the printer and wanted to see if I have better luck the next day…
But the next day, things got even worse!
The Cetus went completely mad now.
I made four short videos to show you the problems.
In the video you can see following problems:
-“Motion System Error Z” in UpStudio (sometimes I also get “Motion System Error” for X and Y axis as well…)
-“Model Out of Print Range” in UpStudio although its clearly not!
-X axis is crashing in end of axis! But it only happens sometimes, sometimes not…
-Printer is initializing immediately after turning it on and then doing random moves… Really strange.
I tried following things but nothing helped:
-Connecting printer via USB instead of WiFi
-Tried different 3D models/STL
-“Clear Cache file” + “Clear downloaded models” in UPStudio
-Checked all motor cables + end stop cables. All Pins OK, reseated all connectors + tested with multimeter. All OK.
-No broken parts visible on mainboard.
-Initializing the printer is working. Motors are moving + end stops react.
-Removed the extension board and heated bed and used the original configuration.
I don’t know what else to do. I basically can not use the printer anymore at the moment.
I already have opend a ticket for Tiertime Support (16546) on Jul 2. Jason Wu only reacted once to the inital request but never came back to me after I sent him the videos, although I send daily reminders to them!
@Jason-TT Please respond to my emails or this forum post. I’m feeling a bit ignored right now…
@Cetus-Comunity If somebody here has any idea what else I could test, I would much appriciate it.