June 11, 2016
I finally got the spare cables I
ordered. These are for a different printer, but I just wanted to get
some spare wires that I could use when the time to change came. Well, my
fans on the hot end have been stopping randomly which basically tells
me that the wires were finally cut somewhere along the wire.
Unfortunately it would be a bit hard to find where the break is since
you can't actually see inside the wired shielding. So aside from
replacing them, I wanted to re-route them above the printer in order to
make them easier to change again when needed. Well, I found out what a
pain in the butt this was, but I was up for the task and knew that I
would have to take it apart quite a bit. So I will just call this the
chain from hell since it will take a bit of swearing along the way. So
let me get to the pictures.
So far the only two other parts that I think would improve the cb is having thicker rods, 10 mm instead of 8mm and having the wires come out the top of the printer. One of the replacements was still not 100 percent straight, but better than the old one for sure. The chain looks cool and works, but the wires take a beating. Also, a way to hold down the removable plate on the back as well since it tends to lift up when heated.