Dual Extruder Plus (1412) - Printrboard / microUSB port

"I am trying to send you a video, but by usb connector broke off the board. The picture is attached. Does it need to be saudered back on or does it snap in? I am trying to print with the microcard, but I’ve never done that before and it’s not working. I saved a cube to a toolpath, and thought I fit the micro sd card in the back of the printer, but I’m blind at this point. The cube I am trying to print is attached. I didn’t know how to look at the g-code when printing to a toolpath. ...The printrboard board I am working with is the new one I purchased from you – although it has been a while, I didn’t use it after it was installed until this week. I’d hate to have to buy another one. Thanks for your willingness to help. Stay tuned for the video." -Nancy

 

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    Dave - PB Support Team

    I am trying to send you a video, but by usb connector broke off the board. The picture is attached. Does it need to be saudered back on or does it snap in?

    • Unfortunately, the microUSB connector isn't really something that can be snapped back in or soldered on.  You will need to order a replacement Printrboard Rev F6.

    I am trying to print with the microcard, but I’ve never done that before and it’s not working. I saved a cube to a toolpath, and thought I fit the micro sd card in the back of the printer, but I’m blind at this point. The cube I am trying to print is attached. I didn’t know how to look at the g-code when printing to a toolpath.

    • Please see our guide on printing with an auto-start file via microSD card.  Keep in mind that the file must be titled "auto0.g".  Also, I like to add a homing command to the top of my auto-start gcode so that I can see that the board has recognized the SD card.  Insert this line to the very top of your code and your bot should home X and Y upon power up.
    • G28 X0 Y0

    If you are printing via SD, you do not need the microUSB connector.  So, this is something you can try before ordering a new board.

     

    I hope that is helpful,
    Dave -pb

     

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    nancymiller

    Thanks Dave, 

    I noticed on the page to order a new Printrboard Rev F6 that it is not compatible with my dual extruder.  

     https://printrbot.com/shop/printrboard-rev-f6-microusb-connector/ 

    Compatibility:

    • DUAL EXTRUDER NOT COMPATIBLE – 1504/1412 Plus Dual Extruder users.  You will have to use Rev F5 or earlier.

    I don't see where to order the Rev F5.  Also, when I replaced the last board, I did receive Printrboard Rev F × 1

    Printrboard Rev F:  Plus (model 1504/1412)   

    Could that have been the problem?  Is that board not compatible with the dual heads?  

     

     

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    Eric - PB Support Team

    Hi Nancy,

    If you find that a single extruder is sufficient for most of your prints, you could get the F6 board and use the machine as a single-extruder setup.

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    nancymiller

    Thanks Eric,

    I would like to use both extruders.  Can you help me purchase a printrboard for that?

     

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