Hey! Long Time No See... looks like my last post was three years ago. Real Life caught up with me and I couldn't find the time/stamina to do any 3D stuff.
With the whole open-source move happening, I dusted off my Robox Kickstarter-Beta-retrofitted-to-Dual last year, but it won't show up on USB or do anything. The lights are (literally) on, but no-one's home. I think something might've gone bang, and from experience, I think the mainboard is fried. I inspected it but didn't see any signs of magic smoke egress.
As it has one of the original beta PSUs (as far as I know), and has gone through a couple of mainboards so far, I'm a bit suspicious of the PSU. The Robox always made a bit of a glitchy pop sound and odd flash from the LEDs sometimes when switched on or off. I've always wondered if a power spike from the PSU could cause issues.
I put in an order for the v2 Mainboard, as I figure I might as well give it one final upgrade, or cut my losses and send the printer to live out its life on a farm up north where it can frolic with the other elderly printers along with a large pile of unused filament.
So, should I worry about the PSU before I plug in the new mainboard when it arrives? Is there a way to test the PSU, or anything I should watch out for?
Unfortunately, I moved 130 miles away, so can no longer just pop down the street to CEL's office and get them to take a look.
And, do you think it's worth stumping up the extra £100 for a V2 board + overhaul, rather than going the £200 DIY route? £300 seems a lot for something I haven't used for some time -- especially if the PSU needs replacing on top of that -- but on the other hand it'd be a shame to scrap it if it can be restored.
Anyway, thoughts welcome.
Posted : 1st April 2021 11:40 am