Had a lot of fan noise from the main power supply so replaced it.
Here is How to replace that power supply:
Tools: 2.5mm,3mm,4mm,5mm allen keys flat blade screwdriver, Anti static wrist band.
Firstly move the build table to the home position and remove any filament from the printer. Unplug the machine from the mains and USB.
Remove the back panel so it can hinge slightly 4x 2.5mm screws remove the bottom 2, top 2 leave in 3-4 turns.
Remove both of the side panels 5x 2.5mm screws.
Remove the top electronics cover by removing the 3x 3mm screws from the front edge. Just slacken off the rear 2x 5mm screws from the aft corners. Carefully lift the plate clear of the aft screws and slide out of one side being careful not to snag any wiring etc.
Remove the front Electronics cover by removing the 2x 4mm screws in the base and release the filament guides. Again slide out of one side.
Release the Electronics board mounting plate by angling the whole printer at approx 45 deg to gain access to the base, push the 7 plastic mounts from the underside through the base to release it.
Carefully gain access to the underside of the of the electronics mounting plate to get access to the 4x 3mm screws that secure to power supply to the plate.
Now check the Power supply is selected to your country's voltage on the volt selector switch on the side of the Power supply.
Now place the new power supply on top of the old faulty one and transfer the wires over on a 1-2-1 basis so you don't get them mixed up. (good idea to take a quick photo with your mobile to confirm before removal) also make sure the wires go under the screw washer plates and not just the screw heads.
Re-assembly is the reversal of this procedure taking care not to trap any wires, re-connecting pipes, ensuring they are correctly located in recesses and panel cut-out's. A good tip is to place all screws in each panel in turn then tighten them before moving to the next panel. Don't be exerting too much force on the screws when tightening either as using an allen key can exert far more torque that is required.
Plug in and test.
The following 3 clips will guide you through the installation process of your CreatrXL. By following these, you will be printing within 30 minutes. First start with unpacking the printer. Clickhere to see how you correctly pick up the printer
In this clip, you will be guided through the unpacking of a brand new CreatrXL. The unboxing along with the location of tie wraps which need to be removed are shown, as well as the process of a connecting the cables to the printer and computer.
In this clip, we will show you how to install the required software. The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. The next step is to download and install the Repetier Host Leapfrog software or that controlls your 3D printer. We have tried to make this as simple as possible and also provided direct downloading links per operating system.
SIMPLIFY 3D SOFTWARE
If you are using the new Simplify 3D software you can follow all the steps except for the Repetier-Host Leapfrog installation and using explanation. Simply download the software via the purchase link and before first use a pop-up will appear showing you the Simplify 3D Quick start guide. You can also download the Quick start guide or access it from the software via help –> Quick start guide. The quick start guide will briefly explain the functions of the software so that you can start your first print.
Please select you operating system and follow the descriptions in the movie.
The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. The next step is to download and install the newest version of the Repetier Host Leapfrog software as shown in the clip. This software allows you to convert your 3D software file [STL for example] to a printable file [G-Code] and allows you to control your printer. The Repetier Host Leapfrog software contains standard CreatrXL Print Profiles. Just select the extruder, the filament material as well as the color and Repetier will automatically select the ideal print temperature providing you the best print quality possible. There is also a Leapfrog support button implemented in the software. A Mac version will be available soon.
If you have followed the installation procedure, but you can’t control your Leapfrog CreatrXL and the “6 commands waiting” message in Repetier-Host Leapfrog won’t disappear, you have to install the 2.8.28 drivers. Please see Solution can’t connect 6 commands waiting in Repetier-Host Leapfrog how to do so.
For a more thorough description of Slic3s settings please check this guide!
To install the Arduino drivers on a computer with Windows 8 follow these steps after downloading the Arduino software.
- Save unsaved work and write the instructions down
[your computer will reboot into startup options screen]
- Press the Windows Key and the ‘R’ key simultaneously
- Copy the command inside the brackets
–>[ shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00 ] – Select ‘Troubleshoot’
- Select ‘Advanced options’
- Select ‘Startup Settings’
- Select ‘Disable Driver Signature Enforcement’
- Install driver as usual via device manager
In this clip, we will explain you how you can generate a STL file using Sketchup. We show you what to download and how to export your design in STL.
In this final clip, the process of creating your first print will be explained. This starts with removing the callibration print that is already on the print bed. How to insert the filament and operate the Repetier Host Leapfrog software is also shown, which should culminate in your first 3D Print on the CreatrXL!
The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. You will then need to in stall this driver for OSX to recognize the hardware.
The next step is to download the Repetier software as shown in the clip. This software allows you to convert your 3D software file [STL for example] to a printable file [G-Code] and allows you to control your printer. We have developed standard print profiles for the CreatrXL. Please follow the instructions below to install the print profiles for Mac [not yet included in the video]:
- Download This file
- Go to your Home Folder on Mac and select “Go to Folder” from the Go Menu en type “Library/Application Support/Slic3r/” - Unzip the file you just downloaded and dump the contents in the Slic3r folder, it will replace your existing settings. If you want to keep your current settings as well, take the contents from each folder and put this in the same folder in the Home/Libaray/App../Slic3r folder.
Download instructions by Deepak Dinesh Mehta For a more thorough description of Slic3s settings please check this guide!
Please request a firmware download via the Ticket System