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BrettG
(@brettg)
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Buddy board replacement

So after finding out my mini’s out of warranty and having a fault with the board not running the cooling fan it’s looking like a new board.

So what’s people opinions on the clone version of the board https://m.aliexpress.com/i/4001252098361.html

would it work with the original mini ? 
don’t fancy paying 3x times the amount for the original and then a further 20% on top for import tax to the UK if I don’t have to.

might as well purchase a new mini considering it’s nearly a 3rd of the price 

Posted : 27/09/2021 8:49 pm
abacabie
(@abacabie)
Active Member
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BIGTREETECH sell them as well on ali, all the reviews(not many) seem good and as its open source it should work the same, whether the parts are the same quality is debatable but for the price it may be worth a try, been from the UK myself i feel your pain regarding price + postage + import tax.

Posted : 27/09/2021 9:05 pm
BrettG
(@brettg)
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Topic starter answered:
Thanks

 

Posted by: @abacabie

BIGTREETECH sell them as well on ali, all the reviews(not many) seem good and as its open source it should work the same, whether the parts are the same quality is debatable but for the price it may be worth a try, been from the UK myself i feel your pain regarding price + postage + import tax.

Thanks for the info , will have a look into that seller  then,

just didn’t want to  end up ordering and waiting for a clone board to find out , I should of just bit the bullet and gone the original route due to it not working as it should . 

ye it soon adds up 

Posted : 27/09/2021 10:23 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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buddy board

They work fine.  I had to replace one of mine.  

Posted by: @abacabie

BIGTREETECH sell them as well on ali, all the reviews(not many) seem good and as its open source it should work the same, whether the parts are the same quality is debatable but for the price it may be worth a try, been from the UK myself i feel your pain regarding price + postage + import tax.

 

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3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 28/09/2021 2:53 am
BrettG
(@brettg)
Trusted Member
Topic starter answered:
Thanks

 

Posted by: @cwbullet

They work fine.  I had to replace one of mine.  

Posted by: @abacabie

BIGTREETECH sell them as well on ali, all the reviews(not many) seem good and as its open source it should work the same, whether the parts are the same quality is debatable but for the price it may be worth a try, been from the UK myself i feel your pain regarding price + postage + import tax.

 

Great to hear , I’ve ordered from them .

thank you both . Great community and also saving me cash at the same time 

 

just need to see if I can find a thermistor now 🤔

Posted : 28/09/2021 4:47 pm
Urshurak776
(@urshurak776)
Eminent Member
Buddy clone

I have a buddy clone on my mini clone.  Came with no appendix (since it's a clone.)  

 

Loads official firmware fine and also the Llama firmware fine.  No issues going back and forth.  Should work fine for you.

Posted : 28/09/2021 5:17 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member
2 clones

Mine work the same.  

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3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 28/09/2021 5:24 pm
BrettG
(@brettg)
Trusted Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Llama

 

Posted by: @urshurak776

I have a buddy clone on my mini clone.  Came with no appendix (since it's a clone.)  

 

Loads official firmware fine and also the Llama firmware fine.  No issues going back and forth.  Should work fine for you.

Been using the llama firmware on one of my mini’s as a trail but considering they’re all out of warranty now I might remove the appendix install on the rest since I’ve just update the extruders to triangle labs 

This post was modified 3 weeks ago by BrettG
Posted : 28/09/2021 6:05 pm
abacabie
(@abacabie)
Active Member
RE: .

 

Posted by: @brettg

 

 

just need to see if I can find a thermistor now 🤔

Mellow Store on aliexpress has the same  ATC Semitec 104GT-2 that's used in the mini.

Posted : 28/09/2021 9:01 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member
Buddy

I have been hesitant to do that with my Originals because I was afraid if I might need support,  I purchased a buddy clone to do that.  You can get one for $40.  

Posted by: @brettg

 

Posted by: @urshurak776

I have a buddy clone on my mini clone.  Came with no appendix (since it's a clone.)  

 

Loads official firmware fine and also the Llama firmware fine.  No issues going back and forth.  Should work fine for you.

Been using the llama firmware on one of my mini’s as a trail but considering they’re all out of warranty now I might remove the appendix install on the rest since I’ve just update the extruders to triangle labs 

 

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 29/09/2021 12:24 am
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