Assembled kit Z "Calibration failed!"  

New Member

I bought an assembled (by prusa) kit and when I run the z calibration wizard I'm getting the error when measuring reference point 1 of 9.

"Calibration failed! Check the axes and run again."

I'm wondering where to start here, seems unusual for this to fail right out the box?


Posted : 21/07/2019 3:23 pm
New Member

Solved, I followed the instructions for the self build setup. Reran selftest, recalibrated XYZ. Doing a test print now, I believe it's working.

Posted : 21/07/2019 4:24 pm
Illustrious Member

Curious: what did you change that allowed it to work?

It is always wise to get more than one opinion... as for trusting Prusa? No way man....
Posted : 21/07/2019 6:43 pm
New Member

To be honest I'm not entirely sure. I did XYZ calibration, and when it reached the top of the y axis the motors started making a weird noise, it almost looked as if wasn't entirely level. I panicked and hit the power button since the motors were making that noise. When I turned it back and reran the calibration it was fine. I've printed a few things, all is well now. I guess it's reasonable that a package going from the Czech Republic to Vermont in the US can take a lot of bumps and it's reasonable that you'd need to recalibrate.

I have to say I also had to do several tweaks to the first layer calibration, but the printer is amazing for that. I'm coming from a Makerbot i3v  that is years old that was given to me and it's incredible to see all the quality of life improvements this printer has. So far so good!

This post was modified 1 year ago by jamestourville
Posted : 21/07/2019 8:47 pm

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