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vannquish
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Can't access printer settings?

Hi

I've recently received my 1st Prusa Printer. I want to change the filament but don't know how to access the settings menu on the printer LCD screen? I've tried pressing the X which resets the printer and I've also tried holding in the wheel which then changing the on screen options to adjust the X-Axis but nothing else? Am I missing something? I'm pulling my hair out.

Thanks 

Posted : 04/04/2021 12:32 pm
Diem
 Diem
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

Press click the wheel, the screen will change.

Dial to the option of choice, press click to select.

You should never need to press X in general use.

Cheerio,

Posted : 04/04/2021 1:23 pm
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vannquish
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

Hi Diem

Not sure why but it worked this time 😊 Thank you for your assistance. 

Another noob question. Can I choose any of these print settings shown in my screenshot here:

or will I need different size nozzles? 

 

Posted : 04/04/2021 2:11 pm
Diem
 Diem
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

@vannquish

All of the default profiles are set for the default, 0.4mm nozzle.  When you change nozzle size you tell the slicer,

in: [ Printer Settings > Extruder n > Nozzle diameter. ]

And it recalculates.

Having said this, I recommend you stay with the 0.15mm & 0.2mm profiles for the first few dozen prints as they are more tolerant of imperfect calibration.

Cheerio,

Posted : 04/04/2021 5:31 pm
Baklin
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

Have a look at the MK3s+ handbook. Chapter 7 shows you all you need to know about the menu's.

https://help.prusa3d.com/en/article/3d-printing-handbooks_125045

 

I think you should be able to use these all. But anything below will be hard to do. I have seen people on here try it and fail. It really depends what filament you use and how well you have tuned the settings for the different filaments.

 

As a beginner it is better to start getting comfortable with 3d printing using 0.15, 0.20 and 0.30 mm.

I find that most things come out perfectly fine at 0.20 mm. When I need more detail I lower it to 0.15 mm.

Posted : 04/04/2021 5:32 pm
fuchsr
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

In my hands, I don't see any appreciable difference in print quality with layer heights less than 0.1mm, using the standard 0.4 mm nozzle. If I needed higher resolution, I'd switch to a 0.25mm nozzle. 

 

Posted : 04/04/2021 8:45 pm
vannquish
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Can't access printer settings?

@diem

Hi again

I've noticed I only face this issue when I first power on my printer and the screen shows ERR: Mintemp bed. Its doesn't allow me to access the LCD menu by pressing the knob.

Posted : 10/04/2021 2:28 pm
Diem
 Diem
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

@vannquish

The obvious question: Is the printer in a cold place - can you warm it to a comfortable room temperature?

Cheerio,

Posted : 10/04/2021 7:15 pm
vannquish
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Can't access printer settings?

@diem

Hi Diem, yes its stored in my garage. I have noticed that warming up the base with a hair dryer, bringing it to room temperature does help restore services. Thanks

Posted : 13/04/2021 6:42 am
Diem
 Diem
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

@vannquish

Just be aware that at low ambient temperatures your risk of warping is greatly increased.

Cheerio,

Posted : 13/04/2021 10:17 am
JoanTabb
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

One member reported taking a cup of coffee into the garage with them, and placing it on the build plate next to the extruder whilst they got their files loaded onto the SD Card, and by the time they were ready to start a print the build plate thermistor and extruder thermistor were warm enough to start a print. 

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 13/04/2021 1:11 pm
egar
 egar
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RE: Can't access printer settings?
Posted by: @joantabb

One member reported taking a cup of coffee into the garage with them, and placing it on the build plate next to the extruder whilst they got their files loaded onto the SD Card, and by the time they were ready to start a print the build plate thermistor and extruder thermistor were warm enough to start a print. 

regards Joan

I started reading this thread from the bottom up.  When I saw Joan's post, I thought the thread was going to be about warming a cup of coffee using the build plate.  🙂 

Posted : 13/04/2021 1:39 pm
Diem
 Diem
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

@joantabb

You know Joan, we get enough problems on here with people not cleaning fingerprints off the bed.  Coffee rings and milk-and-two-sugars spills bode nothing short of impending doom...

Cheerio,

Posted : 13/04/2021 5:27 pm
vannquish
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Can't access printer settings?

Thanks for all your help and I've noted your advice on the ambient temperature Diem. I'm currently printing/building the Lack enclosure to help with this.

Amazing how a post helping me access the print settings has also advised me on how to warm my morning cup of coffee 😀 

Posted : 14/04/2021 8:48 am
JoanTabb
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

@diem

I would expect any self respecting Prusa owner to be careful, and not spill drinks on the work area. 
If the environmental temperature is so cold that the operator shivvers uncontrollably causing such spillages, it is likely that the area is too cold for a successful print using FDM processes. 

Please be safe out there... 
there is not enough capacity within the whole internet and sentient world combined, to add a 100% complete safety warning... to cover all eventualities. 
so please be responsible for your own actions

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 14/04/2021 12:44 pm
fuchsr
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RE: Can't access printer settings?

I heard the satin sheets are more resistant to coffee stains...

Posted : 14/04/2021 12:51 pm
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