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Post by exxos » Tue May 21, 2019 4:58 pm

Next to see if my sucky soldering works :)


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Works fine, yay!
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Post by exxos » Tue May 21, 2019 7:01 pm

Starting to test my stash of DRAM :)

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed May 22, 2019 10:43 pm

So, currently printing :)
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Post by exxos » Wed May 22, 2019 10:52 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:43 pm
So, currently printing :)
:bravo:
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Post by exxos » Wed May 22, 2019 11:22 pm

Well my APC1500 UPSU keeps cutting out and going ape-sh*t-crazy :roll: . So will have to take it to bits tomorrow and see WTF is going on.. might need to get me a new one as its years old now :(

Will have to do some professional "hard calibration" tomorrow.. So if anyone sees a huge flash around Staffordshire area tomorrow afternoon....
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Post by stephen_usher » Thu May 23, 2019 6:51 am

exxos wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Well my APC1500 UPSU keeps cutting out and going ape-sh*t-crazy :roll: . So will have to take it to bits tomorrow and see WTF is going on.. might need to get me a new one as its years old now :(

Will have to do some professional "hard calibration" tomorrow.. So if anyone sees a huge flash around Staffordshire area tomorrow afternoon....
I had something similar with mine, it kept cutting in and cutting out the mains, so I donated it as non-working to a friend. She found on the Internet that over time their main voltage detection sensor drifts or something similar and the firmware needs tweaking to change the threshold, or something. I've forgotten now what she said precisely. Apparently is a very common problem.
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Post by exxos » Thu May 23, 2019 8:42 am

stephen_usher wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:51 am
I had something similar with mine, it kept cutting in and cutting out the mains, so I donated it as non-working to a friend. She found on the Internet that over time their main voltage detection sensor drifts or something similar and the firmware needs tweaking to change the threshold, or something. I've forgotten now what she said precisely. Apparently is a very common problem.
Mine has the "all lights flashing" issue. The fans run full pelt and oddly it seems to drain 3 bars from the battery for no reason. But it stops outputting power so have to turn it off and on again to get it to output power again.

Looking on forums people seem to think its a "AVR relay" the problem does seem common. Though I don't know if they literally mean a relay, as that would be a easy thing to change.

I will see if I can do something with the firmware first.
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu May 23, 2019 9:01 am

exxos wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:52 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:43 pm
So, currently printing :)
:bravo:
Not impressed, the print job stopped about 2 hours in for some reason. At first I thought my print server had rebooted, but no. No logs as to why it stopped either. Need to print it again now :(
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Post by PhilC » Thu May 23, 2019 9:20 am

That sucks. Have had the same, longest print I've done is 6 hours, notvsure I date do anything longer
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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu May 23, 2019 10:00 am

exxos wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:12 pm
Will they be going in your shop or reserved for your own PSUs?
They will be going in my shop shortly. They are intended for my own PSU's (bit shorter than the originals).
Damn me and my weak will, I just fed Harry again, 2 PSU leads and an IDE interface.....

I am so weak and have no will of my own......
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