- 3D Printer Model: Artillery SX1
- Slicer: NA
- Hardware Setup: NA
- Problem description: Y-axis stutters / doesn’t move. The bed / axis can move freely without obstructions when the motor is disabled.
- What I tried:
- measured the cable
- removed all the glue from the contact pins on the mainboard
- installed a new connector as the glue was also on the inside of the connector
- measured again
- swapped the stepper drivers
Printer is 1 year old. I had the same issue when the printer was 2 weeks old. Fiddling with the cables temporary solved it. But the issue came back after a while. Sometimes 1 print, sometimes a few days. After 1 month of requesting support @Artillery, they’ve send me 1 new stepper driver and 1 new motherboard. But I never installed it as the problem disappeared automatically for almost a year. The driver isn’t the issue because if I swap the driver with the one from the X-axis, the issue persists on the Y-axis.
The issue never happend during a print only when starting a new one, so a loose connection doesn’t seem to be the issue either.
I’m reluctant on changing the mainboard as the Artillery glue guy went to town on my printer and only removing the connector of the Y-axis took me an hour! And yes even with using IPA to soften the glue.
So what’s your guys opinion? Probably the mainboard? As I have spare one, should I install it or if I’m going thru the effort anyway should I install a new 32-bit board like the SKR?