Hello. I have a AO-101 that’s been running fine until recently. The issue I’m having is that it will stop printing at a random time, sometimes a min or two into the print, sometimes further in. It will just hang, and when I try to send new commands it will say the printer is still printing (on pronterface). I am unable to disconnect, and I have to close pronterface (which crashes), and unplug/replug the USB cable.
I’ve been trying to debug this for a while, and I found that the printer works fine on my other computer (a laptop) where I have not updated anything in a few years. This leads me to believe that it’s my USB port or the driver on it.
I have tried right clicking the driver in device manager, and clicking uninstall, and then re-installing the AO-101 Rambo driver. However, this has not fixed my issue. I have also tried the most recent pronterface and the issue still happens.
Also, sometimes, while warming up the base plate, the printer will get a serial disconnect message, which kinda further points to some sort of serial driver problem.
Is there a way to clean install the driver? Maybe something is conflicting since I have used multiple USB->serial devices (like for XBees or just the FTDI chip for a uC) and I think I installed the FTDI thing a few times.
I’m running windows 8.1 by the way.