Here’s one for ya. I have an original version of the mini that was working fairly well until I upgraded to the new Cura and Firmware. Now During large prints approx. 40 layers into the print my hot end decides to take a nose dive into my print (like -1 to 2 mm or more). Were not talking loosing a step or two were talking total “Rambo went on a bender and lost its damn mind” kind of failure. Its not a one off either. I’ve got half a 5 gallon bucket of failed prints with the same problem.
I know my description is a tick less than technical but its how I speak. If I couldn’t find humor in this you would be watchin’ me shoot it all to pieces in my backyard on the youtube!! I understand techie I just don’t speak it. Anyway, I’ve gone through the typical troubleshooting procedures. Checked z calibration, e-steps, frame is square and level, x is parallel with y, nozzle and washers are clean, uninstalled and reinstalled Cura, re-flashed the firmware etc…
If I were to put my redneck mind to it I’d say there is something in the firmware/software that is telling this Devil Box to tear up my prints but I’ll be damned if I can put my finger on it!!
Thats where you fine folks come in. I appreciate any and all suggestions that help to get this old fella’s machine rid of whatever is ailin’ it.