Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

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Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

Post by LePaul » August 11th, 2017, 3:23 pm

It works fine in the laptop

Copied the contents to hard disk, formatted the SD Card, copied files....still not reading

I wonder ...

1) Bad file in there?
2) Is there a limit to how many files the firmware will read?

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Re: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

Post by Xeno » August 11th, 2017, 4:41 pm

Check all you cables, with the FT-5 my cable was wrong and it would just read as empty or not at all.

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Re: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

Post by LePaul » August 11th, 2017, 5:23 pm

@Xeno this is my Ultimaker 2+

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Re: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 12th, 2017, 9:34 am

Here are a few reasons the SD card could stop reading,
One has already been mentioned.

Windows repair scans SD an changed the SD configuration just enough that is unrecognized by the Printer and be recognized by your computer.
Solution Reformat SD Card and try again.

There is a high possibility that you have picked of debris, and it has became lodged into the SD card slot,
Solution you can inspect and simple blow debris from the SD card slot.

The connections on your card became oxidized an needed to be cleaned,
Solution use a Fiberglass Cleaning Brush ( "and" Extra Thin Fiberglass Scratch Brush). Can be purchased thru many sources E-Bay or many online stores, it is a product of Germany and work wonders in cleaning electronic connection free of oxidation.

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Re: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

Post by LePaul » August 12th, 2017, 12:59 pm

Well I tried something else....it can be read on my FT-5. Just not the Ultimaker 2+ So it isn't a problem with the card itself

All I can think of is the Ultimaker can only display so many files on its display/firmware?

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Re: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

Post by jonnybischof » August 17th, 2017, 3:04 am

Don't forget to use the SD card formatter tool, and not windows / MacOS to format the card.
I had some SD card issues when I started using my Ultimaker, but I've since formatted it with the tool and never had any issues after that. Except that one SD card cracked and wouldn't fit into the card holder anymore :P

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
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Re: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

Post by reibuehl » August 17th, 2017, 4:39 am

The card that came with my UM2 also was not readable anymore suddenly some weeks ago. Since I always used two cards interchangeable, I just continued with the remaining one and threw the other away... maybe I should have tried this tool :-(
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Re: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 17th, 2017, 11:21 am

reibuehl wrote:
August 17th, 2017, 4:39 am
The card that came with my UM2 also was not readable anymore suddenly some weeks ago. Since I always used two cards interchangeable, I just continued with the remaining one and threw the other away... maybe I should have tried this tool :-(
If it was any place other than a 3D printer or sensitive data, would have said OK!
Thou when you are into prints that are many hours long do you really want to take a chance of an error somewhere at the end of that print.

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