creality CR 10 different types/software?

Creality CR-10 series 3D printers
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creality CR 10 different types/software?

Post by Linda » May 1st, 2018, 1:18 pm

Hi,
I noticed, watching videos on you tube, I have a different screen than others. Mine says (in the left upper corner) 3D 300. The ones I saw on the internet just said 3D.
And, most important... I do not have an option autotemp off and motion and lcd contrast.
What is this???

How am I going to move the nozzle up for cleaning??

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Re: creality CR 10 different types/software?

Post by GrueMaster » May 2nd, 2018, 9:44 am

Sounds like you have either a newer or custom built firmware. Where did you get your printer from? There are a lot of companies reselling the CR-10 series, some of them modify the firmware (I have the Hictop version).

As to moving the Z axis to clean the heads, you should be able to do that in the Prepare->Move Axis menu. Just select the Z axis, then rotate the knob to move the head.

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Re: creality CR 10 different types/software?

Post by Linda » May 6th, 2018, 8:19 am

What is special about the Hictop version???

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Re: creality CR 10 different types/software?

Post by GrueMaster » May 6th, 2018, 11:15 am

Not sure, but from what I have heard on the facebook and thingiverse forums about issues people have, I haven't seen any. Other than the wire harness support for the bed heater and wheels for the bed leveling screws, mine is unchanged from factory. I did replace the glass with a mirror, but almost everyone does that.

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Re: creality CR 10 different types/software?

Post by GrueMaster » May 7th, 2018, 10:50 am

I should also note that very shortly after I bought it, a Hictop rep posted on facebook offering a gift for people that were buying one. The gift was a replacement print head assembly, along with plugs and wire crimps so that you can easily swap out the print head hot end, sensor and fans without having to rebuild the wiring harness. As I had just bought that kit on Amazon as a spare, I sent them the order info and they sent me a refund via Paypal.

On my older 3DP-17, I blew the main board. They sent me a replacement, no questions asked (I bought a replacement off Amazon though because the replacement took 6 weeks to get through customs).

Hictop, while like most Chinese companies tend to cut corners and go for cheap, have at least stood behind their products. I don't know what their relationship is to Creality (I think they are subsidiaries of some parent company), but they have been reliable.

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Re: creality CR 10 different types/software?

Post by Roberts_Clif » May 7th, 2018, 6:48 pm

GrueMaster wrote:
May 7th, 2018, 10:50 am
On my older 3DP-17, I blew the main board. They sent me a replacement, no questions asked (I bought a replacement off Amazon though because the replacement took 6 weeks to get through customs).
I noticed when I first started using my 3D Printers from Hictop that the mosfets were in my opinion too hot.
So the first fix was to add heat sinks to the To3 mosfets. Then applied fan cooling to the heat sinks.

I too had a bad Controller but I believe it was sums of most of my problems. I determined it was defective and they replaced it under warrant.
Electronics Technician / Computer Programmer

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