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alanwake

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cubify cube cartridge hack :(
« on: August 14, 2015, 10:21:35 am »
Hi friends as you know ı'm also suffering from the costy prices of cartridges of cubify cube 3d printer.
due to that ı'm planning to do the cube filament hack that is wondering all around the ınternet but ı got a couple of questions.

Firstly,
does my firmware version matter? ıf so to which firmware will ı upgrade or downgrade? and how will ı do that firmware thing? via usb or cube firmware? the bulk cartridge that i will mount from the outside is at the size of 1.75 mm, does that cause any problem?

does the quality of bulk cartridge matter?

and lastly,
does bulk filament damage to nozzle ?

thanks.

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Dan

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Re: cubify cube cartridge hack :(
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 08:44:27 am »
Bulk filament wont damage your nozzle, it will damage however 3D Systems ability to extort ridiculous sums of cash from you every few weeks. 

The firmware should be version 2.08 from memory - personally i've not tried with any other version.   Firmware can be updated via the Cubify software.

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geoff.sim

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Re: cubify cube cartridge hack :(
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 05:33:00 pm »
I have heard that an 8V Zener diode across the terminals will allow the Cube to read the cartridge chip, but prevent it from writing to it.
I have yet to confirm this, but will be trying it soon.

Oh, and it's version 2.00 that is required for the "hack" to work. See other posts here to get the firmware.

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Re: cubify cube cartridge hack :(
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 09:08:16 am »
The hack works on any firmware. My cub is on 2.08 and works find. I "abort" print but leave it on that screen for the rest of the time. Works great.

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Re: cubify cube cartridge hack :(
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 02:07:43 am »
Hello everyone. I came across this forum after hours and hours of scanning the web looking for help with my machine... I know this is an old post but I do my try here before oppenning a new post. I'll try to explain my best since english is not my native language  :)

I have a cube 1st generation with firmware upgraded recently at v1.13A.

Before this upgrade, I was able to witch from dummy cartridge ( during the heating process, I use to stop the printing process than switch to my own spool of filament than restart it to complete the printing without writing the filament balance left on the chip... Loading filament was stocked at 20% ) Now, I can not do that anymore since it abord the printing saying that the cartridge have been changed during the process.

I have no idea how do I downgrade the firmware. What is the process to downgrade. I saw many post talking about  firmware v1.04 which allow to switch cartridges. I have already downloaded the firmware 1.04.hex on my computor.

If anyone can help me find out a solution to bypass this cartridge's chip would be soooo much appreciated.

Thanks very much for your time.

Looking forward your reply or email

Have a great day all.


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Re: cubify cube cartridge hack :(
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 02:29:16 pm »
Wasn't the firmware upgrade process something like putting the firmware file on usb-stick, stick to printer and select firmware upgrade from printers menu? If that doesn't work, maybe they blocked downgrades...
I have Cube 2 and upgraded firmware like 1.5 years ago. Not going to upgrade if later firmwares break the filament hack :)