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Leo_Aguiar

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New Filament Cartridge shows up as empty
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:00:37 am »
Really pissed at this freakin machine.

Left it for a long over night print just to find out in the morning that it aborted at about 90% of the way done.

Turns out the new legit neon green cartridge I bought at a Walmart is showing up as empty for some reason. I have opened it up and there is more that half of it still left in there. Plenty for at least another dozen prints.

Has this ever happened to anyone? This was only the third print that this cartridge had been used for.

Before this happened I tried to print a part with bulk filament while this cartridge was slid in. The print was tiny and consumed very little filament. Could this have caused this problem that has shown up now out of nowhere?

Is there a hack to trick the cartridge to register as a full one once again? Will it work on the 2.08 firmware?

Thanks so much.

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Re: New Filament Cartridge shows up as empty
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 11:35:13 pm »
Leo.  Not that im aware of.  I'd take it back if its not too difficult.  Just to clarify, these units dont measure the remaining filament, rather the firmware guesses how much is left in there based on the size and density of the models you have printed with it.  Is it possible you left the cartridge in the slot while printing with Bulk filament?  This would have reduced the available filament on the chip. 

Is it saying its completely empty - like nothing left at all?

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Re: New Filament Cartridge shows up as empty
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 04:16:24 pm »
I did leave the cartridge in the slot while testing the bulk filament. But the part was a tiny 20mm x 20mm cube.

It is saying that its completely empty, nothing left at all.

Thanks for the help Dan!

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Re: New Filament Cartridge shows up as empty
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 02:03:03 am »
Hmm, sounds like you got a cartridge with a lemon chip.  Wouldn't  worry too much about it, just take it back. 

Dan