Print Just Stopping / Freezing Randomly

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Print Just Stopping / Freezing Randomly

Post by Steve » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:12 am

Hey All!

I am not sure if this problem is unique to me or if there is a common fix for it but at total random intervals my print will just stop. The hotend stops and stays in the current position at random times in prints. I have had this happen to me a few times now and I can't seem to figure it out. I am thinking it is something to do with the firmware. I have the stock board that comes with the Tarantula. Thank you all for your time.

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Re: Print Just Stopping / Freezing Randomly

Post by Charles » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:18 am

The most common cause of this is a cheap SD card. The one that comes with the kit is nearly always a low capacity fake and should never be used. Sometimes cheaper brand ones have also caused problems.

If you are printing from a PC with USB you need a good quality USB cable. The one that comes with the kit can cause problems.

The firmware that came with the printer should be ok. If you do want to update you can get some help on here.

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Re: Print Just Stopping / Freezing Randomly

Post by Steve » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:46 pm

It may be the SD card. I am not using the one that came with the machine but I am using a fairly cheap SD. I will get a new one today and see if this is a fix. Thanks so much!

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Re: Print Just Stopping / Freezing Randomly

Post by Charles » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:06 am

Just be carefull were you buy them. Most on eBay are also fake. And I expect the same for Aliexpress.

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Re: Print Just Stopping / Freezing Randomly

Post by Lee » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:44 pm

I buy SanDisk from Amazon.

I forget if I'm using this 4GB: http://amzn.to/2oJ9oKi

or this 8GB: http://amzn.to/2pdVrr7
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Re: Print Just Stopping / Freezing Randomly

Post by edfrench » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:14 pm

I'm having the same problem- seems to occur every couple of hours of printing. Not printing from SD card but from Octoprint- which is faultless for me on the old printer. Using the same cable too. Octoprint records that it looses connection from the printer.
@ Steve - did you have any more luck with a fix?
I'm suspecting the power supply to the board is the issue- maybe a when all the heaters and motors going there's too much noise on the supply line?
Anyone else had this problem?

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