Extruder cable replacement should take place if you encounter any problems connected with the extruder. Therefore, if the extruder heating is insufficient (it heats up only to 50%) or you can hear a clicking sound coming from the extruder motor and the pulley moves back and forth, or your model is incomplete (it has irregular layers/walls and there is a lack of material on the top and bottom part of the print), the extruder cable may be broken. To be extra sure, run the ribbon cable test for your printer model and inspect the results: M200 or M300. If the prints are poor, replace the cable.

M Series Printers Servicing

M Series Printers Servicing

Zortrax M Series includes two printer models right now: M200 and M300. These printers remain similar in terms of design and technology. The most important difference is their size: M200 with a 200x200x180mm workspace, whereas M300 with an increased 300x300x300mm workspace.

Therefore, maintenance and repair work can be carried out in the same manner with both models. The following manual shows M200 repair work. In the case of M300, these procedures look the same.

Unplugging the Power Cable

Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.

Unplugging the Extruder Cable

Unplug the extruder cable.

THE MANUAL SHOWS THE EXTRUDER WITH THE TOP COVER V1. WE RECOMMEND REPLACING THE COVER V1 WITH THE COVER V2 FOR EXTRUDER CABLE PROTECTION REASONS. See the manual.

Changing the Printer's Position

Grab the printer’s housing and change the printer’s position so that you get an easy access to the bottom plate.

Unscrewing the Bottom Plate part 1

Unscrew the screws securing the bottom plate on one side of the housing. Use a 2,5mm Allen key.

Turning the Printer

Turn the printer over.

Unscrewing the Bottom Plate part 2

Unscrew the screws securing the bottom plate on the other side of the housing. Use the same key.

Separating the Bottom Plate

Separate the bottom plate from the printer and unplug the bottom fan cable from the motherboard.

New Version of the Motherboard

The photos show the new version of the motherboard in M200. The extruder cable connection is placed underneath the motherboard so you can use the extruder cable without an adapter.

Extruder Cable Removal

Unfasten the two extruder cable straps and unplug the cable from the motherboard. Next, unfasten the third strap and remove the cable through the hole. Finally, open the three cable clamps and remove the extruder cable.

Extruder Cable Assembly

Place the cable in the cable clamps and secure it by closing the clamps. Next, put the cable through the hole and secure it with the first strap. Plug the extruder cable into the motherboard and fasten the two remaining straps.

Old Version of the Motherboard

The photos show the old version of the motherboard. The extruder cable connection is placed on top of the motherboard. That is why, you have to use the extruder cable with an adapter.

Extruder Cable Removal

Unfasten the two extruder cable straps and unplug the cable from the motherboard. Next, unfasten the third strap. Open the three cable clamps and remove the extruder cable from the clamps and finally remove it through the hole.

Extruder Cable Assembly

Put the extruder cable through the hole and place in the clamps. Close the clamps. Fasten the first stap and plug the extruder cable into the motherboard. Fasten the two remaining straps.

Bottom Plate Installation

Plug the bottom fan cable into the motherboard and install the bottom plate.

Securing the Bottom Plate part 1

Screw the bottom plate on one side of the housing. Use a 2,5mm Allen key.

Turning the Printer

Turn the printer over.

Securing the Bottom Plate part 2

Screw the screws securing the bottom plate on the other side of the housing. Use the same key.

Changing the Printer's Position

Grab the printer’s housing and place the printer vertically.

Plugging the Extruder Cable

Plug the extruder cable in.

Plugging the Power Cable

Plug the power cable in.

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