The build platform is an integral part of the printer on which the model is being created. It consists of two parts: the heatbed and the perforated plate. The heatbed provides proper platform heating, whereas the perforated plate quarantees that the model fully adheres to its surface. The procedure of platform calibration is another key factor which may affect the final look of the model. Hence, if you are unable to complete the calibration because the nozzle hits the plate or the display shows one of the following error messages – #012, #014, #030, #031, #033 – at first you should check the heatbed and the perforated plate connectors for proper connection. If the connectors are properly connected, perforated plate or heatbed cable replacement is needed. The following manual shows how to replace the heatbed cable properly.

Moving the Platform Up

From the menu choose “Maintenance” and then “Move the platform up.” Press the knob to move the platform to the top.

DO NOT MOVE THE PLATFORM TOO HIGH. THE NOZZLE CANNOT HIT THE PERFORATED PLATE.

Unplugging the Power Cable

Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.

Wait until the printer cools down.

Unplugging the Heatbed Cable

Unplug the heatbed cable from the platform. Both big and small connectors need to be unplugged.

Changing the Printer's Position

Reposition the printer so that you get 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.

Unplugging the Cable from the Motherboard

Unplug the heatbed cable from the motherboard.

The video shows the new version of the motherboard. Prior versions of the motherboard vary compared to the new one.

Heatbed Cable Removal

Unfasten the two extruder cable straps and carefully remove the cable from under the motherboard. Next, remove the opposite end of the cable through the hole next to the Z-axis screw.

Heatbed Cable Installation

Take the new cable and put one end (with the two connectors to be connected to the platform) through the hole next to the Z-axis screw. Put the other end of the cable (with the two connectors to be connected to the motherboard) under the motherboard. Leave the third connector next to the motherboard.

Fasten the two extruder cable clamps.

Plugging the Cable into the Motherboard

Plug the cable into the motherboard.

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

Place the printer in its initial position.

Plugging the Heatbed Cable

Plug the heatbed cable in. Both big and small connectors need to be plugged in.

Plugging the Power Cable

Plug the power cable in.

Moving the Platform Down

From the menu choose “Maintenance” and then “Move the platform down.” Press the knob to move the platform to the very bottom.

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