- M Series Printers Servicing
- Unloading the Material
- Unplugging the Power Cable
- Unplugging the Extruder Cable
- Upper Printed Extruder Cover V1 Removal
- Unplugging all Cables from the Extruder PCB
- Unscrewing the Extruder PCB
- Lower Printed Extruder Cover V1 Removal
- Lower Printed Extruder Cover V2 Assembly
- Extruder PCB Assembly
- Plugging all Cables into the Extruder PCB
- Plugging the Extruder Cable
- Material Guide Assembly
- Upper Printed Extruder Cover V2 Assembly
- Plugging the Power Cable
- a 2mm Allen key
- printed extruder cover V2
The extruder top cover V2 features enhanced functionalities of the extruder cover V1. The modernized version of the cover provides even more effective protection to the extruder cable. Thanks to the fastener included in the upper part of the cover, the extruder cable is tightly secured right next to its connector where severe deformation can occur during the printing process. The extruder top cover V2 makes material feeding easier through a redesigned hole for the material guide.
We highly recommend replacing the cover V1 with the cover V2. First, you need to 3D print the model available: here and follow these steps to upgrade the extruder top cover from V1 to V2.
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.
Unloading the Material
From the menu choose “Material” and then “Unload the material” option. The extruder should start to heat up automatically. Once the extruder is hot, the motor will start to unload the material.
Unplugging the Power Cable
Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.
Unplugging the Extruder Cable
Unplug the extruder cable.
Upper Printed Extruder Cover V1 Removal
Detach the upper printed extruder cover V1 from the extruder.
Unplugging all Cables from the Extruder PCB
Unplug all the cables from the extruder PCB: the fans cable, the heater & thermocoupler cable and the extruder motor cable.
Unscrewing the Extruder PCB
Unscrew the two screws securing the extruder PCB using a 2mm Allen key. Remove the PCB from the extruder.
Lower Printed Extruder Cover V1 Removal
Remove the lower printed extruder cover V1.
Lower Printed Extruder Cover V2 Assembly
Attach the lower printed extruder cover V2 to the extruder.
Extruder PCB Assembly
Place the extruder PCB in its place and secure it with the two screws.
Plugging all Cables into the Extruder PCB
Plug all the cables in. Remember to arrange the cables so that they don’t get damaged, e.g. by wrapping against each other.
Plugging the Extruder Cable
Plug the extruder cable in.
Material Guide Assembly
Attach the material guide to the extruder cover V2.
Upper Printed Extruder Cover V2 Assembly
Attach the upper extruder cover V2 to the lower cover.
Plugging the Power Cable
Plug the power cable in.