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  1. #11
    What a terrible system they came up with. USB+ ? What were they they thinking...

    Im happy to say I bought a CTC 3D printer from ebay for just $600 AUS and it doesn't have this USB+ thing....what a scam...

  2. #12
    We also bought a CTC Bizer , on eBay, for $500. US, and had No problem like that.
    It's been a Great printer !

    I see that this thread was started months ago, so hopefully no one is pulling this scam anymore.
    Last edited by EagleSeven; 09-15-2015 at 07:07 PM.

  3. #13
    Are they still making printers with this, or was this a failed experiment? I am looking to buy a CTC, but the possibility of getting a UBS+ version has me worried. Is there any way to be guaranteed to get a proper unit w/o USB+. If not, I will look at other brands.

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    Pretty sure they got rid of them due to so many complaints. I got mine just ubder 3 months ago and so usb.

    But what I would do is ask the sellers, if they really are different seller, if the printer comes with plastic gears and pulleys or metal ones.

    mine came with plastic ones.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by err404 View Post
    Are they still making printers with this, or was this a failed experiment? I am looking to buy a CTC, but the possibility of getting a UBS+ version has me worried. Is there any way to be guaranteed to get a proper unit w/o USB+. If not, I will look at other brands.
    The USB port in our CTC-Bizer's motherboard is a USB-2.0 port.
    It connects directly to computer and works Great !
    ( as far as I know there's nothing different or unusual about it
    but maybe some new design is different ?? )
    Last edited by EagleSeven; 02-12-2016 at 08:56 AM.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by EagleSeven View Post
    The USB port in our CTC's motherboard is a USB-2.0 port.
    It connects directly to computer and works Great !
    ( as far as I know there's nothing different or unusual about it )
    Thanks for the feed back, but refer to the first post on this thread. There are models of the CTC printer that include a DRM lock that requires the filament be purchased through CTC only.

  7. #17
    Are we sure this wasn't just a scam being perpetrated by that eBay seller? I went to that CTC site link and it was just a placeholder item...I did some googling though, and so far any time USB+ is mentioned and somebody says where they got their printer, it's from that same seller. You'll note they don't seem to have an eBay account anymore. I would like to think that CTC themselves would know not to pull something like this, because they make a good reliable printer that I've been happy to recommend to everybody who asks, and to do something like this would be a tragic misstep. Either way, I'm still looking forward to buying another at some point.

  8. #18
    I wish I knew for sure. CTC has not commented, other than to offer a main board replacement as a fix. Maybe they are just being extremely generous and taking action to correct a scam. It just seems odd to not make any further statement.
    In any case, this seems to no longer be an issue. I ordered one the other day and am excited to try it out.

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    Well, when the firmware is open source, sadly people do naughty things with it, like this for example. CTC printer might be cheap, but I doubt any sane company would try and trick any one into that. Sounds like a rogue ebay seller who's good with arduino code
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  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by CTC-USA View Post
    Please contact our service department for free replacement of the printer or motherboard if you have USB+.

    Kind Regards,
    Are you still doing the fixes?

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