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    Question HICTOP DIY Prusa I3 - Finished assembling but auto home does nothing

    Hi All,

    Just bought this :
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Nice printer, I plug it in for the first time and nothing happens. ...
    I plug the USB into the PC and the LCD comes on, but AUTO HOME does nothing.

    I try moving axes manually through LCD Menu, nothing.

    I load a model into CURA, send the print, the printer goes into "Bed Heating" mode but nothing happens.

    It's really like there is power to LCD screen but nothing else.
    Fans arent on, the motors have not made a sound, ever.

    I have double checked my wiring, it's all too simple to screw up.

    This is my first 3dPrinter, I dont know how I am supposed to troubleshoot this.

    Last edited by ddoiron; 10-15-2017 at 11:34 AM.

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    Have you tried looking here - > https://www.facebook.com/hic3dprinter ? There are some issues noted and a support contact.

    EDIT: any documentation on the SD card? Is it installed?
    Last edited by mjf55; 10-15-2017 at 12:23 PM.

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    Hello;
    You should check voltages and make sure that the 12 Volt Supply is supplying 12volts.
    Then we need to make sure that the 12 volts is correctly connected to the controller card.

    Do you have a multimeter?
    "Never mind I see you do in the photo"

    I Have two Hictop 3D Printers, and We can Get you up and running.
    Last edited by Roberts_Clif; 10-15-2017 at 12:50 PM.

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    Thanks ! I really appreciate the help.

    ok so I assuming that a USB 5V is not enough to heat stuff.
    So I need to troubleshoot the issue from the POWER SUPPLY.

    I dont see any voltage coming out of the PSU to the main board....
    And now I just opened up the PSU to see a blown fuse:

    First, is this a blown fuse? And if so, can I replace? or do I just purchase a new PSU?
    Also, could I have caused the fuse to break? I put it on 110v from 220v prior to plugging it.
    Last edited by ddoiron; 10-15-2017 at 01:38 PM.

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    I am worried that if its not just a faulty PSU, the fuse will blow when I buy a new one.
    Last edited by ddoiron; 10-15-2017 at 01:39 PM.

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    What SD Card? it didnt come with one.

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    Well, a lot of printers come with SD cards with documentation, also to use standalone. My assumption, and you know what they say about assume.

    So yes, that is a fuse. It does look blown to me. Take your multimeter and set to resistance (ohms). If it reads 0, it is ok, OL is is open ( OverLoad or OuttaLuck, your choice ;-) )

    What level of experience do you have with electronics. Reason I ask, is the level of detail we need to go into to help.

    Anyway, depending on you soldering skills, you can replace it. For debug, do you have any automotive type / marine type fuse holders with pigtails, or we can make one with crimp connectors to a automotive fuse (for debug purposes only )
    Can you read the fuse size on it? - EDIT: its marked right there t6.3A/250

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    Looking at the Power Supply image the Fuse is blown.
    Beside the fuse is a Black Thermal resister I may also be bad.

    Do you know how to solder.

    Image3.jpg

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    Update again... I not the fuse, I just tested it with the multimeter. full 120v going through it.

    So now I am back to square one. how to I figure out why no power is going through.

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    Full view of PSU, for what its worth


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