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  1. PM sent regarding deleted reply to your post

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  2. You could always search Youtube for ways other...

    You could always search Youtube for ways other people have had a workaround.

    One way is to determine where the low points are by printing a set of squares or discs just one layer thick and then...
  3. It could be that the bed itself is not flat or is...

    It could be that the bed itself is not flat or is warped slightly.
  4. Where you place your files on the bed in the...

    Where you place your files on the bed in the slicer will determine where the printer prints.

    The 'Z' offset slicer setting is just to tune the first layer and is separate to and not to be confused...
  5. Suggestion........ Clean and level bed. Any...

    Suggestion........

    Clean and level bed.

    Any of the free cad programs will let you draw a square 60 x 60 and just 0.2 thick (one layer thick)
    Export this as an STL/step file etc, whatever you...
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    The bowden tube is the plastic tube usually white...

    The bowden tube is the plastic tube usually white PTFE, that the filament runs in from the reel to the extruder and or the hot end, and the end where it gets hot deteriorates and causes problems with...
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    Suggestions............ Bowden tube...

    Suggestions............

    Bowden tube deteriorated at the hot end and not sealing properly or perhaps a partially clogged nozzle.

    Try a different PLA, I recall seeing somewhere on Youtube that...
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    Try increasing infill to 20%. Hard to see what...

    Try increasing infill to 20%.
    Hard to see what the actual print is from pic.
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    Looks like some under extrusion there. ...

    Looks like some under extrusion there.

    Possibly a gap between the end of the bowden tube and the new nozzle, the bowden tube needs cutting square and butting up to the nozzle to prevent melted...
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    During a print, the 'Z' offset icon is on the...

    During a print, the 'Z' offset icon is on the information screen with all the temperature,speed and light icons etc. The option is not available until a print has been started.

    Not to be confused...
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    Assuming the touch screen will be similar to my X...

    Assuming the touch screen will be similar to my X MAX 3..........

    When you're doing a print is there an icon with 'Z' on it on the screen to adjust the 'Z' offset ?

    That brings up a screen with...
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    If you mean that you can see an impression of any...

    If you mean that you can see an impression of any lettering or texture of the PEI sheet through it then it's probably about right.You will have good bed adhesion.
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    Personaly I'd just get it as it is and get into...

    Personaly I'd just get it as it is and get into 3D printing without complicating things, you can always buy things later when you have a better idea of what you need.

    PLA seems to be the universal...
  14. Sounds very much like the nozzle is slightly too...

    Sounds very much like the nozzle is slightly too far from the bed.

    Suggest.....Print a 50mm square just one layer thick and adjust the 'Z' offset in the slicer plus or minus 0.01mm, whichever...
  15. If you can buy something with a budget of up to...

    If you can buy something with a budget of up to 700, there are numerous better alternatives with more desireable features.

    Look for features such as corexy and being fully enclosed.

    Hot end...
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    You need to explain a bit more about what you...

    You need to explain a bit more about what you mean by deregulated. Perhaps post a photo.
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    The Qidi X-CF pro is enclosed and I never open...

    The Qidi X-CF pro is enclosed and I never open the door until everything has cooled down to ambient temperature.

    Magnetic grip seems the same hot or cold.
  18. Could be...... Extruder gears clogged with...

    Could be......

    Extruder gears clogged with filament from grinding the filament.
    Extruder tension needs increasing but not if it's grinding filament.
    Filament route has too much friction or tight...
  19. Glad you got it sorted.

    Glad you got it sorted.
  20. This is a guess...... Sounds like the G-code...

    This is a guess......

    Sounds like the G-code extrude command 'e' is missing in the start G-code.

    When you reinstalled Cura did you copy the original start G-Code from whatever slicer came with...
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    I think I'll have to look at a way of securing...

    I think I'll have to look at a way of securing the edges that doesn't encroach too much on to the build area.

    My usual bed temp is 95 degrees, so not really very good for long term use, and...
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    Do bed magnets deteriorate.

    Started biggish print 250 x 215, Qidi X-CF pro using ASA filament with nozzle temp 255 and bed temp 95, preheated chamber for over 30 minutes.

    Print started before lunch on the Friday, left...
  23. Possibilities...... Filament route to extruder...

    Possibilities......

    Filament route to extruder not free enough.
    Filament trapped under other windings on reel.
    Teeth on extruder gunged up with filament particles.
  24. Check nozzle temp in the slicer in case you have...

    Check nozzle temp in the slicer in case you have accidentaly changed to a lower setting.

    Happened to me recently.
  25. You need a short piece of teflon or PTFE tube...

    You need a short piece of teflon or PTFE tube from the extruder into the hot end to support the filament.
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