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    CR-10S Pro woes

    Hi there, I recently purchased a CR-10S Pro from eBay and out of the box it printed all the included samples, dog, cat, pig etc, beautifully. I was bowled over with excitement and with a lot of ill founded confidence decided to embark on performing every known upgrade and then after lunch maybe some more? Who was I kidding LOL?

    The first upgrade was the firmware, so after watching countless YouTube videos I decided on the TinyMachines 3D upgrade. I watched one particular instructional video over and over until I felt I was confident to begin. I had no issues with understanding the procedure of the upgrade but struggled with finding the appropriate files on the TM site.

    The video spoke of the latest version (at the time the video was made) B7 which I couldn't find but found DW6 (I think). Anyway there seemed to be a leaning towards the "V2" version of the CR-10S Pro and I didn't know if that would work or not but gave various versions of both LCD and motherboard a go.

    To make a long story longer and more painful, all the upgrades installed as per instructions without errors. BUT! now my printer is not quite the same with weird screen overlays on some screens and more importantly when using auto-levelling the nozzle actually digs into the bed and I have a few deep scratches now :-( (I have a WhamBam build system on order so I hope to get this issue resolved before proceeding with that).

    Anyway, a bit dejected, I thought I would pop off to the Creality site and grab the original firmware (LCD and motherboard) and reinstall those. Now I have half the original screens back but some data overlays are in the wrong positions. I still think the TM 3D FW is still installed because when I do the "measuring" procedure in the levelling section it measures 25 points and not the original 16. Also still gouges the bed if using auto-levelling. Other than that it prints perfectly with manual bed levelling.

    So I am reaching out to anyone smarter than myself to be pointed in the right direction i.e. either do some sort of factory reset and go back to the state it was in out of the box or persevere with TM's FW. Photos or other details available if needed.

    My sincerest thanks in advance for any assistance offered,

    Phil

    #2
    Hi,
    I have a cr10s printer with a few upgrades. I used TH3D Unified Firmware Package. It installs pretty easily. Also just wanted to check that you are resetting the eeprom after you have loaded the firmware. I would imagine the pro is not that much different software wise. I hope it's not anything sinister i.e hardware failure of some kind.

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      #3
      Also using TH3D firmware for almost a year now, and loving it. I started with a cr10, but, upgraded to the dual extruder board, dual z, exabl, and added the cr10s filament sensors. It took some time and several firmware flashes to get it right, and i also modified settings in advh, and a couple other areas in the firmware. Just an experimental learning curve. But, about once a month, i take my extruder and hotend apart for cleaning/ inspection, and keep spare parts around for each. Slso have it plugged into a 1k UPS, to avoid small power outs while printing. Never did get the resume to work properly. This hobby is a learning curve, and takes time to get things right.

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        #4
        ps, anything you change in the firmware, WRITE IT DOWN, do you can go back easily in case that fails. I have a notebook full of scribbles on mine. Doesnt hurt to keep a logbook for each printer also.

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          #5
          i am having the exact same issue.. my lcd never seems to update and still shows 16 measuring points but the printer moves to all 25. i have tried several times with different screen firmwares but it never takes... how do i reset the eeprom? im thinking that with the printer moving to 25 points for measuring but only storing those measurements in a 16 point grid i will never get the correct bed level automatically

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            #6
            I finally switched from Marlin to Klipper firmware since the 8 bit motherboard in conjuction with Marlin 2.0 runs into massive performance issues especially when printing lots of short segments of rounded features.
            (More information here: https://github.com/InsanityAutomatio...ssue-611755750)
            With Klipper, i got PLENTY of performance headroom and absolutely no need to ever spend money again for a motherboard upgrade on my CT10S Pro.
            I even got pressure/linear advance working with a TMC2208 mod.
            So if you got a reaspberry pi running octoprint, i highly recommend switching to Klipper firmware.

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              #7
              Originally posted by 3Dprinty View Post
              So if you got a raspberry pi running octoprint, i highly recommend switching to Klipper firmware.
              THIS! I strongly second klipper and run it on all my printers except one, as it has a duet wifi board. It isn't just that the firmware gives you performance headroom it's THE WAY TO LEARN FIRMWARE in my opinion. Just like duet boards, you edit the cfg file on the fly and with octoprint running klipper that page is right in settings. You can make changes super fast and it makes it WAY easier to learn since you just edit the cfg in the settings window, click firmware which restarts the firmware, and in less than 30 sec you are printing/testing your new change (and you can go back just as fast). No compiling, no uploading/flashing, and you never have to remember what was the last config you uploaded, as its right there in the settings window for you. Also, you don't need to keep notebooks as you can copy and paste from text files/firmware on your computer and even take pieces you like from other firmware (I collect known good firmware for this reason). If it wasn't for this ability to fire and adjust the firmware on the fly, it would have taken me so much longer to learn the firmware side and it might have made me hate having to learn it as it was hard enough anyway.

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                #8
                I have been using two Creality CR-10S Pro for a year with Octoprint and Astroprint. No issues. I will tell you that Autoleveling is challenging.

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