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    I am having a problem with my Artist-D pro. When I finish a print and am finished for day or night or for a short period, I turn the printer off like manufacturer recommends, but when I turn it back on it thinks that there was a power failure and wants to resume the print. At the first couple times, I just canceled and choose the new print and resumed with the new print. This began to aggravate me and I first did a reset. This did not help, so I told it to resume like it wanted to do. It warmed the table and nozzle and then started a new print. I mostly did not want this so I had to cancel. I tried a reset again and still it wants to resume then start new the last print. Has anyone experienced this and how did they resolve. The only other option I can think of is to re-load the last marlin file. I do not have a problem but I really do not want to do this and not have it work.

  • #2
    I'm just guessing, but perhaps the printer is expecting some GCode at the end of the file to tell it it finished successfully.
    You can add GCode for start and finish in the slicer. By any chance did you make any changes in this area?
    If not, perhaps adding "M413 S1 ; enable power loss recovery" to your start gcode and "M413 S0 ; disable power loss recovery" to your end gcode would do the trick.

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    • #3
      vankichline Thanks for the imput! I have tried several things except the Gcodes you listed, and I know just where to put them. I did find out that if I turned the printer on withe the SD card out of the slot, when turned on it did not do the resume message. With this in mind I shut the printer down, added the card and turned back on. It repeated the same thing.
      One more thing, when the print finishes, I have to press a button that tells the printer I acknowledge it has finished before I can do another print. I also read in your statement that you are suggesting that my slicer (Cura) has been glitched. I am using 4.11.0 where there is 4.12.1 and 4.13.0 beta is available. Maybe I should update.

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      • #4
        From my experiencr, 4.11 had issues. So far, 4.12.1 has been good for me. And, yes, I have the same acknowledgement message on my Artist D when a print job is finished.

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        • #5
          I have 4.12.1 downloaded, just have not set it as default, so when I choose a stl it goes to 4.11.0. I will put the suggested Gcode start/finish first and see what happens.

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          • Lowteck
            Lowteck commented
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            Just added the start/finish codes that vankichline suggested. Next new print will tale the tale -- let everyone know!

        • #6
          Well it seems, even though I have put the Gcodes that vankichlineoffered, it still gives the message resume last print. The printer has had several models with the new coeds in Cura at the machine settings start Gcodes and end Gcodes. Apparently it is a glitch in the machine memory and will need to be re flashed. Not sure about doing that until I finish some projects.

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          • #7
            Sorry I steered you wrong last time, but I'll offer one more wild guess (since no reasonable plans have emerged.)
            You discovered that the trigger is on the SD card; my guess is that there's a file containing the last known print state and that file needs to be deleted to avoid the power failure behavior. Either your printer doesn't try to delete the file, or it expects to delete it but fails for some reason.
            Have you tried another SD card? Try a smaller rather than larger card, and make sure it is formatted FAT32.
            If you are hooked up so that you can see the serial output from the printer (Pronterface of Octoprint or such) does it display any errors at the end of the print? If so, they may provide useful into.

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            • Lowteck
              Lowteck commented
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              I haven't seen any mysterious files on the SD card, but I will look again. As for stearing me wrong, I thought that that was a reasonable answer. After testing, I have to think that my slicer software has nothing to do with the problem. I have another glitch that is not as annoying but when I switch from one mode such as individual to duplicate or mirror, it will not stay but switch back to individual mode until switching and killing power. This leads me to think that there really is a glitch which needs re-flashing the firmware.

          • #8
            It sure sounds like there's a firmware issue.

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            • #9
              The file on the SD card may be hidden so check for hidden files

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              • Lowteck
                Lowteck commented
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                Ill do that!

            • #10
              We can call this problem solved, thanks to Gramps
              It was not a hidden file but a file named PLR. It would not let me delete the file so I had to remove all gcodes to a temporary file on desktop and format SD Card. I replaced the filers and tested. Good to go!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
              I will watch to see if file returns in future.
              Last edited by Lowteck; 01-16-2022, 08:00 AM.

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              • #11
                Well! I was wrong, the problem is not solved. Twice now after turning the printer off it has replaced the PLR file and it cannot be deleted. I have pulled saved files and active files off into a temp folder and re-formatted the SD card.

                The last time I locked the SD card so the printer cannot write to the card. After thinking about the possibility of power loss, I think I will after the current print, I will unlock and try to remember to pull the SD card before turning the printer off.

                Another think to remember is that the printer does not remember where it was and starts the print over. No filament or time saver!
                I keep procrastinating about re-flashing the firmware. I guess I need to do that!

                Just finished a print with the SD Card locked and it (printer) still placed the PLR file onto the card. Printer was not turned off.
                Last edited by Lowteck; 01-16-2022, 08:02 AM.

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                • #12
                  Have you tried printing over USB from a computer, with the SD card removed?

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                  • Lowteck
                    Lowteck commented
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                    Just flashed the firmware, turned the printer on and off a couple times, no PLR file on SD. Just ate breakfast and just fixing to re print a failed print. Not really a failed print just damaged trying to remove, a 55% chess piece of voronoi. Seemed to be more delicate than anticipated. After a print will check and update.

                • #13
                  With a file appearing on a locked SD card, that sounds diagnostic. The SD card has to be damaged. I would say both its lock and delete functions are failing. Reformatting won't help at this point.
                  Try another card, if not now, eventually. Stick to no larger than 8GB and make sure its formatted FAT32.

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                  • Lowteck
                    Lowteck commented
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                    It appears that the firmware flash has set the problem. Could not do a print. I spent all day trying to do some work on printer. I had a clogged nozzle and replaced with a new nozzle. The artist-d has a different nozzle than standard. That did not solve the problem so I broke the extruder/print head down and thought I had it fixed. I dropped a screw and it went through a hole in top of housing and I was afraid it would settle on a circuit board. I started breaking the housing down and found the gantry was loose. I got the gantry tightened and decided to work on the bed leveling problem with a glass plate On the artist-d there is a stem tied to the center, I had planned to remove a spacer but found out I could not with out damaging the magnet padding so I decided not to attempt until I can order a new magnetic pad. I put the printer back together and tried a print. Well! The melted filament had migrated into the extruder. That was a nightmare, even a short bowden tube was damaged. Good thing I had some tubing to use. Got things back together and I have stopped to take some insulin and eat supper. Hope things go better afterwords..
                    Last edited by Lowteck; 01-16-2022, 06:42 PM.

                • #14
                  maybe the printer needs some insulin

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                  • Lowteck
                    Lowteck commented
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                    Funny! Ha! Ha!

                • #15
                  I often have trouble when I need to abort a print and it keeps trying to print the last print. I could usualy get back to normal by doing a CHEP bed level g code and then I could continue.

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                  • Lowteck
                    Lowteck commented
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                    At this point I think that the second flash of the firmware has solved my problem. I even got another benefit. In Cura I downloaded a plugin that Irv Shapiro mentioned in one of his videos and it prints an image of the 3d print on the printer display screen, and now it prints it 3 times as fast.

                  • Ender5r
                    Ender5r commented
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                    what plugin is that?
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