I was looking at downloading firmware
There are 2 different controller boards that come with the Ender 3 V2. The first is V 4.2.2 (which came out on the earlier versions of the printer) and then V 4.2.7 which came out a few months later. Only way I know for sure to find out which one you have is to remove the cover from the compartment that holds the controller board and look on the board for the version numbers.This guy explains the differences between the 2 boards very well. [URL=“What are the Creality V4.2.2 and 4.2.7 boards? | Live Stream | TMC? 4988? - YouTube”]What are the Creality V4.2.2 and 4.2.7 boards? | Live Stream | TMC? 4988? - YouTube
From what i understand the main difference between the 2 boards is that they use 2 different stepper driver chips. The 4.2.2 stepper drivers can get very warm during long prints while the drivers on the V4.2.7 stay cooler.
Perhaps TMC2208 vs 2209??
Was trying to stay away from the numbers for the drivers as most people would not understand the difference ?
Ok thanks for that info.
I wonder why:
If there are 2 different boards out there then why does the Creality web site only have one firmware to download and other sites have a firmware for each board?
Is there really a difference in the firmware? is it worth it for me to remove the cover to find out?
They have fimware for both boards with and without a BL Touch [URL=“Ender-3 V2 Firmware & Files – Creality 3D Printing Resources Forum”]Ender-3 V2 Firmware & Files – Creality 3D Printing Resources Forum
As far as is it worth it depends if your having a problem that is firmware related or if they add a feature via firmware and you want to take advantage of it, or if you add a bl touch. Then i would say for you it would be worth it at that point. ?