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Dumb mistake

Posted by Blackfoot 
Dumb mistake
March 17, 2017 06:20PM
OK I did the dumbest thing I put the Z axis on backwards just like the instruction said not to do. So the question is what do I need to replace?
Re: Dumb mistake
March 18, 2017 12:39AM
Sorry, my crystal ball only works on full moon. winking smiley
I ask you to explain what happened a bit more in detail, please smiling smiley Pics are always nice...
Re: Dumb mistake
March 18, 2017 04:59AM
if you mean you plugged in a pololu stepper driver the wrong way, you probably just damaged that driver.
Re: Dumb mistake
March 18, 2017 09:37PM
Yes I plugged the Z axis limit stop on the board backwards and smoke came out and now it won't connect to the computer
Re: Dumb mistake
March 18, 2017 09:50PM
ah... plugging in any endstop in backwards shorts +5v to gnd

This destroys the 5v voltage regulator on ramps board in particular

What controller do you have?

If its a ramps replace the mega (or if you can solder replace the voltage regulator on the mega)
Re: Dumb mistake
March 19, 2017 02:34AM
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ah... plugging in any endstop in backwards shorts +5v to gnd

This destroys the 5v voltage regulator on ramps board in particular

What controller do you have?

If its a ramps replace the mega (or if you can solder replace the voltage regulator on the mega)

The regulator is on the Arduino board, rather than the RAMPS shield. It's not hard to change, if you're reasonably skilled with a soldering iron, and the regulator itself is easy to get off ebay.
Re: Dumb mistake
March 19, 2017 04:14AM
Thank you all
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