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General Category => Video Tutorials/Information => Topic started by: ScottM on December 27, 2016, 11:37:08 PM

Title: Pretty sure I bumped my x-driver...
Post by: ScottM on December 27, 2016, 11:37:08 PM
Pretty sure I burned out my x-driver...  I replaced the cable and it was still acting up.  I just got all of my replacement parts (full board, chips, motor, and belts).  I plan to replace the driver chip first, but I wanted to check to see if you guys have any tips.

I didn't know to "tune" the driver potentiometer until after the fall, but the motor seems to operate fine on occasion.  Any advice is appreciated.
Title: Re: Pretty sure I bumped my x-driver...
Post by: Zax on December 28, 2016, 05:12:57 AM
Replacement A4988 drivers are so cheap (less than $2 and they come with a heatsink - as they should) that it's no "biggie" , just make sure to set the current output.
Title: Re: Pretty sure I bumped my x-driver...
Post by: nottingham82 on January 30, 2017, 09:38:37 PM
I broke a stepper wire.  I didnt break anywhere noticeable and sometimes it worked because it would bend and reconnect for a minute. 
Title: Re: Pretty sure I bumped my x-driver...
Post by: ScottM on January 30, 2017, 09:52:30 PM
Yeah...After troubleshooting for a couple days, I ended up having to replace the motor.  The bright-side is I finally honed the pots for the drivers.