So I just installed my EZ board over the weekend and I'm already having problems. The SD card reader is having trouble physically keeping the SD card in. In order for the mechanism to work i have to take my cover off and push down on the tab on the right side of the reader with a pokey tool. I think it may have just popped out on a 9 hour print but idk for sure. I woke up to a complete mess. Anyhow, Does anyone have a fix for this?
MattGuidry you can email email@example.com and we can setup a RMA for you. This is the 1st report of this happening so I would like to get that back to see if there is a defect we can identify and relay to our engineer.
Have you thought about Octoprint? you will no longer need to use a SD card. It is well worth the investment, should be about $50 or so.
Same issue with my EZ Board on the Ender 3. The EZBoard is a tad taller than the stock board and the SD reader is slightly above the case slot. There is enough pressure on the SD card when inserting into the reader that the mechanism doesn't work properly. I'm hoping using a ribbon cable and printed reader case will remedy the issue, but it is annoying that the card keeps popping out.
ltcolspit You could make the SD card case slot opening a little wider by filing it also.
That is the fix (albiet shouldn't have to)...
ltcolspit The EZBoard is the exact same size. If it is not lining up then the board is not installed correctly or your case from Creality is not cut correctly.
Creality V1 Melzi
Creality V1.1.X Melzi
The board is flush with the mounting studs; it's in correctly. I can appreciate your confidence in the product, but no matter the reason, the slot doesn't line up with the reader. I'll gently enlarge the slot in the near future. I just ordered the fixed bed kit so I'll probably do it then. Thx, LCS
PS - the micro USB plug sits correctly.
You do have some "play" in the screw holes so if you loosen them up you can shift the board a little. Probably just sitting slightly different from the stock board. Make sure to not overtighten them or you can damage the PCB.
Not a left/right alignment issue remedied by sliding the board horizontally by loosening the screws. The issue is a vertical misalignment. I fixed it by filing the slot slightly. Curious why stated the Ender board could be out of spec... yet the TH3D is spot on? Not trying to be obtuse but think it’s silly to throw one manufacturer under the bus while assuming your product is perfect. I love my TH3D ungraded Ender 3. A much better printer now. Thanks.
Our boards match the stock ones exactly as you can see from the pictures. I was referring to the slot on the printer, not their board. There also could be variances in the screw holes on our board vs theirs. Not something we can account for easily but our PCB is designed to be exactly the same alignment as the design files of the Melzi board that creality posted.