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    Default Common problem with Gecko drives

    Had a problem with both my X and Z drive, turns out it was the connectors on the Gecko drives. Very difficult problem to trouble shoot. My Z axis became unstable very quickly and went from intermittently failing to a constant failure, I replaced the gecko drive and the problem went away. The X axis was intermittently falling maybe once every couple of weeks and then it became every couple of days so I replaced the Gecko 210 with an old one I had but it was bad and I put back the one that was failing to begin with and the problem went away.

    I now believe it was that by reseating the plug in connector that fixed the problem. The Gecko connectors loose connection as they age, maybe corrosion or thermal expansion. I researched on youtube and there is a video where it states this is a common problem. So before you change out a Gecko drive try unplugging it and plug it back in and that may solve the problem, this kind of cleans the contacts in the plug.

    https://youtu.be/yLUMfULwpd8 this is the video on YouTube paste the address in your browser.

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    Default Re: Common problem with Gecko drives

    Perhaps some contact cleaner would be a good idea.



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