I have installed the firmware and software to replace my crappy XYZWare with Repetier. All went well but when I connect my printer to Repetier and send any command all I get is " 1 Command Waiting" the number of commands keep growing but nothing happens on the printer side. If I click the OK button a bunch of times, the printer will do what I told it to do until all commands are cleared. I have tried changing to different settings under Printer Setting with no luck. I also tried different cables.
Please help! Thanks.
Thanks for your reply.
I have already tried all the settings from the link you mentioned unsuccessfully. In fact, those are the instructions I used for my installation.
May I have a screenshot of your connection repetier settings and one of the log when you try to connect ?
I am not sure to understand which OK button ?
I see no connection - repetier cannot see the temperatures
Under Manual Control tab towards the bottom, there is the OK button. When I click that button the printer will react to the commands.
well normaly when connecting it read temperatures so no action is needed
Printer is working properly I guess - like doing a homing in printer menu work ?
I would suggest to :
1 - unplug printer from USB
2 - reboot computer / reboot printer
3 - Start repetier / do not connect
4 - plug printer - be sure it is not USB 3.0 port ! they seems bringing some problem
5 - wait the chime then push connect
It should display a bunch of commands from host and answers from printer
Use the arduino serial monitor, it is in tools menu of arduino IDE , set correct Board/Port and baud (230400) and check if printer send some wait messages
If I use the Serial Monitor, what command do I need to send in order for the printer to respond?
none but you should see the printer send many wait message
I have the correct port and board selected but when I open Serial Monitor, baud (230400) is not one of the options.
no problem you should see the wait at the maximun speed of terminal,
So after playing with this issue for a while and getting help from Luc, I was still having communication issues with the printer. I decided to try a different laptop with same Repetier configuration except this one has Windows 8.1 (the other had Windows 7). Now everything is working like a charm. Not sure what is keeping the other laptop from communicating properly.
Does your not working has 3.0 USB port ? it may be the root cause
It is a USB 2.0 port.
The other one is a Surface Pro 3 with a USB 3.0 and that is the one that works fine.
I appear to be running into the same issue.
I'll reexplore late tonight or tomorrow, I've about had enough of poking at this thing today...
Jodie, is there no end to your successes?! Superb!