Amazon kit
October 27, 2022 05:47AM
Has anyone purchased this kit from Amazon? For the life of me I can't get the sd card reader to work properly. I unfortunately am not in front of my pc to post my files but I think I hv everything covered.
The card is recognized (though it doesn't show any files loaded onto it) but after abt 30 sec I get the message
'Media init fail" and it will no longer 'see' the card.
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Re: Amazon kit
October 27, 2022 12:13PM
No one has had this same issue?
Re: Amazon kit
October 27, 2022 08:33PM
I did not purchase this kit, though I know how to check to see why it is not working if you are using Marlin firmware.

Post your Marlin configuration.h file

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Re: Amazon kit
October 29, 2022 01:18PM
Thanks very much for taking a look. I hv another printer so I'd like to think I'm somewht famailiar w how they work.
This is my first time trying to put one together from a kit though.
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Re: Amazon kit
October 29, 2022 02:43PM

Ie SD card support is disabled as is the lcd.

Are you sure these are the correct configs?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/29/2022 02:48PM by Dust.
Re: Amazon kit
October 29, 2022 03:54PM
Well, I'm a little embarassed.
I thought for sure that I saved my last changes.
Ive also noticed something while searching my PC. Marlin seems to be in a couple different places on my hard drive.


Does that muck things up?

I'll go through the config again from scratch and try to get the reader to work.
Re: Amazon kit
November 26, 2022 05:12PM
I have returned.
I've been trying very hard to figure this out on my own but just not getting anywhere.
To recap, i cannot get my card reader to read from my card. I get "Media Init Fail"
I hv a new 32G card that I hv partioned down to 3G.

Can someone pls have a look. I'm sure it's something simple. I've just been staring at it too long.
open | download - Configuration_adv.h (177.1 KB)
open | download - Configuration.h (122.9 KB)
Re: Amazon kit
November 26, 2022 07:16PM
you have


LONBOARD is not a valid option



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/2022 07:16PM by Dust.
Re: Amazon kit
November 26, 2022 09:05PM
Dust thanks for the reply. Yes that was a fat finger error. I did change it to LCD and that did not help at all.
FYI, today when I bought the card, before I did anything I put it into the SD card reader. It recognized it and I was actually able to go through the media menu.
As soon as I installed a test print onto the card, it refused to see it again.

I'm sure there are tons of these kits out there. Why am I having this trouble? I must be special.
I'm using Marlin 2.1.1
Arduino 2.0.0

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/2022 09:10PM by ericnickel.
Re: Amazon kit
December 07, 2022 07:42PM
I have been upgrading Marlin to improve it's AVR support. You can find my pull request here and my main fork here. Please give it a try. It may come with the improvements that you seek, which could help avoid the common problems.

I plan to add support for your Arduino Mega board this weekend, because I have got a friend that has the same kit as you describe. Might help you get it running if you check out my Marlin version.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2022 07:43PM by The_GTA.

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Re: Amazon kit
December 08, 2022 02:55PM
Thanks for your suggestion.
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