Hello Everyone, I am experiencing what I think is a new kind of operating fault for my Anycubic Kossel Delta setup. The story so far: I have been running the brilliant Arduino-Marlin combination with my RUMBA board on my trusty Windows 10 64 bit PC for some time. Great prints, smooth operation and lots of learning. Then...
Disaster!. The main hard drive died in a flash and my PC was history. I had no working backup which included my successful 3D printing activities.
I now have a new, 256GB SSD drive with a FRESH installation of Windows 10, 64 bit which works really well. All my old Windows System settings died with the old HD.
I have loaded Arduino 1.8 with Marlin (configured for my Delta printer). It looks just fine. COM 5 and Mega 2560 selected @ 250000 Baudrate. Arduino check compiles without any errors and shows 'Binary sketch size...' when Done Compiling and appears as it was on my old PC.
The Problem: There is no upload showing into the RUMBA board via the USB. There is no text appearing in the lower window as it used to do. I have looked at everything I can think of to try to figure out what is missing from my (limited) understanding of setting up from scratch.
I have scoured the web for days for answers to avoid bothering you all but I have to admit complete ignorance from here. I also tried reloading USB drivers and connecting to my earlier RAMPS board but to no effect. Both PCBs display power and communication lights, even when powered by the USB jumper.
One thing which has puzzled me is the fact that when I download Arduino/Marlin software I don't see the Arduino icons with file type .ino displayed, but I have deduced from the properties tab that they are .ino and they run as such.
I'm wondering if there can be some magical setting my new Windows installation is missing which has caused this 'bottleneck' in the previously excellent operation of my printer.
Sorry to be so long-winded but I tried to keep it brief as possible. If anyone has any suggestions at all I would be really grateful. I may not be the only person to experience the dreaded 'Dead HD' recovery process
Cheers, Scintilla. (although this 'spark' is not as bright as it used to be :confused: )