The X carbon rods assembly is mainly composed of two Y sliders, a tool head carriage (including extruder motor, and cutter lever), and two carbon rods.
This assembly is the same for the X-series and P-series printers. After removing the shell, the operation is similar.
1x H1.5 hex key
1x H2.0 hex key
1x Slotted screwdriver （Or Flat tweezers）
1x Needle nose pliers
|Metal side panels
|Metal side panels, rear panel
Aux parts cooling
|Tension spring holder
|Tool head housing, PCBs
|The timing belt, Y slider cover plate.
It's crucial to power off the printer before performing any maintenance work on the printer and its electronics, including tool head wires, because leaving the printer on while conducting such tasks can cause a short circuit, which can lead to additional electronic damage and safety hazards.
When you perform maintenane or troubleshooting on the printer, you may be required to disassemble some parts, including the hotend. This process can expose wires and electrical components that could potentially short circuit if they come into contact with each other or with other metal or electronic components while the printer is still on. This can damage the electronics of the printer and cause further damage.
Therefore, it's essential to switch off the printer and disconnect it from the power source before doing any maintenance work. This will prevent any short circuits or damage to the printer's electronics. By doing so, you can avoid potential damage to the printer's electronic components and ensure that the maintenance work is performed safely and effectively.
If you have any concerns or questions about following this guide, open a new ticket in our Support Page and we will do our best to respond promptly and provide you with the assistance you need.
Reminder: For the X1 series, there are different versions of the metal side panels, The video shot here is the new version of the metal side plate. If your printer uses the old version of the metal side plate, there will be more fixing screws. Please refer to the content of the relevant WIKI.
This step includes removing the rear panel and the auxiliary part cooling fan.
Note: When installing, do not lock the screws at the two tensioning pulleys first, because a calibration for tensioning the belts is required.
Note: This video is based on the X series, but the P series will be simpler, so we did not prepare two sets of videos, please pay attention to the differences.
After replacing the carbon rods, the belts need to be re-tensioned.
Should you come across any issues, first retrace your steps and check all connections to try again. If problems persist, contact the service team for further assistance.
We hope that the detailed guide we shared with you was helpful and informative.
We want to ensure that you can perform it safely and effectively. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the process described in this article, we encourage you to reach out to our friendly customer service team before starting the operation. Our team is always ready to help you and answer any questions you may have.
We will do our best to respond promptly and provide you with the assistance you need.