Dear lovely person who builds the things,
Because I am a moron, I installed Creality’s Direct Drive kit on my Ender 3 Max. All is well in theory, except the BL Touch … well, bad things. I am sad.
So first the problem was that the BL Touch mounts on the left side of the Direct Drive kit, but right side of stock extruder. That went badly because the probe ended up in space (luckily I live with one hand on the power switch).
The Google said I need to do offsets, cool, I got those, but the firmware I was using didn’t have offset options, and then Google said come here. Hello.
So I done your firmware. It is very lovely and has many exciting menus that weren’t there before.
But what’s happening is this. System starts up fine. When I Autohome, the probe extends and retracts a few times, and then the system stops. As in, crashes. Infoscreen with the word STOPPED.
I have been doing my nut trying to figure this out, because it worked with the old setup; nothing has changed. Buuuuuut then I remembered that I had had to hack a cable to make BLTouch work; you have to remove the stock Z-endstop, and put the cables from the BLTouch instead.
Figuring the cable was the issue, I ordered more cables. Same problem.
I’ve made two different cables; one default tiny to big 5-pin, and one with the Z-stop pulled out to a separate plug. Neither works. I want to cry.
I know it’s not your problem to troubleshoot my hardware issues … but it was working. And then it wasn’t.
Do you possibly have any suggestions for me? The sorrow is vast.