So I've been trying to set up this printer for a while now (had the usual problems with incorrect cable sizing, "backwards" display cable, bent Z-rod connector, bed connectors broken, etc.) and currently have an issue where the Y axis doesn't work. When homing it moves a couple cm then stops. Moving the axis works (though had to invert the direction from what was posted on the guide). X axis works. Haven't tried Z homing yet.
Overall am very disappointed in this printer. Expected more from Makertech. A couple of notes:
--The display cables themselves are okay (I tried some spare cables from other printers/parts) and they were oriented the same way leading me to conclude it may be on the display board end itself where it may be flipped.
--Alignment of the axes is horrendously difficult. Also I don't quite understand the use of solid plastic linear guides (as opposed to some kind of bearing)
--Also would be nice to have some way of belt tensioning
--Would have been nice to have some of the wiring/cable/tubing precut/assembled. A touch dissapointing in that this is supposed to be a "kit" but part of it is "solder this yourself," "using a craft knife do this yourself," "cut this tubing exactly as described super precisely or it'll clog and bad will give you hell later" "cut off the ends of this wire and tie it together to another wire " (why not give a proper connector and attach it to the board via a splitter/connector?)
--On a similar note why is it that we have to PRINT a couple pieces (fan shroud, pi camera piece) for it to be fully functional? Could this not have been included in the kit?
--I got the TMC 2208 add on and got a connection error. Turns out that for some reason it wouldn't work on E1 so had to revert to the A4988 for both E0 and E1. Upon further inspection the pin spacing on the board for E1 seem different (making it difficult to place the jumpers and maybe this caused it not to work? idk)
I understand this is more of a "budget" printer but it's definitely not even close to being remotely beginner friendly. But more advanced users who could troubleshoot through all of this likely would be willing/interested in getting a more expensive but advanced kit anyway. /rant