Testing the electronics and ran into the first unhappiness of the makerbot ... looks like the motherboard isn't working.
The motherboard didn't power up
supply is the one on the right. Short pins 14 and 17 to get the power
supply to start. Then set the multi-meter to read volts, put the black
lead into one of the ground pins, and test each of the voltage level
pins (1, 10, 20) . How to video
- The power supply look good, so the motherboard has issues
After a few email with the nice guys at makerbot they are sending me a new motherboard!!
- checking the motherboard
- solder joints
- all of the joints look good
- power switch
- plugged in the power connector to the motherboard and shorted pins 14 and 17 and the motherboard turned on!