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Drive making bumping noise with Cura 3.6.0

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by oldfox, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    I just started using my printer and began with Cura 15.04.6 and everything was just hunky-dory.
    Now I've started trying to learn all of the nuances of Cura 3.6.0. When the program is running I can hear a noise
    from my hard drive that sounds like it is homing from a seek, I guess a "bumping" sound would best describe it.
    It's cycle is about 5-6 seconds.

    Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon? I would really hate this to be the harbinger of impending doom
    for my drive.

    TIA
     
  2. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Hang on.. harddrive? Is this a PC issue or a printer issue? If a printer issue it could be extruder stepper skipping. Best is upload a video to Dropbox that shows the noise.
     
  3. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    Hi Seb, thanks for the reply.

    Definitely NOT the printer. It's powered off, in the other room and essentially non-existent. My tower is in the desk right beside me. Cura 3.6.0
    is the ONLY program that ever caused this noise. Other than that is the normal fan noise. I have 2 Enterprise drives, Seagate Constelation ES
    with 1 TB each. I can eject the secondary drive and the noise is still there. It also happens when I plug in the SD card that came with the printer.
    And that is the only time I ever hear this noise. So, bottom line... Printer is powered down, not even plugged in. Only program that causes this is
    Cura 3.6.0. With Cura15.04.6, no noise. I'm by profession a hardware troubleshooter type. I do though, understand that software can cause the
    drive to do funny things. Oh yeah, as soon as I "eject" the SD card, the noise stops. I gotta say it's the program. But I'm all ears.:( Heeeeeelllp!!

    This is audible noise, not noise as in a noisy TV signal.

    I don't have a mike that is known to be working. I'll scrounge and see if I can find something.
     
  4. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    If its a PC issue then I won't be any help, I'm afraid. Perhaps someone else knows.
     
  5. WdstJG

    WdstJG New Member

    You might try a hard drive diagnostic tool, many free programs available.
     
  6. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    I kept looking and found out that it is the Floppy drive seeking when an SD card is mounted. I guess I always had an SD in when I was using Cura 3.6.0 and I thought it was that. Bottom line... Cura is NOT the problem. The SD card reader is not the problem. I tried the Monoprice SD with
    STL.s on it and also another from my camera, totally different structure, and that did the same thing. So it is a computer problem. And Seb,
    I'm not going to be much help to myself on this one either. I did disable the floppy to get rid of the noise and wear and tear on the drive.
    In this new millennium, I will probably never need it again anyway.:cool:
    I still don't know what is causing the card to be trying to access the floppy. Any suggestions on that one?
     
  7. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

  8. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

  9. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    Nate, you nailed it. I'm going to try the last post in your last post to see if that cures it. Both of your Ultimaker topics are spot on with what's
    happening here. Thanks a lot. Much appreciated:cool::D
     
  10. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

  11. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    Is it downloadable from their site or do you have to be a registered Beta tester?
     
  12. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    Disregard the above. I found Cura 4 Beta.
     

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