How to replace the hot bed of Anycubic Kobra Neo is a need for some users to maintain their machines during use. When the hot bed is faulty or working abnormally, replacing it with a new hot bed can restore the normal operation of the 3D printer, so that users can avoid problems such as printing failure and PLA not sticking to the bed. In this tutorial, we will cover replacement of FDM printer hot bed, providing a step-by-step guide for replacing the Anycubic Kobra Neo hot bed.
In the process of using an FDM printer, there are many maintenance steps, and doing them well can help your printer performing at its best and avoid many printing problems. The same goes for replacing parts, replacing worn out or underperforming parts is a great solution to get the same reliable results from printing as before. Related reading:
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When to Replace Your 3D Printer's Hot Bed
Usually, the hot bed of 3D printer does not require complicated maintenance and frequent replacement. But as time goes by, the hot bed may be worn or aged. When it has some faults that affect the printing quality, we can consider checking it and replacing it with a new one.
Heating element failure: The temperature of the hot bed is very important for 3D printing. If it is not heated evenly or cannot be heated to the set temperature, it will affect the proper adhesion of of the printed bottom layer, and problems such as warping of 3D prints will occur. With the use of the printer, the heating element in the heat bed may be aged or malfunction, which requires us to check the problem and replace the heat bed with a new one if necessary.
Worn or damaged: If the hot bed has been physically damaged, or if there is significant wear and tear, print quality can easily be compromised, or even prevented from completing prints. Trying to maintain or repair the heat bed, replacing it with a new one is also a good solution.
How to Replace the Hot Bed for Anycubic Kobra Neo
- Tools: M2.5 hex key, Flat-blade screwdriver, Hot bed, Magnetic sticker
- Machine original accessories: Anycubic Official
Step 1: Remove the bottom cover of the printer, and pull out the wiring plug.
Use an M2.5 hex key to loosen and remove the screws securing the bottom cover. Remove the bottom cover and unplug the cooling fan wiring plug. Unplug the hot bed wiring plug. Then use a flat-blade screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws that fix the heating bed wiring.
Step 2: Disconnect the heated bed cable and remove the hot bed.
Use an M2.5 hex key to loosen the cable management clip screws on the printer. Take the connecting wire of the hot bed along the reserved hole in the printer. Remove the build platform and use the M2.5 hex key to loosen and remove the screws that fix the hot bed.
Step 3: Install the wiring card slot on the new hot bed.
Use a flat-blade screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws that fix the wiring slot. Remove the wiring card slot. Remove the hot bed protective film. Install the wiring card slot on the new heated bed, and secure with a flat-blade screwdriver.
Step 4: Install and secure the new hotbed.
Remove the protective film from the sticker and place the sticker on the hot bed. Use an M2.5 hex key to install the fixed hot bed. Put the build platform back on the hot bed.
Step 5: Plug the cable back in to connect the hot bed to the motherboard.
Pass the hot bed cable through the hole into the printer and place the cable into the card slot. Use an M2.5 hex key to fix the cable management clip. Connect the hot bed cable back to the motherboard, and fix it with a flat-blade screwdriver.
Step 6: Reinstall and secure the bottom cover of the printer.
Reconnect the wiring plug of the cooling fan. Use the M2.5 hex key to re-install and fix the bottom cover of the printer. After that, please leveling your Anycubic Kobra Neo.
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