So you bought an A5 or A3S — congratulations! Here's hoping it serves you well. Before you get started, you would be wise to read this page through. It will prevent headaches better than a packet of paracetamol…
Having some problems? See the troubleshooting section below.
BEFORE YOU PLUG IN YOUR PRINTER
CHECK THE VOLTAGE SWITCH ON THE INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY
If it is set incorrectly for your local voltage, and you plug in the printer to power, you will DESTROY the power supply. The switch is located inside the printer, but you can access it from underneath. Looking from the back side of the printer, tilt the printer upwards to show an access hole. If you look into the hole at an angle, you will see a red switch. Check that the switch says the correct voltage setting (230 for use in 220-240V countries, or 115 for use in 110-120V countries). If you unfortunately already fried your power supply, you can purchase another one here.
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A copy of the JGAurora user manual, with some additional corrections to the english translation, can be downloaded here.
Before you do your first print, here are some things you may want to double check.
After your first print, you may want to try to improve the printing quality. Check out the links below to find out how!
Looking to buy some upgrades? Check out our Essentials page for super essential tools, 3D printer parts and great upgrades.
For starters, I'd recommend taking the time to tune your stepper drivers, upgrade your mainboard firmware , and have a browse through some of the 3D printable upgrades you can do! Maybe start with a new 3D printed fan duct? ABS recommended for this one.