SD CARD format and file upload

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mecreator2
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SD CARD format and file upload

Post by mecreator2 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:01 am

He guys,

Im having only a MAC and Windows7 computer without SD-CARD slot
i hope somebody can tell me the following :

sd card formatting : FAT / FAT32 /ExFAt etc ?

and what kind of file format upload/copy to the sd card : gcode, g or something else ?

The problem is the following, i insert the card and it shows me the card, but not the files on it(i uploaded gcode files)
Then i tried via repetier host (the latest) to upload it to the card which was inserted into the printer.

Any tips or tricks are appreciated .... its a 1Gb SD Card

And ive got the MeCreator2 ;-)
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rotormansa
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Re: SD CARD format and file upload

Post by rotormansa » Mon May 01, 2017 1:32 am

FAT32 is the format the card needs to be in. FAT also worked for me, but FAT32 will allow the use of larger cards.
I am using a 1G and an 8G without issues.
When you upload the file you must include the extension .gco.

I initially was using the SD card a lot but found it easier to just attach an old PC to the printer and print via the USB cable.

Good luck

mecreator2
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Re: SD CARD format and file upload

Post by mecreator2 » Mon May 01, 2017 1:36 am

@rotormansa

thanx for the info !!

Well i actually also always printed via cable because direct access etc ..... but i just wanted to try it and it didnt work at all.

Ill give it a try and see ;-) thanx !!!
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