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  1. X assembly
    • X assembly

    • 5" zip ties

    • Smooth rods (2)

  2. Loosely place 4 zip tie loops on either side of the printer - head on the inside. Loosely place 4 zip tie loops on either side of the printer - head on the inside.
    • Loosely place 4 zip tie loops on either side of the printer - head on the inside.

  3. Put the X assembly inside the box. Put the X assembly inside the box.
    • Put the X assembly inside the box.

  4. Slide in the rods through the loops AND the bearings. The left rod is on the inside of the box. The right rod is on the outside of the box.
    • Slide in the rods through the loops AND the bearings.

    • The left rod is on the inside of the box.

    • The right rod is on the outside of the box.

    • Careful; if you force the rods at an angle you may knock out some balls from the bearings.

  5. Place the box on its back to alleviate gravitational pull. Make sure the rods are in their slots. Tighten and trim the zip ties.
    • Place the box on its back to alleviate gravitational pull.

    • Make sure the rods are in their slots.

    • Tighten and trim the zip ties.

  6. 5'' zip tie loop, keep loose 5'' zip tie loop, keep loose
    • 5'' zip tie loop, keep loose

    • Hold the x wire harness in place with your hand, and move the x assembly up and down.

    • Adjust the mounting point as needed so that the harness is folding nicely and predictably.

    • Tighten in place.

  7. In short, connect all the wires according to their labels.
    • In short, connect all the wires according to their labels.

    • Then we'll clean it all up.

  8. 5'' zip tie First, secure the whole harness with a 5'' zip tie. Now, no motion from the X or Z axis will disturb our electronic connections.
    • 5'' zip tie

    • First, secure the whole harness with a 5'' zip tie. Now, no motion from the X or Z axis will disturb our electronic connections.

  9. Filament Fan: D9 + and - matter!
    • Filament Fan: D9

    • + and - matter!

  10. Heat block: D10 + and - matter, because we also power the hotend fan from these wires.
    • Heat block: D10

    • + and - matter, because we also power the hotend fan from these wires.

  11. E motor: E0 E motor: E0
    • E motor: E0

  12. X Endstop: END STOPS: X X Endstop: END STOPS: X
    • X Endstop: END STOPS: X

  13. Z Endstop: END STOPS: Z Connect the Z Probe external power supply. Z Endstop = Z Probe, being a proximity sensor, need a separate power source.
    • Z Endstop: END STOPS: Z

    • Connect the Z Probe external power supply.

    • Z Endstop = Z Probe, being a proximity sensor, need a separate power source.

  14. Thermistor: T0 Thermistor: T0
    • Thermistor: T0

  15. X motor: X X motor: X
    • X motor: X

  16. It is essential that you do NOT pull on the wires and the connectors. Always leave enough slack in the wire, creating signature 'loops'.
    • It is essential that you do NOT pull on the wires and the connectors.

    • Always leave enough slack in the wire, creating signature 'loops'.

    • Giving your wires room will prolong the life of your printer and lead to less issues with electrical connections.

  17. You'll always end up with some wires a bit longer than you may wish.
    • You'll always end up with some wires a bit longer than you may wish.

    • You can pull in a bend where the harness exits the spiral wrap to adjust the wire lenghts in a controlled, elegant fashion.

  18. 4'' zip ties The X wire takes a scenic route, but it's worth it for the beauty of organization.
    • 4'' zip ties

    • The X wire takes a scenic route, but it's worth it for the beauty of organization.

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