Oct 08

Rewiring the Heated Bed on a Monoprice Select Mini v2 3D Printer

Recently I acquired a Monoprice Select Mini v2 3D Printer and I’ve been having a great time learning and experimenting with 3D Printing on it. It’s a wonderful little printer that is inexpensive (At around $220), puts out great quality prints, it’s easy to work with and to work on. That said, it has a fatal flaw in its design: The wiring for the bed heater and thermistor is routed along a horrible path that lets the wires rub against the gears moving the bed, and these two pairs of wires are zip tied in a place that makes them kink as the bed moves. Between these two problems, the wiring is prone to short, fray, or break entirely. Unsurprisingly, I had to repair mine, read on to find how how.

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