So this all started on 1 of my 2 machines after the 1.18 firmware update.
Intermittently I have trouble getting it to read the memory card when first inserting and have to remove it a number of times before it reads it. This is not limited to a single memory card but all of them that I have. (6) I do not have this issue with any of these cards in the other machine.
It will randomly stop printing layers for the entire build plate or sometimes part of the build plate. At different layer heights. There is nothing blocking the laser and it’s done this on more than 1 vat.
When the print fails it’s a clean stop, its not delamination of the layers it’s like its “skipping” these layers. At first I thought maybe it was the laser but its printing other areas just fine, it’s like its not reading the entire gcode for a few layers then tries to finish the print later which results in stuff in the vat. It’s also never the same area of the build plate either, which rules out an issue with something blocking , plus some of the prints after missing steps try to finish later so I know it’s not a blockage.
Happens with both asura and cura, it’s not a slicer issue as the same gcode in my other machine works fine.
I did not have this issue at all prior to 1.18 and now it’s getting progressively worse to the point that every print has some part of it fail.
I’m going back to 1.16 tonight to see but I’ve been hearing about a lot of memory card reader issues lately and to me it sounds logical.