A few weeks ago I decided to upgrade my simple metal with the "X Axis Upgrade with Heated Bed" kit. Installation went fine, but it wasn't printing well. During calibration I managed to scrap the bed a bit so I figured I needed a new nozzle. In trying to remove the old nozzle though I managed to break the heating element on the hot end... so new hot got ordered and installed and it works but now the printer doesn't move
When I say, doesn't move I mean that none of the motors seem to work at all. I can connect to the printer and get the bed and hotend heating, but trying to home the printer results in nothing, and I can't extrude any plastic.
It seems unlikely that all 4 motors are dead so I'm going to order a new printrboard when they come back in stock, but I'm curious if there are any other possible causes of the all 4 motors to cease functioning.
I'm also wondering what happened!? Is it possible that in moving the axes I generated a flyback current in the motors that damaged the board? Is there a component I can try replacing on the board too?