So after two solid weeks of fruitless consternation, including numerous forum-advised repairs and a replacement extruder drive courtesy of a kind soul with a working 3D printer, my hot end has died and rendered my Makibox currently dead in the water. I’m currently awaiting reply of if they’re willing to either air-rush me a replacement hot end so I can avoid waiting another 6-8 weeks for it to arrive via slow boat from Hong Kong, or issue a full refund for the enormous acrylic paperweight currently on my desk.
In either case, I highly recommend anyone looking to get a 3D printer avoid the Makibox. It assembles like an IKEA engineer’s fantasy, but has a list of known and common issues as long as my arm (Apparently the 6+ months spent beta testing was to do, what, make sure it didn’t catch fire?). I’m currently looking at getting a Simple Printrbot instead if they issue the refund (Or if the replacement hot end dies too, since I’m not about to re-start this merry-go-round of inadequacy again).