I’ve had my Form 2 for about a week now, purchased second hand on Ebay, it was also from a reliable source who regularly serviced the machine yearly, which can be seen by the logs on the machine and can also be backed up by the shop that services the machine I purchased, here’s some advice to others thinking about getting the Form 2 refurbished or second hand.
The carrier tray which you insert and attached the VAT to will eventually go, the contacts on this machine are poorly designed from contamination on surface contacts. In order to fix this you will either pay a lot of money for Formlabs to repair, as this will require “CALIBRATION OF THE CARRIER TRAY”
If you decide to try repair this yourself, you will have to come up with a fix to the contacts by either ordering the smd contact yourself, or jeri rig something like this guy link below
I’ve tried to clean the contacts with electrical contacts cleaner and still getting carrier tray issues, I will have to go through the route of order the smd contact and resolder this myself, what a pain and for all the money you pay, really not worth it. Get yourself a cheap chinese SLA printer and you will get your money’s worth.
“DO NOT BUY REFURBISHED OR SECOND HAND”