Introduction: MKS Base Reverse Polarity Repair

I was up all night, and decided at 5 am to fix my Printers input, because it had broken a few days ago. So I replaced the connector, but confused the polarity, yes I know, clever me, and I broke the board.

It wouldn't work from the power input, but it still would work from a USB, the motors wouldn't work of course.

My board was MKS Base V1.2

Sorry for the quality of the pictures, my phone has 5mp only with no manual focus and terrible autofocus.

Step 1: Step 1. Check the Fuse

Check with the continuity function of your multimeter across the F3 Fuse (near the power input)

If you have continuity continue to the next step.

otherwise replace the fuse.

Step 2: Step 2: Replace the Regulator

Disolder the regulator, clean the pads, and make sure you don't have any short circuit.

Solder a new regulator (L5970D) make sure you don't have any short circuits between the pins of the regulator.

PS: Be careful the resistors and capacitors next to the regulator so that you don't disolder them. I had to fiddle with R5, because I wasn't careful.


saruc made it! (author)2017-07-01


I have MKS Base 1.4 and I can't find the F3 fuse? any help please?

LT_WANG (author)2016-03-15

MKS Base V1.1 - Does it look like I should replace the Fuse?
My multi-meter has no continuity setting; any idea what resistance should I be looking for over f3?

atanasovgoran (author)LT_WANG2017-01-12

If it is a fuse, there should almost no resistance.

Sorry for taking so long to respond, I just logged in after almost a year

atanasovgoran (author)LT_WANG2016-03-16

A fuse, it should have almost not existent, resistant, like a piece of wire.

seamster (author)2016-01-04

Good info, thank you for sharing. And welcome to instructables!

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