This is how to properly start using the LIX PEN. For the first use it is compulsory to start with the ABS mode as the pen was tested with ABS plastic and the pen is still loaded with 10-15 cm/4-6 inch ABS rod.
Step 1: Please plug the pen and make sure that the cord is well inserted in the top of the pen. It will make a click sound...Don't remove the plug while using the pen. You will see 4 red LEDs blinking and then 4 green LEDs blinking.
Step 2: Power the pen. Hold the ABS button (the one closer to the tip of the pen/first near the perforated tip) for a few seconds until the 4 lights blink. They will go back off and they will turn back on gradually as the pen gets heated.
Step 3: Wait until all the 4 red lights are turned on. Reaching the right heat will take 1-2 minutes. There is a possibility that the pen will start extruding some plastic while heating.
Step 4: Start enjoying LIX PEN. The pen is pre-loaded with ABS plastic, please start the pen in ABS mode.
When the filament passes beyond the gear mechanism you will notice that the pen has stopped extruding and you will also hear a change in the sound of the motor, meaning an increase in the pitch.