The "WATCHDOG reset" error message can appear on the display of the Original Prusa MINI if the system freezes or an operation crashes, for more than 4 seconds. This is a global safety feature to prevent the printer from overheating or causing damage to itself or its environment.
It is an internal counter, which, if not reached will reset the processor on the mainboard, and thus the machine itself. This is a general error, which will overrule any previous error. If another error will happen right before the WATCHDOG reset error, the WATCHDOG reset has the highest priority and will be the error displayed.
There have been documented cases where mounting a faulty USB flash drive, corrupted G-code, or firmware. Moreover, some USB extenders can cause issues due to their quality, or pin-out. If you are using an extender, please try to plug the USB stick directly into the mainboard and see if the error persists.
The printer's operational temperature is 16-18 °C (~64 °F). Starting a print below this temperature can cause various errors, like MINTEMP or Thermal runaway. However, this could also cause the Watchdog error which will supersede any error it follows.
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