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1. Introduction

1. Introduction
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1. Introduction
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10
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Step 1 Original Prusa i3 MK2 vs MK2S

Original Prusa i3 MK2 vs MK2S
Original Prusa i3 MK2 vs MK2S
Original Prusa i3 MK2S is the successor to Original Prusa i3 MK2 with small hardware tweaks for an easier assembly and improved reliability.

Take a look at the aluminium frame (Z-axis), there is a sticker with the name of the printer. In case of a text "Original Prusa i3 MK2 you need to use another version of this manual - Prusa i3 MK2 kit assembly.

If your sticker contains "Original Prusa i3 MK2S" you can continue using this manual.

Step 3 Zip ties length unification

Zip ties length unification
Zip ties length unification
Attention! Starting July 2017 all MK2S kits will be equipped with 160mm zip ties only! Some parts of the manual might mention using different lengths, but if your package includes only 160 mm use them instead.

Step 4 Labels guide

Labels guide
Labels guide
All the boxes and bags including parts for build are labeled.
Number (or numbers) in the header tells you for which chapter you'll need that bag (or box).

Step 5 Critical parts include spares back-up

Critical parts include spares back-up
Critical parts include spares back-up
Critical parts, like zip ties, have some spares included as a back-up option. How many we included as spares is written in the bracket.
No need to worry if you mess up during the assembly with the extras added.

Step 7 Spare bag

Spare bag
Spare bag
Every type of fastener is included in a separate special bag.
If you lose a screw when building, use one from this bag.

Step 8 Nut insertion tip

Nut insertion tip
Nut insertion tip
Nut insertion tip
Nut insertion tip
If you're experiencing troubles with getting nuts into correct places, just follow these simple steps.
Screw M3 nut a bit on a long screw (M3x40 from 9.SPARE bag works in most cases).
Push the screw with the nut into the hole where it is supposed to be.
Grab the screw with pliers and gently hammer the nut in place using a wrench.
If you use a screw from a different bag then you are using at the moment, don't forget to return it back into the bag.

Step 9 View high resolution images

View high resolution images
View high resolution images
When you browse the guide on manual.prusa3d.com, you can view the original images in high resolution for clarity.
Just hover your cursor over the image and click the Magnifier button ("View original") in the top left corner.
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