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2. Disassembly

2. Disassembly
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2. Disassembly
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 Steps
11
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Step 1 Preparing the printer

Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Make sure the filament is unloaded from the hotend and the printer is unplugged! Don't turn the printer off until it cools down, or you might experience filament jams in the future!
Prepare tools included in the MK2S kit or get similar from the nearest hardware shop.
Recommended hex sizes are: 2.5 mm, 2.0 mm and 1.5 mm
We strongly recommend getting a box or bowl for nuts and screws. You will need some of them later during assembly.

Step 2 Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 1)

Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 1)
Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 1)
Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 1)
Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 1)
Ensure again the printer is not connected to the power outlet, otherwise, there is a risk of damage to the electronics!
Turn left part of the printer with the RAMBo cover towards you. Release the M3x40 screw using a 2.5mm Allen key.
Using pliers, cut the zip tie holding the cables from heatbed. Proceed carefully, you can break the cables.
Unwrap at least two turns of the spiral wrap and follow the cables inside RAMBo cover, locate the connectors and unplug them. Unplug the connectors, DO NOT PULL the cables!
Note there is a safety pin on the heatbed thermistor connector, you need to press it before you can unplug the cable.
Remove all cables, spiral wrap and the nylon filament from the RAMBo cover.

Step 3 Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 2)

Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 2)
Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 2)
Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 2)
Y-axis: Heatbed disassembly (Part 2)
Lay the printer on the PSU side and move the heatbed almost all the way to the back for better stability.
Locate the Y-belt-holder and release slightly both screws using a 2.5mm Allen key. Leave the holder in the Y-carriage together with the screws and if needed you can secure them temporarily with M3n nuts.
Using a 2mm Allen key, release all 4 screws (marked red). When releasing the last screw hold the heatbed, otherwise, it will fall off!
The heatbed will be no longer needed, store it somewhere safe. You can leave the spiral wrap on for better cable protection.
Get your box for spare parts, you will reuse several components from now on.

Step 4 Extruder removal (part 1)

Extruder removal (part 1)
Extruder removal (part 1)
Extruder removal (part 1)
Turn the printer back on its "feet".
Using pliers, cut the zip tie holding the cables from the Extruder. Proceed carefully, you can break the cables.
Using pliers, cut the zip ties on the spiral wrap behind Extruder. Again proceed carefully, you can break the cables. Unwrap the spiral wrap all the way to the RAMBo cover.
Proceed to the next step, where will unplug the Extruder cables.

Step 5 Extruder removal (part 2)

Extruder removal (part 2)
Extruder removal (part 2)
Extruder removal (part 2)
Follow the cables inside RAMBo cover, locate the connectors and unplug all of them (extruder only). Unplug the connector, DO NOT PULL the cable!
Now, carefully remove all cables, spiral wrap and the filament away from the RAMBo case.
Some connectors have a safety pin, make sure to press it first before you try to unplug the cable.

Step 6 Extruder removal (part 3)

Extruder removal (part 3)
Extruder removal (part 3)
Extruder removal (part 3)
Using pliers, cut the zip tie holding cables.
Remove the zip tie and move the cables to both sides.
Using a 2.5mm Allen key, release all three screws holding the Extruder body. While releasing the last screw hold the Extruder, it will fall off!
Remove the Extruder from the printer and place it aside for now.

Step 7 Extruder removal (part 4)

Extruder removal (part 4)
Extruder removal (part 4)
Extruder removal (part 4)
The X-carriage will be replaced by a new one including the NYLON filament and M3x40 screw, so you can remove it completely.
First, remove the belt. Keep it for later.
Cut zip ties and remove the X-carriage from the smooth rods.
Keep the bearings on the rods, no further disassembly of the X-axis is needed.

Step 8 Extruder disassembly (part 1)

Extruder disassembly (part 1)
Extruder disassembly (part 1)
Extruder disassembly (part 1)
Extruder disassembly (part 1)
Using a 2.5mm Allen key, release all three indicated screws on the Front print fan and fan nozzle. Don't try to remove the fan completely yet, you will need to release P.I.N.D.A. probe first.
Using a 2.5mm Allen key release the 4 screws on the Left hotend fan. You can remove this fan completely. It will be replaced by a new one.
Using a 2.5mm Allen key release the P.I.N.D.A. probe. Push it or screw it upwards and remove it completely. It will be replaced by a new one.
Now, take away the Front print fan and keep it for the reassembly.
Using a 2.5mm Allen key, remove the screws holding the Extruder idler.
Using a 2.5mm Allen key, remove screws holding Extruder motor. Keep the motor for later use, but remove the pulley, which will be replaced.
All printed parts from the Extruder will be replaced by new ones.

Step 9 Extruder disassembly (part 2)

Extruder disassembly (part 2)
Extruder disassembly (part 2)
Extruder disassembly (part 2)
Using a 2.5mm Allen key remove the screws and remove this part of the Extruder.
Carefully remove the hotend, do not break the cables! Keep the hotend for later.
All printed parts from the Extruder will be replaced by new ones.

Step 10 Removing the PTFE tube

Removing the PTFE tube
Removing the PTFE tube
THIS STEP IS OBLIGATORY! The MK2.5S is using shorter PTFE tube compared to the MK2/S, let's replace it now!
Press the black plastic collet down towards the hotend.
Remove the old PTFE tube from the hotend.

Step 11 Inserting the new PTFE tube

Inserting the new PTFE tube
Inserting the new PTFE tube
Inserting the new PTFE tube
Inserting the new PTFE tube
Open the upgrade package and look for a bag with the new (shorter) PTFE tubes.
Check the new PTFE tube. Make sure both ends are clean.
Now it is time to insert the new PTFE tube. Note there are two different ends.
One end of the tube has "rounded" outer edge. This end must be inside the hotend.
Look at the other end, where the tube is drilled inside, shape of the edge is "conical". This is the side, where filament enters the tube. This part must be outside the hotend.
Push the black collet in. Slide the tube all the way in and hold it!
Using second hand pull the collet out and only then release the tube!!! THIS IS CRUCIAL for the hotend to work properly. The tube must not be able to move in or out!
Everything disassembled? Let's start building MK2.5S! 3. E-axis assembly
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