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5. Preflight check

5. Preflight check
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5. Preflight check
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 Steps
11
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Step 1 P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 1)

P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 1)
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 1)
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 1)
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 1)
Ensure the printer is turned off and not plugged in.
While moving with the extruder, the X-axis motor works as a generator. You will create a small amount of electricity and the LCD might flicker. Move with the extruder reasonably slowly and in the future always use the printer's controls.
Move the extruder manually all the way to the left.
By rotating BOTH threaded rods at the same time on the Z-axis move the nozzle until you reach the heatbed. Try rotating both the rods equally!
Check again from a different angle the nozzle is touching slightly the heatbed. Don't bend the heatbed!
Don't place the steel sheet on the heatbed during the entire P.I.N.D.A. probe adjustment process. Wait for the XYZ calibration.

Step 2 P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 2)

P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 2)
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 2)
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment (part 2)
Move the extruder carefully all the way to the right.
Make sure that the nozzle is not scratching the surface during the movement! If it does, rise the right side of the X-axis by rotating the right Z motor slightly clockwise.
If an adjustment is needed, you can lower the nozzle height by rotating the right Z motor counter-clockwise.

Step 3 P.IN.D.A. adjustment (part 3)

P.IN.D.A. adjustment (part 3)
P.IN.D.A. adjustment (part 3)
P.IN.D.A. adjustment (part 3)
P.IN.D.A. adjustment (part 3)
Move the extruder to the centre of the X-axis.
Take a zip tie from the package and place it under the P.I.N.D.A. sensor. Use the middle part of the zip tie, not the tip.
Release the screw holding the P.I.N.D.A. sensor and gently press it against the zip tie.
Tighten the screw on the P.I.N.D.A. holder again. Proceed carefully as you might break the holder!
!!! DO NOT use glue to fix P.I.N.D.A. probe in the new type of holder with the M3 screw, you won't be able to release it again !!!
A correct height of the P.I.N.D.A. sensor compared to the nozzle should be similar to the last picture.

Step 5 Flashing MK2.5 firmware

Flashing MK2.5 firmware
Flashing MK2.5 firmware
ATTENTION!!! MK2.5 and MK2.5S have a different firmware. You must upgrade!
Download the zip file with the firmware for the MK2.5S to your computer and unzip it.
If you have a SuperPINDA sensor installed on your printer. First, make sure you are running firmware 3.9.3 or newer.
MK2.5 and MK2.5S are unable to recognize the SuperPINDA automatically, after you flash the latest firmware toggle the switch in the settings menu (LCD Menu -> Settings -> HW settings -> SuperPINDA -> ON).
Updating firmware for the first time? Here is a step by step guide: https://help.prusa3d.com/en/guide/upgrading-the-firmware-original-prusa-i3_24720

Step 8 Quick guide for your first prints

Quick guide for your first prints
Quick guide for your first prints
Quick guide for your first prints
See our free 3D Printing Handbook - prusa3d.com/3dhandbookMK25S
Read the chapters Disclaimer and Safety instructions
Read the chapter Setup before printing.
Calibrate the printer by following the chapter Calibration flow and wizard. Please follow the steps exactly, otherwise you can permanently damage the print surface!

Step 9 Printable 3D models

Printable 3D models
Printable 3D models
Read the chapter 7 Printing of 3D Printing Handbook.
Congratulations! You should be ready to print by now ;-)
You can start by printing some of our test objects bundled on the included SD card - you can check them out here prusa3d.com/printable-3d-models

Step 11 Prusa3D forum

Prusa3D forum
Prusa3D forum
If you need help with the build, check out our forum with great community :-)
Account is shared with http://shop.prusa3d.com/
Support forum is available at http://forum.prusa3d.com
That's it, the assembly is over. Calibrate the printer according to the Handbook and you are ready to print!
We hope, you've enjoyed the build. Don't forget to leave feedback and see you in the next one :)
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