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9. Preflight check

9. Preflight check
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9. Preflight check
 Difficulty
Moderate
 Steps
8
 Available languages
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Step 1 P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 1

P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 1
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 1
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 1
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 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!

Step 2 P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 2

P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 2
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 2
P.I.N.D.A. adjustment, phase 2
Move the extruder carefully all the way to the right.
Make sure that the nozzle is not scratching the print 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, phase 3

P.IN.D.A. adjustment, phase 3
P.IN.D.A. adjustment, phase 3
P.IN.D.A. adjustment, phase 3
P.IN.D.A. adjustment, phase 3
Move the extruder to the center of the X-axis.
Locate the spare parts package, take the longest zip tie and place it under the P.I.N.D.A. sensor. Use the middle part of the zip tie, not the tip.
Release two screws holding the P.I.N.D.A. sensor and gently press it against the zip tie.
Tighten screws on the P.I.N.D.A. holder again.
!!! DO NOT use glue to fix P.I.N.D.A. probe in the new type of holder with M3 screw(s), you won't be able to release them 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 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 - http://www.prusa3d.com/3dhandbookMK2S
Read the chapters 3.2 Disclaimer and 3.3 Safety instructions
Read the chapter 6.3 Setup before printing.
Download and install the drivers - chapter 9 Printer drivers. Don't forget we have ready to print settings for Slic3r, Cura and Simplify3D.
Calibrate the printer by following the chapter 6.3.1 Calibration flow. Please follow the steps exactly, otherwise you can permanently damage the print surface!

Step 6 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
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