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2A. MK3/MK2.5 - extruder disassembly

2A. MK3/MK2.5 - extruder disassembly

2A. MK3/MK2.5 - extruder disassembly
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2A. MK3/MK2.5 - extruder disassembly
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Step 1 プリンタの準備

プリンタの準備
プリンタの準備
始める前に確認すること:
the filament is unloaded from the hotend
プリンターが適切に冷却されていること
プリンタのプラグが抜かれている
you removed the steel sheet
This chapter is dedicated only to the MK3/MK2.5 owners. If you have new MK3S/MK2.5S, please follow: 2B. MK3S/MK2.5S - extruder disassembly
The MK3 and MK2.5 have several design iterations and yours might differ from the one used as an example in this disassembly. As a result, some instructions might be not applicable to your printer (you can skip them).

Step 2 Releasing the cable bundle

Releasing the cable bundle
Releasing the cable bundle
Releasing the cable bundle
Releasing the cable bundle
Using an Allen key release the M3x40 screw and open the door.
Release two M3x10 screws and remove the extruder-cable-clip. On older printers cut the zip tie.
In case there are zip ties inside the Einsy-case, carefully remove them.
Remove the zip ties on the cable holder.
Remove the textile sleeve (spiral wrap) all the way to the Einsy-case.

Step 3 Unplugging the extruder cables

Unplugging the extruder cables
Unplugging the extruder cables
Open the Einsy-case and follow all the cables from the extruder. Unplug them one by one.
WARNING: some cables have a safety latch, don't pull them!
Leave the other cables connected.
MK2.5 requires similar disassembly, follow all cables from the extruder bundle and disconnect them.

Step 4 Removing the filament sensor cable

Removing the filament sensor cable
Removing the filament sensor cable
Removing the filament sensor cable
Removing the filament sensor cable
Release all five screws and remove the X-carriage-back. Be careful with the wires. Disassemble the cable-holder and keep it for the rebuild.
Unplug the connector and remove the filament sensor cable. This is cable is no longer needed and will be replaced with a new one.
Carefully separate the cables and push them to sides.

Step 5 Releasing tension in the X-axis belt

Releasing tension in the X-axis belt
Releasing tension in the X-axis belt
X軸 ベルトの取り付けを続ける前に、X エンド の M3 ネジ を緩めてください。
写真のように、X軸 モーターをフレームの方に少し回転させます。
写真のように、X軸 モーターをフレームの方に少し回転させます。
New version of X-end with tensioner provides easier fine-tuning of the tension in the belt, but you can assemble the printer without it. Printed parts are available at: prusa3d.com/prusa-i3-printable-parts/

Step 6 Removing the extruder

Removing the extruder
Removing the extruder
Removing the extruder
Removing the extruder
Release both M3 screws.
Before removing the last screw, hold the extruder as it will fall down.
Carefully lay the extruder on the heatbed and push the cables through the X-axis.
Return to the X-carriage:
Remove the black nylon and keep it for later.
Remove the belt and keep it for later.
Cut the zip ties and remove the carriage completely. For the MK3S/MK2.5S you will need a different one.

Step 7 Fans and motor removal

Fans and motor removal
Fans and motor removal
Fans and motor removal
Fans and motor removal
プリントファンを取り外す前に、ノズルファン(ファンシュラウド)が先に取り外されていることを確認します。
Release all screws on both fans and carefully remove them.
アイドラーを固定している両方のネジを外します。
Remove the fan support.
WARNING: release all three screws, but keep in mind the motor will fall off!
After you remove the motor, there will be two translucent washers on the idler, no need to keep them.

Step 8 P.I.N.D.A. probe removal

P.I.N.D.A. probe removal
P.I.N.D.A. probe removal
M3x10 ネジを緩めて外します。
Remove the sensor.
Be careful with the wire!
Keep the sensor for the reassembly.

Step 9 Hotend removal

Hotend removal
Hotend removal
Hotend removal
Hotend removal
Release both M3 screws and remove the Extruder-cover so you can reach the hotend.
WARNING: Removing hotend from the extruder needs a "special" technique, then the hotend slides out quite easily. Don't use excessive force, or you will damage some parts irreversibly!!!
The hotend is removed by inclining and pulling at the same time. See the picture showing the WRONG inclination. This hotend is inclined too much to the front and there is no gap between the hotend and the extruder body. Hotend is partly inside and you won't be able to remove it.
The second picture is showing the CORRECT inclination. The hotend is tilted, but there is a gap between the hotend and the extruder body. You will be able to remove it.

Step 10 PTFEチューブの取り外し

PTFEチューブの取り外し
PTFEチューブの取り外し
このステップは必須です! MK3S/MK2.5SはMK3/MK2.5に比べて短いPTFEチューブを使用していますので、今すぐ交換しましょう!
黒いプラスチックのコレットを(ホットエンドに向けて)押し下げ、そのまま保持します。
ホットエンドから古いPTFEチューブを取り外します。
See the next step on where to find and how to replace the new one.
See the next step on where to find and how to replace the new one.

Step 11 新しいPTFEチューブを挿入する

新しいPTFEチューブを挿入する
新しいPTFEチューブを挿入する
新しいPTFEチューブを挿入する
新しいPTFEチューブを挿入する
アップグレードパッケージを開封し、PTFEチューブの入った袋を探します。
新しいPTFEチューブを確認します。両端がきれいであることを確認してください。
さて、いよいよ新しいPTFEチューブを挿入します。端が2つの異なる形状であることに注意してください。
チューブの一端は「ラウンド」のエッジになっています。 こちら側がホットエンドの内部に入る方です。
反対側の端をご覧ください、チューブの内側にドリルで内部の穴を処理しています。エッジ内部が「円錐形」になっています。こちら側が、フィラメントがチューブに入ってくる方で、ホットエンドの外側になります。
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.

Step 12 Removing the Bondtech gear

Removing the Bondtech gear
Removing the Bondtech gear
EXTRA WARNING!!! Be extremely cautious during this step!!! You can easily strip the lock screw and irreversibly damage it.
First, make sure the Bondtech isn't glued to the shaft. This is valid in case of the pre-assembled printer. If there is a glue, heat the shaft first (heatgun, lighter). Be careful, you can burn yourself.
Second, carefully release the lock screw. If the resistance is too high, use a grease (e.g. WD-40) and wait for a while.
Remove the Bondtech gear from the shaft and keep it for later.

Step 13 Idler disassembly

Idler disassembly
Idler disassembly
Push and pull out the shaft. Keep it for later.
Take out the Bondtech gear, BUT BE CAREFUL, there are two bearings inside. Don't lose them!!!

Step 14 Removing the filament sensor (optional)

Removing the filament sensor (optional)
Removing the filament sensor (optional)
Removing the filament sensor (optional)
This step is optional, you will use a different sensor in the new extruder.
Release two screws holding filament-sensor-cover.
Release the M3x10 screw holding the filament sensor.
Remove the sensor, avoid touching the PCB and the chips on it.

Step 15 Haribo time?

Haribo time?
Haribo time?
Not yet! Rewards are only for those who build a printer. Wait for the next chapter ;)

Step 16 Disassembly is finished!

Disassembly is finished!
Disassembly is finished!
We are done here!
Before you move on, let's recap:
Throw away all the plastic parts, keep only the cable-holder.
Keep both fans, hotend (with replaced PTFE), F.I.N.D.A. sensor, Nylon filament and the X-axis belt.
Keep the motor and both Bondtech gears including bearings and the shaft.
Throw away the filament sensor with the cable, we will use a new one.
Fasteners are included in the upgrade kit, you can use these as a spare.
Ready? Let's jump to the 3A. MK3/MK2.5 - extruder upgrade
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