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ycho
 ycho
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Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

Hi! This is Jamie. This is my first time posting on the forum, so please be kind if I'm unaware of typical guidelines on posting.

Recently, while I was shipping a PRUSA Mini during my move to another house, part of the assembly broke off.

I was wondering, based on the broken part, whether it would be possible to repair it,

or hear for possible recommendations on how I might be able to repair the printer, if at all.

I was naively thinking that perhaps just gluing them together would work? - but of course this is probably not the right answer...

Attaching the photos to the broken machine below for reference:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iD0Nepb8aXs0UF6CSeZ-KiybVrGnFsla?usp=sharing

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yoonyoung (Jamie) Cho

Best Answer by Turro75:

Hi ,

You broke just a join part, Your printer should be fully functional and able to print the spare.

https://github.com/prusa3d/Original-Prusa-MINI/blob/master/STL/MINI-z-carriage-rear.stl

alternatively You can buy it at prusa shop, https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/mini/1055-mini-z-carriage-rear-orange.html

here https://github.com/FYSETC/FYSETC-Prusa-mini-clone/blob/master/Original%20Prusa%20MINI%20kit%20assembly%20V1.0.pdf You can find an unofficial guide to see how to assemble the printer.

While waiting for the spare just keep the extruder joined to the z carriage by tape, avoid glue as You could damage the other parts.

good luck

Posted : 15/01/2021 8:55 am
misan
(@misan)
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

You should be easily able to repair the broken plastic part. Not sure if you have access to a 3D printer but you can get the STL of all the parts here: https://www.prusa3d.com/prusa-i3-printable-parts/

Maybe you can zip-tie your printer to get it to print the part you need to replace. Ideally you should use PETG filament for this.

Posted : 15/01/2021 3:32 pm
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Diem
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

If you look at https://www.prusaprinters.org/world you should be able to find someone reasonably close to you who can print a replacement part.

Cheerio,

Posted : 15/01/2021 5:54 pm
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mrstoned
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

That is the extruder, it the internal parts are not damaged, you should be able to reprint the extruder part.

Just make sure none of the cables and tubing get snagged.

Tevo Nereus.
Prusa Mini+ kit. BondTech extruder....
Posted : 15/01/2021 9:20 pm
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Turro75
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

Hi ,

You broke just a join part, Your printer should be fully functional and able to print the spare.

https://github.com/prusa3d/Original-Prusa-MINI/blob/master/STL/MINI-z-carriage-rear.stl

alternatively You can buy it at prusa shop, https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/mini/1055-mini-z-carriage-rear-orange.html

here https://github.com/FYSETC/FYSETC-Prusa-mini-clone/blob/master/Original%20Prusa%20MINI%20kit%20assembly%20V1.0.pdf You can find an unofficial guide to see how to assemble the printer.

While waiting for the spare just keep the extruder joined to the z carriage by tape, avoid glue as You could damage the other parts.

good luck

Posted : 16/01/2021 9:51 am
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karl-herbert
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?
Posted by: @ycho

Hi! This is Jamie. This is my first time posting on the forum, so please be kind if I'm unaware of typical guidelines on posting.

Recently, while I was shipping a PRUSA Mini during my move to another house, part of the assembly broke off.

I was wondering, based on the broken part, whether it would be possible to repair it,

or hear for possible recommendations on how I might be able to repair the printer, if at all.

I was naively thinking that perhaps just gluing them together would work? - but of course this is probably not the right answer...

Attaching the photos to the broken machine below for reference:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iD0Nepb8aXs0UF6CSeZ-KiybVrGnFsla?usp=sharing

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yoonyoung (Jamie) Cho

Alternatively, you can find someone in your area "prusa world" who will print the spare part for you.

https://www.prusaprinters.org/world

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 16/01/2021 1:16 pm
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cwbullet
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

@karl-herbert

That is what I would do.  Locals can help provide you with parts and expertise.  

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Posted : 16/01/2021 4:05 pm
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ycho
 ycho
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

Thanks for the help @misan, @diem, @mrstoned, @turro75, @karl-herbert and @cwbullet ! I was able to bootstrap the old part, print the broken part and replace the broken part with the newly printed part today, and I would not have been able to do it without your help.

Photos of the fixed PRUSA: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12QJoJMbupDg5Rv-MXq6I1tivTELkkM5O?usp=sharing

Thank you so much!

Yoonyoung (Jamie) Cho

Posted : 17/01/2021 8:58 am
misan
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

@ycho

Please note that you can attach pictures to your post (add media button/upload files).

 

Posted : 17/01/2021 10:07 am
karl-herbert
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?

@ycho

Glad for you - very well done 👍 

happy printing!

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 17/01/2021 2:11 pm
Robee Shepherd
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RE: Any advice on repairing a broken Prusa Mini?
Posted by: @ycho

Thanks for the help @misan, @diem, @mrstoned, @turro75, @karl-herbert and @cwbullet ! I was able to bootstrap the old part, print the broken part and replace the broken part with the newly printed part today, and I would not have been able to do it without your help.

NASA would be proud!

Posted : 17/01/2021 9:37 pm
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