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jonah_mweather
(@jonah_mweather)
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Building the mini/ what if I do it wrong?

I am thinking of buying the mini, and to save $50 I want to buy the DIY kit, and I am confident that I will be able to do it, with my background in engineering. I have one main concern though, what happens if I break something in assembly? 1)will I be able to replace most parts, and 2) will prusa replace the part/are most of these parts cheap?

Posted : 03/06/2021 5:46 pm
Baklin
(@baklin)
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RE: Building the mini/ what if I do it wrong?

Lets start with a letting you know you posted this in the wrong part of the forum. This part is for the MK2.5.

No problem, but you will get more views in the Mini part of the forums.  https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/original-prusa-mini/

 

About the assembly and breaking parts. This shouldn't be a problem, but it can happen. Just be careful and check the parts before mounting. Make sure all holes are clean and use the tips in the online manual.

 

If you break some thing you can buy every thing here: https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/70-plastic-parts

Parts are cheap, but shipping could add a lot depending on where you live.

 

If it should happen you can contact Prusa and see if they think it is a warranty option. (probably not of you break it yourself)

Other options are letting some one else print the broken part for you. Click on "World" at the top of this page to see if there is some one close that could help you.

Or maybe you can fix the part (temporarily) by glueing it and getting the printer up and running to print your own replacement.

All STL files to print the parts are available here: https://www.prusa3d.com/prusa-i3-printable-parts/

 

All in all assembling the printer shouldn't be a problem is is fun to do. Just remember that most parts are plastic and just m3 screws. No need to overtighten anything.

And if some thing goes wrong there is always a way to fix it. And there are plenty of people here willing to help.

Posted : 03/06/2021 7:28 pm
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