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Craemer85
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Upgrade MK2S with a magnetic bed?

I have a prusa MK2S from 2017 and since I print allot in petg I want to install a magnetic bed, I don’t find any upgrade kits anymore to a 2.5 therefore my question: can I still upgrade to a magnetic bed and what do I need to order?

Thanks in advance,

Posted : 19/10/2021 7:50 am
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Posted : 20/10/2021 11:06 am
Milos V.
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MK2 upgrade

Upgrade kit of MK2 is not available any more. Couple of people already tried contacting support and asking for upgrade kit or discount. Without success. But you can buy most of the parts separately. Just the price is really not low.

I think here there was some list of parts: https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/original-prusa-i3-mk2-s-general-discussion-announcements-and-releases/upgrade-mk2-s-to-mk2-5s-kit-discontinued-alternatives/#post-355453

If you change just heated bed, most probably you will need to change at least PINDA probe as well. If you change PINDA probe, you will have to change FW for MK2.5 or MK2.5s. But MK2.5 and 2.5S have also some other changes, like noctua fan, bontech gear, filament sensor. So using standard FW for MK2.5s might not be good enough, if you change just some parts. Hard to say what will work and what will not. Maybe some non-original FW hybrid will be needed.

Buying an upgrade to MK2.5 or MK3 was good choice that time, but now maybe it is better to buy the whole new printer. Because with the time going, you will be changing more parts when failing.

Posted : 22/10/2021 7:52 pm
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