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EHeapes
(@eheapes)
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Upgrade MK2.5 to magnetic bed and improved extruder.

Hello, I have been building a new house this past 2 years and I have not had time to use my MK2.5s or even have the energy let over to keep up with the latest updates or upgrades. I remember seeing the new MK3 coming out and seeing an upgrade for the new magnetic bed that included upgrades to the extruder and cooling fan. And now I cannot find it. Did it get discontinued? Is it still possible to do this? I am really looking forward to getting back into my 3D printer and new projects, starting with bringing my printer up to date! Any help tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

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Posted : 17/02/2021 5:59 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member
RE: Upgrade MK2.5 to magnetic bed and improved extruder.
Posted by: @eheapes

Hello, I have been building a new house this past 2 years and I have not had time to use my MK2.5s or even have the energy let over to keep up with the latest updates or upgrades. I remember seeing the new MK3 coming out and seeing an upgrade for the new magnetic bed that included upgrades to the extruder and cooling fan. And now I cannot find it. Did it get discontinued? Is it still possible to do this? I am really looking forward to getting back into my 3D printer and new projects, starting with bringing my printer up to date! Any help tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

I am pretty sure it was discontinued.  

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Posted : 20/02/2021 9:49 pm
karl-herbert
(@karl-herbert)
Illustrious Member
RE: Upgrade MK2.5 to magnetic bed and improved extruder.
Posted by: @eheapes

Hello, I have been building a new house this past 2 years and I have not had time to use my MK2.5s or even have the energy let over to keep up with the latest updates or upgrades. I remember seeing the new MK3 coming out and seeing an upgrade for the new magnetic bed that included upgrades to the extruder and cooling fan. And now I cannot find it. Did it get discontinued? Is it still possible to do this? I am really looking forward to getting back into my 3D printer and new projects, starting with bringing my printer up to date! Any help tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

As far as I know, an upgrade kit is no longer available. Production has been discontinued as of 31.12.2020. Last firmware update: https://cdn.prusa3d.com/downloads/firmware/prusa3d_fw_3_9_3_MK25.zip

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 : 20/02/2021 9:57 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member
RE: Upgrade MK2.5 to magnetic bed and improved extruder.

@karl-herbert

I am 99% certain.  I think the poster could ask on Chat.  They may make a special exception to help you out.  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 20/02/2021 9:58 pm
karl-herbert
(@karl-herbert)
Illustrious Member
RE: Upgrade MK2.5 to magnetic bed and improved extruder.

@cwbullet

good idea 👍 

@eheapes

I would contact Prusa! Just log in with your Prusa account and select the eshop. After a few seconds the chat window should appear on the lower right corner. If the chat window does not open, disable a possibly activated adblocker or try another browser.

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 : 20/02/2021 10:31 pm
Milos V.
(@milos-v)
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RE: Upgrade MK2.5 to magnetic bed and improved extruder.

If you have MK2.5S, you have the most important upgrades. MK3 have some features like crash detection, power loss recovery, but in fact these are nothing so important to have. Firmware is still being updated for MK2.5S same as for MK3S.

You timing seems to me strange, becuase MK3 was out much sooner then MK2.5S came. In fact MK2.5 was a Prusa reaction to rolling out MK3. And because upgrade from MK2 to MK3 was not from the price point of view much advantageous, MK2.5 was offered with all main features, like magnetic bed. MK2.5S then brought some improvements to extruders, same as MK3S. 

So as I said at the beginning, if you decided to upgrade to MK2.5S before, why you want to go to MK3S now? Stay with MK2.5S as long as it printes well and wait for MK4 better.

But if you have MK2, it is a different story...

 

Posted : 21/02/2021 8:05 am
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