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Jake
 Jake
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Is swapping a MK3S+ board to MK3S worth the work?

We have one MK3S and two MK3S+ printers at work and I'm planning on the upgrading the two MK3S+ printers to MK3.5's. Was just wondering if it was worth swapping one of the boards I'm going to remove from the MK3S+ printers over to the MK3S. I looked at the MK3S to MK3S+ upgrade kit and it seems like biggest changes were the super pinda and IR sensor but I'm not going to be removing those from the MK3S+ printers during the upgrade. The MK3S is running fine so I'm not really worried about upgrading to the other parts that come with MK3S to MK3S+ upgrade kit at this time. Was just curious if anybody knew if there was some benefit to swapping the board. 

Posted : 15/02/2024 7:31 pm
Hello
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RE: Is swapping a MK3S+ board to MK3S worth the work?

 

Posted by: @jake-15

We have one MK3S and two MK3S+ printers at work and I'm planning on the upgrading the two MK3S+ printers to MK3.5's. Was just wondering if it was worth swapping one of the boards I'm going to remove from the MK3S+ printers over to the MK3S. I looked at the MK3S to MK3S+ upgrade kit and it seems like biggest changes were the super pinda and IR sensor but I'm not going to be removing those from the MK3S+ printers during the upgrade. The MK3S is running fine so I'm not really worried about upgrading to the other parts that come with MK3S to MK3S+ upgrade kit at this time. Was just curious if anybody knew if there was some benefit to swapping the board. 

I presume you mean the motherboard aka einsy if so the mk3s einsy is the exact same as the mk3s+ einsy and so is the ir sensor. That is why the mk3s and mk3s+ use the same firmware 🙂

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Posted : 16/02/2024 3:12 am
Jake
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Is swapping a MK3S+ board to MK3S worth the work?

Cool, thanks for the reply. I'll just keep them as spares. 

Posted : 16/02/2024 7:31 pm
JoanTabb
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RE: Is swapping a MK3S+ board to MK3S worth the work?

Why not upgrade the MK3 and keep one mk3s

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK

Posted : 16/02/2024 8:11 pm
Jake
 Jake
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Topic starter answered:
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The Mk3S has a lot more print time on it, I figured I'd just update the newer printers but it might not be a terrible idea to upgrade the MK3S. That's my favorite printer, mostly since I built it from a kit and I generally give it more maintenance love then the other printers. We bought the others fully assembled so I'm not nearly as invested in them haha. 

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Posted : 20/02/2024 11:54 pm
JoanTabb
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RE: Is swapping a MK3S+ board to MK3S worth the work?

Always seem to like the first best!

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK

Posted : 21/02/2024 12:11 am
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