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Updating Firmware

    How to Update Firmware on your 5th Generation Printer

    You may have to update firmware for your 5th generation printer using the MakerBot Desktop software if your firmware is below version 2.0. This will be the case if you are attempting to connect to the new MakerBot Print software.

    To update your printer's firmware, connect your printer to MakerBot Desktop and go to Devices > Update Firmware. Select the most recent version of firmware available for your printer. The firmware update will take 20 minutes to complete. 

    After updating your firmware, if you wish to go back to the MakerBot Print software, on MakerBot Desktop please go to Services > Stop Background Services. Then restart your computer and open MakerBot Print.

    If you wish to continue using MakerBot Desktop, do not turn off Background Services.

    You can find the firmware download links here.

    Updating Firmware on your Replicator 2 or Replicator 2X

    To update your printer's firmware, connect your printer to MakerBot Desktop and go to Devices > Update Firmware. Select the most recent version of firmware available for your printer. The firmware update will take 20 minutes to complete. 

    The latest firmware version for the Replicator 2 is 7.5. The latest firmware version for the Replicator 2X is 7.6. It is not necessary to update your Replicator 2 to 7.6.

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