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Updating Firmware

    When to Update Firmware

    MakerBot Print will notify you when a new firmware update becomes available. Keeping your firmware up to date will help ensure that your MakerBot Replicator Mini runs as smoothly as possible.

    How to Update Firmware

    When MakerBot Print lets you know that an update is available, go to the printer monitoring screen and click on Utilities; from there, select Firmware Update. This will let you know the current Firmware version the device has installed and will provide you with the Firmware versions you can update to. You can also browse on your computer for any downloaded updates.

    If your printer's firmware is currently less than version 2.0 or you're having trouble completing a firmware update on MakerBot Print, you will need to update your firmware by downloading our older software called MakerBot Desktop. 

    To update your printer's firmware through MakerBot Desktop, download the software here. Then 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.

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