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Monday, January 7, 2013

Don't fear the update tutorial video

There are some people who are afraid to update their makerbot firmware. It's really not that bad. Sorry about the crappy and dark video, but I just wanted to show what it was like.
The take away's from this are:
  • Don't leave your bot plugged into the USB when its turned off, it can ruin the board.
  • When the update says "Try to press the reset button just before you press 'Update'" ignore that. If you're using Windows you may want to go the other way.
  • If at first you don't succeed, don't take it personal. Try, try again.
  • The rapidly blinking light I mention is on the motherboard but can be seen through the hole for the power switch.
And in other news, My x-axis is fine now. Thanks Greg. (And Dan.)

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