Jump to content

Upgrading UM2+ firmware - problem


Recommended Posts

Posted · Upgrading UM2+ firmware - problem

I have a UM2+ and have installed Cura 3.3.1.  I then tried to upgrade the firmware on my printer, but even thought the software indicated a successful upgrade, it wasn't done. For instance, PP material appears in Cura...but not on my trusty old 2+.  This was a Mac, using two different USB cables.

Then I went to my Windows box. There's nothing like a downgrade!! ( Please direct abuse to D. Trump...) 

Again, upgraded the software, went through the firmware routine and still, no PP appears in my 2+ materials.

When I check the version on the UM2+, it comes up as Vers: 3.3.0 dated 15 Mar 2018.

Even at that date, I'm sure that the machines would have been ok with PP...it just befuddles my thought process.

Any ideas would be welcome...but please limit them to the problem at hand.... ? 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Upgrading UM2+ firmware - problem
    Did you add a new printer to Cura – the UM2+ printer – and removed the UM2 printer? Maybe then the upgrade will fit with the printer you actually have. It's just a thought, i just upgraded and updated myself, but cannot test yet.


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Upgrading UM2+ firmware - problem

    Hi Jeex, and thank you for your response. I have now sorted the problem. After numerous updates and still not getting the PP to appear on the UM2+, I was advised by the local distributor, an absolutely great guy called Kae, to reset to factory settings from the UM control panel.


    Bingo....PP appeared. 


    Of course, all I need to do now is get the profile nailed. I'm getting a really good brim, but the walls of the bottle I am trying to make is a disaster. I tried the spiral feature and also setting up as if I was miking a 0.08 wall, but it really is nasty. It actually looks like the material might be full of moisture, having dealt with moist PVA once on a UM3.  Anyway, will keep trying.  These are such awesome printers.


    Again, thanks for the reply. RussellC

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    • Create New...