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I have found it impossible to install the filament guide on my printer. I can get the part in the key hole, but I can't get it flat enough against the back of the printer to turn it.

 

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I don't know how this can be. Can you post a photo? Maybe it slipped through QA or (what I don't hope) you've got a clone.

 

AFAIK the design of the backplane has changed over time. I'm not sure, but I think that newer models of the UM2 came without the filament guide.

This is how it looks at the current UM2+ models:

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Maybe it slipped through QA or (what I don't hope) you've got a clone.

 

I asked about this when I bought my UM2, and apparently there was a design change and newer versions don't have those holes. I designed my own guide to use on the other screws (switch to a longer screw), but have since then lost the original files.

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