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Posted · Bricked S5 stuck on installing new firmware when restoring

Our S5 (R1) was bricked shortly after installing the 8.1.0 firmware (dont know if they are related) and showing the U-boot linux screen and wouldnt boot at all. I contacted support which gave a detailed instruction on how to restore it using a micro SD card.


With the SD-card it moved on after the linux screen and started installing new firmware as expected. However, at about 50% progress bar with a message of "2 minutes remaining" it froze. I left it alone for 1 hour until i tried rebooting it. Now every time i boot it it jumps directly to the 50% mark and freezes.


I have tried several different .img files with no luck.


Anyone got any tips on how to resolve this?

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    Posted · Bricked S5 stuck on installing new firmware when restoring

    FYI for anyone running in to the same issue:


    This issue was solved by using a more recent firmware recovery image. Anything older than 7.0.3 will appareantly not repartition the harddrive automatically according to the experts 🙂.

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    Posted · Bricked S5 stuck on installing new firmware when restoring
    On 3/6/2023 at 8:00 PM, Dustin said:

    I recommend contacting UltiMaker Support directly about this issue.
    UltiMaker does not offer official support via community posts.

    But it sounds like you might need to preform a firmware recovery.

    You can contact support directly here: https://support.makerbot.com/s/contactsupport

    You were correct! A firmware recovery using newer firmware saved me.

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