prusa i3 mk3 driver on windows 7 home premium

Hello to all,

I connected my mk3 for the first time on the PC, it is seen by the operating system but I can not in any way install the drivers.

I downloaded and installed the latest version of the complete suite (Drivers & Apps 2.1.8)

Could someone help me solve the problem?

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Same issue on Windows 7 Pro 32bit.

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the system can detect it, for windows 7/8.1/10 (you didint specify OS.) you will have to tell your computer where the drivers are at. go into device manager (right click my computer and select "manage")and select the prusa printer device if it has an marker next to it saying it has issues, right click and say update drivers. the best option is to let it search/browse your local computer for drivers, but give it a hand and point it to the prusa installation folder (check include subfolders) (this way its not scanning the entire computer drive).

it should see it provided your printer is on and a usb is connected. and install the drivers at that point.

im not actually at my computer that i use for the printer, so im doing it from memory since this is a standard way to get fussy devices to install non common drivers.

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This worked for my setup on Windows 7,

-Install the latest Drivers and Apps Suite from Prusa's website.

-Under Start Menu, Open 'Windows Control Panel' then 'Device Manager'.

-IF it is listed as 'Unknown Device', then right click and uninstall it, unplug MK3, reboot computer and replug MK3. Should now show up as Original Prusa i3 MK3 with a yellow exclamation triangle.

-It should be listed as Original Prusa i3 MK3 with a yellow exclamation triangle, then...

-Right click it and select 'Update Driver Software'

-Select 'Browse my computer for driver software'

-Navigate to Prusa3d Drivers Install path (defaults to C:\Program Files\Prusa3D\Rambo)

-Click Next.

If successful the printer should now be listed in the Device Manager under Ports and should now be seen by all programs (slic3r, Pronterface, etc)

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Bless you! This appears to have fixed me. Driver loaded and I could update the firmware on the i3 MK3.

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Mike, thanks to your help I managed to solve the problem.

Surely it will also help other users who are in the same situation.

Thank you again

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Ezio

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this works for me, thanks a lot :-)

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This was a very good discription. Thank you so much!!!

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Hi, I have the same problem, did you find a solution?

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unfortunately I have not to solve the problem :-(

I would like to install the new firmware but I can not

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I also have same problem.

I use Windows 7 Enterprise on laptop and Proffesional on PC. Prusa MK3 connected via USB cable. Both computers see Prusa printer but haven't drivers. Windows can't find drivers.

I downloaded prusa3d_win_2_1_8.exe and installed all programs and drivers

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I also did what you did to install the new firmware, but unfortunately it was not successful

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Im having the same issue. i have just finished building a MK3, first print is great. But I can not update the firmware as Windows 7 cant see the port it's connected to.

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I have the same problem. Windows 7 Enterprise. Drivers for Prusa i3 MK3 did not install.

Prusa, please give some sort of answer.

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This worked for me as well, but I just left the path at C:\Program Files\Prusa3D - let the OS find where that driver lives.

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Hii, facing same issue. No answer helped me in the situation I am stuck in. Visited a website named nosoundwindows something helped me a lot.

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