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    Makerbot Replicator 5 error - "Waiting for File"

    New error to the POS makerbot we have at our makerspace. Now it is hanging at "Position Found 77%" on desktop software with a "Waiting for File" "This May Take a Few Minutes" display on Makerbot screen. A few minutes might as well be forever because it never starts again. I have deleted Makerbot Desktop software and redownloaded most current version from website, I have performed factory reset on Makerbot. The error occurs with any model I try to print through Desktop, downloaded from Thingiverse or just a regular STL. The only print that works is the test prints like Mr. Jaws and Nut and Bolt from the Makerbot internal menu. I am not able to print from SD card either as the Makerbot cannot find any supported files on the USB stick. Grrr. Makerbot is so frustrating! Help?

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    Well, here's a few ideas:
    Did you get the latest versions of Makerbot Desktop AND the Firmware?
    Also, you could try connecting the printer to the computer with the USB cable.

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    try a new user profile

    Quote Originally Posted by oic-u3d2 View Post
    Well, here's a few ideas:
    Did you get the latest versions of Makerbot Desktop AND the Firmware?
    Also, you could try connecting the printer to the computer with the USB cable.
    It turns out this has something to do with user profiles, as I was able to successfully print from a different profile. So if anyone is researching this error, try to create a new user profile.
    Thanks for reply.

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    A new Thingiverse User Profile? or a windows profile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drafting View Post
    A new Thingiverse User Profile? or a windows profile?
    Here I'm with the same problem, more than a year later...
    It end up that the name of the file you trying to print can't have non unicode characters. I found the solution reading one of Makerbot Update notes.
    In my case the file was named "S8_stand". I just renamed the file to "stand" and it printed the whole way through.

    If you having the same issue rename the file. They will not fix this "bug" since one year later I still having the same issue.

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    MakerBot Desktop 3.9.2: Windows Only

    Released 5.23.2016
    Notes

    • MakerBot Desktop is now recommended for the following MakerBot devices:

      • MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer


      • MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (Fifth Generation Model)


      • MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer


      • MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer


      • MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer


      • MakerBot Replicator (Original)


    • MakerBot Desktop 3.9.2 is intended for use with Fifth Generation Firmware 1.11. If you are using MakerBot Desktop with a Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printer, please update your firmware after installing MakerBot Desktop.
    • If you’re using either Mac OS X 10.6 or Windows XP, you should continue to use MakerBot MakerWare. You have the option to download and install it at makerbot.com/desktop.
    • If you’re using a MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, you can use the MakerBot Desktop 3.9.2 download to download MakerWare for Digitizer.

    Features

    Bug fixes for:

    A Windows-only bug where slicing failure could lead to the following:

    • A blank file exporting
    • A blank Print Preview dialog
    • A "Waiting for file" message on your printer's control panel with no progress percentage
    • A "File not found" error

    Instal that version and all will be alright
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