Hi Andrew, I noticed in your first photo the power supply is not plugged into the LaserBoard. Was it plugged in and getting 24v power when you tried using it? I’m assuming maybe you just had it unplugged for this photo since you said you could jog the laser around with the GLCD.
Next, have you tried to delete your device (click on the Devices button to see the list) and manually re-add it?
If it still does not connect you might try the following:
Power off everything, then unplug all the cables, make sure none of them are in contact with the LaserBoard (or anything else, tape over any ends if needed so they do not contact anything metal). Now with everything unplugged, plug in the LaserBoard power supply. Check the LEDs on the board, they should look like what is listed under “Normal Operation” on this page:
If you do not see the Normal Operation LED sequence, make note of the sequence you do see and compare it to the others listed on that page.
If the LED sequence indicates an issue with the firmware or memory card, shut everything off again and remove the SD card, insert it into a computer, and make sure the card is readable and has FIRMWARE.CUR and config.txt on it. (If the card is fine, return it to the LaserBoard.)
If you are seeing the Normal Operation LED sequence and the SD card is good, you can start adding the things you unplugged - one at a time - and you should unplug the power for the LaserBoard before plugging anything in. For instance, unplug the LaserBoard power supply, plug in the X motor cable, plug in the LaserBoard power supply, and check on the LED sequence. Repeat this process with each of the components, powering down, plugging in another one, powering up, and checking the LEDs. There may be one failed component (bad endstop, shorted out motor) that can prevent everything from functioning properly.