Thanks for the reply, I saw it last night and began reading it; however, I have severe C-PTSD from my Military service and when I began reading your response, well, it sent me into a severe tail spin! I’ve spent more money on this board than I have on allot of things because using the laser for projects for Military and veterans keeps my mind focused rather than in dark places. Sadly dealing with this board and it’s issues has put me back in a dark room!
I bought the board because it’s supposed to be the best of the best, so far my experience doesn’t show that it’s a simple plug and play board, another reason I chose it. I have several SKR boards kicking around my shop for my 3D printers, those have shown up guaranteed to be working yet have shown that this isn’t the case at all, we all know that “stuff” happens, wanted to use a different word, but……
I’ve literally done nothing more than swap wire for wire, hence the reason for purchasing a swapout board! As for the end stop connector slot, I did the checks loathed requested and I’ll go back and recheck again, but it’s my experience that those are just simple go-no go switches, should have absolutely no effect on whether a board will fire a laser or not! The gantry homes as it’s supposed to the way it’s wired up, without issue though.
Yes, I can use a soldering iron and heat gun, have 2 soldering stations and one mini heat gun as well as a full size gun as well.
I’m sorry, I find this extremely frustrating! I completely understand issues with Covid and all; however, I’ve paid allot of money for a board that since day one hasn’t worked as it’s supposed to. I have absolutely no issues doing the requested tests, etc. But to take this long to get responses just isn’t what I was expecting at all.
So far the laser has been down for over a month now and it hurts! I received a Service dog through Wounded Warriors Canada and a private donation from the family of a person who had taken their own life in the line of duty. Because of that gracious donation I wanted to try to pay this kind act forward. I reach out to local glass companies for donations of acrylic to make items which I sell then 100% of the profits go directly into a non-profit company that provides service dogs to Military, first responders, kids with autism as well as other reasons. My goal was to try to make enough money to pay for another Veteran to get a much needed service dog. I spoke with the executive director of this non-profit about this and she is 100% onboard. I won’t leave the name here as I don’t want to advertise that. I can provide her name as well as the non-profits name if you’d like privately, if you’d like. Sorry for the rant here. I just wanted to show you that I’m not here trying to rip anyone off at all. I’m trying to do something to help allot of needy folks out. With the M2 board not working as well as this board, well, I’m getting no-where fast!
What more do we need to do to show the board isn’t working as it should? I’m able to move the gantry in every direction, it just won’t fire the laser at all! I can manually fire the laser on the control board as well as the PSU test fire button. I have the control board set to max 32% so I can control the power through lightburn. When I run the G1 code it runs the code but still doesn’t fire the laser.
Please I need this laser back up and running soonest!