I’m currently at the office, so I will have to take photos when I get home. I have a few observations I’ve made since making this post. First a little background: When I purchased the machine I made no attempt at using the stock board. I purchased the C3D board a few weeks ago and both of the items arrived at roughly the same time, so I went ahead and did the upgrade. The K40 that I purchased has the nano board with the thin white ribbon cable which I assume is for driving the X-Axis and monitoring the end-stops. I mounted the C3D board and ensured the SD card that was included was firmly installed into the SD slot on the board. I connected all of the required equipment for running the laser (i.e water pump, computer etc.) and installed a fresh copy of the lightburn software. I followed all of the instructions for set-up with lightburn and when the laptop was connected to the laser, it automatically recognized the smoothieboard. After set up, I checked the box that allowed for automatic homing. The Y-Axis (toward and away from the laser tube) moved silently toward the tube and stopped after the limit had been met. The X-Axis, however made no movement. I opened the lid on the laser and attempted to move the X-Axis by hand. The axis had power applied and was difficult to move unless power was removed. The steppers in the laser only have a plug on one side of them and not the other, so I had no way of testing the cable. I did, however, connect another NEMA 17 stepper that I had laying around to the X-Axis plug on the board after removing the ribbon cable and still had no luck driving a stepper. I went ahead and switched back to the NANO board to male sure that it was an issue with the lasers default equipment and the laser ran fine. Also, i was able to run lightburn with the C3D board and the board fires the laser as it should, but doesnt move X.
An attempt to draw circles leave a bunch of vertical lines on the paper