Able to frame and move laser head but not engrave

I use an Omtech Polar 50w, run from computer (no external controller). Currently I am able to ‘frame’ a project and move the laser-head via the move controls in Lightburn, so I know the engraver physically works, however when I try to send an actual job to engrave, the machine locks up (green status light turns red, laser-head may move a few inches, then stops).

I’ve checked most of the setting and details I am aware, even swapped out the USB cord and tried a different computer to run it with no luck. Please let me know if you have any thoughts what might be causing this.

Are you operating around the edges of the machines work area? If so it might be driven out of it’s work area and that causes the red light…

Shrink the work or move it away from the edges in the scan direction…

Without a console, I don’t know how to determine the actual error…

I assume it has water flow and the cabinet is fully closed… These have switches also…

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