The controller in my 36x24 recently “went out”, in that, I was able to fire the laser from the test button on the power supply, but not from software (RetinaEngrave installed) or from the panel “test” button.
In speaking with FSL Tech Support (less than helpful) they determined that it was the control board and that it was no longer supported. Hence the need to swap controllers I chose the Ruida 6445G and LB after some reading and thus ordered and installed the new control board this week.
That brings me to today - I am still experiencing the same issue, although new issues have cropped up and the original is intermittent now.
I am hoping that some of you may be able to help me narrow down and troubleshoot the following?
- Test firing the laser is spotty:
Sometimes I can get it to fire from the test button on the PS, sometimes not, depending on where I am in the troubleshooting process. Right now, with everything connected - I can’t get it to fire from the PS
I’ve never been able to get it to fire from the panel or LB.
I’ve done the following to troubleshoot:
Checked min/max power at the controller and LB - it’s ±5% min / 35% max
Checked the wiring and have matched it to the resources on this board (thank you for that!)
There isn’t a water protection signal that I can find, but there is a door protect that I’ve bypassed by cutting the wires and joining together (and have tested both “open” and “closed”)
- A second issue, and one that is less important until I can get the laser to fire, is that I cannot figure out how to set a “home” position that keeps after a power cycle?
I’ve gone to the controller and set up the work-space dimensions (36x24 or 900x600). When I turn the machine off, it returns to 1000x1000 from wherever it was when it lost power…How do I set an absolute origin that survives power off/on?
Is there a way to reset the controller to factory defaults?
I am attaching what images I have, but would love to hear what your suggestions are!
The old controller:
Slightly wider shot of old controller
Very dirty (but clean now) of the power supply. These go to the 6445g and to at least the door sensor. There is another wire (Red and Black) that go somewhere else, but I’ve not been able to trace them fully.
The Brown and Black go to the door sensor (bypassed)