So this happened just now. If you need another reason to not leave your laser unattended, here you go.
I was running the laser this morning, and noticed that it the laser had reset on me a couple of times. Once it did it during a project, but the Ruida starts back where it left off, so I didn’t think too much of it. Guess that’s an indicator that something was going on with it. Then I smelled that melting plastic, and was pretty sure the maple I was engraving didn’t smell like that. Any ideas as to how that correlates with the connector failing?
Also, does anyone have a good source for higher quality connectors? Are there any problems I should check for before running the laser again, after that’s replaced?