Getting laser to turn on

hi there! new to this whole laser/cnc software, and machine. i have a alpha automation cnc, i believe its a chineese cnc, but i have downloaded the lightburn, and software for my cnc. i cant seem to get my laser to turn on and cut. it seems to trace what i have told it to with its movements just the laser isn’t firing if that makes sense. Any help would be super appreciated.

Hi Samantha, we are not familiar with this machine, so please provide pictures and tell us what kind of controller and firmware it runs on.

this is the laser i have, and i believe it has benbox software?

You have a diode laser.

Try using ‘GRBL-M3’ as your device in LightBurn.

You may need to flash the controller with the latest GRBL firmware to get it to work better with LightBurn.

If you haven’t told GRBL that you have a laser and which pins it’s connected to and how to talk toit, it won’t turn on.

Read this:

If you need more help, ask.

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