I have a Thunder Laser, Nova24… I talked to the rep at Thunder and he told me to get LightBurn… I told him I wanted to run it on a Mac via USB, he said it shouldn’t be a problem.
I can’t even get it to connect. I plug it in via USB, and it powers the controller, so I know the connection is there, but when I pull up System Information and look under USB, there’s nothing there. I’ve installed the FTDI driver, went through the process of deleting apple’s FTDI driver, still nothing.
Anyone have any advice?
RDWorks sucks, and I’m ready to use a better software.
I’ve attempted to set up the laser manually many times. Talked directly to Thunder Laser rep who has the same laser and uses LB with his Mac via USB… Still, no connection.
I use RDWorks regularly
RDWorks is running on a Windows computer as RDWorks isn’t supported for Mac.
I’m happy to provide any information, and I’m grateful for any help.
What I meant is that LB shows no connection, but if I plug the USB in to my Mac with the laser powered off, the controller powers up, so that indicates the USB connection is there… Hopefully that clears up the confusion.
Try connecting with a different USB port, and/or power cycling the computer. The FTDI driver for Mac has been known to conflict with Apple’s own internal virtual serial port driver, and it can end up locking out the port.
Do you mean it doesn’t show up as a device in your system? Not just in LightBurn? That would be a driver or port issue then. Make sure you’re connected to the correct port, and if that’s correct I’d suggest connecting through a network. It’s a little more effort, but faster, and doesn’t require a device driver.