I am new to the laser engraver/cutter arena and am currently struggling with getting my upgraded k40 laser to operate with LightBurn software. Currently I am unable to move any of the axis after one or two initial movements. It seems to not be sending any commands to the controller. I also have attempted to run a focus test and the laser will home to the upper left where my end stops are ( min x, max y) and then proceed to where it should start the operation. I see a quick fire of the laser and then no more movement. When I look at the laser screen, it shows busy and continues to clock but the unit is not moving and laser is not fired. If I attempt to hit start again I get an error stating that the unit is busy or paused. I can free it up by right clicking on device which will home the laser to the default upper right position. I then attempt again and get same results. I have tried to reinstall the laser both by automatic and manual with no changes.
I can run the unit with the jog controls without issue through pronterface, but for whatever reason LightBurn locks up after one or two movements until I reset it.
I have upgraded to a smoothieboard v1.1 x5 with a reprap glcd.
I have installed the latest CNC firmware that is listed on smoothiewares site
The config is based off of the recommended laser config off Dave’s laser
I will be attempting to run a simple Gocode through pronterface to see if it will run that way.
Any ideas as to why the unit locks up will be GREATLY appreciated as I do like the software and would like to be able to use this as my default laser program.