I have an Ortur Laser Master 2 Pro S2 LU2-4-SF. I’m using Windows 10 Pro. If there’s any other info you need, just lemme know!
I am a newbie with lasers, but I have successfully made dozens of nicely centered wood or slate coasters with my Ortur, and I find the LightBurn software to be very pleasant and intuitive to use.
I taped myself a “corner” on my waste board to butt my objects against to easily place my images on the coasters and have had great results doing that with Absolute Coordinates. So I was perplexed to find, after 3 successful days of burning, that when I started up my laser, it suddenly began framing on a different place!
My laser homes fine, the movement seems fine. When I entered $# in Console, I don’t see any offset, it’s all zeroed. I am using the same files I had burned successfully and saved from before – nothing about them has changed at all. However, the laser now thought that everything is shifted left by about a cm.
When I opened other files, it was the same, everything was shifted to the same new center.
After spending all day reading forums and asking laser online buddies, I ended up giving up trying to fix it, and ended up making new files of each image with the new center my laser wanted.
I burned a bunch of nice coasters for another two days or so, then when I was gone for the weekend and came back to continuing my coasters, I found that everything was once again shifted. This time, everything is shift about a cm to the right and down instead of left!
I had chalked up the first issue to maybe doing something dumb while working on it sleepy, but now, I feel certain it isn’t something I’ve done. It sounds unscientific, but it feels so out of the blue that I cannot determine why this is happening, why it’s only sometimes after I return after leaving it overnight, and why it is moved in another direction this time. Nothing about the issue feels consistent to me.
Thank you to anyone for reading and for any suggestions or insight. Please lemme know what other info you may need to help me with this strange issue. If I can solve this, I cannot wait to burn other materials and items other than just coasters haha.