I set up my Ortur Laser Master 1 out of the box two days ago, installed Lightburn, and got started. It was working great. I was playing with different mm/m speeds and % power settings and getting great results using the thin soft woods they provide. Then, starting the very next day for some reason I can barely mark these same materials at 100% max power and rock bottom speeds (literally 1mm/m), and even then achieving minimal results.
Marking a basic circle with the shape tool at 100% power, 6mm/m, and 3 passes, the mark is only a very thin line, barely scratching the surface. Using the Laser Fire button activated at 20% in a fixed location until auto-shutoff still won’t mark the surface.
After much research I’ve troubleshot these items:
- Adjusting laser focus
- S-value max is 1000, and Machine Settings $30 is also 1000
- $32 Laser mode is enabled in Machine Settings
- Working in mm/m, not mm/s
- $110 & $111 max rates are 9,000mm/m
I’m using Mac OS. Not sure what firmware came straight out of the box. Haven’t upgraded, but the Day 1 results were from the same firmware. I can’t think of anything that would’ve changed to cause this issue.
Any help is appreciated.