I’ve had my laser (Ortur LM2) for nearly a year and after the initial setup hiccups, it has worked find for me for what I am doing. I don’t use it all that often and when I set out on my latest project for my wife a few days ago I updated Lightburn to 1.0.0 which worked fine until today. over the past week, I probably sent the laser g-code 100+ times without any issue. Even today I burned several things before my issue.
I was making a series of test cuts to narrow down the cut times by adjusting the size of the text and the interval. When I went to make the next burn, maybe the 10th of the night, the laser did nothing. At the progress bar, it says “Busy” but the progress bar runs through. The g-code also appears to run through when I enable “view all” in the console. The laser will run from the move window and will go through its homing process without issue even when manually moved to the middle of the cutting area. It will not fire from the move window. I have the same issue using the GRBL software that comes with it.
Things I have tried:
- Resting the laser several times
- Resetting Lightburn several times
- Loading a new Lightburn file
- Trying a saved Lightburn file I successfully cut
- Switching USB ports
- Running GRBL basic software
- Updating the Ortur firmare
I am at a lost and cannot find anywhere where someone had a similar issue. Any help is appreciated and please let me know what additional information is needed. While I wait I am going to try another computer.