I have been battling a power issue for quite some time and am at the point that I am about to uninstall Lightburn completely and reinstall it from scratch to see if I screwed something up in the config.
I have a ThunderLaser Nova 51/100. While engraving, it doesn’t seem to care what I set my power settings at, it just burns hot so to compensate, I have to ramp up speed. I have cleaned mirrors/lens, aligned my laser, installed a desiccant dryer after my 2 water filters and still cannot figure out why the power doesn’t seem to respond. It’s always wide open.
I just ran three different tests which are the first 1/2" of a photo prepared using Da Sauce. I ran it at 800/1, 800/20 and 800/100 and the result is exactly the same for all three.
This happens whether I drag an image in and use image settings - manually selecting the image mode and DPI or if I use pass-through after processing the image in Photoshop or Photograv or Corel…
I uninstalled LB and then reinstalled it but it picked up my laser and settings so there must be a config file that doesn’t get deleted. Before I quit for the day and start drinking heavily, I figured I would whine and complain on here in the hopes that maybe someone much smarter than me will say, “well, dips#!+, the problem is…” and we’ll all have a good chuckle at how dumb I was.
ANY help at this point is appreciated.
My feeling is that I edited my config in LB somehow and screwed it up but I am not familiar enough with it to know if I did or not.