Waiting for connection on re plugging control board - mini GRBL

I have a k40 with a mini grbl which cant re connect to lightburn when unplugged.
It was working fine until it wasnt, now it finds the laser and everything is fine until I unplug it where it gives me the “waiting for connection” prompt, right clicking devices does not re connect either.
I can delete the laser and find it again and everything works until I unplug it again.
Its very frustrating.
Can someone please tell me what is going on here.
It does it no matter if the board is connected via USB power or from the unit.
Ive attached a debug log if that helps.
LightBurnLog.txt (21.0 KB)

Adam, could you take a close-up of your Mini-Gerbil and show it here?