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InvisibleRasta

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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2017, 10:22:38 AM »
i have rebooted the pc 3 times and plugged back in and off the usb cable to the board... no COM port displayed on benbox... what happened? did the board brake?

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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2017, 11:10:33 AM »
after like 10 computer reboots and 20 times of unplugging the board it finally connected... the problem i have now is that the laser turns on but it wont even cut a piece of paper

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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2017, 11:14:16 AM »
How is the laser connected?

What board do you have?

Does it have it's own power supply and then the TTL signal from the Nano somehow?

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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2017, 11:17:27 AM »
The way I fixed this for my machine was to click the link in Zax's signature and download T2Laser. It works with the firmware you are using for testing purposes.

Everything you are talking about now seems to point to the Benbox software as the problem. Try T2Laser and see if it works out of the box (it should). If you like it, it is under $40 for a full license. I was on the fence before I bought it as I had only paid $100 for my first machine. Let me tell you, it was completely worth it. Not only does the software work, the technical support is great. You have this whole forum to help you as well as the developer (try to get that with Microsoft or Apple  ;D)

The main reason I switched is because my fingers were getting sick of the CTRL+ALT+DEL method
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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2017, 11:19:40 AM »
unfortunately rasta got a bad install on his t2 trial, so he is trying other avenues.  You may want to just uninstall t2, delete the download, download again, and give it another try. 
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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2017, 11:23:05 AM »
i have the board of the pictures i previously posted. yes it has a 12v power supply that came with it

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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2017, 11:26:10 AM »
I saw that but I still don't understand how it is being powered, the 5.5W isn't usually direct from the MOSFET as I don't think it's rated for that current without some passive and/or active cooling.


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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2017, 11:27:19 AM »
rasta got a bad install on his t2 trial

:-[ I don't like that!

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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2017, 11:59:00 AM »
idk i tried installing t2laser but as soon as i finished the install i got errors.. also imnot sure if i have to put a new firmware to get t2 working

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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2017, 12:01:52 PM »
what kind of errors?
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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2017, 12:13:09 PM »
t2 has all the firmwares for all the different systems built in so you dont have to find the firmware but you may have to try a few.  Your system looks like a laser ax or laser ax clone possibly.
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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2017, 01:24:44 PM »
I don't think it's a LaserAxe as it has 3 motor cables, they typically only have 1 Y-axis motor.

It's probably just an EleksMaker clone.

Either way one of my firmware options will do the trick.

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Re: Problem with new benbox laser engraver
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2017, 12:51:27 PM »
Assembled my A3 pro laser. Had same problem with full power burning.
I found that the configuration on Benbox 3.7.99 was wrong for the new Mana SE board.
On the second page of configuration where it lists and sets:
X Y and further down the page 0 and 1
I used these new settings (new for me as they were all -1 when I started up the program.
       X    Y
STEP 2 3
DIR 5 6
MIN -1 -1
MAX -1 -1
PPM 320 320
 0     1
LASER 11 11
SERVO 15 20
FEEDRATE 1500
Then be sure that the laser white pushbutton in UP (low light off) and laser power button on Mana SE board is on and blue led's on board are on.
That solved my problems. Your mileage may vary...