@mrmister as @nottingham82 suggested: Apparently "Pain free" and "Banggood" are two terms that are mutually exclusive and entirely incompatible with each other… after 2 videos (so far), they now want me to "remove" (and by that: de-solder) a capacitor from the board!
I've simply responded: "Not a chance"!
The board is obviously brand new.
The board is obviously faulty.
They have a moral and ethical obligation to replace it.
If I (not even remotely qualified as an electrical engineer) damage either the board and/or myself further, then what?!?
@PhotonPhil Remove the Nano from the controller board and see if it will flash the firmware disconnected. If so you most likely have a bad capacitor, and can either replace it or get a new board. If the Nano doesn't work disconnected then it's most likely lost the bootloader, Z would probably know if that's what causes D4 to flash. I don't know if their Nano's have the ICSP connector to reflash them, most clone Nano's do.
@Woodenbicycle Very nice job, well done! I have several customers that have extended their machines, one much longer (I think over 5 meters) and it works great. I did create a T2Laser firmware that has the axis swapped so you can use the machine in landscape but I don't think it will work for EleksCAM as it uses the older 0.9 firmware.
you truely are an angel sent from above it works perfectly now thank you sooooooooo much i would never have figured out to copy the ground wire to the TTL thank you sooo much.... i really appreciate it thank you thank you
@EleksMaker-Z Hi it looks like Banggood is not replying, will you be able to advise me if it is possible to get a replacement board for the Laser? It is very urgent as i bought this product for a project I need to complete soon. Thanks
long time ago , we just a smalllllllll company , and due to the very low prices we dont have much money , we set up this forum in order to gather the information for our customer directly , and i must say i am sorry we cant bring you the most very detailed description of the assembly today .
but in the past two month (since our forum online), we are trying to fix everything we come up with . And promote some performance.
And now , we are trying to bring the very detail assembly instructions and include the problem your folks come up with.
I feel terribly sorry for everyone.
and for a DIY KIT products , any one can have different problem. we try to collect these big data.
I promise we will fix these problems as soon as possible.
DO NOT SUPPLY POWER TO YOUR LASER OR THE CONTROL BOARD UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BELOW
Change Regional Setting DECIMAL , to .
Install Eleksmaker Cam software on your computer.
Right click elekscam icon on deskstop, select PROPERTIES, select COMPATIBILITY, check the box Run this program as an administrator, click APPLY, click OK.
Plug the USB into the NANO.
Plug USB into your computer.
In elekscam click SETTING section
Install the DRIVER.
In elekscam select COTROL
In COTROL select a PORT -DO NOT CLICK THE REFRESH SYMBOL, DO NOT CLICK THE REFRESH SYMBOL.
In elekscam selct SETTING
In SETTING click RST ROM - let the software run.
After software installs CLOSE elekscam.
In CONTROL, look for PORT, select the appropriate COM port.
PLUG IN THE POWER TO YOUR LASER.
I've released a beta with center-line tracing, if all goes well it should get released later this week. It only works on 64-bit systems, and with certain images (b/w line art) but the results are pretty good.