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RE: A3 Pro Laser Always On
A3 Pro Laser Always On
Hey everybody, just got the EleksLaser A3 Pro 2500 MW from Banggood, and I’m having what is evidently a common problem - my laser module is always on when I press the large power button on the Mana SE board.
I don’t have a lot of electrical experience, but I do know it’s not supposed to always be at full power. I’ve checked and flipped my connection cable to my Mana SE board, to no avail. I’ve tried BenBox, EleksCam, and GrblLaser (Windows 10) and none have been able to turn off the damned beam. I’ve tried flashing the firmware and installing different firmware too, and nothing seems to be able to turn it off. There’s one button on top of my laser module and it does what one could call “seemingly nothing.” At least, I can’t discern it doing anything.
The weirdest part though is that it something still works when it’s disconnected from the AC power. I was moving the gantry (I believe is what the laser is attached to?) with everything unplugged, including the USB being unplugged from my computer, and it fired on slightly. It’s happened a couple times now, and it’s kind of spooking me.
I’ve researched and researched and nothing seems to have yielded results. Any ideas on why I can’t turn of my laser? I’d be happy to post videos in a follow-up post, but it’s almost 2AM where I am and I’m sick of fighting it always being on.