Laser Stopped after a year?


#1

I bought Moai from Matterhackers about a year ago I use it a couple of time a month and today the laser
stopped working I tried adjusting the power and replugging in the connectors but nothing.
It works otherwise I can see the mirrors moving and it goes along tilting and everything just no laser.
How long should the laser last for $200 I would hope to get more than a year out of it.


Moai says "printing first layer" but isn't doing anything!
#2

Try the laser/galvos test files, if you can film it that would be great


#3

I took a video of it running the center test but it won’t let me upload it I don’t know how.
But the machine starts up normal homes out I select the file it moves down the bed tilts and the laser never come on I can see the galvo mirrors moving but no laser.
I have firmware 1.8 all the latest setting i have printed numerous thing since I got it in November of 2017
And have never had a problem with it I can’t even remimber the last failure I had on it.
I looked at my empty resin bottles and I use like 10 liters.
So it has to be a bad laser or the little board that powers it but the galvos are moving and they plug into the same board.


#4

I don’t know if it means anything but the laser on mine is brass on the outside and the one on your web site is chrome.


#5

can you email support? it could be the laser or the power board.


#6

You can check laser this way. use a 5V battery

Carefully remove the black/red cable using a pin. place red at the back of the battery and black on the top

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the laser would fire at very low amount if connect correctly
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