No, unfortunately. The machine is set to never sleep or dim display while on AC power.
Disconnecting Issue with Shapeoko, wanted a little bit of advice before we start dropping $ to fix it
Screen saver disabled
Sleep/hard drive sleep disabled on AC power
Error message: GRBL Error: Serial Port. Resource Error
We have a basic page on troubleshooting connection issues at: https://docs.carbide3d.com/software-faq/can-t-connect-to-machine-or-jog/ — if that doesn’t help, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to sort this out.
I’m not having any problems with my setup. I did the obvious things like keeping my computer from going to sleep. Or turning on a screen saver. My biggest worry was I’m using a VFD without shielding on the cable (orange cable) and running it through my drag chain with my stepper motor cables. I have upgraded my drag chain to a larger size and run my cooling to the stepper motor through it also. So I put my 2 cooling lines plus a piece of round foam insulation between my unshielded VFD cable and the rest of the cables. I also incorporated a marine grounding bus bar under my VFD and tied everything that could possibly be an issue into it. My spindle, controller card, VFD, 220v, and 110v grounds. That way everything I use is on an even playing field and hopefully no place for any stray voltages to build up. On the plus side I do not need to ground my spindle when using my setup probe.
I already contacted support, and they advised me to purchase (at a discount) a new controller board. That’s why I made this thread, to see if I could get it working without shelling out cash for a machine that should be supported by the company that built it.
For me it seemed to be the combination of both running the shop vac and its proximity to the probe return lead. I now refrain from using the shop vac during a job and also keep the prob lead connected to anything except a ground and haven’t missed a beat for what its worth.