All was well until this morning. Well not all well but the big issue started this morning.
I was having issues with the Z registering properly. Occasionally a job would start way above the probed height. I’d reinitialize and re-probe and fiddle with the wire connecting the switch to the drag chain connector and all was well until the next third job or so. I sent a message to support and they are sending me a replacement cable I assume.
This morning I initialized the machine, all well, it asked for a tool change for probing, ok, then it went to the probe spot and dropped about 20-25mm and stopped giving me the probe error.
I restarted, all the same thing.
I shut everything down, unplugged the shapeoko pro, then started as if new, sending the config and reinitializing. Same issue, it drops about 25mm and quits, way above the probe. It’s centered on the probe properly just stops going down.
I figured maybe it was the Z proximity switch issue, so I took a piece of metal, put it under the proximity switch, the light came on. Then I held the two connectors together and used a piece of painters tape. The light stayed on where it would blink on and off before when just holding it. So… all good? Z works.
I initialized again and the very same thing happened.
I took the bitsetter out of the config, resent and tested Z, up and down no problem.
Put bitsetter back in, sent config, back to the probe failing.
The only thing I can think of is that the tool (engraver) I have is in it is a lot shorter than what I usually use to get a project started, but I doubt that’s it as I’ve probed with that before.