I just exchanged the computer which I use for the Shapeko3 with a Laser attached, from a 10" tablet with Windows 10 to a desktop computer with Windows 7 Pro installed. I followed the instructions to download all of the software needed for the laser like Java and Firmware with the X Loader, etc. I am using the Lightburn software. Now when I try to turn the laser on the laser light comes on and the fan is running but I am getting the message: There is a problem sending data to the laser.
I had some problem with different web pages such as Git Hub is not supporting Internet Explorer, Java is not supporting Chrome and so on. It is frustrating not knowing if everything is correctly installed, though I have the Java Icon on my screen and the X Loader showed that it had downloaded.
Can anyone think of anything else that I was supposed to download in order to get the laser working properly?
I also tried to get back to the CNC settings and I unplugged the cables from the laser and the X-Y Axis are working fine, but the Z Axis is not working right. It gives a horrible rattling noise and I notice that the laser runs in Port COM 3 and the CNC before I hooked up the laser was on COM 5. I tried to change the COM # in the Universal G code sender back to 5, but it doesn’t accept the COM 5. ?
I would like to know how to solve the problem of the data not being sent to the laser and why the Z Axis is not functioning up and down.
PS: Thanks to all who helped me before Christmas with my setup !