Flickering LED

I cleaned my GF today, not even that well because I’m always scared to screw something up, and now my LED lights are going crazy and I can’t get the machine to work. I’m freaking out. I followed the directions exactly. I did lightly clean the ribbon that connects the lights and camera but nothing is loose.

Did you spray cleaner? Perhaps the connection is damp.

Kinda sounds like your issue is with that ribbon cable, What did you use to clean it?

I’m so sorry to hear that you hit this snag!

The issues you’re seeing might be caused by a poor connection with the cables on your lid. Please follow the steps below to check the lid connections:

  1. Turn off your unit.

  2. Open the lid.

  3. Using both hands, gently roll the laser arm to the front of the unit.

  4. There are 5 clips pictured below. Check each one to ensure it is closed. The clip should lie flat, and you shouldn’t be able to flip it in any direction.

  1. If any of the clips are open, ensure the cable is inserted straight into the clip and close the clip.

  2. If any of the cables are misaligned in the clip, take a photo of the clip and cable and send it to me so I can take a look before you proceed. Do not try to adjust or reseat the cable.

  3. Close the lid.

  4. Turn your unit back on and wait for it to calibrate.

Let me know how it goes!

It’s been a little while since I’ve seen any replies on this thread so I’m going to close it. If you still need help with this please either start a new thread or email support@glowforge.com.