I’ve moved this to the Everything Else section for you so it will be left open and you can discuss it with anyone who cares to. (Problems and Support is for people to report problems that they need help with on their machines. It creates tickets for Support to look into, and they are closed as they are resolved.)
The replacement of the part was far more scary than it actually was.
It is literally just a flat replacement cable with a little extra length to it. I guess the old style of cable touched the lid lip when opened.
I took the replacement install very slowly and snapped a lot of photos along the way. The last thing I wanted to do is break warranty or make things worse.
The slowest part was removing the old glue/tape. Just take your time with it and you’ll be fine. It took a good 5-10 min just for that part.
Replacing the cable was easy after that. Photo of the cable bend below. You can see how much more space it now has. So far no new issues.
I did have help when sticking the new cable back to the glass to make sure we got it straight. When the new adhesive touches the glass, good luck getting it off. You get one try, so make it a good one.
All else worked perfectly. The glowforge kicked on and the centering problem was gone. Done and done.
My cable just came in, and replacement solved the issue.
I paid attention to check wether there was enough room for a nice curvature in the cable around the hinge. The standard installed one got pulled around the edge of the frame, resulting in a slight fold in the cable.
Above: the newly installed cable, with less space than @shae.klusman , but still a nice curve.
Below: The old cable, where you can see the mark/fold of the edge of the frame.