I bought my wife a Glowforge plus for Xmas. I have spent most of Xmas day trying to get it to work.
I have followed the tutorials to no avail.
the printer head moves around like it’s printing but no laser is visible. it says it printed but of course it didn’t.
very disappointed that this very expensive item is broken from the get go.
I know nothing about this machine except frustration.
It appears now that I have to figure out some way to get it fixed. having to ship back a huge item like this is BS.
Sorry to hear you’re having some trouble. If you want our help we’re going to need some additional information.
It appears you were able to connect to the internet without issue. Good job!
What design were attempting to cut?
What material were you attempting to cut?
If it was Proofgrade material, did the interface recognize it as the correct material?
Did you adjust any settings to speed/power?
Should sound, perhaps, like the steady tone/volume of a vacuum cleaner or hair dryer.
There should be nothing really like that.
I wouldn’t suggest you attempt to cut anything at this time. But when you turn the machine on you should hear a light sound, the arm and head should move with a… sort of 1980’s sci-fi robot mechanical sound. It should sit under the camera for a moment, then return to the back-left. Is that what happens?
Have you reached out to Support about this? There are logs they can examine that may shed some light.
One thing I suggest you can check…when you have the print ready to set up, double check the power setting on the left side. Even though you are using proofgrade settings, sometimes the power will revert to “1” which is not enough to do anything. When that happens, it will do what you’ve described…go through all the motions of cutting/engraving etc. but not actually do anything to the material. I truly think it will be something easy to figure out and fix…and I hope nothing more.