I’ve seen countless posts with the same problem. My Glowforge Pro is stuck on scanning and centering.
I’ve tried rebooting the machine, computer, wifi network and re-setting up the wifi countless times. I’ve cleaned the inside and lens many times. I tried removing the crumb tray which got it working briefly but now this fix isnt working either.
This problem started intermittently but is now happening all the time. I’ve wasted hours and am losing money on this. The wifi connection is solid and there’s no sign of hardware damage.
Please please help me ASAP, this has to work soon.
Is there any bright light on the unit, e.g. next to a window? Close the shade or put something over the top of the unit to block any external light to verify if the unit is getting confused by too much external light… That caused me a problem. Also a magnet I lost track of that got stuck on the metal block just behind the print head that the cable goes over. But if you open your lid fully each time, the lid cables are likely the culprit here (stress on the flex cable causing failure). Support will want you to take photos of those and add to your post.
If you have checked the cables, you will need to hear from support, since they can check the logs to see if one of the cables has maybe broken inside. (Where you wouldn’t see it.)
If that is the problem they can send you a replacement cable and instructions on how to install it. So sit tight until you hear from them. (Do not try to remove or reseat the cable without those instructions.)
Thank you Jules. It’s been like this for days now. On Friday did exatly what i did today and it worked. but now since then I couldnt get it going again. This is very frustrating and I’m loosing a lot of money.
I’ve investigated the logs from your Glowforge, and it appears that there has been some buildup of dust and residue on the camera. When the camera lens is dirty or obstructed in this way, it may cause calibration problems.
Could you please follow the steps located on our support page here for “Things That Need Wiping”? After thoroughly cleaning, please try again and let me know how it goes.