After a few weeks of cutting the same file out of the same paper there was a fire and Glowforge Pro is damaged. Fortunately it was put out quickly and damage level doesn’t seem irrecoverable. When powered up the lights go on and at least two fan runs. The main button is lit orange.
Damage due to fire includes: melted belt, melted belt guide wheels, melted drive belt stepper motor housing, melted plastic on camera housing, various other meltings.
Laser tube and head look ok.
I’m looking forward to hearing from the Glowforge folks to see if the unit is repairable. But just a friendly reminder:
Doing the same thing many, many times without incident does not ensure a trouble-free future! Never be complacent about the potential risk! Always watch the laser and have fire suppression tools at hand.