Yesterday, we spent most of the day working on engraving/cutting plywood tokens for a public dinner coming up this weekend. This is an 11-min engrave/cut for 5 tokens. The GF (basic) could get through that, but overheated at the end of the run and sometimes “paused” with a few seconds to go. Trying to run 10 tokens at once took several hours with “cooling pauses” of >45 min each throughout the run. Room temp = 70 deg, outside temp (vented outside) = 64 deg. Intake and exhaust fans clear, fan running on the desk aimed at the intakes. On a few occasions, I would also get “yellow button” warnings and the common “stuck calibrating” error, which I assumed was heat related (cleaning lenses didn’t help). Eventually things would cool enough that I stopped getting that.
This morning (inside temp 68deg, outside 55deg [Alaska]). Turned it on to a yellow-light warning and stuck in “focusing”. Cleaned the wide-angle camera, the mirrors, and the laser lens. Put Proofgrade material in with sticker upright. Briefly spins the fan, makes one “rrr” from the gantry, but nothing moves and it then shows the yellow light. All cables I can see appear to be attached. It was doing exactly this before, but got better after several resets. I’ve reset three times so far with no change.
Other than doing something different for tomorrow’s dinner, any ideas?