My Glowforge has been acting a little weird lately, and so I’m opening a support ticket to make sure all is still ok.
I did a search and found this thread, which describes one of the things it’s been doing. Right after turning it on, the lights go off for a moment, it’s almost like it restarts.
Weird behavior at start-up (new GF)?
The video in there is exactly what my unit has done about 3-4 times now. This is my second unit. The first one never did it. I do have it plugged into a heavy duty power strip - this one from harbour freight - https://www.harborfreight.com/6-outlet-heavy-duty-power-strip-with-metal-housing-62437.html My first unit was plugged into that strip too and never flickered like this unit.
I don’t have the option of directly plugging into the wall, and venting out a window at the same time…and I currently have no where else to put it until the filter comes.
The last time it flickered when powering on was today, 03/07/18, at about 12:15 - 12:20 pm.
The second thing it’s done a couple of times now, that I keep trying to record on a video, is a weird crackling sound coming from the right side of the unit. The last time was yesterday. It happened just before the cut was over (I think), started before the fan turned off, but I could really hear it after the fan shut off. It only lasted for a few moments after. It’s not the clicking that happens while calibrating. The first time I heard it I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from, I thought it might’ve been something else in the room, not the Glowforge. It’s an uneasy crackling, kinda like electronics before something bursts into flames…however, I’m pretty sure that’s not it, since it’s happened more than once, and then just quits crackling and goes on with it’s life…without bursting into flames. But it made me uncomfortable when I heard it. Since yesterday I’ve been having my camera running after every job, trying to catch the sound on video to post, and I will post it as soon as I get it.
Maybe all of this is normal and I got nothing to worry about…but I’d rather check first and know