Problem: Glowforge is no longer calibrating at all. It’s simply doing nothing at all.
I have been making cuts for two weeks now without many issues…
The problem started progressively where it was taking longer and longer to calibrate for projects.
Then I noticed that I was getting engravings where the GF was “wigging out” making scores that were inconsistent with the SVG file. We are talking about making circles into ellipses and engraving power changing on the fly. Glowforge would randomly speed up and slow down.
Then it got to a point where I couldn’t load even a simple square cutout.
Now it won’t calibrate, period. It’s just sitting there, doing nothing, lights on. This happened over a two day timeframe, from first issue with engraving incorrectly to not even calibrating.
Steps I have taken to try and fix:
- I have rebooted my computer multiple times including the glowforge itself.
- I have checked and my internet and wifi are working just fine.
- I have moved the head to multiple locations including under the camera and rebooted the glowforge.
- I have gone through the setup process “again” and made sure to reconnect the GF to the internet. To no avail…
The GF is still refusing to calibrate and the app continues to load a black and white version of an old piece of wood that used to be on the tray of the GF.
Today we have also connected a separate laptop and glowforge to a fast WiFi hotspot from T-Mo. It connected just fine, but it’s the same old - GF is doing nothing, and the project in the browser glowforge app states to contact support, unable to calibrate. Fresh laptop, fresh connection. So it’s NOT WiFi, nor the PC.
I am really concerned that the GF just totally failed. Any other things to consider/try?