Laser stopped working after about one hour of use
Finally got my Y bearing fixed so I set about messing with the laser. Initially it fired up fine, got the low power alignment dot so I could drive BoXZY around see where it was going to burn. Then I started burning some images. I got about 10 minutes of laser light out of it before BoXZY communication problems stopped it from completing. It turns out I had not adjusted the baud rate in my COM port to match the BoXZY settings. So fixed that and tried again and got about 1/2 hour on the second image (but it still froze up before completion).
So I decided to switch to gcodes instead. I programmed up a pattern of diagonal lines that should have taken an hour maybe. After 20 minutes or so it stopped again, seeming to be communication problems again. After resetting everything, powering down, etc. now the laser does not light up. The fan comes on when I turn on Align, but no spot. And if I run a job it moves back and forth with the laser fan on, but no light, no burn. Seems like my laser is kaput after an hour of use. Is there an internal fuse or something else I can check out that could explain this?
Is this a good question?