I couldn’t find it, but wanted to share much of my frustration in the hope this is helpful to someone else in the future as I couldn’t find it in the forums.
I hadn’t used my machine in a bit, and also build a new rig to place it on. After upgrading firmware and trying to home, the z axis homed fine.
THEN … my machine started shaking like crazy as if it was stuck, and failed to home with ALARM:9. I thought something jammed the machine and couldn’t move.
I spend numerous amount of time disassembling parts, checking motors, tightness of the band etc.
Only as a last resort opened the arduino board, and saw 2 of the wires had come loose. Both on the X and Y axis (the Black/White/Red/Green wiring). White on one and green on the other.
Voila - I ensured to connect the wires, screwed them in tightly. Everything worked again.
Hope this helps someone one day.