I’ve acquired an and older x-carve 750mm. From what I know it was previously working. On Windows 7, loaded the Easel Driver, go to Easel … enter the parameters, specifically (arduino & gShield) … I get a message that it’s connecting and saving the config.
I can jog the X/Y axis a few times … but it soon, for lack of a better term, it locks-up and becomes unresponsive. The only way to reset this is to go back to setup and start the whole process again. Another tidbit, I’ve never been able to jog the z axis even if that is the first thing I try after a reset.
I’m not even sure how to trouble shoot this. If I take the cover off the box I see the green LEDs flicker when the motors work, but that’s about the only change.
I’m not looking for an answer at this point just a nudge in the right direction … should I try to connect to the serial port of the controller directly (guessing I would need to disable easelLocal?) and try sending G-code directly and seeing if there are errors??