Ok so I am having an issue where the x-carve just randomly completes the job (even though it isn’t done) and the whole machine shuts off including the controller board then I have to reboot the machine to get it to connect to easel again. I have tried several troubleshooting steps. I am running on a Macbook with Caffeine installed so it doesn’t go to sleep.
Ran the job with no bit installed with the router in the air
Ran the job without the dust collection on
Ran the job without the spindle on
Ran the job without both dust and spindle on
Ran the job with the xcarve and computer on a UPS with no dust or spindle on
Attached a powered USB hub
Bypassed the USB adapter to the front faceplate
Isolated the xcarve to it’s own outlet with a UPS attached
Tried a different carve file
The issue appears to be random intervals I have tested the same carve in midair and it gets to random percentage then just quits saying it is completed. I looked through many of the forum articles for this that mention noise, but I believe I have eliminated these interferences already. I have used CNC machines before, and I am aware of the strange things noise can cause but this is strange like the controller is just shutting itself off. I’ve been praying to the CNC gods and they haven’t helped yet. This is a brand new xcarve 2021 that I assembled before the holidays and wanted to create some gifts but so far, I haven’t had any luck. If I do a small carve like 6" x 6" then it will complete the job sometimes but other times, it doesn’t. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays everyone!