Hello all. LS 3020 user. Mainly for fun.

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Hello all. LS 3020 user. Mainly for fun.

Postby Racinggold » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:10 pm

Hello all.

I've had my 3020 since 2013. Used lightly for prototyping and enjoyed the simplicity of it.

However. During a full power job on Friday, it made an odd pop sound (which sounded a bit like when foam catches fire momentarily) so I didn't worry. The job continued and seemed to be fine.

Then I turned the power right down to do some light engraving. The job was destroyed. The laser seemed to be stuck at mid to high power. The control knob has no effect.

Any ideas? Happy to replace any parts.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Hello all. LS 3020 user. Mainly for fun.

Postby Daven » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:11 am

Hi - sounds like the potentiometer (power control knob) has blown - give HPC and check with them, they should have spares ;)

Cheers
Dave
Using two LS3060's and an ex 3020 user
Please note I am not employed by HPC, any advice or recomendations I give are based on my own experience and are not necessarily the same as HPC's. First point of contact on any hardware issues should be with HPC

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Re: Hello all. LS 3020 user. Mainly for fun.

Postby Racinggold » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:43 am

Thanks Dave.

Have you heard of this before?

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Re: Hello all. LS 3020 user. Mainly for fun.

Postby Daven » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:58 pm

I know they go wrong sometimes and the symptoms sounds about right but worth confirming with HPC ;)
Using two LS3060's and an ex 3020 user
Please note I am not employed by HPC, any advice or recomendations I give are based on my own experience and are not necessarily the same as HPC's. First point of contact on any hardware issues should be with HPC

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Re: Hello all. LS 3020 user. Mainly for fun.

Postby Racinggold » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:36 pm

Thank you.

HPC are getting a phone tomorrow first light.

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Re: Hello all. LS 3020 user. Mainly for fun.

Postby Racinggold » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:11 pm

Thanks HPC.

It was the control knob (potentiometer) that had failed. Called on Monday. Fixed by Tuesday 9:30am. In time for me to laser some parts for an F1 team.

Thanks guys.

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Re: Hello all. LS 3020 user. Mainly for fun.

Postby Daven » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:01 am

The guys at HPC are good like that ;)

Glad you are back up and running ;)

Best
Dave
Using two LS3060's and an ex 3020 user
Please note I am not employed by HPC, any advice or recomendations I give are based on my own experience and are not necessarily the same as HPC's. First point of contact on any hardware issues should be with HPC


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