@gkilki Thank you!
When I first set my Longmill up I completely disabled my screensaver, and set my power option to have my computer never go to sleep. I used it almost non-stop for a couple of weeks with great success. My dist ocllection is the same Ridgid Wet/Dry Vaccum I have been using since day one. I used to use my table saw, miter saw, band saw, and lathe while the CNC was working without any issues at all. I was not using any of these when the problems started happening. With the exception of the machine taking off in the negative X direction mid-job, I was not even in the shop. I check/adjust the slop in the anti-backlash nuts, wheels and threaded rods daily. When I say I canot zero it back, it is always very close, but even a fraction of a milimeter is too much if you have to restart halfway through a complex 3d carve (not to mention frustrating to have to recarve two hours of air before getting to where it was).
I downloaded CNCjs but can’t get it to work and now something I have done is preventing UGS from connecting at all. I tried setting up CNBCjs but as soon as I try to connect to begin setting it up, it just gives me warning after warning about repeated commands and things I didn’t change/adjust and don’t fully understand.
"error: 1 - G-code words consist of a letter and a value. Letter was not found. [$$]
"error: 25 - A G-code was repeated in the block. [$l]
"error: 22 - Feed has not yet been set or is undefined. [undefined]
As soon as I click ‘OK’ on the feed error, it pops back up in a second or two. I am unable to even start trying to adjust the settings, and on the machine selection, there is no option for the Longmill and I assume I must use the ‘Custom Machine’ setting but I cannot set anything.
As you can probably tell, I am new to the CNC world. But I am not completely technologically challenged. However, when is comes to g-code and GRBL commands my knowledge is quite limited.
I am extremely grateful for your feedback and any assistance is greatly appreciated.