Good morning all. I just installed my VG L5 4050 and it works, but the laser doesn’t engrave anything on any of the materials, wood, chipboard, and even slipped a sheet of paper under the laser and nothing happened . Can you help me? Thank you
Does the laser light up?
If so what is your focus set at and how do you know?
Hello, please excuse me, but I am using a translator. You will find a screenshot and a small video showing you the laser in action. Even when passing a paper under the laser, there is no burn. Thank you in advance. Jean Yves
The laser needs to be in focus. For that model it it 5-10cm.
Is the lense set 5mm from the item you are engraving. How do you know?
Hello, does the laser have to be 5 millimeters from the wood to be engraved?
If this is the case, the roller on the underside of movement is in the way. (View number 4 of the assembly instructions. I can make another panel support in order to lower the laser)
I just tried with a sheet of paper against the laser and nothing happened. The leaf is intact.
Thanks again for your help.
Jean-Yves Le Trétollec
The second line has the wrong units, should be CM.
The lens on the end of the laser needs to be 5 CENTIMETERS, not MM, from the surface of whatever you are engraving i.e. the wood. After setting that distance you can fine-tune it with the lens holder’s adjustment.
The wood is well 5 cm from the laser, The “Focus” is the black laser wheel? I turn it like a camera focus but nothing happens, neither aiming or staring, the laser does not mark the wood.
I notice from your picture that the laser beam is not very bright?
The beam on these things typically are very bright and illuminates a larger area than you are engraving.
Is your camera filtering the light so it looks dimmer or does it really look that dim and crescent in its shape?
Vidéo 2 secondes.mp4 (2.04 MB)
That beam does not look right to me.
I don’t know for sure as I do not have that unit.
Have you contacted the seller?
Some things to try:
- Measure the DC voltage on the laser module with a DVM
- Remove the lense holder and see if there is any damage, contamination etc.
These machines are usually made to engrave thin material (about 1-4mm) directly on the same surface that the machine is placed on. Did you try to remove both thick wood blocks and engrave the MDF plate below?