Really not sure what this falls under.
I’ve just gotten my first LulzBot (a Mini) and installed Cura 15.02.1 from the LulzBot website download package on a WIndows 8 64bit machine. I start Cura, and the “Control” button is greyed out – not clickable. There’s no error messages or status displays (I’ve never used Cura, so I’m not sure what I should be seeing). I can load and manipulate models, but not print.
My machine settings give me the option of COM3 or Auto. I’ve tried both, no dice either way. If I unplug the USB cable, COM3 (Rambo board serial port) vanishes from my Device Manager. I’ve tried both USB ports, direct connection, no luck there either. No hubs in the way. I doubt the USB ports are bad, anyway, since I use this computer to control my desktop CNC mill with no issues.
The only odd thing I can find is that my “Machines” list includes the Mini, and a PrintrBot Play. This computer was once used to control a Play briefly by a friend I loaned it to, but he didn’t have any issues with Cura. I did take the precaution of un-installing the older Cura install before I installed the LulzBot version, and I even installed to a different directory path, but for some reason the PrintrBot still shows up in the list of installed machines.
And, just to ice the cake, I’ve rebooted the computer and the Mini several times. No change.
So, my only two ideas currently are: 1. some weird software config issue, possibly caused by leftover config files from the PrintrBot, or 2. Some sort of odd connection issue. But I’ve gone about as far as I can with this – I’m open to suggestions on how I can narrow down just what the heck is going on here? I have gone through Google and the LZB forums looking for anyone encountering anything similar, but no luck.