Well, looks like I'm gonna have to try to "fix" my new Mars Pro the hard way if I want to use it, as the replacement parts won't be mailed out until at least the first week of September as per the email I got this morning from Elegoo. This is the replacement unit after my first unit arrived with a bad power supply, and as it was made post-pandemic, it has a pretty severe case of the bad LED array issue, Oo course. And I'm just outside of the return window. Of course. Did I mention the price has dropped twice since I got it? Of course. And now there's a new updated version coming out for what I paid for the (2) non-functional units. Of course.
I did get the free FEPs so I was fine with the first $20 drop, but the $30 drop the day my return window closed along with the detective hardware has definitely introduced a bit of buyers remorse. At least Elegoo is on top of it, doing a great job at trying to rectify the Mars Pro issues while launching 2 new units at the same time amidst a global pandemic. Just stinks to not be able to use something I bought, especially since I thought that hardware wise the resin machine was going to be a lot easier to get up and running
Oh well, more time to play with the Ender 3 Pro I got in the meantime - nothing like being able to print toys for kids who love watching it work. Keep showing off your prints guys - failures too. The encouragement and education from this thread was a major force in buying my first printer - someday I'll even get to use it!