Hi all, NOOB to laser cutters/engravers. We have a 2003 SEI Eureka (italian) industrial 60W laser cutter engraver that we acquired from a commercial user who was replacing it - it had a broken y-axis motor. Once I'd taken it in and examined it in greater detail, the owner had removed the bad motor altogether, and it was clear that the motor interface board had shorted and fried. Add to that the machine requires their proprietary software (SEI Icaro), a PCI controller board to be installed in the computer it's running (none of which came with the machine), and several other "modifications" or workarounds that they had done over the years. I've contacted the company to inquire about parts and service, and they don't seem eager to help out in fixing this thing, and are doing bare minimum to provide information and pricing, which seems exorbitant to me. There is precious little about this company and its machines online, as far as I can find. I'm wondering if it is possible, instead, to rework this machine and upgrade it to opensource software and controllers, and any other updating a 20-ish year old machine could use, with some guidance from the helpful folk here. I've located some new replacement parts, but not all, but the larger question is how to operate it without their proprietary stuff. Would anyone have the knowledge, and interest to try and help me figure out how to get the proper inputs to the motors and laser using new tech, if and how this can be done? I have tons of photos, and can get more photos/video or do live video meetings - whatever is needed. I should add: if there is a better thread in which this should be posted, please offer your recommendations, Thanks!!