A little news, We ran a test before aligning the machine and were nonetheless able to get something that looked a bit like success out of it. Everything is aligned now, incidentally I had to run the z-stop adjuster screw in very far and it cracked the left hand printed housing. Seems OK for now but may need to be glued up later. The screw was very tight all the way in and I do not have that size metric tap to cut the threads. You might want to look at that. On closer inspection the screw is bottomed out on the guide rod so a shorter screw might be better, or maybe I have the wrong screw in that location. At any rate it was so darned tight I couldn't tell it was hitting anything.
So I have the plate covered with the Kapton tape and I'm still getting used to the different materials. Seems the white ABS that came with the machine doesn't want to stick to the Kapton too well so we tried the yellow. The tag fell off so I don't know what that material is but it seemed to stick considerably better. I will have to find out what that is. I'm guessing the ABS works better with the blue masking tape?
Also I was having some issues with the system glitching out and freezing up, so I've got the old Toshiba Satellite laptop (A55-S1063 1.5 Ghz 496 Mb RAM) connected with a remote monitor but ran into an error when loading the USB driver: "dp-chooser.exe - Entry Point Not Found / The proceedure entry point EncodePointer could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll "
Because of the apparent driver issue with the attached display screen (works fine up to and including the first Windows splash screen) I think I will reload the OS before going any further, but I do not really expect that to fix this error so if anyone knows what that is all about it will probably save me a lot of searching later.
So far so good. I do have the blue light on the azteeg and no touchpad conflict but haven't loaded the rest of the software yet and the touchpad issue with the Dell only came up after hitting the "Connect" button. So we'll see.