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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: jimengland on February 18, 2014, 07:51:07 AM

Title: Serial port pins not lit
Post by: jimengland on February 18, 2014, 07:51:07 AM
Hi there everybody.

A long story short, In mach3 diagnostics I only have 5 port1 pins lighting up. I have tried every other port address i have and get different results so i am sure its the right address. I know my machine is all working correctly as i have swapped wires around to test the different motors and can jog them as required but i just dont have enough pins?

Is this a PC hardware problem or a software problem? does anybody know please.....close to throwing it in the river :)

Thank you in advance Jim
Title: Re: Serial port pins not lit
Post by: Hood on February 18, 2014, 11:32:31 AM
Ignore the current state LEDs, no one seems to know what they are actually representing.
Hood
Title: Serial port pins not lit
Post by: jimengland on February 18, 2014, 01:09:11 PM
Ummm so I need to find another reason why only two axis move :(


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Title: Re: Serial port pins not lit
Post by: Hood on February 18, 2014, 03:33:19 PM
Test with a scope or a voltmeter direct at the port on the problem pins and see if you are getting outputs.
Hood