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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 screen not working
« on: May 11, 2015, 01:54:29 AM »
Hi,

 anyone using mach3 with xylotex board?
 my laptop died on me recently and I took out the harddisk to hook up(through USB) to a different PC

 And after I tried to install Mach3 on a different PC(with a PCI parallel port), it didn't work...
1) When I pressed the button on the Jog panel, the onscreen DRO did not move at all.
2) When I tried using the millwizard, the screen will pause at "verifying path" and will not proceed until I press the <cancel> button. (sorry I am writing this base on memory what i saw last night)
3) when i pressed the cycle button, it did not start the stepper motor
4) also, whenever I start the Mach3, it will be at the E-stop. I have to go to the configuration to uncheck the "E-stop" and save it. After i close Mach 3 and re-started, the software E-stop will be on again. It did not save the configuration. I checked the XML file and the attribute is not set to Read only...

I then tried the mach3 on a laptop with built in Parallel(very slow computer).
1) the DRO will move when I jog,  but it is not moving the stepper motor a bit.
The mach3 will not communicate with the xylotex.
but the controller is still "holding" the stepper motor well when I power up.

The drivers in the OS device manager is working fine and there is no conflicts in there...(no X marks)

Anyone can advise how to resolve this?

By the way, I am using the mach32 to control a Xylotex which in turns control the stepper motor for a Sherline mill.

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