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General Mach Discussion / Move Mach 3 To Another Computer
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:45:19 AM »
I'm a new user - I've been using Mach 3 on a CNC Mill, after it was set up for me by someone else.

The PC Mach3 was set up on is having some problems (locking up after cutting a few parts, causing me to lose my zero and have to start over with the wobbler).  So I put another PC together and I am trying to transfer Mach3 to the new PC.  (Old PC is Win XP, new PC is Win 7 32 bit, by the way - using the parallel port on each)

After looking through this forum, I copied the Mach3 folder, put it on a USB drive, then pasted it into the C: drive on the new PC.  I ran the driver test, which I assume installed the driver.  The test said the PC is excellent (although the screen did say the pulse was too low for a moment).

When I start Mach3, click Reset, start up the CNC controller and the CNC mill - I press the X, Y and Z keys on the keyboard to move the cutting head - nothing.  To be sure, I loaded the Gcode that I was using on the other PC - still nothing.  The cutting head does not move.

I am probably missing something important, but I'm not sure what that would be.  Hoping someone can offer some advice.  Thanks!

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