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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 crashes
« on: June 16, 2020, 10:50:26 AM »
I am having the same exact problem with the STB5100 controller in Mach3.  Any time I run a gcode file or manually enter gcode, after execution it causes Mach3 to stop responding and requires me to close the program and re-open again.  Getting terribly frustrating dealing with this as a new CNC hobbyist!

Did anyone find the solution to this issue?? 

I have a genuine W10 license and have tried this on TWO separate laptops with the SAME result.

I have tried a different USB cable. Same Result.

I have completely removed the STB5100 from the system and connected to the laptop WITHOUT AC POWER (completely electrically isolated) with the same result. (tried this on both laptops).

Running the LATEST version of Mach3.

W10 is fully updated, no USB errors.  POWER MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN DISABLED (no sleep on USB).  ANTIVIRUS has been disabled.

I understand that this chinese control board is "on the cheap" and there are a lot better (and more expensive) solutions out there but if this is an STB driver issue, as a programmer myself I Would expect that the Mach3 software would have error control written in to avoid having the program just dive 6feet under....... but perhaps my programming ethic differs..  *shrug* 

For a first time CNC build this is a real let-down. :-( 






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