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Hi  I'm  Ron from south central Mich.   As a retired Sheriff detective and a 42 year career in aircraft mechanics I think I finally met my match trying to learn how to make my newly acquired Cnc  to just move an inch.     I bought a Bob Cad 5050 three axis 6x6 table.   The prev owner was making yard signs using Dos.    Well I loaded windows XP on his old machine and now the 37 pin cable that plugs into the bobcat controller  and ya ya board in the computer won't talk anymore!    I talked with Aneheim Automation that made the box in 1992 and they don't seem to have any of the pin outs that they can help me with on a 10 year old controller .  I didn't think that  wording diagrams were like tax paperwork and now they want me to buy a new unit so they can only help you with it for 10 years, what the heck.   I guess a software called Quick Step has a wording diagram to go from a 37 pin on the controller end and wire it into a 25 pin plug on the computer end.     I promise to become a frequent talker if someone could make my Cnc talk and play with me and many I would even let it make a yard sign for me.   I would buy more updated controllers and computers but I have 2 new controllers and extra servo motors that must have some use.     I have over a thousand dollars worth of version 24 Bob cad cam and Mach 3 software and I set here with my emergency stop switch in hand to no avail.     H.              E.        L.          P.                The old dog is feeling old !          Coop

I just purchased a Bobcad-cam RT5050 and the previous owner used DOSS to operate it.  The older computer has Windows XP and a 37 pin plug on both ends from the computer to the controle.   This is a 3 axis machine with 8 wire Applied Motion Products syncro stepping motors. I bought the full plate of Bob Cad- Cam software and Mach 3 Mill, lathe, and plasma. What can I do to get some movement out of this thing. I have a background of wiring aircraft radios so if you have a pine change from 37 pin to the 25 pin printer port I can handle it.  I am so frustrated.  I have 2 new Bobcam controllers so I hope to be able to use them.  The prev owner bought a software program of Quickstep 3 and I'm not familiar with it  Any help would be appreciated    Ron in Michigan

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