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FAQs / Re: Computers drive has died!
« on: July 20, 2018, 11:31:02 AM »
Thanks for the info!
I bought it back in Dec 2012 - Jan 2013, yeah couple years ago!

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FAQs / Computers drive has died!
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:58:34 AM »
My computer has died, well the hard drive anyway, and took all mach3 information down with it.
Question is, How can I retrieve my old license number for my new computer or will I have to purchase another license?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: I keep getting "The parameter is incorrect"
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:10:48 AM »
Well I finally took some screen shots about two weeks ago. I also replaced the CMOS battery. Looks like the problem has been solved, it think. The computer has been sitting idle for two weeks with the power removed and it has started up fine the last two days I tried it.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: I keep getting "The parameter is incorrect"
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:14:19 PM »
When I say I removed all software, I meant I uninstalled the driver and the Mach3 folder that still exists on the drive after you use the uninstall program. I also remove all icons from the desktop. From what I have found it is hit and miss doing it that way but I have had more luck getting it to run. I can try some screen shots tomorrow night if I'm lucky. The wife's cars radiator has decided to start leaking. Depends on how easy or hard it is to find the problem.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: I keep getting "The parameter is incorrect"
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:51:03 AM »
It will come up when I try to load/ start up Mach 3, also when I close it out. I always get a white screen also. If I uninstall the program and manually take out all of the remaining software and reload it will start working. The problem usually shows up when I have left the computer off for an extended period, or at least that's what it seems like.

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General Mach Discussion / I keep getting "The parameter is incorrect"
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:03:32 PM »
I had some trouble getting Mach3 to run the program initially. I thought it was something I was doing wrong. I have had it do this to me twice now. I load and configure the software correctly and I am actually able to run the motors. I am still bench testing until I am sure it isn't going to take off on me. So everything is tweaked in and it does fine for a day or so (computer off and on) I come back a week or so later and I get the error message "the parameter is incorrect" and I have to start all over again. I have to uninstall everything and reinstall to get it to work. Question is, would a bad motherboard battery cause all of this havoc?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 setup problems
« on: January 02, 2013, 06:03:38 PM »
I'm guessing that I had something in the software or wiring wrong when I tried to switch the jumper before.
Monday night I rewired the BOB to make more sense to me, making it easier to monitor the parallel ports outputs.  X axis using pins 2&3, Y axis using pins 4&5, and Z axis using pins 6&7 I also started from scratch on the Mach software.
Thanks again for your help.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 setup problems
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:22:24 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
GO FIGURE! I even tried the pin with jumper with 5 volts on it.
Changed the shorting pin and, I have motor movement!!!!
Thanks for the help Hood, I had read the PDF before and didnt catch that the Stepper driver needed the 5VDC on the common pin. I guess because I had tried it before and it didnt work.
The anticipation of finishing is back!

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 setup problems
« on: January 02, 2013, 03:27:49 PM »

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 setup problems
« on: January 02, 2013, 12:43:57 PM »
Short list of what I have seen/ found thus far,

I am using Mach 3 software on an XP computer system. I have downloaded a program to verify the software is putting signals out through the parallel port.

What I have found so far,

1 of the 3 motors does not "lock" once power is applied. It becomes a little bit harder to turn with the power on but I am still able to turn it with two fingers.
I have the EN port wired directly to the 5VDC input.
Each motor is wired per the schematics listed on the webpage where I purchased the drivers under the KL-6050 driver page.
The Emergency Stop has been wired also and the software does recognize changes I make by pushing or resetting the E-Stop.
So far I have not been able to get any sort of movement out of any of the motors. I have checked the out-puts to the driver card and with an o-scope probe not grounded I can see pulses (maybe 5mV) as I try to move an axis, once I ground the probe I am not able to see any pulses.
According to Parmon I am only seeing outputs change when I do a negative movement. I should be able to move X & Y with the key board arrows or the manual jog screen. IE.. I push the up arrow the #2 pin goes high, I then when I push the down arrow #3 pin goes high but #2 pin also stays high.

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