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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can this computer run mach3
« on: February 23, 2017, 05:41:11 PM »
Found time to look at the jog button and I try my jogging tests with it active.
That does not appear to be the problem or the solution.
I find I can jog in one direction with each axis, say X+,Y+ Z+ using the buttons on the MPG Mode 'fly out'.
The minus direction buttons produce no movement. These two states can be reversed by checking active low, but no how can I get any
axis to drive + and - using the buttons.
I feel sure it is a port and pins problem but what needs altering or should work with the X,Y,Z axis's.

Malcolm

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can this computer run mach3
« on: February 22, 2017, 03:27:20 PM »
I have not touched the jog button. Will check this tomorrow.
Thanks tweakie

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can this computer run mach3
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:24:59 PM »
 Tweakie,
First thing to say is I changed my CNC computer for a spare I have which was also running XP. No difference in control so I conclude the problem lies elsewhere.
Using your figures/instructions I set up the spindle pins which had not been my priority earlier. Obtained immediate control of the spindle speed and direction, great!!.
 Noted that spindle speed does need setting up. Secondly no speed displayed in the DRO. Played about for s few minutes then Crash?? spindle stopped dead.
Opening up the covers revealed that the index plate had come loose and working up the shaft had jammed the shaft. Re-secured it but every thing dead, further examination
revealed a blown 5amp fuse. Replaced, and we had lift off with the spindle.
However neither X,Y, nor Z axis would move at all, not even in a singe direction as I had yesterday. Another blown fuse??. There is power to the driver control box, (red light ON).
Where from here??

Malcolm

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can this computer run mach3
« on: February 20, 2017, 03:25:42 PM »
Thanks Tweakie. Will try different settings tomorrow.

Malcolm

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can this computer run mach3
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:53:50 PM »
and again

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can this computer run mach3
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:50:30 PM »
Try again

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Attachments
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:40:00 PM »
Thanks Tweakie

Malcolm

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General Mach Discussion / Attachments
« on: February 18, 2017, 04:28:50 PM »
 ???
I have read the section on attachments but find one area has not been considered.
After three attempts to send some files I have failed but now unsure what to do.
First error ' an unacceptable extension'
Correct the extension and send again. Error 'file of that name as already been sent, rename files'
Did this and now the error is ' this message as already been sent'.
Problem is you cannot see what has been accepted or what is causing the error nor how to restart.

What is my problem and how do I overcome it.

Malcolm S

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can this computer run mach3
« on: February 17, 2017, 06:10:04 PM »
Craig.
I will need a little time to pull this together, I built the outfit in 2007 so not exactly fresh in my memory.
I don't recall getting a manual the BOB/driver board which came ready assembled.
The only identification on the board or case is a 'made in the USA' sticker and 'version4' on the CB.
The unit was bought from a firm in Glasgow, Scotland. I will look to see if I can find any paperwork.
Meanwhile I have photp'd the board and will see if I can send a copy.
The spindle rotates but with no control but not concerned with that at the moment.
I will see what I can do re ports & pins.

Malcolm

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can this computer run mach3
« on: February 17, 2017, 03:27:33 PM »
Craig, thanks for your interest, you are my only ray of hope at the moment.
Performance today gave same results as previously posted. Checked continuity on all pins of the P/Port cable and could find no fault.
Can you specify what data you would like to see and I will do my best to obtain it.
I am hoping to get a copy of windows 2000 but I am unsure whether that would provide a solution.
Are there special drivers that should be loaded for XP?

Malcolm

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