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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:09:44 PM »
Pin 2 changes the current state and pin 3 trips as a limit switch. This tell me the software is communicating with the cable.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:08:15 PM »
Wait! I touched a few other pins and there was a change on the screen and I tripped a limit by accidentally hitting another pin.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:06:20 PM »
I checked a few more times and no change on the screen.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:03:51 PM »
I set to active low and it reset without plugging in and grounding pin 11 made no change to the diagnostic screen, as far as I could tell.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:00:28 PM »
The problem I am having is that when I unplug the cable, the limit triggers again and must be reset. I can only reset it with the cable plugged in. When I unplug, the limit triggers.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:57:24 PM »
The program will not let me reset the switch and it does indicate limit switch triggered. I will try and plug in the cable to reset the red button. When unplugged the cable, the computer sounded as it knew the cable was attached. This lead me to believe the port is functional.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:32:37 PM »
If you meant to unplug the cable and check the pins for current, all pins from 1-13 have 4.56 v to ground on the cable plug.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:24:54 PM »
Ok simple test, go to Ports and Pins Inputs and set up X++ limit switch to  Port 1 Pin 11 and then save and take Mach out of reset. Next change to diagnostics page and then touch a wire between Pin 11 and Gnd on the port and see if the LED for X++ changes state when you do that.
Hood

You lost me after resetting Mach. I have set the limit and pin but what pin 11 and ground? What port and LED are you referring? I have no idea what you are talking about.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:07:05 PM »
I checked in device manager, under resources states  I/O range 0x378. I have even went into the bios and changed the type of port to EPP (enhanced parallel port) and ECP (Extended capabilities port) but no difference. I also changed the addresses and matched them in Mach but nothing is working. I have a hard time believing the port is bad. It is out of my realm of expertise to troubleshoot now. I'm not sure if its the hardware or software communicating with the hardware. As I said earlier, the board is new and how often does the parallel port go bad on a board? I need an old style printer to test it. Not sure how else to test it, short of taking it to a computer repair shop. I'm not sure how they would test it there either. 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test file not working
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:25:36 PM »
Both are set to 0378. I downloaded a parallel port monitor but cant run it due to W7 permission issues. It says I have total control but I still get error messages.

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