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i assume you are using the 1024 screenset and use tge Spindle F5 CW button.

this button does not call the M3 macro at all, because it uses the DoSpinCW() function directly.
so if you double click it is like a toogle , if spindle is on it will Switch it off.

if your run a short GCode witch only contains


it should do the same Thing.

so if spindle is in Outputs control that mean's only a pluse is created on the Output witch is defined in ClockWise M3 Setup.

you can check this on the diagnostic page, the spindle toggle button does the same as Spindle F5 CW button.
don't get  irritated of the Output LED's on the diagnostic page they are configurated as blink LED, so blinking means it is ON.

that was the reason for asking for the screenshot, only to see how your spindle is controlled in the Hardware.

so we Need some more Information about your Setup and Hardware, everything else is a walk in the dark.

can you post your M3 macro.
it is normaly in C:\Mach3\macros\your Profile Name\M3.M1S

and a screenshot of Config -> Port's&Pin's -> Spindle Setup

somethings amiss here.
p2 on the breakout board is a steady 1.58 volts in both directions.
p4 is at 1.54 in both dir
so it seems there might be an issue with p2 and p4?

here you can a test of the 25pol cable to make sure that P2 and P4 are connected here.

and for additional testing i think a oszlisocope is needed to check P2,P4 and P6 that there
a pulse stream is created.

General Mach Discussion / Re: pendant
« on: January 21, 2019, 02:28:24 AM »
mach3 can not "record" the movements, but what you can do is,
create 3 Buttons.

1.-button1 -> create teachfile

2. enter in MDI Spindlespeed , Start spindle, start coolant and what else you Need

3.-jop to a Position

4.-press button2 witch put's the actual Position with a "G1 Xactpos Zactpos" into the file

5.-repeat 3. and 4. so many times you what

6.-press button3 to end teaching

button1 and button3 allredy exist in 1024 screenset (more or less).

i mean how it was shown in the two Videos

PUL+ to  P2
PUL-  to  GND
DIR+ to  P3
DIR-  to  GND
ENABLE to 5 volt power supply

and so on

i am out for today, it is getting late here.

same thing happens with p2 to ground and p4 to ground so it would appear the controllers are fine?

yes that means all Motor Controllers are working.

i would now Z axis P6/P7 as shown in my Video

step- and dir- to GND
step+ to P6
dir+ to P7

that is one of the last ideas now

don't Forget to Setup p6/p7 in Port's&pin's

yes it appears to be doing just that

means Motor Controller is working

p to ground

and if you test Px to 5V, because this is the way the Motor controllers are connected.one pin is enough

so if you take the wire from p6, witch is the step Signal from z, and put it GND ,away from GND, and back to GND
by Hand the Motor should do one step every time you do this.

somethings amiss here. p2 on the breakout board is a steady 1.58 volts in both directions.
p3 is at 5.14 in the down dir. 1.58 in the up dir
p4 is at 1.54 in both dir
p5 is at 5.14 in the left dir 1.58 in the right dir
p6 is at 5.14 in to down dir 1.58 in the up dir
p7 is at 5.14 in the page down dir. 1.58 in the up dir
so it seems there might be an issue with p2 and p4?
What are your thoughts?

have you connected a Motor to p6/p7 they seam to work

did you measure PX to GND  or PX to 5V?

Motor Controllers connected or not?