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General Mach Discussion / Re: Frozen mouse
« on: March 02, 2017, 03:29:57 PM »
It's worth a try. Thank you. This is a new problem. So it's probably another program interfering?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Frozen mouse
« on: March 02, 2017, 03:01:31 PM »
On the XP device manager is the mouse driver working?

Well, I really couldn't tell you because I have no way of checking. it's all frozen and my only option is to reboot.

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General Mach Discussion / Frozen mouse
« on: March 02, 2017, 12:14:23 PM »
Could anyone tell me why my mouse freezes up when I start Mach3 on my Windows XP computer? VERY frustrating :(. Only way out is to reboot. Any fixes?

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Forum suggestions and report forum problems. / Forum for sale ad.
« on: July 07, 2015, 04:16:18 PM »
 Does anyone know how  I mark my ad as sold?

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS and poor motor response
« on: June 03, 2015, 04:13:27 PM »
It's an old IBM I built myself years ago.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS and poor motor response
« on: June 03, 2015, 08:41:57 AM »
I only did what was in the instructions step by step. If it were important, wouldn't it be in the instructions?

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS and poor motor response
« on: June 02, 2015, 07:40:55 PM »
I don't know what the problem is. I've tried several times and follow the directions. I can't get the X & Y motors to run smooth and at a decent speed. I wish I had someone local to stop over and get this thing to run properly. Oh well. >:(

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS and poor motor response
« on: June 02, 2015, 04:00:10 PM »
Thank You to everyone who tried to help me with this problem. I appreciate all your comments and suggestions.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS and poor motor response
« on: June 02, 2015, 01:54:51 PM »
I GIVE UP. I've tried everything. I created a new profile - I even removed Mach3  the ESS plug-in and the XML file I downloaded from my computer, Started fresh. Still doesn't work. Hooked it back up to my XP computer and works fine. I have to think it's the Win 7 platform. Anyone want to buy a Ethernet SmoothStepper?  :'(

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS and poor motor response
« on: May 31, 2015, 03:09:20 PM »
Here's what I have and what I've done:

I built the OX CNC from Openbuilds.com

Electronics kit fromcrcrouterparts.com:
48V 7.3A switching power supply
Gecko G540 4 axis stepper motor driver
3 High-torque Nema 23 380 oz-in stepper motors,
3 High-performance flexible motor cables: (1) 6'and (2) 12' cables
Bought 1 extra cable and a NEMA 17 stepper for the Z axis


I'm thinking the problem is with a setting somewhere but I thought that by downloading the XML and v10da files, this makes the necessary settings for Mach3 to work properly. (Apparently Not)

Now keep in mind I'm not a CNC router or computer Guru. I'm just a woodworker who likes to make things. All these ESS settings are driving me crazy!

This system ran well and I did a few projects on my Win XP desktop. The system was so slow it drove me crazy. Every time I clicked on something it would take forever to execute it. I cleaned off the C drive and re-loaded everything. Still slow.So I switch to a Dell laptop and the Ess.

I downloaded and installed the proper XML file from crcrouterparts.com (verified) and the Ess-v10da2 file from Warp9. I set the IP address (10-9-9-1) and subnet mask (255-255-255-0)  I set the Windows firewall according to directions. I open the Mach3 loader and choose the xml file. When prompted, I choose the v10a2.  I now have the X axis moving on it's own as soon as Mach opens until I hit the arrow key (it stops) The motors now move faster and smoother except for the first second or two on the Y axis. It still has a grinding as it starts and stops but runs better back and forth than it did before. The z azis seems to run fine. My DRO for X,Y & A are red and will not go to green. I can however  move the motors with the arrow keys. In Mach3/plugins/homing dialog everything is set to 0. I'd attach a screenshot but I don't know how. :-[  What else do you need to know? I'm beginning to wonder if I wasted $200.

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