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BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« on: March 11, 2009, 10:04:42 AM »
Hi all, appologies if this is in the wrong forum...

i have connected all my motors and power etc to the controller board, loaded MACH3 sotware, went to run the motors and i appear to be having problems.

If i tell x axis and y axis to move they are fine, however if i tell z axis to move the motor does nothing but x motor and y motor both vibrate. i have soldered all of the ends of the wiring, to give a good connection, ensured all connections are tight and secure, uninstalled software and reinstalled it but it makes no difference...

ANY TIPS

Anything would be appreciated as it is now delaying the project

cheers
stephen

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Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 03:38:28 PM »
Sounds like you have it wired wrong. What board have you got things connected to? A pic might help if you can manage that.
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Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 03:42:33 PM »
Hi, Stephen

Re-check your Port's & pin's, Motor Output, Pin settings.

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Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 03:34:27 AM »
Hi Stephen,

It sounds obvious but recheck that you have the Z Axis stepper coils connected correctly.

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Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 04:45:28 AM »
Hi all, firstly thank you for your responses.

I am going to take some snaps of the board today, not sure how to attach them onto this post yet, i'll have a look in a sec.

I have checked all connections and all seem fine, i have tried changing the motors over on the different axis's and the motors work fine, just not on the z axis

cheers
stephen
Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 11:25:00 AM »
hi again pics attached, hope that helps and someone can shed some light on my problem

ahhhh, help...how do i attach pics??

cheers
stephen


Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 11:32:07 AM »
Stephen,
 Click the REPLY button, then Additional Options. Browse to and attach your files.
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Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 11:42:28 AM »
right....cheers for that, try this..

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Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 02:05:27 PM »
Check the parallel cable is a straight through cable and not a cross over type. If thats correct then please attach your xml for the profile you use and I will have a look and see if there is a problem with it. You will need to copy it from the Mach3 folder to for instance your desktop and then rename it before the forum will accept it, suggest you call it ste68blue.xml


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Re: BOARD PROBLEM HELP REQUIRED
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009, 05:07:25 PM »
Hi, thanks for that..

The cable came with the board, how do i check whether it is a straight through or not?

I will copy the xml file tomorrow and post it on the forum as you suggested

I appreciate any help you can give me

cheers
stephen