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A strange thing happened when I went to use one of the wizards in Mach turn.
I've been using them very often but this was the first time this happened.  (scared the crap outta me!).

I was filling in the data for the OD turning wiz and when I clicked post code to preview the code and part image it started running the code instead.
It just took off!

So I tried another wizard, the taper one.  Same thing.
I did the usual,
Restart Mach3Turn, didn't fix it.
Restart Computer, didn't fix it.

If I exit the wizard when it runs off like that, I can see in mach3 that it is running the program with "no file loaded".  Clicking edit opens a blank notepad file.

Anyone else ever have this problem?

Thanks for any help and advice.....
TheDude,

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Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 05:27:20 PM »
Do you have any custom or user macros or any Brains?
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Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 05:30:22 PM »
No,, the only thing I have added is a game controller for remote control.  I have run wizards many times since I installed it.

This problem popped up just out of the blue!....

oh, and I also started mach without the remote to see if that was the problem.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2009, 05:31:59 PM by thedude »
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Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 05:32:30 PM »
Have you tried removing the controller and disableing the controllers plugin?
Hood
Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009, 05:59:56 PM »
No, I have not gone that far with it.  I only didnt use keygrabber to load mach3turn.  I started mach from the shortcut on the desktop. (which disables the remote function).

What's the cleanest way to ensure that I have disabled the controllers plugin?
(Strange that it would just start doing it out of the blue like that,,, or maybe not.)
Shouldn't reboot clear that up?
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Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009, 06:13:10 PM »
Ah ok does the game controller have a plugin or is it just all via KeyGrabber? If it has a plugin then disable from the Config menu then Plugins.

 If you have another keyboard try that, could be  slim chance the keyboard is dodgy and one of the shortcuts keys for Start or something else is being seen  by Mach.
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Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2009, 06:38:12 PM »
The game controller was installed in this order,,,
I did not install the software that came with it.
I plugged it in (usb)
"Found new hardware",, recognized it by name and said it was ready to use.
I ran keygrabber, chose it for use, set the keys.

To enable it, I must run keygrabber then run mach (mill or turn) from keygrabber.
It ran fine for many hours.  but,, yep,, a glitch could always be introduced...

I might could find another keyboard,, (ps2 type,, easy to find since usb)  But,,, I wonder, is there even a hotkey to run the gcode when pressing "post code" button,,, without previewing it?
In my opinion I would NEVER want to do that.... hmmmm....  this is an odd one, for sure. 

I appriciate your attention to this Hood,,,
Last resort is to reinstall mach3,,,,,  Is there a way to just reinstall, or copy wizards over?  Maybe manually replace the turn wizard folder from office PC to shop PC..?
Couldn't hurt I guess...
TheDude,
Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2009, 08:36:42 PM »
I reinstalled the Mach software and the wizards are working again.
I did not use the game controller after re-install.

I took many notes of my configurations so I could reconfigure mach back to where it was,,,, although after re-installing, it remembered all my configs.  SWEET!.
I just reran some wizards and it posted code for review like it should,,,, no runaway code.

Well,  seemed to have solved it,, but if anyone has a fix for this,, (other than re-installing) please post it.  It may happen again.  Or it may happen to someone else as well.

As always, thanks Hood for your attention to my problem...
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Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2009, 03:00:13 AM »
The xml for your profile has all of your confiburation settings so its always a good thing to have a backup of it, it will be in the main Mach3 folder and if using the standard profile it will be called Mach3Turn.xml.
 Sounds however like it was something else that was corrupt as reinstalling Mach wont overwrite the xml, next step is to again use the game controller and see if things still stay normal.
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Re: Mach3Turn- Wizard running the program when "Post code" is clicked.
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2009, 06:33:05 AM »
I'll backup the .xml file and also work the controller to see if the problem comes back,,,
Thanks!
TheDude,