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X3 Not linked to Mach
« on: January 27, 2010, 11:08:20 AM »
I seem to have lost connection from my X3 mill to Mach at first I suspected mill but on checking Mach no life on diagnostics screen no pulse no green led's on port pins and when I tun on mill the reset does't trigger. all very strange as I was using mill yesterday with no problems, apart from shutting down computer as usual nothing changed!!! Can you help
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Mike
Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 12:00:29 PM »
Turns out to be dodgy computer, luckto have a spare
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Mike
Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 01:54:13 PM »
Trying to figure out what is wrong with computer, it seems to be Mach diagnostics screen has no pulse it says 'simulate' I am wondering if its a coruption problem. The first computer to run the mill has the origional copy of Mach and licience, I then got a lathe and copied Mach onto a CD and loaded onto 2nd computer all was well. About six months ago origional computer would not switch on, so I changed over computers all worked well. As new computers are USB Connection based I recently got hold of on older PC with parallel connection to replace stickey PC and loaded Mach using the same CD as 2nd PC,3rd computer has same problem.
Do you think the copy of Mach has a problem, or how should I load Mach onto the two PC's and xml's
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Mike

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Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 03:12:27 PM »
Ok you either dont have the driver installed or you have chosen an external device such as SmoothStepper.
First thing to try is go to Mach folder on your drive and double click the DriverTest.exe it will give an error message but let it complete if it does anything , after its finished the driver should have installed.

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Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 08:52:55 AM »
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You were correct no driver, I found a file called Special Driver that did the trick, what would cause the driver to become uninstalled? as all has worked well for months.
Thank for your help
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Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 09:05:57 AM »
Ah OK well normally you should not require the special driver. Mach installs the Original Driver by default so looks like because you are requiring the special driver your system was not working. Not sure why you would suddenly lose the driver though, weird.
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Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 11:39:32 AM »
I have loaded a copy of Mach to new PC but Driver Test does not  work, can you advise (from same CD as  I just got to work)
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Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 11:41:32 AM »
Have you run the driver test twice? If the river is not installed the first run of driver test should install it.
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Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010, 07:30:52 AM »
Started from scratch unloaded Mach and reinstalled with origional copy of Mach, then copied over licience and rebooted. Mach is installed and driver test runs but pulse is only 25000KH, so I asume Mach is not seeing liciense.
Can you advise
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Re: X3 Not linked to Mach
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2010, 07:41:27 AM »
Kernel speed has nothing to do with the licence, even the demo will pulse at whatever you set the kernel to if your computer is capable of that kernel speed.
To check your licence is being seen go to the Help menu in Mach and then About Mach..... When the window opens you will either see the registered name or Demo.
If you need to increase the Kernel go to Config menu, Ports and Pins then you can choose the kernel there.
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