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Re: Stepper Driver Playing Up
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 07:34:50 AM »
Clive if the X is OK with both drivers but the problem is with the Z then that is where the problem lies.

If there is some intermittent binding at certain points, or lower the motor top speed in motor tuning that also might tell you if it is a lack of power

While i was building my lathe i used a cordless drill to move the Z axis you may have some "Crabbing" when you make a reverse move

Phil
« Last Edit: February 13, 2010, 07:38:32 AM by Phil_H »
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Re: Stepper Driver Playing Up
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 08:12:42 AM »
Hi Phil
Its not binding, the motors on the bench!
It does it with both motors.
I am starting to think its breakout board, cable or parallel port as it works on pin 2 and 3 but not on pins 4 and 5, 6 and 7, 8 and 9.
I think I will swap computers next.

Clive
Re: Stepper Driver Playing Up
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 06:00:55 AM »
Hi Phil
The problem appears to be computer/software related I swapped the computer and put in the same settings as I have been using and it worked.
So the problem is either the port drivers or the software. Any suggestions?

Clive
Re: Stepper Driver Playing Up
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 06:45:38 AM »
Clive glad you are getting there.

Start each computer into the BIOS check what the printer port mode is if they are different try the working computer settings on the non working computer.

Phil
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Re: Stepper Driver Playing Up
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2010, 09:05:08 AM »
Hi Phil
Fixed it.
I reloaded Mach3 and removed the wireless network card.
Dont know which one fixed it but both motors run very much better.
Thanks for your help.
Clive

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Re: Stepper Driver Playing Up
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2010, 10:16:33 AM »
Was it a Netgear wireless card? a few people seem to have issues and all I think have been with Netgear wireless.
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Re: Stepper Driver Playing Up
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2010, 04:24:14 PM »
Yes it was a netgear wireless router card.
I have used a buffalo usb wireless stick with no problems.
Clive