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Mach 3 stopped working
« on: March 23, 2010, 11:36:00 AM »
Hi my name is Philip and have a sign shop. Have been using Mach 3 for around three years running a router table.
It has been running great and then just stopped. I do believe it is the software side. I start the program and it sinks with the table.
Then I use the jog buttons for put in x, y values and hit the Z button nothing happens. When I do that the status bar flashes "Safe Z turned Off.
Ignoring Safe_Z Move". I'm not sure what this means or how to turn this on. I went to Config and some where I saw something that seem to pertain
to this so I switched it over and then the status bar did not read this but still worked. The DRO do not change when I try to jog.

If anyone has any idea.

Thanks

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Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 12:31:42 PM »
Not quite sure what you are meaning but if its just you can not jog then check the Jog Control is not switched off.
Hood
Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 01:13:03 PM »
Thank for the reply. Yes I have it turned on and nothing is happening.

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Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 02:41:53 PM »
Can you please attach your xml.

Hood
Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 03:04:12 PM »
Hello Hood:

Sorry but what is XML. Please bare with me I not that up on this, I'm a sign maker.

Thanks for your help,
Philip

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Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 03:09:32 PM »
The xml is your configuration file. If you use the standard profile it will be called Mach3Mill.xml if you use a custom profile then it will be whatever your profile is called.
You will find it in the main Mach3 folder, you will need to copy it to your desktop and rename it so that the forum will accept it as an attachment, suggest you rename it to Philip.xml 
To attach use the additional options button on the reply page.
Hood
Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 03:17:34 PM »
Hood thank you, I will give it a try. Hope to send it soon.

Again thanks
Philip
Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2010, 03:37:31 PM »
Hello Hood:

Please see the attached. There was a .xml and one named router.xml and I think that would be the one.

Thank you for your time,
Philip

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Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 03:40:14 PM »
Afraid that seems to be the wrong xml as there is nothing configured in it.
Hood
Re: Mach 3 stopped working
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010, 04:49:35 PM »
Hello Hood:

Here is the other one. Also I went into config/ports & pins/motoroutput and nothing was enable. I check the x,y,z,
and when back to the operating window and know the DRO changes value but it is not talking to the table.

Any ideas.

Thanks you
Philip