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Enco probe stopped working
« on: November 14, 2010, 12:51:26 PM »


Hi,

I had a friend come over and wire up an Enco (Wild horse innovations) probe.  All worked and there was no problem.  I down loaded a blue screen set that already had probing built in.  I installed the screen on my workshop PC and put the probe in a chuck - Started the probe and when it got to the edge it did not trigger anything...I took the probe out and checked it over.  Visually everything seemed fine except now its not triggering anything.  Got a friend over with a multi meter and discovered that there was nothing coming out of hte port I had chosen to use.  So we move ports - this did not work either!

Is there some hidden switch or setting I have to tick to make the probe work under a different screen?

Any other ideas?  ???

....Help!   :-\

Andy

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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 01:35:24 PM »
Install the original screen again to make sure it is still wrking. If not then sounds like you have maybe  changed a setting in your config.
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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 02:54:13 PM »
Is the original screen 1024? I was only using the default mach 3 screen...eeeek!

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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 03:05:38 PM »
yes the default is 1024.set.

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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 03:23:43 PM »
Ok, I tried that and it still doesnt work.  sadly eeek!

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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 04:14:48 PM »
Ok so looks like you have a config issue. Can you attach your xml please.
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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 04:31:44 PM »
Ok here is my xml ... hope it provides a clue.

Thanks,

Andy

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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 05:02:34 PM »
You do not seem to have the probe enabled or any port and pin assigned  for it.

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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 05:05:30 PM »
I see what you mean, I will check tommorrow.  This does not seem right we spent around 3 hours changing ports over etc... Will update you tomorrow when I get an greater understanding.

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Re: Enco probe stopped working
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 05:09:06 PM »
All you should need to do is go into Ports and Pins, Inputs and enable probe and set the correct port and pin number for it and it should then be seen as a probe by Mach.
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