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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 07:10:27 PM »
Was going to reply but forgot what I was going to say ;D

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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 11:15:10 PM »
Sorry was forgetting the Turn screen probably doesnt show the frequency, you could load a mill screen for viewing purposes. Also see what Time in Int is.
The driver version should be seen if you go to device manager and expand  the pulsing engine then right click and properties for the driver, on the driver tab you will see the date and version of the driver.
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Looking in the device driver, date is 9/21/2008, version is 5.0.1.0 and shows no problems there. I checked the ports and pins and they are correct for my Sound logic breakout board. Tried another screen but it didnt make any difference. Diagnostic page shows nothing lit up except the index signal. Time in int. moves from 5.4 to 8.8 approx. Bummer.
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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 02:30:52 AM »
That is an old driver, think the new one is 5.5 and the date will be year 2010, but thats just from memory and I have already stated what thats like ;D
Delete the driver from device manager then run the driver test and see if the new one gets installed, if it doesnt then you may need to delete the Mach folder and its contents (keeping xml etc) and install Mach again.
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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 10:52:55 AM »
I deleted the driver and then reloaded 3.042 from the same download I had, rebooted and have the same thing now. I had downloaded that version of 3.42 quite awhile ago, just hadn't gotten around to updating it until now. One thing, when I power up the power supply and then hit the e stop off the machine does it's typical "Bonk" like it has powered the steppers, but I tried turning the Z axis ballscrew and I can, so it doesen't actually have the steppers in hold, which sort of makes sense I guess.

So, if I download version 3.042 again, will it have the right driver in the installer, or how does that work?

Thanks, Dave.

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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 01:55:27 PM »
The $64K question is what is the actual version of 3.042 is it you have, it was just in the last 5 or 6 months probably later that the driver was updated for the threading so you need to make sure you have a version that is recent.
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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 02:00:34 PM »
Just looked at the changelog and you need at least 3.042.037 to be sure  you have the threading fixed driver but best to go for the latest release which is 3.042.040


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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 02:49:32 PM »
The version I have been loading is 3.042.033, so I will download a newer one.

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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 05:08:43 PM »
I downloaded 3.042.040 and backed up my XML and loaded it over the old version. Did the reboot and tried it again, and same problem. Bummer. I looked at the device manager and it was the new driver, so don't know what to do now. I am heading to Cleveland tomorrow to pick up my Lagun CNC  mill so I won't be on here for a day, will be back at it after that. Thanks Hood.

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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 05:14:37 PM »
Looks like you will need to get the scope out and see whats coming out the port. If no scope a voltmeter could be used but its not as good as it wont give you a true picture of the pulse, only  an indication that there is one.
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Re: Upgrade from 1.84 on lathe
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2010, 05:21:57 PM »
One reason the steppers would engage "some" but not move is if you have inadequate amps going to them. That happens to me if i forget to select the correct resistor for my drive.
........but yours worked fine before........
If you haven't changed the wiring any, same drives, etc, I would follow the wiring path of one drive carefully and see if you can narrow down the culprit.

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