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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #240 on: October 07, 2014, 10:16:46 AM »
no i dont see any mesage but in the diagnostic screen i do see the probe box lighting up breifly. sort of a random pulsing. i will spend some more time on it today. good thing im retired.  how would i be able to tell if the M881 macro did indeed go bad?
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #241 on: October 07, 2014, 10:37:20 AM »
The message should be in the status bar, saying that probing is complete.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #242 on: October 07, 2014, 09:04:24 PM »
well today i changed the wires on my fixed plate, moveable plate and for the bit to shielded wires. still have the same problem. i did notice that if i hooked the wire for the bit to my housing that contains all my electronics that the probe light flashes. i think my problem is a ground problem but strange thing is that all my electronics are mounted on a piece of wood and not to the metal case they are in. go figure.  as i have seen in diagrams, my plates are connected to the 5v pin next to pin 13 on my BOB and the bit wire is connected to pin 13. if i let the zero cycle run its whole routine, sometimes i get a message saying that bit is lower than my fixed plate, even though it never touched either plate. im pulling my hair out.
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #243 on: October 07, 2014, 10:11:10 PM »
Did you try grounding the electronics to the metal case?

Did you ground the shield on the wires?
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #244 on: October 08, 2014, 06:30:57 AM »
no i havn't grounded my electronics to the case yet. its on my list for today. just seems strange that this problem has just come up. the screenset has work correctly for so long with unshielded wires . i will keep at it. do you know if Mach 3 works with Windows 8? i have been thinking about upgrading my computer that runs my machine, it uses XP.
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #245 on: October 08, 2014, 06:38:47 AM »
i wonder if my printer cable could have gone south?  Does it make any difference that when i start mach3, sometimes i get a Mach3 screen and sometimes i get an Artsoft screen?
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #246 on: October 08, 2014, 07:23:06 AM »
You can't use the printer port in Windows 8.

When Mach3 starts, there are 3 different rotating splash screens that you'll see.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #247 on: October 08, 2014, 12:54:55 PM »
i have grounded my case, the shields on my wires. i have changed my printer cable. i have created a new profile in Mach 3. still having the original problem, the probe light flashes and the touch off doesnt work. i did run the driver test as suggested in the Mach 3 manual. when the test firsts starts it says the pulse is too fast, it comtinues and at the end it says everything is OK. i am open to suggestions. i dont think a capacitor is going to fix anything but thats all i have left.  could it be a Mach 3 problem or something with the screenset? this bums me out, since i really like the screenset and the touch off portion. i use the tool change in all my g codes, makes things so easy to just change the bit and press a button. next best would be an automatic tool changer.
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #248 on: October 08, 2014, 02:03:29 PM »
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could it be a Mach 3 problem or something with the screenset?

Extremely unlikely. The fact that you're seeing the LED flickering means that noise is triggering the input Typically, this happens so fast that you don't even see the LED. Yours is apparently far worse than most people that have noise issues.

Have you changed anything at all from when it was working? What kind of spindle or router are you using?
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #249 on: October 08, 2014, 03:35:54 PM »
i have to stare at the led for a long time to see it flicker and when it does its one or two quick flickers. i am using a craftsman router for 2 yrs now. Prior to it not working correctly i hadn't changed anything for months. since the problems began last friday. i have changed the BOB, unshielded wires to shielded wires, printer cable, touchoff plates. only thing left is to put in a capacitor, i'm just not sure where to put it. what are the chances that 2 BOB could be bad causing the same problem? everything else works like a charm.


here is a list of my electronics:
http://kelinginc.net/CNCNEMA23Package3x.html
CNC 3 Axis Stepper Motor Kit with 425 oz-in motor and KL-4030 Bipolar Driver with 36V /9.7A Power Supply (110V/220VAC):
(3) 425 oz-in stepping motors, NEMA 23
(3) KL-4030 Drivers (3.0Amp 24-40 Volts, 1-1/64 microstepping)
(1) 36VDC/ 9.7A Power Supply 110VAC/220VAC
(1)C10  Breakout board
(1) 5V power supply
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