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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2011, 12:24:12 PM »
Are you able to stop Reset flashing? If not then change the active state of the E-Stop until you get one fitted.
Do you have the correct port address set in Mach.
If you attach your xml I will have a look to see if there are problems with it.
Hood

The reset works and I can input code and get the axis to move on the screen but no actual movement. I'm not sure which port you referring to but the axis ports are all set to 1 and the LPT port is set to 1 and a value of 378. I'm not sure what you mean by attaching the xml. I know its a file but not sure how to get it or what it does yet. I am new at this and trying to get movement before I proceed in the learning process.   

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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2011, 12:49:06 PM »
I tried to attach the xml file but this forum would not allow that type of file extension to be attached. I can email it to you if you like.

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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2011, 01:03:26 PM »
The forum only allows a file name once so you will need to copy it to a different location on your drive and rename to something like rickw.xml

Is the port you are using one on the motherboard or is it a PCI port?
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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2011, 01:21:14 PM »
It is connected to the motherboard and is new, not that that means much. I wanted to hook up another computer to it but the only other one I have is a laptop with W7/64 bit installed.

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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2011, 01:30:38 PM »
I tried renaming it and still will not work. I copied it to the desktop and renamed it rickw.xml but when the file shows attached, it shows rickw.xml.xb30 and still get the error message that can't attach this type of file.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 01:34:18 PM by rickw »

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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2011, 01:37:33 PM »
How can I troubleshoot the BOB and cable? Will it work if I run code and check DC current as the axis is supposed to be moving? If I probe from GND to 2, 3, or 4, whichever is supposed to be energized?

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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2011, 01:46:46 PM »
Ok the address will likely be fine as thats the normal for an onboard port.

That is one of the backup xmls you are trying to attach, you want to attach the one thats in the main mach3 folder and not in the xmlbackup folder.

You could put a voltmeter between the Dir pin and Gnd of the port and jog that axis, the voltage should change between 5v and 0v as you change directions, you can do that for all axis.

One thing however, have a look on the diagnostics page and see if you get a frequency there, also a time in int. The frequency should be steady and close to what you have the kernel on Ports and Pins main page set to, the Time in int will jump about though, thats normal.
If you dont get these readings then the driver is not working.
Hood

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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2011, 01:56:57 PM »
Here is the xml file, I think....

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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2011, 02:02:26 PM »
XML looks fine, so important thing is what does Time in Int and Frequency show on Diagnostics page?
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Re: Driver test file not working
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2011, 02:09:49 PM »
The time in Int is jumping all over, 5, 6, 7....When I type in code and the axis shows movement, the pulse freq remains at 25003 (set for 25000). blended spd also w/buffer load. What is this telling me?

The frequency is 25003 now with nothing in movement. Is this correct?
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 02:11:23 PM by rickw »