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Another newbie problem.
« on: February 14, 2011, 05:17:01 PM »
Having a problem getting the motors to move, Have watched the video trouble shooting several time and still can not get them to move.

 Using a desk top with Windows XP and Hobby CNC controller.

Did the printer test and it say’s excellent

Double check all the pin outs to make sure they are right.

When I look at the printer port numbers I have two that come up, One is 0378 and under that one is 0778

When I hit the jog button I hear some nose from the motors but they do not move.

Tried running the G code file Road Runner and the motors make different sounds like they are working but no not move.

Also need to note that I was running the router with Turbo CNC and it was working with it.

Thanks for any input.

Milton

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Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 05:40:59 PM »
It will be the 0378 one you want.
Check you have the steps per unit in motor tuning set correctly, another thing is you will possibly need the Step Pulse and Dir Pulse set to 5 or possibly even try Sherline mode. You will find Step and Dir pulse on the motor tuning page and Sherline is on main Ports and Pins page.
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Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 05:54:06 PM »
Thanks for your input.

Printer is set 0378

Tried all different numbers in the step and pulse, Still no go.

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Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 05:58:25 PM »
Do you have the steps per unit set correctly (motor tuning)?
Did you try sherline mode?
Have you definitely got the correct port and pins set for step and direction as if you have them reversed you may see symptoms like you have mentioned.
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Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 06:03:30 PM »
Sherline mode no go either. ????
Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 06:05:44 PM »
I have tried the steps per unit form 200 to 2000 with nothing changing.

Will try changing direction and see what happens.
Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 06:15:24 PM »
Still no go with that.

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Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 06:17:06 PM »
Can you attach your xml then, maybe I will see something wrong in your config.
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Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 06:23:11 PM »
How do I do that, the computer for the router is differnet than this one but I can plug my USB for internet to it.

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Re: Another newbie problem.
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 06:25:26 PM »
Yes, either internet or a pen drive or something like that to grab your xml. You will then need to rename it so that the forum will accept it, call it tthomp1334.xml and it should be fine. You can then use the additional options on the reply page to browse and attach.
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