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M3 / M5 not working on Hobbycnc setup.
« on: August 03, 2011, 01:52:01 PM »
I just purchased Mach3 last week for use on a XP pro computer with my old hobbycnc board. (I had it running using turbocnc, but the old w2k computer finally bit the sawdust)

I got my X Y and Z axis to work using these pins (a zip drive cable is straight through)
Axis-Step- Dir
X-2-6
Y-3-7
Z-4-8

 but cannot get the M3 to start the router. My pin is 17, but cannot get it to work.

It appears my Hobbycnc board and relay are working because when I startup the computer it powers up the router for a second.
(I always turn off the router when I shut down)

Also, In the Mach3 MDI screen, when I issue a M3, the yellow"LED" by the spindle lights up but it does not go off when I issue a M5 command. Is that right?

Any help appreciated.




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Re: M3 / M5 not working on Hobbycnc setup.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 02:17:16 PM »
Can you attach your xml please, that way I can look at your config and see if there is a problem with it.
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Re: M3 / M5 not working on Hobbycnc setup.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 01:44:21 PM »
Here is my xml file.

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Re: M3 / M5 not working on Hobbycnc setup.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 01:58:17 PM »
Ok first thing is I do not see any output set up to the Port and Pin numbers that your relay is connected to. Second thing is you have the Spindle Relays disabled, you will need to enable that option and say which outputs are to be controlled for M3 and M4.
You will find all these settings from Config menu then Ports and Pins. Outputs page to set up the outputs for the relay and Spindle Setup to enable the relays and tell Mach which ones you are using.
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Re: M3 / M5 not working on Hobbycnc setup.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 09:19:36 PM »
Thank you. I knew I was probably overlooking something. Got it going.

I'm just scratching the surface learning Mach3. Reading through these posts is helping to clue me in.

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Re: M3 / M5 not working on Hobbycnc setup.
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 03:42:22 AM »
Theres a lot too Mach and even after 8 or so years I am still learning :)
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