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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 06:22:06 PM »
Ok I'm putting my .xml here..

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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 07:05:59 PM »
I use mainly AMDs in my computers and love them, the machines all used to be on XP1500+ mobiles  (overclocked a wee bit ;)  ) and never had an issue. Now because I use the Via Pico mobos on two machines they have embedded 1Gig Via CPUs and on the Bridgeport its an Intel Atom mobo and all run well, I use external controllers rather than PP with the small mobos though :)

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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2011, 05:53:51 PM »
Hello all-
 I connected my other computer and installed Mach 3 on it. I do not have my machine connected to the computer yet. I think it's mostly OK but when I load gcode it comes up in the window in a way that the font looks too tall and the bottoms of all the characters are cut off. I went to function config's, fonts, and found all were at 18pt Arial. I reset most of them to 12pt, and the problem returned as soon as I reloaded my gcode. They were the same (wrong) size. I went back to fonts, and they were all at 18pt Arial again. I tried this again with rebooting the whole system and the same problem occurred... Any suggestions?  Thanks, Victor

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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 10:32:38 AM »
Change your windows fonts to Normal (right click desktop then choose properties then appearance tab and then finally choose normal for font size)
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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 05:55:21 PM »
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 Thanks for the reply, but I just tried what you suggested on my windows font and it was already set to normal- problem persists... Victor

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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 04:01:40 AM »
As I never mentioned it before you cant change the font size in Mach, it was added by Art to change the font type but size cant be changed so it has to be something in Windows, if not the font size as mentioned earlier then it could be your screen resolution, try changing to 1024 x 768 if not already there. You willhave to either restart Mach or reload the screen to see if it helps I think.
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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 05:23:03 PM »
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 My screen was already at 1024x768 as you suggested it could be. I switched to yet another PC and that seems to have fixed the font problem. Now I feel safe to actually hook up my machine to it and give it a try.... Wish me luck- Thanks, Victor

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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2011, 06:56:54 AM »
Must have been a windows option on the last computer that was still causing font issues but good you have it sorted with the new comp :)
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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2011, 08:12:44 PM »
OK I did try it, I can get no machine movement, and the computer keeps crashing...

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Re: mach 3 beeps, loses position, does unexpected moves..
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2011, 05:01:12 AM »
Not so good, computer crashing is unlikely to be a setting but no movement is, so if you attach the xml I will have a look.
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