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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2011, 05:32:54 PM »
Yes, have also seen a lot of issues with these boards I am afraid to say. Thats why I like PMDX stuff, never seem to hear of issues.
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2011, 06:14:20 PM »
Hood,

Everything is back up and running.  Mach is feeding through the 2nd parallel port.

The motor tuning won't open up at all.

This morning,  I set Y and Z to the exact acceleration & velocity of my X axis.

Now they will still jog, but at a real low speed ( because I can't open the tuning to  speed them up.)  ???

I keep using this same .xml, since it has the settings for the 2nd Port, and took forever to  set-up. ;)

Could there be a setting clicked in my .xml doing this?

I'm not familiar enough with Mach to know.

Thanks,

JAckal
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2011, 07:23:13 PM »
Cant think of anything that would stop the motor tuning appearing but if you attach your xml I will see if I can find something wrong.
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2011, 03:12:17 AM »
Hood, I had that same thing happen a year or two ago, i.e. everything was normal except the inability to open the config> motor tuning.  That was on my office PC which has megs of crap loaded and therefore I didn’t suspect/blame Mach. I wasn’t able to fix it till I downloaded the next version of Mach.
FWIW just another data point.
Al
Cant think of anything that would stop the motor tuning appearing but if you attach your xml I will see if I can find something wrong.
Hood
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2011, 05:11:01 PM »
Alenz,

Thanks for the info. I have been using a Mach version from about a year ago.( Don't know which  version).

This one giving me trouble  was downloaded about a week ago.

If I can find my old version, that's the one I'll install if this needs another re-work.
 

Right now, it's  working good and I figured out what it seems to be.

Using the the factory MACH .XML, and changing   the settings to those in  the PMDX.xml, works great.

For some reason if I try to load an .XML with any other name than the "Machmill.XML", it removes the option of  tuning the motors.

I have re-installed Mach  a dozen  times , and Windows XP about 9 or 10.

You can't put anything in the .XML name or it will screw up. Such as: 2mach3.xml, mymach3.xml, hurcomach3.xml, etc.

When it does mess up, you can go back and install the factory xml, and the motor tuning still won't open.

At least now, when things go crazy, you only have to  re-install  Mach, but  you  can't uninstall  Mach through Windows????

You have to search for all Mach folders and delete, then do a fresh install and re-boot Windows.

I am going to try again with the brains to see if it messes up. At least  it can be set back to where it is now, if something happens.

Also, you can change the address and  cable between the (2) parallel ports, and Mach will function fine  for either port.

Since  it recognizes both ports, it should allow a pendant. < ( For most people it would. Maybe not for me) >:D ::)

Hope this helps some else with similar problems. This is strange and may only apply to my computer, machine, and components.

If it will  stay the same, I can make notes of the glitches and remember what to do.

Usually, I run into problems that no one has ever had before,  and it's  for me only.

Jackal ;D
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2011, 09:28:40 AM »
Now everything works, except the pendant..

Mach functions great, the "Motor Config" opens every time.

Brains, .xml with different names can be installed/removed. No problems.


The enable button on the pendant works, and toggles the jog button on screen.

Something must be wrong with:

The pendant, or (wiring pin-out is wrong inside the one I have)

C-22 board is bad

The brains for c-22 are bad.


Mach will run on either port with a simple address change, and swap the cable to the different port.


JAckal
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2011, 08:08:35 PM »
Got  it all working ( most of it)

The pendant will jog now. ;D

Thanks for all of the help and listening to my  "Lunatic Ramblings." ;D


JAckal :)
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2011, 02:52:31 PM »
Update!

It's working now.  I took out the C-22 board and disabled the brains.

Configured Mach through the port pins and got 5+volts from the USB port.

Hope this helps someone.

Thanks for all of the help and suggestions

JAckal ;D
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