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Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« on: October 18, 2011, 09:14:01 PM »

During my  mission to get Mach to recognize the #2 parallel port, Windows XP went crazy. >:D

It kept saying "new hardware device found" every 10 seconds, and doing other wild stuff.

My .xml file was saved/backed-up, so I just reformatted my computer.

Now,I have loaded Mach 3 and  the .xml with all of my tuning.

For some strange reason when I go into the "Config" tab, it shows the motor tuning, but the motor tuning page won't open.

It is something I hit by mistake. :-[

Thanks a lot,

JAckal
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 03:14:25 AM »
Do you have the driver installed?
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 08:24:15 AM »
Hood,

I didn't go through the basic steps for a first time installation. It was re-booted like you are supposed to do.

Would it still jog the servos if the driver wasn't installed?

My thinking was that the driver test, and other stuff was to see if the computer was compatible with Mach. :-[

Today, I'll remove & reinstall the driver.

Thanks,

JAckal
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 11:19:03 AM »
No if the axis jog the driver is installed correctly. Hopefully the reinstall will fix you up.

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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 04:42:31 PM »
Everything is set back up. Windows XP, Mach 3  with my last good working .XML file, etc.

The motors jog ok,and  the motor tuning page opened up, too.



Now it wont, after I added the CNC4pc brains, and the 2nd parallel port.

It seems to me, like it is the port drivers, or the CNC4pc brains.

Stay tuned, after I remove  those extras and check it.

JAckal ;)


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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 08:35:52 PM »
After removing the drivers for the parallel port, and the pendant brains from CNC4pc, the motor tuning will open now.

I guess my machine will only work with the PMDX 145 board for a pendant

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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 02:00:32 AM »
Do you have to remove both?
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 02:55:14 PM »
Hood,

It works ok with the P-port driver installed, when you add the brains for the pendant & CNC4PC C-22 card, the "Config Motors" goes away.



You have to remove the P-port driver & brains, then re-install  Mach & sometimes re-install Windows, to get the motor adjustment back.

I do have the 2nd parallel port working now. ;D

JAckal
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 03:06:18 PM »
Sounds like the Brains for the pendant are screwed up, maybe email Arturo and see if he has any advice.
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Re: Mach won't let me tune motors. Dialog page won't open??
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 05:17:22 PM »
Steve @ PMDX told me that if I can get the 2nd port to work, we can configure it with his #145 board that just came out.

I have seen a lot of problems with the  CNC4pc c22 board.

One guy said that  he  had to find some  ( Pull-up resistors ???) on the board and bypass them to get it to work.

I have searched and there are a lot of people having trouble getting it running.

I'll see what Steve says about it now.

Stay tuned,

JAckal :)
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