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Motors not working
« on: November 11, 2011, 03:08:04 PM »
Hello Gentlemen

I have a new home build 3 axis CNC router, i have now tried for countless hours to get the stepper motors to work but no luck.
all 3 stepper motors are completely dead.

PC is powerfull enough.
Latest version of Mach3
i have followed the set up accordingly ( both Software and hardware)

I have no e-stop or stop switches connected at all ( could it be that ?)

Motor is  is NEma 23 stepper and breakout board is  TB6560

When i turn on the PC ,3 small red led lights turns on on the board, when i start Mach 3 they go out.
Arrow keys works on the screen but no movement on axes
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Hope you guys can help me
Thanks
Claus

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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 04:33:10 PM »
Do you have the correct port address set? If you do then sounds like the wiring is not correct or your parallel cable is not a straight through 1:1
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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 04:39:02 PM »
Hello Hood

I have cheked the wiring 4 times now and it should be ok.
power input on the board is meassured to 24V
i have also cheked and meassured the printer cable and and it was also fine 1:1

Thanks
Claus

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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 04:42:00 PM »
Is the port address correct?
If you want to attach your xml I will look and see if your config is ok.
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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 04:50:29 PM »
Port is set to 0x378 and matches to lpt port on the PC.

I dont know how to attached the Xml file ?

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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 04:53:36 PM »
With Mach open look at the name of the profile on the main screen, lower right. Look in the Mach3 folder on your drive for a file with that name and a xml extension, copy it to your desktop and rename to Claus.xml then use the additional options button on the reply page to attach it to your message.
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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 04:57:29 PM »
Okay its calleed Grv ( Greenriver Guitars)

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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 05:01:22 PM »
Afraid that is a blank xml with no settings in it.
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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011, 05:09:43 PM »
Strange !!

What about this one?

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Re: Motors not working
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011, 05:17:52 PM »
That looks more like it, see screenshot, you dont have the port number entered for X Y and Z step and dir pins.
Hood