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Trouble getting started again
« on: January 22, 2012, 08:27:46 PM »
Hi there I'm relatively new to this so forgive my ignorance have recently run into a problem while trying to run any of my G Codes. They all ran smoothly last summer, but i have since built a new table and moved the Router. My problem is that whenever I try to run the program it stops at Line 2 "GOTOZ2.0000" and at the diagnostic screen output 5 flashes. I was just exploring and deleted this step, but then it stops at the next line, moving 7 inches along the X axis and stopping giving me only an output 1 and output 5 errors. I ran a test run with no bit on the same G Code last week and it ran just fine so I'm at a loss, Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Gordy

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Re: Trouble getting started again
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 02:35:05 AM »
Hi Gordy,

I think you need to look at your GCode syntax and check that it is all Mach compatible (GOTO is not good).

(If your machine stops at the line GOTOZ2.0000 now it would have stopped at that same line last summer).

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: Trouble getting started again
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 01:12:59 PM »
Hey thanks for the reply im sorry i made a mistake in my post the top lines of the code i am runnig are:
T1M6
G17
G0Z2.0000
G0X0.0000Y0.0000S12000M3
G0X0.3750Y0.3820Z0.2500
G17-0.0007F10.0

I used Aspire and this is the code it came up with, the machine stops at G0Z2.0000 and in the diagnostics OUTPUT 5 is lit up. Last night i deleted that step and then it stopped at the next line G0X0.375Y0 etc... Its not touching any limit switches and i checked the configuration in Mach 3 and no errors were found.

Gordy.
Re: Trouble getting started again
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 01:35:26 PM »
Hi Gordy,
  Look at the STATUS message in Mach, you'll see that there is a bad character in line 5.
G17-0.0007F10.0   wont work.
Should be     G17 F10.0
 Russ
Re: Trouble getting started again
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 01:49:53 PM »
Thanks Russ illl take a look at it, but the Program wont run that far.

Re: Trouble getting started again
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 01:58:02 PM »
I just ran it under another Mach 3 program (didnt work last night) and it started up! I didnt change any settings from earlier so i dont know if i have a dodgy connection, but hopefully it stops acting up
Re: Trouble getting started again
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 02:15:28 PM »
 :)
Hope all is well then.
Good luck Gordy,
Russ