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I had the machine almost operational; homing switches worked, estop worked, limit switches worked, all the axis where calibrated,  but I was getting an open gl error, had to install a video card, and reinstall mach 3.

Now I am having a heck of a time getting mach 3 to auto setup on the ports and pins, anybody have any suggestions as to why mach 3 is not recognizing my input signals?

Thank you, Alonzo

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Re: just had to reload mach 3 now I am having problems setting my limits up
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 02:58:38 AM »
Can you attach your xml please.
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Re: just had to reload mach 3 now I am having problems setting my limits up
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 08:57:51 AM »
where does one find the xml?
Re: just had to reload mach 3 now I am having problems setting my limits up
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 09:38:03 AM »
Hood, I found a file for the mill and read your previous posting regarding bench testing parallel ports, but for the life of me I do not see an option on this forum that says additional options. . .

Scratch that comment, I just found the additional options I will attach the file later on today.

Thank you
« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 09:42:07 AM by alonzo83 »
Re: just had to reload mach 3 now I am having problems setting my limits up
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 04:47:37 PM »
Tried to load the xml file to the forum but it is not letting me load it up. what am I doing wrong?
« Last Edit: February 16, 2012, 05:01:54 PM by alonzo83 »

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Re: just had to reload mach 3 now I am having problems setting my limits up
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 01:53:25 PM »
Dont see anything abnormal with your xml so a few questions.
Are your axis working?
Have you tried manually setting up the limits?
Sounds to me like your problems may be either cable or BOB related, if you have a voltmeter check to see if the switches are working correctly and then see if the signal is passing through the BOB for them.
Hood
Re: just had to reload mach 3 now I am having problems setting my limits up
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 02:55:39 PM »
I am really having issues with this learning curve.

The e-stop was set to pin 0 after I changed it to pin 1 everything fell into place. Limit, home, and e-stop are now working like a swiss clock.

Thank you Hood.

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Re: just had to reload mach 3 now I am having problems setting my limits up
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 04:16:01 PM »
Good to hear :)
Hood