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Z axis problem
« on: June 30, 2012, 11:00:51 AM »
Hi All, I have been using Mach 3 for a few years without any problems until now.

I was setting the motor turning for my new stepper motor on the z axis ( it is the same motor as on the X & Y axis) the first run went fine but the distance moved was wrong so I did another run and this is when it all went wrong.

When I hit run the motor moved but it never stopped until it hit the E stop and I had set it to move 20mm. I went  back to program mode and tried the movement on the Z axisi to find the motor moved as normal but no reading as to the position.

I have checked all settings and cannot find anything wrong, accept for when running the diagnostic screen  where it shows "output current state for port 1 has only two green lights showing and I am assuming that there should be three one for each axis ?

I may well be missing something obvious but I cannot find anywhere to put this right.

Any ideas to solve this would be much appreciated.

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Re: Z axis problem
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 12:11:09 PM »
Attach your xml and I will have a look.
Hood
Re: Z axis problem
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 05:37:48 AM »
Hi Hood, I have sorted it, I went to operator section then restore settings and that did the trick.

Somewhere down the line I must have pressed the wrong button to cause my problem.

Thanks again
Ray