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Re: I NEED HELP! PLEASE!
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 05:59:09 PM »
I check the switch and it is fine. Wiring checks out ok.
I have been using this config for several years so I think its ok.
I'm guessing this leaves the gecko, which is very disapointing considering it does not
have that many hours on it overall.
Thank You Very Much! I do not contribute alot to the forum. Thankfully, you do!

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Re: I NEED HELP! PLEASE!
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 06:01:36 PM »
If you disconnect the parallel port cable does Mach E-Stop?
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 06:02:19 PM »
Oh you will have to disable the Limits in Mach before you try that or it will E-Stop on limits.
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2012, 06:16:04 PM »
I got ahead of you. I disconnected the parallel and it locked everything.
Froze up the whole computer! Shut down computer. rebooted, open Mach and it freezes
up before it opens. I hate computers!!! I hope my laptop didn't hear that!

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 06:21:34 PM »
Strange, sounds like you may have computer issues tha are causing this. If you dont start Mach is the computer ok? Can you look in the BIOS to see what the voltages and temp is
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2012, 06:43:19 PM »
OK, I just disabled all limits switches and the e-stop, then pulled the parallel cable and it did
trigger an external e stop requested. What does this tell me?

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Re: I NEED HELP! PLEASE!
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2012, 04:41:36 AM »
With the E-Stop disabled as well? And it still faulted Mach? Wonder why that is, Mach shouldnt know the cable has been pulled if all have been disabled.
What I was actually wanting you to do was leave the E-Stop enabled for that test but sounds like it wouldnt work for some reason.
I will have another look at your xml and see if I can understand why it is faulting Mach with all E-Stop and limits disabled.
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2012, 10:51:55 AM »
Sorry for my disappearance, got notice Fri. evening that a tornado was heading for my house.
Rush home for nothing. Anyway back at shop today and retested as per your instructions. You are correct, e-stop was still active and it did
fault when I unplugged the parallel cable.

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2012, 03:17:39 PM »
Also, i can start Mach, reset and come out fault, then hit estop and it locks up computer.
Can't even do a control/alt/delete. Have to hold power button in for 5 sec.????

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Re: I NEED HELP! PLEASE!
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2012, 03:43:46 PM »
Mach seems to be crashing and the driver is till running. What specs are your computer?
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