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Possible parallel port problem
« on: April 16, 2013, 03:57:42 PM »
Hi
I`m having a problem with my parallel port. Just yesterday the cnc was working fine. I had to upgrade to
another machine and transfer the parallel card to the new machine. The settings seem OK. But I cannot
jog the machine.

Here is a link to the xml file I use: http://woodsolutions.com/downloads/2008%20Inch.xml
« Last Edit: April 16, 2013, 04:03:44 PM by golash »

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Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 04:41:46 PM »
Do you have the correct port address set?
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Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »
Hi
I believe I do. I went into device manager and checked the settings then copied it into Mach3.
I still get a feeling something is still amiss with the parallel port config.

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Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 04:56:59 PM »
Can you take Mach out of reset?
I have tried your xml and it seems to be working fine here in simulation.
When you attempt to jog do the DROs in Mach move?
Hood
Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 05:05:37 PM »
Hi
I reset the estop. Then clicked on a limit but nothing happened.
I attempted to jog and the dro showed the distance but I get no
actual movement from the machine.

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Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 05:10:27 PM »
Ok so sounds like there may be a setting or two not quite correct. Did you use the xml from the other computer?
Can you post a screenshot of your diagnostics page?
Hood
Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 06:17:43 PM »
Here it is. These limits I believe are normal for my system.
That xml was used on the other PC
http://woodsolutions.com/downloads/4-16-2013%206-10-31%20PM.jpg
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Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 06:22:23 PM »
Ok these LEDs should not be lit unless the switches are hit. Go to Config then Ports and Pins then Inputs and change the active state for Y and Z axis limits and homes and then see if that helps.
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Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 02:46:44 PM »
Hi Hood
You have been super helpful but it seems nothing is working. Still no jogs.
Do you have any additional ideas. I may buy a new card and try to install it.
I have two cards now and nothing is working. I must admit I don`t have the
documents for the install of the cards. So the install is hit or miss.

Thanks Barry

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Re: Possible parallel port problem
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 03:13:54 AM »
Do you have Port2 enabled, in the xml you attached it is disabled in Ports and Pins.
Hood