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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2250 on: February 18, 2016, 03:28:40 PM »
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I have been working with and around CNC machines my entire working life (over 30 years). I have purchased myself a small CNC router/mill for using at home making, mainly, guitar parts. I have downloaded and installed Mach3 and unfortunately it doesnt work. when running the drivertest it reports "No driver sensed installed. Run driver test" I have repeatedly uninstalled and re-installed to no avail. can anyone advise me as to what i am doing wrong? P C is more than up to spec although, i am wondering, is windows 7 supported?
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2251 on: February 19, 2016, 12:19:57 AM »
My name is George B, I live in Kent, WA south of Seattle.  I do have a background in Hardware, but I know next to nothing about CNC and machining in general. I have a hobby grade CNC mill lathe combo with a Camtronics controller with Geckos in it. I've never had a single problem with the steppers, the controller, the XP PC, and I have been using Mach2.

I've decided to make the move to Mach3, and I'm already a little frustrated. I can fire up Mach2, go to the Motor tuning page, and all is good. I got to mach3, where I have enabled the lpt1 port, and then to the motor tuning page, and I can't get a motor to move. So I guess this is an intro, and a plead for help.. I've watched a few intros, and thought I'd read the manual, but..... here I am... lost... 

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2252 on: February 19, 2016, 02:16:00 AM »
hi
I have been working with and around CNC machines my entire working life (over 30 years). I have purchased myself a small CNC router/mill for using at home making, mainly, guitar parts. I have downloaded and installed Mach3 and unfortunately it doesnt work. when running the drivertest it reports "No driver sensed installed. Run driver test" I have repeatedly uninstalled and re-installed to no avail. can anyone advise me as to what i am doing wrong? P C is more than up to spec although, i am wondering, is windows 7 supported?

Welcome to the forum.

Win 7 is supported but if you are using the LPT parallel port then the PC has to be 32 bit.

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2253 on: February 19, 2016, 02:19:55 AM »
I've decided to make the move to Mach3, and I'm already a little frustrated. I can fire up Mach2, go to the Motor tuning page, and all is good. I got to mach3, where I have enabled the lpt1 port, and then to the motor tuning page, and I can't get a motor to move. So I guess this is an intro, and a plead for help.. I've watched a few intros, and thought I'd read the manual, but..... here I am... lost... 

Welcome to the forum.

If you post your question as a New Topic I am sure it will get many answers / suggestions as to resolving the problem.

Could be that the Ports and Pins (Step and Direction) are not set correctly or that one or more enable signals are required.

Tweakie.
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« Reply #2254 on: February 19, 2016, 10:40:51 AM »
Thanks for the reply Tweakie. could this be resolved with a parallel port card? if so, any particular type?

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2255 on: February 20, 2016, 01:18:34 AM »
Thanks for the reply Tweakie. could this be resolved with a parallel port card? if so, any particular type?

Requirements if using the parallel port for machine control:

Desktop PC (Laptops are not supported) with at least one parallel port
32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (64-bit versions will not work)
1Ghz CPU
512MB RAM
Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2256 on: February 20, 2016, 04:31:57 AM »
so mach3 will not work with 64bit  windows 7, no matter what?

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2257 on: February 20, 2016, 05:01:09 AM »
W7 64 bit will not work when you use the parallel port, it will work however if you use a motion controller via USB

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2258 on: February 20, 2016, 11:28:35 AM »
so mach3 will not work with 64bit  windows 7, no matter what?

Requirements if using an external motion device for machine control:

An appropriate external motion controller such as Warp9 Smooth Stepper or similar
Desktop or Laptop with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
1Ghz CPU
512MB RAM
Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2259 on: February 25, 2016, 11:31:53 AM »
Hello all. I'm new to the hobby. I have a Grizzly G0704 and I'm converting it next weekend. Looking forward to learning from you and making some cool parts.