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Re: No Y axis movement from G code
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2013, 06:04:16 PM »
Ok it will have drives but it sounds like its one of the cheap integrated breakout/drive boards, ie a Chinese TB driver board.
These tend to be problematic and now I know that is what you have I would say it is more likely to be your problem.
Gecko Drives do the G540 which is 4 drives and a breakout board all combined into a single housing.
What I would suggest however is you swap some of the axes connections around and see if the problem stays with the same pins.

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Re: No Y axis movement from G code
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2013, 06:19:58 PM »
Sounds good to me Hood,

I will give this a go tomorrow after work.
I'm guessing if this is the problem then I could use the 4th spare drive on the board for the Y axis?
Just change the numbers in Mach3 in ports and pins?

Gav

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Re: No Y axis movement from G code
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2013, 06:38:21 PM »
Yes connecting the Y to the spare axis will work as a good test, assuming of course that axis is not knackered ;D
And yes all it requires in Mach is you set the pin numbers to that of the spare axis.

If however you still have a problem then also try swapping the X or Z around as that will make it certain whether the problem is on the board or not.
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Re: No Y axis movement from G code
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2013, 01:48:06 PM »
Hi Hood,

Were getting closer!
So I swapped the X and Y around and now the Y axis works on the program and not the X so it is the board!!!
I went ahead and ordered a new board last night just incase so that should be here for the weekend hopefully....

I would like for now to connect to the spare drive on this board but im not certain how to find the pin numbers? Do you know anywhere that could tell me? as googling around isnt really helping much!
My board is attached it is the TB6560 board

Gav

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Re: No Y axis movement from G code
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2013, 02:36:59 PM »
Hood,

Were there!!! Ive managed to get it sorted in the last open slot and all is working again!!!!
Played around with some numbers i found here:
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=24081.0

Thankyou so much for all your help. I really can't thank you enough

Gav

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Re: No Y axis movement from G code
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2013, 03:55:30 PM »
:)