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mach3 stops responding while running programs
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:01:06 PM »
Just tried cutting some programs and every time Mach 3 stops and the computer says not responding and I have to shut it down and unplug the smoothstepper and then plug it back in,restart Mach and same thing happens any ideas

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Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 04:44:02 PM »
Sounds like the SS is losing communication and Mach is just hanging waiting for communications.
Is it a USB SS or Ethernet?
Hood
Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 04:57:13 PM »
I have the usbss
Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 07:11:17 PM »
Sounds like your USB ports may be set to save power.  Read here how to set to always on: http://www.ehow.com/how_6791680_disable-power-management-windows-xp.html

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Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 10:07:33 PM »
Will try tomorrow
Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 04:05:23 PM »
Fixed the usb setting ran machine 4.5 minutes and it quit again,I noticed that one of the lights on the smoothstepper were out

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Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 05:34:07 PM »
I think you may be having problems with the USB SS losing communication for some reason. It could be related to the problems others saw due to noise, in fact I saw this on one machine and the cure for it was to remove a couple of components on the SmoothStepper to isolate the Gnd connection of the SS from the Computer. I think you can do the same by cutting through the shield of the USB cable at the SS end of it.
I will see if I can find the thread regarding this issue and paste in a link in a minute.
Hood

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Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 05:36:27 PM »
Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 04:04:07 AM »
I will try that today if that does not work I will find another computer without 64 bit and trash the ss,I am getting pretty frustrated
Re: mach3 stops responding while running programs
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 02:34:16 PM »
I ran a program without the motors being plugged in and it ran all the way through