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Beginner and need help wih Mach3 setup
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:52:33 AM »
Hi, I just purchased a 3040 CNC router and I am really looking forward to using it.  I am having some troubles being able to move the spindle in x, y and z movements. I can get the spindle to turn but can't move it. I am using Mach 3 Version R1.83.027, it came with the router. I have also attached my .xml file.
Not sure what the problem is as I have enabled the parallel port in the bios and ensured it is epp mode.
Any help would be really appreciated as I am totally stumped.
All cords are connected tight so I don't think it is that.
Thanks,
Andrew

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Re: Beginner and need help wih Mach3 setup
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 06:02:55 AM »
Suggest you install the latest or later version.
RICH
Re: Beginner and need help wih Mach3 setup
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 06:24:38 AM »
Hi Rich,
thanks, just downloaded latest demo version but problem persists. I am really stumped
any other suggestions?
Thanks,
Andrew
Re: Beginner and need help wih Mach3 setup
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 06:55:00 AM »
Hey Andrew,
   In you Motor Outputs .... you need to set the correct PORT #.
Russ
Re: Beginner and need help wih Mach3 setup
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 07:03:46 AM »
Hi Russ,
Thanks for that. I have attached an image I what I have. I followed what the manufacturer suggested. If I haven't filled it all in correct, how do I find out the other values I need?
Thanks,
Andrew
Re: Beginner and need help wih Mach3 setup
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 07:10:39 AM »
 :)
Re: Beginner and need help wih Mach3 setup
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 08:04:56 AM »
thanks for that. I have it working now, just set those extra boxes to 1 then all worked.
Re: Beginner and need help wih Mach3 setup
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 08:07:53 AM »
Be SAFE,
have FUN,
Russ