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motors not turning
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:22:54 PM »
had all 3 axis running fine Saturday z180 x240 y240 no problem shut system down 2days later turn system on number changing on screen
but motors not turning they are getting power because they are warm
I've tried everything but can't get results could it be c10 board?
any suggestions

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Re: motors not turning
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 08:17:35 AM »
Is the C10 getting power?
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Re: motors not turning
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 01:20:35 PM »
yes running great shut it down turn ir back on 2 days later motors engaging and warm dro showing motion
but motors not turning nothing changed between both days

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Re: motors not turning
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 01:52:43 PM »
If it is definitely the same profile you have opened then the only way to find where the problem is, is to start checking with a voltmeter or better a scope.
Using a volt meter you can start at the Dir pins on the parallel port itself and connect the voltmeter between the Dir pin and one of the Gnd pins of the port, jog that axis one way then the other and you should see the voltage change between 5v and 0v depending on the direction you jog. You can then move on to the rest of the system checking things if the port looks ok.
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Re: motors not turning
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 06:52:22 PM »
back running again
I removed and put the wires from the drivers back on breakout board making sure I wasn't clamping on insulation
started it up and every thing is working again
hopefully this solves my problem.

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Re: motors not turning
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 02:27:54 PM »
:)
Re: motors not turning
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 05:16:34 PM »
I also changed older xml file running like it should
Re: motors not turning
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 12:48:40 PM »
Problem is back last time I shut down the power strip and that caused the shut down
after I got it running again it run great even ran a couple programs
I had to shut power strip again now I can't get the motors to run
nothing was changed in setup just shut it down
if I don't turn power strip off no problems
I'm I messing .xml files and if so how do I get it straighten out?