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Help needed..can't get axis movement with keyboard
« on: December 08, 2013, 06:54:21 PM »
I currently have a problem with my mach 3.  I must have got the system out of config when I was trying to program three new stepper motors for a future project. I went back in to ports/pins and set it by basic set up as in the tutorial. I've tried about everything I can think of and can't get movement with the keyboard, I'm running a Stepperworld  FET 3 board. I'm thinking the pin config must be right because If I input a g-code and hit start the 3 axis run thru the program fine. It's just the issue I have no manual controls for jogging or setting z. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Help needed..can't get axis movement with keyboard
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 07:12:30 PM »
Did you set the Hotkeys up in the Sytem Hotkeys Setup?

RICH
Re: Help needed..can't get axis movement with keyboard
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 07:19:18 PM »
yes..  as follows x++ = 39 x-- =37  y++=38 Y--40  z++=33  z-- = 34

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Re: Help needed..can't get axis movement with keyboard
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 03:20:35 AM »
Have you got the Jog On/Off button active?
Hood
Re: Help needed..can't get axis movement with keyboard
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 06:39:44 AM »
 :)Thanks, that was the issue. Now I feel like an idiot, but I'll get over it. Don't have any idea how that got switched off and I never even imagined something so simple as that being the issue. Countless hrs trying to figure out what the problem was. The good thing that came from this is that I discovered this forum and the efforts that some will go to assist others. I will be posting some of my G codes to share with the group as I found there is a section for that.  Thanks Again Hood and Rich for your responses.

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Re: Help needed..can't get axis movement with keyboard
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 07:54:26 AM »
It happens to most people at some time so dont worry about it :)

Hood