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IDLE LIGHT IN DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
« on: July 08, 2014, 01:03:43 PM »
Hi
I have been away ( car accident not hurt just a loss of $$$ ) so just started back with my machine.
I have all my settings as right as can be, and all was well till a week ago.
Now my motors will not run in PC MODE, as I also have a hand held and can switch to that, and all works.
No other light on IN THE DIAGNOSTIC PAGE except metric and I set it up for English,
the idle light and, run when I load GCODE
Is the idle controlled by a switch.
Is this why my motors will not run ???
I have no E STOP LIGHT and can reset to a green no problem

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Re: IDLE LIGHT IN DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 02:30:02 PM »
Please attach your xml.
Hood
Re: IDLE LIGHT IN DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 04:10:56 PM »
Please attach your xml.
Hood
I'm but where do I find the XML.
Never did that before.
Please advise.
Thank you
Re: IDLE LIGHT IN DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 05:05:51 PM »
OK Hood
Went into MACH3 in my C drive  and found what you are asking for.
When I go to my shop I will grab it and send it.
Thank you

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 05:18:42 PM »
Open Mach and look at the name of the profile, lower right. Close Mach then browse to the Mach3 folder on your computer, find a file with the profile name and a .xml file extension. Right click it and copy then paste to desktop. Rename to ugotit33.xml then use the additional options on the reply page to attach.
Hood
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 05:40:24 PM »
Gotcha
Thank you

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 06:47:19 PM »
Seems to be working here, also  its starting in Inch mode here.
Your motors are tuned slightly too fast for 25KHz kernel so maybe drop them down a bit or set to 35KHz and restart.
If you are loading Metric code then that will change Mach to metric, maybe thats whats happening?

Are you getting the DROs working in Mach when you jog or run code?

Hood
Re: IDLE LIGHT IN DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 07:56:40 PM »
When I run the code any code and get the DROs just no motor movement.
I always used 25KHZ with the motor speed I had set no problem till now. ??
But will try 35KHZ
Always use Inch mode never change it, and all GCODE worked till now, it is weird what has happened.
Thank you
Will try the 35KHZ for a starter, if no luck will reload Mach and set it all up again.

Re: IDLE LIGHT IN DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 08:41:15 PM »
Tried 35KHz no difference.
Deleted Mach and reloaded it, set it all up again.
Every thing OK except the same problem no motor turning.
Used my had held all X,Y, Z, A, AXIS al work, all DROs work.
So I will have to open my controller box and see what is going on.
I do not think it is Mach or the setup unless my printer port card died.
It is an add on card and the control panel says there is no problem or conflict,
and it shows me the port setup being used.
Anyway tomorrow is another day.
Thank you I'm off to bed.
Re: IDLE LIGHT IN DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 08:45:18 AM »
Good morning
First thank you Hood for getting back to me yesterday it was an intensive,
to keep plunging along.
Went back at it again this morning, think I found the problem, sure of it.
Checked the printer LPT cable solid on.
But did find the USB cable that goes from desktop to  my controller box,
not in real good, basically out of the little hole.
Stupid error :-[
It is only a connection like one would use to charge there cell phone.
All is up and running.
Did a test run with a 3D GCODE all works.
My 3d printer head use the A  axis from another heat producing box.
Posting a few pictures so one can see my setup.