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Art Code 8877
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:46:39 PM »
Hey everyone,

This Art Code 8877 has been brought up before, have looked at the other posts, but some are quite old and wondering if anyone can shed some more light on the subject. 

Got a new PC, Windows 7, 64-bit, just downloaded latest Mach3 today.  Hooked via USB to a XHC-MK4 breakout board (with power supplied as well) purchased from Automation Technologies.  That is as far as I have gotten building a setup for a Taig.  Promise was made by them that following the instructions, this would be plug and play.  Only thing plug and play these days is maybe a cell phone charger plugged into the USB port.

Instructions (Chinglish) were to copy NCusbPod.dll into the plugins folder.  Easy.  Once that was done, open Mach 3 Loader, select Mill or Mach3Mill (what's the difference?) select NCusbPod-XHC-Mach3-USB-Motion Card, "don't as me this again" button and OK.  Count to 10 and the "Error Found, Art Code 8877" message appears.  Happens every time. 

Have renamed plugins folder and made a new plugins folder with only the NCusbPod.dll file in it.  Made no difference.  Tried another computer, (Windows 7 32-bit), and get exactly the same result. 

Emailed their tech support, hopefully will get an answer.  Was going to go with the Leafboy77 board, I already have one running the laser with absolutely no issues except for the usual annoying Mach3 quirks that you have to overlook, not related to the card at all.  Wanted to buy the card but was convinced by the sales guy that the MX4 card had more capabilities.  Whatever. 

Considered Mach4, but seems hardware is very limited and wary of having to cram and learn Mach4 and want to stick with what I know now.

Please let me know what you all think.   

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Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 09:12:14 PM »
Maybe try a different version of Mach3?
Gerry

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Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 09:44:53 PM »
Hey Ger21,

Don't really want to go back in time, sure the older versions have their glitches and bugs that were hopefully solved by the latest version. 

Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2015, 10:03:56 PM »
Ger21,

I found the older versions, tried 62, 60 and 59, all yielded the same exact result. 

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Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2015, 10:17:58 PM »
Sounds like a bad plugin then?
Gerry

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Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2015, 10:33:15 PM »
Yeah, could very well be.  I am a little suspect of that fact especially since I cannot download it from their webpage, goes to a 404 error.

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Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2015, 11:46:30 PM »
send them a email they usely are good at fixing problem`s
Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 01:39:30 PM »
Yeah, I emailed them a pretty lengthy explanation, so hopefully I'll get a fix.  I'll be sure to post it here as well.

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Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 01:51:35 PM »
Also, some plugins may only work with certain versions of Mach3, and with Chinese devices, they tend to be older versions.
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Don't really want to go back in time, sure the older versions have their glitches and bugs that were hopefully solved by the latest version. 

Actually, the latest version is known to be very buggy, and most recommend using an earlier version, like the ones you tried.
But I would be surprised if the chinese plugin requires a much older version, like 3.042.*********
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Re: Art Code 8877
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 09:05:21 PM »
Got the Art Code 8877 (also 9991 btw) issue fixed, as suspected, ended up being the plugin for the breakout board was way outdated.  Latest version that Automation Technologies emailed be worked, so far.  I told them the link to download the new plugins was down, (404 error) and it still is down even now.  Glad the emailed one worked.