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Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« on: July 18, 2015, 08:31:26 PM »
Hello all,

I'm hoping I can get some help here.
I've been running Mach3 for a while now, but just today needed to use my EStop button.
After I did, I now cannot get my steppers to run.
I can hit the reset button and it stops blinking. I have untwisted the Estop button. Nothing is working.
I'm using the GeckoDrive G540 and noticed that the fault light is on. I believe usually there is a green light on.

Any advice on where I should begin?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Blain
Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 09:26:21 PM »
First, I'd put a temporary jumper around the EStop button bypassing the contacts to determine if the contacts provide continuity and are operating properly.
Russ
Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2015, 09:50:51 PM »
 ............ and verify that the 540 is receiving the Charge Pump signal from Mach as tht will inhibit a reset as well unless it is turned off inside the 540 enclosure.
Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2015, 10:19:57 PM »
Thanks for the reply Overloaded. I just tried the jumper and it did not work.

I just came back in and saw your second reply.

How can I verify that the 540 is receiving the charge pump signal. I checked in Mach 3 that the Charge Pump was selected. Is there something else I need to do to verify this?

Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 10:23:39 PM »
I did flip the charge pump switch on the 540 to off, but still nothing (I flipped the switch while everything was up and running) should this have been done when powered off and then restarted?
Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2015, 10:45:03 PM »
Not sure but maybe just shut it all down and restart it.

Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2015, 11:10:55 PM »
I tried that too and still nothing.
I appreciate you trying to help.
I'm going to do some digging on the various web sites and see if I can't figure this out.
Thank you again for trying to help.

Best Regards,
Blain

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Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 04:27:43 AM »
how do you have the E stop conected
Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2015, 07:46:05 PM »
Re: Used EStop and now steppers aren't working
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2015, 07:47:53 PM »
I'm thinking about just uninstalling Mach3 and then re-installing and see what I get after that.

It's just been so long since I've had to mess with the settings that I hope I can get it back to how it was before this incident.