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program stops while cutting
« on: November 26, 2015, 07:42:50 PM »
I am using mach 3 with a usb smoothstepper,every so often it stops comunicating and I have to restart the computer.Today it stopped at 160460 and got lost so when I hit cycle start it cut right across my job.Is there a way to start where it stopped after a restart of the computer
Re: program stops while cutting
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 12:06:46 PM »
I'm surprised there's no reply here. 
I will chime in with limited value probably.

I have only had a shutdown like that once with the smooth stepper and it was my fault.  I accidentally allowed a powersaver mode to startup on the laptop.
I took a chance despite the Mach3 warning message and hit run after the pc was back online.  Tore a nice line before I could hit stop.  Never again.

I know this shutdown thing happens though it has not been a problem for me.
Thoughts:
1) No unnecessary software or programs to run on the Mach3 computer.  No firewall or antivirus on mine. NO POWER SAVE MODE.
2) rule out electrical interference (keep ethernet cable isolated). 
3) rule out poor cable connections or jiggle

Beyond that, I dunno....

Steve
Re: program stops while cutting
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 09:39:54 PM »
I built a new machine and used a ethernet board and I have not had any problems. I am thinking it was the usb board
Re: program stops while cutting
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 12:15:32 AM »
Glad to hear it  thanks for replying
Re: program stops while cutting
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 08:15:26 PM »
I built a new machine and used a ethernet board and I have not had any problems. I am thinking it was the usb board

Had you disabled all power-saving on the USB on the problem PC?
Re: program stops while cutting
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 08:19:47 PM »
Yes I did
Re: program stops while cutting
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2016, 08:22:34 PM »
In BIOS as well as OS?
Re: program stops while cutting
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 09:23:02 PM »
Yes