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Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2017, 07:53:58 AM »
Which version of Mach3 are you using ?

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Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2017, 08:00:52 AM »
i dont know tbh it came on a disk with the machine and computer i from who i brought it of, am i better doing a fresh xp install and starting again?

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Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2017, 08:13:51 AM »
I am not sure but a fresh install may not be necessary - click on Help / About Mach3 and that should show the version number you are using.

Do you have details about the breakout board / controller you are using ?

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Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2017, 08:20:32 AM »
version D1.90.038

i presume by breakout board you mean the controll unit

jp-3163B

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Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2017, 08:46:39 AM »
That is just about the oldest version of Mach3 you could possibly be using.
Download version 062 from here: ftp://anonymous:guest@ftp.machsupport.com/Mach3/Mach3Version3.043.062.exe

At this stage - Check that JP2 (on your 3163B) is connected between pins 2 & 3

Can you get out of E-STOP in Mach3 ?

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Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2017, 08:52:54 AM »
I did get the estoppel working at one point but seems to have stopped since I tried some other settings.
I'm at work now so I'll try those things once Ive got time and update thanks
Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2017, 07:25:23 AM »
installed newer version as suggested canged ports pins and motor tuning as per manual

here is the xml file and a picture of unit

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Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2017, 07:45:16 AM »

I think you need to change your Ports & Pins Motor Outputs to:

X step 2
X dir 3
Y step 4
Y dir 5
Z step 6
Z dir 7
A step 8
A dir 9

Follow the wires and check which pin your EStop is connected to and make sure that is the pin specified in Inputs for EStop.
(The 3163B diagrams show pin 15 but yours may be connected differently).

Check JP2 (as mentioned previously).

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Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2017, 08:09:25 AM »
all the ports and pins are as said the estop button works when pressed and resets through mach3

dont really know about jp2 (see pic)


Re: BAD DECISSION
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2017, 08:26:34 AM »
did a bit of reserch on jp2 and found this page, so copied the jumper settings and it now jogs, on every happy man :)

thanks for your help im sure ill be back on other pages soon

here the link

https://hackaday.io/project/2439-dc-motor-controller-for-cnc-router/log/19857-learning-chinese-front-panel-schematics