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Re: Stepper motor acting funny
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2016, 02:02:22 AM »
Hi Beni,

I think you have given this it's best shot.

From your first picture the driver test results indicate that your PC (fine with your existing controller) will not work successfully with Mach3. If you can obtain another PC, with parallel port (or with PCI slot to fit a parallel port card), to try then this may be the way forward.

Your Step2600 controller uses 1/2 step microstepping which may never give truly smooth movement, at least not as smooth as 1/8th microstepping so at some time in the future you may also wish to consider a new controller.

Tweakie.
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Re: Stepper motor acting funny
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 03:35:11 PM »
I would suggest that you FIRST clean up your PC.  I would reformat teh Drive and reinstall XP then MACH3 and nothing else.



THEN retest your machine. I think you may find it will be  fine then.

(;-) TP
Re: Stepper motor acting funny
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2016, 09:55:28 AM »
Hi everybody !

I tryed to install LinuxCNC, and now my stepper motors are moving as supposed.

I want to thank you all for your great support, and best of luck for all of you.

This thread can be closed now.

Regards, Beni.

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Re: Stepper motor acting funny
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2016, 12:02:38 PM »
Sounds like an excellent result Beni - good fortune with linuxCNC.

Tweakie.
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