Hello Guest it is December 08, 2019, 12:28:52 AM

Author Topic: Nothing seems to work!  (Read 4287 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tweakie.CNC

*
  • *
  •  8,016 8,016
  • Super Kitty
    • View Profile
    • Tweakie.CNC
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2016, 09:00:38 AM »
Try changing the Active State to Low and see if that makes a difference.

Something else to try is changing your pin allocations in Motor Outputs to …

X Axis – Enabled – Step Pin#2 – Dir Pin# 3
Y              “                      4                5
Z              “                      6                7

I have to do some work now so I may be away from the forum untill tomorrow - perhaps someone else can chime in on this problem.

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2016, 09:28:09 AM »
Tried that - still no change.

Offline Tweakie.CNC

*
  • *
  •  8,016 8,016
  • Super Kitty
    • View Profile
    • Tweakie.CNC
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 10:55:48 AM »
Could you run DriverTest.exe (Mach3 folder) and post the results ?

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 11:37:18 AM »
Just got a message after a few minutes that said test completed and on OK button to close the dialogue.

Offline Tweakie.CNC

*
  • *
  •  8,016 8,016
  • Super Kitty
    • View Profile
    • Tweakie.CNC
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 11:58:09 AM »
The results look just fine but that version does not give all the information. You need to upgrade to a later version of Mach3 - I suggest version 3.043.062 which can be downloaded from the Mach3/ folder in the FTP downloads section here:- http://www.machsupport.com/software/downloads-updates/

I believe the new version can be installed over the top of your existing version but keep a copy of your existing .xml file or a note of your settings in case they are not preserved and need to be re-entered.

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2016, 07:39:35 AM »
Hi tweakie,
I have acquirea "new" old PC with built in parallel port.  I will download the newer version and install it on there then report back!

Offline Tweakie.CNC

*
  • *
  •  8,016 8,016
  • Super Kitty
    • View Profile
    • Tweakie.CNC
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2016, 09:06:11 AM »
I will keep my fingers crossed.  ;)

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2016, 10:54:54 AM »
I will chime in here..... the step ports and direction ports need to be assigned to port 1 for all of them.  So all those zeros I circled, change them to 1
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2016, 10:57:46 AM »
Another thing is that unless you have documentation telling you otherwise, I have always seen motor pinouts like this
X step 2 dir 3
Y step 4 dir 5
Z step 6 dir 7

I have seen a few chineese ones a bit different though.

Offline Tweakie.CNC

*
  • *
  •  8,016 8,016
  • Super Kitty
    • View Profile
    • Tweakie.CNC
Re: Nothing seems to work!
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2016, 11:04:53 AM »
Excellent catch Fixittt I think the missing port 1 entries have been the problem.

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.