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Geckodrive G540 stuck in fault
« on: September 09, 2016, 10:00:10 PM »
Newby here.  My Geckodrive G540 board is stuck in fault with no power light on.  I have been chasing a different problem and tried switching to my cable from my stepper to the board.  After a few seconds with the new wire, the wire got super hot and I could smell something hot or burning.  My machine stopped and Mach3 says the estop is pressed. On the board I have the charge pump slid to the "ON" position and in Mach3 output settings I have "charge pump 1" set to port 1 pin 16 and still not able to get it out of fault mode.  Please help...Very inexperienced...Hope I didn't fry my board. Thank you
« Last Edit: September 09, 2016, 10:04:34 PM by scott13 »
Re: Geckodrive G540 stuck in fault
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 08:57:47 AM »
Try with the charge pump off.
Re: Geckodrive G540 stuck in fault
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 09:59:11 AM »
I actually started with it in the off position and now have it in the on position.  No luck either way.

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Re: Geckodrive G540 stuck in fault
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 10:26:51 AM »
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After a few seconds with the new wire, the wire got super hot and I could smell something hot or burning.

Although they are extremely robust I think you may have damaged your G540. Perhaps contact Gecko for their advice.

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