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z axis and xpod problem 6040z
« on: February 02, 2017, 11:22:02 AM »
Hi All

we got a 4 axis cnc cutter to use for cutting out simple templates but now after 6months of working fine, the machine sometimes stops or the z axis does work or get I an error saying xpod not connected.

I have tried rebooting, different usb leads, replacing lead to z axis stepper motor. I believe its the usb board inside the box.

Do anyone know a way of fault testing the usb board or a suitable replacement?

thanks in advance

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Re: z axis and xpod problem 6040z
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 07:26:41 AM »
Can you give us some more details about your machine...

What controller are you using ?
(a picture would be good)

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Re: z axis and xpod problem 6040z
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 06:23:56 AM »
thank you for your reply

now the machine will not respond at all!

and I have now have a message in the the status part saying "is the xpod inserted ok? it has ceased to respond..."

and please see photos of the box as requested

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Re: z axis and xpod problem 6040z
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 07:03:54 AM »
I presume you are not using an XPod for wireless connection but a USB cable ?

If this is the case then any reference to xpod indicates some problems within the USB plugin for your controller. Try uninstalling and deleting the plugin and then re-installing.

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