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ReConfguration EStop
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:02:25 PM »
I've had my CNC (running Mach3) for a couple of weeks (been traveling). All was fine the last time I used it.
Today I cranked it up, everything started as normal, but when I click on the reset button nothing happens. I'm not showing any abnormal light on the diagnostic page, when I press an EStop switch the Emergency light comes on and turns off when I reset the switch. I've also tested the limit switches, but no luck. I even ran Mach3 with a saved copy of the setting file just in case it got corrupted some how, but no joy.
I'm out of things to try HELP!!!!
Re: ReConfguration EStop
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 03:08:06 PM »
When you go to the diagnostic page do you see the light for estop coming on/off when you push or reset the estop.
Re: ReConfguration EStop
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 03:09:03 PM »
When you go to the diagnostic page do you see the light for estop coming on/off when you push or reset the estop.

Yes
Re: ReConfguration EStop
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 03:09:42 PM »
Is there any message displayed in the status bar ?
Are your limits all wired NC ?
Are you sure that an axis is not sitting on a limit ?
Re: ReConfguration EStop
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 03:23:13 PM »
Is there any message displayed in the status bar ?
Are your limits all wired NC ?
Are you sure that an axis is not sitting on a limit ?

Well here's a weird one. I run Screenset 2010 instead of the standard Mach3 Screen (have for years). In an effort to answer your questions I Loaded the default Mach3 Screen, when it came up a pressed the Reset button and BINGO it worked. So now I'm thinking I have a corrupt Screenset 2010 screen file. Just for grins I reloaded the Screenset 2010 file and it's working fine!
I have no idea what the heck happened, but I'm up and running.

To answer your questions, yes I checked all the limit switches and non of them were active, if I pressed one of the limit switches the Diagnostic lights come on.

Anyway thanks for the help and suggestions. I'm off to make something.
 
Re: ReConfguration EStop
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 09:17:17 AM »
Is there any message displayed in the status bar ?
Are your limits all wired NC ?
Are you sure that an axis is not sitting on a limit ?

Well here's a weird one. I run Screenset 2010 instead of the standard Mach3 Screen (have for years). In an effort to answer your questions I Loaded the default Mach3 Screen, when it came up a pressed the Reset button and BINGO it worked. So now I'm thinking I have a corrupt Screenset 2010 screen file. Just for grins I reloaded the Screenset 2010 file and it's working fine!
I have no idea what the heck happened, but I'm up and running.

To answer your questions, yes I checked all the limit switches and non of them were active, if I pressed one of the limit switches the Diagnostic lights come on.

Anyway thanks for the help and suggestions. I'm off to make something.
 

Mach3 works in mysterious ways..LOL

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Re: ReConfguration EStop
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 01:41:36 AM »

Mach3 works in mysterious ways..LOL
 

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Re: ReConfguration EStop
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 04:10:40 AM »
"Mach3 works in mysterious ways..LOL"


Were April 17, 18 2019 "RAIN and Thunderstorm" days in USA?
It could be that the Computer CPU heat sink, PSU and CNC PSU & BOB were all full of dust and malfunctioned when the humidity was high.
After some long troubleshooting time, the water over the dust had dried up and MACH3 WORKED normally since.

Blow out all duct periodically..
"the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord"