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Fail to jog but will home.
« on: July 03, 2017, 04:42:21 AM »
Hi, will a pc that is possibly failing cause my  machine to home but not jog.
I have been away from my router table for a while busy with other projects
Last week I was attempting to flash it up again to begin cutting again.
On start up Mach 3 indicates that the drivers were successfully installed. The motors locked in on power up but non of the axis will jog.
I did a reference all to home which the axis did, but then fails to jog once again.
While away from my machine. I had used its pc for some drawings and noticed on a few occasions that the pc failed to boot up. After a number of attempts to start the pc it did boot up and managed to complete my drawings.
If the pc is beginning to fail will this cause mach3 not to operate correctly.
The pc is a a refurbished unit, I bought some years back to act as stand alone control for the router table.
The only programmes beside xp are Mach3 and 1 drawing programme loaded onto it. It is not connected to the web or any network.

Re: Fail to jog but will home.
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 04:51:38 AM »
Hi,
make sure the keyboard jog keys are enabled.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: Fail to jog but will home.
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 05:07:10 AM »
Hi
thanks for the reply.
Please elaborate further on your reply.
regards
Gary
Re: Fail to jog but will home.
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 05:26:42 AM »
Hi,
on the Tool Information panel on the main Program Run tab there is a button 'Jog ON/OFF Crtl-Alt-J'. It turns keyboard jogging on and
off.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: Fail to jog but will home.
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 05:46:27 AM »
Craig
Tried on and off with the Jog ON/OF . still no movement when trying to jog.
Re: Fail to jog but will home.
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 05:58:53 AM »
Hi,
not quite sure then... can you try some MDI commands?

Craig

My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: Fail to jog but will home.
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 06:04:26 AM »
will give that a go tks.
Re: Fail to jog but will home.
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 07:25:49 AM »
Hi Craig
yes I get movement with MDI commnds.
I have stumbled on a possible reason for my woes.
While away from cutting the last few months, I was using the pc purely for working in the drawing program. During this time the pc battled to boot. Having checked the pc out, it is again behaving itself........touch wood! I cleaned up excess files and defrag'd it. I am wondering whether this could have inadvertently corrupted my mach 3 settings and running of the router.
I will give the Mach 3 settings a more thorough going over.
Possibly a re-install and make a new profile completely.