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MAch 3 stops working
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:27:06 PM »
When I reboot my computer mach 3 will move my router normal for about 15 seconds. Then it stops moving. motors make noise but little or no movement.
Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 09:30:56 PM »
Hi,
going to need a lot more info than that before anyone could make a guess.

What PC do you have?
What OS is installed, especially is it 32 bit or 64 bit?
What is your motion controller....parallel port or UC100 or Smoothstepper or....?
If its a parallel port machine what does DriverTest.exe reveal, and I mean a screen shot not some meaningless 'excellent' or 'pulsing to fast'?

Craig
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Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 03:03:52 PM »
Windows XP
64 Bit
Pulse frequency drops from 29000 to 1000 and is erratic after that. When the pulse frequency drops the motors stop working.
Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 04:21:55 PM »
Hi,
the parallel port driver won't work on 64 bit.

What external motion controller are you using?

Craig
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Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 05:00:42 PM »
Must be 32 then. It has worked for years.
Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 05:46:08 PM »
Hi,
you could try loading the port driver anew. You'd have to use the control panel to dig out the old driver and
then install anew.

Craig
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Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 06:39:06 PM »
Hi,
have you loaded any new programs recently? Maybe one of them is stuffing up the parallel port driver.

Craig
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Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 05:00:52 AM »
No new programs.
Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 07:06:10 AM »
Is it possible the problem is with my power supply? I believe that just went out on me.

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Re: MAch 3 stops working
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 07:17:35 AM »
Is it possible the problem is with my power supply? I believe that just went out on me.

Sounds like a reasonable assumption. Perhaps check the power supply output with a multimeter to confirm.
 
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