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Offline jeniferpandey

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mach 3 control app acting wierd on my s7
« on: June 27, 2018, 03:23:16 AM »
hello, mach community
i have an s7 and  i have been using it for 1 year ,i got no issues
recently i upgraded my phone to 8.1 update and my mach3 control app is been crashing
again and again.please help!
NOTE- i have never rooted my phone

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Re: mach 3 control app acting wierd on my s7
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 03:34:49 AM »
Hi,
you'll get more readers and response if you post in the main Mach3 Discussion board.

Having said that I think yours is a fairly common problem.

I assume you are using Windows7 32 bit and a parallel port?
If so then there are at least three recent updates to Windows7 from Microsoft that cause a reboot when used with a parallel port.
There are three things you can do:
1) Identify and wind back the three updates and keep your PC off the Net to avoid other updates.
2) Buy and use an external motion controller like a UC300 or a SmoothStepper, external controllers are unaffected.
3) Upgrade to Mach4, it is a much more recent program which is still in development and regularly updated whereas Mach3 development ceased five years ago.

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Re: mach 3 control app acting wierd on my s7
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 03:54:06 AM »
thankyou craig
let me update it to mach4 ill get back to you!
if it does solve the issue!
by the way thats an bad ass signature

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Re: mach 3 control app acting wierd on my s7
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 04:16:13 AM »
Hi,
yes I know, probably not very polite....it still makes me laugh though.

Be warned that Mach4 is a new program and many report a steep learning curve. There is a parallel port option for Mcah4, at a cost, $25 but it is not and will
not be fully featured. This means you will require an external motion controller to use Mach4 effectively.

Mach4 $200
ESS     $190
2 X C10 BoBs $46

Note the ESS is just my suggestion, there are others, some a little cheaper and others quite a bit dearer. Likewise the two C10 BoBs were my choice, there are others.
I mentioned them because they are about middle of the road price wise....if you want Mach4 you will have to part with some money. I did so about 18 months ago and
I think Mach4 is great.

Craig
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Re: mach 3 control app acting wierd on my s7
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 12:26:28 PM »
Um, what does your phone have to with it?

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Re: mach 3 control app acting wierd on my s7
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 02:33:43 AM »
Hi John,

I think the OP is referring to his phone.

It is really not to be recommended;  https://openbuilds.com/threads/control-mach3-with-your-phone.406/

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Re: mach 3 control app acting wierd on my s7
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 03:29:12 AM »
Hmmm.!