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help with mach3
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:38:34 AM »
hello
i need help but not sure to explain it so here goes
i have mach3 on a xp computer but my key board arrow wont move the number it use to but it just stoped
even the on screen jog tab wont work i cant get it to work. I can load a g code and all the button work all the setting are right can any one help
I am thinking it might be my computer when i go to the diagnostic tab the pause freguance is only 100. i think this is wrong.

sorry if it didn't explain this right but if you need more please ask

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Re: help with mach3
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 06:55:14 AM »
Hi Petlaw,

Check that you have not accidentally clicked the Jog ON/OFF button (main screen).
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: help with mach3
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 03:24:50 PM »
thanks  but done that  still  nothing
done every thing i can think of.
Re: help with mach3
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 03:50:43 AM »
look like no one can help me with this problem

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Re: help with mach3
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 03:53:26 AM »
Have you tried another keyboard ?

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Re: help with mach3
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 03:55:15 AM »
yes i have thanks

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Re: help with mach3
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 04:17:34 AM »
Make a backup copy of your Mach3 folder.
Download and re-install Mach3   http://www.machsupport.com/software/downloads-updates/

(If that does not resolve the problem then, as you suspect, it may be time to replace your PC).
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Re: help with mach3
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 04:33:49 AM »
thanks i give  it ago. i have another computer but it doesn't have a parallel  port it just has usb and my break out board is not usb.
the computer is window 10  i have a use adapter but now sure how to get it working .    "my other problem"

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Re: help with mach3
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 04:44:56 AM »
A number of members are currently having issues with updates and Win7 / Win10 so my advice would be to stick with WinXP.
The only way you could use Win10 would be with an external motion controller (the usb/pp adapter's don't work).
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Re: help with mach3
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018, 04:48:08 AM »
OK so can u i use usb and the adapter with xp and mach3 and if so how?