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Another newbie hoping for a miracle answer
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:21:18 PM »
Our woodworking club has a donated Chinazone 6040 cnc router.  I volunteered to get it running but have had nothing but computer problems.  The 1st computer died just as we got close to making it work.  Another computer was donated running windows 7 home.  A computer "guru" installed a parallel port card (PCI Express?).  So far all it has done is lock up the cnc router.  I ran the driver test program and it says the port is now under mach3 control.  However, the computer can't even jog the router.  The interesting part is that when we turn off the computer, and test the manual spindle control, the gantry also moves slowly in the y direction.  When the cable is disconnected from the computer, the manual spindle control doesn't move the gantry.

Additional info that may or not be useful:  device manager says the driver is Oxford semiconductor version 1.0.0.5.  Also, when I first ran mach3, there was an error message telling me to run in compatibility mode.

Questions:  is there a driver conflict?  Parallel port card incompatible with mach3?

I'm desperate.  I've been fighting this since December!
Re: Another newbie hoping for a miracle answer
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 06:31:51 PM »
First thing I'd confirm is that the PC is running Win7 as a 32 bit system.


Mach3 Minimum Recommended Requirements:
Requirements if using the parallel port for machine control:

    Desktop PC (Laptops are not supported) with at least one parallel port
    32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (64-bit versions will not work)
    1Ghz CPU
    512MB RAM
    Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)
Re: Another newbie hoping for a miracle answer
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 06:56:41 PM »
Yes, it windows 7 home premium with service pack 1, 32 bit operating system
Re: Another newbie hoping for a miracle answer
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 07:25:46 PM »
Hi,
run DriverTest.exe and post a screen shot of it please.

Craig
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Re: Another newbie hoping for a miracle answer
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 10:40:42 AM »
some people have problems setting up mainly do to not having the instructions for there machine

i had same problems with mine if came with a disk in Chinese couldn't find mach 3 settings   

finally i found x axis  16 - 17
                   y axis  4 - 5
                   z axis  6 - 7
                   A axis 8 - 9

emergency stop 10  all port 1

hope this helps ventric is a easy software to get you started draw like d paint and it converts it to g code