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X axis working only in one direction
« on: May 08, 2019, 08:45:35 AM »
Hello,

Since I redid the installation of Mach3 on my laptop (with the appropriate files for my G540 and UC 100) , I can not jog my axes as before.
For example, my X axis always works in the same direction, no matter if I use the left or the right arrow.
I tried a reset of my Hotkeys without success
However, with my PC everything works fine.
Do you have an idea of ​​the problem with my laptop?

Thanks
Jack

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Re: X axis working only in one direction
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 02:42:21 PM »
Hello,

Since I redid the installation of Mach3 on my laptop (with the appropriate files for my G540 and UC 100) , I can not jog my axes as before.
For example, my X axis always works in the same direction, no matter if I use the left or the right arrow.
I tried a reset of my Hotkeys without success
However, with my PC everything works fine.
Do you have an idea of ​​the problem with my laptop?

Thanks
Jack
Are you ALSO using UC100 with the PC or just the Parallel Port directly to Gecko G540?

If UC100 is also usable on the PC, your laptop may have a keyboard that has a different set of SCAN CODES. Try plugging in the PCs keyboard into the laptop to test if STD keyboard scan codes works.

What Brand/model is your laptop. What OS (Win 10 64bits?) and language keyboard are you using?



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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 03:05:00 PM »
If STD keyboard works correctly,
YOU can download 60 day trial version of keytest program from
https://www.passmark.com/products/keytest.htm

to display your laptop arrow keys scan codes.

Then enter the CORRECT scan codes in MACH3 | System Hot Keys table.
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Re: X axis working only in one direction
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 10:02:11 AM »
Reuelt

Thank you for your help,

Yes, I also use UC100 with the PC. My laptop is a Surface pro 4 with Window 10 64 bits and a french canadian keyboard. It was working fine before with this configuration.

I will explore your suggestions and make an update later on.

Jack
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Re: X axis working only in one direction
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 12:56:48 PM »
Reuelt

Thank you for your help,

Yes, I also use UC100 with the PC. My laptop is a Surface pro 4 with Window 10 64 bits and a french canadian keyboard. It was working fine before with this configuration.

I will explore your suggestions and make an update later on.

Jack

It is likely that Surface Pro 5 was updated by automatic Windows Update to the latest Windows 10 version.
If Windows 10 version has become 1803 or higher,
please make sure that you have updated MACH3 to the patched version found at
https://www.machsupport.com/downloads-updates/main-programs/

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Re: X axis working only in one direction
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 12:10:55 PM »
Hi every one


Just out of curiosity I tried again my Surface pro4 to control the movements of my CNC with Mach3 and surprisingly, it works correctly.

Why now ? probably due to an update of Window 10, who will know.

thanks

Jack