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cant get computer to talk to mach 3
« on: May 11, 2020, 11:03:32 PM »
running xp mach 3 working on computer but not moving machine using usb can someone please help me as i am new
Re: cant get computer to talk to mach 3
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 11:50:33 PM »
Hi,
you haven't provided much information.

You say you are using USB....what USB board specifically?

I presume that it is a USB motion controller, if so you have the USB controller plugin installed and selected as motion controller?

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Re: cant get computer to talk to mach 3
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 03:30:09 AM »
i dont know my wife bought me a 6040 cncest running a prt-e1500w controller from china doesnt have parralel just usb printer cable can get program to work on computer but wont control machine but the motion controler i dont know which one i have any help for a begginer would be appreciated and some patience with me would be appreciated

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Re: cant get computer to talk to mach 3
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 06:09:32 AM »
Can you post some pictures of the control and the board inside it, did you get any software with it, if its USB there will be a driver you need to load/copy into Mach3

When you start Mach3 go to menu 'Function Cfg's' and click on 'Reset Device sel...'  Close Mach3 and start it again, post a picture of the small device window that pops up.

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