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Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« on: October 06, 2020, 02:56:02 PM »
So below is my Rig setup. My XP machine died. I got another Dell & had it dumbed-down to Win7-32bit. Mach3 loaded & license is current. When I request machine to move, Mach3 shows movement, But the machine doesn't move.
I read about Setting LPT1, So I'm including my settings.

Any help is much appreciated.


Homebuilt 36"X72" CNC router (Buildyourcnc.com July 2010)
Dell 3010 + Win7 32bit + Parallel Card added to motherboard.
C10 - BI-Directional Parallel Port CNC Breakout Board
KL-4030 Drivers
36V Power supply
NEMA 23 425oz stepper motors
PorterCable router
Solid state relay
6 roller lever limit switches
1 Estop
Mach3 (Latest download)
LazyCam

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Re: Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 05:06:31 PM »
I don't think you need the 'e' in the address
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Re: Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 05:19:56 PM »
Graham, Thanks for the reply.

I omitted the 'e' in Mach3... Same issue. No movement.

Shawn...

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Re: Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 07:23:18 PM »
Do you have the enable on the C10 connected to 5V and the jumper set to outputs for pins 2 to 9.
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Re: Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 08:50:07 PM »
I have it connected to 5Vdc power supply. Also, set up 2-9 to output.

I am thinking of a USB BOB.

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Re: Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 01:39:57 AM »
I am thinking of a USB BOB.

Popular opinion is that Ethernet connection is preferable to USB for a BoB / Motion Controller. It would also be wise to choose a USA or EU manufactured product over a cheap Chinese one.

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Re: Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2020, 01:15:46 AM »
I would spend a little more $ for the Warp9 ESS which comes with full manufacturers support and back-up and is fully Mach4 compatable if you ever consider making the change in the future.

But the decision is yours.

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