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Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought,
« on: December 06, 2020, 05:58:41 PM »
This is really strange!  I've been using Mach3 to control a computer controlled quilter that I designed and built now since 2010 without any problems.  Well, I moved from Germany where I was stationed, and setup shop in Richmond, VA.  When I setup the pc, I used a custom built desktop PC dual core Intel Celeron with 8gb of memory.  I used to use a HP laptop (Z5000) running Windows 7 Home which worked very well.
Now I'm using the desktop pc, USB cotroller, etc., and everything works well except the jog keys.  Investigation of the problem indicates that the jog keys are not the problem, the problem is that the jog is moving so slow that it hardly registers on the screen and doesn't move the motors.  When I hit tab and use the MDI screen, it's seems to work better, but I have to adjust the speed of the movement to an outlandish number to get it to move using the MDI.  When I switch back to the keyboard, no joy, same problem.  My question is this is there an internal setting in Mach3 that affects the speed of the Jogging?  This is really frustrating, HELP!!!!  I have checked to see if the .xml file is corrupt and it appears to be ok.
Jog on/off appears on every page, and jog is turned on.  This is not a button problem but is an extremely slow response to the jog buttons.
Re: Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought, --SOLVED
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 08:43:08 PM »
This issue is caused when using a very fast pc.  The kernal speed at 25000 is not sufficient to run at an adequate speed.  I set the kernal speed at 35000 and re-started Mach3 and all is working well now.  Jog is working correctly and I can adjust speed using Feed Rate.

I hope those folks that are having similar issues can use this fix, also.

Larry
Re: Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought,
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 12:09:32 PM »
Well, I proved myself wrong.  I moved the computer away from the test bench and reconnected to the quilter.  Low and behold the problem is back again.  The jogging speed is so slow that it doesn't even register on the screen when in offline mode.  But works when online.  Now that is a kick in the head.  I would love to hear from anyone who can shed some light on the issue.

Larry

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Re: Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought,
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2020, 01:04:29 AM »
Hi Larry,

Which make and model USB controller are you using ?

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Re: Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought,
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2020, 04:28:48 PM »
Hi Tweakie,

The USB controller is a built in on the motherboard, an ASROCK MB with 6 USB PORTS

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Re: Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought,
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2020, 12:55:46 AM »
Hi Larry,

Sorry, I did not ask the question correctly...

Which make and model Mach3 USB Motion Controller are you using ?

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Re: Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought,
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2020, 03:46:58 PM »
The USB controller is made by BTSensor, it's the one sold by BuildYourCNC down in Florida.

Larry

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Re: Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought,
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2020, 08:28:04 PM »
Most time you cannot SEE a corrupt XML file. Reload teh file from an OLD backup. Not from teh onboard backup files. You do have a backup right ?? OR rebuild your setup from scratch.

Just a thought , (;-) TP
Re: Jog keys stopped working, or so I thought,
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2020, 08:31:10 AM »
I do have a backup of the software, however, when I re-installed it, it did the same thing.  I'm stumped now.

Larry