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Mach3 has control but steppers run one direction only
« on: September 06, 2021, 04:52:08 PM »
I built a 30x30 inch unit. I'm using Win 7 with parallel cable, HY BOB, and Mach 3. Mach 3 has control and runs the Roadrunner code but steppers only run one direction.
  The configuration looks good so I'm stumped. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks........goldfishrider

Offline Graham Waterworth

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Re: Mach3 has control but steppers run one direction only
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 06:45:04 PM »
You are missing the direction signal to the drivers or you have no dir pin/port set in the config
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Re: Mach3 has control but steppers run one direction only
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 07:43:22 PM »
I didn't explain it properly. In mach3, pressing x+ moves forward and x- moves forward also. This is happening with all 3 axis.
My config is per the instructions and all wiring has been triple checked.
  Yet using the manual pad everything works correctly.

Thanks.....Goldfishrider

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Re: Mach3 has control but steppers run one direction only
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 05:29:11 PM »
Have you checked the hotkeys settings on the config menu
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Re: Mach3 has control but steppers run one direction only
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2021, 09:42:13 PM »
Jog and system hotkeys are all set at 999. External buttons and OEM code are all set at -1.

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Re: Mach3 has control but steppers run one direction only
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2021, 07:46:12 PM »
You have not setup your jog keys.