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z-axis takes a vacation...
« on: January 20, 2008, 09:12:22 AM »
On occasion when I fire up the system I have no control of the z-axis stepper... like now.  Sometimes a restart of the computer brings it back, other times it doesn't.  The motor is fine.  Any clues?

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Re: z-axis takes a vacation...
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 11:09:58 AM »
Check all of your wiring carefully, swap the drive from another axis and see if the problem follows the drive, try another PP cable just in case it has a bad connection internally.
Hood
Re: z-axis takes a vacation...
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 01:39:16 PM »
I think there's a suspect connection on the computer's port... cracked solder joint or similar.  I tried my printer and it didn't work either (different cable).  After a little jostling of the terminal I got it to work.  I'll have to dig into it.

Thanks for the reply, Hood!

Cheers,

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Re: z-axis takes a vacation...
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 01:42:20 PM »
might be just as easy for you to get a PCI port and use that instead, the only thing you will have to change is the port address.
Hood
Re: z-axis takes a vacation...
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 02:06:48 PM »
C'mon, wheres the sport in that?!   ;)

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Re: z-axis takes a vacation...
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 02:28:09 PM »
LOL, well I have too much to do so I take the easy option, especially  if its also a cheap option after all I am Scottish  :D

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