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Offline Cosha

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Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:51:52 PM »
hello all thanks for reading this...

ok my understanding of all this is new to me so bear with my non tec terms lol!

ok so im running mach3, i got my motors to move perfectly everything set up no problem

now i rebooted my stand alone windows 2000 pc with only mach3 on it and the motors wont move, everything is working as it should mach says the motors are moving but the very starnge this in that the stepper motors sound as if there moving but they actualy dont!

loss of power? im not sure? i have tried quite a few things but i know its going to be some little setting somewhere i have missed.

ports and pins are 3,2 5,4 7,6 and all port 1

and that is as much as i can say? ox378 port, 25hx kernell etcs nothing else selected any ideas?

i have spent 5 months building this baby and now its not working and im heartbroken!

cheers

cosha

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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 05:24:05 PM »
Check that the tuning has not changed.
When you say they sound as if they are moving, is it a normal sound or is it  a sort of whining sound?
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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 05:44:25 PM »
its the same sound it makes when it was working normaly! i have tried the motor tuning, just more higher pitched revs, i could understand if it was just one of thm but its all 3...

im totaly baffled

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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 05:51:24 PM »
Close Mach down and go to the Mach3 folder and run the DriveTest.exe and see what the result is.
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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 06:04:04 PM »
Also, check to see if Jog in enabled. Can toggel it on and off on the program run screen. Sounds like it is though if the motors are makeing noise.

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Offline Cosha

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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 01:00:34 PM »
ok when i have done the motor test what am i loooking for?

cheers

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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008, 01:58:14 PM »
well the test did its thing and nothing lol

so anyway, i just put the ports and pin modes into "max NC-10 wave" mode and the motors turn but not correctly, bothe the x and z axis move together im guessing this would be for a wire cutter i dunno?

but at least i know my motors work fine

im really buggered now

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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 02:51:45 PM »
You dont want MaxNC mode unless thats the type of machine you have. You might want to try Sherline mode however as that increases the pulse length to your drives, some drives need it.
 What did your DriveTest look like? it should be fairly smooth and shouldn't have any huge spikes.
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Offline Cosha

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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 03:22:36 PM »
hi hood, it was ok few little spikes so i adjusted the motors and it tests ok

the most bloody anyoying thing is i was messing around not doing much and then it worked fine no problems except the z would on go one direction no matter what way i jogged it! mad!

the ports and pins i use this code

3,2
5,4
7,6 and all on port 1

the otherway around and it doesnt work, i have already tried to delete the programm and re load it still the same

could it be a faulty servo boards? i hope not because it works in different modes

i have followed all the mach3 trouble shooting set everything up the way it has told me im fresh out of ideas?

is there a way i could load into mach 3 another operator from somone that loads everything correctly?

i just cant get my head around it

thanks for all your help tho

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Re: Strange Mach3 proplem please help
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 03:24:54 PM »
this is what im using