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Changed computers, can't get kboard working. Help!
« on: June 22, 2008, 03:19:18 PM »
Changed to a newer computer and now I can't get my kboard working. Checked all my settings but they seem right. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Changed computers, can't get kboard working. Help!
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 04:51:50 PM »
Are you meaning just in Mach or your keyboard doesnt work at all?
What kind of keyboard? Wireless? USB? PS2?

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Re: Changed computers, can't get kboard working. Help!
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 05:34:11 PM »
I'm sorry. I should've said the keyboard does work for other computing. For example I can type in gcode. But my CNC doesn't respond to my up and down arrows or the page up, page down keys for jogging. And now I have a persistent ESTOP. I have yellow lights on the diagnostic screen but I can't figure out how to get them to go out. Can't believe I'm having all this trouble just to change to a different computer.

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Re: Changed computers, can't get kboard working. Help!
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 05:37:56 PM »
Sounds like you need to change the active state of your limits, either that or the address of the parallel port is different.
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Re: Changed computers, can't get kboard working. Help!
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 05:46:15 PM »
Since my last post I've learned this-- Ports & Pins>Input sigs>Active Low:  if all checked (green) I get persistent estop when cnc power is on. If all x'd (red) I get persistent estop when cnc power is off. Maybe that will suggest something to you. The parallel port thing sounds interesting. What can I do about it?

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Re: Changed computers, can't get kboard working. Help!
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 05:49:15 PM »
Look in device manager and Ports and then LPT and  right click then properties then resources, first 4 digits are the address, that is assuming the computer has an onboard port. If its a PCI port then you will have to look at the address of that and it may be LPT1 or may be 2 or 3 or...
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008, 05:49:50 PM »
It should also be noted that Mach 3 was working fine on this computer before I connected it to my CNC.

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Re: Changed computers, can't get kboard working. Help!
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2008, 05:52:26 PM »
yes but thats because the limits are being seen activated so Mach will not let you do anything.
Do you have limit switches on the machine?
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2008, 05:55:41 PM »
on Intel(R) 82801EB LPC Interface Controlle   Are these the address?   Yes I have limit switches and they are all untripped as I deal with this.

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2008, 06:02:01 PM »
This is what you are looking for, well something like that, could be different address or LPT port.