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Re: Greetings Mach3 Users-- I am about to tear all of my hair out.
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 09:49:58 AM »
Thats good and probably means your graphics is not an issue. More likely to be either the pulse width, the active state of the Step/ Dir or just tuning. I suppose also it could be binding or roughness in the ways/screws.
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Re: Greetings Mach3 Users-- I am about to tear all of my hair out.
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2008, 10:20:32 AM »
screws seem good. I mean, when i had the machine apart last weekend, i tuned the screws... so i dont think it would be that. Also- the Gecko guy told me that it shouldnt be an issue.. should have like 20k pounds of twist on those tables (or maybe it was 2k)..

I am running the machine again now. We will see shortly. If this thing doesnt work today- stuff is coming out. I shouldnt have to go through this after 4k invested.. i know thats not a lot in comparison to big machines.. but when my original idea was to buy a 400 hand mill... its a little upsetting..

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Re: Greetings Mach3 Users-- I am about to tear all of my hair out.
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2008, 01:01:22 PM »
Saying your machine is missing steps is akin to saying your car is not running correctly. It could be a multitude of things. Hate to see ya rip apart 4K in 1 day of trouble-shooting. What are the specs on your motors? You say you installed a G540. Are you POSITIVE the motors are correctly wired and your 540 is compatible, correctly wired, and setup? I'm assuming a sufficient power supply was included in the mill purchase. A website with the machine specs might help a bit. Hoods pretty slick on the troubleshooting. Given enough time, he could probably have it making sandwiches for you at lunch.
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Re: Greetings Mach3 Users-- I am about to tear all of my hair out.
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2008, 01:27:19 PM »
Keith, did the "Standard PC" setting I suggested on the CNC Zone  work?

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Re: Greetings Mach3 Users-- I am about to tear all of my hair out.
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2008, 01:28:01 PM »
LOL. your post actually made me LOL.. rather than the usual LOL..

I have the machine from www.deepgroove1.com

everything is wired correctly-- infact-- The Guy at Geckodrive walked me through the install of the G540.

it runs fine and then blows out on the finishing path.

I may have just made the fixing change. I had acpi uniprocessor fro driver, rather than std comp. I swapped that and it is running properly. I also reinstalled Mach3...

I am all ears though...

Very appreciated..

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Re: Greetings Mach3 Users-- I am about to tear all of my hair out.
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2008, 01:28:43 PM »
haha.. i think it may have... it is running well now. I am going to go back down in a minute and see whats doin'

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Re: Greetings Mach3 Users-- I am about to tear all of my hair out.
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2008, 01:29:40 PM »
Excellent  :)

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