Thread: Total novice and lost
I have checked the following;
Motors rotate, using pliers, freely when no power. They lock when powered. Nothing when PC on, as in no noise from the motors at all and no LED's on the controller.
Wonder if it is some kind of charge pump problem. This is a safety feature and needs to be either configured in the pins, or overriden on the board directly (to bypass).
On my system this is pin 1 (port1). In the ports and pins menu, if you scroll down one of them lists the charge pump. In this table you need to add the pin and port required.
As John has mentioned, if you know the pins required for this controller it would help with setting it up. Could you take the lid off and tell us the make of the parts inside? They are possibly off the shelf bits and will have pin outs listed.
Oo, looks like one of those TB6560 boards from ebay, better wait until someone can confirm this, but meanwhile...
you can find the set up document about 2/3 down the page, it's written for Mach3 :)
Thanks for your comments/advise. You may notice that the board is actually a 4 axis not 3 therefore i'm not sure how that would affect the settings suggested.
Ahhh just looked more carefully...there is a thread http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/showth...-Driver-Boards started on here, may help?Neil...
Following the instructions as per NJ's link I have movement in the Y axis only and only in 1 direction no matter which key is pressed. Any suggestions on how I can get it to move in the + direction?
A good start.
Thanks to all for the help so far.
Sounds like you've got the 'step' set to the right one in Mach3 for the Y axis, but not the direction pin...try changing it.
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