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    Lightbulb MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    Bought CNC router and it has automatic Z measure probe. I see many video online show how to set it up on older version it working great, however older version not except my register key. Therefore I download the newest version MK1 CNCUSB Controller, everything working great, but the problem I have now is Tool measure doesn't work. the machine is move down touch the probe and kept going, it doesn't retract. Anyone know which parameter I have to select so the machine retract once tool is touch the probe? Thanks.
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    Re: MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    Seems like your Z probe have no contact or is not configured in software for the correct pin.
    Try make contact by hand without moving Z axis and on the software you must see color change on Z axis, if not you have no contact electrically or not the right input pin configured in settings.

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    Re: MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    Circuit is closed and Z do change color, however the machine kept going. Look at all the setting and don’t see anything different than 2.10.10xxx beside the UI layout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adidoro View Post
    Seems like your Z probe have no contact or is not configured in software for the correct pin.
    Try make contact by hand without moving Z axis and on the software you must see color change on Z axis, if not you have no contact electrically or not the right input pin configured in settings.
    The best way to learn is trial error.

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    Re: MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    Just for clarification, do you have PlanetCNC MK1 controller, or the Chinese one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adidoro View Post
    Just for clarification, do you have PlanetCNC MK1 controller, or the Chinese one?
    Download the software direct from Planetcnc. And the machine is from ebay. So I guess mix match of both.

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    Re: MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    I asked about controller (hardware with firmware written in it) because only the software is not responsible how machine will behave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adidoro View Post
    I asked about controller (hardware with firmware written in it) because only the software is not responsible how machine will behave.
    Mix bag because i have older version CNCUSB install on W7, is working fine, however my register key won’t work. And the lastest software download direct from Plantcnc Registry Key work, however the probe is act funny.

    By the way, I export the old settings then import to new one still won’t work. My suspect is that i could be some missing in the setting that I miss or don’t see.

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    Re: MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    If in settings Tool Sensor is enabled and as you said the Z change color in software when probe is triggered, then it should work.
    If not, the problem is the controller (hardware).
    If the controller is not original PlanetCNC with original firmware in it, I`m afraid you can`t get any help here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adidoro View Post
    If in settings Tool Sensor is enabled and as you said the Z change color in software when probe is triggered, then it should work.
    If not, the problem is the controller (hardware).
    If the controller is not original PlanetCNC with original firmware in it, I`m afraid you can`t get any help here.
    So you know script do anything?

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    Re: MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    I don't understand your question. Sorry I'm not a native english.

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    Re: MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    With version 2.10.1208.601 delivered with the (chinese) machine it works.
    The problem is, that the pin 3 is used for Z- and Probe (if the controller JS-3163b is connected via USB).
    All newer versions can not handle this.

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    Re: MK1 CNC USB Controller Measure tool Z issue

    Hi, I have a problem with my cnc usb controller when I select the forward shift of the Y axis it moves backward and when I select reverse it moves forward.
    This worked before, I probably change a setting but I can't find it.
    I think it's a configuration problem, I looked for it but I can't find it.

    please who can help

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