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    Brilliant, nice job Todd & thanks for sharing. ...

    Brilliant, nice job Todd & thanks for sharing.

    Julian
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    Problem solved 90%

    Hi all,

    Reset my Bios, found something called "APM BIOS" which stands for Advanced Power Management. Disabled it and guess what? Yep, problem solved, well 90% anyway. Ran motor for 10 minutes and...
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    Hi Eldata, Speedstep- I got playing with the...

    Hi Eldata,

    Speedstep-
    I got playing with the bios settings last night and must have disabled something i shouldn't have. I'll restore them tomorrow and go from there. "XP Home Edition" is my OS,...
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    Thanks for the links Eldata, My PP had a...

    Thanks for the links Eldata,

    My PP had a Moschip and i got it working with a new driver from the link. Still no joy though, it has the same problem as before. At least i can disregard the PPs as...
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    Ahh.... This is very interesting. So now i can...

    Ahh.... This is very interesting. So now i can ignore my low voltage as a source of my problem this means i better start delving into the bios a bit further for C1E and Speedstepping as discussed...
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    eSilviu, Are you saying that 2.6 volts on my...

    eSilviu,

    Are you saying that 2.6 volts on my PP wont affect my Gecko drives at low speed even if they require 3.3v minimum?

    Julian.
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    Hi all, No joy with my plug in PP card..... i...

    Hi all,

    No joy with my plug in PP card..... i cant find a driver to suit XP to run it. Any way it only cost me $5. It probably wouldn't be any good anyway,because if the onboard PP only puts out...
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    Hi Eldata, Here is part of a post i submited...

    Hi Eldata,

    Here is part of a post i submited in an earlier post


    I have made a homemade CNC router/mill. All works well except for this persistent problem with the stepper motors locking up on...
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    Think i found the main problem?

    eSilviu,
    I understand your logic...I think:)
    I have just got back from the shed and think i have found a problem. I put a meter across pin 2 & ground on my PP & i am only getting 2.6 volts out....
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    Hi eSilviu, I was hoping to stay with Windows...

    Hi eSilviu,

    I was hoping to stay with Windows and Mach3. I'm not familiar with anything else. I guess it's just a comfort thing.
    Can i put a hypothetical question to you guys? If a computer is...
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    Hi Eldata, This is fantastic! I must be...

    Hi Eldata,

    This is fantastic! I must be getting close to the cause of the problem. My scope image is similar to your worst image. Also, when i zoom out on my wave form you can see on every second...
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    Hi eSilviu, This is a good idea,thank you. I...

    Hi eSilviu,

    This is a good idea,thank you. I will see if i can borrow one from somewhere and i will get back to you with the result.
    I still would like to know what a good and bad wave form...
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    Ossiloscope image needed

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. I,m looking for an image of what a good & a poor pulse wave form (Mach3) should look like on a scope.
    I have been...
  14. Hi all, In one last attempt to fault find my...

    Hi all,

    In one last attempt to fault find my computor i hooked up an ossciloscope to my parralel port and discovered it is putting out a very poor wave form. So this narrows it down to the...
  15. Hi eSilviu, I checked out that USB controller,...

    Hi eSilviu,

    I checked out that USB controller, looks interesting but 69Euros for controller then another 69Euros for license, I think i would go for the Smoothstepper. Plus 12uS minimum pulse...
  16. Hi Dorsal, It's a desktop computer. Thanks for...

    Hi Dorsal,

    It's a desktop computer. Thanks for your input.

    Regards Julian.
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    Thanks for the reply Gerry,

    Yes, i've tried 25, 35 & 45khz mode. Driver test came up excellent and looked smooth. Pulse rating is about 23300. I only tried Driver Test on 25khz mode.
    ACPI is...
  18. What next?Should i try Smoothstepper?

    Hi there from Australia, I need your help please!

    I have made a homemade CNC router/mill. All works well except for this persistent problem with the stepper motors locking up on me and missing...
  19. What next, should i try the Smoothstepper?

    Hi there from Australia, I need your help please!

    I have made a homemade CNC router/mill. All works well except for this persistent problem with the stepper motors locking up on me and missing...
  20. try this

    Hi Walky,

    1) Driver to stepper cables should be shielded and ground at one end.
    2) Change Debounce settings to 2.

    Regards Julian.
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    Scan2cad ?

    Hi all,

    I want to cut/pocket/V-bit etc. some aviation signs on my homemade cnc. I have imported jpeg, bmap images etc. into scan2cad and played around for hours.
    How do you make vector lines...
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    Straightening Acme lead screw?

    Hi all,
    I have just about finished my first CNC machine and received the Acme screws from the USA today. Both screws (36") have bends in them of about 1/4"- 1/2" over their span. What is the best...
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