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by AliveOak
Thu 10 Oct , 2019 16:21 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Error: Move Buffer Full
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Error: Move Buffer Full

Also, blow out computer with air hose. Was an amazing amount of oak dust in there. Probably interrupting coms.
by AliveOak
Thu 10 Oct , 2019 16:18 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Unrecognised Error (code -256)
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Unrecognised Error (code -256)

When running a program, I get a dialogue box on screen that says "Unrecognised Error (code -256)"

Anyone got any ideas?

The program continues to run seemingly, and ironically, without any errors.
by AliveOak
Tue 10 Sep , 2019 11:16 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Error: Move Buffer Full
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Error: Move Buffer Full

Fix Update: Replaced the USB AB Comms lead. Machine is now flying. Simple as that. 8)
by AliveOak
Mon 01 Oct , 2018 13:34 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Error: Move Buffer Full
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Error: Move Buffer Full

Update: It's started again. The previous fix was only temporary and no longer works. Sorry. :(
by AliveOak
Wed 04 Jul , 2018 17:32 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Starting part way through G-code program
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Starting part way through G-code program

Can anyone give a step-by-step guide to starting midway through a program? I don't want to run 100,000 lines of code cutting fresh air! Cheers.
by AliveOak
Wed 04 Jul , 2018 17:28 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Error: Move Buffer Full
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Error: Move Buffer Full

Message of gratitude to DavidB above. His fix in the control panel changing the latency totally worked. Very pleased. Many thanks. Pete
by AliveOak
Mon 22 Jan , 2018 9:00 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Error: Move Buffer Full
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Error: Move Buffer Full

That's excellent. Thank you.

It would seem that there are many issues encountered on this forum that can be put down to static build-up. How does everyone prevent or counteract this? Any cool tips n' tricks?
by AliveOak
Fri 19 Jan , 2018 11:07 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Error: Move Buffer Full
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Error: Move Buffer Full

Hi, I am getting an error box when running a program that says "Error: Move Buffer Full". The feed rate is automatically set to zero and the machine just sits there with the spindle still running. If I press OK, the program begins again but not for long and the error code appears again. I have tried...
by AliveOak
Tue 04 Jul , 2017 10:11 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: No Power to Control Board
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: No Power to Control Board

All fixed! Turns out one of the 6.3amp 20mm fuses was blowing due to the Z brake. Disconnected the brake diode on terminal 15, replaced the fuses and got power back to the board. This locked the Z brake on so cut the wires to it, removed the outer casing and removed the Z brake altogether. She's now...
by AliveOak
Thu 29 Jun , 2017 8:59 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: No Power to Control Board
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: No Power to Control Board

Thanks Pete. You're right. I was sure to isolate the machine.

I've rechecked and, with the meter set at 200v~, I get no reading. Zero, zip, Nada, 0.0.

What's my next move? I really hope the board isn't finished. They've stopped making them haven't they?

Thanks again,
Pete
by AliveOak
Wed 28 Jun , 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: No Power to Control Board
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: No Power to Control Board

Hi Martin. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I have no background in electronics so please bear with me! I found TB11 and the 24v pins, attached a multimeter and got a resistance reading of 168.6 (see pic) I have not got a clue if I'm reading it correctly or if it's good or bad. I'm hoping y...
by AliveOak
Tue 27 Jun , 2017 11:06 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: No Power to Control Board
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

No Power to Control Board

Hi. The machine has power but the 7 segment LED doesn't light up at all during or after powering up. It seems there is no power going to the board. I've had the machine a long time and can work around most issues but don't even know where to begin with this one. I think the fuses are okay but at a t...
by AliveOak
Tue 05 Jul , 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Porter Cable Router Playing Up
Replies: 3
Views: 2196

Re: Porter Cable Router Playing Up

Thanks for the reply. I've sorted it. My brain only works part-time. It was the brushes after all. I replaced the worn out one with the wrong ones. D'oh! :oops:
by AliveOak
Mon 04 Jul , 2016 17:06 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Porter Cable Router Playing Up
Replies: 3
Views: 2196

Porter Cable Router Playing Up

Hi. The PC router in my microrouter can't maintain its revs. It sounds like the power it is receiving is flickering. I have changed the brushes and blown it out with compressed air and no joy. If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful. Cheers.
by AliveOak
Tue 05 Jan , 2016 15:37 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 2081

Re: Tools

A gentleman as ever. Thanks for that. I've ordered all I need.

Cheers :D
by AliveOak
Thu 31 Dec , 2015 17:23 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 2081

Tools

Hi. Does anyone have a recommended supplier of cutters in the UK? The collets I have are imperial and it's proving to be a pain finding a 1/4" and 1/8" carbide ball nose slot cutter. Any suggestions very welcome. Happy New Year! :D
by AliveOak
Sat 30 Aug , 2014 19:37 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Machine pauses at each point when machining
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Re: Machine pauses at each point when machining

I had done something to make the firmware revert to an older version so ran Easy Upgrader 2 and it connected straight away. I then uploaded a file, pressed the turbo button as you suggested, and she flies along!!

All sorted now Martin. Thanks very much indeed sir! 8)
by AliveOak
Sat 30 Aug , 2014 14:53 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Machine pauses at each point when machining
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Re: Machine pauses at each point when machining

Thanks for getting back to me so soon Martin. I have been itching to get back to the shop and try it. Can it really be that simple?! I feel slightly foolish. :D I went to the machine today and another gremlin has surfaced. When i try to connect to it, it erases the flash and then a box appears sayin...
by AliveOak
Fri 29 Aug , 2014 11:20 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Machine pauses at each point when machining
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Machine pauses at each point when machining

Hi Guys. My first post here but I have read a lot of the forum for this machine. I am having a problem with my MicroRouter Compact. Can you help? I am running V2.23 with Windows XP Pro on a Dell PC. The firmware is up to date (5216, FPGA 17 & CPLD 9) using Next Step on an NS control card (the newest...