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    I've slowly put together my conversion to cnc on my little lathe and have got everything on and ready but i am at a standstill with my stepper motors not working. i am using mach 3 and have configured my axis,e-stop,etc. i am using plug and play stuff, a gecko g540 driver, nema23 stepper motors, have windows 7, parallel is wired straight from computer into my driver then my x,z, cables from my motors into the driver. the green power light is on without any faults.and when i turn everything on they make a slight hum noise. when i try to jog from mach3 they do nothing. it shows on the mach app that they're moving but the machine does nothing. does anyone have any idea what i'm missing here? thanks!

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    Default Re: HARBOR FREIGHT 7X10 MINI LATHE CNC CONVERSION

    i made a short video of my issues on my channel. im hoping its something obvious. im new to this



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    Default Re: HARBOR FREIGHT 7X10 MINI LATHE CNC CONVERSION

    Use the LPT1 port then I can guide you through it



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    Quote Originally Posted by KH0UJ View Post
    Use the LPT1 port then I can guide you through it
    (LPT1 Port?) I don't know what that is but I will google that right now and see if I can switch it. Give me just a few minutes. I appreciate your help greatly!



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    Default Re: HARBOR FREIGHT 7X10 MINI LATHE CNC CONVERSION

    You need a male to male LPT1 port cable since your gecko drive is a female connector and your PC is also a female connector

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    Default Re: HARBOR FREIGHT 7X10 MINI LATHE CNC CONVERSION

    okay i have found the same parallel cord you have depicted and have the driver also. now what do do?



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    Default Re: HARBOR FREIGHT 7X10 MINI LATHE CNC CONVERSION

    does anyone know the settings for the ports and pins? or a way to find out?



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    Default Re: HARBOR FREIGHT 7X10 MINI LATHE CNC CONVERSION

    Quote Originally Posted by ENEEL View Post
    does anyone know the settings for the ports and pins? or a way to find out?
    Ensure that the port address for the checked port (port enabled in config ports and pins) that Mach3 will be using is the same as the address indicated in Device manager for the same port. Example for LPT1 (port #1) address D050 (0xd050);

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    Note that your port address will probably be different.



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    Default Re: HARBOR FREIGHT 7X10 MINI LATHE CNC CONVERSION

    here is my configuration on the com ports



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    Default Re: HARBOR FREIGHT 7X10 MINI LATHE CNC CONVERSION


    If you watch one of the videos make sure its this one. I finally covered everything in one video. sorry for the delay, this one walks through my entire setup and configurations. if you understand this stuff at all then it should be an easy catch. Thanks guys!



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