The Estop is definitely disengaged but i've never seen that green button on the side however? The left simply has the hatch that you can open for extra long stock and the right doesn't appear to have anything at all. On the back however there is a black push switch of some sort underneath the mains power switch. It's unsprung and it doesn't really feel like a switch. I have no idea what it is truthfully.a smaller green botton on the side which activates the contactor and powers the boards and motors and an Estop on the front which is easily knocked inwards.
The thing is that when I push spindle forward for example the button flashes red once and then the motor makes a low humming sound as if its trying to move. When I move the chuck by hand with the button pressed down the button flashes and makes this strange clicking sound. That'd lead me to believe that there is power going to the motors.Make sure you have 1 and 2 on and 3 out before you decide it is dead ( plus checking wiring and fuses etc)
The thing is that we are a school. It's just that these machines were purchased way back in 2000 and have never ever been used since. I tried Mach3 today. Absolutely nothing.Boxford do not support these any more, they never supported individuals only educational establishments at great cost.
That is why everyone who gets them without software converts them to Mach or EMC
I also tried Boxford V6 which I downloaded from their site but it refuses to run because it's 16 bit and the computer in question has issues running old DOS software...
But, in a strange turn of events in another workshop in our school there is a computer hooked up to a different CNC lathe (Emco Turn 55)... But for some strange reason it has the Boxford V10 software as well. So tomorrow I may try and transfer that on to the other computer and i'll give it a shot.
Thanks for the help so far.