Well I finally got my DC power supply built, successfully installed Mach3 (demo version), system test was excellent so I wired everything up and the motors don't spin. I notice this as a common startup problem and I am probably a dead give away as a novice first time builder. I have been searching the forums looking for ideas when I thought that I would post to see if someone else has had these problems. I feel that it has to be something simple that I am missing but haven't discovered it yet. I will list some things about my system and wait to hear from you good folk on this list.
I am using a C10 BOB from CNC4PC. I have it enabled. I feel pretty sure that I have the correct port setting for the parallel port on the motherboard but I did try port 2 just to see (double checked in Device Manager). I am using the 203v Geckos. I have carefully checked to make sure that I have the step and direction pins wired correctly and enabled in ports and pins. The 203v requires active high so I have the active low box unchecked in ports and pins. I can successfully reset the E-stop. In motor tuning I have the pulse width set for 2us as per Geckodrive. I have a green LED on the drives. I have played with many different accel and vel to no avail. When I attempt a rapid position (G0 X1 Y1) to try to spin the motors I get DRO movement within Mach3 but no motor spin.
I welcome any and all thoughts and suggestions. I was actually under the false impression that this might all work on the first try