OK I took about 5 hours tonight and went through everything I could. I started with the fuses. I then found a connection between my computer board and the Memory board that was not very tight. The fiddling enabled me to get my CNC computer back online. I also followed the directions to remove the drift in the servo motors. It had me power the drives off, remove lead #10 from the X and Y axis boards and then I needed to turn the little adjustment screws (pots) until I had removed the drift on the dials.
I am finished with all of that. I am able to jog now without issue and even change my rate of speed for jogging.
What I need help with is TUNING the drives now. I have a paper that speaks of several procedures for specific types of servo motors. I guess the previous owner was trying to tune them but never understood now? So my first question is how do I know what type of servos I have in my 200R?
After that question is it normal for the drives to make a constant high pitched whining noise? I don't like it so I'm hoping it is because they are out of tune? If it's normal I guess I'll just wear ear plugs or get used to it?
I know the drives are out of tune or there is a faulty component somewhere because every so often the drives will make a noise like they are resetting and the table sort of locks into grid again like when you set "0 Grid".
Anyway, I'm excited at the progress; I just hope I can fix this properly. Do any of you know a simple way that I can change out my tape drive for a connection to an old PC? It would be nice to update that portion of the CNC.
Also is there any way to report the X & Y axis as I am moving the table around? -Kind of like a DRO? The only time it reports X&Y is when I stop moving the table from a jog routine. While I'm jogging though, it does not show any numbers incrementing.