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First time Calibration - No Motor action

So I’m trying to calibrate for the first time but the motors will not turn.
Shows Connected on GC home screen, but I get an error message.
Unable to find machine position for chain lengths 6.71.2.00. Please set the chains to a known length (Actions - Set Chain Length) - What do I set it to.

I also run the Motor Test - But it reads “Fail” for each X,Y, and Z Motors.
When I go to calibrate and I get to the Motor Calibration and I try to toggle the motor I get
the bottom Message. The sled is not keeping up with its expecteed position and has halted. Click stop to clear.

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the most common cause of this is that the power is plugged into the arduino
instead of into the motor shield.

David Lang

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@dlang is right. This is most likely a power issue of some sort. Does the green LED on the controller board light up when you plug the power supply in?

That’s the one thing I really appreciated the most about the EastBaySource kit I got. They have it set up where it can only be plugged into the right power port. The other one was capped off. I could see that being confusing had it not been capped.

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I didn’t have it plugged up to the Board. Thanks for all the replies.

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