Is anyone having trouble with a loose of USB connection while cutting. I have this happen quite regularly. It is running on a Windows 7 machine and i cannot seem to narrow down the cause. Originally I thought it had something to do with a microwave we were using in the space but now it just happened again without the use of the microwave or any other devices. Any ideas would be great.
I would start with the cable first. Then when cutting I do no use the computer for designing or internet use. I have a windows maching and it is used for running GC only when cutting. Try to use another USB cable and see if it helps, or if you are using a USB extention, take it off and recheck.
I have all power- saving/management turned off. Inducing in the BIOS of the PC and the screen saver.
I changed to a shorter USB cable. Seems to be working now. We are still having trouble when the microwave runs but we can work around that.
Try a higher quality shielded cable with ferrites on the ends
I’m using linux and had to disable the power saving features, because when the screen locks after a period the usb loses connection.
I had this happen today. Using windows 8. I saw windows had a flag up in the tray that said doing maintenance. I stopped all the programs and told it to finish. We will see if it repeats after a restart.
I get this message a lot. Will try the suggested solution. Sometimes I loos the calibration and it is a pain in the ass redoing. I saved all the data, but it seems It is not possible to enter the chain lenght manually. I still have the quadrilateral set up, since there are no more ring kits availabel.
It is possible, but you will need to do an extra step.
First run the automatic chain calibration steps which extend the left and right chains, but before attaching the sled and going on, make a mark on the link of chain on the topmost tooth of the motor sprockets. I use a paint marker, but nail polish would work. Then go afraid and finish the calibration and attach the sled.
Next time you need to calibrate the chains, do the part where you set a tooth to 12 o’clock then quit the automatic chain calibration. Put the painted links on the top teeth, and use Actions/Advanced/SetChainLengthManual - this puts you in the same situation as when you painted the links. Now click Actions/ReturnToCenter and the chains will extend to the length that hangs the sled in the calculated center of the workarea.