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Keith
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New Computer for Mat Pro 120

Post by Keith » Mon 22 Jun, 2009 5:40 pm

Hi.

I've just loaded the FMD software into new computer, but when I try to open it up it gives a message NOT CONNECTED TO MACHINE but it is.

The only difference is that I have had to but a USB serial converter to be able to connect to the new computer, the software for this went in ok.
Can't think of anything I've done wrong, anyone had this problem before.

Put old computer back and all is working as normal.

Any help appreciated.

Keith

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Merlin
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Re: New Computer for Mat Pro 120

Post by Merlin » Mon 22 Jun, 2009 8:32 pm

Hi Keith
You may need to check and/or set the USB Serial Port.

To identify the COM port setting for the USB. Click START then Control Panel
Click System
Click Hardware Tab then Device Manager

In Device Manager locate the Ports (COM & LPT) line. Click the + next to it

There should be a "USB Serial Port" followed by a COM setting number. Often COM4

NOTE THIS COM PORT SETTING...
FMD program does not support a port setting higher than com4
Close ALL

Open FMD and in the SETTINGS click Configuration and then the Set Up TAB
Click the drop down arrow next to the Existing Serial Port Setting and select the appropriate setting as recorded
from Device Manager.

Click Apply the OK to save the new settings.
Close FMD and then relaunch it..

Hope this helps. If not then give me a PM and I will give you my telephone number.

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Re: New Computer for Mat Pro 120

Post by Jonny2morsos » Mon 22 Jun, 2009 11:25 pm

Are you switching on the Valiani first? I have found the same if it is not switched on first and I always close the computer down before switching it off i.e. the reverse procedure.

Apologies if this is what you are doing and I am stating the obvious.

John.

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Re: New Computer for Mat Pro 120

Post by Keith » Tue 23 Jun, 2009 1:12 am

Hi John.

Just to let you know that Merlin was correct, but I do also put the machine on first. Only problem now is that it's upset the settings on the machine for some reason, in that the head is not returning to it's correct position, hence cutting at the wrong angle, and not cutting all the way through the board. Even when I reconnected the old computer I still now have the same problems.
I've emailed John (Merlin) and hope he can help me out...... will let you know.

Keith

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Re: New Computer for Mat Pro 120

Post by Merlin » Tue 23 Jun, 2009 9:17 am

Keith

Two possible problems here. 1. The Config file is corrupted or 2. The Head Sensor is not reading correctly.

On setting up your original computer, a new Config file would have been written with the correct settings by who ever did the installation.

On your new computer the 'Default' Config file would be used. This needs to be updated to your settings.

Can you please PM me your Serial Number and the Version of the Software that you are using.
I will then get an updated Config file for you.

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Re: New Computer for Mat Pro 120 UPDATE

Post by Keith » Tue 23 Jun, 2009 3:09 pm

Hi All.

Just a quick note to let you know that after a restless night !!! The machine is now up and running again with the new computer installed.

This all thanks to John (Merlin) and Valiani in Italy who between them sorted my predicament out in super quick time.
The forum for me was the first place I thought to go which proved right, and a very grateful thank to John for being so patient with me and sorting it all out.

Regards Keith

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