Lost communication

This topic contains 10 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Vincent Pollaro 7 months ago.

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #53468

    George Kriete
    Participant

    Thanks for getting me the parts to repair my machine.

    running smooth now.

    I got a few nice pieces made.

    Then I started getting lost communication errors.

    I was on Repieter Host fourm and read all I could find.

    Checked wiring, checked settings, even changed USB from computer to Arduino board.

    checked settings again in RH.

    small carves work fine.

    The one I am having trouble with is a 3hr 40min rough cut. It is only getting between 26000 and 34000 lines of 70000.

    3 tries and each time another piece of wood down.

    I copied the log file from RH on the last try. I can send if need to see it.

    Just gets frustrating when things start going in the right direction to hit another bump in the road.

    Any help is appreciated.

    #53472

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Any chance the computer is going to sleep, even just the screen going off can mess with the USB?

    #53474

    George Kriete
    Participant

    I have sleep mode shut off.

     

    #53475

    RyanM
    Participant

    I’ve run into the same problem with my printer a few years ago, it was just a bad USB cable.

    #53476

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    This comes up once and a while and it is always something completely random. A refrigerator, dryer,  or air compressor coming on are the most recent examples. That tiny flub in the power will screw up the stream of commands. If you can’t narrow it down it is best for you to just use a LCD and SD card.

    #53477

    Vincent Pollaro
    Participant

    Yep. I was the beer fridge guy. Look for anything on the same circuit that might cycle and have a heavy initial draw or is very close and creates a lot of RF noise.

    #53493

    George Kriete
    Participant

    I just changed the USB cable. I dont know if it is a sheilded one.

    I have not added anything new in the house, or the room, frig, A/C, etc.

    I have been running this on and off for a year now.

    I am going to Find a shielded USB cable and try that.

    Would my Radio headphones put off RF noise. that is new, it is noisy in the room with the router going.

    #53494

    George Kriete
    Participant

    Do I need to use USB 2.0 or 3.0?

    #53495

    Vincent Pollaro
    Participant

    USB 2.0 is fine. That’s all I’ve ever used. Definitely a shielded cable is a plus and a good next step in troubleshooting.

    #53498

    George Kriete
    Participant

    I went out and bought one yesterday. Not sure if it is shielded or not, package did not specify.

    I ordered the shielded one today online will be here tomorrow.

    Thanks for the help I will let you know if this is the fix.

     

    #53500

    Vincent Pollaro
    Participant

    You can usually (though not always) tell if it is shielded by the cable thickness. A shielded cable will be visibly thicker due to the layer of braided metallic shielding between the inner wires and the outer sleeve.

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.