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laptop won't connect to LEAD CNC 1010

Discussion in 'Control Software' started by davabran, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. davabran

    davabran Well-Known
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    Hi,
    I just finished assembling the LEAD 1010 CNC and my laptop won't connect to xPRO v4. The laptop is connected via USB and I grabbed the latest Openbuilds Control. When I turn the power supply on router light turns on, double checked wiring, steppers engage. When I try to connect to control it says "PORT ERROR: Opening null: file not found" (see screenshot).

    Thanks,
    davabran

    laptop: surface pro 3
    LEAD 1010, xPRO v4, nema 23 steppers, & 24V ps

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  2. jeffmorris

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    Download the Arduino IDE software at Arduino - Software and install it. This will install the USB driver.
     
  3. Ariel Yahni

    Ariel Yahni OpenBuilds Team
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    You can verify if the USB is recognized on the Device Manager
     
  4. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Instead of the whole arduino package, you really dont need. Just grab the correct FDTI VCP drivers here: Virtual COM Port Drivers
     
  5. jeffmorris

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    Make sure that your laptop is plugged into wall outlet and disable power-saving features.
     
  6. davabran

    davabran Well-Known
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    Ok installed the Arduino software and then the port drivers without initial success. I had to manually update the drivers in the device manager to get it updated. Now it works! Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I look forward hanging around this forum.
     
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