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xPro Controller v2 - help!

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by jon byers, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. jon byers

    jon byers Well-Known
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    Hey so I have been making my way through the OX base build learning as I go but ran into a wall when hooking up the controller board. Can anyone help?

    I am trying to use grbl controller w/ the xPro board. It started promisingly enough - opened the right port (COM 4), baud rate (115200), and got the motors to jog. Then poof...lost the connection and get: "No data from COM port after connect. Expecting Grbl version string." I have tried every sequence of hooking USB/starting controller/plugging in PSU, reinstalling software, trying different controllers...and nothing. WHAT HAVE I DONE?!

    Any ideas? I attached a photo of my setup if it helps. Running Windows 7 64.

    thanks!!

    jb
     

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  2. jon byers

    jon byers Well-Known
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    Update: I have been talking w/ Mike at Spark Concepts re: my issues with the board. Apparently this is a known issue between the xPRO board and the GRBL Controller software (the GRBL Controller bricks the FTDI chip). The issue seems to be infrequent - Mike said that out of +300 boards shipped mine is only the second board to report this issue. He was very helpful with supplying a new board and will troubleshoot the old one - hopefully the problem can be resolved for future boards.

    I suggest using the Universal Gcode Sender as recommended on the Spark website if you are considering the xPRO board for your build.

    jb
     
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  3. CCV

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    Hi Jon, Can you please tell me how you got into contact with Spark Concepts? They only have a contact fourm on their site and need to get my board sorted out! Thanks
     
  4. Mark Carew

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    Thank you for taking time to post this update Jon
     
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  6. jon byers

    jon byers Well-Known
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    CCV,
    I replied to the confirmation email sent from Spark when I ordered my board. I think the email went to [email protected]
     

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