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Thread: Emergency stop switch

  1. #1
    Troyer Guest

    Default Emergency stop switch

    When I go to move mode it promps me that my stop switch is on and the input #4 is constantly blinking. It does this in dos and windows v3. I have cleaned all connections, disconnected the button but still will not let me use it in move mode.Could there be a bad circuit in board or am I missing something.I have a good sized fluting job to be done by this weekend, and this is getting frustrating.Your input would be helpful. Thanks Don

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Shopbot, Glendale Az



    Mine did the same thing.
    Click on (V)alues and then (N)
    Change the setting for input 4 and hit enter.
    This should help it.


  3. #3
    Troyer Guest


    Thanks Doug
    I tried that but still no success.
    Thanks Don

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    ThingsWood, 105 Keystone Court, Thunder Bay Ontario, P7C 2E6


    Do you have a Z zero plate for your machine? If so, check to make sure it is not touching any metal. It should be isolated from the machine when you are not using it to zero the bit. If it is grounding your bot will not move.

  5. #5
    edwardmc Guest


    Take the switch off and see if you still have the problem. if not It's probbly a bad wire. You can still use the S key to stop, Allso check and see if the spacebar is stuck on your keyboard. or put a diferant key board on

  6. #6
    ron_cleaver Guest


    I had a problem with the emergency switch - it turned out to be the blue plastic connector on the board of the control box. ShopBot sent me a replacement gratis.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Artisan, Industrial Art Company, Little River SC


    I remember having this same problem at first. Are you guys using the new Windows version software? Do you have the old version installed as well? I don't think you can have both. I believe there is a port conflict or something similar. Try uninstalling the old SB software and that should cure your problem, I think. Write down your unit values first, and you can easily re-install the old SB software if that's not it...but I think it solved my problem...D

  8. #8
    Troyer Guest


    Thank you everyone for your help. Grant from shopbot also helped me. Dumb me, I wasn't hitting the enter key after doing the vn command and changing the input settings. Just started using the new sofware and I like it very much.
    Don Troyer

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