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Problem setting I900
#1
I was working on a machine recently with a PMAC Lite (isa bus) and wanted to change the I900 value to 7. I typed the value in at the terminal but when I checked it the value had changed to 6. This happened every time I typed the value in and also happened with I905, etc. The board is running V1.16D firmware.

Has anyone come across this problem before?
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#2
Does this happen if PLCs are disabled (Ctrl D), no motion programs running (Ctrl A), and no HMI running?
Did you try reinitializing ($$$***)? Note, be sure to have a backup configuration.

(12-12-2014, 07:50 AM)Gamedawn Wrote: I was working on a machine recently with a PMAC Lite (isa bus) and wanted to change the I900 value to 7. I typed the value in at the terminal but when I checked it the value had changed to 6. This happened every time I typed the value in and also happened with I905, etc. The board is running V1.16D firmware.

Has anyone come across this problem before?
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#3
It definitely happened after a reset and I'm fairly sure that when I tried it nothing else was running (plc's, motion progs, etc). In fact it was ater a reset and loading the config file that I first noticed the problem, because the config should have set I900=7. We also verified that the link settings are as they should be.

Are there any settings that might cause this problem that I could have a look at next time I'm on site?

(12-12-2014, 09:31 AM)Gregs Wrote: Does this happen if PLCs are disabled (Ctrl D), no motion programs running (Ctrl A), and no HMI running?
Did you try reinitializing ($$$***)? Note, be sure to have a backup configuration.

(12-12-2014, 07:50 AM)Gamedawn Wrote: I was working on a machine recently with a PMAC Lite (isa bus) and wanted to change the I900 value to 7. I typed the value in at the terminal but when I checked it the value had changed to 6. This happened every time I typed the value in and also happened with I905, etc. The board is running V1.16D firmware.

Has anyone come across this problem before?
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#4
There are no settings that would cause this. Possibly, there is a gate hardware issue. Can you change any of the other gate I-variables, e.g. I901 or I902?

A quick test would be to close the HMI (anything that might write to PMAC), issue $$$*** Save $$$, and then see if you can change I900/I905. If you can, then some program is the culprit; otherwise, it looks like the PMAC is the problem.
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#5
Thanks for that. Next time I'm on site I'll try those things out. If it does turn out to be the Pmac at fault, can they still be repaired?

(12-15-2014, 09:55 AM)Gregs Wrote: There are no settings that would cause this. Possibly, there is a gate hardware issue. Can you change any of the other gate I-variables, e.g. I901 or I902?

A quick test would be to close the HMI (anything that might write to PMAC), issue $$$*** Save $$$, and then see if you can change I900/I905. If you can, then some program is the culprit; otherwise, it looks like the PMAC is the problem.
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#6
Sorry, PMACs with ISA bus are no longer repaired, just PCI bus versions. PCI versions are also still in production....
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