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Offline Bob La Londe

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Still Useful - Even for Manual Machining
« on: September 10, 2022, 20:05:53 pm »
During the time my main CAD/CAM computer has been down this week I've been working on various projects that just aren't as important as getting the next customer job out the door.  Stuff that will help with time and efficiency, but not enough to stop working on other stuff.  Its kind of been like just having fun doing hobby machining all week. 

I did some pencil prints for some of the parts I made already, but then I spent a minute loading the 32 bit version of 1.0 on this old XP dual core box, and I've gotten to used to CB even a simple print is easier and faster on the computer.  Nothing special.  Hold downs, clamps, cross drill fixture for the lathe, etc.  Mostly brute force non critical machining. 

I also really like the print function in 1.0.  Prints nice, and then I just hold it to the DRO arm with some magnets while I work. 

I can say this.  I am getting really tired off turning handles.

My replacement CPU might show up today, but the computer I paid overnight delivery on won't get here until next week.  The vendor blames UPS, and UPS blames the vendor...  I hope the replacement CPU brings the computer back to life. 
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Re: Still Useful - Even for Manual Machining
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2022, 20:35:29 pm »
"I hope the replacement CPU brings the computer back to life. "
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Me, too, Bob!  I couldn't do without at least one of my machines!

FWIW, I still run XP on my 'development' computer, because there are so many software tools I use that will only run under XP.

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Re: Still Useful - Even for Manual Machining
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2022, 22:30:58 pm »
"I hope the replacement CPU brings the computer back to life. "
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Me, too, Bob!  I couldn't do without at least one of my machines!

FWIW, I still run XP on my 'development' computer, because there are so many software tools I use that will only run under XP.

Lloyd

I did a heck of a lot of work on XP-32 in the past.  I've just gotten so spoiled and its soooooo slow compared to the machine I have been using. 


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Re: Still Useful - Even for Manual Machining
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2022, 01:37:21 am »
Nope.  No boot. 
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Re: Still Useful - Even for Manual Machining
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2022, 08:32:16 am »
Nope.  No boot.
Anything on the display, beeps, etc.? Is the power supply ok?
On most MB there is a LED which illuminates when AC power is connected. This is the stand-by voltage (3.3 V) from the PS present on the MB.
Is the On/OFF button working?

I suspect it may be what happened to my MB.

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Re: Still Useful - Even for Manual Machining
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2022, 13:48:46 pm »
No beeps.  Has ezdebug led set. CPU led lights solid which is supposed to indicate CPU not detected. 
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Re: Still Useful - Even for Manual Machining
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2022, 15:33:34 pm »
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... to indicate CPU not detected. 
Or not being powered (properly).

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Re: Still Useful - Even for Manual Machining
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2022, 16:55:28 pm »
Yep.  Sadly my days of having days to screw with PCs for fun are over. 
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