UC100 USB to Parallel controller

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UC100 USB to Parallel controller

Postby masii52 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:03 pm

I have a UC100 control that has been working good for about 3 years with a desktop computer.
It recently has started to disconnect from the computer (Toshiba core i5 laptop) for no apparent reason.
I have double checked all connections and found nothing that would cause this.
So I acquired a Dell core i5 laptop from my son thinking the USB ports on the Toshiba were dropping out.
I hooked up the Dell and same thing happens I get an error message after a little while running the program that the computer can't find the UC100.
I went into the device manager under USB controllers and disabled the power saving feature but that had no effect.
I don't know if the UC100 is bad or laptops are a no no.
I emailed CNCDRIVE when this was happening with the Toshiba laptop but I never got an answer from them.
Has anyone had this problem and corrected it??
I can't do any machining like this.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thank You in advance,
Mike
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Re: UC100 USB to Parallel controller

Postby cncdrive » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:23 am

Check in the Windows device manager if you see the UC100 or not when it is plugged into the USB port.
If it is not seen then there is no connection to the device.
The USB cable or connector/connection is broken or the UC100 is damaged.
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Re: UC100 USB to Parallel controller

Postby masii52 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:30 pm

What do I do if the UC100 is damaged? Send it back to you to repair or discard it?
I'm going to try a different cable and see if that's the problem.
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Re: UC100 USB to Parallel controller

Postby Robertspark » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:44 pm

What operating system are you running?

Unfortunately where I am at the moment I only have W7 Pro in front of me but as you can see from the device manager there is a setting for the USB device to turn off this device.

Just check you have not got a setting that has changed its self with a windows update to put the device in sleep mode or something.
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Re: UC100 USB to Parallel controller

Postby cncdrive » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:52 pm

It depends on how did it damage.
I mean if it is repairable or not.
For example if the USB mini connector damaged mechanically then it is likely repairable with replacing the connector.
But if the device got an overvoltage shock and the microcontroller and USB chip damaged then it does not worth to repair it, because it is more cost to repair than a new device.
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