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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    Thanks for the suggestion, and you're right about them being kind of buried, i.e.- not in plain view. They were actually the last reset buttons I discovered after some time of searching and was thinking/hoping they were the cure. Unfortunately they were not but I appreciate your advice. Best of...
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    Unfortunately, no. I had to put the problem aside for awhile in order to focus on other issues. Thanks for inquiring.
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    Thank you for your time and insight! I appreciate it and will keep that in mind.
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    I have been following the manual's instructions for inputting parameters. The "P/Q" button is the only "address' button that has a function while setting parameters. With both information from the manual and photos I've seen online, "Alarm 100" is the only message that should appear on the...
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    I reset all the overload buttons and noted the voltage at each contactor terminal (see attachment). I couldn't find wire 124 which you said should be the control power (and to check with wire 104). I manually actuated the contactors which turned on the hydraulics, coolant pump, and cabinet door...
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    Unfortunately I "have not" been able to re-input the parameters - I do have a copy of them. With the parameter switch in the cabinet set to on, and while in MDI mode (or any other mode), when I press the Q/P button - input a parameter such as "No.0007" - the cursor jumps to that number but does...
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    I've attached a few photos of the inside of the cabinet - please let me know if you'd like to see a clearer shot of a specific area. I've reset ever breaker and relay that I've found and that can be seen in the photos, I also checked the (2) black fuses on the power supply and (1) green fuse...
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    Great advise indeed. Off and on I've worked around machines like this for many years - mostly just programming or setting them up - but when it comes to the technical side (i.e.- heart of the machine) I consider myself a novice... so "absolutely" no offense taken. I have all the manuals but at...
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    Thank you very much for your advise. Tapping and otherwise checking the relays is something I haven't done yet. As per fuses, I did replace one small 1.0A fuse (green in color) that was inside the operators panel, but with no change. There must be one hiding somewhere that I haven't found yet...
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    Thank you very much for your advice and for taking the time. I've been looking for any and all of the fuses and breakers I could find, and will now also look for defective magnetic contactors. I'm not exactly sure what magnetic contactors look like or where to look for them, but now that I have...
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    Hydraulics Not On with Main Power and Controller On: Old Citizen F12 w/3T

    For the few years that I've owned it, this machine has always powered up without issue. [It's a 1983 Citizen Cincom F12 with a System 3T controller.] I'm not sure what's wrong or what caused it, but now just fans in the computer cabinet come on and nothing else. There is no alarm code or alarm...
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    Citizen F12 w/ Fanuc System 3T: "Not Ready" Issue

    No, I haven't been successful in reloading the parameters. I've been following instructions that I've found on the forums - some that seem to contradict each other. I must be missing something - maybe you could walk me through it step by step. (I've read in your past posts that it has been many...
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    Citizen F12 w/ Fanuc System 3T: "Not Ready" Issue

    Thank you for your reply. I did try re-inputting parameters the other day but without success. I searched past posts on how to input parameters on a 3T, and found an old post from 2019, where you and others were assisting someone in re-inputting parameters on a 3T: Citizen F16. This evening I'm...
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    Citizen F12 w/ Fanuc System 3T: "Not Ready" Issue

    Hello PM community, My old 1983 Citizen Cincom F12 went off-line recently and I am seeking help from people like myself who are big fans of this machine. [Please pardon me as I know my issue description will be a bit "wordy".] In the past couple years my machine has run without issue for...
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    Spindle direction will not reverse on 1983 Citizen F12 lathe with Yaskawa 616G3 VFD

    Thank you very much for your reply. I know that old machines like this don't like to be shut down for extended periods of time regardless of the climate. Glad to hear yours came back on line... even if just sort of on it's own. I've had that happen a couple times myself - more often than not the...
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    Spindle direction will not reverse on 1983 Citizen F12 lathe with Yaskawa 616G3 VFD

    Thank you very much. Will do! I'll be checking them later today. Hope it's something that simple. You must have remedied a situation similar to mine on a machine you own? Regards, WazMan
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    Spindle direction will not reverse on 1983 Citizen F12 lathe with Yaskawa 616G3 VFD

    Hello PM community. I recently purchased a 1983 Citizen F12, Fanuc System 3T, with a Yaskawa Varispeed-616G3 inverter. The machine had not been used for a few years but with a little work I was able to get it back on line and make parts with it, however a recent job requires tapping and I am...
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    1986 deckel fp3nc/dialog 4: Power/start-up issue

    Thank you for the feedback. I'm a novice when it comes to the technical side of electrical components, their definitions (i.e.-what is ESR?), how they function and effect other components, but I read a post recently that mentioned that there are 3 red capacitors somewhere that often need...
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    1986 deckel fp3nc/dialog 4: Power/start-up issue

    Thank you for the information. It appears the general consensus is that the NVS board is bad. Good to know it's repairable. I'll look for the BNC connector today - how difficult (and how) is it to hook up a TV to it and would I see anything on it while the NSV board's 4 LEDs are not showing...
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    1986 deckel fp3nc/dialog 4: Power/start-up issue

    Thank you for the information. I didn't know about those fuses - will check today. Might there be other fuses elsewhere - say large cabinet - that I don't know about? Regards, Adam
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