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    I havent seen the other post, but sure sounds...

    I havent seen the other post, but sure sounds like a bad deal. Hate to hear it, best of luck finding a new gig. I would be getting ahold of people you have worked with in the past etc
  2. Yep. We deliver everything. Agree with above, it...

    Yep. We deliver everything. Agree with above, it is important to make contact with customers, it keeps you on their mind. I dont charge for it, its part of the deal. I do have to admit it hurts a bit...
  3. Dont know. Some things just dont seem important...

    Dont know. Some things just dont seem important till something goes wrong. Of course, then its too late. My brother has a 1998 or so Excel mill that I tried to back up parameters on for him but we...
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    Good to know, and agreed.

    Good to know, and agreed.
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    I reloaded all data from the special key startup...

    I reloaded all data from the special key startup mode ( dont know what its called, but not the 2 soft keys next to each other . Are you saying the way the startup process works, if it hangs on...
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    Are you talking about the big one in the back...

    Are you talking about the big one in the back control cabinet or the little one on the main board? It appears the small one on the main board knocks it down to 24 and 5v?
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    Yes, it is a B. The card came in today and I put...

    Yes, it is a B. The card came in today and I put it in and it allowed me to load all the system files. It appears as if Fanuc did replace the original part number with one that locks us out. Seems...
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    Fanuc World has one of the original cards. I...

    Fanuc World has one of the original cards. I contacted their support and they think the "new card being protected but not the old one" theory is plausible, but wouldnt/couldnt say for sure. They had...
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    I am starting to wonder......Fanuc is saying the...

    I am starting to wonder......Fanuc is saying the original card A20B-3900-0163 is no longer available. The replacement is A20B-3900-0283. I cant help but wonder if the new one is "protected" like the...
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    No. That is beyond my knowledge unfortunately

    No. That is beyond my knowledge unfortunately
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    Im assuming this issue is related to other issues...

    Im assuming this issue is related to other issues I am having/have had. All started with freezing on "graphics is ready" on startup. Then 935 ecc errors when on. Reloading sram would fix the 935...
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    Will the boot screen come up with the new card in...

    Will the boot screen come up with the new card in so I can attempt to load it? I can get another card and try it, if I can still access the boot screen on start up. What worries me is that one of the...
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    Exactly what I was thinking. The saved backup is...

    Exactly what I was thinking. The saved backup is 21 files. Names include ncbasic, minfo, pmc-sb, sram, cncparam, graphic, nc1_optn etc.
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    Replacing SRAM/FROM Fanuc 21i

    I have been having issues with a Fanuc 21iTB. According to the book the symptoms show a hardware issue, and replace either main board or SRAM. We replaced the main board but it didnt fix the issue. I...
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    [/B] Awww, damnit

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    Awww, damnit
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    This is exactly why I have my one full time...

    This is exactly why I have my one full time employee do nothing but run the machine. I do everything else, including run my machine. As long as he is running the bills are getting paid. When Im...
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    I agree with the low chairs vs stools comment....

    I agree with the low chairs vs stools comment. Low chairs slow people down. Stools let them rest their feet.

    In reference to an earlier comment about finding tasks to keep operstors busy, I may...
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    Yes. In the end its on me, of course. But as the...

    Yes. In the end its on me, of course. But as the employer I have put it on them to be productive with everything within their control, and I will make sure they have what they need. I dont have the...
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    I go back and forth in my mind on this issue. We...

    I go back and forth in my mind on this issue. We are small, me, one full time and 2 part time guys. I run a machine most days. I dont sit when running. I let my guys sit as long as the machine is...
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    $100/hr for quoted jobs and $80/hr for time and...

    $100/hr for quoted jobs and $80/hr for time and matl ( or just time ). I dont mark up matl, anything over 3" dia or so I buy already sawed to length. Sawing, unloading etc is built into the shop...
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    Heck if I know. I program ( roughly ) every RFQ...

    Heck if I know. I program ( roughly ) every RFQ and use the time the software generates ( along with a factor plus setup etc ). But this is VERY time consuming and exhausting.

    Im actually running...
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    Excellent, congrats!

    Excellent, congrats!
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    Good point, I cant argue with it. I have a...

    Good point, I cant argue with it. I have a tendency to look at things negatively. At the same time, these type instances happen often, though I am usually around to fix it without much lost time. I...
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    I might not be using the correct verbiage...

    I might not be using the correct verbiage regarding the nut. I have seen them tapered at the end or crimped/punched. Same concept as the nut with the nylon crimped in to prevent it from backing off....
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    I think the part that is troubling me is that my...

    I think the part that is troubling me is that my employee seems to be really trying. He cares. It is hard to find someone that cares. I value that. But he is so weak in areas that Im not sure I can...
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