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OmniTurn G3 CNC: Won't Boot
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No display on screen and no yellow "Control ON" lamp:
If there is no display on screen and no yellow "Control ON" lamp, click here to troubleshoot power issues.
No display on screen:
If the screen looks ok at boot up, but goes blank after pressing "Y" or "N" at Backup Programs (CNC) screen, the issue may be bad motion card (MC2 card). Click here to troubleshoot MC2 issues.
On the oldest OmniTurns, if the screen displays the list of files being copied, and then goes blank before the Please turn servos on prompt, the motion card may be defective. Click here to troubleshoot MC2 issues.
Error message on screen:
- Verifying DMI Pool Data
- This could indicate a bad hard drive, a main memory problem, or a CMOS memory problem.
If it's a CMOS memory problem, sometimes just changing anything in CMOS can clear the issue.
Try this: turn the control off, then back on. As soon as you turn it back on, start tapping on the Del key (or the F2 key if you see ZF Micro). This should get you into the CMOS setting program. Once there, navigate to the date / time, and change the time, then presss Esc, then F10 to save and exit. If you are unfamiliar with CMOS settings, click here for some example screens for reference.
If the computer gets past the DMI Pool Data screen after reboot, you've fixed the problem. If not, it could be something else; call OmniTurn Service at 541-332-7004 for advice.
- Goes partly through boot-up, then blinking cursor
- This could indicate a bad hard drive: change BIOS boot sequence to A:C, and try booting off original system disk in floppy drive. Click here for detailed instructions. If you don't have a system disk, you can download and create one here. If your OmniTurn is equipped with USB floppy drive emulator select the disk# for your machine before changing boot sequence.
If computer boots off floppy (or emulator), the hard drive could be corrupt or defective. Click here for instructions to reformat your hard drive.
If computer won't boot off floppy (or emulator), it could be something else; call OmniTurn Service at 541-332-7004 for advice.
- CMOS or BIOS error with Press Esc to continue or Press F1 to enter CMOS
- Cannot load DOS
- Starting DOS