Thanks in advance. Couldn’t find a relevant thread. My controller on the X-35 does not appear to be powering the usb ports, i.e. the light on the joystick “thumbdrive” does not light up nor does the light on an actual thumbdrive. They did in the past I believe. This translates to the joystick giving me the circle of death and not connecting to the receiver thumbdrive and not being able to load NC files from the usb slot. I’ve stuck the same usbs into my computer and everything lights up/works.
The usb from the controller to the screen does work (meaning the touch screen operates fine) but that seems to be because the screen is separately powered).
I would check if the separate power supply of the Touch screen really works and especially is plugged into the right socket. Does the Touchscreen light up when it is NOT connected to the USB port of the Onefinity Controller?
The gamepad receiver and a USB flash stick should alone should not exceed the power limit of the Raspberry Pi.
…, or, as is the case, with an even larger power supply inside the Onefinity Controller.
You also could try a USB 2.0 hub. They usually come with a separate power supply, which I would always use (in a wall outlet).
Thank you, Aiph5u and Onefinity. I think you solved it. I checked the screen USB wire and discovered the router bit had frayed it a little exposing some of the copper (if that’s what they use) - so I suspect somehow affecting the power. When I bend it back and forth the dongle on the joystick receiver turns on correspondingly. I’ll get new wires. Many thanks!
yes, I know Onefinity’s default placement of the screen. Of course, this is completely counterproductive, as the milling motor and dust shoe protrudes the machine towards front. I find that the Control display should be on the right, as is usual on professional machines (but you need longer cables then)
Thanks, Aiph5u! I’m pretty computer illiterate so I’ll be getting a larger touchscreen to mount on the wall eventually. For now, I just have to run through the checklist to make sure to push it back after I start a carve. Appreciate your help.