I am sure this has been covered a dozen times, but I have yet to find an answer.
I am attempting to test my controller setup before wiring it in completely. I downloaded and installed the Marlin software from this site, and it seems to be working on the Ramps. I attached one stepper motor to the z controller and nothing happened. The motor hummed and was frozen, but did not move when I tried to do so from the controller. I tried each of the other x and y controllers with the same results. I also hooked up a second motor which was known to be good, with pre-configured wiring, and the results were the same. I believe the problem has damaged two of the stepper controllers, because they no longer do anything. I am wondering if the problem might be in the software configuration? Or if I have overlooked something or assumed my test would work as I am attempting? I tried running it on both Arduino and Repetier, Arduino loads no problem… and Repetier connects and seems to think things are moving, but they do not. Sorry this is long winded, I am just looking for things to check first, because I really don’t know the inner workings of the software and may have overlooked something. Thanks