View Full Version : Acu-Rite III 2-axis DRO: Need Advice
11-04-2003, 01:09 PM
I've had different brands of DRO's on my other Series I 2J2 Mills but I'm having a problem with an Acu-Rite III 2-Axis DRO on a 2J2 Mill I recently bought. When turned on all I get is a small "1" on the left side of the readout on both Axis. When I press "Zero Reset" on either Axis all numbers light up rapidly scrolling but when I release the button I return to the small "1". I called Acu-Rite but they are not familiar with the problem but are ready to sell me a new display. I switched scales and also unhooked the scales with the same results. The scales are the later Acu-Rite 5 Scales. I'm familiar with the need to input an Access Code on the latest Acu-Rite DRO 200M but the Acu-Rite III didn't need an Access Code or so I thought. Any thoughts?
Well, I'm not too impressed by Accu-Rite's response.
There are independent outfits that repair DROs though...I've run across their web pages when doing a general search for "DRO" or "digital readout." You might try that and see what you can turn up.
11-06-2003, 11:10 AM
I definitely will follow up on your suggestion. I've had a response from Tom on the Bridgeport_Mill Group @
who gave me some troubleshooting tips to go through which I'm going to try in a few days.
I've had a few responses in the Practical Machinist Forum @
that point to a power supply problem. With all the Acu-Rite III DRO's operating throughout the world I'm sure that someone knows exactly what the problem is. Again, thanks for your input!