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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2009, 02:15:06 PM »
Looks like a nice card, keeping fingers crossed for you.
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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2009, 04:29:15 PM »
Well, last night I put the card in the pc that already has the pci express parallel in it.  No luck.  I'm getting the same results as before.  m1-- and m1home are not seeing lighting up when set to active high.  I checked the pins with a jumper and there was no result, even on pins that did light up as tripped on the diagnostic screen.  So it seems that Mach is yet again not seeing this new port?  I'm going to try this on the other pc tonight.  

On a side note:  How would I know whether or not I was getting 5 volts to that pci slot on the mother board.  I saw that someone added a 5 volt supply in this thread:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,11300.0.html

Are they talking about a cable that goes from the pc's power supply to the motherboard somewhere???  I have a 4-pin connector that comes from the power supply that is plugged into nothing.  I also have what appears to be a male 4-pin coming out of the motherboard next to the pci slot.

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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2009, 04:49:46 PM »
I would read the manual for that particular motherboard before I started plugging anything in.
On the port, if you short the other pins to Gnd do the LED states change on Diagnostics page? If they do then Mach is seeing the correct port.
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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2009, 04:51:49 PM »
Oh and the 5v being talked about is likely to be the breakout board that he is using needs a 5v supply, not the parallel port.
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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2009, 05:02:21 PM »
When the pins were shorted to ground, nothing changed state under the diagnostics tab.  I think that it's just not recognizing the port.  Windows installed it and says that it is working properly. 

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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2009, 05:04:32 PM »
have you found and entered the address in Mach?
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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2009, 06:22:24 PM »
In system information it shows nothing listed under ports.  But in device manager. it does.  As a matter of fact it is showing two.  One of which is a ribbon port that comes off of the card itself for an additional port.  Why would this be?

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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2009, 06:24:47 PM »
You may need to reboot before it shows. Have you tried both adresses that are showing in device manager?
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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #68 on: August 06, 2009, 07:18:13 PM »
Ok, this is going to sound realy absent minded, but no.  I didn't.  I went through two ports finally getting a result from BC00 on LPT3.  Inputs all check out.  Direction pins set to active high give me a negative reading (not sure what since I'm using an analog meter.  Step pins do nothing when set to active high.  And when I set them to active low, they jump to 5v and will not release from 5v until I set back to active high, reset, and jog again?  They then go back to 0V  Is this what I am supposed to be seeing?  I sure hope :).  

Thanks for your help again!
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Re: Does this screenshot mean that pins 12 & 13 are fried on my PC??
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2009, 08:31:53 PM »
Oh..Also, under that port in device manager, I enabled plug and play.  Maybe that helped too?  I don't know.

Thanks