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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2009, 09:32:34 AM »
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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2009, 09:46:30 AM »
Her is my test setup

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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2009, 09:59:55 AM »
I would suggest you unplug all and test direct on the port, if that checks out then move down a piece at a time.
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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2009, 05:01:32 PM »
I have a second computer with the same motherboard (Asus P5PE-VM) and the same processor. I ran the pp monitor and it is identical. Pins 1-16 hi. The driver test is excellent but still no control.

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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2009, 05:03:49 PM »
Have you tested direct to the port instead of through the cable?
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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2009, 05:18:01 PM »
Yes, pins 1-16 hi just like the port monitor says.

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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2009, 05:24:32 PM »
Then I dont have an answer and I find it very strange  that two computers  onboard ports and a PCI card are all defective in exactly the same manner. Hopefully someone will think of  a reason.
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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2009, 05:29:29 PM »
I have not ran mach on the second computer but both port monitors look identical. I believe the ports are ok. I think something is keeping the mach driver from working. By the way, thanks for the help.

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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2009, 05:34:15 PM »
Do the DROs move in Mach when you jog?
Do you see a pulse frequency and a Time in Int on the Diagnostics page?
If all of the above is correct and you have definitely got the correct port address in then I am at a loss to what the problem could be.

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Re: Parallel port problem
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2009, 05:43:20 PM »
Yes, all that is working.