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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2009, 03:45:02 PM »
Best way is to download the free version of ScreenHunter, if you do a google you should find it. You can then use the additional options to attach the picture to the post.
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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2009, 03:55:19 PM »
Have captured image but cant figure out how to attach it. It offers me the option of attaching to email however.

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2009, 04:01:18 PM »
Use the full reply page, you will see the additional options button. Click that and then use the Choose button to browse your drive to where you have the image stored and then choose it.
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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2009, 04:04:30 PM »
Has This worked? I can try and take better shots if you need more info.
Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2009, 04:20:28 PM »
Thanks a lot for all your help this evening! I know it must take a lot of patience dealing with us noobs. :)

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2009, 04:36:26 PM »
Ok it is not these LEDs that I was meaning  but if they change state then that means Mach is seeing the port so all is good :)
 What I was meaning was when you set the X Home up you should have seen the M1 Home LED change state.
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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2009, 03:01:04 PM »
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Yes I got that M1 led to light up now too.
Ok now is there a standard way to assign the pins in Mach three for a controller?
Thanks jolyon

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2009, 03:44:48 PM »
1 to 9, 14, 16 and 17 are outputs
10 to 13 and 15 are inputs
You can use whatever you wish within these constraints UNLESS your breakout board has some predefined pins that must be used for a certain function, most don't have that however.

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Just as an added bit of info, the above only relates to Port 1, if you have a second port you can opt to have pins 2-9 as inputs in addition to the normal inputs.
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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2009, 03:26:41 PM »
Okay rewind...
I had hoped that the leds I got to work directly corresponded to the parallel port pins that I was shorting.
No such luck.
I think that the address in Device manager under PCI ECP parallel port (LPT 3) is for the PCI card maybe?
If this is the case then how can I find the proper parallel port address?
On the plus side I think I found which pins will ultimately correspond to the controller functions such as x dir x step etc.
Thanks Jolyon

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2009, 04:00:33 PM »
If you are using the PCI port then that is the address you want, don't get confused because it says LPT3, Mach doesn't care what windows calls it, all Mach wants to know is the address of the port you have the hardware connected to.

Ok so what is happening now that you seem to think it is not working correctly? See if you can change the port to EPP rather than ECP as I think I had issue with ECP a long time ago when I used the parallel port.

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