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1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« on: November 29, 2009, 11:25:11 AM »
I am new to the world of CNC and have limited tech know how. I have a modern PC without parallel port and have installed a single port parallel PCI card because that seems to be what is required for most controllers. How do I get Mach 3 to function with this hardware?

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 12:00:10 PM »
Look in device manager and find the PCI port then look at its resouces tab. The first 4 digits is the address and you need to enter that into Port 1 in Mach.

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 02:24:42 PM »
Thanks Hood
Okay in resources I have:-
I/O range DC00 - DC07
I/O range D880 - D887
Memory Range F9FFF000 - F9FFFFFF
Memory Range F9FFE000 - F9FFEFFF
Which first four digits do I need to put into Mach? :)

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 02:25:55 PM »
DC00 is what you want.
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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 02:31:01 PM »
Okay thanks so much!
Then I go config, ports and pins, Port#1 Port Address Box
and enter DC00?
Yes?

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 02:34:37 PM »
Yes, thats correct..
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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 02:41:48 PM »
Ta
Okay that done how can I see if Mach is talking to my controller? ie whats the easy safe way to test? :)

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009, 02:46:54 PM »
set up an input, example in ports and pins set X limit  up to Port 1 pin 12 then once saved short a piece of wire from Pin 12 on the PP to a ground pin on the PP. You should see the LED for X limit change state on the diagnostics page.
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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009, 02:59:15 PM »
Hmmm.. which is a ground pin?

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Re: 1-Port Parallel PCI Card
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2009, 03:01:12 PM »
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