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Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« on: June 05, 2010, 07:09:01 PM »
Hi there!
I am installing MACH3 under Windows7 32 bit Professional Version.
According to Mach3 manual, port address is 0x378, if computer's port1 is used. However this is not the case, I am using port 3. Properties of my parallel port in Windows System menu display are : I/O Range DC00-DC07, corresponding to parallel port 3 in my computer. How should I put this information into Config-Port and Pins dialog page in Mach? is this the hexagonal format?

I will appreciate very much all the information you can give on this matter.

Thanks
Eduardo.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2010, 07:13:50 PM by Eduardo »

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Re: Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 02:31:29 AM »
Hi Eduardo,

You are right - It is Hex.

Your port address should read  0xDC00

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Re: Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 08:31:16 PM »
I have just installed Mach3 on my Windows 7 machine as well.  It displays the 9C00 - 9C07 as the address for the LPT port.  However, 0x9C00 as the address in Mach3 still isn't giving output to the port.  I have a printer that I can connect to the same port and print documents successfully.  My concern is that I don't seem to be getting printer output back to the computer such as out of paper or printer off line.  Are there any tests that I can use besides the printer?
Re: Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 02:45:48 AM »
Hi Eduardo,

did you try the program MachProfile? This program shows all installed LPT's and checks the ports pins settings. Perhaps you could tell me your experience.


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Re: Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 04:28:46 AM »
Klaus is very modest about his excellent programs.  :)

Here is the link to MachProfile and other useful programs  http://www.kd-dietz.de/index_eng.htm

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Re: Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 10:54:44 PM »
Tweakie and Klaus, 

Thanks for the site.  Downloaded and found that I have no LPTs on my computer.  I must have a problem with the new aftermarket parallel card that I have put in the computer.  I can print but get no printer status feedback to the computer.  Mach3 will not access the address that device manager says I have the LPT assigned to.  I will get another board.

Sorry Eduardo.   Didn't mean to slip in on your post.


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Re: Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 02:46:14 AM »
Hi ALR

are you using a notebook, or desktop computer. What OS are you using?



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Re: Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 10:36:40 AM »
Hey Klaus.  I have a desktop eMachine EL1333g-03W with Windows 7 64 bit.  Thanks.
Re: Definifn addresses of a parallel port
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 10:42:59 AM »
Hi ALR,

as far as I know is the Mach3 driver not working on 64bit systems.


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