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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2011, 11:38:56 AM »
Do you have a link to those cards, I'll try them instead... I was ready blogs about this STAR TECH card i bought and found where another person couldnt get it to work with his CNC Machine...

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2011, 11:52:03 AM »
Dave I normally use Cables to GO :

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=3544&sku=16645

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2011, 03:24:13 PM »
Thanks, I just ordered it from your link... Will keep you posted once it comes in.... Hope it works.....

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2011, 07:36:02 PM »
Dave the nice thing about the card IS you can use the defalut address it loads with OR set it to  standard lpt1 address. It is backwards compatible.

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2011, 09:55:43 PM »
Hey BR549, I recieved the Lava card in the mail today... I did the install and set it to LPT1... Got the same problem still... It says in the Directions that I can change the resourses back to the 278 378 ect ect, But that is greyed out and when I try to do it in safe mode it still will not let me.... I'm really lost now.....

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2011, 10:57:07 PM »
Dave did you do a straight auto install of the driver? let it assign itself an address. Then use that address.

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2011, 10:58:49 PM »
Dave hae you tired changing the PORT type in the BIOS. You would use EPP.

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2011, 11:06:45 AM »
Yes I let it do its own thing the first time and it gave a resource of CC68... I can't roll it back to the 378 old school config... in the Cmos it has it as a bidirection device and I cannot change this either... If nothing is connected to the port it becomes a communication device port...

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2011, 11:52:57 AM »
Bi driectional is good.

OK let me run throught this again.

1  Task manager shows GOOD on the systems resources and performance, no cpu hogs, low CPU % usage.

2  Mach shows a good driver test graph is low spike and steady.

3  Lpt port IS active and setup in pins/ports

4   Getting good signal voltage at port.

5    OLDER computer still runs smooth and fast.

DID i miss anything???

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Re: Printer Port Problems
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2011, 11:55:26 AM »
Have you checked for POWER saver functions being turned on in the bios??

While you are there check to see IF you have any options for the LPT MODE. IF so give each a try.

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