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Parallel card Question
« on: August 14, 2011, 09:28:11 AM »
Hi Lads

I have a Foxcom A74ML mother board ,it dose not have a parallel port  ::) , if i fitted this PCI card  http://www.lindy.co.uk/1-port-parallel-card-pci-32-bit-spp-bpp-ecp-epp/51238.html  ,, would it run Mach3 ?


Cheers Rob

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Re: Parallel card Question
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 09:39:13 AM »
Just looked up the specs of the mobo and according to them it has a LPT header so all you should need is a cable like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Parallel-interface-26-IDC-DB25-female-backplate-/390175204040?pt=UK_Computing_CablesConnectors_RL&hash=item5ad84122c8

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Re: Parallel card Question
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 09:58:17 AM »
Thanks Hood  ;D

one ordered  8)


Just had a look and it dose have an LPT Header ,,,,  After fitting the lead is there anything i will need to configure either in Mach or the computer to get things up and running ?


Cheers Rob   

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Re: Parallel card Question
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 03:11:46 PM »
Check that it is enabled in the BIOS and set to EPP. In device manager you will be able to see the address it is so you can set that in Mach. It will almost certainly be 0378 as that is the default for an onboard port.
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Re: Parallel card Question
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 01:26:59 PM »
Many thanks Hood

Cable came today ,, changed setting in BIOS to EPP as you said ,my machine is backup and running now  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Parallel card Question
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 01:29:07 PM »
Good to hear :)
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