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Re: x axis mounted and working, y & z stalling!
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2007, 08:14:06 AM »
Hey Quinny,
    I think Hood was refering to what most would call a printer cable. It looks like a printer cable but it's not. The cable is straight through, pin for pin on both ends.


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Re: x axis mounted and working, y & z stalling!
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2007, 12:22:52 PM »
I mean the cable that connects the parallel port to your breakout board (if you use a breakout) It is a 25pin D Connector cable like printers used to use before they went USB. Some of these cables can be straight, ie the wires go from pin 1 to pin 1 , pin 2 to pin 2, 3 to 3 etc. Some cables however have crossovers ie pin 1 at one end could go to pin 3 at the other end of the cable, this type is no use. If you have a multimeter put it on the continuity setting (or Ohm) and test between all the pins from one end of the cable to the other, they should all match 1:1, 2:2, 3:3 etc.
Hood