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mach3 and pci express slot
« on: September 07, 2012, 02:47:35 AM »
hello
i use a laptop(with pci express slot)for my cnc but i don't know why lpt port doesn't work
its my device manager info:

thanx
Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 02:50:07 AM »
i tried 4ff8 and 4ff0 but they don't work too

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Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 06:36:16 AM »
First off Laptops may be problematic so they are not officially supported.
What operating system are you using? Is it 32 or 64bit?
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Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 11:39:47 AM »
I didn't see the Mach3 driver listed in the devices.


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Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 09:34:44 AM »
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First off Laptops may be problematic so they are not officially supported.
What operating system are you using? Is it 32 or 64bit?
Hood
i use win7 64x
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I didn't see the Mach3 driver listed in the devices.
and what is that?

and thank you for your help

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Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 09:43:01 AM »
i use win7 64x

That is why it wont work, Mach parallel port driver will not work with 64Bit OS's, only 32bit. If you want to use Mach with a 64Bit OS then you will need to use one of the external controllers (PoKeys, SmoothStepper, CSMIO, DSPMC etc etc)
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I didn't see the Mach3 driver listed in the devices.
and what is that?

and thank you for your help


It is the Mach parallel port driver but as explained above it wont install for you and that is why I asked what OS you had ;)
Hood
Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 03:00:27 PM »
it means if i use xp 32bit it will work

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Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 03:31:37 PM »
No guarantees it will work as it seems there are just some parallel port cards that wont but using a 32bit OS will allow the Mach driver to install so chances are it will work.
Hood
Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 06:10:03 AM »
thank you
and an other question
which i/o range i must chose ?

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Re: mach3 and pci express slot
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012, 06:30:10 AM »
4FF8 would be it.
Hood