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LPT settings
« on: February 18, 2013, 05:37:05 PM »
I am a new user, building CNC router from scratch. My table and gantry system coming along quite well. I have a 5 axis board with steppers and drivers. The driver board calls for pinouts 2-7. However, Mach3 configuration does not allow these motor pinouts. I am running this from a Toshiba laptop. Is it possible to reconfigure system to LPT2 to satisfy this requirement or will this require gong to desktop with second printer port add-on? I do get green lights on axis driver boards when jogging, bot no motor activity. I get random motor activity on system boot-up that goes away when I load Mach3. Thanks, Tim

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Re: LPT settings
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 06:58:41 PM »
You can use pins 2-7 for motor outputs.  I wouldn't use the LPT on any lap top.  I would look at the Smooth Stepper or another external motion device. 

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