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Add-on card I/O resource issue
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:32:10 AM »
I had to get a new PC for my CNC (Mach 3 w/G540).  The PC does not have a parrellel port so I purchased an addon card (Rosewill  Rc-304).  I have it installed on the new PC (Win 7 32 bit) and drivers installed and device manager has everything noted as working fine.
I tried to update the ports in Mach to what device manager shows but I get nothing when I try to jog the machine.

Here is what device manager has on the add-on card:
LPT1
I/O 9C00 - 9c07
I/O 9800 - 9807

LPT2
I/O 9400 - 9407
I/O 9000 - 9007

I have tried all those number in Mach using the 0x9C00 etc with no results.

Any suggustions?
Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 03:48:13 AM »
I have attached my XML file
Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 04:14:58 AM »
Sorry attached wrong XML file.  This is the correct one.

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Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 09:41:11 AM »
Mach works with a printer port address 0x378. Try to select a EPP or ECP port on your windows config. Also try to run the DriverTest.EXE file which is located in your Mach3 installation directory. This file will tell you if Mach3 is under control of your system or not
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Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 10:05:46 AM »
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Mach works with a printer port address 0x378.
Mach3 works with any address, as long as it's the correct one.


Have you tried entering 9C00 and 9400?
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Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 10:54:12 AM »
Try to select a EPP or ECP port on your windows config.

Is this setting within device manager or BIOS?  Because in the BIOS there are absolutely no com or printer ports listed, just USB as far as peripheral ports on this Dell pc.

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Mach works with a printer port address 0x378.
Mach3 works with any address, as long as it's the correct one.

Have you tried entering 9C00 and 9400?

I have tried that as well as adding the 0x as well, but no luck.

This has been very frustrating since the machine completely worked prior to the old PC dieing.  I am glad I had prepared for the old PC's death by having my mach files and settings backed up, but pulled a completely bonehead move by not checking to see if this PC had a printer port.  I found the post on here where people suggested the addon card I purchased, but I don't know why the resource numbers I enter in are not working.
Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 12:47:03 PM »
. Also try to run the DriverTest.EXE file which is located in your Mach3 installation directory. This file will tell you if Mach3 is under control of your system or not

The file does not run at all, I click it, and nothing happens.

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Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 01:35:09 PM »
Run the driver test again and see if it runs this time, you have to double click it or right click and select open.
If nothing then open Mach and look on the Diagnostics page and see if it has any values for time in int and Frequency.

Are you 100% sure it is 32bit W7?
Hood
Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 01:59:52 PM »

Are you 100% sure it is 32bit W7?
Hood

I am 100% positive, I installed it myself on a new hard drive, using the disc labeled 32 bit.

When I transferred my old mach files over, I just did a complete folder copy and placed onto the new hard drive.  Should I re-download mach and run the setup again?  I am trying to avoid re-configuring all the mach settings I have been using for the last 2 years.

Also, I did double click the driver test multiple times and it never ran.

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Re: Add-on card I/O resource issue
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 02:04:37 PM »
You need to install Mach so that is your probblem. You can save your xml etc and place them back after the install.
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