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setting up mach3
« on: November 27, 2014, 09:25:21 PM »
I replaced the computer running a working mill, went through the config menus, calibrated the motors.  Gobs of lights are lit on the control board.  When I jog, the dro's scroll but the machine doesn't move.  What'd I miss?

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Re: setting up mach3
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 05:06:29 AM »
Possibly the port is a different address than the standard port?

Re: setting up mach3
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 02:38:39 PM »
I apolize for using this place to put a new question, but I don't know how and where to start a new topic This one seemed reasonable close.
I hope someobe can help.
I use MACH3 for some time now, and all works fine. Recently I decided to add a MPG. So I bought a very simple one, just the MPG and some switches and added a Sweex ECP-compatible PCI-LPT-card to the PC. But I don't get the thing working. It looks like the port does not behave like an input, despite the fact that the BIOS is set for ECP and in Mach3 at "Config=>Ports and Pins" the pins 2-0 on LPT2 are set for input. The other inputs on the LPT2 seem t work (pin 10, 11,12,13), just not the main data pins 2-9. What have I overlooked ?

Wilfried O.V.