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Gecko G540 64 Bit System
« on: July 31, 2018, 11:20:58 PM »
Hi,

How do I get a Gecko G540 working on a 64 bit system?
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 11:31:58 PM by Spandex »
Re: Gecko G540 64 Bit System
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 11:42:47 PM »
Or more generally, how do I get a G540 working in 2018?
Re: Gecko G540 64 Bit System
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 11:59:58 PM »
And does the LPT header on modern motherboards allow for parallel port communication with the G540? In BIOS it only has an option to turn the header on or off, but what about EPP mode?
Re: Gecko G540 64 Bit System
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 12:08:09 AM »
Hi,
Mach's parallel port driver WILL NOT work with ANY 64 bit Windows OS.

It will work with a 32 bit OS Windows 7 or earlier, XP being common.

If you wish to use a 64 bit OS then you will have to use an external motion controller
like a SmoothStepper or a UC300.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: Gecko G540 64 Bit System
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 12:12:48 AM »
Hi,
should add the UC100 is very popular, it plugs into a USB on your PC and has a DB25 plug
on the other end which would plug into your G540. A genuine UC100 is about $120US.

Don't get ripped off by EBay or Amazon, there are lots of Chinese UC100 look-a-likes, they don't
work like the real thing. Buy direct from CNCDrive or their nominated distributor....no shortcuts...no
trying to save a dollar...you'll get ripped everytime.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!