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Parallel port address
February 20, 2011 10:37AM
Hi,

Jedicut does not connect to my parallel port, the port address is FE98 can you modify the jedicut.dll so that it will work? My OS is winXP sp2 and I will be using stepperworld FET-4 board.

I have tested the parallel port with mach3 and it works perfectly by just pointing it to this port address.

Is it possible for you to add a port address option within the Parallel Port Confguration page in jedicut?

Thank you
Re: Parallel port address
February 20, 2011 07:54PM
Hello !

You can try this new dll : http://code.google.com/p/jedicut-extension/downloads/detail?name=CncNet_win_32_64bits_v0.1.zip

You will be able to modify the parallel port adress in a txt file.

Jerome
Re: Parallel port address
February 21, 2011 02:13AM
I have tested this and still have problems, it doesn't send any output to parallel port in manual control, and if i cut it comes with "Exception EConvertError dans le module CncNet_win_xp_vista_7_32_x64.dll dans 00006B56

Do you have any ideas?

Thanks,

Dave
Re: Parallel port address
February 22, 2011 07:17PM
I have no checked the output pin voltage whilst using the manual control and am getting the correct results, so hopefully this should work when I connect the stepperworld fet4 board.

At the moment, with no board connected, I still get the "Exception EConvertError dans le module CncNet_win_xp_vista_7_32_x64.dll dans 00006B56" message when I try to cut.

Do you know what this means? Is it a problem?

Thanks,

Dave
Re: Parallel port address
February 23, 2011 11:45AM
Hello Dave,
Please test the followings steps :

-Your parallel port is listed in your "device manager" as "communication port", is named like "LPT", and the address you have indicated is the address base (the first of the parallel port).

-Download again the last version of the plug-in.

-Be sure the plug-in setup is correct : It's an .ini file wich contain the address (the .txt version is out of date now ) and it must be in Jedicut's folder, with the file "inpout32.dll".

-When you choose the plug-in communication, the address must be correct : "Utilisation de la MM2001 avec systèmes Windows 32 et 64bits. Adresse du port paralèlle : FE98"

I have tested this plug-in with windows XP SP3 and a MM2001 (parallel interface with address CFF8), and it works.

Vince
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 01, 2011 12:47PM
Vince
First of all thank you for making this plug in available to us.
I have the same problem but my pci card works in manual.
The port is set correct but I get the same error in cut.

Regards
Rob
Attachments:
open | download - Error.JPG (83.3 KB)
Re: Parallel port address
June 01, 2011 07:25PM
Hello Rob,

Please post the informations of your parallel port listed in your device manager (name, adress, mode...)

I remember I has this bug once or two time since the plug-in's development, but unfortunaly I forgot the issue :p...

Be careful, it must exists just ONE jedicut.exe on the computer, because the plug-in search the ini file into the jedicut's folder, in the computer's folders. If there is many jedicut.exe, may the plug-in couldn't found the correct jedicut folder, and the correct adress port.
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 02, 2011 07:05PM
Vincent
Thanks for your reply.
See attached Pics. I am unable to see any mode setting!

Rob
Attachments:
open | download - settings1.JPG (46.2 KB)
open | download - settings2.JPG (51.4 KB)
Re: Parallel port address
June 02, 2011 08:10PM
LPT3 looks to be on CC00 not FE98. Are you connecting your driver board to LPT3?
Re: Parallel port address
June 02, 2011 09:28PM
Hello,

Rob, steve's right, the adress base to use is CC00.

Where the FE98 come from ??
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 03, 2011 10:17AM
Vincent & Steve

You are mixing up Dave's settings with my settings

Dave's is FE98

Rob's is CC00winking smiley I can not access my card to see the mode setting should it be EPP or ECP.
I am spending to much time with this problem. It would be good to get it workingsad smiley So I will build a pc with a parallel mother board.
I have lots of old pc's in my work shop.

Rob (not Dave)winking smiley
Re: Parallel port address
June 03, 2011 01:48PM
Oops sorry :-)

Rob, what is your interface for the motors ? May my plug-in doesn't work with anothers interfaces cards than the MM2001.

You works under Windows XP ? Service Pack Version ? 32 or 64 bits ?

Jedicut's version ?

When you choose the plug-in in list, the description must be "Utilisation de la MM2001 avec systèmes Windows 32 et 64bits. Adresse du port paralèlle : CC00" , is it OK ?

Are the numbers pins correct in jedicut's configuration (motor speed, timer, clockwise/counterclockwise...) ?

when has occured this fatal error exactly ? when you launch a cut cycle ? in the manual control interface ?

Please give me a maximum of detail :-)
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 03, 2011 02:19PM
Vincent
I use the cncnet_xp.dll with no timer. This works with my TB6560 board on my desk top pc in doors but pin 10 on the parallel port is not working so I can not use a timer this is why I got the pci card.
I have made a lead so the wiring matchs the mm2001 boards.
I have windows xp service pack 3 32 bits installed
Jecicut 2.2.2
Yes I do see the correct base address
Pins and motor are correct. No timer? (Do I need a Timer)
Manual works no problem this is what made me think it would work under cut.
When I start a cut the error screen appears.

I may have had a mistake in thinking this was a generic driver as long as I matched the pin outputs for the mm2001 boardconfused smiley
Can I get a mm2001 board I live in the UK.
Thanks for your help Vincent.
Rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 03, 2011 03:27PM
Rob, sorry for the address confusion, but you did say you had the "same problem" as the OP, and didn't indicate a different error message or address. Best when asking others to troubleshoot to start a new thread with full details, particularly since your problem may be different.

Now, to answer a couple of points, I use a non-M001 board (HobbyCNC) with the M001 driver, and it works fine. So it sems if you have made up a cable that mimics the functions you are half way there. However there can be other interface issues -- for instance, are your board's pins active high or active low?

Another question I have is why LPT3? Where are LPT1 and 2?

If possible, you might consider re-routing your actual printer port, and using a more standard (older) parallel port hex address for the stepper board.

Another thing you can do is download TurboCNC, which is a DOS program -- it has many setup options (like changing pin bits from active low to active high, etc.) You could use this to test what works with your board and port, and than transfer that knowledge to the Jedicut setup.

TurboCNC

TurboCNC also includes in the .zip a small dos utility to test and read back your parallel port pins which is invaluable in troubleshooting.

Also check out this parallel port interfacing FAQ -- you might find a specific answer to your problem there:

Parallel Port Interfacing FAQ

hope this helps.

--Steve
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 03, 2011 05:18PM
Thanks Steve
Sorry if I confused the issue.
The error message is the same when I attempt a cut (00006B56), It works in manual mode with the pci card.
Its when I use a PCI parallel card that I have problems because I have no on board parallel port on my workshop pc.
My board works well with a standard mother board parallel connection. (The pc I have at home)
My board works with active high.
Used Hex no joy
Re-routing printer port there is not one on the pc I would like to use.
lpt3 is what jedicut see's with my pci card.
Thanks again for your help.

Rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 03, 2011 06:49PM
Hello,
Rob, do you confirm you have just ONE folder which contain a "Jedicut.exe" on your pc ?
Re: Parallel port address
June 03, 2011 07:41PM
Quote
Rob
Re-routing printer port there is not one on the pc I would like to use.

I mean try changing XP's Printer Port Properties to "Basic Configuration 0001" for LPT3 in Device manager -- see attached .png This will give you a commonly used port address that Jedicut might find easier to recognize.

Please answer Vincent's question first, of course.
Attachments:
open | download - PortProperties.png (22.6 KB)
Re: Parallel port address
June 03, 2011 08:04PM
Edit to the above:

you should check your BIOS first to see where the port is assigned there.

Then make check to see if it matches what you see in the Properties above.

You can also try out other Basic Configurations in Printer Properties besides 0001.
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 04, 2011 10:05AM
Vincent

I have removed all of the jedicut folders and files and reinstalled again.
I still have the same problem.

Rob
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 04, 2011 10:11AM
Steve

The lpt 3 (pci card parallel port) the basic Basic Configurations in Printer Properties are not accessable see settings 2 post 10.

Rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 04, 2011 11:05AM
Hello,

I have tested with my old desktop, plug-in CncNet_win_xp_vista_7_32_x64, and Windows XP SP3.

I obtain this error with Jedicut 2.2.2 build 0 version, when the cut wizard appear just before a cut cycle, right ?

With Jedicut 2.2.2 build 1, I don't obtain this error.
Re: Parallel port address
June 04, 2011 02:31PM
rob Wrote:
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> Steve
>
> The lpt 3 (pci card parallel port) the basic
> Basic Configurations in Printer Properties are not
> accessable see settings 2 post 10.
>
> Rob

There's a setting somewhere that will allow you to change that. Don't have time to research it right now, and I run Linux, not XP generally. But a little research on the net will find an answer to that for you.

You should also find out what port your bios is assigning if any, or if it is set to allow the OS to set ports.
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 05, 2011 10:27AM
Vincent

That is correct I can only see build 0 . File verison 2.2.2.0 on the jedicut icon.
Where can I find build 1.

Thanks
Rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 05, 2011 11:20AM
Hi,

Rob, the Jedicut 2.2.2.1 (build 1) beta version is here :

http://www.aeropassion.net/blog/dc-sites/leblog/public/Jedicut-Beta/Jedicut_v2.2.2.1.zip
rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 05, 2011 08:30PM
Hello Vincent

In what order should I install the files please.
I have got a 10 year old desktop pc with xp installed up and running with a motherboard parallel output. 2.2.2. build 0 is running with no problems. Just got to find somewhere to put it in my workshopsmiling smiley

Thanks once again I am going on holiday today will try with the PCI card again in 3 weeks time.

Rob
Re: Parallel port address
June 06, 2011 07:42PM
Hello,

You can save in another folder your jedicut's folder. So just unzip the archive in jedicut's folder, that's all :-)
Replace all files.
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