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    As it suggest's I'm after a computer for the cnc I'm making

    have you got a old computer in the attic with a parallel port it doesn't have to be pretty
    just work.

    I will pay cash for it and pay for postage or collect.

    I have a monitor so that's not needed

    And to think I gave 2 laptops and computer away this year O'well that's life

    James:cry::cry:

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    James,
    would you not just need a pci parallel card?

    Ian

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    Are you the only person in the world who hasn't discovered e-bay? :rofl:

    Older computers are extremely cheap.

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    Nice one but I thought I would ask here first

    James

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    Ok I have bought a Dell Optiplex GX270 PC Tower Computer 2.7GHz 512MB 40GB of ebay now I did ask him if it had a parallel port and he said "No"

    How ever I went on dells web site and found this information and it does say yes here is the PDF LINK http://www.dell.com/downloads/us/pro...gx270_spec.pdf

    But the answer I got back from the seller was it has a 24? pin PINK Port
    now I thought the parallel port was blue or is that just the colour of the plug

    any way what can I do if it hasn't got a parallel port can I have one added to it

    will MAC3 run with out a OS ??

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke11cnc View Post
    But the answer I got back from the seller was it has a 24? pin PINK Port
    now I thought the parallel port was blue or is that just the colour of the plug
    The eBay seller can't count, that'll be 25. :rofl:

    Quote Originally Posted by luke11cnc View Post
    any way what can I do if it hasn't got a parallel port can I have one added to it

    will MAC3 run with out a OS ??
    Yes, search on eBay for PCI parallel port card (I mentioned them to you yesterday) then look on CNCzone to see if it's any good.

    I thought we were going to try and fix the one you had anyway?

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    yes but now I have a back up Jonathan if the other one can't be repaired


    boy scout me dib dib dib

    James

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    James,
    MACH3 will need an operating system installed for it to work. You will need an OS or the computer simply wont boot up.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Goblin View Post
    You will need an OS or the computer simply wont boot up.
    I missed that...

    The way to get round that would be use EMC instead then it's all free.

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    thank you Ian

    I've just down loaded there manual and on the front cover it said "made for windows xp and 2000



    James

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