View Full Version : Problem with Olsen595 board.

10-29-2011, 01:06 PM
Hi all,
I use a olsen595 but I have a problem I can't solve!
I use Vixen with plug'in simple595.
When I select an output, the LED lights on that olsen is sometimes more, sometimes even none. If I go back many times its finally working.
But for a show, it makes me anything (specially for arches!!!!!!)
I use PCI-LPT board in computer who run Windows XP SP3. I connect pin LPT to RJ45 pin. I use a +5V and GND from computer. All zero and GND are common.
When i try with LPT from motherboard computer, is the same result.

Thank you for your help

Sylvain from France (Sorry for my bad English)

10-29-2011, 10:47 PM
Sylvain, in the BIOS settings of your computer there is a setting for changing modes between ECP and EPP. Try changing this and redoing your testing.

This thread talks a bit about it http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?739-595-Test&highlight=parallel+mode


10-29-2011, 11:49 PM
You may need a 5v power supply at the controller. I've found that to be more reliable. Also your data cable from computer to board should be under 25'. I've had some data issues trying longer lengths. The BIOS settings is the other common problem. You may have to try them all to find one that works.

10-30-2011, 06:54 AM
thanks for responce !

I use PCI-LPT board based on Moschip MCS9815CV. In the bios on computer i can't choose EPP mode for this PCI-LPT card. The LPT port on my computer is broken, but when is worked, the Olsen worked normally too.
i think is a problem with this PCI-LPT card. Anyone use it ? Can i change the card for working with my 2 olsen595 boards ?