Hey all... This is my first post on DIYC. So I decided the best way to kick off my newbie-ness was to ask a newbie kind of question and get help from some of the experts on the forum.
So here's my situation. I have my outlets and everything rigged up using SSRs, I began hooking on wires into the parallel port on my laptop, checked to make sure the LEDs were lighting up on the SSRs when I ran a test in a 3rd party testing software. Everything seems to work, the ground on the parallel works, and each SSR seems to be corresponding to the parallel testing commands. By the way, there is no separate interface between the 3-32VDC connections on my SSRs and the parallel port, and everything still seems to work fine in the tester.
The problem lies in Vixen. I set up Vixen to work with my 6 channel SSR light display. I set the sequence up with the basic parallel plug-in, and set the address to 378, which worked in the testing software. Now everytime I try to run the sequence, there is no signal coming from the parallel port, which means the LEDs (and the christmas lights hooked in) do not operate. And now I'm basically stuck, not so much frustrated, but just in general stuck.
Anybody have any ideas? Please let me know if I have to explain anything further.