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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:10 pm

Yet another PC60 setup question.

After 3 years of the PC60 being a cumbersome ornament I have cleared the decks enough to allow me to get my teeth into learning to use the machine properly :roll:

Trouble is, I haven't a floppy port on the new computer, and the comp. doesn't seem to see the PC60.

I've downloaded the driver from Roland, thread & link found after searching the boards, but the driver doesn't install.

I don't know what I am doing wrong, obviously something really stupid, but it's doing me nut in!

Has anyone had similar issues recently, and found the answer? Please?

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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:26 pm

Trouble is, I haven't a floppy port
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do you mean a printer port LPT1

you can use a usb to lpt or if the computer has a serial port com1 you can connect via that but more complicated and special lead required.


oh and i doubt if the driver is vista compatible
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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:01 pm

Hi Lorraine

What is the OS you are running, and when you say it dose not load what do you mean, also what software are you wishing to use it with.

Like Chris has said do you mean it is not see in the printers section of windows under LPT1



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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:17 pm

Chris Wool wrote:
Trouble is, I haven't a floppy port
:D :D

do you mean a printer port LPT1
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Probably means that the PC60 driver was on a 3 1/2" floppy disk?
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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:19 pm

I could only run my machine under Windows 98. XP would not let me print anything.
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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:22 pm

probably Brian.
a friend got his new desk top computer home then found it had no LPT1 port. trying to plug his old graphtec to it.

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Post Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:26 pm

Sorry guys, wasn't being very clear!
Yes Brian, I meant I don't have an 'a' drive, for the floppy disc installation/drivers. I spent a couple of hours trying all sorts yesterday, and got precisely nowhere.
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Post Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:31 pm

Lorraine,
Dont you know anyone with a floppy drive that could transfer to a memory stick?

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Post Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:25 pm

external floppy drives are very cheap, just buy one from aria, always useful to keep If I can find ours I'll pop it in the post Lorraine.

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Post Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:04 pm

here is an old thread on the subject Lozza if it helps

https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=5891

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Post Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:13 pm

Hi Jason, thanks for the offer. I didn't know you could get external floppy drives-now ordered one from Amazon!

I'll have another go at the PC60 next week, so thanks everyone in the meantime. :lol1:

Lorraine

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