> >What's the setting of your parallel port is it in Ecp or Epp, cos theres power being sent to you parallel that's why when you disconncet it sparks came out, go to the bios and make is Epp that take less power to send stuff from your pc to your copier, get a parallel 4 port data transfer switch box so that you can conncet the v64 and swcdx and you printer at the same time, that would help you from disconncet the copiers from the parallel port you can just switch to with one you want on.
> > > Hi, I hope someone can help with this...
> > > I've used the parallel connection on my SWC DX and V64 to connect to my old PC (166MMX) it worked fine. Now I've got a new (and expensive!) PC and when i used it with my SWC DX it mucked it up, the background music was messed up and when i run a demo after loading it from the PC some of the graphics looked glitchy (and I think the sound was bad too). I thought it may be the connection to the pc so disconnected it at the SWC end and as i did it i saw sparks and heard blips from my PC speakers! I checked the SWC was OK after and it seems to be, but I'm scared of trying it with my V64 .... or SWC DX again cos i dont want to damage it for ever.
> > > If anyone can help please reply, thankyou very much.
> > > Robbie