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Seeking printer card recommendation for midi

Posted on 1997-11-18
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I have an IBM PS/2 with a 66Mhz 486 chip that I want to use for doing midi sequencing under Windows 3.1.  I bought a midi adapter for the printer port and discovered that I could get midi out, but not midi in.  I've been told that the problem is probably having an older, unidirectional printer port.  I'd like to replace the printer card with a (hopefully) inexpensive bidirectional upgrade.  Can anyone recommend a card that will work properly with this hardware/sofware configuration?  Is the microchannel architecture of the machine an issue?  BTW, I'm not planning on using it to do printing!
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Before I recommend a card, check your BIOS or even upgrade your BIOS. Many older systems support both bidirectional protocols, but you have to change the company-settings within your BIOS to activate them.

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Can you give me some idea of what to look for and how and how to make the appropriate changes.  I'm a babe-in-the-woods when it comes to PC Bios.

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BTW, I believe that my cousin installed a new version of the BIOS on this machine about 6 months ago (but is not available to help me with this).
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