after a dreadful waiting (2 months!) I've finally received the package from Lotharek. Among other things, SIO2USB. I've followed his step-by-step instructions but nope, it just doesn't work:
(this is when I start Aspeqt/Respeqt with an ATR in D1 and power on the computer -- I can only hear the characteristic brrrrr like nothing is connected; tried both Linux and Windows)
So there's something wrong with either the XEGS' SIO or SIO2USB. As strange as it sounds, I don't have even a tape recorder here to try it out, my XEGS was dead in water for months because of that. And now that I can finally try something out... :-(
I don't want to start other upgrades (stereo, 1MB) because, well, if it's the machine's fault I'd just throw my money out of the window...
Is there any way how to verify / check what's going on? I've briefly checked all connections: SIO connector <-> resistors on the motherboard, SIO2USB <-> SIO connector pins from inside, it seems fine. So I'm wondering whether something else could be broken? The XEGS works fine, especially POKEY seems to be all right which I assume takes care of communication.
Any help appreciated!
Edited by mikro, Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:42 AM.