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Re: Soundblaster 2.0 restoration

Few months later the OPL chips arrived. I was happy, immediately pulled one out of the packaging and stuffed it in the card. Aaand...? P_20191221_143614.jpg Nothing. It made bunch of awful sounds and garbage came through the speakers. It seemed like it was playing only one tone and than froze on …

Re: Soundblaster 2.0 restoration

So, the other card was a no-no. That meant the bus driver had to be removed from this card and transplanted on the other one. So, next order of business was as usual. Cleaning, removing broken parts, waiting on new ones. P_20190807_182414_1.jpg There it was ready for reassembling. But one thing was …

Re: Soundblaster 2.0 restoration

And I mean, I have a little bit of a free time so I will show you all one more. This started on an Retro Computers party. We were drinking with my friend and other friend started his "selling spree" as usual. I don't know how he managed to find these, but he had tons of stuff. But I mean TONS. He …

Re: Soundblaster 2.0 restoration

And then I had to wait for parts. But they came shortly after and I started rebuilding it back. P_20181118_003817.jpg P_20190222_172335.jpg As a final touch, add C/MS chipset and ready to go! P_20190329_152743.jpg But sadly, I can't find the video of a test. It was funny, but I have no idea where it …

Re: Soundblaster 2.0 restoration

Okay, at least one person said that he wants to see more. So here it is :D This is the one which started it all. I got this offered from my friend for free. But knows his stuff since he resells old computer stuff for many, many years so I knew something's fishy. And sure it was. He doesn't like to …

Re: Soundblaster 2.0 restoration

Well I mean, it sounds crappy even when new, so I don't think you can improve it too much. But it sounds indistinguishably from original card, so it is good...? 😁 Nothing beats EMU8k from the Soundblaster family in my opinion.

Soundblaster 2.0 restoration

I was just looking through my email and found out that I have not been active here for past 2 years. A lot of things has changed since my last post, I advanced A LOT in solving computer problems. Well I am not saying I am a pro now, but I do know what I am doing more and more. Last week I got my …

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