First post, by Scythifuge
I received a socket 7 mobo with CPU and RAM from ebay in order to test my cards that were connected to my Zida 4DPS that died.
CF-IDE adapter works, as do both CF cards.
ATI Mach64 PCI displays no picture. Spare ATI (I think Mach32) does.
AWE32 (CT2760,) when using DIAGNOSE, detects the card at the base address, and then freezes. CT-whatever doesn't detect any PnP cards.
I haven't tested my Roland MPU-IPC-T yet. I am afraid.
Examining the AWE32 card fails to reveal anything out of the ordinary. Capacitors look fine. There are no electrical burn marks.
Is there anything I can try? Can cards like this be repaired? I ordered a CT3990 from ebay because the price is right, but it could be DOA for all I know.
What are my options if the Roland is dead? I use it to connect my MT-32. It seems that modern cards that support the breakout box are rare (there is a newer card on ebay, but it is for the mpu-401 box.) I found a possible replacement that is less than $200, and the rest are much more than that. I just read about SoftMPU, so I may try that. However, I enjoyed owning the hardware.