First post, by Superpuissant
I have acquired recently a non working sound blaster 16 CT2230. The card is in perfect aesthetic condition but the card is not detected when inserted in my trusty Pentium MMX 233 (tested with Unisound drivers).
I have thoroughly cleaned it and deoxidized it and not detected any short on the ISA connectors without success. I have also re-flown all of the surface components, including the chips and replaced half of the capacitors. No effect either, the card is simply not detected.
I'm starting to think that it is related to a core component of any sort, but I am not knowledgeable enough to identify it. I simply don't know which component is responsible for the card detection.
Any help here would be more than welcome!!