It is good to hear you are using the special cable. Do NOT plug a
standard serial cable into the AUX IO connector, that can damage both
the K2 and the serial port.
First, check to see if the PORT menu setting is ON.
That is in the secondary menu (enter the menu and tap display to get to
the secondary menu).
Do you have sidetone on that K2? If not, go to the STL menu setting,
Edit the parameter and tap DISPLAY until you hear sidetone. Then test
Do you have 12 volts on pin 8 of the DE9 connector? If not, inductor L1
on the AUX board may be open.
On the KIO2 board, check inductors L2, L3 and L4 for continuity.
Those are quick checks. If you continue to have problems, it is likely
to be the MAX1406 IC on the KIO2 that is the problem. If you are
willing to disconnect a wire in the internal cable to the KIO2 board, I
can give you some DC tests to check that IC.
On 10/14/2016 11:40 PM, Brad Brooks wrote:
While I continue to review the list archives, I am requesting feedback from the
group with regard to possible failure modes of the KIO2 board. This rig is in
loan to me, with the loaner stating that it was claimed working when he
acquired it from a previous owner, but had not himself tested serial operation.
K2/100 SN 879
Performed configuration and testing outlined in the KIO2 manual. Tests tried
with no positive results:
- Known good FTDI serial-to-USB interface
- known good "real" serial port.
- serial breakout cable configured per manual.
I have not yet put pins 2 and 3 on the scope to determine if the board has
failed. I am interested if anyone else has wrestled, and won, KIO2 failures.
Of course, I am open to configuration and user error on my part. I have been
prone to foolishness in the past.
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