I have a Teac cd-540E to play music CDs from the digital output
connector on the back of the drive.
Only problem is – no signal.
I have told Win98SE’s Media Control’s CD Autio Device to enable digital in
case this is a firmware setting on the drive itself. It reports back digital is
enabled after a re-boot. Doesn’t seem to matter on my other drive.
For testing I first installed a yard-sale drive made by "Top Glory
Electronics - Dong Guan Ltd Then a two pin connector, one end
connected to the drive’s digital outputs, and the other to a scope. I
adjust the output waveform .2v/div --1 us/div to get a nice visible signal.
This drive drive works fine.
Next I swap in the Teac. No digital output signal but it plays just fine
through Media Player. I download new firmware and update from 1.0 to
3.0 and use the Teac utility to check speed and spin down time. All is well
but still no signal. Change to a second 1.0 drive and same story.
Go back to my yard sale special and get a nice signal.
Boy do I feel dumb. Can’t get a digital out no matter what.
Anybody have any suggestions???