Cassette port and saving

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Cassette port and saving

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I have an original B and my own 5 pin din cable I wired a few years back that I was able to use to load from wav files on an android phone.

Today it doesn't seem to work. Any commands (save, *cat, load) result in a blinking cursor, and no prompt to start recording as documented. Escape returns to the regular prompt.

Any ideas? Or am I missing something obvious?

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maybe type *TAPE first as it may contain a disc filing system then tape commands will not work.
so you then need to switch to the tape filing system before you can use it.
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No, it's definitely trying to use tape. Although I did try. The motor relay clicks and the light comes on. I'm not using the motor pins, mind.

I was expecting save to suggest I record and press return, but just get the flashing cursor.
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That is starting to sound it cant communicate with the serial interface chip (2C199) which is IC7, IC4 is also part of the serial interface but normally not on a socket.
Try re-seating that chip and see if that helps.
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Thanks Peter, I'll try that.
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