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Soarers Converter issues.

Posted: 19 Nov 2020, 15:12
by CallmeJohn
For the life of me I can't get my Soarers converter to work with my terminal model m (Part No 1390636). I've reflashed it with the command line as well as QMK toolbox and it never outputs from the keyboard and I followed this guide viewtopic.php?t=19035 to the T and still doesn't work. This is what I get from hid_listen


remaining: 0000
wF8 W00AwF8 W00AwF8 W00A

Keyboard ID: 0000
Code Set: 3
Mode: AT/PS2

wED W10AwED W10AwED W10A
wED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10AwED W10A

Ive swapped around the data and clock pins several times and still no difference. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Re: Soarers Converter issues.

Posted: 19 Nov 2020, 16:52
by hellothere
90 degree connector, right? Did you use the 3179 pinout from http://www.kbdbabel.org/conn/index.html?

The straight connector and 90 degree connector are different. Source: I have two pre-built Soarer's converters. One is for the straight DIN connector. The other is for the 90 degree DIN connector. They're not interchangeable.

Re: Soarers Converter issues.

Posted: 19 Nov 2020, 17:01
by cakeanalytics
Had a similar issue when I built mine, swapping clock & data fixed it for me.

Re: Soarers Converter issues.

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 02:19
by CallmeJohn
hellothere wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 16:52
90 degree connector, right? Did you use the 3179 pinout from http://www.kbdbabel.org/conn/index.html?

The straight connector and 90 degree connector are different. Source: I have two pre-built Soarer's converters. One is for the straight DIN connector. The other is for the 90 degree DIN connector. They're not interchangeable.
Yes I did use 3179, not the XT DIN connector, I checked my pinouts again and they're the same as what I got before

Yellow = 5V
White = Data
Red = GND
Black = Clock

HID console connected: Soarer Soarer's Keyboard Converter (16C0:047D:0100)
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remaining: 0000
wF8 W085wF8 W085wF8 W085

Keyboard ID: 0000
Code Set: 3
Mode: AT/PS2

wED W185wED W185wED W185

I read soarers docs and my keyboard doesn't have an ID and the codeset is 3 but the mode is AT/PS2 so no clue.

Re: Soarers Converter issues.

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 02:20
by CallmeJohn
cakeanalytics wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 17:01
Had a similar issue when I built mine, swapping clock & data fixed it for me.
Tried multiple times didn't fix it.

Re: Soarers Converter issues.

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 05:01
by CallmeJohn
Finally got it working, I did not read that the pinouts are backwards not forwards for the diagrams so that's why it didn't work. I broke my last pro micro trying to get it to work so when I did more digging on soarers page and...... "Important note - these diagrams are drawn looking into the front of the socket. When you are soldering the pins on the back of the socket" it immediately worked when I plugged it in :lol:, Works great and typing on it right now.