Got my op1 a couple months ago (bought a used one off eBay) been loving it and recently updated to the 218 firmware.
Made a couple things on the tape I liked and was ready to bring them into a computer, when I do a COM boot up and get to the TE-Boot screen I see only this:
1. Upload Firmware
2. Function Test
No disc mode options, boot modes or motherboard tests just the option to upload firmware, a function test (which it passes) and a factory reset (which I have also done but does not give me back the missing TE-boot options) I re-installed the new firmware and when updating it says “TE-Boot skipped” which seems interesting as TE-boot seems to be what isn’t working correctly.
Since reinstalling the 218 firmware did nothing, I also downloaded the old 14203 firmware and installed that.After updating the firmware on the first regular boot up I got an error (seems like the old firmware found the Voltage synth and got confused) so I did a format by COM booting the old firmware, then installed the 14203 firmware and got a mostly working 14203 op1. However, when I booted up in COM mode I I still did not have a disk mode option (4). I did have the motherboard test, which I performed and it came back OK.
So I reinstalled the 218 firmware. Everything installed correctly, but again in COM mode i’m still left with only options 1, 2, and 7. Is there a hardware issue going on here that is preventing TE-Boot from giving me disk mode or midi options?
Ok yes that does the trick! I wonder why I thought I had to set it in disk mode in the TE Boot screen. So did TE decide to remove the hardware and motherboard tests from the TE Boot screen then? I feel like I remember a test where I had to rotate the volume knobs and check the speaker and mic inputs…
There are two tests. The “function test” is missing many of the tests in the “old” test setup. But the tests are still there. The Bootloader only hides them. They are now only shown on TE developer OP-1s…