Hi everyone. I have a replica 1TE, and have been using it with a PC since I got it. I would like to switch to my mac PowerBook 12" for portability (and loyalty :)). I bought this adapter off ebay, the cheapest to be found from the US.
Just got it today, installed zterm and the prolific drivers. Zterm recognizes the adapter, and I fixed all the settings (2400,8,1,n,n,n). The first time I plugged it in and pressed reset, nothing happened. I though it might be a null modem cable instead of strait through, so I put a serial cable between it and the replica. Then, as soon as I pressed reset, a bunch of Ys started slowly appearing. typing seemed to affect them, but not the replica. I plugged the serial adapter back in to the replica, the Ys keep coming, but the computer keeps restarting every second. Reset, cleared screen and the keyboard re-initializes. At first I though it's battery was dying or the 7805 was overheating, but a 400watt ATX gives the exact same result.
Has anyone had a similar experience? Is there a problem with a zterm setting, or did I get screwed on this cheapo cable?