Finally got my hands on a Gotek and programmer cable. Had a go at flashing the firmware yesterday but had no joy..
USB-Serial drivers were auto detected on my Win7 machine with no issues and tried the loopback test and got an output. I tried various different speeds aswell.
I soldered the connectors directly to ensure a decent connection but i cant get the flash loader to see it. Should any of the lights come on when its powered up as i get nothing?
Im going to re-solder it again later on and have another try, ill also try using an XP VM and see if its Win7 related. Quite frustrating as it looks like it should be very sraightforward..