Bad Serial Ports on EPIA M9000
After using this mobo for a while and having trouble connecting touchscreen, OBDII and gps using the onboard serial port, I've determined that it is indeed the board that is bad. I was always assuming that the thing I was plugging in was not working, either a bad driver, plug, etc.
The first indication was when I plugged in the serial touchscreen controller and it wouldn't work. Of course this was just after I had installed the Xenarc into my dash. So I assumed that I had done something to the touchscreen during the install. I bought a new usb controller and everything was fine.
Then I tried to plug my OBDII reader into the serial port. Same thing - it wouldn't work and I assumed a bad driver or reader. But when I hauled my desktop down to the garage and plugged it in there, it worked. hmmm
Serial gps - same thing - no workee.
I also tried to get the second serial port on the EPIA working. Guess what - it wouldn't. Which I expected after reading the Via forums.
So I've replaced the EPIA with a microATX, but it ticks me off that this EPIA has no serial ports that can work, probably from the day I bought it, and I never realized. Does anybody else have this problem and if so how did you fix it?