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Topping D90 USB Problem (previously worked fine)

concorde1

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I've had a Topping D90 for at least a year. It always worked fine on my PC (Win10 and also worked on Linux).

I just built a new PC, also on Win10. I plugged D90 in to a front USB3 port. This port works - my external hard drive shows up through it.

I turned D90 on and installed the Topping 5.62.0 driver. Reset the D90. But in Topping Control Panel it says "No Devices Connected" - I can't find the device in Win10 Device Manager.

No sound. Also the sample rate is showing as blank on the D90 screen, unlike when it's working.

I also tried an older Topping driver with no success.

I've tried two USB cables (one is quite long maybe 3-5m but always worked; other is the one that came with the D90).

I've tried three different, functioning, USB ports.

I factory reset the D90.

The only sign of the D90 was under Hidden Devices in Device Manager, there was an Unknown USB Device, that said "Device Descriptor Request Failed". I "uninstalled" the device in Device Manager and restarted, and that didn't help, but now the D90 is turning itself off, about 30 seconds after turning it on.

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Any ideas on how to get this working? Thanks
 

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Try another PC to confirm whether the issue lies with your D90 or with your new PC.
 
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I just tried a different PC to D90 through USB and didn't work either.

I tried Bluetooth from my phone and it works fine through D90.

My new motherboard actually has Bluetooth so I'm using that temporarily until I can fix the D90's USB. It's working through Bluetooth.

To state the obvious, when I was connecting it to USB it was indeed on USB source mode.
 

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You could narrow it down by getting the ISO for Linux Mint and burning it with Rufus to a USB stick. Then just boot to it and Linux will either find it or not. I have a D90 and Linux finds it no problem.
 
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I just went to my Debian install and the D90 was not detected. Using lsusb nothing showed up either.

I won't use Bluetooth any more as it has audio delay.

Meantime I might bypass the D90 by using RCA from motherboard to A90.

I'm going to replace D90 with MiniDSP Flex anyway.

But I want to get D90 USB working before sell it.
 
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I can hardly believe this.

I got it working by turning off the BACK power switch and then on. I had previously been using the front switch only. Even a factory reset had not worked but this worked.

Hopefully this helps someone in future.

EDIT: It works on other computer, but not mine, after procedure above.

However I have monitored the USB on turning on my D90 DAC to get:

usb info.png
 
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OK - I finally fixed it.

I tried a huge amount of things but the answer was much simpler.

The solution:

1. Put it in a REAR USB2 (not 3) Port
2. Reset the Topping D90 on the REAR POWER SWITCH

So if anyone has "tried all their USB ports" - don't stop there - try hard resetting the power on the DAC AFTER it's in a suitable USB port
 
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