Another episode of "The Stupid Computer Related Mistakes of Shunt"...
As I said a few draws below, I needed to buy another computer. So I did. A second hand one, but very fast. Ideal, because my sequencing program Cubase sometimes choked when playing my songs.
Cubase VST comes with a protection key which is to be connected to the printer port.
I had connected it, but Cubase didn't find it. I opened BIOS to set it all right there, but it didn't help.
I searhed the net for a solution and found an adapter wire, usb > LPT, but according to the shop owner where I wanted to order it, this wouldn't work either.
The Steinberg website said I could order a eLicenser, and then I'd have to send them a picture with a hammer-smashed protection key, along with the eLicenser, so they could send me the install code.
That was the last thing I'd do. Should a second printer port be a good solution? Wait... I have one here at home, it's been lying around for years! I'll install that and connect the key on it!
I disconnected the key and tried it out on the loose board-with-parallel-port... It fitted!
But then I saw it. HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO INCREADIBLY IGNORANT?!? HOW COULD I NOT HAVE SEEN THAT!?
What had happened? When disconnecting the key from my old computer, one of the small screw/nut thing came loose and was still on the screw of the key, therefore I wasn't able to put the key on the printer port totally.
And that's why the port couldn't find the key.
Insert insulting/funny/etc remarks below. I deserve it.
v2 - by Shunt - 12/24/2012 4:59:15 am Time: 2 mins 31 secs