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Forum: support.Amiga Forever 18 November 2017, 23:52
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Posted By whiteb
Amiga Forever Keyboard problem

Hi, Amiga Forever 2016

I have found that my Host keyboard (my PC one) does not work in AF.., Any system loaded, the keyboard is not registering input at all.

I have tried plain Winuae and that...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 November 2017, 02:20
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By whiteb
TF530 is controlled by a physical crystal, but...

TF530 is controlled by a physical crystal, but the firmware needs to match the Crystal clock because of bus timings.
Forum: Hardware mods 26 October 2017, 05:31
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
It is possible to have more than 2MB of Fast ram....

It is possible to have more than 2MB of Fast ram. But the problem is with the TF530, and say a CPU Socket 8MB card, as long as the addresses do not clash.. but the major problem is the space inside...
Forum: News 20 August 2017, 05:37
Replies: 197
Views: 22,353
Posted By whiteb
Facebook posts (http://imgur.com/a/xZDcy)

Facebook posts (http://imgur.com/a/xZDcy)
Forum: News 19 August 2017, 08:51
Replies: 197
Views: 22,353
Posted By whiteb
http://distrita.com/alert-important-notice-apollo-...

http://distrita.com/alert-important-notice-apollo-team-is-asking-for-your-help/

Someone explain to me what is happening with this registration stuff ???

The Facebook Amiga group is discussing...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 July 2017, 09:03
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Anyone seen the MC68882's on Aliexpress, for like...

Anyone seen the MC68882's on Aliexpress, for like a dollar ? Cant link, just search for MC68882.

What are the chances of ending up like Senator Vreenak on Star Trek ? (ITS A FAKE !!!!!)
...
Forum: News 23 July 2017, 06:40
Replies: 737
Views: 57,464
Posted By whiteb
Is any part of the Gotek (any of the different...

Is any part of the Gotek (any of the different versions) support IPF's yet ?
Forum: Hardware mods 18 July 2017, 00:57
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amiga-Atari-TerribleFire...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amiga-Atari-TerribleFire-530-Accelerator-PCB-only-rev3-/152596155520?hash=item2387708c80%3Ag%3AVyAAAOSwXetZTAlY

Discussion on Facebook Amiga page.
Forum: Hardware mods 13 July 2017, 01:20
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
My take, is that he has now applied power to the...

My take, is that he has now applied power to the board (Somehow, A500 or jumper) and the CPLD's flashed fine and he is now running.

Its just a shame I have really got the available funds to...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 July 2017, 11:11
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
I have come to a realization that.......... ...

I have come to a realization that..........

1) My eye sight is not what it once was, even magnified, the components are small enough to make it hard for me to solder....
2) People are right,...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 July 2017, 01:43
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Yeah........... well it was a spur of the moment,...

Yeah........... well it was a spur of the moment, I didnt get it off evilbay, but from Jaycar (Australia), bricks and mortar.., I'll take it back today and swap it over for one like yours which they...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 July 2017, 01:21
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Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Hardly me, all I did was go to XIlinx and search...

Hardly me, all I did was go to XIlinx and search their forum for "Chip not programmed", and while the chips in question were 5V devices, the consensus was that the chip needs its core voltage applied...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 July 2017, 10:40
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
I got a temp controlled iron today, with a...

I got a temp controlled iron today, with a *REALLY* fine tip, looks to be a 0.5mm, maybe a 1mm, not sure..., but its MUCH finer than my existing soldering wedge wand, and a LED light magnifying lamp...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 July 2017, 04:40
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Dirty brown box from DirtyPCB's arrived :) ...

Dirty brown box from DirtyPCB's arrived :)

[edit] WOW, that's small......, I will have to rethink the soldering iron I use :)
Forum: News 11 July 2017, 04:09
Replies: 409
Views: 87,113
Posted By whiteb
Anyone able to get the board files and CPLD code...

Anyone able to get the board files and CPLD code etc ?
Forum: Hardware mods 11 July 2017, 02:56
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Well, going by what I can see of the datasheets,...

Well, going by what I can see of the datasheets, on boot, the controller checks for Jtag, if found, it then resets the CPLD, and puts the chip in to 'Config' mode ready for programming. But if the...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 July 2017, 02:19
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Well on the TF530 (according to Schematic / BRD...

Well on the TF530 (according to Schematic / BRD eagle files), has an EXT5V header that directly feeds the Regulator to supply the 3.3V to the CPLD.

I do not know if the TF520 has that. (Dont have...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 July 2017, 01:38
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
3.2mmx1.6mm ??.. hmmm still smaller than 0603...

3.2mmx1.6mm ??.. hmmm still smaller than 0603 caps (I think), which is 6mmx3mm.

BLOODY LOTS OF FLUX time....., whats the pin space on a QFP208 ?, that was smegging fun I tell ya (Minimig FPGA). ...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 July 2017, 00:46
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
[edit] okay, from the eagle schematics, the chip...

[edit] okay, from the eagle schematics, the chip is a 3.3V chip (Power and IO), which means the circuit must be powered so the Regulators can receive 5V, to drive the 3.3V lines..., and if the Xilinx...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 July 2017, 00:19
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Without going over the obvious, you have the...

Without going over the obvious, you have the right CPLD ? XC9532XL-VQ44

Secondly, The board needs to be in an A500, and powered, before it will program, because the CPLD's need voltages that the...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 July 2017, 23:53
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Just woken up to another notification flashing on...

Just woken up to another notification flashing on my phone of another live video..., missed it... :( Something about living 10 or so hours ahead of the UK, and only like 3 hours behind the...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 July 2017, 20:29
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Actually, the Rev 3 is still a 24Mhz clock with...

Actually, the Rev 3 is still a 24Mhz clock with the regular CPLD. Steve has mentioned in one of his Videos that he uses a programmable crystal. When he had the TF530 up to 50Mhz, he had the CPLD's...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 July 2017, 04:26
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Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Awesome...... Is this something that...

Awesome......



Is this something that resided in the bus CPLD ?
Forum: Hardware mods 09 July 2017, 00:26
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Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
How much did the prices move ? The supplier...

How much did the prices move ?

The supplier here in Australia, is AU$7.75, with bulk price discounts and 136 in stock (Ram), and the CPLD is AU$8.40 each with 1700 in stock but no bulk discounts....
Forum: Hardware mods 08 July 2017, 14:59
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
"If you build it, they will come".

"If you build it, they will come".
Forum: Hardware mods 08 July 2017, 12:27
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Posted By whiteb
If you look closely, the 68000 header pins (going...

If you look closely, the 68000 header pins (going to the motherboard socket) are all the way to the bottom of the board, yet the components are compressed as much as they can be towards the top. ...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 July 2017, 06:03
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
If you need to put the IDE header...

If you need to put the IDE header underneath.........

How about this ?

http://imgur.com/a/nIbtp
Forum: Hardware mods 08 July 2017, 02:39
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Well it was after all a proof of concept..., but...

Well it was after all a proof of concept..., but if you move the interface, means you have to move the Ram and CPU / FPU over.., Rerouting time.......

Hmmmmmm, I don't want to end up like Mr....
Forum: Hardware mods 08 July 2017, 01:08
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
What about the card you repaired in one of your...

What about the card you repaired in one of your videos, where the pin headers where 90 degree pin headers were used.. I know the one in that video didn't have the IDE connector on it, could you use a...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 July 2017, 13:03
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Hand over mouth......... ...

Hand over mouth.........

http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070416082736/malf/images/6/6b/Picard_funny_face.jpg
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 07 July 2017, 07:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By whiteb
Steam is not good for Cloanto / Amiga Forever. ...

Steam is not good for Cloanto / Amiga Forever. Steam takes 30% of money paid.

So cloanto (quite rightfully) says "Eff that !"

It would work if they upped the price by 30% to cover the Steam...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 July 2017, 03:44
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Steve, can you link me a good cheapie Xilinx...

Steve, can you link me a good cheapie Xilinx programmer that actually works ?, instead of a Chinese one that claims to work, but does not ?

And the Crystal on the T530, if I use a 40Mhz Crystal,...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 July 2017, 00:30
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
<Face palm>... so we have an English...

<Face palm>... so we have an English professor....., to what, say it fast.......

Geezus I though I would make a funny.., I even spelled it out in case someone thought I was calling them a...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 July 2017, 00:20
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Sony for the PS4 Dev kit. Xbox gives them...

Sony for the PS4 Dev kit.

Xbox gives them away.

Hence why GGG (Kiwi Software house, Grinding Gear Games) who created Path of Exile, chose Xbox for their console conversion..., Microsoft said...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 July 2017, 00:16
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Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Are they ????

Are they ????
Forum: Hardware mods 06 July 2017, 15:43
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Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Steve is waiting for the CD32 boards to arrive...

Steve is waiting for the CD32 boards to arrive from DirtyPCB's production farms... (And I am waiting for my TF530 boards). He has plans for an A1200 board.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 July 2017, 05:18
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Twat (Not calling Twat, just "To what") you...

Twat (Not calling Twat, just "To what") you referring ? (Yes I am british so I know the meaning of the derogatory version of Twat...

A mere 68000 board to relocate the socket (like for A1000) ?
...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 July 2017, 12:58
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
Steve (Terriblefire) did say, dont get a 68881,...

Steve (Terriblefire) did say, dont get a 68881, they are SHIT (Not that the 68882 is much better, just dont get a 68881).

I am pretty sure it was in one of his videos......., he was diagnosing...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 July 2017, 05:10
Replies: 2,264
Views: 158,695
Posted By whiteb
I am in Australia...., waiting for boards to...

I am in Australia...., waiting for boards to arrive, then its time to place order for Ram and CPLD's (Local supplier, not Chinakong).
Forum: Hardware mods 01 July 2017, 00:39
Replies: 3,128
Views: 186,757
Posted By whiteb
Well that was even faster than my order, it was 1...

Well that was even faster than my order, it was 1 week till ship.., I guess from hong Kong to me in Australia should be here soon if it does 8-9 to Scotland.
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