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Forum: Hardware mods 20 December 2020, 13:05
Replies: 45
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Posted By solarmon
This is an adapter that allows you to use the...

This is an adapter that allows you to use the Citizen slim drive as a 'normal' drive.

http://i.imgur.com/1jN8SMLb.png (https://imgur.com/1jN8SML)

It just plugs in the back of the Citizen drive...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 December 2020, 14:34
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By solarmon
If there is no good dump of it then I think that...

If there is no good dump of it then I think that would make it worth the hassle to try to restore it.

I would be willing to give it a go if you are willing to send it to me (I just need the media)...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2020, 10:10
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By solarmon
Inspect the connector sockets and clean off any...

Inspect the connector sockets and clean off any corrosion and oxidation. I normally use IPA and some header pins to push in and out of the sockets, scraping the sides off the sockets.

You can use...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 December 2020, 20:13
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By solarmon
If you are just trying to recover the floppy disk...

If you are just trying to recover the floppy disk back to be reused, then it doesn't matter that it is not aligned (centrally or index wise) - you just need to magnet wipe it and then format it.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 December 2020, 20:10
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By solarmon
What type of disk is? If it is an original game,...

What type of disk is? If it is an original game, for example. You are better off writing the original IPF image to a donor disk and swapping the media.

If it has data on it that you need to...
Forum: support.Other 15 December 2020, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By solarmon
With Kickstart 1.3 you can only boot from DF0. ...

With Kickstart 1.3 you can only boot from DF0.

The workaround is to use a boot/DF0 selector/switcher.
Forum: Hardware mods 15 December 2020, 14:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By solarmon
So I ordered some 2SA1213 - Toshiba Silicon PNP...

So I ordered some 2SA1213 - Toshiba Silicon PNP Epitaxial Transistor - SOT-89 transistors:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202190729415

and took the (working) TR9 off one of my Citizen drives.
...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 13 December 2020, 15:33
Replies: 17
Views: 2,629
Posted By solarmon
I sent a copy of my bad dump to Keir and he has...

I sent a copy of my bad dump to Keir and he has cleaned it up. This image seems to this other variant of version 1 without the bad track. He thinks this is referred to as 'v3' in the WHDLoad slave...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 December 2020, 15:06
Replies: 45
Views: 26,554
Posted By solarmon
@MiaM Thanks for the tip about the "Amiga...

@MiaM

Thanks for the tip about the "Amiga Hardware Tuning" book. I found a copy at:

https://archive.org/details/amiga-hardware-tuning-de/p

For quick reference, the information about the...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 10 December 2020, 00:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,629
Posted By solarmon
Great! Although I have a copy from...

Great!

Although I have a copy from dlfrsilver, it would be good to compare the dumps!
Forum: Hardware mods 08 December 2020, 22:19
Replies: 45
Views: 26,554
Posted By solarmon
Actually, the current adapter will work in this...

Actually, the current adapter will work in this direction too - since it is the same pin mappings. It is just that the connectors are not in a convenient position.

I just tested the adapter with...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 December 2020, 20:18
Replies: 78
Views: 4,971
Posted By solarmon
They look great! For those that already...

They look great!

For those that already purchased the game in the plastic cassette, maybe a foam liner that this can just fit in?
Forum: Hardware mods 08 December 2020, 18:22
Replies: 45
Views: 26,554
Posted By solarmon
What I would like next is to make an adapter for...

What I would like next is to make an adapter for the other way around - so that a 26-pin slim Citizen drive can be used in a normal 34-pin floppy drive controller/interface.
Forum: support.Apps 08 December 2020, 18:20
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By solarmon
You can use Greaseweazle to write any floppy disk...

You can use Greaseweazle to write any floppy disk image to a floppy disk using a normal PC or Amiga floppy drive connected to it.

That floppy disk image could easily be a AmigaDOS formatted...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 December 2020, 18:15
Replies: 45
Views: 26,554
Posted By solarmon
I got the some of the adapter boards printed...

I got the some of the adapter boards printed through JLCPCB and it seems to be working as expected. :great
Forum: support.Hardware 08 December 2020, 18:13
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By solarmon
I would highly recommend getting a Greaseweazle....

I would highly recommend getting a Greaseweazle. This will work with a normal PC or Amiga floppy drive.

https://github.com/keirf/Greaseweazle/wiki/Greaseweazle-Models...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2020, 11:46
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By solarmon
Also, use a multimeter and microscope to check...

Also, use a multimeter and microscope to check for any dry joints and shorts on the pins of the keyboard controller.

As jope already said make sure that the back of the controller board is...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2020, 00:56
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By solarmon
It would be interesting to see how this issue...

It would be interesting to see how this issue manifests itself in the Amiga Test Kit keyboard test.
Forum: support.Apps 06 December 2020, 23:50
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By solarmon
You mentioned the ACA500+, so to rule it out,...

You mentioned the ACA500+, so to rule it out, does the same issue occur without it?

Use Amiga Test Kit to perform a health check (memory and CIA)of the A500 and to perform floppy drive tests on...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 02 December 2020, 15:16
Replies: 18
Views: 3,869
Posted By solarmon
You can restore the game disk with the original...

You can restore the game disk with the original IPF images, if you had a flux reader/write - like Greaseweazle, Kyroflux or Super Card Pro.

EDI: oh I just realised you are talking abut the ADF...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 November 2020, 12:17
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By solarmon
amigapcb.org only has the A500 rev 8A board...

amigapcb.org only has the A500 rev 8A board available.

Regardless, whatever those traces are (probably address lines and the thick VCC rail) they need to be repaired. This can be done using wire...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 November 2020, 02:42
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By solarmon
I would highly recommend using a Greaseweazle to...

I would highly recommend using a Greaseweazle to dump your disks.

What are the disks - are they original or cracked games, or program disks, or data disks?
Forum: support.Hardware 29 November 2020, 21:03
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By solarmon
Oh, sorry, I misread your post. You...

Oh, sorry, I misread your post.

You mentioned that the floppy disk is clicking, which suggests that it has booted up. If you are not getting any video then maybe that is the area you need to look...
Forum: Swapshop 29 November 2020, 17:20
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By solarmon
I've done a quick audit and I think I have the...

I've done a quick audit and I think I have the following magazine CDROM as duplicates:

Amiga Format:

AF85 AFCD01
AF86 AFCD02
AF87 AFCD03
AF88 AFCD04

AF92 AFCD08
Forum: support.Hardware 29 November 2020, 15:25
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By solarmon
Since it is an A500plus, post some pictures of...

Since it is an A500plus, post some pictures of the board around the battery area. Any corrosion needs to be cleaned up and repairs done.
Forum: Swapshop 26 November 2020, 16:00
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By solarmon
I was going to do an inventory of my magazine...

I was going to do an inventory of my magazine CDROMs. I'm expecting some duplicates, so we could do swaps.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2020, 10:30
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By solarmon
Yes, as stated previously, the _MTR0 signal tells...

Yes, as stated previously, the _MTR0 signal tells the spindle motor to turn on. The same _MTR0 signal is used to also turn on the Floppy LED - as per the schematic.

So if the spindle motor is...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 November 2020, 12:12
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By solarmon
@B93 I've drawn up the following diagram to...

@B93

I've drawn up the following diagram to try to visualise what should have continuity to what:

http://i.imgur.com/HxC19iu.png (https://imgur.com/HxC19iu)

There shouldn't be any continuity...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 November 2020, 22:42
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By solarmon
Sorry, I did not mean it was a circuit for the...

Sorry, I did not mean it was a circuit for the keyboard itself. It is for the keyboard connector on the A500 motherboard. You need to check those components on the A500 motherboard.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 November 2020, 12:06
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By solarmon
If you look at the (A500 rev 6A) schematics: ...

If you look at the (A500 rev 6A) schematics:

https://www.amigawiki.org/dnl/schematics/A500_R6.pdf

You will find the circuit for the keyboard:

http://i.imgur.com/rK5Kd0w.png...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 November 2020, 23:54
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By solarmon
C711 is part of the reset circuit, nothing to do...

C711 is part of the reset circuit, nothing to do with the disk drive.

Confirm that you mean C711 and what the 'issue' with it is.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 November 2020, 17:44
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By solarmon
I haven't used it, but the Goex also has pinouts...

I haven't used it, but the Goex also has pinouts for a Blue Pill to support FlashFloppy OSD. So a nice all-in-one unit.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 November 2020, 12:37
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By solarmon
Normally, when the floppy LED is on all the time...

Normally, when the floppy LED is on all the time it means either the floppy data cable is reversed or there is no power getting to the floppy drive.

But in both cases the floppy drive wouldn't be...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 November 2020, 10:42
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By solarmon
The floppy light is the /INUSE signal, which is...

The floppy light is the /INUSE signal, which is connected to the /MTR0 signal - so it could be that the /MTR0 signal is always active (low).

The /MTR0 comes via the Even CIA (U8), Gary (U5) and...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2020, 23:50
Replies: 75
Views: 35,061
Posted By solarmon
The ADF support is still under testing - it...

The ADF support is still under testing - it hasn't got a stable release just yet. But the testing I have done with it, it's awesome!
Forum: Hardware mods 21 November 2020, 23:35
Replies: 45
Views: 26,554
Posted By solarmon
I've created the adapter board in KiCAD based on...

I've created the adapter board in KiCAD based on my mappings.

This is my first KiCAD project. I'm still learning so there may be a few issues with it.

You can find the KiCAD files at:
...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 November 2020, 18:08
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By solarmon
I think it is an SOT89-3 - that has matching...

I think it is an SOT89-3 - that has matching dimensions - 4.5mm (A) x 2.5mm (B):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small-outline_transistor
...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 November 2020, 18:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By solarmon
Seems like I was mistaken. It is not an SOT-223...

Seems like I was mistaken. It is not an SOT-223 package. That is too big.

The TR9 component is about 4.5mm wide and an SOT-223 package is 6.5mm wide. Well, the one I had purchased is that size.
...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 November 2020, 12:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By solarmon
I'm no electronics engineer, but if I were to try...

I'm no electronics engineer, but if I were to try the replacement myself I would search for a "SOT223 PNP transistor" - like this one:

https://docs.rs-online.com/b07c/0900766b812e0bba.pdf

which...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 November 2020, 00:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By solarmon
Amiga Test Kit is the best IMHO.

Amiga Test Kit is the best IMHO.
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