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Forum: support.Hardware 24 March 2021, 00:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By dalek
Maybe they can be persuaded to just release the...

Maybe they can be persuaded to just release the code and the community can sort it out.

It's not like they are going to make any significant money off this endeavor - we already have open-source...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2021, 23:25
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By dalek
Thanks, I've ordered some and will give it a...

Thanks, I've ordered some and will give it a crack on a few Amiga SCSI controllers :)
Forum: Hardware mods 18 March 2021, 08:22
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By dalek
You've looked here?:...

You've looked here?: https://github.com/LIV2/Bluster
Forum: support.Hardware 18 March 2021, 03:29
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By dalek
Cool project - will certainly be a game changer...

Cool project - will certainly be a game changer and especially handy for giving SCSI back to older systems on the cheap.

Will the gerbers be available from somewhere eventually? Never fun to pay...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2021, 12:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By dalek
woah nice!

woah nice!
Forum: HOL suggestions and feedback 25 February 2021, 23:57
Replies: 13
Poll: HOL on HTTPS
Views: 1,347
Posted By dalek
On the http site you could set permanent redirect...

On the http site you could set permanent redirect for the Googlebot useragent to the https site, so it never "sees" or indexes the http only site. Or just plain block it in robots.txt for the http...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2021, 23:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By dalek
Check your serial settings are 9600 8N1, TX,RX...

Check your serial settings are 9600 8N1, TX,RX crossed over. Since you know the CPU and Paula is okay from testing in an A500 then it's likely either serial settings or you still have trace issues....
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 21:31
Replies: 474
Views: 29,345
Posted By dalek
Yes and the marketing around "IBM Compatible"...

Yes and the marketing around "IBM Compatible" which struck fear into the hearts and minds of many a Mum or Dad lest they choose poorly for their children and be shown up in front of their peers.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 13:58
Replies: 474
Views: 29,345
Posted By dalek
Respect! DEC made the best hardware of the day. ...

Respect! DEC made the best hardware of the day. I think he has some really valid points. I started IT on DEC systems - some of them still running to this day.



It's something you can even...
Forum: Hardware pics 23 February 2021, 12:51
Replies: 15
Views: 3,191
Posted By dalek
Not really - I used my A570 with 1.3 for many...

Not really - I used my A570 with 1.3 for many many years. It's all I had. The requirement was 1MB CHIP RAM (not 512k Chip / 512k Fast).
Forum: support.Hardware 19 February 2021, 07:00
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By dalek
What revision A500? Is the 3.1 ROM a mask ROM...

What revision A500? Is the 3.1 ROM a mask ROM (original) or a UV erasable EPROM? If erasable, I think you need to check if you have the address bus pullups soldered next to your 68000. If not, add...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2021, 07:13
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By dalek
Assuming this is on an Amiga 2000 and kickstart...

Assuming this is on an Amiga 2000 and kickstart 1.3?

I would start simpler with a single 40MB device and see how you go. Assuming you have termination set on the SCSI2SD, I would also ensure you...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2021, 21:25
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By dalek
Probably a flakey Agnus socket on the A500. I...

Probably a flakey Agnus socket on the A500. I would get a pin and gently pull out each pin in the socket so that it has a bit more tension when the chip is seated. And try some contact cleaner on...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 February 2021, 22:56
Replies: 78
Views: 7,267
Posted By dalek
This is a winner for when stocks of 68000 CPUs...

This is a winner for when stocks of 68000 CPUs inevitably start to run dry. With the added benefit of providing optional accelerator features.

I see it as it's own thing not to be compared with...
Forum: News 02 February 2021, 22:21
Replies: 240
Views: 49,633
Posted By dalek
cmorley has a flash eprom emulator over on the...

cmorley has a flash eprom emulator over on the exxos forums that works really well. His shipping is reasonable to Australia. I'm super happy with mine. Slightly different product to the romulator...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 February 2021, 22:03
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By dalek
If you want high quality don't get them from...

If you want high quality don't get them from aliexpress.

Only from digikey/mouser/rs/arrow/reichelt etc where you can see the datasheet and the material used for the contacts and can be sure you...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 January 2021, 03:21
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By dalek
For the GBS - you know that you need to use the...

For the GBS - you know that you need to use the white connector for RGB in from the Amiga, not the VGA connector right?

Google some GBS-8200 Amiga specific connection images.

Also, the quality...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 December 2020, 02:05
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By dalek
Thank® You™

Thank® You™
Forum: support.Games 27 December 2020, 02:02
Replies: 44
Views: 2,894
Posted By dalek
In the 'leak' there are newer cdtv sources that...

In the 'leak' there are newer cdtv sources that should be suitable - they look to support the cdtv v2. It was a bit beyond my care factor to try and rebuild everything as the versions were all over...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 December 2020, 12:51
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By dalek
If the sun 2 is part of the development...

If the sun 2 is part of the development environment it would be really nice to see what dev tools / compilers / debuggers it may still have installed along with any unix tools to download programs to...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 November 2020, 20:54
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By dalek
100k are definitely no good. 10k aren't great -...

100k are definitely no good. 10k aren't great - you should use 1k: https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2204
Forum: support.Hardware 23 November 2020, 00:50
Replies: 41
Views: 2,142
Posted By dalek
Exactly what r.cade and Kin Hell said. You need...

Exactly what r.cade and Kin Hell said. You need to deal with that corrosion before doing anything. Likely you will need to desolder Paula and Denise sockets, check for corrosion and replace. After...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 October 2020, 07:32
Replies: 178
Views: 65,320
Posted By dalek
Yep it did (I downloaded the old torrent and the...

Yep it did (I downloaded the old torrent and the updated on is available now) and now it's updating the same download directory.

Thanks!
Forum: Amiga scene 30 September 2020, 01:57
Replies: 178
Views: 65,320
Posted By dalek
Oh wow you are a champion! How about...

Oh wow you are a champion!

How about uploading to archive.org?
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2020, 23:15
Replies: 27
Views: 2,690
Posted By dalek
Perhaps you missed it but he kindly put the...

Perhaps you missed it but he kindly put the binaries repo back up:

https://github.com/terriblefire/terriblefire-binaries
Forum: MarketPlace 12 September 2020, 14:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By dalek
Wow that is so nice of you - someone is going to...

Wow that is so nice of you - someone is going to be very happy :)
Forum: Amiga scene 12 September 2020, 00:32
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By dalek
Are you guys using http or https? http works...

Are you guys using http or https? http works fine for me, https gives a SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

To rule out DNS try using google's DNS servers 8.8.8.8.

Here's what is working for me:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2020, 06:48
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By dalek
I'd suspect your 68k socket may be old and...

I'd suspect your 68k socket may be old and failing.

Assuming this is an A500?

What 030 accelerator did you buy? Some "makers" use really large square pins that essentially destroy the aging...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 September 2020, 08:30
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By dalek
Working for me (NSW/Exetel)

Working for me (NSW/Exetel)
Forum: Hardware mods 17 August 2020, 10:50
Replies: 27
Views: 5,227
Posted By dalek
rj1307 over at ppa.pl has you covered: ...

rj1307 over at ppa.pl has you covered:



https://www.ppa.pl/forum/elektronika/37422/cdtv-2mb-chip-ram-rozszerzenie-po-mojemu/3#m610734


What a champion :great
Forum: Hardware mods 31 July 2020, 16:20
Replies: 36
Views: 3,502
Posted By dalek
This was already brought up previously here:...

This was already brought up previously here: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1377860
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2020, 02:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By dalek
I'd start with DiagROM and see how far that gets....

I'd start with DiagROM and see how far that gets. Then start beeping out all connections from the 68000 socket to the chipram and rom on the right and the cpu socket on the left. Almost certainly...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2020, 01:35
Replies: 34
Views: 1,588
Posted By dalek
I would try a riser with VGA out as suggested...

I would try a riser with VGA out as suggested above - at least then you will get a better idea if it is one of the custom chips that might be faulty.

Are you sure whomever recapped the board...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2020, 01:28
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By dalek
The other common trick is to run it at 7V - i.e....

The other common trick is to run it at 7V - i.e. 12V connected to +ve and 5V connected to -ve
Forum: MarketPlace 03 July 2020, 01:28
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By dalek
Nice "attempt" to trademark A500 :nuts

Nice "attempt" to trademark A500 :nuts
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2020, 06:47
Replies: 45
Views: 3,102
Posted By dalek
Signatures inside the case :)

Signatures inside the case :)
Forum: MarketPlace 29 June 2020, 02:34
Replies: 1,852
Sticky: Ebay Links
Views: 439,899
Posted By dalek
Damn you - what a score :)

Damn you - what a score :)
Forum: News 25 June 2020, 05:09
Replies: 26
Views: 11,002
Posted By dalek
In my opinion the documentation is excellent.

In my opinion the documentation is excellent.
Forum: MarketPlace 24 June 2020, 14:23
Replies: 1,852
Sticky: Ebay Links
Views: 439,899
Posted By dalek
I saw that se30 too - at that price I'm surprised...

I saw that se30 too - at that price I'm surprised it's still there!

I wanted it too, but have also had a lot of fun with the Fusion emulator on my A4000. Runs classic mac software so well that I...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 June 2020, 06:04
Replies: 50
Views: 3,044
Posted By dalek
As solarmon aluded to, it looks to me like an...

As solarmon aluded to, it looks to me like an address or data line short. Check each address lines for shorts to another, same for each data line.
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