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Forum: Hardware mods 18 December 2017, 16:03
Replies: 80
Views: 18,664
Posted By xArtx
If youíre happy to share the schematic Iíll...

If youíre happy to share the schematic Iíll manually prototype one.
I like the idea that itís done with stock chips.
Even if youíre selling them, I doubt anyone else is going to do that :D
Forum: OT - General 14 December 2017, 18:08
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By xArtx
I still maintain that a dispute between admins of...

I still maintain that a dispute between admins of the two groups will have a detrimental effect on this one.
That’s just a gut feeling.

To speak of something quantifiable, you’ve (“you’ve"...
Forum: OT - General 14 December 2017, 12:42
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By xArtx
No, I didn’t say that exactly... That’s the only...

No, I didn’t say that exactly... That’s the only thing that COULD happen.
It could only be detrimental, but could not in any way be helpful.
I’m not in the position to speak about any wrath of...
Forum: OT - General 14 December 2017, 12:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By xArtx
Nice logic that you completely made up :) ...

Nice logic that you completely made up :)

What exactly it has to do with EAB, is that both EAB, and the FB Commodore Amiga group have shared members,
and for the admins/mods of both groups are...
Forum: OT - General 14 December 2017, 07:45
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By xArtx
Yeah banning the Admin, and I think founder of a...

Yeah banning the Admin, and I think founder of a 17k strong group, I’m sure that ends well.
Is this forum even that big?
Forum: support.Hardware 12 December 2017, 13:41
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By xArtx
There are scratches across IDE port traces, and...

There are scratches across IDE port traces, and work done to the board there.
It couldn’t be seen in the photo nothing is wrong. There are also traces on the other side of the PCB.
A multimeter...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 December 2017, 12:43
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By xArtx
Given where the battery has leaked in relation to...

Given where the battery has leaked in relation to the IDE connector, have you checked the traces from the IDE connector?
Forum: support.WinUAE 27 November 2017, 13:06
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By xArtx
I had to go back to 2.6.0 (2.7.0 wouldn’t...

I had to go back to 2.6.0 (2.7.0 wouldn’t install).
It runs hopelessly, but it might be ok with an editor/compiler which was the idea.

I’ve done all I could think of with updates already.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 November 2017, 08:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By xArtx
7805 heating up could be due to a ceramic...

7805 heating up could be due to a ceramic capacitor failing close to short.
You’d also measure less than 12 Volts at it’s input if that’s the case because the stock PSU can’t deliver much more...
Forum: support.WinUAE 27 November 2017, 08:23
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By xArtx
Older WinUAE version wanted

Hi Guys,
Iím hoping someone has an older WinUAE download package that would be
expected to work with Windows XP, and could be uploaded to the Zone or something like that.

The laptop I want to...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2017, 09:36
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By xArtx
It should be faster. CD32 is essentially a cut...

It should be faster. CD32 is essentially a cut down A1200.
I understand some of the reasons, such as Paula can be
playing a sample from chip RAM at the same time the
68020 is using Fast RAM,...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2017, 08:02
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By xArtx
i thought fast RAM offers the ability for some...

i thought fast RAM offers the ability for some old games to ..um... work at all! :D
Forum: Hardware mods 16 October 2017, 17:10
Replies: 53
Views: 3,719
Posted By xArtx
Didn’t even notice the breakout headers the first...

Didn’t even notice the breakout headers the first time I looked .. Doh!...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2017, 04:27
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By xArtx
The software probably won't write anything to any...

The software probably won't write anything to any extra display lines,
But you might find a larger display of the same resolutions
The 128x64 GLCD displays are found in different physical sizes.
Forum: Hardware pics 12 October 2017, 14:54
Replies: 4
Views: 1,460
Posted By xArtx
Lol it happened to just about any pic I ever...

Lol it happened to just about any pic I ever posted in any forum... nice.

I think my pics might be used on BBOAH now, and are the same as in this video.
I also edited the OP, and at least...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 September 2017, 17:15
Replies: 53
Views: 3,719
Posted By xArtx
That's all good, but where can you get the edge...

That's all good, but where can you get the edge connector?
I'm interested in completing some other portslike parallel too,
and my own take on the MP3 decoder support (that has already been...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 September 2017, 07:16
Replies: 359
Views: 288,799
Posted By xArtx
Hello, Why is density select pin on HD floppy...

Hello, Why is density select pin on HD floppy drives an input?
It seems the drive can know what disk is in it from the hole.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2017, 22:24
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By xArtx
8 resistors all called R370 yes. They are all...

8 resistors all called R370 yes.
They are all 4.7k, and resistors are common.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2017, 22:19
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By xArtx
Probably capacitor spew. The Sony encoder chip...

Probably capacitor spew.
The Sony encoder chip converts the RGB to composite,
and that is modulated RF, so any problem with composite
is present in the RF modulator output too.
Forum: Hardware mods 29 September 2017, 15:50
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By xArtx
and.. working :) ...

and.. working :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxmuBn3ThHs
Forum: Hardware mods 23 September 2017, 17:31
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By xArtx
Oh, I can get them, it’s just the waiting. I...

Oh, I can get them, it’s just the waiting.
I aimed to modify it so every component is available at my local electronics retail (Jaycar),
but ultimately failed anyway due to the ‘LS08 :(
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2017, 16:31
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By xArtx
They are usually resistor packs, but in a CD32...

They are usually resistor packs, but in a CD32 maybe individual SMD resistors.
Ideally a rework blower to get them off, but if practiced, with soldering iron.

Ok, while touching the RF shield...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 September 2017, 15:41
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By xArtx
Hi :) Yes, I would credit Bruce Abbott for the...

Hi :)
Yes, I would credit Bruce Abbott for the design, and it is from Aminet (1995).
My own take on it only means it's more convoluted because it’s ten chips instead of seven.

To produce a...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 September 2017, 13:56
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By xArtx
CD32 Floppy Drive Interface

Still waiting for a 74LS03 chip to put in that empty space there, but yeah...
...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2017, 01:39
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By xArtx
For the suspect joystick port, connect pin 1 to...

For the suspect joystick port, connect pin 1 to pin 7,
and if that stops it going up, a resistor pack was bad.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2017, 20:36
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By xArtx
They are bypass caps for chips. Yes it's a good...

They are bypass caps for chips.
Yes it's a good replacement, no it isn't polarised,
and axial is a package type, not a capacitor type.
It means a wire comes out each end.
An axial electrolytic...
Forum: Hardware pics 08 September 2017, 18:37
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By xArtx
CD Error Rate Counter PCB Demo

Hi Guys :)
Iíve done a video about an experiment with the CD32 Error rate counter PCB from Commodore West Chester.
Hope you enjoy :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0RuWKFUDi4
Forum: Hardware mods 29 July 2017, 07:31
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By xArtx
TempIDE is for the HDD controller on the CD32...

TempIDE is for the HDD controller on the CD32 debug board.
I imagine they are incompatible because 40.60 does not work
with the debug board HDD controller.
Forum: News 22 July 2017, 20:57
Replies: 755
Views: 64,159
Posted By xArtx
The way to punish it would be to take an image of...

The way to punish it would be to take an image of random files,
and move, and rewrite them, rather than play games,
or even Xcopy disks with expected tracks.
Regardless, it's open source. Within a...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 July 2017, 06:17
Replies: 24
Views: 2,670
Posted By xArtx
470R would be a good start.

470R would be a good start.
Forum: Hardware mods 01 July 2017, 10:27
Replies: 24
Views: 2,670
Posted By xArtx
For at least an Amiga 1200 Rev 1, pin 9 (Fire2)...

For at least an Amiga 1200 Rev 1, pin 9 (Fire2) is not held high or low by the Amiga,
which means you should be using all three terminals of the microswitch for that button
to switch both high and...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 July 2017, 10:20
Replies: 24
Views: 2,670
Posted By xArtx
Why not just look at what your Amiga mouse...

Why not just look at what your Amiga mouse does... which has two buttons.
Try the mouse int he game port and try fire 2.

I haven’t looked right into it, but this diagram looks like the second...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2017, 02:51
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By xArtx
Pins are numbered on the face of most D...

Pins are numbered on the face of most D connectors,
and for SCART, the shape of the plug makes it obvious.
Forum: Hardware pics 18 June 2017, 09:49
Replies: 23
Views: 8,358
Posted By xArtx
I wish I’d seen that sale :D

I wish I’d seen that sale :D
Forum: Hardware pics 17 June 2017, 13:23
Replies: 0
Views: 658
Posted By xArtx
Interesting CD32 Prototype

The CD32 Audio CD player with spectrum analyser window :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3eccKFcBNE
Forum: Hardware mods 05 June 2017, 14:55
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By xArtx
No, but I have thought about using that spare...

No, but I have thought about using that spare port cutout for the internal CF :D I haven't checked it's wide enough or not.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 May 2017, 06:20
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By xArtx
The stock 68000 is about the only thing you don't...

The stock 68000 is about the only thing you don't have to worry about.
They are a dime a dozen, but unlikely to be the problem.
Green (though I wouldn't call it light green) is a diagnostic for bad...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 May 2017, 20:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,196
Posted By xArtx
Take a look at Budgie and Gayle in the A1200...

Take a look at Budgie and Gayle in the A1200 schema.
There are two of each chip! but they couldn't have done it neatly any other way.

You could connect a 10K resistor between the stuck
direction...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2017, 13:46
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By xArtx
For some console CD drives it helps to start it...

For some console CD drives it helps to start it with the whole console sideways,
and then trying again tilting it all the way till it’s upside down.
You might want to stop if you hear the laser...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2017, 12:59
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By xArtx
Ok, I was confused because someone showed a...

Ok, I was confused because someone showed a screenshot of the CD player screen and I thought it was yours.
It seems the CD isn’t recognised after all.



You only have to move the cursor to the...
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