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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 08:38
Replies: 9
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Posted By solarmon
That adapter only provides 5v, so it won't work...

That adapter only provides 5v, so it won't work on any floppy drive that also requires 12v. Unless you hack it (the adapter).
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 23:04
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By solarmon
Thanks for the clear video. When there is no...

Thanks for the clear video.

When there is no disk in, it will step in and out of track 0. This is what makes the familiar click sound of Amiga floppy drives.

It looks like the track motor is...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 20:00
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
0.9V for the 12V line isn't right. Make sure...

0.9V for the 12V line isn't right.

Make sure your power supply is OK. Measure the 12V line at the internal floppy power connector, and at the external floppy connector.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:06
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
For A1011 as DF1, the Amiga is detecting it - so...

For A1011 as DF1, the Amiga is detecting it - so the controller is responding.

But the first issue is that there is a message saying that it cannot find track 0. This can either be because the...
Forum: request.Other Yesterday, 16:18
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By solarmon
Not sure how you can more games to it. Here...

Not sure how you can more games to it.

Here is another one. Again not sure how to add more/specific games to it - maybe do a request to the author:

https://www.file-hunter.com/AMIGA/
Forum: request.Other Yesterday, 00:24
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By solarmon
You might want to look at a web based Amiga...

You might want to look at a web based Amiga emulator.

archive.org has a such a web based Amiga emulator that plays the games that it has archived - just click on the big play button!:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 March 2020, 19:02
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By solarmon
Check the jumper settings - at the back of the...

Check the jumper settings - at the back of the floppy drive - they should be the following:

SW3 = 0
SW2 = MO
SW1 = RY

i.e all to the left, as you look at them from the back.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 March 2020, 18:15
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
Well done for finding the spring! I lost a spring...

Well done for finding the spring! I lost a spring from the keyboard once and found it a couple of week later!

Thanks for the pictures. It looks like the controller logic is built/integrated...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 March 2020, 17:12
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By solarmon
What is the make/model of you floppy drive?

What is the make/model of you floppy drive?
Forum: support.Hardware 30 March 2020, 17:10
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By solarmon
From the video, it seems the track motor ribbon...

From the video, it seems the track motor ribbon cable is in a position to suggest that it has been moved/rotated and is now out of alignment? Could you get a closure picture of it.

Also, it was a...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2020, 18:19
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
I don't know where to get a replacement spring or...

I don't know where to get a replacement spring or switch - probably the only way is from a donor drive.

Doesn't the A1011 have a standard 3.5" floppy disk drive in it? Please could you provide...
Forum: Hardware pics 29 March 2020, 10:24
Replies: 72
Views: 52,443
Posted By solarmon
I use a pencil or chipstick to press the ribbon...

I use a pencil or chipstick to press the ribbon cable against it to provide extra support and to make it easier when pulling it out and pushing it in.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2020, 10:21
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By solarmon
Is it a known working external floppy drive -...

Is it a known working external floppy drive - i.e. it works in another Amiga?

On Kickstart 1.2, you won't be able to boot off the external drive on DF1.

Depending on the make/model of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2020, 09:36
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By solarmon
Try reseating all the socketed chips. Clean the...

Try reseating all the socketed chips. Clean the pins and sockets with isopropyl alcohol.

When the machine is showing the Kickstart screen, does the drive click periodically, as it should do...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 March 2020, 21:09
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
For now, you don't need to swap the controller...

For now, you don't need to swap the controller board. Just change the floppy drive. For example, take a known working floppy drive from a known working external floppy drive enclosure and put it in...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 March 2020, 21:05
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By solarmon
Make sure the floppy disk is clean too. Is...

Make sure the floppy disk is clean too.

Is it a known good floppy disk? I.e. it works in another Amiga.

Otherwise, inspect the floppy disk media and clean with isopropyl alcohol and cotton bud....
Forum: support.Hardware 28 March 2020, 17:00
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
If you open up the external floppy drive...

If you open up the external floppy drive enclosures you will find that there is a controller board connected to a floppy drive.

You can swap the floppy drive in these enclosures and test whether...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 March 2020, 21:29
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
In Amiga Test Kit, have you done the other health...

In Amiga Test Kit, have you done the other health checks, especially CIA timings.

For each external drive connected, does the floppy drive signals tests (in Amiga Test Kit) look OK - do you see...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 March 2020, 15:50
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
What is the reason why the Cumana drive cannot be...

What is the reason why the Cumana drive cannot be used as DF1?
Forum: support.Hardware 27 March 2020, 14:16
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By solarmon
You should test each external drive separately to...

You should test each external drive separately to make sure they work on its own.

Use Amiga Test Kit and test with only one external drive connected at a time (as DF1). Then daisy chain a known...
Forum: News 26 March 2020, 14:53
Replies: 977
Views: 166,097
Posted By solarmon
As already stated, there are other channels -...

As already stated, there are other channels - Github, just raise a ticket:

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues
Forum: News 26 March 2020, 11:37
Replies: 977
Views: 166,097
Posted By solarmon
This thread is not meant to be a support thread. ...

This thread is not meant to be a support thread.

There are other official channels of support, not just Facebook, as indicated by kaffer.

If users can't comply with that then that is their...
Forum: News 25 March 2020, 09:28
Replies: 977
Views: 166,097
Posted By solarmon
Use the latest AUTOBOOT.HFE file from the latest...

Use the latest AUTOBOOT.HFE file from the latest v3.13a release - this should work in the v2.14 firmware too.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 March 2020, 13:39
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By solarmon
Yes, Gary is involved in floppy drive functions -...

Yes, Gary is involved in floppy drive functions - it controls the motor signal.

Have you got an external floppy drive that you can test with too?
Forum: News 24 March 2020, 11:05
Replies: 977
Views: 166,097
Posted By solarmon
Sometimes the Autoboot.HFE file gets corrupted...

Sometimes the Autoboot.HFE file gets corrupted and can cause issues. Download it again.

If you are on Facebook, then join the FlashFloppy group as Keir Fraser is very active on there:
...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 24 March 2020, 09:57
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By solarmon
I did a bit more digging and the reason the CRCs...

I did a bit more digging and the reason the CRCs are different is because they have different 'root blocks'. Specifically, the timestamps are differrent.

For example, for disk four:

IPF Image:...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 March 2020, 10:42
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By solarmon
Looking at your second picture and it looks like...

Looking at your second picture and it looks like the pins of the internal floppy adapter looks to have some corrosion on it.

I would suggest to get the corrosion cleaned off and see if that makes...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 March 2020, 10:40
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By solarmon
Those EMIs are for the external ports, so it...

Those EMIs are for the external ports, so it shouldn't impact the internal ports, unless they are shorted to ground or VCC or something else - so check for shorts of the floppy traces to ground or...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 March 2020, 09:25
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By solarmon
Check the pins and traces for the _CHNG signal -...

Check the pins and traces for the _CHNG signal - on motherboard, sockets and floppy cable.

This should go from pin 2 of the internal floppy connector to pin 4 of Odd CIA (U7).

You can use...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 22 March 2020, 07:50
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By solarmon
My physical sets of disks boots and work fine. I...

My physical sets of disks boots and work fine. I just want to make sure it is fully restored to the original master images - I'm OCD like that.

I can/could restore all 4 disks to use the IPF EN...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 March 2020, 07:39
Replies: 37
Views: 924
Posted By solarmon
Most games won't work off DF1. They either won't...

Most games won't work off DF1. They either won't boot, or are hard coded to look for DF0 in certain parts of the boot sequence or within the game.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2020, 23:15
Replies: 37
Views: 924
Posted By solarmon
That probably means the jumper settings on the...

That probably means the jumper settings on the adapter is wrong. What jumper options do you have on it?
Forum: support.Hardware 21 March 2020, 22:59
Replies: 37
Views: 924
Posted By solarmon
Unfortunately, with that boot selector, the...

Unfortunately, with that boot selector, the internal drive is disable when the external drive is used as DF0 - that is stated in the description.

Regarding the Gotek issue, make sure your adapter...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 21 March 2020, 22:10
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By solarmon
Secret of Monkey Island - disk images CRC32 values?

Hi,

I have two physical sets of Secret of Monkey Island disks, that were acquired separately, that I want to make sure they are restored to original.

I'm using Greaseweazle to dump the images...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 March 2020, 18:48
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By solarmon
When you say "distorted sound" what do you mean? ...

When you say "distorted sound" what do you mean?

Have you done the audio test, and other health checks, in Amiga Test Kit or DiagROM?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 March 2020, 18:19
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By solarmon
You mentioned the 12V line is OK, but what about...

You mentioned the 12V line is OK, but what about the -12V line?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 March 2020, 13:15
Replies: 48
Views: 3,111
Posted By solarmon
I would assume the value is the diameter of the...

I would assume the value is the diameter of the belt when not stretched. I did not bother to measure it.

I initially did purchase the 71mm belt because that was what was recommended. I found it...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2020, 20:54
Replies: 48
Views: 3,111
Posted By solarmon
From my own personal experience, the 71mm belts...

From my own personal experience, the 71mm belts are slightly too loose. I have found the 69mm belts (from where I have sourced them) to be a better fit. I've replaced about 5 Roctec drives now with...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 March 2020, 11:33
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By solarmon
Ah, OK. If it is for a new board and there are...

Ah, OK. If it is for a new board and there are already kicad schematics of them then I don't think I need to map it.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 March 2020, 13:05
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By solarmon
Ooh, thanks! I will take a look! :great Is...

Ooh, thanks! I will take a look! :great

Is that schematics of the actual original membranes, or of a new board?
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