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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 09:04
Replies: 22
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Posted By solarmon
You'll need to open the keyboard up to inspect...

You'll need to open the keyboard up to inspect the membrane and key plungers - they may need cleaning up from dust/grime, or they might be damaged.

Whatever you do, DO NOT USE ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL to...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2019, 10:34
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By solarmon
I would leave the A501 disconnected until you can...

I would leave the A501 disconnected until you can prove your motherboard is OK and can boot up.

A green screen means that the system can setup/configure memory - so this could either mean a RAM...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2019, 10:12
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By solarmon
It's a great feeling see that boot up screen,...

It's a great feeling see that boot up screen, isn't it?!

Do you mean R629 or C629? If R629 failed I don't know why that would keep the reset line low since it is connected to VCC. However, if C629...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2019, 17:21
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By solarmon
Are you saying there is an issue with the A501...

Are you saying there is an issue with the A501 ram expansion? So, without the A501 connected does the A500 will boot OK?

Or are you trying to say that the A500 had an A501 ram expansion that had...
Forum: support.Other 11 October 2019, 21:13
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By solarmon
Use ADF Opus: http://adfopus.sourceforge.net/

Use ADF Opus:

http://adfopus.sourceforge.net/
Forum: Hardware mods 10 October 2019, 10:30
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By solarmon
You can get 3D printed enclosures to put the OLED...

You can get 3D printed enclosures to put the OLED displays on top of the A1200, and some extend the buttons and rotary encoder to. Just search Thingiverse or eBay.

Or, I found a way to mount the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2019, 06:42
Replies: 108
Views: 11,063
Posted By solarmon
Looking back at your pictures, the only suspect...

Looking back at your pictures, the only suspect is the red cable - the soldering for that does not look good/tidy. Might just be the angle, but it looks like it is going on to other traces.

Also,...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 October 2019, 14:41
Replies: 512
Views: 112,908
Posted By solarmon
With the board in the Amiga and powered on, what...

With the board in the Amiga and powered on, what is the voltage at the RTC chip? It needs be within usually 2V to 6V. If it is out of range - i.e. if it is higher than 6V the RTC chip with not work....
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2019, 11:36
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By solarmon
The direction signals (M1V, M1H, M0V, M0H)...

The direction signals (M1V, M1H, M0V, M0H) ultimately goes to Denise, not the CIA chips.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2019, 10:42
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By solarmon
Yes, the keyboard should not have been affected...

Yes, the keyboard should not have been affected if it is plugged in backwards - the VCC pin (orange) just gets swapped with the empty pin slot - so it just wouldn't get power.

Are you sure you...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2019, 21:54
Replies: 108
Views: 11,063
Posted By solarmon
Yes, the Gotek only uses the 5v line. The...

Yes, the Gotek only uses the 5v line.

The rule of thumb is that it should be +/- 5% of the nominal voltage. See the following for a comprehensive guide:
...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 October 2019, 07:58
Replies: 512
Views: 112,908
Posted By solarmon
Have you tried without the TF? And do you still...

Have you tried without the TF? And do you still have the other RTC to try out. At least you can rule out your A500 motherboard.

When I had similar RTC issues on my A500+ - it was not found or the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 03 October 2019, 19:29
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By solarmon
:great Glad you got it working! Note, the...

:great Glad you got it working!

Note, the save directory can be anywhere, it doesn't need to be in the same directory as WHDLoad.prefs. It just needs to be reachable and writeable.
Forum: support.WinUAE 03 October 2019, 18:16
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By solarmon
@Ceason87 I'm not familiar with the...

@Ceason87

I'm not familiar with the Hyperspin setup, but with WHDLoad you can specify directory/path location for saves.

See SaveDir and SavePath options:
...
Forum: support.WinUAE 03 October 2019, 18:09
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By solarmon
@sonninnos Sounds similar to what I was...

@sonninnos

Sounds similar to what I was working on:

https://github.com/solarmon/WHDLoad-Game-Launcher
Forum: Hardware mods 03 October 2019, 12:22
Replies: 512
Views: 112,908
Posted By solarmon
And looking at the schematics/gerbers - there...

And looking at the schematics/gerbers - there seems to be a jumper to enable the clock? Is this jumper enabled on your board?
Forum: Hardware mods 03 October 2019, 11:41
Replies: 512
Views: 112,908
Posted By solarmon
So maybe you could check the chip select trace...

So maybe you could check the chip select trace (_XCLKCS) to make sure it is OK and asserted (_XCLKCS is active low).
Forum: support.Apps 03 October 2019, 07:02
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By solarmon
Because I can't be arsed at the moment.

Because I can't be arsed at the moment.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2019, 06:45
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By solarmon
Until you do so then the corroded chip pins and...

Until you do so then the corroded chip pins and sockets will always be suspect.



No, I meant the chip pins. I'm not concerned about the expansion port pins at the moment, assuming you don't...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 October 2019, 22:37
Replies: 512
Views: 112,908
Posted By solarmon
And, if you can get it to your A500, try the...

And, if you can get it to your A500, try the RestartClock tool:

http://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/download/RestartClock.lha

I suggest the easiest method, is to us a Gotek drive with a...
Forum: support.Apps 02 October 2019, 20:14
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By solarmon
I really need get around to getting it to a...

I really need get around to getting it to a version I'm happy with. I haven't worked on it for a while!

But WHDLoad-Game-Launcher is meant to be a standalone WHDLoad startup-sequence solution,...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 October 2019, 17:27
Replies: 512
Views: 112,908
Posted By solarmon
The clock read (_CLKRD) and write (_CLKWR)...

The clock read (_CLKRD) and write (_CLKWR) signals goes to Gary - pins 22 and 23.

Try cleaning the pins and socket of Gary.
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2019, 16:26
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By solarmon
I got myself three more 'faulty' Citizen drives: ...

I got myself three more 'faulty' Citizen drives:

http://i.imgur.com/M9JYzhbb.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/M9JYzhb)

http://i.imgur.com/pt7MOlYb.jpg (https://imgur.com/pt7MOlY)

Each one had the...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2019, 13:54
Replies: 20
Views: 3,313
Posted By solarmon
This is a keyboard from an A500+ rev 8A. You can...

This is a keyboard from an A500+ rev 8A. You can see the silkscreen says "PWR RED", but the LED is actually green.

http://i.imgur.com/0x9m80pb.jpg (https://imgur.com/0x9m80p)
Forum: Hardware mods 02 October 2019, 06:30
Replies: 512
Views: 112,908
Posted By solarmon
Is this an A500 or A500+ the card is installed...

Is this an A500 or A500+ the card is installed in?

If A500+ there is also a JP9 jumper that tells the system to look for the internal RTC (default) or the external RTC.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2019, 16:19
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By solarmon
I assume the keyboard was working OK previously...

I assume the keyboard was working OK previously and you're just cleaning it?

I would check the keys and see if there is one that is different to the others.

Will a key actually fit on that...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2019, 15:48
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By solarmon
On the A1200, the CAPS LOCK plunger is different...

On the A1200, the CAPS LOCK plunger is different to the others. So it might be the case for the A2000 too?
Forum: support.Apps 01 October 2019, 07:56
Replies: 16
Views: 3,318
Posted By solarmon
Watchoo talking about, Willis?! On the page:...

Watchoo talking about, Willis?!

On the page:

https://github.com/keirf/Amiga-Stuff

It clearly has a link to download it:
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2019, 23:07
Replies: 108
Views: 11,063
Posted By solarmon
I'm glad you got it working! :great Yes,...

I'm glad you got it working! :great

Yes, strange how your Gotek is behaving like that with the JC pin.

You can find the schematics of the Gotek at:
...
Forum: support.Apps 30 September 2019, 22:48
Replies: 16
Views: 3,318
Posted By solarmon
There is already a valid and official download...

There is already a valid and official download source for ATK directly from Kier's Github page.

So no need to provide an unknown and untrusted source.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2019, 09:18
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By solarmon
Hi, thanks for the pictures. From those...

Hi, thanks for the pictures.

From those pictures, the pins and sockets do look corroded, so you need to get back to basics. You should invest in a wire and fiberglass pen set to clean the pins of...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2019, 22:18
Replies: 108
Views: 11,063
Posted By solarmon
Either put the FF.cfg in root or a director...

Either put the FF.cfg in root or a director called FF.

Or you can try to reset to factory defaults:
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 108
Views: 11,063
Posted By solarmon
OK, so it looks like your JC jumper is open. ...

OK, so it looks like your JC jumper is open.

So it probably means that you probably have the interface set to ibmpc in your FF.cfg file:

interface=ibmpc

You should change this to either "jc"...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2019, 21:40
Replies: 108
Views: 11,063
Posted By solarmon
I just noticed in your log it states: ...

I just noticed in your log it states:

Interface: IBM PC (pin2=high, pin34=chg)

This doesn't look right.

In your FF.cfg file you should have either:

interface=amiga
or
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2019, 21:35
Replies: 108
Views: 11,063
Posted By solarmon
Post some clear pictures of your Gotek, without...

Post some clear pictures of your Gotek, without the top cover so that we can see the motherboard. I would like to see how you have it connected, the jumpers used and what model number the Gotek...
Forum: support.Apps 29 September 2019, 00:54
Replies: 31
Views: 1,927
Posted By solarmon
Thanks for the correction - I was just too lazy...

Thanks for the correction - I was just too lazy to lookup the correct term for it.

OK, I'll just ignore it then.

Thank you for continuing to update this great tool!
Forum: support.Apps 29 September 2019, 00:18
Replies: 31
Views: 1,927
Posted By solarmon
I get the following yellow Guru, when I use the...

I get the following yellow Guru, when I use the ADF version:




But this is on an A1200 rev 2B with only an A1208 memory expansion card in 4mb mode.

I don't understand why this is shown in...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 September 2019, 09:34
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By solarmon
Please describe the symptoms of your issues...

Please describe the symptoms of your issues again.

In your other post you had stated that it was able to get to the boot screen but could not load a disc? You also mentioned that a pin broke on...
Forum: support.Other 27 September 2019, 20:25
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By solarmon
I would use isopropyl alcohol. I use it to clean...

I would use isopropyl alcohol. I use it to clean the floppy disk media inside it, so I know it is safe.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 September 2019, 01:44
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By solarmon
For pictures, I upload to Imgur and then use the...

For pictures, I upload to Imgur and then use the BBcode of the image to link to it.

Post clear and closeup pictures of your motherboard too, top and underneath.
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