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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:34
Replies: 9
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Posted By Vypr
I owuld recommend replacing the floppy drive with...

I owuld recommend replacing the floppy drive with a Gotek, it's a lot easier to install software and can be used as a way to get files from a PC or Mac to the Amiga.
Forum: Hardware mods 25 October 2020, 01:02
Replies: 26
Views: 5,362
Posted By Vypr
I used two of these for my SBC install ...

I used two of these for my SBC install
https://uk.farnell.com/amp-te-connectivity/2-5530843-7/card-edge-conn-dual-side-36pos/dp/2452380
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2020, 14:04
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Vypr
You can pop a spring in there instead of the...

You can pop a spring in there instead of the dome. I did that for my A2000 keyboard, the key might stick up further than anything ales on the board but it will work.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2020, 15:01
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Vypr
Looking at the schematics for the A2000, -5V is...

Looking at the schematics for the A2000, -5V is on the following -
RGB output
Serial port
Zorro slots
ISA ports
CPU connector

It's there for something that might need it but the Amiga itself...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2020, 13:52
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Vypr
A2630 RAM issues

I picked up an A2630 fairly cheap a while ago as it was sold as non working just as a side project. It's an earlier Rev6 board with Rev6.6 ROMs.

After a bit of investigaitng I found that a couple...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2020, 10:56
Replies: 31
Views: 1,016
Posted By Vypr
That board looks like a ROM switcher tied into...

That board looks like a ROM switcher tied into the CIA chips to allow ROM switching by keyboard reset
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2020, 12:12
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Vypr
Good luck! I eventually gave up trying to get...

Good luck! I eventually gave up trying to get mine working and bought one of Chucky's ReAmiga 3000 boards
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2020, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Vypr
I don't think they had a proper board layout that...

I don't think they had a proper board layout that can be imported. Chucky offered his Sprint layout but I believe there was a problem with Sprint not using netlists.

You can replace the PAL16L8...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2020, 23:10
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Vypr
1 - There is normally very low resistance between...

1 - There is normally very low resistance between 5V and GND on the A3000, Mine is showing 28 ohms and a friend has one at only 8 ohms. I spent days chasing that round the board before realising it...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2020, 16:32
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Vypr
I've seen someone on one fo the facebook groups...

I've seen someone on one fo the facebook groups witht his issue that turne dout to be a faulty Alice chip.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2020, 17:53
Replies: 16
Views: 10,738
Posted By Vypr
Replacing the chip is only step one,t here are a...

Replacing the chip is only step one,t here are a number of traces underneath the chip which are very probably damaged or even pretty much gone. Ihad an A500+ that had all the traces under it that...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2020, 21:27
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Vypr
That's not really an error., depending on how far...

That's not really an error., depending on how far into the memory check it got DiagROM tries to check 2Mb of chip ram, since an A500+ only has 1Mb, it will check the 1Mb then throw this error as it...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 September 2020, 04:06
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Vypr
Red/green flashes on the screen indicate problems...

Red/green flashes on the screen indicate problems accessing RAM, if you connect the serial port to your PL you should get text output of the RAM test
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2020, 22:49
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Vypr
Rotary dial is easy to add onalthough only trick...

Rotary dial is easy to add onalthough only trick par tis soldering hte wires to it, if you get a Gotek with flashfloppy it has native support for a rotary dial built in.

A1200 doe snot come with...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2020, 01:47
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Vypr
You'll need a mount for the Gotek, I would also...

You'll need a mount for the Gotek, I would also recommend getting a little breakout box that you mount ont he top of the Amiga to put a rotary encoder and on OLED display n to make choosing disk...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2020, 13:10
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Vypr
1) Sounds like it might be a short in the floppy...

1) Sounds like it might be a short in the floppy drive.
2) Yes and yes. I would recommend going hte Gotek route given that 3.5" floppys are hard to come by anyway and even if you do get ones from...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 August 2020, 16:05
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Vypr
You can use something like this ...

You can use something like this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCSI-SCA-80Pin-to-68Pin-to-50Pin-IDE-Hard-Disk-Adapter-Converter-Card-Board/164344704965?hash=item2643b52fc5:g:FF8AAOSwFHpfPQAd
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 August 2020, 15:02
Replies: 57
Views: 2,496
Posted By Vypr
I use SD adaptors in three A1200's and an A600...

I use SD adaptors in three A1200's and an A600 with 16Gb SD cards with no problems, the only downside to them is that without tricky modifications the HDD LED will stay on constantly. There are a...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 August 2020, 10:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,799
Posted By Vypr
I don;t think there will be much of a difference...

I don;t think there will be much of a difference between the waits, there are only a few people doing the actual builds and it depends on what the waiting list is like. I have an 600V2 and a 1200V2...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 August 2020, 16:50
Replies: 257
Views: 40,929
Posted By Vypr
Done the fix on mine, used a scalpel to cut the...

Done the fix on mine, used a scalpel to cut the trace between pin 93 and the through hole because I am not comfortable with drilling holes in a multilayer PCB, the chances of an internal short are...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 August 2020, 22:53
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Vypr
I've got a couple of A500 keyboard sin Checkmate...

I've got a couple of A500 keyboard sin Checkmate keyboard cases. I;ve wired the keyboards to a 5 pin DIN socket and use them to connect to an A2000 and A3000. Both work fine (even remove transistor...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2020, 17:26
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Vypr
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2020, 14:02
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Vypr
It definitely looks like something has dripped...

It definitely looks like something has dripped onto the board and corroded it. I've marked the areas that need attention. In all areas clean it down with some white vinegar in case it is battery...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 August 2020, 21:51
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By Vypr
By 'Power Good' are you referring to the _FAIL...

By 'Power Good' are you referring to the _FAIL signal? it should be around 5V,if not something is pulling it down.
_FAIL signal feeds into Pin 2 on the Ricoh, Pin 15 on Ramsey and Pin 56 on Gary,...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 August 2020, 14:24
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Vypr
Definitley looks like corrosion on U703 pins, the...

Definitley looks like corrosion on U703 pins, the track from pin 22 looks a bit suspect and it also looks like there's a break in the track just down and to the left of FB710
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 14:48
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Vypr
What version of SCSI2SD do you have? Only the V6...

What version of SCSI2SD do you have? Only the V6 supports synchronous mode.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 July 2020, 16:56
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Vypr
Don't know about the 2000 s I haven't tested that...

Don't know about the 2000 s I haven't tested that one but I do know the Amiga 3000 has only about 20-30 Ohm resistance between 5V and GND
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2020, 11:23
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Vypr
Green screen on start is a RAM error, either a...

Green screen on start is a RAM error, either a RAM chip is bad or there are difficulties communicating with onboard RAM.

Things to check are:

a) Does the AMiga have a RAM expansion fitted? The...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 July 2020, 22:25
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Vypr
Found the problem it's because I'm an idiot :p ...

Found the problem it's because I'm an idiot :p

I decided to update the firmware on the SCSI2SD card and found I had the drive size set to 2Gb instead of 16Gb. Obviously since DH0 was within the...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 July 2020, 17:29
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Vypr
There's 16Mb Fast RAM installed which should be...

There's 16Mb Fast RAM installed which should be more than enough to format 4Gb. Usually when you have insufficient memory to format a drive it will get partway thorugh the process before giving the...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 July 2020, 14:23
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Vypr
Amiga 3000 SCSI issues

I've just finished building my ReAmiga 3000 and aside from a couple of issues (The SCSI LED on the case has burnt out and one of the OKI MSM514221 chips is borked) everythign is running OK but I'm...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2020, 11:33
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Vypr
https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/652-4608X-1...

https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/652-4608X-104-331L

Dual terminated Isolated resistor pack - 8 pins.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 July 2020, 00:51
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Vypr
None, you get that error when it gets to the end...

None, you get that error when it gets to the end of the memory check. I thought the same thing the first time I saw that error. If you have a RAM error it will get flagged during the test.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2020, 21:50
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Vypr
Actually it looks like you're RAM is fine, the...

Actually it looks like you're RAM is fine, the problem looks to be with one of the CIA chips, I would suggest swapping the two CIA chips around and seeing what happens with your normal ROM.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2020, 21:42
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Vypr
Flashing Green and Red at start of booting the...

Flashing Green and Red at start of booting the DIagROM indicates it has found a memory error, if you connect the Amiga to a PC via Serial port it will show you the errors it is encountering.
The...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2020, 03:21
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Vypr
Green screen indicates a problem reading\writing...

Green screen indicates a problem reading\writing to RAM. Do you have a DiagROM handy?
Forum: support.Hardware 02 July 2020, 04:55
Replies: 257
Views: 40,929
Posted By Vypr
That's exactly what you do, just put the bin file...

That's exactly what you do, just put the bin file in the SD card. there is no 'update' procedure as it doesn't flash a ROM, it treats the SD card as the ROM
Forum: support.Hardware 01 July 2020, 16:51
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Vypr
Yes, it's just a standard DIL socket with most of...

Yes, it's just a standard DIL socket with most of the legs removed.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2020, 18:46
Replies: 45
Views: 2,624
Posted By Vypr
It can run out of memory faster

It can run out of memory faster
Forum: support.Hardware 28 June 2020, 15:52
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Vypr
I had issues with the same card, you can have a...

I had issues with the same card, you can have a look at my findings in this thread:

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=97854
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