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Forum: Graphics. Finished Work Yesterday, 18:53
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Posted By solarmon
That looks fantastic! Great job!

That looks fantastic! Great job!
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 18:52
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By solarmon
If you suspect the plunger, then a easy fix is to...

If you suspect the plunger, then a easy fix is to use copper tape - the same type you use to deter slugs. Just cut it to size width wise and keep it a bit long length wise fold it over the ends.

I...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 15:50
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By solarmon
Looking at the A1200 rev 2B schematics The...

Looking at the A1200 rev 2B schematics

The POWER LED is controlled by the _LED signal:

http://i.imgur.com/NeFGflVb.png (https://imgur.com/NeFGflV)

This _LED signal comes from the U7 CIA...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 15:38
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By solarmon
I'm not sure on the stability after it has...

I'm not sure on the stability after it has 'warmed up' - I would soft or hard reset it after the issue anyways. But I don't really leave it on for long periods of time - I'm always tinkering with my...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 14:15
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By solarmon
Regarding the floppy write issue - it sounds like...

Regarding the floppy write issue - it sounds like an issue with the /WGATE signal, similar to what is shown in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoi9VXIlGF0

For the instability look...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 21:53
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By solarmon
I've just written up my findings on the Archos...

I've just written up my findings on the Archos OverDrive HD. I don't know how similar it is to the Zappo - hopefully just a re-badge.

It is likely that the HD may have failed. There maybe ways to...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 19:57
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
F6 should alternately step in and out of track 0....

F6 should alternately step in and out of track 0. However, if the drive select is not working then this won't work either.

Unless you can prove that it works as a PC drive, then we can't rule it...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 18:25
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
That sounds like it is pulling DS0 pin down near...

That sounds like it is pulling DS0 pin down near enough to ground. Check that it is doing the same at the IC1 chip.

Also check the /TRK0 pin 26 too - does this get pulled down to 0V when the the...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 15:37
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
It could be that the mod changes are shorting...

It could be that the mod changes are shorting somewhere - check that there is no shorts between R41 and R42 pads, or between Pin 10 and pin 12.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 15:34
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
Is this a known working PC floppy drive? I.e. was...

Is this a known working PC floppy drive? I.e. was it working as a PC floppy drive?

Do you see pin 10 go low (ground or 0V)?

The ready and disk change signals are a separate thing to get...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 15:16
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
The "DF0: No Track 0 (Drive not Present?)"...

The "DF0: No Track 0 (Drive not Present?)" message means that it cannot select the drive because the drive is not responding on DS0.

I have simulated/tested this by changing a floppy drive, that...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 15:03
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
How did you launch ATK? Did you boot from DF0, or...

How did you launch ATK? Did you boot from DF0, or run from hard drive? What is your Amiga model?

Looking at the jumper/pads again, the middle one has traces going above (to a via/test-point?) and...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 13:51
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
Yes - it looks like R41 and R42 are the DS0/DS1...

Yes - it looks like R41 and R42 are the DS0/DS1 jumpers, and it is hardwired for R42 (DS1) by default.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 13:37
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
Can you provide a picture of when ATK shows 'no...

Can you provide a picture of when ATK shows 'no track 0'. I haven't come across that on that Signal Test screen. Are you testing the drive as DF0 or DF1?

In you picture of the mod, I see you have...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 11:26
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By solarmon
@Sim085, What is the make/model of the drive...

@Sim085,

What is the make/model of the drive you are trying to mod? Please provide a picture of it and the mod you have done.

When you say SysTest (now known as Amiga Test Kit) is reporting "no...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 11:20
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By solarmon
I've just tested on my A1200 with Amiga Test Kit....

I've just tested on my A1200 with Amiga Test Kit.

There is no problem with that Amiga (left or right) and DELETE key combo.

Normally, a key combo with 'system' keys is not an issue.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2020, 21:50
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By solarmon
Use Amiga Test Kit to test the keys. Do you have...

Use Amiga Test Kit to test the keys. Do you have the same problem then?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2020, 21:50
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By solarmon
I've put together some of my notes regarding my...

I've put together some of my notes regarding my Archos Overdrive HD, including how I modded it to have a rear mounted CF card slot for easy access.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2020, 21:20
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By solarmon
Make sure you have connected the floppy power...

Make sure you have connected the floppy power cable correctly - so 5V and 12V are the correct way. If not correct, then this can fry your floppy drive.

Show a picture of how you have connected it,...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 August 2020, 18:18
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By solarmon
The floppy light always on can also mean no power...

The floppy light always on can also mean no power getting to the floppy drive (but with data cable connected OK).
Forum: support.Hardware 07 August 2020, 16:53
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By solarmon
Has the A1200 ever worked with the IDE for other...

Has the A1200 ever worked with the IDE for other storage options - like a normal hard disk, or CF, or SD card?

Does it appear in the boot menu (hold down both mouse buttons).

Use a Workbench...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 August 2020, 23:38
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By solarmon
After some help from Toni, I was able to make a...

After some help from Toni, I was able to make a dump of the Archos OverDrive HD boot rom - using mon - http://aminet.net/package/dev/moni/mon165

] 600000 8000 path:where/to/dump/the/file.bin
...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2020, 21:17
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By solarmon
Sorry to hear that. Sounds like your soldering...

Sorry to hear that. Sounds like your soldering job may have caused the issue. Did you make sure you had the plastic protector underneath the board in place?

I would also suggest getting a hard PCB...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2020, 19:23
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By solarmon
Not much you can do then - just stick with...

Not much you can do then - just stick with DiagROM.

I would highly recommend investing in a Gotek and/or a Greaseweazle device.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2020, 19:16
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By solarmon
I suspect it is the ribbon connector. Cleaning it...

I suspect it is the ribbon connector. Cleaning it with alcohol was not the best thing to do as alcohol is just too strong for it.

Reseating the connector often is also not good for it as these...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2020, 18:56
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By solarmon
Which keyboard model is it - Mitsumi or Samsung? ...

Which keyboard model is it - Mitsumi or Samsung?

Exactly which keys are not working? The pattern of what keys are not working can provide hints as to what the problem(s) could be.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 August 2020, 18:09
Replies: 46
Views: 2,562
Posted By solarmon
The front cover of the manual shouldn't (really...

The front cover of the manual shouldn't (really need to) be protected like it the contents, if it is to be used for manual copy protection.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 August 2020, 17:40
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By solarmon
Since the LMB button is active low - you can try...

Since the LMB button is active low - you can try to briefly connect the signal (on U7 pin 11) to ground see if it registers a LMB press.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 August 2020, 15:31
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By solarmon
I used Win32DiskImager to write the dumped hard...

I used Win32DiskImager to write the dumped hard disk image on to the 1G CF card and it booted up OK in the Archos OverDrive.

So using a suitable IDE adapter and CF card, does work in the Archos...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 August 2020, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By solarmon
Use Amiga Test Kit to test the mouse in the other...

Use Amiga Test Kit to test the mouse in the other port - to see whether this issue occurs on the other port too. Also, test a joystick in the mouse port and see if the fire button works on it.

The...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2020, 20:37
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By solarmon
I just got one of these Archos Overdrive HD that...

I just got one of these Archos Overdrive HD that came with a faulty hard drive - it was just clicking.

Eventually I figured out that I had to give the drive heads a push to get it to the right...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2020, 17:39
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By solarmon
If it gets to the white screen, then I would...

If it gets to the white screen, then I would suspect an issue with the interrupt signals - so with Paula and the traces and components associated with the interrupt signals.

This does not have it...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 02 August 2020, 01:08
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By solarmon
The small board is a factory mod, so nothing to...

The small board is a factory mod, so nothing to worry about.

JP2 looks like it has been modded to make any expansion ram as Chip ram, rather than Fast ram.
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2020, 01:04
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By solarmon
Remove C17 and see what happens. It may have...

Remove C17 and see what happens. It may have failed short. A single missing cap for the chip mem shouldn't stop it from booting (if that is th only issue)
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2020, 10:25
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By solarmon
Does another known working external drive work on...

Does another known working external drive work on the same Amiga you are testing this A1010 with?

If so, then yes, as Matt_H has suggested, clean the disk detection switches. I would suggest using...
Forum: Member Introductions 28 July 2020, 22:17
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By solarmon
Welcome! (From another Hampshire Amigan!)

Welcome!

(From another Hampshire Amigan!)
Forum: support.Demos 28 July 2020, 11:28
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By solarmon
Recent patches for certain games do allow quitkey...

Recent patches for certain games do allow quitkey on 68000 CPU.

You can search for 'quitkey' on the news page to find those games:

http://whdload.de/news.html

A tip for running WHDLoad on...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 24 July 2020, 00:51
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By solarmon
What is your Amiga and setup?

What is your Amiga and setup?
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2020, 00:42
Replies: 32
Views: 957
Posted By solarmon
Clean the read/write heads with isopropyl...

Clean the read/write heads with isopropyl alcohol. And regrease the track motor and guide/glide rails. I use lithium grease.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2020, 00:34
Replies: 32
Views: 957
Posted By solarmon
Flip the floppy data cable. Edit: at one end...

Flip the floppy data cable. Edit: at one end only.

Normally when the floppy LED is on all the time it means either no power getting to the floppy drive or the data cable is flipped.

On the rev...
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