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Forum: support.Hardware 16 January 2020, 22:05
Replies: 2
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Posted By GadgetUK
When you fit the 8372A you need to deal with the...

When you fit the 8372A you need to deal with the NTSC / PAL pin. The easiest way to do this is put a sliver of insulation tape down the side of the NTSC / PAL pin to mask it off and push it into the...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 December 2019, 00:13
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks but Open Dune is NOT the same as Dune! ...

Thanks but Open Dune is NOT the same as Dune! It's a version of Dune 2. The other point here is I was repairing an A4000 and testing specific games that I am familiar with - that was the purpose of...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 December 2019, 17:34
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions guys!...

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions guys! I've sorted it! The good news is that the issue with those 2 games was just related to a miss behaving audio circuit!!! NOT the 060 at all! It's...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 December 2019, 16:02
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By GadgetUK
I notice issues with the "singing" part on...

I notice issues with the "singing" part on Aladdin AGA too. It would be really helpful if someone else with a 4000 060 could confirm they get issues with these two games! I cannot fault the audio...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 December 2019, 12:23
Replies: 33
Views: 3,221
Posted By GadgetUK
Amazing stuff!!!

Amazing stuff!!!
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2019, 18:03
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By GadgetUK
A4000 060 - Audio & Dune

Hi, a couple of questions about audio on the A4000



1) Can anyone confirm - is the A4000 audio slighly different to say an A500? I notice it sounds like the filtering behaves a little...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 November 2019, 14:06
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By GadgetUK
My guess is you won't get it working! It hasn't...

My guess is you won't get it working! It hasn't been very well tested at all! I was annoyed at the response I got from AmigaKit and the developer of it tbh. They were insistant that it works...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 October 2019, 01:43
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By GadgetUK
I ended up selling mine on - described exactly as...

I ended up selling mine on - described exactly as it was behaving. It certainly hasn't been tested with some combinations / setups. I have since had a few other RAM boards and those were OK (not...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 00:10
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By GadgetUK
I have 2MB of RAM on the A2091 - but I've tried...

I have 2MB of RAM on the A2091 - but I've tried it both enabled / disabled and it behaves the same. I would like the guru ROM but from what I understand it comes with some additional address...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2019, 17:47
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By GadgetUK
No! I am using a TF534 which provides the IDE. ...

No! I am using a TF534 which provides the IDE. I think the TF534 IDE is clashing with the A2091 SCSI. If I boot the machine without a SCSI drive connected to the cable, it boots fine from IDE and...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 October 2019, 17:00
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By GadgetUK
You mentioned you've applied "all of the fixes"...

You mentioned you've applied "all of the fixes" to your 6.2 board? NOTE: I've recently found that some of the boards for the A2000 don't like some of those mods that later boards had. For example,...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2019, 23:01
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By GadgetUK
The easy way to fix it is desolder the one pin,...

The easy way to fix it is desolder the one pin, and maybe the 1 or 2 next to it, cut the black plastic either side of the pins you are removing. Then carefully remove just those 2 or 3 pins. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2019, 22:58
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks! Getting nowhere fast it seems =/ v7 ROM...

Thanks! Getting nowhere fast it seems =/ v7 ROM didn't make any difference. I find that the system does not boot when the CD ROM is connected, but disconnect it and it boots from IDE normally.

...
Forum: request.Other 10 October 2019, 20:54
Replies: 70
Views: 18,553
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks!!!! =D

Thanks!!!! =D
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2019, 20:53
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks! Update: The A2091 seems to detect the...

Thanks! Update: The A2091 seems to detect the SCSI CD-ROM OK (terminated at the 2091 end and at the drive. However, the system won't boot with the CD ROM drive connected - it's almost like the...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 21:27
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks for the great posts there Jope! Much...

Thanks for the great posts there Jope! Much appreciated! Will let you know how I get on! The next challenge might be to try and get the right drivers to support CD, and also maybe a BIOS update...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 16:01
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By GadgetUK
I've not connected up the drive yet, but RP1, RP2...

I've not connected up the drive yet, but RP1, RP2 and RP3 are populated. The cable I have has 4 SCSI connectors on it (IDC) - the plan was to use the nearest ones to connect the interface to the...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 15:34
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks! The next question is - what terminator...

Thanks! The next question is - what terminator do I need to fit an 50 pin IDC connector? The cable I have is quite long =/
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2019, 15:20
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By GadgetUK
SCSI Termination Question

Hi, sorry if this has been answered elsewhere - I see conflicting information etc.


I've got an A2091 SCSI interface and plan to connect up a CD-ROM drive (no HDD or other internal or external...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 September 2019, 01:54
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks!!!! =D And thanks for the housing! =D

Thanks!!!! =D And thanks for the housing! =D
Forum: support.Hardware 31 August 2019, 12:36
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By GadgetUK
The other thing that sometimes helps in this...

The other thing that sometimes helps in this situation is to bring in a 2nd soldering iron! Getting someone else to hold the 2nd iron is the best idea, so you can then remove the solder (you kind of...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 August 2019, 01:59
Replies: 46
Views: 1,386
Posted By GadgetUK
If the battery has leaked at some point, I am...

If the battery has leaked at some point, I am betting on traces or vias. No diagnostic data coming back would support that too. Regards serial interface, just connect at 9600 baud I think with...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2019, 23:46
Replies: 46
Views: 1,386
Posted By GadgetUK
DiagROM doesn't detect RAM faults properly btw -...

DiagROM doesn't detect RAM faults properly btw - or at least it doesn't at v1.0. It doesn't test addressing properly. I've done a few videos on that recently - one on a 2000.

This is the video -...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2019, 21:07
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By GadgetUK
A2000 PSU Molex Connector Pins (Female)

Does anyone know what size "pin recepticle" is needed for one of the sockets that connect to the power connector on an A2000 motherboard? I have a brand new plastic housing for the connector (so I...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2019, 18:19
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By GadgetUK
Looks like it hasn't been recapped to me! You...

Looks like it hasn't been recapped to me! You can clean up with white vinegar and cotton buds to neutralise the cap electrolyte, and then clean up with IPA and cotton buds. If you don't deal with...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 August 2019, 00:06
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By GadgetUK
Sorry to ask the obvious - but you have checked...

Sorry to ask the obvious - but you have checked the MAXTRANSFER setting? Only reason I ask is because I've used loads of different CF cards with my 534 and every one is totally reliable.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 August 2019, 00:03
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By GadgetUK
Looking at the first screen shot there I would...

Looking at the first screen shot there I would say you've probably got a damaged trace around Gary still. It can be super hard working out what's connected properly and what isn't on these 500+...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2019, 20:46
Replies: 1,160
Views: 415,782
Posted By GadgetUK
Following on from the sunbright stuff, I tested...

Following on from the sunbright stuff, I tested on my 65XE and can see the yellowing noticeably going away just from 3 or 4 days of sunlight. I got my A500 out of storage (which had been...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2019, 18:54
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By GadgetUK
I will cover it in a review video - The card...

I will cover it in a review video - The card works on the 4.x without the TF534, but it doesn't work on a rev 6.2 board (once modded up to a 6.6 or whatever the last version was) even with a stock...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2019, 16:27
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By GadgetUK
From my experience so far - the verilog isn't the...

From my experience so far - the verilog isn't the super difficult bit - it's understanding the architecture of the Amiga and the bus timings. That's where the magic comes in, that's where I think...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2019, 13:02
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By GadgetUK
I thought I would share my experiences here, and...

I thought I would share my experiences here, and perhaps at the same time post some comments about the TF534 in general. I recently was gifted a 534 from 8bit dreams (which was MUCH appreciated),...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 August 2019, 15:32
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By GadgetUK
ZRAM 8MB Zorro II Board

Has anyone else purchased one of these new 8MB ZII RAM boards here? I am finding mine doesn't like my rev 6.2 motherboard (which has all the fixes applied to it - same with or without any fixes).
...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 February 2018, 17:14
Replies: 375
Views: 73,346
Posted By GadgetUK
EDIT: I see now prices above =D Will send a PM =D

EDIT: I see now prices above =D Will send a PM =D
Forum: Hardware mods 07 April 2017, 12:12
Replies: 4,059
Views: 425,919
Posted By GadgetUK
I am late to read this thread here, but it...

I am late to read this thread here, but it appears that whatever flamewar took place has been removed or hidden? Not being funny but it's not very democratic to just start pruning and removing...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 January 2016, 17:05
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By GadgetUK
Temperature is your friend here - if something is...

Temperature is your friend here - if something is shorting VCC to ground I would expect something to be getting hot. Have a feel around, perhaps use one of those cheap temp sensors with laser from...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2013, 18:28
Replies: 38
Views: 2,759
Posted By GadgetUK
Interested to know how you get on. My guess is...

Interested to know how you get on. My guess is the expansion was in upside down or shifted across by a pin (horizontally or vertically).
Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2013, 16:34
Replies: 1,160
Views: 415,782
Posted By GadgetUK
Yes, I've recently started covering these cases...

Yes, I've recently started covering these cases with a silicone wax. Basically it gives it a clean shiney finish but it can be cleaned off. This might stop oxygen getting to the surface.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2013, 12:38
Replies: 65
Views: 6,281
Posted By GadgetUK
Thanks for pointing that thread out, I didn't...

Thanks for pointing that thread out, I didn't even know about the ACA500 - sounds like a great new product!! Can't wait to get one of those for my 500 or 500+ =)
Forum: support.Hardware 05 September 2013, 17:15
Replies: 65
Views: 6,281
Posted By GadgetUK
Its strange how the ACA1230 works without a...

Its strange how the ACA1230 works without a problem? Makes me wonder if the ACA1220 has a design flaw or something?
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2013, 13:33
Replies: 32
Views: 2,689
Posted By GadgetUK
That's exactly what I do!

That's exactly what I do!
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