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Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 20:05
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Posted By alenppc
Yes, you also need a gary adapter for the thing...

Yes, you also need a gary adapter for the thing to function but it's a very simple board which is included as part of the gerber files already.
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 15:21
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Posted By alenppc
The plain trapdoor ram works fine since it's...

The plain trapdoor ram works fine since it's limited to 512K. This happens using PeteAU's open source 2 MB trapdoor expansion (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=85395) (512K chip + 1.5 MB...
Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 03:48
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Posted By alenppc
Just flashed RC2 on two rev2 cards, unfortunately...

Just flashed RC2 on two rev2 cards, unfortunately the slow ram issue persists, same as before. :(
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2018, 20:19
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Posted By alenppc
Thank you!! Can't wait to try it out tonight!

Thank you!! Can't wait to try it out tonight!
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2018, 15:07
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Posted By alenppc
Finally got around to testing V41 firmware on...

Finally got around to testing V41 firmware on several boards. Rock solid, so far no issues.

As for the cover, I know there are already some people working on this, will report back once there are...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 January 2018, 22:42
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Posted By alenppc
I was selling them for 150 CAD or 120 USD...

I was selling them for 150 CAD or 120 USD complete with relocator and inline CF card adapter.
Forum: Hardware mods 11 January 2018, 22:40
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Posted By alenppc
Agreed, thanks very much for this plasmab. I have...

Agreed, thanks very much for this plasmab. I have been really busy to test it myself but it seems others are having no trouble so far.
Forum: Hardware mods 11 January 2018, 22:18
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Posted By alenppc
Now, when/if I build a TF530 for someone I try to...

Now, when/if I build a TF530 for someone I try to assess if they are technically competent to install it first. Many people find themselves in too deep and don't know what they are doing. Also, I...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 January 2018, 16:54
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Posted By alenppc
Me too. The biggest drawback is falling back onto...

Me too. The biggest drawback is falling back onto 16-bit ram once you run out of 32 bit ram which slows down some games considerably (e.g. Frontier, but to be honest that game doesn't really need...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 January 2018, 03:51
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Posted By alenppc
EzdineG, ok, I am going to try the beta firmware....

EzdineG, ok, I am going to try the beta firmware. I thought I was already using the latest one, mine came from the link that Stephen posted under the YouTube video a few days ago. So maybe this issue...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 January 2018, 16:38
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Posted By alenppc
EzdineG, I can confirm your issue with slow ram...

EzdineG, I can confirm your issue with slow ram in conjunction with PeteAU's 501 board on the TF530 beta firmware, it seems to get mapped incorrectly, and instead of showing 1.5 MB it shows 1.7 Mb:
...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 January 2018, 05:04
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Posted By alenppc
Is this with the new firmware only? The old...

Is this with the new firmware only? The old firmware had no issues with 1.5 slow ram. I haven't tested the new firmwre with PeteAU's board yet, since I was testing it in a different A500. I can do it...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 January 2018, 21:06
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Posted By alenppc
No, because the About software menu version still...

No, because the About software menu version still displays as 40.56.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 January 2018, 00:36
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Posted By alenppc
Both, I have screenshots and pics. I was quite...

Both, I have screenshots and pics. I was quite surprised.
Forum: Hardware mods 03 January 2018, 23:51
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Posted By alenppc
I found someone with a 40.56 rom which DOES...

I found someone with a 40.56 rom which DOES contain the scsi.device. I don't know if there are two versions of the 40.56 but it would appear so. So the ROM version does not automatically exclude your...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 January 2018, 20:56
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Posted By alenppc
Steve, the new firmware is a ridiculously major...

Steve, the new firmware is a ridiculously major step forward. Wow, I am impressed. The ISSI ram now works perfectly fine (tested on a rev2). What was causing the issue before?

Also now I am able...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 December 2017, 04:25
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Posted By alenppc
Little tale of buying RAM chips from China... I...

Little tale of buying RAM chips from China... I bought over 400 pieces, and so far most have been perfectly fine. On the odd occasion, you find a chip that doesn't work. Easily identified via...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 December 2017, 23:26
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Posted By alenppc
I was referring to the TF328 wiki, but I assume...

I was referring to the TF328 wiki, but I assume the compatibility will be the same. It has been so far, in my experience.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 December 2017, 22:49
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Posted By alenppc
There isn't one-rule-fits all. Some Transcend...

There isn't one-rule-fits all. Some Transcend cards work perfectly fine, some have minor issues, some don't work at all. You should add all the working and non working ones to the Github list,...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 December 2017, 01:50
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Posted By alenppc
I have them, with and without risers.

I have them, with and without risers.
Forum: Hardware mods 11 December 2017, 17:06
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Posted By alenppc
I updated the github wiki list of tested working...

I updated the github wiki list of tested working & non-working CF cards. I also ordered a couple more cards to test.
Forum: Hardware mods 02 December 2017, 22:21
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Posted By alenppc
Plasmab, I am getting mine manufactured by...

Plasmab, I am getting mine manufactured by EasyEDA which also does beveled edge connector
Forum: Hardware mods 29 November 2017, 19:15
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Posted By alenppc
Excellent news

Excellent news
Forum: Hardware mods 28 November 2017, 22:14
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Posted By alenppc
I also made a video on a TF530, but didn't get a...

I also made a video on a TF530, but didn't get a chance to upload it.
Forum: Hardware mods 28 November 2017, 05:02
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Posted By alenppc
I made a little video of TF328 booting first with...

I made a little video of TF328 booting first with the 16GB card and later with the 8GB card, notice the difference (second boot is 8GB). Both cards partitioned and working under WinUAE/A600/A1200.
...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 November 2017, 21:42
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Posted By alenppc
You need to create the first partition smaller...

You need to create the first partition smaller than 4GB (ideally under WinUAE). Then you need a patched scsi.device to see the rest. But for the purposes of this test you can limit yourself to...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 November 2017, 21:12
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
That is very strange. I assuming we are using the...

That is very strange. I assuming we are using the same cheap ebay adapters. And besides, they don't do anything special other than straight wire pins. I wonder if not all of these CF cards are...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 November 2017, 19:26
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
I think you were just lucky... Whatever doesn't...

I think you were just lucky... Whatever doesn't work on the 328 also doesn't work on the 530, which makes sense considering they share the IDE code.
Forum: Hardware mods 26 November 2017, 23:46
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Posted By alenppc
plasmab: here you go:...

plasmab: here you go: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Ultra-Compact-Flash-Memory/dp/B00FQOWXDM/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1511732765&sr=8-9&keywords=sandisk+16+GB+Ultra

I tried to add it to the...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 November 2017, 23:19
Replies: 3,237
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Posted By alenppc
You guys are right, the 16GB SanDisk card is NOT...

You guys are right, the 16GB SanDisk card is NOT compatible! How odd. The 4GB and 8GB Sandisk Ultra cards work great however. Transcend 2GB works too but not 512M.

Basically this behaviour is...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 November 2017, 22:15
Replies: 2,492
Views: 177,166
Posted By alenppc
Steve, you can email Dave Haynie, he is usually...

Steve, you can email Dave Haynie, he is usually happy to answer questions pertaining Z3.
Forum: Hardware mods 10 November 2017, 15:10
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
The cd32 ROM uses some weird interleaved image...

The cd32 ROM uses some weird interleaved image format so you can't take a regular rom file and burn it. I am not sure how to recreate this so I figured the easiest way would be to plop a 40.60 into a...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 November 2017, 13:42
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
So far I got several people reporting 40.56...

So far I got several people reporting 40.56 kickstart roms inside their machine. It's confirmed that the IDE interface doesn't work on these. Unfortunately my eprom programmer can't read 1mb roms so...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 November 2017, 22:31
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
8GB works fine, you just have to patch the...

8GB works fine, you just have to patch the scsi.device to support large drives (easily done)
Forum: Hardware mods 09 November 2017, 22:05
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
Something like this should work:...

Something like this should work: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5-44-pin-Male-IDE-to-CF-Compact-Flash-Adapter-Card-with-Female-Cable/391640250239?hash=item5b2f93f77f:g:iu8AAOSwEzxYPwR5

Also do you...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 November 2017, 21:27
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
Otherwise you can open the console and see what's...

Otherwise you can open the console and see what's printed on the chip.
You can also try different combinations of CF cards and CF adapters.
Forum: Hardware mods 09 November 2017, 20:51
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
So far I think only PAL units are affected, but...

So far I think only PAL units are affected, but no easy way to figure out which ones until you check
Forum: Hardware mods 09 November 2017, 18:48
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
Most likely yes. If you analyze the contents,...

Most likely yes. If you analyze the contents, you'll notice that there is no SCSI.device inside.
Forum: Hardware mods 09 November 2017, 16:51
Replies: 2,492
Views: 177,166
Posted By alenppc
No alternatives that work for the moment.

No alternatives that work for the moment.
Forum: Hardware mods 09 November 2017, 13:38
Replies: 3,237
Views: 199,871
Posted By alenppc
Intermittent connectivity like that is a sign of...

Intermittent connectivity like that is a sign of a dirty edge connector. Do as supaduper said. Also please note that if you remove the clock buffer jumper, you will disable the card making it...
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