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Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2020, 19:05
Replies: 738
Views: 224,306
Posted By solarmon
Was it advertised as working? Are you able...

Was it advertised as working?

Are you able to boot off the floppy drive? If you can get Amiga Test Kit on to floppy then you can use that to do a health check.

Or get DiagROM to do a more low...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2020, 12:44
Replies: 738
Views: 224,306
Posted By solarmon
What is the history of this A1200? Was the IDE...

What is the history of this A1200? Was the IDE interface working OK previously?
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2020, 11:25
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By solarmon
Well done for fixing it! :great

Well done for fixing it! :great
Forum: support.Hardware 13 January 2020, 00:52
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By solarmon
Use Amiga Test Kit to do a health check of your...

Use Amiga Test Kit to do a health check of your A600, and to also to test the keyboard.

I assume you have got another A600 you can test the keyboard on, or test the keyboard from the other A600?
Forum: support.Hardware 12 January 2020, 15:38
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By solarmon
Reseat the keyboard ribbon cable - it may have...

Reseat the keyboard ribbon cable - it may have come loose.

Or, if you inspect it, the ribbon cable pads may have become worn and you might have to do the trick of cutting off a bit of it at the...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2020, 18:19
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By solarmon
I'm not sure to jump from 2.x to 3.x whether you...

I'm not sure to jump from 2.x to 3.x whether you can just 'Firmware Update (https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Firmware-Update)'. It is best to do a 'Firmware Programming...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2020, 16:44
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By solarmon
With an LCD or OLED screen connected it is...

With an LCD or OLED screen connected it is better/easier to just use FlashFloppy in native mode rather than HxC compatibility mode - see https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Initial-Setup
...
Forum: support.Other 09 January 2020, 14:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By solarmon
When I was previously looking for a foreach...

When I was previously looking for a foreach command I found:

http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/finkelshelltoo
Forum: support.Other 09 January 2020, 10:19
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By solarmon
Try this blog post - it doesn't go much in to...

Try this blog post - it doesn't go much in to technical details, but it might give you a hint:

http://www.generationamiga.com/2017/06/10/using-the-legendary-iomegas-zip-drive-on-the-amiga/
Forum: support.Hardware 08 January 2020, 12:26
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By solarmon
Have a look at this blog post regarding replacing...

Have a look at this blog post regarding replacing the phototransistors:

https://www.tsb.space/knowledge-base/amiga-tank-mouse-fix-x-axis/
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2020, 11:04
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By solarmon
This should be the schematic for the tank mouse: ...

This should be the schematic for the tank mouse:

(http://www.pavouk.org/hw/en_amigamouse.html)

http://www.pavouk.org/hw/amigamouse.png

If the left/right directions - i.e. (H)orizontal is...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 January 2020, 00:04
Replies: 48
Views: 3,806
Posted By solarmon
What do you think you are doing wrong? What else...

What do you think you are doing wrong? What else are you expecting?

In your picture, you have three lines of text. That is how it should be - the top line is the current directory, second line is...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 January 2020, 04:00
Replies: 48
Views: 3,806
Posted By solarmon
For a 128x64 OLED screen you shouldn't have to do...

For a 128x64 OLED screen you shouldn't have to do anything.

Once a suitable FAT16/FAT32 USB stick is put in with suitable ADF or HFE files then you should get three lines of text.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2020, 22:47
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By solarmon
The SD to CF adapter mentioned above, I got from...

The SD to CF adapter mentioned above, I got from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B019REDBY6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The first one I got was dead on arrival...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 January 2020, 21:56
Replies: 48
Views: 3,806
Posted By solarmon
Very nice! But it would be even better with...

Very nice!

But it would be even better with three lines of text in the main interface screen.

However this is only available (I think) in the 3.x releases. Although it is classed as...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 January 2020, 15:56
Replies: 48
Views: 3,806
Posted By solarmon
It is just a text file - There should be a...

It is just a text file - There should be a default/example one in the release zip file - see:

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/FF.CFG-Configuration-File
Forum: support.Hardware 02 January 2020, 15:26
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By solarmon
I don't personally like the proposed layout -...

I don't personally like the proposed layout - especially with the CAPS LOCK relocation.

The ENTER key needs to be the smaller one to accommodate non-UK keyboard layouts - i.e. see the differrent...
Forum: Collections 02 January 2020, 12:43
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By solarmon
I use Greaseweazle and am beta testing...

I use Greaseweazle and am beta testing FlexFloppy.

Greaseweazle is great and has a lot of potential, especially with Keir behind it. I use it as part of my work flow when restoring original game...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 January 2020, 21:47
Replies: 45
Views: 1,230
Posted By solarmon
Check that the traces for these IPL and INT...

Check that the traces for these IPL and INT signals have continuity to/between where they should be - as per the schematics - and that there is activity on them.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 January 2020, 10:59
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By solarmon
I assume you mean the _OEL signal? This should be...

I assume you mean the _OEL signal? This should be active low, so if it is stuck high then then the 74LS373 logic chips will not not output any data. There should be constant low/high activity on...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 December 2019, 16:07
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By solarmon
If you can get the ADF image file to the PC then...

If you can get the ADF image file to the PC then you can use ADF Opus to explore it.

http://adfopus.sourceforge.net/
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 31 December 2019, 13:27
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By solarmon
Thank you! Sorry, I didn't check that IPF set....

Thank you! Sorry, I didn't check that IPF set. :banghead
Forum: support.Hardware 31 December 2019, 11:26
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By solarmon
Have you checked the RGA (Register Address Bus)...

Have you checked the RGA (Register Address Bus) signals/traces between Agnus, Paula and Denise?
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 30 December 2019, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By solarmon
Request for IPF image of Xenon II - Megablast KIXX budget 1 disk version

Hi,

http://i.imgur.com/YCD7N9rb.jpg (https://imgur.com/YCD7N9r)

http://i.imgur.com/4230fpib.jpg (https://imgur.com/4230fpi)

I tried looking for the IPF image of Xenon II - Megablast KIXX...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 December 2019, 10:25
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By solarmon
Kickstart 3.0 does not have the feature that...

Kickstart 3.0 does not have the feature that disables the PCMCIA slot when then second 4MB of 8MB is detected in Zorro-II address space (600000-9FFFFF).

I can confirm that on my memory expansion...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2019, 10:14
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By solarmon
Please can you cut'n'paste the whole of the...

Please can you cut'n'paste the whole of the serial port output when you boot up.

Have you tried the Agnus in another, working A500? Or tried an Agnus from another, working A500?
Forum: Hardware mods 23 December 2019, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By solarmon
:great Yes, I meant to also suggest using a...

:great

Yes, I meant to also suggest using a via connected to the _KB_RESET signal.
Forum: Hardware mods 22 December 2019, 21:56
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By solarmon
They are the same but I would choose to solder to...

They are the same but I would choose to solder to the pin of Q511, rather than of Gayle, as it is safer and you will have more room to work with. It is easier and cheaper to replace a transistor than...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 22 December 2019, 00:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,436
Posted By solarmon
Hi, I'm looking for the IPF images of ATR to...

Hi,

I'm looking for the IPF images of ATR to restore my original disks.

Has this been converted to IPF yet? If so, where can the IPF images be acquired from?

If the issue with releasing the...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 December 2019, 11:00
Replies: 34
Views: 2,176
Posted By solarmon
Sounds like you are just doing the read test. The...

Sounds like you are just doing the read test. The manual controls are in the Floppy drive signal tests bit. The latest Amiga Test Kit v1.5 allows for toggling of STEP and DIR.

If you don't want to...
Forum: Hardware mods 19 December 2019, 22:15
Replies: 48
Views: 3,806
Posted By solarmon
Very nice! The 'scanlines' effect is because...

Very nice!

The 'scanlines' effect is because the it is a 128x64 row displayed but the FF display settings is set to 128x32. You need to set the display to 128x64 in the FF.cfg file:


...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2019, 09:13
Replies: 34
Views: 2,176
Posted By solarmon
Can you not move the heads back and forth with...

Can you not move the heads back and forth with Amiga Test Kit? You can manually control it and set the DIR= and keep hitting the STEP= button. And if you press the Step button it should toggle...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2019, 23:28
Replies: 34
Views: 2,176
Posted By solarmon
OK - have you tried Amiga Test Kit to test/check...

OK - have you tried Amiga Test Kit to test/check the floppy disk signals of this faulty drive?

If you move the read/write head back and forth, does the gear/teeth mechanism feel OK/smooth?

Post...
Forum: Coders. Scripting 18 December 2019, 16:31
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By solarmon
Thank you! That does look like, at first glance,...

Thank you! That does look like, at first glance, that it might be what I need - as it does show the address range.

There also seems to be several variants of this on Aminet so I'll test all of...
Forum: Coders. Scripting 18 December 2019, 12:06
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By solarmon
List memory address range

Hi,

Is there a command that lists the address range of each memory type?

I.e. Lists the memory address ranges as defined at:

https://www.amigacoding.com/index.php/Amiga_memory_map
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2019, 10:39
Replies: 34
Views: 2,176
Posted By solarmon
It sounds like the track motor is trying to move...

It sounds like the track motor is trying to move the read/write heads beyond its limit and the gear mechanism are grinding/slipping together. You can see it in the video that it is trying to move...
Forum: Coders. Scripting 18 December 2019, 10:14
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By solarmon
Thanks! I had forgotten about using "run...

Thanks!

I had forgotten about using "run >nil:" to run things in the background.

This is intended for A600 and A1200 machines - so I'm expecting it to be Kickstart v36+
Forum: Coders. Scripting 18 December 2019, 00:56
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By solarmon
Pop up message window during startup-sequence

Hi,

I am trying to find a way of displaying a pop up message window that will appear during a floppy startup-sequence in the foreground.

I do not want a dialogue type prompt that waits for user...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 December 2019, 23:35
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By solarmon
Sorry, I misread you about how it boots (or not)...

Sorry, I misread you about how it boots (or not) up.



I can confirm on my setup that the Amiga Test Kit memory test does not fail when in 8MB mode and with no CF card plugged in. It only fails...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 December 2019, 13:58
Replies: 48
Views: 1,413
Posted By solarmon
Oh, wow! Well done! :great Glad you found...

Oh, wow! Well done! :great

Glad you found the issue and was able to resolve it.
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