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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 07:52
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Posted By solarmon
@Misclegend Yes, I have a rev 2B A1200. ...

@Misclegend

Yes, I have a rev 2B A1200.

I found that there is some issue with the A1200 I was initially testing with, that I need to investigate further.

It seems that on this specific A1200...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 18:06
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By solarmon
Measuring the voltages with the motherboard...

Measuring the voltages with the motherboard powered should be good enough.

Anywhere where you expect continuity and it does have it is an obvious issue that needs to be resolved. So you are going...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 13:21
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By solarmon
The Master System pad is same as picture above -...

The Master System pad is same as picture above - this is my specific one:

http://i.imgur.com/0Czn431b.jpg (https://imgur.com/0Czn431)

You can see that the two fire button pads connect to signal...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:04
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By solarmon
I just tried Turrican 1 (IPF and ADF) and I could...

I just tried Turrican 1 (IPF and ADF) and I could not get any of my joysticks to work with the second button feature.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 00:30
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By solarmon
@Misclegend I tried BC Kid in 2 button mode,...

@Misclegend

I tried BC Kid in 2 button mode, and with the Sega Master System Controller, the second button does not work for jump.

My Quickshot Maverick QS-162 (designed for Sega Megadrive)...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 July 2020, 23:47
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By solarmon
I only questioned your statement: "designed...

I only questioned your statement:

"designed for the CD32 pad and the SEGA master system pad"

I was just pointing out that the Sega Master System pad does not have any resistors.

I will try...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 July 2020, 23:11
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By solarmon
A Sega Master System controller does not have any...

A Sega Master System controller does not have any active or passive components in it - it is basically wires, pads and buttons.

https://moddedbybacteria.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/sms-008.jpg
...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 July 2020, 17:03
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By solarmon
As long as the model number is suitable. The...

As long as the model number is suitable.

The last line I believe is the batch code for where/when it was made. The last four digits represent the date in the format YYWW, where YY is the year and...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 July 2020, 09:25
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By solarmon
Do you have an 8MB expansion card?

Do you have an 8MB expansion card?
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 23:49
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By solarmon
The IDE CF size and partition size shouldn't...

The IDE CF size and partition size shouldn't affect whether PCMCIA CF cards work or not.

Something in software is stopping it from working.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 23:28
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By solarmon
@c0dehunter What Kickstart do you have?

@c0dehunter What Kickstart do you have?
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 22:40
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By solarmon
You can also test with my boot disk, if you have...

You can also test with my boot disk, if you have a Gotek or a way of writing the ADF image to disk:

https://sites.google.com/one-n.co.uk/amiga-guides/boot-cfd-fat95

But if you say that a...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 22:16
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By solarmon
This is the one I use: ...

This is the one I use:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CF-Flash-Card-to-40-Pins-IDE-3-5-Male-Adapter-with-PCI-Bracket/273483375610
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 22:03
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By solarmon
When I say 'switch' I mean whatever you use to...

When I say 'switch' I mean whatever you use to make the signal active - which in this case is pulling the signal to ground.

See the diagram in the link I have provided.

EDIT: I was assuming you...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 21:20
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By solarmon
For the 2nd fire button you need to have a switch...

For the 2nd fire button you need to have a switch for pin 9.

https://sites.google.com/one-n.co.uk/amiga-guides/amiga-mouse-and-joystick-signals/wiring-for-2-separate-fire-buttons-joystick

And...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 23:05
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By solarmon
If it was my board I would start with the traces...

If it was my board I would start with the traces for the CPU and Kickstart ROM. However, without being able to confirm that the chips are actually OK, it may be a wasted effort.

Having the...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 21:53
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By solarmon
Thanks @amigasith! A very quick glance seems...

Thanks @amigasith!

A very quick glance seems to suggest those jumpers are correct, so it can't be because of those.

It looks like you need to check the traces and test the chips if you can.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 21:02
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By solarmon
Yes, that seems to be the direction we are going....

Yes, that seems to be the direction we are going.

If you have another A500(+) then you can check the chips between the two machines.

Can you check and show all the jumpers on your board - the...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 20:45
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By solarmon
Do you have a multimeter to test continuity of...

Do you have a multimeter to test continuity of the traces? A logic probe will also be useful in this situation.

You can use amigapcb.org to find out where the traces are and where they should go....
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 19:40
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By solarmon
I assume that is a picture before you cleaned it...

I assume that is a picture before you cleaned it up? There's quite a lot of corrosion/oxidation.

What are the other sockets like, especially the Kickstart ROM socket.

You also need to inspect...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 17:24
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By solarmon
Looks like a rev 8A board that was used in an...

Looks like a rev 8A board that was used in an A500 case - since there is no battery and RTC onboard.

The battery on the memory expansion unit needs removing. Although, admittedly, it does look in...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 10:49
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By solarmon
Also, are the cards detected in CardPrep?

Also, are the cards detected in CardPrep?
Forum: support.Hardware 29 June 2020, 09:18
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By solarmon
You formatted the CF cards as FAT32, correct? ...

You formatted the CF cards as FAT32, correct?

Some CF just don't work. Did you try different brands of CF cards.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 June 2020, 20:16
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By solarmon
Thanks. The website is just a stock Google Sites...

Thanks. The website is just a stock Google Sites one, and just really a collection of my notes that I refer to.

I don't know how to softkick to a higher kickstart.

What is it you want to test?...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 June 2020, 16:18
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By solarmon
Have you verified that the power rails are...

Have you verified that the power rails are getting to the port pins? And that they are within acceptable range?
Forum: support.Hardware 28 June 2020, 13:32
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By solarmon
I've put together some info on what is required...

I've put together some info on what is required at:
https://sites.google.com/one-n.co.uk/amiga-guides/pcmcia-compact-flash-guide
Forum: support.Apps 28 June 2020, 10:04
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By solarmon
TinyLauncher only allows you to specify three...

TinyLauncher only allows you to specify three paths for your game.

It will then build a database of all the WHDLoad games found in these three paths. You get this alphabetically sorted list and...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 June 2020, 09:54
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By solarmon
Have you tried cleaning the expansion port...

Have you tried cleaning the expansion port connector and the ram card connector?

Have you just purchased the card recently? I would send it back.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 June 2020, 09:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By solarmon
Even if you see the signals getting to the ram...

Even if you see the signals getting to the ram chips, it still could be a failed ram chip.

For my A500+ after fixing the first time from battery leak it failed 6 months later and I had to socket...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 June 2020, 22:05
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By solarmon
Does ATK show any Slow ram? When the Arananet 8MB...

Does ATK show any Slow ram? When the Arananet 8MB board was first release there was an issue with it giving out slow ram when in 8MB mode. It needed a firmware update to remove the slow ram.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 June 2020, 19:56
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By solarmon
I actually use a PC slot based IDE to CF adapter...

I actually use a PC slot based IDE to CF adapter that I mount on the back of the Checkmate case, so it can be accessed easily.

I did think about using an internal IDE/SD adapter with an SD...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 27 June 2020, 19:52
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By solarmon
These are the different partitions on the SD...

These are the different partitions on the SD card. Each one will appear on the Workbench desktop. If they don't have a Disk.info icon in the root of I then the default one will be displayed - in your...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 June 2020, 19:45
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By solarmon
Make sure you don't have anything in the PCMCIA...

Make sure you don't have anything in the PCMCIA slot when doing the ATK memory test, as it will fail like that.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 June 2020, 19:42
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By solarmon
It's carbonised rubber and they do seem to loose...

It's carbonised rubber and they do seem to loose conductivity over time.

I normally fix these by covering the end with copper tape, the kind you use as a slug repellent.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 June 2020, 09:04
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By solarmon
Which 8MB ram card do you have. And what A1200...

Which 8MB ram card do you have. And what A1200 revision?

Check that your power supply is OK.

A recap is definitely recommended, regardless of any issues.


I had similar previous issue in...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 June 2020, 00:23
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By solarmon
Have you got the PCMCIA card connected? If...

Have you got the PCMCIA card connected?

If so, the is the classic issue with 8MB of Fastram in Zorro II address space and PCMCIA. Like what you have found, you need to be in 4MB mode if you need...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2020, 17:52
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By solarmon
Those CF extenders are hard to source. It...

Those CF extenders are hard to source.

It will be easier to use an SD extender. However, you then need to deal with having to use an CF to SD adapter; and one that has the SD slot in a...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2020, 17:30
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By solarmon
What is your power supply? Have you checked the...

What is your power supply? Have you checked the 5V rail?
Forum: support.Apps 25 June 2020, 16:21
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By solarmon
Another vote for TinyLauncher. There is a...

Another vote for TinyLauncher.

There is a comprehensive tutorial/review (in French) at:

https://www.amigafrance.com/tutoriel-whdload-tinylauncher/
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2020, 10:03
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By solarmon
Did this issue only start recently? After any...

Did this issue only start recently? After any changes to hardware?

Remove all the expansions/upgrades and run the ATK tests again. Then add one at a time whilst testing each time.
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