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Forum: Hardware mods 14 April 2021, 19:49
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Posted By solarmon
Excellent work! That is a very neat solution!...

Excellent work! That is a very neat solution! Thank you for sharing!
Forum: support.Other 14 April 2021, 16:56
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By solarmon
Ah, could you share it in The Zone!

Ah, could you share it in The Zone!
Forum: support.Other 14 April 2021, 16:44
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By solarmon
Looking at the file in a hex editor, there is...

Looking at the file in a hex editor, there is "XPKF" at the start - so that suggest it is still compressed?
Forum: Hardware mods 13 April 2021, 20:32
Replies: 100
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Posted By solarmon
Have you set the jumper to Denise? Also,...

Have you set the jumper to Denise?

Also, make sure you clean all the flux off. Using a multimeter, if you measure resistance to ground, do you get any readings on any of the Denise header pins?
Forum: Hardware mods 12 April 2021, 21:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By solarmon
I have uploaded my KiCAD design files for my...

I have uploaded my KiCAD design files for my various RGBtoHDMI custom boards and adapters to:

https://github.com/solarmon/RGBtoHDMI
Forum: support.Hardware 12 April 2021, 10:19
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By solarmon
The Gotek is a floppy drive emulator. You use...

The Gotek is a floppy drive emulator. You use disk image files that are seen as floppy disks by the Amiga. You can't access the USB file storage directly.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2021, 23:17
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Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy, Regarding the RTC: * The RTC...

@Rissy,

Regarding the RTC:

* The RTC chip can fail - it is not uncommon to have to replace it.
* The RTC chip usually requires between 2V and 7V - anything outside of this it will not work -...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2021, 18:54
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
Typically, a non-rechargeable coin cell battery...

Typically, a non-rechargeable coin cell battery is used as the replacement (with appropriate diode to stop the charge current), as getting a replacement Varta Ni-Mh battery is just asking for trouble...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2021, 18:51
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
Ah, yes, those ones. They certainly look useful....

Ah, yes, those ones. They certainly look useful. Let us know how you get on with it.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 April 2021, 20:36
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
What hardware chip ram tester is that? I...

What hardware chip ram tester is that?

I just use an expansion memory board with at least one the memory places socketed - so that I can just put in a memory chip and use Amiga Test Kit to test it.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2021, 21:12
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
That's great news! :great

That's great news! :great
Forum: Hardware mods 09 April 2021, 12:08
Replies: 100
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Posted By solarmon
I think you are meant to use 'HCT' parts (instead...

I think you are meant to use 'HCT' parts (instead of 'HC'), which are are TTL logic compatible. This is possibly why you are having this issue.

However, for the VLC parts alternative, I have used...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 April 2021, 11:37
Replies: 100
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Posted By solarmon
What RGBtoHDMI have you got? What Denise version...

What RGBtoHDMI have you got? What Denise version - have you set the jumper set correctly, if you've got the v2 board.

It looks like there is interference with the sync signal - so check that...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2021, 10:20
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy, Apologies - it's been a while since...

@Rissy,

Apologies - it's been a while since I did that. I had forgotten that you should be dropping the ADF file on to the "DF0.adf" (Note the .adf) icon.

See this video, near the end:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2021, 22:52
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
You need to make sure you have a clean disk. Try...

You need to make sure you have a clean disk. Try formatting it first. What I also do is use a strong magnet to wipe it first, then format it.

AExplorer is just a program that needs to be running....
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2021, 20:42
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
Glad you got one step closer! In Amiga...

Glad you got one step closer!

In Amiga explorer you can just drag and drop an ADF file on to the DF0 drive icon and it will write it directly to the floppy disk.

So I would suggest you write my...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2021, 16:51
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By solarmon
Most of the time, the Gotek should be jumpered on...

Most of the time, the Gotek should be jumpered on S0, especially if it is connected to the internal floppy drive connector as DF0.

(You are confusing DH0/DH1 with DF0/DF1)

What does your...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 22:35
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
If it doesn't quite work out for you, I can send...

If it doesn't quite work out for you, I can send you some disks to get you started.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 22:11
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
After you install the drivers, then you can...

After you install the drivers, then you can update the driver for the serial device - select to "Browse my computer for drivers" and then "Let me pick from list of available drivers from my computer"...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 20:50
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
Use the prolific drivers from: ...

Use the prolific drivers from:

http://wp.brodzinski.net/2014/10/01/fake-pl2303-how-to-install/...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 19:33
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
Hi. Thanks for the updates and videos. I see...

Hi.

Thanks for the updates and videos. I see now where exactly it returns - so it looks like Amiga Explorer it doing it (or something related to it).

I've just tried it with Workbench 1.3.2 and...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 09:33
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
I tried last night on my A500 with only 512K CHIP...

I tried last night on my A500 with only 512K CHIP ram and it was working OK for me. The key is to test if/when the command returns - as something is causing it to do that.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 09:22
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
Try the "Type SER: to RAM:Setup" without the...

Try the "Type SER: to RAM:Setup" without the serial cable connected - to rule it out. If the command returns immediately then there is something wrong the Amiga side.

Can you confirm your Serial...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 20:58
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
Also make sure you don't have anything else on...

Also make sure you don't have anything else on the PC side using the serial port - i.e. make sure PuTTY is not still running.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 20:36
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
OK, I understand what you mean now. Can you...

OK, I understand what you mean now.

Can you confirm what Workbench disk you are using. And you only have 512K Chip memory?

Yes, the issue seems to be that your "Type SER: to RAM:Setup" is not...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 19:55
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
Sorry, I thought you already had a Gotek and was...

Sorry, I thought you already had a Gotek and was already able to make use of ADF files.

OK, lets start from scratch. You have Amiga Explorer and a Workbench 1.3 disk. That should be all you need...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 17:14
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy, I had put together a boot disk to...

@Rissy,

I had put together a boot disk to help get ADF files transferred over to the Amiga, and to be able to write it to floppy disk:

https://sites.google.com/one-n.co.uk/amiga-guides/toadfish...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 17:06
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy, Apologies - my notes are clearly...

@Rissy,

Apologies - my notes are clearly wrong for some reason. I have now corrected the mistakes.

The echo test format should be:

echo >SER: test

to send the test 'test' over the serial...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 15:17
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
OK, at this point I would want to check that the...

OK, at this point I would want to check that the Amiga serial port is actually OK.

I would use Amiga Test Kit to perform a serial loopback test. However, you need a serial loopback adapter/dongle...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 14:56
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy - try it with a capitalised...

@Rissy - try it with a capitalised "SER:"
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 05 April 2021, 11:28
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By solarmon
You can convert IPF files in to HFEv3 to be used...

You can convert IPF files in to HFEv3 to be used in a Gotek. Or use Greaseweazle to write them on to floppy disk.

(You can't convert any IPF with copy protection to ADF).
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 09:11
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By solarmon
What is your Amiga setup - what model, revision,...

What is your Amiga setup - what model, revision, memory and Kickstart.

After you have written to floppy disk, do a readback or check to make sure the disk is OK.

I would recommend using...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 April 2021, 14:47
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy, It should probably be OK - try it...

@Rissy,

It should probably be OK - try it out.

Here are my notes on how I have connected up Amiga Explorer to my Amiga computers:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 April 2021, 10:53
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
This is still about fixing your hardware, so this...

This is still about fixing your hardware, so this is not an issue carrying on in this thread.

Amiga Test Kit also has an ADF image - so if you can use this in a Gotek floppy emulator, which is a...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 April 2021, 21:26
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy, As per your photo, the JP7A pads are...

@Rissy,

As per your photo, the JP7A pads are 2,3 and 4. As you can see in the picture, there is a trace that connects pad 2 to via 1; and a trace that connects pad 4 to via 5. You can just ignore...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 April 2021, 12:59
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy, Some memory expansion cards have an...

@Rissy,

Some memory expansion cards have an enable disable switch. But unfortunately the A501 doesn't.

What I have done (hacked) on my rev 6A board is to put jumper pins on JP7A pads - any...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 April 2021, 11:33
Replies: 100
Views: 1,967
Posted By solarmon
It is likely that one or more of the ram chips on...

It is likely that one or more of the ram chips on the A501 has failed and causing the yellow screen when booting up. You need to identify the suspect ram chip(s).

One trick is to disable the...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 April 2021, 13:58
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By solarmon
FlashFloppy doesn't support IPF directly. You...

FlashFloppy doesn't support IPF directly. You need to first convert to IPF to HFE v3 format.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 March 2021, 21:04
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By solarmon
Greaseweazle. This is the way.

Greaseweazle.

This is the way.
Forum: MarketPlace 29 March 2021, 17:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By solarmon
Sorry, only just saw your reply. Yes Denise pin 1...

Sorry, only just saw your reply. Yes Denise pin 1 is the top right - the orientation of Denise is not changed by this adapter, just shifted up a bit.

I am not familiar with the CDTV motherboard...
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