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Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2020, 18:23
Replies: 3
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Posted By solarmon
I believe the main difference is that Rev 1.x...

I believe the main difference is that Rev 1.x boards has Gayle 01 chip, and rev 2.x boards have Gayle 02 chip.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2020, 13:51
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By solarmon
Are the A600's the same or different revisions?

Are the A600's the same or different revisions?
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2020, 13:24
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By solarmon
I assume you mean you didn't just flip the...

I assume you mean you didn't just flip the orientation of the cable/adapter, but actually rotated the IDE ribbon cable by 180 degrees. So that probably means you corrected the pin 1 to pin 1...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2020, 11:52
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By solarmon
The technical requirement is that pin 1 of the...

The technical requirement is that pin 1 of the IDE connector goes to pin 1 of the IDE to CF adapter, ecetera. Whatever orientation you choose doesn't matter, as long as you meet those technical...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2020, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By solarmon
No, not natively. The IPF needs to be converted...

No, not natively. The IPF needs to be converted to either ADF or HFE, which HxC and FlashFloppy both supports.

You can use the HxCFloppyEmulator software (with appropriate CAPS plugin to support...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2020, 23:18
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By solarmon
Not really much clearer to be honest. I...

Not really much clearer to be honest.

I think you are just going to have to get another CF card and/or adapter and see if it makes a difference.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2020, 22:12
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By solarmon
ATK memory test will go on forever. It is like...

ATK memory test will go on forever. It is like that so that you can do a soak test. I normally let it run up to 100 rounds for a small soak test.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2020, 21:25
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By solarmon
The first image it to blurry to make out the...

The first image it to blurry to make out the condition of the soldered pins. Please could you provide a closer and more clear picture of it.

Also, show how you have connected it to your A1200.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2020, 21:19
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By solarmon
I suggest the following test to rule a few things...

I suggest the following test to rule a few things out:

Perform an ATK memory test on the A500plus without anything attached.

If this is clean then the onboard chip memory is OK, and there is...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2020, 18:42
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By solarmon
Post some clear pictures of your setup and how...

Post some clear pictures of your setup and how you have everything connected.

Some CF cards, regardless of adapter, are simply not compatible. But the adapter needs to be ruled out too as they can...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2020, 08:54
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By solarmon
Have you tried the trapdoor memory expansions...

Have you tried the trapdoor memory expansions without the ACA500plus card?

It might be that there is some kind of incompatibility between them, so try it without the ACA500plus connected.
Forum: support.Games 20 January 2020, 08:50
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By solarmon
Congratulations if you do/can get it! I've been...

Congratulations if you do/can get it! I've been on the lookout for this game and it is not common, even the Kixx version.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 22:13
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By solarmon
The pictures are quite blurry and not high...

The pictures are quite blurry and not high resolution, so it is hard to tell from that.

However, if there has been excessive heat about the components for video out it might be that these have...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 21:55
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By solarmon
What do you mean by "they all seem to be fine"? ...

What do you mean by "they all seem to be fine"?

Have you scratched away at the corrosion and re-tinned them?

They may have continuity when measuring with a multimeter but they may be marginal...
Forum: support.Games 19 January 2020, 21:51
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By solarmon
Yes, looking at the scan on HOL again, you can...

Yes, looking at the scan on HOL again, you can see the second one shows the spine crease that seems to indicates it is from a jewel case.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 21:09
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By solarmon
The image of the battery area shows some...

The image of the battery area shows some corrosion (dark green and black patches) on various traces.

Have these been cleaned up and inspected for trace damage? If not, then that is the first thing...
Forum: support.Games 19 January 2020, 21:04
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By solarmon
Any pictures of it? The big box and Kixx...

Any pictures of it?

The big box and Kixx small box can be seen at:

http://hol.abime.net/2611/boxscan
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 14:48
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By solarmon
Was the IDE interface working previously?

Was the IDE interface working previously?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 14:44
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By solarmon
Was it have the same issues before the recap? ...

Was it have the same issues before the recap?

Provide some pictures of the recap you have done.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2020, 19:05
Replies: 739
Views: 224,662
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: 739
Views: 224,662
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: 398
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: 234
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: 234
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: 232
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: 232
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: 1,714
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: 627
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: 398
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: 398
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: 49
Views: 3,997
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: 49
Views: 3,997
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: 264
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: 49
Views: 3,997
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: 49
Views: 3,997
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: 324
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: 1,003
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: 1,240
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: 530
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: 360
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/
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