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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:57
Replies: 3
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Posted By solarmon
As already suggested, you need both CDF133 and...

As already suggested, you need both CDF133 and FAT95 drivers installed.

https://sites.google.com/one-n.co.uk/amiga-guides/pcmcia-compact-flash-guide

Also be aware that some CF cards are just...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:54
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By solarmon
What firmware are you using and what version? ...

What firmware are you using and what version?

There is normally only two buttons (or rotary encoder) for navigation , and a timeout is used to select the current in focus file or directory.

If...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2021, 08:58
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By solarmon
What is the voltage getting to the RTC chip? ...

What is the voltage getting to the RTC chip?

It is common for the RTC chip to fail and need replacing.
Forum: support.Other 22 October 2021, 11:28
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By solarmon
If your A600 is booting and working apart from...

If your A600 is booting and working apart from this keyboard issue, then that could suggest an issue with the keyboard MCU (U13) or an issue with the _KB_DATA and _KB_CLOCK signals/tracs going to the...
Forum: support.Other 21 October 2021, 12:28
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By solarmon
Just to be clear, maybe I misunderstood - is your...

Just to be clear, maybe I misunderstood - is your A600 booting up at all? I.e. can it boot to the Kickstart screen and you can load Amiga Test Kit either via floppy disk or as an ADF using a Gotek?
...
Forum: support.Other 20 October 2021, 15:08
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By solarmon
OK, here's what I would do. Use Amiga Test...

OK, here's what I would do.

Use Amiga Test Kit for the keyboard test feature.

Then use the following resources to understand the keyboard matrix:
...
Forum: support.Other 20 October 2021, 14:11
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By solarmon
What is your A600 motherboard revision and what...

What is your A600 motherboard revision and what is your keyboard - has it got a blue or green membrane?

You can simulate the keys presses by shorting certain pins on the keyboard connector or on...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 19 October 2021, 12:29
Replies: 21
Views: 6,293
Posted By solarmon
@vbgd What solution are you using to write...

@vbgd

What solution are you using to write the IPF image back to disk?

Whatever the method, always read back the disk that you have written to and compare against the IPF image.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2021, 14:22
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By solarmon
Check the pins of the keyboard MCU for dry...

Check the pins of the keyboard MCU for dry joints. Also check the 555 reset circuit on the keyboard - if it is kept low then this will stop the A500 from booting (because _KB_RESET is kept low).
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2021, 12:16
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By solarmon
Make sure you have connected the keyboard...

Make sure you have connected the keyboard connector the correct way - the purple wire should be on the right.

If you have connected it in reverse then the A500 with not boot up - like what you...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2021, 11:14
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By solarmon
A Gotek and the firmware it uses is meant to...

A Gotek and the firmware it uses is meant to emulate a floppy drive exactly - so it shouldn't be any quicker or slower than a normal floppy drive.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2021, 20:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
Would/could an uncapped CDROM stop the CDTV from...

Would/could an uncapped CDROM stop the CDTV from booting to the boot screen? Or would it just cause it to not be able read a disc properly?

I would like to determine whether it is not booting...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2021, 20:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
The switch continuity is OK - I checked it with a...

The switch continuity is OK - I checked it with a multimeter. However, I fail to understand why this disc presence switch should stop the CDTV from booting.

The CDTV should be able to boot the...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2021, 14:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
I have - I tried with and without it connected.

I have - I tried with and without it connected.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2021, 14:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
I got the new v2.30 extended ROMs from sordan.ie....

I got the new v2.30 extended ROMs from sordan.ie. But instead of a white screen, I now get a black screen (it flashes purple first, then stays on black) with JP15 jumpered.?? I even swapped them...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 05 October 2021, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By solarmon
Most cost-effective solution is a Greaseweazle.

Most cost-effective solution is a Greaseweazle.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2021, 19:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
Yes, I do have a TL866 programmer. Do you have...

Yes, I do have a TL866 programmer. Do you have the details on the pin swap and what to select when programming it in the TL866 programmer?
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2021, 11:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
I'm waiting for some new extended ROMs from...

I'm waiting for some new extended ROMs from sordan.ie to rule that out.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 21:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
Progress! I suspected Agnus since that was...

Progress!

I suspected Agnus since that was the most crusty looking. I took it out for the fourth time and cleaned the pins and socket again, and made extra effort to get it aligned before pushing...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 20:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
Great suggestion! :great I did that, but it...

Great suggestion! :great

I did that, but it didn't seem to change anything.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 20:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
Sorry, yes, I did test the CPU on the A500 too. ...

Sorry, yes, I did test the CPU on the A500 too.

I've updated the original post to state that.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 16:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
I have triple-checked it all and I cannot find...

I have triple-checked it all and I cannot find any issues with chip orientation or bent pins.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 16:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
I did put back the card in the video slot. Didn't...

I did put back the card in the video slot. Didn't make any difference. I did even try RGBtoHDMI on the Denise - the HDMI output also showed a black screen.

With JP15 jumper not bridged, and with...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 16:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
Sorry, I forgot to say: Checked voltages on...

Sorry, I forgot to say:

Checked voltages on CN21 - all seems to OK: -12.22V, 12.25V, 5.01V

Yes, I tried taking out the keyboard controller, but made no differences.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2021, 15:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By solarmon
CDTV boots to black screen

I acquired a faulty CDTV which I'm trying to resurrect.

Initially, it was booting up with a white screen. I took it apart to inspect the CD drive as I heard that could cause such a white screen.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2021, 15:40
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By solarmon
Make sure you inspect and clean the floppy disks....

Make sure you inspect and clean the floppy disks. And the floppy drive read/write heads too, now since you have potentially have used floppy disks with mould on them.

Yes, once you have the Gotek...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 20 September 2021, 11:15
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By solarmon
You can use transrom to dump the Kickstart ROM...

You can use transrom to dump the Kickstart ROM image - see:

GUIDE: How to extract Kickstart ROM from Amiga Forever Value vs Plus / Premium
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=79667
Forum: support.Hardware 18 September 2021, 13:43
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By solarmon
Using the logic probe, Agnus pin 22 (RW) does...

Using the logic probe, Agnus pin 22 (RW) does seem to be mainly high but it does pulse low at a high frequency. The red high LED is constantly on, but the green low LED is dimmed but pusling, and I...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2021, 19:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By solarmon
@dalek, If your comments were directed at...

@dalek,

If your comments were directed at me, then I think you are misunderstanding slightly what I'm saying.

I'm using the fact that the _WE pin 21 on the Agnus chip is not connecting to pin...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2021, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By solarmon
On my faulty A500+ board, there is an issue where...

On my faulty A500+ board, there is an issue where the /WE socket pin is bent and does not make contact with the corresponding pin on the Agnus chip.

In this situation I can test the /WE signal on...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 September 2021, 23:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By solarmon
@solidcore Did you ever identify the root...

@solidcore

Did you ever identify the root cause of this issue?

I'm having the same issue with my A500+ board - /WE signal is held high, and DiagROM is indicating that all the read back memory...
Forum: MarketPlace 08 September 2021, 11:10
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By solarmon
I have now added rev 1.1 of the CPLD boards -...

I have now added rev 1.1 of the CPLD boards - these have a built-in push button for BT1, so an external is not required just for initial setup (although, one can still be used).

I have also added...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2021, 10:08
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By solarmon
Check your Kickstart ROMs in the working...

Check your Kickstart ROMs in the working motherboard, just to rule it out. Also, clean the socket pins and chip pins.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 September 2021, 21:28
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By solarmon
It seems your hunch was right: Glad...

It seems your hunch was right:



Glad you found the root cause! :great
Forum: support.Hardware 05 September 2021, 10:54
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By solarmon
Sorry, I mis-remembered! Thank you for the...

Sorry, I mis-remembered! Thank you for the correction.Yes, the twist on the Amiga is for the INUSE signal, for the floppy drive LEDs.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 September 2021, 09:54
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By solarmon
What is the actual 12V reading? Is it within...

What is the actual 12V reading? Is it within spec? With the drive connected and attempting to do something.

Have you tried putting the DF0 Gotek at the end, after the twist? The Gotek doesn't use...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2021, 19:12
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By solarmon
The most immediate difference between A500 and...

The most immediate difference between A500 and A600 drives is that the A500 drive requires 12V.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2021, 14:52
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By solarmon
No - the initial firmware flashing/programming...

No - the initial firmware flashing/programming cannot be done with just the USB memory stick.

See the firmware flashing/programming options at:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2021, 13:54
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By solarmon
It looks like you have the old Cortex software. ...

It looks like you have the old Cortex software.

I would highly recommend flashing it with the latest FlashFloppy firmware. There are plenty of Youtube videos and blogs/articles on how to do this...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2021, 11:39
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By solarmon
Does your Gotek have an LED or OLED display? When...

Does your Gotek have an LED or OLED display? When it is powered up without a USB stick, what does the display show?

We need to determine whether it is using FlashFloppy or HxC firmware.
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