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Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 22:56
Replies: 44
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Posted By solarmon
Yeah, that is definitely not good. Just for...

Yeah, that is definitely not good.

Just for testing, you can try powering the A600 through the floppy power port, to rule out anything with the normal power connector.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 22:26
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
I would check voltage rails getting to Paula,...

I would check voltage rails getting to Paula, which the Right Mouse Button goes to, and also responsible for floppy data reads.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 21:56
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
Not sure if this was already mentioned to be...

Not sure if this was already mentioned to be good, but check the +5V rail and see if the power supply is OK.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 20:07
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By solarmon
Ok, so you need to move your red wire to a...

Ok, so you need to move your red wire to a suitable point that is the proper /READY signal (orange points in my diagram), not the /INDEX pulse signal (purple points in my diagram)
...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 19:37
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
Yes, in the Amiga Test Kit download zip file...

Yes, in the Amiga Test Kit download zip file there is an ADF and a program file that can be run from Workbench.

https://github.com/keirf/Amiga-Stuff/releases

You just now need to figure out how...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 19:20
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
Oh, I was confusing it with an A500 where you can...

Oh, I was confusing it with an A500 where you can boot with the expansion memory card disabled, then enable it for memory test.

But you can't boot from IDE and run Amiga Test Kit from that?
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 18:56
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
If you run a long memory test (over 100 rounds)...

If you run a long memory test (over 100 rounds) on just the the expansion chip ram, does it pass or fail?
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 18:45
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By solarmon
Show picture(s) of your mods, and also we can see...

Show picture(s) of your mods, and also we can see what type of MPF920 board it is. Depending on which one depends on how you should mod it for the /READY signal.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 13:36
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By solarmon
You would need to build it yourself. I run...

You would need to build it yourself.

I run disk-analyse in a WSL environment within Windows 10 - there is a good build guide for this setup that can be found at:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 02:50
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By solarmon
How are you doing the batch convert? Have...

How are you doing the batch convert?

Have you tried using Keir Fraser's disk-analyse tool?

https://github.com/keirf/Disk-Utilities
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2021, 02:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By solarmon
Yes it is Amiga Test Kit (formerly SysTest) by...

Yes it is Amiga Test Kit (formerly SysTest) by Keir Fraser:

https://github.com/keirf/Amiga-Stuff
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2021, 21:32
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
On my A600, I had to remove (and replace) C611 to...

On my A600, I had to remove (and replace) C611 to get it to boot.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2021, 21:23
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
Check ceramic cap C611 too - that can also go bad...

Check ceramic cap C611 too - that can also go bad because of cap leakage from C612.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2021, 20:16
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
Have you checked the reset signals? You might...

Have you checked the reset signals? You might still have problems with the reset circuitry/components - around the 555 timer (U14).
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2021, 18:45
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
Nice one! :great For the small...

Nice one! :great

For the small filled/blocked vias, I got myself a hand held micro drill bit set. Also useful for those pesky holes on the ground plane!
Forum: Hardware mods 12 May 2021, 15:09
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By solarmon
Yep, that is the usual thing you typically need...

Yep, that is the usual thing you typically need to do with lots of game/tools/program images.
Forum: Hardware mods 12 May 2021, 14:09
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By solarmon
AUTOBOOT.HFE is the original HxC based selector....

AUTOBOOT.HFE is the original HxC based selector. It is really only applicable when you have an LED screen, rather than an OLED screen. It allows you to assign image files to a 'slot' - i.e. a number...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 May 2021, 11:48
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By solarmon
HxC and FlashFloppy support HFE and ADF files...

HxC and FlashFloppy support HFE and ADF files natively.

You would need to convert any SCP or IPF files to either ADF or HFE (which one depends on whether it is an AmigaDOS based image or not - ADF...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 May 2021, 21:26
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By solarmon
If you power up up without the USB stick in, you...

If you power up up without the USB stick in, you should see the version displayed on the OLED screen.
Forum: Hardware mods 11 May 2021, 20:21
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By solarmon
The USB stick us for storing the ADF files on -...

The USB stick us for storing the ADF files on - it needs to be formatted as FAT32 It doesn't contain firmware on it (other than for updates).

Is this a stock Gotek, that needs the firmware...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 May 2021, 19:13
Replies: 44
Views: 640
Posted By solarmon
I had to do some similar repairs recently on a...

I had to do some similar repairs recently on a rev 1.5 A600 , and drew up these diagrams to help identify/map where everything was:

http://i.imgur.com/7FvorGBb.png (https://imgur.com/7FvorGB)
...
Forum: support.Games 09 May 2021, 21:45
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By solarmon
Glad you hear you managed to get a setup working!...

Glad you hear you managed to get a setup working! :great

I personally just use a Ubuntu based WSL environment direct within Windows 10 itself. This setup is good enough to get disk-analyse running.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2021, 10:24
Replies: 107
Views: 3,763
Posted By solarmon
Ah, sorry, my brain must of skipped/forgot that...

Ah, sorry, my brain must of skipped/forgot that part!

Yes, it did work, although I have a problem with the controller board on that too - the CTRL-A-A reset does not work 100% and I have to...
Forum: AMR contributions 08 May 2021, 21:16
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By solarmon
I think I got some of the early CU / CU Amiga...

I think I got some of the early CU / CU Amiga coverdisks - 1 to 4 - so I should look to dump those and upload. It is a shame that AMR doesn't seem to be managed/maintained at the moment.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 May 2021, 21:03
Replies: 107
Views: 3,763
Posted By solarmon
I think the carbon conductive ink may get brittle...

I think the carbon conductive ink may get brittle over time and may break again. I typically use silver conductive ink to repair keyboard membranes.

I have also repaired a Samsung keyboard...
Forum: AMR contributions 08 May 2021, 20:30
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By solarmon
I may write with an ADF image, but I always do an...

I may write with an ADF image, but I always do an SCP dump of a disk. If it looks OK then it can be converted to ADF if required.

Yes, this takes a long time, but that is just my preference. I...
Forum: MarketPlace 08 May 2021, 16:58
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By solarmon
Custom RGBtoHDMI boards for sale

I have the following custom RGBtoHDMI boards for sale from the UK.

Payments via PayPal. Postage costs to be confirmed.

3 x RGBtoHDMI v2++ Rev 2 - £20 each, plus postage:
...
Forum: AMR contributions 08 May 2021, 14:03
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By solarmon
View the SCP image in HxC Floppy Emulator...

View the SCP image in HxC Floppy Emulator Software and you can see whether there are any errors.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 May 2021, 00:38
Replies: 41
Views: 1,415
Posted By solarmon
10 years ago, during a house move, I took an...

10 years ago, during a house move, I took an A1200 and 1084S monitor to the dump. Regretted it the next day and ever since. :crying
Forum: support.Hardware 03 May 2021, 23:02
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By solarmon
Use Amiga Test Kit to check the disk signals and...

Use Amiga Test Kit to check the disk signals and to perform read and alignment tests on it.
Forum: support.Games 03 May 2021, 22:02
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By solarmon
HxC doesn't support exporting as IPF, even though...

HxC doesn't support exporting as IPF, even though it gives it as an option. The IPF that was somehow created is only a 17KB file anyway, so it is not a valid IPF file (or valid any file).
Forum: support.Games 03 May 2021, 19:57
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By solarmon
If you convert/export the Cannon Fodder save game...

If you convert/export the Cannon Fodder save game SCP image to HFE v3 then you can use it in the Gotek.
Forum: support.Games 03 May 2021, 17:48
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy OK, so the original dump SCP image...

@Rissy

OK, so the original dump SCP image needs to be converted to IPF.

I was able to do that with keirf's disk-analyse tool:

disk-analyse --format=sensible Cannon_Fodder_Save.scp...
Forum: support.Games 02 May 2021, 21:44
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By solarmon
OK, got the files. Looking at your SCP dump,...

OK, got the files.

Looking at your SCP dump, it doesn't look right. The gaps at the start/end of the disk, where the index line is, don't seem to be in the right place, or what I would expect.
...
Forum: support.Games 02 May 2021, 21:19
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By solarmon
I don't see the SCP file in the Dropbox location...

I don't see the SCP file in the Dropbox location you previously sent me. Please send me a new link, if required.
Forum: support.Games 02 May 2021, 20:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By solarmon
The Cannon Fodder Save game disk uses and custom...

The Cannon Fodder Save game disk uses and custom extended format.

On a Gotek it would be a HFE file - like the blank Cannon Fodder save game image you can download at:
...
Forum: support.Games 02 May 2021, 20:33
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By solarmon
Yes, the HxC tool is invaluable when trying to...

Yes, the HxC tool is invaluable when trying to analyse the disks.

The different green colours represent the different data types and headers. The blue areas are the underlying MFM encoding used.
...
Forum: support.Games 01 May 2021, 23:46
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By solarmon
Yes, those are the one. Either: *...

Yes, those are the one.

Either:

* HxCFloppyEmulator_soft.zip (https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HxCFloppyEmulator_soft.zip)
* HxCFloppyEmulator_soft_beta.zip (beta/snapshot...
Forum: support.Games 01 May 2021, 20:14
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By solarmon
Yes, HxC floppy Emulator Software is what...

Yes, HxC floppy Emulator Software is what produced the visual track view of the disk dumps. Download it from:

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/

I recommend the beta version....
Forum: support.Games 01 May 2021, 14:17
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By solarmon
@Rissy, Thanks for the SCP dump images. ...

@Rissy,

Thanks for the SCP dump images.

I've taken a look and can see that, firstly, these are not original game images but cracked game images.

Your first image "Silly Putty d1.scp" seem to...
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