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Forum: support.Hardware 08 January 2022, 11:20
Replies: 59
Views: 7,617
Posted By solarmon
Unfortunately, you will need to adjust the top...

Unfortunately, you will need to adjust the top read head as well as the stepper motor.

Amiga Test Kit has an alignment test, which will be better than using X-Copy.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 January 2022, 20:14
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By solarmon
Oh no, what happened?! Is the connector now...

Oh no, what happened?! Is the connector now broken?
Forum: support.Hardware 01 January 2022, 15:41
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By solarmon
It looks like the top cover maybe just snapped...

It looks like the top cover maybe just snapped on? Hopefully it is not glued. Have you tried a plastic spudger, or similar, to try to pry it open?

Of there are seems at the bottom of the case, try...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 January 2022, 15:38
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By solarmon
I would be interested in helping to trying to...

I would be interested in helping to trying to resurrect it. I have the Archos Overdrive HD, which has a larger footprint:

https://sites.google.com/one-n.co.uk/amiga-guides/archos-overdrive-hd
Forum: support.Games 01 January 2022, 15:34
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By solarmon
For opening it at the metal slider end:...

For opening it at the metal slider end: https://youtu.be/TkAYFrYhOvM

Or what BarryB said about opening at the label end. (I use a Stanley knife to slide in between the case and break the joints -...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 January 2022, 12:45
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By solarmon
I would recommend getting a Greaseweazle and do...

I would recommend getting a Greaseweazle and do all your disk reading/writing on your PC/Linux/Mac machine.
Forum: support.Games 01 January 2022, 12:43
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By solarmon
Replace the floppy disk media with a known good...

Replace the floppy disk media with a known good donor one.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2021, 10:50
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By solarmon
Yes, make sure it is a null modem serial cable....

Yes, make sure it is a null modem serial cable. I've put some notes together, which might be useful:

https://sites.google.com/one-n.co.uk/amiga-guides/diagrom-serial-output
Forum: support.Games 29 December 2021, 10:47
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By solarmon
Depending on the disk and publisher you have, you...

Depending on the disk and publisher you have, you can download the original IPF image - search on oldgamefinder.com

http://www.oldgamesfinder.com/?q=Speedball+2&m=-4
Forum: support.Hardware 11 December 2021, 09:48
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By solarmon
Check the memory traces going to the CIAs

Check the memory traces going to the CIAs
Forum: support.OtherUAE 25 November 2021, 11:25
Replies: 63
Views: 26,405
Posted By solarmon
Hi, I haven't touched UCG for a long time. I...

Hi,

I haven't touched UCG for a long time. I would need to re-learn what I did!

You PCUAE solution looks interesting. Do you think this would work (or be applicable) on the TheA500mini?
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2021, 14:34
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By solarmon
I haven't seen this model before. The third...

I haven't seen this model before.

The third picture of the drive that shows it from the side, suggests that the top part could slide forward to be released. However, there might be other mechanics...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2021, 11:18
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By solarmon
The brass bits are guides to help with the...

The brass bits are guides to help with the sliding mechanism of the bottom plate. They shouldn't have anything on them.

You can normally take the top assembly off by first pushing in the eject...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 November 2021, 11:15
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By solarmon
The missing mechanism is for the HD switch, if it...

The missing mechanism is for the HD switch, if it is on the right of the drive (as you look at it from the front).

What make model is the floppy drive. Show some more pictures of it - with the...
Forum: support.Games 21 November 2021, 11:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By solarmon
Which cracked version is it?

Which cracked version is it?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 November 2021, 14:48
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By solarmon
They will be of use and value to somebody. ...

They will be of use and value to somebody.

Don't throw them away. Sell or donate them to somebody that would appreciate them.

A lot of them will be recoverable/restorable with a good clean.
Forum: support.WinUAE 08 November 2021, 13:25
Replies: 1,068
Views: 325,661
Posted By solarmon
You need to go to Hardware->Floppy drives and...

You need to go to Hardware->Floppy drives and select "Configure Floppybridge" from the drop down options list for each drive.

This has changed/moved from the unofficial preview build.
Forum: support.WinUAE 08 November 2021, 11:19
Replies: 1,068
Views: 325,661
Posted By solarmon
On my Windows 10 setup, I had to put them in: ...

On my Windows 10 setup, I had to put them in:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Amiga Files\WinUAE\plugins\
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2021, 21:19
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By solarmon
Which RGBtoHDMI board? What Amiga? Show some...

Which RGBtoHDMI board? What Amiga?

Show some pictures of your setup.
Forum: support.Other 06 November 2021, 12:45
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By solarmon
New registration to Amibay is suspended at the...

New registration to Amibay is suspended at the moment.
Forum: support.Games 03 November 2021, 18:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By solarmon
Without doing an image dump of the disks and...

Without doing an image dump of the disks and putting it through an analyser, we can't rule out that the disks are damaged in some way. The test in WinUAE suggests that it should work.

I would...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 November 2021, 18:06
Replies: 37
Views: 2,372
Posted By solarmon
In A500 mode (JP15 unjumpered) everything works...

In A500 mode (JP15 unjumpered) everything works fine. All tests with Amiga Test Kit shows that everything all the resources are healthy, including memory.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 November 2021, 22:59
Replies: 37
Views: 2,372
Posted By solarmon
It works in A500 mode (JP15 not jumpered)...

It works in A500 mode (JP15 not jumpered) perfectly fine - and can load floppy disks off the external floppy drive. So maybe my CDROM is OK and something else is stopping it from booting (in CDTV...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 November 2021, 19:39
Replies: 37
Views: 2,372
Posted By solarmon
What is your JP15 setting - jumpered or...

What is your JP15 setting - jumpered or unjumpered?

On mine, it works fine when JP15 is unjumpered - i.e. when in A500 mode - even with the CDROM connected. But with JP15 jumpered, in CDTV mode,...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 31 October 2021, 11:31
Replies: 32
Views: 9,150
Posted By solarmon
"wildewuzz"? Use HxC Floppy Emulator...

"wildewuzz"?

Use HxC Floppy Emulator Software - https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/

You will also need the SPS CAPS plugin to support IPF files - http://www.softpres.org/download
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 October 2021, 14:18
Replies: 1,068
Views: 325,661
Posted By solarmon
I figured out that it was Windows Security that...

I figured out that it was Windows Security that is giving this false positive, not another AV solution that was running on my machine.

I was able to temporarily disable "Real-time protection" in...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 October 2021, 14:13
Replies: 1,068
Views: 325,661
Posted By solarmon
I meant disabling AV just to do the extraction...

I meant disabling AV just to do the extraction for this particular ZIP file. I can't find a whitelist option on the AV on my machine.
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 October 2021, 13:44
Replies: 1,068
Views: 325,661
Posted By solarmon
Apologies if this already a known/common issue....

Apologies if this already a known/common issue. Is there a workaround other than disabling AV?
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 October 2021, 13:26
Replies: 1,068
Views: 325,661
Posted By solarmon
On a Windows 10 machine, using 7zip to extract...

On a Windows 10 machine, using 7zip to extract winuae_4900b38.7z is OK, but extracting winuae64_4900b38.7z throws an error:



Does anybody else have this issue?
Forum: support.Games 28 October 2021, 10:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By solarmon
Thanks for the tip. I tried it with disabling...

Thanks for the tip. I tried it with disabling "Wait for Blitter" and it loaded the copy protection screen without any graphics corruption.
Forum: support.Games 28 October 2021, 00:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By solarmon
What is your exact A1200 spec and setup?

What is your exact A1200 spec and setup?
Forum: support.Hardware 27 October 2021, 22:50
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By solarmon
@thomas That's not completely correct. From...

@thomas

That's not completely correct. From my experience, PrepCard could still detect the CF card and the Product ID but the CF can still not work with CFD/FAT95.

PrepCard is good to use to...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 October 2021, 20:39
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By solarmon
I assume that is an A1200. Kickstart 3.1.4...

I assume that is an A1200.

Kickstart 3.1.4 doesn't disable the PCMCIA slot when there is 8MB of FAST memory in Zorro II space, but it might be worth trying in 4MB mode (if it has that capability)...
Forum: support.Games 27 October 2021, 19:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By solarmon
I just tried the Super Cars II IPF image in...

I just tried the Super Cars II IPF image in emulation of a stock A1200 and it loads to the copy protection screen without any corruption.

So I suspect your disks are bad and need cleaning and/or...
Forum: support.Games 27 October 2021, 19:26
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By solarmon
It is either a AGA/020 compatibility issue or...

It is either a AGA/020 compatibility issue or your disks are faulty/damaged.

You could try in emulation whether the game works on an AGA/020 machine.

You should inspect and clean your floppy...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 October 2021, 19:20
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By solarmon
What Amiga and motherboard revision do you have?...

What Amiga and motherboard revision do you have? What is your Kickstart version and do you have any 8MB memory expansions?
Forum: support.Hardware 26 October 2021, 17:57
Replies: 11
Views: 789
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 26 October 2021, 17:54
Replies: 8
Views: 592
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, 09:58
Replies: 1
Views: 325
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, 12:28
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
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...
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