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Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2021, 19:05
Replies: 18
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Posted By jbenam
So the clock runs well while the Amiga is...

So the clock runs well while the Amiga is running? If so, the crystal is fine.

Must be a voltage issue then, looks like it's not keeping the RTC chip powered.

Please check what Chucky suggested...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2021, 17:36
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By jbenam
The F74 is used as a clock divider. There is no...

The F74 is used as a clock divider. There is no component under that epoxy, I think it's just a wire with some insulation on it.

That's how it is on a genuine PCB as well.

I would check the...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 July 2021, 18:38
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jbenam
Bump :( Re-socketed Buster with a good...

Bump :(

Re-socketed Buster with a good quality socket, measured a bunch of stuff but nothing came up. Still the same issues.

This is literally the last thing that prevents me from closing up my...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 July 2021, 18:23
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By jbenam
Apparently my FB-357 doesn't detect HD floppies...

Apparently my FB-357 doesn't detect HD floppies at all in the A1200. I haven't been able to test it with the test program, but I can't seem to format HD floppies as 1760Kb, only 880Kb.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 July 2021, 11:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By jbenam
That's quite nice! I remember the Mk1 was very...

That's quite nice! I remember the Mk1 was very well received, then the Mk2 brought a bunch of complains that have apparently been fixed with later versions.

I was considering an Indivision back...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 July 2021, 20:48
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By jbenam
Honest answer? I am not sure. There will most...

Honest answer? I am not sure. There will most certainly be a conflict since two devices will try to use the same address range and select line. In the worst case your Amiga will just guru, so it's...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 July 2021, 09:05
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By jbenam
Hello, Are you sure it's really a 58 MHz...

Hello,

Are you sure it's really a 58 MHz oscillator? I have never seen one, and I have recently ordered a bunch of different frequencies. I am googling around for infos and I can't seem to find...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 July 2021, 00:16
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By jbenam
Will try to test again ASAP, sadly I had my Amiga...

Will try to test again ASAP, sadly I had my Amiga 1200 back in storage before I could read this. If I don't reply to this thread this weekend, feel free to PM me as a reminder :)
Forum: Hardware mods 15 July 2021, 00:10
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By jbenam
Hello there, fellow Apollo owner! Plenty of...

Hello there, fellow Apollo owner!

Plenty of questions, which I am not sure I can answer 100% correctly, but I will try my best:

1) if the RTC circuitry is still on the Apollo (and I am sure it...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 July 2021, 22:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By jbenam
Why not just purchase an OSSC? It's a great piece...

Why not just purchase an OSSC? It's a great piece of kit and it literally adds no lag.

Considering how much it does (and with how many systems you can use it), it's pretty much a bargain compared...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2021, 08:56
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jbenam
Z3 DMA might actually be a very good point. Does...

Z3 DMA might actually be a very good point. Does the Voodoo3 in RTG mode use DMA? Because doing RTG stuff works well, but IIRC I start having problems as soon as I use VoodooMemOS. I will test this...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 July 2021, 20:41
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By jbenam
There we go - drive ID 0, just like on my A4000D....

There we go - drive ID 0, just like on my A4000D.

RPM tests good too, ~300RPM just like my A4000D. It also reads a floppy without any issue.

:great
Forum: support.Hardware 08 July 2021, 10:34
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By jbenam
Hi pipper, I have a working Chinon FB-357A...

Hi pipper,

I have a working Chinon FB-357A (from my A4000) I can test on my A1200. I will need to dig it out, but no problems :D

Where do I find the driveID tool?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 July 2021, 00:40
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jbenam
Yep, same exact issues with a Prometheus....

Yep, same exact issues with a Prometheus. BindDrivers gurus with 8000 0004 when booting the system.

I have read around that grelbfarlk fixed his motherboard replacing U701, U714 and U213.

Link:...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 July 2021, 23:57
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jbenam
Bump :( I have reflowed the entire bottom...

Bump :(

I have reflowed the entire bottom left of the motherboard (everything was still kinda opaque by the leaky battery it had when I got this A4000) and now every solder point is nice and...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2021, 08:18
Replies: 47
Views: 4,531
Posted By jbenam
That's a name I haven't heard in a long time :) ...

That's a name I haven't heard in a long time :)
NatAmi is finally happening, in a way :D

BTW, I have always found very confusing how Gunnar doesn't do the slightest research on how certain names...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2021, 09:10
Replies: 37
Views: 1,338
Posted By jbenam
What kind of flux did you use? Could you please...

What kind of flux did you use? Could you please provide a picture?

Really curious about the brand/model.
Forum: support.Hardware 02 July 2021, 12:25
Replies: 115
Views: 12,407
Posted By jbenam
Sadly it didn't help, I still get the dreaded...

Sadly it didn't help, I still get the dreaded 80000004. I guess I will keep replacing GALs on my motherboard until something changes :(
Forum: support.Hardware 02 July 2021, 01:01
Replies: 115
Views: 12,407
Posted By jbenam
I do have a RTL8029 I intend putting in my A4000D...

I do have a RTL8029 I intend putting in my A4000D (I have a 10Mbit thinnet LAN in my lab) along with a non-Firestorm (not yet, at least - I have a USB Blaster, though) Prometheus.

Will report back...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2021, 13:16
Replies: 38
Views: 2,386
Posted By jbenam
Pretty much. They also are specialised in...

Pretty much. They also are specialised in "doxxing" which means they can find out someone's real name, address, phone number, etc and start harassing them in real life, by calling them during the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2021, 14:06
Replies: 38
Views: 2,386
Posted By jbenam
There is plenty of information about what really...

There is plenty of information about what really went on with this if you search around - this was not a suicide, it was murder and it's all by the hands of the horrible monsters at Kiwi Farms. They...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 June 2021, 20:48
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jbenam
Well, I have most certainly excluded power supply...

Well, I have most certainly excluded power supply issues - I have tried 3 different ATX power supplies and I still get the same errors.

I have started checking the Zorro III address lines (since...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2021, 23:55
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jbenam
It seems it might have something to do with Zorro...

It seems it might have something to do with Zorro II / III mode?

Lots of people seem(ed) to have the same issues when using cards in Zorro III mode.

I had a Picasso II years ago and it worked...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2021, 14:49
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jbenam
Guru ramlib 80000004 when using Zorro cards. Hardware issue?

Hi everyone,

I have this VERY long standing issue with my A4000D - I can't use Zorro cards which assign large memory spaces: for example, Mediator with PPC and Prometheus.

When using these, my...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2021, 00:59
Replies: 4,777
Views: 589,543
Posted By jbenam
Looks like I was right :D Fingers crossed...

Looks like I was right :D

Fingers crossed this will work on previous Mediators as well. Too bad I have already purchased a Prometheus :(
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2021, 09:01
Replies: 4,777
Views: 589,543
Posted By jbenam
I can't find anything about it anywhere, could...

I can't find anything about it anywhere, could you post a link please?
Forum: Hardware mods 24 June 2021, 07:43
Replies: 73
Views: 21,493
Posted By jbenam
Latter case, that's why I am asking :D

Latter case, that's why I am asking :D
Forum: Hardware mods 23 June 2021, 15:46
Replies: 73
Views: 21,493
Posted By jbenam
So it removes two without the resistor and just...

So it removes two without the resistor and just one with the resistor in it, right?

Just asking to be sure :D
Forum: Hardware mods 22 June 2021, 22:19
Replies: 73
Views: 21,493
Posted By jbenam
Follow-up to this - I have the ATF type Cs in my...

Follow-up to this - I have the ATF type Cs in my A3640 right now (there is another thread in the forum explaining the various issues I had, tl;dr: 22V10Cs had to be programmed in UES mode) and I do...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 21 June 2021, 12:33
Replies: 50
Views: 20,285
Posted By jbenam
Last year TDC didn't have images (IIRC) and I am...

Last year TDC didn't have images (IIRC) and I am adamant in installing games from the original floppies (on a Gotek, clearly :D) on my retro PCs - pre-cracked games just don't cut it, imho.

I have...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2021, 19:34
Replies: 4,777
Views: 589,543
Posted By jbenam
Can I at least test if initialises correctly? I...

Can I at least test if initialises correctly? I just want to ascertain that my M1 is good.

EDIT: Aaand I am now getting #80000004 even with the original daughterboard. Something else is afoot.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2021, 17:24
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By jbenam
Hmm, I guess I will give it a try anyway, maybe I...

Hmm, I guess I will give it a try anyway, maybe I will be lucky with the overclocking lottery :)

Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2021, 17:23
Replies: 4,777
Views: 589,543
Posted By jbenam
Darn, I thought I had finally pinpointed the...

Darn, I thought I had finally pinpointed the issue...

Well, next step is to test the M1 on the Prometheus and see if it works there.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2021, 15:13
Replies: 4,777
Views: 589,543
Posted By jbenam
I think I might have found the origin of the...

I think I might have found the origin of the ramlib issues with my Mediator.

Can someone please try their Prometheus in the Mediator daughterboard (without the core logic bridgeboard in it,...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2021, 00:41
Replies: 115
Views: 12,407
Posted By jbenam
Great stuff, that's the one! I wanted to...

Great stuff, that's the one!

I wanted to start with the CD then apply the various patches next, just like Matay intended originally.

Thank you very much :bowdown
Forum: support.Hardware 19 June 2021, 18:56
Replies: 115
Views: 12,407
Posted By jbenam
Can anyone please upload the Prometheus CDROM ISO...

Can anyone please upload the Prometheus CDROM ISO somewhere?

I've just got a Prometheus repro with the original FW on it - will update to Firestorm later as I want to play a bit with the original...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 June 2021, 17:33
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By jbenam
Welp, you're right. One less mod to do I guess. ...

Welp, you're right. One less mod to do I guess.

I will just do the 64MB mod (I still want to be able to use SpeedRamsey) and the A3640's delay line mod...

That should be all, from what I can...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 June 2021, 15:08
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By jbenam
Thar she blows (again)! One of my old GALs...

Thar she blows (again)!

One of my old GALs was corrupted. It was just that.

Pro-tip if anyone has the same issue in the future: GALs can be easily read out so you can verify the contents. The...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2021, 00:45
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By jbenam
Hi, thanks for your very informative post! ...

Hi, thanks for your very informative post!

1) This explains why the ATF16V8C worked fine for the PIO2 mod while the A3640 mod went nowhere. My TL866II seems to support UES mode.
2) I'll try both...
Forum: News 14 June 2021, 17:54
Replies: 891
Views: 111,327
Posted By jbenam
He's referring to the picture of the boing bags...

He's referring to the picture of the boing bags in the top left of the screen :)
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