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Old 25 March 2010, 21:21   #1
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A600 - Microdrive installed and working, but HDD light never comes on...

What's going on here?

37.300 rom - boots a 4GB MD into 2.1 with 4 partitions fine. Runs WHDLoad games with no issues. I hear the drive spinning.

The power light is working. The floppy light works when expected, but the HDD light NEVER comes on...
 
Old 25 March 2010, 21:41   #2
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Hi mancalledSun,

The problem with the HDD access light is caused by some (usually cheaper) CF-IDE adapters not having a complete circuit.

Those CF-IDE adapters can so0metimes be modified so that the HDD activity LED indicates CF card activity just the same.
This has been discussed recently on EAB. See this thread for a fulkler expolanation and a possible workaround:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=35893
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Old 25 March 2010, 22:59   #3
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Hi mancalledSun,

The problem with the HDD access light is caused by some (usually cheaper) CF-IDE adapters not having a complete circuit.

Those CF-IDE adapters can so0metimes be modified so that the HDD activity LED indicates CF card activity just the same.
This has been discussed recently on EAB. See this thread for a fulkler expolanation and a possible workaround:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=35893
Thanks prowler. I was clearly searching for the wrong thing...
 
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