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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

OK - it's clearly an ADFS bug causing the broken directory issue, Wizzo IDEFS once loaded can see the drive (which was formatted under ADFS), and use it normally.

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 freezing and random problems
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: A5000 freezing and random problems

Ouch - battery leak related?

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

It's an FC1307A - most of the more recent ones use this, and they don't behave well... I'll test it with Wizzo a bit later.
by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

It's my bodged A3010 (but would assume it'll be the same on any 3.1), with the SD-IDE adaptor linked above. Format the drive with hform - all looks fine. Try to open and instantly get "Broken Directory".

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 139
Views: 8334

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

There seems to be some misapprehension that PoP was 16 bit first :)
by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

Of course, my testing has now ground to a screeching halt as my A5000 has decided to fail during POST before initialising VIDC :roll: ... just as I’m about to test a patch! ARgh! That's a nightmare :( If you'd like me to test it on the A3010 I can. With regard to the broken directory, there are no ...
by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SmallyMouse2 - Universal USB to Quadrature mouse converter
Replies: 36
Views: 1907

Re: SmallyMouse2 - Universal USB to Quadrature mouse converter

I love it when a requirement is met =D>

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SmallyMouse2 - Universal USB to Quadrature mouse converter
Replies: 36
Views: 1907

Re: SmallyMouse2 - Universal USB to Quadrature mouse converter

Hi -=> you either need to pop one together yourself using the stuff that's available on the website (expensive for a one off), or approach someone who's producing them. Our very own TheCorfiot has produced some - I don't know if he's producing any more or still has any. I'll point him at this thread...
by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

Excellent. Is this unrelated to broken directory then, or inter-related?

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grump grump grump
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Grump grump grump

Really sorry to hear that Stephen :( Sincere condolences to you and your family :(

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 15
Views: 172

Re: Which soldering iron?

1024MAK wrote:The Antex iron featured in the above posts is still going. I used it at ABUG at the weekend (well, in between Daniel borrowing it!).

And a very nice iron it is too :)

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 15
Views: 172

Re: Which soldering iron?

+1 for the hakko! I got mine from dancap.

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by danielj
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 261

Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

You'll have to park and ride and bring it all in via metrolink :mrgreen:

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by danielj
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing A30x0 battery
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Replacing A30x0 battery

You're welcome, and welcome to the forum!

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by danielj
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing A30x0 battery
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Replacing A30x0 battery

Yes, use a NiMH, preferably with a low-self discharge rate such as an eneloop. Low capacity are often better in this regard (usually AAAs rather than AAs).

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by danielj
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Christmas Crackers
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Christmas Crackers

=D> :lol:
by danielj
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Micro User "Christmas Crackers".
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: The Micro User "Christmas Crackers".

I'll have a look this evening :)
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by danielj
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Micro User "Christmas Crackers".
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: The Micro User "Christmas Crackers".

Oh my - I think I have the Elk versions of some of those somewhere, they were T2P3'd so might need some un-wrangling....

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by danielj
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Adapter and device that reliably produce Disc Error 23
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Adapter and device that reliably produce Disc Error 23

Annoyingly Kingston don't appear to have any data sheets, so I've no clue as to which standard it's following. :( Is that with ADFS patched for Disc Error 20 before you run !HForm? Yes, this is patched for disc error 20 - it recognises the sd adaptor and its geometry, so the two things are obviousl...
by danielj
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 574
Views: 47348

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152788962164

Working and untested! Superposition!

:)

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by danielj
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Adapter and device that reliably produce Disc Error 23
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Adapter and device that reliably produce Disc Error 23

So, I've got two on the go now (I've tied /IOCS16 in the A3010 to ground now). The CF adaptor is fairly irrelevant as they're just straight through, but it's one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221077308288 The card that produces error 23 is a kingston 1GB - CF/1024FE, it does this when trying ...
by danielj
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 133
Views: 4174

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

Back in Manchester - fantastic meet - thank you to Alex for organising! Absolutely loads going on. No magic smoke released, so I think that's a major win all round :)

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by danielj
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Adapter and device that reliably produce Disc Error 23
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Adapter and device that reliably produce Disc Error 23

OK - I can now produce error 23 reliably with my A3010, formatting a particular CF card as soon as it's writing the map it gets grumpy.

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by danielj
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Adapter and device that reliably produce Disc Error 23
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Adapter and device that reliably produce Disc Error 23

Currently playing with this on my 3010 - format seems to work, but all I'm getting is broken directory - even with patched adfs loaded. I'm going to try and tie /IOCS16 to ground and see what happens...

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by danielj
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 23
Views: 907

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

80 track, 10 sectors, 256 bytes, single sided, interleave 1, skew 0, bitrate 250000, RPM 300, Auto-Gap3, pregap 0.

It seems fine with 1770 on the master - it could be it needs tweaking on an 8271...

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by danielj
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 and A7000 guide needed
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: A5000 and A7000 guide needed

Cut the batteries out with side cutters or anything that will cut the legs off them (e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/302296865655). Will follow up with replacing tomorrow. Get them out now, however!

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by danielj
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master Issues with Replacement CMOS Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: BBC Master Issues with Replacement CMOS Battery

Are you sure +ve and -ve to the motherboard are the right way around?

If so, the next suspect is the CMOS IC itself... (HD146818)

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