H4 FIXES & KNOWN ISSUES

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Re: H4 FIXES & KNOWN ISSUES

Post by exxos » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:36 pm

4MB SIMM RAM FIX

A small oops on my part.. While ST RAS0 = SIMM RAS0, ST RAS1 = SIMM RAS2... This would mean RAM over 2MB probably wouldn't be found. This doesn't affect the Falcon RAM board in anyway.

A small bodge wire should fix the issue.

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Re: H4 FIXES & KNOWN ISSUES

Post by exxos » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:02 pm

RS238 FIX

PaulJ found this issue.. viewtopic.php?f=78&t=2172&p=29736#p29736

Looks like when I renamed some pins (I would have deleted the signal to avoid it remaining everything else connected as well) and connected it back up, I put it on the wrong pin :roll: This would cause the RS232 port not to accept data (but would still send data) .

The current issue is below...Where pin 7 & 20 are the wrong.

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Corrected pinout.

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The red track needs cutting..

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and a bodge wire connecting on the new red track.

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Re: H4 FIXES & KNOWN ISSUES

Post by exxos » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:53 pm

DMA FIX

This issue and fix haven't yet been known of, or verified either way (other than me, who hasn't got a H4 yet :lol: )

These resistors seem to cause odd issues when ultrasatan is plugged in, it generally causes the floppy drive to malfunction.

Change the 2x 1K resistors for 470R.

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Post by exxos » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:10 pm

DAC FIX

There was a bit of a discussion about this in this thread viewtopic.php?f=78&t=2384

Basically three pins need isolating on the DAC IC as highlighted below...

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Using a exxos pin fertler tool (c) exxos 2020 I heated up the pin and pulled it upwards with the tool...

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Re: H4 FIXES & KNOWN ISSUES

Post by JezC » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:07 pm

Looking through these in preparation for finishing my part-assembled H4/starting the bare PCB one...

I thought there was another fix relating to the buffer on the DMA & a bodge board has been designed for it...but there is nothing about it in this thread...

I'm referring to this
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I think there is another fix by just removing the buffer & linking it out...?

I'm just wanting to get any rework at the board level done before I start adding more components to the mix...

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Post by exxos » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:13 pm

@JezC Linking over the buffer was the "debugging" of the issue, aka a temporary bodge fix... The patch board is the proper fix, so that is the only one which should be done.
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Post by JezC » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:45 pm

Ok, great. I'll see about ordering a couple but will have to follow the bodge for now.

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Post by exxos » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:46 pm

JezC wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Ok, great. I'll see about ordering a couple but will have to follow the bodge for now.
It is only needed if you want to use the DMA port..
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Re: H4 FIXES & KNOWN ISSUES

Post by JezC » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:51 pm

Yes, I have a few mechanical SCSI hard drives and will need at least one of them for my music/MIDI SW.

So I know to order some for the future but bodge for initial bring-up.

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Re: H4 FIXES & KNOWN ISSUES

Post by troed » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:42 pm

exxos wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:53 pm
DMA FIX

This issue and fix haven't yet been known of, or verified either way (other than me, who hasn't got a H4 yet :lol: )

These resistors seem to cause odd issues when ultrasatan is plugged in, it generally causes the floppy drive to malfunction.

Change the 2x 1K resistors for 470R.
Maybe changing this in the BOM? I just soldered the 1Ks in according to that list - then saw this ;)

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