TF - EHIDE (Internal IDE header) - chat and light hacks

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Higgy
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TF - EHIDE (Internal IDE header) - chat and light hacks

Post by Higgy » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:04 pm

With both the TF1230 and TF1260 featuring the IDE header and ehide.device I wonder if it is best to have a dedicated Forum Section to capture chat and discussion?

Anyhoo, my first question is, has anyone hacked the CF adaptor to connect the drive access light to the main Amiga LED lights?
Can it be done or is the way it works not as simple as disconnecting some wires and soldering on some more?
Did I read the CF adaptor is 3.3v.
Maybe I could desolder the CF adaptor LED and move it near the normal LED lights. I wonder if positioned correctly, the light will shine up through the existing LED? The plastic of the original LEDs look a little like a light pipe.
I could easily loose the Floppy light as with a disk drive you certainly can hear when the beast is being accessed?

Higgy
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Re: TF - EHIDE (Internal IDE header) - chat and light hacks

Post by Higgy » Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:40 pm

I got my Light Hack done.
I had an AmigaKit A1200 keyboard LED panel sat waiting for my A1200.net case.
They use 2 LEDs side by side. So I cut the tracks and did a bit of rebuilding to get 1 LED working for A1200 IDE, then wired an extension from my CF adaptor (pins 41 +5v & 39 activity signal) to my AmigaKit LED panel.
Because the HD access LEDs are now not in series I increased the resistance.
So left is A1200 IDE and right is TF IDE. Seems ok

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