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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by PaulJ » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:38 pm

exxos wrote:
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China - self inflicted :lol:

Would help to know if the new DMA circuit works, internal and external.
Yes, I need the hard drive to work and first indications are it doesn't. I did connect the USatan cable to the internal connector and TOS didn't see it. I looked at the donor board and the DMA connector is pretty ratty. Looks like Harry was chewing on it so I may just make an adaptor cable with it to the internal connector so I can connect the Atari DMA test board that runs with the Atari test cartridge. Guess I'll get the meter out while I ponder my course of action. :? Yup I know better with the Chinese crap but one always think they can win the lottery. :mrgreen:

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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by PaulJ » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:56 pm

@exxos it looks like no joy on the ultra satan. Get one flash on the boot but it never see's it. @Icky if you get a chance could you try your DMA port to see if its just me or a board issue? :?:

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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by exxos » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:00 pm

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@exxos it looks like no joy on the ultra satan. Get one flash on the boot but it never see's it. @Icky if you get a chance could you try your DMA port to see if its just me or a board issue? :?:
I would setup HD10 on a floppy and see if you can find it even listed in the main app first.
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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by PaulJ » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:13 pm

Tried some mapping HD app's but no devices seen. Couldn't find HD10. Going to connect up the cheap DA see if something pops.

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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by exxos » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 pm

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Tried some mapping HD app's but no devices seen. Couldn't find HD10. Going to connect up the cheap DA see if something pops.
Only difference really from the Alpha is the addition of IC6... you could jumper over it, but the same circuit was tested on a Alpha buffer board by Icky I think a while ago. so shouldn't cause any problems.
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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by PaulJ » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:28 am

Took the DMA connector off an old board and installed it. Connected the test board and tested serial, ROM, MIDI, Printer/Joy ports, DMA, and High REs. These all pass with the exception of DMA. See attached picture. Suspect D3 is the real issue. Will be investigating.
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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by Icky » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:15 am

@PaulJ - Have just plugged my US in and its not recognised. ACSI bus is but not the device. Will investigate today.

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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by PaulJ » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:26 pm

Icky wrote:
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@PaulJ - Have just plugged my US in and its not recognised. ACSI bus is but not the device. Will investigate today.
Yes @Icky , that's the same indication I get with the driver utility. I used Saleae software with the crapy Chinese DA hardware imitation for a quick look comparing Atari DMA board between a working and not working system. Using the test I always get the same transfer test. It looks like HDCS is missing so I'm going investigate it. Not much there, strait shot from DMA chip. Do you know of a description of the hardware handshake? If I don't find something I'll have to figure out how to use the HP digital analyzer.

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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by PaulJ » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:39 pm

Just checked from DMA chip P24 to pin 18 on mega dam connector and its open. Unless I screwed up somethings wrong here. Ops cockpit error. It's ok. :oops:

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Re: PaulJ's H4 Mongrel Build x 2

Post by Icky » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:44 pm

@PaulJ - I have jumper over buffer and that made no difference so its not the buffer.

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