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Re: PaulJ Progress

Post by PaulJ » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:45 am

Just received my Atari wrap cables and have been testing the fleet here. I have verified that on a good ST everything passes. Now for the new board. The good news is all the main functionalities pass: ram, timing, rom, floppy, and DMA. They bad news is MIDI is dead, and the parallel port does not work. So since I've never used MIDI.. I'm going to look into the parallel port failure. Its kinda a shame neglecting the MIDI since it would give me an opertunity to sling ACIA around and not get corrected. :yay: :yay:

I can't check the serial port because I'm using it, but its working well enough to communicate so I'm happy with that for today. I got a notice they shipped my video un-f*ck boards Friday so I should have them soon. Here is a picture of the control board and cables testing another ST to make sure everything passes.

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Re: PaulJ Progress

Post by PaulJ » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:49 am

Here are the results of the test except for floppy testing which I posted previously..

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    Enter letter(s), and RETURN: 

          Mega and ST Field Service Diagnostic Rev. 4.3
                     1990, Atari Corp.
     4M RAM   Keyboard rev. 3     60 Hz  Version 1.4 UK PAL


     R RAM                  O O.S. ROM          C Color
     K Keyboard             M MIDI              S Serial Port
     A Audio                T Timing            D DMA Port
     F Floppy Disk          P Printer/Joy Ports H High resolution

     J Hard Disk Write/Read (use SH204/SH205/Megafile)
     G short BLiT test      Y long BLiT test
     L Real-time Clock
     X Expansion Connector

     Q Run all tests
     Z Run internal tests (R,O,C,K,A,T,L,G)

     E Examine/Modify memory
     B Set RS232 rate
     V toggle video output--50/60 Hz
     ? Help

     Enter letter(s), and RETURN: R


Testing Ram
 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *4M RAM  Pass

          Mega and ST Field Service Diagnostic Rev. 4.3
                     1990, Atari Corp.
     4M RAM   Keyboard rev. 3     60 Hz  Version 1.4 UK PAL


     R RAM                  O O.S. ROM          C Color
     K Keyboard             M MIDI              S Serial Port
     A Audio                T Timing            D DMA Port
     F Floppy Disk          P Printer/Joy Ports H High resolution

     J Hard Disk Write/Read (use SH204/SH205/Megafile)
     G short BLiT test      Y long BLiT test
     L Real-time Clock
     X Expansion Connector

     Q Run all tests
     Z Run internal tests (R,O,C,K,A,T,L,G)

     E Examine/Modify memory
     B Set RS232 rate
     V toggle video output--50/60 Hz
     ? Help

     Enter letter(s), and RETURN: O


ROM checksum test
TOS in ROM: although six ROMs are shown, there may actually be only two.
Version 1.4 UK PAL
     checksum   crc
H2     2097     C8D0     
H1     2AAA     FC91     
H0     F6F2     A147     
L2     9FC5     CA69     
L1     305D     962A     
L0     648B     BBF2     
Pass

          Mega and ST Field Service Diagnostic Rev. 4.3
                     1990, Atari Corp.
     4M RAM   Keyboard rev. 3     60 Hz  Version 1.4 UK PAL


     R RAM                  O O.S. ROM          C Color
     K Keyboard             M MIDI              S Serial Port
     A Audio                T Timing            D DMA Port
     F Floppy Disk          P Printer/Joy Ports H High resolution

     J Hard Disk Write/Read (use SH204/SH205/Megafile)
     G short BLiT test      Y long BLiT test
     L Real-time Clock
     X Expansion Connector

     Q Run all tests
     Z Run internal tests (R,O,C,K,A,T,L,G)

     E Examine/Modify memory
     B Set RS232 rate
     V toggle video output--50/60 Hz
     ? Help

     Enter letter(s), and RETURN: M


Testing MIDI
M0 MIDI not received
Fail at cycle:000001


          Mega and ST Field Service Diagnostic Rev. 4.3
                     1990, Atari Corp.
     4M RAM   Keyboard rev. 3     60 Hz  Version 1.4 UK PAL


     R RAM                  O O.S. ROM          C Color
     K Keyboard             M MIDI              S Serial Port
     A Audio                T Timing            D DMA Port
     F Floppy Disk          P Printer/Joy Ports H High resolution

     J Hard Disk Write/Read (use SH204/SH205/Megafile)
     G short BLiT test      Y long BLiT test
     L Real-time Clock
     X Expansion Connector

     Q Run all tests
     Z Run internal tests (R,O,C,K,A,T,L,G)

     E Examine/Modify memory
     B Set RS232 rate
     V toggle video output--50/60 Hz
     ? Help

     Enter letter(s), and RETURN: T


Testing MFP, Glue timing, Video
Pass

          Mega and ST Field Service Diagnostic Rev. 4.3
                     1990, Atari Corp.
     4M RAM   Keyboard rev. 3     60 Hz  Version 1.4 UK PAL


     R RAM                  O O.S. ROM          C Color
     K Keyboard             M MIDI              S Serial Port
     A Audio                T Timing            D DMA Port
     F Floppy Disk          P Printer/Joy Ports H High resolution

     J Hard Disk Write/Read (use SH204/SH205/Megafile)
     G short BLiT test      Y long BLiT test
     L Real-time Clock
     X Expansion Connector

     Q Run all tests
     Z Run internal tests (R,O,C,K,A,T,L,G)

     E Examine/Modify memory
     B Set RS232 rate
     V toggle video output--50/60 Hz
     ? Help

     Enter letter(s), and RETURN: P


Printer/Joystick Port test
P0 Printer port error 111
Fail at cycle:000001


          Mega and ST Field Service Diagnostic Rev. 4.3
                     1990, Atari Corp.
     4M RAM   Keyboard rev. 3     60 Hz  Version 1.4 UK PAL


     R RAM                  O O.S. ROM          C Color
     K Keyboard             M MIDI              S Serial Port
     A Audio                T Timing            D DMA Port
     F Floppy Disk          P Printer/Joy Ports H High resolution

     J Hard Disk Write/Read (use SH204/SH205/Megafile)
     G short BLiT test      Y long BLiT test
     L Real-time Clock
     X Expansion Connector

     Q Run all tests
     Z Run internal tests (R,O,C,K,A,T,L,G)

     E Examine/Modify memory
     B Set RS232 rate
     V toggle video output--50/60 Hz
     ? Help

     Enter letter(s), and RETURN: D


DMA Port Test
Pass

          Mega and ST Field Service Diagnostic Rev. 4.3
                     1990, Atari Corp.
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Re: PaulJ Progress

Post by exxos » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:03 am

So midi and parallel ports to look into next then... Trend so far is not wired up correctly... So if you can check the port pi out vs a real st then it will help see if that's the problem.
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Re: PaulJ Progress

Post by Icky » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:54 am

PaulJ wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:45 am
Just received my Atari wrap cables and have been testing the fleet here. I have verified that on a good ST everything passes. Now for the new board. The good news is all the main functionalities pass: ram, timing, rom, floppy, and DMA. They bad news is MIDI is dead, and the parallel port does not work. So since I've never used MIDI.. I'm going to look into the parallel port failure. Its kinda a shame neglecting the MIDI since it would give me an opertunity to sling ACIA around and not get corrected. :yay: :yay:
Nice piece of kit PaulJ.

In respect to the MIDI I took a look at the sockets and pins etc on the board and all seemed correct.

Thought I would just bite the bullet and see if it worked with a MIDI controller.

So far have got the ST to play out of MIDI into GarageBand not tried the other MIDI functions ie IN and Through. So may be those are tripping your tests

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Post by exxos » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:26 am

If the ST is transmitting in Ickys case, then could be a problem with the opto on the other connector.. If someone can check the input and output of it...

There are like 20 different versions of the same opto, the original did not state all specs, so I couldn't match a proper alternative.. It could be connector wired wrong, or bad solder joint as well, but just making aware about the opto might not actually work.. I guess it could be bridged over for a test.. assume it would work that way..
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Re: PaulJ Progress

Post by PaulJ » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Haven't looked at MIDI, I did us the iso from the old board. The parallel interface does look like it is working there may be a issue with some bits. Will try another 2149 and see if it corrects the issue.

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Post by exxos » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:36 pm

You mean you used the old opto ? If so it won't work, different pinout IIRC.
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Re: PaulJ Progress

Post by PaulJ » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:04 pm

I guess that explains the MIDI. I'll need to order the right one. Guess that's what happens when one assumes. :hide: :hide:

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Re: PaulJ Progress

Post by PaulJ » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:07 pm

Yes, the parallel is passing intermittently.. Guess I'll wait for the un-f*ck video board since it should be hear Monday or Tuesday.

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Post by exxos » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:13 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:04 pm
I guess that explains the MIDI. I'll need to order the right one. Guess that's what happens when one assumes. :hide: :hide:
Gotta keep you guys on your toes ;)

but yeah, the general consensus is to re-use stuff from a STFM... BUT, I the opto I had changed for a more modern generic part... which uses a different pinout than the original one.. if you check the parts list I do list part numbers there....viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1040
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