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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 30
Views: 460

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

Can we not just use ADFS from 3.19 and patch that?

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Ahoy there!
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Ahoy there!

Welcome Jeffery, great to have you here - always good to have more 32bit love on the forum! :)

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 30
Views: 460

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

OK - Patch works - no more Broken Directory!

:)

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 30
Views: 460

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

What's the upshot of that? The patch process won't work, or once patched it won't work without adjusting ADFSBuffers? I'm also not entirely clear on what I should be adjusting it to (I also thought there was something at some point about setting it to 0? Or was that with 3.5-3.6?) :? (sorry for conf...
by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 30
Views: 460

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

=D> This won't have any effect on "broken directory" though?

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which Steam Iron?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Which Steam Iron?

That suggestion would probably be met (quite rightly) with a sharp knee to the soft parts :D
by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 44
Views: 563

Re: Which soldering iron?

I find myself gently blowing as I solder... Even with the extraction.

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which Steam Iron?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Which Steam Iron?

Whilst we're on irons... I dropped it off the ironing board this morning, it cracked and is now defunct. Any recommendations?

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A440/R140 Memory Error
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: A440/R140 Memory Error

=D>
by danielj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 44
Views: 563

Re: Which soldering iron?

sirmorris wrote:Haha actually it's disgusting stuff but I have a good fan ;) Colophony == Rosin.


I read that as colonoscopy :oops:
by danielj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 44
Views: 563

Re: Which soldering iron?

sirmorris wrote:
Indeed I do.


Just looking at the material data sheet for that, it's rosin free and looks unlikely to be utterly awful for you ;)

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by danielj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 44
Views: 563

Re: Which soldering iron?

I have one of these: http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00374/ ... dp/SD01238 but they seem to have gone up in price by about £20 :?
by danielj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 44
Views: 563

Re: Which soldering iron?

I've been using this:
http://cpc.farnell.com/warton/315-0-5l- ... dp/SD00085

In one of these:
http://cpc.farnell.com/proskit-industri ... dp/SD01628

It will last forever.

Re. resistor - measure what you think is correct with a multimeter?

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 30
Views: 460

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

Although in that case you may as well use Wizzo and gain the extra partitions. :? Removing the reliance on obsolete media is one of the bonuses of getting this worked out (at least for me). I guess it should be perfectly possible to burn some patched ROMs...

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 30
Views: 460

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

The problem with that is going to be "how do you load the patched ADFS" :( - if you get broken directory when you try and read the disk, even when fixed it's going to take a new set of ROMs to sort it out :(

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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: 30
Views: 460

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: 15
Views: 590

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: 30
Views: 460

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: 30
Views: 460

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: 140
Views: 8653

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: 30
Views: 460

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: 37
Views: 2022

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: 37
Views: 2022

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: 30
Views: 460

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: 14
Views: 367

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: 44
Views: 563

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: 44
Views: 563

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: 21
Views: 488

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: 65

Re: Replacing A30x0 battery

You're welcome, and welcome to the forum!

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