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by Ste
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

OMG it totally works!!! \:D/ IDE_1.jpg I'm stunned that I actually got this to work considering how much of a noob I am. Thanks for all the advice Daniel, I'm sure I'd still be puzzling over which capacitors to buy without your help! :D Now to put all that hard work to use in the most constructive w...
by Ste
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

It's not defects, it's just a CF card that doesn't get on with the Acorn ADFS IDE implementation. Aw man, I wish I'd known that 150 defects ago! :lol: Still, good news that's it's not defective. If you want to know whether the interface itself is actually working, use the WizzoFS disc: http://stard...
by Ste
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

I've got every version of !HForm on my A3010 CF-card as I was attempting to get ADFS to recognise newer drives and cards. So do you know which one is right for this? I've got a whole bunch of them: 2.48, 2.51, 2.56 and a couple of others. I get messages saying I need RISC OS 3.6 or something. The f...
by Ste
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Well, I managed to get a 256mb CF card, but predictably I'm having problems.:T Firstly, with getting !hform to run on the Archimedes: I managed to copy it over with a DOS formatted floppy. Then when I use Sparkplug on it I end up with an ADF file. Not sure what to do with it. I tried changing the ty...
by Ste
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Ok thanks. I'll give it a shot once I get hold of a CF card.
by Ste
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

CF card - 1gb or less, *might* work - hit and miss. Ok, I'll try and find one. There's a post in anther thread that recommends a supposedly reliable 256mb one. Old hard drive <=1gb, probably will, Hmm, that might be a problem. I don't have a 2.5" that small and I'm not sure where I could buy one th...
by Ste
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Ok! So it still boots up with the mod installed! So I guess I didn't kill it! :D At first it did the: RISC OS 4096k Supervisor * thing. But then I did the 'hold down delete' method and it booted up, so I still have a basic A3010 if I can't get this to work at least. I just need to find something to ...
by Ste
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Ok, wait, the technical diagram has it marked as SYSCLI...and...nope, I still got nothing. :?
by Ste
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Just check continuity for everything, and check no shorts. Next step is plug it in and put the riscos roms in, assuming you still boot, the it's time to start wiring everything else in. For the cable that goes under the podule connector, get that end soldered in first. Personally that's what I also...
by Ste
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Hi, could someone have a look at what I've done so far as I have some doubts. Board_5b.jpg Board_4b.jpg Firstly, I notice that my caps are slightly smaller than the ones in the original pictures (so much so that I didn't need to lay C4 horizontally). I'm a bit concerned that I've got the wrong ones ...
by Ste
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

So I've almost recieved all of the components I need to start on this. The only one I couldn't get was the last one on the list as it's out of stock. I was going to leave it out as it's just for the overclocking part of the mod but now I'm thinking it might be worthwhile. I was wondering if the over...
by Ste
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which A3010 Monitor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: Which A3010 Monitor?

So what I'm taking away from all of this is 'get the BenQ one!' lol. Actually this might solve my Amiga 600 problem as well! The flicker fixer had to be removed as it was messing up the joystick port, so I've been reduced to using composite video. But it seems there's a VGA adapter which can be used...
by Ste
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which A3010 Monitor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: Which A3010 Monitor?

So does the monitor simply have to be multisync to work? For instance, would this work:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-MultiSync ... Swd~RZTsKO

I mean, I'm fine with the BenQ one but it costs almost twice as much.
by Ste
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which A3010 Monitor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: Which A3010 Monitor?

Oh wait, yeah, oops! I guess that narrows it down at least.
by Ste
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which A3010 Monitor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: Which A3010 Monitor?

A BenQ BL702A is actually a modern LCD multiscan monitor and should deal with all the A3010 resolutions. I have a Benq 912 hooked up to my A3000 with a VIDC Enhancer to bring the display capabilities up to those of the A3010. Ah yeah, that's the kind of thing I was looking for actually. I've found ...
by Ste
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which A3010 Monitor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: Which A3010 Monitor?

Thanks flaxcottage, I'll check out the module. I'll see how it handles things and then maybe consider getting a CRT after.
by Ste
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which A3010 Monitor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Which A3010 Monitor?

Hey, does anyone know what kind of monitor I would need for an A3010? Atm I'm working with an old telly, and I can also hook it up to a flat panel monitor as long as I stay in the desktop environment, but if I try to run a game the signal goes out of range. Preferably I'd want to get a flat screen o...
by Ste
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Oh yeah I need one of those. I've found one slightly cheaper on Amazon so I'm going for that one. Thanks for the link though.
by Ste
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Ah yeah, you're right. It's because I was selecting units before the voltage and only selecting 1. Looks like it has to be five or more or it defaults to 400. Well anyway I've got the right one now, thanks.
by Ste
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

I think I've hit my first snag. The link for the electrolytic capacitors only allows you to select 400v ones, but they look way too big compared to the pictures. Does anyone know what they should be?
by Ste
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

I...don't have one.:? But I'll look it up! Cheers.:D
by Ste
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

So, I've now got the bare board from Vectorlite! :D BoardB.jpg I figured I'd document my progress on here, just as soon as the rest of the parts arrive. Have to admit, this is a little more complicated than I'm used to, but even if I fail I'll still be the envy of the neighbourhood with the most exp...
by Ste
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 159
Views: 21589

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

Hi Ste, enabling PMs for you. d. Thanks! :D There were 2 listed by Ifel for GBP40 each and they sold fast ! With 1 Gbyte ... brand new. I must have missed them for 5 seconds at most ... Ah that's a shame, quite affordable price! But I thought there was some issue with the A3010 detecting anything o...
by Ste
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 159
Views: 21589

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

No one seems to be talking about this anymore in the other thread so I'm not really sure what my next step should be. I'm assuming I would have to buy the bare board directly from Vectorlight. If so how would I contact him? I can't send PM's yet as I've not been on the forum long enough. There's pro...
by Ste
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 159
Views: 21589

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

Ah right. Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'll stick with attempting the mod then as the CJE ones cost more than what I paid for the A3010 itself.
by Ste
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 159
Views: 21589

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

Actually a podule would suit my purposes, but I can't seem to find any for the A3010 on Ebay. Do you know of anywhere else that has them?
by Ste
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide
Replies: 79
Views: 7336

Re: Vectorlight's A3010 IDE mod : step by step guide

Hi, I'd like to give this project a go. Where could I buy the initial board from? Thanks.
by Ste
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 159
Views: 21589

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

Hi guys, is anyone still working on this project as this is something I'd really like to try. If anyone could give me any tips that would be great.