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by Andrewcee
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)
Replies: 24
Views: 473

Re: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)

I can confirm switching on holding R does reset tic-toc. The headline Solidisk 256k board message flashes. *SHOW returns... Baud 0 Caps blank Data 0 Delay 32 Fdrive 3 File 0 Ignore 0 Lang 0 Loud blank Mode 7 Noboot blank Noslow blank Print 1 Repeat 8 Scroll blank Tube blank (Pi copro starts) Tv 0,0 ...
by Andrewcee
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)
Replies: 24
Views: 473

Re: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)

I have a Solidisk Tic-Toc? Rom & clock module in the machine. It saves configuration with battery backup and clock - y2k non-compliant. A few of the config settings... Print 7 Ignore 238 Mode 128 delay 191 Data 3 Repeat 254 .... Noboot, Nodir & Notube among others are not set. Machine has a Pi Copro...
by Andrewcee
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)
Replies: 24
Views: 473

Re: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)

I think we are talking about my BBC Model B here... :) It has a Solidisk 256k 4MHz board fitted with a 65C02. The *STATUS command comes from within the Solidisk TOOLKIT Rom. I thought it will make for simple output for printing to help with the Retro-Printer module development. I am trying out Basic...
by Andrewcee
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 woes
Replies: 18
Views: 1195

Re: A5000 woes

Forgot - cmos reads into two lines on I/O chip, difficult to find on circuit diagram. They toggle for maybe 1/2 sec on power-up. Although unable to 'read' the data coming from cmos using scope, I confirmed CMOS being read okay on power-up.

Hope this helps.
by Andrewcee
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 woes
Replies: 18
Views: 1195

Re: A5000 woes

Probably not related but maybe worth checking the 'bleeding obvious'? Fixed a couple of 5000s recently. Battery in one was a little fury but hadn't leaked, was working fine although now replaced. (Glad I kept it, now a temporary replacement in Risc PC) Swapped out cmos as post reported cmos & rom er...
by Andrewcee
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: TurboMMC removing a software diskimage
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: TurboMMC removing a software diskimage

Brilliant system, easy to use too. Have one each on my Beeb & Master, makes moving files around easy, to/from PC too. What's not to like?
by Andrewcee
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 77
Views: 7142

Re: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!

Small update needed to my code: prom programmer loads BBC Rom images into banks of sw ram, needs updating to load larger images across banks of ram. Rom write routines okay as they automatically switch across banks of ram depending upon size of Rom in programmer. Some assembler updates on beeb neede...
by Andrewcee
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 77
Views: 7142

Re: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!

4 Partitions on one drive up and running... IDEDisc6,7,8 - still running solid state disk too. Interesting, the IDE disc formatter allowed me to create 6 partitions, likely could have created more. Unsurprisingly the filing system recognises the first four it finds - I presume.
by Andrewcee
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 77
Views: 7142

Re: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!

Great to hear that! If it works with the floppy boot disc, you can avoid this on the A5000 by finding someone to burn an extension ROM :) Thanks for the update, guessed it likely 4 partitions would work. I can blow up to & including 27512 roms in the BBC prom programmer I made. I'm guessing the ide...
by Andrewcee
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 77
Views: 7142

Re: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!

Thanks for this post! I now have an IDE/SD card reader working on an A5000 under IDEFS booted from floppy formatted ADFS. The SD card reader would not work under ADFS. Currently using a 512MB microSD, will try something larger with multiple partitions another time. Using the IDE tools suggested, can...
by Andrewcee
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Required Modules - A5000/OS 3.11
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Required Modules - A5000/OS 3.11

Learning...

Was starting machine using Uniboot so as to get TCP working. Have got small Uniboot working, loaded Sunfish and have remote (via TCP) printers working too on my 4GB A5000. Have 2144kB free ram. Better! Guessing original Uniboot loading loads of modules I don't need.
by Andrewcee
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: software
Topic: Required Modules - A5000/OS 3.11
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Required Modules - A5000/OS 3.11

Hi Folks, Enjoying getting an A5000 up and running, learning loads. Latest success, connecting to NAS via Sunfish. Feeling chuffed, can see the Arc stuff I've downloaded using the PC on the NAS and copy across. Trouble is, in so doing I've updated modules as necessary such I've now about 2GB of ram ...
by Andrewcee
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

Can't help with the test box I'm afraid, although have fixed up a 2nd A5000 - what am I going to do with two?! Problems no with 'no free memory' having got my first machine updated and connected to the NAS - looking like quite a few new modules loaded using about 2/3 of the 4GB ram. Start Sunfish an...
by Andrewcee
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

FIXED...

Back from hols, fresh start. Links 10 were set E-W: no bad idea! Set them N-S and machine boots perfectly. Post, 259 rom error, was correct due to operator error. Phew!!

PS. Successfully linked to Synology NAS using Sunfish. Why did I buy Lanman98??!!
by Andrewcee
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

Can confirm i can see input from keyboard on connector inside machine, different pattern reflecting key pressed
by Andrewcee
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

Thanks John, now boots to *supervisor when pressing Delete key. Keyboard not giving anything on screen, have to check output from keyboard on scope. Press reset, black screen with RISC OS 2048K and no prompt.

POST code now 259 - Rom failed checksum. Swapped roms, same result
by Andrewcee
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

Quick update after much use of scope and dvm, and reading app note on POST testing. Remove roms = dead machine, as expected. I'm guessing it boots from address &0 in rom? I believe the machine is successfully running its power-up self tests as it gets to POST okay. It looks like it's reading both cm...
by Andrewcee
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

Thanks Steve. C(0) & C(1) go to pins 44 & 45. I've confirmed continuity between cmos and IC8. I've removed the extra ram and set the links. Removed everything but the floppy. Changed the roms and cmos this morning, no change! Time to fire up the scope again. I'm curious, what the symptoms might look...
by Andrewcee
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

Had the scope out, most interesting. The 74138 ram select chip is working perfectly albeit I've not checked all inputs to outputs, I can see it toggling the two on-board banks of ram, not so the off-board banks as set by the links. I can see the C(0) and C(1) lines toggling on the CMOS ram chip on s...
by Andrewcee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

Done. I lifted out the ram card just in case it had gone faulty, it's an 8meg. I reset the links accordingly, was set to 4meg, now set to 2meg. The black screen scrolls round showing the correct memory, 4096KB, or 2048. Maybe I need to get the 'scope out... https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/conte...
by Andrewcee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

May have made a mistake in my diagnosis. 359...

3+1+2 - 1: CMOS unreadable, 2: Ram control line failure. Easy to replace the Cmos chip, if indeed it is faulty, no idea what to do about the Ram control line failure?
by Andrewcee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

I've definitely had an Arc that had bad ROMs but can't remember which model it was (possibly an A3020). However, it's worth reseating the ROMs and checking the sockets for corrosion or damage (unless you've got a spare set of ROMs lying around). Also, check that any ROM size links are set correctly...
by Andrewcee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

359 translates... 3 = 1+2, ie. 1: Rom failed checksum & 2: Cmos failed checksum - set of roms and cmos chip on order. 5 = 1+4, ie. 1: ARM3 fitted for non-RiscPC hardware - sounds good, running A5000 & 4: PC-style IO world detected - no idea, could be resulting from faulty cmos config, faulty OS from...
by Andrewcee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

PSU Voltages first thing I checked, although thanks for asking... 4.97, -11.7, -4.95V Trying to decode the POST code from 'fault finding index' thread, Support Group Application Note No. 225 - fault code 00000359, I believe. Will try searching, see if I can find anything. Interestingly, said doc tal...
by Andrewcee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Solidisk Tic-Toc RTC
Replies: 34
Views: 6698

Re: Solidisk Tic-Toc RTC

Make sense John. Jon's HADFS when doing a setdate accepts the year/century correctly, of course.
by Andrewcee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

My A5000 running OS 3.11 has died,... On starting I get a number of flashing red screens ending after 30-40 seconds, during which the floppy led flashes a code, I get the message... Error:AddressException:Address Exception at &0% (Error Number &80000003) Floppy code... 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0011 ...
by Andrewcee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Solidisk Tic-Toc RTC
Replies: 34
Views: 6698

Re: Solidisk Tic-Toc RTC

Just bought one of these. Interestingly the flying lead on mine is a piece of thin coax connecting what could be if fitted, a small rechargeable button cell aka Arc A5000 on the pcb, with an off-board battery holder. I've fitted a 3.5V cell, noting the coax screen is +ve! Works great, love I can sav...
by Andrewcee
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: *FORMAT - Formatting floppy from console
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: *FORMAT - Formatting floppy from console

Ian, Brilliant, brilliant - thank you!! Interesting, the USB floppy on teh PC thought the floppy okay, the Arc is finding faults during format. I'll look out for a proper Quadrature mouse, by the way, or go for a PS/2 adapter as I've a couple of spares with scroll wheels. Yes, I am missing 'half a s...
by Andrewcee
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: *FORMAT - Formatting floppy from console
Replies: 2
Views: 384

*FORMAT - Formatting floppy from console

HI Folks, Want to copy a few files from PC to Arc. Building a serial adapter to connect an old MS serial mouse to serial port on Arc. Have found the serial driver, want to get it over to the Arc from the PC hence using the console. Been searching everywhere to find the exact commands for formatting ...