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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: 3.2 ROMS wont boot in Amiga 4000D
« Last post by slaapliedje on September 21, 2021, 01:22:27 AM »
Well that's really weird because my A3000D has no floppy connected and the 3.2 Kickstarts boot fine.  And Paula never changed a hair on her head.
Interesting, maybe it's a 'feature' of the 4000D kickstart?  I only have 4000s and both now have 3.2, but I tend to test from the floppy drive, so haven't tested it with it disconnected...
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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: How to backup a SCSI2SD card?
« Last post by slaapliedje on September 21, 2021, 01:17:54 AM »
You basically need something like 'dd' to image the whole SD card, assuming it's formatted as an Amiga drive (as other operating systems can't read the file system generally (though Linux can read FFS if you have the module enabled).
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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / How to backup a SCSI2SD card?
« Last post by Michele31415 on September 20, 2021, 07:56:39 PM »
I want to make a backup of my SCSI2SD SD card.  What's the best way to do this?  Can I just plug the SD card into my PC and copy&paste its contents to my hard disk there?
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CH / Electric Cars / Re: does anyone own an electric car?
« Last post by QuikSanz on September 20, 2021, 04:13:29 AM »

The best way is probably hydrogen but using electrolysis is inefficient, you only get out what you put in so 1 for 1 at best. It only will work if we can overcome that barrier, some sort of high speed separator that gets out more than input.   
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CH / Electric Cars / Re: does anyone own an electric car?
« Last post by Louis Dias on September 20, 2021, 01:38:24 AM »
I'm sure those diesel generators powering those charge stations are real good for the environment...   ???
Aka, EV's are not 'green' and mining those rare earth minerals to build batteries is probably worse...

I'm very pro-EV but just because I like the technology and it's overall cheaper for me as it cut my 'fill-up' costs to 1/3rd since it's my own electricity.  Of course when a high % of people in my area get them, I am sure we'll be like California and have an electricity shortage...  Which is what's coming...as planned.
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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: SCSI2SD 5.2 power pinout?
« Last post by Michele31415 on September 19, 2021, 05:25:49 PM »
Having heard nothing back I did some further poking around and found this image here https://pcweenies.com/2020/02/27/restoring-a-mac-se-fdhd-dead-drives-no-more/  that pretty conclusively indicates that the red wire goes nearest the card edge.  I wonder why I didn't blow up my board by powering it from the Amiga's floppy connector (which definitely only fits with the yellow wire on the card edge side).
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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: SCSI2SD 5.2 power pinout?
« Last post by Michele31415 on September 18, 2021, 10:30:13 PM »
Well now I'm really confused.  I got out my trusty ohmmeter and measured to fuse F202 which according to the schematic should be connected directly to the Berg connector input.  I got continuity to the outside pin (closest to the edge of the board) and none on the innermost pin (closest to the SCSI connector).  This would suggest that +5 V is on the outside pin.  But the Amiga floppy connector I've been using only goes on one way and that way puts the yellow wire on the outside, and yellow is +12 V!  But it's been working fine.  ???

Could someone with a SCSI2SD v. 5.2 please tell me what colors go where on their Berg connector?
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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: SCSI2SD 5.2 power pinout?
« Last post by QuikSanz on September 18, 2021, 09:47:35 PM »
Hello Michele31415,

As I don't have 1 yet, best advice is that Common Ground is ALWAYS the biggest trace that goes all over and around on the board the 5 and 12 volt pins are likely short and only go to devices for a short distance and tend to jump around, they are in naturally very skinny. Typically at every chip there is a "trash" filter at the head of each chips power in, a .01 uf cap is used mostly for this.

Chris
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Amiga Software News / Re: MediaVault 1.3.0 released
« Last post by walkero on September 18, 2021, 09:31:18 PM »
MediaVault podcast support is one step closer.

I just managed to fill the list up with matching podcasts, based on the search term at the top. This means that I already managed to get the necessary data from PodcastIndex.org, parse them and show them in the list.

Next steps? A lot of work still to be done, like create a list of the podcast episodes, show podcast avatar at the right sidebar and make the selected episode to play with the audio player.

Interesting stuff ahead.

If you like what you see, and you want to help me succeed on my goal, you can support me at https://ko-fi.com/walkero

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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / SCSI2SD 5.2 power pinout?
« Last post by Michele31415 on September 18, 2021, 07:39:54 PM »
I got a floppy power cable from AmigaKit to connect my SCSI2SD v. 5.2 directly to my GVP HC+8 controller card.  Unfortunately, the connectors on the cable were keyed and didn't fit on either the SCSI2SD or the GVP so I had to cut off the keys.  Now I have two connectors that can go on either way.

GVP was nice enough to print on the board which pin was 5 v. and which was 12 but the SCSI2SD is unlabeled.  So could someone please tell me which end on the SCSI2SD is 5 v.?  The one nearest the SCSI cable or the one nearest the edge of the board?  I've looked everywhere and can't find this.

Going by the connector I'm currently using (one of the pigtails from the Amiga's power supply whose key does fit only one way), I'm guessing that 5 V. is the end nearest the SCSI connector since that wire is red and red should be 5 v.  But I'd appreciate confirmation before I let the magic smoke out of my SCSI2SD.
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