Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Amiga Kit Amiga Store Hollywood MAL AMIStore App Store A600 Memory

AuthorTopic: A500 crash when harddrive connected - post recap.  (Read 323 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Munchkin

Re: A500 crash when harddrive connected - post recap.
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 09:40:58 PM »
Well, did get some errors on memory test. Don't really know what to make of it though, my hardware knowledge doesn't go deep enough.



Besides this nothing seems to be wrong according to Systest.
 

Offline paul1981

Re: A500 crash when harddrive connected - post recap.
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 12:27:33 PM »
It's pointing out some faulty Fast RAM on your GVP. Can you re-seat all the RAM and test again? I presume you pressed F2 and it completed with this final screen pointing the errors out?

Edit: Well, at least I think it is (having never used the software nor read the docs!)
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 12:33:51 PM by paul1981 »
 

Online Munchkin

Re: A500 crash when harddrive connected - post recap.
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 01:52:47 PM »
As far as I can figure out it points at the memory on the RAM-32 on the VXL-30, that's the address space at least.
 

Offline paul1981

Re: A500 crash when harddrive connected - post recap.
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 11:10:30 AM »
Ah I see, you have the GVP and VXL hooked up together.
 

Online Munchkin

Re: A500 crash when harddrive connected - post recap.
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 09:51:43 PM »
Exactly. THough, testing further I get errors on the 4 MB on the gvp controller as well so those might also be bad. That might explain why the computer crashes with only the gvp connected, the faulty ram is accessed as it tries to boot. Going to swap around the memory sticks on it to see if anything changes. Wonder where one can find 120ns 30 pin Simms these days.
 

Online Munchkin

Re: A500 crash when harddrive connected - post recap.
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2019, 09:28:38 PM »
How do you remove the 30 pin simms without destroying the sockets? It's been 25 years since I installed them, I just don't remember how and since all slots are populated I can't see what it looks like underneath. I see some "notches" in the holes of the simms but trying to push them down doesn't seem to make things easier. It's like they're welded in place.