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  • Hi Jens

    Yes I think it should be fine without the low profile metal bracket.
    it's to be used with an a1200.net case

    http://www.ausretrogamer.com/w…015/09/A1200_reboot_3.png
  • (Quote from Ironclaw)

    The core development is the same. All software updates and compatibility is identical. You can use the same set of CF cards, it has the same amount of memory, the same clock settings and both are compatible with the X-Surf-500…
  • Jens

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    The unit shown in the picture is out of warranty. I can't say without investigation what's wrong with the card - you can do a final check and use the same card that works in the boot slot in the Aux slot - launch the system with the boot slot empty,…
  • c0burn

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    Hi Jens

    I am obviously unsure about warranty status as I'm not the original owner.
    Is this serviceable out of warranty, for a fee? If so, approx costs?

    PS looks like the certificate for forum.icomp.de has expired!

    Thank you again for your responses
  • Jens

    Replied to the thread ACA500 plus damaged ?.
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    If de-brick mode doesn't get it to start the computer, there's something else wrong - please send it for service. Don't forget to include a short note describing the issue.
    (Quote from Speedy1969)

    What type of PSU is that?
  • Jens

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    The LED is controlled by the CF card, and I was hoping to get a little more out of your observations, but I can't. At this point, I have to assume that you have a dead voltage switch for the AUX slot: For hot-plug compatibility, the ACA500plus can switch…
  • blindguy

    Replied to the thread RTC module on ACA1221 / ACA500plus.
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    Thanks for the notes. Yes the Red one is a non-professional version but it was the only other one I had to test. The one I purchased from you will be used as the main RCT.
    I will made your suggested adjustments and report back.
    Thanks for all the…
  • c0burn

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    (Quote from Jens)


    The AUX LED is usually always off when I've been testing it.

    However, i've just inserted a CF while in the flash ROM updater and the light came on, and stayed on until I removed the card (no flashing or blinking). It would not detect…
  • Jens

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    Please remember to clearly mark the ACA500plus as "modified for your self-built mainboard", so you don't accidentally connect it to a computer with CPU inside.
  • tmulicz

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    Hi Jens

    Thank you very much for clear and quick response.

    Just as a side note, my reasons for that question are much simpler ... I intend to build an A500+ from scratch with that new PCB sold by Bob and my scope is to buy only the chips I really need…
  • c0burn

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    Yes, it's enabled in the options.
  • Mickoz

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    I'm assuming you enabled it in the configuration options?
  • Jens

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    Nothing to worry about - I'm just in a "defend the necessity of this approach"-mode anytime when the topic turns to PSUs.

    I did get a few eMails criticising the whole video as "competition bashing", although I'm merely showing the right path. Yes, the…
  • c0burn

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    Hi Jens, thank you for the response



    It looks ok to my untrained eye. Funnily enought the boot slot has one that looks very slightly bent but that's working fine.

    I will test the light and get back to you.
  • Mickoz

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    (Quote from Jens)

    Thanks Jens

    I wasn't trying to diminish anything you are doing and for one am a supporter of all that you do in keeping our beloved machines running in peak condition. I guess for me, I'd be much happier using a design that was…
  • Jens

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    We do have spares, but the picture is outdated; we're currently shipping RapidRoad with the double-USB connector, but without the metal bracket. So if you are looking for the low-profile metal bracket, then you'll have to go searching the DeLock page…
  • Jens

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    (Quote from tmulicz)

    You can remove the ROM chip from it's socket and everything will work fine.

    The CPU still has a single function: It generates the E-Clock for the CIA chips. However, if you want to remove it in order to keep heat out of the computer…
  • Jens

    Replied to the thread ACA 500 Plus Case?.
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    (Quote from sir_bacharach)

    The ACA500plus occupies the whole address space, and it must be connected directly to the main machine. There is no way you can operate a second thing on the 86-pin expansion port at the same time. Further, there may be no…
  • Jens

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    Please take a very close look at the AUX slot: Are there any pins bent?

    Does the LED light up at any point?
  • Jens

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    (Quote from Cego)

    There are additinoal, not-yet-published features, but your question is asking for things I haven't thought about yet. Do you see the chicken-and-egg nature of your question :-)?

    (Quote from Cego)

    TF1260 and Warp1260 are surely ranked…