Indivision AGA MK2cr no picture

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  • Hello all,

    I just received a used Indivision AGA MK2cr that gives me a black picture, or rather no picture at all.

    After some 5-10min the MK2cr feels hot to the touch, is this to be expected?

    Is there something I should try to make it work?

    The seller seems trustworthy and says it worked for him.


    The pins in the brown socket on the AGA MK2cr seems nice and straight and it attaches to LISA chip with a firm grip. I have cleaned all the pins using cotton swab and isopropyl alcohol. The MK2cr has been handled using anti-static wristband and resonable force during installation. The A1200 is outputting picture through the VGA connector on my other flicker fixer/scandoubler, DCE FlickerMagic. Booting into AmigaOS 3.1.4 from SD-card adapter is ok and also using Gotek floppy adapter works fine loading adf games from USB stick.


    I have used the following hardware during troubleshooting:

    - Second hand Indivision AGA MK2cr with original DVI-I output connector cable

    - Amiga 1200 with a Rev1D motherboard, not recapped yet but new capacitors just arrived, PSU is original Commodore 80 W model

    - ACA1221EC installed, still no picture if removed

    - "Nice quality" DVI-D cable, rather thick model with large ferrit cores, cable apparently ok as it gives me picture from my PC

    - "No name" DVI-D cable, thinner model and also working with my PC

    - Monitor Dell UltraSharp 2709Wp, 27" 1920x1200 monitor, tried both DVI-D 1 and 2 inputs

    - Monitor Alienware AW3418DW, 34" 3440x1440 monitor, using HDMI input with the adapter below

    - HDMI adapter for the MK2cr, made by Ayley over at AmiBay, many happy users vouching for it, I guess mine should also be ok


    The card has no warranty left I guess, I don't know where it was originally bought but it has a silver sticker with QR code and warranty code.
    I might consider sending in the MK2cr for checkup/service to Individual Computers if this option is available?


    Any help appreciated!


    Thanks, Hans

  • So maybe the previous owner had set a profile which does not work with your display. Do you have a screen you can connect to composite or RGB then install the AGA MK2 utility and set everything to default?


    I know I have had black screen many times when messing with my AGA MK2 where I had to connect a screen to RGB to change settings on the AGA MK2.

  • After some 5-10min the MK2cr feels hot to the touch, is this to be expected?

    That depends on what "hot to the touch" is to you: Can you keep your finger on and say "that's pretty warm", or do you need to pull the finger away after two seconds because it's burning-hot? Please take a picture and circle the area that you think gets too hot, as this may be an indication of what's defective on the unit (if anything).


    Do you have a multimeter, can you do basic voltage measurements?