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  1. 6 hours ago, Professor Falken said:

    A friend recently purchased a lot of Atari computer carts. My knowledge of these is zero. One of the carts is called Pronto the home information system. He knows I am a big Atari guy but when it comes to Atari computers I couldn’t help him. He believes it to be rare and possibly valuable. Can any one help with identifying and valuing this thing ? Can’t find anything online.

    thank you.

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    You could easily get $100 for that on ebay. 


  2. 3 hours ago, flashjazzcat said:

    Sure. Try reflashing the ROM first though. There is absolutely nothing to be gained from flashing the CPLD if it starts working again (the update with extra features not yet being ready).

     

    It's ALIVE! I reflashed the SST chip (I don't know what it's really called) and my incognito came back to life!

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  3. 21 hours ago, flashjazzcat said:

    That just means the OS failed to boot. So you should first try to reflash the ROM using the aforementioned external programmer.

    Do you have a jed file for the xilinix chip so I can-reflash that as well? I figure I should make sure everything has been updated. My USB EPROM programmer arrives today. I can pull that image from my good incognito. (I can't pull the xilinix chip firmware because this board version has no jtag header).

     


  4. 3 hours ago, flashjazzcat said:

    Unless the Xilinx chip is boiling hot, it's possible this is just a corrupted PLCC flash ROM. Buy yourself a TL866 USB EPROM programmer and reprogram the chip before you assume the worst.

     

    When you say 'No video output', do you mean a signal with a black screen, or no signal detected by the TV/monitor at all?

     

     

    Well, the monitor goes from power-save to on, but it's just all black. Not sure what that is considered.


  5. 4 hours ago, shoestring said:

    How did you brick it ?

     

    If you have the original boards, then this might help.

     

     

    I honestly don't know how I did it. I was working on it with the cover off and I may have shorted it out (touching the back of the board to some metal).

    I thought it was just a fluke, then I did it with another one.  I have both an original and a first batch Lotharek.


  6. I have 4 Incognito's. At one point they all worked. I started with one of the original's and all was happy. The new batch came out and I bought a spare. Somehow I fried my working one. No video output. I thought it was something with my Sophia. I swapped my spare in and it worked. Huh.. ok, well, I'll try not to do that again.

     

    Then I did it again. Incognito stopped working. No video. xilinx chip seems fine, I can read and write it. .. Bought another two more Incognitos. Have a nice working one and a spare.

     

    Is there any troubleshooting I can do? Can I swap out that big square chip?

     


  7. 16 minutes ago, Faicuai said:

    Here, this is the right type (IDC, 10-pin, double-row, 2.0mm pitch):

     

    https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Pcs-Pitch-Double-Headers/dp/B00899WOM6/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=straight+idc+2.0mm+10+pin&qid=1625664328&sr=8-3

     

    (sorry, I ran out and distributed all the ones I had remaining, back then)

     

    Preparing programming cable will not be trivial, as you will need to adapt pitch from 2.0mm (Incognito-end) to 2.4mm (programmer's end), and that requires a special type of jumpers (can be bought off the shelf, as well).

    I have the cable and programmer. 


  8. On 6/17/2021 at 9:48 AM, Faicuai said:

    Sure thing (as I have several from those two batches). Plenty of yours out-there.

     

    But not some of latest production, including the last one I bought, for instance. I remember sending out some JTAG headers to other folks out-there, so they could be added.

     

     

    I have one that has no JTAG header. What size is it? All the one I can find are 2.54mm and that's too big. 


  9. 47 minutes ago, flashjazzcat said:

    That would be astounding, since not only have I not started writing any firmware, I don't even have the hardware in my hands yet. :)

    That's just how good you are. Your brain has started coding and you didn't even know it 🙂

     


  10. On 12/23/2020 at 2:52 PM, flashjazzcat said:

    This is an oddly low-key teaser since it actually doesn't show what's coming:

     

    IMG_20201223_194321.thumb.jpg.11e435028c1227680e3fdce4fab1f1b8.jpg

     

    What you see here is a new build of the Incognito BIOS which supports 'plugins'. This relies on the self-test bit in the PORTB register being able to bank in ROM at $5000-57FF while the configuration is unlocked (which the U1MB can do, but the Incognito cannot). Hopefully a CPLD update will allow this to work, providing 2KB of ROM space for plugin code to support Sophia 2, PokeyMAX, SimpleStereo v4, and whatever else. The U1MB build has also been modified for the enlarged plugins at the same address, and this is one of the reasons why the Sophia 2 and PokeyMAX plugins are still not available for general consumption. But they will be soon.

     

    The machine pictured has the stock Incognito CPLD code, but in order to provide a safe upgrade path, the Incognito version tests the functionality of the self-test bit and simply bypasses the plugin (as shown in the photo) if it doesn't work.

     

    Still lots of work to do (plugins to update, UI elements to perfect, changes to the loader, etc), but this should be complete around New Year time if everything works out.

     

    How’s this project going? 
     

    Frankie


  11. On 12/2/2020 at 9:46 AM, vinniet said:

    I have QNAP NAS and it has Container Station which is Docker based.  My NAS is ARM based and the only image I can find on dockerhub was:

     

    https://hub.docker.com/r/tschak909/tnfsd-armv7l


    This worked perfectly when tested with client.  

    I have the same NAS, how can I set this up? I found a container in dockerhub - and set it up and it's running, but I get a failure when I try and connect to it from fujinet. 

    monsoft/tnfsDOCKER

    The TNFS server allows you to easily share files between a PC, Spectrum and Atari (#FujiNet ).

     

     


  12. 4 hours ago, gandalf1369 said:

    As @mozzwald posted above "The board is supposed to automatically enter flash mode when you press "Flash FujiNet Firmware", but you can force it into flash mode by holding Button A (far left) when you plug in the USB cable, then run the flash tool."

     

    I have tried this on my FujiNet and it has updated successfully ever since.  Worth a try . . .

    Yes,that did it. Thanks,

    Frank


  13. I get the same thing as well -

     

    Using 'COM12' as serial port.
    Getting latest firmware from fujinet.online..
    FujiNet Version: 0.5.89f318f9
    Version Date/Time: 2020-12-29 01:50:02
    Build Date/Time: Tue Dec 29 02:53:03 UTC 2020
    Connecting........_____....._____....._____....._____....._____....._____....._____
    Unexpected error: ESP Chip Auto-Detection failed: Failed to connect to Espressif device: Timed out waiting for packet header
     

     

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