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About relo999

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  1. I received my first Vic20 yesterday, I cleaned it a bit and built a AV cable for it. When I booted it, it looked fine although all character looked slightly off. To test the audio I tried typing in a command to give me some sort of sound but halfway through the vic20 froze up on me. After that on every boot I get a pure cyan/blue screen with nothing. What could cause this issue?
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    Dead 2600RGB?

    This was the issue, my scart missed the rgb blanking signal. single 100 ohm resistor between pin 8 and 16 fixed it. I thought, as my can only receive RGB or s video, if I believe the menu, and my CRT only does RGB on Scart (or so I thought) it would automatically select RGB. But I was wrong. Thanks!
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    Dead 2600RGB?

    Recently got a 2600RGB for my PAL 6 switch woody but for the life of me I can't get a picture out of it. Only a very dim black and white "impression" of what should be on screen and audio being just fine. I tried reseating everything, checking my soldering points with a multimeter and double checking every connection but no luck... Anyone knows this issue or how to solve it? Pictures of the install: https://imgur.com/gallery/ak4NWBR
  4. Playing with the chroma dial somehow fixed it... Really weird, but I'll take it...
  5. Been a while since I checked up on this post, gave it small update. If anyone has more up to date information please feel free to share so I can edit it.
  6. Recently got an 2600 (Vader) and gave it an composite mod. That mod seemed to work fine for a few times but after a while gave increasingly more glitches with each power cycle. First blocks in the screen, then the games where effected by the power switch (in combat suddenly the tanks moved), then the image stopped working and just getting a buzzing sound and now I only get a black screen without sound. What could cause this issue?
  7. I'm not going to state I'm a master of memory upgrades, but going by the antonia 4MB configurator it does support the same standards as the U1MB and some more. That said, I think the U1MB is maybe not the best but is the standard due to it's availability. When I looked for the Antonia 2 months or so back I couldn't find it (which is why the first post has a, what seems to be, an outdated listing), meanwhile getting an U1MB is easy and freely available. That said I'm perfectly willing to add a comparison if someone more knowledgeable than me would give the info.
  8. Thanks for your help anyways, I doubt I'd be able to find a way to update the Firmware without you and that ATR file and would probably have taken way longer to try and lower the SIO2SD speed to see if that works. BTW is removing the caps (c77 and C78) worth it like stated here http://sio2sd.gucio.pl/wiki/HighSpeed_en?
  9. Fixed it, needed to disable BASIC again and had to put my SIO2SD on a lower speed. Now it runs everything consistently good.
  10. Fixed my initial issues, AD6502 was due to, seemingly, a bad transfer to the SD and with boogie nights I simply didn't hold option long enough to disable BASIC which seems like a beginner mistake. Aside from that I currently have the issue that the flash disk doesn't run most of the time (I'd get "Device NAK") and when it does run it says the rom files have lower than expected file size 0kb.
  11. Ribbon cables seem to be fine. I might be able to lend a spare machine from a friend of mine. Meanwhile I'm trying to update the firmware of the Ultimate using a sio2SD, however when I type in spartaDOS "UFLASH.XEX" it gives me error "148 unknown file system", also the manual refrences "FIRMWARE.ATR", that file seems to be nowhere found.
  12. Changing setting doesn't do anything, pressing down on the CPLD also doesn't do anything, Patched wires I was planning on fixing but multimeter says their fine, XRAM doesn't seem to have found anything and I don't have another machine so I can't replace 74LS08
  13. http://imgur.com/gallery/PqQrAThe Bios
  14. http://imgur.com/gallery/QWlQs Here, how my installation looks.
  15. It's an 800XL, and a lotharek build. I'll make pictures in the morning.
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