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About PE1PQX

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    Looks interesting... Like to know price & shipping also (to the Netherlands) Thanks!
  2. Thanks everyone.. Will 'play' with it later. I'm on sick-leave of my work now (sore back) so I have some time to fool around at home. The SDrive-MAX I bougt is a non-socketed (SMD) version, with an added IC board in it. I have no option other than power it via USB (no suitable power adapter available at the moment, and no desire to power it from SIO). Seller (Ebay): Voidabone, see https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sdrive-Max-Atari-8bit-800xl-600xl-65xe-130xe-Atari-XEGS-sio2sd-sio-tape-disk-fix/173710208225?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  3. In other words: booting from 1050 is not possible with SDrive MAX active and connected?? Leaving D1 empty in the SDrive causes 'BOOT ERROR' while trying to boot from 1050 drive.
  4. Will check that later... thanks @slx
  5. Recently I bought a SDrive-MAX from E-bay. It works good, firmware V1.1 is in the device (it has the "SIO fix"). However I have a question on the use of it: I like to use my Atari 1050 and XF551 in combination with the SDrive-MAX. The 1050 is D1, the 551 is D2 and want to have the SDrive handle D3 and D4 only and NOT D1 or D2.. Is this possible?? When I load an image on the SDrive with all four of them empty this image automaticly becomes D1, even if I choose the D3 or D4 drive. I have a few floppys I'd like to create .ATR images of... (or at least, want to try.... 😉 )
  6. I have been busy lately, sadly no time for Atari.... this might not change in the next weeks unfortunately... (rescuebrigade 'eats' my time at the moment.)
  7. SUCCESS!! I reseated the largest chips, and now my A800XL boots from the 1050 drive... Now up to test the XF551.. A happy camper here!
  8. Dip switches are in order... Think I need to reseat the chips in their socket. Some dirt might have collected in the sockets over the 20+ years of (questionable) storage
  9. Received the 2 primary parts of an SDrive-MAX, put them together and flashed the HEX files. (v1.1) Seems to work nicely. Now get my hands on a spare SIO-cable and a 5V PSU. (Also read somewhere a pin of the Atmel needs to be pulled loose?? Why anyone?)
  10. I agree with you... with (old!) chips, you can never be to carefull lifting them out of any socket. Better safe than sorry is my motto. Also using small screwdrivers can damage the socket and/or ant traces underneath if you're not careful enough.
  11. Haha.. if you have the right tools, use it wisely... (I know a small screwdriver works also, but it also can ruin a chip at its legs)
  12. Okay... I got my hands on an Atari 1050 drive from Germany, but is shows the same issue as the XF551. have to look into the 800XL instead I guess... Already saw that all the chips are socketed. Might pull them out one-by-one and reseat them. (have to find my IC-pulling tools somewhere in the moving-boxes...)
  13. Keep away from LED!!! It can (and most likely) interfere with RF signals such as WiFi, Cell-phone etc. even merchant shipping is moving away from LED-lighting.
  14. @Philsan I am a returning user (wrote a drawing program once in TurboBasic) and knew a lot about the 800XL, some of that knowledge is still there, the rest is vanishes to be sought back.. Idea for name-change: 'Topic for newbies and returnees'.
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