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  1. Hangon. I asked the question if they were fake. I never implied they were fake. As stated in another thread, stop taking the comment so personally. Honestly? I don't really care if they're fake or not.
  2. What is the configuration of your machine? A rundown of upgrades is important in relation to narrowing down this issue.
  3. Try not to take things so personally, we're all trying to narrow down on the issue and Amazon are renowned for fakes. At this stage it still stands as a possibility.
  4. Honestly, I've never had a problem reading SD cards on any retro platform I use - With the exception of that one card which could have been classed as retro itself. I guess, you could have problems regarding certain controllers built into the SD card itself. I know that back in the days of Windows 7 it wasn't uncommon for me to plug a card into a PC and find it downloading needed drivers for the card in the background before the card appeared as a usable device - The same could be happening under the various retro platforms today, with the exception that it's not so easy to download a driver in the background.
  5. I had one 2GB SanDisk SD card that didn't work, and it's about ten years old. The other two cards I tried work perfectly with outstanding performance. The user in question ordered three cards of different makes at the one time, how unlucky does one have to be? There's either a problem with that particular SIDE3, or the cards are fakes. As I believe the SIDE3 has been tried on two different A8's and exhibited the same issues on both while FJC has verified the ISO as working.
  6. Hence the reason I had no problem paying $800.00 for a genuine Nippon Denso narrow band AFR sensor for the MPS from the dealer... Nothing worse than chasing a problem that wasn't fixed because you thought you found something 'vastly' cheaper online.
  7. Fake SD cards will 'report' the exact right size, except the size is not what's reported, so issues result. Therefore, tests reading card specifics off the card itself may very well be worthless. I don't know whether Amazon is necessarily trust worthy or not. At least one of the cards you have there should work, the fact they don't opens up the possibility of an issue with the cards themselves - We know it's not the ISO as FJC has verified the ISO works fine, and the odds of having two machines with timing issues is unlikely. Read below (note: Amazon specifically mentioned): https://photographylife.com/fake-memory-cards
  8. Can I ask, where did you buy these cards from? Are you absolutely certain they are the real deal? There's plenty of counterfeits out there that could result in the issues you're seeing. Furthermore, the packaging is pretty convincing.
  9. Both these cards work perfectly. PDM files play fine, SDX boots and runs fine with great speed, SIDE Loader runs fine with no issues: Brand: Toshiba Model: None Size (GB): 16GB Type (SD, SDHC, SDXC, SDUC): SDHC Speed (Standard, High-speed, UHS-I , UHS-II, UHS-III, Express): C10, U1 Phyiscal size (Standard, Mini, Micro): Standard Used adapter for Mini or Micro: N/A Used on what computer (400,800, 600XL, 800XL, 1200XL, 65XE, 130XE, 800XE, XEGS): 600XL Any hardware mods (Antonia, U1MB, Sophia 1, Sophia 2, Stereo Pokey, Pokeymac, etc. etc.): 600XL: 64K Internal RAM (Lotharek upgrade), Sophia 2, U1MB (latest firmware), 600XL svideo mod, RF modulator removed, all caps removed on SIO port. Original Atari or new (switching Power Supply): 2A USB PSU 74F08 installed ? No idea. Brand: Lexar Model: None. Size (GB): 32GB Type (SD, SDHC, SDXC, SDUC): SDHC Speed (Standard, High-speed, UHS-I , UHS-II, UHS-III, Express): C10, U1 Phyiscal size (Standard, Mini, Micro): Micro Used adapter for Mini or Micro: Yes Used on what computer (400,800, 600XL, 800XL, 1200XL, 65XE, 130XE, 800XE, XEGS): 600XL Any hardware mods (Antonia, U1MB, Sophia 1, Sophia 2, Stereo Pokey, Pokeymac, etc. etc.): 64K Internal RAM (Lotharek upgrade), Sophia 2, U1MB (latest firmware), 600XL svideo mod, RF modulator removed, all caps removed off SIO port. Original Atari or new (switching Power Supply): 2A USB PSU 74F08 installed ? No idea. This card did not work correctly. It was picked up by the SIDE3 loader and worked fine, but was not picked up by FDISK under SDX, having said that it's a very old card: Brand: ScanDisk Model: None. Size (GB): 2GB Type (SD, SDHC, SDXC, SDUC): SD Speed (Standard, High-speed, UHS-I , UHS-II, UHS-III, Express): No idea Phyiscal size (Standard, Mini, Micro): Standard Used adapter for Mini or Micro: N/A Used on what computer (400,800, 600XL, 800XL, 1200XL, 65XE, 130XE, 800XE, XEGS): 600XL Any hardware mods (Antonia, U1MB, Sophia 1, Sophia 2, Stereo Pokey, Pokeymac, etc. etc.): 64K Internal RAM (Lotharek upgrade), Sophia 2, U1MB (latest firmware), 600XL svideo mod, RF modulator removed, all caps removed off SIO port. Original Atari or new (switching Power Supply): 2A USB PSU 74F08 installed ? No idea. Honestly? If your SIDE3 is playing up on two separate machines using their own power supplies - I think you need to get in touch with the vendor you bought the device off, as at least one of the cards you bought should work.
  10. A certain individual here has a modified ROM that uses keyboard shortcuts to enable/disable DMA. The same individual that believes everyone here runs their A8 with the screen off.
  11. Fujiconvert is basically an online tool that converts a regular MP3 into a format the A8 can playback depending on the cartridge used, it's fairly versatile and there's a number of options you can tweak. However I'm not too sure what the Atari executable file is you talk of?
  12. As far as I'm aware, the effect is comprised of two interlaced graphics modes - I assume the intent is to produce a sharper image at the expense of flicker. From what I can see, the picture linked is a screenshot via Altirra or something similar? It looks like the PC took the screenshot just as one field was being rendered (two fields make one frame), emphasizing the issue. I agree, there is noticeable flicker, however it doesn't bother me personally as I rarely even pay attention to the screens using the effect. I just thought it would be worth attempting to explain what you're seeing, as opposed to those that just belittle.
  13. Yeah.. Because all you need is Sophia 2 and any half decent LCD monitor. 🤣 In fact, I got great results just using svideo out via separately shielded chroma/luma.
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