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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?)

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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...)

 

 

 

Its odd that both drives would behave the same... either the computer has an issue or heads are dirty. I'm assuming you have the dip switches set correctly (and not backwards), have a good floppy boot disk, etc..

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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

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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!

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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.)

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