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 on: August 10, 2017, 03:21:08 PM 
Started by EII4ever - Last post by lunatic
Not anymore! -> http://eiiiforum.com/index.php?topic=3147.0

 on: August 09, 2017, 11:38:37 AM 
Started by edude - Last post by edude
i don't think there is damage to the trace from the photos you sent...the traces run quite deep in this pcb and are not just 'stencilled' on to the PCB.

I think you need to go back to basics and test the power rails first.. what are you getting there.

If the power is ok then something is probably shorting the RAM circuitry - did you drop anything into the board?  Re-seat the ram chips... they may be slightly dislodged. But first as i say check the rails.

thanks  Smiley

i could try soldering the inverter back on and swapping the front panel with one from another eiiix just to test, although since the problems are with ram among other things it may be the main board as you say? the ram chips are soldered on btw i believe

i am not experienced to do anything much besides check the rails, but by rails do you mean the main power rails going to the drives? i'm not sure how to check any other than those

 on: August 08, 2017, 03:58:48 AM 
Started by luncheonticket - Last post by esynthesist
You can use EMXP to copy any existing EIII bank file (.E3B, .E3X, .EB3) to these blank EIII HD images or to the SD cards that were created based on these blank images.
It's also possible to generate (or construct) EIII bank files starting from WAV files with EMXP: the bank files will then contain EIII samples for each of these WAV files.
And you can also use EMXP to convert banks from other Emu samplers (like EII, Emax) or to convert SoundFont2 banks to EIII bank files.
An interesting approach could to use a free SoundFont2 editor software (like Viena or Polyphone) to create a bank from scratch, and then convert it with EMXP into EIII format. But make sure to define one or more presets and assign each sample to at least one preset, because the conversion engine of EMXP ignores samples that have not been assigned to a preset.

If you cant to create EIII banks and have FULL control about ALL possible preset/sample/sequence parameters supported by the EIII, you'll have to create/edit the banks (and save them to the SCSI2SD card) on the EIII itself or you can use a MIDI remote controller software (either the original Emu software or the version created by a forum member for macOS, see http://eiiiforum.com/index.php?topic=2687.0)

 on: August 07, 2017, 12:48:55 PM 
Started by luncheonticket - Last post by luncheonticket
Well, the raw images worked flawlessly and now I have a working EIII again! Thanks!!!!!  Grin

I'd like to create a blank disk images with some samples, sequences, etc. Can I do that with these blank disk images and EMXP?

 on: August 07, 2017, 11:39:44 AM 
Started by mocheez - Last post by Paula
So, Am I right in assuming that even with the HD model I should be able to boot from floppy without a hard disk?

I ask because I have an EII+ HD that has a dead hard disk (different blinky pattern) but you can see the motors are rusted.
the FDD is ALSO rusted.
So I've put an HxC drive in, with an SDCard with EII disk images and the HxC doesn't seem to be flashing or beeping and the track/sector display still shows 00.
I assumed this was because it was trying to boot from a HDD that is dead.


 on: August 07, 2017, 11:30:55 AM 
Started by Paula - Last post by Paula
Bit of an update;

 I got a couple of ROM images from Alka (thank you). And sadly that hasn't solved the problem, the LCD still shows "booting" and there is not disk activity on the HxC drive.

 Here's the ROM that is in the EII in the main rom position and also the scanner ROM.
I also removed the adapter board and took the Z80 SIO out and popped it in the slot the adapter board was in (Someone else on here did the same thing).

 has anyone got any suggestions where to start next?
 Has anyone got details of the jumper settings on the HxC (just in case I got them wrong) ?

Many thanks

 on: August 06, 2017, 02:27:49 PM 
Started by who - Last post by who
Oh, one more thing:  I tried Hideaway Studio's suggestion and unfortunately, it didn't help.

 on: August 06, 2017, 09:40:36 AM 
Started by who - Last post by who
I confirmed the old LED works and put it back in place of the new one, so it must be something else.

 on: August 05, 2017, 03:13:38 PM 
Started by who - Last post by who
I've determined it is not the switch and I put in a new LED and it still doesn't light.  Is there another component that may be failing?

 on: August 05, 2017, 12:07:06 PM 
Started by who - Last post by who
I've made some progress:  I went back and checked my soldering and found pin 1 was not connected.  (Uggh!)  Now I consistently see the first character of line 1 and line 2.  Additionally, when I run the scanner disk I can confirm all buttons, sliders, keys and velocity work.   (see attached image)

My next thought is to try a different hex inverter, but I have no clue what I'm doing.  If anyone has a suggestion, I would appreciate it.

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