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 on: September 05, 2017, 01:01:41 PM 
Started by edude - Last post by edude
how can i check the octa buffers? (230usd + shipping)

 on: September 04, 2017, 03:43:27 PM 
Started by luncheonticket - Last post by rectape
Thanks for the great work👍👍👍

 on: September 04, 2017, 08:20:52 AM 
Started by edude - Last post by obsoletemachines
It's probably one octal buffer but it could be a couple.
How much are you looking for?

 on: September 04, 2017, 04:39:36 AM 
Started by obsoletemachines - Last post by edude
i wish i had known about the blue(!)

 on: September 04, 2017, 04:35:20 AM 
Started by edude - Last post by edude

I would advise not to try soldering the inverter back - that has nothing to do with this.

you could try swapping the front panel but it will make no difference, the buffering chips for signalling on the eiiix reside on the main board and not the panel.

i suspect you plugged in the analog board the wrong way - that wide ribbon... can confirm if you did this even once? if so then an octal buffer will have shorted and latched up ...that would prevent ram read and write.

you see, there is a lot of buffering going on in the eiiix - buffering of audio, buffering of signals to the LCD.  there is no 'gate' array or chip it all goes to the National CPU...you latch a buffer up and the bus gets congested.

I don't have a schematic but i've been able to work out how this works as its very elegantly laid out.

I recently bought a faulty Eiiix with a scrambled display and fixed it.

thanks : )

i might have plugged the analog board cable in the wrong way before either on this machine or the other i'm not sure when though

i think i will have to sell it, i should not have attempted to fix something like this with no experience. will include two hard drives that i found in both machines with sounds on them and an extra oled screen that is still sealed from mouser. the power supply will need some tlc also btw but otherwise the inside is mint

i am also on gearslutz (username: viewing) where i've been a member since 2008

 on: September 04, 2017, 01:57:31 AM 
Started by Syncla - Last post by Elmbeatz
Can't really help you, but that one looks really good! Plus it's an 'old' model with the PSU on the right. Nice!

 on: September 01, 2017, 01:09:47 PM 
Started by OfficialVersion - Last post by lunatic
Dope one, hats off!

 on: September 01, 2017, 09:01:45 AM 
Started by Syncla - Last post by Syncla
On a german site i found an ad for an EII from a few months ago. Contacted the seller and get the info, she´s living in burnley now. EII is not sold, can be shipped.

The price is good for me, but shipping from UK to germany included for 1000,00€ is that real?

Serial Number of the beast is 256.

Does anyone of you know this machine or is near Burnley and can test this machine? Wouldn´t dunk 1000,00€.

 on: August 30, 2017, 07:45:21 AM 
Started by who - Last post by esynthesist
As promised I asked the person who's successfully using a DREM in his Emu II for a testimonial.
He's not a member of this forum but he sent me his findings by e-mail, so I can put them on eiiiforum.
Here it is:
- DREM is a small computer and it replaces the internal HD. With the good brackets it should replace the HD space
- Unlimited number of .DSK hard disk image files on ONE sd card, it's like having an unlimited number of HD drives, much more interesting than the SCSI2SD that allows only for 4 or 7 hard disks online
- A DSK file is an HD image disk containing the software + 46 bank slots
- No need of an external computer to load and save banks: DREM has a vga and keyboard/joystick port to select the .DSK file. External computer is only needed to copy or rename .DSK files
- No need to reset the Emu II when changing the image disk Wink
- Bank Loading and Saving is very fast: 4-6 seconds
- Quiet - no noise
- Very easy to work with it, just fill your image disk ( .DSK ) like folders. E.g. files per family of sounds, so I have for example BASS1.DSK, BASS2.DSK, DRUMS1.DSK, FAIRLIGHT.DSK, MJACKSON.DSK files. No need to fill the 46 banks slots as you have unlimited room on the SD card
- Emu II HD boots from the DREM, but it needs a reset switch. The powering is this way: Power up the Emu II, press the reset switch, the Emu II HD boots and loads the default .DSK image file
- To upload new banks on the DREM, they have to be read from floppy, HXC, RS422 interface or have to be sampled. With the help of esynthesist and a new upgrade of EMXP, it will be easy to take the SD card on a computer and fill in a few seconds the .DSK with great sounds.
- Emu II HD is faster as the software is read only from the SD card
- Emu II DREM can work in a modern studio setup, bank loading is much faster than any Kontakt or computer with plug ins. No need to speak about the sound too...
- Formating .DSK with DREM is not easy as the Emu II needs a defect list and .DSK files don't have defect sectors as an old HD can have. Anyway I will send to esynthesist the good blank .DSK with the latest software. For those who will succeed in formatting, don't forget to save immediately the software on the .DSK if you want to boot from it and have a faster Emu II
- Thanks to Oleksandr Kapitanenko - PortaOne, Inc. This genius worked 2 months every day to adapt the DREM without an Emu II, he only got an Adaptec 4000. He will certainly improve the DREM if we need so.

As he points out, formatting DSK files is not easy, but this will not be necessary because any existing DSK file is sufficient to start using the DREM; formatting is not needed in that case. Once I receive the DSK file, I will put it on my website for download.
As he's also mentioning, I will try to add support for these DSK files in EMXP. I'm not sure yet whether it will be available in the next version (v3.08), because I still have to do some investigations...

 on: August 27, 2017, 10:12:18 AM 
Started by who - Last post by who
Hi Lunatic,

Thanks for your response!  Which display make and model did you use?  I checked my soldering and I think it is good.

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