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 on: July 04, 2017, 03:10:18 PM 
Started by edude - Last post by edude
i just noticed this though, under where the inverter was

i moved the part a bit when i desoldered it and it seems to have scratched the trace. this trace goes left and to the ram section btw

 on: July 04, 2017, 02:47:18 PM 
Started by edude - Last post by edude
i replaced the screen with an oled, and it works fine

however i made a few booboos (i lightly accidentally scratched a few traces) or maybe shorted something because now it will only recognize 1MB of RAM

also i can't save the os onto floppy, it returns errors when it tries to write

also, some sounds i did manage to load were corrupted and were digital noise. only a few though, otherwise it is ok

also, where before if there was no scsi termination i could not get past the startup screen, now it will flash the error for a split second then go on to load the os

i think i messed this eiiixp up : / none of these errors happened before i replaced the screen

any ideas? this was my backup and i would hate to sell it

 on: July 04, 2017, 10:48:00 AM 
Started by luncheonticket - Last post by esynthesist
Currently the easiest way is copying an existing hard disk image with OS to the SD card.
The current version of EMXP (v3.07) can format SCSI2SD cards and it can also deal with multiple partitions on these cards, but it can't copy operating systems for Emulator-III yet (as opposed to operating ssytems of Emax and Emax-II which are already suported. Emulator-III operating systems will be supported in the next version.

I will put some hard disk images for Emulator-III and Emulator-IIIX on my website tomorrow.
Then you can simply download one of them and copy it to the SD card, either with EMXP or with any other raw image copy software. Once the image is copied to a partition on the SD card, you will be able to boot the Emulator-III. But you might have to re-calibrate your Emulator-III, since the cailbration data was stored on your previous hard disk :-)

 on: July 04, 2017, 06:47:39 AM 
Started by luncheonticket - Last post by luncheonticket
Hello to everyone!

I need to restore the OS image on my Emulator III, because its SCSI hard drive died a couple of days ago. I bought a SCSI2SD interface to replace it, but I misplaced the original OS floppy and backups.

What would be the correct procedure to restore the OS on the SCSI2SD interface? Do I need to create a new OS floppy (IIRC I have a floppy OS image backup somewhere) and then install the OS with the sampler, or can I create a SCSI2SD OS hard disk image directly from a tool such as EMXP?

Thanks in advance! Smiley

 on: June 30, 2017, 06:21:48 AM 
Started by H24 - Last post by edude
i have an eiiixs and an eiiixp with analog inputs

the eiiixs was the first one i got and it is smoother and cleaner, whereas the eiiixp is dirtier and more lo fi

this after comparing samples taken with both machines and also samples played back on both machines

the eiiixp did improve in sound quality after i replaced the power supply, although they are still in two different sonic spaces

 on: June 29, 2017, 01:31:31 PM 
Started by alka - Last post by alka
Well it's worth a shot to see if anyone has some prior experience as to where to look specifically for this admittedly very difficult issue to resolve. I have an EII, new power supply. Works great but very once in a while primarily after about 30 minutes of use the EII will lock up and freeze even if nothing is being touched at the time while idle. Most of the time when this happens the front panel is locked and after restart the EII will hang at "Boot in Progress." Only after frustrating attempts at swapping out the 2 CPUs and 2 PIOs back and forth (sometimes it takes a few times) will the EII boot fully again.

Last night it was a little different, the EII just lost sound but the panel did not lock up. After restart the EII booted fine and sound was restored.

Not sure if the two issues are related but perhaps they are and it seems to point towards a heat-related issue and a chip is failing only when hot?

Any tips??

 on: June 28, 2017, 02:55:42 PM 
Started by inversion - Last post by inversion
Hello to all users of this forum

Want to change my old display to a new one and wonder what should i look/watch out for searching on the market ? i heard they rip off hard on ebay.
I also wonder about oled vs vfd. I see that Noritake has biggest popularity on the internet but oleds in theory got better angles,contrast and are cheaper like Winstar.
And how it looks like with the colors ? I like the most arctic or navy blue characters and i heard that you have to make custom foil for that ?
Is it worth to install contrast pot or angles are good for standing/siting position ?
I don't feel comfortable with soldering so i would get it done by a technician.
What display do you use and recommend guys ? Post a photo if You can

 on: June 28, 2017, 05:27:02 AM 
Started by who - Last post by esynthesist
I heard about it.
It should work with the Emulator-II HD (based on test results I heard about), but I don't have one myself so I didn't test it yet.
You'll also need an Adaptec ACB 4000 SCSI adapter board, which is not included in the DREM package.
In practice it means you need an Emulator-II HD version (which contains the Adaptec board), not a normal Emulator-II or Emulator-II+.
If you have an Emulator-II HD it should be as simple as replacing the actual old hard disk by this DREM emulator.

I think it's an interesting device (although not cheap).
It's possible to save multiple hard disk images (DSK files) at once on the SD card, so with this device and a single SD card the EII+HD can actually have access to multiple "hard disks" (multiple DSK files on a single SD card) each containing 46 banks.
But if I understand the manual correctly, switching between DSK files must be done on a computer connected via USB to the DREM (as opposed to e.g. the HxC for floppy disks which has buttons and a display in the unit itself)

 on: June 28, 2017, 04:46:25 AM 
Started by who - Last post by who
I would love to have an HD in my Emulator II.  Today I noticed this:


Anyone tried this or know anything about it?

 on: June 28, 2017, 04:25:10 AM 
Started by arnoldorodeo - Last post by arnoldorodeo
Thanks a lot ! I will keep you informed asap  Smiley

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