Emulator II+ HxC won't load floppy images (INSERT PERF DISK)

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Emulator II+ HxC won't load floppy images (INSERT PERF DISK)

Post by n82558 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:49 am

Hi everyone,

I have an Emulator II that I just finished repairing and I installed an HxC rev
F. I followed all the directions but the EMU just won't load my .hfe files. I
have a few different images on the SD card and none of them work. I have some
that are only firmware files, one that I converted myself from an emuiifd file
with an OS overlay in the hxc software, and one that I downloaded from a forum
where someone converted a file to help another user solve a problem that sounds
like the one I'm having. If I have the HxC as the only drive in the EMU it just
says insert diskette, and if I boot on a floppy and then try to load from the
Hxc I get a message that says "INSERT PERF DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. I've tried
different jumper settings and everything else and I still don't have any luck.
Anyone have advice for me? Do I have a defective HxC?

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Re: Emulator II+ HxC won't load floppy images (INSERT PERF D

Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:54 am

Try the Emu II images in this zip :
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... Images.zip

What do you see on the HxC LCD ? Can you take a picture of the lcd hxc ?

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Post by n82558 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:46 am

Hi Jeff, thanks for your quick reply. I used the images in the zip file you sent me, still no luck. The emu screen just says 'insert diskette'. Here's what the hxc looks like:
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Post by Jeff » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:01 pm

Have you checked the floppy cable and its connection ?
Can you make a picture of the connection?

More important : The floppy drive is the first or the second drive ? Switch settings of the HxC ?

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Post by n82558 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:13 am

I used a voltage tester to check that the connector was working and its fine. The cable come out of the main board on the emulator, then goes to the hxc, then to the floppy drive. I've set the floppy as drive 1 and the hxc as drive 2 with jumper ID1A on and everything else off

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Post by Jeff » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:46 pm

n82558 wrote:I used a voltage tester to check that the connector was working and its fine. The cable come out of the main board on the emulator, then goes to the hxc, then to the floppy drive. I've set the floppy as drive 1 and the hxc as drive 2 with jumper ID1A on and everything else off
mhh can you try to : put the hxc as drive 0 (id0-a) , disconnect the floppy drive and try to boot the Emu-II from the HxC.

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Post by n82558 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:54 am

I've tried that configuration too and it yields the same results. Thanks for all your help by the way, I'm not sure what else to try at this point!

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Post by Jeff » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:00 am

n82558 wrote:I've tried that configuration too and it yields the same results. Thanks for all your help by the way, I'm not sure what else to try at this point!
it doesn't start on the emu_os image ? Does the emulator reacting when the emulator II try to start ?
Have you another machine (PC ?) to try the floppy emulator ?

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Re: Emulator II+ HxC won't load floppy images (INSERT PERF D

Post by brettb » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:17 am

I am having the same problem on my DPX1. Nothing was happening and the RA..... was displayed on the LED. I flipped the cable around so it looks upside down and the "RA" is gone. and it just displays the "T" message. When I try and load an HFE it now lights up the HxC and tries to load. But alas, the error light starts flashing now.

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