HxC @ LINN9000

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HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Wed May 09, 2018 2:45 pm

Hi forum,

I am new here, recently bought a HxC for my LINN900 and did a search in this forum but didn't find any related topic.

I installed the drive instead of the floppy, assembled such floppy cable from a wiki page that was recommended, copied the default cfg file and created an empty disc. The disc can be selected on the HxC, but when I pree load the LiNN reports "insert disc"

Anyone had success with a LINN or can help me?

I do electronics repair, know something about the emulation, but no expert in data transfer or programming these old cmb formats. Wish it would be a C64, haha...

Thanks for help.

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Wed May 09, 2018 3:36 pm

I have added one working image to the quick install collection :

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_dri ... Images.zip

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Sun May 13, 2018 10:36 am

Thank you. I will test it soon. Do you may also have some hardware installation tips? Cable, Jumper settings? Someone mentioned different rpm?

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Sun May 13, 2018 1:23 pm

DrJayWi wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:36 am
Thank you. I will test it soon. Do you may also have some hardware installation tips? Cable, Jumper settings? Someone mentioned different rpm?
The rpm setting come with the hfe image, so you have nothing to do.

the hardware side, you need to make an adapter, but according to your previous post you already have it.

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Mon May 14, 2018 11:20 am

Ah, ok. Thanks for the software settings then. But I have still no luck. I have done the adapter like in here:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?a ... 5068;image
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc ... ernal-hxc/

Would be interesting if you can confirm.

I cannot make sure, that the linn controller itself is working, since it came without a working floppy.

Right now I can access your DSKA0000.hfe on the lotharek. But once its selected I don´t see any access like tracks are counting up or led action. So I assume that I still have a cable or controller connection problem. If you or any othere here have some more tips, very welcome;)

Thanks
JayDee

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Tue May 15, 2018 9:02 am

no i am not sure at all about this pinout. i think that the linn9000 is using another one. let me check this into the archive ;)

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Fri May 18, 2018 12:55 am

LINN 9000 Floppy Pinout :

Pin 1 - /Motor ON
Pin 2 - /Sel 0
Pin 4 - /Sel 1
Pin 6 - Dir
Pin 8 - /Step
Pin 10 - /Write Data
Pin 12 - /Write Gate
Pin 14 - /Head Load
Pin 16 - /Side
Pin 18 - /Index
Pin 20 - /Track 00
Pin 22 - /Write Protect
Pin 24 - /Read Data
Pin 26 - /Ready

Odd pins connected to GND/VSS.

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Tue May 22, 2018 3:21 pm

Thanks Jeff.

OK, I see my cable can't work. Before I make a new can you may check, answer the following?

THE LINN has some pins left which don't match the HxC (or HE10), which are

PIN 1 Motor ON
PIN 2 Sel0
PIN 4 Sel1
PIN14 Head Load

Shall I ignore these or pull them to VSS?

Also the HxC has some pins which aren't in use here which are:

PIN 2 DSKCHG
PIN 12,14,16,18 ID0-3

Pull them to VSS?

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Thu May 24, 2018 8:50 am

Linn:
PIN 1 Motor ON -> not connect.
PIN 2 Sel0 -> ID0A
PIN 4 Sel1 -> not connect.
PIN14 Head Load -> not connect.

HxC:

PIN 2 DSKCHG -> not connect.
ID0 -> Sel 0

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:22 pm

Thanks Jeff,

I still have no success (insert Floppy), any idea?

I try to find another Linn to check the controller card is working properly.

Cheers
Jürgen

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:30 am

What you can see on the hxc screen ?

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:43 pm

DSKA0000.hfe
T:000/080 S:0

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:56 pm

Meanwhile I can confirm that the controller card is working. And the HxC is also working. So its def. the cable, which I will double check now...

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:35 am

And today I can confirm its loading the sounds via HxC. Like described above;)

THANKS JEFF!

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