Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

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Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:02 pm

Hi to all,

I am having issues with getting the hxc to boot on the Atari ST, I have copied the .CFG first then the
Autoboot file second, I put into into the ST, and the computer just launches to GEM?

I have 2 lights on with the REV C board, Power LED, and the floppy access LED just stays on, is
this correct?

Have tried the floppy cable turned the other way around, it is the extension cable from Lotherek.

Just puzzled what to do next, I have tried both the ST jumper settings as explained in Lothereks HXC guide.


Any help would be much appreciated

Regards

Marc

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:49 pm

what can you see on the hxc screen ? please post a picture.

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:50 pm

Hi Jeff,

The computer doesn't launch the hxc emulator at all on the ST?

I have put the 2 CFG and Autoboot files onto the SD card which has been formatted in FAT32,
put it into the REV C of the computer, once you switch computer on, it just launches to GEM.

Should the floppy led light be on continuously after launch?

See pics below

Thankyou

Marc
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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:53 pm

I have also tried changing the jumper settings as per Lotherek's HXC guide from
1st, and to 2nd disk drives.

Have also cut the notch off of the extended floppy cable from Lotherek, to see if it
was plugged in the wrong way.

Thankyou

Regards

Marc

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by Jeff » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:06 am

I really need to see what say the emulator. Can you connect the screen and take a picture of the screen ?

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi Jeff,

Don't understand what you mean to be honest?

The screen in photo is what happens on launch of emulator, straight to Gem, no HXC emulator present on Atari screen.

Sorry to sound dumb

Thankyou

Marc

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:32 pm

Think I understand, you mean the LCD Rev C screen, okay will do

Regards

Marc

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:13 am

HI Jeff,

this is what Rev C is doing on the LCD screen as in photo below.

When you press the left and right buttons, you get two beeps, nothing in
system, also the SD Card LED is red.

Many Thanks

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Reconnect the floppy ribbon to the other way.

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:06 pm

Reconnect at both ends, especially the pins that connect to the Rev C card?

Will have to slice some of the notch off, as only goes in one way.

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Marc

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:14 pm

Only at one end.

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Okay will try at the non hxc emulator end.

Thankyou

Marc

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:40 pm

Exactly the same,

The LCD just displays AUTOBOOT.HFE, nothing else when you press the next and previous buttons,
red led light stays on the SD card access.

Regards

Marc

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by MarkyB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:42 pm

Wondering if there is a fault with the REV C board?

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Re: Atari ST 1040FM HXC Not Working?

Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:47 pm

MarkyB wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Exactly the same,

The LCD just displays AUTOBOOT.HFE, nothing else when you press the next and previous buttons,
red led light stays on the SD card access.

Regards

Marc
another picture please.

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