Received my HxC rev C today and connected it to my 1040 STE (TOS 2.06) as an internal replacement. Loaded up SD-cards with the pre-made package with autoboot, dark side of the spoon and empty images.
1) Selecting DSOP works just fine, demo loads, alls screens work etc.
2) Selecting an empty image works just fine, I can create folders on it etc.
3) AUTOBOOT.HFE does not work. Or rather, it's worked once (first time I ran the program from GEM manually) but haven't been able to repeat the success.
The program loads, tracks advance etc, up until it's supposed to enter direct access mode. I can see it go to Track 255, then back to track 14 (most often, can be 13, 10 etc as well), up to 255 again. Sometimes "direct access" is displayed shortly on the LCD, but then it's back to track 255 again. During this time the HxC is making a lot of noise - but I guess that's what it should do when seeking. Edit: See video link at the bottom.
After a few seconds it gives up, and the program displays "ERROR: Floppy Access error: ". After that it's hung, the only way out is to reset.
Does this sound familiar? Just trying to get anything obvious out the way before I dismantle my 1040STFM to try with as well.
Relevant SW versions 1.5a & 18.104.22.168. I've only used the downloadable images, I'm on a Mac so I havent played around with the configuration/HFE-image software yet. I've also tried with two different sd cards (2GB and 8GB - the latter high speed).
Jumper set to ID0/A: - but since I've seen pictures of the HxC connected to an Atari where the jumper was at the same place as it was when I received the unit (ID3/A:) I did try that as well. Seemed to make no difference to anything.
Any insight appreciated
*) Video of what it looks and sounds like here. Sorry about the size (50Mb). http://dl.dropbox.com/u/669647/hxcerror.mp4