SDHxCFESlim not working on IBM PC

HxC Floppy Emulator on IBM PC and compatible support
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markdaneman
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SDHxCFESlim not working on IBM PC

Post by markdaneman » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:45 pm

I have the SDHxCFESlim RevA 211212 which I have been unable to get it to function on a standard IBM PC
I am using a Samsung 4GB SDHC Card formated as FAT 32.
DIP Switch 2 set to ON

I tried loading 4 of the images plus the config file from the SDHxCFE_PC_1.44MB.zip files
Empty_Disk_000.hfe
Empty_Disk_001.hfe
Empty_Disk_002.hfe
Empty_Disk_003.hfe
HXCSDFE.CFG

But the PC does not see any bootable media or shows a Not Ready.

It is correctly selecting the drive, the emulator red LED comes on for a few seconds with every access.
If I change the DIP Switch to 1 instead of 2, the LED does not come on.

When I press the emulator button, the LED flashes once.
I can press the button 4 times, and on the 5th press, I get a BEEP and the LED flashes twice.

If I only load 2 floppy images, then I can press the button twice, on the 3rd press I get the BEEP and LED flashes twice.

I put an oscilloscope on the lines and have found.
Line 34 (Ready), always HIGH, never changes
Line 30 (Read Data), always HIGH, never changes
Line 28 (Write Protect), always LOW regardless of the SDCH card lock setting

I also tried renaming the files to DSKA0000.HFE and DSKB0000.HFE.
With just the 2 images and the config file.
I can press the button 2 times, and on the 3rd press, I get a BEEP and the LED flashes twice.

Is there something I am missing here to get the emulator to work?

Thanks!

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Re: SDHxCFESlim not working on IBM PC

Post by Jeff » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:16 pm

Yes, just rename your image files as this : DSKA0000.HFE, DSKA0001.HFE , DSKA0002.HFE,...
And activate the "indexed mode" into the CFG file. (file attached).
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Re: SDHxCFESlim not working on IBM PC

Post by markdaneman » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:57 pm

Hi Jeff,
The CFG file with the "indexed mode" setting is working just fine.
Thanks for your help.

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Re: SDHxCFESlim not working on IBM PC

Post by Jeff » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:12 pm

markdaneman wrote:Hi Jeff,
The CFG file with the "indexed mode" setting is working just fine.
Thanks for your help.
Hi,

Just by curiosity : what is your usage of the floppy emulator ?

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