SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

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SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by mikro » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:54 pm

Hi,

I'm a long time user of the SD card version. From time to time I update all components (firmware, the manager). Now I did it (firmware 1.8.2.40, the file manager 2.01) I'm unable to use the manager.

I have a clean SD card with AUTOBOOT.HFE and HXCSDFE.CFG from the zip file. The HFE loads up, the file manager detects the firmware version, shows the title screen and that's it. I see a message "Press HELP to ..." but nothing happens if I press it and I can't continue in any other way.

If I remove the file manager and use a default config file, I can load HFEs without any problem.

My machine is a MegaSTE/4MB.

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by Jeff » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:20 pm

mikro wrote:Hi,

I'm a long time user of the SD card version. From time to time I update all components (firmware, the manager). Now I did it (firmware 1.8.2.40, the file manager 2.01) I'm unable to use the manager.

I have a clean SD card with AUTOBOOT.HFE and HXCSDFE.CFG from the zip file. The HFE loads up, the file manager detects the firmware version, shows the title screen and that's it. I see a message "Press HELP to ..." but nothing happens if I press it and I can't continue in any other way.

If I remove the file manager and use a default config file, I can load HFEs without any problem.

My machine is a MegaSTE/4MB.
And this one ?
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... r_1_9b.zip

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by mikro » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:39 pm

Hi Jeff,

sorry, it took me way to long to get back to this. Unfortunately, also 1.9b version didn't do the trick. Same as before: loading HxC Manager...... the title screen... and freeze.

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by Jeff » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:51 pm

Which switch/jumper settings are you using ?

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by mikro » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:35 am

Jeff wrote:Which switch/jumper settings are you using ?
I'd say "default". Didn't change a thing since I'd gotten my HxC years ago. Where do I find them?

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by Jeff » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:34 am

mikro wrote:
Jeff wrote:Which switch/jumper settings are you using ?
I'd say "default". Didn't change a thing since I'd gotten my HxC years ago. Where do I find them?
on the emulator.

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by mikro » Wed May 23, 2018 11:07 pm

Jeff wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:34 am
mikro wrote:
Jeff wrote:Which switch/jumper settings are you using ?
I'd say "default". Didn't change a thing since I'd gotten my HxC years ago. Where do I find them?
on the emulator.
OK, this took a while to get back to. :) This is how my HxC emulator looks like:
MVIMG_20180523_225720.jpg
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After flashing latest beta + latest manager I get:
MVIMG_20180523_224739.jpg
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And indeed, even when using plain HFE images, writing seems to be broken (sort of ignored). Is it possible it has been caused by the latest firmware?

Apart from that, I see one issue which may define all the others: during the power up phase I see "SRAM failed" error. What could have caused it?

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by Jeff » Wed May 23, 2018 11:49 pm

mikro wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:07 pm
Jeff wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:34 am
mikro wrote: I'd say "default". Didn't change a thing since I'd gotten my HxC years ago. Where do I find them?
on the emulator.
OK, this took a while to get back to. :) This is how my HxC emulator looks like:
MVIMG_20180523_224739.jpg
After flashing latest beta + latest manager I get:
MVIMG_20180523_225720.jpg
And indeed, even when using plain HFE images, writing seems to be broken (sort of ignored). Is it possible it has been caused by the latest firmware?

Apart from that, I see one issue which may define all the others: during the power up phase I see "SRAM failed" error. What could have caused it?
You have the Rev A Hardware. 2 solutions :

- Downgrade to the v1.7.2.0

Or

- Add the missing SRAM IC.

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by mikro » Thu May 24, 2018 12:05 am

Are you sure it isn't Rev.C hardware?

Where can I download such old firmware?

Is there any 'upgrade guide' for adding the SRAM IC?

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by Jeff » Thu May 24, 2018 8:03 am

mikro wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:05 am
Are you sure it isn't Rev.C hardware?
oh yeah sure ! You have a collector version :D.
mikro wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:05 am
Where can I download such old firmware?
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... d_RevB.zip
mikro wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:05 am
Is there any 'upgrade guide' for adding the SRAM IC?
In the release note. see "22/08/2010: Firmware SD HxCFloppyEmulator v1.3.0.0"

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Re: SDCard Manager is 2.01 is not working

Post by mikro » Thu May 24, 2018 9:37 am

Awesome, the old firmware indeed did the trick. Not only "SRAM failed" error is gone but also the manager and writing work again. And it took me only three years to figure out. ;-)

Thank you for your great support & products.

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