SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

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SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by mindburner » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:22 am

Hello all

I have got a gotek emulator with the oled display. My SQ80 will see the gotek but only after pressing the disk button on the SQ80 several times, usually there is a 'no disk' message. After another 10 button pushes it may get to loading a bank or it may fail.

jumper is set to S0

it's using .hfe files

I bough it from a seller, apparently pre-configured.


I also cannot format a blank slot. It tries but fails at sector 79
saving into an existing black slot also fails, with no disk


is there anything I can check

best regards
Alan

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:29 am

Hello,

First , what can you read on the OLED screen without usb stick inserted ?

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by mindburner » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:10 pm

hi many thanks for the reply.

It says

FlashCopy
v2.11a

t:00.1

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:40 pm

Ok then if you come here i suppose that you thought bought a Gotek HxC ? Unfortunately this is a counterfeit. Please report this seller if on ebay/amazon.

Fortunately this drive can be reflashed with a true HxC firmware with an usb stick. But you will have to get a license on this page :
https://hxc2001.com/store/

Then i will be able to provide support.

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by mindburner » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:40 pm

ah right ok sorry. I wasn't aware of this at all. Yea it was on ebay.
seller seem totally legit but has been strangely quiet since I purchased the device

I have just obtained a licence from the link via PayPal

thanks again for this

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 pm

mindburner wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:40 pm
ah right ok sorry. I wasn't aware of this at all. Yea it was on ebay.
seller seem totally legit but has been strangely quiet since I purchased the device

I have just obtained a licence from the link via PayPal

thanks again for this
I just send you the procedure + the files.

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by mindburner » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:37 pm

after registering I got a download link with instructions on how to flash the device.

I have a FTDI232 adapter, not sure if this is ok

connected it up but just get 'link is UP' message
checking connections.... and will try the reset trick

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:42 pm

mindburner wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:37 pm
after registering I got a download link with instructions on how to flash the device.

I have a FTDI232 adapter, not sure if this is ok

connected it up but just get 'link is UP' message
checking connections.... and will try the reset trick
ah ok. In fact i sent to you the files to avoid the ftdi adapter.
you can update with an usb stick. See the procedure in the zip i sent to you.

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by mindburner » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:28 pm

ah I have updated the device with the serial adapter 100/100 in status.

now Done (o units left)

however the oled display is now completely dead with nothing at all, UPDATE, this is due to really bad soldering to the display, now resoldered

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:37 pm

mindburner wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:28 pm
ah I have updated the device with the serial adapter 100/100 in status.

now Done (o units left)

however the oled display is now completely dead with nothing at all, UPDATE, this is due to really bad soldering to the display, now resoldered
ok , Now update to the latest firmware :
https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_dri ... rmware.zip

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by mindburner » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:58 pm

I now get your website and v3.374 :D

also it seems to read all the sound file disk images, and they load 1st time!

the only thing is the file numbers are missing, but maybe I can change this in the config

this is great
thank you

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:32 pm

mindburner wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:58 pm
I now get your website and v3.374 :D

also it seems to read all the sound file disk images, and they load 1st time!

the only thing is the file numbers are missing, but maybe I can change this in the config

this is great
thank you
Perfect ! :D

(About the file numbers i suppose that you are directly browsing the files on the stick ? In this mode there is no file numbering).

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by mindburner » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:35 pm

hi yes directly browsing. I may just renumber the files so I no how far away from [..} I am
is there a way to put the oled display to sleep after a while

i'm sure these things exist, I just wasn't sure if they were accessed on the GOTEK or in the config file

thanks

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by Jeff » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:31 am

mindburner wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:35 pm
hi yes directly browsing. I may just renumber the files so I no how far away from [..} I am
is there a way to put the oled display to sleep after a while

i'm sure these things exist, I just wasn't sure if they were accessed on the GOTEK or in the config file

thanks
The oled brightness should reduce after some seconds. This this is not the case ?

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Re: SQ-80 AND GOTEK PROBLEMS

Post by mindburner » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:23 am

Got did before I flashed it again. Now it's constantly on.

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