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Quote from: vanpeebles on January 09, 2018, 06:59:52 PMDo you have a link to the 50 pin to 25 pin adapter you used?
Quote from: leonk on January 10, 2018, 02:46:51 AMright now this is the only place that has supplies. I paid for DHL shipping and it got here in 2 days.https://www.itead.cc/scsi2-50pin-to-scsi1-db25-adapter.html
Quote from: leonk on January 09, 2018, 10:03:07 AMThe SASI driver is copied into SRAM. If the battery is weak, then the SRAM is cleared and the required SASI driver is erased. The driver fools the SCSI2SD to think it's connected to a SCSI computer! It's required.The same battery is used across all X68K. An ML2032 rechargeable battery inside a standard CR2032 holder will work great.
Quote from: leonk on January 10, 2018, 06:49:36 AMYes.. that is the correct battery. But you will now need to order a coin cell / battery holder. Some soldering is required to get it installed.To verify it is the battery, you can do the full install again; just don't turn off the computer. It should boot again.vanpeebles: what system do you have?
Quote from: vanpeebles on January 10, 2018, 05:24:55 AMAdapter ordered, do you have a link for the cable too?
Quote from: leonk on January 10, 2018, 06:49:36 AMvanpeebles: what system do you have?
Quote from: vanpeebles on January 10, 2018, 05:56:37 PMQuote from: leonk on January 10, 2018, 06:49:36 AMvanpeebles: what system do you have?It's a Pro II desktop, with what I call the large centronics socket on the back
Quote from: leonk on January 10, 2018, 09:18:05 AMthe existing battery is not in a holder. it is soldered in. sorry
Quote from: Max on January 10, 2018, 10:12:41 PMQuote from: leonk on January 10, 2018, 09:18:05 AMthe existing battery is not in a holder. it is soldered in. sorryOh my God so I MUST use a soldering iron and then solder the new battery holder...no way out!!!I actually hope it 'll be easier than expected....
Quote from: neko68k on January 10, 2018, 09:21:27 AM@leonkwould you mind updating the wiki with all your new info?
Quote from: Max on January 10, 2018, 10:05:13 PMQuote from: vanpeebles on January 10, 2018, 05:56:37 PMQuote from: leonk on January 10, 2018, 06:49:36 AMvanpeebles: what system do you have?It's a Pro II desktop, with what I call the large centronics socket on the back so as I did you can do the same plugging the cable I posted the link about....go for!!
Quote from: leonk on January 11, 2018, 02:54:46 AMeBay is your friend. It should like like a regular CR2032 battery, but will fit inside a coin holder. If all else fails, I buy mine from console5.com. He sells them for Sega CD but it works great inside an X68000.Before you go down that route, did you confirm that re-running the bootloader installation and rebooting fixed the SCSI2SD direct booting for you? When the battery dies, it clears the SRAM and the system resets to it's default settings. This is not an issue for most people, but is here because you need the SASI driver to emulate SCSI for SCSI2SD to work. In addition, if you have more than the default amount of RAM, you need to use SWITCH.X to set the correct amount of RAM every time. A battery will save it for you.
Quote from: leonk on January 11, 2018, 02:30:31 PMIf I were you, I would go through the process and make sure it works again. This will confirm the problem is with the battery and not something else. If battery, ML2032 is all you need (not sure what T6 is) and battery holder. ML2032 is same size as the very common CR2032 so any battery holder for CR2032 will work on ML2032. Have a friend that is good with soldering help you. don't cut corners on a $1000 computer.
Quote from: vanpeebles on January 12, 2018, 07:45:22 PMThe battery is knackered in my desktop Pro II, everytime I use it, I have to fire up the OS disk first and set the memory to 6mb.
QuotePs: when I'm in the game which button/yey am I supposed to press to return to the scsi2sd menu?
Quotethe guy who sold me the Sharp Pro II told me it has 2mb ram....I know it is possibile to upgrade it but where could I find it?
Quote from: repoMan on January 12, 2018, 08:26:32 PMDon't feel stupid, games usually don't offer a way to exit back to Human; so it's not Eidis image's or LHES fault, it's simply not available. Use RESET and feel happy to have such button I'll say try to upgrade to 6MB, that amount must be enough for the 99% of games even when launched from LHES. The RAM upgrades in eBay are extremely rare, your best bet is checking Yahoo auctions (they're pricey but common) or asking in this same forum.