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SIG X68000 / Re: X68000 Power On Behavior
« Last post by kamiboy on September 22, 2018, 07:31:31 PM »
You are correct on all accounts. The symptoms you describe are pretty typical for "dead" units. As for cause of death, well, the list is long. It could be the soft power on circuit on your PSU isn't working, most likely due owing to dead or out of spec resistors or diodes. There are a few known weakest links that you could try testing. Slightly worse could be things like dead crystals, IC's or worst case scenario dead custom chips.
SIG X68000 / X68000 Power On Behavior
« Last post by mattsoft on September 22, 2018, 12:57:17 PM »
Greetings X68000 owner here.

So I picked up a nice looking CZ-601 (ACE) that is basically a paperweight.

After researching this forum and other boards, I have re-capped the PSU completely and the CZ-601 is still dead.

What I'm wondering, since I'm new to the X68000, is what is the expected behavior of a working system on power on?

I'm guessing with the hard power switch on (on the back), the POWER LED on the front of the case should turn red, and the fan stays off.

When you press the soft power, I'm guessing the POWER LED on the front of the case turns green and the PSU fan comes on.

Can anyone confirm this is true?

As for troubleshooting the PSU, I'm also guessing that one of the +5v wires (orange?) to the bottom board (where the soft power switch is) should always be around +5v even if the PSU is hard powered on, but not connected to anything as the board needs +5v for the soft power.

SIG X68000 / Re: best monitors...your opinion
« Last post by frankmonk on September 19, 2018, 08:05:42 PM »
I can cofirm that it is also chooped on the BenQ BL912
SIG X68000 / Re: best monitors...your opinion
« Last post by vanpeebles on September 19, 2018, 06:19:23 PM »
I know someone who uses a BenQ BL702A at 15khz with the x68000. A little bit chopped at the bottom, but it does do 15khz.

I bought a Dell after seeing it mentioned on the amiga list, only to find that it didn't do 15khz  :(
SIG X68000 / Re: best monitors...your opinion
« Last post by Max on September 19, 2018, 01:30:18 AM »
great Spud...we'll be waiting for...
SIG X68000 / Re: HDD image V4 released
« Last post by neko68k on September 19, 2018, 12:16:01 AM »
No, you can't mount HDD images in any way. [edit] You can't mount physical drives either.

Yes you can write floppies natively, details in the link at the bottom. To write DIM images you need DIFC in addition to 9scdrv mentioned in the wiki article.


SIG X68000 / Re: best monitors...your opinion
« Last post by spud on September 18, 2018, 10:50:40 PM »
I plan on using my imminent X68000 with my BenQ BL912. I'll report here on results.
SIG X68000 / Re: HDD image V4 released
« Last post by spud on September 18, 2018, 10:43:10 PM »
Hello all,

Sorry for reviving this old thread, but didn't want to ask a question that has been asked before.

New member here, expecting my first X68000 ACE HD any day now. It comes already with a SCSI2SD installed and with loaded SD card. Still I was wondering the following, related to below quote. Is managing an X68000 HDD on a PC only possible via an image file in the multiple ways described in the tutorial(s)? Or can I, just like I do with my Amigas, put the SD in a USB card reader and mount that as a X68000 HDD in an emulator on Windows?

Is there a reliable way to edit this image from a PC to add more games/files to it?

Pretty straightforward. transfer though Disk Explorer gave me lot of errors.
So i mounted the image with XM6, installed games/transfered from old image/whatever (Gotta love "No Wait(VM)"), raw image transfer to x68000 SD/CF/HDD with winamge or something like that.. That's it.

Other question: Are there tools on the image for dumping floppy disk image files to real floppies natively from the X68000? So my question above would also be about copying floppy images to the HDD image :)

Any news on a v5 image maybe?
SIG X68000 / Floppy drives - How to make them not eat disks?
« Last post by DejahThoris on September 17, 2018, 10:56:32 AM »
Finally got my CZ-600 up and running and have found out that drive 0 likes to grab hold of disks and not let them go.  A little force gets them back out, but it scrapes them up.

Is there any sort of guide for adjusting these?  The wiki only really spoke to recapping them.
SIG X68000 / Re: best monitors...your opinion
« Last post by LowDefAl on September 17, 2018, 10:11:02 AM »
Actually, this raises a question about arcade monitors. “Stock” japan market trisync monitors will be fine, but has anyone tried it with aftermarket chassis like Wei-ya? I had a monitor upgraded to trinsync with a wei-ya chassis and Chihiro wouldn’t sync with it, it wasn’t well documented but it was a known incompatibility.
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