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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #610 on: 12:06, 11 August 16 »
May be a little bit off-topic, does anyone have the skills to design an enclosure for the M4?

I wouldn't mind paying for a 3D print in an online service; the M4 board is awesome and I don't like the idea of it breaking because the PCB is exposed.
Could I extend the question?
An enclosure for the other boards are needed to  :D like F-MEM, X-MASS, MotherX4.
Personally, I would not care if the enclosure is 3D-printed or made of acrylic or other material ( as long as it would not be extremely - expensive )

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #611 on: 12:41, 11 August 16 »
I did try to make a case in sketchup. I am however not very good with it, so I messed up some polygons and I cannot figure out to get right again.
The print does seem to be OK though. Be aware that the rather large surface does tend to warp, so print with a brim etc (I have not manged to get a perfect print!).

This version is for MX4 connector, it will need some adjustment for edge connector.

If any sketchup pro's out there, please fix my messed up polys (see red arrows).
Then I can do a Edge connector version too and a test print to make sure it fits, if anyone wants to print out their own.
Lastly the reset button wont be accessible and the leds not visible (maybe a 'tunnel' could be made to those?).

Attached is the .skp file.
« Last Edit: 12:50, 11 August 16 by Duke »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #612 on: 02:08, 12 August 16 »
Hi everyone...

i have one of this m4 boards and looks good... but on my 464 makes nothing =(

Card is connected to the floppy disc slot with a 2gb sd formated in FAT, after turned on the 464 makes 2 resets, the rom stay the same of 464 and "cat" command gives me "press play then any key:" response.

Im lost... any ideas?

Thank you!

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #613 on: 02:41, 12 August 16 »
Hi everyone...

i have one of this m4 boards and looks good... but on my 464 makes nothing =(

Card is connected to the floppy disc slot with a 2gb sd formated in FAT, after turned on the 464 makes 2 resets, the rom stay the same of 464 and "cat" command gives me "press play then any key:" response.

Im lost... any ideas?

Thank you!
What setting is the power jumper set to? And have you cleaned the edge connector recently?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #614 on: 05:54, 12 August 16 »
Jumper is set to EXT, the card receive power, leds are turned on an reset button works... the edge conector is cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.

thx.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #615 on: 07:24, 12 August 16 »
Have you upgraded the firmware to latest version?
The first version did not work with Gate Array 40007, I think.

Jumper is set to EXT, the card receive power, leds are turned on an reset button works... the edge conector is cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.

thx.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #616 on: 11:00, 12 August 16 »
Also, silly as it sounds, clean thoroughly the edge connector with isopropyl alcohol to make sure you don't have a bad contact.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #617 on: 11:12, 12 August 16 »
Do as robcfg suggested. Sounds like the Amstrad's edge connector is dirty. I had the same issue with both my old CPC 6128. I cleaned it first with a cotton bud wet with lighter fluid. After letting it dry, I also used a soft eraser. After that, it worked like a charm.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #618 on: 19:27, 12 August 16 »
Please help...

What is the correct ROM Configuration to start BASIC V1.1 on a CPC464.
My XMEM is configured according Attachment and it works fine when i Change the ROM boot/noboot-Switch.

for m4 board I have tried the following Setting:

Rom slot 0 ... BASIC V1.1 (CPC664)
Rom slot 31 ... Lower ROM FW316UK32

Romboard start 0
Lower-rom Enabled YES
Lower-rom Slot 31

The CPC starts with FW 3.16-EN
BASIC 1.1
READY

But no Cursor.

perhaps missing the FW316EXP.ROM ?
On the XMEM, it is on Slot 01.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #619 on: 19:39, 12 August 16 »
Show picture of M4 rom setting  :) - It sounds right though, do you have XMEM connected at the same time without disabling its romboard?

Please help...

What is the correct ROM Configuration to start BASIC V1.1 on a CPC464.
My XMEM is configured according Attachment and it works fine when i Change the ROM boot/noboot-Switch.

for m4 board I have tried the following Setting:

Rom slot 0 ... BASIC V1.1 (CPC664)
Rom slot 31 ... Lower ROM FW316UK32

Romboard start 0
Lower-rom Enabled YES
Lower-rom Slot 31

The CPC starts with FW 3.16-EN
BASIC 1.1
READY

But no Cursor.

perhaps missing the FW316EXP.ROM ?
On the XMEM, it is on Slot 01.