[Coco] MPI problem or ...???
random_rodder at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 19 11:43:50 EDT 2007
Mark and Robert,
Thanks for your replies. I will look for both of these problems tonight.
----- Original Message ----
From: Mark Marlette <mark at cloud9tech.com>
To: coco at maltedmedia.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:13:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] MPI problem or ...???
There is also a large electrolytic cap that after 10-20 years might be
a bit dry.......
Quoting Robert Gault <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>:
> Brian Blake wrote:
>> Greetings all. I ran into a problem with my MPI this weekend.
>> Then, I tried another 512k CoCo 3. First, with just the FD-502 and
>> everything works fine. Next, the MPI and FD-502 in slot 4, everything
>> worked. Then the SS/C in slot 3, everything works fine. Next up was
>> with the O-90 in slot 2. Not fine... I noticed immediately that it was
>> booting to DECB 1.1 instead of 2.1. ><snip>
> This type of problem looks like a power supply defect in the MPI. Load
> up enough devices and the MPI flakes out.
> A good test for this is to change the order of paks and their
> positions in the MPI. For example, what happens with an MPI, a disk
> controller in slot1, the ORC-90 pak in slot4, and the MPI switch at
> slot1? If the Coco will power up in DOS 2.1, the problem is not with
> the ORC-90 pak. It will either be a non-modified MPI or power supply
> A test of modified vs non-modified, is to start a Coco3 without an MPI
> and PEEK $FF90-$FF99, see what the values are, plug in the MPI and see
> if the values change. If the values change, the MPI most likely is not
> modified for Coco3 use.
> Power supply failure normally is a loose or oxidized contact on the
> main power transistor. This is caused by a screw making a bad contact
> with the transistor case. Loosen the screw/lock washer and re-tighten
> it. That should improve the situation.
> Coco mailing list
> Coco at maltedmedia.com
Coco mailing list
Coco at maltedmedia.com
Need a vacation? Get great deals
to amazing places on Yahoo! Travel.
More information about the Coco