[Coco] HDB-DOS error - HARD DRIVE NOT FOUND
jlhickle at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 3 23:17:40 EST 2012
--- On Tue, 1/3/12, gene heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
From: gene heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 6:47 AM
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 06:22:27 AM Mark Marlette did opine:
> The contacts in the TC^3 are GOLD plated, which helps a great deal on
> the oxidation, the contacts in the MPI are flashed.
> Oxidation can still occur due to dissimilar metals. As has been
> suggested. The contacts on the TC3 will appear BLACK.
> So as Gene said DO NOT SCRUB. I use a white soft eraser, this will clean
> them right up.
Even that, for gold flashed contacts, could be considered a bit rough on
the gold. I prefer painters alcohol on a paper towel to be about as brutal
as I should get, better yet, the toweling can be abrasive so today I would
use the corner of a "microfiber towel".
> Make sure to clean the ground tabs as well. So 44 pins of GOLD on the
> TC^3 or ANY Cloud-9 product that has a card edge, value-quality added .
Thanks, fellows! Alcohol + Kleenex = well behaved controllers. Most of the crud was on the side facing the cartridge shell, where I couldn't see it.
> You could try a simple poke. Now this is from memory and you could check
> the manual for the TC^3 and verify but you want to POKE from DECB the
> data register of your interface, IIRC, $FF74 (default) with the bit
Oops, I thought $FF70 was the base address. No wonder HDB-DOS wasn't working.
Thank you again,
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