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V1200 HD Activity Light

Michael Huck

Posts 44
12 Mar 2020 19:37


Hi all

Newbie question, how do I set up the card so the HD activity light comes on when using V1200  IDE?

Cheers

Michael


Francesco Lemmi

Posts 39
12 Mar 2020 22:08


You can't at the moment


Michael Huck

Posts 44
12 Mar 2020 22:33


Ok thanks. Any idea how I fix the mouse pointer which is a little off


Sean Sk

Posts 346
12 Mar 2020 22:44


Michael Huck wrote:

Any idea how I fix the mouse pointer which is a little off

 
Grab vampiregfx.card that comes with the latest cores and throw it into the LIBS:Picasso96 folder. Then reboot.
 


Michael Huck

Posts 44
13 Mar 2020 01:49


sean sk wrote:

Michael Huck wrote:

  Any idea how I fix the mouse pointer which is a little off
 

 
  Grab vampiregfx.card that comes with the latest cores and throw it into the LIBS:Picasso96 folder. Then reboot.
 

Cool thanks Iíll try that at the weekend


Krzysztof AT

Posts 32
13 Mar 2020 09:54


Hello

In My A2000 i have connected led with using pin39 an 41 and resistor 330ohm  (i think in pin39. Doesn't have acces to my Amiga to check for sure). It's simple to made, a d working fine in A2000. Maybe might work in A1200 also. Scheme should be somwhere in that forum or youtube. Just try to search "HDD activity led A2000".


Michael Huck

Posts 44
13 Mar 2020 12:37


Krzysztof AT wrote:

Hello
 
  In My A2000 i have connected led with using pin39 an 41 and resistor 330ohm  (i think in pin39. Doesn't have acces to my Amiga to check for sure). It's simple to made, a d working fine in A2000. Maybe might work in A1200 also. Scheme should be somwhere in that forum or youtube. Just try to search "HDD activity led A2000".

Appreciate that, Iím not gonna mess with it though Iíll wait until I can buy something ready Made


Tim Noyce

Posts 27
13 Mar 2020 14:03


I had to do a similar fix when I put the IDE-CF adapter in my A1200 a couple years ago. So far, has worked flawlessly.


Francisco Rabay Junior

Posts 2
14 Mar 2020 20:44


Hello,
  There is the IDELED for Amiga 500, by Eduardo Arana (Arananet).
  Connect to pin 39 of the CF Adapter, and place the IDELED adapter on the Keyboard connector. But you have the Amiga 1200. I think it will not work.

 
  EXTERNAL LINK   


Eberhard Blum

Posts 8
15 Mar 2020 01:47


Michael Huck wrote:

          Hi all
         
          Newbie question, how do I set up the card so the HD activity light comes on when using V1200  IDE?
         
          Cheers
         
         
          Michael
         

         
          It is possible with a little modification.
         
      Just cut the ground line on the original A1200 LED Circuit Board located in the upper plastic Case e.g. with a screwdriver. Cut it between HDD and Floppy/Power, then solder that seperated third of the ground line with an extra cable to the V1200 HDD GND, The HDD+ Cable has to be cut as well, disconnected from the original plug, and goes from the corresponding LED to the V1200 as well. The remaining three stock wires stay in their original plug and still go to the A1200 Mainboard.
         
          And there you go, full functionality!!
         


Henryk Richter
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 117
15 Mar 2020 07:50


There are several ways to accomplish this.

One is a cable from the second pin of the Vampire1200 (HDD-) to Pin39 of the Mainboard connector (already mentioned in this thread).

Second: the upcoming Bifrost special edition will have additional inputs.

Third: From what I've heard Arana is going to sell LED modules with an auxiliary input.

Also: I've open-sourced my approach that uses a little PCB on top of the mainboard LED connector snd allows to show activity of the Vampire IDE and mainboard IDE in parallel. EXTERNAL LINK 


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