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38 Sometimes I have problems with my SX-1 and CD32 setup, causing freezing, and HD lock ups. They seems to be power related, how do I solve these?




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This article is from the Amiga CD32 FAQ, by Stuart Tomlinson with numerous contributions by others.

38 Sometimes I have problems with my SX-1 and CD32 setup, causing freezing, and HD lock ups. They seems to be power related, how do I solve these?

A: They are indeed power related, but it's voltage, not wattage.

Garry Cardinal <cardinal@ARC.AB.CA> wrote:

"My SX-1 enhanced CD-32 began hanging when I added an IDE drive to it. When using the hd the system would suddenly freeze. I had a 2Mb SIMM installed, going to another SIMM or hard disk did not correct the problem. This was all independent of FMV card presence.

My SX-1's strange behaviour persisted until I bypassed the connections between the CD-32 power switch and the SX-1."

I soldered a standard PC power supply female molex connector to the power switch on the CD-32 (switched side) and soldered a standard male molex connector to the SX-1 +12 and +5 power supply distribution system as close as possible to the 2.5" hard disk connector and ram socket.

(Of course, observe antistatic precautions. Those faint of heart, take this text to a qualified service provider for the appropriate action. )

When I was done, my problems disappeared.

My configuration:

CD-32 SX-1 (with extra switch for memory test jumper plugging DB25 hole) 20Mb Connor 2.5 4Mb 32 bit simm FMV card A500 Power Supply"

 

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