paul92706 wrote:Ok here are reports executing Ace Tracker, there was a slight (half a second) output from audio speakers then system hangs up, doesnt do anything desktop is locked up in same position i double clicks Ace Tracker program. Now i am using CTPCI with Radeon card and i believe Ace Tracker is for standard Videl?? could that play a part to?
Dal wrote:Any program/game/demo that is Videl exclusive, will simply output to the Videl (even if you are using CTPCI). So, either run your rig with 2 monitors, a monitor with 2 inputs, KVM, etc. My preference is using a TV for RGB from videl and monitor for VGA/DVi from Radeon. However we have the luxury of SCART over here, not sure what the options are for simple RGB in US?
There is a catch though. Barring a few well coded demos and Klaz's patched games, these applications are not CTPCI aware. So on exit, control is not passed back to CTPCI and the system appears to lock up.
Your case still looks like a fried DSP though. For absolute certainty, you can try that little DSP program Atari shipped with the Falcon or DSPTEST which is attached to this thread:
paul92706 wrote:CiH wrote:On FalcAmp you can't. It's DSP dependant. For Aniplayer, look in the menu to untick DSP replay. It will then replay MP3's without the DSP but will cost you most of your cpu time.
Do other programs have issues with using the DSP, and what happens when you go down to Falcon 030 mode?
Same thing in 030 mode, system lockes up when i play mp3s. I have yet not try other programs. I will maybe a demo and report back here.
paul92706 wrote:Re:Nativ makes some sense i will try Ace tracker and report results here, if it was my DSP why do i still get audio output using CT60? if it was DSP problem there should be no audio corret? i wonder why system locks up when i play mp3 via falcamp?
paul92706 wrote:I decided to open up Falcy and pull out the motherboard and what i saw was quite strange in the Headphone jack related area on mobo. It seems like someone had performed a mod of some kind what i saw were disc capacitors with some ground wires on L36 and L37 and L38 areas. Seems some one had removed the orignal resisters and wired some hack wires in that area hmmmm! very strange sorry but i have no camera to snap pics to upload you guys. Maybe this Falcon was in a studio? i dunno but from what i asume is that this mod might of Shorted out my DSP??? or related? hmmmm! i will remove all the hack Disc capacitors and replace with original resister that belong in L36,L37,L38 area! i will report back status later.
paul92706 wrote:Hi sounddoc, it really seems like someone had did that mod, the solder was poorly applied to the capacitors. So your saying Atari did this mod? hmm maybe a last minute revision eh? well i did remove it cause it was causing my audio output to buzz it was not sounding clear. But right now im unable to test it due to NVRAM removed. I might of found the problem to why DSP wasnt working, i found a broken trace from 5vcc to resister leading to DSP chip pin 46 and 76. I reran a wire from 5vcc to resister were trace was broken. Since you know about the DSP chip why are pins 46 and 76 5vcc?? it states 46 is BR and 76 is IRQA?? hmmm can you clear that up?I also did a continuity test and i see theres a quite few direct 5vcc pins on DSP itself why is that also? thanks
SoundDoctor wrote:Hi Paul,
Is this the same Falcon that you modded with the Ajax / SDMA terminator resistor back in April because of FalcAmp MP3 playback issues?
Maybe check the resistor is still in contact with the clock trace, but more importantly, that the clock trace to pin 2 of the SDMA isn't broken. My thinking is the resistor could have pulled the trace causing the loss of the clock signal to the SDMA.
SoundDoctor wrote:Good Luck Paul!
paul92706 wrote: i found a broken trace from 5vcc to resister leading to DSP chip pin 46 and 76. I reran a wire from 5vcc to resister were trace was broken. Since you know about the DSP chip why are pins 46 and 76 5vcc?? it states 46 is BR and 76 is IRQA?? hmmm can you clear that up?I also did a continuity test and i see theres a quite few direct 5vcc pins on DSP itself why is that also?
paul92706 wrote:Re:SoundDoctor i am staring at the Falcon DSP schematic and i cleary see pin 26 being DSP_A12 bus adress unless my eyes decieve me. Ya i had to cut every pin on old NVRAM chip to desolder cleanly, so its a matter of waiting. Yes i performed cold test and trace test and everything seems A-OK so i really hope the new Dallas chip will solve this issue!! but for some strange reason im not trying to be negative, i feel the NVRAM is not going to be the problem, it just seems far more serious! well lets hope not! im not in position to be buying another Falcon at this moment. Any how again wait and see... thanks for your professional knowledge SD!, i will definitley be reporting back with either good or bad news.
Dal wrote:Just to be clear, is this under Mint or plain TOS?
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