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Vampire 600 V2 Won't Boot

Ian Bremner

Posts 3
08 Dec 2019 21:32


Just received a new 600 V2 and got it fitted. Initially everything worked perfectly. Had it running OS3.1.4 with no issues.

The lkast thing I did was install Picasso96 and the SAGA drivers then reboot. I wasn't using the DIGITAL-VIDEO as I am still waiting on an DIGITAL-VIDEO extension cable to arrive so I left it on the Workbench screen while I did some work on my 500++. When I turned back the display had gone blank. I rebooted but now all I get on my display is this:

EXTERNAL LINK 
I have popped the Vampire off, cleaned the contacts and reseated and tried other working PSUs, all of them do the same.
Can anyone advise?



Igor Majstorovic
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 343
09 Dec 2019 12:34


Ok, I have sent you mail because it will be faster to communicate like that.



Michael Huck

Posts 46
17 Dec 2019 22:17


Exactly the same has happened to me. No hard drive activity, hdmi and the fuzzy pink lines through scart


Roy Gillotti

Posts 431
17 Dec 2019 23:50


Michael Huck wrote:

Exactly the same has happened to me. No hard drive activity, hdmi and the fuzzy pink lines through scart

Pink lines isn't a known error color code, do you get proper video output without the vampire?
Has the board been recapped?, most likely if it hasn't it needs to be.

What are you using for a Power supply?, the stock A600/A1200 PSUs have very poor current draw capabilities, basically only good for a stock setup, add nearly 30 years to it, it will likely not be running even to that potential.


Michael Huck

Posts 46
17 Dec 2019 23:57


The board has been recapped, the last thing I did was install the drivers for a pcmcia WiFi card. Iím using a standard power supply


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 565
18 Dec 2019 03:16


Try to clean pins from a CPU socket and reseat Vampire. About 90% V600 issues comes from the bad connection of PLCC-68 socket (Assuming that Amiga 600 works normally without an accelerator card).


Michael Huck

Posts 46
20 Dec 2019 19:56


Did you get yours sorted? I have the same error screen


Michael Huck

Posts 46
20 Dec 2019 20:27


It does work without the vampire


Igor Majstorovic
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 343
20 Dec 2019 21:41


Patience people, I m trying to help over mail, just don't worry.


posts 9