|Ok. I finally got the last A500 board upgrade done (CPU socket) and recieved it back today. Inserted the Vampire 500V2+ card and... same flashing power light as posted months before and no video output.|
I have had this card for nearly a year now and have not been able to get it working.
I initially had the Amiga insert disk screen on RGB and a Vampire Girl on DIGITAL VIDEO. The various CF cards/2.5"IDE drives and Micro SD cards tried did not boot, just the floppy worked.
Then after a few insertions (as I was advised the CPU socket could have poor contect) it just booted to a cycled green screen (which should mean mainboard RAM fault), with a half second pulsing Power LED. However, all the while the regular 68000 CPU works fine in the system.
On the advice given here, Ive had the A500 (rev.6A) board re-capped and a new quality 68000 CPU socket installed. The A500 is also running in a new Checkmate case with an ATX PSU supplying power.
The Vampire has also had a fresh set of pins installed, as the re-insertions stressed the pins and some snapped.
I do not have the parts, equipment or soldering skills to keep trying and fixing the problems, so have had to pay to get them done for every step professionally. (As it is, my 68000 CPU pins have been in and out the socket too many times, bent and have now started to fall off, so I can no longer use the regular Amiga!)
Im not sure how far I need to go before the actual Vampire card is deemed as faulty? Im pretty much at the end of my tether here and really cant throw any more money at it.
The card was made by Majsta. Do I now speak to him?
Please help! :(