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#1 2018-11-12 04:07:20

csdecato
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Registered: 2018-11-12
Posts: 2

The Button Problem & SSD

Hello all... thanks so much for this forum!! I've been having a blast reading posts, and it's great to see folks out there who still love there Emu's!!

I've got an ULTRA 4XT with sticky buttons... seems like I remember reading about folks with the same problem years ago, but haven't found any posts here about it
(figure I'm either missing them, or the solutions are way too obvious!) Did everyone fix their buttons so long ago that there aren't any new posts? Or am I just a goober?


Also, I replaced the standard 3.5GB ATA drive with a 20GB drive that came in my G4 400 that I bought at the same time as I bought the ultra... spring 2000. (amazing it still spins up!) Reading all the great posts regarding upgrades to various alternative drives, I'm wonder what seems to be the best for someone who has no need of a removable, and who is still EOS 4.61??
Is there really a reason to upgrade to 4.7 other than 120GB?

I really just want a copy of my current library on a new drive... So I need both a way to connect to scsi to make the copy, then ata for a permanent internal drive, right?


Many Thanks for any thoughts!!


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#2 2018-11-15 18:23:50

override
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Registered: 2014-12-16
Posts: 16

Re: The Button Problem & SSD

With OS 4.7 you can use the backup function in the disk menu and copy the data from the scsi drive to the ide drive.

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#3 2018-11-15 23:04:11

override
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Registered: 2014-12-16
Posts: 16

Re: The Button Problem & SSD

sorry... i forgot this only works one way.. you can back up from IDE to SCSI, or SCSI to SCSI, but not from SCSI to IDE. You can only read scsi drives in OS 4.6.. so maybe your better off upgrading to a scsi2sd and putting a 16bg sd card in it.

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#4 2019-01-12 16:33:50

csdecato
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Registered: 2018-11-12
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Re: The Button Problem & SSD

Thanks for the reply Override!

I'm thinking I have a solution for the HD... I've revived an old Amiga 3000, and was able to copy several old scsi drives to SD card via a SCSI2SD gizmo... works great! and now the machine boots and runs from the SD card. I'm gonna invest in another SCSISD board, and at least run it externally and copy my 20gb drive in the Ultra, and then hopefully install it internally. Pretty sure thats possible... there is a question about switching around the power though right?? I've read about folks frying brand new drives... Would that effect the SCSI2SD also? I may just install it in an external box and run from there and save the hassle... lol

I'm still not finding any info about sticky buttons anywhere! and I don't know if it's because it's so simple to fix that no one talks about it, or what!?

haha... I'm too old to be a noob!

Anyways! Thanks for your thoughts!

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#5 2019-01-13 08:51:03

philtipping
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From: Wales, UK
Registered: 2014-10-31
Posts: 61
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Re: The Button Problem & SSD

Hi csdecato, the best way to fix sticky buttons is to replace them, but this does involve a fair bit of dismantling to get at the board, and then soldering in new ones... and you'll still need to find a source for the buttons. I'm sure someone posted part nos. but this was a long time ago. There may be some info in this SamplersOnAcid forum so try a search here. If not, try browsing the legacy forum section - click the EmusOnAcid button near the top of the screen next to the Index button. The 'search' option for the legacy section won't work but you can use Google (or any other web search engine) instead if you include the phrase 'legacy-emus-on-acid' in your search words.  I replaced mine many years ago but bought extra buttons for spares as they seemed to be hard to find back then. Not sure if spray-on switch cleaner works but maybe worth a try. Good luck.
Update: just found this post: http://samplersonacid.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=79

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