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Reply 20 of 50, by matze79

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Looks nice!

i imagine a price point of several 100$

https://dosreloaded.de - The German Retro DOS PC Community
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Reply 22 of 50, by dank0

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WOW, very impressive! that is funny, today you can get almost brand new PC for DOS gaming. Congratulation Keropi.

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Reply 35 of 50, by bbuchholtz

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Very interested in this project!

While I'm here... would anyone happen to have a dump of the firmware? I have an original GOLD, and the firmware went bad. I've ordered some replacement chips... but, I need a clean dump to reflash. Hoping someone can help me out!

-Brian

Reply 36 of 50, by Cloudschatze

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bbuchholtz wrote on 2022-05-23, 17:15:

While I'm here... would anyone happen to have a dump of the firmware? I have an original GOLD, and the firmware went bad. I've ordered some replacement chips... but, I need a clean dump to reflash. Hoping someone can help me out!

Have you tried the process to reset the control chip? That can get into an odd state in which the card will no longer function properly.

Control chip reset jumper (JP9)

This jumper is used when the programmed configuration of the Control
chip is lost. In some cases, losing the configuration can cause the
card to use addresses that are already in use by other hardware.
Changing the position of the Control chip reset jumper from the two
left pins to the two right pins disables certain functions of the Gold
card that could cause hardware conflicts. Once the jumper is plugged
on the two right pins, reconfigure the Gold card to the factory preset
values by issuing the following command:

setup /R

Once the Gold card is reconfigured, replug the Control chip reset
jumper onto the two left pins.

Note: You do not need to change the position of the Control chip reset
jumper to issue the command setup /R. Change the position of the
jumper only when the hardware conflicts prevent the computer from
rebooting. (See "Appendix A: Troubleshooting", Problem No. 12, for
details.)

12. Problem:

The computer does not boot.

What could be wrong:

the programmed configuration of the Control chip has been lost because
of a configuration error or a program failure.

What to do:

Reset the Control chip configuration by proceeding as follows:

1. Shut down the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover.
3. Locate the Control chip reset jumper (JP9).
4. Unplug the Control chip reset jumper from the two left pins and
replug it onto the two right pins.
5. Replace the computer cover (optional).
6. Turn on the computer and load the Control driver by typing
"ctrldrv". The program will not be loaded and will indicate "Card not
found".
7. Then reset the Control chip configuration by typing "setup /R".
8. Shut down the computer.
9. Remove the computer cover (if replaced), unplug the Control chip
reset jumper from the two right pins and replug it on the two left
pins.
10. Replace the computer cover.
11. Turn on the computer and load the Control driver by typing
"ctrldrv". The program will now be normally loaded in memory.
12. This procedure restores the Control chip default configuration,
which is: no DMA, card address 388H, and IRQ 7"-0". If you wish to
change this default configuration, run the Setup program by typing
"setup".

Reply 39 of 50, by AmiSapphire

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Amazing; congrats! Wondering if that card was going to be reverse-engineered.

Computer in my collection that had too much work done is... Compaq Armada 1573DM!

- Original DSTN panel replaced with an HPA panel (now gone)
- Left hinge repaired twice
- Front panel replaced thrice
- Replaced busted inverter
- Chassis replacement