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How can I replace the floppy drive mechanism in a A-1011/CD-1411

I have a Commodore CD-1411 external floppy drive which I connect to a CDTV. Unfortunately it is not reading any disks reliably anymore despite cleaning the heads. Inside I found a Chinon FB-354 rev D ...
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CDTV board rev 2.3 can OCS Denise be upgraded to ECS

I came across this post from a user 18 years years ago, where he had some luck in upgrading chips on the board 2.3. is it possible? He says he was able to get 2MB chip ram and ECS Super Denise, can I ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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Workbench 3.1 Chipsets and graphics question

I have Workbench 3.1 install with Scalos and some other tweaks installed from scratch using one of numerous online guides. My machine is a CDTV with 3.1 Kickstart, TF536 030 MMU 64MB RAM. The chipsets ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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How to flash CDTV extended ROM using development board

I have a CDTV ROM development board, and I know it is possible to flash it using floppies. How to make such floppy with a custom rom?
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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What is the easiest way to get an Amiga online?

I'm working on my ultimate CDTV setup, few hiccups along the way with CDROM access on TF536, but we will cross this bridge. As of right now I'm only missing and internet access, before I can finally ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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Can Workbench 3.1 have access to CDTV CD Rom

Is it possible to load CDTV.DEVICE and CDFileSystem extracted from CDTV extended rom on Workbench Startup, or manipulate amiCD drivers to load CDTV.DEVICE instead? My setup is CDTV, KS3.1, TF536 50mhz,...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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What is the interface of the proprietary memory card connector in CDTV

Is this an IDE or something completely different. Could it be used to connect gotek?
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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CDTV Diagrom 1.2 Extended Memory Test AddressError Detected

I've picked up this CDTV some time ago, but didn't have DiagROM to test it properly. It is running perfectly fine, all features. My diag chip arrived this morning, and when I get to Extended Memory ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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What speed should CDTV CDs be burned at

CDTV uses proprietary CD drive at 1x speed. Most burners out there cannot run slower than 4x, x8. Same for CDs as the lowest I found was 2x. What speed should I burn it at to be able to use it with ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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What is _KBSE (Keyboard Sense) signal in CDTV and what is it used for

I just managed to unmod CDTV keyboard (swapped wires for CD32) with community's help, but the original wire was gone, so I'm left without _KBSE signal connected. It seems the system doesn't mind. What ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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How to unmod CDTV keyboard

I have a CDTV keyboard that someone modded to work with CD32. There are no bridges or extra components on the board, however pinout was changed at the board - wire connector and I'm not sure how to ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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Max length of traces / wires for MC680x0 relocator

What is the maximum length of a relocator traces or wires that will reliably send signals to Mother Board of a CDTV. I bought TF536, unfortunately due to miscommunication with the seller the card ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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How to make bootable CD with multiple games for CDTV

How to make a disc with multiple titles on it, available to select from a menu? Did anyone have any luck creating a bootable CDTV disc using software mentioned on English Amiga Board and is is ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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Which Commodore CDTV models came with keyboard with grey caps

I've noticed on the Big Book of Amiga Hardware site, that CDTV keyboard came in 2 versions, one with black caps, one with grey ones. Which one came first and with which model of CDTV?
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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What is the purpose of ROM switcher mods in CDTV

I've seen a lot of information on CDTV ROM switchers, but it is still unclear to me what is the actual purpose of it. As I understand it allows some compatibility with A500 games, but this disables CD ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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How to get GOTEK to work with CDTV?

I'm trying to connect Gotek drive to my CDTV using external caddy (amitek). The drive has 3 digit LED display, after boot i can see F-F. When I insert Flash drive it detects images on it, I can ...
Bartek Malysz's user avatar
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Extended ROMs on the Amiga CD32 and CDTV

Continuing my series of questions about Amiga ROMs :-) The Commodore CDTV contained a normal Kickstart 1.3 ROM, plus an "extended ROM". From http://www.l8r.net/technical/cdtv-technical.html: The ...
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