In every instance I'm testing the original hardware with the DVD drive, and dongle, confirming it boots and plays, and then replacing the DVD drive with the ODE device...
as I said earlier in the thread, I'm testing one variable at a time
the problem on the 246 is that it's using ATAPI commands that haven't been implement in the device yet, I'm seeing them come through the serial monitor as "unknown". I've given the log to Colin so hopefully he can implement them and get it running.
the problem on the 256 seems to be related to the ribbon cable. it wont boot without the ribbon cable installed. I plan to resolve this by removing the header on the device and replacing it with a ribbon cable connector. I'm pretty sure Colin is planning on doing this for the final design, as the direct plugin design has resulted in more than a few fitment/placement issues.
Interestingly neither device will boot without a substantial load on the molex connector. on both systems I have to leave the power connector attached to the DVD drive otherwise there wont be enough draw on the 5V line of my PSU (NAOMI/JVS SUN) for it to kick on all the way. I have some ceramic resistors on their way so I can make a little resistor dongle that I can plug in.
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