What is DiagROM?

DiagROM is a diagnostic tool for the amiga computers.

And it is to be used on defective machines, trying to help no-boot situations etc.

You simply replace the Kickstart roms in the Amiga with the DiagROM. and when poweron. your Amiga will start a diagnostic software. It will try to dump info on the serialport (and actual menus etc aswell) while also trying on the screen.

One important thing is that the software relies on as little hardware as possible. so no timers, no IRQ etc. so you can start up the machine on a very broke machine and from that test different things. and hopefully help finding hardwareissues.

The software will be FREE download with an option to donate money but the important thing: IT WILL BE FREE.

And at a later point, the source will be open aswell. but not right now.

You will be able to buy programmed roms for a small fee if you do not have a EPROM Programmer.

 

8 thoughts on “What is DiagROM?”

  1. Wow, awesome work.
    Please I dont own a programmer so I need a ROM for A600 and another one for A1200 too.
    How much to send to Brazil?
    Best regards.

    Fernando

    1. Well. as the stuff is in a very early beta stage, it will not really feel good to send as they need to be reprogrammed from time to time.
      but sure.. next stable release I could send a batch of 5eur/rom that would be 3 roms in total. 1 for 16bit machines and 2 for 32 bit machines. + shipping.

  2. Hi

    Many thanks for releasing this ROM. Can you say much about what it most likely means if DiagROM can start its GUI the tests all pass, the keyboard works but a real Kickstart ROM (various versions) won’t work? I was stunned when the DiagROM code was able to throw up a GUI, well played sir!

    I am hoping that a working DiagROM with no failed tests leaves only a few likely problems remaining.

    Regards
    Michael

    1. I still haven’t done all tests to do a complete diagnose of the machines. so there are problems that my rom cannot detect yet. so that is a “work in progress”

  3. I haven’t tried the DiagROM yet, but seems a great project.
    I received your inquiry on ebay for my flash ROM emulator.
    I can offer a developer discount if you order directly.
    Please contact me for details.

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