The reason :At the begining I suspected the SD card to be a bad one, or the SD adaptor, so I tested the HxC with other Amigas (thanx to Laurent from Amedia Computer, France), and with other SD cards. Everything worked ok, so I also suspected my floppy cable, and also the onboard floppy manager chip to be dead. But the original floppy drive that came with the A1200 boots ok (it kills floppies after a while, but it boots). The Amiga is an ESCOM one. We all know that ESCOM used to sell their amigas with a floppy mod wich was intented to save money and make the productions faster, allowing to use a PC floppy disk instead of an original AMIGA one. Those PC floppies don’t manage the RDY signal, so the HxC floppy emulator boot menu, even if it does not officially uses it, can’t boot.
The solution :To make the HxC slim floppy emulator works with an ESCOM Amiga 1200, we just have to disable the ESCOM mod cutting one wire they added on the back side of the motherboard, on the floppy connector.
The usual Warning : PLEASE BE CAREFULL, IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING, SIMPLY DON’T DO IT ! THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO WILL BE PLEASED TO DO IT FOR YOU. JUST GET IN TOUCH WITH THE AMIGA USERS GROUP OF YOUR AREA, OR ON FACEBOOK. Amiga hardware are now very rare, so, take care of it !