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Forum: MarketPlace 07 June 2008, 22:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By skote
Thanks guys. I just love fiddling with kit,...

Thanks guys. I just love fiddling with kit, expecially Amigas, but..... well... if the temptation is there, I'll be forever wielding a screwdriver. ;)
Forum: MarketPlace 07 June 2008, 14:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By skote
Thumbs up Selling the lot. eBay links and explanation

Well, I'm in a right pickle. I've got raise some cash because my primary means of transport (Suzuki Hayabusa :D) is very ill. I've been having running problems for a while and I've thrown some money...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 June 2008, 14:39
Replies: 30
Views: 3,916
Posted By skote
Well...... I've had it running sweet. I've got...

Well...... I've had it running sweet. I've got more RAM and more SCSI cards than my Zorro slots can deal with.... but I've got to sell. Check out the Marketplace for links. :crying
Forum: support.Hardware 07 June 2008, 14:38
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
Well, sticking the 2 4MB SIMMs Zetro supplied...

Well, sticking the 2 4MB SIMMs Zetro supplied into the board, into the "2MB" slots and jumper configing gave a good result. :great I can also jumper select to only use 4MB of the 8MB without having...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 June 2008, 17:05
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
If I remember right, my Nexus should support 8MB...

If I remember right, my Nexus should support 8MB (I can't remember the version stamped onthe board, but I remmerb reading A-H and thinking I had a fairly new one) and this is suggested by the...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2008, 23:04
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
Hmm. No I haven't but it is certainly a good...

Hmm. No I haven't but it is certainly a good idea. And, oh.... lookit new Amiga-Hardware is so shiny. I hadn't seen that before! :D

Next time I open the box I'll have a look at the ROMs on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2008, 20:01
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
I've had a week of flawless HDD operation from...

I've had a week of flawless HDD operation from the IBM drive now, so it ain't that. I'm going to try another SCSI drive with the Nexus and see if I get the same results.

@elginseam:

I'm well...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 June 2008, 19:50
Replies: 30
Views: 3,916
Posted By skote
Well, I have stuck CWB ADV on the A2000 (cos it...

Well, I have stuck CWB ADV on the A2000 (cos it is now I peeled the 1500 label off!) and it runs just fine.
Now I've sold my A1200 to a dude in Sweden, I'm down to just one Amiga, so I'm going to...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 May 2008, 16:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,747
Posted By skote
Crumb on AmiBay is selling one (though IMHO a bit...

Crumb on AmiBay is selling one (though IMHO a bit pricy). AmigaKit.com are expecting a new batch next week - X-Surf Zorro 2 cards for £76 I think. I was considerign one for myself....
Forum: Hardware mods 30 May 2008, 16:24
Replies: 9
Views: 7,580
Posted By skote
I think you and Rkauer are right because I can't...

I think you and Rkauer are right because I can't find any reference short of a bit of hackery. Nurse, pass me that spoon, the blunt one. :D
Forum: support.Hardware 30 May 2008, 01:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,365
Posted By skote
Ooer. There's one of these on eBay at the moment....

Ooer. There's one of these on eBay at the moment. Item # 310054158160 :great
Forum: Hardware mods 30 May 2008, 01:05
Replies: 9
Views: 7,580
Posted By skote
Hmm... Maybe, but my frazzled brain says...

Hmm... Maybe, but my frazzled brain says different. I shall have a look on the InterWebNetDotCom
Forum: Hardware mods 29 May 2008, 19:39
Replies: 9
Views: 7,580
Posted By skote
How come impossible? I am sure back in the 1990's...

How come impossible? I am sure back in the 1990's I had a 3rd party serial mouse that had a switch on the bottom marked "PC" and "Amiga":confused
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2008, 21:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By skote
When my CIA chips were playing up my Workbench...

When my CIA chips were playing up my Workbench would crash but I could play games. I ended up stripping my A500 and going through each chip or set of chips one at a time. The CIA chips I took out of...
Forum: MarketPlace 26 May 2008, 21:37
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By skote
Selling - upgraded A1200 and other bits

.... on my eBay auctions. I've got a specced up A1200 with loads of extras and several A500 components on there. Item IDs:

180246979747
180246982835
180246983892
180246985168
180246990362
...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2008, 21:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By skote
Quite true. The A1500 I recently acquired (now...

Quite true.
The A1500 I recently acquired (now a 2000 because I put a HDD in it and peeled the A1500 label off :great) had knackered CIA chips when I bought it. The guy demoing it for me kept...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2008, 21:27
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
Thanks for the pointer, but I think either the...

Thanks for the pointer, but I think either the RAM is no good or the board is no good. I now have my HDD working via another controller and I unplugged all my other cards (extra RAM, accelerator etc)...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2008, 16:35
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
So, either it is a weekend lull, or nobody is...

So, either it is a weekend lull, or nobody is interested. :(.
Neither controller could see the HDD so I manually entered the parameters via my Xetec controller, partitioned and formatted it. It s...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2008, 17:48
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
Right then. Zetro kindly sent me some 30 pin...

Right then.
Zetro kindly sent me some 30 pin SIMMs and I got cracking with them. They failed to let me boot or even go through the stratup sequence unless I closed the Memory Test jumper. I then ...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 May 2008, 21:08
Replies: 12
Views: 3,149
Posted By skote
Now that looks like a good use for the dead A500...

Now that looks like a good use for the dead A500 I picked up and stripped the chips from. Hmmmmm... Is the A1700 the first Amiga "laptop" all in one? Next step: put a rechargeable battery in it!
Forum: MarketPlace 21 May 2008, 21:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By skote
Sounds like a good idea, but £150 for a bit of...

Sounds like a good idea, but £150 for a bit of retro seems a bit much. I'm not THAT obsessed. No really. I'm not. :crazy
Forum: MarketPlace 21 May 2008, 21:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By skote
OK thanks.

OK thanks.
Forum: Hardware mods 16 May 2008, 21:09
Replies: 36
Views: 5,788
Posted By skote
@ fingerlikin and rkauber No no. Just to...

@ fingerlikin and rkauber

No no. Just to confirm I'm not kerazee - Duck tape. It's a brand name for ducT tape as someone has said, like Hoover is to vacuum cleaners.
...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 May 2008, 17:46
Replies: 30
Views: 3,916
Posted By skote
Hmm. Thanks Corfiot. I've got Bloodwych's CWB on...

Hmm. Thanks Corfiot. I've got Bloodwych's CWB on my A1200 and was considering it for the A1500. Will OS3.5 slow me down some in the 1500? I'm still waiting for my SCSI CD / HDD / Syquest 85MB...
Forum: MarketPlace 16 May 2008, 11:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By skote
WTB Filcker fixer or Zorro II graphics card

I'm after some means to be able to use my Amiga RGB out on a standard PC style SVGA CRT monitor.
Can anybody help?
:help
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2008, 23:11
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
If I get hold of that RAM you showed me on eBay...

If I get hold of that RAM you showed me on eBay (thanks! :bowdown) I will photo them for you too... and installed in the board!:lol
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2008, 22:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,502
Posted By skote
I just got 3.1 ROMs for my A1200 (the same as thd...

I just got 3.1 ROMs for my A1200 (the same as thd A4000 I think?) and A1500 via Amiga-Digital. PM him from AmiBay. He was surprisingly cheap, and the stuff arrived after a few days well packaged....
Forum: Hardware mods 15 May 2008, 22:45
Replies: 36
Views: 5,788
Posted By skote
I gotta agree it looks like a fine construction....

I gotta agree it looks like a fine construction. :greatIt is indeed MacGyver style as it is made with Duck tape and whatever was to hand - improv. hero style! ;)

Now, your next project is to make...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2008, 22:27
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
And because I hear Zetro likes hardware...

And because I hear Zetro likes hardware pr0n......:great
Forum: Hardware mods 15 May 2008, 21:58
Replies: 36
Views: 5,788
Posted By skote
That's nothing. Didn't MacGyver once defeat...

That's nothing. Didn't MacGyver once defeat someone using the Moon's gravitational pull? :great
Forum: Hardware mods 15 May 2008, 21:54
Replies: 30
Views: 3,916
Posted By skote
So..... I just got KS3.1 ROMS for my A1500 and...

So..... I just got KS3.1 ROMS for my A1500 and A1200 from Amiga-Digital in Holland. Excellent stuff! :bowdown Now all I'm waiting for is OS3.5 on CD and I can get cooking :D
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2008, 10:57
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
Nice one Zetro! :great My mates already think I...

Nice one Zetro! :great
My mates already think I am mad for buying some Amiga kit. I had one over for beers the other night and was fiddling with the A1500. He said to me:

"WTF is that old piece...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2008, 14:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By skote
Thanks rkauer. I did look at BBoAH but it didn't...

Thanks rkauer. I did look at BBoAH but it didn't help me...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2008, 20:56
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By skote
Question Video Toaster

So..... Video Toasters then. :bowdownDo they function as a graphics card or do you need a main screen and then a second monitor to view the output on when rendered? :confused
Forum: support.Hardware 12 May 2008, 11:41
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
Yes, I looked in all the standard places and got...

Yes, I looked in all the standard places and got no answers. I will have a look at what SIMMs I have when I get home. I suspect they are incompatible then, and finding "correct@ ones is going to be...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 May 2008, 10:49
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
Indeed. I remember your advice very well. ;) I...

Indeed. I remember your advice very well. ;)
I tried the SCSI card int he absence of any other Zorro card and it still said "bad", leading me to conclude I have either config'ed the card wrong, or...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 May 2008, 01:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By skote
See... I bought an A500 PSu for my A1200 because...

See... I bought an A500 PSu for my A1200 because I read that the A1200 PSU was weedy, When I got it I did the maths ( P = V x I) on the specs at the bottom and the A1200 output (compared to the A500...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 May 2008, 01:52
Replies: 29
Views: 4,311
Posted By skote
Nexus SCSI card RAM problems

So... Now the A1500 is up and running I want to put more RAM in the old girl. I have a Nexus SCSI card which has 4 RAM slots - 2 for 4MB and 2 for 2MB 30 pin SIMMS. I have a load of 30 pin SIMMs (1...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 May 2008, 01:45
Replies: 30
Views: 3,916
Posted By skote
It does have a certain appeal.... :D more so than...

It does have a certain appeal.... :D more so than my A1200, which is definitely faster.

I did run through all sorts of checks like making sure the boards and chips were seated, that no cables or...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 May 2008, 23:06
Replies: 30
Views: 3,916
Posted By skote
OK.... so I fixed it.... :D It took me a fair...

OK.... so I fixed it.... :D
It took me a fair few hours but here is what I did:

I systematically whipped each zorro board out and tried the 1500 again naked and with each board individually...
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