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Forum: support.Hardware Today, 08:27
Replies: 40
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Posted By Jope
1) it will fit any A500 2) either you like it...

1) it will fit any A500
2) either you like it or you don't. I do, but I gotta say a Mitsumi with rubber cup springs is also fine. (the A500 mitsumi has steel springs)

I guess I'll also add that I...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 20:54
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Jope
The A1200 keyboard's membrane connector has the...

The A1200 keyboard's membrane connector has the same pinout as an A500 keyboard's, so it is possible to use an A500 keyboard controller PCB with the A1200 keyboard.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 20:53
Replies: 40
Views: 1,208
Posted By Jope
The keycaps are bespoke. The case itself...

The keycaps are bespoke.

The case itself will take any revision A500 motherboard.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 13:05
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Jope
Always CU Amiga <3 Good times.

Always CU Amiga <3 Good times.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 11:28
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Jope
I don't think there is, but the A500/big box...

I don't think there is, but the A500/big box keyboard pinouts are available online, so you can use a multimeter to figure out which signal goes where.

After you remove Q1, the _KBRESET signal will...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 09:06
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Jope
I never screw it back, I just hold it together...

I never screw it back, I just hold it together with one hand and type with the other. :-)

Ok, in some cases the rubber may be so far gone that wiping won't help. I scrub back and forth maybe five...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2020, 22:10
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Jope
There is a separate A2000 case for the hi-tek,...

There is a separate A2000 case for the hi-tek, which fits it perfectly. The keyboard itself will fit in a Mitsumi case too, but it will be a bit loose inside it. Naturally you will need to remove the...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2020, 21:35
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Jope
Paper wipe trick, my dudes.. Paper trick.

Paper wipe trick, my dudes.. Paper trick.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 13:37
Replies: 24
Views: 528
Posted By Jope
You can see near your cut that there was a hard...

You can see near your cut that there was a hard wired DS0/1 jumper there.

The hardwired jumper is the trace between the two pads to the right of the orange cut. You could have severed that and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 August 2020, 12:47
Replies: 2,641
Views: 409,814
Posted By Jope
You don't need to hunt down a 486 heatsink if you...

You don't need to hunt down a 486 heatsink if you are looking at gluing it on.

I'm guessing an adhesive thermal transfer pad would be the way to go here, but I don't have good data on that. At...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 August 2020, 12:03
Replies: 2,641
Views: 409,814
Posted By Jope
486 heatsinks are a close match.

486 heatsinks are a close match.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2020, 21:34
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Jope
I've been a long time advocate of a simple piece...

I've been a long time advocate of a simple piece of paper or even an envelope.

You push down on the key, give the rubber under it 4-5 good wipes with the copier paper, repeat for the other non...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2020, 17:23
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By Jope
This is my experience also. The nicer the monitor...

This is my experience also. The nicer the monitor (higher max refresh) the more flickery 50Hz will be.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2020, 17:20
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Jope
The fire buttons were a source of problems even...

The fire buttons were a source of problems even when these sticks were new. A guy who worked at the Finnish importer told me that they just pressed hard on the buttons with their thumbs, twisted the...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2020, 12:56
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Jope
Better do a lot of testing before you take it...

Better do a lot of testing before you take it into regular use. :-)
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2020, 07:54
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Jope
Also be careful when adding a turbo card with an...

Also be careful when adding a turbo card with an AmigaBUS SCSI controller. If your SCSI controller is DMA, it will usually fail once the turbo card is installed. Sometimes even PIO controllers will...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2020, 20:10
Replies: 73
Views: 2,759
Posted By Jope
It is not supposed to boot on a real amiga. Make...

It is not supposed to boot on a real amiga. Make an adf, mount it in winuae, use the install command to create a boot block on the disk, then copy the file in there. Then insert the now bootable adf...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2020, 10:45
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jope
This one outputs 720p or 1080p, so the results...

This one outputs 720p or 1080p, so the results will not be as varied.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2020, 09:30
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jope
Doing some further workbench use with the scart...

Doing some further workbench use with the scart hdmi after posting, I noticed an annoying lag in the mouse too. I can't recommend this.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2020, 08:45
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jope
I ordered one on the 26th of May and it arrived...

I ordered one on the 26th of May and it arrived yesterday.

+ progressive/lace switching is instantaneous. This is actually very nice, just like back in the CRT days.
- image quality is not very...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 August 2020, 07:43
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Jope
We need disk images :-D Are the floppies for the...

We need disk images :-D Are the floppies for the SAGE system perhaps? These ought to be dumped with a kryoflux.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2020, 08:20
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Jope
Look at the plungers. If the A4000 keyboard's...

Look at the plungers. If the A4000 keyboard's plungers are different to the A500 ones (square hole flush with the top of the plunger vs. square hole in a round recess), you must swap the plungers...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2020, 08:03
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Jope
No, it's because of a too long cable, too fast...

No, it's because of a too long cable, too fast sync speed, potential bugs in scsi2sd. This is what I meant by me not having luck with it, exactly the same problems.

I haven't seriously pursued...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 July 2020, 08:01
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Jope
A600, get a keyrah. A500,...

A600, get a keyrah. A500, https://github.com/tkoecker/amigakb/tree/master/boards
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 19:34
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Jope
Doesn't sound good. You must have a rather...

Doesn't sound good. You must have a rather unfortunate logical geometry to have such a tight RDB. Do you remember what tool you used to partition the drive?
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 13:19
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Jope
This is true, the ranger fast board sits in the...

This is true, the ranger fast board sits in the CPU slot. Can be expanded up to 1MB.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 13:18
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Jope
You can use scsiconfig from phase5 to set...

You can use scsiconfig from phase5 to set async/sync permanently. I have not had luck with sync mode and the B1260 SCSI kit, but I admit my cable is probably a tad too long. :-)

Async mode finally...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2020, 11:00
Replies: 972
Views: 112,633
Posted By Jope
An interesting way to spin it like it's a...

An interesting way to spin it like it's a negative thing. Every version of AmigaOS has been a separate purchase, even though they have been based on the same source tree.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 09:59
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Jope
My rule of thumb, if it is mechanical, it is not...

My rule of thumb, if it is mechanical, it is not worth your time.

I used to have a digital four port Joytech AV switch, which was quite good back in the day. Not sure where you'd get one of those...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2020, 07:26
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Jope
Some older bridgeboards only work on the model A...

Some older bridgeboards only work on the model A board, but that's probably the only useful thing about it that I can imagine.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2020, 20:08
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Jope
It's totally up to you. You could go all solid...

It's totally up to you. You could go all solid state with a few large CF cards too. :-)
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2020, 18:12
Replies: 174
Views: 38,792
Posted By Jope
Yes, it doesn't do much else. It's not super...

Yes, it doesn't do much else. It's not super useful on an Amiga I guess, as the Amiga already has separate RCA jacks for the audio. A 3.5mm breakout on the OSSC is handy for consoles with a multi-av...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2020, 11:43
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Jope
I believe its only purpose is to connect the...

I believe its only purpose is to connect the shield grounds together. I've only seen the clip once, but have had several A590s over the years. :-D
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2020, 11:28
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Jope
They are RLL derivatives, but since the raw data...

They are RLL derivatives, but since the raw data is never exposed to the IDE / SCSI bus, they can be just as creative as they like when packing the data to the platters. Could be varying sector...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2020, 09:59
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Jope
Have you measured voltages from the A590 and A500...

Have you measured voltages from the A590 and A500 when it fails to boot? Perhaps the power supply in the A590 is failing or the PSU connector is worn down, oxidized or even broken off its solder...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2020, 09:56
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Jope
Love is in the air. I guess I'll just state...

Love is in the air.

I guess I'll just state what needs to be stated: please slow down and take your time to do the research to get familiar with the state of amiga tools / emulation / software...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2020, 09:53
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Jope
It is possible to create such a thing. ...

It is possible to create such a thing.

Currently none of the data recovery companies do this. They have donor drives and swap circuit boards and head assemblies around to get the data out. The...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2020, 09:51
Replies: 66
Views: 12,707
Posted By Jope
Good to hear about this solution if the CPLD core...

Good to hear about this solution if the CPLD core stops being available.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2020, 10:42
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Jope
Did you run memtests? MBRTest-2 from the...

Did you run memtests? MBRTest-2 from the Microbotics turbo install disks is a good choice, Amiga Test Kit is another.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2020, 10:34
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Jope
Sure looks compatible.

Sure looks compatible.
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