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Forum: Amiga scene 05 August 2020, 00:59
Replies: 1
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Posted By Jeff_Birt
Resistance is futile - Rejuvenating vintage computer keyboard key contacts

In this video we take a look at a method to rejuvenate the keyboard key contacts on vintage computer keyboards that don’t work anymore due to having too high of a resistance.

This quest started...
Forum: MarketPlace 01 August 2020, 15:12
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Jeff_Birt
A few of the parts of the connector are the same...

A few of the parts of the connector are the same with the straight solder cup version and right angle PCB mount. It would still require some new tooling though which is very expensive. It does not...
Forum: MarketPlace 01 August 2020, 15:09
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Well, I won't get into the details but suffice it...

Well, I won't get into the details but suffice it to say out of all the people and companies we talked to there was only this one bad apple. While Francis and I did not know at first that we were...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 July 2020, 16:16
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Jeff_Birt
The excitement of Amiga fans seems to have...

The excitement of Amiga fans seems to have overloaded Francis' website. The problem is being sorted out now.

EDIT: It is now back up...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 July 2020, 14:09
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Sort of, you will have to enlarge the holes as...

Sort of, you will have to enlarge the holes as the center to center distance of the screws is different on the DB23. The larger hood will also not work on the A600 as the connectors are very closely...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 July 2020, 14:08
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Unfortunately the tooling to make one connector...

Unfortunately the tooling to make one connector is very expensive. There are a few shared parts between some of them but each requires new tooling and there is just not enough demand to for each type...
Forum: MarketPlace 30 July 2020, 05:09
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Jeff_Birt
NEW Amiga DB23 Female videos connectors will soon be available!

Let us introduce ourselves. We are Francis Gradel from Retronic Design and Jeff Birt from Soigeneris. For months we have been working on getting Amiga DB23 Female video connectors reproduced. We...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2020, 00:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Yes, it is true. I have been talking about it on...

Yes, it is true. I have been talking about it on all the forums I am a member of, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

We are reviewing samples from a few manufacturers at present and will soon have the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 18:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By Jeff_Birt
I was quoted above from a Twitter post so I'll...

I was quoted above from a Twitter post so I'll chime in. A business partner and I have been working on this for months and have quotes from multiple sources. We were nearly derailed when a...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 April 2020, 13:39
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Jeff_Birt
This video is the second in series on...

This video is the second in series on troubleshooting vintage computers. In this episode we take a look at diagnostic ROMs, cartridges and programs. We investigate how beneficial they are and also...
Forum: MarketPlace 27 March 2020, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Jeff_Birt
NOTE: NOTE: Hi. I wanted to let you know...

NOTE:
NOTE:
Hi. I wanted to let you know about a fitment issue I found last evening, 3/26/20, with some floppy drives. The 'wings' I added to make gluing in the rear clips easier stick out too...
Forum: MarketPlace 18 March 2020, 13:19
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Amiga 600 Case Saver Kits

After coming out with the Case Saver kits for the C64 bread bin and 64C we started getting requests for a similar kit for the Amiga 600. The A600 uses similar 'hooks' as the VIC20 and early C64...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 March 2020, 13:41
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Yeah, capacitor replacement has become a fad. I...

Yeah, capacitor replacement has become a fad. I hope to cover some of that :)

The method of replacement is sometimes down to individual preference and equipment on hand but at all costs avoid the...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 March 2020, 20:16
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Thanks, all feedback welcome.

Thanks, all feedback welcome.
Forum: Amiga scene 09 March 2020, 13:11
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Jeff_Birt
New video series on troubleshooting vintage computers

This video kicks off a series on troubleshooting vintage computers. In this first episode we start with an evaluation of the system, checking the basic subsystems needed to make a computer work and...
Forum: Coders. System 05 September 2019, 14:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Coders. System 05 September 2019, 14:22
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Thanks, I had not heard of that one before either...

Thanks, I had not heard of that one before either and was able to find a PDF of it.
Forum: Coders. System 05 September 2019, 03:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Thanks, I had not come across "Amiga printers...

Thanks, I had not come across "Amiga printers Inside & Out" yet. I did find mention of "Mastering Amiga Printers" but could not find a PDF or hardcopy anywhere. I did see one listing from last year...
Forum: Coders. System 04 September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Thanks but I'm asking about Amiga specific driver...

Thanks but I'm asking about Amiga specific driver implementation not application usage of a driver for printing.
Forum: Coders. System 04 September 2019, 18:18
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jeff_Birt
How were Amiga Printer drivers written?

I'm curious how Amiga printer drivers were written. Specifically for parallel printers that use something similar to an Epson command set.

For example I recently acquired a Panasonic KXP2124 with...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 August 2019, 02:07
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By Jeff_Birt
PC to Amiga with Gotek/Flash Floppy & Amiga Explorer, Citizen OSDC-29C Floppy refurb

PC to Amiga with Gotek / Flash Floppy & Amiga Explorer, BONUS Citizen OSDC-29C Floppy drive refurb

In this video, we take a look at using the Gotek with FlashFloppy firmware as an external drive...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 August 2019, 14:37
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Jeff_Birt
I don't see how the new power supply would have...

I don't see how the new power supply would have caused any problem that would be fixed be reseating a chip. It sounds like it was just a coincidence that the chip lost contact to the point of not...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 August 2019, 01:40
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Amiga to VGA via Extron DVS-304

In this video we manufacturer a DB23 connector to connect to the Amiga’s video output port. Then we build an adapter to be able to use a normal VGA cable to connect to an Extron DVS-304 video scaler....
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 15 August 2019, 19:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By Jeff_Birt
The caps were fine. Have had a handful of key...

The caps were fine. Have had a handful of key plungers become high enough resistance they don't work. This is caused by contamination from the greased used on the keys with the metal hinge wires...
Forum: support.Other 12 August 2019, 00:58
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Using ADFView I was able to create an empty ADF...

Using ADFView I was able to create an empty ADF and copy the contents of the TestCard LHA into it. After reading the instructions which came with TestCard it seems that you 'can' copy it to a...
Forum: support.Other 11 August 2019, 23:43
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Jeff_Birt
That is great but does not solve the problem of...

That is great but does not solve the problem of getting the LHA I downloaded from the PC to the A500 in order to run this software on it.
Forum: support.Other 11 August 2019, 21:36
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Thanks. The program in question (TESTCARD) was...

Thanks. The program in question (TESTCARD) was very clear about what it needed, i.e. to be copied onto a initialized floppy disk. I have created the ADF and it works, at least so far it seems to as I...
Forum: support.Other 11 August 2019, 20:03
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Thanks. That seemed to work on Win10. I was able...

Thanks. That seemed to work on Win10. I was able to create a bootable ADF and even explorer other ADFs. Now to see how the ADF works on the A500.
Forum: support.Other 11 August 2019, 19:38
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Jeff_Birt
How to convert LHA to ADF?

I found a program that creates video test patterns. It comes as an LHA file, which I understand is a compressed folder, like a ZIP file. I need to convert/save to an ADF so I can run this on my A500...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 August 2019, 03:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jeff_Birt
That would require me buying a 1200. Oh the...

That would require me buying a 1200. Oh the things I will do :)
Forum: Hardware mods 05 August 2019, 04:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jeff_Birt
I designed a repair kit for C64s to fix common...

I designed a repair kit for C64s to fix common case issues like this. The basic idea is a machined sleeve that fits over the post. take a look at:...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 13 July 2019, 04:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Old C64 guy, new Amiga guy

Hi all,

I'm an old time C64 guy who recently got his first Amiga ever. By sheer dumb luck I happened to find two New In Box Amiga 500's. What a treat, it was just like being back in 1987 and...
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