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Forum: MarketPlace 26 August 2020, 18:01
Replies: 7
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Posted By Avrovulcan
That's shocking. But worthwhile to remember. ...

That's shocking. But worthwhile to remember.
I suppose most of us wouldn't think to ask the vendor to 'sanitize' the boxes of prices.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 August 2020, 21:57
Replies: 181
Views: 20,062
Posted By Avrovulcan
Similar situation to you. I went down the...

Similar situation to you. I went down the Sinclair route, getting a ZX81 followed a couple of years later by a ZX Spectrum+ (both of which I still have and are fully functional).
Computers went on...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2020, 20:19
Replies: 45
Views: 2,507
Posted By Avrovulcan
Very Interesting thread. I knew there would be...

Very Interesting thread. I knew there would be differences, but never having owned an Amiga 1000 this has been a useful insight into the machine.

Out of interest and on the subject of the A1000,...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2020, 18:38
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Avrovulcan
Always enjoy LGR. Found his assessment very...

Always enjoy LGR. Found his assessment very interesting and fair.
I vaguely remember this back in the day and the issues he had trying to get it to market. Glad he persevered and kept at it.
I...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 June 2020, 21:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By Avrovulcan
If memory serves I bought my CD32 and 1200 a...

If memory serves I bought my CD32 and 1200 a matter of weeks before Commodore went belly up.
Remember all the hubbub about the management takeover that unfortunately didn't happen for various...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2020, 00:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Avrovulcan
For all the stuff they used to sell, I never...

For all the stuff they used to sell, I never found Maplins staff particularly helpful. Agree with the sentiments above about flux. I've almost always found the flux in solder sufficient, that says...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 June 2020, 18:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Avrovulcan
Lovely stuff there mate:great I bought...

Lovely stuff there mate:great
I bought myself a set of A4000T boards off ebay last month. Looking forward to starting my own build. Still need to get the CPU board though.

Again, nice work....
Forum: Amiga scene 14 June 2020, 11:08
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Avrovulcan
Always enjoy his channel. Very informative,...

Always enjoy his channel. Very informative, especially, if like me, you've been out of the scene for some time.
I had forgotten how much damage Mehdi Ali did in such a short time at Commodore.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2020, 17:10
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Aye that's right. I think I have ibr spare. If...

Aye that's right. I think I have ibr spare. If not I'll build a splitter.

As an aside my AmigaOS ROMand disks turned up yesterday as did the battery replacement module.
So I have plenty to...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 May 2020, 22:55
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Brilliant :great thanks guys. I'll knock up...

Brilliant :great thanks guys.

I'll knock up an adaptor
Forum: support.Hardware 29 May 2020, 19:10
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Hi. Yes. Mind you this was the first time...

Hi.

Yes. Mind you this was the first time DF1 had been tried, but yes reasonably quiet (I honestly cant remember how noisy they were in the first place lol.).
But both drives read data fine. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2020, 13:28
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Cheers. Most of my test gear is either...

Cheers.

Most of my test gear is either military surplus or broken test gear I got off Ebay or out of the skip at work and fixed up.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2020, 23:22
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Part 2: Floppy drive cleaning and lubrication ...

Part 2: Floppy drive cleaning and lubrication

Managed a couple of hours up the loft this afternoon. The job for to day was to clean and lubricate the mechanisms on the floppy drives. These...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2020, 21:51
Replies: 53
Views: 8,791
Posted By Avrovulcan
I ordered a SCSI2SD about a fortnight ago. It...

I ordered a SCSI2SD about a fortnight ago. It arrived a few days later no problems.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2020, 21:28
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Avrovulcan
The DiagROM is a worthwhile tool to have then??

The DiagROM is a worthwhile tool to have then??
Forum: support.Hardware 24 May 2020, 21:06
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Avrovulcan
I have a rev 4.4 machine if it helps I can have a...

I have a rev 4.4 machine if it helps I can have a look at what value RP101 is on mine.

Regards
Andy
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 May 2020, 21:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By Avrovulcan
Hi. Can't offer any specific advice for the A600...

Hi. Can't offer any specific advice for the A600 as I never got round to owning one.
However on the subject of Scan Rate Converters I'm led to believe that the OSSC systems one of the best. I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 May 2020, 07:51
Replies: 120
Views: 13,456
Posted By Avrovulcan
Biggest regret, jumping ship to the PC in 96. ...

Biggest regret, jumping ship to the PC in 96. Second biggest regret, forgetting that my CD32 and 1200 were still at my grandmother's until several years after the old witch sold the house.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 20:34
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Hopefully. Just ready through all the other...

Hopefully. Just ready through all the other posts and threads makes me realise how much iv forgotten.
I'm happy enough with working on/modifying the hardware as I'm an electronics engineer by...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 17:52
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Found three 4Mb SIMM modules for sale on Ebay for...

Found three 4Mb SIMM modules for sale on Ebay for my 030 combo card. Thought I'd snap them up whilst they were still available. This means I can remove the SupraRAM card completely and still have...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 11:04
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Just ordered the 3.1.4 package, with the physical...

Just ordered the 3.1.4 package, with the physical disks. Looking forward to getting things up and running.
Hopefully I'll get it sometime towards the end of next week.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 18:13
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Avrovulcan
In my post I said replacing SMD ceramic...

In my post I said replacing SMD ceramic capacitors would be difficult not electrolytics.
But your point is taken. I suspect that very cheap quality electrolytic capacitors were used in...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 06:32
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Avrovulcan
Personally IMHO I wouldn't worry about the...

Personally IMHO I wouldn't worry about the capacitors. Most if not all are going to be non electrolytic and of the ceramic type. And even then, most if not all the capacitors will be SMD type....
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 19:48
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
TBH I'm quite keen to learn as much as I can...

TBH I'm quite keen to learn as much as I can about the system. I'll be honest with you, I never used my system much beyond gaming. The Bridgeboard was bought only because I thought it would be a...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 19:36
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Cheers :great I wish now I had never...

Cheers :great

I wish now I had never given up on the Amiga as a platform. Or at the very least kept the systems running alongside my PC's
I also had a CD32 and 1200 that went mysteriously...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 May 2020, 20:13
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Brilliant. Many thanks for the advice. I've...

Brilliant. Many thanks for the advice.
I've downloaded the WHDload file today.
The installation instructions seem pretty bare.
I see the script file. Are there any better idiot guides for...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 May 2020, 07:29
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Thanks for the advice on the RAM mapping:great ...

Thanks for the advice on the RAM mapping:great it would make more sense to to it this way and free up another slot.

I've spent a day or so googling to see what's available as regards ADF files...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 May 2020, 13:48
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
I tried a few things but came to the conclusion...

I tried a few things but came to the conclusion very quickly that things weren't good. Anyway the drives history now. Looking forward to getting my SCSI2SD card next week. I have my original...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 May 2020, 20:48
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Thanks.:great I have the V5.1 version on order...

Thanks.:great I have the V5.1 version on order from AmigaKit. It's just a case of getting back into the swing of things. It's amazing how much I have forgotten
Forum: support.Hardware 16 May 2020, 20:04
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Brilliant. Thanks for all the useful advice guys...

Brilliant. Thanks for all the useful advice guys :great

It's been so long since I really spent any time on the Amiga I've got to relearn everything.

As regards the GVP impact II controller I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 May 2020, 09:17
Replies: 43
Views: 5,548
Posted By Avrovulcan
For me Frontier Elite II and Wing Commander...

For me Frontier Elite II and Wing Commander painfully slow on my bog standard 2000. I think this was the main reason I eventually got an 030 accelerator.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2020, 19:57
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Is there any other software that might be better...

Is there any other software that might be better than faaastprep, or am I stuck with the legacy software?
What do other people use now??

Mind you ar least the old software seems to be available...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2020, 18:41
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Thanks for the recommendation as regards the SD...

Thanks for the recommendation as regards the SD cards :great

Believe it or not I dont have much in the way of SD cards hanging around spare. I'll have a look but at today's prices it's just as...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2020, 17:17
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
My replacement SCSI drive turned up today. ...

My replacement SCSI drive turned up today.
Unfortunately it's a 5.25" hard drive. :crying it would probably work but it will take up far too much space. Serves me right, I shoold have paid more...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2020, 11:27
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Thanks for the recommendations :great As...

Thanks for the recommendations :great

As regards the battery leakage, trust me it looks worse than it actually is. In any case I'm an electronics engineer by trade and this sort of repair, is...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2020, 09:42
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
The Dell monitor is just one I had lying around...

The Dell monitor is just one I had lying around and it really doesn't fit does it?
The monitor I used with the machine originally was a NEC Multisync 3D. Unfortunately 25 years in storage has been...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2020, 19:19
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Brilliant. Thanks very much for the info:great ...

Brilliant. Thanks very much for the info:great It will certifiably come in handy.

As an aside, I went up into the man cave in my loft (which still needs finishing :laughing) and found all the...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2020, 16:51
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
Thanks:great Its a GVP G-Force 030 Combo...

Thanks:great

Its a GVP G-Force 030 Combo 25MHz 030 with FPU and 1MB of RAM Part No. 500025-04. It's a SCSI card with 3 RAM slots. 4MB per slot for a total of 13MB

Regards
Andy
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2020, 16:37
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
:great Cheers I did try, but got no joy. I...

:great Cheers

I did try, but got no joy. I could have tried a bit harder I suppose. I have most of all the old software I had for the machine. Bearing in mind I only used this as a games...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2020, 16:34
Replies: 52
Views: 2,102
Posted By Avrovulcan
That's correct the memory slots in the Impact II...

That's correct the memory slots in the Impact II and Geforce 030 card are unpopulated.

Regards
Andy
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