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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 01:37
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Posted By lesta_smsc
Great news! BTW... for multiple boot. There is a...

Great news! BTW... for multiple boot. There is a nice grub boot menu...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 19:41
Replies: 575
Views: 27,245
Posted By lesta_smsc
Ah ok... @nathanm1991 that motherboard has...

Ah ok... @nathanm1991 that motherboard has on-board DOS compatible sound card!?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 18:58
Replies: 575
Views: 27,245
Posted By lesta_smsc
https://www.wimsbios.com/biosupdates/chaintech.jsp...

https://www.wimsbios.com/biosupdates/chaintech.jsp

If you look at Chaintech 6BTA. There is one for 6BTA and 6BTA2. However they are based on same underlying component and chipset and BIOS versions...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 09:11
Replies: 575
Views: 27,245
Posted By lesta_smsc
I have 2 x 14". Both in near mint condition. I'm...

I have 2 x 14". Both in near mint condition. I'm planning on selling the Hitachi. Not sure whether to eBay it as this size is well sought after.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 07:07
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By lesta_smsc
Did you get anywhere with repairing this?

Did you get anywhere with repairing this?
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 07:04
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By lesta_smsc
Only way would be copy folders across to PC then...

Only way would be copy folders across to PC then copy back to new drive?

I have something called AmiBackup which is HDD imager but never used it. Just thought I'd mention in case it would work for...
Forum: MarketPlace Yesterday, 07:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By lesta_smsc
4GB is supported I thought by Amiga and size...

4GB is supported I thought by Amiga and size above this may need some modifications?

I was under impression internal Amiga HDD for A600 is SCSI? If so can I not use converter to switch pins...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 06:41
Replies: 575
Views: 27,245
Posted By lesta_smsc
Back in the day we didn't have a large screen...

Back in the day we didn't have a large screen size so I used the TV-out option on GeForce 2 MX 200 to connect PC to our main TV. Wow! The picture quality was great and had a nice CRT TV to play it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2019, 23:28
Replies: 575
Views: 27,245
Posted By lesta_smsc
Unless there is a BIOS update that may support...

Unless there is a BIOS update that may support larger drive. Several motherboards have unofficial BIOS updates as well to unlock additional features that are hidden or disabled by default.

I know...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2019, 10:59
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
Never though of floppy port. Could use a dirty...

Never though of floppy port. Could use a dirty hack and see how well it works. I'll dig out the TFT to see exactly how much power it draws.

I've checked IDE it appears to be 'firmly' adhered...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2019, 10:03
Replies: 575
Views: 27,245
Posted By lesta_smsc
Chaintech was the manufacturer of my GeForce 2 MX...

Chaintech was the manufacturer of my GeForce 2 MX 200 (they made a cut down and a slightly better MX and I could only afford cut down at the time!).

This card played everything we threw at it and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 December 2019, 01:10
Replies: 575
Views: 27,245
Posted By lesta_smsc
S3 Savage was a great card. S3TC was on another...

S3 Savage was a great card. S3TC was on another level to get the most out of the card without loss in performance.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2019, 00:59
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
It was a warranty sticker over the original and I...

It was a warranty sticker over the original and I was told it was fitted with internal SD to IDE and had recap. The former turned out to be true... seems latter maybe was not.

Great little...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 December 2019, 00:42
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
Yes ... you are right. I was so convinced it was...

Yes ... you are right. I was so convinced it was recapped as that's what I was told when I bought it. I have a feeling the corrosion is from previous leakage but now I have my doubts too.

I'm keen...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 22:45
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
I think I'll avoid messing with the machine too...

I think I'll avoid messing with the machine too much just yet but if it dies again then I'll review the pins in more detail... not the best solution but I'm so excited with having internet on it that...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 13:04
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
I suspect corrosion is old... but maybe this...

I suspect corrosion is old... but maybe this didn't help with heat induced flex of motherboard.

The unit was unopened and working fine until it just decided to pack up.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 12:00
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
Do the capacitors look original or replaced? It...

Do the capacitors look original or replaced? It had a new warranty sticker that I removed in order to see what was wrong.

The heat must have caused the issue. I had my PCMCIA card sitting over the...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 11:38
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
This is how it looks. Sorry it seems great...

This is how it looks. Sorry it seems great quality on phone but upload blurs the pic.

The Amiga now works flawlessly again! Also managed to get PCMCIA Ethernet working so it's now online!

I had...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 December 2019, 11:34
Replies: 150
Views: 66,697
Posted By lesta_smsc
I found a mod using a 2N7000 N-Channel MOSFET....

I found a mod using a 2N7000 N-Channel MOSFET. Seems like an easy mod of cutting track to pin 39 and then having the pin 39 fed via MOSFET effectively working as transistor?
Forum: Hardware mods 05 December 2019, 07:15
Replies: 150
Views: 66,697
Posted By lesta_smsc
It's this one: ...

It's this one:
https://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_10310_1.jpg

(NOTE: I can't seem to link it without it being massive and disrupting the post! Any ideas how to link images and make them...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 December 2019, 03:39
Replies: 150
Views: 66,697
Posted By lesta_smsc
Just realised my CF to IDE converter does not...

Just realised my CF to IDE converter does not have the relevant points :(

Are there any mods/guides to get the SD to IDE converter LED working correctly?
Forum: support.Hardware 05 December 2019, 02:19
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
Just to update. I opened it up and couldn't see...

Just to update. I opened it up and couldn't see any obvious caps leak although a fair amount of dust and possibly hair of the previous owner Lol!...

Anyway pressing firmly on IDE connector allowed...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 December 2019, 01:04
Replies: 150
Views: 66,697
Posted By lesta_smsc
So just to be clear, this a resistor OR a simple...

So just to be clear, this a resistor OR a simple wire will be enough to join these 2 points? And by doing so, the LED will work correctly on the Amiga side? Will this result in the onboard LED...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2019, 23:50
Replies: 575
Views: 27,245
Posted By lesta_smsc
Look up Win98 Lite. Nice tool to make it very...

Look up Win98 Lite. Nice tool to make it very fast!
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2019, 17:41
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By lesta_smsc
A600 - Dead IDE?

Hello all,

So whilst trying to get WHDLoad to install (it ended up needing a different 'Installer' as the one I had caused some error), I switched off the Amiga as normal but on reboot the IDE is...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 December 2019, 17:25
Replies: 729
Views: 221,054
Posted By lesta_smsc
Do you have a link to one?

Do you have a link to one?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2019, 17:23
Replies: 6,136
Views: 1,065,723
Posted By lesta_smsc
Ah ok... that's handy!

Ah ok... that's handy!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2019, 12:56
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Views: 1,065,723
Posted By lesta_smsc
What's the 2 in 1 part all about?

What's the 2 in 1 part all about?
Forum: MarketPlace 03 December 2019, 11:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By lesta_smsc
Haha my bad... @Kin Hell - I would be...

Haha my bad...

@Kin Hell - I would be interested! If this goes in to replace the existing HDD in my SupraDrive :)

Anyone used an external scsi adaptor on PC to create a disk for purposes of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 December 2019, 00:41
Replies: 74
Views: 2,123
Posted By lesta_smsc
I'd agree with the vita battery life. It's...

I'd agree with the vita battery life. It's impressive! Standby mode seems to use very little power That it can last over 1 week quite easily.

@rsn8887 - any updates on the MT-32 patched vpk? :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2019, 23:49
Replies: 74
Views: 2,123
Posted By lesta_smsc
Correct. There is no place for it being anywhere...

Correct. There is no place for it being anywhere else but it can conflict.

Also another option is to delete the config and recreate it... But try and do this as last resort as I think you need to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2019, 23:46
Replies: 74
Views: 2,123
Posted By lesta_smsc
Make sure you delete config left in other drive...

Make sure you delete config left in other drive spaces e.g. in um0
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2019, 23:36
Replies: 74
Views: 2,123
Posted By lesta_smsc
Yes mine is. Worth getting autoplugin vpk. I'm...

Yes mine is. Worth getting autoplugin vpk. I'm sure that's what I used. You have to configure it correctly and also you need to choose the SD2Vita as primary card because that is not the default....
Forum: Collections 02 December 2019, 10:34
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By lesta_smsc
No, to any project to convert FDD to be used as a...

No, to any project to convert FDD to be used as a disk head cleaner.
Forum: MarketPlace 02 December 2019, 07:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By lesta_smsc
Excuse my ignorance, but is this a scsi drive?!...

Excuse my ignorance, but is this a scsi drive?! If this would work in the enclosure of the Amigas SupraDrive that would be great! :)
Forum: Collections 02 December 2019, 07:43
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By lesta_smsc
Nice tool! Still a manual approach. Have you...

Nice tool! Still a manual approach.

Have you any links to a converted floppy disk drive header?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2019, 07:27
Replies: 74
Views: 2,123
Posted By lesta_smsc
Surely using a Bluetooth pad just means you are...

Surely using a Bluetooth pad just means you are effectively using the mobile.phone as a portable screen?

I do prefer using the PS Vita due to it being self contained. You have everything as it...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 December 2019, 21:06
Replies: 413
Views: 175,809
Posted By lesta_smsc
Great work! Did you want to put my Transcend that...

Great work! Did you want to put my Transcend that doesn't work on the list... although I've seen it does work on A1200 but not on A600. I haven't had the chance to test on my A1200 as it's not with...
Forum: Collections 30 November 2019, 04:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By lesta_smsc
What tools to clean them? Just thinking of a...

What tools to clean them?

Just thinking of a project whereby you use an old floppy drive and instead of the standard read/write head, to remove this head and replace with a brush tool (and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 November 2019, 04:03
Replies: 41
Views: 4,643
Posted By lesta_smsc
Back when I was aged around 9 or 10, I analysed...

Back when I was aged around 9 or 10, I analysed the cheat codes for Chaos Engine and identified an algorithm. I then generated my own... surprisingly, the algorithm I used worked, and I created...
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