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Forum: Amiga scene 01 December 2018, 01:14
Replies: 94
Views: 5,261
Posted By nolunchman
part of owning an amiga is getting used to people...

part of owning an amiga is getting used to people questioning anything you do with it because it's unorthodox

The post that you are referencing applies to me as well, of course. It's a valid and...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2018, 13:34
Replies: 94
Views: 5,261
Posted By nolunchman
"Where does the future of Amiga lie?" ...

"Where does the future of Amiga lie?"

Ironically, we already know the answer to that question.

Two decades ago the amiga chapter in computer history should have been closed.

Yet here we...
Forum: News 16 November 2018, 11:33
Replies: 139
Views: 36,830
Posted By nolunchman
is it possible to boot from HD with 1.3

is it possible to boot from HD with 1.3
Forum: Amiga scene 16 November 2018, 11:01
Replies: 87
Views: 8,361
Posted By nolunchman
The Forever Amiga package is a fantastic tool to...

The Forever Amiga package is a fantastic tool to explore the Amiga.

BUT

A large part of owning an Amiga is tearing it apart on a regular basis and modifying/fixing/tweaking the hardware. You...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 November 2018, 02:00
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
That would be the one. Do you know anything more...

That would be the one. Do you know anything more than the what's on the web site?

At least that's half of the solution. We have to see what cores will be made available for it and how creative...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2018, 23:50
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
then what's a vampire? but i don't want to...

then what's a vampire?

but i don't want to argue any further than that. everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I am clearly aware that what I want is frivolous and pointless in the long run,...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2018, 04:56
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
Everyone has made valid points. I have been...

Everyone has made valid points.

I have been convinced that 3.x will not get a native web browser.


The Amiga (even with the fastest accelerator) is too slow
The 3.x OS is limited by memory...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2018, 17:36
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
good read! way back when people started accessing...

good read! way back when people started accessing the internet with their flip phones a company a friend worked for developed server side parsing software to strip out all the images from web pages...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2018, 06:25
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By nolunchman
very cool ahh yes Left Amiga B very handy...

very cool

ahh yes Left Amiga B very handy when user-startup complains about non-existent assigns
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2018, 06:21
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
seeing what some die hard amiga fans having been...

seeing what some die hard amiga fans having been paying for 20 year old Cyberstorm PPC cards (that basically have half the processing power of an overclocked Celeron 300, money doesn't seem to be an...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2018, 04:36
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
tell me this wouldn't put a big fat smile on your...

tell me this wouldn't put a big fat smile on your face

60795
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2018, 19:28
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
thanks for the suggestion, dax, i'll give it a...

thanks for the suggestion, dax, i'll give it a try



surely he's one of the biggest fans, but he also wants to sell next gen amigas, so i wouldn't fault him for leaving the classics out to...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2018, 19:27
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
what about vampirized amiga

what about vampirized amiga
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2018, 14:19
Replies: 136
Views: 13,093
Posted By nolunchman
Will 3.x ever get a modern browser

I remember browsing the web on my Amiga with a 33.6k modem in the mid 90s. Cool as it was, even back then, web pages broke and the experience left something to be desired compared to its archrival PC...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2018, 00:27
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By nolunchman
Did LEFT-Amiga M survive?

back into the amiga scene after 2 decades. seems i have missed a lot, but i've managed to get a handle on the current OS and hardware options. might sound silly but this keyboard combo is one of my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 October 2018, 18:55
Replies: 152
Views: 10,891
Posted By nolunchman
I've owned every non-AGA Amiga since 1986 at one...

I've owned every non-AGA Amiga since 1986 at one point or another (yes even owned 3000UX and still own 3000T). When AGA came out, I remember *not* getting that "gotta have this" feeling. It also felt...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 October 2018, 03:04
Replies: 81
Views: 9,029
Posted By nolunchman
what about a 3000T motherboard? aside from the...

what about a 3000T motherboard? aside from the kick roms, the chips near the batt are the FPU and a few other unfamiliar ICs...
i've replaced the 40pin sockets and and jumped the traces but diagrom...
Forum: MarketPlace 21 October 2018, 10:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By nolunchman
this disk? ...

this disk?

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/ZFvbCuzFcOC5NMO3m7bQSfgtAxpi49u3hWRtgDutV9U
Forum: support.Hardware 21 October 2018, 04:52
Replies: 81
Views: 9,029
Posted By nolunchman
my diagrom set works on a healthy 3000...

my diagrom set works on a healthy 3000 motherboard and i am trying to use it on a damaged board (battery damage). i get no output from the serial port. although diagrom is not working with this...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2018, 06:04
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By nolunchman
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AnzbjMU9nUZpixpQ5OEV9UVh0_eu

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AnzbjMU9nUZpixpQ5OEV9UVh0_eu
Forum: Hardware mods 19 October 2018, 01:12
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By nolunchman
A1000 retromod

been working a reviving a 3000T motherboard over the last month and needed a break. the old amigas needed some attention, so i decided to make a working A1000 out of two. ended up stacking an old ICD...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2018, 19:45
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
morbidly fascinating. my FPU was hit like yours...

morbidly fascinating. my FPU was hit like yours but i didn't see the obvious fluid trail as on your mobo. those pics may actually help me. thanks!
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2018, 02:27
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
interesting. out of curiosity, what happened to...

interesting. out of curiosity, what happened to the FPU?
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2018, 00:18
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
so theoretically the 030 and 68882 can be...

so theoretically the 030 and 68882 can be physically removed from the board if there is a CPU in the fast slot?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 00:04
Replies: 92
Views: 4,792
Posted By nolunchman
oh nice. i was a Defender addict (have the...

oh nice. i was a Defender addict (have the original coin op in my living room) :D

The one thing about today's games is that it requires so much investment, not only monetarily, but the learning...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2018, 23:48
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
does jumpering for the 3640 totally bypass the...

does jumpering for the 3640 totally bypass the 030/fpu or is the onboard 030 initially used to do some housekeeping (like load the kickrom) before handing control over to the fast slot?
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2018, 23:43
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
yes i took your advice and bought a $50 digital...

yes i took your advice and bought a $50 digital scope on amazon ;)
thanks nexus
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2018, 21:14
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
thanks franchute 1 step forward and 2 steps...

thanks franchute

1 step forward and 2 steps back... i wan't feeling confident about jumpering the traces so i'm starting over. it may be better just to wire from the test points. won't look pretty...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2018, 20:11
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By nolunchman
you're in luck i just so happen to be in...

you're in luck

i just so happen to be in the process of saving a friend's mobo. same rev as yours.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 11:33
Replies: 92
Views: 4,792
Posted By nolunchman
good idea to include the link! makes it easy to...

good idea to include the link! makes it easy to check it out :^)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 03:17
Replies: 92
Views: 4,792
Posted By nolunchman
What Amiga games have withstood the test of time?

I'm not talking about your favorite nostalgic game that brings back heart warming memories from 1986. Barbarian blew the doors off anything graphically at the time and I played it for hours but 30...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2018, 02:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By nolunchman
remove just the socketed ones. you will be...

remove just the socketed ones. you will be pouring liquid all over the motherboard and the socketed chips will have gaps where the liquid can collect, mix with salts and gunk and either bridge an...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 21:20
Replies: 34
Views: 1,754
Posted By nolunchman
brownie points for creativity :^) the major...

brownie points for creativity :^)

the major advantage of chip quick is that you dont need much heat at all. only takes a few seconds of hot air (i set mine at 300C) before it is molten, and it...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 19:50
Replies: 34
Views: 1,754
Posted By nolunchman
chip quick is amazing. i removed an 030 and...

chip quick is amazing. i removed an 030 and coprocessor with that stuff (using hot air and chip quick.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2018, 19:45
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By nolunchman
the plates are part of the battery, so that is no...

the plates are part of the battery, so that is no big deal. actually its better to break it off at the plate than to risk ripping up a pad.

it will need a cap replacement whether or not the caps...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2018, 22:09
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
and the cleanup ...

and the cleanup

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/l3UMoUjDej0MULsBP1iz4Ojq6N5zkQVt2jVBUThKxYE

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/bMjK62AHmJY2oZZGAPFYW6rilcMPUQEcHbKhmezw3fG
Forum: support.Hardware 11 October 2018, 18:59
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
did some continuity checks on the FPU and...

did some continuity checks on the FPU and discovered an open circuit on a corner pin close to the battery. go figure.

the aftermath:
...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2018, 21:36
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
the small yellow capacitors on the...

the small yellow capacitors on the motherboard...i dont have a cap meter, but some are reading open circuit and some have continuity. how do i know if it's bad/good
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2018, 04:21
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
pulled the last few ICs before final distilled...

pulled the last few ICs before final distilled water rinse. oh the things we find. never touched this chip ever. i dont even know what it's for but apparently the amiga never needed that pin.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2018, 23:22
Replies: 46
Views: 1,634
Posted By nolunchman
blame the engineers for not expecting their...

blame the engineers for not expecting their computers to go on for 25 years

after the board dried there was still some residue on the bottom. what is it? it's not from the battery. caps leaking?...
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