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Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2017, 17:35
Replies: 331
Views: 43,091
Posted By Wiffleplop
I don't know you Majsta, and you don't know me,...

I don't know you Majsta, and you don't know me, but I wanted to express my support for you and what you do for the Amiga community.

I'm only just wending my way back into it from the edge, but...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 August 2014, 16:47
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Wiffleplop
I suspect it's the same problem I'm having. My...

I suspect it's the same problem I'm having. My DVI to VGA adaptor is probably configured to go the other way anyway. I can see my spending on a 22" TV with HDMI inputs soon. :(

Any ideas on...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 July 2014, 14:11
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Wiffleplop
Must get this done on mine too - incidentally,...

Must get this done on mine too - incidentally, where's the best ground point for the Indivision on an 1200? I don't mind making a longer cable, but there's nowhere obvious to attach it unless I use...
Forum: support.Apps 22 July 2014, 03:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
Finally getting somewhere with the install, and...

Finally getting somewhere with the install, and got to the root of one of my problems - UAE not recognising my CFD. Turns out the reader has gone pop, and only the SD card slot is still live. I have...
Forum: support.WinUAE 20 July 2014, 23:35
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Wiffleplop
I've since re-formatted the card, after some...

I've since re-formatted the card, after some really weird instances of it failing to be recognised by a number of card readers. I've reverted to an older USB2 Sandisk reader now, and it finally...
Forum: support.WinUAE 20 July 2014, 17:34
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Wiffleplop
:laughing You're not kidding. Everything I do...

:laughing You're not kidding. Everything I do seems to come out slightly different from the tutorials, and until now I've managed to fudge round it. Perhaps that's the issue... the conflation of...
Forum: support.WinUAE 20 July 2014, 16:58
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Wiffleplop
INstalling ClassAct2Demo causes Mount issue

Hi All, I'm running through the help files found here (http://guide.abime.net/wb3.1/chap7.htm) and after installing ClassAct2 I reset and found that it wouldn't boot anymore, instead giving me this...
Forum: support.Apps 19 July 2014, 19:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
Managed to get an install going last night using...

Managed to get an install going last night using a real Amiga, as I couldn't get the disk to partition under UAE as it wouldn't change the disk type, so I did it the old way. Once installed I got rid...
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 17:56
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
Nope :( Boot didn't work, and came up with the...

Nope :( Boot didn't work, and came up with the same old same old. I also couldn't mount my CF card in the PCMCIA slot. Doesn't seem to want to play ball. Could I have caused a problem with the...
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 17:25
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
Done that Arnie, and it seems to have worked. ...

Done that Arnie, and it seems to have worked. Will try a boot on it in a minute :)
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 15:17
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
Thanks for that Arnie :) I managed to boot from...

Thanks for that Arnie :) I managed to boot from my CFD (typing CF HDD is too long!), and got a lot of similar crap that I was getting with my REAL install. Dopus crashed, it couldn't find Install...
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 14:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
Well, I've managed to boot to WB... now there's a...

Well, I've managed to boot to WB... now there's a novelty! :)

What next?
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 14:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
I'm just tinkering round with WinUAE, and have...

I'm just tinkering round with WinUAE, and have got as far as the "gimme a disk" screen. Now working out how to boot to Workbench.
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 14:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
I've got plenty of CF readers, but haven't yet...

I've got plenty of CF readers, but haven't yet used WinUAE, so I might end up similarly lost :S I've got the adf2disk software and a WB adf on a CF card now, so will give that a try in a minute.
...
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 14:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
I've got an Amigakit supplied CF HDD on the IDE...

I've got an Amigakit supplied CF HDD on the IDE connector, and I have a CF/PCMCIA card that I can't seem to get the machine to see, except for the once when I got all excited for a minute. I'm just...
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 14:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
Can't get Dopus to run... almost nothing will run...

Can't get Dopus to run... almost nothing will run at all, which is why I'm struggling :(
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 14:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
At this early stage, I'm not even sure how to...

At this early stage, I'm not even sure how to look at an ADF. Really newbish level of ability here - at least with the OS. I've recapped and upgraded the hardware, but because of this nonsense with...
Forum: support.Apps 18 July 2014, 14:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wiffleplop
Floppy disk Reconstituting a Workbench 3.1 Disk

I bought a set of WB3.1 disks off eBay, and after some initial problems with the Fonts disk (which went away for some reason) it appears that the WB disk has been customised to load a couple of fonts...
Forum: News 07 July 2014, 02:57
Replies: 40
Views: 11,331
Posted By Wiffleplop
Cool - could do with a USB optical mouse rather...

Cool - could do with a USB optical mouse rather than the old-skool ball mouse I'm using :help
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2014, 17:27
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Wiffleplop
Thanks Kipper... ik's a done deal, but I did lose...

Thanks Kipper... ik's a done deal, but I did lose some pads due to the corrosion (I think?). I was very gentle with them, but two just peeled straight off. :guru As I said, I managed to cobble a...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2014, 16:46
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Wiffleplop
A1200 Re-cap woes

Hi all,

I re-capped my A1200 last night after recieving the kit from Amiga-kit, and when I removed the SMD caps from the board it was obvious that some of them had been leaking. I lost a couple...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 June 2014, 16:46
Replies: 245
Views: 45,819
Posted By Wiffleplop
Thanks Gunnar - will have to see which comes...

Thanks Gunnar - will have to see which comes first. My finances recovering from my recent splurge on retro-computing, or the release of the board! :crazy I kind of hope it's the latter really :)
Forum: Amiga scene 28 June 2014, 15:37
Replies: 245
Views: 45,819
Posted By Wiffleplop
Understood - but you can't blame us for getting...

Understood - but you can't blame us for getting excited, and the ones that have been around longer than me for being a bit cynical. :) Six months? A year? Ball-park figures that we won't use in...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2014, 14:38
Replies: 245
Views: 45,819
Posted By Wiffleplop
So we have a timeframe on the release of this...

So we have a timeframe on the release of this board? I'm considering an accelerator from the ACA line, but if this thing is 3-6 months away, I'd be wasting my money on a short-term investment. :nuts
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2014, 23:06
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Wiffleplop
I'm starting to wonder why there's no drive...

I'm starting to wonder why there's no drive noises though... I wouldn't have thought that the lack of electrickery to one trace on the read/write heads would turn the drive into a dead'un, and would...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2014, 15:47
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Wiffleplop
I hardly believe it myself, but I managed to...

I hardly believe it myself, but I managed to solder the wire directly to the broken trace, but on installation, nothing happens, Although the drive did once show up as df1:????? For a brief moment. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2014, 15:03
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Wiffleplop
The trace and the flex cable is ripped at just...

The trace and the flex cable is ripped at just the outer cable. Is this sort of tiny soldering even possible? :S

Incidentally, the candidate for the replacement unit is a Chinon FZ-354. I'm...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2014, 14:33
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Wiffleplop
Well that's interesting - I think I've just found...

Well that's interesting - I think I've just found the problem. There's a tiny little web of clear plastic with connectors that run from the head to a PCB patch-board where they change to wires for...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2014, 14:20
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Wiffleplop
A500 external 3.5" FDD Replacement?

Back when the A500 was new, and I had a full head of hair, I bought an external 3.5" FDD for my machine, which I later used while I was in the games graphics design business, until one day it just...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 June 2014, 13:20
Replies: 245
Views: 45,819
Posted By Wiffleplop
This is starting to sound like a lot of fun... I...

This is starting to sound like a lot of fun... I shall be crossing my fingers in the hope that it comes to pass :)
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2014, 00:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By Wiffleplop
:laughing I shall be careful - I promise :) I've...

:laughing I shall be careful - I promise :) I've been busy converting a ZX81 to output composite video today, whilst honing my poor soldering skills. Yesterday was a rather simple conversion of a ZX...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 June 2014, 19:52
Replies: 245
Views: 45,819
Posted By Wiffleplop
At the risk of sounding like a sheep (baa!), you...

At the risk of sounding like a sheep (baa!), you can put me down for an A1200 board as and when one becomes available. :) Is it ready yet?? Is it??? ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 24 June 2014, 13:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wiffleplop
I've read that leaving off the RF shielding can...

I've read that leaving off the RF shielding can lead to instability - is that not true then?

I do need to cut a chunk out of it to accomodate the Indivision board later, but I was planning on...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 June 2014, 12:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wiffleplop
Thanks for that tid-bit. I'm still talking to...

Thanks for that tid-bit. I'm still talking to Guido @ Vesalia and he's mentioned the grounding wire, which I thought was only for a tower installation. He's probably also thinking I'm pretty dim by...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 June 2014, 00:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By Wiffleplop
Awwww... that's really nice of you, but I've just...

Awwww... that's really nice of you, but I've just ordered a pair from Hong Kong off the bay of Es. A very kind offer none the less :)
Forum: support.Hardware 24 June 2014, 00:39
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By Wiffleplop
Thanks for the pointers guys - I didn't see the...

Thanks for the pointers guys - I didn't see the green before, just the fuzz. I'll get my Optivisor and loupe on the job, and see whether there's anything leaking nearby, or whether it's just some...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 June 2014, 23:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By Wiffleplop
Broken IDE pin A1200

I must have squashed an already bent pin on my new (to me) A1200 the other day, and after I spotted it when it refused to boot, it snapped off when I tried to tweak it back upright with tweezers. ...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 June 2014, 19:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wiffleplop
I'm the idiot with regard to the FDD not working...

I'm the idiot with regard to the FDD not working - I'd got the cables the wrong way round. It just goes to show that no matter how long you've been working on computers and PCs, you should always...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 June 2014, 18:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wiffleplop
Not a dicky-bird :( The FDD light stays on...

Not a dicky-bird :( The FDD light stays on constantly too.
Forum: Hardware mods 23 June 2014, 01:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wiffleplop
Exclamation Indivision AGA Mk2 slow boot & interference

I took delivery of my new Indivision AGA Mk2 the other day, and decided to install it this afternoon. I installed the card, which went very well, mounting quickly and easily over the Lisa chip, and...
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