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Forum: Amiga scene 20 September 2018, 21:43
Replies: 27
Views: 2,625
Posted By mattsoft
My Amiga "mini":...

My Amiga "mini": https://amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=636
Forum: support.Hardware 28 August 2018, 07:13
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mattsoft
Hah! Well if you're ever in the neighborhood,...

Hah! Well if you're ever in the neighborhood, look us up: https://www.sea-ccc.org
Forum: support.Hardware 28 August 2018, 01:53
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mattsoft
That's too bad, but it sounds like you test all...

That's too bad, but it sounds like you test all those components correctly. If there is a Commodore/Amiga users group in your area, see if someone has a 1000 and if you can get help troubleshooting...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2018, 17:41
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mattsoft
The blinking power LED at startup on the 1000 is...

The blinking power LED at startup on the 1000 is normal. It blinks a few times and then the screen lightens up. I don't know how many blinks for a healthy system -- will try my 1000 when I get home...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2018, 17:35
Replies: 72
Views: 2,108
Posted By mattsoft
Where did you try selling? I have an A-Max...

Where did you try selling? I have an A-Max cartridge and would love an Emplant board for my 3000.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2018, 05:05
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mattsoft
You have the CPU oriented in the right direction....

You have the CPU oriented in the right direction. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2018, 04:49
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mattsoft
Hrmmm, I dunno. Make sure you swap in a good CPU....

Hrmmm, I dunno. Make sure you swap in a good CPU. You might also want to make sure the floppy drive is plugged in. BTW, is the floppy seeking (click click click) or is it quiet?
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2018, 04:10
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mattsoft
Sounds like a bad CIA perhaps. Let us know if a...

Sounds like a bad CIA perhaps. Let us know if a swap of 1 or both fixes them. Make sure the orientation of the chips are correct!
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2018, 03:34
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mattsoft
The composite on the 1000 is color. Does the...

The composite on the 1000 is color.

Does the screen flicker a few times before it goes to solid grey?

It should start with a dark grey, then go light grey, then white, then ask for Kickstart...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2018, 02:34
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By mattsoft
There is no Kickstart ROM on the 1000. You will...

There is no Kickstart ROM on the 1000. You will need a Kickstart floppy disk.

(1) Do not remove the "riser" card AKA the daughterboard. Just leave it alone.
(2) Plug in the front 256K RAM.
(3)...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 August 2018, 02:26
Replies: 1,101
Views: 350,419
Posted By mattsoft
Hah! That is quite possible! It is strange...

Hah! That is quite possible!

It is strange that the 2 ingredients that seem to make these yellow (light + heat) also make them less yellow. Chemistry is a harsh mistress.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2018, 19:44
Replies: 1,101
Views: 350,419
Posted By mattsoft
Attached is the top cover of the 128 case after 1...

Attached is the top cover of the 128 case after 1 week in the sun with no peroxide. Notice the 2 dark strips? That was my "control" area with masking tape. So sun alone DID lighten the case!...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 July 2018, 18:39
Replies: 1,101
Views: 350,419
Posted By mattsoft
I'll take some pics later this week, but direct...

I'll take some pics later this week, but direct sunlight alone appears to have no effect on this poor 128. I put some masking tape on sections as a control. A few more days in the sun certainly isn't...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 July 2018, 03:34
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By mattsoft
Great video and nice restore.

Great video and nice restore.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2018, 03:23
Replies: 1,101
Views: 350,419
Posted By mattsoft
Before pic attached. It's sitting in direct...

Before pic attached. It's sitting in direct sunlight for most of the day. We are expected to have full sun with 90F (32C) temps all week. Will check in on it this weekend.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2018, 06:39
Replies: 1,101
Views: 350,419
Posted By mattsoft
In the name of science, I have a sharp cheddar...

In the name of science, I have a sharp cheddar cheese yellow colored 128 that I'll leave out in the hot sun for the next few days without peroxide. It can't get any worse, really.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 July 2018, 06:30
Replies: 1,101
Views: 350,419
Posted By mattsoft
sometimes it's just uneven whitening due to the...

sometimes it's just uneven whitening due to the cream not being evenly applied. and sometimes, re-briting in a bath of liquid developer will even it out. use lower strength developer like 20 volume...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 April 2018, 05:21
Replies: 65
Views: 2,784
Posted By mattsoft
Both. Each has pros and cons.

Both. Each has pros and cons.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2018, 08:57
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By mattsoft
Sorry to not answer your question, but where did...

Sorry to not answer your question, but where did u get the flea? Didn’t know they were for sale yet. Thanks!
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2018, 08:55
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By mattsoft
Wow,thanks for all the great help! I’ve got some...

Wow,thanks for all the great help! I’ve got some work to do obviously. First step, pull out the multi and start testing.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2018, 02:44
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By mattsoft
Checked all jumpers and they are set to default....

Checked all jumpers and they are set to default. No love.

Attached are pictures of the battery damage.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 21:30
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By mattsoft
I'll take a picture of the damaged area when I...

I'll take a picture of the damaged area when I get home this evening. I'll also double-check any jumper settings on the board.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 19:36
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By mattsoft
I've tried both RGB (15KHz) and VGA (30KHz) video...

I've tried both RGB (15KHz) and VGA (30KHz) video outputs -- same results.

Yeah, if I had a CPU card like a 3630 I would try that, but I don't...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 17:58
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By mattsoft
Amiga 3000 black screen -- caps lock test?

Hi all - recently picked up an Amiga 3000 in rough shape. It had been stored in a damp location and looked terrible. When plugged in, I get the green LED and a black screen.

I removed the battery...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2017, 04:24
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By mattsoft
aminet? on the mailing lists or something?

aminet? on the mailing lists or something?
Forum: News 18 September 2017, 00:31
Replies: 89
Views: 16,750
Posted By mattsoft
I see these are back in stock -- has anyone tried...

I see these are back in stock -- has anyone tried one inside a 1000?
Forum: Hardware mods 31 August 2017, 08:47
Replies: 3,527
Views: 314,705
Posted By mattsoft
Anyone tried a TF530 in a 1000? Curious if it...

Anyone tried a TF530 in a 1000? Curious if it physically fits with the floppy drive in place, and if it actually works (assuming you have a kickstart switcher with 2.05+ installed).
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2017, 18:29
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By mattsoft
So it works just fine, the problem is that the...

So it works just fine, the problem is that the boards I am using don't fit with the floppy installed. Seems to always be the problem with these things. So I need a CPU offset adapter or to remove the...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 July 2017, 06:33
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By mattsoft
I have a few A1000s and there seems to be 3...

I have a few A1000s and there seems to be 3 reasonable options:

(1) Vampire 500 v2 -- plugs right in and gives you an SD card.
(2) ACA500+ -- plugs into the side, a little flakey, but does the...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 July 2017, 19:53
Replies: 331
Views: 37,588
Posted By mattsoft
Regardless of what happens, Kipper and Majsta...

Regardless of what happens, Kipper and Majsta will be an important chapter in Amiga history. Very cool.
Forum: News 09 June 2017, 18:43
Replies: 36
Views: 3,989
Posted By mattsoft
Looks great! Order placed. :)

Looks great! Order placed. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2017, 04:42
Replies: 331
Views: 37,588
Posted By mattsoft
Vampire 500+ arrived here in Seattle! Huzzah!

Vampire 500+ arrived here in Seattle! Huzzah!
Forum: request.Other 02 May 2017, 21:24
Replies: 62
Views: 21,102
Posted By mattsoft
Agreed, these are really nice. great work.

Agreed, these are really nice. great work.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2017, 20:29
Replies: 747
Views: 116,997
Posted By mattsoft
The boot CF slot is for your Amiga CF "hard...

The boot CF slot is for your Amiga CF "hard disk".

The AUX slot can be FAT formatted and hot-swapped. Easy to transfer files between PC/Mac and your Amiga.

Very handy!!!
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2017, 18:28
Replies: 115
Views: 18,899
Posted By mattsoft
So you ditched the idea of powering it from the...

So you ditched the idea of powering it from the computer? I guess only certain computers provide the necessary current over serial to power this thing? Either way, very cool and I'm in on one....
Forum: Amiga scene 16 April 2017, 06:34
Replies: 747
Views: 116,997
Posted By mattsoft
drop down to 14mhz and see if it boots...

drop down to 14mhz and see if it boots consistently.
Forum: News 14 April 2017, 22:26
Replies: 57
Views: 8,285
Posted By mattsoft
Nice podcast -- subscribed in iTunes!

Nice podcast -- subscribed in iTunes!
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 17:18
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By mattsoft
Yup, bad CIA chip. Never had one go bad before....

Yup, bad CIA chip. Never had one go bad before. Easy fix!
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2017, 07:11
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By mattsoft
Amiga 1000 Floppy Problem

I have an Amiga 1000 that is not reading from the internal or an external 1010 floppy drive. These both work fine on another Amiga.

Using the ACA500+, I am able to boot to Workbench. From there,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 March 2017, 18:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By mattsoft
Very cool! Good luck on the restore -- show pics...

Very cool! Good luck on the restore -- show pics when you're done. :)
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