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Forum: Hardware mods 25 May 2020, 23:32
Replies: 83
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Posted By Mick
Hi Ceason87, yeah I received it thanks but things...

Hi Ceason87, yeah I received it thanks but things have stalled. I was always reliant on others for the building side of things and I think people have been put off by the first board not working in a...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 May 2020, 00:42
Replies: 83
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Posted By Mick
All that was really recoverable from importing to...

All that was really recoverable from importing to KiCad was the routing and silkscreen (routing is a difficult part so not complaining) that's why the board looks so original, everything else had to...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 May 2020, 22:10
Replies: 25
Views: 2,236
Posted By Mick
It connects to ground and vcc I think looking at...

It connects to ground and vcc I think looking at schematics.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 April 2020, 20:40
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Mick
Does the generic keyboard work in a PC? perhaps...

Does the generic keyboard work in a PC? perhaps it's faulty.
Forum: Hardware mods 14 April 2020, 21:03
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
It should be alright then it's just a matter of...

It should be alright then it's just a matter of testing which isn't easy when people have lost faith.

I've spent the last 2 weeks doing CD32 but I think I will have to keep it original, it uses...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 April 2020, 19:49
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
I uploaded the KiCad files to the zone a few...

I uploaded the KiCad files to the zone a few weeks ago, it's all untested though.
Forum: Hardware mods 09 April 2020, 21:07
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
New version is pretty much identical to a rev 2b...

New version is pretty much identical to a rev 2b board but with U49 added (whatever it is for), from what I've gathered through close inspection 2a was basically unfinished 2b in beta, 2d appears to...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 April 2020, 23:22
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
Did you get the Agnus Stedy?

Did you get the Agnus Stedy?
Forum: Hardware mods 31 March 2020, 22:48
Replies: 349
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Posted By Mick
Well I told him not to bother with it but it'd be...

Well I told him not to bother with it but it'd be nice to know what the reason for it not working was if at all possible, so I thank Stedy for his commitment to the cause.

Looking back the...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 March 2020, 00:09
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
Alright thanks rvctech. Well I've uploaded...

Alright thanks rvctech.

Well I've uploaded the files to the zone if anyone wants to give them a try, the routing should be identical to a 2B board. I left out the internal layers trusting that the...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 March 2020, 20:15
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
As promised I've uploaded the latest files to the...

As promised I've uploaded the latest files to the zone if anyone wants to order PCB's and give them a try or whatever. We'll all be dead at the rate things are going trying to ensure the board is...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 March 2020, 20:06
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
Thanks for trying to help anyway. The reason I...

Thanks for trying to help anyway. The reason I asked is I wanted to see 2B specifically as there seems to be variations in all of the revisions. I think Amiga PCB just copied the values from the...
Forum: Hardware mods 19 March 2020, 23:09
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
I spent days checking everything to be absolutely...

I spent days checking everything to be absolutely sure and then a day after ordering casually found a couple of missing ground links under U16 which will probably impact decoupling on it, they didn't...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 March 2020, 16:55
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
Or alternatively can anyone take some really high...

Or alternatively can anyone take some really high res shots of top and bottom? it's so that I can read resistor values.
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2020, 14:12
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
Does anyone have a duff 2B board they can donate...

Does anyone have a duff 2B board they can donate to me? were they only released in North America or what?
Forum: News 16 March 2020, 11:57
Replies: 571
Views: 92,804
Posted By Mick
Can't they outsource the manufacturing and pass...

Can't they outsource the manufacturing and pass the cost on to the consumer? (at least as an option) I'd happily pay something extra if it meant getting it right away.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 March 2020, 20:57
Replies: 92
Views: 7,048
Posted By Mick
I think AmigaHope covered what I was about to...

I think AmigaHope covered what I was about to say. :agree

Piracy wasn't even on law enforcements radar in those days, it was considered a victimless crime until big business told everyone to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 March 2020, 19:12
Replies: 161
Views: 14,697
Posted By Mick
I'll not lie my cousin had one and said he could...

I'll not lie my cousin had one and said he could copy me hundreds of games. :great

I did buy a lot of games later in its life though when I was a teen. Mountain bike and Amiga 500 best Christmas...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 March 2020, 11:50
Replies: 32
Views: 2,272
Posted By Mick
I'd rather just see things like 23 pin d-subs and...

I'd rather just see things like 23 pin d-subs and new custom chips being manufactured however improbable it might be?
Forum: Hardware mods 12 March 2020, 18:34
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
Yeah I remember reading, I don't think Kicad has...

Yeah I remember reading, I don't think Kicad has anything like that though and by the time I've figured it out I'd might as well have just done it checking one by one. There doesn't seem to be a lot...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2020, 16:51
Replies: 164
Views: 12,996
Posted By Mick
This is a good example of the toxic side of the...

This is a good example of the toxic side of the Amiga community, small companies (in the grand scheme of things) supposedly serving the community acting like they're OCP from Robocop :laughing and...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 March 2020, 17:59
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
I've used photos of a 2B to make the minor...

I've used photos of a 2B to make the minor modifications needed to complete it the hardest part is finding differences, I've basically had to tick off vias one by one. The missing power traces near...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 March 2020, 19:29
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
I've been studying this some more, I found some...

I've been studying this some more, I found some more missing via's and 2B and later boards have a few more power traces around the ROM area. This board definitely seems to be a slightly unfinished...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 March 2020, 11:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Mick
I had a look into importing the .drl files into...

I had a look into importing the .drl files into KiCad yesterday, if you import the file to Gerbview on its own and export it as front copper the drill diameters will show under properties > via...
Forum: Hardware mods 29 February 2020, 13:01
Replies: 45
Views: 5,173
Posted By Mick
The DB9's look okay, from what I've been seeing a...

The DB9's look okay, from what I've been seeing a lot things are slightly off it's normal i guess, as long as it fits it doesn't need to be exact.
Forum: Hardware mods 27 February 2020, 19:18
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
Oh I see, it shows up as a via once imported into...

Oh I see, it shows up as a via once imported into Kicad so I'm not sure what is going on there but anyway with the connectors I just aligned my own footprints using pin 1 locations. I decided to...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 February 2020, 19:07
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
Yeah I just imported the drill file to Gerbview...

Yeah I just imported the drill file to Gerbview and then when I exported the other layers the drill locations showed up, I only really needed it for the 3 big hole locations I think everything else...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 February 2020, 13:17
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
Did you mean the via drills? I thought you meant...

Did you mean the via drills? I thought you meant the big holes. All of the via's showed as 0.4mm drill but you can tell which are the bigger ones by the copper diameter. They all had slightly...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 February 2020, 12:48
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
How do you mean wrong? the way they are offset...

How do you mean wrong? the way they are offset for the case?

I noticed that nearly all of the mounting holes were quite a bit off and most other things were not exactly where they should be...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 February 2020, 23:41
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
What did you do your board in rvctech? can we see...

What did you do your board in rvctech? can we see it? did you find any other problems apart from the vcc trace below Gayle and the couple of missing via's I've found?
Forum: Hardware mods 26 February 2020, 21:39
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
Of course, I wouldn't have been able to do it...

Of course, I wouldn't have been able to do it without you, not that Commodore'ish anyway. :great

I have done the A1200 1D1 too which was probably easier, on the A600 there were a lot more ground...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 February 2020, 16:36
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
I've completed it just about. :sleep ...

I've completed it just about. :sleep

https://i.postimg.cc/pTty9sRz/a600front.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/W3fKWHzJ/a600back.jpg
Forum: Hardware mods 26 February 2020, 12:46
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
I'm not following they both look the same to me...

I'm not following they both look the same to me but I've just checked and the missing via's are displayed on amigapcb too.

https://i.postimg.cc/k51FkjRQ/untitled.jpg...
Forum: News 25 February 2020, 22:25
Replies: 571
Views: 92,804
Posted By Mick
What happened to looking into other sellers? I'd...

What happened to looking into other sellers? I'd like to buy a couple but I'm not going to pre-order with what seems to be a year long waiting list.
Forum: Hardware mods 25 February 2020, 16:37
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
This 2A revision definitely seems a little bit...

This 2A revision definitely seems a little bit incomplete which might be why it never saw the light of day. These are the issues I've found:

C239 not connected to ground (no via). (EDIT: nvm it is...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 February 2020, 13:32
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
Yeah I think there'd be interest in just a close...

Yeah I think there'd be interest in just a close to original board for repairs and such but a lot of people want the Swiss army knife of boards with all sorts of mods to it which I've tried to resist...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 February 2020, 13:24
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
I was just going to release the files for a basic...

I was just going to release the files for a basic design (original board + CXA2075 mod listed here (https://www.ikod.se/cxa2075m/) and S-Video at this point), I'm not looking to make money or wave it...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 February 2020, 13:03
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
Cheers, I'd like to have some idea what went...

Cheers, I'd like to have some idea what went wrong if at all possible. :)

Just remember not to populate U49 (I don't think it ever was anyway) or the keyboard stuff I added in the box on the back,...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 February 2020, 22:01
Replies: 83
Views: 5,654
Posted By Mick
I've pretty much done the A1200, going to make a...

I've pretty much done the A1200, going to make a start on A600 next week trying to decide if I should include the planes as I can always remove them later if they aren't necessary? rather over...
Forum: Hardware mods 18 February 2020, 12:40
Replies: 349
Views: 34,468
Posted By Mick
I'm not sure what is happening at this point, I...

I'm not sure what is happening at this point, I told stedy not to bother if he doesn't want to waste time but he hasn't got back to me. People have busy lives. If a problem could have been found 2-3...
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