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Forum: support.Hardware 08 December 2019, 12:37
Replies: 3,532
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Posted By jbenam
Thank you very much for your reply. While I...

Thank you very much for your reply.

While I do not have an oscilloscope, I do believe that having replaced every capacitor in sight, my power supply is clean enough.
Anyways, just to rule out any...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2019, 20:37
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
I've installed RAMLibPatch, now I do get,...

I've installed RAMLibPatch, now I do get, depending on the slot:
1) total freezing of the system
2) it keeps giving me the #80000004 error
3) the usual crash during PPC setup

Ouch :(
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2019, 17:14
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Hi, thanks for your suggestion. Sadly nothing...

Hi, thanks for your suggestion. Sadly nothing changed :( Same errors as before.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2019, 13:34
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Hi guys, I'm not having much luck with my M1. ...

Hi guys, I'm not having much luck with my M1.

Specs:

A4000D, entirely recapped, with recapped PSU (perfect 5V and around 12.15V on +12V)
Mediator 4000Di Mk I, which is rock stable (no...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 October 2019, 14:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By jbenam
Forgot to specify that the prices I've listed...

Forgot to specify that the prices I've listed were all on eBay, shipped (excluding shipping unless specified, in which case it's never over €15 since I do refuse to comply to people avoiding eBay...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 October 2019, 08:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By jbenam
Paid something like €30 shipped for mine some...

Paid something like €30 shipped for mine some months ago on eBay. Waited for a few months, but I finally managed it. The issue nowadays is that people are impatient.

Paid €30 for my A500 one year...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 October 2019, 08:08
Replies: 266
Views: 30,148
Posted By jbenam
I've played on a Quickshot Python for most of the...

I've played on a Quickshot Python for most of the olden days - I still do have the original stick from when I was a kid and it still works :D

I also had a Quickjoy Super Fighter and I loved how...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 October 2019, 18:13
Replies: 21
Views: 2,345
Posted By jbenam
Maybe you misinterpreted me - I would never...

Maybe you misinterpreted me - I would never advocate for piracying, especially in a market as small as the Amiga. Please re-read my post, and you'll see what I mean. I was just criticising how such a...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 October 2019, 10:11
Replies: 21
Views: 2,345
Posted By jbenam
Can't someone just download it once from iComp...

Can't someone just download it once from iComp then put it on MEGA, or some torrent and thus share it with thousand others, even with the current system in place?

This just looks like one of those...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2019, 00:05
Replies: 162
Views: 7,308
Posted By jbenam
Dang, as soon as I saw the thread title I almost...

Dang, as soon as I saw the thread title I almost immediately thought of Captain Planet :D

I loved it as a kid, and I still play it once in a while and even finish it (like every 5-6 years or so)...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2019, 19:35
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Excellent news, I should have one or two leftover...

Excellent news, I should have one or two leftover 3.3V LT1085s somewhere. Will report back when my Mediator comes in the post :D
Forum: support.Hardware 19 October 2019, 18:29
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
I'm going to join the club of Mediator owners...

I'm going to join the club of Mediator owners soon - managed to get a 5V-only Mediator. As such I'll need to modify my Killer M1 (which has sat in storage for months, waiting for this moment!) with a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2019, 08:55
Replies: 45
Views: 2,048
Posted By jbenam
There is at least one place that I know of - used...

There is at least one place that I know of - used to pass days there while I was living in London a few years ago!

https://m.facebook.com/TheHeartOfGaming/

They used to be in Acton (luckily...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 June 2019, 15:13
Replies: 40
Views: 2,643
Posted By jbenam
You just need a diode in place to stop the CR2032...

You just need a diode in place to stop the CR2032 from charging and you should be golden :) I've got one of these mods on my A4000 with great success.

They also sell small PCBs with a SMD sized...
Forum: News 17 June 2019, 09:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By jbenam
I guess I'll have to try the SNES one too :D I...

I guess I'll have to try the SNES one too :D I dunno, I always found the mini-map very fascinating.

Looking around the internets, it turns out that Mr Nutz for Amiga was a completely different...
Forum: News 15 June 2019, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By jbenam
I'm excited for this - Mr. Nutz on the Amiga was...

I'm excited for this - Mr. Nutz on the Amiga was one of my fav games when I was a kid :D I'll also probably buy Toki during the next Steam Sale.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 June 2019, 21:40
Replies: 40
Views: 2,643
Posted By jbenam
I had a similar issue on my A4000 - it turned out...

I had a similar issue on my A4000 - it turned out the date it was defaulting to was when I had first installed the system. It was probably stored somewhere and it kept using it as a starting point....
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2019, 10:30
Replies: 68
Views: 2,293
Posted By jbenam
I do personally find liquid flux to be really...

I do personally find liquid flux to be really hard to work with, at least on SMD. Maybe I should've purchased a known brand?
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2019, 08:42
Replies: 129
Views: 29,084
Posted By jbenam
Well that's exactly what I wanted to hear :D Glad...

Well that's exactly what I wanted to hear :D Glad I didn't pull the trigger on an Indi V2 months ago. Added bonus, it works with the rest of my consoles too!
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2019, 13:57
Replies: 129
Views: 29,084
Posted By jbenam
Two years later, I've finally got an OSSC (made...

Two years later, I've finally got an OSSC (made in China - and I'd bet almost all of them are made in China nonetheless) from an Amazon seller and it works very well with my Amigas. It needed some...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2019, 13:47
Replies: 68
Views: 2,293
Posted By jbenam
Right, well, yep, what you see is exactly that :)...

Right, well, yep, what you see is exactly that :) I used it for a bit and while I haven't really re-tested stuff I've soldered with it, it should technically be no-clean. While it's explicitly marked...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 June 2019, 20:51
Replies: 68
Views: 2,293
Posted By jbenam
I don't advice removing thru-hole components...

I don't advice removing thru-hole components using hot air - while it works, it usually requires too much heat over a big area (which might damage the board) when compared to a soldering iron +...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 May 2019, 09:27
Replies: 68
Views: 2,293
Posted By jbenam
Don't waste your money on those :) I have a very...

Don't waste your money on those :) I have a very high-end soldering station and I decided to buy tweezers for it hoping they would help me with SMD caps (it's not like I have any issues with them...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2019, 10:44
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By jbenam
QFT, can't believe someone in China didn't start...

QFT, can't believe someone in China didn't start cloning those. Anyway, I lie my hopes in the SCSI2SD project. Most of the vintage computers don't go beyond SCSI-3, so a theoretical "v7" might be...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2019, 09:23
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By jbenam
From what I can see online, the 7730SA only works...

From what I can see online, the 7730SA only works with optical drives.

It's pretty common for ACARD to have an "HDD version" and an "ODD version" of the same adapter. It usually boils down to what...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2019, 12:36
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By jbenam
I have the same issue as fxgogo on one of my...

I have the same issue as fxgogo on one of my 1084S-P1 - and I did replace the flyback transformer and the HOT to no avail. Is there something else I need to check?

I'm starting to think that the...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2019, 20:13
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By jbenam
You just need to be really patient. I've seen...

You just need to be really patient. I've seen some sold for 50-60EURs (which is pretty much the right price for something that old which might die any second). Heck, I bought an A2000 on eBay for 30€...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 May 2019, 21:03
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By jbenam
Be careful of Italian resellers selling...

Be careful of Italian resellers selling "recapped" mobos. Most of them are total hacks. I bought 2 (or 3?) A600s being sold as spares a bit of time ago and the tracks around the caps are utterly...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 September 2018, 21:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By jbenam
As for me, I was just answering your thread title...

As for me, I was just answering your thread title by recalling my own experiences. If it was called "help how do I repair my drive" I probably wouldn't have replied with that post :)

Well yeah,...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2018, 09:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By jbenam
It's highly dependent on how ruined is the disk....

It's highly dependent on how ruined is the disk. I've had very ruined disks from which I *really* wanted to take data off which made the drive not read anything after just a few tries. Some IPA...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2018, 02:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By jbenam
Indeed, I had a few drives stop reading anything...

Indeed, I had a few drives stop reading anything after inserting too many disks of unknown origin. Luckily enough IPA was enough to get them working again.

Since I've recently acquired a boatload...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 September 2018, 09:07
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Managed to snatch a K1 this morning at a good...

Managed to snatch a K1 this morning at a good price :D Thanks again, guys. Can't wait!
Forum: support.Hardware 05 September 2018, 00:50
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Cheers mate (and thank you grelbfarlk too!) sent...

Cheers mate (and thank you grelbfarlk too!) sent the eBay vendor a message, but he won't ship to Europe :( I'll have to check out one of those shipping services.

If I were to go the PMC way, how...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2018, 12:27
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Would you mind sending me the auction link via...

Would you mind sending me the auction link via PM? I'm searching for it, but I can't see it on eBay at all. I suspect some IP geofencing shenanigans.

Thanks!
Forum: support.Hardware 03 September 2018, 22:09
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
So support for bridges needs to come from Elbox?...

So support for bridges needs to come from Elbox? I suppose we won't be seeing anything from you guys then? :(

I can't manage to find a Killer K1/M1 here in Europe. The few sellers on eBay who have...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 August 2018, 23:01
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Indeed, that is what I'm doing here - I'm gladly...

Indeed, that is what I'm doing here - I'm gladly putting my wallet and soldering iron on the line for the sake of SCIENCE :laughing
I hereby offer myself and my PCIe Bridge + Killer 2100 (when I get...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2018, 19:14
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
I've already ordered it, gonna order a StarTech...

I've already ordered it, gonna order a StarTech adapter soon too, I've found some for a decent price - will be a while before I'll be able to test it though, as I'm still looking for a Mediator.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 August 2018, 00:09
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Craaaaap. I must've got it mixed up with those I...

Craaaaap. I must've got it mixed up with those I was watching on eBay... Oh well, I suppose I'll be the first one to test those! :D
Forum: support.Hardware 16 August 2018, 21:19
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Alright, nabbed one of those "LittleWeenie" cards...

Alright, nabbed one of those "LittleWeenie" cards nexus linked me to. Anyone has some advice for a dirt-cheap PCI-to-PCIe Adapter I can buy?
Thanks :D
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2018, 20:34
Replies: 3,532
Views: 368,177
Posted By jbenam
Indeed, I was just joking around :) I'll wait for...

Indeed, I was just joking around :) I'll wait for a kind soul to send me a PM, then :D
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