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Forum: News 26 March 2020, 22:23
Replies: 565
Views: 87,518
Posted By aeberbach
I would buy just keycaps for sure. A way to...

I would buy just keycaps for sure.

A way to do it might be to sell common set - keys used by all Amigas. Then allow people to add variant kits:

- A600
- A500/1200/2000 etc
- accents
- big...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 March 2020, 23:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By aeberbach
If anyone needs STL files for 3D printing I have...

If anyone needs STL files for 3D printing I have not published PSU or CF card files anywhere yet, thought I would get around to tidying them a bit. But you can always ask in PM if you are prepared to...
Forum: Hardware mods 24 March 2020, 02:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By aeberbach
"I’m not a big fan of cutting holes in a case to...

"I’m not a big fan of cutting holes in a case to fit extras. However there was already a hole in this one"

:nuts
Forum: support.Hardware 10 March 2020, 03:07
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By aeberbach
No it's a new board, my routing. If you want an...

No it's a new board, my routing. If you want an A1200 one I have four left I think? There's a thread about them.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 March 2020, 03:06
Replies: 60
Views: 2,524
Posted By aeberbach
Selling my A1000 Selling my A2500 Not buying...

Selling my A1000
Selling my A2500
Not buying an A3000
Not buying an A4000...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 March 2020, 06:07
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By aeberbach
Keyboard schematics available in Kicad format: ...

Keyboard schematics available in Kicad format:
A1200: https://github.com/aeberbach/A1200KB
A600: https://github.com/aeberbach/A600KB
These have been used to make working keyboard PCBs using MX...
Forum: News 02 March 2020, 21:35
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By aeberbach
Great job!

Great job!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 March 2020, 23:08
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By aeberbach
Dungeon Crawlers: Captive is probably the game...

Dungeon Crawlers:
Captive is probably the game I spent most time on with my Amiga, must have.
Dungeon Master (never tried II)
Eye of the Beholder

Strategy:
Laser Squad
X-Com

Nathan I would...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2020, 01:20
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By aeberbach
Jut make sure you get a SIMM explicitly marked...

Jut make sure you get a SIMM explicitly marked 5V, some are 3.3V and are no good in the old cards. What you linked is pretty much what I bought - strangely it works as 64MB only but it seems OK, and...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2020, 01:19
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By aeberbach
Yes - almost certainly a scratch across a thin...

Yes - almost certainly a scratch across a thin trace or similar. If you can't find the actual break you could just find the last point where you know the signal is good and use some 30AWG wire to...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 02:36
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By aeberbach
I use a Mac with a CF card reader next to my...

I use a Mac with a CF card reader next to my Amiga. The CF card that goes in the reader and from there to the Amiga's PCMCIA slot. CF is formatted in the Mac as FAT so both systems can read it,...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 22:52
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By aeberbach
Probably best to wait for someone to comment who...

Probably best to wait for someone to comment who has done it recently - I think I did it in 1994 or so :D

Any chance it has had anything sticky spilled on it and it is just a bit stuck? Tried...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2020, 04:15
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By aeberbach
Sounds right - most of the "special" keys have a...

Sounds right - most of the "special" keys have a dedicated circuit unlike the rows and column arrangement of the regular keys. That one key's circuit wasn't connected right.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2020, 23:09
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By aeberbach
My guess (without looking at the circuit of A2000...

My guess (without looking at the circuit of A2000 KB specifically) is that you have one column not working correctly - there is possibly one line in common across the numbers and the up and right...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2020, 23:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,402
Posted By aeberbach
The power supply contains capacitors that are...

The power supply contains capacitors that are just as old as the ones in your Amiga, possibly worse off since they live in a pretty warm environment. I would not expect many original PSUs to be...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 04:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By aeberbach
My A1200 is finished

I wrote up a summary of everything that I have done to this machine:


68030 50MHz
internal PSU
internal CF cards
Indivision AGA
floppy drive shuffle
Cherry MX keyboard
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 21:48
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By aeberbach
Thanks - I will look for Keirf test kit. And...

Thanks - I will look for Keirf test kit. And thanks for the SIMM tip, it was specified as 5V SIMM manufactured 2011, chips are KM44C16100AK-6 which I think are 5V too.

(I am not sure about the...
Forum: request.Other 05 February 2020, 21:35
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By aeberbach
Yes - if you get an Amiga 23-pin to VGA 15-pin...

Yes - if you get an Amiga 23-pin to VGA 15-pin there is a currently available monitor that will support most Amiga modes very nicely - Lenovo T22i. No scan doubler or other conversion required.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 02:47
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By aeberbach
Testing memory - software? Unrecognised M1230XA.

I have a Microbotics M1230XA. It appears to be in mint condition, but I replaced all the electrolytics anyway. I bought a 50MHz 68030/68882 and configured jumpers correctly according to their manual....
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 08:41
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By aeberbach
RPT-60B is what I have used in multiple supplies,...

RPT-60B is what I have used in multiple supplies, internal in the A1200 and to replace the old C= model inside the brick for the other machines. What you've done looks very neat - even used proper...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 February 2020, 10:32
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By aeberbach
Even if you get an adapter I think that’s going...

Even if you get an adapter I think that’s going to be a pretty horrible experience on a system expecting a digital joystick with hard stops. You won’t know by feel when you have activated the...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 February 2020, 04:54
Replies: 879
Views: 92,187
Posted By aeberbach
”drop” Amiga for AROS? Sorry but I care about...

”drop” Amiga for AROS? Sorry but I care about using what I had in the 90s, and I don’t care one little bit about whether or not it’s open source. For those who do I’m happy they have that choice but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2020, 03:32
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By aeberbach
A vintage WICO is still good, but the very best...

A vintage WICO is still good, but the very best is building it yourself.

Sanwa "silent" arcade joystick JLF-TPRG-8BYT-SK
Arcade buttons "Crown" SDB-202M
Your choice of colours... I chose...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 January 2020, 22:50
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By aeberbach
This is what I use, and I found once you can use...

This is what I use, and I found once you can use 40-pin connectors with separate power life gets much easier. 44-pin dual IDE cables can be a little rare.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 January 2020, 10:52
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By aeberbach
Buy the long one, then move the connector once...

Buy the long one, then move the connector once you see the exact position of the CF adapters in relation to the main board connector. It is not supposed to be removable and then reapplied but can be...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 January 2020, 10:48
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By aeberbach
No big deal, cosmetic only. Do give them a clean...

No big deal, cosmetic only. Do give them a clean with alcohol though, rosin-core solder will leave a sticky rosin residue sometimes. Even if it wasn’t rosin-core solder the braid is sometimes...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 03:49
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By aeberbach
Microbotics M1230XA (A1200 68030) weirdness

(Amiga 1200 rev 1D4, Workbench 3.1.4)

I hope someone knows a little about this card and can help diagnose the weird behaviour. It looks to be in mint condition, it has all new electrolytic...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 January 2020, 09:41
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By aeberbach
How sure are you about your PSU? They also need...

How sure are you about your PSU? They also need to be recapped.
Forum: project.Killergorilla's WHD packs 09 January 2020, 08:50
Replies: 7
Views: 6,911
Posted By aeberbach
Hey Magix, I wanted to get in touch but your PMs...

Hey Magix, I wanted to get in touch but your PMs are full - can you clear some or PM me an email maybe?
Forum: support.Hardware 08 January 2020, 01:02
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By aeberbach
You might not be able to do anything about the...

You might not be able to do anything about the physical fit of the keyboard but can you use some Kapton tape for insulation? It is the transparent orange stuff you sometimes find inside electronics....
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2020, 00:21
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By aeberbach
Need to know international A600/1200 keyboard layouts

If I wanted to see pictures of all the variants of the A1200 and A600 keyboards that shipped, where could I find it?

Are the various international keymaps available in Workbench an accurate...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 January 2020, 23:08
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By aeberbach
I mean "modern" in that you can fill the keyboard...

I mean "modern" in that you can fill the keyboard with keycaps having correct legends that are available in current sets. You can fill an Amiga keyboard as it is now, but some keys will be blank....
Forum: support.Hardware 02 January 2020, 02:42
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By aeberbach
A1200 keyboard with. modern key arrangement

I'm thinking about designing a PCB to place keys in a way such that modern sets of keycaps can be used to fill it, leaving only F1-10 and Help/Del keys blank. What do you think of the following...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 January 2020, 01:35
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By aeberbach
A600 & A1200 keyboard layouts (English)

If you want to know what keycap goes where and how big it should be, these could be useful to you. Color and font are not intended to be accurate and no front legends are shown.

Amiga 1200...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 December 2019, 08:16
Replies: 979
Views: 144,249
Posted By aeberbach
The gglabs F2R16 is a very nice flexible thing -...

The gglabs F2R16 is a very nice flexible thing - https://gglabs.us/node/2067

You need a programmer and an adapter to make it work but once you have it you can burn any ROM you like, no UV erasing.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 December 2019, 23:40
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By aeberbach
This should be a common part? Search at ...

This should be a common part? Search at

https://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine?Keyword=rca+right+angle+pcb

I have not had to replace one so I can't tell you the exact replacement, but if you...
Forum: MarketPlace 23 December 2019, 08:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By aeberbach
Esel: as you never know who might be reading...

Esel: as you never know who might be reading this, I can only say that I am overjoyed that my mother-in-law is staying with us, in my Amiga cave actually, until mid-January. But as a result I...
Forum: MarketPlace 22 December 2019, 08:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By aeberbach
I just ordered a pair of...

I just ordered a pair of MC68030RC50C/MC68881RC50A from eBay (US) seller funkward-tech - arrived a week ago. As far as I can tell it's genuine, working fine. The 030 is a pull, the 881 is a new part.
Forum: Hardware mods 19 December 2019, 04:15
Replies: 36
Views: 4,945
Posted By aeberbach
Are any of these even pre-order yet? And I...

Are any of these even pre-order yet? And I understood the TF board was never going to be generally available...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2019, 23:15
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By aeberbach
Testing a 50MHz MC68030RC50C

I bought one from eBay's funkward-tech. Seems to work OK.

Am I right in saying there is no definite way to interrogate the CPU in software, and that the only way to be sure it's not relabelled is...
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