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Forum: support.Hardware 28 January 2020, 04:12
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By mech
The Alfa Data Alfapower 500 might do what you...

The Alfa Data Alfapower 500 might do what you need:

https://www.bigbookofamigahardware.com/bboah/product.aspx?id=522

It can autoboot with 1.3+ rom(will likely need a real rom installed in the...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2019, 23:39
Replies: 29
Views: 2,725
Posted By mech
Unless something has changed, i am using a...

Unless something has changed, i am using a vampire V2(not plus) in my A2000 with GVP SCSI card and scsi card reader.A 2286 bridgeboard,and a A2065 Ethernet card and they all work fine with vampire.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2019, 05:49
Replies: 48
Views: 1,737
Posted By mech
Good luck on it. My elbox psu that came with the...

Good luck on it. My elbox psu that came with the pro tower way back failed a couple months later,i found the 400w atx thats old style and been in it since.

before the 400w I tried a cx-500 corsair...
Forum: support.Apps 02 July 2019, 04:06
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By mech
open the 4000 up and set the jumper inside to...

open the 4000 up and set the jumper inside to NTSC. it will stay ntsc then. it should be j212 i think-its labeled on the board.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 May 2019, 18:23
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By mech
i have had hit and miss problems with the...

i have had hit and miss problems with the transcend 4gb 133x cards also. some seem to have flaky firmware as far as i can tell. Sandisk works for me everytime.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 April 2019, 22:28
Replies: 57
Views: 4,424
Posted By mech
Have you considered just converting a pc drive...

Have you considered just converting a pc drive to amiga and replacing the entire mechanism? this would be a cheap and easy way. Maybe adopt the sony mpf-920 to it?
This would do away with belt...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2019, 03:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By mech
An adapter will work fine. You can go from...

An adapter will work fine. You can go from Centronics 50 to typical high density 50 scsi 2 connectors with no problems.
there will be no speed loss or reliability problems.
Forum: Hardware mods 08 April 2019, 19:31
Replies: 139
Views: 22,266
Posted By mech
Nice work Chucky, what revision is it based on...

Nice work Chucky, what revision is it based on 9/02 9/03?
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2019, 04:47
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By mech
Is the plastic sheet under the motherboard that...

Is the plastic sheet under the motherboard that insulates it from the case?

Remove the board and check for short again.

With board out inspect all resistors and caps(likely not a electrolytic...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 January 2019, 00:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By mech
I think Steve said the 33mhz parts will easily...

I think Steve said the 33mhz parts will easily run 50mhz. I believe they are readily available cheap. for example:...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2018, 19:43
Replies: 46
Views: 1,801
Posted By mech
the things people do to these poor machines.. lol

the things people do to these poor machines.. lol
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2018, 19:42
Replies: 46
Views: 1,801
Posted By mech
I have seen this with cheap chinese batts-unpure...

I have seen this with cheap chinese batts-unpure battery chemistry likely, stick with japan make panasonic or such.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2018, 19:39
Replies: 46
Views: 1,801
Posted By mech
you know how many people have said that to me and...

you know how many people have said that to me and end up getting busy in life and putting their amiga in a closet or garage,only to have it leak lol.

A for the varta's yea nicad,nimh they all...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 October 2018, 19:23
Replies: 21
Views: 5,574
Posted By mech
Very interested, this should of been done long...

Very interested, this should of been done long ago..
what would be even cooler is a zorro3/32bit cardbus controller,although i guess it would be way more work.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 October 2018, 19:21
Replies: 24
Views: 3,033
Posted By mech
Elbox called overclocked zorro2,zorro IV and yes...

Elbox called overclocked zorro2,zorro IV and yes its abuse of the Zorro name, a hack basically,although a few cards supported it.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 October 2018, 01:29
Replies: 46
Views: 1,801
Posted By mech
Exactly, by the 90's we saw some of them leak...

Exactly, by the 90's we saw some of them leak already, it was a well known thing to remove them by 1995.. i guess people ignored it.


Why do you use super caps? they are full of electrolyte and...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2018, 23:00
Replies: 46
Views: 1,801
Posted By mech
I recommend you pull ALL socketed chips,inspect...

I recommend you pull ALL socketed chips,inspect pins/sockets and reseat them as first thing.

Next check all jumpers are correct,one jumper wrong could cause no boot.People love to mess with them...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2018, 17:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By mech
standard handset cord works fine,i use them on my...

standard handset cord works fine,i use them on my a1000's
i believe the connector is a RJ9.
Forum: support.Apps 26 August 2018, 17:28
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By mech
Most problems i have had with ATC is with mui...

Most problems i have had with ATC is with mui libs. check the docs and check all the mui lib versions installed for ATC, one in particular is picky on the version.... i dont recall which lib it was.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 August 2018, 23:39
Replies: 15
Views: 3,807
Posted By mech
this is your best bet scsi2sd v6: ...

this is your best bet scsi2sd v6:


https://amigakit.amiga.store/product_info.php?products_id=1314


You dont mention if you are using wide scsi like Cyberstorm MKIII/PPC or 50 pin narrow?

...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 June 2018, 05:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By mech
You can burn your own roms to eliminate the rom...

You can burn your own roms to eliminate the rom tower using 27c240 eproms(from memory this is what i used). 27c4096 may also be pin compatible(check pinouts to be sure!) with the 27c240. You must...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2018, 17:21
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By mech
Remember os3.0/3.1 needs TD64/NSD to use big...

Remember os3.0/3.1 needs TD64/NSD to use big partitions. using os3.9 would make your life alot easier however :)
This was the great thing about Cyberstorm accelerators,they patched using td64 and u...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2018, 00:52
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By mech
On the amiga 4000: Get sfs 1.279 here: ...

On the amiga 4000:
Get sfs 1.279 here:
strohmayer.org/sfs/files/SFS_1.279_68k.lha
Make room on a install3.1 disk,and copy smartfilesystem to L:
Boot the disk and run Hdtoolbox.
Click CHANGE...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 May 2018, 22:14
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By mech
Would you happen to have the mouser project for...

Would you happen to have the mouser project for the parts handy?
Forum: Member Introductions 14 March 2018, 03:54
Replies: 25
Views: 4,396
Posted By mech
You have standard page mode ram. 70ns and 80ns...

You have standard page mode ram.
70ns and 80ns can be mixed..the recommended slowest ram is 80ns.

static column ends in 402,i.e. 514402.
You can mix static column and page mode ram,but page mode...
Forum: Coders. Releases 10 March 2018, 04:35
Replies: 39
Views: 7,759
Posted By mech
Thomas-rapp also has a flac audio player out for...

Thomas-rapp also has a flac audio player out for amiga here if anyone cares:

http://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/amiga/daplayer.html
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2018, 02:53
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By mech
if you have the old Proto WD scsi chip, rev 04...

if you have the old Proto WD scsi chip, rev 04 sometimes will not play nice with multiple devices but works fine with 1 device. Upgrade it to the -08 or amd33c93A
Also check Diode d800? is passing...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 February 2018, 19:12
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By mech
If ATC crashes its almost always a missing or...

If ATC crashes its almost always a missing or wrong version mui lib...check the doc for required libs.
Forum: support.Hardware 02 January 2018, 07:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By mech
a2065 ethernet works in A2000 and on the a500 the...

a2065 ethernet works in A2000 and on the a500 the gvp-Anet(hydra/amiganet card in a side car) worked.
your microway should be fine since it just uses the video slot(or denise adapter).
no need for...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 January 2018, 06:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By mech
Plug power into the adapter or nothing will work....

Plug power into the adapter or nothing will work.
NEVER CHANGE JUMPERs WITH POWER ON.
they aren't IDE jumpers they are ID0,1,2,3 etc.. the scsi device ID. dont install a jumper on those pins=scsi...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 January 2018, 06:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By mech
Ibm E-server drives(and others) are common in...

Ibm E-server drives(and others) are common in 2.5" and quite cheap. they are 80pin sca2 but can be used with 80-50 adapter with highbyte termination. i have used these in my own amigas.
The guy who...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 December 2017, 03:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By mech
If its a relatively unexpanded(read not a power...

If its a relatively unexpanded(read not a power hog) a round din will be likely just fine . they are rated for lower amp carrying capacity than the square din(they are rated around what a 500 psu can...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 December 2017, 03:09
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By mech
I have run into fujitsu server drives with custom...

I have run into fujitsu server drives with custom firmwares that will not work reliably no matter what you do. i have one here that gave me fits. Not saying this is the exact problem you are...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 December 2017, 23:59
Replies: 30
Views: 9,543
Posted By mech
Great work, we sure could use a pinout of the...

Great work, we sure could use a pinout of the cable and it would also be nice to see if the Pal/Gal is protected or not. Connection to the drive would also be useful.

Its amazing how many people...
Forum: MarketPlace 18 December 2017, 00:30
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By mech
the originals are PAL's and GALS are a lower...

the originals are PAL's and GALS are a lower power cooler running replacement.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2017, 03:03
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By mech
here is the user manual, this place shows 31.5khz...

here is the user manual, this place shows 31.5khz for the lowest res, so no this will not work on amiga without a scan doubler.
...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 July 2017, 16:14
Replies: 257
Views: 33,828
Posted By mech
Kel will make the a4000 connectors, last i...

Kel will make the a4000 connectors, last i checked they were $7usd in lots of 100

also amigawiki: http://www.amigawiki.de/doku.php?id=de:parts:cpu_cardslot
Forum: support.Hardware 02 June 2017, 05:50
Replies: 104
Views: 4,942
Posted By mech
trust me, keep your old accelerator. the vampaire...

trust me, keep your old accelerator. the vampaire compatibility is around 65% if that, and no mmu/fpu.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 May 2017, 13:48
Replies: 76
Views: 6,128
Posted By mech
I can attest to his troubles i was helping him...

I can attest to his troubles i was helping him thru the tribulations. I will likely be flamed for saying this but i think something is buggy with the new mediators 3v versions. Does anyone have one...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2016, 05:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By mech
Yes, you will eventually burn up the power...

Yes, you will eventually burn up the power supply. the fan not only cools the psu, it cools the motherboard as well as any zorro cards. You cannot eliminate it.

You can put a nice quiet fan in it...
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