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Forum: support.Hardware 10 November 2019, 13:59
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Posted By Mick
Amiga 1200 hardware fixes for Gayle bugs

Is anyone able to clarify what combination is needed to fix the A1200 Gayle bugs?

I have been looking at the Rev.1 schematics here:
https://www.amigawiki.org/dnl/schematics/A1200_R1.pdf
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Forum: Hardware mods 08 November 2019, 18:28
Replies: 165
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Posted By Mick
I hope so too as I'm quite heavily invested in it...

I hope so too as I'm quite heavily invested in it now both in terms of time and money.

It might be the middle of next week when I post it now because the post office has been flooded. :sad
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2019, 20:46
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
I'm going to send Acill some boards to let him...

I'm going to send Acill some boards to let him solder/test for me as my soldering skills are only very basic. I can recap through hole boards that I'm not afraid to damage in the process that's about...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2019, 17:30
Replies: 165
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Posted By Mick
If people want to modify it to their own...

If people want to modify it to their own preference later then that's the idea, I just wanted to release a base version along wih the files that others can hopefully learn/build from.

The 9-pin...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 November 2019, 12:06
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
I added the A500 connector purely because from...

I added the A500 connector purely because from what Jens has said it would render the (impossible to get) PLCC keyboard controller unnecessary and adapters can made using custom controllers (or the...
Forum: Hardware mods 02 November 2019, 21:09
Replies: 165
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Posted By Mick
The boards should arrive middle of next week,...

The boards should arrive middle of next week, they've been manufactured with no complaints so it's so far good unless I receive the PCB equivalent of Frankenstein's monster.

Remember, this all...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 October 2019, 20:49
Replies: 165
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Posted By Mick
I've ordered 5 PCB's and it's bit nerve racking...

I've ordered 5 PCB's and it's bit nerve racking tbh. I feel like I've just bet my favourite Amiga in a game of cards. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Hardware mods 28 October 2019, 00:25
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Acill can you pm me your email address when...

Acill can you pm me your email address when you're back.

It is time. :shocked

Here is the (I hope) finished and problem free board.

https://postimg.cc/fV2dmr13
https://postimg.cc/BP0PJ9Pz
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Forum: Hardware mods 24 October 2019, 01:46
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Okay, so today I've been reading about the...

Okay, so today I've been reading about the earlier Gayle revision which is the reason why older boards have the GAL chip, is it the -01 revision Gayle that is broken? is the firmware for the PAL...
Forum: News 24 October 2019, 00:57
Replies: 449
Views: 61,090
Posted By Mick
I'm planning to order a couple when they're...

I'm planning to order a couple when they're available.
Forum: Hardware mods 22 October 2019, 23:50
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
The only option from JCLPCB is 45 degree bevel or...

The only option from JCLPCB is 45 degree bevel or none at all, if I go for 45 degree I have to leave 1.2mm at the bottom which may not be optimal for other PCB manufacturers? I was hoping to release...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 October 2019, 22:23
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
I got my my brutalised board today, should have...

I got my my brutalised board today, should have done it earlier really going to try to get it to where I'm happy and then order some PCB's.

I noticed that the edge connector is hardly bevelled (if...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 October 2019, 11:55
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Yeah that's the idea, the KiCad learning curve is...

Yeah that's the idea, the KiCad learning curve is a bit steep but once you've got the hang of it it's like riding a bike. Like I've said before if anyone wants to learn look for Kai's A500 memory...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 October 2019, 18:08
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Does the goldfinger 45 degree chamfering do the...

Does the goldfinger 45 degree chamfering do the corners as well or just the bottom edge? it says to leave 1.2mm clearance is that just at the bottom? I already did 45 degree angles at the corners in...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 October 2019, 17:28
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Oh great, I'll probably use JLPCB then. Thanks. ...

Oh great, I'll probably use JLPCB then. Thanks.

This is the page where they say 300x300mm, guess they need to update it.
https://jlcpcb.com/capabilities/Capabilities

My board for checking...
Forum: Hardware mods 19 October 2019, 00:18
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
This board has the capacitor (rev. 1.5), it may...

This board has the capacitor (rev. 1.5), it may be that rev 2 fixed it?
http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/photo2.pl?id=a600&pg=3&res=hi&lang=en

edit: I think they fixed it with rev 2 by adding...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 October 2019, 12:15
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Hi Acill, I have bought a motherboard off Ebay...

Hi Acill, I have bought a motherboard off Ebay which will hopefully arrive in the next few days and I will try to use it to get the external connectors and holes as accurate as possible. hese has...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 October 2019, 20:14
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Hi Stedy, I'm working with hese to try and get it...

Hi Stedy, I'm working with hese to try and get it released as I don't want to let the neglected A600 fans down. :p

I remember when I finished placing components there were two capacitors connected...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 September 2019, 23:30
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Just a quick update as I've had a few PM's, the...

Just a quick update as I've had a few PM's, the files I uploaded were a sort of snapshot of a work in progress, they aren't finished. I'd like to perfect it as much as possible and test it out before...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 September 2019, 21:16
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
If you could find the time to measure pin 1...

If you could find the time to measure pin 1 locations of all of the external connectors that would be excellent but no rush. :great
Forum: Hardware mods 22 September 2019, 20:04
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
That's great, I'll update my files. I noticed...

That's great, I'll update my files. I noticed earlier that the edge connectors have angled corners as well so I'll do that while I'm at it.
Forum: Hardware mods 21 September 2019, 22:24
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
I'll wait and see what hese does first, like I...

I'll wait and see what hese does first, like I said it was my preference to let him finish it since he has already brought a few excellent boards to fruition. My specialty is just doing the CAD part...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 September 2019, 23:46
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Hi hese, I just meant I'm bored generally (hence...

Hi hese, I just meant I'm bored generally (hence my doing this whole thing in the first place) and so I was going to have a go finishing it myself since I have nothing better to do and wasn't 100%...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 September 2019, 19:47
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
I need to get a real board and check the...

I need to get a real board and check the dimensions for holes first but if you could build one and test one out once it's finished that would make things a lot easier for me.

I was hoping to...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 September 2019, 12:48
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
If you want to send me a board I could fix the...

If you want to send me a board I could fix the dimensions and I might try to get some boards made but if I did I would need someone to build one and potentially fault find? do you have the metal...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 September 2019, 11:18
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Hi Justme14, thanks for the offer but I'm unsure...

Hi Justme14, thanks for the offer but I'm unsure what to do to be honest. I sent the files to someone I know within the community yesterday who has already released some VERY good things and who I...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 August 2019, 13:29
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Alright thanks. It's just I read that they also...

Alright thanks. It's just I read that they also act as a stored charge for in case of dips in voltage and I thought that with having a plane location might be a bit more important as you could have...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 August 2019, 22:07
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Well that rounds off an exciting couple of...

Well that rounds off an exciting couple of months, I'll have to find a new purpose in life now. :guru

https://i.postimg.cc/4ybz4ZDH/a1200front.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/W30ZSTbY/a1200back.jpg
...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 August 2019, 23:49
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
That's a good idea I didn't think of that. ...

That's a good idea I didn't think of that.

It looks like 9 pin ports could do with moving down a bit as well? I think the external ports need to fairly precise to fit inside the metal shielding...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 August 2019, 20:23
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
:xmas ...

:xmas

https://i.postimg.cc/RFJ0C05g/a1200front.jpg
Forum: Hardware mods 22 August 2019, 09:55
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
I've updated the files the ground plane now stops...

I've updated the files the ground plane now stops short of where the expansion connector pins start so they don't even overlap now.

Thanks for pointing it out xyzzy1, one step closer to...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 August 2019, 02:06
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
I just see what I'm doing as a sort of...

I just see what I'm doing as a sort of springboard for others who know more to tweak/improve upon what I've done and I'll update my version as I learn more myself. I don't know about name I thought...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 August 2019, 21:05
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
i didn't know that I just figured the extra...

i didn't know that I just figured the extra copper inside would give the connector more strength, if it's confirmed I'll fix it. I'm sort of learning on the job.
Forum: Hardware mods 21 August 2019, 18:10
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
The only problem with "A600 reborn" is it sounds...

The only problem with "A600 reborn" is it sounds like it's finished lol, I'm not even sure if it will fit inside a case without issues at this point. I'll end up with a pitch fork waving mob after me...
Forum: Hardware mods 21 August 2019, 17:44
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
How come the oscillator is disabled? I did it the...

How come the oscillator is disabled? I did it the same as Commodore they have the tristate pin connected to ground? or was that a mistake in their schematics?

Yeah the schematics I did aren't...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 August 2019, 23:56
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Once this is done I'm going into retirement. :) ...

Once this is done I'm going into retirement. :)

https://i.postimg.cc/9MBP3yZP/front.jpg
Forum: Hardware mods 20 August 2019, 12:29
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
How did you fix the VCC/GND nets Stedy? I'm...

How did you fix the VCC/GND nets Stedy? I'm seeing the same thing again just on different nets.

Also, does anyone know is the reason why A1200 didn't have a RTC because Commodore made a mistake?...
Forum: Hardware mods 19 August 2019, 19:50
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Stedy, I forgot to say I made a few changes since...

Stedy, I forgot to say I made a few changes since sending you the files but you might just be able to replace the .sch files and copy the libraries over. I dunno.
Forum: Hardware mods 18 August 2019, 23:40
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
Err I dunno, just call the files OpenA600 or...

Err I dunno, just call the files OpenA600 or something. :cheese

I've got a ReAmiga and Chucky's work is awesome I'm just kind of going in a different direction and maybe trying to get more people...
Forum: Hardware mods 18 August 2019, 15:13
Replies: 165
Views: 12,782
Posted By Mick
I've uploaded my progress to date into the zone,...

I've uploaded my progress to date into the zone, maybe Stedy or someone can host the files or they'll disappear after 60 days?

If anyone is looking to finish it I think it's basically a case of...
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