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Forum: support.Other 11 September 2020, 07:32
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By ajk
Here are some of my old tests for comparison....

Here are some of my old tests for comparison. First, composite using an ATI/EzCap style USB device:

http://ajk.kapsi.fi/retro/amiga/composite.png

S-Video using a RGB to S-Video adapter on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2020, 19:54
Replies: 261
Sticky: Soldering hints
Views: 133,992
Posted By ajk
Mouser...

Mouser (https://www.mouser.fi/Tools-Supplies/Soldering/Solder/_/N-b11qq?P=1z0xha9Z1y8vadqZ1y8vadtZ1yysnw7Z1y8vadnZ1z0xgwxZ1y8va8hZ1y8va85Z1yzxbyq&Keyword=solder+wire&FS=True) carry all sorts, Digikey...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2020, 21:24
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By ajk
Yeah, those seem about right. You'll probably...

Yeah, those seem about right. You'll probably find that if you go for the correct size capacitor, modern ones will have a higher voltage rating (e.g. 16V -> 25V or 35V -> 50V), but this is no...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2020, 17:30
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By ajk
Those are 47µF and 10µF - capacitors in the...

Those are 47µF and 10µF - capacitors in the picofarad range won't be electrolytic, they would be ceramic.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 August 2020, 08:41
Replies: 2,695
Views: 431,329
Posted By ajk
The blank keys have symbols on them in most...

The blank keys have symbols on them in most layouts, e.g. French, German, Swedish/Finnish etc. The US layout doesn't have them at all, instead the shift and enter keys are larger and take up that...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 20:10
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By ajk
You can't have just a cable going directly from...

You can't have just a cable going directly from Amiga video to HDMI (or even VGA), there needs to be active signals conversion in between. There are many options for doing this, internal options...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 July 2020, 13:49
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By ajk
Looks like you got there in time, no significant...

Looks like you got there in time, no significant PCB damage (maybe a little discoloration under the mask where the ground "grid" is) and the components seem okay too after cleaning.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 July 2020, 20:26
Replies: 1,193
Views: 460,435
Posted By ajk
In my experience the process works well, but the...

In my experience the process works well, but the yellowing does tend to return to some degree. Using a method where the part is fully immersed in liquid is safest; if the peroxide is allowed to dry...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 July 2020, 18:31
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By ajk
The capacitors are in line with the signal path...

The capacitors are in line with the signal path from the audio circuitry to the connector. Most likely - as you suspect - something is not making contact and therefore sound is not getting through....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 July 2020, 12:39
Replies: 2,695
Views: 431,329
Posted By ajk
SCSI stands for small computer system interface....

SCSI stands for small computer system interface. It's a peripheral bus that can be used with various kinds of devices, internal or external. Amigas commonly used it for hard drives, CD-ROM drives and...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2020, 13:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,482
Posted By ajk
It doesn't sound like to me that the adapter is...

It doesn't sound like to me that the adapter is compulsory, you just won't have the option of keyboard controls without it.
Forum: Hardware pics 30 March 2020, 10:29
Replies: 72
Views: 59,312
Posted By ajk
Indeed, and the part number turned out to be...

Indeed, and the part number turned out to be "E25-33-137". The switches are still occasionally available in various online shops.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 05 March 2020, 22:14
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By ajk
You could also try running it with Wine instead,...

You could also try running it with Wine instead, could be less hassle with not as many layers involved. Not something I've done myself though so perhaps others can also share their experiences.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2020, 09:41
Replies: 37
Views: 1,395
Posted By ajk
If you have Kickstart 2.x or later, you can use...

If you have Kickstart 2.x or later, you can use the early startup menu to select the device to boot from. With 1.x I don't believe there is a way to do that. Also, probably some (a lot?) of games and...
Forum: support.Apps 21 February 2020, 11:34
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By ajk
There is no concept of an icon theme in AmigaOS,...

There is no concept of an icon theme in AmigaOS, so yes it does have to be done manually. Of course, it would be possible to create a script which does this, but it's not trivial (except perhaps for...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 February 2020, 21:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By ajk
Was there a particular reason you don't wish to...

Was there a particular reason you don't wish to get a CompactFlash to IDE adapter and install the card internally? The adapters are quite inexpensive and then you wouldn't need a boot floppy. You...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2020, 15:31
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By ajk
Yeah, that corrosion definitely needs to be...

Yeah, that corrosion definitely needs to be addressed. A good cleaning could be all it needs, but it might turn out that the socket needs to be replaced. If you aren't comfortable doing that sort of...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2020, 09:54
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By ajk
Yeah, and perhaps clean the pins and socket with...

Yeah, and perhaps clean the pins and socket with something like DeoxIT while you are at it.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 February 2020, 09:20
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By ajk
The first DIP extractor tool you will find is...

The first DIP extractor tool you will find is probably something like this:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MUIAAOSwZJBX-48~/s-l300.jpg

However I would advise AGAINST using these with a Denise...
Forum: support.Games 07 February 2020, 17:54
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By ajk
To run games such as Frontier faster, you need a...

To run games such as Frontier faster, you need a faster processor. Since you can't just replace the existing 68000 processor with a faster one, you need what is known as an accelerator board. These...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 15:40
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By ajk
The capacitors on the A600 and A1200 are fairly...

The capacitors on the A600 and A1200 are fairly early surface mounted electrolytic caps. The seals on them are not that great, and over time caustic electrolyte will leak out causing damage to the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2020, 16:05
Replies: 2,695
Views: 431,329
Posted By ajk
The accelerator takes over the system, the...

The accelerator takes over the system, the on-board CPU does nothing. The architecture does not allow for both CPUs to run; if they tried, all accesses to RAM and other shared resources would result...
Forum: support.Other 22 January 2020, 13:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By ajk
Yes - well, I don't know about Kick Off 2...

Yes - well, I don't know about Kick Off 2 specifically but most games aren't going to work that way. They have been designed to boot from a cold start both for performance and copy protection...
Forum: support.Other 22 January 2020, 13:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By ajk
Are you mainly interested in games or utilities?...

Are you mainly interested in games or utilities? Mounting .adfs in Workbench is fine, but that approach only really works for system friendly releases. Almost all games require control over the...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 20:41
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By ajk
Hello and welcome! A large proportion of...

Hello and welcome!

A large proportion of games and demos have been very tightly coded to work on an A500 system and will face incompatibilities with any higher spec Amiga. Even though the chipset...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 19 January 2020, 00:17
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By ajk
Hello and welcome! Utilities on the Amiga...

Hello and welcome!

Utilities on the Amiga don't usually require much installing, simply run the program by double clicking on the icon. If you want it to run automatically, put it in the WBStartup...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2020, 00:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By ajk
The FPU makes no difference with games, only with...

The FPU makes no difference with games, only with certain math intensive applications.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 19 December 2019, 09:28
Replies: 6
Views: 2,213
Posted By ajk
I'm sure a coder skilled in such arts can easily...

I'm sure a coder skilled in such arts can easily remove the copy protection; you don't need to go back to the source code to do that.
Forum: Hardware mods 03 December 2019, 08:53
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By ajk
I've replaced the fan on a couple of A1000s. I...

I've replaced the fan on a couple of A1000s. I don't quite remember if I found/used exactly the same Etri branded fan, but certainly fans in that size (80x80x38mm I think?) and voltage rating weren't...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 November 2019, 16:53
Replies: 2,695
Views: 431,329
Posted By ajk
Yes, the floppy cables remain the same. The...

Yes, the floppy cables remain the same.

The trapdoor slot is for memory and CPU upgrades, and yes, you can only have one installed at a time. It is also possible to have RAM in the PCMCIA slot but...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 October 2019, 13:32
Replies: 2,695
Views: 431,329
Posted By ajk
Blue membranes belong to keyboards manufactured...

Blue membranes belong to keyboards manufactured by Samsung, green ones go with Mitsumi models. The basic operating principle is the same but the exact dimensions and shape are different.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2019, 08:26
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By ajk
I actually got everything working, it was just a...

I actually got everything working, it was just a matter of having the correct jumpers set :)
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2019, 09:49
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By ajk
If you have the 68000 running at the full 42MHz,...

If you have the 68000 running at the full 42MHz, there probably aren't very many titles that would significantly benefit from an 68030. Perhaps some. You can get much more RAM with a separate...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2019, 21:28
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By ajk
You could, but do keep in mind sockets have their...

You could, but do keep in mind sockets have their own issues. Sometimes the chips don't make good contact, or the pins become oxidized, and then you get hard to diagnose problems. This is especially...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 September 2019, 15:34
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By ajk
If the surface mount chip is PLCC to begin with,...

If the surface mount chip is PLCC to begin with, yes, you can install a corresponding socket (assuming there is enough space - sockets are obviously larger than the chip itself). Which chip do you...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 05 August 2019, 19:57
Replies: 11
Views: 5,804
Posted By ajk
VirtualBox does not change the CPU architecture...

VirtualBox does not change the CPU architecture of the host machine, and as OS4 needs PowerPC to run on, this unfortunately can't work. You need full emulation which is always much slower.
Forum: support.Other 04 July 2019, 08:03
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By ajk
Workbench 1.3 is limited in that files without...

Workbench 1.3 is limited in that files without icons can't be manipulated via the GUI. Later versions have the option to show all files (and list them by name instead of icons, among other things).
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2019, 19:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By ajk
The soldering looks decent enough; not too much...

The soldering looks decent enough; not too much solder and nice fillets. Those are ceramic caps so they can't possibly leak. The transistor maybe has too much solder, looks a little blobby.

There...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 07:01
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By ajk
Yes, you would use UAE to run the Workbench...

Yes, you would use UAE to run the Workbench installer from the floppy images in order to set up the hard drive. Copying the ADF files themselves to the hard drive would not yield a booting system....
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2019, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By ajk
There isn't that much WinUAE specific when it...

There isn't that much WinUAE specific when it comes to formatting hard drives, really - I'm not sure of the exact guide you were looking at but probably the majority of the steps you will need to...
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