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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 October 2019, 14:44
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
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: 23
Views: 1,002
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: 264
Views: 29,326
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: 2,182
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: 2,182
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: 6,274
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 1,931
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: 2,565
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 2,565
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: 2,265
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: 28,470
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: 28,470
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: 2,265
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: 2,265
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: 2,265
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: 340
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: 340
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: 312
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: 904
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: 904
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: 1,341
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: 1,341
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: 1,341
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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: 3,450
Views: 358,809
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
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2018, 16:33
Replies: 3,450
Views: 358,809
Posted By jbenam
Okay, so I've been following this from the...

Okay, so I've been following this from the sidelines (lurking) and I'm ready to get onboard :D Congrats to Hedeon et al for the massive achievements posted in this thread.

I'm looking for a...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 July 2018, 12:54
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By jbenam
Help, 1084S black screen and buzzing noise

Hi guys,

My recently-acquired 1084S kicked the bucket after lending it to a friend which played with it for 5-6 hours straight. A strange smell came out and the screen started doing a buzzing...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 March 2018, 12:57
Replies: 129
Views: 28,470
Posted By jbenam
Yep, I did (welp, noticed your reply on this...

Yep, I did (welp, noticed your reply on this thread almost one year later while googling for some OSSC info, since I'm still planning to get one) and it's an amazing monitor. You can kinda see the...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 December 2017, 11:33
Replies: 59
Views: 5,398
Posted By jbenam
Excellent job guys, I'm glad we finally have a...

Excellent job guys, I'm glad we finally have a game on our beloved Amigas to immortalize childhood heroes like Bud (RIP) and Terence! :D

I'll definitely play this during the holidays, with a...
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