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Forum: Hardware mods 19 September 2018, 17:19
Replies: 391
Views: 334,637
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Cool. Thanks for uploading that it is super...

Cool. Thanks for uploading that it is super helpful.

:great

Thanks All for the great comments.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 September 2018, 01:34
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Oh Yeah. Those power connectors. Funny enough...

Oh Yeah. Those power connectors. Funny enough I do have a backup A2000 that actually has flat type one-way power connectors. Perhaps the power supply is newer.

One thing I do when I work on...
Forum: News 18 September 2018, 18:29
Replies: 260
Views: 38,729
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Really looking forward to this update. It will...

Really looking forward to this update. It will be an immediate purchase for me when available. The fact it is also on Floppy disks is great. Hopefully images will be available too.
Forum: Hardware mods 10 September 2018, 03:39
Replies: 391
Views: 334,637
Posted By Zippy Zapp
@katarakt that did the trick! Thanks a ton. ...

@katarakt that did the trick! Thanks a ton.

So if get the changes right, we jumped 1A-1B to make it DS0:, 4C-3C to remove Disk Change on 34?

I put it in an A500 and it booted workbench with no...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 September 2018, 02:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Glad you got it. I have ordered several things...

Glad you got it. I have ordered several things from Amigakit in the past and have not really had any issues. I think it is easy to forget that they are in the UK so it can take some time to get...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 September 2018, 06:49
Replies: 391
Views: 334,637
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Hi All, I have a Teac FD-235HF 3217-U drive...

Hi All,

I have a Teac FD-235HF 3217-U drive that I would like to configure for Amiga use. The jumpers look like the attached image. What should be the jumper config for Amiga use? I can take a...
Forum: News 07 September 2018, 06:19
Replies: 11
Views: 4,251
Posted By Zippy Zapp
It does. Bit apparently Kipper's tool supports...

It does. Bit apparently Kipper's tool supports writing while the GUI included with KryoFlux does not. That said I don't know where you would get DTCtool as it seems Kipper's website is broken...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2018, 03:18
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Any method to remove SMD caps can cause ripped...

Any method to remove SMD caps can cause ripped pads, especially if you don't do it perfectly.


If you are referring to me then you are wrong. I inspect my work very closely and like I said the...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 August 2018, 19:06
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I use the twist method and sometimes I cut them...

I use the twist method and sometimes I cut them off (above the plastic retainer) if there is visible damage. You can say it is amateur but there are a few EEs that have made videos about it being...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 August 2018, 18:56
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I usually max out everything too, but I only had...

I usually max out everything too, but I only had 8 chips for 1MB. Turns out I actually had 16 so it was perfect!

Thanks!
Forum: support.Hardware 20 August 2018, 01:37
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Awesome! Thanks Jope! I would have guessed...

Awesome! Thanks Jope! I would have guessed wrong.
Forum: support.Hardware 19 August 2018, 04:42
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Zippy Zapp
What order do you add the RAM? Bottom 4 sockets...

What order do you add the RAM? Bottom 4 sockets first? Do you happen to have a scan of the manual? It doesn't seem to be online anymore at SACC.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2018, 17:49
Replies: 51
Views: 6,244
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Has anyone tried contacting Starbreeze to see if...

Has anyone tried contacting Starbreeze to see if they have any comment or knowledge of this? I am assuming they do because they apparently own the IP, the Cinemaware name and all the games now.

I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2018, 01:37
Replies: 51
Views: 6,244
Posted By Zippy Zapp
My order for defender of the crown was similar. ...

My order for defender of the crown was similar.

After excuse after excuse I finally opened a PayPal case and then magically, I got a tracking number.

I would love to get Wings and Rocket...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 February 2018, 15:36
Replies: 64
Views: 3,708
Posted By Zippy Zapp
There is plenty of information on the internet...

There is plenty of information on the internet written by many people and sometimes people that were not even around during that time, or they were little kids when the Amiga was in its hey day.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 February 2018, 04:04
Replies: 64
Views: 3,708
Posted By Zippy Zapp
We pretty much had the same deal over here. I...

We pretty much had the same deal over here. I really don't understand why so many people, these days believe it was not popular over here because it was. I know because I was there. I worked at a...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 February 2018, 04:05
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Yeah I think I read someplace that these are not...

Yeah I think I read someplace that these are not a good idea that the charging circuit puts out too much power and the battery could go...
Forum: News 19 January 2018, 15:26
Replies: 48
Views: 7,359
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Of course. My point is I am glad it is an option...

Of course. My point is I am glad it is an option for those that couldn't do it at the time or afford it as it was more to invest...
Forum: News 19 January 2018, 04:10
Replies: 48
Views: 7,359
Posted By Zippy Zapp
^^ I noticed it on Amazon too for hard cover. ...

^^
I noticed it on Amazon too for hard cover. I could have waited and saved about $35. Of course no business cards, mini poster and early years book, but I could live without those...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 December 2017, 05:48
Replies: 115
Views: 18,881
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Waiting list? What waiting list? I must have...

Waiting list? What waiting list? I must have missed this. Bummer considering I have been asking about an version for the Amiga since the middle of 2016. Oh well a little longer i guess. Would...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 May 2017, 21:48
Replies: 413
Views: 68,041
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Very cool. I like the mini variant. Nice work!

Very cool. I like the mini variant. Nice work!
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2017, 22:20
Replies: 188
Views: 24,063
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I wasnt referring to the Amiga Inc statement I...

I wasnt referring to the Amiga Inc statement I was referring to this:
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2017, 21:18
Replies: 188
Views: 24,063
Posted By Zippy Zapp
matthey can be right about slamming a companies...

matthey can be right about slamming a companies reputation and saying they are doing things dishonestly, "underhanded and unscrupulous"? That really isn't called for unless you have some facts to...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2017, 17:52
Replies: 188
Views: 24,063
Posted By Zippy Zapp
That's a little rude and as someone who owns...

That's a little rude and as someone who owns several iComp products is definitely not fair to all the people who spent countless hours developing them. And now you are bordering on libel. Whether...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2017, 20:26
Replies: 188
Views: 24,063
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Define around here. Kansas? I am in California...

Define around here. Kansas? I am in California and there is quite an active Amiga user base here. And I don't know anyone that gets ridiculed over using a classic computer! People I talk to about...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2017, 18:40
Replies: 115
Views: 18,881
Posted By Zippy Zapp
The WiModem is a *stand-alone* device. I...

The WiModem is a *stand-alone* device. I certainly don't want to tether to a Pi or a computer just to connect to BBSs. This is more of a plug and play device. People have been tethering to PCs...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 April 2017, 04:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
@Wayne123, It is funny how much better made...

@Wayne123,

It is funny how much better made some things were in the 80's. The caps in the A500 are solid and I have not read about too many experiences with people replacing them. Read on the...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 April 2017, 01:17
Replies: 115
Views: 18,881
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Cool. Is there going to be a version with a...

Cool. Is there going to be a version with a display? I find it handy.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2017, 00:12
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
That was kind of my thoughts too about the...

That was kind of my thoughts too about the lifetime rating. I did see some that were 10000 hours and 20000 but I seen standard caps with that rating too. But none with the values I needed from...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 April 2017, 17:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
@Daedalus, Thank you for the explanation, that...

@Daedalus,
Thank you for the explanation, that is very helpful. :great

I have ordered a set of regular electrolytic caps. I have run into a few problems with Polymer selection:

1. I am...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 18:41
Replies: 25
Views: 2,783
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Hi, I had this problem on a few different keys...

Hi, I had this problem on a few different keys even going so far as swapping the membrane. For me it turned out to be the little rubber feet on the plunger. They are apparently also conductive and...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 18:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Thanks for the tip. Of course those are the...

Thanks for the tip. Of course those are the hardest to get to. 334 is right behind the keyboard connector. fun.

I did find one cap that has a slightly dull appearance on one solder leg. So I am...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 06:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Cool. So I think I will leave them at 35v as you...

Cool. So I think I will leave them at 35v as you say it can't hurt. One thing I am checking now is the impedance.

On one of the lists I found for the caps for A1200 it was recommended to use...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 01:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I guess that depends on where you live. I usually...

I guess that depends on where you live. I usually use digikey.com, in the USA but I have also used mouser.com and jameco.com. So far I have been very satisfied with Digi-Key.

I have taken...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2017, 17:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Uh Oh, pressures on! ;) Actually I am excited...

Uh Oh, pressures on! ;) Actually I am excited to try it out. I think today I will have time to take detailed pictures and check all the capacitor spots on my PAL unit. I don't even remember which...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2017, 20:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Cool. Thanks for the information. In regards to...

Cool. Thanks for the information. In regards to the A1200 circuits any issue that you can see with Poly caps? Of course I think for the through hole caps, I see no reason not to use standard...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2017, 16:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
@Zetr0, Thank you kindly for your...

@Zetr0,

Thank you kindly for your experience! I am with you, I usually go like for like when I am replacing Through-Hole stuff. And I agree that with the TH stuff I don't see a problem not...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2017, 20:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Polymer Capacitor Advice (A1200 or any Amiga)

Hi All,

I am going to recap 2 Amiga 1200's because I am pretty sure they have not been recapped. 1 is an Original Commodore branded PAL and 1 is an Amiga Technologies NTSC. They both work fine...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2017, 05:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By Zippy Zapp
I'll have to check out SysTest, looks good. ...

I'll have to check out SysTest, looks good.

Here is a link to the latest release from the GitHub Page:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6F45EdkSMp1ZGhXMWRvOXVDd3M

GitHub:...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2017, 02:25
Replies: 115
Views: 18,881
Posted By Zippy Zapp
Bluetooth would be no different then connecting...

Bluetooth would be no different then connecting with a NULL modem cable. You would still have to first connect to a host PC to share its internet connection. A WiModem plugged directly in to the...
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