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Forum: support.Hardware 27 October 2015, 00:35
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By Smakar
Thanks for the reply - I ended up doing the same...

Thanks for the reply - I ended up doing the same thing (activate license on my A1200).
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2015, 01:35
Replies: 717
Views: 195,215
Posted By Smakar
This kit came with the A1200 I purchased a couple...

This kit came with the A1200 I purchased a couple of months ago - works like a champ. I did, however, replace the 4gb CF card with an 8gb (amazing how many games there are out there :spin)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2015, 02:56
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By Smakar
I wish I had a dime every time my wife said that...

I wish I had a dime every time my wife said that to me :laughing
Forum: News 21 October 2015, 01:23
Replies: 540
Views: 118,721
Posted By Smakar
Thank you for the replies - and I'm very much...

Thank you for the replies - and I'm very much looking forward to the ACA500+.
Forum: News 20 October 2015, 01:43
Replies: 540
Views: 118,721
Posted By Smakar
I have a question for Jens (or anyone else who...

I have a question for Jens (or anyone else who may know). For some reason, ACATune does not recognize any of my accelerator cards (ACA1220, ACA1221, and ACA1233) connected to my ACA500. Note that the...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2015, 01:28
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By Smakar
ACATune on Cards Attached to an ACA500

Greetings all,
I wasn't sure where to post this, so I thought I would start here.

I have various accelerator cards from Individual Computers, attached to an ACA500 on my Amiga 500. The cards are...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2015, 01:14
Replies: 118
Views: 16,820
Posted By Smakar
I wanted to thank those who offered suggestions,...

I wanted to thank those who offered suggestions, and apologize for not replying sooner. Right after I had posted my question, both my A1200 AND A500 died on me (nothing to do with the MK2cr)-...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2015, 17:50
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Smakar
I was receiving these, and worse (green screens -...

I was receiving these, and worse (green screens - both at boot-up and 10 minutes or so after finally booting up). I *think* it was related to my A1233 accelerator, for when I replaced it with my...
Forum: MarketPlace 26 September 2015, 07:29
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Smakar
ACA500 Trouble Symptoms

It seems to be progressive.
First, with an ACA1233, it would get sporadic errors booting up, where a red or green screen would be displayed, before the ACA500 boot-up menu. I would power off,...
Forum: MarketPlace 26 September 2015, 05:17
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Smakar
Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately, I had...

Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately, I had purchased it used from eBay - it was WONDERFUL while it lasted. I know Jens is working on the ACA500Plus - if worse comes to worse I'll have to wait...
Forum: MarketPlace 26 September 2015, 01:45
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Smakar
Wanted - ACA500 - WITHDRAWN

WITHDRAWN
ISSUE IS MY AMIGA 500 - NOT THE ACA500


Hey there. My ACA500 appears to have bit the dust, so I am looking for a replacement, in working order (not only for parts). I didn't realize...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 September 2015, 21:45
Replies: 118
Views: 16,820
Posted By Smakar
Hello to all, Apologies in advance if this...

Hello to all,

Apologies in advance if this has already been asked and answered, but I have a Indivision AGA MK2cr which is loose when placed on the Lisa chip. I can get is to "click" when fitting,...
Forum: MarketPlace 29 August 2015, 02:38
Replies: 82
Views: 11,703
Posted By Smakar
FYI - order placed and received yesterday - I am...

FYI - order placed and received yesterday - I am a HAPPY CAMPER!!!
Forum: support.WinUAE 26 August 2015, 03:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,170
Posted By Smakar
I was having a similar issue copying 2 gig of...

I was having a similar issue copying 2 gig of data, using DM2 (Disk Master). It didn't seem to be cause by the size of the files, but rather the number of files.

Eventually, I reduced the copy...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2015, 01:59
Replies: 26
Views: 3,234
Posted By Smakar
Power supply

My A1200 PSU recently died, and I ended up building a replacement. There are numerous tutorials out there, including this one ...
Forum: MarketPlace 21 August 2015, 03:57
Replies: 82
Views: 11,703
Posted By Smakar
Declaring interest on one card, but I live in the...

Declaring interest on one card, but I live in the US - PM sent (fingers crossed).
Forum: support.Hardware 14 August 2015, 01:10
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Smakar
My Amiga 1200 just stopped working - solid green...

My Amiga 1200 just stopped working - solid green power light but nothing else. I was going to try to re-cap it myself but I am NOT an electrician. I found a re-cap service on eBay:...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2015, 08:24
Replies: 43
Views: 5,136
Posted By Smakar
Hey there. A couple of things: a) do you have...

Hey there.
A couple of things: a) do you have AutoMount checked for all partitions?
And two, others have had similar issues - it is recommended that you first create only one partition, format it,...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2015, 08:13
Replies: 43
Views: 5,136
Posted By Smakar
Shoot - I was hoping that would do it. I will let...

Shoot - I was hoping that would do it. I will let you know if anything comes to mind (I'm running an A500, but I just bought an A1200 on eBay which should be arriving tomorrow. I like the idea of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2015, 01:37
Replies: 43
Views: 5,136
Posted By Smakar
When this happens, I use the FORMAT tool in the...

When this happens, I use the FORMAT tool in the SYSTEM folder, after which the formatted device appears on the desktop.
Forum: News 23 July 2015, 01:32
Replies: 540
Views: 118,721
Posted By Smakar
It Never Fails

sneak the upgrades past my wife electronically later?

Another variance of Murphy's Law: my purchases will be delivered at the exact time and day that my wife happens to be near the front door :bash
Forum: support.Apps 13 July 2015, 18:15
Replies: 20
Views: 11,239
Posted By Smakar
The best, easiest tool that I've found is...

The best, easiest tool that I've found is ADF_Device, which can be downloaded from here http://bfugl.dk/Download.asp
Just follow the installation instructions in the AmigaGuide included in the...
Forum: News 24 June 2015, 01:58
Replies: 1,644
Views: 298,142
Posted By Smakar
Kudos to Jens - I had taken a 3 year hiatus from...

Kudos to Jens - I had taken a 3 year hiatus from my A500 (after purchasing a A1220 in late 2012) - after reading that ACA500s would no longer be produced, I found one on eBay. The ACA500 and A1220...
Forum: support.Apps 14 February 2015, 19:21
Replies: 80
Views: 6,700
Posted By Smakar
Best of luck to you. Speaking from...

Best of luck to you.

Speaking from experience, what's even more sickening is loosing important data that I inadvertently deleted myself!
Forum: News 29 March 2014, 03:49
Replies: 806
Views: 200,786
Posted By Smakar
I too hope many are sold, and I also hope the...

I too hope many are sold, and I also hope the same for the ACA500 (choices are a great thing to have) - anything to keep the wonderful heritage of the Amiga alive and kicking after all these years...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 December 2013, 00:49
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Smakar
First you need a NULL Model serial cable -...

First you need a NULL Model serial cable - instructions for this are here: http://www.amigaforever.com/kb/13-105

Once you have the NULL Modem serial connection established, here are the next...
Forum: News 30 September 2013, 18:03
Replies: 806
Views: 200,786
Posted By Smakar
"Both enhance the A500. Isn't that great, over 25...

"Both enhance the A500. Isn't that great, over 25 years later?"

I can't wait till both are available - I'll buy and install both and have a super-duper ACAZeus (pronounced A-KA-Zeus)!!!
Forum: News 05 February 2013, 22:25
Replies: 1,644
Views: 298,142
Posted By Smakar
Thank you for all the hard work, Jens. My concern...

Thank you for all the hard work, Jens. My concern about the higher design (rather than wider) is I just KNOW I'm going to catch it on something (my sleeve, cleaning cloth, etc.). The more...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 November 2012, 17:45
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Smakar
I myself have an A500 and a Windows 7 64-bit PC,...

I myself have an A500 and a Windows 7 64-bit PC, and use Amiga Explorer for transferring files with no issues. But I found this site that may help; it mentions that if using the TYPE command from...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 November 2012, 08:20
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By Smakar
I also had issues with my internal floppy drive...

I also had issues with my internal floppy drive when I first took it out of storage after 18 years. I had ordered a replacement drive and while waiting for it I:

- disassembled my A500 and floppy...
Forum: News 01 November 2012, 17:32
Replies: 2,926
Views: 532,860
Posted By Smakar
Morning Surprise

Wow - just got a delivery from FedEx - I thought my wife had ordered more clothes or shoes :rolleyes but it was my ACA1220 from Amigakit! :spin
I am VERY pleased with the quick response, especially...
Forum: MarketPlace 29 October 2012, 16:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By Smakar
Hello Mat, Thank you for the reply but I was...

Hello Mat,
Thank you for the reply but I was able to find an 240mb SCSI drive and successfully replace my 40mb drive with it. I was even able to add 8mb memory on the controller. But I do appreciate...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 October 2012, 00:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By Smakar
I agree with prowler. I had my Amiga 500 in the...

I agree with prowler. I had my Amiga 500 in the attic from 1993 until this past June (and this is in Phoenix Arizona, USA, where the temps will exceed 135 Fahrenheit/57 Celsius), and after blowing...
Forum: News 17 October 2012, 21:49
Replies: 1,644
Views: 298,142
Posted By Smakar
Hello Jens, is there any update on the status of...

Hello Jens, is there any update on the status of the ACA500? I have an A500 and have pre-ordered the ACA1220, but will not be able to use the ACA1220 until the ACA500 is available. I apologize in...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 October 2012, 07:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By Smakar
Update - I purchased correct wires (instead of...

Update - I purchased correct wires (instead of trying to scavenge and reuse old wiring), CAREFULLY soldered the wires to the ROM socket and IC, and powered up my A500. At first I thought there was...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 October 2012, 20:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By Smakar
Thanks. I decided I will try again but first...

Thanks.
I decided I will try again but first practice soldering on some other old PC video boards I found in a box (as in 10+ years old). And this time I will work on patience (never a strong point...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 October 2012, 00:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By Smakar
A500 Rev5 - 3.1 ROM Question

I've seen numerous instructions on the modifications required for the 3.1 ROM to work on Amiga 500/Rev 5 machines. My question: are there any alternatives to soldering? I've already screwed up one...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 October 2012, 22:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By Smakar
A HAPPY follow-up! After fiddling around for a...

A HAPPY follow-up! After fiddling around for a month with the PortJnr serial device (I never could get my A500 to boot when it was connected), I just received the Silver Surfer serial device. I had...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 October 2012, 03:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Smakar
I too have only owned an Amiga 500 (still do, and...

I too have only owned an Amiga 500 (still do, and still love it). This link may give you some of the information you're looking for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_models_and_variants
Forum: support.Hardware 27 September 2012, 18:13
Replies: 20
Views: 6,779
Posted By Smakar
This may not be correct, but I changed the Google...

This may not be correct, but I changed the Google search to "SupraDrive 500 DB37" and found the following http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=22879 which in turn contained the following...
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