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Forum: Amiga scene 23 April 2018, 05:21
Replies: 65
Views: 2,576
Posted By mattsoft
Both. Each has pros and cons.

Both. Each has pros and cons.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2018, 08:57
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By mattsoft
Sorry to not answer your question, but where did...

Sorry to not answer your question, but where did u get the flea? Didn’t know they were for sale yet. Thanks!
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2018, 08:55
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By mattsoft
Wow,thanks for all the great help! I’ve got some...

Wow,thanks for all the great help! I’ve got some work to do obviously. First step, pull out the multi and start testing.
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2018, 02:44
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By mattsoft
Checked all jumpers and they are set to default....

Checked all jumpers and they are set to default. No love.

Attached are pictures of the battery damage.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 21:30
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By mattsoft
I'll take a picture of the damaged area when I...

I'll take a picture of the damaged area when I get home this evening. I'll also double-check any jumper settings on the board.
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 19:36
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By mattsoft
I've tried both RGB (15KHz) and VGA (30KHz) video...

I've tried both RGB (15KHz) and VGA (30KHz) video outputs -- same results.

Yeah, if I had a CPU card like a 3630 I would try that, but I don't...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2018, 17:58
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By mattsoft
Amiga 3000 black screen -- caps lock test?

Hi all - recently picked up an Amiga 3000 in rough shape. It had been stored in a damp location and looked terrible. When plugged in, I get the green LED and a black screen.

I removed the battery...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 November 2017, 04:24
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By mattsoft
aminet? on the mailing lists or something?

aminet? on the mailing lists or something?
Forum: News 18 September 2017, 00:31
Replies: 75
Views: 12,806
Posted By mattsoft
I see these are back in stock -- has anyone tried...

I see these are back in stock -- has anyone tried one inside a 1000?
Forum: Hardware mods 31 August 2017, 08:47
Replies: 3,343
Views: 280,831
Posted By mattsoft
Anyone tried a TF530 in a 1000? Curious if it...

Anyone tried a TF530 in a 1000? Curious if it physically fits with the floppy drive in place, and if it actually works (assuming you have a kickstart switcher with 2.05+ installed).
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2017, 18:29
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By mattsoft
So it works just fine, the problem is that the...

So it works just fine, the problem is that the boards I am using don't fit with the floppy installed. Seems to always be the problem with these things. So I need a CPU offset adapter or to remove the...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 July 2017, 06:33
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By mattsoft
I have a few A1000s and there seems to be 3...

I have a few A1000s and there seems to be 3 reasonable options:

(1) Vampire 500 v2 -- plugs right in and gives you an SD card.
(2) ACA500+ -- plugs into the side, a little flakey, but does the...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 July 2017, 19:53
Replies: 331
Views: 36,435
Posted By mattsoft
Regardless of what happens, Kipper and Majsta...

Regardless of what happens, Kipper and Majsta will be an important chapter in Amiga history. Very cool.
Forum: News 09 June 2017, 18:43
Replies: 36
Views: 3,779
Posted By mattsoft
Looks great! Order placed. :)

Looks great! Order placed. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2017, 04:42
Replies: 331
Views: 36,435
Posted By mattsoft
Vampire 500+ arrived here in Seattle! Huzzah!

Vampire 500+ arrived here in Seattle! Huzzah!
Forum: request.Other 02 May 2017, 21:24
Replies: 59
Views: 18,944
Posted By mattsoft
Agreed, these are really nice. great work.

Agreed, these are really nice. great work.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2017, 20:29
Replies: 747
Views: 111,324
Posted By mattsoft
The boot CF slot is for your Amiga CF "hard...

The boot CF slot is for your Amiga CF "hard disk".

The AUX slot can be FAT formatted and hot-swapped. Easy to transfer files between PC/Mac and your Amiga.

Very handy!!!
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2017, 18:28
Replies: 115
Views: 18,275
Posted By mattsoft
So you ditched the idea of powering it from the...

So you ditched the idea of powering it from the computer? I guess only certain computers provide the necessary current over serial to power this thing? Either way, very cool and I'm in on one....
Forum: Amiga scene 16 April 2017, 06:34
Replies: 747
Views: 111,324
Posted By mattsoft
drop down to 14mhz and see if it boots...

drop down to 14mhz and see if it boots consistently.
Forum: News 14 April 2017, 22:26
Replies: 51
Views: 7,235
Posted By mattsoft
Nice podcast -- subscribed in iTunes!

Nice podcast -- subscribed in iTunes!
Forum: support.Hardware 09 April 2017, 17:18
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By mattsoft
Yup, bad CIA chip. Never had one go bad before....

Yup, bad CIA chip. Never had one go bad before. Easy fix!
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2017, 07:11
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By mattsoft
Amiga 1000 Floppy Problem

I have an Amiga 1000 that is not reading from the internal or an external 1010 floppy drive. These both work fine on another Amiga.

Using the ACA500+, I am able to boot to Workbench. From there,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 March 2017, 18:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By mattsoft
Very cool! Good luck on the restore -- show pics...

Very cool! Good luck on the restore -- show pics when you're done. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 16 March 2017, 20:46
Replies: 32
Views: 3,010
Posted By mattsoft
no problems registering on amibay here, but...

no problems registering on amibay here, but cannot for the life of me get an "approved" account on amiga.org. admins don't respond, and won't approve my account so i can post. not using a VPN or...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2017, 22:36
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By mattsoft
That's impressive. I tried to do something...

That's impressive. I tried to do something similar using marine epoxy but they still failed. if only Commodore was able to put a single screw mount in the right side of the case like they did on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 February 2017, 01:45
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By mattsoft
Amiga 600 Case Tabs

The tabs on the sides of my A600 finally broke off. This isn't so bad on the left side where a case screw helps to hold the case together, but on the side by the floppy, it sucks -- the case just...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2017, 18:22
Replies: 747
Views: 111,324
Posted By mattsoft
Another option is to put your name on the Vampire...

Another option is to put your name on the Vampire 500 v2 list. Apparently the Vampire works well on the A1000. I'm on the list, so I'll post how it goes in about 1.5-2 years. ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2017, 05:05
Replies: 747
Views: 111,324
Posted By mattsoft
It's not supported, for sure. So I understand why...

It's not supported, for sure. So I understand why Jens says that because he did not design it for the 1000 and doesn't want to support it.

But it does work. When you turn on the 1000, it usually...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2017, 01:53
Replies: 747
Views: 111,324
Posted By mattsoft
it works most of the time and is cheap. worth it...

it works most of the time and is cheap. worth it in my opinion.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2017, 03:21
Replies: 32
Views: 2,120
Posted By mattsoft
I just picked up an A600 and am "pimping it out"...

I just picked up an A600 and am "pimping it out" so to speak. Personally, I prefer stock machines that run mostly as originally designed. If I wanted a FAST Amiga, I'd get a 4000 or just use FS-UAE....
Forum: MarketPlace 22 February 2017, 08:13
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By mattsoft
WTB: Kipper2k A1000 CPU Adapter

Hi all - I have a A508IDE made by Kipper2k and I'm looking to install it into an Amiga 1000. This would a lot easier if I had his A1000 CPU adapter, but since Kipper2k is busy making Vampires, I...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2017, 01:13
Replies: 747
Views: 111,324
Posted By mattsoft
Hey Jens - I updated to the .89 firmware and now...

Hey Jens - I updated to the .89 firmware and now the ACA500+ is reliably working on my stock A1000 and A1000 with rejuvenator board in it. It boots 100% of the time. :) :) :) Did you do something on...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2017, 00:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By mattsoft
i haven't done an A500, but have done other...

i haven't done an A500, but have done other boards using soldering iron and braid to remove the solder then pull it off. clean board with isopropyl and call it a day.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 February 2017, 21:36
Replies: 747
Views: 111,324
Posted By mattsoft
yup, you need the ECS agnus and from what I...

yup, you need the ECS agnus and from what I recall, you can't simply replace the agnus chip alone. if you want 1 MB (or higher) chip RAM, you could find a later revision A500 MB and swap, get an...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2017, 20:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By mattsoft
I'd go for it too. The A500+ is easy to upgrade,...

I'd go for it too. The A500+ is easy to upgrade, quick to 2MB chip, lots of expansion potential. But yeah, first thing you MUST do is open it and remove the battery. It's probably already leaking...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 February 2017, 20:13
Replies: 747
Views: 111,324
Posted By mattsoft
The ACA500+ only adds fast RAM. Your trapdoor RAM...

The ACA500+ only adds fast RAM. Your trapdoor RAM expansion might not be adding to your A500's chip RAM. Remove the ACA500 and boot your A500. What does the workbench say for RAM? If it says you have...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 February 2017, 05:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,750
Posted By mattsoft
Huzzah! Now boot up some Turrican 2! :)

Huzzah! Now boot up some Turrican 2! :)
Forum: Amiga scene 10 February 2017, 03:48
Replies: 28
Views: 2,750
Posted By mattsoft
No, you should get a workbench prompt without...

No, you should get a workbench prompt without keyboard and mouse plugged in. maybe a bad kickstart disk? maybe bad writable KS RAM?
Forum: Amiga scene 10 February 2017, 01:42
Replies: 28
Views: 2,750
Posted By mattsoft
I don't know if you need to or not, but that's...

I don't know if you need to or not, but that's what I've experienced using these 2 Amigas.

This blog talks about getting an ACA500 (not plus) running on a pretty stock A1000:...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 February 2017, 20:55
Replies: 28
Views: 2,750
Posted By mattsoft
I have an ACA500+ and it works on my "rejuvenated...

I have an ACA500+ and it works on my "rejuvenated Amiga" reliably. This Amiga has the Expert Services Rejuvenator board with the 1MB ECS and 2.04 KS on ROM. On my plain, vanilla 1000, the ACA500+...
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