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Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2020, 23:24
Replies: 9
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Posted By CubeTheory
BB card? do you mean the BooBip card? ...

BB card? do you mean the BooBip card?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2MB-RAM-upgrade-KIT-Commodore-Amiga-500-500-trapdoor-memory/273319974886?hash=item3fa323d7e6:g:5tsAAOSwDZ1bLAKM

That's good to...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 July 2020, 23:11
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By CubeTheory
So i finally got around to opening the PSU today....

So i finally got around to opening the PSU today. I've been using one of my refurbished Linear supply's up to now.

This is a 312503-03 Switched-mode made by DVE in Taiwan.

I was surprised by...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 July 2020, 01:37
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By CubeTheory
I have some of that. It sticks anything to...

I have some of that. It sticks anything to anything, as my fingers can attest to :laughing

I was contemplating that or a poly cement but wasn’t sure if they might react with the old plastic.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2020, 18:31
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By CubeTheory
Noticed after cleaning that the front corners on...

Noticed after cleaning that the front corners on the case top are cracked. does anyone have any experience or tips on how to fix, or at least do some preventative maintenance to it prior to...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2020, 14:28
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By CubeTheory
2 of my friends have just had their amiga's in...

2 of my friends have just had their amiga's in with AmigaPassion. one was an A600 and the other an A1200.

Both really happy. the A600 was a straight recapping with Polymer caps.

The A1200 was a...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2020, 11:46
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By CubeTheory
I've only booted a workbench disk and tried the...

I've only booted a workbench disk and tried the Enigma demo (coz it reboots and restarts) had zero issues with it :great

Mouse port works. haven't tried a joystick in the other port yet
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2020, 11:44
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By CubeTheory
I might get an expansion, and once i've finished...

I might get an expansion, and once i've finished the refurb, try out my ACA500Plus on it.

I forgot to mention he said it had been recapped about 18 months ago but i think it was longer. there was...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2020, 09:59
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By CubeTheory
A500 Plus

Hi.

I took a punt on an ad on Shpock yesterday for a boxed A500 that was badly yellowed. the photos were terrible, no pics of the machine working and not even a pic of the machine out of the box....
Forum: support.Hardware 13 May 2020, 18:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By CubeTheory
Thanks for linking to this. I have one question....

Thanks for linking to this. I have one question. Are there any special considerations for the choice of resistor? Or will a standard 0.25w one do? I’ve followed this and based on the existing trim...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2020, 15:13
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By CubeTheory
Thanks for this. The readings i was taking was...

Thanks for this. The readings i was taking was from the amiga power plug, so the cable was in play.

However, I'm thinking of shortening it anyway as it's far too long for where its located.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 May 2020, 15:11
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By CubeTheory
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2020, 14:48
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By CubeTheory
Thanks for that. for some reason, i never paid...

Thanks for that. for some reason, i never paid attention to the trim pot further in ,the pcb is covered by a metal heat sink and its not easy to see inside.

Further investigation and returning to...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2020, 14:41
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By CubeTheory
Thanks. These are the only power resistors i...

Thanks. These are the only power resistors i have, never thought to apply ohms law! :nuts
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2020, 12:20
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By CubeTheory
Ok. I noticed an issue with one of the probes i...

Ok. I noticed an issue with one of the probes i was using, which meant the readings were lower than expected.

so i re-tested both but this time i used a 5w 120ohm power resistor to provide load.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2020, 11:29
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By CubeTheory
A500 Linear PSU question

Hi.

I've just recapped my original A500 Linear PSU using Panasonic FC caps. when i powered it up and measured the voltage with a Car brake light bulb attached to provide load on the 5v rail, it's...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2020, 10:00
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By CubeTheory
Can you share some pics of the accelerator?...

Can you share some pics of the accelerator? Sounds rather interesting.
Forum: support.Hardware 27 March 2020, 13:34
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By CubeTheory
Ah, thanks. It never bothered me until i switched...

Ah, thanks. It never bothered me until i switched to a monitor, now its so obvious. looks great in WB though with the overscan settings going right to the edges.

One thing i was curious about...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 March 2020, 09:04
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By CubeTheory
Brill! thanks! hey, another Scouser! pleased...

Brill! thanks!

hey, another Scouser! pleased to meet you :great
Forum: support.Hardware 26 March 2020, 21:34
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By CubeTheory
Overscan

Probably some stupid questions, but here goes:

I've just moved my A500 off of a 23" LCD 1080 tv with enforced overscan to a dell 1080 monitor with no overscan, connected via a scart to hdmi...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2020, 19:50
Replies: 120
Views: 13,528
Posted By CubeTheory
Selling my A1200 Tower, with Blizzard 030 and...

Selling my A1200 Tower, with Blizzard 030 and 32mb ram. probably worth about 3 times what i got for it back in 2007.

Giving another A1200 away.
Giving an A500 away

And more recently, giving my...
Forum: request.Apps 01 March 2020, 21:23
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By CubeTheory
Brill! Thanks!! just debating now...

Brill!

Thanks!!

just debating now whether to try writing it back to my original disk :nuts:p
Forum: request.Apps 01 March 2020, 21:09
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By CubeTheory
Dpaint V Extras disk

Hi.

Does anyone have an ADF of the Dpaint V Extras disk they'd be willing to share?

I have the original and am just installing it on my ACA500Plus and I got a read error :crying

Thanks
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2020, 16:48
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By CubeTheory
Hi. Just thought I’d bump this issue to see...

Hi.

Just thought I’d bump this issue to see if anyone has any ideas. I have update on the icomp.de forum too but no reply as of yet.

The issue is directly related to the keyboard. I swapped the...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 February 2020, 18:35
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By CubeTheory
I have. didnt see anything that resembled my...

I have. didnt see anything that resembled my issue. I've also asked the question there too.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 February 2020, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By CubeTheory
ACA500Plus Issues

HI.

2x ACA500Plus boards arrived today, Thanks Jens.

My mate brought his amiga round to mine and we tested them both.

They both seem to work fine on his, but on mine they dont.

On mine...
Forum: MarketPlace 15 February 2020, 20:05
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By CubeTheory
Quick update. the replacement socket worked!...

Quick update.

the replacement socket worked! The drive switcher works too! Thanks
Forum: MarketPlace 14 February 2020, 23:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By CubeTheory
This was my issue, but mine wouldnt go anywhere...

This was my issue, but mine wouldnt go anywhere near fitting into the socket. a standard turned pin socket wouldnt fit either, so I gave up before any damage occurred and put the CIA back in.

I...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 February 2020, 10:01
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By CubeTheory
Good shout! I never thought of that. Thanks

Good shout! I never thought of that. Thanks
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 22:51
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By CubeTheory
0 Disables the drive. Just been...

0 Disables the drive.



Just been playing around with the drive, and it turns out that switching it to 1 will work! it formatted the disk. I'm a bit confused because I thought I had tried this,...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 17:35
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By CubeTheory
Possibly a Stupid external drive question.

Hi.

I've got a Roctec slim external drive, that I've replaced the belt on and cleaned, and is working fine I. got it off my Brother-In-Law, years ago.

I also have a bog standard external drive...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 February 2020, 10:14
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By CubeTheory
Thanks for all the hints, tips, and views on...

Thanks for all the hints, tips, and views on this. Really appreciated. Mine is working fine. I'm just gonna leave it be and keep an eye on it.

I will be recapping the PSU, though. But no rush,...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 23:44
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By CubeTheory
Did the original ram turn out to be ok? or did it...

Did the original ram turn out to be ok? or did it fail as a result of the bad cap?
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 16:22
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By CubeTheory
Thanks for clarifying. I haven't gotten hold of...

Thanks for clarifying. I haven't gotten hold of schematic yet, so I wasn't clear on this point, that's good to know.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 16:21
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By CubeTheory
Yeah, I tend to recap PSU's as a matter of...

Yeah, I tend to recap PSU's as a matter of course, though I haven't done my A500 Type 1 yet. I did put a Meanwell in a spare case i had though, so im using that at the moment.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 15:55
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By CubeTheory
I recently pulled a big axial capacitor out of a...

I recently pulled a big axial capacitor out of a Dragon 32 power board that had leaked, but was still working. It was outside of normal tolerance and a lot higher than its rating.

Just before that...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 13:58
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By CubeTheory
A500 Recapping Questions

Hi.

As I mentioned in my intro post, I have recently returned to the scene having got my original (bought new) A500 back off a friend I gave it to.

I know the A600 and A1200 definitely need...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 15:54
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By CubeTheory
Of course. The detection circuit is off +v1 which...

Of course. The detection circuit is off +v1 which is 5v

66092
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 15:49
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By CubeTheory
I should have mentioned it was also for securing...

I should have mentioned it was also for securing the PSU :laughing

The PSU is grounded through the mount point M1 and the data sheet states that M1 is a safety ground and M2 should also be...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 13:18
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By CubeTheory
Really appreciate the feedback, i like it when...

Really appreciate the feedback, i like it when things are neat and tidy, and i can disassemble quickly to swap parts out if necessary. Worth the little extra effort.

Why would you have avoided the...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 13:14
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By CubeTheory
Thanks for clarifying. I've not modded the...

Thanks for clarifying. I've not modded the connector and cable in anyway, so it was interesting to discover that they were wired up differently.



Yeah, it wasn't immediately clear to me from...
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