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Forum: support.Hardware 14 June 2018, 01:19
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Posted By boratintheuk
Thanks for the tips, friend. But the soldering...

Thanks for the tips, friend. But the soldering guns cost more than the a500 and everything else I bought for it haha! I was going to just use solder braid but maybe that isn't such a good idea? Once,...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 June 2018, 00:25
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
Red face Both the 8370 and the 8371 give me the same...

Both the 8370 and the 8371 give me the same issue. I get the normal start up sequence (gray, gray white) then the picture cuts out. Software boots fine and even sound comes out but picture is just...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2018, 20:36
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Posted By boratintheuk
What I really need is another A500 to test these...

What I really need is another A500 to test these chips haha! Trying to think of other things I can troubleshoot here.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 June 2018, 04:27
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
I noticed these tiny copper bits on each corner...

I noticed these tiny copper bits on each corner of the Agnus they don't contact anything on the socket and are flush with the chip. (they are so small a picture was impossible) However, with my force...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2018, 06:41
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
I think I ruined the Agnus chip carrier... I got...

I think I ruined the Agnus chip carrier... I got the 8370 back in there and I still just get a grey screen, although software is booting.

Some of the black teeth that divide the contacts on the...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2018, 05:24
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
I managed to pop out Agnus without having to use...

I managed to pop out Agnus without having to use the holes. Is there any sort electronic lubricant that won't ruin the socket that I can for easier removal?
Forum: support.Hardware 03 June 2018, 01:01
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
Red face It preforms vertical frequency boost as well, I...

It preforms vertical frequency boost as well, I had no picture issues until I inserted the 8371 Agnus.
The 8370 worked fine. Does the clock speed of the Amiga matter for the composite sync? My scan...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 May 2018, 21:37
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
I got the old chip out and was able to line up...

I got the old chip out and was able to line up the new one and insert it. But this is what I'm greeted with when I power on

https://i.imgur.com/OuiVFaV.jpg

It looks like software is booting...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 May 2018, 20:58
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
Is there a trick for removing Fat Agnus? Mine is...

Is there a trick for removing Fat Agnus? Mine is in the socket so tightly than it nearly breaks my PLCC extractor. I don't want to damage anything.
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2018, 21:01
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
Is the 28.37516 MHz crystal a part specifically...

Is the 28.37516 MHz crystal a part specifically made for the Amiga? Does anyone know if there's a general purpose version of that crystal? I'm having trouble finding the crystal online, unless I can...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2018, 20:45
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
I can find the 8371 online for pretty cheap so I...

I can find the 8371 online for pretty cheap so I might pick it up.

Can anyone tell me what kind of oscillator crystal I need? Can a novice with a soldering iron install it easily?
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2018, 20:37
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
Turns out I have an 8370. Unfortunate! Thanks.

Turns out I have an 8370. Unfortunate! Thanks.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2018, 01:26
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
Thanks, Gorf for the info. Forgive my ignorance,...

Thanks, Gorf for the info. Forgive my ignorance, I'm still an Amiga noob in a lot of ways, but does a tool like that have to ran from Workbench? If it does how would I be able run other software from...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2018, 00:34
Replies: 28
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Posted By boratintheuk
Question Converting NTSC A500 rev 5 to PAL

I've read that you can convert a rev 5 A500 from NTSC to PAL by grounding pin 41 on Fat Agnus. Will this allow me to run PAL software without issue or are there still other constraints on the NTSC...
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