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Forum: News 23 September 2018, 03:05
Replies: 256
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Posted By boratintheuk
I'm thinking I might have a bad floppy disk. ...

I'm thinking I might have a bad floppy disk.

Yeah, I'll try installing the HD version from the CD on UAE with the CF card hooked up.

I'll report back soon
Forum: News 23 September 2018, 02:28
Replies: 256
Views: 28,019
Posted By boratintheuk
Booted two other floppies to see if the drive was...

Booted two other floppies to see if the drive was the problem. Both games booted and played fine.

Worthy still won't boot. However, I just noticed I have a blinking caps lock, so hardware error...
Forum: News 23 September 2018, 02:11
Replies: 256
Views: 28,019
Posted By boratintheuk
Ah, okay, I'm still learning some things about...

Ah, okay, I'm still learning some things about the amiga.

My a600 has a A604 memory expansion and it boots workbench from a CF card. I upgraded the kickstart from 2 to 3.1. Nothing else really.
Forum: News 23 September 2018, 02:03
Replies: 256
Views: 28,019
Posted By boratintheuk
Anyone have any issues running the game? I...

Anyone have any issues running the game?

I get either or guru or a black screen when it tries to boot. Also I can't read the disk from inside Workbench.

I have a PAL a600 with kick 3.1 and 2mb...
Forum: News 13 September 2018, 02:53
Replies: 256
Views: 28,019
Posted By boratintheuk
I ordered my physical copy back in June and it...

I ordered my physical copy back in June and it finally shipped today... I have the digital copy of course but I want to play it first from the floppy.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 July 2018, 02:40
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By boratintheuk
The plipbox is slower isn't it? It's also more...

The plipbox is slower isn't it? It's also more expensive. What else can I put into the PCMCIA slot? I've heard that there are ram expansions but they are rare and expensive.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 July 2018, 04:23
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By boratintheuk
Question Ethernet and file transfer with modern computers.

I was thinking about picking up a PCMCIA ethernet card for my a600. I wanted to be able to transfer files over from a modern computer so I don't have to take out the CF card each time I need to add...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2018, 03:06
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By boratintheuk
Exclamation Amiga IRC and other Amiga Chat

I'm looking at some more active Amiga IRC channels.

I've been the EAB channel and is completely and utterly dead.

I also joined the ##amiga channel of freenode and it was even more dead than...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 July 2018, 16:45
Replies: 1,157
Views: 408,141
Posted By boratintheuk
I noticed the clouding when I was reassembling...

I noticed the clouding when I was reassembling the keyboard. I thought maybe it was from how the sunlight was hitting them. It doesn't bother me at all though.

As for the damn £ key I have no clue...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 July 2018, 06:40
Replies: 1,157
Views: 408,141
Posted By boratintheuk
The peroxide had no effect on the badge,...

The peroxide had no effect on the badge, thankfully. This retrobright turned out GREAT! :spin

Before... (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/392402904486641676/464272829400219649/s-l1600.jpg)
...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2018, 08:10
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By boratintheuk
Can someone share some information with me about...

Can someone share some information with me about compaitable PCMCIA ethernet cards I could use on my A600? It seems like a TON of wired ethernet PCMCIA have Amiga support but I can't find a solid...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 July 2018, 01:59
Replies: 1,157
Views: 408,141
Posted By boratintheuk
Should I cover the commodore badge on the top...

Should I cover the commodore badge on the top half of my A600. I thought the peroxide might ruin it.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2018, 16:30
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By boratintheuk
Thanks for the information! I'll pop 3.1 in this...

Thanks for the information! I'll pop 3.1 in this bad boy. As for the machine itself it's already been recapped, but thanks for the concern.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2018, 04:58
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By boratintheuk
Arrow A600: Questions about Kick 3.1 and CF IDE and PCMCIA ethernet

I just got my first A600 and being a previously only an owner of an A500 I have some questions.

I'm going to be picking up a A604N trap door expansion, as well as the IDE CF that they sell on...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 June 2018, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By boratintheuk
Thanks guys, I already thought it would work but...

Thanks guys, I already thought it would work but I just wanted to make sure.

As for the display I already have a external scan doubler for my a500 so I have no issue there!

Thanks again.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 June 2018, 14:50
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By boratintheuk
Question NTSC power supply on PAL machine

I have a American a500 power supply I want to use on a European a600. I know that the power supplies are interchangeable on the 500 and 600 but I'm curious about this region difference. Aren't both...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 June 2018, 02:19
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 01:25
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 21:36
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 05:27
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 07:41
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 06:24
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 02:01
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 22:37
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 21:58
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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: MarketPlace 29 May 2018, 17:51
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By boratintheuk
I'm aware that a ceramic resonator can be used in...

I'm aware that a ceramic resonator can be used in place of a oscillator, but will it simply just "work" soldered where the oscillator was?
Forum: MarketPlace 29 May 2018, 05:54
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By boratintheuk
Cool Wanted: 28.37516 MHz Crystal Oscillator for A500

I'm looking for the 28.37516 MHz Crystal Oscillator used in PAL A500. Looking for a reasonable offer. Thanks. :)
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2018, 22:01
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 21:45
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 21:37
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 02:26
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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, 01:34
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
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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