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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 July 2019, 13:24
Replies: 8
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Posted By project23
Yeah, until you open it up? lol

Yeah, until you open it up? lol
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2019, 14:45
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By project23
Ahh!! (batt leak from HELL)

Get a load of the damage to the motherboard in this ebay link...
...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 June 2019, 17:38
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By project23
Yeah I can confirm this same behaviour with me...

Yeah I can confirm this same behaviour with me too... Just use 'extended test' as mentioned above.

A couple things don't work actually... disk drive testing for instance... dunno if thats just me?
Forum: support.Hardware 25 June 2019, 13:24
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By project23
swap the CIA chips and see if behaviour changes?

swap the CIA chips and see if behaviour changes?
Forum: Hardware mods 23 June 2019, 03:18
Replies: 37
Views: 4,204
Posted By project23
Kai has done some great designs, but most (all?)...

Kai has done some great designs, but most (all?) of his stuff is as yet untested. There may be some mistakes or issues that aren't ironed out yet.

Don't let that put you off - if you're keen to...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 June 2019, 03:37
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By project23
No problem, glad the little box worked okay! I'm...

No problem, glad the little box worked okay! I'm using mine for the A500...

Picking up a little old samsung 710mp tomorrow to use with the A600 for games. Only 17" but looks pretty good i think....
Forum: support.Hardware 21 June 2019, 18:07
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By project23
Yeah for games that's just pretty standard. ...

Yeah for games that's just pretty standard.

Some games use a really small portion of the screen. Frontier for instance iirc.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 June 2019, 17:23
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By project23
On CRT monitors, some of the image is off the...

On CRT monitors, some of the image is off the screen - ie. 'overscan'. This is adjustable in prefs->overscan. Since a TFT generally displays the whole image, you can adjust the overscan to encompass...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 June 2019, 14:11
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By project23
What exactly do you mean? In 4:3 you'll get...

What exactly do you mean?

In 4:3 you'll get (in workbench) a greyish backdrop, right? That should be reasonably square. Within this backdrop you'll get the actual Workbench desktop.

Now is the...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 June 2019, 22:23
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By project23
Hmm... Yeah I get stretching and have to switch...

Hmm... Yeah I get stretching and have to switch to 4:3 mode on my monitor, but it doesn't go to one side.

Tried the different video output modes on the box?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 June 2019, 14:59
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By project23
Physically bolting the card down over the 68k is...

Physically bolting the card down over the 68k is sometimes a must for stability. It really depends on the state of the socket, and also the state of the solder on the 68k.

Do remember that...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 June 2019, 14:12
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By project23
Exactly... My Furia has been a nightmare,...

Exactly...

My Furia has been a nightmare, but it is now stable, and I know some people have been very happy from the get go with theirs.

I would simply suggest that you become comfortable with...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 June 2019, 11:06
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By project23
Well the Amiga market over here was massive, so...

Well the Amiga market over here was massive, so there's quite a supply compared with the US (and AU?).

When you start looking at the rarer UK Amigas like the big box ones, the prices start to get...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 20:55
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By project23
Oh... i'm sure there are QC issues though. I've a...

Oh... i'm sure there are QC issues though. I've a feeling that some of them might be thrown together poorly or something if people are complaining?
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 20:53
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By project23
I have one of those boxes and it works really...

I have one of those boxes and it works really well.

Looks exactly like the one in that picture. Got mine from amazon.

Side by side with a 15khz monitor i'm sure i'd be able to notice *some*...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 20:48
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By project23
Oh interesting... i've never used shpock... I...

Oh interesting... i've never used shpock... I tend to shy away from facebook but i'll give shpock a good look.

My 600 belonged to my friend, too. I honestly don't think he remembers that I had...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 20:27
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By project23
Oh awesome. One to be looked after then! I'd...

Oh awesome. One to be looked after then!

I'd like to do the same at some point and get one very good example of each of the amiga wedges. Both my 500's have case damage.

If the warranty seals...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 20:23
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By project23
FWIW when troubleshooting my Furia, MBRTest-2...

FWIW when troubleshooting my Furia, MBRTest-2 showed issues that Systest did not pick up.

Could just be chance. I did all tests except 'FLOAT' (no fpu on board).
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 20:22
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By project23
I'll just add a reminder that you should check if...

I'll just add a reminder that you should check if there's a trapdoor expansion with a battery, and get rid of the battery asap. My two 500's both have corrosion on the trapdoor header because of...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 20:20
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By project23
Sorry I didn't realise you'd already bought it -...

Sorry I didn't realise you'd already bought it - I don't want to piss on your bonfire or anything!

I'm sure you're getting an A500 in good condition, which is more than can be said for the more...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 19:28
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By project23
Thats bloody expensive for a 500! There's nothing...

Thats bloody expensive for a 500! There's nothing cheaper at the moment? I'd expect to pay 70-100 for a working tested 500.

They're all the same colour by the way, some are just more aged than...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 19:11
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By project23
200 for which amiga?

200 for which amiga?
Forum: support.Hardware 18 June 2019, 13:29
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By project23
Your best bet is to monitor something like...

Your best bet is to monitor something like gumtree in a 50 mile radius from where you live. If you're prepared to travel, occasionally you'll see an old amiga on there for a pretty low price.

I...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 June 2019, 22:53
Replies: 143
Views: 36,146
Posted By project23
Interesting - i've seen people online say that...

Interesting - i've seen people online say that the V173 doesn't work at 15khz... do ya know the specific model?
Forum: Hardware mods 13 June 2019, 13:04
Replies: 83
Views: 6,505
Posted By project23
Oh, what I mean is that on your board the 68k...

Oh, what I mean is that on your board the 68k footprint looks like its a bit further 'down' than on the 530, so that when its in the 500 it misses the cap.
Forum: Hardware mods 13 June 2019, 12:55
Replies: 83
Views: 6,505
Posted By project23
It looks like the board is a tad shorter than the...

It looks like the board is a tad shorter than the likes of the TF53x judging by from the pics.
Forum: Hardware mods 12 June 2019, 15:04
Replies: 83
Views: 6,505
Posted By project23
Sukko, I'm curious, do you find that this 8mb...

Sukko, I'm curious, do you find that this 8mb fastmem board fits with the 530? Are you using the usual relocator board?

The PLCC socket looks like it might be a little too tall?

John
Forum: Hardware mods 12 June 2019, 01:56
Replies: 83
Views: 6,505
Posted By project23
*smirk* I know. I know. I was confused myself,...

*smirk* I know. I know. I was confused myself, because in the original TF530 thread they're talking about trying to get it working, but then the conversation sorta shifts to the TF534 and its...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 June 2019, 23:48
Replies: 24
Views: 2,631
Posted By project23
I'm up for that dude, if you wind up with a...

I'm up for that dude, if you wind up with a spare. I still have the parts so don't mind building one!
Forum: Hardware mods 11 June 2019, 21:14
Replies: 83
Views: 6,505
Posted By project23
Hey again Sukko... Gunna spin some of your boards...

Hey again Sukko... Gunna spin some of your boards I think as Kai's has an incorrectly sized 68k socket. I'll be happy to help how I can with the 530

Maybe I was wrong about the kipper2k cards?
Forum: Hardware mods 11 June 2019, 21:10
Replies: 24
Views: 2,631
Posted By project23
See anything wrong with this picture? :banghead ...

See anything wrong with this picture? :banghead

Sorry Kai, gunna have some of Sukko's boards spun for now until this is ready. I'll be happy to give it a go then, tjough...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 June 2019, 19:45
Replies: 83
Views: 6,505
Posted By project23
Sukko I noticed you asking on TF's forum about...

Sukko I noticed you asking on TF's forum about the TF530 with fastmem.

EDIT:
It seems I may have misunderstood the situation with the kipper cards. I could have sworn that some time last year...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 June 2019, 15:53
Replies: 95
Views: 7,911
Posted By project23
Yeah I have KM44C4100CS-6. Originally I had...

Yeah I have KM44C4100CS-6.

Originally I had KM44C4100CK-5 but three ram chips were bad. (Always same error in MBRTest-2 for those chips).

I could not find KM44C4100CK-5 for sale, so I used...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 June 2019, 11:36
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By project23
Sometimes for the truly nostalgic experience,...

Sometimes for the truly nostalgic experience, floppy is the only way :D
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 21:27
Replies: 95
Views: 7,911
Posted By project23
I tried 12.7 (2k) and just got a yellow screen...

I tried 12.7 (2k) and just got a yellow screen all the time.

Going back to 12.5 fixed it. It's pretty stable with 12.5 (2k again).

Not sure what's up - might look at it with diagrom.

EDIT: I...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 20:37
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By project23
I suppose it might depend if you're packing it...

I suppose it might depend if you're packing it full of 7200rpm drives :D

I'm sure someone else with a similar setup will be able to help. If you're just using solid state i doubt it'll be a...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By project23
Don't know off the top of my head, but if you...

Don't know off the top of my head, but if you have two devices in mind maybe you could find out the typical current draw of each, add them up, and subtract them from the max output of your PSU on...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 20:10
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By project23
Yeah unless you can rig up a DF0 selector it...

Yeah unless you can rig up a DF0 selector it isn't very useful.

On an A500 its great, because it basically becomes DF0 and you can easily see the gotek display etc etc... But I myself would like...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 20:00
Replies: 95
Views: 7,911
Posted By project23
On third glance, i THINK, that it's 2k ram... ...

On third glance, i THINK, that it's 2k ram...

But PLEASE do not take my word for it. I assume the 2k/4k thing refers to cycles, and yours looks like it might be 2048 cycle dram.

But PLEASE do...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 19:53
Replies: 95
Views: 7,911
Posted By project23
It's a bit difficult to see... Could you...

It's a bit difficult to see...

Could you give the product code on one of the ram chips please?

Should be something like 'KM44C....'

John

EDIT: Actually it looks like MSM5117400F... its...
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