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Old 22 March 2011, 22:37   #1
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MiniMegi... PAL?

Hi all,

any way to hack this

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=915

so as to make it work on a PAL system?
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http://cosmosamiga.blogspot.com/2010...-ntsc-pal.html
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Old 22 March 2011, 22:53   #3
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Aye, thanks mfilos. Unfortunately I can't desolder a j-leg chip. Need to buy a few nozzles for my hot air gun. But then again I never desoldered anything with hot air. I'm afraid of messing up totally...

Thanks anyway.
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Old 22 March 2011, 23:42   #4
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Use very thin unsolder-able plate to separate legs - safety razor blade (just dull blade before use even on ordinary stone) is more than ok - gently insert blade between IC leg and pad (use of course soldering iron) - it works.
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You can ask Cosmos if he has time to help you out with a task like this.
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The MegAChip has a socketted Agnus which you can change for a PAL one (must be exact same Agnus BTW!)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DKB-MegAChip-2...-/270724380313

The one above needs an 8375 318069-10

Or you could buy a PAL one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Megachip-2mb-c...-/150580875373

Unfortunately double the price but hey!
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Old 23 March 2011, 13:48   #7
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Hi all,

any way to hack this

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=915

so as to make it work on a PAL system?
No hacks needed, just plug it in. Check this thread for more info: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=55155
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FYI, that software workaround requires KS3.1
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Old 23 March 2011, 15:45   #9
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Hey all, many thanks on your rich feedback.

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No hacks needed, just plug it in.
So it seems using an NTSC Agnus on a PAL system mainly poses problems (and then again only in certain cases) when using floppy games? If yes then maybe I wouldn't bother doing the desolder/solder job on a MiniMegi. Or I could start using it at once and see if I really need to mod it later.

Note that I'm planning to use this on a Rev6A A500.

EDIT: ah alexh posted while I was writing my reply. I am using WB/KS 3.1.

EDIT 2: alexh, 10'000th post closing in... planning a party or sumthin'?!

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