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Old 07 September 2008, 18:48   #1
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A1200 not displaying correct colours

Chaps,

One of my 1200's has developed a problem with the colour display. This isn't a gradual problem. It has happened overnight.

I'm not sure which colour is affected but black now appears green/brown and white also has a green tinge (see pics).

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I have tried different RF cables and output via scart with no difference.

CFHD, idefix adaptor and accellerator have been disconnected - no change.

The machine has an internal CD fitted and I cannot see that the RF shield is pressing on something it shouldn't.

I'm loathe to remove the CD because it's glued in! . I think I may have to. (more )

Possibly a knackered chip?, all advice welcome.

Thankyou.

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Old 07 September 2008, 19:27   #2
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I know it sounds daft, but have you checked to see if its the tele is faulty and not the Amiga.

You want to try every combination of video sourced from the Amiga to alternate outputs.

IE:
the a520 adapter via RF to Lounge TV, Bedroom TV, Kitchen TV, etc
the a520 adapter via Composite to Lounge TV composite / phono scart, etc
a1200's composite video to Lounge TV composite, photo scart, etc
a1200's RGB 23 way D to RGB monitor, RGB Scart (TV)

and so forth. If they're all knackered then its gonna be a chip.

If you've got kids, question there move abouts around about the time the fault developed, look for the obvious signs of lying.

Sounds like an annoying problem.
 
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Thanks for the advice Skipster.

I have tried different combinations of TVs and Amigas and the problem lies somewhere within the motherboard.

It has been completely stripped and a few dodgy looking solder points underneath have been 'touched up' so to speak. No joy.

The Alice chip is getting pretty warm, but I think this is normal.

I'm going to bin it and use the board from the miggy I found at the tip.

Thanks again.
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Old 08 September 2008, 02:39   #4
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Bad CXA1145 (video encoder) or busted/cold joint in one of the R-G-B SMD resistors right behind video encoder "entrance".

The CXA1145 can be replaced for a much more modern CXA1645 (fully pin-compatible).
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please don't bin it, it sounds fixable, and I'm sure there are people on this board who would like a chance to give a new life to it. (read : me)
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Old 09 September 2008, 06:49   #6
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Its likely to be the SMD resistors rkauer mentioned, I recently had a similar problem on a megadrive and they were the cause of it.

Measure them with a multimeter, you won't get an accurate reading because theyre in circuit but at least you can see if any are open circuit or reading ridiculously high.
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dont bin it, mathew at amigakit can do MB repair`s
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