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Old 01 August 2018, 16:36   #121
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Has anyone every tried to fit the brass inserts found on these new cases to their original case.
They are available cheap from ebay and looks like you just melt them in place with a soldering iron.
Hm, no, but now that you mention it... if the brass inserts (and screws) are thin, this could be well worth the attempt.

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I ask because I was looking to repair a stripped hole in my A600 case.
I do too, two of them.

EDIT: I see that the slimmest ones are typically with an outer diameter of 3.2mm to use with 2mm screws - I will check with my A600 case when I get home

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Has anyone every tried to fit the brass inserts found on these new cases to their original case.
They are available cheap from ebay and looks like you just melt them in place with a soldering iron.
I ask because I was looking to repair a stripped hole in my A600 case.
I have the same problem with my 1200 case which is partly why I've bought (hopefully its here soon) one of the new cases. Being able to repair the old one would be nice.
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Old 01 August 2018, 17:32   #123
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If you have stripped a screw hole, why not just fill it with some epoxy?
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I've never had a lot of luck with epoxy, it works but I inevitably make a mess.
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Old 01 August 2018, 17:47   #125
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Make your own using glue and filed-off plastic.
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Old 01 August 2018, 18:34   #126
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Make your own using glue and filed-off plastic.
Inserts are only £1.50 for a pack of 5.
Worth a try. The data sheet says the plastic boss needs to be minimum 6.7mm outside diameter for an M3 insert. I'm guessing this is so it doesn't split.
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LEGO bricks can be melted with a bit of acetone and turned into a paste. As the acetone evaporates, it will harden again. This is commonly used to mend broken fairings on motorcycles if they have been in a crash for example. A bonus is that you can pick and mix different colors to get the color you need.

Perhaps it can also be used with the Amiga case? Although it does seem a bit excessive if you just want to fix a stripped thread.
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The data sheet says the plastic boss needs to be minimum 6.7mm outside diameter for an M3 insert.
Does your sheet say anything about the plastic boss diameter for an M2 insert?
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Works perfectly!
This is the fixing hole that holds the floppy drive in place on the A600 case.
drill a 4mm hole for a M3 insert and took seconds to fit with a soldering iron.
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Does your sheet say anything about the plastic boss diameter for an M2 insert?
https://docs-emea.rs-online.com/webd...6b8159bb19.pdf


Thickness of material could mean the depth not the OD of the boss? not sure.
I think these are different to what I bought off ebay as mine didn't have a cut in them.
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I found this, from a very aptly named company

http://www.theinsertcompany.com/bras...or_plastic.php

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I found this, from a very aptly named company

http://www.theinsertcompany.com/bras...or_plastic.php


Expansion ones must be different to the melt in ones.
The ones I used didn't have the slot
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THREADED-...FKDpDcFC-Mp91g
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Yeah, my gut feeling says expansion ones are less hassle than melting the plastic.
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My white case turned up today. Compared to my "cleaned" Commodore case it is very bright! Looks very well made. I've bought a badge via eBay from Poland that will look great on this.

Now to swap things over.

Still looking for USB headers to take advantage of the cutouts - they'be heading from my RapidRoad attached to an ACA1221ec. I love messnig with Amigas.
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Can cases still be obtained?
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Can cases still be obtained?
Did you even try to look?
http://amigakit.amiga.store/product_...roducts_id=843
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Only white and clear are available at this date.
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One small issue with these cases is (and its probably been mentioned before and I missed it) that the boss of the screw/bolt hole next to the rear expansion port is a squared off oval the new cases and a circle in the old cases. Means I either need to modify the new case or on of the two Amigakit adapters I have for that slot - USB & CF card.

A little annoying but nothing really bad. :\
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My case finally arrived from amigastore.eu today. Exactly 1 month after I ordered it. It's extremely white and nice. But I have to agree with many other people that the future cutout area for the HXC LCD screen shows from several angles and does not look very good. Other than that it looks very nice and very happy I finally got it. Looking forward to getting a nice and white A1200. My other case have been retro brighted two times and always go back to yellow.
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It's probably just me being too picky.....but I'm pretty disappointed with what I received.

Mine feels like a cheap plastic model and when you run your hands along the grill at the back, it is badly corrugated. You can see the corrugations in the attached photo. My original A1200 case is super flat along the grill. The Gotek cut-out as a small raised lump in it as well. The lump doesn't look as bad in the photo but is actually a lot worse.

Anyway a mate of mine is not so perturbed by it and is going to buy it off me for the price I paid for it. Hopefully the CAD files get released soon and these cases can be manufactured at a better plant.
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