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Old 26 June 2003, 04:41   #41
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As I said, I misread, my mistake.

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of course they are CD Rom drivers, but not like they think
and the IDE interface is built by me and the drivers tweeked to match, they will
never work it out, or find it on Aminet, as it aint there
Bollocks.
this project could be built by anyone with half an eye for cutting the case, some cash, and patience.
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Old 26 June 2003, 08:27   #42
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That is one damn cool Amiga.

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Don't forget the spraypaint

As far as booting off a flashcard, I thought I read somewhere that someone had took an a1200 motherboard, put a script on a flash card that would let it boot up and automatically play mp3's for his car. I think he had a mounted cd-player or something for a harddrive that would read the mp3's.
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Old 26 June 2003, 10:52   #43
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I don't think you can boot from the compact flash - the drivers need to be loaded before it can be accessed.

I have an external slimline CD-ROM drive for one of my Amigas, in a custom case. It is nothing more than a laptop drive with a 2.5"-3.5" adaptor and a PSU (and a 3.5"-2.5" buffered interface). It came from Power Computing and included the IDEFix '97 package.

If you want to fit your own, remember that most laptop CD-ROM drives don't use standard 44-pin interfaces - they might be 44-pin and conform to the usual standards (I've never checked), but the socket is usually different. Having said that, it is possible to get slimline drives with standard 3.5" interfaces - our Dell server at work has, somewhat inexplicably, a slimline CD-ROM drive.

Amiga dealers tend to recommend buffered IDE interfaces if you're using more than one drive, because the unbuffered 1200 IDE interface essentially connects the drives directly to the CPU. The theory is that this can potentially cause serious damage to the CPU, killing the computer.
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Old 26 June 2003, 18:28   #44
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hmmm... maybe you could use this as the CD-ROM, it includes an adapter to convert the miniture plug on the back into a 40pin IDE cable, all you need now is an IDE splitter to attach it to the IDE interface on the A1200 (if you also have a HD installed), and the right tools to cut the case for it to fit...

@Amiga A1300: tell your friend to stop being such a secretive tightass and tell us what he did, it's not like he is getting money for this
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Old 26 June 2003, 19:35   #45
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Hi dont like it when somebody gets all big headed over summin like this.... i thought the amiga ment more than this?
ive made many custom bits, built towers n stuff! ive never held anything back!

I have here in my parts bin:

2 x 44 to 40pin ide circuit boards! no buffer electronics on em at all... *havent a clue where they came from but they have always worked 100% for me!

EZcd ide cdrom driver, this isnt the aminet shareware one! it came with a m8's cd rom drive and it does not support buffered interfaces, as it came out way before they existed!

if anyone needs any help i will gadly do all i can
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Old 26 June 2003, 20:15   #46
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Hi dont like it when somebody gets all big headed over summin like this...
Me neither, this guy's being an ass.
If I had the time and the cash...

I bet he's boasting like this to justify the mad ca$h he took out of our poor friend amiga1300
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Old 26 June 2003, 22:42   #47
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so umm... what do you use to cut a hole into hard plastic...?

*runs*
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Old 26 June 2003, 22:46   #48
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Why, an automatic machine-gun, of course.
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nah, seriously, I asked my dad for advice on this but he's a bit useless what about some sort of fine-toothed saw...or is there a better, more precise way?

I REALLY want to try this mod!!
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AH well being into pc modding n all I reckon the choice tools are a Dremal (mini craft drill thingy with loads of tools), hacksaw, selection of files and a sharp strong knife!

and anything else floating around in your toolkit!
plastic is pretty dam easy to work... but always plan ahead and measure and measure again, if you make a mistake your stuck with it! unless you have another 1200 case.
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AH well being into pc modding n all I reckon the choice tools are a Dremal (mini craft drill thingy with loads of tools), hacksaw, selection of files and a sharp strong knife!

and anything else floating around in your toolkit!
plastic is pretty dam easy to work... but always plan ahead and measure and measure again, if you make a mistake your stuck with it! unless you have another 1200 case.
Thanks Electroblaster!

*skips down to local B&Q*
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well im planning my own now! but i need a decent a1200 top thats not been messed with...

i have a couple but they have small slots cut for ide cables n stuff, years of me messing with amiga's i guess lol!
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Old 27 June 2003, 01:47   #53
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Electro: please make it White
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Old 27 June 2003, 01:55   #54
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naaah, Electro, be different and spraypaint it pink! yours will be a Strawberry iMeega to go with my Blueberry one!

And don't forget the black CDTV keys!

*hides from Akira and other diehard Commodore hardware purists*

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Old 27 June 2003, 02:02   #55
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then we all meet up with our multi coloured meegas lol

my painting skillz arent up to mutch tho... i would ruin the bloody thing knowing me

I have an unhacked case here... but its a bit yellow wonder if
i can get vynil dye in white?
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Old 27 June 2003, 14:25   #56
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vynil dye??? in white??? do tell more!
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Old 27 June 2003, 14:41   #57
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Ive only seen this vynil dye in black so far! but ive been told it comes in many colours and one or two companies even mix he stuff for you

vynil dye is bloody good stuff! its very hard to balls up a spray job with this stuff! and the best part is you dont need to sand anything just wash/clean the item to be sprayed and thats it....

ive done a few small bits with this stuff, an internal usb drive bay thingy, couple of floppy drives and a some cd-drives.
the original texture remains intact!

also! ive found it comes under different names... Bumper & Dash paint etc....
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Hey rattus, if'n your going to B&Q, then get their cheapo dremel-a-like @ 16 instead of the genuine Dremel @ 70. Does the same job, uses the same tools...

Mine works very nicelly indeed, and has modded a PC and towered the A4K desktop so far, but I do need to get a few replacement cutting disks
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Yeh the dremal clones are perfect for the job
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hmm... so what is this dremal clone of which you speak? If someone could point it out to me on www.diy.com I would be very gratefull

And that vinyl-based dye that keeps the original texture sounds intriguing... how does it work and where can I get it?

Sorry - I'm very new to computer-case modification so I need all the info I can get!
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