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Old 21 January 2007, 00:19   #1
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Amiga's dieing fast

Amiga's are going down fast these days
I work at a Metal company who proces old metals, this includes gold

As many know, on mother boards is gold, so we also proces those by chopping them up in small bits so the metal can be removed faster.

As i am around the machines alot il see many many boards going.
But evry time i see a migy passing by i pick it out, offen its heavly damaged already.

Last weeks casulty's are 1 A1200 1 A600 2 A4000

I was not able to save the boards, thay are beyond repair anyway.
BUT i was able to save the Roms and some memory from the A4000

I have no idea if thay still work, but thay look ok


I can send them to anyone if wanded for just the cost of shipping.
the A600 rom has to wait as i already have someone for it


Anyone?


The roms are curent located at the netherlands
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Old 21 January 2007, 00:24   #2
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recently I have noticed and experienced several cases of hardware failure...
I have concluded that storing, slowly kills hardware... every machine is always running and performs better when it is used, from cars, metal machinery and even electronics of old technology....
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Old 21 January 2007, 19:38   #3
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Totally agree, if you leave things in storage they stop working, happened to my BBC Micro
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Old 22 January 2007, 20:23   #4
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This will meen in the end there will be no Amiga left, just in emulation

What about the idea to "scan in" the hardware, so making a blueprint of them so thay can be build one's again, just whit the tech of these days, but hold the same things it could do the old days
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Old 22 January 2007, 22:04   #5
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Dr Dude, no blueprints, but here is the Pandora chipset (AGA) documentation.

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~gowdy/...ions/main.HTML
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Old 22 January 2007, 23:50   #6
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thats what i meen... no one here has probly any blueprint

So... someone (whit loads of time on its hands) has to go tru a Amiga track by track, chip by chip
I think thats not the biggest prob... finding out how evry chip works and getting a replacement for it will be harder

i used to have a prog to build electronic boards and stuf...but can't find it now
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Old 23 January 2007, 00:29   #7
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jens is working on clone-A .... that is good IMHO
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Old 23 January 2007, 09:28   #8
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This is prompting me to take better care of my A1200 now. A world without real Amiga's.. that would just be too fucked up!.
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Old 23 January 2007, 10:33   #9
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This is prompting me to take better care of my A1200 now. A world without real Amiga's.. that would just be too fucked up!.
Answer your PM or the free A500 and A2000 will go in the bin and it will be all your fault!!!
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Old 23 January 2007, 13:22   #10
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Answer your PM or the free A500 and A2000 will go in the bin and it will be all your fault!!!
Oh shit yeah!.. i forgot all about that !!... damn . sorry mate!!!.. if ya free this weekend some time, i'll will try and pop over!..
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Old 24 January 2007, 17:23   #12
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Last weeks casulty's are 1 A1200 1 A600 2 A4000

I was not able to save the boards, thay are beyond repair anyway.
BUT i was able to save the Roms and some memory from the A4000
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what about other chips: dmac, buster... from the a4k ? they are also rather rare... pls save those poor little chips!
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Saddest thread ever... ... and kinda scary too. I hope my 1200 is going well, I should turn it on more often...
 
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Old 12 February 2007, 19:31   #15
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as one would expect from such a murderious simian such as yourself
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Old 12 February 2007, 19:33   #16
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Amiga wont die because:

Emulation will always be possible
Dedicated fan base
Projects like Mini-Mig

If every Amiga is dead, then projects like mini-mig will be in extremely high demand. Hopefully Amiga cases will be kept and these new boards can be fitted inside them making new Amigas.
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Old 13 February 2007, 01:30   #17
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Amiga wont die because:

Emulation will always be possible
Dedicated fan base
Projects like Mini-Mig

If every Amiga is dead, then projects like mini-mig will be in extremely high demand. Hopefully Amiga cases will be kept and these new boards can be fitted inside them making new Amigas.
Hmmm keeping them in the original cases, good one !!! Yip Amiga will be here forever
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Old 26 June 2007, 22:59   #18
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I have kept a record since my first post in this topic
Total death count is

500 x 6
600 x 2
1000 x 1
2000 x 0
3000 x 0
4000 x 31
1200 x 47

This shows real amiga's are dieing out
i havent seen mutch 1000, 2000 and 3000, i probly don't recon them instand
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Old 27 June 2007, 01:13   #19
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Touch wood mine are all okay

I should really check the boards out in my A500's though as they haven't been looked at since they were made (Warranty seals still intact!). My 1000 is immaculate apart from the fan which sounds a bit iffy, gonna get round to replacing that though once I've finished the A530 restoration
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4000 x 31
1200 x 47
good god thats sad

that a LOT of money on ebay!
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