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Old 12 May 2008, 13:48   #1
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Arrow PicoPSU 120W internal in A1200D

In an effort to "modernize" my whdload A1200D, I added an internal 120W picoPSU, an 1230/50 blizzard, a flickermagic and an IDEfix Express adaptor... this little beast runs ultra-stable with OS3.9_cwb

special thanks and to Zetr0 , for making the keropi-ATX adaptor and bearing with my questions about fittin' hardware

so here are some photos of the entire process:


here is the picoPSU:




and here is Z's atx-adapter






here is the fitting spot, so it won't conflict with other add-ons:

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Old 12 May 2008, 13:49   #2
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...the power-in modification (I kept the power input in the original position)












power on/off switch and the vga-out on the expansion port





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and here are some lower quality pics, showing the complete mess with the idefix express adapter LOL






and it works PERFECT!!!! no problems whatsoever

origin of parts

A1200D from Amigaz, an excellent condition one too!
atx adapter and flickermagic from Z ,
2.5" HDD from eBay
idefix express, new keyboard, cocolino, pcmcia transfer kit, mini jumpers, 68882/50 and a cable from excellent amigakit.com
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Old 12 May 2008, 13:55   #4
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Thats some great work there Amigo, very VERY impressive. you should be very proud indeed my friend!
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Hey Keropi,,,


Nice Mod mate, Absolutly Brilliant,

and of course..........thanks for the pr0n.

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Old 12 May 2008, 14:00   #6
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mui gracias senior Z
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Old 12 May 2008, 14:38   #7
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I really do think that is a bang-up job man, truly the bee's knees!

Please do not take this the wrong way, but just one little thing I would have done differently is that I'd have soldered the wires direct to the PCB, rather than busting up the old power connector.

Too many good points to note about this conversion, like the power button...the silver matches the standard rear ports...really looks "in place"!

Again, very, very cool!

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Old 12 May 2008, 14:48   #8
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What plugs into the new power socket?
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What plugs into the new power socket?
12vDC external "brick"...if it's anything like my mini-ITX

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*edit* - Yeah 12v...it wouldn't work in the car if it was 5v...sorry for that

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What plugs into the new power socket?
A normal 12VDC converter, I got one that delivers 80W max...
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Old 12 May 2008, 15:06   #12
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What the fuck.
AWESOMENESS!
I need to do this but I am afraid of the PicoPSU moving around inside the case and fucking something up. Did you secure it somehow?
I have lots more space now since I put the CF card instead of the HD... so it's bound to move...

I am really looking forward to do this mod in my A1200!But I dont want to solder shit to the Mobo so I will probably run a cable around.

Zetro: that PCB will be handy. Contact me and quote me on a price

I want a complete walkthrough for this mod!
I love having the power switch in the miggy
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This is cool.. Zetr0 that pcb mod is cool and you should look into mass production.. well maybe not mass but you know

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yeah, I used velcro tape to secure the picoPSU adapter, it won't move...
also the same velcro tape holds the HD and the idefix express pcb on top of the rf-modulator
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this is brilliant, well done zetr0 and Keropi.
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yeah, I used velcro tape to secure the picoPSU adapter, it won't move...
also the same velcro tape holds the HD and the idefix express pcb on top of the rf-modulator


Velcro tape will not do it for me I think.
My Amiga goes on a case that gets thrown and abused around at airports and airplanes!

Everytime I traveled I had to open it because the HD moved. This won't happen anymore with my CF card but and I would like o keep it this way
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Any reason this could not be mounted into an external jiffy box with an amiga square plug still feeding the 1200?
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Try double-sided foam tape...the kind used to attach car badges...that stuff won't budge if applied correctly!

Doubt it? One of my machines has three 5&1/4" drives held in with the stuff, been stable for years!

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Well unless it is being powered by a laptop battery I don't see the point in making it internal.

If it is being powered by a laptop battery then it should all fit inside and be fastened in somehow.. with a charging point at the back...
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