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Old 24 June 2010, 01:22   #1
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Big grin My restored and repaired CDTV :)

My CDTV has been rotting in my Mums loft in the UK for the past 10 years or so. Seeing as I have well and truly got the Amiga bug again, on a visit over here to Denmark this April, I asked her to bring it over in a suitcase (along with my old A1200).

When I turned it on I was faced with a black screen. I opened her up and found lots of calx and general nastyness. It seemed she had suffered a bit of moisture damage over the years, poor girl.

I've spent the last few months at work (between jobs) bringing her back to life. I replaced several IC sockets and a poorly looking Agnes and also given the whole board a general clean and re-coating with laquer here and there. I also found the major culprit for her not booting, a rotten track under the CPU that had open circuit.

So now im feeling all proud and decided to show her off to you all
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Old 24 June 2010, 01:29   #2
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Awesome work! I've no talent for such things but it does my heart good to see someone lovingly restore such a great machine so that it may continue to give enjoyment!
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Old 24 June 2010, 02:02   #3
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Great job, phipscube!
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Old 24 June 2010, 03:19   #4
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Very very nice work!
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Old 24 June 2010, 10:48   #5
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Cheers Guys

I'm going to treat her to some goodies soon too to celebrate. Mini Megi and Indivision SD/FF to start with. I'd like to get some kind of CF card/HD solution in there too and maybe a CPU upgrade and fast RAM (If I can ever find these), and i'm toying with the idea of upgrading to 3.1, but I hear some further ROM upgrading is needed before I can plug in a 3.1 ROM. I also wonder if the standard CDTV software will run ok on 3.1?... I need to do some research there
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Old 24 June 2010, 10:56   #6
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nice one

in the word of diskdoctor

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Old 24 June 2010, 11:19   #7
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Very nice to see its been brought back to life
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Old 24 June 2010, 11:31   #8
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Lovely looking machine you have there, nice work.
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Old 24 June 2010, 11:43   #9
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Very nice that you resurrected her from death
Speaking of removing IC sockets, what's the best solution? Desoldering braid or desoldering pump?
I find it hard both ways :/
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Old 24 June 2010, 13:31   #10
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Old 24 June 2010, 15:21   #11
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Very nice that you resurrected her from death
Speaking of removing IC sockets, what's the best solution? Desoldering braid or desoldering pump?
I find it hard both ways :/
Generally pump, but sometimes I need a bit of braid just for the odd stubborn node. I have both handy. I agree that it can be tricky with both, but getting the correct diameter tip on the pump and cleaning it regularly usually gives it the edge. I always reflow old solder and sometimes use fresh solder on the braid whilst its laid on a stubborn node too. It took me some time an patience especially with the PLCC sockets, have to be really careful not to break any of those old tracks!
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Very nice to see its been brought back to life
Cheers I'm going to leave the keyboard alone now i've fixed it. If i'd not then maybe the keys would have found their way into my A1200 (and a black spray job). I'm going to leave the 1200 white. I got a new keyboard with nice white keys and thats made it look so much prettier so it would be a shame I think.
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Cheers I'm going to leave the keyboard alone now i've fixed it. If i'd not then maybe the keys would have found their way into my A1200 (and a black spray job). I'm going to leave the 1200 white. I got a new keyboard with nice white keys and thats made it look so much prettier so it would be a shame I think.
Agreed keep them both intact... and that nos keyboard does make a nice change eh? like having a new 1200 lol

enjoy the cdtv
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That must have been a Jurassic Park moment for you when she fired up for the first time. I'm dead jealous, that's one machine I always wanted.
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Nice!

I sold mine maybe a year ago...

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Old 24 September 2010, 00:06   #16
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That must have been a Jurassic Park moment for you when she fired up for the first time. I'm dead jealous, that's one machine I always wanted.
It was totally. I had nearly given up a few times but kept at it. Just that one small tiny break in the circuit, and it was repaired in a few seconds once found. At some point (when i'm back in Denmark in January I suspect) I will do her up a bit more and get her doing some WHD load games

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Nice!

I sold mine maybe a year ago...

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Ah thats a real shame I think the CDTV looks classy. The "black sheep" of the Amiga family in a way, far ahead of its time. If it came out a few years later with a better hardware spec it would have fared better I think.
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Old 27 September 2010, 00:26   #17
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What's possible then with regards upgrading these? I've just managed to pick one up and am curious.
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Old 27 September 2010, 12:18   #18
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Have a lookie here http://www.cdtv.org.uk/1281.html
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Nice work

Shame it never really took off, it was a sexy looking beast for sure. Much better looking that ugly plasticy CD32!
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Old 28 September 2010, 12:58   #20
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Yeah that page is great for CDTV resources, I've had it in my bookmarks for a while I think its possible to hack some A500 Accelerators into the CDTV. I would really like to try and get a 030 in there somehow
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