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Old 05 January 2011, 00:38   #1361
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That is fantastic news! Feels like Xmas again. I've learnt a lot (well... a lot for me) about my A1200 thanks to this thread and FOL. I've got one of these 2b motherboards unfortunately so will check for these capacitors ASAP.

Soooooooooo excited about potentially having this all sorted and running a sweet-sweet A1200!!!!

Thanks to Jens BTW!
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Old 05 January 2011, 00:48   #1362
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That is fantastic news! Feels like Xmas again. I've learnt a lot (well... a lot for me) about my A1200 thanks to this thread and FOL. I've got one of these 2b motherboards unfortunately so will check for these capacitors ASAP.
Note that you cannot tell from the board revision if the caps are installed or not. You really have to remove the board and check the bottom side where these caps are located.

This fix is quite a few years old. To my knowledge, it was first documented by Eyetech and reported back to ACT, where I did service on those oh-so-flaky Apollo accelerators. I was expecting that by now, every A1200 motherboard has the fix applied. I only have one board where the caps are installed, and it's one where the ACA1230 works perfectly. That's a good indicator that there really is a chipset combination where the components E123C and E125C are required.

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Old 05 January 2011, 00:50   #1363
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Quick question dealing with Royal Mail, exactly how long does it take for Origin Post is Preparing Shipment people???? You have had it since 12/30.
Just stick in on a plane or something...


Sorry, just had to vent a little.


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Old 05 January 2011, 00:53   #1364
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Quick question dealing with Royal Mail, exactly how long does it take for Origin Post is Preparing Shipment people???? You have had it since 12/30.
Just stick in on a plane or something...


Sorry, just had to vent a little.


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Note that you cannot tell from the board revision if the caps are installed or not. You really have to remove the board and check the bottom side where these caps are located.

This fix is quite a few years old. To my knowledge, it was first documented by Eyetech and reported back to ACT, where I did service on those oh-so-flaky Apollo accelerators. I was expecting that by now, every A1200 motherboard has the fix applied. I only have one board where the caps are installed, and it's one where the ACA1230 works perfectly. That's a good indicator that there really is a chipset combination where the components E123C and E125C are required.

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We were discussing it via support tickets as you posted the timing fix document.
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Old 05 January 2011, 01:57   #1365
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@dabone

I offered you FedEx shipping upgrade on two occasions in this thread before it was shipped (FedEx Priority delivers in 24-48 hours from us) as you seemed very eager to get the card.

USPS are very slow to update their website- you will probably find it arrived in the New York JFK mail centre 2-3 days after mailing, but they didnt update the tracking. It can then take up to 2 weeks to make its way across the States to the local USPS depot.
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Old 05 January 2011, 02:21   #1366
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I'm too poor to buy a ACA 1230/56 at the moment, hope they'll still be available to buy in a few months time. A lot of these great new products seem to disappear for some reason.
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Old 05 January 2011, 02:49   #1367
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I'm too poor to buy a ACA 1230/56 at the moment, hope they'll still be available to buy in a few months time. A lot of these great new products seem to disappear for some reason.
I'm wasting a lot in the Amiga although things look bad here in Spain for work and so. I hope I will receive my ACA1230/56 tomorrow as the next day we celebrate the Three Wise Kings...

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Old 05 January 2011, 12:58   #1368
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I have some problems fitting the 28mhz and 56mhz cards nicely. A dutch guy on a dutch amiga forum gave me this url:
http://www.a1k.org/forum/showpost.ph...postcount=1236

It seems you have to cut away some other pieces of the casing instead of only cutting a little piece of the trapdoor.

The cards do work fine if I do not cut anything, but they bend a lot if I do not cut something away.

Are there any tools available somewhere to cut things nicely instead of doing it the hard ugly way?

Btw. The cards are great and this cutting-thing is totally not a big problem for me. Thx Jens!
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Old 05 January 2011, 13:24   #1369
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I have some problems fitting the 28mhz and 56mhz cards nicely. A dutch guy on a dutch amiga forum gave me this url:
http://www.a1k.org/forum/showpost.ph...postcount=1236

It seems you have to cut away some other pieces of the casing instead of only cutting a little piece of the trapdoor.

The cards do work fine if I do not cut anything, but they bend a lot if I do not cut something away.

Are there any tools available somewhere to cut things nicely instead of doing it the hard ugly way?

Btw. The cards are great and this cutting-thing is totally not a big problem for me. Thx Jens!
I used my own A1200 for some of the testing and all fitted fine.
Granted the 28MHz were bit awkward to push in, but the 56MHz, were all perfect.
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Old 05 January 2011, 15:09   #1370
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My 56MHz ACA1330 it was also a bit hard to insert due to some plastics and it's indeed a bit bend due to the upper plastic. I can post a picture about what I mean.
It's not a problem of usability since everything works like a charm, but the bending of the card exists for real.
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Old 05 January 2011, 17:32   #1371
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Not happy, just found out my order from Amigakit was sent by fedex. Fedex charge brokerage fees to the end user on international deliveries which are above and beyond regular customs fees. I was told heavy items are shipped by fedex when previous heavier items were shipped via Royal Mail.
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Old 05 January 2011, 17:49   #1372
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@Kipper,

I'm sure it was best intentions to get the item out to you as fast as possible, Airmail from UK is taking 2-4 weeks (even longer in some cases) to get over the pond. FedEX is much faster.

They are not to know that your local agent is charging a handling fee, for example Royal Mail do the same here

Again, I feel this sort of thing is misuse of this thread and unfair feedback against Amigakit.

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Old 05 January 2011, 17:52   #1373
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This will be my last post.

If you look up this thread i did mention it a few days ago which was acknowledged by them about the fees
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Old 05 January 2011, 18:02   #1374
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This will be my last post.

If you look up this thread i did mention it a few days ago which was acknowledged by them about the fees
Mentioning it in a forum is not the way to go.
It should have been either noted in the order comments while ordering or in a support ticket on our site.

Royal Mail will not cover the full amount of the cards worth, FedEX do.
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Old 05 January 2011, 18:42   #1375
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I'm wasting a lot in the Amiga although things look bad here in Spain for work and so. I hope I will receive my ACA1230/56 tomorrow as the next day we celebrate the Three Wise Kings...
Got mine today "muyayo"... I bet yours will be there soon.
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Old 05 January 2011, 19:32   #1376
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I was waiting for all the timing fixes needed on A1200 boards.

Same thing with the faster apollo cards.

I believe that why the blizzards didn't have these issues and were hence slower
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Old 05 January 2011, 19:44   #1377
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Has anyone else in the UK not received theres yet that where sent out before Christmas?
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Old 05 January 2011, 20:11   #1378
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Has anyone else in the UK not received theres yet that where sent out before Christmas?
I've not ordered a card from Amigalkit, but if we're talking about Royal Mail I'm still waiting for a few parcels sent before Xmas
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Old 05 January 2011, 22:03   #1379
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Had a very nice package delivered today.
Too bad I have some problems with the VGA unit (black screen / no output).. but hope to clear that up soon enough.
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Old 05 January 2011, 22:37   #1380
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I have some problems fitting the 28mhz and 56mhz cards nicely. A dutch guy on a dutch amiga forum gave me this url:
http://www.a1k.org/forum/showpost.ph...postcount=1236

It seems you have to cut away some other pieces of the casing instead of only cutting a little piece of the trapdoor.

The cards do work fine if I do not cut anything, but they bend a lot if I do not cut something away.
Same problem with Apollo 1240/1260, but more extreme. I had to shave off the edge around the CPU-slot on the underside. Also had to cut out holes for SIMM from the cover.

I used a Dremel, it was almost to easy to shave it with the Dremel, and fun too! Smelling soft, warm burnt Amiga plastic never gets old
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