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Old 06 December 2010, 02:42   #1
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Top 10 reasons of broken amigas: Affected parts incl. troubleshooting

Hi,

what are the "top 10 reasons of broken amigas" and their affected parts incl. troubleshooting?

1th place: disk-drive i guess?
2th place: ...
3th place: ...
...
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Old 06 December 2010, 03:06   #2
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Old 06 December 2010, 03:16   #3
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Certainly no expert as i have zero experience with broken Amigas, but i would say:

1st: Probably disk drive, i would say its the most common part to break. (Fixed by replacing the floppy drive... naturally)

2nd: Leaking batteries? I know these are common on some Amiga models. (Fixed by removing the battery and hoping that it hasnt messed up your motherboard... i think)

3rd or lower: Somethings been plugged in incorrectly and its messing with it. :P (Fixed by removing it and plugging it in correctly)
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bad caps!
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- weak/broken power supplies
- finger problems, tweaking, static zapping
- spilling liquids inside.
- CIA chips (All models)

I think overall the amigas are pretty reliable, especially based on how many are still around today. i dont think there are many old dx2/33 PCs still kicking, especially as they were considered replaceable
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Old 06 December 2010, 12:50   #6
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Lack of love - some older Amiga users now have a family so their Amiga treasure chest resides in the loft or cellar with a group of spiders
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Old 06 December 2010, 23:28   #7
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Top ten, eh?

9 leaking caps and a leaking battery.......
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Old 07 December 2010, 02:54   #8
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Old 07 December 2010, 03:44   #9
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2nd: Leaking batteries? I know these are common on some Amiga models. (Fixed by removing the battery and hoping that it hasnt messed up your motherboard... i think)
I'll vote for that one, my impression is this is often a problem in old Amigas.
Obviously not in circles such as here on EAB where pretty much everyone knows at least that much about Amiga machines, but in general.
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Old 07 December 2010, 09:42   #10
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Top ten, eh?

9 leaking caps and a leaking battery.......
On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five leaking capacitors,
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six CD32s,
Five leaking capacitors,
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each,
Six CD32s,
Five leaking capacitors,
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel batterys.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eight maids a-milking (why not?),
Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each,
Six CD32s,
Five leaking capacitors,
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine eBay auctions at a total cost of £50,000 (bastibs),
Eight maids a-milkin (why not?),
Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each,
Six CD32s,
Five leaking capcacitors,
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten slaps in the face for buying so much Amiga stuff,
Nine eBay auctions at a total cost of £50,000 (bastibs),
Eight maids a-milking (why not?),
Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each,
Six CD32s,
Five leaking capacitors,
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven backups of Workbench,
On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten slaps in the face for buying so much Amiga stuff,
Nine eBay auctions at a total cost of £50,000 (bastibs),
Eight maids a-milking (why not?),
Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each,
Six CD32s,
Five leaking capacitors,
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve versions of versions of Desert Dream demo,
Eleven backups of Workbench,
On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten slaps in the face for buying so much Amiga stuff,
Nine eBay auctions at a total cost of £50,000 (bastibs),
Eight maids a-milking (why not?),
Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each,
Six CD32s,
Five leaking capacitors,
Four Amiga 1200s,
Three Amiga 2000s,
Two Amiga 500s,
And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery!
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On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me A partridge in a leaky barrel battery. On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery. On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Three Amiga 2000s, Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery. On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Four Amiga 1200s, Three Amiga 2000s, Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery. On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Five leaking capacitors, Four Amiga 1200s, Three Amiga 2000s, Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery. On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Six CD32s, Five leaking capacitors, Four Amiga 1200s, Three Amiga 2000s, Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery. On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each, Six CD32s, Five leaking capacitors, Four Amiga 1200s, Three Amiga 2000s, Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a leaky barrel batterys. On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Eight maids a-milking (why not?), Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each, Six CD32s, Five leaking capacitors, Four Amiga 1200s, Three Amiga 2000s, Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery. On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Nine eBay auctions at a total cost of £50,000 (bastibs), Eight maids a-milkin (why not?), Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each, Six CD32s, Five leaking capcacitors, Four Amiga 1200s, Three Amiga 2000s, Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a leaky barrel battery. On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Ten slaps in the face for buying so much Amiga stuff, Nine eBay auctions at a total cost of £50,000 (bastibs),Eight maids a-milking (why not?), Seven copies of Moonstone valued at £200 each, Six CD32s, Five leaking capacitors, Four Amiga 1200s, Three Amiga 2000s, Two Amiga 500s, And a partridge in a lea
All that and you didn't mention an A600? Whats wrong with you!?! -breaks down into hysterical sobbing- Given the theme however, maybe i should be glad it wasn't mentioned.
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Old 07 December 2010, 22:56   #12
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OH NO! Paul have you been sniffing the battery acid fumes

The day after Christmas Paul's true love said to him,
if you don't stop these poems, every things going in the bin
Sniffing battery acid is bad,
I think its made you mad
You're really making me sad,
And I thought this was just a fad,
Oh look there's smoke coming out your tower,
do you think I should turn off the power?
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OH NO! Paul have you been sniffing the battery acid fumes The day after Christmas Paul's true love said to him,if you don't stop these poems, every things going in the binSniffing battery acid is bad,I think its made you madYou're really making me sad,And I thought this was just a fad,Oh look there's smoke coming out your tower,do you think I should turn off the power?
Haha thats awesome, but do you think Amigas can actually catch light!?! They're impervious to flame!
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Old 07 December 2010, 23:07   #15
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There are some movies on youtube with exploding Amigas. So dumb fags is also the reason.
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There are some movies on youtube with exploding Amigas. So dumb fags is also the reason.
would the fags be the cigarette version or the other type?
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Possible that hes referring to the kind of fags that put a PC Monitor in their back garden, set up a mobile phone camera, and pull out a hammer and start bashing it, screaming like little girls everytime they hit it incase a massive fist comes out and smacks them, or it explodes, neither of which is likely. :P
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Aha, that's a new definition of fag that I hadn't heard of
It was more of the "Hello Sailor" type I had in mind but at my age that's my kind of humour
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I'm not entirely sure a stray ciggarette can ignite an Amiga. Perhaps if it got inside the Amiga? lol
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Everyone says this but I've never seen one in the flesh with this problem (yet).
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