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Old 23 May 2011, 15:44   #1
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Hello all

Hello folks,

Faced with being sat at home on the sick for the next few weeks and having already got through the first two seasons of Babylon 5 I thought I'd fire up my old 1500.

As its not been powered up for best part of 10 years I get the feeling it might not be as easy as blowing the dust off and pushing the button so I thought I'd google first and found this place

I hadn't realised that there were as many folks still playing with these beasts as there seems to be so I thought I'd join in
 
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Old 23 May 2011, 17:34   #2
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Hi stu038 and welcome to EAB!

We're still around indeed Glad you found us and enjoy your stay
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Old 23 May 2011, 21:21   #3
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Hi, stu038, and welcome aboard!

Let's hope your rekindled interest in the Amiga lasts longer than your illness, eh?
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Old 24 May 2011, 02:52   #4
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Great Plan & welcome to EAB

Now the bad news open that baby up and check the battery
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Old 24 May 2011, 12:45   #5
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Thanks for the welcomes people

Hopefully Prowler I've been telling the missus that I'm going to get the Amigas going again every time she griefs me about them sitting in a corner gathering dust.

Not that she would ever admit it but I think she's a bit disappointed that I haven't because she used to enjoy playing too, otherwise they'd have been skipped years ago

When we had the garage converted a few years back I even reserved the desk space for one, but if I'm honest the main thing that has stopped me is having the time to spend on it without getting dragged off onto something else, now that I can't do much else this is the ideal time.

Yep the battery had definitely had it Cosmicfrog but I think that for once the amount of dust and crap in there has done me a favour because although on first glance it looked pretty nasty once I'd taken a bit of care to clean everything up properly there's only a bit of discolouration on the board under where it lived, certainly no damage to the tracks. With everything surface mounted these days it was nice to see a board that can be repaired down to component level if needed
 
Old 24 May 2011, 22:26   #6
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Yep the battery had definitely had it Cosmicfrog but I think that for once the amount of dust and crap in there has done me a favour because although on first glance it looked pretty nasty once I'd taken a bit of care to clean everything up properly there's only a bit of discolouration on the board under where it lived, certainly no damage to the tracks. With everything surface mounted these days it was nice to see a board that can be repaired down to component level if needed
That was a lucky break to get you started! Please keep us up to date with developments.
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