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Old 25 June 2014, 15:22   #1
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Kipper2k 8MB+IDE Installation Guide

It's not hard, but I wanted there to be a proper installation guide with pictures and details for those who are rusty and are coming back to Amiga 500 to put it to good use

Also compares it to ACA500 and explains why the Kipper2k board is good for coders.
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Old 26 June 2014, 00:21   #2
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Cooliez, now we just have to be able to purchase the boards to go with the guide!

Anyone know how Kipper2k is going?
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Old 26 June 2014, 19:48   #3
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I added a link to buy it at the bottom, just go to kipper2k.com He's been making them now for a few months I think, so you can order one right away.
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Old 29 June 2014, 12:36   #4
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You sure that's right? I have sent about a dozen emails over the past 3 months and have not received a single reply. This is quite troubling...
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Old 29 June 2014, 13:35   #5
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A death in his family meant a trip from Canada to the UK and back. Try again now?
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Old 29 June 2014, 14:13   #6
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Yessum, I know - I heard about his misfortune at the beginning. However I have emailed him several times over the past 3 weeks and still no reply.
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Old 29 June 2014, 14:14   #7
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He just posted this right here on EAB
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Old 29 June 2014, 14:20   #8
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That's whats troubling! He has been active over the past few weeks but is not returning emails..... I wonder if he has an over active spam filter or has just been neglecting his email...
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Old 29 June 2014, 21:45   #9
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That's whats troubling! He has been active over the past few weeks but is not returning emails..... I wonder if he has an over active spam filter or has just been neglecting his email...
I did reply to you ?
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Old 02 July 2014, 12:52   #10
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Hi there. Sorry, I did not receive any responses to my numerous emails - perhaps the problem is at my end.

When did you last reply to one of my emails?
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I will email you again right now please let me know, or better still reply to it, if/when you receive it.

I am using the email address listed on your website - kipper2k@shaw.ca - if you don't receive this email by the time you read this please check your spam/delete folder.

Thanks.
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Email number 7 sent. God speed little email.
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Old 03 July 2014, 00:57   #13
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Woohoo! Happy to report my last email made it through and has been responded to (thanks Brian). A500 8mb/IDE card and A1000 cpu adapter card purchased. Lovely looking hardware, cannot wait.
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Your guide is missing details about the soldering Part. Where to solder what and how to connect.
Also, if i have a kickstart hardware switcher, will it still fit?
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Your guide is missing details about the soldering Part. Where to solder what and how to connect.
Also, if i have a kickstart hardware switcher, will it still fit?

I do have pictures on my website that show where the 2 pin header needs to connect. If the kickstart switcher sits higher than the original Rom chip the A508IDE board may not sit right.

I am in the process of making a low profile rom switcher (programmable, outside the box) that will sit in a different location that does not interfere with this board. If all is good it will hold 4 x 512k roms. (It's on the list)
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WAit, sorry to derail, but Photon, how is it that you are running Frontier on a window? O_O
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I do have pictures on my website that show where the 2 pin header needs to connect. If the kickstart switcher sits higher than the original Rom chip the A508IDE board may not sit right.

I am in the process of making a low profile rom switcher (programmable, outside the box) that will sit in a different location that does not interfere with this board. If all is good it will hold 4 x 512k roms. (It's on the list)
I know the info is on your site, but just pointing out that if the other site pretends to be a "guide" it lacks essential info!
Good to know about that romswitcher, I have an utilities-unlimited one but never could make it work. Maybe yours will of it comes out.
Btw, did you get my pm? Just verifying
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Your guide is missing details about the soldering Part. Where to solder what and how to connect.
No, the pictures and explanation are there like they've always been.

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Also, if i have a kickstart hardware switcher, will it still fit?
Short answer: no. Softkick (if possible). Or just use 3.1, it's fine.

There is about 3mm space between a normal ROM chip and the board. I don't know any kickstart switchers that add <= 3mm to the height. This means you will need another 2.54mm riser, which in turn means the RAM board will hit the keyboard and then the case will not close.
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Hi Photon. On your Website Part 4 only mentions to solder it on the Mainboard but I do not see anywhere what Pins to put where (?)
It is on kipper2k's site though.
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Old 07 July 2014, 13:58   #20
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yup,

look at http://www.kipper2k.com/amigaforsale/

there are close up pictures showing explanation and the expansion port and connector orientation
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