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Forum: support.Hardware 31 March 2021, 19:30
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
Thanks! those are some of the same links I've...

Thanks! those are some of the same links I've been looking at. I finally got my Oscilloscope today with a digital logic analyzer I'm going to look at the signals when I get some free time... tax time...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 March 2021, 22:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
Yeah the two CF cards were not identical. One had...

Yeah the two CF cards were not identical. One had a transistor drive circuit while the other one just had a resistor. The one with the transistor drive has one transistor fried.

I check the...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 March 2021, 03:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
Ahh you're right, the motor is on the +5 for 2.5...

Ahh you're right, the motor is on the +5 for 2.5 inch drives. That means there should not be any issues with the vcc. I can't think of anything else though. Everything seems to be fine, continuity,...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 March 2021, 03:53
Replies: 28
Views: 3,579
Posted By MoonDragn
really just need a program to turn the different...

really just need a program to turn the different layers into P and N for decoding the silicon, then a matter of converting it to their respective schematic representations. Assuming each component is...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 19:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
Thanks for the Info! That is kind of strange...

Thanks for the Info! That is kind of strange about the clock port! I never even noticed. Maybe it was related to the factory repair?

I know that 5V directly to the two data lines would not cause...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 05:03
Replies: 54
Views: 7,624
Posted By MoonDragn
I'm serious. I want to buy one :P There is...

I'm serious. I want to buy one :P

There is no leaking caps in my Amiga 1200. This thing is almost brand new. I used this Amiga 1200 for a total of a less than 1 year before I put it in a climate...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 03:10
Replies: 54
Views: 7,624
Posted By MoonDragn
No, you misunderstand, I'm trying to find out the...

No, you misunderstand, I'm trying to find out the price for them. I am looking to buy an IDE fast ATA adapter because I broke that function on my A1200.

Still not sure where the issue is. I need...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 02:44
Replies: 54
Views: 7,624
Posted By MoonDragn
So not available for purchase. So pretty much...

So not available for purchase. So pretty much you are basing your pricing on something that the average consumer can't build themselves.

btw...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 02:26
Replies: 54
Views: 7,624
Posted By MoonDragn
Where can I get a Pistorm? You guys keep talking...

Where can I get a Pistorm? You guys keep talking about stuff I can't find or buy.

The IDE card I'm talking about is this one:

https://amigakit.amiga.store/product_info.php?products_id=1052
...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 01:29
Replies: 54
Views: 7,624
Posted By MoonDragn
So is it technically an 060 accelerator? It...

So is it technically an 060 accelerator? It mentioned in that link it is like a 040 at 400 mhz.

The price is certainly good. However I think we need to also consider what else comes with the...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 01:15
Replies: 54
Views: 7,624
Posted By MoonDragn
ACA is in the list. I need to research more on...

ACA is in the list. I need to research more on Buffy as so far the info is from their blog.
Forum: Hardware mods 17 March 2021, 01:01
Replies: 65
Views: 8,188
Posted By MoonDragn
Done Can't find info on a lot of them.

Done Can't find info on a lot of them.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 March 2021, 01:00
Replies: 54
Views: 7,624
Posted By MoonDragn
060 accelerators pricing for the A1200: ...

060 accelerators pricing for the A1200:

Blizzard ppc 603e - New unavailable - Used ~800 euro
Warp 1260 - New 500 euro + price of new 060 CPU
Terrible fire T1260 - New Not available yet, no info...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 22:29
Replies: 65
Views: 8,188
Posted By MoonDragn
Well I agree to disagree. I feel like if the...

Well I agree to disagree. I feel like if the Amiga was alive today, it would be similar to how Apple is if it had been managed correctly. Imagine Amiga smart phones and watches.

But you're right,...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2021, 19:36
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By MoonDragn
Check the fuses on your motherboard see if they...

Check the fuses on your motherboard see if they are open. You should smell the familiar smell of burnt electronics if there is anything fried.

That's where I would start.

It looks like the...
Forum: Member Introductions 16 March 2021, 19:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,969
Posted By MoonDragn
Ahh I don't want to replace my internal drive......

Ahh I don't want to replace my internal drive... That would defeat the purpose because I need to have some way of reading the old disks to copy on to the emulator.

Looking for something that can...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 18:49
Replies: 65
Views: 8,188
Posted By MoonDragn
I thought the Amigas died a long time ago, yet...

I thought the Amigas died a long time ago, yet here we are 20 years later still alive and kicking...

As long as you can find a focus for a specific type of computer, the rest will follow.

Look...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 18:25
Replies: 65
Views: 8,188
Posted By MoonDragn
That is more of a software solution though with...

That is more of a software solution though with existing hardware. Those types of emulators do not run the 68000x code natively which creates performance/compatibility problems.

With something...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 16:33
Replies: 573
Views: 207,258
Posted By MoonDragn
Hi I have a question about this mod, I read...

Hi I have a question about this mod, I read somewhere that not all Agnus chips are compatible with all A500 MBs. Is this mod only for Rev 6A? Forgive me if this question is already answered in this...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 15:40
Replies: 196
Views: 38,191
Posted By MoonDragn
This is cool. Is there any way to adapt PC Dram...

This is cool. Is there any way to adapt PC Dram or DDRs into the amiga? I have so many of them lying around it is not funny. Every time I upgraded my PC there are always obsolete hardware lying...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 15:25
Replies: 457
Views: 573,234
Posted By MoonDragn
Wow it never even crossed my mind to use a pc...

Wow it never even crossed my mind to use a pc drive for the Amiga... I do have a few old ones lying around. Maybe someday when I retired I will have time to play with them. Never enough time to do...
Forum: Hardware mods 16 March 2021, 14:32
Replies: 65
Views: 8,188
Posted By MoonDragn
I think the best bang for the buck is the Vampire...

I think the best bang for the buck is the Vampire series of upgrades, the Vampire V2s that plug into the Amigas and the Vampire V4 that is like a next generation Amiga. The V2s plug into existing...
Forum: Member Introductions 15 March 2021, 14:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,969
Posted By MoonDragn
Thank you all for the welcome! Really the...

Thank you all for the welcome!

Really the main objective for me for the Amiga is to rescue most of my software collection. I see there is a lot of stuff already archived online. It is good to...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 March 2021, 22:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
I analyzed the CF adapter card where the burn...

I analyzed the CF adapter card where the burn component is and it looks like it was connected to pin 39 which should have been the power to the LED.

The component must have been part of the driver...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 March 2021, 21:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
No, I have not. I was waiting for my ifixit tools...

No, I have not. I was waiting for my ifixit tools to show up (arrived today) so that I could unscrew the back screws to remove the bottom shield.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 March 2021, 18:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
No, that particular adapter is fried. It had a...

No, that particular adapter is fried. It had a protection circuit on it which is what saved the CF card. Luckily I had brought 2 other ones so I can just use one of those.
Forum: Member Introductions 14 March 2021, 06:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,969
Posted By MoonDragn
Hi All

I just realized I haven't introduced myself, even though I have been posting in the board.

I am a 54 year old male from Maryland USA originally born in Taiwan. I have owned a commodore computer...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 March 2021, 22:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
Cool Thanks. I will look into that. For the...

Cool Thanks. I will look into that.

For the HDD, the H. Disk light comes up for a second when I first turn on the computer, but it stays off no matter what happens afterwards. Then it asks for my...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 March 2021, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By MoonDragn
Just doing a quick google search: Atx plug...

Just doing a quick google search:

Atx plug voltages:

https://www.smpspowersupply.com/connectors-pinouts.html

Amiga plug pin outs:

http://www.cosam.org/projects/a1200t/psu.html
Forum: support.Hardware 13 March 2021, 02:27
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By MoonDragn
If you can find a dataflyer that plugs into the...

If you can find a dataflyer that plugs into the side, you can hook it up to an ATA IDE drive. Do they still sell those?
Forum: support.Hardware 13 March 2021, 02:21
Replies: 486
Views: 326,981
Posted By MoonDragn
Not sure how the short happened. I think maybe I...

Not sure how the short happened. I think maybe I plugged it in wrong somehow? I had the red side lined up with the motherboard correctly and with the card... This has been a bad week for hardware for...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 March 2021, 01:58
Replies: 5,085
Views: 719,813
Posted By MoonDragn
I am guessing you mean used? They are priced at...

I am guessing you mean used? They are priced at $300 usd in the Amikit store.

Considering the Vampire 1200 V2 is $540 but includes IDE interface and graphics/memory/accelerator, it is much better...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 March 2021, 01:47
Replies: 48
Views: 59,672
Posted By MoonDragn
It is funny, I used to service...

It is funny, I used to service TVs/Camcorders/VCRs/Stereos for Sears and my 1084 is dead and I never even got around to ever fixing that... cause it is large and bulky and doesn't fit on my desk...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 March 2021, 00:28
Replies: 486
Views: 326,981
Posted By MoonDragn
Unfortunately I never even got to test this. Some...

Unfortunately I never even got to test this. Some how the two drive ribbon fried my Gayle and the CF adapter. I think one of them is still fine and I only fried the one with the rectifier diodes on...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2021, 23:01
Replies: 53
Views: 9,541
Posted By MoonDragn
Does anyone know if this fast IDE adapter...

Does anyone know if this fast IDE adapter bypasses the chip functions inside the Gayle or does it still route everything through the Gayle chip?

I think I fried the IDE part of my Gayle and was...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 March 2021, 22:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
Yes, this is for the Amiga 1200. I am not sure...

Yes, this is for the Amiga 1200. I am not sure which revision I have. It is the Gayle chip not the Gary chip.

The IDE interface is not picking up any IDE drives real HDs or compact flash. The...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 March 2021, 18:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By MoonDragn
IDE Interface Fried?

I brought a new 2 device ide ribbon and was testing out the cable and it must have been wired wrong because I started smelling a burning smell from the IDE compact flash adapter.

I went back to my...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 March 2021, 19:40
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By MoonDragn
I went down the OSSC route (through the RGB to...

I went down the OSSC route (through the RGB to VGA adapter) and ran into a lot of issues. Some modern LCDs only support standard HDMI signals and the output from the OSSC is not standard. I think...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 March 2021, 19:27
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By MoonDragn
you need to verify that you are putting the...

you need to verify that you are putting the correct power to the connector like the above posters said. If you supply the wrong voltage to the wrong place you can fry your new drive just like the old...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 March 2021, 17:29
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By MoonDragn
That sounds like a capacitor leaking somewhere....

That sounds like a capacitor leaking somewhere. If it is a CRT monitor (tube) it means that your flyback voltage dropped below the required amount to activate the tube. That could indicate even more...
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