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Forum: MarketPlace 17 July 2010, 18:14
Replies: 1
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Posted By JohnnyD
Some more pics: ...

Some more pics:

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i57/D_Day_Dawson/Dscf0655.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i57/D_Day_Dawson/Dscf0656.jpg
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Forum: MarketPlace 17 July 2010, 17:29
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By JohnnyD
Pc X52 Hotas

Saitek X52 HOTAS for sale.

I've had it about 2 years and looked after it. It works as properly as any new one and there's no damage. (owners will know that the button LEDs are a bit unreliable on...
Forum: support.Games 20 June 2010, 21:51
Replies: 0
Views: 1,271
Posted By JohnnyD
Jet Pilot screen res problem

I have installed Jet Pilot on my HD.

On a previous installation, I set the screen res to 'HI'. I since uninstalled and then reinstalled.

I now need 'LO RES', but can't change the option. It has...
Forum: MarketPlace 20 June 2010, 21:46
Replies: 486
Views: 186,781
Posted By JohnnyD
Prowler purchased OS3.5 - all went well, no...

Prowler

purchased OS3.5 - all went well, no probs, would buy from him again :)

JD
Forum: MarketPlace 20 June 2010, 17:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,635
Posted By JohnnyD
I'm interested in the WG311T pm sent :) ...

I'm interested in the WG311T

pm sent :)

JD
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2010, 21:16
Replies: 19
Views: 4,605
Posted By JohnnyD
Yeah - I picked up 3 of those from the local cash...

Yeah - I picked up 3 of those from the local cash generator for £1.50 each - all new and boxed!

That was 12 years ago, and I am still on the first one! :)

JD
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2010, 21:22
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
That's right - the one duff set was a highest...

That's right - the one duff set was a highest bid, at £9.51, and the working set were a 'buy it now' at £12.

Oh well, at least my wife isn't so cheesed off now (she found out.. :nervous)

Thanks...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2010, 18:06
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
Second set, from our friend Tony (airey36), work...

Second set, from our friend Tony (airey36), work just fine :)

Other ones will now be returned to seller.

Shame, but I guess I only really need one set at the moment anyway, as my 2nd A1200 is...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2010, 13:28
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
Okay, well thanks for that - my other set have...

Okay, well thanks for that - my other set have come today, so I'll be able to try those and see.

The seller says they were working when he removed them from an A1200 - but has offered a refund, so...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2010, 20:50
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
Yes, the colour usually changes with a soft...

Yes, the colour usually changes with a soft reboot.

I'll try the boot-up screen tomorrow, when I have time to refit the things again.

JD
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2010, 18:28
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
No - I give up now - they'll have to go back. ...

No - I give up now - they'll have to go back.

HERE (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300434846408&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT) is the item.

I'm wondering if they are a)...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2010, 18:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
Yes - and they aren't working in the 2nd A1200,...

Yes - and they aren't working in the 2nd A1200, either :(

I left them in for 10 mins with the power on like alex said - they were quite warm then, but still no joy.

JD
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2010, 17:56
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
Nope - still no joy. They are well seated,...

Nope - still no joy.

They are well seated, no wire problems (i.e. legs) - all fits great, but no joy at all - just now a red screen.

I will try them in the other A1200.

They are...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2010, 17:42
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
Hmmm, I'm just looking at a translated forum page...

Hmmm, I'm just looking at a translated forum page found on Google, from someone having the exact same MX chips as me and had the same problem.

He found that the numbers were the opposite way on...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2010, 17:24
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
yeah, yeah, same difference! :D No - they...

yeah, yeah, same difference! :D

No - they are MX ROM chips - to look at, exactly the same as the ones coming out, only with the new data printed on.

JD
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2010, 17:19
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnnyD
3.1 ROMs fitted = blank screen

Hi Guys

I just got my first set of 3.1 ROMs today and put them in my A1200.

I made sure they went in the right way around (43 bottom, 44 top) and with the space to the left - as with the 3.09...
Forum: MarketPlace 15 June 2010, 14:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By JohnnyD
Yeah, I got a few joysticks in a recent ebay haul...

Yeah, I got a few joysticks in a recent ebay haul - if you need one lmk.

JD
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 June 2010, 18:55
Replies: 19
Views: 4,605
Posted By JohnnyD
The original/old Amiga etc version had mechanical...

The original/old Amiga etc version had mechanical switches. They are akin to relay switches - two metal blades that you push together. My wife has been giving one plenty of stick (arf!) for about 11...
Forum: MarketPlace 13 June 2010, 18:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By JohnnyD
Yeah, I spotted the SetVersion description from...

Yeah, I spotted the SetVersion description from Boo Boo, but I had already committed to buying the 3.1 ROMs so wth.

In fact - I just bought a second set off ebay for £9.51 (sshhh! ;) ), so if I...
Forum: MarketPlace 12 June 2010, 14:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By JohnnyD
I'll have a look for that, thanks - in the...

I'll have a look for that, thanks - in the meantime I've been offered some for £12, which is quite reasonable :)

JD
Forum: MarketPlace 11 June 2010, 21:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By JohnnyD
Hi Ross Not previously heard of that - but...

Hi Ross

Not previously heard of that - but my Blizzard is only a RAM board and I don't have any other. The info says it requires at least a 1230.

Thanks anyway :)

JD
Forum: MarketPlace 11 June 2010, 19:01
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By JohnnyD
looking for 3.1 ROMs

I just bought a 2nd A1200 and wish to put 3.5 on it.

I've shelled out a large amount on my Miggy stuff in recent weeks and I can faintly hear the sound of rustling divorce papers.

So, does...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 June 2010, 23:29
Replies: 1,047
Views: 171,750
Posted By JohnnyD
Here's my 'retro corner': ...

Here's my 'retro corner':

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i57/D_Day_Dawson/Dscf0591.jpg

4 platforms on one desk.

On top, the Speccy 128 +2B (currently loading Tomahawk - first pukka sim -...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 June 2010, 23:00
Replies: 19
Views: 3,088
Posted By JohnnyD
Ah - an old tried and tested method that I...

Ah - an old tried and tested method that I learned in the Royal Signals :D

One of several that weren't in the maintenance manuals (drop test and mast hammer impact test being two others).

JD
Forum: support.Hardware 07 June 2010, 12:00
Replies: 19
Views: 3,088
Posted By JohnnyD
Okay - this is how it works. From left to...

Okay - this is how it works.

From left to right, there are 3 positions.

1 - ON + Antivirus

2 - ON + no antivirus

3 - OFF
Forum: support.Hardware 07 June 2010, 11:38
Replies: 19
Views: 3,088
Posted By JohnnyD
By 'wiggled' I mean that it has 3 positions...

By 'wiggled' I mean that it has 3 positions (don't ask me - I don't know ;) ) and I quickly shoved it repeatedly back and forth and then left it in the middle position - it was originally to the...
Forum: support.Games 06 June 2010, 17:42
Replies: 36
Views: 3,323
Posted By JohnnyD
Eureka! :spin I have now got Pinball...

Eureka! :spin

I have now got Pinball Fantasies AGA working .

Now that I have 2 floppy drives, I put one disk in each drive and used the start-up menu to disable all other drives and it worked....
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2010, 13:36
Replies: 19
Views: 3,088
Posted By JohnnyD
EUREKA! :spin It's working! I wiggled...

EUREKA! :spin

It's working!

I wiggled the antivirus switch around and it sprang to life.

Chuffed to rocks! :great

JD
Forum: support.Hardware 06 June 2010, 13:19
Replies: 19
Views: 3,088
Posted By JohnnyD
My internal drive is still the original one and...

My internal drive is still the original one and still works fine, so this problem shouldn't arise, thanks anyway.

PowerPie, it is definitely an Amitek casing and adapter. From my readings via...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2010, 18:44
Replies: 19
Views: 3,088
Posted By JohnnyD
Okay - I had a good Googling session and found...

Okay - I had a good Googling session and found that this is a well-known PC floppy drive that works on the Amiga (standard, with a small change to the ribbon cable).

I have tried it in my PC and...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2010, 18:03
Replies: 19
Views: 3,088
Posted By JohnnyD
Thanks, guys - yeah, I'm very short of time...

Thanks, guys - yeah, I'm very short of time today, so thanks for googling for me ;)

I've got that useful Hardware Book knocking around somewhere...

Well, I checked the power at the input to the...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2010, 13:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,088
Posted By JohnnyD
External FDD problem

I've just received an external floppy drive from an ebay seller for my A1200.

It is not showing any sign of life at all.

I have disconnected all other power using accessories, except the HDD...
Forum: support.Games 03 June 2010, 18:13
Replies: 36
Views: 3,323
Posted By JohnnyD
My A1200 is one of the late models - I have just...

My A1200 is one of the late models - I have just bought one of the early ones, so it will be interesting to see if they work on that.

JD
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 June 2010, 18:08
Replies: 6,659
Views: 1,422,443
Posted By JohnnyD
Well, as the price was pretty low near the end of...

Well, as the price was pretty low near the end of the auction, I bought
THIS (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280512590553&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT)

Though I thought I'd get...
Forum: request.Apps 02 June 2010, 20:39
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnnyD
Thanks for that detailed info, thomas. That...

Thanks for that detailed info, thomas.

That has told me what I need to know.

I'll be holding off until I have better expansion.

Cheers
JD
Forum: request.Apps 02 June 2010, 17:26
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnnyD
After reading lots of forum discussions and...

After reading lots of forum discussions and reviews around the net, it's very difficult to decide if using 3.5 would be a good move or not.

Some say that it's pointless without an accelerator, and...
Forum: request.Apps 01 June 2010, 20:56
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnnyD
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: MarketPlace 01 June 2010, 18:57
Replies: 210
Views: 29,945
Posted By JohnnyD
Got my latest delivery from him today by DHL -...

Got my latest delivery from him today by DHL - took 5 days in total - including bank holiday weekend. No complaints whatsoever.

Description was good - also got a combined delivery offer -...
Forum: support.Games 31 May 2010, 16:05
Replies: 36
Views: 3,323
Posted By JohnnyD
I just tried that and it failed miserably. ...

I just tried that and it failed miserably.

1st, to get anything to happen, I had to use the 'hidden' start-up screen and disable my drives except df0.

Then, after all the shenanigins from both...
Forum: request.Apps 31 May 2010, 15:57
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By JohnnyD
Chance would be a fine thing :sad pm replied...

Chance would be a fine thing :sad

pm replied :)

JD
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