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Old 29 January 2022, 11:25   #701
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I finally received the new keyboard (A500) awhile back. They shouldn’t have taken preorders as they underestimated demand. However, almost 3 years later, I did receive the keyboard and it works well.

Contact them through the store to see where your order is at in the queue. They have always answered me.
YouTube people have stuff that get priority to shill.

Like I said, I have no idea what my order no. Is.

I did contact the store few times a year ago and got a generic responses. The guy was not able to lookup my order number.

So I wasted 30 days trying to find out where my 700$ has gone.

Sorry. My phone is 7 years old. The screen is shot. I'm clearly on a budget.

My bank acct numbe and original pre payment methodr has changed too. So I have no way to get a refund. Great success.
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Old 29 January 2022, 11:38   #702
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A few days ago I would have said: Look here

But I think, after the YouTube Video of [ Show youtube player ] there have so many People ordered a new Keyboard that this Project has also closed (for the moment).
What's the point of that video. It takes 5 minutes to swap an A1200 keyboard. Ribbon clip. No screws, no soldering.

7 or 8 screws on the bottom and the whole thing pops open.

1 screw to hold the floppy drive in place (the one that keeps falling inside the shield).

The original hard drive (Seagate) juits there.

Never remove the RF shield. Electronic engineering fail.
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Old 29 January 2022, 12:21   #703
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Mechanical Cherry MX keyboard (2009). The original loud IBM clone clicky. Das Keyboard.

Yes, it's real.

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Old 13 February 2022, 11:32   #704
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907 days latter and my keyboard has been shipped!
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Old 13 February 2022, 12:57   #705
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907 days latter and my keyboard has been shipped!

Still waiting for my keycaps from the 2016(?) 1200.net campaign, so under 3 years aint too bad in Amigaland
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Still waiting for my keycaps from the 2016(?) 1200.net campaign, so under 3 years aint too bad in Amigaland
"production is around the corner"
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"production is around the corner"
I realize I'm way back in the cue with the "SE" keyboard layout, but by now, I think I'm on my 5th "delay due to Chinese New Year" ;-)
Anyhoo, I'm still glad these things are done at all, even if it takes years for them to materialize.
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Old 11 April 2022, 15:12   #708
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The boards themselves to solder are at what i consider 8/10 solder difficulty and they are time consuming to build and verify.
Interesting that Jeff stated he was having his kid help build them. "We roughly estimate approximately six to eight weeks for the rest of Oct '18 and all of Nov '18 pre-orders to ship. The pace is picking up as we've perfected the process and recruited some cheap labor to help (my son!)."



Obviously the pace never picked up, and if unskilled child labor can help put these things together, the rest of the adult Amiga enthusiast population many of whom do have 25 or 35 years of soldering and project kit building and modding experience can handle it, or pay a local electronics repair service to solder it if they can't.

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I will continue to pester them for a kit form release. As a kit form though the warranty will be diluted due to being untested completely and i would imagine there may be a few issues there also

Warranty? Do we even expect there to be any service or warranty repairs on these from AOTL? I sure don't. We can't get the boards we ordered to start with, or an honest update, or an email returned. I don't think there is even the slightest chance of getting any help from them in a warranty situation even if they did assemble it. So whats the difference?


I would PREFER to build it myself, and I would even still pay full retail price for the kit unassembled! And be fine to fully accept the lack of any warranty.

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Kipper you've made the PERFECT product, it solved SO MANY issues with building or using an old amiga 500/1200/Pi that needed to be solved.

It's just been so painful to taste something that is actually REAL, but then it turns out to be essentially unattainable due soley to ATOL's mismanagement of a 'side-business' that presents itself as real business.



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907 days latter and my keyboard has been shipped!



#jealous
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Here are some photos of my keyboard:
https://imgur.com/gallery/93TJ3Ys
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Here are some photos of my keyboard:
https://imgur.com/gallery/93TJ3Ys
That's a very nice looking keyboard and it matches the black case nicely. It's a pity these keyboards are unobtainable as they're the best looking replacement keyboard I've seen.
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