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Old 06 May 2021, 20:08   #21
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funny.. reading all this and currently i'm thinking about throwing out my A600 and 2 commodore 64's.. and all the floppies , magazines, anyone remember the INPUT books to teach you how to program most of the machines back when.. yep complete set... due to covid the tips closed so can't take it there yet..without an appointment.
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Old 07 May 2021, 00:13   #22
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I swapped my working B2000 for two non-working ones (I used neither of the 3, but it made the THOR developer a happy man so I accepted it). Incidentally, I expect to take delivery of the two sometime in June when I get the emptying of my mother's house arriving.
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Old 07 May 2021, 00:30   #23
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A1200 in a tower, with a PPC and graphics card. I was moving home in 2004. It was taking up space and I hadn't used in years. I threw it in the bin. The regret is strong.
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Old 07 May 2021, 00:38   #24
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10 years ago, during a house move, I took an A1200 and 1084S monitor to the dump. Regretted it the next day and ever since.
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Old 07 May 2021, 08:58   #25
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funny.. reading all this and currently i'm thinking about throwing out my A600 and 2 commodore 64's.. and all the floppies , magazines, anyone remember the INPUT books to teach you how to program most of the machines back when.. yep complete set... due to covid the tips closed so can't take it there yet..without an appointment.
Seriously? I'll drive down and collect the lot
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Old 07 May 2021, 10:24   #26
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About 6 years ago when moving house I threw out a working A600 with Viper630 because the keys were yellowed, and two faulty CD32s that probably could have been repaired. However I did keep my A1200 with 50MHz Blizzard 1230-IV, thinking the Amiga scene was dead so it was the only machine worth keeping. Boy did I regret that later!
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Old 07 May 2021, 10:28   #27
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reading all this hurts. Specially when you see that all people are still active on the amiga scene years after.

I almost sold my A1200/060 tower at some point, but the sale didn't work out, and the tower had problems, so I tore it apart and reassembled a simple A1200/060 desktop (I had kept the case & keyboard and psu) that works pretty well (not even recapped!) is used on a weekly basis (for instance to kick (almost) everyone's EAB ass at Pang). The old Pixel 64 and Ateobus lies in my garage. I'd consider it binned.

In that garag, I also have an old yellowed A500 1.3 512k/1.5MB fast + ARIII with "return" key not working. I used to debug some games that resisted HRTMon with the AR, but now with WinUAE, I'm not using it anymore. But I don't want to bin it either. Almost considering buying a cheap side expansion to add an hard drive.
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Old 08 May 2021, 10:45   #28
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i've never binned any working old computer.

But I've binned a lot of broken cases and corroded motherboards which were stripped of all customs so that others could live. :-)
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Old 09 May 2021, 01:08   #29
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Regrets, yes, have many, never binned an Amiga but regret selling the ones I had back in the day. (Also regret selling 100 BTC back in 2012 for USD $12 each, that one hurts a bit more than anything Amiga related.)
Yep in 2013 it went upt to $1k,

I've burnt two amiga 500s. I've still got one left tho.
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Old 09 May 2021, 02:50   #30
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In the 90s I threw out my very battered but still more or less functioning A500 when I got an A1200. At least I still have the 1200.

Also in the 90s I got my hands on a C128D. I played around with it a bit but it was faulty so it got binned.

Around 2004 I tossed an A4000/040 with a battery damaged motherboard. It had stopped working a few years prior but I lugged it around for a while before chucking it.

I had an NEC Multisync 3D monitor back then, too. I can't even remember what happened to it. I don't recall it failing.

I think I need a hug now...
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Old 09 May 2021, 08:54   #31
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Sacrilege! let fire and brimstone rain down upon those that bin an Amiga!
END RANT.

Still have all of my Amigas:

A500
B2000
A1200
A4000/40

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Old 09 May 2021, 10:42   #32
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Nope, don't think i ever binned any Amiga parts at all, always passed them onto someone else or sold....

PC parts however... thats a different story
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Old 09 May 2021, 23:28   #33
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I absolutely can't remember what I did to my A1000 machine, as much as me galls it. But I'm 100% sure that I didn't dump it. I'm pretty confident that I sold it, because I needed the money for the next gen which would have been a PC then.

And if anybody here seriously considers to throw away some old machine, I would be interested to get a chance to grab it.
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Old 09 May 2021, 23:38   #34
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I don't know if that counts but when I bought my second CD32 machine, the delivery guy throwed it over my gate (which is 7 foot high) despite the "fragile" red sticker because I wasn't at home.

The machine still works though. My first CD32 machine isn't working so great but it may be a detail. Anyway I always keep my computing stuff even if broken just for spare parts.
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Old 10 May 2021, 00:50   #35
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Nope, don't think i ever binned any Amiga parts at all, always passed them onto someone else or sold....

PC parts however... thats a different story
When I upgrade my PC or the old one fails or I just decide to salvage it for parts, then I always keep the CPU by itself. The AMD CPUs are prickly with all of those pins, but I got my first Intel iCore CPU and that thing is smooth with all the contacts, and it's slightly smaller, too.
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Old 10 May 2021, 16:02   #36
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Never canned an amiga, but PCs... sometimes I feel guilty, specially knowing how much money all of those were originally paid.

Just couple of months ago we canned about 10 computers at work, including one power edge server.
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Old 10 May 2021, 18:02   #37
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I've thrown an A2000 away that was given to me. Dirty, rusty, missing a lot of parts including the top of the case. Did not see a chance to fix this at this time.
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Old 10 May 2021, 19:17   #38
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Old 11 May 2021, 01:34   #39
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I binned my broken A570 that the local repair shop said had a "broken main logic chip" and wasn't repairable. 25 years later I'm 100% confident that I could fix it. Luckily my Dad bought me another at the time as I was devastated.

My friend took to his A500+ with a hammer. I wasn't there to witness it but have nightmares about that poor baby flying to pieces
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Old 11 May 2021, 08:46   #40
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I never threw any Amiga gear away before but the biggest regret I have is trading my A3000 for an Amiga 1200, I had bought an A3000 at the World of Amiga in London for £50 and got a Picasso II card and did it all up, for some reason though after a few months I wanted to change it for an A1200. So I found a guy will to swap his A1200 for an A3000 .... man that was the one of the dummest things I have done, I still kick myself over that.
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