Category Archives: Amiga

Retrobright

This weekend I bought some hydrogen peroxide gel from a local store. And started to retrobight the top covers of an Amiga 1200, C128 and a vic 20. First I cleaned the case parts very good with a toothbrush so all … Continue reading

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Sandisk 4GB arrived from Amazon

This week I received from Amazon a 4Gb Compact Flash card. When I used this card in the Amiga with a PCMCIA to Compact Flash card converter it worked instantly. The other cards I have (one of them is a 16Gb … Continue reading

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Progress on my A1200

Some weeks ago I received my compact cards and ide adapter. I installed Workbench 3.0 on one of the Compact disks. To speed up installation, I used WINUAE on my PC. The disks connected by USB card reader. After installing … Continue reading

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Added a A1200 to my collection

18 August I bought an Amiga 1200, my fist 1200 I ever owned. I had the choice to get a nice white Amiga Technology A1200 or a yellowish Commodore A1200. I choose the yellowish A1200 as the internal HD was … Continue reading

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Battery damage part 2

Yesterday I finished the cleaning of my Amiga 500+. Last week I removed the battery and neutralize the acid from the battery with lemon juice. This time I Removed the 7400 series chips that are in the affected area so … Continue reading

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Finally color

Yesterday I created a scart cable for my Amiga. I took the schematics from ilesj’s blog and for the first time I had a color picture on my TV. Not counting the GBS8200 experiment I did. Next I need to try … Continue reading

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Starting to clean battery damage on my Amiga 500+

A big problem that old computer systems have is leaking batteries. The acid that gets free causes the copper conductors to corrode and when nothing is done the computer will stop working. So yesterday I started to clean the damage … Continue reading

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Smoking Amiga fixed

Today I fixed the Amiga that was smoking. Last week al parts arrived so I could fix her. The capacitors are for a higher voltage and therefore a little bigger that the ones I removed. After fixing I turned on … Continue reading

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Trouble shooting the smoking Amiga

While she is older than 18 years old, she is not allowed to smoke 🙂 . So I started to look for the reason why she did. First I measured the resistance between the resistor that smoked (R406) and ground. … Continue reading

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Smoke… again….

Yesterday I was building a Amiga to scart cable. But when I was testing the cable, I had no picture on screen (only as shadow on a black screen). So I looked on the internet and found that my TV … Continue reading

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