[rescue] Amigas arrived
bdwheele at indiana.edu
Fri May 18 07:11:51 CDT 2007
On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 02:49 +0100, Gary Goddard wrote:
> Get the battery off the 4000 asap, doesn't look to bad at the moment but
> they do have a tendency to eat the board taking out the RTC first then
> on to the fast ram slots. If you don't want to strip the motherboard out
> a pair of side cutters can be used to snip the tabs on the battery.
> Welcome back to the world of swearing at everything commodore and their
> mothers. Usually followed by "I only moved a F***ing zorro card". Then
> often begging and pleading with it to work again. :D
That reminds me...I put my A2500 into storage a few months ago, so
should I have yanked the battery from it? Will the machine work OK with
the battery removed?
Now if I could just find a set of roms for my A2091 that let me hook up
more than one SCSI device without it hanging I'd give AMIX a shot!
> Bill Bradford wrote:
> > The systems and keyboards arrived today, one day ahead of schedule.
> > Unfortunately, a couple of cables I need (and the mice) are in the OTHER
> > box, which won't get here till tomorrow.
> > Amiga 4000:
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/sets/72157600226133061/
> > Has a Retina BLT Z3 "retargetable graphics" card, an Emplant Macintosh-
> > emulation card (which I don't need/want/wont be using), and a Warp Engine
> > '040 accelerator w/SCSI!
> > Amiga 2000:
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/sets/72157600226142951/
> > Has a GVP '030 accelerator card with a RAM-8 expansion board (which takes
> > stock standard 30-pin SIMMs instead of proprietary GVP sticks); otherwise
> > it's pretty standard except for the extra floppy drive. I'll probably take
> > the GVP card out and put it in the other 2K. I think it has 1.3 ROMs.
> > I'm looking forward to getting the A4K fired up properly.
> > Bill
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