[rescue] WTB: Amiga 3000 or parts

Mauricio Tavares raubvogel at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 10:42:50 CST 2014

On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looking at completed listings, it seems like -stock- A3Ks have typically been
> running closer to $300 USD on eBay, but yeah the exceptions sometimes happen
> as they are quite old and reasonably uncommon.
> I know I could make my life a lot easier by finding a 1200 and upgrading it,
> but I've already got a stash of upgrades and bits for the 3K. Also, for some
> reason, computers that are built into keyboards really bother me :)
> So I'm doomed to pay some money to put the system back on it's feet, but that
> is something I've resigned myself to.
> I actually picked up another 3K for parts recently pretty cheaply, but now I
> just have two Amigas with bad logic boards.
> But I have a lead on a working machine that will hopefully pan out.
> Peter, you should get your 4K out and definitely make sure the caps aren't
> leaking too bad. The audio circuit in them is particularly sensitive to damage
> caused by the corrosive electrolyte sitting on the board.
      Now you make me want to find my A2000 and see how it looks like
inside. What I always wanted were the tower ones...

> Thanks,
> - Ian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Peter Corlett" <abuse at cabal.org.uk>
> Sent: b 3/b 7/b 2014 3:08
> To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] WTB: Amiga 3000 or parts
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 04:02:29PM -0800, Ian Finder wrote:
>> I know this may be a long shot, but my Amiga 3000 has failed beyond my
>> diagnostic abilities.
>> I'd like to buy either:
>>   1) Full A3000D or 4000D as a replacement
>>   2) Amiga 3000 motherboard
> A3000s are *extremely* rare, and I just watched one go for over #500. I had
> been vaguely watching this A4000 on eBay as I probably have enough spare
> parts
> to get it running, but the current price for a dead unit (plus the cost and
> inconvenience of going to Coventry in person) now seems a bit much:
> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261410906127
>> As far as I know, I should have major components like custom ICs, so even a
>> failed A3K would be useful.
> I have an A4000/040 plus another unit that's been part-stripped -- the A3640
> CPU board is still present if you're after one of those -- but it's been
> rather
> a while since I did anything with them and I have no idea if there's a
> working
> machine between them.
> You will probably find it much easier to obtain an A1200 with 68030 and/or
> controller, as many more of those were sold than A3000s.
> _______________________________________________
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
> _______________________________________________
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

More information about the rescue mailing list