It seems I have been fixing 1200’s with blown traces a lot these days. In my opinion, this is something that shouldn’t be happening as often as I see it. Remember when you are installing things on the clock ports in this machine that it wasn’t ever intended to be used in the way we are using them. USB devices, fast serial ports, and other things can draw a lot of power. In the case of this one, it was a Subway USB controller that when it was connected wrong and the 12V line from the floppy plugged in caused a short and blew the line. The only way to repair it was by using a jumper. Fortunately its all on the bottom of the board and not seen once installed back into the case.
The great guys over at Amiga on the Lake have released a fantastic CPU cooler for the AmigaOne X5000. This cooler is simple to install, looks great and is a great value for the money. On top of all that it’s very quiet and efficient. If you are like me and love the best for you beloved systems I’d recommend it!
You can pick one up here: AOTL SUPER-CPU FAN REPLACEMENT KIT
With the latest IndieGoGo campaign now funded for new A500 cases I was reminded I still had this fantastic designed Plexi case from the German company PlexiLaser to assemble. I have to say it came out much better than I expected. The qualiety of the panels are well above average, with plenty of room inside for anything you would ever want to install. If you are looking for something diffrent and want a unique Amiga I feel this is one of the best options currently available.
If you would like more information on this case and would like to purchase one you will find it here: Acrylic housing for Amiga 500
For more information on the A500 IndieGoGo visit: New Compatible Case for Amiga 500 & Plus
Many of you may have seen my posting about the AmyITX I was putting together a few months ago. I am pleased to announce its now complete and working well. I will be showing her off this year at the Amiwest Amiga and Commodore show in Sacramento California October 11th – 14th. If you would like to learn more about the Amy then please visit the project page at http://www.amy-itx.com/ .
More information about Amiwest can be found at http://www.amiwest.net/
Thanks to my friends over at MNT I was able to assemble this cool little board to pass the native video from my Amiga 2000 to my VA2000 RTG card they also make. This allows OCS/ECS native Amiga output through the VA2000’s HDMI slot. Its a difficult build if you dont have the skill for something like this, but it can save you a fair amount of money if you do. More information on it here: VA2000CX
These are getting hard to come by, but this beauty is now alive and well with a full recap, new IDE header, new floppy power header and some major trace repairs from all the cap leakage.
The new design is done and the boards are in! This time they are in brilliant black and gold! Prices remain the same for these. They are $35 shipped worldwide when paying with PayPal. For those that do not know what they do, they allow you to relocate a device normally used in a 68000 CPU socket to the A2000 CPU slot for easier access and convenience. They work great with the Vampire 500 and the Terrible Fire accelerators as an example.