I got a short notice work assignment and am heading out on a work trip Saturday April 17th through May 8th. I will not be able to reply to many if any work requests during this time. If you have something in and I haven’t got it back I will have to take care of it once I get back home. I apologize for the inconvenience of this, but duty calls.
I got this A4000 in needing a re recap (someone previously did a very poor job) and it had an audio issue. I took care of the audio issues by replacing the op amp, fixed several bad traces from the previous recap not being cleaned up before new caps were installed, put a proper clock battery mod on it, full cleanup in the ultrasonic cleaner and a successful repair and restore to like new again.
I want to thank everyone that’s been helping me out and has been so understanding of the slow turn around. I’ve had some unexpected financial hardships recently and I’m slowly getting back to normal, whatever that is these days.
Its been WAY to long since I did a post about something I worked on, so here we go! This 3640 came in needing some GALs to be removed and replaced with the Speedgeek versions. I took care of that and while I had it the caps were bad and needed some help, so I replaced them and corrected the issues the typically come with on these boards with the polarity being wrong on a few of them. Its looking good for a card as old as it is eh?
Yes, I know they are. I have been just so overloaded with real life things that taking the time to post or do anything outside of my full time job has been nearly impossible. For that I am sorry. I am working on a few things around here behind the scenes to try and get some cash flow and make some improvements.
The first on my list to getting some systems together to sell off. This is mostly Amiga related gear, but I have a few consoles as well I may be letting go. I plan to add a section to the site for all of that, so my visitors will get the first go at them at a lower price found on other pages when I make them available. Keep an eye out for that new page up in the top menu.
Service and new work you ask? Yes I am taking in a few limited things. For now I am steering clear mostly from completely dead machines. I just cant give you all the time on them they need, and its not fair to keep them here for so long while you wait for me. Please feel free to ask, and if I cant do it I will refer you to someone that will. As always I will still take in upgrades, recaps and minor repairs with no problems.
We will see you all soon! Also dont forget to join us in our Discord chat! ITs full of some amazing people now! Join us here: https://discord.gg/794pneG
Surfing through the feeds over at Facebook I came across a really neat post with a video showing of this A1100 motherboard inside an Amiga 1000 case. I dont know anything about it other than watching this video, but I would sure like to find more in it. What do you think? Do you know who this is and what the plans for this are in the future?
Yes, its true! I am home again for a bit and catching up again. If your up for watching me work you can watch me at the time of this post on Twitch. Hope to you see online! I do take questions if I see them.
Doing some random repairs and other things. Live on Twitch if anyone is interested. https://www.twitch.tv/acill
For those looking for work and status updates, its that time again for me. Work calls and my full time job is taking me out for a bit. I will be out of touch and not have much contact from today through December 5th. If I am able to get internet access will get back to you. Thanks and see you soon!
For those cant join in person, here is the feed! It should start up again today at 10AM Pacific.
I am home again for awhile (I hope at least and didnt just jinx myself here). Over the last weekend I got several things finished and out. Hopefully this means I can start to get to the more difficult items here and get them taken care of! As I say often, thanks for the support and understanding!
I’ve been streaming on Twitch as well. Nothing exciting or narrated much. its me working and a live feed going is all. If you are interested in checking it out you are welcome. The link to my twitch channel is here: https://www.twitch.tv/acill and for a more personal way to watch me I have been doing things over at my Patreon geared more and teaching as support. You can find that here if you want to join. I have a very low entry point and dont expect much at all. That can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/acillclassics
And lastly, I even put things on my YouTube channel from time to time here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Acill