After many requests, I have started to print Gotek mounts for various computers. The most popular are Amiga of course, but I can do them for any if the design is available. Here are some examples of the Amiga versions. These are for an OLED screen. One uses an externally mounted box and the other an internal. I have a listing on ebay for these if you’d like one made. I will also be bringing several for all Amiga models to Amiwest in October from the 11th through the 14th.
A great product offered for sale by the EAB user MickGyver is offering CD32 gamepads for sale. He offers them in Kit form for those of us that can assemble ourselves and ready-made if you are okay with a wait and bit of an expected premium for the service. They come with everything you need for a complete pad. Its a bit of a challenge if you are not good and SMD soldering, but the results are well worth it! I have built two of them and highly recommend them! Check out his for sale thread here for more information.
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/
Unfortunately as some of you know (or may not have known) doing repairs on vintage systems is a hobby of mine and not a full-time job. As a result of some exhausting workloads and more than usual travel overseas, I have fallen behind on getting repairs done.
I return home from my current assignment on the 19th. I will get things moving again and have some of the faster jobs like the recaps jump ahead since they go much faster and dont require any long troubleshooting times. If you have a board in and do not wish to wait any longer I completely understand this. Please contact me to arrange return after I am home on the 19th and we will work something out.
Again my apologies for this.