Category Archives: Retro

Achievement Unlocked!

New vlog post below. Now I don’t normally blog about vlogs, they look after themselves, but this one is slightly different because I hit a target I never thought I’d hit. Twitch Affiliate! I’ll keep saying this, I’m not in … Continue reading

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More Amiga Repairs

Connected the board to power and video, Kickstart screen. I now have a new solder station, so I used that to carefully resolder the connector again. This time it worked and has kept working through much testing and reassembly! The … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Progress Update

Last Thursday my Amiga 1200 motherboard was returned after recapping. I was informed that 2 pins were missing on the IDE connector… which I found in the IDE ribbon connected I removed before sending the board off (oops). I bought … Continue reading

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Real C64 Setup Test

Today the final item arrived that should allow me to use my Real C64C and Amiga 1200 alongside my main computer: the 3.5mm – 3.5mm audio cable. I’ve had a cable to connect the C64 to a SCART input, and … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Memory Expansion Repair

The other day I reassembled my Amiga 1200 in readiness for it to be sent away for replacing the capacitors (recapping). I took out the memory expansion and gave it a good look over. It appeared to have had a … Continue reading

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USB Arcade Joystick – Complete!

The spade – spade connections weren’t very secure so out came the soldering iron. I definitely need a better one because it took ages to get the brass spades up to temperature, but it all came together in the end. … Continue reading

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USB Arcade Joystick Project

Last week I purchased a custom USB joystick interface, and with the Amiga I had a broken Kempston style joystick (cable torn/bitten/cut) so this morning I did some testing. It won’t be tidy (until I can find a way to … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Update – Microdrive Success!

I’ve done a lot of “playing” today. Some good and some bad has come of it. Let’s get the bad out of the way first: the left shift key doesn’t work. The problem lies in the keyboard membrane itself, which … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Update

I dug out an old IBM Microdrive and PCMCIA adaptor from my draw today, tried it on the Amiga but it failed to do anything (recognised but that’s all) with it so I went searching. I found the updated device … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: Amiga 1200!

Today I took delivery, from a friend at work, of an Amiga 1200 with a LOT of other stuff included! First thing I did was test the PSU levels. All good so I connected it all up, using my less … Continue reading

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