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Brostenen
Posted 2018-12-06 11:21 AM (#1467 - in reply to #1466)
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Recieved the last piece for my Amiga500 restauration project. An trapdoor cover/lid to be precise.
This is the cheapest part, and the easiest part to source. So I have waited untill the machine was back in working state.
Last two things that I need to fix up, are raising the internal drive 1 millimeter and then spraypaint the case.





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DXZeff
Posted 2018-12-06 10:18 PM (#1468 - in reply to #1467)
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I painted a case a while ago, but you probably don't want to see it. It did briefly appear on another board you might have heard of, but I can't say for sure. :D
It's nice to know your project is almost complete, you've put so much work into it by now.

In the mean time, this is now mine;


Also grabbed Banjo Tooie for the N64, might livestream that closer to Christmas.
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Brostenen
Posted 2018-12-07 10:57 AM (#1469 - in reply to #1468)
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#DXZeff:
Sweet. Those are nice things you got. For some strange reason, I have always thought that digital cameras would not really be your cup of tea. So I am positive surprised by your move there. And well.... JVC is not the worst brand. Never heard they are the absolute "top of the fineschmecker line". Just heard that JVC usually makes good, decent and nicely build equipment. Great haul.

Regardeing the Amiga500 project. Yes. It has come a long way. I am no professional repairman at all, so if the traces was broken, then I were in a hell of trouble. Yet recapping, cleaning and finding new parts are just up my alley. Yeah... Just need that paintjob now, and the drive-mounting issue. As of now, floppy disks will not clear the bottom part of the "slid" or hole or whatever that is called. I actually have no idea what the correct term is. So I need to raise the drive by 1mm. Perhaps 1.5mm. Still having thoughts on what color the case shall be. Most likely a dark green or something like that. Perhaps that blue the old 1970's NCR computers had.
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Brostenen
Posted 2018-12-08 11:14 AM (#1470 - in reply to #1469)
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Finished up the last thing on my 500 refurbish project. I am only talking about functional things. Or things that makes it a fully working machine. I still need to fix up the cosmetic part. It is now ready to be used again.... Gave it a memory upgrade as well. (and take some nice pictures, when it is 100% finished). The cosmetic part will however not be possible before summer. I need warm and dry weather for the paintjob, as I will be doing it outside.

500-restauration-blogpost

EDIT:
People have said that it was a NO-GO and I would kill or destroy the plastic when using liquid acetone for welding. To that I can say that it holds up beautifully. The structure are like new and nothing have melted more than it was supposed to melt. It simply works. There are only two things to take into acount when working with liquid acetone. One is to use a tiny amount, and the second is that you need to work extremely fast.

Edited by Brostenen 2018-12-08 11:23 AM
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DXZeff
Posted 2018-12-08 8:37 PM (#1471 - in reply to #1470)
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On the subject of welding plastics, I recently stuck some bezels back together using ABS Solvent Cement, these bezels were made of ABS and I figure if this stuff works on pipe so well, typically they rate it at 3 Bar, but the pipe will almost certainly blow out long before the weld does, they use a variant of this cement for household water supplies in some US states with plastic pipe instead of copper, so it's strong stuff, then it stands to reason it will work on other things made of the same material.

Of course I can't vouch for its use otherwise, mostly due to the way in which it cures, it could definitely discolor something and will make an irreversible mess if it goes somewhere you don't want it to. Still, once it does cure it's as if the plastic was never broken apart, it should also work on PVC. It does not, however, work on whatever those plastic storage containers are made of (PE?) whatsoever and produces some very noxious smelling gasses when applied to them.


This thread may lock soon and a new one will take its place. It won't be erased, but future posts would have to be in the new thread, it's starting to grind on the SQL server a little harder than I'd like and I'm not sure this board software is really tested with threads over this size.
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Brostenen
Posted 2018-12-08 8:45 PM (#1472 - in reply to #1471)
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#DXZeff
I have noticed that as well, on PVC. I had some spare spacers/leafs that you put into a floppy disk box. And I bet they were PVC as well. Because I thought that I could use them for "ABS Cement", the same way as I used ABS plastic dissolved in acetone. They did not dissolve a bit. And they feel more PVC'ish than ABS'ish when I touch them and slide my fingers over the surface. I guess those plastic bottles that you buy acetone in, are made from PVC.
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Brostenen
Posted 2018-12-15 8:07 PM (#1473 - in reply to #1472)
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Did a blogpost
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waybacktech
Posted 2018-12-17 4:10 PM (#1474 - in reply to #71)
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Hightreason.... your channel is not even in HD... just what the heck do you think you will be doing with that camera? Just don't let Mullet Man get a hold of that thing cause we know he will be using it for his xhamster page.

Brostenen I am impressed with how much effort you have put into restoring an Amiga.

I am still waiting on this item from Germany of all places but if it ever actually shows up I think it will be an interesting board to mess with. These are not terribly common and I like strange motherboards, of which this is among the end of that strange upgradeable motherboard era.
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DXZeff
Posted 2018-12-18 8:29 AM (#1475 - in reply to #1474)
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Pentium II

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Most videos have been rendered in 720p for the last year or so, but with most of the editing time taken up with resampling crap due to having a 50fps camera, this one does 1080p60 so should save time in editing and rendering. The 4K features are something for later. Doubt Mullet Man would go anywhere near it, he's not likely to leave the realms of VHS.

Indeed, serious dedication on the Amiga. Brostenen, you have far more patience than I.


Part of me wouldn't mind having one of those ECS boards from that era which could take both Intel and AMD CPUs, one of which used a peculiar card, can't remember the model of it, possibly PF88. In reality that ASRock is probably more useful however.
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Brostenen
Posted 2018-12-18 3:42 PM (#1476 - in reply to #1474)
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waybacktech - 2018-12-17 6:10 PM
Brostenen I am impressed with how much effort you have put into restoring an Amiga.


Thanks.... Yeah. It is a long time project, that I am doing. Nearly finished. And I ran into memory conflict issue on the other Amiga500. It turns out that when I have 512k of additional ChipMem, used from the 2mb expansion card. Then it will be alocated in the same adress space as the Accelerator's 2mb FastRam space. Sooo.... I need to source 4 Ram chips with sockets and one logic chip with socket, and upgrade the mainboard to Amiga500-Plus spec's. Else I can only run the 500 with 512k ChipRam. That is if I want to use that TF-530 accelerator card. And looking at prices of loose 500-Plus mainboards, compared to the chips I need, then it is a no-brainer.

The sweet news is, that in the near future, a TF-534 card will be avaliable to buy. It will come with 4mb of FastRam and not 2mb. And it will adress the memory, using Zorro-III adress space. And not Zorro-II as on the TF-530. This way it can accept any ChipRam and FastRam expansion that are on the market. If the 534 will run perfectly and stable, then an Amiga500 as mine upgraded to Plus spec's, will be able to have 2mb ChipRam and 8mb FastRam and 2mb SlowRam without any conflict.... Or was it more? Anyway.... Check out here for some TerribleFire information... If you are logged in, you can go to the discussion tread (link provided in the post)

DXZeff - 2018-12-18 10:29 AM
Indeed, serious dedication on the Amiga. Brostenen, you have far more patience than I.


Yup... I just need to get that case painted, then it is all ready for one of my children, when they are old enough to know what it is and take care of it. That is in the next 10 to 15 years of time. And imagine getting something like this handed over for free at that time. :-D First criteria is that the one that will be getting it, have to have an interrest in vintage computers. The next is that they need to understand what it is, and how hard it is to repair and how rare it then have become. I will however take good care of this Rev5 machine, as it need to be kept running untill then.

Edited by Brostenen 2018-12-18 4:02 PM
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