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    Lewisburg, Tennessee
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  1. Oh, okay. I'll have to get one then. Thanks!
  2. It probably isn't compatible, but you ought to try partitioning it into two smaller partitions as a last ditch effort. As for old cameras, I bought one the other week so that I could use its on-camera formatting utility to format CF cards for use in our Motoman robots. Formatting it on Windows won't work for the Motoman.
  3. I took a look at the Kipper adapter as well, but I was concerned about having my V2 hanging out in the breeze. What keeps yours from working its way out?
  4. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    That's pretty much all there is to it. And as far as I know, you can't even write to them from the Amiga (because each .ADF file represents an individual floppy). Anyone else know if this is correct?
  5. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    Hmmm, mines still working, I haven't had a failure as of yet.Is it getting written to continuously?
  6. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    Try a 4GB or smaller USB drive. I couldn't get mine to work until I used the smaller drive. Not to beat a dead horse, but... We can add a re-capped ZX Spectrum +2 to the list of my computers that have taken a bath. And I have modified my procedure, I now rinse my board in 91% IPA to dry it out (the IPA absorbs the water left over after rinsing the vinegar off) before using my hot-air rework station to dry it off the rest of the way. Much quicker. He's a picture of it after the re-cap, sound mod installation, and the removal of the UHF modulator (I used the hole for the video connector for the audio jack) as well as a shot of the back of the board. It really does look brand new. And to be fair, there wasn't any leaky caps (that I saw anyways) when I replaced them. So there wasn't any trace damage that I could observe.
  7. I've gotten one of those "We Care" baggies too. I bought some replacement drive belts for my MSX and the seller sent it in an envelope. Somewhere along the line the package got snagged in something and the belts were ripped out. I really couldn't blame the Post Office, and the seller sent me a new one for free. This time sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard...
  8. I bought two 2000's that were for local pickup only in the city where my son lives. I got a great price on them, and one of them came with a MegaChip. Nice surprise!
  9. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    Nope. Your Amiga will run just fine without a battery.
  10. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    Keep in mind that the negative terminal is the one that's going to suffer from the "Redox reaction", meaning a lot of corrosion. And since it's tied to the ground plane, it is going to be a bear to get unsoldered since the heat of your iron will radiate outward with the copper plane. Clipping the battery leads, and then trying to get the tabs off with tweezers could be very difficult.
  11. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    It does a nice job of getting at where the alkaline gets that is next to impossible otherwise. Also in places that you wouldn't see. As for harming anything, no, it shouldn't. Don't leave it in there for more than a few hours without checking on it. And be sure to dry it off thoroughly after you rinse it thoroughly.
  12. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    Meh, to each their own. So far I've done it this way for both of my 4000's, my 5 2000's, and all 8 or so of my memory expansion boards for my 500's. I'm either correct, or extremely adept at dodging bullets... But don't my word for it, I learned of the trick at one of the Jamma forums, and they do it all of the time. But like eightbit, at first I thought that they were crazy as well.
  13. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    You're welcome! It absolutely critical that you remove the battery and clean up any leakage. Should there be any leakage (and I would do this even if there wasn't), take the motherboard out of the case and soak it in a tub of white vinegar. Let it soak for a few hours, and use an old electric toothbrush to cleanup the board. Rinse the board using regular tap water (or if you like, distilled water), dry it out next to a space heater for a few days, and put it back into the case.
  14. rootboy

    Amiga 2000

    This will get you started. Get yourself an old Fireball drive, or something know to work with Amigas at least (avoid the Seagate Hawk drives). Get yourself a Gotek floppy drive replacement. Find the Workbench .ADFs for your version of Kickstart in the usual places. Copy the .ADF files onto a USB stick and create your Selector.adf file using HxCEdit (as pointed out by another member here in the forum). Boot up the 2000 using the Gotek and select the image that you want to install first. Go from there. Did you yank out the old battery yet?
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