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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?
  15. He could do this: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=46636
  16. Yes he does! It took me forever to find myself an GVP Impact A500 for my A500. And then finding extra memory for the darn thing.
  17. Me too! I just @&%^#$$ love it when systems guys think that their brand of computing/hardware is the only one out there. I was (still am) doing professional computing on machinery, aka PLCs, since the '80s... My world is almost all bit-level, and crashes come with large sounds and consequences. Often followed by fire, flood, and panic... As for hardware, ever come up with a hack to double the RAM on a GE Series Six memory card? I did. Saved the company I worked for $4k per board in upgrade avoidance. GE was not amused...
  18. You will want to open up that 1.5mb wedge and remove the battery from it sooner rather than later...
  19. I've put my keycaps in pantyhose and run them through the dishwasher. Works very well. And if it has a rubber membrane pad, that goes in there too.
  20. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-Amiga-1200-Keyboard-Untested-/272541426210?hash=item3f74bc2222:g:tHQAAOSwNnRYkQ5F Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see any reason why you couldn't swap out the UK keys for US ones that you already have. Although, for all I know you live in the UK and it wouldn't be a problem.
  21. It's definitely good enough. The way that it works is that you place as many .adf files as you like (within reason, I suppose) on the USB drive, and you select the image that you want to load by either a menu selection, or selecting the "track" by way of the Gotek's external buttons and rebooting. You shouldn't have to re-flash either one (after all, they are already setup to work on Amigas), but if need be, you can check out this post if you have any trouble. http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?82081-gotek-quot-Unrecognized-Device-quot-SOLVED That too, should work just fine. You can make an image in Whdload and copy it to your CF card rather than building it from scratch on the A600. Just one. Don't cut up your case if you can avoid it. As for the floppy drive, ditch it for the Gotek. Look for KS3.1. I get mine from this guy: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Licenced-ROM-3-1-for-Commodore-Amiga-computers-500-500-600-2000-/152413500764?hash=item237c8d755c:g:E94AAOSweW5VdurD You will need to tell him that it's for an A600 when you order it.
  22. For me, I'd say that a lot of it came from using a PC at work, and naturally using one at home for play. I was more into BBS'ing at the time rather than gaming, so the DOS platform wasn't any problem. I hadn't even *heard* of Amiga until I attended a Allen-Bradley PLC programming course and the instructor was lamenting the folding of Amiga. We just looked at each other and wondered "What the heck is an Amiga?".
  23. After reading the Amibay post, I'd say just swap out the Agnus and go for it. BTW, nice score on the A500 and monitor!
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