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Commodore Amiga owners thread!

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by mistersprinkles, 21 Oct 2016.

  1. Rannoch

    Soldato

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    Location: Rannoch

    Probably mine, a mate is selling a load of stuff for me.
     
  2. GR63

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Herts

    Random but I think I have that exact key spare sitting on my desk 3 inches from the monitor ;)
     
  3. Rannoch

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    Location: Rannoch

    Lol. That's handy.

    Took 7 large IKEA bags to clear my parents attic. I also came accoss a ton of Amiga floppy disks.
     
  4. keyser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2005

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    During the 80s I wasn't allowed my own computer, then I was eventually allowed and got a BBC Micro which was dated tech by Christmas 1989 but I loved it. If you want to create an obsession in a person, stop them from doing that thing ;)

    The following Christmas I got an A500 after probably talking about it for a whole year lol only time I got to use one before then was through school friends.

    Then bought myself an A1200 in 1994-95, with 200MB HDD, upgraded everything, 030, FPU, 4MB fast ram, multi-sync CRT monitor, CD-ROM, modem for BBS and fidonet and this thing called the internet. Good times.

    Sold my Amiga stuff about 5 years ago as it hadn't been touched, later regretted that. I was looking to get one again but they are increasingly rare and expensive. I wanted to get a cherry switches mod but that project seemed to be on hold or cancelled. Heard about MiSTer and got that, plus a CRT which are also becoming rare and expensive. Best retro set up ever short of original hardware, this thing is incredible. Recommended!

    The Amiga was and still is my favourite computer to use, play and mess about with. I've made my own 'top 400' games collection with a mix of games I loved and new ones I want to check out for the first time.

     
  5. Neil79

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2006

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    Location: On Ocuk

    Sorry mods, just trying to support the community! :cool:
     
  6. Ravenger

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    I have an Amiga 1000 sans monitor (the monitor was faulty so I gave it away years ago), with a 2mb external expansion and an additional original Amiga floppy drive. I'm wondering if that's worth selling.

    It's in pretty good condition otherwise, apart from the cord on the mouse being a bit twisted and one of the keys on the keyboard has less travel.
     
  7. Em3bbs

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Dec 2011

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    Location: City of London

    I've got hold of a cheapish Amiga 500 (not plus), the plan was to put in a Gotek USB drive and just do some retro computing and Soundtracker music as I used to do. The machine isn't damaged at all but pretty filthy/slightly yellow and smells of smoke, but the main thing is that the warranty labels and all intact and I feel guilty breaking them after 30+ years. Should I lock this away and buy another that has been opened? Guide me. :D
     
  8. lakitu

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

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    Location: Manchester

    I think you don't want a pile of unworking junk and the more Amiga's we having in good working order is important. Get those caps changed. I sent my A1200 off for a very reasonable price and will be good for as long as I live.
     
  9. Em3bbs

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    I wasn't going to bother with the caps, as the 500 doesn't have the problematic SMT caps that the 600/1200 etc do and people seem to recommend leaving them.
     
  10. NutritioN

    Wise Guy

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    Location: EC1V

    @lakitu where did you send yours to, and did you have to strip the mainboard out?
     
  11. Em3bbs

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    Stripped the 500 down today, so goodbye warranty seals. It was absolutely minging inside but after a good vacuum clean, and the case/keys in the dishwasher it's come up well. The case is a bit yellow so I might retrobright it in the summer, but otherwise it's immaculate. Waiting for my Gotek to arrive before reassembly and I'm 3d printing the bracket for it now.
     
  12. lakitu

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    Oh I forgot that was the case. All good then! This will look great on a nice 13inch CRT Monitor. I have a 1084S.
     
  13. lakitu

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    https://www.retropassion.co.uk/ and I just send the whole unit very well boxed and padded. It was around £50 plus postage.
     
  14. joey1211

    Mobster

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    Location: Aberwristwatch

    Is there a difference betwenn an Amiga 1200 and an Amiga A1200? Both are listed on that site.
     
  15. !bluetonic!

    Mobster

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    I thought they are/were the same thing.

    You would call it a Commodore A1200 or Amiga 1200.

    However, looking at the site, the difference is Premium and Standard offerings. The quality of the replacement caps are the difference here.