Upgrades, Problems, Parts

It’s been an exciting few weeks. Archimedes The Archimedes continues to confound me. I finally got a replacement 1772, plugged it in and… No change! At this point I have swapped out all the chips that feed the floppy disk. If you look at the schematics, I have socketed and tested IC29, IC30, IC38, ICContinue reading “Upgrades, Problems, Parts”

Have I mentioned how much I like having a 3D Printer?

One of the other things I picked up at the PAUG meet on Saturday was a ROM Switcher for my Amiga 600. This simply comes with a pair of small switches to choose between 4 different possible ROMs. (It’s currently set to switch between Kickstart 1.3, 3.1, 3.2 and DiagROM but I want to swapContinue reading “Have I mentioned how much I like having a 3D Printer?”

Trying not to get discouraged

So it’s been a frustrating week of stuff not getting fixed. The kind of week where the hobby feels more like a “job” than “something fun”. Firstly the Archimedes is still having problems with the floppy disk, despite me swapping out the 74HC574. I will need some time to put it on the bench andContinue reading “Trying not to get discouraged”

So I was quite unwell this week…

So what did your kids get you for father’s day? Mine gave me a cold! I had two days off work, and to be perfectly honest, I probably should have taken at least one more day off as well. Despite being “Death warmed up”, a friend put me onto something that had been dropped intoContinue reading “So I was quite unwell this week…”