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Old 08-31-2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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Hi All

I am a relatively new Amiga user. I never had one as a kid, or even a twenty something.. or thirty something.. but I do now!

About a year ago, I came across two A500s and a 1080 monitor (along with a bunch of other old machines). Unfortunately, the monitor was not working, so I stashed it away along with the A500s. Recently, I dug out the monitor, thinking I would try to fix it. The case had a big crack in it, so I wasn't to hopeful. After opening it up, I noticed two large cracks across the main circuit board (clearly, this thing was abused). Well, I figured I'ld give it a go, and soldered jumpers across all the cracks. Still nothing. Replaced the power supply caps... still nothing. Oh well I thought.

Just then a local ad came up for someone selling a 1084S with an A2000HD. It had a couple mice, a couple external drives, a GVP A2000-HC+8 controller, software, etc... So I went for it. Well, after I had agreed to purchase it, but before I actually picked it up, I was staring at the main board of the 1080, and notice one more really small crack that I missed. I soldered a jumper across and Bingo!, the thing fired right up, and looks great! (except for the big crack in the case). So, now I have two working monitors . (Though, the new 1084S may need some tweaking).

Though I am new to Amigas, I've had an interest in old computers for quite some time. Over the years I have collected many old computers, but have gotten rid of most of them, except the Commodores, which I kept. Currently, I have a VIC20, about 8 C64s (4 or so working), a C64C, an SX64, a Plus/4 and now 3 Amigas.

I graduated from the University in 2000 with a degree in computer science, and work in the IT field. Even after all this time, I still enjoy programming, and look forward to exploring the Amiga programming environment.

So, being pretty much an amiga noob, I have some questions for you long time users. I look forward to being part of the community

Cheers!
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:56 AM   #2
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get out while you still can.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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lol, yep, you're hooked now. There is no escape!

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:09 AM   #4
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Welcome 1001001! My Amiga addition started back in 86' when I looked in a shop window and saw the Boing Ball bouncing back and forth on the screen. I too love to tinker with electronics and have a passion for reviving the dead. Just be careful with monitors and the like as they can be tricky and a bit hazardous.

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:53 AM   #5
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Thanks!

@Firedawg - Yea, I hear ya... one of my many other hobbies over the years was (is) repairing/building guitar tube amps, so I've learned to have a lot of respect for high voltage circuits.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:56 AM   #6
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Welcome.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:03 AM   #7
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Welcome!

A Rush fan too, eh?
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:13 AM   #8
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@jorkany -haha.. Yes! I was wondering if someone would notice
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