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Old 03-25-2008, 06:45 AM   #46
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Default Re: A1000 S-Video Hack video now on Google Video

Thanks for the ground info and those great pics.

Nice work...
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Default Re: A1000 S-Video Hack video now on Google Video

Thanks! The pictures aren't all that great, but they should give someone an idea...

I should clarify, by the way, that it's solderless only in so far as I didn't have to actually solder anything onto the A2000's mainboard. I can pull the neobitz out if I need to and no one would ever know it was there.

S-Video on my 46" LCD looks really good, even in high res interlaced mode.

A vaguely related tangent:

In December I was talking with my girlfriend about the level of knowledge (or lack thereof) that a lot of the Jr. developers I've been running across have. I, in curmudgeon fashion, mentioned that in the old days we were a lot more in tune with the hardware because we had to be, because there wasn't an internet to go download an easy fix from. When I dug the Amiga and all of its related stuff out of the basement last month, I started flipping through the manuals. When I got to the end of the user's manual and found the schematics for the mainboard I started laughing because it was exactly what I was talking about. When's the last time you've bought a computer that included a schematics for the motherboard (or any other component)?! Anyway, when I saw the A1000 mod on youtube, I wondered how hard it would be to do the same thing with the A2000. Then I remember that all of the information I'd need was right there in the user's manual. A quick glance showed that all of the connections I'd need were right there.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:30 AM   #48
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Hmmm, soldering sucks. My hole is great, I make great holes!

And what about this?

http://www.computercasesandcables.com/ccc/CV-25120.html

Will this work with amiga to vga adapter? I am having a hard time getting the output wires on to the s-video connector, arrgghh!

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Yeah, soldering the SVideo connection is kind of a pain. Another reason why I wasn't unhappy about going from the Chroma/Luma RCA connectors to the SVideo connector. I was able to run a slightly smaller gauge wire that worked better with the SVideo connector. You can put just a touch of solder on the Svideo connector, and then tin the wires you're running to it. Then you really only have to 'heat up' the existing solder on the wire or the connector and 'set' the wire where you want it.
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