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Old 02-02-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default A1200 broken pin on PCMCIA port

Hi just joined this forum. I recently had to clear out my loft and in part of the clean up, found my old 1200 up there. I've dusted it off and it all still works, so starting to appreciate what an amazing computer it is.
look forward to catching up on my knowledge by reading this forum

Anyway, its a working A1200 and I've just acquired a PCMCIA adapter from AmigaKit in the UK and bought a small CF card to go with it.

The other night after removing the card and inspecting the internal port, I happened to notice that one of the PCMCIA pins on the Amiga end were bent and I tried to bend it back carefully but it snapped off
However, despite my worst fears, the PCMCIA adapter still works fine and I'm able to transfer files as if nothing had happened. Did some research and found that the broken pin is number 35, its the bottom left one looking into the port, which I've found translates as the function GROUND.

As the PCMCIA card works, just wondering how much of a problem this would be with other peripherals? any of you guys know whether this Ground pin matters?

Thanks in advance chaps.

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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Ground is tied to a lot of pins so probably you're just fine!
You're unbelievably lucky of choosing GND to break lol
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:24 AM   #3
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Yeah I noticed that on the pinout diagrams I have seen, so yes I guess I am lucky and should count my blessings
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Hi just joined this forum. I recently had to clear out my loft and in part of the clean up, found my old 1200 up there. I've dusted it off and it all still works, so starting to appreciate what an amazing computer it is.
look forward to catching up on my knowledge by reading this forum

Anyway, its a working A1200 and I've just acquired a PCMCIA adapter from AmigaKit in the UK and bought a small CF card to go with it.

The other night after removing the card and inspecting the internal port, I happened to notice that one of the PCMCIA pins on the Amiga end were bent and I tried to bend it back carefully but it snapped off
However, despite my worst fears, the PCMCIA adapter still works fine and I'm able to transfer files as if nothing had happened. Did some research and found that the broken pin is number 35, its the bottom left one looking into the port, which I've found translates as the function GROUND.

As the PCMCIA card works, just wondering how much of a problem this would be with other peripherals? any of you guys know whether this Ground pin matters?

Thanks in advance chaps.
Looks like its just fine, i would never be so lucky!

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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Looks like its just fine, i would never be so lucky!

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phew! cheers chaps
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